Fall 2003 Grant Recipients - (A-F)

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Mona M. Ahooie

Electrical Engineering

Professor Henry P. Lee

Development of an Efficient Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) Using a Single-Mode Fiber with Reduced Acoustic Reflection

Fatima Alim

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Vittorio Cristini

Computing Cancer Growth Parameters

Jennifer Alvarez


Professor Myrona L. Delaney

New York, New York: A Look at the New York Satellite Program (2)

Cyrus A. Ameri

Sociology/ Political Science

Professor Mark P. Petracca

The Impact of the Iranian American Community Upon U.S. Foreign Policy After the September 11th Attacks

Cyrus A. Ameri

Sociology/ Political Science

Professor Mark P. Petracca

How Does the Immigration Status of Iranian-Americans Affect Their Voting Behavior and Political Involvement?

Teresa M. Amescua

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Jonathon E. Ericson

The Paradox of Lead-glazed Pottery Use

Phillip Aoto

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor Larry Vickery

Crystal Structure of the ATPase Domain of the Molecular Chaperone Hsc66

Francisco Arceo

Chemical Engineering

Doctor Peggy J. Arps
Professor James C. Earthman

Determination of the Effects on Metal Corrosion by Extracellular Polymeric Substances Produced by Biofilm-Forming Protective Bacteria

Apollon C. Argeris


Professor Sarah Farmer

Memories of War and their Implications in "Old Europe"

Alex B. Arjad


Professor Michael Dennin

Viscoelastic Response of a Two-Dimensional Bead Raft

Thomas R. Asido

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

A Real Time Monitoring Viral Entrance Process During the Course of HSV Infection

Kristine S. Aubert


Professor Keith Fowler

Directing Identity

Carole Autori


Professor Alice Fahs

Hear Them Write: Ellen Watkins Harper & Pauline Hopkins -- The Emergence of The New Woman of Color in the Late Nineteenth Century

Suzanne Badieozzaman

Biological Sciences

Professor Arthur E. Weis

Assessing Potential For Asortative Mating in Plants: Do Early Bloomers Mate with Early Bloomers?

Zeynep Baharoglu

Biological Sciences

Doctor Hamdi K. Hamdi
Professor Maria Cristina Kenney

Myeloperoxidase Gene and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Vasudev J. Bailey

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William C. Tang

Strain Sensitive Array for the Study of Bone Surface Mechanics

Dale O. Balilo


Doctor Alicia V. Torres

Factors Influencing Women Undergraduates in Engineering and Mathematics to Switch Majors

Gregoria Barazandeh

Political Science

Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Increasing Disability Awareness: The Disability Fact Sheet Handbook

Anne L. Basa

Biological Sciences

Professor Donald N. Forthal

Role of Fc-gamma Receptor Polymorphisms in HIV

Kathryn G. Bearden

Chemistry/ Earth System Science

Professor Stanley C. Tyler

Rice Paddy Methane Production and Oxidation in a California Paddy Field Deduced from Carbon Isotopic Measurements

Priscilla Beas


Professor Rodolfo D. Torres

Studying the Influences and Preconditions that Determine a High School Seniors Decisions of Going off into Higher Education

Andrew S. Behesnilian

Biological Sciences

Professor Leman Yel

The Role of ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) in the Mitochondrial Pathway of Apoptosis

Carolina Beltran


Professor Vicki L. Ruiz
Professor Caesar D. Sereseres

Examining the Impact of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's Reforms on Mexicali, Mexico through the Oral Histories of its Residents

Doriane D. Besson


Doctor Jeanett Castellanos
Professor Thomas A. Parham

Black Identity in a Non-Western Society: An Investigation of African Self-Consciousness In Belizean College Students

Brian P. Bezner

Political Science

Professor Wayne Sandholtz

Foreign Policy Attitudes of Iranian-Americans Living in the United States

Huan N. Bien


Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Identify the Promoter of Pro-Apoptosis AL Gene Encoded by Herpes Simplex Virus

Shana B. Bowie


Professor Donald McKayle

Woman Image Disorders: They Got You

Anne R. Brashier


Professor Lisa Naugle

Exporing Movement Creation: Workshops in Improvisation

Jacqueline A. Bulaclac

Electrical Engineering

Professor John C. LaRue
Professor Richard D. Nelson

Systematic Approach for Correction of Design Deficiencies in Particle Detection Electronics

Anwar D. Burton

Political Science

Professor Katherine Tate

Will America Pay Up ?: Why Reparations Should Be Paid?

Angie B. Buyayo

Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor Sanjoy Mazumdar

The Ifugaos of Luzon, Philippines: Built Form and Belief System

Camille E. Campion

Psychology/ Sociology

Professor Virginia Mann

The Spelling Proficiency of Native Speakers of Spanish: A Look at the Influence of Morpheme Structures in Spelling Errors

Karrie L. Casada

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Simon A. Cole

Fingerprints and Identity: Exploring the Validity and Certainty of Identification.

David N. Chan

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Quantitation of LAT RNA Transcript in an HSV-1 Mutant Deleted the Regulatory Element of LAT Promoter.

Dorothy E. Chang

Dance/ Art History

Professor Donald McKayle

UCI Dance Exchange

Edmund Chang

Information & Computer Science

Professor Hongkai Zhao

Visualization and Analysis of Large Sets of Discrete Points

Dorothy E. Chang

Dance/ Art History

Professor Donald McKayle

UCI Etude Ensemble

Jacqueline M. Chattopadhyay

Economics/ Political Science

Professor Gary Richardson

Pluralism and the Great Depression: The Impact of Bank Suspensions, Mergers, Liquidations, and Reopenings from 1929-1939 on Mexican American Political Power

Neil B. Chauhan

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Salvatore Maddi

Sex Differences in Stress Reactivity Profiles and Hardiness

Aarti Chawla


Professor Vincent J. Caiozzo

The Response of p53 to Irradiation in Skeletal Muscle

Tzu-Ling Chen

Biological Sciences

Professor Petra Wilder-Smith

Photoeradication of Gastric Helicobacter Pylori (HP) Using 5-ALA: Preliminary Human In vivo Studies

Michelle Y. Chen

Information & Computer Science

Professor William C. Tang

Stem Cells: Are They Mechanosensitive?

Marie J. Chi

Information & Computer Science

Professor Tatsuya Suda

Pricing on the Internet

Rebecca D. Christensen

Psychology & Social Behavior

Professor Chuansheng Chen

Social Support and Foster Care Children's Adjustment: A Comparison with a Matched Sample

Antonio Christophy

Biological Sciences

Professor Vincent J. Caiozzo

Response of Cell Cycle Genes in Irradiated Skeletal Muscle

Angel H. Chuang

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Paul Jesilow

Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Medicare and Medicaid

Angelique M. Crumley

Criminology, Law & Society/ Environmental Analysis & Design

Professor George Tita

Illegal Weapons Possession in Los Angeles County: An Analysis of Policy and Convictions

Nellie A. Day

Sociology/ English

Professor Matt L. Huffman

Women in the Media: The Portrayal of Female Broadcasters on Television

Natalia O. Dmitrieva

Psychology & Social Behavior/ Philosophy

Professor Susan T. Charles

Emotional Salience Across the Life-Span

Janelle K. Eagle

Drama/ Film Studies

Professor Keith Fowler

Producing Change

Taraneh Esmailpour

Biological Sciences

Professor Guey-Chuen Perng

Monitoring the localization of UOL in Herpes Simplex Virus infected Cells

Veronica S. Farber


Doctor Jeanett Castellanos

Latino High School Students: A Psycho-sociocultural Perspective on Coping Mechanisms and Their Influences on Academic Performance

Saira S. Farook

Applied Ecology

Professor Gregory R. D. Evans

Osteogenic Differentiation Potential of Adipocyte Derived Stem Cells

Andrea Favalessa

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin

Swiss-Roll Burner Research Proposal

Adrian A. Fernandez

Biological Sciences

Professor Steven C. George

Identifying the Affects of Different Diffusion Limitations on Capillary Tube Formation from Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Presence of Fibroblast

Kari G. Ferver

Criminology, Law & Society

Professor Paul Jesilow

Dress Reform as a Failed Social Movement