Fall 2008 Grant Recipients - (GROUP)
 

Student Name

Major(s)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Mariam A. Abdelmelek

Nirvi V. Shah

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Yi-hong Zhou

Determine TP53 Gene Mutation Status in Tumor Stem Cells Subpopulation of Malignant Gliomas

Saman Arjmand

Mark A. Epelbaum

Thang Q. Pham

Stefan Talmadge

Aleksey D. Volodchenkov

Josh T. Yamada

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Kenneth D. Mease

UCI Rocket Project 2008-2009

Lucas R. Barker

Ka Kit Chan

Sahil Gandhi

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Professor Peter Burke

Concentrating Photovoltaic Solar Cell

Alea A. Baron

Bret J. Levine

Psychology

Psychology

Professor Charles F. Chubb

Priming Affects of Emotional Intensity on Memory

Christopher B. Basco

Spencer P. Dahm

Edward J . Fernandez

Kong Sham

Nonafaye F. Williams

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Professor Daniel Mumm

Analysis of a Solar Absorber for a Solar Thermal Power Plant

Aurora L. Bedford

Alexander G. Bretana

Informatics

Informatics

Professor Gillian R. Hayes

Understanding CCTV in Everyday Life

Sallye A. Bergland

Briana Davidson

Emiko Gatineau

Shannon Kurashige

Florence Lau

Politeia Le

Brittany Midiri

Julie A. Minaai

Laura Muscianese

Jenna Otter

Rachel Pace

Kaitlyn Shipley

Caitlin Sikora

Dance/ Education Minor

Dance

Dance

Dance/ Biological Sciences

Dance

Dance/ Queer Studies Minor

Dance

Dance

Dance/ Biological Sciences

Dance/ Biological Sciences

Dance

Dance

Dance/ Physics

Professor Israel Gabriel

Bare Bones Dance Theater

Anthony E. Brock

Ahmad H. Khatib

Michael L. Palermo

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

Wave Energy Rechargeable Electric Surfboard

Anne L. Bui

Van Q. Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Ira T. Lott

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Clinic and Research Study

Vanessa M. Cain

Judy Szklarek

Lisa M. Walias

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Wendy Goldberg

Parent and Adolescent Emotional Stress Responses

Elizabeth Castellanos

Psychology

Professor Alfonso Valdez

Is Mentoring Effective in Reducing Juvenile Delinquency Rates?

Vanessa Almanza

Jessica J. Chan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Graduate School Aspirations of Racial and Ethnic Minority (REM) Transfer Students

Brian Cheung

Melissa Chow

Biological Sciences/ Drama

Biological Sciences

Professor Adam Martiny

Global Warming: Its Potential Influence on the Diversity and Adaptation of Synechococcus

Bryan T. Chow

Bonnie L. Lo

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences/ Art History

Professor David Camerini

Expression and Purification of Novel Human β-Defensins and the Characterization of their Anti-HIV-1 and Antibacterial Activity

Alexander R. Chung

Vilong Truong

Jun M. Yeung

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Professor Ayman Mosallam

ASCE Steel Bridge

Chris Basco

Spencer P. Dahm

Edward J. Fernandez

Brian Tarroja

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science

Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering

Professor Fabian Mueller
Professor Scott Samuelsen

Design of a Dynamic Solar Thermal Power Plant

Angeline SW. Albiar

Mindy L. Chen

Kathleen Q. Dang

Matthew M. Ficinski

Don Nguyen

Demi C. Tran

Hung P. Truong

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biomedical Engineering

Psychology

Biological Sciences

Neurobiology

Professor Edward K. Wong

Neurotrophic Keratitis

Navid Doktormomtaz

Samer Roumani

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Comparative Analysis of Aggression in Drosophila Populations

Ai-Quyen T. Duong

Biological Sciences

Professor Mahtab Jafari
Professor Sam Schriner

The Effect of Rhodiola rosea on SIRT Activity

Sarah J. Foley

Social Ecology

Professor David L. Feldman

Sustainable Water Management in Orange County: Past Accomplishments, Future Challenges, and Opportunities for Interdepartmental Cooperation

Keila Benjamin

Ana R. Garcia

Heena Kapoor

Rebecca J. Post

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Neurobiology

Professor Michael R. Rose

Physiology of Aging and Late Life in Drosophila Melangaster

Gilbert N. Garcia

Gilbert N. Garcia

Economics

Economics

Professor Marianne Bitler

Effects of Welfare Reforms on Income and Wages

Bianca Y. Barrios

Crystal M. Garcia

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Social Science

Psychology/ Chicano/Latino Studies

Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Latina Undergraduates and Coping: A Psychosociocultural Analysis

Erin A. Cabanero

Amber J. Greer

Andrew J. Kim

Civil Engineering/ Digital Arts

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Professor Ayman Mosallam

Concrete Canoe 08-09

Anthony E. Brock

Joshua Cohen

Jason Cunanan

Scott Godfrey

Kevin Gubitz

Syed Zulkharnain

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering

Professor James Bobrow

Chainless Challenge

James X. Guo

Howard Ngo

Philbert G. Teh

Aerospace Engineering/ Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor Lorenzo Valdevit

Mechanical Performance of All-metallic Sandwich Panels under Lateral Compression: Modeling and Experimental Characterization

Julie Chen

Vy L. Han

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Mohammed R. Lenjavi
Professor Curt A. Sandman

Determining the Possible Relationship of Time of Day and the Predictability of SIB Behavior

Kevin Chao

Philip S. Haralson

Victor Jim. Yeh

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering/ Physics

Electrical Engineering

Professor Peter Burke

Investigating and Developing Novel Power Supplies for Powering Motes

Lauren Helm

Sarah Mattison

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Roxane C. Silver

Stigma and Social Support

Sen H. Hirano

Michael Y. Yeganyan

Informatics

Informatics

Professor Gillian R. Hayes
Professor David Nguyen

Visual Schedulers

Amair M. Jaber

Melissa A. Obregon

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology

Professor Joanne Frattaroli

Personality and Study Groups

Sukeinah H. Kassir

African-American Studies/ Literary Journalism B.A. 2006

Professor Mark Levine
Professor Jared Sexton

The Daughter of Guidance: Translation of Selected Writings of Bint Al-Huda

Shahriar Irani

Matin Khoshnevis

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences/ Education

Professor Darren Malinoski

The Inflammatory Response to Brain Death and Its Effects on the Suitability of Organs for Donation and Recipient Graft Function

Ju Kim

Natalie T. Nguyen

Selina Singh

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Sunny Jiang

Bacterial and Viral Interaction with Harmful Algal Blooms in Southern California Coast

Tyler D. Kosaka

Hoang H. Nguyen

Cindy J. Park

Neda Rashti

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Unassigned/ My major is Public health sciences

Professor Michael Rose

Pacing-Induced Heart Failure Rates in Drosophila Populations

Alea A. Baron

Bret J. Levine

Psychology

Psychology

Professor Charles F. Chubb

Priming Affects of Emotional Intensity on Memory

Heather E. Matheny

Sara R. Valera

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael Baker
Professor Vincent J. Caiozzo

Integrated Endurance and Resistance Exercise Countermeasures

Alberta Albiero

Itanza Lawrence

Chad Maynard

Scott Mobley

Sara Neuner

Howard Ngo

Gia Nguyen

Calvin Nguyen

Vincent Phong

Rhett Roback

Dennis Tam

Daniel Tantono

Philbert Teh

Peter Tsai

Nora Wang

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Material Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Public Health Science

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering/ Material Science Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Robert H. Liebeck

AIAA Design/Build/Fly

Frank A. Jimenez

Courtney A. McConnell

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli Mohamed

Effects of Heat Treatment on the Creep Behavior of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Nickel

Lynsey E.. Moncrieff

International Studies

Professor Douglas R. White

Focused Ethnographic Bibliography Pre-test Coding for the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample “Marriage Payments Project”

Evonne A. Liew

Sally A. Mouakkad

Political Science

Political Science

Professor Lina Kreidie

Water Politics and the Middle East

Bryan Ngo

Biological Sciences

Professor Wen Hwa Lee

Cellular Localization of Hec1 Leucine Heptad Motif Mutants

Thuy-Chung D. Nguyen

Jimmy A. Tran

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Shahram Lotfipour
Professor Michael D. Menchine

Causes and Consequences of the Erosion of Emergency Department On-Call Panels and the Effect on Higher-Level-of-Care Inter-hospital Transfers

Andy Nguyen

Chemistry

Professor Alan F. Heyduk

Studying Multielectron Processes by Tantalum Complexes Containing Redox-Active Ligands

Justin M. Nowell

Eunahn Suh

Chemistry

Biological Sciences

Professor Sheryl Tsai

Expression and Crystallization of actKR Mutants for Structure-function Analysis

Matthew M. Erro

Jonathan T. Oishi

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael R. Rose

Relationship Between hsp26 Expression and Longevity in Drosophila Melanogaster

Maria I . Olivas

Hoang Chau V. Pham

Elida Sanchez

Psychology & Social Behavior

Social Ecology

Social Ecology

Professor Karen Rook

Meeting the Social Needs of Housebound Older Adults: Assessments of Community Programs, Potential Students’ Volunteers, and Older Adults' Receptivity

Clark Brewster

Karen Hung

Ho Ming Lai

Richard Lysenko

Francis Mahony

Justin May

Veena Menon

An Nguyen

Brian Oliver

John E. Shamblin

Jose Sierra

Viet D. Tran

Yi Wang

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Materials Science Engineering/ Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering/ MSE

Aerospace Engineering/ MSE

Mechanical Engineering/ MSE, AE

Professor John LaRue
Professor Farghalli Mohamed

Stirling Engine

Marissa L. Osato

Jenna N. Otter

Dance/ Literary Journalism

Dance/ Biological Sciences

Professor Israel Gabriel
Professor Lisa Naugle

Spatial and Contextual Manipulations of the Traditional Proscenium Stage through Dance Choreography

Frederick Adi

Timofey Ovcharenko

Eric Pham

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Professor Ian Harris

Senior Project 181 Remote Aircraft Cockpit Design

Bhakti H. Patel

George M. Shahin

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Chris Fox
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

The Prospective Role of Bedside Ultrasound in the Emergency Department in Determining Treatment of Renal Calculi

Marjorie E. Gundert

Eric Poomiwatracanont

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering/ Earth System Science

Professor Betty H. Olson

Microbial Population Dynamics in Secondary Activated Sludge: Improving Wastewater Treatment Processes through Microbial Diversity

Leann Mainis

Natalia Popenko

Chemistry

Biological Sciences

Professor Brian Wong

Correlating Metrically Adjusted Facial Aesthetics and Attractiveness Scores of the Lips

Noah Henderson

Roger J. Kwan

Brent Lee

Derek Lee

Francis Raymundo

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor William R. Seeker
Professor Yun Wang

UCI Wind Energy Project: Development of a Small-Scale Wind Energy Turbine & Analysis of its Performance

Nathan A. Hadinata

Brandon Reintjes

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology

Professor Elizabeth Cauffman

The Role of Very Important, Non-Parental Adults (VIPs): Adolescent and Young Adult Females’ Experience of Incarceration

Vu H. Lee

Gustavo Rios

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Nelson

Dual Purpose, Low-Noise, High-Gain Amplifier

Sara M. Ritchie

Anh-Minh Ta

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven Allison

Microbial Decomposers and Their Competitors

Joshua Klobas

Carmen Seetho

Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Sergey Nizkorodov

Mass Loss from SOA Material Exposed to UV

Jason L. Morris

Sepehr Shojaei

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Prospective Evaluation of Ultrasonographic Measurement of the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter and Invasive Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure

Beatriz Bello

Nicole Shoraka

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Larry Jamner

Genetic Determinants in Patterns of Variability of Negative Moods: A Twin Study

Gaiane Azatian

Laura A. Shore

Biological Sciences

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professor Peter J. Bryant

Large Mammal Monitoring in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Wildlife Corridors

Rachel I. Berman

Julian M. DeGuzman

Stephen D. Diaz

Adrienne E. Gatineau

Will E. Johnston

Alyssa Junious

Shannon I. Kurashige

Julie Ann M. Minaai

Marissa L. Osato

Jenna N. Otter

Amanda M. Prince-Lubawy

Jessica D. Rabanazo-Flores

Kari M. Richardson

Kaitlyn M. Shipley

Randall A. Smith

Ching Ching Wong

Dance/ Undecided

Dance/ Sociology

Dance

Dance

Dance/ Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Dance/ Biology

Dance/ Education Minor

Dance/ Literary Journalism

Dance/ Biology

Dance

Dance/ Sociology

Dance/ Biology

Dance/ International Studies

Dance/ B.F.A Choreography and Performance

Dance/ Education, Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Donald McKayle

UCI/UCSB Dance Exchange

Victor Choi

Brian Ly

Kevin Song

Po-wen Yao

Computer Science & Engineering/ Electrical Engineer

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Professor Mark Bachman

Exercise Game Controller

Christopher P. Nguyen

William E. Southard

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Marc J. Madou

Applications of the Venturi Effect on the Microscale within Lab on a CD Platform

Kaycie A. Craib

Jacqueline D. Messerschmidt

Amanda B. Steiner

Psychology & Social Behavior

Social Ecology

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Minor: Women Studies

Professor Elizabeth E.. Cauffman

Variations between Primary, Secondary, and Non-Psychopathic Juvenile Offenders

Sara M. Ritchie

Anh-Minh Ta

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven Allison

Microbial Decomposers and Their Competitors

Hannah Schreibeis- Baum

Hannah Schreibeis-Baum

Kathleen M. Teves

Social Ecology

Biological Sciences

Neurobiology

Professor Bernard Choi

Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Expression in Response to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) In Vivo Activity Following Laser-Induced Injury

Anita Issagholyan

Erica Jazayeri

Anette Shirinian

Merry W. Todd

Political Science/ Studio Art Minor

Studio Art

Studio Art

Studio Art

Professor Daniel J. Martinez

Catalyst - An Undergraduate Gallery

Sevan Torossian

Unassigned/ Public Health

Professor Michael Demetriou

Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity through β1,6GlcNAc Branched N-GLYCAN Alterations by 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3

Angeline SW. Albiar

Mindy L. Chen

Kathleen Q. Dang

Don B. Nguyen

Demi C. Tran

Hung P. Truong

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Psychology

Biological Sciences

Neurobiology

Professor Edward K. Wong

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Visual Rehabilitation in Subjects with Homonymous Hemianopia

Frank A. Jimenez

Daniel Kusnohardjo

Shane McClintock

Daniel Ulloa

Guilherme Porto S. Vasconcellos

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Yun Wang

UC Irvine PEM Fuel Cell Design & Research

Wilson Chyon

Philip R. Gacias

Christopher S. Oh

Poonam Varsani

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor Laurence Mueller

Physiology as a Predictor of Death in Drosophila Melanogaster

Kelsey D. Meagher

Hai Vo

Psychology

Social Ecology

Professor Joseph DiMento

A “Real” UCI Dining Experience: A Food Systems Assessment for the University of California, Irvine Toward a Just and Sustainable Food Plan

Marc A. Balestreri

Derek Changsrivong

Thomas Dam

Thai Dinh

Kevin Vu

Aerospace Engineering/ Material Science

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Professor James Bobrow

Air Powered Bicycle

Stacy M. Hata

Kelly K. Wang

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael Menchine

Emergency Medicine/Psychiatry Agreement on Disposition Study

Andrew J. Davis

Emily Wong

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Betty Olson
Professor Jan Scherfig

Improving Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion with Molecular Tools

Alessandro Boesso

Kyle K. Chang

Guilherme F. Fernandes

Lawrence A. Floresca

Allen Giragosian

Allen Giragosian

Kyle S. Hosford

James D. Hu

Derek Lee

Justin Lin

Jonathan M. Orosco

Maria Petrosyan

Geetika S. Potdar

Dane C. Ransom

Francesco Sansone

David Sasaki

David Sasaki

Anahita F. Sidhwa

Randy W. Ting

Hung Jen Tsai

Viviana Villarreal

Robert Woo

Alex Yang

Aerospace Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Minor

Computer Science & Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science Engineering

Professor Benjamin Villac

UCISAT-1

Ricardo Komai

Joshua K. Yee

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Professor Farghalli A. Mohamed

An Investigation on Grain Boundary Sliding in Nanocrystalline Metals

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