This series features exemplary undergraduate student research from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, including selected senior theses, honors work, research reports, data sets, and other academic and creative projects completed by undergraduate students in Pepperdine University's Seaver College.

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Submissions from 2016

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Life, Liberty, and the Lack of Paid Parental Leave: Media Framing of Parental Leave in the United States, Marissa A. Baly

Submissions from 2015

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Water Poverty in California’s Rural Disadvantaged Communities, Alyssa J. Galik

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Reversing Stereotypes: The Good Black Man America Has Yet to Know, Alexandria Harris

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Asian American Congressional Representation, Christine Kim

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A Necessity of Morals, Austin McElrath

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The Curse of Fortune; Responding to Luck Objections in an Uncooperative World, Kyle Morgan

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Just Desert, Onur Sahin

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A Framework of Responsibility and Absolution, Tobin Wilson

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A Morally Consistent Character or Absolute Free Will: Which Should We Choose?, Sarah Woods

Submissions from 2014

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Reduced Ability of Drought-Effected Plants to Assimilate Carbon Dioxide, Adrian Alvarado, Francisco De Mendiola, Julia Namkoong, and Yunni Zhai

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Drought-Induced Mortality in Malosma Iaurina and Ceanothus megacarpus in Response to California's Changing Climate, Stefano Berrios, Stefani Francisco, and Olivia Kim

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Measuring Performance of a Weedy Species (Nicotania glauca) vs. a Native Species (Venegasia Carpesioides) on the Pepperdine Campus, Emily J. Blair, Zach G. Coffman, and Celina Y. Jones

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Measuring Photosynthesis to Evaluate Photoprotection by Anthocyanins in Malosma laurina, Jorge Bojorkez-Calderon and Hannah Imson

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Finding a Frame that Fits: Analyzing Rival Framing of American Gun Control Policy in 2013, Alexander Booker

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The Mechanical Strength of Malosma laurina Leaves Corresponds with Survivability During Extreme Drought, Alexander Booth, Alexander Corwin, and Matthew Chung

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Effects of Personal Gardens on the Reduction of Atmospheric CO2 and Climate Change, Jacqueline N. Brody, Paige L. Elson, and Brittany V. New

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Seedling Survival after Novel Drought-Induced Germination in Ceanothus megacarpus, Amanda M. Burns

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The Effects of Carbon Black on Cell Viability, Abigail Calixto and Jay Brewster

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Leaf Foliar Absorption in Pentagramma triangularis and Polypodium californicum, Justin Choe, Carlos Larios, William Prorok, and Emily Rose Pierce

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Assessment of p38 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in regulating apoptosis during low and high ER stress, Zachary G. Coffman

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Differential Survival of Chaparral Shrub Species in Response to Severe Drought, Hannah Dario

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Community Structure and Differential Mortality of Chaparral during Extreme Drought, Keb Doak, Allison Hubbard, and Alawna Jamison

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Ethnobotanical Promotion of Fibroblast Growth Using Yerba Santa Extract, Carletta F. Dobbins, Paige A. Sutherland, and Emily A. Woods

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Ethnobotanical Promotion of Fibroblast Growth Using Yerba Santa Extract, Carlie F. Dobbins, Paige A. Sutherland, and Emily A. Woods

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Coreopsis gigantea and Ice Plant Relationship on Point Dume, Lizzie Fichtner, McCartney Ruff, and Sean Hanson