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2019
Wednesday, May 15th
9:00 AM

2D Confinement of Guided-Wave Plasmon Polariton Modes


Karissa Langevin, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Activity for All - Physical Activity as an Aid for Mental Health: Targeting Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum


Ella Neumann, Western Washinton University
Hannah Madsen, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Amphibian Abundance and Wetland Habitat Following Dam Removal in the Elwha River Basin


Ann Elyse Kelsey, Western Washinton University
Nora Harper, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Analysis of Motor Learning for Optimal Success in Dance Choreography


Caroline Schmidt, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Archival stereotypes in animation


Cole Vanderschaegen, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Archivists and Historians: An Examination of their Modern-Day Relationship


Jacob Walton, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attitudes towards harbor seal presence in downtown Bellingham, WA


Alisa Aist, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

An automated spectrogoniometer system with planetary science applications

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Kathleen Hoza, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bees and Trees: The ecological ramifications of our "honey-nut" agriculture

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Becci Larreau, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bottom-Up Shape Engineering of Organic Molecular Single-Crystals

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Griffin Reed, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Calculating orbits of eclipsing binaries with APOGEE spectra: the low-n limit


Chase Boggio, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Calculation of excited state characteristics and electronic transition dipole moments in time-independent DFTB


Megan Deshaye, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Collaboration and Resistance in Marginalized Community Archives


Derek Corder, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Controlling the Equilibrium of Sortase-Mediated Ligations to Modify Proteins and Build Peptide Oligomers


Savanna Takasaki, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Creating a Canadian-American Wildfire Atlas for Late 19th-21st Centuries

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Kate Welch, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Critical Animal Studies: Agency, Theory, and Action


Sarah Olson, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Curriculum for a Liberated Youth: Education rooted in democracy


Ali Burdick, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cytochrome P450 Protein Family 4 Conservation and Diversification Among Flies

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Kevin Croft, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Day in the Life of a Supercomputer


William Clem, Western Washinton University
Sean McCulloch, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dependence of Hydrological Modeling on Spatial Resolution in Lake Whatcom Watershed

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Emily McGinty, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Determining the Mechanism of Action of the Antibiotic Argyrin B


Chris Swanson, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Development of a Continuous Reaction Process for Benzoxazine Nanocomposites


Lina Ghanbari, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Does adaptation to harsh environments provide protection against parasites?

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Arielle Michaelis, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Drosophila Model of Mitochondrial Disease


Mckenzie Oliver, Western Washinton University
Aurora Mattson-Hughes, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Education Beat in a Declining Industry

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Jon Foster, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The effect of anthropogenic noise disturbance on day-time haul out patterns of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) at two sites available at all tide levels.

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Wyatt Heimbichner Goebel, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Effect of large woody debris on ungulate browse on early successional riparian tree species in Elwha restoration, Olympic National Park, Washington


Caelan Johnson, Western Washinton University
Aurora Grant

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Effects of sport fishing on harbor seal hunting success

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Madison McKay, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The effects of timber harvest and culverts on the distribution of the Olympic Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton olympicus) in Olympic National Park and National Forest


Travis Kurtz, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Efforts Toward the Structural Characterization of Sortase A from Streptococcus pneumoniae


Nicholas Horvath, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Employee Language Program: fostering connection and multi-cultural awareness through language learning


Erika Mazza-Smith, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Engineering Sortase; Activity and Selectivity of New Hybrid and Ancestral Variants of Sortase A

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Sarah Struyvenberg, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Examining the optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in Puget Sound at Taylor dock using 3D excitation emission matrix spectroscopy by Ashley Yamaura and Emma Nordlund


Ashley Yamaura, Western Washinton University
Emma Nordlund, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exploring gene-level controls of protein expression dynamics


Anastacia Wienecke, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exploring Postpolymerization Modification of Reactive Polymers


Tierra Smith, Western Washinton University
Connor Gallagher, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Family & Community Engaged Teaching (FACET): A Pathways Collaborative

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Kyra Oziel, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Final Curriculum Project: Ethnomusicology Scope and Sequence


Kaliane Van, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Finding climatologically teleconnected sites with a network of tree ring chronologies

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Hannah LaGassey, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fungal distribution in the Elwha restoration ecosystem


Colter Lemons, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Generation of Polymeric Recombinant Hemoglobin Using DBCO-modified Hemoglobin


Sifora lebeneh, Western Washinton University
Rahwa Demoz, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Habitat Selection of Spotted Sandpipers (Actitis macularius) and Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) on the Elwha River


Alexandra Trejo, Western Washinton University
Celida Moran, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Honey Bee Nutrition and the Current State of Colony Collapse Disorder


Sean Fitzpatrick, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Impacts of Mixed Trophic Interactions in the Strait of Georgia: Are Seals Saving the Salmon?


Jonathan Blubaugh, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Improved Dispersion of CuInS2/ZnS Quantum Dots in Poly(methylmethacrylate) for High Performance Luminescent Solar Concentrators


Justin Doyle, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Improving Isolation with Technologies: A Systematic Analysis on Neurodiverse Individuals And Their Relationships


Elliot Fox, Western Washinton University
Shane Baden, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

InterViewR: A Mixed-Reality based Interview Training Simulation for Individuals with Autism


Marley Medema, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Investigation of surface plasmon resonance biosensor sensitivity using Kretschmann ATR theory


MacKenzie Jewell, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A light in the dark: Five years of voyeurism in the York and Sehome neighborhoods


Julia Berkman, Western Washinton University
Monique Merrill, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mechanical Evaluation and Comparison of Marine Composites


Taylor Bentley, Western Washinton University
Zena Moran, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Methodology for the Creation and Analysis of a Comprehensive Mastcam Multispectral Database of the Curiosity Rover’s Traverse


Mason Starr, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Modeling distances between various attractions and nearest city parks using exponential distribution


Ashley Hall, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Modeling the effects of climate change on streamflow and stream temperature in the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River


Katherine Clarke, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A molecular traffic jam: How overexpression of Pericentrin restricts the movement of IFT20 between the Golgi apparatus and the Primary Cilium

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Josh McNamara, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nike In Politics: How Political Consumerism Impacts Corporate Social Responsibility

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Samantha Frost, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NucJuke: A web tool for re-ranking CRISPR-Cas9 gRNAs based on chromatin accessibility in yeast

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Gaea Turman, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Partial Migration of Steelhead in the Puget Sound: an ICP-MS Analysis of Steelhead Otoliths


Nikhil Amin, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Performance Annotation Framework

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Quentin Jensen, Western Washinton University
Chloe Dawson, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Persian Syntax


Ryan Mouche, Western Washinton University
Ashley Renfro, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The phenology of flowering in Zostera marina varies in the Southern Salish Sea


Samantha Heinicke, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Physiological Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy: Implications in Clinical Nutrition


Ana Stoumbos, Western Washinton University
William Selig, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Polycarbodiimides and Polyguanidines : Their reactivity and applications in covalent adaptable networks


Alberto Melchor Bañales, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Quantitative Assessment of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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Grace McFarlane, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Representation of Addiction in the Media


Lauren Gallup, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Resources for Interdisciplinary Understanding of Energy

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Alessandra Hughes, Western Washinton University
Jessica Trottier, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Risk assessment framework for the introduction of transgenic house mice into the Farallones


Ethan Brown, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Role of Non-Motif Selectivity Determinants in PDZ Domain-Binding Interactions


Melody Gao, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Seasonal Optical Properties of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in Surface Waters of Fresh Water Lake in Pacific Northwest


Zach Landram, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Sendtennials


Greta Lozada, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Signal Processing Demo: A web based interactive simulation tool for Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

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Michael McFadden, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Simulation Platform for Generation of Synthetic Videos for Human Activity Recognition

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Gary Plunkett, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Smart Home Simulation in the Virtual World

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Thomas Jones-Moore, Western Washinton University
David Son, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spectral Analysis of Stratigraphy at Eberswalde Crater, Mars


Cory Hughes, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

State-Owned Enterprises and Sovereign Wealth Funds: An Economic Assessment


Phillip Hensyel, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Strategy Flexibility: choosing different systems to apply the work energy principle

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Grace Baker, Western Washinton University
Thanh Le, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stress Modelling for participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Forest Sweeney, Western Washinton University
Serena Bowen, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A study of the ABC flowering genes in Passiflora caerulea


Chase Danell, Western Washinton University
Falena Walker, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sustainability on College Campuses: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for WWU


Aden Nevler, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sustainability: Critical view through the lens of consumerism, social and environmental justice, & ecology


Amy Fitkin, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Syncretic Diabetes Management in Mexico: Towards Equitable Health Outcomes

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Halley Egnew, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Testing Models of Subduction Initiation and Metamorphic Sole Formation in the Easton Metamorphic Suite, NW Cascades


Katherine Lang, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Topic Prominence and Complement Roles in Mandarin Syntax


Rachel Polito, Western Washinton University
Ariana Ernotte, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Translation of English-based assessments for developmental language disorders into Spanish: Effects on school-age bilingual populations


Bianca Garza, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two decades of Western spruce budworm outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest

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Nathan Roueche, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Unraveling genetic interactions at the primary cilium

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Bailey McCurdy, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Validation of tissue expression and exploration of metabolic phenotypes in hepatocyte-specific huntingtin knockout mice


Cassandra McHugh, Western Washinton University
Aliza Ben-Varon, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vibrations on Networks

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Zachary Pontrantolfi, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Video Criticism


Arthur Takada-Dill, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visual Analytics to Identify the Differences and Similarities between Neurotypical and Neurodivergent College Students


Bradley Hoefel, Western Washinton University
Joe Gildner, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Western Talks: Linguistic Diversity at WWU


Aron Finholt, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Western Talks: Linguistic Diversity at WWU.


Grace deMeurisse, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Western Washington University’s Strategic Plan: Organizational Ethics and Intentional Ambiguity


Marjean Tomer, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where the Wild Things Were: Amphibian Surveys in Kitsap Country, WA


Caitlin Sidhu, Western Washinton University

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM