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SURP Awards - 2002

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellowships in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Student Name Major(s) Faculty Mentor Project Title

Alia Adel Aboul-Nasr

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Richard Matthew

Sanctions in Iraq: An Analysis of the Theoretical and Historical Aspects of Sanctions

Hooman Afghani

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

Wireless Network Handoff Measurements and Power Control Issues

Derrick LeRoy Agnoletti

Dance/ Sociology

Professor Donald McKayle

San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive Study

Iam-Paulo Alvarado

Psychology

Professor Ramesh Srinivasan

Threshold for Visual Suppression During Binocular Rivalry: Using Electroencephalograph to Investigate the Dynamics of Visual Suppression

Jennifer Elizabeth Blanco

Biological Sciences/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Hans Keirstead

Myelin Tolerizing DNA Vaccination in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Rene Brashier

Dance/ Drama

Professor Lisa Naugle

Breaking Conventions and Building Connections: Performing Improvisational Dance

Evan Brashier

Drama

Professor Cliff Faulkner

Neo-Theogony

Christopher Cabanne

Information & Computer Science

Professor Richard Granger

Analysis and Modeling of Olfactory Clustering Computation

Carla Marie Cardona-Robbins

Dance

Professor Donald McKayle

Developing an Artist: Finding a Choreographic Voice

Sean Thomas Cawelti

Drama

Professor Cliff Faulkner

Advanced Extrapolation of Puppetry

Chansa Cha

Psychology

Professor Fillmore Freeman

An ab initio Molecular Orbital Theory and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Study of the Conformers of Antimaldrials

Pruthvi A. Chaudhari

Electrical Engineering/ Computer Engineering

Professor Michael Green

Design of Integrated Circuits for High-Speed Communication Networks

Mayra Elizabeth Chavez

Psychology

Professor Virginia Mann

The HABLA Preschool Intervention Program: Assessment of Outcomes on Language Development ad Parent-Child Behavior

Rex Chen

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

Wireless Network Handoff Measurements and Power Control Issues

Sharon Chen

Neurobiology

Professor Oswald Steward

Identification and Characterization of RNA binding proteins for Dendritically Localized mRNAs

Jun Hwan Choi

Electrical Engineering

Professor Richard Nelson

Development of Plastic Nanofluidic Device

Ki Hyun Choi

Electrical Engineering

Professor Richard Nelson

Development of a Nanofluidic Microscope

Tiffany Phuong-Uyen Chung

Social Science/ Sociology

Professor Caesar Sereseres

High School Graduates and Prospects for College Education: Former Foster Youth

Jacqueline Ngoc Lan Dang

Neurobiology

Professor John Longhurst and

Dr. Zhi-Ling Guo

Activation of Glutamatergic Neurons Containing Nitric Oxide in the RVLM

Christine Dang

Biological Sciences

Professor Jeffery Milliken

Twelve Hour Cardiac Preservation with PEG-Hemoglobin Versus Hypothermic Crystalloid separation

Gary De La Cruz

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

Wireless Network Handoff Measurements and Power Control Issues

Bejamin Dilday

Physics

Professor Liu Chen

Investigation of Nonlinear Resonance Induced Plasma Heating

Anh-Tuan Vu Do

Chemical Engineering

Professor Martha Mecartney

Development of a New Method to Make ZrO2 Thin Films to Replace SiO2 in Integrated Circuits

Oanhcatherine Hoang Do

Biological Sciences

Professor Craig Walsh

The Role of c-FLIP in Regulating T Cell Homeostasis

Stephanie Domzalski

Political Science/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Julia Lupton

A Comparative Analysis of the HOT Program Model and Other Outreach Strategies

Brian Fitzgerald

Biological Sciences/ Political Science

Professor Hans Keirstead

Characterization of the Immunological and Neuropathological Responses in a Clinically Relevant Model of Myelin Tolerizing DNA Vaccination in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Monica S. Franco

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

International Migration

Philip Garcia

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Kenneth Mease

The Design and Flight of an R/C Solar Plane and the Autonomous Flight of an R/C Electric Plane

Karimi Gituma

Biological Sciences

Professor James Fallon

Determination of Stem Cell Lineage in the Adult Rodent Brain

Oracio Gonzales

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Colonias: A Comparative Analysis of Colonias in Texas and California

Martin Philip Hosking

Biological Sciences

Professor Thomas Lane

Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Response to Clinically Induced Remyelenation in a Murine Model of Multiple Sclerosis

Ahmed Gamal Ibrahim

Biological Sciences

Professor Adam Summers

Metabolic Rate in Skate Embryos (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea: Raja erinacea)

Liza Joseph

Biological Sciences

Professor Edward Nelson

Evaluation of RMT-1 Expressed in Rat Mammary Tumor Cell Lines

Jamie Kaya

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Professor Franz Hoffmann

The Correlation Between Embryogenesis of Lotus corniculatus Super Roots and Nodulation

Kurt Masaki Kikushi

Dance

Professor Donald McKayle

Supplemental Summer Studies for Collegiate Pre-Professional Dancers

Kristine Elizabeth Kolkman

Biological Sciences

Professor Thomas Carew

The Role of 5-HT in the Sensitization of the Tail-Induced Siphon Withdrawal Reflex in Aplysia

Joshua Kunellis

Biological Sciences

Professor Hans Keirstead

Reducing the Proinflamatory Response to Spinal Cord Injury Decreases Secondary Degeneration

Jennifer Kwok

Biological Sciences

Professor David Imagawa

Immunomodulatory Properties of Docetaxel

James Lee

Music

Professor Kei Akagi

Professional CD Production and Introduction into the Mainstream Music Industry

Michael Lee

Biological Sciences

Professor David Imagawa

Pamidronate as a Possible Anti-Rejection Agent

Wang Ho Lee

Electrical Engineering

Professor Richard Nelson

Development of Microinducer

Henry Liang

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

BioNetworking Architecture: Resource Sensing Service

Marcos Magar

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Spectrographic Characteristics of Oral Tissue

Erin Siobhan Matheny

Biological Sciences

Professor Matthew Brenner

Optical Coherence Tomography for Evaluation of Inhalation Injury

David Edward McDougall

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

Mechanical Behavior of Ultra-Fine Grained Aluminum Alloys

Jayme Rose McReynolds

Biological Sciences

Professor James McGaugh

Effects of Basolateral Amygdala Lesions on Working Memory Deficits Induced by Glucocorticoid Administration

Ali Reza Moazzami

Biological Sciences

Professor John Longhurst and

Dr. Zhi-Ling Guo

C-Fos Expression in Thalamus and Hypothalamus During Stimulation of Heart by Chemical Mediator

Pooya Mobasseri

Biological Sciences

Professor Lutz Hilgenberg

Does Agrin Affect Expression of Calcium Binding Proteins in Cortical Neurons?

Morassa Mohseni

Biological Sciences/ Sociology

Professor Ralph Purdy

Simulated Microgravity and Its Effect on Src and Other Tyrosine Kinases in Femoral Arteries

Morvarid Mohseni

Sociology

Professor Ralph Purdy

Alterations in the MAP-Kinase Pathways in Vessels of the Upper Body Subjected to Simulated Microgravity

Jennifer Lynn Moore

Chemistry

Professor Keith Woerpel

Metal Catalyzed Silacyclopropanation: Investigation of Different Functional Groups

Elisa Moskowitz

English/ Mathematics

Professor Julia Lupton

Evaluating the Impact of the HOT Program on SAUSD Students' Writing Skills

Sawrar Josh Mukherji

Biological Sciences

Professor Christine Gall

Seizure Induced Regulation of b 3 and b 8 Integrins in the Rat Brain

Justin Mulhearn

Information & Computer Science

Professor Adriaan Van der Hoek

Component and Service-Based Development with WREN

Eric Brian Naasz

Biological Sciences

Professor David Imagawa

Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Differentiation Into Insulin-Secreting Beta Cells in Partial Pancratectomy Model

Que-Huong Thi Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Douglas Tobias

An ab initio Molecular Dynamics Studies of Anti-Parallel and Parallel Beta-Sheets

Deinde Odubela

Economics

Professor Duran Bell

Prevailing Descriptors of Black Males

Kevin Stewart Olson

Chemical Engineering

Professor Martha Mecartney

Increasing Toughness of Ceramics: Carbon Nanotubes in Silicon Oxycarbide

Vahagn Ovasapyan

Neurobiology

Professor Arnold Starr

Investigating Age-Related Changes Associated With Motor Preparation and Stimulus Expectany

Justin R. Partridge

Criminology, Law & Society/ Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor William Thompson

Juror Evaluation of DNA Random Match Evidence as a Function of Crime Severity

Annie Peshkam

Sociology

Professor David Meyer

The Changing Face of Protests in America

Anh T. Pham

Chemistry

Professor Keith Woerpel

Highly Steroselective Synthesis of (E)-Alkenes by Substitution Reaction of Allylic Carbamates With Soft Organometallic Nucleophiles

Nhi Tran Thuc Pham

Electrical Engineering

Professor Franco De Flaviis

Design of Broadband Distributed Amplifier

Tyler John Pugh

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Melissa Orme

The Uniform Generation of Molten Metal Droplets for Application to Net-Form Manufacturing

Jennifer Patricia Quirin

Anthropology

Professor Leo Chavez

Spanish Society Viewed Through Cultural Performances of Music and Dance

Erin Nicole Ramsy

Criminology, Law & Society/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jodi Quas

Influences on Juror's Decision in Cases Involving Confessions and DNA Evidence

Jahan Zeb Rana

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor Susan Bryant and

Dr. David Gardiner

In vitro Manipulation of Blastema Stem Cells

Bobby Reddy

Computer Engineering

Professor Guann-pyng Li

Exploration of Applications in Biotechnology, Applying Nanotechnology

Eduardo Ruiz

English

Professor Lucia Cunningham

Cristina Peri Rossi's Narrative Tools Against Oppression: Ambiguity and Parody

Christopher Charles Scarborough

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Gregory Weiss

Ankyrin Repeat Libraries of p16INK4a as Scaffolds for Molecular Recognition

Greta Evelyn Schroeder

Dance

Professor Donald McKayle

Researching National Summer Dance Intensives

Marina Segal

Studio Art

Professor Thomas D'Zmura

Dependence of Human Interaction With Virtual Avatars on Avatar Appearance

Reza Shahbaz

Biological Sciences

Professor Jeffrey Milliken

Extended Cardiac Preservation With Heterotopic Transplantation in a Rabbit

Kenneth Shaw

Information & Computer Science

Professor Adriaan Van der Hoek

SimSE: Simulation Based Software Engineering Education

Alana Shilling

Comparative Literature

Professor Jane Newman

Repositioning the Renaissance: A Study of the Shifting Methodological Readings of the Gerusalemme liberata

Ivan T. Shum

Computer Engineering

Professor Pai Chou

Embedded Web Server

Anthony Vorapong Silpanone

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor J. Lawrence Marsh

Producing a Deletion in the Syndecan Gene in Drosophila Using Male Recombination and Gamma-Irradiation

Emily Beth Slusser

Social Science

Professor Virginia Mann

Early Childhood Gender Differences in Various Dimensions of Social Behaviors

Sunny Kristen Staton

Dance

Professor David Brown

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Lin Swe

Computer Engineering

Professor Pai Chou

Embedded Web Server

Faramarz Tehrani

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

C-Fos Expression During Stimulation of Visceral and Somatic Afferents

Michael David Velez

Biological Sciences/ Chemistry

Professor Hans Keirstead

Myelin Tolerizing DNA Vaccination in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Michael Ottwit Vongphoe

Biological Sciences

Professor Fan-Gang Zeng

Dichotomy Between Speech Perception and Speaker Identification

Kenny Vu

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tony Givargis

Video Motion Estimation Using a Parameterized System-on-a-Chip Platform

Sara Holt Walker

Dance/ Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Richard Matthew

GECHS-UCI Project Assistant

Christian Jude Walsh

Philosophy

Professor Linda Georgiana

The Uninformed American: Comparing International News Content of the Los Angeles times and the United Kingdom's The Independent/The Guardian

Patrick McKinley Warf

Chemistry

Professor Craig Martens

Characterization of the Solutions for the Control of the Chirikor-Taylor Standard Map Generated by a Genetic Algorithm

Alton Park Williams

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor F. Lynn Carpenter

Which Came First, The Nitrate or the Tree? An Experimental Analysis of the Relationship Between Nitrate, Terminalia amazonia, and the Tropical Soils in Which They Exist

Michael Anthony Williams

Computer Engineering

Professor Andrei Shkel

A MEMS Based Telemetry System for Longitudinal Muscle Contraction In the Human Esophagus

Jieeun Woo

Linguistics/ Spanish

Professor Robin Scarcella

Does Instructional Feedback Make a Difference? A Longitudinal Study

Cristen Joy Wu

Biological Sciences

Professor Vickie LaMorte

The Dynamic Interactions Between SREBP-2 and PML as a Function of Cell Cycle

Judy Xiong

Biological Sciences

Professor Thomas Lane

Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase Type 2-Derived Nitric Oxide in Viral Induced Neurological Disease

Elizabeth Yanni

Biological Sciences

Professors Arthur Grant and Timothy F. Osborne

Tactile and Auditory Perception in People With Epilepsy and Tactile and Auditory Perception in Pianists

Roxanne Janice Yongvanich

Applied Ecology

Professor Ghassan Kassab

Microstructural Components of the Coronary Vascular System

Jay M. You

Economics

Professor Priya Ranjan

The Real Economic Effects of Globalization and International Trade

Chad Michael Young

Biological Sciences

Professor Arthur Weis

Assortative Mating Due to Herbivore Resistance Genes in Plants

Jose Alberto Zavaleta

Chemistry

Professor James Nowick

Conformational Analysis of the b -Turn Unit Ornithine

Nanfei Zhang

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi

Influence of Stimulation of Somatic Nerve with Different Parameters on the Cardiovascular Reflex Induced by visceral Afferents

Roman Zorin

Physics

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Optimization of Endogenous and Exogenous Fluorescence Spectra Acquisition of Tissue Biopsies


Number of Proposals Submitted = 141
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 99
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 6

Total Funds Requested = $407,646
Total Funds Awarded = $200,000

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Director
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail: urop@uci.edu

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