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2018
Thursday, May 17th
9:00 AM

#Me Too: An Analysis on Whose Sexual Assault Stories The New York Times Publishes

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Alyssa Evans, Western Washington University

Journalism

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adipose-specific Huntingtin knockout mice display alterations in response to metabolic challenges


Wes Solem, Western Washington University

BRAIN, Behavioral Neuroscience

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Classifying Classroom Audio With Supervised Deep Models


Robin Cosbey, Western Washington University
Allison Wusterbarth, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Determining which cells actively produce UBC-6 and UBC-7 within C. elegans


Mckaila Leytze, Western Washington University
Rikki Uhrich, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Developing methodology for segmental isotopic labeling of large disordered polypeptides


Derrick Smith, Western Washington University
Erin Rosenkranz, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effect of CRISPR Deletions of ubc-6 E2 Enzyme and sel-11 Enzyme on GLR-1 Localization


Nathan Wilks, Western Washington University
Megan Patterson, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effects of ERAD E3 ligase mutations on C. elegans food seeking behavior


Mackenzi Chapman, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effects of ionic composition of freshwater on silver nanoparticle sedimentation rates


Winston Booth, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evaluation of Ecological Theories Through Analysis of Species Richness in a Rocky Intertidal Habitat


Joe Dobell, Western Washington University
Tara Quattrone, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Excitation and Detection of Guided-Wave Plasmon Polariton Modes in High Index Dielectric MIM Structures using Kretschmann ATR


MacKenzie Jewell, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exploration of the efficacy of the GAL4/UAS method of transgene expression in Drosophila melanogaster.


David Burgdorf, Western Washington University
Jazmyne McQualter, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exploring ethnic minority students' confidence in their exam answers


Cristina Feliberti, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fixed Junction Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on Polymerizable Ionic Liquids


Corbit Sampson, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Homogenous Catalysts for the Conversion of Epoxides to Alcohols


Alena Rainsberry, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Investigating RNAi Biogenesis Pathway in Tetrahymena thermophila: RNA-Seq Analysis


Brian Miller, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Investigation of the evolution of bacterial sortase and PDZ domain selectivity determinants


Sarah Struyvenberg, Western Washington University
Nick Pederson, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning in Motion: How do Students Transfer Knowledge Between Scientific Disciplines?


Autumn Harding, Western Washington University
Paige Sickles, Western Washington University

SMATE, Science, Math, and Technology Education

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Little Klansman: A Symbol of American Infantilism Amidst Racial Tensions

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Lucia Gruber, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Locate and mitigate the state of nitrate: Assessing potential sources of nutrients in tributaries to the Nooksack River

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Alyssa Peter, Western Washington University
Melanie Roy, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Operating mechanism of nanoparticle blend organic memory devices


Joshua Spradlin, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Optimal preparation of superconducting gmon qubits


Dalton Jones, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Performance of biocompatible silk-polypyrrole actuators under biologically relevant conditions


Jo'Elen Hagler, Western Washington University

Physics and Astronomy

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Persistence of common myths and misconceptions regarding dyslexia among preservice teacher populations


Grace Barr, Western Washington University

Communication Sciences and Disorders

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Premature Stop Codon in E3 Ubiquitin Ligase of C. elegans


Allissah Rupert, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Protein Degradation: Accumulation and Localization of GLR-1 in absence of E3 ligase HRDL-1


Daniel Hassell, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Purification and crystallization of I-SSC1


Eve Pavkov, Western Washington University
Micah Nakao, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Role of Ethylene in Regulation of Pectin Modifying Enzymes and in Pectin Remodeling within Petunia axillaris Pistils


Nicholas Blair, Western Washington University
Bryce Pettit Estell, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Single Determinant Excited State Methods: MOM, IMOM, ΔSCF, DIIS


Megan Deshaye, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanowires in Organic Media


Maggie Wang, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Synthesis of Optically Pure Cananodine


Kendelyn Bone, Western Washington University

Chemistry

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Translation Dependence of siRNA precursors in T. thermophila


Chloe Jones, Western Washington University
Kerry Roberts-Nygren, Western Washington University

Biology

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trump, Tweets, and Anti-blackness


Dana Oviedo, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ungulates of the Elwha: Effects of Woody Debis on Feeding Behaviors in the Elwha Dam Restoration Zone


Delaney Corcoran, Western Washington University
Chelsea Douglas, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Use of functional behavior assessments in education


Rebecca Steele, Western Washington University

Special Education

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

User Constrained Multiple Subsequence Search For Proteins


Elizabeth West, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Applications of Deep Learning on Protein Mutations


Richard Olney, Western Washington University
Chace Jones, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Attitudes towards Harbor Seal Presence in downtown Bellingham, WA


Alisa Aist, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Automatic Detection of Toxic Online Comments


Tyler Devenere, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beaver foraging activity and preferences in the Elwha river restoration basins.


Pearl Barry, Western Washington University
Cindy Nguyen, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Characterizing screening methods for solar thermal fuel properties of norbornadiene


Rebecca Szabo, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Computational Design of Double Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications


Haley Doran, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Correlating Self-Reported Confidence with Time Studying And Math Preparedness among Computer Science Students


Lorraine Wong, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Coverage of the #MeToo & Time’s Up Movement: Examining who is quoted and what terminology is used in MSNBC, Fox News and the BBC’s coverage of the #MeToo and Time’s Up Movements

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Stella Harvey, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Advocating for Gender Equality in a "Conservative Christian" Nation: An Exploration of the Bahama's 2016 Referendum

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Melinda Andrews, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enhancing student ability to transfer energy concepts in postsecondary science education through explicit instruction of concepts, student self-reflection, and guided practice in knowledge transfer

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Jim Harmon, Western Washington University
Lauren Gray, Western Washington University

SMATE, Science, Math, and Technology Education

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Expression of wild-type and mutant constructs for the Plasmodium BEM46-like protein (PBLP).


Katherine Barker, Western Washington University
Akashdeep Malhi, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Experiences Related to Early Hearing Intervention Guidelines in Washington State

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Rachel Tennant, Western Washington University
Douglas Sladen, Western Washington University

Communication Sciences and Disorders

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gender Discrepancy in Asexual Identity:The Effect of Hegemonic Gender Norms on Asexual Identification

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Tori Bianchi, Western Washington University

Anthropology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Generalized Two-Sample t-Test for Box-Cox Transformations of the Sample Means


Corbit Sampson, Western Washington University

Mathematics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Generation Columbine: Ethics of Reporting on School Shootings in the Age of Social Media


Hannah Wong, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Investigating Upper-Division Students' Scientific Modeling Practices in the Context of Molecular Vibrations.


Cassidy Crickmore, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Iodine Mediated Rearrangement of Diphenyldiallyl Silane


Chris Myers, Western Washington University
Paul Spaltenstein, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isoconversional Analysis for Determining the Cure Kinetic Parameters and Reaction Model of Benzoxazine Resin


Adam Watts, Western Washington University

Engineering and Design

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Language Modeling for Anomalous Network Activity Detection


Josh Loehr, Western Washington University
Elliott Skomski, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Laying the pipes and fast: The HD-AGP gene is upregulated in vascular tissue during rapid growth, and down-regulated by factors that reduce growth rates


Taylor Graden, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Measuring environmental & genetic effects on cell differentiation kinetics in yeast

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Tiara Johnson, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Organizational Culture: an analysis of the Hotel Bellwether


Erin McCauley, Western Washington University

Communication Studies

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Public relations applied to the Young Democrats of Western Washington University: creating a voice that reaches from our campus to the Capital.


Samantha Frost, Western Washington University
Samantha Newland, Western Washington University

Journalism

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Redox-Inactive Lewis-Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere for Nitrite Reduction


Walker Marks, Western Washington University
Jade Porubek, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reliable synthesis of block copolymer templated bimetallic nanoparticles


Liam Knight, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sea star microbiome and potential role in sea star wasting disease


Cassandra McHugh, Western Washington University
Serena Riley, Western Washington University

Biology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sediment transport processes of modern beach sediments revealed by magnetic anisotropy fabrics


Katrina Garner, Western Washington University

Geology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Selective Modification of Silk-Film Surfaces


Evan Patamia, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SETVR: Scenario Exposure Training and Virtual Reality


Victor Mai, Western Washington University

Computer Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spatiotemporal Comparison of National Park Visitation Counts with Photo-User-Days


Beth Ann Brackett, Western Washington University

Mathematics

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Standing Up for Ergonomics

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Erica Eggeman, Western Washington University
Joeli Funderburke, Western Washington University

Engineering and Design

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Student perceptions of a White university mascot

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Ellen Carroll, Western Washington University

Sociology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Synthesis and Characterization of PDI Metallo-enzyme Mimics


Kristopher Aguayo, Western Washington University
Wyatt Parks, Western Washington University

Chemistry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Testing the effectiveness of metal uptake by SLMD passive samplers in waters of varying hardnesses


Ethan Brown, Western Washington University
Winston Booth, Western Washington University

Environmental Sciences

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to Evaluate Western Washington University’s Dormitories


Tess Schorn, Western Washington University

Sociology

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM