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Wednesday, April 19th
8:50 AM

Using Social Network Analysis to Build Human-Autonomy Teams

Rashmi Alawani '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:50 AM - 9:05 AM

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), research must be conducted on how compatible human-autonomy teams truly are. This relationship can be measured qualitatively through a social network analysis of interactions between groups of up to nine humans and one robot, named Vero, working collaboratively to complete practical and creative tasks under a time constraint. Network ties are drawn based ... Read More

9:05 AM

Data Science to Identify Inequalities in CPS

Aaliyah Ali, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Michelle Li, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

This project aims to understand and address the unequal distribution of resources within the Chicago Public School System. We have conducted various analyses using data science techniques such as Microsoft Excel functions, SQL, and Tableau. Our data sources are publicly available datasets under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from CPS and the Illinois State Board of Education, including transfer ... Read More

9:20 AM

The Impact a Executive’s Relation to Their Firm Has on the Implications of Their Exogenous Death

Michael Capriotti '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Danica Sun '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

The equity price of a business determines its success, at least in the eyes of an investor. The higher the stock price, the more support the business receives from its investors; conversely, the lower the stock price, the less support the company gets from its investors. Guided by Dr. Carola Frydman at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, this paper ... Read More

9:35 AM

More Trains Equals More Gains: Evaluating the Impact of Access to Public Transit on Poverty and Economic Productivity in Chicago

Samuel Go '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

The Chicago “L” rail transit network connects the city’s North, South, and West Sides, which have experienced different economic outcomes due to the historical circumstances affecting population and wealth distribution. Previous research on public transit systems worldwide mainly focused on the effect of urban policy and public transit accessibility on public transit demand. This paper examined the accessibility of each ... Read More

10:05 AM

Fertility Considerations in Early Pubertal Trans Youths’ Decision-Making about Pubertal Suppression Treatment

Luke Mauk '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) are considered standard-of-care treatment for gender dysphoria among early pubertal transgender youth. GnRHa suppress endogenous puberty, preventing the development of gender incongruent secondary sex characteristics. However, treatment with GnRHa also prevents the maturation of germ cells. Germ cell maturation is necessary for fertility. While GnRHa does not permanently impair fertility, as discontinuing GnRHa treatment would result ... Read More

10:20 AM

Optimizing Commercial Video Advertising Cues

Revanth Poondru '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

This research project endeavors to investigate the efficacy of video advertising on consumer behavior for non-perishable, everyday consumer goods such as groceries. In light of the growing adoption of digital media, businesses have amplified their video content output to promote their products or services. Therefore, it is imperative to discern the impact of these advertising techniques on consumer behavior and ... Read More

10:35 AM

Gender Breakdown of STEM Achievement at IMSA: Analysis of Student Grades from 2012-2016

Shanan Riley '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Research into STEM achievement for female students at the collegiate and high school level has shown that peer groups have a substantial impact on both performance and retention in high level STEM classes. The central question of this project is what factors significantly influence the performance of female students when measured against their male peers at IMSA, with a specific ... Read More

10:50 AM

Availability of suboxone films and naloxone nasal spray in pharmacies in Cook County, IL

Megan Sia '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

In the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been significant waves of opioid overdose deaths due to the disruption to daily life that has impacted individuals susceptible to substance abuse. The US has taken action in combating the rise in opioid overdose deaths by improving access to life- saving medications: Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) and NARCAN (naloxone) nasal spray effectively reduce ... Read More