Fall 2002 Grant Recipients - (M-S)


Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Sherry Mao

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professors Ellen Greenberger and Chuansheng Chen

Developmental Regulation in the School-to-Work Transition

Melissa Mayorga


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

Latino College Students Attitudes Towards Mental Health

Genoa McDowell

Dance/ Drama

Professor Myrona Delaney

New York Dance Instruction Evaluation and Assessment for the New York Satellite Program

Jayme McReynolds

Biological Sciences

Professor James L. McGaugh and Dr. Benno Roozendaal

Effects of Post-Training Glucocoricoid Administration into the Medial Prefrontal Cortex on Memory Consolidation: Role of the Basolateral Amygdala

Lisa Michaelis

Studio Art

Professor Miles Coolidge and

Dr. Shelby Roberts

Multiracial American Portraits

Susan Milden

Social Ecology

Professor Daniel Stokols

Patient/Physician Attitudes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pooya Mobasseri

Biological Sciences

Professor Lutz Hilgenberg

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

Nikhil Moturi

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Tamils vs. Sinhalese: Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

Babak Naffas

Information & Computer Science

Professor Bruce Tromberg

Human-Computer Interaction in Medical Devices

Sanjay Naran

Biological Sciences

Professor Gregory Evans

Optimization of in vitro NGF Release Modulation in HEK-293 Cells

Naiem Nassiri

Biological Sciences

Professor Vincent Caiozzo

Role of Satellite Cells in Longitudinal Muscle Growth (Serial Sarcomerogenesis)

Sheila Nathan

Biological Sciences

Professor James L. McGaugh and Dr. Benno Roozendaal

Effects of b -Adrenoceptor Antagonist Administration on Memory Retrieval Impairment Induced by Hippocampal CA3 Lesions

Sheila Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Bryant

Targeted Mutagenesis of the Genes FLIN-7 and FLIN-10 by Homologous Recombination in Drosophila melanogaster

Michelle Nguyen

Electrical Engineering

Professor G.P. Li

Analysis and Design of Broadband Distributed Amplifier With Package Effects

Tin Nguyen

Biological Sciences

Professor Arnold Starr

Gap Detection and Cortical Evoked Potentials: Normals and Patients With Auditory Neuropathy

George Niemela

Computer Engineering

Professor Pai Chou

Mini-FDPM Data Acquisition Device

Paul Nissenson


Professor Gregory Benford

The Use of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Deployment of Solar Sails

Sarah Novotny


Professor Myrona Delaney

One in a Million: The Art of Auditioning

Bona Oh

Anthropology/ Social Science

Professor Linda Vo

The Blending of Cultures: The Experiences of Korean-Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S.

Pamela Onweiler

Political Science

Professor Caesar Sereseres

Causes and Consequences of United Nations Sanctions

Vahagn Ovasapyan


Professor Arnold Starr

Cortical Potentials Reflecting Motor Preparation and Stimulus Expectancy in the Oldest Old

Animesh Petkar

Biological Sciences

Professor Edward Jeffes

Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate and its Possible Use in Immunotherapy

Tyler Pugh

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Melissa Orme

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

Eidy Qazi

Political Science/ Sociology

Professor Samuel Gilmore

Kashmir at the Crossroads: Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Southwest Asia

Jana Remy


Professor Dickson Bruce

Race Relations in Kern County, California from 1899-1930

Andrea Reyna

Chicano/Latino Studies/ International Studies

Professor Louis DeSipio

Operation Gatekeeper to the Department of Homeland Security-Policy Realities

Brian Rezac


Professor Leo Chavez

Understanding Pongo Pygmmeaus abelii Reproduction for Eventual Artificial Insemination

Shannon Robertson


Professor Jeanett Castellanos

The Effect of Racial Identity and Social Support on African Americans' Attitudes Toward Utilizing Mental Health Care Services

Michael Romney

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Connie Pechmann

Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Advertisements on Youth, an Analysis of "Evil Tobacco Industry" Ads

Amy Rowe

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Bryant

DLG and its Binding Partners in Cell Proliferation Control

Jemie Sae Koo

International Studies/ Sociology

Professor Calvin Morrill

Social Stratification Within Private and Public Law

Brett Schmitt


Professor Bill Maurer

Walls of Jericho: Identity, Youth Protest and the Irish Rock Movement

Greta Schroeder


Professor Janice Plastino

The Benefits of Pilates Method and the Ashtanga Yoga System

Richard Silva

Biological Sciences

Professor Andrea Tenner

Establishing a Rapid High Throughput Assay that can be Used to Identify the Ligand for C1qRp/CD93

Courtney Sincosky


Professor Leo Chavez

The Truth About Gender and Ethnicity in Advertising

Antonio Siordia

International Studies

Professor R. Bin Wong

Transitional Policy in a Transnational Place

Christopher Smith


Professor Keith Fowler

Modes of Presentation

Joo-Yon Song

Biological Sciences

Professor Ellena Peterson

Intestinal Carriage of Chlamydia pneumoniae