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2018
Wednesday, May 16th
9:00 AM

Arthropod Richness and Abundance in the Reservoirs of the Elwha River, Washington


Bianca Scott, Western Washington University
Ky White, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Band gap and edge engineering of perovskite niobate and tantalate photocatalysts


Geoffrey McClarin, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bellingham's opioid crisis


Melissa McCarthy, Western Washington University

Journalism

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Biomonitoring of Ramalina farinacea lichens deployed in Seattle, Washington via sequential extraction of metals


Allie Johnson, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Collecting Spectra from Gale Crater on Mars


Natalie Moore, Western Washington University

Geology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Distribution and Abundance of Waterfowl Species in Response to Dam Removal on the Elwha River


Sage Pollack, Western Washington University
Ethan Duvall, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Epigenetic effects of in utero stress on spontaneous behavior and glutamate receptor expression in caenorhabditis elegans.


Leona Lawrence, Western Washington University
Mitchell Bishop, Western Washington University

BRAIN, Behavioral Neuroscience

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Ethics of Immersive Reporting


Alaena Fletcher, Western Washington University

Journalism

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Examining the Misrepresentation of Native Americans in the Media


Fedden Amar, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Examining the Gap Between Students Self-reported Confidence and their Comprehension of Course Material


Allison Anderson, Western Washington University
Kaitlyn Hudkins, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience and Perception of Firearm Violence


Sarah Mills, Western Washington University
Claire Talbert, Western Washington University

Physical Education Health and Recreation

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exploiting the Reactivity of Sortase Homologs for Generating Isopeptide Bonds


Natasha Hessami, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Feeding success of harbor seals in relation to hunting technique at Whatcom Creek

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MacKenna Newmarch, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Flipping student-teacher paradigms in Western’s Employee Language Program

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María José Palacios Figueroa, Western Washington University
Jacob Dodrill, Western Washington University

Modern and Classical Languages

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Improving student understanding of air resistance through a lab activity


Andrew Hood, Western Washington University

SMATE, Science, Math, and Technology Education

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Increased Thermal Properties of Benzoxazine Polymers Cured with End-group Tosylated Polymers


Ayesha Nadeem, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Media Coverage of Transgender People Through Danica Roem's Election Coverage


Asia Fields, Western Washington University

Journalism

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mineralogic and Stratigraphic Analysis of Mount Sharp in Gale Crater, Mars


Amanda Rudolph, Western Washington University

Geology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitigating compounding losses in luminescent solar concentrators.


Douglas Baumgardner, Western Washington University
Amy Morren, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-traditional Infant Development in Hylobates lar: Hand-raised Parents Rearing their First Offspring


Alexandra Rose, Western Washington University

Anthropology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

pH-Responsive Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates


Joelle Lo, Western Washington University
Collin Mallinak, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Preparation of Heterocycles by Gold Catalyzed Cyclizations of Propargyl Ethers and Sulfides


Evangeline Starchman, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Purification of a C1-C2 Domain Fusion Protein From Blood Coagulation Factor VIII.


Shaun Peters, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Read Across Acme


Nathaniel Gaines, Western Washington University
Bailey Jacobson, Western Washington University

Leadership Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reducing Flagging and Fraying in Composite Sandwich Panel Machining

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Stefan Kutz, Western Washington University
Georgia Donaldson, Western Washington University

Engineering and Design

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Relating strain, distortion, and electronic properties in perovskite materials


Sydney Sipes-Hayse, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Revisiting the V Band Variance and Rotational Period of EK Dra


Zachery Laycock, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Searching for Stellar Cycles using Changes in Flare Rates


Matthew Scoggins, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Evaluation of Sortase A Inhibitors


Stephanie Maxwell, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis of end group functionalized PMMA ligands for QD based LSCs


Megan Plummer, Western Washington University
Kayla Koch, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Titania Stabilized Cuprous Oxide Photocatalyst for the reduction of Carbon Dioxide


Sasha Alden, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wetland Characteristics of the Upper Elwha River


Nikoline Alden, Western Washington University
Jonathan Parent, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Women and Health Care: Exploring the Communication Dynamic Between Women and Their Doctors

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Mairin McCurdy, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A workshop series dedicated to changing the narratives of undocumented people.


Victoria Matey, Western Washington University

Program not listed.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Analysis of the effects of MOCS1 (Molybendum cofactor 1) upregulation on longevity in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.


Olivia Thompson, Western Washington University
Michael Lee, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Behavioral Characterization of B6.HttQ175/+ Huntington’s Disease Model Mice


Hardeep Tiwana, Western Washington University

BRAIN, Behavioral Neuroscience

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bioavailability and Toxicity of Metal Mixtures Using the Tissue Residue Approach


Ian Moran, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Connection: An Autism-Focused Dating App

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Cyrena Johnson, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Copper-free Sonogashira Reaction to Modify the Tyrosine Residues on Silk Proteins


Racine Santen, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Crystallization of pC2


Lilly Konek, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Degradable Conductive Polymers for Biomedical Applications


Randy Grant, Western Washington University
Jeremy Talusig, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Diversity Climate Assessment of the Communication Studies Department

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Annapurna Beavon, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Fake Account for the Real Self

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Miranda Abrashi, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Global Commodity: Coffee and Health


Sierra Aubel, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis, Manipulation, and Characterization


Sullivan Cohen-Pope, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How low can you go (and live): Determining the sub-lethal exposure time to desiccation in snowberry maggot flies (Rhagoletis zephyria)

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Alison Klimke, Western Washington University
Anna Marie Yanny, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Integrating Biodiversity into the State Factor Framework of Ecosystem Ecology: An Artist's Rendition


Rowan Day, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Influence of light intensity regime on the symbiotic functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizae in high phosphorus soils.


Roslyn Martin, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isomerization Reaction Coordinate Study of Solar Thermal Fuel Systems Using Density Functional Theory (DFT)


Kelly Yokuda, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jax's Dilemma: Analyzing the Ethicality of Communication Within Unethical Situations


Devin Richert, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lettuce Grow Together: A Public Relations Campaign for Common Threads Farm


Samantha Newland, Western Washington University
Chelsea Andrews, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Little Clams Make a Big Difference: Rochefortia tumida Obscure Juvenile Bivalves Survey Results on Clam Gardens


Alexandra Trejo, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mentorship for racial minority students by racial minority faculty


Stephanie Springer, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeling and Forecasting Crime Patterns in Bellingham, Washington

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Zachary Domingo, Western Washington University
Eric Shoner, Western Washington University

Mathematics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeling current flow in nanoparticle doped polymer film systems


David Seaman, Western Washington University
Kyle Young, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Money or message: how policy narratives made the perfect the enemy of the good in Washington State's carbon tax debate.


Eurydice Pentz, Western Washington University

Environmental Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Monodisperse oligomeric hemoglobin for use in critical care


Dedeepya Gudipati, Western Washington University
Leah Huey, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A new measure of distance between quantum states: Exploring optimal transformations between qubit ground states


Scott Copas, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oxide-Supported Metal Phosphides as New Photocatalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation


Liam Carmody, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Perspectives Generational Trauma Within the Black Community


Savannah Jackson, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Route to Musicianship Affects Language Along the Way


Anna Marie Yanny, Western Washington University
Alexis Reissmann, Western Washington University

BRAIN, Behavioral Neuroscience

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seattle Times coverage of Islam and Muslims


Zoe Buchli, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Shape-Engineered Semiconducting Organic Single-Crystals


Matt Littleton, Western Washington University
Sebastian Ceaser, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Short-Term Volatility Curve Predictions Using Singular Spectrum Analysis

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Nick Odell, Western Washington University

Mathematics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Social Side of Autism


Kurt Price, Western Washington University
Cody Pranger, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

St. Vincent’s “Equal-Opportunity” Guitar

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Lexi Foldenauer, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Studying the Effects of Metal Toxicity in Lichen


Jared Miller, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tinker: Hyperparameter Optimization Tool


Kurt Price, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Understanding what Influences Transfer Between Scientific Disciplines

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Shaye Fowler, Western Washington University

Psychology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM