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    Arredondo, Ruben
    The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore and understand the acculturation process in U.S. born Latinx adults who relocated, temporarily or permanently to any Latin American country during their childhood who later returned to the U.S. Circu . . .
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    Manuel, Robert
    Viruses play an essential role in the ecology and evolution of Archaea, Eukarya, and Bacteria. Recently, a novel and distinct lysis system has been described for two archaeal viruses. The virus at the focus of this study, STIV, has developed into a mo . . .
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    Martinez, Noel
    Many species rely on spatial memory and associative learning to succeed in their environment. Hybridization, the process of two different species mating, results in impaired cognitive function and reduced fitness because of a limited ability to obtain . . .
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    Breslau, Eric
    Nudibranchia is a diverse group of sea slugs characterized by the lack of a protective shell, which is lost during metamorphosis to adult stage. This has hypothetically promoted the evolution of alternative defense mechanisms within Nudibranchia inclu . . .
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    Gonzalez, Edgar
    Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) are equally responsible for genital herpes infections that affect over 400 million people worldwide. Presently, there is no vaccine for either virus. We tested adjuvanted liposomes conjugated to g . . .
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    Arreaga, Briana
    Precious transition metals, such as ruthenium and palladium, are used as catalysts in the making of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals however, these elements oftentimes are expensive and not very Earth abundant. This has resulted in research into fir . . .
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    Alcaraz, Ana
    While the flowers may be the most visually charismatic aspect of the plants, they are also highly complex. Post maturation, the flower organs shed through a highly regulated process of organ abscission. Genetic studies on organ abscission of economica . . .
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    Ogaz, Patrick
    Culture influences not only the values and beliefs of the members of a society but also the attitudes and behaviors towards products and promotional messages. Thus, it is imperative that companies utilizing social media understand the psychology of th . . .
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    Chen, Jinfeng
    Globalization significantly contributes to increased interactions between individuals from various national cultural backgrounds. This trend continues to draw researchers' interest in national multicultural experiences (MCEs) and their impacts on crea . . .
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    Chic, Grant
    Social media has provided individuals and brands alike with a platform to form communities, cultivate relationships, and share content. Incorporating social social networking sites (SNS) and microblogging services has become essential for companies' d . . .
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    Kuchenbecker, Cailin
    The death service industry has a long history of misleading vulnerable consumers who are faced with the stressful, time sensitive, and costly task of laying their loved one to rest. Even though regulations were enacted in 1984 requiring more transpare . . .
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    Zapata, Odalys
    Throughout the United States, lifeline structures such as embankment dams and levees-which serve as reservoirs for an area's water supply and protect the surrounding communities from flooding respectively-are constantly monitored in case of manmade or . . .
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    Serna, Matthew
    There are many routes in production of olefins from biobased feedstock, with deoxydehydration (DODH) being a lead contender in this process. Precious metals, such as rhenium, are common catalysts in producing platform chemicals which are used in every . . .
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    Sosa-Roman, Jonathan
    To determine the value of real estate, there are many significant factors to consider. From the size of the house, to the average size of living rooms of other nearby houses, many of these components must be considered. Understanding which pieces of d . . .
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    Aviles, Jonathan
    n recent years California has experienced severe drought and as a result the people of LA County have voted for Measure W. Measure W is a multi-benefit policy that provides cities with funding to capture, recycle and treat stormwater in preparation fo . . .
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    Liang, Haocheng
    Water is an important component of ecosystem around the globe and its quality is crucial for the survival of many living systems, especially the aquatic systems. Due to many factors, the water quality is declining over the years and the water quality . . .
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    Alvarado, Marina
    Student leaders have increased responsibilities compared to their peers due to the positions they hold. First-generation college students may carry additional responsibilities due to their limited social capital in the academic setting and perceived l . . .
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    Villa, Karina Ortiz
    As women gain rights and freedoms, many men have tried to analyze whether they themselves are oppressed as well which has often led to problematic conversations centered around male redemption rather than honest and difficult conversations about how c . . .
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    Melgoza, Brianna
    Los Angeles County's growing homeless epidemic is a continuous challenge, especially among the chronically homeless. This literature review aims to explore engagement and retention of chronically homeless individuals, and compares methods used within . . .
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    Khan, Zuhayr
    Exposure to an enriched environment has been shown to be beneficial to brain structure and cognition by preserving neuronal integrity and strengthening the functioning and plasticity of neural circuits [1]. These benefits derive from the added spatial . . .
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    Aguayo, Juan Roque
    California farms and ranches generated more than $50 billion in cash receipts with dairy leading the way at $6.56 billion, followed by grapes ($5.79 billion), almonds ($5.60 billion), strawberries ($3.10 billion), and cattle and calves ($2.53 billion) . . .
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    Cruz, Eric
    The goal of this project is to use infrared thermal imaging to look at the surface temperature of horses before and after exertion after participating in an endurance ride. The horses would participate in either a 30 mile or 50 mile ride at the Fire M . . .
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    Perdomo, Emely Giron
    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the protozoan pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv). Tv affects more than 300 million men and women worldwide. It has been shown that neutrophils use a process called trogocytosis to kill Tv. . . .
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    Lopez, Steven
    The question that my research aims to answer is, what are the substance use expectancies that motivate individuals, primarily college students, to use illicit substances? The project that I wish to conduct will be a comprehensive review of substance u . . .
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    Munoz, Geovani
    Civic engagement (e.g., voting, volunteerism, protesting) is an important factor in a healthy democracy. Throughout history college campuses have been the focal point of social movements across the United States, with researchers acknowledging that co . . .
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    Romero, Araselly
    This research study will look at the level of happiness in interpersonal relationships of people who identify as transgender and its influence on their sense of belonging to society, using the need to belong theory as the theoretical framework. The st . . .
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    Villavicencio, Angelica
    In the U.S., mental health is a growing social problem, for example, anxiety and depression can impact an individual throughout their life. Latinx are the least to receive mental health care. During the pandemic of Covid-19 Latinx have the highest rat . . .
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    Wong, Alvin
    During elections in Africa, political figures running for a position in office tend to leverage against the opposition party by utilizing a populist approach that best resembles the interests of the people. In order to be favored and elected by the vo . . .
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    Khan, Zuhayr
    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPHd) histochemistry is used to study nitric oxide (NO) synthesizing, nitrergic, cells. NADPHd histochemistry stains discrete populations of interneurons that produce neuronal nitric oxide synt . . .
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    Valenzuela, Jacquelyn
    Osteoporosis is a condition of low bone mass that may affect women due to abrupt cessation of ovarian hormones and increased level inflammation and oxidation. Individuals often seek alternatives such as functional foods as oppose to drug medications t . . .
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    Membreno, Isaac
    Ultrasound imaging can be used as a non-invasive means for evaluating beef carcass characteristics prior to slaughter, and can be used to judge the effectiveness of cattle management decisions. The objective of this study was to reexamine ultrasound i . . .
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    Okorie, Meri
    Biosensor is an emerging area that has been attracting scientists for its applications in various fields such as food safety, detection of pathogenic bacterial strains, biomedical research, etc. Fiber optic biosensor developed in the lab utilizes U-sh . . .
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    Baserga, Victor
    California has about 565,000 residents incarcerated in local jails, state/federal prisons, juvenile detentions, or under involuntary supervision. The latter comprises 90,000 formerly incarcerated persons on parole and another 236,000 on probation. Inc . . .
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    Phan, Tammy
    Loot boxes are purchasable items in video games that are consistent with items of randomized rarity. Current studies on loot boxes have only covered the possible effects of loot boxes and habitual gambling. However, my work explores how loot boxes aff . . .
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    Gio, Rebecca
    Deep learning has proven as a technology that it is profoundly changing the world in many real-life applications, such as automatic driving or computer-aided cancer diagnosis. This great success can be attributed to a large amount of labeled data for . . .
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    Juarez, Julio
    RGB-D cameras are enabling new approaches to obtaining depth information of a scenery or object for 3D reconstruction. In this project, we are investigating a cost-effective way to reconstruct 3D objects using RGB-D data. With the RGB-D data captured . . .
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    Dawoody, Hajer
    The proper allocation and mitigation of risks on transportation projects is a necessity that can prevent millions of dollars in damage, litigation, and reduce project failures. This becomes even more evident as mega-scale projects, that have drastical . . .
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    Vo, Elaine
    Levees protect agricultural fields and urban areas from frequent flooding and natural hazards. They are structures that need to be carefully designed and very well maintained as any public or private building. The United States Army Corps of Engineers . . .
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    Ochoa, Cecilia
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have prompted new generations to search for innovations to improve every segment of our society. Although the stock market is hard to predict, the finance profession has seen success applicat . . .
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    Liang, Haocheng
    Water is a very important component in the environment and it is crucial for many living organisms. When the pH of water is out of its normal range, the ecosystems fail to work. It is extremely important to monitor the pH of environmental waters. Alth . . .
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    Bujosa, Christopher
    A successful running play should not always be defined by the amount of yards that is gained. The run is a powerful tool, and can help open up for longer plays down the field. When I decided to start watching games to find out a reasonable stat to loo . . .
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    Lin, Jeremy
    In this work, we consider finding an optimal solution to a source-seeking problem where an electromagnetic source is to be located by a group of robots. We do not assume knowledge of a theoretical model for the source signal and study the case when si . . .
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    Thai, Andrew
    Phosphorylated sugars are prevalent in metabolic processes and are found in both animals and plants. Studying the function of each provides a better understanding of how biological systems respond to their environment. However, quantification of phosp . . .
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    Perdomo, Emely Giron
    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoan pathogen named Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv). Tv affects more than 300 million men and women worldwide. It has been shown that neutrophils use a process called trogocytosis to kill . . .
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    Gutierrez, Carlos
    Nitric Oxide (NO) has growing importance due to its biological and environmental relevance. NO interacts with copper metal centers in biological systems to effectively reduce NO to N20, but the mechanism is unknown, and the intermediates are challengi . . .
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    Hoxie, Alexis
    The main goal of the research is to create new catalysts for reducing nitrous oxide, (N2O) which is a greenhouse gas. N2O is mainly produced from fossil fuel combustion and human activities and it has a warming potential up to 310 times that of carbon . . .
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    Nguyen, Nhan
    To support the increasing need for energy and materials, alternative resources beside fossil fuels have been explored. Among these chemicals which are produced from biomass are an excellent alternative due to its sustainable nature. In order to conver . . .
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    Bonnand, Evan
    Synthesis of iron nitrosyl complexes with carbamate ligands Formation of first row transition metal complexes that can bind a nitrosyl group (NO) is of interest for understanding how biological systems reduce atmospheric pollutants, and for future c . . .
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    Courtney, Jessica
    Cultured meat is destined to impact communities on a global scale. By transitioning from livestock meat production to cell based, it is estimated to drastically decrease the use of energy, land, and water being consumed by livestock production, while . . .
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    Loeffler, Meaghan
    While perceptually separate from the other two branches of the federal government, the Judicial Branches' Supreme Court is viewed as an institution abstaining from politics and serving as the largest check on the Executive and Legislative powers. Howe . . .