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Vaccine Intentions and Attitudes toward the COVID-19 Vaccine among Pregnant Women in the U.S.

Author(s) Jessica Craig, Gracie Minks, Adrienne Larson, Amy Claridge Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Public Health) Abstract BACKGROUND: Vaccination during pregnancy aids in protecting mothers from serious disease, while the development of maternal antibodies can help protect their babies from serious diseases early in life. This… Read More »Vaccine Intentions and Attitudes toward the COVID-19 Vaccine among Pregnant Women in the U.S.

Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Author(s) Victoria Shearer Faculty Mentor(s) Timothy Beng (Chemistry) Abstract Climate change is a daunting predicament the world has found itself in, leading to an increase in green chemistry. A green chemistry technique that utilizes C-H bond activation is desirable. Due to this, a sustainable, cost-effective,… Read More »Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Facial Inferences: Facial Expressions or Emotional Labels?

Author(s) Amber Anderson Faculty Mentor(s) Anthony Stahelski (Psychology), Mary Radeke (Psychology) Abstract Happy, surprised, fearful, disgusted, sad, or angry are classic emotional labels inferred from facial expressions (Ekman & Friesen, 1971). This study examines the impact different emotional labels have on social trait and personality… Read More »Facial Inferences: Facial Expressions or Emotional Labels?

Charting the Chemical Reactivity Space of Castagnoli-Cushman-Derived N-Heterocyclic Sulfones

Author(s) Jorge Garcia Faculty Mentor(s) Timothy Beng (Chemistry) Abstract N-heterocyclic sulfones are present in many pharmaceuticals, including antityrpanosomal drug Nifurtimox. There is therefore an increasing demand for methodologies that create N-heterocyclic sulfones. This is all the more necessary since drug-resistance issues continue to persist, and… Read More »Charting the Chemical Reactivity Space of Castagnoli-Cushman-Derived N-Heterocyclic Sulfones

Mice Mice Baby! Cold-induced metabolic changes in lean, transgenic mice

Author(s) Rachel Davey Faculty Mentor(s) April Binder (Biological Sciences) Abstract Obesity is a multifaceted metabolic disorder with severe worldwide public health consequences. While obesity can often be treated using diet and exercise, there are complex genetic interactions driving obesity that don’t always respond to such… Read More »Mice Mice Baby! Cold-induced metabolic changes in lean, transgenic mice

Maternal Depression Perceived During Adolescence and Attachment Security in Adulthood

Author(s) Adrienne Larson Faculty Mentor(s) Amy Claridge (Family & Consumer Sciences) Abstract Previous literature has found that maternal depression and adversity can decrease the likelihood of the formation of a secure attachment in infants, but few studies have examined the association between maternal depression during… Read More »Maternal Depression Perceived During Adolescence and Attachment Security in Adulthood

Pregnant women’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed method exploration of prenatal depression

Author(s) Adrienne Larson, Gracie Manlow, Amy Caridge, Tishra Beeson, Amie Wojtyna Faculty Mentor(s) Amy Claridge (Family and Child Life) Abstract Risk factors associated with prenatal depression have been studied extensively, but it is unclear whether typical risks are relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. This mixed-method… Read More »Pregnant women’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed method exploration of prenatal depression

Longitudinal Patterns of Microplastic Abundance and Potential for Food Web Uptake in the Yakima River

Author(s) Janell Shah Faculty Mentor(s) Clay Arango (Biological Sciences) Abstract Microplastic (MP) pollution is ubiquitous worldwide with plastics found even in pristine terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments, but the ecological consequences of widespread MP remain unknown concern is growing because. A growing number of MP… Read More »Longitudinal Patterns of Microplastic Abundance and Potential for Food Web Uptake in the Yakima River

The development of cell culture techniques to investigate the role of Emx2 in neocortical arealization

Author(s) Brett Vagt Faculty Mentor(s) Todd Kroll (Chemistry) Abstract The neocortex is a structure unique to mammalian brains and mediates conscious thoughts and actions. This structure contains four primary areas that processes discrete types of information: motor output and auditory, visual, and somatosensory (touch) input.… Read More »The development of cell culture techniques to investigate the role of Emx2 in neocortical arealization

Using remote sensing techniques to identify geomorphic modifications caused by landslide tsunamis

Author(s) Trent Adams Faculty Mentor(s) Breanyn MacInnes (Geological Sciences), Jennifer Lipton (Geography), Lisa Ely (Geological Sciences) Abstract When a large landslide falls into a deep body of water it can produce giant tsunami waves capable of causing widespread geomorphic change to landscapes. What changes occur… Read More »Using remote sensing techniques to identify geomorphic modifications caused by landslide tsunamis