Students show their work at Undergrad Research Day

More than 80 students produced 35 projects for Undergraduate Research Day April 19 in the atrium of AIMS Hall of Mathematics & Science.

Winners and categories

Biology (with faculty)
First—Thermal Inactivation of Black Mustard Seeds under a Non-isothermal Temperature, by Krista Loper and Tessa Fischer

Human Physiology I

First—The Effect of Cell Phone Conversation on Reaction Time, by Jordan Cardoza, Vanessa Carrasco, Jose Rigor and Debra Johnson
Second—Maximum Recovery Time with Minimum Recovery Time, by Brandon Croft
Third—Metabolic Changes, by Steven Waite, Paul Islas and Brian Xicotencatl

Human Physiology/Psychology

First—Student Focus Test, by Donte Mitchell, Karlan Andrews and Daniel Bartlett
Second—Study of Methods to Increase Hamstring Flexibility, by Kevin Lott
Third—Effects of Music on Heart Rate and Pain Perception, by Monica Pagadala and Olivia Kahn

Miscellaneous (biology, history, mathematics, political science)

First—Diolkos: Concerning The Ancient Trackway’s Effectiveness, by Charles Jensen and Czarina Calayan
Second—Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg Method for nth-order Differential Equations in Mathematica, by David King
Third—Wildlife Activity Patterns of the Sierra Nevada, by Krista Loper, Tyler Luke and Paul Lochow