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Effectiveness of Frog Skin Secretions Against UV-B Radiation

Connor McGaha
Kinkade McMurray
Lee B. Kats, Pepperdine University

2024
Friday, March 22nd
1:30 PM

A Friend in a High Place: Social Support and Its Moderating Effect on the Association Between Negative Interpersonal Interactions and Ambulatory Blood Pressure

Eunji Shin
Emilie Chai, University of California - San Diego
Nataria Joseph, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

A tick's quest: The effects of climatic stress on host-seeking behavior of wild ticks

Lawson Trimmell
Peter Briggs, Pepperdine University
Javier Monzón, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Association between Estrogen-Related Genetics and Microbial Factors in Breast Tissue

Rachel Yutong Jiang
Lindsey Marian
Leah Stiemsma, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Chaparral fern gametophytes experience microclimates with more moisture and more moderate temperatures than fern sporophytes

Samuel Fitzgerald, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Checking for ticks: Analyzing the efficiency of different tick collection methods

Peter Briggs, Pepperdine University
Lawson Trimmell
Javier Monzón, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Coomassie Brilliant Blue Dye as a Method for Analyzing Fracture Markings in Bone

Abigail Hoffmeister
David Harutunyan, Pepperdine University
Matthew Aizawa, Pepperdine University
Everett Baker, Pepperdine University
Brandon Mendoza, Pepperdine University
Chase Freeman, Pepperdine University
Siran Iskanian, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Dancing on the Knife’s Edge: Violence in the Christian Nationalist Rhetoric of Turning Point Faith’s Founder Charlie Kirk

Adian Imbrogno
Christina L. Littefield, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Dayside Pulsating Diffuse Aurora and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

Thomas Lewer, Pepperdine University
Gerard J. Fasel, Pepperdine University
Maxwell Fargo, Pepperdine University
Ethan Swonger, Pepperdine University
S. Lee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Aidan Hulbert, Pepperdine University
Owen Bradley, Pepperdine University
Arman Manookian, Pepperdine University
Tommy Cleaveland, Pepperdine University
B. Yonano, Pepperdine University
John Mann, Pepperdine University
F. Sigernes, University of Svalbard
D. Lorentzen, University of Svalbard

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Deep learning can be used to classify and segment plant cell types in xylem tissue

Reem Al Dabagh, Pepperdine University
Benjamin Shin, Pepperdine University
Sean Wu, Pepperdine University
Fabien Scalzo, Pepperdine University
Helen Holmlund, Pepperdine University
Jessica Lee, Pepperdine University
Chris Ghim, Pepperdine University
Samuel Fitzgerald, Pepperdine University
Marinna Grijalva, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

DEFICIENT DIETARY FOLIC ACID AND SYSTEMIC DSP-4 INDUCED LOCUS COERULEUS LOSS ASSESSED AS NEURODEGENERATIVE COGNITIVE MODEL IN ADULT CB57/J6 MICE

Gabriel Kong, Pepperdine University
Aristotle Zeng, Pepperdine University
Theo Helm, Pepperdine University
Simon Khorani, Pepperdine University
Rohan Rampal, Pepperdine University
Smayana Kurapati, Pepperdine University
Riva Ranier, Pepperdine University
Aidan Schmidt, Pepperdine University
Maximilian Doane, Pepperdine University
David B. Green PhD
Susan E. Helm PhD

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Determination of the total energy budget of Hetaerina titia: application of a new analytical method to the study of seasonal and regional polyphenism

Conner Marsh
Kathleen M. Coates, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Drone Imagery of Submarine Groundwater Discharge Effects On Coastal Primary Productivity On Coral Reefs in Maunalua Bay, Hawai'i

Lulu Wang, Pepperdine University
Florybeth Flores La Valle, Pepperdine University
Grace Kim, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Effectiveness of Frog Skin Secretions Against UV-B Radiation

Connor McGaha
Kinkade McMurray
Lee B. Kats, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Exploring Photochemical Formic Acid Dehydrogenation via Iridium Halide Complexes

Lauren McWilliams
Kelsey R. Brereton, Pepperdine University
David B. Green, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Gaseous product identification and kinetic analysis of solid/liquid reactions between alkali chlorides with nitric acid solutions

Kaitlyn Osborne, Pepperdine University
Jane A. Ganske, Jane Ganske

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Giving silenced genes a voice: Activating epigenetically silent cancer genes using CRISPR-activation

Catherine Nguyen, Pepperdine University
Jessalyn Chen, Pepperdine University
Jake Velen, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Higher Levels of Neighborhood Disorder as an Indicator of Walking: A Study on African American Emerging Adults

Itzel Alvarez
Nataria Joseph, Pepperdine University
Laurel Peterson, Bryn Mawr College

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Historical Perspectives in Volatility Forecasting Methods with Machine Learning

Zhiang Qiu
Clemens Kownatzki, Pepperdine University
Fabien Scalzo, Pepperdine University
Eun Sang Cha, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Impact of dietary nitrate dose on resistance exercise performance

Isabella G. Lincoln, Pepperdine University
Lauren E. Wideen, Pepperdine University
Justin M. Foster, Pepperdine University
Rachel Tan

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Loneliness Among U.S. College Students During COVID-19: An Exploratory Analysis

Eunji Shin, Pepperdine University
Hangrui Tian, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Loneliness in the Words of First-Generation College Students

Emily Sardaryan
Ellen Galstian, Pepperdine University
Khanh Bui Dr., Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Machine Learning Prediction of Photoluminescence in MoS2: Challenges in Data Acquisition and a Solution via Improved Crystal Synthesis

Ethan Swonger, Pepperdine University
John Mann, Pepperdine University
Jared Horstmann, Pepperdine University
Daniel Yang, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Mathematically modeling how trapping regimes that target specific crayfish life stages impact removal efficacy

Rini Pattison

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Mindset, Virtue Signaling and Volunteering

Corinne Novell, Pepperdine University
Steven Bauer, Pepperdine University
Alice Labban, Pepperdine University
Yingfan Zhu

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Modes of Fracture of Flat Bone: Fracture Direction and Stress

Nolan Wang
Mary K. Holden, Pepperdine University
Everett Baker, Pepperdine University
Nathaniel Lerch, Pepperdine University
Nate Fitch, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Network Evaluation of Influential Sensors: A Proposed Approach

John Mello, Pepperdine University
Kamryn Kamps, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Perceptions of peer kindness, parental understanding, and social isolation among adolescents in 84 countries

Luke Pontoriero

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Pirates and an Acadian Huguenot

Elizabeth Starkey

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Poleward Moving Auroral Forms and Magnetic Reconnection

Gasia Excel
Gerard Fasel
Julia Johnson
Jordana Xu
Parker Para
Amiel Silbol
Rachel Rodriguez
John Mann

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Prediction of Future New Entrepreneurs Using Population Survey Data

Jackson Walker
Alfonso Berumen
Fabien Scalzo, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Retelling Korean folktales via miniature RC racing

Kevin Hong
Timothy Chen, Pepperdine University
Zoe Macarewa, Pepperdine University
Jesse Cha, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Shades of Identity: Exploring the Impact of Skin Tone, Gender, and Racial Identity on Self-Esteem in African American Emerging Adults

Aniya Terry
Nataria T. Joseph, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Studying the behavior of supersymmetric systems using binary arithmetic and computers.

John Barrier
Kevin Iga

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Textual Variants in Eudora Welty’s "A Piece of News”

Brooke Derrington, Pepperdine University
Abby Choe, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

The Crystallographic, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Study of Square Planar Platinum Complexes with Varying Sterics and Electronics

Madelyn Brizzee
Milan Gembicky, University of California - San Diego
Jake B. Bailey, University of California - San Diego
Kelsey R. Brereton, Pepperdine University
Joseph M. Fritsch, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

The Effect of Study Music Tempo on Short Term Memory Retention in Reading and Verbal Comprehension

Payton Ballinger

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

The Effect of Submarine Groundwater Discharge on Greenhouse Gas Production on a Coral Reef in Maunalua Bay, HI

Kylie Nichols, Pepperdine University

Waves Cafeteria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

The Past, the Future, or an Imitation: Jenny de Mayer and Home

Joshua Huchel
Evan Pallis

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Trabecular Bone Failure Analysis Under Quasi-static Impact

Annika Huckeba
Carrie Saleeb, Pepperdine University
Brittany Lam, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

Utilizing High Resolution Micro-Computed Tomography to Determine the Mechanism of Desiccation for Barnacles

Hassti Tirgardoon
Helen Holmlund, Pepperdine University
Florybeth La Valle

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1:30 PM

X-Currents and Extreme Brightening Events

Abrielle Tio An Mei Wang, Pepperdine University
Gerard J. Fasel, Pepperdine University
Audrey Daucher, Pepperdine Universtiy
Makena Swenski, Pepperdine Unviersity
Andrea Black, Pepperdine University
John Mann, Pepperdine University
Maame Osei-Tutu, Pepperdine University

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM