2014 ALEX Fall Student Research Conference (Friday, November 7)

Located in the University Classroom Building (UCB) on the campus of UH Hilo, the Student Research Conference is open to the general public. The schedule of presentations is provided below.

Presentation Schedule

Friday, November 7: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Time UCB 101 UCB 102 UCB 103 UCB 105



1:30 PM









2:00 PM



Alexis Ching,

Tamara Haliwell


"The Correlation Between Freshman Stress Level, GPA and Satisfaction"



Andrea Brauer


"Herbal and non-herbal Dietary Supplement Use Trends Among Hawai'i State Residents"



Mark Bigler

(Marine Science)

"Biological Monitoring and Creating Awareness In the Marshall Islands"



Mikyla Wood


"Movie Theater Attendance: The Roles of Escapism, Belongingness, and Opinion Leadership"




2:30 PM



Gary Sur


"Leaf Micromorphology of Hawaiian Metrosideros Taxa"



Alexander Guimaraes


"Medicare Reimbursement to Ophthamologist: A Comparison of Hawa'ii to Other States"



Ashlin Stahlberg

(Marine Science)

"Trout, Salmon and Shrimp: Fish Wildlife and Parks Research in Northwest Montana"



Derek Owens
"Compulsive Use of Smartphones"



3:00 PM



Tuan Gian

(Computer Science)

"The Fault in Our System: Improvement Event Handling at Gemini Observatory"



Samantha Hanabaga, Carlo Tiano,

Kevin Wang


"Student - Run Interprofessional Education Project"



Pauleen Fredrick

(Marine Science)

"Systematics of the Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) on the windward coast of O Ľahu"



Summer Ilac-Wong


"Impulsive Buying Behavior: The Roles Income Level, Desired Mood State, and Store Environment"



3:30 PM



Daisy Willis

"Overview of Four Different English Programs"



Ashleigh Renaud
(Pharmacy) -"Osteoprotegerin Production in Breast Cancer Subtypes"



Bithiah Yuan

"Computing the Tropical A-Discriminant"



Lorri Cardoza

"My Pet My Family"



4:00 PM



Gabriel Tebow,

Ronald Santos

"The Shakespeare of Pidgin: A Critical Analysis of Mayor Billy Kenoi"



Robert Ponga

"Analysis of Strong Triply Ionized Carbon Systems in Galaxy Halos"



Reuben Tate

" The Catenary Degree of Elements in Numerical Monoids of Embedding Dimension 3"



Debra Cannoles

"GMO-Free and Organic Produce Purchase Behavior"



4:30 PM



Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation - UCB 100

HELPer 2013-2014


3 - 4 p.m., Campus Center Plaza

Host Organization /Agency / Company
Position Title
Type of Work
UH Hilo AANAPISI Research Jonathan Chugen HELP - Research Assistant Research
Pago Pago American Samoa Power Authority-Archaeology Division June Faifatu HELP - Archaeology Technician Marine Archaeology
Pago Pago American Samoa Telecomunication Authority Ellamanicia Umu HELP - Marketing Intern Telecommunications
Pago Pago ASCC-Division of Community & Natural Resources Ronice Mamae HELP - Green House Technician Agriculture
UH Hilo UH Hilo Athletic Department Lars Victor HELP - Athletic Student Assistant Sports
Pago Pago Blue Sky

Mary Cheung-Fuk

HELP - Marketing Intern Telecommunications
Pago Pago Blue Sky Seulata Masina HELP - IT Support Intern Telecommunications
UH Hilo UH Hilo Campus Technology Cheng Hai Jin HELP - Computer Tech & Multimedia Asst Technology
Hilo, Hawaii Catholic Charities - Immigrant Resource Center Waerin Edwin HELP - Immigrant Resource Trainee Social Services
UH Hilo Pacific Islands Mobile Screening Clinic (College of Pharmacy) Yoshita Mares Translator & Liaison Translation
Pago Pago Department of Health Loimata Mokoma HELP - Medical Clerk Intern Health
Pago Pago Department of Health Urita Levi HELP - Counselor Intern Health
Pago Pago Department of Human and Social Services Liliatupu Asotau HELP - Caseworker Human Services
Palau Ebiil Society Marli Klass HELP - Conservation Camp Coordinator Environmental Conservation
Pohnpei FSM Development Bank Chris Yamada HELP - Loan Officer Trainee Banking
Hilo, Hawaii County of Hawaii - Office of Prosecuting Attorney Fenny Seklii HELP - Outreach Assistant Law
UH Hilo Pacific Islander Summer Bridge Program Paige Blelas HELP - Program Assistant Youth Development
UH Hilo Pacific Students Media Team Axel Defngin HELP - Media Team - Project Leader Media
Palau Palau Community Action Agency Dilrae Mechol HELP - Internal Control Trainee Accounting
UH Hilo UH Hilo Student Health & Wellness Jackie Yuw HELP - Student Health Researcher Health Education
Honolulu, Hawaii UHM - Botany Department Pauleen Fredrick HELP - Research Assistant Marine Science
Hilo, Hawaii U.S. Forest Service Akulia Smau HELP - Forest Ecology Assistant Forestry
UH Hilo Women's Center Tiana Wai HELP - Community Outreach Women's Equality