2017 TOHS AP Research Projects

Here you will find the project files for each AP Research student in the Thousand Oaks High School Center for Research and Advanced Studies during the 2016-2017 school year.  The papers were submitted to the College Board, where they were scored and represent 75% of the student’s AP score for the course.  The Presentation slide decks were used by the students in their required formal defense of their project, which made up the remaining 25% of their AP score.  The academic posters were used by the students to present their research to the greater community, either at the Ventura County Science Fair or the Center’s Festival of Scholars.

 

Humanities/Social Sciences

 

STEM

Augustine - Personality Type and Color Preference – A Cross Collative Study in Modern Pharmaceuticals

 Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Adams - The Effects of Photosynthesis on Martian Atmospheric

Composition in a Closed System

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Bialozynski - Athletes and Multiple Intelligences

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Balcan - Analysis of Ethanol Content in Different Brands of Gasoline

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Blaisdell - Parental Characteristics and Correlated  Expectations for Student Athletes

 Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Brazier - Azithromycin in Combination with Hamamelitannin as a Quorum Inhibitor for Common Bacteria in Surgical Site Infection

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Byington - STEM Positive Movies

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Cohen - Survival and adaptation of Mytilus Californianus at low pH and high temperatures in seawater

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Conlon - Successful Small Business Marketing Practices

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Dang - The Effects of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on Biofilms

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Couture - Community Views of a Foreign Language Program in Public Elementary Schools

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Elkington - Detection of Hexavalent Chromium, Strontium- 90, and Tritium in the Groundwater in Four Southern California Cities

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Fortney - Development of Biking Culture in U.S. Cities vs that of Amsterdam and Copenhagen

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Feild - The Effects of Glyphosate on the Growth and Viability of Azotobacter vinelandii

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Harris - Recalled Music: Earworm Applications and Implications

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Fetch - Maximizing Fixed Wing UAV Flight Time Through Computer Simulation

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Liu - Generational Differences In The Use Of Textisms

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Geudeker - The Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Growth of Daucus carota

Paper     Poster     Presentation

McEnroe - Self Talk and Pressure in High School Sports

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Gupta - Quantifying CRISPR/Cas9 as a method for preventing Geminivirus replication through virus replication site mutation.

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Michalek - How Poverty Traps Affected the Birth of Bebop

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Holloway - Analyzing The Toxicity of Imidacloprid on Artemia Salina Cysts

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Okayama - Beyond The First Finish Line: Preparing For Life After College

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Htway - Microbial Biodegradation of Used Motor Oil on Concrete Surfaces

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Pagan - Music and Emotional Expression in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Johnson - The Effects of Melatonin on Tau Hyperphosphorylation in Hypothermic SH-SY5Y Cells

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Randall - LGBT Themes in TV and Attitudes Towards LGBT Students at TOHS

 Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Li - Creating A Peptide Drug Delivery System

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Razum - Changing Generational Perceptions on Killer Whales & SeaWorld

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Lin - Biodegradation of Solid Polyurethane by Pestalotiopsis microspora

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Renemmo - Perceptions of Families with Adopted and Biological Children 

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Malilay - Assessing Antifouling Activity by Heteractis magnifica against Amphibalanus amphitrite and Escherichia coli

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Roth - The Psychology of Decision-Making: Background Music Used in Advertising

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Moon - Thymoquinone inhibits growth of ampicillin resistant K12 E. coli

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Steckline - Influence of Dog Condition on Adoption Success Rates at LA Animal Shelters

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Pentis - Penetration of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in the Gallus Gallus Domesticus Egg Shell

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Supple - The Progression of Mainstream Pop Music Since the Late 1950s

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Reyes - Diffusion of Paraben Across a Synthetic Membrane and Caenorhabditis elegans After Multiple Cosmetic Applications

Paper     Poster     Presentation

Zoltak - Influence of Horror Films on Adolescent Audiences

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

Schalyo - Evaluation of the Effect of Paraben Exposure on Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus Purpuratus) Fertility

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

 

Witt - The Translation of Insecticide Resistance in Drosophila Hydei from Organophosphates to Carbamates

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

 

Simmons - Comparison of Physarum Polycephalum Growth Rate on Various Nutrients

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

 

Zakowicz - The Effect of synthetic iron-chelators and flavonoids on siderophore-producing P. fluorescens

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

 

Zernik - Glyphosate persistence in cattle manure

Paper     Poster     Presentation

 

 

Zhou – Metabolic Study of Ginsenoside Rb1 in Brine Shrimp (Artemia Salina)

Paper     Poster     Presentation