8:00 AM - 9:35 AM Session 1
  • 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Oral Presentation 1
  • 8:25 AM - 8:40 AM Oral Presentation 2
  • 8:50 AM - 9:05 AM Oral Presentation 3
  • 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Oral Presentation 4
Schedule

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2016
Thursday, April 28th
8:00 AM

Comparing Waveform Templates in Extracting Astrophysical Information from Gravitational Wave Signals

William Tong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Correlations Between Hours of Sleep and Educational, Social, and Physical Characteristics

Mariah Yelenick, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Creating a Second, Chemical Stage for Germicidal, Ceramic Filters

Shannon McKay, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Decomposition of the Gini Index into Non-Overlapping Subgroups

Sarah Mou, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Franklin Ye, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Determining Colorectal Carcinoma Treatment Effectiveness Using a Fractional Order Calculus (FROC) Model

Nicholas Damen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Development of a Transportation Network Analysis Algorithm to Assess System Resilience

Michael Alexandrovich, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Development of a User-Friendly Biomedical Database

Nikitha Garapaty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Modeling Ability of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 to Induce Cell-to-Cell Fusion

Angad Garg, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Optimal concentrations of Ethanol and Isopropanol for the dissolution of PMMA

Maya Costales '16, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Shimming the Muon g-2 Magnet

Paul Nebres, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Synthesis of Organic Conducting Dendrimers

Jake Bail, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Tavis Reed, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Patrick Swearingen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

The Cytotoxic Effect of Melittin and TsAP 2 on pBR322 Vector DNA

Shivani Senguttuvan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Using Big Data Analytics to Determine the Most Significant Attributes That Affect the Chances of Getting a Loan Approved

Jonathan Liu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Using Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Identify Regions of Epileptic Seizure

Raghuram Koganti, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jiaxuan Li, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Using the Laplacian Matrix as a Differential Operator in Quantum Graphs

Emily Jia, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

8:25 AM

An Exploratory Synthesis of a Chemical Group Common to Several Novel Biflavonoid Molecules

Joseph Jagusah, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

8:25 AM - 9:50 AM

Analysis of the Accuracy of Color Filter Arrays by Color Sets and Arrangement in Digital Images

Abigail Paul, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Assessing the Movement and Focus of Eyes During the Viewing of Advertisements with the use of Eye-Tracking Software

Ramyashree Lakshmanan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shivali Shukla, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Correlating Biomarkers with Muscular Properties in Stroke

Amy Xie, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Could Helpful Short-Term Rental Platforms be Negatively Affecting the Housing Market?

Julian Litvak, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Creating an N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor 2B-Specific Vector with Green Fluorescent Protein and Optimizing a Transfection Protocol

Naima Muckom, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Creation of a Model to Predict Indoor Air Quality Using BEopt, EnergyPlus, and Python

Mylee Rolock, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Advisor(s)

A-131

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Designing a Water Purifier Using Shortwave Ultraviolet Light

Rebecca Lisk, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Effect of Cigarette Smoke Induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Lung Endothelial Effect of Cigarette Smoke Induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Lung Endothelial Cells

Neal Modi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Endothelial Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) and Macrophage Polarization

Devdhi Kasana, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Evaluating Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters and Subject Daily Mobility in Chronic Stroke Patients after High-Dosage Exoskeleton Training Program

Heena Srivastava, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Localizing GABAergic/Dopaminergic Hybrid Neurons

Nikitha Garapaty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

MARTHA Speaks: Implementing Theory of Mind for More Intuitive Communicative Acts

George Moe, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Predicting Grades of IMSA Students and Degree Completion Based on Past GPA and Standardized Test Scores With Respect to the Type of School the Students Attended Before IMSA

Violet Konopka, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

The Effects and Role of the Natural Compounds Curcumin and Diallyl Trisulfide on Glioblastoma Cell Lines

Megan Estrada '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Wincy Phine Mejias '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

The Effects of Different Compounds on PLCβ-1 Activity in HL-1 Cells

Andy Xu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

The Entangling Properties of Knots and Links

Eshan Mehrotra '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Understanding the Effect of Design Education on Students' Outlooks of the Future

Tian Lin Yuan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Understanding the Role of RB-Binding Protein KDM5A in Cancer Cell Proliferation

Divya Jasthi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Emma Mattson, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Room B-101

8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

8:50 AM

An Examination of The Correlation of a Child’s Background to Their Enjoyment and Outlook on Science As Well as if it Changes Over Time

Isabel Lee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Analyzing the Function of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Parkinson’s Disease

Priya Sharma, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Application of the Ordered Erdos Ginzburg Ziv Theorem to the Non-Abelian Dihedral Group

Ankit Agarwal '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Robert Lou, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Cognitive Dysfunction in the Hemodialysis Population

Sneha Pathuri, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Comparing Efficiency of the Minimax Algorithm to Alternatives

Samuel Rousser, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Andriy Sheptunov, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Effects of Computerized Note-taking Versus Handwritten Note-taking on the Test Scores of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Students

Sarah Leahy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Mackenzie Smith, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Investigating Nanoluciferase as a Potential Proteome Stress Sensor

Heidi Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sarah Xu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

MARTHA Speaks: Implementing Artificial Intelligence and the Theory of Mind for Intuitive and Inferential Communicative Acts Involving Deeply Nested Layers of Rationality

Pranav Upadhyayula, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Microfluidic Oxygen Control: Effect of Microfluidic Device Geometry on Oxygen Gradient Stabilization

Deepshika Deepshika, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Modifying Clay-Based Germicidal Filters to Remove Harmful Metal Ions from Water

Ethan Heidrich, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Neonatal Alcohol Exposure Reduces the Volume of Cerebellar Lobules Without Affecting Number of Parvalbumin Interneurons in a Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Snigdha Sharma, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

The Construction of a Forearm Interface with a Wrist Brace for the Barrett Medical Proficio Robot

Benjamin Maher, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

The Effect of Different Concentrations of Camptothecin on the Apoptosis of MCF-7, U937, and CEM Cancer Cells

Sarah Eaton, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jin Komerska, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

The Effectiveness of Super Bowl Advertisements on the Sales of Major Car Manufacturing Companies

Ravali Thimmapuram, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

The Inhibition of Thioredoxin Glutathione Reductase in Schistosoma mansoni

Ethan Fisher, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-101

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Time-Course Acute Intermittent Hypoxia Therapy in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Simon Su, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Utilizing Novel Scaffolds to Target Cytochrome-B of Toxoplasma gondii Tachyzoites

Sarah Dovgin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

A Study of Bias in Perceived Leadership Ability

Alec Elston, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Activity Monitoring and Fall Detection Using Smart Phones in Individuals With Neurological Problems

Mateusz Cikowski,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Analysis of the Affect Auditory Stimuli have on Brain States and Networks Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Katherine Swerbenski, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

ChiQat-Tutor: A Natural Language Processing Component That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Interpret and Answer Student Queries

Sushil Upadhyayula, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Development of Visible Light Communications Prototype and Analysis of LED Configurations for Smart Lighting

John Messina, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Edward Shi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Drosophila Bazooka Gene in Asymmetrical Division and Stem Cell Differentiation

Deepshika Sudhakar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Erbium Doped Yttrium- Aluminum- Garnet Laser Induced Microjet Aimed at Tattoo Usage

Michelle Park, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Hippocampal Functional Connectivity in Breast Cancer Patients with CRCI

Khusbu Patel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Investigating Factors Involved In Nassau Grouper Spawning Aggregation Dynamics In The Bahamas

Jennifer Rosauer, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Investigation on the Decomposition of Sugar Substitutes in Simulated Blood

Priyankka Krishnan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-101

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Manipulating Expression of LP502, PcyA, and Ho1 with pET28b and PETDuet Vectors in Chemically Competent Escherichia coli

Taylor Reyes,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nicole Tartaglia,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Optimization of a Phosphodiesterase (PDE) Assay to Determine the Effects of Vindeburnol on cAMP Levels

Charmaine Ong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Reprogramming of Veins Into Arteries for Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Sachin Govind '16, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Synthesizing Conjugated Polymers that can Better Detect Nitroaromatic Compounds

Theodora Khan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Corona Tsai, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

The Effect of Shared Emotional States on Helping Behavior in Rats and its Basis in Empathy

Rongzhen Zhou, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

The Spectrum of Sparse Random Complex

Alan Liang, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

The Study of Bandwidth Allocation and Price Point on Revenue in Hetergeneous Networks

Rohit Mittapalli, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

TIM4 detection in Hepatic Stellate Cells

Akshay Verma, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Using the Monte Carlo Localization Algorithm to Allow for Effective Indoor Navigation

Melissa Wen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM