Center for Integrative Studies

Mechanical Automation of Laser Laboratories by Undergraduates

Author Name(s) Emiko Ito Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Scott Feister Abstract Undergraduate work has been mainly focused on general courses and those for the major, however, as many professionals in the industry can vouch for, engineers need research and experience as early as they can get it. By collaborating with graduate level high density energy laboratory technicians, undergraduate engineering students can greatly benefit from taking a problem at the most basic… Read More »Mechanical Automation of Laser Laboratories by Undergraduates

Undergraduate Engineering Research Importance

Author Name(s) Keily Valdez Sereno Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Scott Feister Abstract I will discuss the importance of incorporating Undergraduates looking to explore specific topics within a desired field in research. When thinking about the future of engineering, it is essential that there are bright minds and passionate learners who can continue progressing the field. This incorporation will make room for fresh ideas and holistic perspectives that will aid in further… Read More »Undergraduate Engineering Research Importance

Sacrifice in Sports: The Ancient Maya Ballgame

Author Name(s) Aria James Faculty Advisor(s) Jaime Matera Abstract The Ancient Maya ruled over the lands of Central America from 3000 BC to AD 1500. Known best for their towering temples in the jungle, the Maya were also known for their famous game, simply called the ballgame, which is credited as one of the first ever recorded uses of rubber. The archaeological record has found evidence to support that the… Read More »Sacrifice in Sports: The Ancient Maya Ballgame

Comparison of anxiety reducing activities in mathematics

    Author Name(s) Kenia Pina Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk, Dr. Nguyen Abstract Having anxiety issues in mathematics courses is a common problem for many students in more advanced courses. Working with three different groups of students at the same level using various anxiety reducing activities, we compare their effectiveness. Our data analysis also assesses other variables that may contribute to problems with learning math and overall student test performance. Poster… Read More »Comparison of anxiety reducing activities in mathematics

    Comparative singlet oxygen photosensitizer efficiency of berberine, rose bengal, and methylene blue by time course nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) monitoring of a photochemical 4+2 cycloaddition endoperoxide formation

    Author Name(s) Sarah SuKarthikha Sri IndranSohie PalEmma LeAnika ReganMeher JainAashi ShahDavid IglesiasAndrew WangEdward Njoo Faculty Advisor(s) Edward Njoo Abstract Berberine, a natural product alkaloid, has been shown to exert biological activity via in situ production of singlet oxygen, a highly reactive oxygen species, when photo irradiated. Berberine utilizes singlet oxygen in its putative mechanism of action, wherein it forms an activated complex with DNA and photosensitizes triplet oxygen to singlet… Read More »Comparative singlet oxygen photosensitizer efficiency of berberine, rose bengal, and methylene blue by time course nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) monitoring of a photochemical 4+2 cycloaddition endoperoxide formation

    Virtual Internships: A COVID Side effect should Keep

    Author Name(s) Damaris Juarez Faculty Advisor(s) Elizabeth Blackwood Abstract For students at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) and the library that serves them, the pivot to online learning for the entirety of the 2020-2021 academic year disrupted the normal educational experience in myriad ways. CSUCI is a Hispanic Serving Institution, which serves many first-generation, non-traditional, and underserved students. Remote instruction separated many librarians from the needs of these students,… Read More »Virtual Internships: A COVID Side effect should Keep

    Remote Sensing Uncertainty in Mapping Beaver Dams

    Author Name(s) Viviana CelayaNatalie PerezKeitreice KirkseyEmily Fairfax Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Emily Fairfax Abstract Beavers are a keystone species that benefit their surroundings by improving water quality and groundwater storage, providing habitats, and creating natural fire resistance patches all by creating dams. Using satellite and aerial imagery makes it possible to efficiently study thousands of beaver dams and answer landscape-scale research questions without needing to invest months of time in fieldwork.… Read More »Remote Sensing Uncertainty in Mapping Beaver Dams

    What Best Predicts the Probability of Receiving Public Assistance? Examining the Effect of Family Background and Educational Attainment on Receiving Public Assistance with Multivariate Regression Analysis

      Author Name(s) Patricia Vargas Faculty Advisor(s) Shelley Nelson Abstract Understanding poverty as a state of being poor with regard to concretely being unable to meet basic needs such as water, food, clothes, shelter, and essential services (e.g., sanitation, health, and education), its concerted study in the United States not only stands tandem with constitutionally upheld values such as equality but is crucial for soundly informing and assessing law, policy, and… Read More »What Best Predicts the Probability of Receiving Public Assistance? Examining the Effect of Family Background and Educational Attainment on Receiving Public Assistance with Multivariate Regression Analysis

      Glutamatergic transmission regulates worms staying on a food patch in C. elegans

        Author Name(s) Ariana Perez Trevor Wolf Gianina Pontrelli Gareth Harris Faculty Advisor(s) Gareth Harris Abstract The sensation of environmental cues and subsequent decisions made as a result of the processing of specific sensory cues underlies a myriad of behavioral responses that control every-day life decisions and ultimately survival in many organisms. Despite the appreciation that organisms can sense, process, and translate sensory cues into a behavioral response, the precise neural… Read More »Glutamatergic transmission regulates worms staying on a food patch in C. elegans

        Range and conservation status of harlequin frogs and glass frogs

        Author Name(s) Siomara ZendejasJonathan AlvaradoJenny Juarez Faculty Advisor(s) Rudolf von May Abstract Given growing concern about worldwide amphibian population declines, it is critical to conduct continuous conservation status assessments to assist in species and habitat protection programs. In the study, we review the current data on geographic distribution, elevational range, and threat status of harlequin grogs (Atelopus) and glass frogs, two groups of Neotropical amphibians facing similar threats.Our main goal… Read More »Range and conservation status of harlequin frogs and glass frogs