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Analysis of 19th Cultural Shifts on Ojibwa bands
Tuesday May 12, 8:30-8:50 AM SU Room 319
Lynette Haberman presents on the sociopolitical climate of Indian Country during the 18th-19th centuries and the cultural shifts experienced by Ojibwa bands.

Analyzing the Significance Societal Stress has on the Reproductive Health and Birth Outcomes of Black Women
Wednesday
May 13, 8:30-8:50 AM SU Room 319
Tamara Barrett-Roberston reviews the infant mortality rate of African American babies, investigating the impact stress, adverse childhood affects, and trauma have on overall health and reproductive health of African American women.

Barriers and Opportunities for Voter Engagement
Thursday May 14, 8:30-8:50 AM SU Room 319
Christina Glass presents conditions under which unmarried women, people of color, and youth in Jackson County participate in elections.

Captain Jack Stronghold Battle Analysis
Wednesday May 13, 9:30-9:50 AM SU Room 319
A summarized overview of the Modoc War specifically focused on Captain Jack Stronghold in Tulelake, California: Jonathan Gonzalez, Alex Howell, Travis Lee, Blake Parker, Erin Smith, Jillian Winston

Computer Modeling of Laminar Fluid Flow Using CAELinux
Tuesday May 12, 11:00-11:20 AM Library Room 329
Drew Gibson models laminar fluid flow through a bottle using Computer Aided Engineering software.

Defining the Standard of Living: Income and Sustainability
Thursday May 14, 10:30-10:50 AM Library Room 329
Richard Holt addresses issues about the standard of living in the United States today as well as policies that could lead to improvement.

Desalination Technology in the San Joaquin
Thursday May 14, 2:30-2:50 PM Library Room 329
Ben Shampain looks at the economic feasibly and environmental impact of using desalination to irrigate crops in the San Joaquin Valley.

Differentiating the Alleles of Y15020.6 in Species of Bears
Thursday May 14, 3:00-3:20 PM SU Room 319
Emily Cutting and Britni Weiss present a study on the Y15020.6 gene in four species of bears, investigating its pseudo-heterozygous nature.

The Digital Artist's Choice
Wednesday May 13, 12:00-12:20 PM Library Room 329
Danielle Saiz gives an overview of the issues that arise for digital artists and their work a high art world. Artists discussed include Steve Kim and Wenqing Yan, in addition to programs such as KickStarter and Patreon

Diversity of Native Forrest Phytophotha of the Siskiyous
Thursday May 14, 2:30-2:50 PM SU Room 319
Andrew Rynerson presents research on phytophthora, a genus of plant pathogens born from soil that are responsible for many evasive plant diseases.

Educational methodology for general physics courses
Tuesday May 12, 12:00-12:20 PM Library Room 329
Bartley Wetmore explores the facilitation of better understanding of scientific concepts for college students in lower division physics.

The Effects of Climate Change in a Divided World
Wednesday May 13, 2:30-2:50 PM Library Room 329
Ariel Stroy compares the future effects of climate change on developed and developing countries, and discusses which ones will be most equipped to deal with the effects.

Food Insecurity and Changing Food Values
Wednesday May 13, 10:00-10:20 AM SU Room 306
Food insecure populations are increasingly demanding "fresh," "local," and "organic" food. This research explores the motivations and barriers associated with healthy food purchasing behaviors among Rogue Valley citizens, informing strategies for overcoming traditional health barriers: Alyssa Kerlinger, Amy Lindgren, Vincent Smith

Food System Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives
Wednesday May 13, 11:30-11:50 AM SU Room 306
This work on the Rogue Valley Food System combines quantitative data, geospatial data, and rich qualitative narratives to tell meaningful stories about the Rogue Valley Food System: Aaron Anderson, Alyssa Kerlinger, David Kramer, Andres Rivero, Lake Sain-Thomason, Vincent Smith

Happy Birthday Earth!  How Many Candles?
Thursday May 14, 1:30-2:00 PM SU Room 319
David Blackman demonstrates how science and mathematics is used to resolve the question of Earth’s age.

Impacts of Agricultural Proximity on Water Quality
Wednesday May 13, 10:30-10:50 AM SU Room 306
Micah Schmidt identifies the effects proximity to agricultural landscapes has on water quality of rivers in the Rogue River Basin.

Implications of Chino Copper Mine on Groundwater: New Mexico
Wednesday May 13, 2:00-2:20 PM Library Room 329
Veronica Silva will look at the recent changes to lenient mining policy & the resulting measurable content & distribution of arsenic in groundwater as a function of proximity to the Chino Copper Mine in Southwestern New Mexico from 2000-2014.

Introduction to Computer Security
Tuesday May 12, 9:00-9:20 AM SU Room 319
Cristian Ramirez outlines a series of steps to protect personal information from cyber-attacks.

Just Out of Reach: Transculturation and Spanish
Wednesday May 13, 3:00-3:20 PM Library Room 329
Sean McLeary explores the retention of pre-colonial Mexican culture among three indigenous groups, distinguishing “barriers” that have helped these groups insulate themselves against Spanish influence.

Laos and Vietnam: A Divergence In U.S. Foreign Policy
Thursday May 14, 10:00-10:20 AM Library Room 329
Amanda Thoyre examines the reasoning behind the Kennedy Administration’s decision to seek a neutrality agreement in Laos while simultaneously escalating the war in Vietnam.

Local Food & Local Lives: Healthy Food Consumption in the Rogue Valley
Wednesday May 13, 9:00-9:20 AM SU Room 306
Amy Lindgren presents research on the barriers and concerns local residents face in regard to accessing and consuming fresh, healthy, and local food.

Lu-cha! Lu-cha! Lu-cha!: Immigration Trends
Thursday May 14, 11:30-11:50 AM Library Room 329
Sean McLeary explores the diversification of Mexican identity within U.S. culture through the worlds of Mexican and American professional wrestling

Mass Incarceration and Child Poverty
Wednesday May 13, 1:30-1:50 PM SU Room 306
Michael Menefee uses state-level data for fifty states across an eleven year period in order to examine the effect of mass incarceration on child poverty from 2003 to 2013.

Modeling of Nitrogen Deposition in the Pacific Northwest
Tuesday May 12, 11:30-11:50 AM Library Room 329
Chad Sarni presents a study on the %N content in lichen, using the mesoscale meteorology model WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) combined with chemistry (WRF-Chem) to simulate atmospheric loading of nitrogen in the Pacific Northwest at high spatial resolution.

Models for the Propagation of Uncertainty
Wednesday May 13, 3:30-3:50 PM Library Room 329
Thomas Burns explores several models for doing computation or inference using measurements of uncertainty.

"The Model Minority:" Understanding Asian-American Identity
Tuesday May 12, 11:00-11:20 AM SU Room 306
Patrick Gonzales presents on Asian-American identity development.

Mt.DNA Phylogeography of Ursus Americanus in the Northwest
Tuesday May 12, 11:30-11:50 AM SU Room 306
Adriana Alexander and Jennifer Lunt present a phylogeographic study on the American black bear.

Music and Nazism
Thursday May 14, 3:00-3:20 PM Library Room 329
Zachary Edwards discusses music policy in Nazi Germany and occupied territories during the Third Reich.

Nahua and Mapuche Gender and Sexuality
Thursday May 14, 3:30-3:50 PM SU Room 319
Amy Waters presents on the cultural construction of gender within the Nahua and Mapuche societies, and how these gender systems were affected by colonization.

Next Steps: Talent
Wednesday May 13, 11:00- 11:20 AM SU Room 306
Emily Berlant presents on how the residents of Talent, OR will work together to transition to cleaner energy, strengthen the community and save money in the long run while preserving their rural quality of life.

A Numeric Approach to Modeling the Earth-Moon System
Tuesday May 12, 3:30-3:50 PM SU Room 319
Jacob Schultz presents on gravitational forces and the Earth-moon system.

On the Spot Cleaners Business Plan
Tuesday May 12, 10:30-10:50 AM SU Room 306
Gabriel Sandreth presents on an Eco-friendly business plan.

The Politics of Rage in William Gibson's Neuromancer
Tuesday May 12, 12:30-12:50 PM Library Room 329
Wesley Wade argues the subtlety and sophistication in the novel’s political frameworks and themes.

Positive Psychological Traits Among College Students
Wednesday May 13, 1:30-1:50 PM SU Room 330
Presenting results from a large-scale study of life satisfaction and wellness among SOU students utilizing the Social and Emotional Health Survey, showing how positive psychological traits and dispositions are important predictors of academic performance and overall well-being: Lisa Hoschler, Preston Long, Pratima Pathania, Douglas Smith

Prenatal Meditation and the Evolution of Childbirth
Tuesday May 12, 10:00-10:20 AM Library Room 329
Anna Humphreys presents on the effects of meditation on the prenatal period of pregnancy.

Proposed Red Flat Nickel Mine & Risks to Native Fish
Wednesday May 13, 1:30-1:50 PM Library Room 329
Jensen Haebler presents a study on whether or not the proposed Red Flat Nickel Mine will cause irreversible damage to the native fish populations & plants of Hunter Creek, SW Oregon.

The Role of Antioxidants in Health and Healing
Tuesday May 12, 10:30-10:50 AM Library Room 329
Shannon Connolly explains the reaction between free radicals and antioxidants.

Sacred Law: The treatment of women under Islamic law
Wednesday May 13, 12:00-12:20 PM Room 306
Sarah Looney explores what exactly Islamic law is, as well as the treatment of women under this legal tradition, with examples from multiple countries ranging from those with a pure Islamic legal tradition to those with a heavy Muslim population that follow a more secular legal tradition.

Strategies for Supporting Trans Students
Tuesday May 12, 1:00-2:00 PM SU Room 319
A growing number of students are coming out as trans and gender non-binary. This presentation discusses the complex ways that students understand and express their gender identity today and the best practices and policies to support trans and gender non-binary students. Learn concrete steps to create more trans inclusive spaces, get updated on preferred name information, pronouns, reports of gender-based bias, and more!

Support Yr Local Girl Gangs: Post-net Feminist Collectives
Wednesday May 13, 2:30-2:50 PM SU Room 306
Olivia No presents research on the history of feminist art and art collectives, a survey and analysis of emerging online female collectives, & her own work within a collective co-founded by herself and three other SOU art students, the Bad Girls Club.

A Tale of Two Dirtbags: OAL Practicum
Wednesday May 13, 12:30-12:50 PM SU Room 306
Bennett Kornbrath: One truck, two bikes, two boats, a whole slew of climbing and camping gear and one very large continent; that was the setting for a tale of two dirtbags. Having spent 6 months on the road and received credit for it, this is our experience, how we made it happen, and what we learned along the way.

The Third Reich's Relationship & Involvement in South Africa
Thursday May 14, 4:00-4:20 PM SU Room 319
Angela West presents on German Jews who fled to South Africa in the 1930s and 40s, and the anti-Semitic ideologies and persecution that occurred there.

Vegetation Change After 1906 in the Applegate Watershed, Oregon
Thursday May 14, 11:00-11:20 AM Library Room 329
Dominic DiPaolo shows how vegetation structure, composition and community patterns of southwest Oregon have changed since Euro-American settlement began in the mid-1800s.

Video as An Environmental Education Tool
Tuesday May 12, 9:30-9:50 AM SU Room 319
Peter Kleinhenz presents on the effectiveness of educational videos.