2020 McNair Scholars Program Virtual Research Symposium 

 

Welcome! The McNair Scholars Program Research Symposium is an annual event that showcases the scholarship of California State University, Fullerton students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which is housed within the Center for Educational Partnerships. The McNair Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and aims to increase Ph.D. attainment among students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds. The Program provides research opportunities, faculty mentorship, advisement, and graduate school preparation services to students. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Research Symposium is virtual and asynchronous. We invite you to explore our McNair Scholars' research by clicking on each project title to view a short research presentation. From research on racism in Nazi Germany, to simulations of black-hole star mergers, our Scholars are exploring the most compelling social problems and scientific questions of our time.

 

 

 

Introductions

 

Elizabeth ZavalaDr. Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs

http://www.fullerton.edu/sa/pathways.php

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Adriana BadilloAdriana Badillo

Director

Center for Educational Partnerships

https://www.fullerton.edu/partnerships/

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Patricia LitertePatricia Literte Ph.D.

Director

McNair Scholars Program

Associate Professor of Sociology

Email: pliterte@fullerton.edu

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Scholar Poster Presentations

 

Alan Guandique

 

Alan Guandique

Mentor - Dr. Lisa Mori

"Latinx and White Students' Perceptions of Mental Illness"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Gomez-Fuentes

 

Daisy Gomez-Fuentes

Mentor - Dr. Julian Jefferies

"First-Generation College Latinx Students and Their Families Negotiating Study Abroad"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deanna Perez

 

Deanna Perez

Mentor - Dr. Matt Rathbun

"Seifert Fibration in S3" Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giavanna Ruscitto

 

Giavanna Ruscitto

Mentor - Dr. Carter Rakovski

"Gender and Age Discrimination among STEM Professors: A Look at Job Ads"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaiah Thompson

 

Isaiah Thompson

Mentor - Dr. Jochen Burgtorf

"Lessons from the Finkenwalde Seminary (1935-1937): The Rejection of Racism in Nazi Germany"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Sanchez

 

Jennifer Sanchez 

Mentor - Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace

"Simulating Black-Hole Star Mergers"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josselyn Marroquin

 

Josselyn Marroquin

Mentor - Dr. Iris Blandón-Gitlin

"How do Individual Differences in Face Recogntion Ability Interact with the Benefit of Disguised Lineups?"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Moreno

 

Kristen Moreno

Mentor - Dr. Douglas J. Navarick

"Moral Dilemmas in Hospitals: Students' Moral Views and Personal Choices of Action"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Babb

 

Patrick Babb

Mentor - Dr. Salvador Mayoral

"Active Aerodynamics in Ground Vehicles"Opens in new window

 

 

 

  

 

Stephen Gonzalez

 

Stephen Gonzalez

Mentor - Dr. Stephen Ragsdale

"Determining the Importance of Residues Near Active Site on Acetyl-CoA Synthase"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresita Ramirez

 

Teresita Ramirez

Mentor - Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace

"The LIGO/Virgo Binary-Black-Hole Orrery"Opens in new window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varvara Gulina

 

Varvara Gulina

Mentor - Dr. Carrie Carmody

"Factors that Contribute Towards Women's Inability to Speak Amidst Belittlement"Opens in new window