Gendered Pathways to Science: The Perceived Impact of Social Ties and Individual Preferences

Published May 12, 2018

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Abstract Despite the huge effort taken to promote gender parity in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics education, women remain overwhelmingly underrepresented in these fields. Current literature has demonstrated that there are significant processes that influence whether or not someone pursues STEM; yet, none… Read more

Title IX: the Female Intercollegiate Athletic Sphere

Published May 12, 2018

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.   “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”- Title IX.   Introduction Title… Read more

Refiguring the Romantic Body: Chinese Women Pianists in the American Conservatory

Published Dec 22, 2017

  Introduction When the twenty-four-year-old pianist Yuja Wang walked on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in a tight, short orange dress on August 2, 2011 to play the Third Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto under the direction of conductor Lionel Bringuier, Wang’s attire was interpreted as a transgression of normative expectations for classical performers. The Los… Read more

Dancing Up the Glass Escalator: Institutional Advantages for Men in Ballet Choreography

Published May 13, 2017

I. Introduction A dearth of women exists in the upper echelons of ballet choreography. Both academia and the popular press have noted and documented this phenomenon. For instance, in “Breaking the Glass Slipper,” New York Times journalist Michael Cooper recently noted, “When it comes to choreography, at least at most major companies, ballet remains overwhelmingly… Read more

A Racist Little Hat: The MSG Debate and American Culture

Published May 2, 2017

I. Acquired Tastes   Stop for a moment and ask yourself what you know about monosodium glutamate. If you’re anything like most Americans, your thoughts on the subject are probably simple: MSG is an artificial flavoring most often used with Chinese food, which should be avoided because it’s bad for you and gives you headaches…. Read more

Hybrid Feedback Compensation of an External Capacitor-less Low Dropout Voltage Regulator

Published Nov 26, 2014

Abstract Power management has an ever increasing presence in the electronics industry due to the growth of battery powered mobile devices. The low-dropout voltage regulator (LDO) offers improved efficiency over other regulator topologies. However, the architecture suffers from stability issues, which usually necessitates a large off-chip capacitor to ensure the regulator’s performance. This paper presents… Read more

The Effect of Varying Concentrations and Application Periods of Chondroitinase ABC on Tissue-Engineered Cartilage

Published Nov 26, 2014

Abstract Osteoarthritis, a chronic malady characterized by joint pain and swelling, is caused by damage to articular cartilage and is perpetuated by low-grade inflammation.  Treatments for osteoarthritis do exist, but many treatments focus on coping with the disease rather than curing it.  Surgical options that replace damaged cartilage tissue with that of donor cartilage tissue… Read more

Using Pre-mRNA Secondary Structure to Predict Splicing

Published Nov 10, 2014

Abstract Wilms’ Tumor is a cancer associated with kidney failure that affects mainly children. This cancer manifests itself when the Wilms’ Tumor gene (WT1), which codes for a transcription factor, is disrupted. One of its alternatively spliced exons is exon 5, which serves as the activation domain in the gene. When this domain is improperly… Read more