Poster

SCADA System Security

    Author Name(s) Jeyner Arana Faculty Advisor(s) Reza Abdolee Abstract Industrial control systems have shown to lack effective security measures that have increased its vulnerability to frequent cyber-attacks. Furthermore, implementing a security protocol for these systems can cause the system to slow down and lead to wasteful high expenses. A solution for this is to establish a SCADA system that can offer a thorough security measure while at the same time… Read More »SCADA System Security

    Comparing the Effectiveness of Collaboration vs. Individual work in Probability

      Author Name(s) Panchami Divakar Phadke Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract Collaboration gives a lot of room for discussions and exchange of ideas. Our project concentrates on comparing student preferences and performance on solving advanced probability problems either individually or in small groups. Data analysis shows attitudes and assessment of student work in these two scenarios. Presentation Poster View Hi-Res

      COROntine Corps

        Author Name(s) Maddy HitchcockMichela LeeJessica Clay Faculty Advisor(s) Heather Castillo Abstract The CORontine Corps project has is a digital dance archive of virtual performances curated during the Spring 2020 when dance programs, studios, individual artists, and companies pivoted their live performances and Fall 2020 when programs planned virtual performances. The project was created when quarantine first began as an act of outreach to provide dance educators who were new to… Read More »COROntine Corps

        Improving understanding of geometry with GeoGebra activities

          Author Name(s) Laura Jackson Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract This research is evaluating the use of GeoGebra in high school geometry courses. We evaluate student performance in two groups: Study group that uses GeoGebra activities to investigate triangle congruence theorems, and Control Group that participates in traditional lecture. Our analysis includes the assessment of their performances and discusses the student characteristics that influence their learning. Presentation Slides

          Effectiveness of the Concept of Unit-Circle on Learning Modular Arithmetic

            Author Name(s) Gazi Sultan Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract The learning effectiveness of modulo arithmetic introduced in two different ways was studied: the study group started with geometric activities involving a unit circle, the control group went directly to numerical properties of the group of integers modulo 𝑛. Using pre-and post tests we compared student performance and analyzed the influences of various variables on their understanding. Presentation Poster This… Read More »Effectiveness of the Concept of Unit-Circle on Learning Modular Arithmetic

            A Literature Review of Music and Test Anxiety: A Psychological and Physical Perspective

            Author Name(s) Mikela Keefer Faculty Advisor(s) Amira Ibrahim Abstract Taking an exam is never easy, students are bound to feel a certain amount of anxiety. Would music help students out of this anxious state? Or would it cause more of a hindrance? Test anxiety is known to interfere with exam performance. Specifically, the cognitive interference and worry that’s caused by test anxiety can lead to difficulty in understanding the exam… Read More »A Literature Review of Music and Test Anxiety: A Psychological and Physical Perspective

            Short Videos effectiveness as a Math Lecture in the Short Term

              Author Name(s) Michael Williams Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract In today’s world many students are used to watching online videos to help them study mathematics. In general, these videos they watch tend to be around 15 minutes in length. So why is it that when professors record a video lecture for their students that it is the full length of a class? It has been shown that students, when… Read More »Short Videos effectiveness as a Math Lecture in the Short Term

              Math Anxiety and STEM Student Achievement

              Author Name(s) Jin Jones Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Amira Ibrahim Abstract There is a substantial increase in demand for higher education in the domains of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Math education is an important component in STEM learning and student success, especially lower division math courses. However, math anxiety (MA) impacts how sufficiently students are able to benefit from such learning opportunities. Math anxiety can be defined as a… Read More »Math Anxiety and STEM Student Achievement

              To Flee or Not to Flee: Do Avian Chaparral Specialists Escape Wildfire by Flying to Adjacent Unburned Areas?

                Author Name(s) Ariana Cortez, David Morales, Carlin Riley Faculty Advisor(s) Allison Alvarado Abstract Consecutive years of severe drought has recently led to unprecedented and devastating large fires, including in the chaparral habitat of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The population-level response by wildlife to large fire events has not been well-studied. For birds, in particular, it is often assumed that species can fly to safety. The local news media has… Read More »To Flee or Not to Flee: Do Avian Chaparral Specialists Escape Wildfire by Flying to Adjacent Unburned Areas?

                The effects of a nutritional supplement on honey bee brood production

                  Author Name(s) John Duarte Faculty Advisor(s) Ruben Alarcon Abstract Since 2014, Ventura County beekeepers have been struggling to keep their colonies alive following the introduction of an unknown pathogen by a migratory beekeeper. In about four weeks, colonies infected with this pathogen can succumb to the disease because the queen stops laying eggs and much of the brood fail to develop into adults. In an effort to keep their colonies… Read More »The effects of a nutritional supplement on honey bee brood production