Students Present Results of Undergraduate Research
May 17, 2013
Political science and biological science students have recently presented papers on their research endeavors.
During the March 25-April 2 Western Political Science Association Conference, in Hollywood, political science major and graduate student Allan Misje presented "Multi-Dimensional Measures of State Legislative District Ideology," co-authored by Stephen J Stambough, professor of political science, during a session on American State Legislative Politics; and senior Jestin Samson discussed "A Response to the Neo-Kantian Criticism of Inverted Totalitarianism" during a session on Defining Authority. In the undergraduate research poster session: seniors Amy Bailey gave "Tolerance Towards Same Sex and Policy Change" and Laura Barron-Lopez delivered "How Social Media Is Transforming the Game of Politics and its Affect on the American Public."
At the April Southern California Geobiology Symposium at Caltech in Pasadena, students Allison Nguyen and Vu Ha delivered "Effect of Intracellular Manganese on Oxidative Stress Resistance in Manganese Oxidizing Bacteria" co-authored by Hope A. Johnson , assistant professor of biological science and F. Espinoza; Brenda Hall and Sophia Hernandez delivered "The Fate of Intracellular Manganese in Pseudomonas putida GB-1 and Erythrobacter sp. SD-21" co-authored with Johnson and fellow students K. Nakama, J. Doi, V. Chavez and P. Jimenez; and Katherine Nakama, Krystle Collins and Jordan Ruggieri read "Purification and Stimulation of the Manganese(II) Oxidizing Protein From Erythrobacter sp. SD-21 by Escherichia Coli Heat-Stable Chaperon Proteins" co-authored by Johnson and A. Lien.