June 16, 2017

Academic Year 2017-2018

Summer 2017

Student Mentor Project Title
Alexander Mertz
(Mathematics)
Samuel Collins
(History and Art History)
Christian Civil Disobedience During Late Antiquity in the Roman Empire
Alexis Garretson
(Biology)
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch
(Mercatus Center)
Exploring the Determinants of Federal Individual Disaster Assistance after Hurricane Katrina
Alicia Rodriguez
(Integrative Studies)
Cher Weixia Chen
(Integrative Studies)
An Alternative Approach to Indigenous Rights: Biocultural Rights in the Case of Boriken
Asha Jones
(Integrative Studies)
Alexander Cromwell
(Conflict Analysis and Resolution)
Examining Human Rights and Social Justice Education Frameworks: An inquiry into their Utility Among Educators
Begonya Ozmen
(Guest Matriculant)
Nathalia Peixoto
(Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Designing a Cost-effective BCI for Prosthetic Arm Control
Bilal Aljeburry
(Biology)
Geraldine Grant
(Systems Biology)
Induced Intracellular Reactive Oxygen in IPF Fibroblasts after Treatment with Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Inducer Bay 41-2272
Chris Carlson
(Physics)
John Cressman
(Physics and Anatomy)
Investigating Multistability in Chua’s Circuit
Christina Cherry
(HDFS)
Bethany Letiecq
(HDFS)
African American Families on the Economic Margins: Documenting Community Strengths, Resources, and Unmet Needs
Cristian Rios
(Economics)
Vasiliki Ikonomidou
(Bioengineering)
Remote Blood Pressure EstimationEmploying Heart Rate Variability and Differential Pulse Transit Time
Connor Stapp
(Bioengineering)
Qi Wei
(Bioengineering)
Clinical Data Driven Computational Modeling of Pelvic Floor Injury Associated with Childbirth
David Hollinger
(Bioengineering)
Nelson Cortes
(Recreation Health and Tourism)
Real Time Biofeedback-Bait Modification
Genevieve Keillor
(History)
Angela Ho
(History and Art History)
How does the Depiction of Judith Beheading Holofernes by Various Artists Reflect the Role of Women in Society at the Time of the Art Work?
Isaiah Cruz John Turner
(Religious Studies)
Christian Hedonism: Finding Supreme Joy in God and it’s Impact on the American Evangelical World
James Murray
(Economics)
Aaron Mulhollen
(Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science)
Local Economic Overdependence and NCAA Sanctioning
Jonathan Matt
(Economics)
David Lucas
(Economics)
The Unintended Consequences of COPPA on Digital Firms
Joseph DeFranco
(Neuroscience)
Andrew Peterson
(Philosophy)
An Analysis of Disparities in Methods for Determining Brain Death Across U.S.Medical Centers
Josephine Neulen
(SCHAR)
Delton Daigle
(SCHAR)
Populism and Right Wing Extremism in France and Germany
Leila Martinez-Bentley
(Anthropology)
Nawa Sugiyama
(Sociology and Anthropology)
Fauna and Foodways: Analysis of Faunal Remains in Front A of The Plaza of the Columns Complex at the Teotihuacan
Luc Tran
(Biology)
Geraldine Grant
(Systems Biology)
Acetaminophen Metabolism in IPF Fibroblast Activation
Margaret Morison
(Psychology)
Tara Chaplin
(Psychology)
Effects of Parent’s Childhood Trauma on Child’s Emotional Socialization
Molly Kluck
(Psychology)
Andrew Peterson
(Philosophy)
Ethics of fMRI in Utero
Nina Motazedi Michael Hurley, Douglas Irvin-Erickson
(Psychology, SCAR)
The Role of Empathy in Negotiations
Pilar Carroll
(History)
Chris Elzey
(History and Art History)
Annotated Survey of Ten Historically Significant Structures in the Historic Germantown Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Sharon Dorsey
(EVSC)
Changwoo Ahn
(Environmental Science and Policy)
Structural and Functional Responses of Stormwater Wetlands as Affected by Higher Nitrogen Loading of Treated Wastewater
Thalia Dimopoulos
(Neuroscience)
Jane Flinn
(Psychology)
The effects of White Button Mushrooms on the Circadian Rhythms and Spatial Memory of Human Amyloid Precursor Protein (hAPP) Transgenic Mice
Tucker Collins
(Kinesiology)
Shannon Davis
(Sociology and Anthropology)
The Changes in Mainstream Perception of the African American Art Community
Victoria Fauntroy
(Athletic Training)
Jatin Ambegaonkar
(Recreation Health and Tourism)
Health-related Quality of Life and Injury Incidence in Dancers

Spring 2017

Student Mentor Project Title
Alayna Bigalbal
(Civil and Infrastructure Engr.)
Celso Ferreira
(Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engr.)
Nature-based engineering for coastal resilience: Can wetlands prevent shoreline erosion from storm surge
Alexis Jenkins
(English)
Brian Platt
(History and Art History)
Hip Hop in Japan: An Examination of American Cross-Culture Influence on Japan
Andrew Hornstra
(Physics)
Karen Sauer
(Physics and Astronomy)
Sudden and Adiabatic Excitation of a Quantum System
Antarius Daniel
(BIOE)
Wilsaan Joiner
(Bioengineering)
The Effect of Transcranial Altering Current Stimulation on Temporal Perception
Ashley Fortner
(Integrative Studies)
Elizabeth Freeman
(Integrative Studies)
Continuing to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Behavior Monitoring Applications in the Red Panda
Ashley Whimpey
(Communication)
Christopher Clarke, Chris Clarke
(Communication)
Mason ENCORE Series and Undergrads
Ben McDowell
(Chemistry)
Nathalia Peixoto
(Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Changes in the Functionality of Dopamine Sensing Chitosan-Catechol Modified Electrodes over Time
Bilal Aljeburry
(Biology)
Geraldine Grant
(Systems Biology)
The therapeutic potential of soluble guanylate cyclase inducer, Bay 41-2272, to decrease apoptotic resistance in fibroblasts derived from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Claire Campos
(Social Work)
Megumi Inoue

(Social Work)

Filipino Americans’ Perspectives on Hospice Service: An exploratory study
Clara Currier
(CYSE)
Robert Leibfried

(Engineering)

Models of Engineering Failure Applied to Cyber Security Case Studies
Clare Yordy
(Theatre)
Lisa Gring-Pemble
(Business)
Bisexuality in the Media and its Effects on Bisexual Individuals and Society
Connor Reid
(Government and Intl. Politics)
John Turner
(Religious Studies)
Plymouth Communities
Connor Stapp
(BIOE)
Qi Wei

(Bioengineering)

Modeling of Motor Learning and Movement of Joints in 3D Space
Daniel Cairnie
(Chemistry)
Gregory Foster

(Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Measuring the Binding of Carbamazepine to Aquatic Humic Substances by Fluorescence Spectrophotometry
David Le
(BIOE)
Siddhartha Sikdar

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Ultrasound Characterization of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain
Dora Obodo
(BIOE)
Carolina Salvador Morales

(Bioengineering)

Varying Key Mechanistic Parameters of Particle Synthesis and Using Computational Modeling to Optimize the Formation of Polymeric Patchy Nanoparticles: a Novel Cancer Theranostic Device
Grace Morgan
(Anthropology)
Bethany Usher
(Associate Provost for Undergraduate)
A search for Significance: Spatial Analysis of Demographic and Health Markers in Tirup Cemetery
Ha Nguyen

(Global Affairs)

Niklas Hultin, Anna Pollack

(Global Affairs, Global and Community Health)

How does private tutoring (shadow education) evolve into a growing industry in the case of South Korea and Vietnam? How do each respective government establish policies in response to this phenomenon and what lessons can policymakers draw for further implementation?
Jasmine Dang
(Psychology)
William Helton

(Psychology)

The effects of unreliable and reliable auditory cues on the sustained attention to response task (SART)
Jenna Cann
(Astronomy)
Michael Summers

(Physics and Astronomy)

Missing Heat Redistribution on the Hottest Exoplanets
Jesse Muzzy
(EVSS)
Younsung Kim, Kerri LaCharite

(Global Affairs, Nutrition and Food Studies)

Policy Barriers for Urban Agriculture Networks in the United States
Jessica Green
(Psychology)
Keith Renshaw

(Psychology)

Cognitive Ability, Heart Rate Variability, and Watching Distressing Film Clips
Jiajing Guan
(Mathematics)
John Cressman

(Physics and Astronomy)

Examining Correlation between Information Entropy and Thermodynamic Entropy in Liquid Crystal
Jordan Ortiz
(Neuroscience)
Frank Berlin, Gwendolyn Lewis

(Engineering, Neuroscience)

The Enhancement of Neuroscience Educational Tools for Subjects with Traumatic Brain Injury
Jordan Shimer
(Government and Intl Politics)
Jamie Wheeler
(DAEN)
Quantifying Revolution- Aggregating rational Preferences for Regime Change
Katharine Lai

(Communication)
Christopher Clarke

(Communication)

From Information to Action: Examining How College Students Seek Mental Health Help
Katherine Marsh
(Community Health)
James Metcalf

(Global and Community Health)

The Relationship Between Injuries and Stress Levels in Student Athletes at George Mason University
Katiyln Scott
(BIOE)
Carolina Salvador Morales

(Bioengineering)

Optimizing Physiochemical Properties of Patchy Particles for cancer Therapeutics and Imaging
Katrina Colucci
(BIOE)
Wilsaan Joiner

(BIOE)

Transfer of learning between 2 workspaces
Kevin Diner

(Civil and Infrastructure Engr)

Celso Ferreira

(Civil, Environmental and Infrastruct Engineering)

On the Road to Restoring Fairfax County Streams: Accessing the Credibility of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s TSS rate
Kristine Mosuela

(Civil and Infrastructure Engr)

Mihai Boicu, Viviana Maggioni

(Information Technology, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering)

Incentivizing Bike Riding in a University Setting Using a Mobile App “Peloton”
Laurel Robinson

(CLS)

Shannon Davis

(Sociology and Anthropology)

Post-Incarceration Employment
Lottye Lockhart

(Communication)

Chris Clarke, Christopher Clarke

(Communication)

Sexual Assaults and Timely Warning Emails: How Agenda Setting can Change the Amount of Communication About Sexual Assault at George Mason University
Luc Tran

(Biology)

Geraldine Grant

(Systems Biology)

Acetaminophen Metabolism in IPF Fibroblast Activation
Lynn Bonomo

(Biology)

Rebecca Forkner

(Biology)

Pollen Diversity and Disease Susceptibility in Bombus impatiens and Bombus griseocollis
Margaret Sobeski

(Neuroscience)

Jane Flinn

(Psychology)

Analysis of Inflammatory Biomarkers in a Mouse Model of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
Mariam Talib

(Psychology)

J Reid Schwebach

(Biology)

Rural and Diverse STEM Majors: Baseline Data Analysis at Mason
MarLa Lauber

(English)

Todd Kashdan

(Psychology)

The Gender of Creativity: Psychological Androgyny as a Predictor of Creativity
Mercy Wheeler

(Communication)

Anne Smithson

(Communication)

Long Distance Relationships Satisfaction based on Computer Mediated Communication
Michael Berghold

(Computer Science)

Jyh-Ming Lien

(Computer Science)

Cutting 3-D Shapes for Compact Stacking and Printing
Michael Vanderlyn

(Computer Science)

Nathalia Peixoto

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Brain Controlled Robot – Constructing a Better Hybrot
Min Ji Kim

(Psychology)

Byunghwan Son

(Global Affairs)

The Difference in Level of Stigmatization of Mental Illnesses between Koreans and Korean-Americans
Nicholas Sanders

(Biology)

Nadine Kabbani

(Krasnow)

Spinal Cord Regeneration: A Novel Platform for Pharmacological Screening
Olga Lorenz

(Computer Science)

Mark Snyder

(Computer Science)

“Rubrika” – an app that facilitates faster rubric grading as well as storing, analyzing, and exporting student scores and graders’ comments
Olivia Franjie

(BIOE)

Laurence Bray

(Bioengineering)

The Effectiveness of Three-Dimensional Rigo-Cheneau Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Retrospective Study
Osaze Shears

(Computer Engineering)

Houman Homayoun

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Cross-Correlation of Online Data Trends with Housing Market Prices using Machine Learning and Hardware Acceleration
Rabail Hussain

(Biology)

Valerie Olmo, Jane Flinn

(Biology,

Fetal Microchimerism in Murines
Rebecca Beuschel

(Neuroscience)

Geraldine Grant

(Systems Biology)

Contributions of genetic factors in cytochrome p450s to IPF
Roberto Vargas

(Anthropology)

Kerri LaCharite

(Health and Human Services)

Farming and Collegiate Institutions
Rownaq Abidalrahim

(Neuroscience)

Jasmine Amirzadegan, J Reid Schwebach

(Bioinformatics and Comp Biology,Biology)

OSCAR Application: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) Video Modules
Selena Chaivaranon

(Sociology)

Shannon Davis

(Sociology and Anthropology)

Transformers: Robots Disguised as American Cultural Norms
Sharon Dorsey

(EVSC)

Changwoo Ahn

(Environmental Science and Policy)

Structural and functional responses of stormwater wetlands as affected by higher nitrogen loading of treated wastewater
Shaza Ali

(BIOE)

Laurence Bray

(Bioengineering)

Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) for analyzing neural activity during bi-manual movements
Stephanie Bishop

(Global Affairs)

Lisa Breglia

(Global Affairs)

The Informal Sector Trap and the Impact of Job Skills Training Programs in Guatemala
Stephanie Kortchak

(Chemistry)

Aarthi Narayanan

(National Ceneter for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases)

The impact of NFkB cascade inhibitors on Zika Virus infection in the human host
Stephen Guion

(Psychology)

Craig McDonald

(Psychology)

The Effects of Blue-Enriched Lighting on Cognitive Performance and Physiological Arousal
Tabatha Donley

(Global Affairs)

John Dale

(Sociology and Anthropology)

From the Pacific to Latin America: Struggles of Indignity in West Papua and Oaxaca
Veronika Lozano

(Biology)

Ramin Hakami

(Systems Biology)

Exosomes As Carrier Pigeons Of The Cell For Influencing Bacterial Virulence
Waleska Solorzano

(Philosophy)

Kurt Brandhorst, Rachel Jones

(Philosophy, Philosophy)

Photography As Time Travel

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