TRIO McNair Summer Research Presentations

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McNair Scholars will present their research projects on Wed., July 18, 10am – 2pm in Hagfors 150. This event is open to the public — feel free to stop by when you can!

Presentations will be 15 minutes in length, with a question and answer period after all presenters in each group have completed presentations.

10:00am – 11:00am
Joel Enriquez Blas: “Age-related changes in emotion facial recognition”
Mentor: Dr. Ben Denkinger, Psychology

Breanne Sande-Martin: “The impact of smartphone notifications and their effect on proofreading accuracy”
Mentor: Dr. Ben Denkinger, Psychology

Gisel Suarez Bonilla: “The Utilization of Evidence-based Practices for Anxiety Disorders: Has it Changed?”
Mentor: Dr. Stacy Freiheit, Psychology

11:00am-11:15am Break

11:15am -12:30pm
Nasro Omar: “The Somali American immigration and assimilation experience: diaspora and global migration”
Mentor: Dr. James Vela-McConnell, Sociology

Sam Rosario: “The effects of hip tightness on running mechanics and the FMS deep squat in NCAA Division III track and field runners”
Mentor: Dr. Ana Ribeiro, Exercise Science

Sunny Thao: “Following the patterns: Exploring the myths of stitching patterns in Hmong textile”
Mentors: Dr. Maheen Zaman, History and Katie Ka Vang, Local Playwright

Cody Thompson: “Exploring community supports for South-Asian women experiencing domestic violence: Narratives from survivors”
Mentor: Dr. Ankita Deka, Social Work

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45pm – 1:45pm
Andy Thao: “Exploration of local field potentials and spiking activity in a genetic model of schizophrenia”
Mentor: Dr. David Crowe, Biology

Anna Vang “Developing a cellular, drug-resistance screen for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)”
Mentor: Dr. Nidanie Henderson-Stull, Biology

Salena Yang: “Investigation of toxicity mechanism of cationic diamond nanoparticle (DNP) on Ralstonia sp.”
Mentor: Dr. Vivian Feng, Chemistry