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2021
Wednesday, August 11th
9:00 AM

McNair Symposium (Video Recording)

McNair Scholars Program

9:00 AM

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Profiles and Abstracts 2021

McNair Scholars Program

9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Efficacy of Curcumin in Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Tabitha Grow, Portland State University
Adam Sadowski, Portland State University

9:10 AM

9:20 AM

Linear Algebra; Mathematical Education in Science and Technology; Learning Strategies

Safia Ali Noor, Portland State University

9:20 AM

9:30 AM

Exploring the Impact of Interpersonal Trust on Health Outcomes in Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon

Julie Ha, Portland State University
Yves Labissiere, Portland State University

9:30 AM

9:40 AM

Liberalism, Settlement, Sacrifice: Towards a Genealogy of Sacrificial Politics

Marshall Scheider, Portland State University
Adam Culver, Portland State University

9:40 AM

9:55 AM

The Effect of Apremilast on Circadian Rhythm in the Ventral Tegmental Area

Courtney Ledford, Portland State University
Angela Ozburn, Oregon Health & Science University

9:55 AM

10:05 AM

Comparing Heavy Metal Content Found in Spinach (Spinacia Oleracea) Grown on the Roof And Ground Sites At Portland State University

Tyler Robin, Portland State University
Gwynn R. Johnson, Portland State University
Olyssa Starry, Portland State Uinversity

10:05 AM

10:15 AM

Making Use Of Prosodic Resources in a New Language: Self-repetition In Wh-Questions in Talk-In-Interaction

Phoebe Cordova, Portland State University
John Hellermann, Portland State University

10:15 AM

10:25 AM

Perceptual Mismatch Between Meso and Macro Policy at Tokyo International University

Brianna Ross, Portland State University
Kimberly Brown, Portland State University

10:25 AM

10:40 AM

Using Blood Biomarkers to Predict Traumatic Brain Injury

Rosol Hatim Mikail, Portland State University
Martin Schreiber, Portland State University

10:40 AM

10:50 AM

CD40L and TNF-alpha Levels After Traumatic Injury

Queen Revollido, Portland State University
Martin Schreiber, Portland State University

10:50 AM

11:00 AM

Nerve Tissue Targeted Fluorophore Synthesis: From Scheme to Administration

Cassandra Mathieson, Portland State University
Robert Strongin, Portland State University

11:00 AM

11:10 AM

Examining ∆8-THC Vaping Degradant Toxicant Formation

Michael Fernando, Portland State University
Robert Strongin, Portland State University

11:10 AM

11:25 AM

Determining Airflows and Volatile Organic Compound Source Strengths for an Occupied School

Brett Stinson, Portland State University
Elliott T. Gall, Portland State University

11:25 AM

11:35 AM

Is Addicted Phenomenology Just Human Phenomenology?

Benji Mahaffey, Portland State University
Tom Seppalainen, Portland State University

11:35 AM

11:45 AM

The Role Of Neighborhood and Social Determinants of Health: Investigating Health-Related Social Needs Among The Portland Metropolitan Area in Oregon

Roselie Agulto, Portland State University
Bruce Goldberg, Portland State University

11:45 AM

11:55 AM

A Comparative State Policy Analysis of Sexual Health Bills in the US Concerning Abortion, Maternal Mortality, Postpartum Depression, and Medicaid

Yuliana Hernandez Paniagua, Portland State University
Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman, Oregon Health & Science University

11:55 AM

12:15 PM

Spatial Analysis of African American Residency in Multnomah County according to the 2010 US Census

Red Burkett, Portland State University
Jola Ajibade, Portland State University

12:15 PM

12:25 PM

Exploring How Gentrification-related Effects Impact the Health of Older Black Adults

Ann Wachana, Portland State University
Holly Hinson, Oregon Health & Science University

12:25 PM

12:35 PM

Hybrid-lipid Coated Silver Nanoparticles as an Antimicrobial

Alexandria Murphy, Portland State University
Marilyn R. Mackiewicz, Portland State University
Michael S. Bartlett, Portland State University

12:35 PM

12:45 PM

A Cyber-Anthropological Interrogation of East Asian Parenting Styles and Kinship Systems

Catherine Lefevre, Portland State University
Charles H. Klein, Portland State University

12:45 PM

1:00 PM

American Apartheid In The Walamt Valley: The Creation Of Grand Ronde And The Struggle To Assimilate In A Segregated Society

Bruce Jenks, Portland State University
Katrine Barber, Portland State University

1:00 PM

1:10 PM

Mass Consistent, Analytical Near Wake Models for Wind Turbines

Zein Sadek, Portland State University
Raul Bayoán Cal, Portland State University

1:10 PM

1:20 PM

Understanding the Metabolic Regulation of Trained Immunity by Palmitic Acid

Khaleda Aqaei, Portland State University
Brooke A. Napier, Portland State University

1:20 PM

1:30 PM

Motivational Factors and Opportunities to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors among Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (NHPI)

Shanthia Espinosa, Portland State University
Alma M. O. Trinidad, Portland State University

1:30 PM

1:55 PM

The Perforant Path And Activity Dependent Synaptic Plasticity

Amirali Veshagh, Portland State University
Gary Westbrook, Portland State University

1:55 PM

2:05 PM

Niche Partitioning And Utilization Of Different Nitrogen Sources By Marine Cyanobacteria Synechococcus

Angel Bui, Portland State University
Anne W. Thompson, Portland State University

2:05 PM

2:15 PM

Description of Anti-Sinking Pilus Subunits in Picocyanobacteria

Max Wrubel, Portland State University
Anne W. Thompson, Portland State University

2:15 PM

2:30 PM

A Paleoseismic Study Of The Twin Lakes Fault, Mount Hood Fault Zone, Oregon

Charlie Carr, Portland State University
Ashley Streig, Portland State University

2:30 PM

2:40 PM

The Social Determinants of Human Milk Banking: Impacts of Demographic and Geographical Factors on Human Milk Donor Behavior

Zayba Z. Afshar, Portland State University
Claire Wheeler, Portland State University

2:40 PM

2:50 PM

Measuring The Correlation Between Adverse Childhood Experience And The Severity Of Psoriasis Within Portland State University Community

Thy Bach, Portland State University
Claire Wheeler, Portland State University

2:50 PM

3:00 PM

Flocks, Digraphs, and Oscillator Arrays

Choomno Moos, Portland State University
J. J. P. Veerman, Portland State University

3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Reporting Adherence to Resistance Training in Cancer Survivors and their Partners: A Comparison Between Prescribed and Received Training Dose

Oliver Lumbad, Portland State University
Kerri Winters-Stone, Oregon Health & Science University

3:15 PM