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2010
Friday, April 30th
9:00 AM

2010 Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference (PURCC) Full Program

Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference (PURCC)

DeRosa University Center

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6:00 PM

A Star is Born

Christine Strain, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aging Series

LaDell Stonecipher, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Atonement: The Manifestation

Yolanda Cunningham, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

El Rápido Automatización, poster

Ivan J. Rocha, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Expressions of Isolation

J.Shiloh Gastello, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For the Hand

Brooke Cashion, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grand Wailea Resort, magazine advertisement

Samantha J. Kowalksi, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Man or Machine, poster

David Mayman, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Romeo and Juleit, book cover

Glynnis Koike, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Masculine Nude: An Exhibition

Jane Frost, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Traveler’s Spicebox, identity and packaging

Lauren Friedrich, University of the Pacific

Reynolds Gallery

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, May 1st
9:00 AM

La Delicatesse: Everything Good and Proper The Mentality Concerning Women Murderesses in America, 1890-1920

Anna Accettola, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Origin Stories: Forms and Expressions

Anna Bernard-Hoverstad, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Seeing” God and Taking Authority through Authorship: Female Medieval Visionaries

Cassie Peters, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Structure was Good: A Structuralist Approach to the First Biblical Creation Account

Lloyd D. Barba, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Molecular Modeling of Oligopeptides

Noah Fang, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Tentacles of Power”: A socio-legal exploration of Oliver vs. NCAA (2009)

Minhchau Dinh, University of the Pacific
Benedict Leong, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Impact of Social Networking on Political Participation

Kevin Miguel, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Medellín Experience

Nabeel Cajee, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Water Policy, Management, and Development Project Implications: A Case Study in Tanzania of Behavioral Economics on the Perception of Risks Associated with the Consumption of Untreated Water

Christina Espinosa, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Room 211 A/B

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10:00 AM

Asians really do look alike: Cross-racial identification research with Asians

Quynh Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Stephanie Kong, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: The Effectiveness of Proposition 8 Commercials

Michael Quan, University of the Pacific
Lauren Bendik, University of the Pacific
Christina Hooton, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attributing Negative Affect to Neutral Faces in Socially Anxious College Students

Rebecca Kutcher, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College Students Attitudes Toward Individuals with Tattoos

Rita Amine, University of the Pacific
Dylan Bacon, University of the Pacific
Haley Cunningham, University of the Pacific
Ryan Neitzel, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College Students’ Attitudes Regarding Texting While Driving

Audrey Tam, University of the Pacific
James Jang, University of the Pacific
Daniel Ray, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do Ask, Do Tell! Conforming Tendencies in Attitudes Toward the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy in the College Population

Camay Bul, University of the Pacific
Brooke Engelbrecht, University of the Pacific
Lauren Movlai, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engineering Art Explorations: An Undergraduate Research

Robyn Nariyoshi, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Examining the Affects of Belief In A Just World Theory on one’s Judgments and Perceptions

Ruchi Shah, University of the Pacific
Kimberly Rector, University of the Pacific
Carina Oropeza, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fish, Fields, or Front Yards: An Environmental Science Capstone Seminar’s Plan for Balancing Uses of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Carly A. Hiromoto, University of the Pacific
Christopher J. Brown, University of the Pacific
Kaitlen C. Colafrancesco, University of the Pacific
Win N. McLaughlin, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Got Homophobia? Central Persuasion of Attitudes Towards Homosexuality in the Military

Byron Miller, University of the Pacific
Katie Warnke, University of the Pacific
Angelica Gums, University of the Pacific
Maria Garcia, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How New Media Has Affected Bullying

Oscar Jimenez, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“I Want To Feel You On the Inside”: The Relationship Between Sexually Aggressive Music and Sexual Aggression

Ana Blanco, University of the Pacific
Chevohn Taleb, University of the Pacific
Melissa Torres, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Manipulating Word Recall Using Pictures Depicting Sexual Orientation

Cathya Acuna, University of the Pacific
Ritz Castaneda, University of the Pacific
Erica Walker, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mass Media and Misperceptions of the War in Iraq

Julianne Golingan, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Perception of Homosexual Marriage Based on Clothing Styles

Rebecca Kutcher, University of the Pacific
Mariciel Eugenio, University of the Pacific
Mai Tran, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Relative Deprivation and College Students: The Money / Happiness Link

Igor Reznik, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Steampunk Jewelry for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ginger Mooney, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stockton Speaks

Kathryn Crader, University of the Pacific
Jessica Semler, University of the Pacific
Stephanie Choate, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students’ Expectations for Marriage and Styles of Love

Katie Warnke, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The (1,2)-Step Competition Graph of a Round Out-Tournament

Yeoil (Steve) Yun, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To Drink or Not to Drink? College Students’ Ideas of Self-Worth and Religiosity in Relation to Motivations, Frequency, and Consumption of Alcohol

Ana M. Blanco, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Wow, I Didn’t Realize I do That?!:” Using Emergent Technology to Develop Pedagogical Skills in PE Student-Teachers

Joey Gullikson, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Analysis of Structure-Function Relationship in Taq DNA polymerase

Maricela Salcedo, University of the Pacific
Katherine Grutas, University of the Pacific
Lyly Doan, University of the Pacific
Matt Ono, University of the Pacific
Patrick Batoon, University of the Pacific
Joshua Espejo, University of the Pacific
Teresa Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Elaine Chau, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Carbon Sequestration Totals in a Managed Mixed Coniferous Forest vs. an Unmanaged Mixed Coniferous Forest

Cristina Autry, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

cDNA Library Screening to Identify Novel Silk Genes for Potential Use in Spider Silk Production

Lisa Pham, University of the Pacific
Teri Chiang, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chemical Evolution and Hydrology of Northern Sierra Nevadan Mineral Springs

Kaitlen Colafrancesco, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Ionic Strength on Aqueous Solutions of Xanthene Dyes

Nina Huynh, University of the Pacific
Deena Sadel, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Water-Miscible Organic Solvents on Thermal Stability of DNA Oligonucleotides

Mikael Minier, University of the Pacific
Farah Shaheen, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Examining the Effects of Vitamin D3 on the Attenuation of Rad 51 Protein on Tumor Formation in a Hamster Buccal Pouch Model

Karim Shallwani, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fishing for Facts and Fiction

Christopher Taing, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fishing for spider silk genes

Matthew Warnock, University of the Pacific
Ted Dodson, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fluorescence Quenching of Tris(2,2’- bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) in 0.5 M Aqueous Sulfuric Acid by Copper(II) and Iron (III) at Room temperature

Deena Sadeli, University of the Pacific
Nina Huynh, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Folding Events in Small Proteins: Gas-phase Versus Solvated Systems

Nakeeta Sawyers, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Folding Events in Small Proteins: Where, when, how often?

Eric Woo, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identification of Novel cDNAs that Code for Spider Silk in Black Widow Spiders

Gerard Waworundeng, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inhibitory Effects of Vitamin D3 on Rad51 in MCF-7 Cells

Maeville Dela Cruz, University of the Pacific
Daniel Lu, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isolation and Analysis of Black Widow Spider cDNA Sequence

Jeongfill Yun, University of the Pacific
Bryden Regehr, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isolation of cDNAs from Black Widow cDNA Library

Linda Truong, University of the Pacific
Erik Lam, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isolation of cDNAs from Lactrodectus hesperus

Robert Costisevschi, University of the Pacific
Charles Kim, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Search for New Genes Involved in the Spider Silk Pathway

Esther Pak, University of the Pacific
Thao Ho, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spider Silk: Steel of the Future

Jyoti Contractor, University of the Pacific
Frances Pham, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sustainable Living Guide for the University of the Pacific

Daryl D. Mar, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Taking the Sticky out of Spider Silk

Craig Jeong, University of the Pacific
Lynna Nguyen, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The All-Powerful Universal Secretor: Does it Really Exist?

Seth Gomez, University of the Pacific
Namphuong T. Tran, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Building Blocks of Life: The Factors Affecting a Helical Structure in Proteins

Jiahui Kelly Chen, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Secret Behind the Silk Web

Michael Lee, University of the Pacific
Constance Liu, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

University of the Pacific Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2006-2009

Christopher J. Brown, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Unraveling the Mystery of Spider Silk

Huy Cao, University of the Pacific
Olivia Chu, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Unwebbing the Unforeseen: Searching for new spider silk genes

Krishna Kansagra, University of the Pacific
Willie Tang, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using Hydroacoustics to Monitor Tidal Behavior and Movement of Fish

Phillip Poirie, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Web of Spiderman —The Search for Novel Genes Involved in Spider Silk Production

Danny Tran, University of the Pacific
Adrienne Nguyen, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

When the Going Gets Tough, the Silk Keeps Going

Christine Ho, University of the Pacific
Carolyn Tran-Math, University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2:00 PM

99.999% Very Near the Speed of Light.

Shawn Michael Kerns, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A Solar Power Sun Tracking System

Maha Al-Awadhi, University of the Pacific
Sven Cremer, University of the Pacific
Mallorie Gattie, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bending Resistance Tester

Matthew Del Querra, University of the Pacific
Brian Domecus, University of the Pacific
Connor Halberg, University of the Pacific
Ashley Stubblefield

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

DWR Delta Field Division Water Treatment Plant

Delicia Borja, University of the Pacific
Emerson Baldoz, University of the Pacific
Akira Kak, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Hammer Triangle Transit Facility

Andrew Mitchell, University of the Pacific
Phuo Dang, University of the Pacific
Daniel Meza, University of the Pacific
Audrey Puah, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

iPhone RPS Gaming Glove

Alberto Sanchez, University of the Pacific
Nick Fujita, University of the Pacific
Kalei Lua, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pediatric Trainer: Giving Children a Helping Hand

Erin Ostby, University of the Pacific
Kristin Taylor, University of the Pacific
Jiovanna Vera, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Port View Blackbeard’s Tavern

Adrian Sanchez, University of the Pacific
Michael Franssen, University of the Pacific
Paulo Leal, University of the Pacific
Charley Scott, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Portable Drum Stage

Aric Evins, University of the Pacific
Nicholas Gillett, University of the Pacific
Cora Van Dyk, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Portable Heating And Cooling Testing System

Robert Galetto, University of the Pacific
Erin Hardy, University of the Pacific
Shih-Yu Ni, University of the Pacific
Michael O'Rourke, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Residential Stirling Power Generation

Robert Camfield, University of the Pacific
Miguel Hernandez, University of the Pacific
Robert LaDuca, University of the Pacific
Michael Mugar

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Solar Panel Characterization

Wayne Arnold, University of the Pacific
Travis Damaso, University of the Pacific
Kimo Klask, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Spreading the Glove: New Glove May Aid Injured Water Polo Players

Kim Ortiz, University of the Pacific
Alex Elcenko, University of the Pacific
Ray Garcia, University of the Pacific
Sylvia Le, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The “Melting” Spoon

Jeremy Domen, University of the Pacific
Nick Merrier, University of the Pacific
Franklin Corpuz, University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM