2018 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 2017-2018 school year.The papers were submitted to the College Board, where they were scored and represent 75% of the studentís 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 at the Centerís Festival of Scholars on May 16, 2018.

 

Humanities/Social Sciences

 

STEM

Anderson - The Correlation between Imaginary Numbers and Reality through their Physical Applications

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Adegoke - The Effects of Cryostimulation on the Inflammatory Cytokines and Hematological Parameters

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Barkman - The Effects of Parenting on the Self-Esteem in High School Athletes

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Anderson - Overexpression of the AtDREB1A gene in Almonds with respect to drought tolerance

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Bezemer - Analysis of California Prison Programs Promoting Rehabilitation

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Bersley - Investigating the effectiveness of bacteriophage therapy on antibiotic resistantbacterial infections

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Bradley - Reducing Preoperative Anxiety in Surgical Patients through the Use of Effective Communication Techniques

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Brar - The Effect of Environmental Stressors on Beta-Cell Dysfunction in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Burt - Connections Between Rap Music and Emotional Well-being

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Bumbarger - The Effect of 3G Artificial Turf and Natural Grass on Knee Injuries in High School Football

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Campopiano - Post Traumatic Stress Prevention and Treatment in Naval Special Warfare

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Burr - Investigation and implementation of Opuntia Basilaris for purification of contaminated water

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Chan - Evaluation of Red Light Cameras in Texas using a Cost Benefit Analysis

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C. Corley - Effects of Ocean Conditions on the Production of Domoic Acid from P. nitzschia

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Chow - Feasibility of Therapy Dog Programs at Thousand Oaks High School

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M. Corley - Evaluating the efficiency of graphene electrical conductivity when adhered to copper and nickel

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Dulansky - Factors Impacting Societal Views of Graffiti/Public Art

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R. Corley - BCL-2 Proteins and Outer Mitochondrial Membrane Permeabilization

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Geudeker - Examining the Factors that Influence AP Enrollment at TOHS

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Crivier - The Effects of COX-2 Inhibiting NSAIDs on the Bone Healing Process in Rats

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Katz - Boosting Body Dysmorphic Disorder Awareness Among Adolescents

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Dawley -Prevention of Marine Entanglement Using Autonomous Underwater Fishing Gear Through Designed Simulation

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Kim - Effectiveness of Drug Abuse Prevention

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Ellison - Examining relationships between on-target efficiency and specificity of ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPR/Cas9 on editing the CCR5 gene

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Koehler - Media Information Biasís Influence Upon Opinion and Ideological Alignment

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Fogel - Alternative Fuels to Reduce Lead Emissions from Piston Engine Aviation

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Laufenberg - Perceptions Regarding Interactions Between Law Enforcement and Adults with Autism

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Givvin - Investigating open surgical and arthroscopic surgical treatments and non-surgical alternatives for femoral acetabular impingement and torn acetabular labrum

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Longo - Seeking a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis in Thousand Oaks, California

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Harman - Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Silver Nanoparticles in Treating Oral Bacterial Biofilms

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Miller - Factors Influencing Teenage Attitudes Toward Authority in Urban and Suburban Areas

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Jung - The Correlation Between Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Cardiovascular Diseases

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Rogers - The Influencing Factors of the Consumption & Creation of Fan Fiction

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Ketola - Investigating the Effects of N,N-diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide on Marine Life

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Saari- Utilization of Bitcoin by Small Businesses in Ventura County, California

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Lee - The Effects of Rising Ocean Temperatures on Ecklonia cava

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Silberman - Effects of Certain Aspects of Religion on Students' Sociopolitical Attitudes

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Lott - Identification of specific plastics which do not release estrogenic activity causing chemicals

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Suarez - CVUSD Community Views on School-Based Mental Health Checks

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Luc - The Role of Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells in the Heart Muscle Tissue Repair

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Witham - Examining the Correlation Between Personality and Sport Choice Among High School Student-Athletes

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Mayer - The Synergistic Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Zingerman - Factors Influencing Sports Fan Loyalty

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Mayhue - Analyzing the Ability of Chroococcidiopsis and Anabaena to Terraform A Martian Environment

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Montes - The Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on the Tensile Strength of Aluminum in the Automobile Industry

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Razal - Analyzing the Effects of Hip and Knee Exercises on Patellofemoral Joint Pain Recovery

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Richards - The Effect of Energy Drinks on Sleep Deprivation in College Students

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Rothschild - Role of Dams in Depleting Nutrients from the Sediments in Amazon River

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Sandstrom - Economic impact of blended wing bodies in transport aircraft

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Stovall - The Role of Amygdalin in Treating Cancer In Vitro

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Tamura - Investigating a hybrid nanoparticle system that aids in the detection and treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Turqueza - Investigating the Permeation of Methylphenidate and Rivastigmine using Various Enhancer Groups

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Vardeleon - The links between human gastrointestinal microbiome composition and systemic Lupus erythematosus

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Je. Williams - The Effectiveness of Different Methods Utilizing Essential Oils in Inhibiting Listeria monocytogenes Growth in Ready to Eat Foods

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Jo. Williams - Antibacterial Fluoroquinolones as a Treatment for Mycoplasma Conjunctivitis in House Finches

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