Summer 2020

Poster Presentations by the School of Science Summer Research Program Participants

Andrew Abou Jaoude, Mentored by Dr. Ruff
Analysis of Singlet Glycine Riboswitches and their Benefits for Bacterial Growth and Survival
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Jacob Brockert, Mentored by Dr. Ruff
Optimizing Bacterial Growth in Minimal Media in order to study Glycine Riboswitches
Poster & Video
Funded by: Summers Endowment

Ariel Canonizado, Mentored by Dr. Barajas
The Relationship between Body Ideals, Body Satisfaction, and Anxiety in
Biracial and Multiracial Women
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Ashley Chin, Mentored by Dr. Schuh
Toxicity of BPA and BPA alternatives on rat and human adipose-derived stem cells.
Poster & Video
Funded by: Summers Endowment

Isabel Cohen, Mentored by Dr. Schuh
The effect of BPA alternatives on adipogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells, with implications for obesity.
Poster & Video
Funded by: School of Science Endowment

Chay Dupee, Mentored by Dr. Berleman
Genetic analysis of microbial interactions
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Justin Eisenmann, Mentored by Dr. Burley
Air Quality Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Arizona
Poster & Video
Funded by: Filippi Endowment

Liana Garcia, Mentored by Dr. Burley
How Long-Term PM2.5 Exposure Affects International Covid-19 Mortality and Morbidity Rates
Poster & Video
Funded by: School of Science Endowment

Andrew Glover, Mentored by Dr. Baldridge
Mars Small Satellite Mission Design
Poster & Video
Funded by: Fletcher Jones Endowment

Daya Grewal, Mentored by Dr. Barajas
Comparing Treatment Approaches for Substance Use Disorder.
Poster & Video
Funded by: Fletcher Jones Endowment

Ben Harte, Mentored by Dr. Baldridge
Mars Small Satellite Mission Design
Poster & Video
Funded by: School of Science Endowment

Alex Hildenbrand, Mentored by Dr. Coyle
Health impacts of a putative lichen parasite
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Angelo Karam, Mentored by Dr. Lee
Assessing the accuracy of binary star detection methods
Poster & Video
Funded by: Filippi Endowment

Hailey Lompa, Mentored by Dr. Hause
The Impact of Math Self-Efficacy and Test Difficulty on Conformity and Confidence
Poster & Video
Funded by: Filippi Endowment

Joey Makhoul, Mentored by Dr. Berleman
Analysis of Microbial Mutations through Transposon Mutagenesis
Poster & Video
Funded by: Summers Endowment

Morgan McDaniel, Mentored by Dr. Baldridge
Mars Small Satellite Mission Design
Poster & Video
Funded by: School of Science Endowment

Lucy Moore, Mentored by Dr. Schuh
Rat and human adipose-derived stem cells and their differentiation to neuroglial support cells.
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Henry Rausch, Mentored by Dr. Williams
Quantifying Carbon Sequestration by Trees on Saint Mary's College of California: A Case Study
Poster & Video
Funded by: SOS Advisory Board

Hannah Stevenson, Mentored by Dr. Barajas
The Relationship between Body Ideals, Body Satisfaction, and Anxiety in Biracial and Multiracial Women
Poster & Video
Funded by: Filippi Endowment

Anthony Vazquez, Mentored by Dr. Lee
Using synthetic observations to discern the cradles of star-formation
Poster & Video
Funded by: Fletcher Jones

Posters from other School of Science Student Researchers

Justin Jerome, Mentored by Dr. Lee
Promoting Student Inquiry and Understanding Using WorldWide Telescope
Poster & Video

Henna Shaghasi, Mentored by Dr. Pesavento
Comparative Genomic Analysis for Identifying H4K79 Methylating Enzymes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Toxoplasma gondii
Poster

Acknowledgments

Thank you to all the financial supporters of this program, including the Filippi Endowment, the Robert W. and Beverly J. Summers Scholarship, the Fletcher Jones Foundation, the School of Science Advisory Board, and the Chevron Corporation.

In addition, this year’s program would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the SMC support staff who made it possible for us to return to campus safely. Thank you in particular to those in Janitorial Services, Housing, Dining Services, and the Health and Wellness Center.

Finally, a huge thank you to our School of Science Staff: Martha, Julie, Felicia, and Jessica, who keep all things running smoothly.