2017 TRIO McNair Summer Research Presentations

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

One component of the McNair Scholars Program is a 10-week summer research project. Each year students work with a faculty mentor on a specific topic, culminating in a final paper and presentation. Please join us next Wednesday when the students present their research on campus.

WHAT: McNair Scholars Summer Research Presentations
WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
WHERE: Kennedy 303/305
TIME: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Panel 1: 10:00 – 10:45am
Za’Nia Coleman
Mentor: Dr. Adriane Brown
Black Women Encountering Representation of Black Women: Black Feminist Theory and Pop Culture Representations

Aliya Watson
Mentor: Dr. Robert Cowgill
The Genre of Justice: An Inquiry into the Tension of Voice and Style in Supreme Court Opinions

Breanna Wilson
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Aoki
How Foreign Relations Shaped the Racial Depiction of Asian Immigrants: Focusing on Newspaper Accounts

Panel 2: 11:00am-11:45am
James Kurtz III
Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Denkinger
The Influence of Competitive States on the Perception of Flow

Samantha Kong
Mentors: Dr. Benjamin Denkinger
Clock Watchers: Does Time Checking Decrease Task Performance?

Mai Xee Vang
Mentors: Dr. Nancy Rodenborg and Dr. Rebekah Dupont
Easing Into a 4-year Institution as a STEM Transfer Student: “What Year Are You?”

Panel 3: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Panyia Vue
Mentor: Dr. David Crowe
Neural activity in a mouse model of schizophrenia: A Comparison of neural activity in wild-type and 22q11.2-microdeletion mice

Houachee Lee
Mentor: Dr. M. Nidanie Henderson-Stull
Towards building a locus-specific database (LSDB) to study drug-resistant mechanism for variants of the cancer-causing protein, Bcr-Abl

Noupaul Yang
Mentor: Dr. Matthew Haines
The Historical Development of Vector Analysis: What Worked and What Did Not

Tiffany Widseth
Mentor: Dr. Ana Ribeiro
Validation of a Modified Functional Movement Screen Test for Division III Female Soccer Players