SSU McNair Scholars Research Journal, Volume 9: 2017-18

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“Calculated Aerobic Dive Limit Varies with Sex, Development, Body Mass and Time on Shore in Northern Elephant Seals”
B. Gabriela Arango, Biology
Research Mentor: Daniel Crocker, Ph.D.

“Latinx Transfer Students’ Pathway to 4-year Degree”
Patricia Ayala Macías, Chicano and Latino Studies
Research Mentor: Patricia Kim-Rajal, Ph.D. and Mariana G. Martinez, Ph.D.

“Observed Improvement in ABA Therapy and/or Aquatic Therapy, Based on IEP Goals”
Valerie Belanger, Psychology
Research Mentor: Jesse Bengson, Ph.D.

“Cultural Factors v. Social Class in U.S. Voting Behaviors”
Apollo Cain, Political Science

“Heavy Social Media Usage: Effects on Body Image and Self-Esteem”
Maribel Campos, Communication and Media Studies
Research Mentor: Marco Calavita, Ph.D.

“A Petrologic Evaluation of the Layou Ignimbrite and Morne Trois Piton Lava Dome: How Do Changes in Pre-eruptive Conditions Effect Eruptive Behavior?”
Justin Casaus, Geology
Research Mentor: Laura Waters, Ph.D.

“Photochemical and Thermal Analysis of Phosphine Modified Hydrogenase Model Compounds”
Patricia De La Torre, Chemistry
Research Mentor: Carmen F. Works, Ph.D.

“Foster Youth and Higher Education at Sonoma State University”
Brittney Edmondson, Human Development
Research Mentor: Johanna Filp-Hanke, Ph.D.

“Patient Satisfaction and Attitudes with Respect to Care Providers’ Language and Cultural Competence: A Survey of Interaction in a Primary Care Facility
Jennifer Juarez Yoc, Spanish
Research Mentor: Jeffrey Reeder, Ph.D.

“Tremendo Swing: The Impact of Jazz on the Modern Music of Cuba”
David Lechuga-Espadas, Jazz Studies
Research Mentor: Douglas Leibinger, DMA

“Quantification of Volatile Organic Compounds from Grass”
Liridona Leti, Chemistry
Research Mentor: Mark Perri, Ph.D.

“Identification of Newt Species using Morphometrics”
Monica Morales, Biology
Jessica Saavedra, Biology

Research Mentor: Derek Girman, Ph.D.

“The Digitalized Escalator and the Library User Elevator:Understanding Intersectionality in the Contemporary Library Workplace”
Melanie Nernberg, Sociology
Research Mentor: Cindy A. Stearns, Ph.D.

“Academic Resistance: The Impact of Campus Climate and Institutional Practices on Latinas in Higher Education”
Briana Rodriguez, Chicano and Latino Studies & Psychology
Research Mentor: Patricia Kim-Rajal, PhD

“Examining Behavioral Health Practices within Palliative Care: A Series of In-Depth Interviews with Social Workers in Northern California”
Terra Rosten, Sociology
Research Mentor: Roxanne Ezzet, Ph.D.

“Uncovering the Truth: Immigration Views and Generational Status"
Edgar Sanchez, Communications
Research Mentor: Emily Ray, Ph.D.

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