June 16, 2017

Academic Year 2012-2013

Spring 2013

Student Mentor Project Title
Francis Aguisanda
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
(School of Systems Biology)
Novel bioinformatic and functional strategies for exploring the mechanistic roles of mIRNA regulation in directing dendrite morphogenesis
Saima Ahmad
(Religious Studies)
Maria M Dakake
(Women & Gender Studies Program)
Muslim Study of Other Religions: Methodologies and Challenges Among Muslim Academia
Refka Al-Beyati
(Biology)
Monique van Hoek
(School of Systems Biology)
Characterization of a small molecule (AI-3) from bacteria
Aaron Baker
(Economics and Government and International Politics)
Donald J. Boudreaux
(Dept of Economics)
Prosperity in European Social Welfare Countries and the United States: A Comparative Analysis
Elizabeth Benkart
(Neuroscience)
Kim Blackwell
(Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study)
Dendritic morphology of medium spiny neurons in the dorsal striatum during goal-directed learning
Mary C. Brown
(Foreign Languages)
Antonio Carreno Rodriguez
(Dept of Modern and Classical Languages)
White Knight, Dark Knight: Don Quixote, the Batman Trilogy, and the Emergence of Neo-Baroque Thought in Contemporary Film
Andrew Cedeno
(Biomedical Engineering)
Carolina Salvador Morales
(Dept of Bioengineering)
Toxicity Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes: Inflammation response of Macrophages to the Toxicity of Oxidized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
Brandon Cunje
(Electrical Engineering)
Nathalia Peixoto
(Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Heartbeat, Respiration, and Temperature Sensor
Kara Curtain
(Biology)
David Luther
(Undergraduate Biology Program)
Environmental factors influencing habitat selection at the microhabitat and macrohabitat scales in the eastern worm snake (/Carphophis Amoenus/)
Nicole Dierkes
(History)
Laura Moore
(Dept of History and Art History)
From Brown to Blake: Women’s Impact on Desegregation in Fairfax County from the 1950s through the 1970s
Nathan Dorfman
(Government & International Politics)
Lehn Benjamin
(Dept of Public and International Affairs)
Commuter Rail Transit and the Revitalization of Inner-Ring Suburbs
Thomas Eales
(Chemistry)
Barney Bishop
(Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Affinity Bait Characterization in Smart Hydrogel Particles
Yousef Fazel
(Chemistry)
Beverly Walters
(
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study)
Validity vs. Reliability of the Eastchester Clapping Sign
Leena Halabi
(Global Affairs and Russian/Eurasin Studies)
Eric McGlinchey
(Dept of Public and International Affairs)
A South Caucasus ‘Spring’? Democracy and Autocracy in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan
Mariam Hashemi
(Biology)
Aybike Birerdinc and Ancha Baranova
(School of Systems Biology)
KCTD Genes in Morbidly Obese Patients Diagnosed with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Jordon Higgins
(Bachelor of Individualized Studies)
Robert Youmans
(Dept of Psychology)
Examining the effect of infographics on the confirmation bias
Bradley Hylton
(Computer Game Design)
Scott Martin
(Dept of Computer Game Design)
Applied Real-Time and Pre-Rendered Audio Simulation in Auditory-Only Game Design
Anushay Ibraz
(Communication)
Carl Botan
(Dept of Communication)
Assessing How College Students Communicate Through Different Channels
Travis L Jones
(History)
Howard Kurtz
(Theater)
Costuming in the Federal Theatre Project 1935-1939
Stephen Lippi
(Psychology)
Jane Flinn
(Dept of Psychology)
The Effect of Mild Copper Deficiency on Fear Extinction
Jessica Magnotti
(Biology)
David Luther
(Undergraduate Biology Program)
Discrimination between urban and rural songs in the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis Cardinalis)
Patrick Maloney
(Environmental Science)
Rebecca Dawson
(Dept of Global and Community Health)
The effect of nitrogen dioxide on childhood leukemia rates in the Washington DC metropolitan area
Amani Mansour
(Conflict Analysis &Resolution)
Susan Hirsch and Gina Cerasani
(School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
The Effect of Power Imbalances Between Parties on the Negotiation Process
Atit A Patel
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
(School of Systems Biology)
Dissecting microRNA- Mediated Control Mechanisms Regulating Dendrite Development
Ian Place
(Sociology)
Shannon Davis
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
Have American Become More Politically Polarized? An Examination of General Social Survey Data From 1970 to 2010
Priscila Schroeder Cowan
(Global Affairs)
Jo-Marie Burt
(Dept of Public and International Affairs)
Human Rights & Transitional Justice in Brazil
Bum Sik Sin
(Neuroscience)
Carryl Baldwin
(Dept of Psychology)
Working memory interference and its impact on auditory change deafness
Stephanie Skees
(Social Work)
Cathy Tompkins
(Dept of Social Work)
Breaking Down Long-Term Care: A Comparative Analysis of Elder Care in the United States and Taiwan
Katherine Sullenger
(Psychology)
Keith Renshaw
(Dept of Psychology)
Worry, Relationship Satisfaction, and Communication
Tran Tran
(Physics)
Art Poland
(School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Science)
Spectroscopic Analysis of the Sun
Minh Jennifer Van
(Computer Science)
Amarda Shehu
(Dept of Computer Science)
Decoding Structural Determinants of Biological Function in Protein Molecules
Kathryn Weigel
(Mathematics and Sociology)
Shannon Davis
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
Health Attitudes & Behaviors Among College Students
Alex Whitfield
(Computer Game Design)
Seth Hudson
(Dept of Computer Game Design)
CinemaSpace
Casey Wilkison
(Health Fitness and Recreation Resources)
Nelson Cortes
(School of Recreation, Health and Tourism)
Effects of Virtual Reality Feedback Strategies on Gait Normalization in Lower Extremity Amputees
Maryam Zaazhoa
(Biology)
Siddhartha Sikdar
(Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Understanding Oxygen Dynamics in the Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain
Hozaifah Zafar
(Computer Science)
Huzefa Rangwala
(Dept of Computer Science)
Siddhartha Sikdar
(Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Ultrasound Imaging to Detect Complex Hand Motions
Jia Zheng
(Marketing)
Laurie Meamber
(School of Management)
Cultural Production: Understanding and Influencing the Marketing of Hip Hop Dance


Fall 2012

Student Mentor Project Title
Blakely Edwards
(Environmental and Sustainability Studies)
Guido Cervone
(Dept of Geography & Geoinformation Science)
Clorophyll and Sea Temperature Changes along the Coast of Japan Caused by the 2011 Tsunami
Elena Sava
(Global and Environmental Change)
Guido Cervone
(Dept of Geography & Geoinformation Science)
Clorophyll and Sea Temperature Changes along the Coast of Japan Caused by the 2011 Tsunami
Roxana Abdollahzadeh
(Biology)
Krishnamurthy V. Vemuru
(School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Science)
Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron based Superconductors
Rio Jeane Abella
(Neuroscience)
Theodore C. Dumas
(Dept of Molecular Neuroscience)
Analysis of environmental conditions that impact investigation of anxiety in developing rats
Salma Adam
(Biology)
Nathalia Peixoto
(Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Determining the Electrophysiological Properties of Frontal Cortex Cell Cultures from Mice at Specific Time Intervals
Francis Aguisanda
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
(School of Systems Biology)
Novel bioinformatic and functional strategies for exploring the mechanistic roles of miRNA regulation in directing dendrite morphogenesis
Sarah Albani
(Neuroscience)
Jessica Gill
(Neuroscience)
Emanuel Petricoin III
(Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine)
An Investigation of the Biomarker Related Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Daniel Bond
(Government and International Politics)
Kinga Dobolyi
(Dept of Computer Science)
Improving Organizational Effectiveness Through Content Summarization
Von Botteicher
(Bioengineering)
Siddartha Sikdar
(Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Characterizing Brain Micromotion Using Diagnostic Ultrasound
Eleanor Brown
(Biology)
David Luther
(Undergraduate Biology Program)
Geographical variation in Eastern song sparrow song production
Leah Bruch
(Community Health)
Joshua Rosenberger
(Dept of Global & Community Health)
Sexual health practices among students engaged in GMU Greek Life
Hyun Soo Choi
(Chemistry)
Joseph Marr
(School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Science)
Implication (Implied Causation)
Nathan Dorfman
(Government and International Politics)
Jonathan Gifford
(School of Public Policy)
A Source Material Inventory and Archive Development on Transportation Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy
Nicole Grim
(Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Global Affairs)
Patricia Maulden
(School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
On the Brink of Invisibility: the Role of Sight in Conflict Escalation
Puviharan Harendra
(Medical Technology)
Juan R. Cebral
(School of Physics, Astronomy, Computational Science)
Brain Vascular Diseases Using Blood Flow Patterns in Ultrasound Scans
Karla Lockwood
(Psychology)
Seth Kaplan
(Dept of Psychology)
Telework management: trust as a moderator in making telework assignments.
Keaton Maddox
(Communication)
Lindsay Calhoun
(Dept of Communication)
Reclaiming the Wolf Myth in the Shadow of the Twilight Films
Emily Mann
(Anthropology)
Jeffrey Mantz
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
East African Innovations: An Anthropological Analysis of How a Tanzanian Village Seizes the Digital Age
Alexandra Martelli
(Psychology)
Robyn Mehlenbeck and Bethany Rallis
(Dept of Psychology)
Social Anxiety Symptoms among Depressed Obese Adolescents
Melinda Matthews
(Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Global Affairs)
 
Susan Hirsch and Gina Cerasani
(School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
Investigating Conflict Analysis and Resolution Strategies at Job Corps Centers
Joel Mota
(Biology)
Rob Cressman
(School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Science)
Internal Ionic Composition and Seizure Susceptibility
Joseph Renaud
(Physics)
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
(Dept of Mathematical Sciences)
Mathematical Modeling of Coupled Fluid-Structure Interactions in Cerebral Saccular Aneurysms by Finite Elements.
Angela K. Shaffer
(Neuroscience)
James Reid Schwebach
(Undergraduate Biology Program)
Survey Study Using LiveScribe Pencasts to Teach Concepts of Cell Biology
Stephanie Tran
(Global Affairs)
John Paden
(Public and Internatinal Affairs)
Changes in Female Leadership Roles in Twenty-First Century China
Cody Vander Clute
(History and Art History)
John Saddler
(New Century College)
The Eugenic Backdrop to Policy on Transsexual Americans
Kathryn Weigel
(Mathematics and Sociology)
Shannon Davis
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
Social behaviors and levels of disordered eating among college students
Georgi Zhelev
(Finance)
Alexander Philipov
(Dept of Finance)
 
Which stylized behavioral trait is of particular importance to investment decisions?

Summer 2012

Student Mentor Project Title
Julie Allstrom
(Individualized Study)
Julie Owen
(New Century College)
A Feasibility Study: How Can Older Workers Acquire New Positions in the Not-for-Profit Sector of the Northern Virginia/Greater Washington, D.C. Region?
Gabriela Galeano
(Anthropology)
Jeffrey Mantz
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
The Pornography of Development: Garafuna Conceptions of Land Dispossession and Tourism Expansion in Honduras
Erica Gallis; Schwartzstein Honors Student
(Anthropology)
Alexander Benitez
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
Translating Maya Glyphs in the Collection of the Smithsonian & National Museum of the American Indian
Sam Gelman
(Applied Computer Science)
Zoran Duric
(Dept of Computer Science)
Validation of the Microsoft Kinect as a Tool for Capturing Lower Extremity Movements
Peter Kakalec; sponsored by CHSS
(Neuroscience)
Jane Flinn
(Dept of Psychology)
The Effects of Zinc and Stress on Dendritic Arborization in Regions CA1 and CA3 of the Hippocampus
Christopher Kenedy
(Biology)
Rob Cressman
(School of Physics, Astronomy, & Computational Science)
Mapping of Potassium Oscillations in a Neural Microenvironment
Chloe Kingsley-Burt; sponsored by SOM
(Communication; Marketing)
Michael Dickerson and Susan Mims
(Dept of Communication)
I Heard It on Facebook: A Study of How Companies and Organizations Utilize Social Media in Crisis Communications
Sean Lindenmuth
(Civil, Environmental, & Infrastructure Engineering)
Burak Tanyu
(Dept of Civil, Environmental, & Infrastructure Engineering)
Literature Search and Experiment Preparation for Improving the Stiffness of Fly Ash and Bottom Ash Materials By Way of Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation Method
Erin Lindgren
(Psychology)
Adam Winsler
(Dept of Psychology)
The Role of Parenting Style and Scaffolding Techniques on the Development of Self-Regulation and Private Speech in Early Childhood
Israr Javed Mirza
(Neuroscience; Chemistry)
Gregory Foster
(Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Evaluating Storm Hydrology and Geochemistry in The Pohick Creek Watershed
Aniket Panjwani; Schwartzstein Honors Student
(Mathematics)
Tim Sauer
(Dept of Mathematical Sciences)
Searching for the Market Utility Function
Devin Porter; sponsored by COS
(Chemistry)
Barney Bishop
(Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Implications of Molecular Crowding on Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
Anuraag Ravikumar; sponsored by VSE
(Bioengineering)
Vasiliki Ikonimidou
(Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Osteoporosis Detection From Clinical Brain MRI Scans Using Texture Analysis
Garrick Suemith
(Physics)
Karen Sauer
(School of Physics, Astronomy, & Computational Sciences)
Measuring the Magnetic Field Gradient of an Explosive in the Presence of an Interfering Source
Luis Sullivan
(Neuroscience)
Daniel Cox
(School of Systems Biology)
Nociception in Drosophila
Blake Turner
(Art & Visual Technology)
Sue Wrbican
(School of Art)
The Impact of Art in the Public Space: A Case Study of The Floating Lab Collective
Gabrielle Webster; sponsored by CHSS
(Government & International Politics)
Y. Diana Wang
(Dept of Applied Information Technology)
Assisting Students with Disabilities in Distance Education: From Principles to Practice
Jade Alvarado de Kaplan
(Psychology)
Robert Smith
(Dept of Psychology)
The Role of Alpha-1 Adrenoceptors in the Acquisition of 1 Trial of Nicotine Conditioned Place Preference
Samantha Dilday
(Biology)
David Luther
(Undergraduate Biology Program)
Differences in Behavior of the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) to Song Frequencies
Shelby Ehlers
(Psychology)
Adam Winsler
(Dept of Psychology)
Outcomes of Learning Disabilities and Retention among Elementary School Students
Mrika Kadeli
(Social Work)
Shannon Davis
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
The Role of Technology in College Relationship Maintenance
John Oldaker, Jr.
(Physics)
Vemuru Krishnaumurthy and Maria Dworzecka
(School of Physics, Astronomy, & Computational Sciences)
Orientation and Arrangement of Nanoparticles in Magnetic Tapes
Ashley Rezai
(Global Affairs)
Rebecca Walter
(University Life)
Identity Development in Middle Eastern Immigrant Women
Navjot Sagoo
(Systems Engineering)
Kathryn Laskey
(Dept of Systems Engineering & Operations Research)
Experimental Study of a Decision-Making Model for Autonomous Ground Vehicles using an Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Lindsay Smith
(Biology)
Margaret Slavin
(Dept of Nutrition & Food Studies)
The Anti-inflammatory Effects of Uncaria Tomentosa (cat’s claw) on Osteoarthritis
Jennifer Storm
(Managerial Economics)
Katie Rendon
(Social Entrepreneurship)
How Does Culture Affect Microfinance Loan Construction
Krystal Thomas
(Psychology; Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
Leslie Dwyer
(School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
Beauty in the Eye of the Woman: Indonesian Women Challenging Societal Standards of Beauty
Alexander Williams
(Government & International Politics)
David Anderson
(College of Education & Human Development
The Efficacy of Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies at Higher Education Institutions in the United States
Niah Grimes
(Sociology)
Shannon Davis
(Dept of Sociology & Anthropology)
Sexual Behaviors and Interactions: A Retrospective Look at the High School Experience of Men
Jordan Higgins
(Individualized Study)
Robert Youmans
(Dept of Psychology)
Investigating Design Fixation
Shaurya Prakash
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
(School of Systems Biology)
Molecular and Phenotypic Characterization of Bedwarf, A Novel Gene Implicated in Regulating Class Specific Dendrite Morphogenesis
Sabena Richter
(Nursing; Psychology)
Kathy Richards
(College of Health & Human Services)
Motivational Interviewing Perceptions among Mildly Cognitively Impaired Older Adults with Sleep Apnea Receiving CPAP
Rochelle Sceats
(Psychology)
Johannes Rojahn
(Dept of Psychology)
Feasibility of the use of Eye Tracking Technology for Infants, Toddlers and Adolescents at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Social vs. Non-Social Stimuli – A Pilot Study

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