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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Undergraduate Research Center

Proceedings 2010

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/urc/proceedings/ursproceedings2010.html

Table of Contents

Social Work and German

Psychology

Health, Athletic Training and Human Performance

Gender & Women's Studies

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Automotive Engineering Technology

Biological Sciences

English and History

Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Community Health, Education, Family Consumer Science, Geography, Human Performance, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology & Corrections

Art, Art History and Music

Social Work

Psychology

Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology and Biological Sciences

Sociology & Corrections and Gender & Women's Studies

Monday, April 5 Presenters

Oral Session 1 8:30 – 10:00 CSU 201

Social Work and German

IMR Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Mental Health Group Recovery
Lauren Harding (Department of Social Work)
Renee Lips (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

Effects of Remote Alcohol Monitoring on Long-term Alcohol Use
Whitney Zilles (Department of Social Work)
David Beimers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

The Limbo of Identity: Representations of Division in a Reunified Germany
Daniel Schmitt (Department of Modern Languages/German)
Nadja Krämer, Faculty Mentor (Department of Modern Languages/German)

Crossing borders: Fatih Akin’s Transnational Purpose
Drew Nelson (Department of Modern Languages/German)
Nadja Krämer, Faculty Mentor (Department of Modern Languages/German)

Oral Session 2 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 201

Psychology

Assessing Activation in Memory for Positive and Negative Stereotypes
Amber Scheierl (Department of Psychology)
Karla Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Trust and Social Networking Behaviors in Virtual and Face-to-Face Teams
Lauren Stelten (Department of Psychology)
Andrea Lassiter, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Race and Religion Relating to Helping Behaviors
Sahra Ahmed Ali (Department of Psychology)
Kristie Campana, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Parenting Styles: Does Society Judge Men More Harshly than Women for the Same Parenting Mistakes?
Kimberly Woodgate (Department of Psychology)
Kristie Campana, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Wellness Behaviors of College Students: Connecting Implicit and Explicit Measures
Jessica M. Morales (Department of Psychology)
Karla A. Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

The Use of a Paper and Pencil Analogue Task to Measure Ageism
Cassie Nieman (Department of Psychology)
Jeffrey Buchanan, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

More than a guy thing? Going beyond gender to investigate the influence of sex roles on alcohol attitudes and consumption.
Naomi Timm (Department of Psychology)
Dawn N. Albertson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

Examining the influence of framing and personality traits on motivating study habits in college students
Amanda Vonbergen (Department of Psychology)
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Oral Session 3 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 284A

Health, Athletic Training and Human Performance

The Effect of Training with Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Programs on Measures of Balance in Older Women
Vashti R. DeRosier (Department of Human Performance)
Molly J. Hyland (Department of Human Performance)
Mary Visser, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

[PDF] Media Images of Elite Athletes: Perceptions of Male Athletes (1 MiB)
Alicia J. Johnson (Department of Human Performance)
Cindra Kamphoff, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)
Suzannah Armentrout, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)

*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

Obesity Among Latino Adolescents: The Role of Acculturation
Paulina Manzo (Department of Health Science)
Judith Luebke, Faculty Mentor (Department of Health Science)

Gender Representation on the Cover of ESPN the Magazine, 1998-Present
Inge E. Milius (Department of Human Performance)
Cindra Kamphoff, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)
Suzannah Armentrout, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)

[PDF] Burner and Stingers (Management and Prevention) (990 KiB)
Anthony Hunter (Department of Athletic Training)
Theresa Mackey, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)
Jeff Chambers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Athletic Training)

Oral Session 4 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 204

Gender & Women's Studies

Feminism and Motherhood: Negotiating the Divide
Katherine England (Department of Sociology)
Luis Posas, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)

The Devaluing of Nurses in Healthcare: Media Portrayals and Their Effect on the Public's Opinion on Nurses
David Domask (Department of Gender & Women's Studies)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women's Studies)

Rules of Dating and Dating Etiquette
Dawn Helgeson (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)

AIDS is left in Africa: HIV/AIDS Behavioral Risk factors among Ethiopian and Eritrean Refugees living in Minnesota
Betlehem A. Semahge (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Jackie Vieceli, Faculty Mentor (Department of Political Science)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)

Messages to Girls About Dating Relationships in The Twilight Saga
Kari Jansen (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender &Women’s Studies)
Melissa Purdue, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

Hip-Hop Feminism: A Look at Women, Words and Wisdom in Hip-Hop
Angela Proehl (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender &Women’s Studies)

Women Athletes and the Media: A Look at Unequal Coverage, Social Stereotypes, and Issues Facing Women Athletes
Ashley Krohn (Department of Gender &Women's Studies/Mass Communications Public Relations)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women's Studies)
Amy Lauters, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mass Communications)

It’s None of Your Business: Rural Domestic Violence in the Upper Midwest
Anna-Kjersten Fors (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Maria Bevacqua, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)

Poster Session A 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 253/4/5

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

1 - [PDF] Effect of Temperature on Polyglutamine Tract Mutation Rate in Bacteria (1 MiB)
Han Lee (Department of Biological Sciences)
Geoffrey M. Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

2 - The effect of renal perfusion pressure on the baroreflex response to high blood pressure
Dwight Hanson (Department of Biological Sciences)
Meredith Lovaas (Department of Biological Sciences)
Penny Knoblich, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

3 - [PDF] Examination of cardiovascular development in the offspring of maternal SHR rats with impaired aldosterone secretion during pregnancy, using a remote monitoring system (2 MiB)
Susan Gerbensky (Department of Biological Sciences)
Crystal Taylor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Penny Knoblich, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

4 - Expression of Lipoxygenase Isoforms in Wounded Pea Leaves
Ifedi Obidiegwu (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Terry Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
*Recipient of NorthStar STEM Alliance Award

5 - [PDF] Waste Water Treatment Evaluation for Effect of Antibiotics on Septic Systems (718 KiB)
Carl J. Sorensen (Department of Civil Engineering)
Jacob D. Moser (Department of Civil Engineering)
Mark Origer (Department of Civil Engineering)
Adam Nix (Department of Civil Engineering)
Stephen J. Druschel, Faculty Mentor (Department of Civil Engineering)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

6 - Determination of ABO Variants Using ASP/ SSCP Analysis
Jessica German (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

7 - Effect of Lowered Aldosterone Levels on the Expression of the GR, MR, NHE-1, and NHE-3 in Rat Tissues
Ami Kim (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

8 - Simple Chemical Tests for Monitoring Home-Brewed Biodiesel Quality
Sandra Tambi (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
James Thorne (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Daniel Swart, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

9 - Use of Q-PCR to Monitor Expression of Vegetative Lipoxygenase in Soybeans
Sarah Wageman (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
James Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

10 - [PDF] Investigation of the correlation between viability and optimal oxygen demand of dormant Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (290 KiB)
Lauren Kinkead (Department of Biological Sciences)
Timothy Secott, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

11 - Antimutagenic Role of Cinnamaldehyde and Vanillin with Guanosine
Katelyn Taylor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Danaé Quirk Dorr, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

12 - From GFP to pFLAG: Confirmation of Intracellular Location of KIAA1946
Anita Becker (Department of Biological Sciences)
Jessica Appel (Department of Biological Sciences)
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

13 - Flow Visualization Apparatus Restoration and Analysis
Josh Braband (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Patrick Tebbe, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

14 - Improvements to UHMWPE
Brooke McKelvogue (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Patrick Tebbe, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

15 - Purification and isolation of components of Vernonia amygdalina extracts demonstrating antioxidant activity and flavonoid content
Cybill E. Okitikpi (Department of Biological Sciences)
Danaé Quirk Dorr, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
*Recipient of NorthStar STEM Alliance Award

16 - Are Fall Leaves a Viable Feedstock for the Production of Cellulosic Ethanol?
Nicholas A. Menne (Department of Biological Sciences)
James E. Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

17 - Analysis of the CAG Trinucleotide Repeat in the Novel Polyglutamine Protein KIAA1946- Exclusion of this Genetic Locus as a Candidate Gene for Neurodegenerative Disease
Eric Miller (Department of Biological Sciences)
Travis Mrkvicka (Department of Biological Sciences)
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

18 - Investigation of cis- and trans- Chromium(III) Chloride Aquation
Marjorie J. Ploeger (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Daniel J. Swart, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)

19 - [PDF] Fluoroquinolone antibiotic complexes involving heavy metals, ciprofloxacin, and phenolic degradation products: Potential relevance in ground and waste water systems (399 KiB)
Indumini A. Weeramantri (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Trista L. Ayers (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Thomas G. Smith (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Trent P. Vorlicek, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

20 - Measuring Low Levels of 14N Using the 14N(d,n)15O Reaction
Christopher Prokop (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
John Clymer (Department of Electrical Engineering)
Nick Compton (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Adam Hanson (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Henry Dam (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Andrew D. Roberts, Faculty Mentor (Department of Physics & Astronomy)

21 - Effect of the group on individual choice in extreme geotaxis response in Drosophila melanogaster
Derek Schelling (Department of Biological Sciences)
Nicole Gilbert (Department of Biological Sciences)
Melissa Hanson (Department of Biological Sciences)
Daniel P. Toma, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

22 - [PDF] Thermoelectrics with Applications to Waste Heat Recovery, Heat Sources, and HVAC Systems (558 KiB)
Joseph Belgarde (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Patrick Tebbe, Faculty Member (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

23 - A Simple Circuit Model of a Flash Memory Cell
Lindsay Stepan (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)
Hojoon Lee (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)
Tom Brown, Faculty Mentor (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Brian Martensen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)

24 - Empirical Analysis of Costless Merge Pairing Heaps
Joshua Vander Hook (Department of Computer Science)
Dean Kelley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Science)

25 - Factors Affecting the Expression of 9,13-Hydroperoxide Lyase in Cucumbers
Ashok Singh KC (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
Samee M. Ranginwala (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
James E. Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

26 - Development of a Multiplex DNA Typing Method
Mohammad A. Ranginwala (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
James Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

27 - Parallel Implementation of SPARSKIT Using MPI on a Beowulf Cluster
Joseph Dobmeier (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Computer Science)
Dean Kelley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Science)
Steven Case, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Science)

28 - Managing E. Coli Growth in Stormwater Catch Casins
Eric Hanninen (Department of Civil Engineering)
Chandani Malla (Department of Civil Engineering)
Spencer Cossalter (Department of Civil Engineering)
Ashraf Sarameh (Department of Electrical Engineering)
Meghan Chiodo (Department of Civil Engineering)
Stephen Druschel, Faculty Mentor (Department of Civil Engineering)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

Oral Session 5 1:00 – 3:00 CSU 201

Automotive Engineering Technology

58x Engine and Transmission Wiring Harness
Jeremy Schwanke (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Gary Mead, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Absorbing the Force from an Accident through an Impact Attenuator
Eric Bruns (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Chris Larson (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Gary Mead, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Optimizing Air Flow on a Restricted KTM 525 Engine
Paul LaSorsa (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Devin Danielson (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Development of Baja SAE Powertrain
James Carsten (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Nicolas Gaines (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Craig Evers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Design and Development of a Turbocharged Flexible Fuel Engine for Motorcycle Street Use
Derek Kvenvold (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Brent Bennett (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Craig Evers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Three-Wheel Diesel-Electric Hybrid Commuter Vehicle
Alexander W. Dombrowsky (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Michael L. Sanford (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Bruce E. Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Small Engine Blended Ethanol Tem
Matthew Shult (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Andy Dick (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Gary Mead, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Smart Car Hybrid Conversion
Samuel Yoder (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Jeremy Rupp (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Phillip Wencel (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)

Oral Session 6 1:00 – 3:00 CSU 284A

Biological Sciences

[PDF] Effects of Reduced Aldosterone on Organ Damage in Hypertensive and Normotensive Rats (2 MiB)
Yusuf Opakunle (Department of Biological Sciences)
Penny Knoblich, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Inhibition of Cattail Germination by Interspecific and Intraspecific Cattail Root Extracts
Lauren Beal (Department of Biological Sciences)
Bradley Cook, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Determining the Utility of Wildlife Underpasses in Minnesota
Donald J. Nelsen (Department of Biological Sciences)
John D. Krenz, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Clarity of OTC mark on Northen Pike otoliths using different microscope filters
Merissa Oswald (Department of Biological Sciences)
Shannon Fisher, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Methods of detecting injury in Bacillus cereus
Adeline Ngum (Department of Biological Sciences)
Dorothy Wrigley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

The Effects of Population Models on the Giant Panda
Ashley Maher (Department of Biological Sciences)
Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Oral Session 7 1:00 – 3:00 CSU 204

English and History

[PDF] Beowulf: God, Men, and Monsters (1 MiB)
Emily Bartz (Department of English)
Mary Johnston, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

Charlotte Smith – A Revolutionary Female Romantic Poet
Brittaney Lettow (Department of English)
Mary Johnston, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

Seduction, Premarital Sex, and the Law in Eighteenth-century France
Kelly Heaney (Department of History)
Christopher Corley, Faculty Mentor (Department of History)

Poster Session B 1:00 – 3:00 CSU 253/4/5

Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Community Health, Education, Family Consumer Science, Geography, Human Performance, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology & Corrections

1 - Selective Language Skills of an Individual with Moebius Syndrome
Mary Richter (Department of Communication Disorders)
Bonnie Lund, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

2 - Common Word Use in Adolescents with Williams Syndrome and their Typically Developing Peers
Emily Wallin (Department of Communication Disorders)
Jessica Wandrie (Department of Communication Disorders)
Patricia Hargrove, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

3 - College Student Perceptions of Their Living Spaces
Erik Heller (Department of Communication Studies)
Lynn Kuechle, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Studies)

4 - Lyric analysis: Expressed perceptions regarding four health risk behaviors, using the Health Belief Model
Sagal Abdirahman (School of Nursing, Department of Community Health)
Amy Hedman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Community Health)

5 - [PDF] Fostering Teacher Understanding of Dakota and Lakota Education Experiences: Past, Present, and Future (295 KiB)
Maggie Looft (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)
Kiley Theede (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)
Gwen Westerman-Wasicuna, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

6 - Taste Perceptions of International Students
Derartu Teshite (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Susan Fredstrom, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)

7 - [PDF] Food for Thought: Organic vs. Conventional (152 KiB)
Stephanie Kerkaert (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Lindsay Dalluge (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Sara Holmberg (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Travis Meger (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Susan Fredstrom, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)
Joye Bond, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

8 - Mapping Crime Locations on the Minnesota State University-Mankato Campus
Ashley M. Keul (Department of Geography)
Chris P. Somage (Department of Geography)
Forrest Wilkerson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Geography)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

9 - The Development and Characteristics of Collegiate Basketball Coaches’ Coaching Philosophies
Tony Vroman (Department of Human Performance)
Cindra Kamphoff, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)

10 - Spirituality and Pediatric End-of-Life Care
Janet Elizabeth Rother (School of Nursing)
Jean Humphries, Faculty Mentor (School of Nursing)

11 - Emotions Experienced After a Spontaneous Abortion
Kelli Hogberg (School of Nursing)
Taryn Califano (School of Nursing)
Jean Humphries, Faculty Mentor (School of Nursing)

12 - Latino and Somali Immigrant Social Adjustment and Mental Health in South Central Minnesota
Ayan Duale (School of Nursing)
Diane Witt, Faculty Mentor (School of Nursing)

13 - Surveying Case Managers about Current Practices Regarding Foster Youth
Jacy Kraayenbrink (Department of Psychology)
Michael Hamilton (Department of Psychology)
Carlos J. Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

14 - Levels of Student Test Anxiety and Effort Put Into Succeeding
Lauren Cardoni (Department of Psychology)
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

15 - Treatment Integrity Reporting In School Psychology Journals
Nicole E. Enfield (Department of Psychology)
Jessica M. Morales (Department of Psychology)
Daniel D. Houlihan, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

16 - Examining Pre-service Consultation Training in NASP-Approved Graduate Programs in School Psychology
Brittany A. Foster (Department of Psychology)
Isaiah F. Biesanz (Department of Psychology)
Jacy N. Kraayenbrink (Department of Psychology)
Patricia D. Hopkins (Department of Psychology)
Jessica A. Day (Department of Psychology)
Carlos J. Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

17 - Surveying School Psychologists about Pre-service Training in Response to Intervention
Patricia D. Hopkins (Department of Psychology)
Carissa A. Borchardt (Department of Psychology)
Michael A. Hamilton (Department of Psychology)
Jacy N. Kraayenbrink (Department of Psychology)
Aimee L. Kotten (Department of Psychology)
Carlos J. Panahon, Faculty Mentor, (Department of Psychology)
Alexandra Hilt-Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Special Education)

*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

18 - Surveying Special Education Teachers about Pre-service Training in Response to Intervention
Aimee L. Kotten (Department of Psychology)
Jessica A. Day (Department of Psychology)
Isaiah F. Biesanz (Department of Psychology)
Brittany A. Foster (Department of Psychology)
Carissa A. Borchardt (Department of Psychology)
Carlos J. Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Alexandra Hilt-Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Special Education)

*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Small Grant

19 - Study Habits and Attitudes study
Amanda Cyr (Department of Psychology)
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

20 - Propensity to Trust and Trusting Behaviors in Team Decision-Making
Elizabeth Brielmaier (Department of Psychology)
Andi Lassiter, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

21 - Decision Making and Personality
Margaret Moe (Department of Psychology)
Natasha Olson (Department of Psychology)
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

22 - Stigmatic Views for Mental Health Disorders in a College Population 2
Patricia D. Hopkins (Department of Psychology)
Carissa A. Borchardt (Department of Psychology)
Melissa A. Lenz (Department of Psychology)
Barry J. Ries, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

23 - Making the History of Psychology a Story in South Central Minnesota
Jessica Christenson (Department of Psychology)
Rachel Kruger (Department of Psychology)
Jenna Helget (Department of Psychology)
Amanda Vonbergen (Department of Psychology)
Andi Lassiter, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

24 - Revisiting the Assessment of Punitiveness amongst College Students: A comparison of law enforcement majors with corrections majors.
Briana Threatt (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
Sherrise Truesdale-Moore, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

Oral Session 8 8:00– 10:00 CSU 201

Tuesday, April 6 Presenters

Art, Art History and Music

Love and War: Rubens and the Fusion of Venus, a Figure of Love, into a Personification of Peace
Margo Steck (Department of Art History)
Curt Germundson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

Crossing the Divide between Art and Craft
Kristin J. Harsma (Department of Art)
Curt Germundson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)

Patrons and Pilgrims of Sanchi: A Universal Site for a Universal Audience
Amber E. Phillips (Department of Art History)
Alisa Eimen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art History)

A New Approach to Music Education
Benjamin Wagner (Department of Music)
Samantha McCune (Department of Music)
Linda Duckett, Faculty Mentor (Department of Music)

A Culmination of East and West: The Historical Interaction of the East and West Illustrated Through the Merge of Nigerian Ankara Inspired Textile with the Fashion Trends of 1441, 1863, 1960, and 2009
Oluwabusola Duroshola (Department of Art)
Erik Waterkotte, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
Mathew Willemsen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)

*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

Poster Session C 8:30 – 10:30 CSU 253/4/5

Social Work

1 - Why are multiple placements for children in foster care high in a southern Minnesota county and what are some strategies of limiting multiple placements?
Sheryl Larsen (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

2 - How does society view child protection services, past and present?
Hallie Anderson (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

3 - Co-occurring Disorders – Treatment success in Chemical Dependency
Amanda Greiner (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor, (Department of Social Work)

4 - A Comparative Analysis of Clients Serviced between the Salvation Army and Blue Earth County
Emily Shopek (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor, (Department of Social Work)

5 - Are Home and Community Based Providers contracted with Blue Earth County Public Health satisfied with communication between their agency and BEC PH?
Samantha Barnett (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

6 - A Research of Adoptive Families’ Preferences and Finding Homes for Older Children
Bethany Jobe (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

7 - How does an intervention for troubled adolescent girls affect their self esteem?
Samantha Falck (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

8 - Moving Clients from One Funding Stream to Another
Alicia Thorn (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor(Department of Social Work)

9 - A Comparison of Self Esteem
Kim Colvin (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

10 - Comparative Analysis on Bereavement Services
Jennifer Sosebee (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

11 - Advanced Care Planning: Preferences for Care at End of Life
Maria Ruschmeyer (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

12 - Exploring the possibility of Social Workers as part of Hospitalist Teams at Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital
Lacy A. Weidert (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

13 - Evaluating the effectiveness of the Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum in the 5th Grade at Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Elementary School
Kristyn Vinkemeier (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

14 - Coordination of an Adult Protection Team
Amber Koester (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

15 - Supervised Visitation Center for Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties
Alyssa Sanchez (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

16 - Advanced Care Planning: A Community Assessment and Outreach Project
Brenda Karch (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

17 - A review of referral results to the Interagency Early Intervention Committee
Heather Nielsen (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

18 - Evaluating Social and Emotional Learning in High School Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Ryan Barnhart (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

19 - How Crack-Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Affects Newborns Immediately After Birth
Caylin C. Cedergren (Department of Social Work)
Laura L. Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

20 - Twelve Week Spirituality Curriculum Implementation
Kristopher Jaeger (Department of Social Work)
Christine Black-Hughes, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

21 - The Effectiveness of Monitored Antabuse Treatment
Katie Meuwissen (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

22 - Developmental Disability waiver satisfaction survey done at the Southern Minnesota County
Hyojin Lee (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

23 - The effect of teaching study skills and strategies to children with ADD/ADHD
Amber L. Koziolek (Department of Social Work)
Laura L. Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

24 - The Impact of ‘Youth First Community of Promise’ and After School Programming on Young People
Ashley Skaalerud (Department of Social Work)
Laura Strunk, Faculty Mentor (Department of Social Work)

Oral Session 9 10:00– 12:00 CSU 201

Psychology

[PDF] Using Flow to Enhance the Experience of Working (1 MiB)
Matthew S. Smith (Department of Psychology)
Kristie L. Campana, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

The Effects of Dissonance and Consonance within Music on the Cognitive Performance of Introverted and Extroverted Individuals
Brian Follick (Department of Psychology)
Karla Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

The Relationship between Proactive Personality and Recovery Experiences
Heidi Doerr (Department of Psychology)
Lisa Perez, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

A New College Climate, An Old Problem: Exploring Ageism on Campus
Jessica Breuer (Department of Psychology)
Jeffrey Buchanan, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Perceptions of H1N1
Samuel Martin (Department of Psychology)
Karla Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Examining the Relationships between Self-esteem Variables and Mental Health in Young Girls
Rachel Kruger (Department of Psychology)
Sarah K. Sifers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
*Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant

Oral Session 10 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 284A

Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology and Biological Sciences

Identification of Polynomial Combinations of Operators
Tova Lindberg (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
Namyong Lee, Faculty Advisor (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
*Recipient of Undergraduate Research Conference Large Grant

Special Matrices and Their Properties
Brian Barthel (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
In-Jae Kim, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)

[PDF] Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Chemotherapy Strategy in the Treatment of HIV (655 KiB)
Yu-Jeong Kim (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
Jaehwan Byun (Department of Bio-technology)
Hyuck Jin Lee (Department of Biochemistry)
Namyong Lee, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Stage Based Population Model for a Harvested Population of Fisher
Daniel Branscombe (Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
Namyong Lee, Faculty Mentor ((Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

[PDF] An Automatic Dialog System for Student Advising (420 KiB)
Brian McMahan (Department of Computer Science)
Rebecca Bates, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Science)

[PDF] Improvements to a Course Management System Using Software Engineering Principles (282 KiB)
Fatima-Zohra Cherkaoui El Moursli (Department of Computer Science)
Khushboo Shakya (Department of Computer Science)
Steven Case, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Science)
Jeffrey Henline, Research Supervisor (Information and Technology Services)

Derivation of a Parallel Algorithm for the Simulation of Pulse Propagation in Optical Fiber Using a Signal Processing Convention
Md Jamy (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)
Erik Morness (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)
Qun (Vincent) Zhang, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)
Dinesh Manandhar, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology)

[PDF] Herd Immunity and the Necessity of Vaccinations: Modeling the Effects of MMR Vaccinations (988 KiB)
Caitlyn Cardetti (Department of Biological Sciences and Mathematics & Statistics)
Katie Groskreutz (Department of Biological Sciences and Mathematics & Statistics)
Melissa Zins (Department of Biological Sciences and Mathematics & Statistics)
Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Namyong Lee, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics& Statistics)

Oral Session 11 10:00 – 12:00 CSU 204

Sociology & Corrections and Gender & Women’s Studies

Strategies Methamphetamine Addicts Devise As They Go Through Treatment: A Research Proposal
Phillip Buzzard (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
William Wagner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

Purity Balls, Abstinence, and Patriarchy: Controlling Girls’ Bodies and Minds
Nicole Bourdeau (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Emily Boyd, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

The State of Black Criminology: A focus group of the perspectives of African American Criminologists.
Briana Threatt (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
Brooke Alexander (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
Sherrise Truesdale-Moore, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

Gender Identity and the Gym
Jacob Mulcahy (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
Afroza Anwary, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

Teaching Critical Sociology: The Consequences of Pursuing a Critical Pedagogy
Abdihakin Abdi (Department of Political Science)
Paul Prew, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)

Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Contemporary Ideologies and Conflicts: Finding a Site for Common Ground
Savanna Peterson-Wahl (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)
Barbara Keating, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology & Corrections)
Helen Crump, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender & Women’s Studies)