TRIO McNair Summer Research Presentations

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McNair Scholars will present their research projects on Wed., July 24, 10am – 2pm in Hagfors 106. This event is open to the public — feel free to stop by when you can!

Presentations will be 15 minutes in length, with 5 minutes for questions after each presenter.

10am – 10:10am INTRODUCTION

10:10am – 10:30am
Effects of normal and Cystic Fibrosis airway secretions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Daniella Vasquez
Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

10:30am – 10:50am
Exploring a model for the intensity within Langmuir monolayers containing DMPC
Dametre Thunberg
Dr. Ben Stottrup

10:50am – 11:10am
Differential gene expression of stress response-related genes in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and three accessions of its wild relative (Hordeum spontaneum K. Koch) in response to infestation by the bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.)
Quentin Smith
Dr. Leon van Eck

11:10am – 11:30am
Eye development: The effect of Hedgehog signaling pathway on Daphnia magna and Artemia franciscana
Sandy Lee
Dr. Matthew Beckman

11:30am – 11:50am
The Mathematics behind Visual Illusion
Kouassi Adou
Dr. Matthew Haines

11:50am – 12:15pm BREAK

12:15pm – 12:35pm
Does Attending Community College Reduce the Costs of Receiving a College Degree?
Sydney Saygbe
Dr. Stella Hofrenning

12:35pm – 12:55pm
Hegemonic Masculinity and Sexual Abuse: The Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church
Joseph Amrhein
Dr. James Vela-McConnell

12:55pm – 1:15pm
Organizational Secrecy, Structural Resources, & Stigma: The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal in Pennsylvania
Cinthia Ramirez
Dr. James Vela-McConnell

1:15pm – 1:35pm
Where Were The Chicanas During the Twin Cities Chicano Movement?:
An Analysis On How Mexican-American Women Were Involved In The Twin Cities Chicano Movement
Citlaly Escobar
Dr. Jimmy Patino

1:35pm – 1:55pm
A Novel: What Does Black Liberation Look Like?
Taiwana Shambley
Dr. Carolyn Holbrook

1:55pm – 2:00pm WRAP UP

McNair Summer Research Abstracts