Women's Empowerment Initiative
Undergraduate Research Projects

A number of students presenting at the 21st annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium were supported by a collaboration between the Women's Empowerment Initiative and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). This collaboration emphasizes the importance of the discovery process to advance our knowledge and efforts to empower women, and provides mentorship and leadership opportunities through faculty-mentored research and creative projects.

We encourage you to support these students by attending their presentations, as listed below.


~ Oral Presentations: Balboa Island A ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

8:30 AM

Amy Lee

Differential Analysis of Hydrogen Sulfide Synthesis in Healthy and Preeclamptic Human Placentas

Dongbao Chen


~ Oral Presentations: Emerald Bay A ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

3:40 PM

Kristen R. Goh
Adriana Cuevas

Diabetes Risk Assessment of the UC Irvine Campus Population

Zuzana Bic
Scott Bartell


~ Oral Presentations: Emerald Bay C ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

8:30 AM

Anika Akhter

Gender Differences in Coping Strategies Among Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Tim Bruckner

9:10 AM

Gabriela Manzo

The Association of Intergenerational Conflict with Academic Performance in Ethnic Minority College Women

Belinda Campos

10:10 AM

Diana Sun
Jake A. Young

Medical Competency of Physicians Excluded from Federal Health Care Programs

Paul Jesilow

3:20 PM

Anna K. Mills

Different Arguments: The United States Supreme Court, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Status of Women

Mark Petracca

4:20 PM

Sasha S. Sabherwal

Crimes against Women: A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Domestic and International Representations of Rape in India

Caesar Sereseres

4:40 PM

Neetu J. Singh

Social Behaviors of Non-White Female Teenagers

Caesar Sereseres


~ Oral Presentations: Emerald Bay D ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

8:30 AM

Audrey Goodman
Andra Whipple

Researching Career Success for Women in Comedy

Joel Veenstra

3:00 PM

Ching-Wen W. Yang

Perceptions and Attitudes of Young Adult Asian/Asian-Americans towards Egg Donation

Jun Wu

3:20 PM

Christine Wang

More is Better: The Impact of Facebook and Twitter Activity on Personal Productivity for Asian American College Women

Joanne Christopherson
Samuel Gilmore

~ Oral Presentations: Emerald Bay E ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

8:30 AM

Paula Hervias-Cardona
Lorena Hernandez

Why did you Make that Choice? Demographic Differences in Americans' Goal Selection and Motivation

Jutta Heckhausen




~ Lunch Performance, Performance Studio 1100 ~

Time

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

12:20 PM

Michelle A. Maasz

MIX Melting Pot Festival

Molly Lynch




~ Poster Presentations, 1:30 to 2:50 PM ~

Poster#

Student Presenter(s)

Project Title

Faculty Mentor(s)

362

Hye Jung Jeong

Motivational and Maintenance Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction among Children and Family Social Workers

Jeanett Castellanos

280

Wade W. Monsen

Modeling Water Surface Elevations to Estimate Discharge in a Braided River Network

Brett Sanders

65

Hillary Russ

Kaitlin Madary

Chloe Segismundo

Citadel Cabasag

Anita Gilbert

Ana Zavala
Cheryl Tang

Enhancing Health Literacy in Underserved Women through Access to their Medical Records: MOMS Orange County

Yuqing Guo

Ellen Olshansky

Julie Rousseau

Brandon Brown