Description: Studied how climate has changed through trophic interactions of plants, caterpillars, and parasitoids. Noticed Phenological Asynchrony: When the life cycle of the host doesn't align with that of the parasite. In this case, caterpillars are maturing a lot quicker than their parasitoids because or warmth.
Title of Project: Coronavirus & Environmental Racism: Threats in Minority Communities
Description: Showing that minorities are affected by environmental injustice and areas they call home are affected by pollution and toxins provided by corporations. The pandemic has increased the crisis.
Title of Project: Socioeconomic Factors‚ Influence on Susceptibility of Type 2 Diabetes in the United States
Description: This was a research project completed in 2017 for the HNR 111 course with Dr. Mecenas. It highlights how type 2 diabetes is a significant problem in the United States, especially among vulnerable communities. Also, socioeconomic risk factors associated with higher susceptibility are identified.
Title of Project: Correlation of Depression and Climate Change During Covid-19
Description: I am attempting to show the correlation between depression and climate change during Covid-19. The reason is to bring attention to people who have depression during a pandemic and the tough times of climate change.
Title of Project: Civil Unrest: The Overlooked Problem Of Climate Change
Description: What most Americans don't look at when examining climate change. Climate change affected countries with unstable governments like Syria which resulted in American intervention with military and American tax dollars.
Title of Project: A Look at Foreign Imposed Regime Change
Description: In this research project I seek to understand the purpose of foreign imposed regime change and why the United States seems to think they are a good tool for foreign policy. My research shows that foreign imposed regime change has resulted in mostly failures and lead to undesirable outcomes.
Title of Project: The Nuances of Interracial Dating in America
Description: An anthropological research project conducted via video interview of heterosexual interracial couples, cataloging their experiences with their family and society as they pertain to their differing races and cultures. This provides a snapshot of the level of tolerance in our country.
Title of Project: Comparison of Litter in Parking Lots associated with "Green" vs "Bargain" Grocery Stores
Description: This is a collaborative research project conducted with a high school level organization with the acronym of HEARTS. Students and I surveyed the amount and types of litter associated with "green" groceries, such as Sprouts and Whole Foods in contrast to litter associated with bargain stores.
Title of Project: Climate change effects on mental health and the latino community
Description: My research project will go over the effects climate change has on low-income and Latino communities, as well as cover the effects on mental health. I will go in-depth on my findings and understand how natural disasters affect communities along with coming up with community solutions.
Title of Project: The Impact of Climate Change on food Culture in the United States
Description: This project is about the impact of climate change on the food culture in the United States. illustrating numerous examples of food being devastated throughout the states. it will also illustrate my opinion as well as the opinion of scientists solutions.
Title of Project: Spanish and English Literature during the 17th Century
Description: In this research I compare and contrast the literary styles from two major authors during the 17th century: Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeares. Although they exist in the same time period there are many factors that contribute to their themes and approaches being vastly different.
Title of Project: Monumental Vision: a Collaborative Student and Faculty Experience to Reshape Public Space
Description: I engaged the ULV community to respond to a City of LA design challenge to redesign the site of the removed Christopher Columbus monument. Working with students and faculty across campus and disciplines, we created new monuments of progress based on our memories, histories, & cultural identities.
Description: The purpose of this LVE class project is to support the AAPI community by promoting and delivering local AAPI business information through interactive and innovative maps in order to attract a younger target group like students by engaging viewer's attention.
Title of Project: In Our Backyard: History and Culture from the Citrus Belt. Eric M. Davis Fourth Street Mill Mural
Description: This is the first segment of an on-going TV series that highlights art and history of La Verne and its surrounding areas. Produced by Ken Pucci and Claudia Gonzalez (LVTV), this segment introduces local artist Eric Davis and presents his journey on painting a mural that captures La Verne's history.
Description: Due to limitations in resources, this project was built using Tinkercad. The purpose of this project is to use an Arduino and ultrasonic distance sensor to capture the distance an object is form the sensor and then display the distance in cm on the LCD.
Description: With monopoly being one of the most lovable board games, me and my partner felt that bringing this old school board more to life would be a fun idea. We would go on to design around 8 objects to make the board feel more complete.
Description: My project represents a door-lock that can be unlocked via fingerprint recognition.
Maker Fair Presentations
Title of Project: Personal Cloud Server
Description: For this project, I used a Raspberry Pi 4 and a WD Elements 4TB hard drive to host my own personal cloud server via a service called "ownCloud". This cloud server can be access anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Description: This multidimensional butterfly utilized the Cricut Machine to create the 3D flowers illustrated in the painting. The purpose of this project is to show how technology can be used in art to add a tangibility factor.
Description: Myself and a fellow student and ATS member, David Raygoza, created the homepage for this year's CASE Day homepage in HTML and CSS. We utilized several design techniques to make a design that is easy to read and responsive.
Description: The purpose of the project is to develop a mobile application where fitness people from all around the world can keep track of water intake, workouts, meal plans, and all other vital information all in one app.
Description: The desert offers city dwellers an opportunity to depart from everyday life to engage with scenery in an isolated, introspective manner. This digital collage poster series, featuring photos taken in 29 Palms, capture this departure from the abnormalcy of 'business as usual' in favor of rediscovery.
Description: Obstacle course that uses potential and kinetic energy to complete without any interaction.
Title of Project: CAD System
Description: A online Computer Aided Dispatch System similar to what police may use. This application pulls data from an SQL server to a PHP webpage, eventually I will add an option to input data into the SQL server.