2023 McNair Summer Research Presentations

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One component of the TRIO 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. At the end of the month, students will present their research at the 2023 National McNair Conference at UCLA. If you would like the opportunity to see these presentations at Augsburg, please join us on Monday, July 24, from 9:00am to 12:30pm in Science 123. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. See below for a full list of presenters.

Note: Individual presentations are 10-12 minutes long. There will be time at the end of each group for questions and evaluations.

Group 1 (SSHA): 9:00 – 9:35am

Drew Gross, Communication Studies
Dr. Kristen Chamberlain
Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Communication Discipline: An Extended Literature Review

Edward Stockard Jr., Social Work
Dr. Kao Nou Moua
How does toxic masculinity shape identity among BIPOC young adults?

Group 2 (SSHA): 10:05 – 11:10am

Logan Bradley, Psychology
Drs. Ben Denkinger & Henry Yoon
Effects of Inverted vs. Upright Faces on the N170 Event-related Potential Face Effect

Hafsa Hassan, Psychology
Drs. Ben Denkinger & Henry Yoon
Effects of the N170 on Facial Perception

Alex Hernandez Olivera, Clinical Psychology
Drs. Ben Denkinger & Henry Yoon
False Memories in Polygraphs

Cynthia Faber, Psychology & Religion
Drs. Ben Denkinger & Henry Yoon
How Polygraphs are Used to Induce False Confessions

Group 3 (NSMSCS & SSHA): 11:20am – 12:05pm

Ifrah Edow, Biology
Dr. Matthew Beckman
An Analysis of Daphnia magna Locomotion Rescued from Post-Manganese Toxicity

Theo Addotte-Wayo, Biology
Dr. Matthew Beckman
Studies of Gene Expression Across Multiple Stages of Eye Development in Daphnia Magna

Leeroy Doe, Political Science & Communication Studies
Dr. Sarah Combellick-Bidney
The Capacity for Care: Transcending the personal sphere – A comparative study of mutual aid efforts during the Covid-19 and HIV pandemic

Research Abstracts