The posters listed below are some of those displayed during the morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday, May 18, 2017 as part of the annual Scholars Week activities.

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2017
Thursday, May 18th
9:00 AM

4th Avenue 4 Seasons Art 4 Everyone


Yaelle Kimmelman, Western Washington University
Katherine Misel, Western Washington University

Journalism Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Analyzing Enzyme Activity in Petunia Pistil Plant Cell Walls During Early Stage Fertilization


Nicolas Terentjev, Western Washington University
Luke Damstedt, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Arts-based activities in the university classroom


Heidi Knickerbocker, Western Washington University

Human Services and Rehabilitation

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Assessing the Quality of Models Upper-division Chemistry Students Develop and Apply in the Context of the Hydrogen Atom


Joshua Kirsch, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Benzoxazine resins developed for advanced composite manufacturing processes


Robert Kearney, Western Washington University
Mark Seely, Western Washington University

Industrial and Product Design

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Broadening the Scope of Sortase-Mediated Ligations using Natural Sortase Homologs

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Nicholas Horvath, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calibration of the Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) model for use in western Washington


Karen Jorgenson, Western Washington University
Lucas Rabins, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Capturing the Moment: A Rhetorical Analysis of World War II Celebration

PDF


Kylie Wagar, Western Washington University

Media and Communication

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cascade Mall shooting: a comparative analysis of coverage


Melissa McCarthy, Western Washington University

Journalism Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Climate Implications on the Vulnerability of Populated Areas Along the Chesapeake Bay

PDF


Stirling Scott, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Determination of fucoidan, alginate, and protein concentrations in edible seaweeds from the Salish Sea Region

PDF


Katherine Berreman, Western Washington University

Marine Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Determining Elk Browse Patterns in Northwest Washington


Nicole Miller, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Development of Lab Scale Resin Transfer Molding System for Aerospace Materials Research


Robert Kearney, Western Washington University

Industrial and Product Design

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effects of Arabidopsis thaliana Villin-4 mutations on root hair physiology, morphology and function

PDF


Maya Klem, Western Washington University
Emily Bossard, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enhancing Sortase mediated transpeptidation reaction conversion via metal-peptide complexation


David Brzovic, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ergonomic Surgical Body Support System


Allyce Froning, Western Washington University
Kyla Sumpter, Western Washington University

Industrial and Product Design

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Evolution of Presidential Press Conferences as a Public Relations Practice


Katherine Misel, Western Washington University

Journalism Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exploration of the Molybdenum Cofactor gene in the fruit fly Drosophila melangoster


Jazmyne McQualter, Western Washington University
Camille Ibsen, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Improving Chinese to English Machine Translated Messages through Automatic Post-Editing


Connor Freitas, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Intergenerational Family Connections and Undergraduate Experience of Southeast Asian Students at Western Washington University


Christine Consolacion, Western Washington University

Human Services and Rehabilitation

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Investigating glacial recession in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru using Landsat imagery


Eli Merrell, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Microhabitat Effects on Small Mammal Distributions in Chuckanut Mountains


Matthew Danielson, Western Washington University
Logan Parr, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobilization of arsenic from biotic disturbances in organoclay amended sediments.


Austin Faccone, Western Washington University
Meena Mortazavi, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Molecular and Behavioral Effects of In-Utero Stress on Subsequent Generations of Caenorhabditis elegans


Kiley Hughes, Western Washington University
Alex Mueser, Western Washington University

Behavioral Neuroscience

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Noise pollution impact on songbird behavior


Joycelyn Blue, Western Washington University
Ellie Stoermer, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Northwestern Salamander Site Selection for Egg Deposition


Kelly Melville, Western Washington University
Alise Rector, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Producing a ‘Walkability’ Index for Bellingham Neighborhoods Using Municipal Spatial Data

PDF


Anders Dowell, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Recreating Intercalated Clays of Chondritic Meteorites

PDF


Katherine Winchell, Western Washington University

Geology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shankar monopoles in noncoplanar magnetic Weyl semimetals


Tristan Lee, Western Washington University

Physics

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Silk Poly(pyrrole) Biocompatible Actuator Performance Under Biologically Relevant Conditions


Jo'Elen Hagler, Western Washington University

Physics

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Structural Studies to Understand the Effects of N108K T-State Stabilizing Mutation in Circularly Permuted Hemoglobin

PDF


Leah Huey, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching Historic Trauma: Centering the generational trauma of Khmer youth

PDF


Chantheari Leng, Western Washington University

Human Services and Rehabilitation

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Understanding the Role of RNA Silencing Protein 1 in a small RNA Pathway in Tetrahymena


Bailey Jochim, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Utilizing spatial analysis to predict optimal locations for wind energy production in Washington state and British Columbia


Eli Merrell, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Variations in abundance of Psuedacris regilla in relation to canopy and shrub cover near bodies of water in the Chuckanut Mountains, WA


Max Stecher, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visualization of an Ineffective T-State Stabilizing Mutation in Circularly Permuted Hemoglobin


Joshua Kirsch, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

African American Women: Mass Media’s Impact on Body Image Perceptions


Moise Payne, Western Washington University
Madison Bradner, Western Washington University

Media and Communication

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Age-Activity Analysis in Wide Binary Stars


Riley Clarke, Western Washington University

Astrophysics and Astronomy

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Analysis of Projected Outcompetition of Any Two North American Species of Vegetation


Gary Boba, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Applying a GIS framework to the management of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery


Alice Lazzar-Atwood, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Arctic's shrinking sea ice gives way to increasingly navigable shipping corridors: GIS based analysis by satellite imagery and radar observation


Adrienne Chambers, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes at Fringe Boutique


Sara Fontenot, Western Washington University
Rachel Hunter, Western Washington University

Journalism Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calves, Corridors, and Caribou: Massive Mammalian Migration in Canada’s NWT


Lauren Øde, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Computational approach for inferring the effects of protein mutations with deep learning


Max Shelborne, Western Washington University
Rebecca Hsieh, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Computational Identification of Novel Antiferroelectric Perovskite Materials


Geoffrey McClarin, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Demographic and Geographic Factors on Natural Hazard Fatalities Within Southeast Asia


Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Landscape and Environment on Turkey Vulture Distribution


Lydia Houston, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Examining Spatiotemporal Variations in Snow Water Equivalent in Response to the El Nino Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decal Oscillation in the Pacific Northwest


Matt Lubar, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ground and Excited State Energies of Solar Thermal Fuel Candidates from Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Density-functional Tight-binding (DFTB) Calculations.


Khoa Le, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hyperparameter Optimization as a Web Service


Jay High, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identification and Radial Velocity Extraction for 100+ Double-Lined Spectroscopic Binaries


Martin Fernandez, Western Washington University

Astrophysics and Astronomy

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lead sorption constants in organoclay, activated carbon, apatite, and freshwater sediment


Eddie Kramarevsky, Western Washington University
Charlie Christenson, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lead sorption in aquatic environments


Rita Foth, Western Washington University
Dylan White, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Low-energy excitations of a Bose-Einstein condensate of rigid rotor molecules


Joseph Smith, Western Washington University

Physics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeling apparent variations in extinction vectors of young stars


Elle Ojala, Western Washington University

Astrophysics and Astronomy

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Participant-Centric Smoking Cessation System


Ted Weber, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plant Observation Device


Wesley Kennedy, Western Washington University

Communication Sciences and Disorders

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plasmonic Enhancement of Organic Photovoltaic Devices


Huy Nguyen, Western Washington University

Physics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Post-concussion services in speech-language pathology: Awareness, attitudes, and training in concussion for currently practicing SLPs."


Colin Misich, Western Washington University

Communication Sciences and Disorders

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presence of Daubentonia madagascariensis in Vatoharanana at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar


Alexandra Rose, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Structural Analysis of the Catalytic Domain for the Plasmodium BEM46-Like Protein


Michael Anderson, Western Washington University
Akashdeep Malhi, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Structural Screening of Photoactive Covalent Organic Frameworks


Jack D'Amelio, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles with Spectroscopic Analysis and Atomic Resolution Imaging


Joelle Lo, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Theory-based Design of Smoking Cessation Applications


Blen Desta, Western Washington University
Ryan Wendling, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using a Ranking Task coupled with Think-Aloud Interviews to Characterize Upper-Division Students' Use of Scientific Models and Model Components in Quantum Chemistry


Cassidy Crickmore, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Variation in dietary intake and DNA methylation: The possibility of a remnant thrifty epigenotype in populations remaining at risk for seasonal food shortages.


Aaron Williams, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM