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    • Sociology Senior Seminar Presentations 2020 

      Conroe, Sean; Downey, Nathan; Dutton, Logan; Gamble, Brittany; Pipinich, David; Rasch, Jacob (2020-11-11)
      Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Sociology department held its annual Sociology Senior Seminar presentations. Seven seniors presented their culminating research projects ranging from stigma towards addiction in obituaries ...
    • Numerical Methods: An Inquiry-Based Approach With Python 

      Sullivan, Eric (2020-09-22)
      This book is an inquiry-based approach to a first semester undergraduate Numerical Methods or Numerical Analysis course. The book covers floating point arithmetic, function approximation via Taylor series, numerical root ...
    • The Effect of Selenium Exposure on abdA Gene Expression and Mechanosensation in Drosophila Melanogaster 

      Richter, Katelyn; Jahn, Mackenzie (2020-04-24)
      Selenium, a heavy metal found in drainage near coal mines, is known to cause developmental abnormalities in aquatic species such as trout, and species that depend on aquatic environments such as waterfowl. Previous studies ...
    • Single-Gene Dotplot Analysis is Effective in Predicting Cluster Assignment in Gordonia Bacteriophages 

      Hoffman, Alexander (2020-04-24)
      Bacteriophages, or “phages,” are a diverse group of bacteria-infecting viruses. There are estimated to be 10^31 phages on Earth, which creates a need to organize them into smaller groups to be able to study them more ...
    • The Effects of Mood on Decision Making 

      Windhorn, Hannah; Paulsen, Madison; Mumford, Gavin; Honzel, Nikki (2020-04-24)
      Many things can influence how an individual will make a decision (Greenstein & Velazquez, 2017). One factor that influences decision making is the anchor bias. An anchor bias is when a participant is given an initial piece ...
    • The Impact of Tobacco Use on the Symptoms of Schizophrenia 

      Mulcahy, Katelyn; Romine, Abigail (2020-04-24)
      In individuals with schizophrenia, there are often high rates of use of tobacco products. In a world wide meta analysis, 67% of the adults with schizophrenia smoke cigarettes (Xu et al., 2014), whereas only 13.7% of the ...
    • Effects of Caffeine Exposure and Withdrawal on TTHERM_00013550 Expression, Feeding, and Growth of Tetrahymena thermophila 

      Marshall, Kiera; Jensen, Miriam; DeBoer, Grace (2020-04-24)
      The purpose of our experiment was to determine the effects of caffeine addiction on Tetrahymena thermophila. In more complex organisms, such as humans, caffeine has stimulating effects and is addictive. We hypothesized ...
    • Your ACE Score Could Mean More 

      Nicholson, Cheyenne; Voss, Scout; Elliott, Baylee (2020-04-24)
      Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a relatively unknown topic but have proven to have lasting impacts on an individual’s health. While the research globally is limited, “about 61% of adults surveyed across 25 [U.S.] ...
    • A Year of Passive Hydrocarbon Monitoring Next to an Eagle Ford Well Site 

      Sablan, Olivia; Schade, Gunnar (2020-04-24)
      The recent boom in unconventional oil and gas development in the Texas Eagle Ford shale area has led to an increase in hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Emissions from production sites include hazardous air pollutants, such ...
    • Metalation of Linear NNN Pincer Ligands 

      Hodgson, Elizabeth; Drivdahl, Ember (2020-04-24)
      A major trend of the chemical industry today is the practice of “greener” chemistry, including the reduction of waste. One simple mechanism to support the efforts of green chemistry is the use of organometallic catalysts. ...
    • 6 Ways to Implement Coding in a Math Class 

      Ishibashi, Reina (2020-04-24)
      Many schools are aware that technology and coding needs to be implemented more within their curriculum in order to have students become more literate in the heavily technology oriented society. Previously, researchers have ...
    • Modeling an Accretion Disk 

      Wassenberg, Austin (2020-04-24)
      Stellar black holes are formed when a star of appropriate size reach the end of their life and no longer have the resources to keep it from collapsing in on itself. Due to the extreme gravitational pull from having a finite ...
    • Why NASA should care about osteoarthritis: Metabolomic Analyses to Provide Insight into the Risk of Joint Unloading in Microgravity Environments 

      Welhaven, Hope (2020-04-24)
      A recurring issue NASA faces is the health of their space crews’ before, during, and after space missions due to microgravity. A lack of joint loading is known to reduce articular cartilage (AC) thickness and increase the ...
    • Brain Glucose Metabolism and Its Influence on Dementia-related Hallucinations 

      Anderson, Holly; Long, Bennett (2020-04-24)
      In the United States, 5.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with dementia. Dementia is reported to kill more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. One in three elderly patients dies from dementia or Alzheimer’s; ...
    • Are Opioids Enough? 

      Diehl, Sarah; Waples, Jasmin; Chamberlain, Natasha (2020-04-24)
      Opioids are often used as a primary intervention for post-operative pain management. Opioids are highly regulated substances that are used to treat severe pain in a variety of healthcare settings (Opioid, 2017). However, ...
    • A Kick of Productivity for Teams: Determining Effective Teamwork 

      Bressler, Kristen; Ishibashi, Reina; Mancini, Ethan (2020-04-24)
      Teamwork is greatly valued in our society where human interactions are expected. How well one can work with others can determine the success of not only the individual but also the team. Successful teams have a conglomerate ...
    • Endometriosis Pain and Antioxidant Supplement Therapy 

      Gondeiro, Grace; Bakken, Andras (2020-04-24)
      Endometriosis is a common condition in which the tissue lining the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, onto fallopian tubes, and ovaries causing scarring, pain, and often ...
    • Reproductive Justice: Efficacy of STI Prevention Programs on Sexual Health Outcomes in Incarcerated Women 

      Damron, Cheyenne; Gianotti, Lynsy; Strader, Bailey (2020-04-24)
      Correctional facilities continue to be positively correlated to high concentrations of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). According to Wiehe, Rosenman, Aalsma, Scanlon, and Fortenberry (2015), test positivity rates ...
    • Nonviolent Resistance Movements Against Domestic and Foreign Actors: The Example of Tunisia and Timor-Leste 

      Young, Alyssa (2020-04-24)
      A range of factors may affect the success or failure of nonviolent political movements. I study whether these factors differ for nonviolent campaigns in intrastate versus interstate conflicts. There has been quite a lot ...
    • Women in French Agriculture: A Historical Perspective 

      Young, Alyssa (2020-04-24)
      This project explores the roles of women in French agriculture, both viewing the traditional roles and perceptions throughout history and how those roles have changed today. Although women make up just about half of the ...