2021 McNair Scholars Program Virtual Research Symposium
Welcome to the 2021 CSUF McNair Scholars Virtual Research Symposium! Our Symposium showcases the compelling research our McNair Scholars are conducting under the guidance of their CSUF McNair faculty mentors. Our Scholars’ faculty mentored research experiences facilitate their intellectual and scientific development, while preparing them for successful entrance into Ph.D. programs. We invite you to view our Scholars’ presentations on a diverse range of timely topics, from active aerodynamics in ground vehicles, to Latinx college students’ experiences with mental illness, to ethical decision making in hospital settings. As you will learn, with the mentorship of CSUF faculty members, our McNair Scholars are exploring and investigating the most important scientific, political, and social issues of our time.
Dr. Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
Center for Educational Partnerships
Patricia Literte Ph.D.
McNair Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Sociology
Scholar Poster Presentations
Mentor - Dr. Salvador Mayoral
"Active Aerodynamics in Ground Vehicles"
Mentor - Dr. Andrew Petit
"Photobasicity of Aromatic Heterocycles Containing Sulfur and Oxygen"
Mentor - Dr. Lisa Mori
"Latine and White Collegiates' Attibuations of GAD and Sleep Paralysis"
Mentor - Dr. Julian Jefferies
"First-Generation College Latinx Students and Their Families Negotiating Study Abroad"
Mentor - Dr. Sagil James
"Hybrid Offshore Renewable Energy Harvesting Systems"
Mentor - Dr. Marcos Ortega
"Novel Therapeutic Studies of Prostate Cancer Prevention"
Mentor - Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace
"Calculating the behavior of warped spacetime of a black hole with SpECTRE"
Mentor - Dr. Ella Ben Hagai
"How Concussions Impact Depressive Symptoms in Collegiate Football Player"