Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences




Health & Natural Sciences & Engineering





AHS-E1-1.
An Experiment in LGBT Representation in Fiction

Sinclair Adams, Maile Chapman, Ph.D.

AHS-E1-2.
A Summer of Ashes and Isolation
Michael Jones, Andrew Nicholson, Ph.D.


AHS-L1-1.
Bridging the Gap Between Drug Treatment and Accessibility in the Silver State
Vanessa Booth, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L1-2
LVMPD Statistical Activity Report, September 2020
Olivia Cheche, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L1-3
The Relationship Between Racial Microaggressions Within the Family and Multiracial Identity Turbulence
Aimy Paulsen, Gloria Wong-Pandoongatt, Ph.D.

AHS-L1-4
Las Vegas Metro: Heat and Demographics
Kristian Thymianos, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L1-5
Partisan Change and Population Density of Congressional Districts in the Mountain West
Eshaan Vakil, William E. Brown Jr., Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L2-1
The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Nevada
Katie Gilbertson, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L2-2
Venture Capital in Nevada
Peter Grema, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-L2-3
Signaling at Work: US Ratings of Variable Male Facial Hair among Servers, Mechanics and Executives
Jorge Paiz-Say, Lyndsey Craig, Peter Gray, Ph.D.

AHS-L2-4
Neighborhood Change in Las Vegas
Elia Solano-Patricio, William E. Brown Jr., Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.


AHS-O1-1
How Misinformation Spreads on Twitter: A Case Study on the 1 October Mass Shooting
Mary Blankenship, William E. Brown Jr.

AHS-O1-2
Visualizing Vulnerable Jobs in Nevada
Peter Grema, Vanessa Booth, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-O1-3
The Movement of Armenian Genocide Refugees in the Middle East
Victoria Limon, Michelle Tusan, Ph.D.

AHS-O1-4
Racial Profiling: Understanding the Practice of Stop-and-Frisk in New York City
Lisa Ly, Emily Troshynski, Ph.D.

AHS-O1-5
Spanish from the “East Side” of Las Vegas: Use and Distribution of the Simple Past Tense in Spanish Heritage Speakers of Sunrise Manor
Nathalie Martinez, Heather Lusty, Ph.D., Norma Marrun, Ph.D., Margarita Jara, Ph.D.


AHS-O2-1
“Le Vrai Français”: The Manipulation of Collective Cultural Memory and Collective Identity in Postwar France
Victoria Dey, Miguel La Serna, Ph.D.

AHS-O2-2
A Critical Analysis of the Body Positive Movement on Instagram: Is it Positive for Body Image?
Ayla Gelsinger, Natalie Pennington, Ph.D.

AHS-O2-3
Effects of Helmet Use on Concussion Rates across Sport Categories
Luke Maietta, Julia Maietta, Daniel Allen, Ph.D.

AHS-O2-4
Soundness and Completeness for Modal Logic
Yuria Mann, Brandon Gepford, Nielle Price, Jesse Fitts, Ph.D.

AHS-O2-5
Girls in STEM Day: An Analysis of Middle School Girls’ Interests In STEM 
Emily Carter, Tina Vo, Ph.D.


AHS-P1-1
China’s Growth During the Pandemic 
Sheccid Crayton, Eunice Lopez, Djeto Assane, Ph.D.

AHS-P1-2
Universal Healthcare is a Human Right
Mey Mey Heng, Daniel Bubb, Ph.D.

AHS-P1-3
Analyzing Wage Gap in the 21st Century Through Oaxaca-Blinder Decomposition 
Cindy Navarrette, Brooke Foster, Djeto Assane, Ph.D.

AHS-P1-4
Study of Repeated Sexual Victimization 
LaShawn Tith, Seong Park, Ph.D.

AHS-P1-5
The Effects of Intergenerational Trauma, Socioeconomic Status, and Religiosity on the Stigma of Mental Health within the African American Community of Las Vegas 
Zykeya Webb, Patricia Heisser-Metoyer, Ph.D.


AHS-P2-1
Effects of a Blood Glucose Rescue on Alzheimer’s-Related Pathology in Young Versus Aged Hyperglycemic Mouse Models 
Ava Platt, Andrew Ortiz, Amanda Leisgang, Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D.

AHS-P2-2
Evaluating the Quality of Correlation Estimates Under Data Point Censoring 
Fitsum Ayele, Kimberly Barchard, Ph.D.

AHS-P2-3
Communication of Body Positivity in Instagram’s Online Space 
Ayla Babakitis, Kira Tran

AHS-P2-4
Diabetes Mellitus Affects Network Activity in Alzheimer’s Rat Models 
Dylone Braganza, Bailey Udin, James Hyman, Ph.D.

AHS-P2-5
Microaggressions Associated with the Adult Stuttering Experience 
Alexus Crawford, Shanley Treleaven, Ph.D., Lillian Dang, Marla Erwin, Ph.D., Jillian Edgerly, Alison Turk, Geoffrey Coalson, Ph.D.

AHS-P2-6
Influence of High-Level Global Properties on the Memorability of Natural Auditory Scenes 
Lucero Pineda-Roman, Margaret McMullin, Joel Snyder, Ph.D.


AHS-P3-1
Puppet Talk
Darlyn Magana, Jared Leslie, Felix Wang, Ph.D.

AHS-P3-2
Differences in Informant Reports of Behaviors in Children with Selective Mutism by SES
Veronica Mullins, Jordan Tirone, Victoria Bacon, Christopher Kearney, Ph.D.

AHS-P3-3
The Benefits of Creative Writing for People with Personality and Mood Disorders, a Research Proposal
Michal Newhouse, Arianne Fisher, Ph.D.

AHS-P3-4
Racial Differences in School Absenteeism
Carmen Nieto, Kimberly Usbeck, Michael Fensken, Christopher Kearney, Ph.D.

AHS-P3-5
Restorative Justice Practices and Disproportionality in School Discipline
Tyler Tulman, Heather Thompson, Sam Song, Ph.D.

AHS-P3-6
Gender Differences in Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors of Children with Selective Mutism
Kimberly Usbeck, Carmen Nieto, Michael Fensken, Melanie Rede, Christopher Kearney, Ph.D.


AHS-P4-1
Examining Representation of Vegan Diets and Healthy Living on Instagram
Amanda Perez, Kira Tran

AHS-P4-2
Emotions – Reactivity and Regulation – Are Associated with Specific Risky Behaviors in College Students
Reynafe Aniga, Andrew Freeman, Ph.D.

AHS-P4-3
Broadband Accessibility and the CCSD Digital Divide
Vanessa Booth, Caitlin Saladino, Ph.D.

AHS-P4-4
Racial Microaggressions and Resilience: The Latinx Experience
Lianelys Cabrera Martinez, Aldo Barrita, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Ph.D.


HNSE-L1-1
Bioremediation complemented with bio-Enhanced Nano-ZVI to Treat contaminated groundwater with chromium Chlorate, and Chloroform
Carlos Arias, Jacimaria Batista, Ph.D.

HNSE-L1-2
Laser Cavity
Antonio Bernardino, Yan Zhou, Ph.D.

HNSE-L1-3
Investigations of B-site Ordered Double Perovskite Sr2NaIO6
Cameron Kirk, Eduardo Montoya, Jonathan George, Eunja Kim, Ph.D.

HNSE-L1-4
Perchlorate and Co-contaminants Reduction Through Bioremediation
Noor Kordi, Yasaman Saedi, Jacimaria Batista, Ph.D.

AHS-L1-5
Understanding Metalloproteinase Inhibition Mechanism using Yeast Surface Display
Imam Sanousi, Mari Toumaian, Bella Do, Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Ph.D.


HNSE-L2-1
Regioselective Bronsted Acid Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Beta-Naphthol
Emarose Ahmed, Jeffrey Ash, Ngantu Le, Roland Leyson, Jun Yong Kang, Ph.D.

HNSE-L2-2
A Sequence Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Strains
Ann Beck, Sharmada Swaminath, Ph.D., Edwin Oh, Ph.D.

HNSE-L2-3
Cardiac Fibroblasts Gene Expression Patterns During Reverse Modeling
Tasneem Ikram, Malina Ivey, Onur Kanisicak, Ph.D.

HNSE-L2-4
The Effects of Male Olfactory Signal on Female Behavior in Drosophila grimshawi
Robin Kee, Donald Price, Ph.D.

HNSE-L2-5
Bead Based Aptamer Research: Affordable and Accessible SELEX Methodology Used to Isolate Novel Aptamers
Gautam Rangappa, Gwendolyn Stovall, Ph.D.

HNSE-L2-6
Regulation and Action of Cx43 in the Uterus during Pregnancy
Mitchell Anderson, Scott Barnett, Ph.D.


HNSE-O1-1
Biomaterial Research for a Novel Knee Implant
Ammar Ahmed, Maria Ramos Gonzalez, Brendan O’Toole, Ph.D.

HNSE-O1-2
Developmental Neurogenetics-Analysis of Multiple Mouse Strains Resulting in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Aaron Cheng, Van Co, Edwin Oh, Ph.D.

HNSE-O1-3
A Comparative Study of Machine Learning (ML) Techniques for Imbalanced Pediatric Patient Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Mortality Prediction
Franklin Fuchs, Omar Kamal, Hanao Li, So Young Ryu, Ph.D., Mihye Ahn, Ph.D.

HNSE-O1-4
Joint Test Machines: An Overview
Drew Nemeth, Maria Ramos Gonzalez, Brandan O’Toole, Ph.D.


HNSE-O2-1
Combined Energy Drink and Alcohol Consumption in College Students
Carsyn Hendriks, Arpita Basu, Ph.D.

HNSE-O2-2
Graphic Medicine Education for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Caregivers
Natalie Johns, Parvesh Kumar, Ph.D.

HNSE-O2-3
Spike Nozzle Design for Use in Nanosat Orbital Maneuvering
Drew Nemeth, Yi-Tung Chen, Ph.D.

HNSE-O2-4
On the Structure of Graphs with Either Convergent or Divergent Sequences of Pn-Line Graphs
Alvaro Carbonero, Michelle Robinette, Ph.D.


HNSE-P1-1
Cystic Fibrosis

Renad Alsayyad, Tiffany Chen, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P1-2
A Timeline of Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Diana Anguiano, Stephanie Karl, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P1-3
Timeline of the Pathology and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Cecil Babul, Nicholas Kolch, Abdullah Sattar, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P1-4
A Timeline of Achondroplasia
Khadija Bhatti, Angelica Eagle, Heaven Lucero, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P1-5
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Timeline
Vanessa Cadiz, Rodney Tan, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P1-6
A Timeline of Breast Cancer
Kyle Diago, Karen Agaronian, Asad Chowdhry, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.


HNSE-P2-1
Genetics of Cervical Cancer: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Jesica Godinez, Azucena Benito, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P2-2
Marfan Syndrome
Kevin Johnson, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P2-3
Understanding Retts Syndrome Through Genetic Analysis
Kory Koryakos, Carly Quintana, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P2-4
The Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes
Alexandra Manning, Brandon Gepford, Nielle Price, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P2-5
A Timeline of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Guadalupe Moreno-Ceballos, Yonosuke DeJesus, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P2-6
Development of Public Health Message on Down Syndrome
Gabrielle Murad, Melanie Garcia, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.


HNSE-P3-1
Analysis of the Relationship Between Body Temperature and Spleen Mass in Tenrec ecaudatus
Marc Austin Adriatico, Frank van Breukelen, Ph.D.

HNSE-P3-2
The Role of CD33 in Microglial Neuroinflammation and Phagocytosis
Kenny Do, Atoshi Banerjee, Ph.D., Jingchun Chen, Ph.D.

HNSE-P3-3
Testing for a Smad Requirement in Wnt Signaling in Drosophila Embryos
Samantha Giannantonio, Laurel Raftery, Ph.D.

HNSE-P3-4
The Role of V-ATPase During Eye Regeneration in Xenopus laevis
Iris Nava, Kelly Tseng, Ph.D.

HNSE-P3-5
Amino Acid Proportions of Na+/H+ gene in Halophiles vs Non-Halophiles
Kavenpreet Bal, Robert Furrow, Ph.D.


HNSE-P4-1
A Cure Strategy for Huntington’s Disease
Alexa Paikai, Margaret de la Rosa, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P4-2
Heterologous Expression and Purification of Hevea brasiliensis Small Rubber Particle Protein expressed in E. coli
Maggie Benally, Edurne Gonzalez, Luis Fonseca, Christie Howard, Ph.D.

HNSE-P4-3
A Hot-Start RT Xenopolymerase: A Novel RNA Aptamer Based Reversible Inhibitor to Improve Performance of Single-Enzyme RT-PCR
James Guerra, III, Gwendolyn Stovall, Ph.D.

HNSE-P4-4
Analysis of Photobleaching Decay Rates of Fluorescein Fluorophore
Amanda Ecret, David Cooper, Ph.D.

HNSE-P4-5
Assessment of Microglia Immune Response following GABA B Receptor and Toll-Like Receptor 3 Activation
Nicholas Kolch, Michael Kimmich, Arnold Salazar, Ph.D., Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D

HNSE-P4-6
Examination of GABA B Receptor Levels After PolyI:C and Baclofen Administrations in Female Mouse Models
Abdullah Sattar, Kyle Diago, Nicholas Kolch, Michael Kimmich, Arnold Salazar, Ph.D., Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D


HNSE-P5-1
Narrative Review of Implicit Bias on Black Patients and How It Influences Patient Care
Davenia Boothe, Manoj Sharma, Ph.D.

HNSE-P5-2
Major correlators of Physical Activity in the LGB Community
Raisa Kabir, Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

HNSE-P5-3
Desert Cultivation of Lion’s Mane
Heather Zepeda, Levent Atici, Ph.D.

HNSE-P5-4
Gender and Racial Disparities in Elderly Stage-I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A SEER 2006-2015 Analysis
Maya Jenkins, Sheila Clark, Ph.D.

HNSE-P5-5
The Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Reduce Stress in Young Adults Attending College Without any Apparent History of Major Chronic Illness: A Research Proposal
Ciara Northen, Manoj Sharma, Ph.D.

HNSE-P5-6
Sickle Cell Disease: Past, Present, and Future
Breanna Tavernini, Ryan Alexander, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-1
Synthesis of Carvacrol Derived Sulfonamides for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
Si Chen, Pradip Bhowmik, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-2
A Comparison of Metal Nanoparticle Modified Boron Doped Diamond Electrodes for the Electrochemical Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide
Paula Cordero, Elizabeth Monroe, Sui Ching Phyng, Ph.D., Cory Rusinek, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-3
Systematic gene knockout for the assessment of antibiotic resistance in Clostridioides difficile
Samrawit Misiker, Amber Consul, Ernesto Abel-Santos, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-4
Estimating Mass Emission Rates from Clamshell Dredges
Caitlyn Schreiber, David James, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-5
AutoNN: Unsupervised Inference for Optimizing Deep Feedforward Neural Network Architecture
Cameron Keokolo Tabion, Tejaswini Mallavarapu, Junggab Son, Mingon Kang, Ph.D.

HNSE-P6-6
Measurement of Dust Particle Charge for Water-free Cleaning of Solar Panels
Anayeli Flores-Garibay, Biswajit Das, Ph.D.


HNSE-P7-1
Tory II Nuclear Ramjet
Ryan Murray, Leonardo Georgescu, Tate McDonald, William Culbreth, Ph.D.

HNSE-P7-2
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Janilynn Gatpayat, Nathaniel James Jauregui, Yarlin Mayor, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P7-3
The History of Prader-Willi Syndrome and its Life-Long Effects on Affected Individuals
Amber Rivera, Kirsten Alsua, Marrisol Sanchez, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P7-4
Type 1 Hereditary Hemochromatosis: A Timeline
Matthew Rubinstein, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P7-5
Angelman Syndrome: A Timeline
Eric Samson, Romi Sinai, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P7-6
Hemophilia
Shivangi Sinha, Tanaejah Miller, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-1
Exploring the Progressive Research of Hemochromatosis
Oscar Toro, Chris Jeong, Lauren Talavera, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-2
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in Asian Populations
An Truong, Sijia Li, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-3
The History of Fragile X Syndrome
Louie Zendejas, Luis Burgos Branchs, Erika Vaca Lopez, Kathryn Rafferty, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-4
The Optimization of a Signed Tree
Janelle Domantay, Alvaro Carbonero, Karen Guthrie, Michelle Robinette, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-5
Structure and Bandgap of O-incorporated CsPtI3 Halide Perovskites
Kristen Tagaytayan, Shubhra Bansal, Ph.D.

HNSE-P8-6
C-terminal Variants Associated with Disease
Zachary FitzHugh, Xioagang Wu, Martin Schiller, Ph.D.

HNSE-P9-1
Measurement of the Energy Dependence of X‐ray-Induced Decomposition of Nucleobases
Kevin Ayala Pineda, Petrika Cifligu, Michael Pravica, Ph.D.

HNSE-P9-2
PyXtal-FF an Automated Python Library for Force Field Construction
David Zagaceta, Howard Yanxon, Qiang Zhu, Ph.D.

HNSE-P9-3
Diverse Viral UDG-fused DNA Polymerases in Metagenomes from Geothermal Springs and Possible Role in Coupled Nucleotide Repair and Replication
Ryan Doss, Brian Hedlund, Ph.D., Marike Palmer, Philippos Tsourkas, Ph.D.

HNSE-P9-4
Genes Potentially Related to Pcm1
Nabih Ghani, Chinglan Chang, Edwin Oh, Ph.D.

HNSE-P9-5
Effect of Mutations of Ciliary Genes within Cancers
Richard Gu, Van Vo, Ph.D., Edwin Oh, Ph.D.