Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Start time Zoom session 1aDr. Romey Haberle: Mountain biogeography
noonJoey LoweryEspeletia complex biogeography and the Páramos: Rocky relationships and adaptability of the complex
12:20Tori DotenThe Genetic bottleneck of the Eurasian Beaver Castor fiber after being hunted to near extinction
12:40Josh NelsonOchotona princeps(American Pika): Stranded as the climate warmed
1:00Jasmine ElizondoTetraoninae: Determining the significance of their adaptations and implications for conservation
1:20Nicholas SpanglerThe Complex history of expansion of the Ponderosa PIne (Pinus ponderosa)
Start time Zoom session 1bDr. Shannon Seidel: SARS-Coronavirus-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic
noonAnna ChaconTo Smoke or Not to Smoke: An Analysis on the Relationship Between SARS-CoV-2 and Marijuana Smoking
12:20Blake WichertUse of Reverse Transcriptase Quantified Polymerase Chain Reaction to Identify Potential Increase of SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load on Rhesus Factor Erythrocytes
12:40Katelyn ThompsonStudying the Role of Immune Cells in SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Are Macrophages Friend or Foe?
1:00Jack DinauerInvestigating SARS-CoV-2 Brain Infection: How does it get there?
1:20Declan FosterUtilizing mouse model systems to investigate the correlation between severe SARS-CoV-2 infection and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Start time Zoom session 1cDr. Matt Smith: Post-copulatory sexual selection
noonHannah Pacquing-BackusOxytocin’s Role in the Formation and Maintenance Phases of
Pair Bonding in Marmoset Monkeys
12:20Sora GalloInteractions between TGM4 and SVS2 are critical for copulatory plug formation
12:40Sabrina PietronThe Involvement of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in Cryptic Female Choice
1:00Cherish ScheidhauerMultiple Paternity (MP) in Crocodilians: A Function of Sperm Competition
1:20Mackenzie KinsellaThe Role of Follicular Fluid in Cryptic Female Choice
Start time Zoom session 2aDr. Mike Behrens: Trophic cascades in ecological systems
2:00Noah McGoffLake Trout Invasion into Yellowstone Lake Forces a Trophic Cascade Through Competition with Native Cutthroat Trout
2:20Abby DennSea Otters and Trophic Cascades in the Aleutian Islands: Mechanisms and Consequences
2:40Kiana BoyerPathways of the Trophic Cascade in Western Antarctica
3:00Anastasia TangThe Role of Insectivorous Birds in Oak Habitat Maintenance
Start time Zoom session 2bDr. Mary Ellard Ivey: Gene editing with CRISPR
2:00Alisa SterbickThe CRISPR/Cas9 System as an Effective Tool for Correcting the Defective CFTR in Humans with Cystic Fibrosis
2:20Amy TranAnti-CRISPR Genes Protect Viruses from Bacterial CRISPR Systems
2:40Roseanne GamboaInhibition of CRISPR-Cas Systems Using Anti-CRISPRs Found in Neisseria Meningitidis
3:00Macy HolguinCRISPR Diagnostics: Harnessing a Natural Phenomenon to Manage a Pandemic


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Session 1 - Monday, November 30, 2020

TimeNamePresentation Topic
6:00 - 6:20 pmNathaniel LackeyJust A Game: A Strategic Analysis of ByteDance's Response To Trump's Executive Order
6:20 - 6:40 pmBailey ForsythRational Risk-Takers: A Game Theoretic Analysis of Terrorists as Rational Actors
6:40 - 7:00 pmJordan LauThe Role of Delay in Bargaining: High School Basketball Draftees
7:05 - 7:25 pmAJ MooreCost Disease and Symphony Orchestra
7:25 - 7:45 pmJonny MaierImmigration and Economic Growth: Can Immigrants Solve the Economic Situation in Italy?
7:45 - 8:05 pmBrittany IversonImpacts of Asymmetric Information on Children's Health Insurance Coverage
8:10 - 8:30 pmNicole MatiatosThe Function of Middlemen: An Analysis in the International Fair-Trade Coffee Market
8:30 - 8:50 pmRyan FloodThe Effect of Multinational Outsourcing on Domestic Employment
8:50 - 9:10 pmJosh DuronDeterminants of Salary for Wide Receivers in the National Football League

Session 2 - Monday, December 7, 2020

TimeNamePresentation Topic
6:00 - 6:20 pmEmily LarsonAn Empirical Look into Conservation Spending and Forest Area
6:20 - 6:40 pmChloe WilhelmAn Analysis of Artisanal Fishing Livelihoods with Mangrove Restoration
6:40 - 7:00 pmHanna VeneraCovid-19: An Econometric Analysis of Depression Rates
7:05 - 7:25 pmJack AdamsHyperinflation in South American Countries
7:25 - 7:45 pmYoshi YabeThe Optimal Tariff for Steel in the U.S.
7:45 - 8:05 pmMadison SalisburyAmateurism Within the NCAA: How Endorsement Deals Can Affect Competitive Balance and Profits
8:10 - 8:30 pmAustin HarrisFlood Risk Optimization in the Venetian Lagoon
8:30 - 8:50 pmConnor WateTrading Card Prices & the Effects of Asymmetric Information in Online Auctions
8:50 - 9:10 pmPJ HopkinsThe Effect of NAFTA on US Welfare as Seen Through the Textile Industry


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Student Research Conference - Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time & RoomNamePresentation Topic
Room 1Chair, Dr. Taylor
4:15 pmBrian CastletonThe Health Benefits of Students Adopting Animals Out of Shelters Grant Proposal
4:35 pmMcKensi Holm & Lilieth Hall-McWilliamsThe Impact of Family and Media on Developing Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Room 2Chair, Dr. Grahe
4:15 pmAndrea DealNon-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: A Home Care Approach
4:25 pmDarcy Erwin & Sarah KoenigAssessing the Relationships between Mental Health, Behavior, Perceived Social Isolation, and Knowledge of the COVID-19 Pandemic
4:35 pmAlexes CowanEffects of Negative Facial Expressions on Mood and Memory
4:45 pmShanelle LumStudent Athletes Fighting Against Poor Mental Health
4:55 pmDexter E. Finn & Alicia McGee-BurlesonAssessing Same-Sex Sexual Assault Cases
Room 3Chair, Dr. Cook
4:15 pmStella WangIndividual Differences and the Effects of Contexts in Optimal Stopping Problems
4:25 pmFarhang HesamiExamining the Conditional Effects of Racial Framing on Public Policy Support: Racial Attitudes, Just World Beliefs, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Room 4Chair, Dr. Ceynar
4:15 pmAshley ChoiNavigating the Pandemic With Your Child's Temperament in Mind: A Guide for Parents
4:35 pmBreanne Tarrant & Elsa YeomansAnxiety Levels in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavioral Changes, Family Structure, and Political Affiliation
4:45 pmTravis SuggsThe Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Treatment of PTSD in Veterans

Virtual presentations

NameSenior Capstone
Samuel BiesBachelor of Music Education, Guitar
Erink KealyBachelor of Music Education, Voice
Emily MillerBachelor of Music Education, Voice
Ashley NeufeldBachelor of Music Education, Flute
Ben WoodburyBachelor of Music Education, Trombone

(Public virtual portfolio presentations)
Monday, October 12 – Friday, October 16, 2020


BUSA 499 Invitation

Advanced Micro Devices: Changing the Game
Kason Koski, Sydney Larson, Rainier Schlekewey
Friday, December 4, 2020 – 12:30 pm

Alaska Airlines: A Superior Culture Meets Covid-19
Aysha Edmonds, Miko Kragel, Ally Peterson
Monday, December 7, 2020 – 12:30 pm

Veeva Systems’ Paradigm in the Global Life Science Industry: Cloud Based Business Solutions
Joseph Brezinski, J.J. Jeong, Kekoa Vieira, Ennian Zhang
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 12:30 pm


Recorded Demonstration of Knowledge and Evidence Presentations
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students: JustinRoss Bustillo, William Chan, Pushpa Johnson, Matt McLaughlin, Yang Yang