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The event will be held online on Friday, April 16 from 9:00-10:30 am

Undergraduate Research Day schedule and links to presentations.

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Poster Presentations:

Poster presentations are from 9:00-10:30 am

Garret Thornton: “Self-Talk” in Constituting Athlete Students’ Confidence as a Communicative Process (link)

Alyssa Villegas: The Effects of Social Media Contents on Young Latinas’ Body Image (link)

Hannah Gore: Political Communication Using Social Media (link)

Lorena Acosta: Young Adult’s News Consumption on Twitter (link)

Easaih Olivas: “Continue?”: Video Games as Communicative Practices (link)

Malik Brikat: Campaign Strategies: Comparative Perspectives on Obama and Trump’s Communication (link)

Dalton Farmer: The Discussion of Confederate Flag and Statues (link)

Nikita Naumov and Jaqueline Obreque: Implementation of an Experimental DC-DC Buck Converter on Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) Test Bench (link)

Emmanuel Fujah: Encapsulation of Corrosion Inhibitors to Increase Efficiency and Targeted Exposure (link)

Michael Valencia: Comparison of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Contamination in Midland and Odessa, West Texas (link)

Ubadire Onyemaobi: Flaring of Gasses: Definition, Problems, and Solutions (link)

Christine Estelle Ahlhorn: Peer Influence on African American Males in Career Selection (link)

Kylie McRae: Pre/Post-Natal Depression: Benevolent Sexist Attitudes, Maternal Beliefs and the Impact on Modern-Day Motherhood (link)

Dylan D. Ohrt: Single loop helium gas turbines for generation four very high temperature reactors (VHTR’s) (link)

Oral Presentations:

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10:40 Welcome Remarks- Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy
10:45 Christin McLain: Knowledge and Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals
Towards the Use of Psilocybin as a Therapeutic Intervention
11:00 Abigail Vinson: The Reason for Charity: Christian Agape Versus Benevolent
Hypocrisy in Herman Melville’s ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’
11:15 Michael Aguilar: History of Screen Print and Fabric
11:30 Garrett Martin: Improvement of a Capacitive Deionizer
11:45 Mariana Franzon Erazo: Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice: An Autoethnography on
the Mental and Emotional Impact of a Visual Novel and Simulation Mobile
12:00 Caitlin Bewley: Historical and Contemporary Practices in Ceramic Studies
12:15 Jonathan Muniz: Synthesis of Diketone for Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor
12:30 Samantha James: Xylene-Based Extraction Technique of Kerogen from
Sedimentary Rock
12:45 Lunch Break
1:30 Mikayla Rodriguez: Zinc Oxide Nanotechnology in the Production of
Agricultural Provisions
1:45 Jose P. Barragan: Programming an Automatic Speech Recognition Device for
Use in Academia to Promote Aptitude in Technological Development
2:00 Jon-Phillip Rogers: Research into 15th Century Asian Woodblock Techniques
2:15 Nayeli Rosas: Ammonia Borane Synthesis from Sodium Borohydride and
Ammonium Salt: Developing A new Teaching Laboratory Experiment
2:30 Fabby Torres: Second Language Acquisition Process of English Language
2:45 Kandus Box: Design of a Center-of-Gravity Computer Mouse
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:30 Davisin Lopez: Substitution Based of Zinc, Manganese, and Cobalt on SpinBased Thermoelectric of Molecular Formula Co3O4
3:45 Fernando Montalvillo: Bactericidal Effectiveness of TiO2 and ZnO
Nanoparticles Embedded in Acrylate-based Photopolymer Resin
4:00 Phillip Driscoll: Single-Station Satellite Orbit Determination Using Radio
Frequencies Aided by TLE and Bisectional Optimization
4:15 Michael Valencia: Comparison of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Contamination in Midland and Odessa, West Texas