9:50 AM - 11:25 AM Session 2
  • 9:50 AM - 10:05 AM Oral Presentation 5
  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Oral Presentation 6
  • 10:40 AM - 10:55 AM Oral Presentation 7
  • 11:05 AM - 11:20 AM Oral Presentation 8
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
Schedule

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2016
Thursday, April 28th
9:50 AM

A Low Cost Efficient Electroencephalography Recording System to Determine the Correlation between Mental Visualization and Relaxation

Meghana Kamineni, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

An Automated Search for Almost Dark Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Pranav Sivakumar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

An Examination of the Effect of Increasingly Complex Visual Stimuli on Brain State and Activity

Isabel Lee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Competitive Exclusion Between Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea

Nina Denne, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Connecting a Spectrometer to a High Power Telescope in Order to Gather Light From Stars

Jeremy Mateja, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

How Students Adjust: Analyzing the Accuracy of the W-Curve Theory to IMSA Sophomores

Zachary Ungerleider, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Improving Wearable Activity Sensors using Hidden Markov Models for Outpatient Physical-Therapy Applications

Cameron Hudgins, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Mark Rogers, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

In Vivo Identification of Tumor Cells in the Sentinel Lymph Node

Wasan Kumar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Investigating B Cell Responses in Food Allergic Children

Catherine Drake, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Neural Networks and Machine Learning Applied to Classification of Cancer

Sachin Govind '16, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Quench Degradation Limits and Mechanisms of High Current Density Ag/Bi-2223Superconducting Tapes

Jason Wu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Regulation of Genes Involved in Lipid Absorption by Bacterial Conditioned Media

Grace Park, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Structural Insights Into the Functions of Microtubule and Microtubule-Associated Proteins

Daisy Bugarin,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Gina Jiang,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-101

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

The Effect of Novel, Small-Molecule Drugs as Agonists or Antagonists on G-Protein Coupled Receptors

Tiffany Ding, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Susriya Gangireddy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Tumor Location in the Brain and its Effect on Survival of Glioblastoma Muliforme Patients

Lauren Bystrom, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Variations on the Phenyl Groups of Bis-4-(N-carbazolyl)phenylphosphine Oxide for Host Layer of Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Kyle Anthony Leano, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Visualizing Bacterial Alarmone Induction and Antibiotic Survival in Bacillius subtilis.

David Ying, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

What is Love?

Jin Komerska, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Analyzing Different Categories of Stars and Star-like Objects Within the Dark Energy Survey's Camera System

Jack Mueller, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Creating a Micropipette System to Measure T Cell Binding Kinetics

Jason Chen,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Creating an Immersive Virtual Reality Representation of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for use in the Oculus Rift, a Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display

Addison Herr, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Daughters of Eve: Social Behaviors of Women in the Old Testament and Their Role in the Story of God’s Divine Plan

Kadyn Geier, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Determination of Estrogen Metabolites by HPLC-ECD at Boron-Doped Diamond and Nitrogen- Incorporated Tetrahedral Amorphous Carbon Thin Film Electrodes

Joy Qiu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Determining the Efficiency of Retention Initiatives for At-Risk Students in a Higher Educational Institution

Kameda Mallory, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jeanette Suarez, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Effect of Fasting and Deoxycholic Acid Feeding in Xbp1-Knockout and Xbp1-Flox Control Mice

Sweta Kotha, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Genuine and Non-Genuine Smiles in Married Couples: Associations with Well-Being

Samantha Murphy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Inhibition of the Activity of Enzyme A in Rat Cardiomyocytes

Jyotsna Bitra, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Binita Gupta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B101

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Measurements and Comparisons of Diffuse Interstellar Bands around the MBM12 Interstellar Cloud

Melanie Hess '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Lecture Hall

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Modeling and Simulation of Radiation Doses and Nuclide Distributions in the Mu2e Experimental Hall with MARS15

Tianyuan Lu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Nerve Terminal Degeneration in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Cindy Ho, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Novel Organic Light-Emitting Diode Materials Testing Method

Nathaniel Rabideau, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Advisor(s)

A-119

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Purification and Crystallization of Bacterial Direct Oxygen Sensor Phosphodiesterase PAS Domain

Hannah Cavagnetto, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Quantifying Excitement Using Rollercoasters

Spencer Andrews, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

The Effects of Antipsychotics on the Integrity of Thalamic Connectivity in Schizophrenia Patients

Braxton Schuldt, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

The Effects of Attending a Residential Summer Camp on Youth Between the Ages of 5 and 18

Tess Mangan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

The Relationship between Protein Centrality and Essentiality in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Yugan Sakthi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

User Defined Motion Counting

Michael Dow, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Samuel Zelman, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM

A Comparison of Two Blood Collection Methods for Monitoring Immunosuppressant Drugs in Transplant Patients

Lily Anne TranCat, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Amount of Five Oil Dispersant Ingredients that Remain in Water After Use and Their Toxicity to Cell Culture at Such Concentrations

Jair Powell, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

An Exploration of the Factors that Motivate Gifted and Talented Latino Males and Females to Engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Xiomara Cardona, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Elysia Sawyers, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-123

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Better Understanding the Anatomical Changes of Spiny Projection Neurons in Parkinson's Disease Through 3D Reconstruction

Jason Barraza, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Can Small Unmanned Aircraft Undertake Complex Tasks Efficiently?

Kevin Chen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Malik Roberson, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Christopher Rogers, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Characterizing the Host Immunologic Response to a Pouchitis-Associated Strain of Bacteroides fragilis

Katrina Kuhn, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Comparison of Proteins from Cocaine Addicted and Control Mouse Brains using Proteomic Techniques

Shin Imai, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-101

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Computational Analysis of Spatial Organization of Chromosomes

Lindy Hong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Michelle Zhu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Factors Affecting the Transformation of 76R Variety Rio-Grande Tomatoes to Induce Expression of HopZ3 Effector Protein

Vadini Agrawal '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Lysine Metabolism is a New Tumor Suppressor Pathway in Breast Cancer that is Deregulated by Obesity

Eve Adami, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Medium Correction for Proton Final State Interaction for Lower Simulation Deviation

Kyle Bachinski, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Novel Nano-ceramic Coating On Polymethyl Methacrylate Denture Base Material

Caitlin O'Callaghan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Optimizing Femtocell Bandwidth Allocation for Cellular Service Providers

Alcaeus Lam, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Shinto and Japanese Youth Today

Gabriel Jankowski, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Structural Considerations for Novel Small Molecule Agonists at the CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor

Cindy Ho, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jessica Phung, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

The Effect of Visual and Auditory Reaction and Memorization Based Tasks on Temporal Judgement

Ryan Johnson, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

The Hiroshima Survivor's Tale in Manga, Memoirs, and Anime

Angelina Liao, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-117

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

The Role of Autophagy in HSV-Mediated Cell to Cell Fusion

Herschel Gupta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Yeeun Paik, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Using Globular Clusters as Tracers of Dark Matter in the Virgo Cluster Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies

Milutin Perovic, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Karolina Podsada, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

11:05 AM

Biochemical Analysis of Ketamine Metabolites Using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

Malavika Ramnath, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-113

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Cellular Pallidostriatal Connectivity Within a Parkinson's Disease Model

Neha Verma, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-133

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Characterization of the Cyanobacteria Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and iPC

Johnathan Guo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Tea Ryza, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B101

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Creation of a PAX3 with a FLAG Tag Tool

Allison Bai, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-110

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Designing a Dual Air and Water Purifier

Niharika Agrawal, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-129

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Effects of Home-Based Progressive Resistance Training on the Body Composition of Older Adults with Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

Irisa Myint, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-115

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Field-Programmable-Gate-Array Implemented on Time-to-Digital Converter: Improving its Resolution

Soomin Park '17, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-206 Lecture Hall

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Frequency of Marijuana Use and its Impact on Skill Development and Academic Achievement in Homeless Youth Populations

Jaszmine Simmons, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-131

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Identification of Hox Regulatory Domains for Appendage Diversity and Fin-to-Limb Transition using Transgenic Zebrafish)

Mickinney Zhang, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-131 Grainger

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Image Recognition and Tracking for Use in Augmented Reality Applications

Sean Ngo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-116

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Role of N-cadherin Adhesion Mediated Signaling in Regulating Stability of VE-cadherin Adhesions Role of N-cadherin Adhesion Mediated Signaling in Regulating Stability of VE-cadherin Adhesions and Permeability Endothelial Barrier Function

Mitchell Sun, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-125 Tellabs

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Surface Functionalization of Polydimethylsiloxane Using Titanium Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition

Ashu Gupta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-119

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

The Effects of Chronic Alcohol Exposure and Histone Deacetylase Inhibition on GABA-A Receptor Subunit Expression in the Rat Cortex

Rajangad Gurtatta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-108

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

The Efficiency of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for Finding Planet Nine-Like Objects

Varun Iyer, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nicholas Michuda, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-135

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Experts and Error in Observation on Informational Cascades

Rohit Mittapalli, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-115

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Tropes and Trends

Samuel Okoli, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academuy

A-117

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding the Analysis of Ultrasonic Propagation in Ablative Materials

Felicia Chen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

B-133

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

What is the Role of Clostridium difficile Carriage in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Alexander Gonsalves, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

A-121

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM