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Vol. 22 (2021)

2020-21 Editors

Shandon Amos

Zaira Girala

Shandon Zaira
2020-21 Graphic Designer

Melissa Bernard

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Journal of Undergraduate Research 2021 vol.22
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ashley Copenhaver
Mathematics

Understanding Connectivity of Pancreatic Beta Cells through Artificial
Neural Networks

17

Ryan Mbagna-Nanko
Mechanical Engineering

Structural Characterization of 2D Layered Complex Hetero-Ion Systems

117

Tahia Shendy
Media & Communication Studies

Virtual Influencers: Identity and Authenticity in the Age of Social Media

33

Hye Jin Park
Psychology

Contributions of Parental Control and Self-Regulation Skills to Korean
American Children’s Behavioral Outcomes

137

Kelly McVicker
Environmental Studies

Food Web Dynamics: How Urbanization of Riparian Systems Affects Prey
Availability for Tetragnatha Spiders in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems

59

Ben Hyatt
Mathematics

Stability Analysis of Model Predictive Control-Based Car-Following
Control Under Linear Vehicle Dynamics

161

Caitlyn Hooper
Theatre

Why Intimacy Direction is the Way Forward for Theatre

79

Sarah Driver
History

The Domestic Pianist: The Impact of the Parlor Piano on Middle Class
Domestic Life in Nineteenth Century America

191

Cassie Davis
American Studies

Implications of Rhetoric: A Newspaper Analysis of Immigration Policy

99

L. Alexandra Rodriguez
American Studies

“Old Town Road” and the Racial Politics of Country Music

217

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Art Director: Guenet Abraham (Visual Arts)

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