2019 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 2018-2019 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 13, 2019.

 

Humanities/Social Sciences

 

STEM

Beastrom - The Influencing Factors of Nonfiction or Fiction Literature Preferences Determined by High School Students in Conejo Valley Schools

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Bengard, G - The Application of Convolutional Neural Networks to Improve the Efficiency of Lung Cancer Detection

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Berard - Effects of the Acquisition of a Driver's License on Adolescent Dietary Behavior
at Thousand Oaks High School

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Bengard, K - The Effects of Probiotics and Fecal Transplantations on Crohn's Disease Symptoms

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Bettendorf - Analyzing Impact of Student Schedules on Academic Performance in Thousand Oaks High School

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Briggs - Investigating the Relationship Between S. purpuratus Density and M. pyrifera Biomass

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Darden - Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Los Angeles County Public Defense System at Representing Indigent Defendants During the Plea Bargaining Stage for Violent Felonies

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Burr - Investigating the Kidney Shortage in America and Possible Solutions

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Dulansky - Jim Cramer's Mad Money Portfolio Characteristics in Comparison with the S&P 500

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Ebert - Conserving the Oncorhynchus mykiss Population in Southern California Watersheds

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Dury - Measuring the Mental Health Levels of Students at Thousand Oaks High School with the Incorporation of Indoor Plants into the Workspace

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Feltner - Investigating the Detection Methods for the White Nose Syndrome in Bats

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Eaton, A - The Effect of Food Insecurity on College Students at the Ventura County Community Colleges

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Gugnani - The Effects of Magnetic Bacteria and Magnetic Nanoparticles on Magnetic Hyperthermia

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Eaton, J - Factors Influencing Resident's Decisions to Adhere to Wildfire Evacuation Orders & How to Improve Future Evacuation Compliance

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Johnson - The Effect of Intermittent Fasting on Chemotherapy and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

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Glasser - High School Student Responses to the Use of Laptops in Classrooms

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Kano - Maximizing Wavelength Near Infrared for Bioluminescence Imaging

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Glaubke - The Effects of Large Campaign Donations on Local Board of Education Election

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Lee - Evaluating the Effects of Magnetic Shielding on Hall Thrusters

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Goldberg - Effect of Algorithmic Variables in LSTM's Prediction of Constituent Direction of the S&P 500: An EMH Approach

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Lesny, Jay - The Effect of Structural Modifications on the Efficiency of Tandem Solar Cells

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Hong - Successful Biopharmaceutical Firms in California: A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Leadership Qualities and Practices

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Lesny, John - The Effects of Modulating Oxygen Concentrations on Neural Stem Cell Therapy

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Indra - Evaluating the Influences of Fredric Wertham and Seduction of the Innocent to Establish Their Relation to Contemporary and Cold War Period Mass Media Regulation

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Lin - Effectiveness of Hydroxyurea and Blood Transfusions to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

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Kazmie - Effective Usage of Marketing and Analytics with Small Businesses in the Ventura County

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Liu - The Effect of Caffeine on the Inhibition of Beta-Amyloid Presence in Late-Onset Alzheimerís Disease

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Lewon - The Relationship Between Technology and Procrastination in High School Students

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Malilay - Investigating the Role of Paraquat in the Pathogenesis of Parkinsonís Disease

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Liu - Evaluating the implementation purposes of the militarization of the American Police Force

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Metz - Optimization of Aerodynamic Design With Genetic Algorithms Using Neural Network

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Nava - How Voting Materials in Spanish Affect the Participation of Latino Voters in Ventura County

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Miller - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Porous Scaffolding Based Methods for Regenerative Engineering

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Padberg - Effects of Trash Talk on Motivation and Confidence in High School Athletes

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Nowak - The Effects of Oxybenzone on Growth and Development of Hawaiian Coral Reefs

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Wu - Preventing False Convictions in Los Angeles County by Assessing the Reliability of Eyewitness Identification

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Ortiz - Efficiency of Coral Transplantation in Tropical Climates

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Patki - Investigating the Efficiency of Robotic and Conventional Open Surgical Methods in Cornary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Rajenda - Investigating the Efficiency of Graphene Spin Logic

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Sheppard - The Evaluation of Maribavir and Brincidofovir, Cytomegalovirus Infection Treatments for Postoperative Renal Transplant Patients

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Spinelli - Investigating the Environmental Implications of a Strut-Braced Wing Passenger Aircraft

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Tuvesson - The Effect of Temperature on the Adhesion of Vibrio shiloi to Oculina patagonica

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Yoon - Effectiveness of Adipose-derived Stem Cells and Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Regenerating Heart Muscle Tissue

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Zernik - The Effect of Temperature Optimization on the Efficiency of Membrane Distillation for Removing Ammonia in
Wastewater

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Zhou - Comparison of CAR-T Cell Therapy Generations for the Treatment of Glioblastoma

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