Spring 2017 Grant Recipients - (GROUP)
 

Student Name

Major(s)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Alexander J. Badten

Jill M. Oates

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences/ Dance Performance

Professor Matthew Bracken

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Effects of Intertidal Herbivores on Algae Biomass

Michelle K. Bui

Amal Shafi

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Professor Shadi Lahham
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Suspected Small Bowel Obstruction in the Emergency Department: Accuracy of Point-of-Care-Ultrasound

Jialin Dai

Anna Zhao

Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmaceutical Science

Professor Stephanie Tjen-a-looi

The Role of Angiotensin 1-7 on Severe Salt-Sensitive Hypertensive Animals Rats

Miriam Delgado

Dominique Tuason

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

Executive Functioning in Children with Down Syndrome and Typically Developing Controls

Rhiannon Dutra-Clarke

Moran Manosov

Public Health Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Bin Lin
Professor Magdalene Seiler

OKN Testing on Retinal Degenerative Nude Rats Transplanted With Mouse Fetal Retina

Seyed Ehsan. Falasiri

Emily Wong

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sarah D. Pressman

Evaluating Environmental Effects of Residential Naturalness on Symptoms of Fatigue

Howard Chen

Karthik Gajulapalli

Computer Science/ Statistics (Minor)

Computer Science/ Math

Professor Richert K. Wang

Virtualization in Clustered Systems

Gelyan Garcia

Nefertari Rincon

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Educational Sciences

Psychology/ Biology Minor

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

Indices of Sleep Quality and Depression in Undergraduate Students

Om S. Chitnis

Philip H. Hwang

Biological Sciences

Neurobiology

Professor Marcelo A. Wood

The Role of NR4A2 in Regulating Cocaine Action in the MHb

Brandon S. Jeong

Reese G. Tobaben

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Using an Electrochemical Aptasensor to Detect Hepatocellular Carcinoma Biomarker Alpha-Fetoprotein from Saliva Samples

Priya Kaur

Araceli Serrano

Earth System Science

Earth System Science

Professor Katherine Mackey

Evaluating Environmental Factors that Influence Phytoplankton Uptake of Mercury

Dimitri Kaviani

Aubrey Yuen

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Marc Madou

Developing a Centrifugal Microfluidic Disc Platform for Rapid Incubation of Bacteria found in Uropathogens

Tatyana N. Aposhian

Eileen K. Kim

Psychology/ Sociology

Psychology/ Educational Sciences

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

Examining the Intergenerational Transmission of Narrative Style in European-American and Chinese-American Adults

Rosario J. Lauro

Monica Y. Lee

Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Professor Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi
Professor Ayman Mosallam

Creating Lightweight Concrete Capable of Supporting the Structural Integrity of a Concrete Canoe

Emmanuel Moncada

David Y. Park

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Michael Berns

Induced Phagocytosis in Astrocytes using Laser Scissors and Optical Tweezers

Michelle K. Bui

Bhavesh H. Patel

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Professor Shadi Lahham
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Use of Ocular Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Diagnosing Retinal Detachment in the Emergency Department: A Prospective Study

Kristen Hollas

Alexina C. Pilo

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Educational Sciences

Professor Jessica Z. Klemfuss

Effects of Low Socioeconomic Status on Children’s Stress Levels during a Trier Social Stress Test—Modified: A Physiological Perspective

Jordan Edmunds

Ryan Raasch

Electrical Engineering/ Biological Sciences

Biomedical Engineering

Professor An H. Do
Professor Zoran Nenadic

Closed-Loop FES Control using Electromyography

Laura Robledo

Stephanie M. Stragier

Environmental Science

Earth System Science

Professor Katherine Mackey

Aerosol Deposition and Santa Ana Events' Effects on Southern California Coasts

Bhavesh H. Patel

Amal Shafi

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor John C. Fox
Professor Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont
Professor Shadi Lahham
Professor Shahram Lotfipour

Ultrasonographic Measurement of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Systolic Excursion to Diagnose Patients with Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism: A Comparison to the Gold Standard

Sydney Minar

William Smith

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Bin Lin
Professor Magdalene Seiler

Analysis of Extracellular Brain Activity in the Superior Colliculus

Mario Soler

Kush Thukral

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering/ Material Science Engineering, Business Managment

Professor Yoonjin Won

Controllable Wetting Phenomena on Structured Surfaces

Laura Robledo

Stephanie M. Stragier

Earth System Science

Earth System Science

Professor Katherine Mackey

Effect of Santa Ana Winds on Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry in Orange County

Bahar Pishdadian

Tina Thai

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

State Rumination and Emotional Recovery in University Students

Christian G. Datu

Sharon To

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Professor Jesse Jackson

Improving and Field Testing Remotely Controllable and Monitorable Time-Lapse Cameras for Extreme Cold Weather using a Cyclapse Assembly Modified with a Raspberry Pi

Seyed Eric Falasiri

Helen H. Vu

Psychology & Social Behavior

Criminology, Law & Society/ Political Science

Professor Jenny Rinehart

The Relationship between Ethnicity and College Sexual Victimization

Alex Babayi

Zhuokai Xian

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Han Li

Insulating Mechanism in Metabolic Reactions

Miriam Delgado

Jose Zamora

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law, and Society

Professor Angela F. Lukowski

Examining Recall Memory and Generalization Abilities in Children with Down Syndrome and Typically Developing Controls

Hien Lau

Kevin Zhang

Microbiology & Immunology

Biological Sciences

Professor Jonathan Lakey

Effects of Partial Pancreatic Digestion on Isolated Porcine Islet Yield and Viability

Judy Beik

Karina Gonzalez

Ani R. Sarkissian

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering/ double minor in Earth Atmospheric Sciences and Management

Civil Engineering

Professor Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi

ASCE-PSWC Environmental Competition

Anjelica Cespedes

Vida Pourmand

Ngoc Trinh V. Tran

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law and Society

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Psychology/ Criminology, Law and Society

Professor Sarah D. Pressman

Stress, Emotion and Physical Activity

Sophia Choi

Tony A. Djanrelian

Yanet D. Trejo

Pharmaceutical Science

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Stephanie Tjen-a-looi

The Role of Angiotensin and Cytokines in Electroacupuncture on Salt-Sensitive Rats with Severe Hypertension

George Beshara

Daniela M. Hernandez

Kristen A. Hollas

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Sarah D. Pressman

Stress, Emotion and Energy (SEE) Study: Effects of Positive Affect on Health and Stress

Derek Lee

Jessica Lee

Jimmy C. Lu

Public Health Sciences

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Professor Bin Lin
Professor Bryce McLelland
Professor Magdalene Seiler

Optokinetic Nystagmus Testing on Retinal Degenerative Nude Rats with Transplanted hESC-Derived Retina Organoids

Marina N. Hettick

Frances Liu

Pauline Y. Nguyen

Chemistry/ Biology minor

Chemistry/ Computer Science

Chemistry

Professor David L. Van Vranken

Increasing Polarity and Effectiveness of Azole Synergizing Small Molecules

Maria A. Caicedo

Tracy Y. Ogata

Daniel N. Schuder

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Maria Bauer
Professor Marc Madou

Effect of Flow Type on Limit of Detection of Carbon Interdigitated Electrode Arrays on CD Microfluidic Platforms

Suting Chen

Miriam Fam

Tina S. Singh

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Marie P. Cross
Professor Sarah D. Pressman

The Significance of Manipulated Facial Expressions on the Experience of Pain

Julie Kue

Reeva Reyes

Taylor Young

Biological Sciences

Philosophy

Undeclared

Professor Bin Lin
Professor Bin Lin
Professor Bin Lin
Professor Magdalene Seiler

OKN Testing on Nude Royal College of Surgeons Rats Transplanted with hESC-Derived Retina Organoids

Erin E. Ballard

Yeng Lor

Asal Yunusova

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Public Health Sciences

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Social Ecology

Professor Jessica Borelli

Polymorphisms as Protective Factors for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Iman Z. Cherif

Karen V. Gonzalez

Julie M. Short

Branda T. Sun

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology

Education Sciences/ Psychology and Social Behavior

Professor Drew H. Bailey

Language in Young Children: Relations between Cultural Backgrounds and Spatial Skills

Christina V. Elias

Savannah Gonzalez

Ramon Millan

Angel Yen

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Jessica Borelli

Sensitive Caregiving Starts in the Home: A Brief Intervention to Support Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Maribel Comparan

Khaila Hall

Justine Trihn

Cayla Zhang

Asian American Studies/ Spanish

Film & Media Studies

Asian American Studies/ Mathematics, Classics (Triple Major)

Asian American Studies/ African American Studies

Professor Thuy Vo Dang
Professor Judy T. Wu

“World Class, My Ass:” Student Activism and the Creation of Asian American Studies at UCI

Farid Nasser Jaramillo

Kevin T. Pham

Mario Soler

Sara K. Steinhauser

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering/ Music

Professor Hung D. Nguyen

Chem-E-Car: Model S

Ashley Griffith

Amber M. Obenshain

Vida Pourmand

Domonique Stevens

Psychology/ Criminology

Psychology & Social Behavior

Biological Sciences

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Belinda Campos
Professor Michelle A. Fortier

Physiological Influences on Pain Sensitivity

Tran B. Hoang

Leslie G. Rosales

Sofiya M. Woodcock

Yucheng Zhu

Psychology

Education Sciences/ Anthropology, Psychology (Cognitive Science)

Criminology, Law & Society

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Drew H. Bailey

An Evaluation of the Head Start Curriculum: Strategies to Promote Success in STEM Fields

Genilson DoCarmo

Guillermo Paez

Jessica Resendez

Brianda G. Ruiz Chavez

Social Policy and Public Service

Sociology

Literary Journalism

Criminology, Law & Society/

Professor Rocio Rosales

Understanding the Impact of Immigrant Detention and Deportation

Abigail Charime

Megan Gravenstein

Jerimi Vindua

Jung Soo Yoon

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Criminology, Law & Society

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Sociology

Professor Jessica Borelli

Parenting the Spectrum: An Online Positive Emotion Intervention

Erika Alvarado

Jessica J. Che

Claire M. Chow

April Dwane

Dong Hyun (Danny) Eun

Kathy Le

Esther Yoo

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Professor Jung-Ah Lee
Professor Bernie Milbury
Professor Julie Rousseau

Dementia Care for Underserved Asian American Communities in Orange County: A Pilot Education Intervention and Qualitative Needs Assessment

Marcella J. Digel

Christopher Durr

Justin Fu

Diyue Gu

April Huie

Ao (Leona) Li

Calvin Nguyen

Yiqiao Zhao

Biomedical Engineering: Premedicine

Computer Science/ Econ

Computer Science

Data Science/ Mathematics

Computer Science

Computer Science

Informatics

Computer Science

Professor Yuqing Guo
Professor Jessica McKernan
Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein

Biofeedback-Mediated Video Game: An Intervention to Improve Emotion Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism

Jacob Boarnet

Samantha Lin

Aja Loo

Marlaina (Nashalah) K. McNamara

Rae Michaud

Alyssa Müller

Samantha Scheller

Jerica Tan

Sonja Thrasher

Jocelyn Vilchez

Jaliya S. Wilkinson

Dance/ Criminology Law & Society

Dance/ Education Sciences

Dance/ Dance Major

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance/ Educational Sciences

Dance

Biological Sciences

Dance/ Education Sciences

Professor Kelli Sharp
Professor Kelli Sharp

Social Dance OR Academic Dance: Why not Both?

Stacey Agustin

Jonathan Aquino

Calvin Belcher

Caressa Brewer

Telson Coque

Kevin Cristobal

Gilberto Garcia

David Kincade

Brandon Larson

Brandon Macias

Anass Malabeh

Christian Phan

Oscar Rodriguez

Frederick Rogers

Michaela Strasser

Justin Tsao

Alec Vis

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering/ Physics

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jack Brouwer

UCI Solar Car

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