Fall 2002 Grant Recipients - (A-F)


Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Oren Alfi

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Richard Nelson

Glass to Glass Bonding

Jennifer Alvarez


Professor Myrona Delaney

New York Program Documentary

Linda Alves


Professor Geoffrey Iverson

The Effects of Viewing Images of Females on Television Advertisements on the Body Esteem of High School Girls

Abigail Alviar

Biological Sciences

Professor Aleksandra Chicz-DeMet

Role of Serotonin in Manganese Supplementation of Neonatal Rats

Stephanie Andersson

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Chuansheng Chen

The Transition to Independence

Graciela Argueta


Professor Samuel Gilmore

Intimate Partner Violence Among Latina Immigrants

Kristine Aubert


Professor Cliff Faulkner

Desire Caught by the Tail

Stan Bailey

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Mary Basolo

Redevelopment Agency Performance in California

Michael Balancio

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Melissa Orme

The Uniform Generation of Ultra-Small Molten Metal Droplets for Advanced Manufacturing

Reema Basu

Biological Sciences

Professor Hartmut H. Luecke and Dr. Anja Rosengarth

Elucidating the Mechanism of Annexin A1-Induced Membrane Aggregation

Kathryn Bearden


Professor Stanley Tyler

A Study of Methane Production in a California Rice Paddy

Amin Boroujerdi

Biological Sciences

Professor Diana Krause

Estrogen Exposure Rapidly Elevates Nitric Oxide Production in Cerebral Vessels

Georgiana Bostean

International Studies

Professor Robert Garfias and Dr. Robert Henry Stevens

Southern California Native American Culture and the U.S. Government: Independent or Interactive?

Andy Bourgeois

Biological Sciences

Professor Timothy Osborne

Effects of Mutant CREB Transcription Factors on the 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase Promoter

Anne Brashier


Professor Lisa Naugle

The Playground: An Exploration in Improvisation

Holly Brevig

Biological Sciences

Professor Diana Krause

Estrogen Regulates Cytokine-Mediated Induction of Proinflammatory Agents in Cerebral Blood Vessels

Jacqueline Bulaclac

Electrical Engineering

Professors John C. LaRue and Richard D. Nelson

Fabrication of MEMS Microchannels for Biological Applications

Samantha Campbell

Political Science/ Sociology

Professor Samuel Gilmore

Gender Differentiation in the Legal Profession

Blanca Carmona

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ghassan Kassab

Morphometric Analysis of the Left Circumflex Artery in Normal and Congestive Heart Failure Pigs

Chansa Cha

Biological Sciences/ Psychology

Professor Fillmore Freeman

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

Anshuman Chadha

Information & Computer Science

Professor Cristina Lopes

Very Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding

Marcia Chala

Biological Sciences

Professor Hartmut H. Luecke and Dr. Anja Rosengarth

Elucidating the Binding Mechanism of Oleylethanolamide to the Ligand Binding Domain of PPARa Using X-Ray Crystallography

Chiayu Chang


Professor Lindon Barrett

Literary and Legal Construction of Chinese American Identity, Mid-19th Century to Early-20th Century

Tom Chao


Professor Ranjan Gupta

Mechanical Stimulation of Peripheral Neural Tissue Alters the Process of Myelination

Jacqueline Chattopadhyay

Economics/ Political Science

Professor Mark Petracca

Congressional Staff: An Alternative Means of Descriptive Representation?

Giri Chelian

Biological Sciences

Professor Xiaoning Bi

Effects of Ab Treatment on GSK-3b Activity and Tau Phosphorylation

Jenny Chen


Professor Gary Richardson

Chinese Diaspora in the United States: The Legend of Paper Sons

Sae-Rin Cho

Criminology, Law & Society/ International Studies

Professor John Dombrink

Drug Court and Proposition 36: Comparison of Two Models of Drug Policy Reform

Janelle Clausen


Professor Roger McWilliams

Identification and Assessment of the Applicability of Physics to Art Conservation

Andrea Collier

Social Science

Professor Michael Scavio

The Effect Student Gender has on the Frequency and Severity of Discipline Methods Implemented by Third and Fourth Grade Teachers in Response to Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Heather Coman

Civil Engineering

Dr. Charles Hamilton

Experimental Assessment of Air and Aerosol Permeability of R/C Plates Subjected to Out-of-Plane Loads

Carlos Comparan

Aerospace Engineering

Professors John C. LaRue and Richard D. Nelson

Fabrication of Sputtering Targets

Sheetal Desai


Professor Fan-Gang Zeng

Contributions of Auditory and Visual Cues to Lipreading Performance in Normal Hearing and Cochlear Implant Listeners

Benjamin Dilday


Professor Liu Chen

Plasma Heating Due to Interaction With Obliquely Propagating Alfven Waves

Vinodinee Dissanayake

Biological Sciences

Professor Donald Forthal

Characterization of the Defense Mechanism Utilized by Antibodies Against Cytomegalovirus

Natalia Dmitrieva

Philosophy/ Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Susan Charles

Lack of Sleep, Mood and Activity

Stephanie Doan

Political Science

Professor Katherine Tate

Decline of African-American Political Power in Los Angeles

Loan Duong

Biological Sciences

Professors Ann K. Sakai and Stephen G. Weller

Evolution of Females in Schiedea menziesii

Pamina Elgueta

English/ Spanish

Professor Michelle Hamilton

Oral and Folk Histories: Sephardic Jews of the Los Angeles Area

Matthew Fawcett

Information & Computer Science

Professor Renato Pajarola

Point-Based Multiresolution Representation for Interactive Volume Visualization on a Rendering Cluster

Julie Fernandez

Biological Sciences

Professor Hartmut Luecke and

Dr. Brian Edmonds

Structural Analysis of Calretinin

Reyna Ferretti

Biological Sciences

Professor Aleksandra Chicz-DeMet

Effect of High Dietary Manganese Intake on Striatal Brain Dopamine Levels in Iron-Deficient Neonatal Rats

Paul Fillmore


Professor Gregory Hickok

Neural Organization of Auditory Perception

Barlow Flores


Professor David Meyer

Brown Berets: A Comparative Study

Monica Franco

International Studies

Professor Caesar Sereseres

International Migration

Lawrence Fu

Biological Sciences

Professor Xiaoning Bi

The Role of GSK-3b on Hyperphosphorylated Tau Due to Lysosomal Dysfunction by Catherpsin Inhibitors

Miki Fujikawa

Applied Ecology

Professor Arthur Weis

Soil Moisture Content and Stabilizing Selection in Brassica rapa

Lisa Fulton

Criminology, Law & Society/ Political Science

Professor Claire Kim

Frame Disputes Within the Animal Rights Movement