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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Undergraduate Research Center

Proceedings 2013

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/urc/proceedings/ursproceedings2013.html

Table of Contents

Oral Session 1: Art

Oral Session 2: English, History

Poster Session A: College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, College of Business

Oral Session 3: Art

Oral Session 4: History, Sociology

Oral Session 5: Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Geology

Oral Session 6: Psychology, Ethnic Studies

Oral Session 7: World Languages and Cultures, Communication Studies

Oral Session 8: Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Oral Session 9: Gender and Women's Studies

Oral Session 10: Automotive Engineering Technology

Oral Session 11: Electrical Engineering

Poster Session B: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Education, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Oral Session 12: Gender and Women's Studies

Oral Session 13: Economics, Management

Oral Session 14: Automotive Engineering Technology, Integrated Engineering

Oral Session 15: Economics

Oral Session 16: Gender and Women's Studies

Oral Session 17: Biology

Tuesday, April 16 Presenters

Oral Session 1 9:00-10:00 CSU 201

Art

A SERIES OF PARANOIA
Ashton Bird
Mika Laidlaw, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

ANISH KAPOOR'S 2009 RETROSPECTIVE: AN ANALYSIS OF HERITAGE AND IDENTITY
Joshua Schutz
Alisa Eimen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)

A MOMENT IN FLUX: TOTEMS
Megan Moriarty, Kate Cincoski, & Miranda Hicks
Mika Laidlaw, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

SUPERFLAT
Desaree Simon
Alisa Eimen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 2 9:00-10:00 CSU 203

English, History

TRENDING NOVELS FOR CHILDREN
Teagan Schmidt
John Banschbach, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

ENG444 ADVANCED POETRY WORKSHOP - CLASS READING
Thomas Delano, Lawrence Wiggins, Heidi Sampson, Max Peterson, & Lillian Lamoreux
Roger Sheffer, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

INTERNET CENSORSHIP IN CHINA
Alexander Sorenson
Tao Peng, Faculty Mentor (Department of History)
Thomas Hagen, Faculty Mentor (Department of English)

Poster Session A 10:00-12:00 CSU Ballroom

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, College of Business

EFFECTS OF STRONTIUM IN THE BONE DENSITY OF MICE
Kali Trukki, Ashley Ledding, & Breanna Ganther
Michael Bentley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

IN VITRO ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY OF APEE ESTERASE WITH PHOSPHOLIPIDS
Sarah Tanvir & Chery Vang
Christopher Conlin, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

METABOLIC DIVERSITY IN BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH EARTHWORM COCOONS
Jeremy Balster & Mark Walchuk
Dorothy Wrigley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

REGULATION OF CRONOBACTER SAKAZAKII APEE OUTER MEMBRANE ESTERASE
Oumar Sanogo
Christopher Conlin, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

RUBIDIUM AS SUBSTITUTE FOR POTASSIUM IN RAT CARDIAC TISSUE
Christina Mangan & Bisola Asaolu
Victor Esenabhalu, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Michael Bentley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

ANALYSIS OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS IN FISH SCALES
Callie Sinclair & Natacha Tasha
Michael Bentley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

INTRACELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF NOVEL POLYGLUTAMINE PROTEIN FAM171B
Seth Hintze & Brittany Stamer
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

HOW INTRA-CLONAL DENSITY-MEDIATED COMPETITION AMONG RHIZOMES AFFECTS THE DISTRIBUTION OF RAMETS IN THREE TYPHA SPECIES
Joseph Bottoms & Breeanna Bateman
Bradley Cook, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECTS OF DEVELOPMENTAL HYPOTHYROIDISM ON COCHLEAR HAIR CELLS IN MICE
Molly Haack & Steven Piroso
David Sharlin, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY OF INTESTINAL PARASITES COLLECTED FROM BLUE-WINGED TEAL AND RING NECKED DUCKS INHABITING LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH, MINNESOTA
Omolayo Ogunnowo
Robert Sorensen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

COMPARISON OF ESCHERICHIA COLI 0157:H7 WITH A LABORATORY STRAIN ON THEIR ABILITY TO COLONIZE PRODUCE
Karenzha Huwae
Dorothy Wrigley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

STEATOSIS INDUCED BY A HIGH FAT DIET IN MALE MICE LIVERS
Rachael Yates Swedberg
Steven Mercurio, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biology)
Courtney Kupser, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biology)

IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEINS IN THE PIGMENT DISPERSION FACTOR PATHWAY (PDF) FOR GENETIC BEHAVIOR IN FRUIT FLIES (DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER)
Laura Boon & Nilsu Demirci
Daniel Toma, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biology)
Adam Voss, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biology)

URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

INTRACELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF THE NOVEL POLYGLUTAMINE PROTEIN FAM171B – SEARCHING FOR LOCALIZATION USING A RECENTLY AVAILABLE ANTIBODY
Bradly Pape & Allison Helget
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECT OF REDUCED NITRIC OXIDE ON KIDNEY SODIUM HANDING IN FEMALE RATS
Kaleb Short
Penny Knoblich, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION ON THE BROWN MIDRIB MUTATION IN SORGHUM BICOLOR AND ZEA MAYS
Maegan Cross
Christopher Ruhland, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

GENE REGULATION OF LIP1 IN PHOTORHABDUS
Taylour Hanson
Christopher Conlin, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

FINDING CHARACTERS THAT WILL DIFFERENTIATE SIX VERY SIMILAR PACKERA (RAGWORT) TAXA IN THE UPPER MIDWEST
Erika Magnusson
Alison Mahoney, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Sarah Soderholm, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

BLACK CRAPPIE POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS IN RELATION TO CONNECTIVETY IN MINNESOTA RIVER BACKWATERS
Michael Wolf
Shannon Fischer, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Brett Nelson, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

INTRACELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF FAM171B-GFP USING DIFFERENT FIXING TECHNIQUES
Brian Gilbert & Steven Gilbert
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

DOES KIAA1946 MISLOCALIZE TO POLYGLUTAMINE DISEASE INCLUSION BODIES?
James Gilbert
Geoffrey Goellner, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
NORTH STAR STEM ALLIANCE GRANT RECIPIENT

FUNCTION OF NEPHRIDIAL BACTERIA
Mabin Sainju
Dorothy Wrigley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

BONE MICROVASCULATURE OF MALE MICE WITH REDUCED TESTOSTERONE LEVELS
Katie Sonnabend & Nick Jobeun
Michael Bentley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

EXAMINING THE INTERACTIONS OF DECANAL AND TRANS-2-DECENAL WITH VARIOUS NUCLEOTIDE BASES
Neil Ranals
Danae Quirk Dorr, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE EXPRESSION OF AT1R IN HYPERTENSIVE MALE AND FEMALE RAT KIDNEYS
Sonika Sainju
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECTS OF MECHANICAL WOUNDING ON THE EXPRESSION OF PEA LEAF LIPOXYGENASE ISOFORMS
Briana Frolov
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

PHOTOPRODUCED REACTIVE SPECIES IN NATURAL WATERS: INFLUENCE OF CHROMOPHORIC DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER PROPERTIES
Kurtis Malecha
John Thoemke, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECT OF DROUGHT ON THE EXPRESSION OF LIPOXYGENASE ISOFORMS IN PEA LEAVES AND ROOTS
Farjana Siddika
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

QUANTIFYING HYDROXYL RADICAL IN NATURAL WATERS: AN IMPORTANT PATHWAY FOR POLLUTANT DEGRADATION
Andria Sellner
John Thoemke, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

REACTIONS OF SINGLET OXYGEN WITH FREE AMINO ACIDS
Danielle Hron
John Thoemke, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

COMPLETE SUBSTITUTION OF CALCIUM BY LANTHANUM (III) IN SYNTHETIC CALCIUM VANADATE APATITE
Hilary Deragisch & Nicole Stenzel
Lyudmyla Stackpool, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

DO ALDOSTERONE LEVELS AFFECT THE EXPRESSION OF MR IN RAT KIDNEYS?
Alec Ganske & Clayton Miller
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
MINNESOTA FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

RE(VII) REDUCTION IN THE PRESENCE OF SORBED FE(II): PLAUSIBLE REMOVAL PATHWAY IN SUBOXIC POREWATERS
Clayton Wagner, Paul Yanez, & Megan Maloney
Trenton Vorlicek, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

PREPARATION OF ARYL DIETHYL PHOSPHATE ESTERS
Selam Mebratu
Michael Lusch, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)

X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FINGERPRINTING OF REGIONAL FINE SEDIMENT SOURCES
Ryan Bonney
Chad Wittkop, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

EFFECT OF METHYL JASMONATE ON THE EXPRESSION OF LIPOXYGENASE 5 IN SOYBEAN LEAVES
Sharmin Hossain
James Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

INVESTIGATING THE REACTIVITY OF CITRAL AND OCTANAL TOWARD DNA
Brittany Leeder
Danae Quirk Dorr, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF P-ANISALDEHYDE AND 3,4-DIMETHOXYBENZALDEHYDE ON 2’-DEOXYADENOSINE AND 2’-DEOXYGUANOSINE
Jenna Bowman
Danae Quirk Dorr, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

TWO-DIMENSIONAL GEL ELECTROPHORESIS ANALYSIS OF SOYBEAN LEAF PROTEINS
Paurakh Subedi
James Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF LIPOXYGENASES ENZYMES IN WOUND INDUCED SOYBEAN LEAVES
Keean Rustad
James Rife, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

MODELING BIO-FUEL PRODUCTION THROUGH ALGAL GROWTH: GROWTH KINETICS
Steven Muir
Stephen Druschel, Faculty Mentor (Department of Civil Engineering)

ANALYSIS OF IT PROJECT FAILURES FROM A MULTI-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Zainab Hamza
Susan Schilling, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Information Science)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

DATABASE UTILIZATION FOR THE HONORS PROGRAM
Ryan Colakovic
Cyrus Azarbod, Faculty Mentor (Department of Computer Information Science)

C.A.D.S (COMPRESSED AIR DELIVERY SYSTEM)
Kali O’Brien & Danielle Goebel
Ronald Ulseth, Faculty Mentor (Department of Integrated Engineering)

IMPLEMENTING A GENETIC NEURAL NETWORK
Joseph Kolhoff
Dean Kelley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Integrated Engineering)

WATER FILTER PROJECT
Katie Olafson, Justin Magnusen, & Kody Kamunen
Ronald Ulseth, Faculty Mentor (Department of Integrated Engineering)

THERMAL EXPANSION EXPERIMENT DESIGN & ANALYSIS
Allie Jurvelin
Ronald Ulseth, Faculty Mentor (Department of Integrated Engineering)

AN AUCTION-BASED PRICING MODEL FOR START-UP COST MINIMIZATION FOR RESTAURANTS
Beka Yahya
Queen Booker, Faculty Mentor (Department of Management)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE IMPACT OF UNAUTHORIZED AND FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES ON THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF TOP US-BASED AND INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
Jeffrey Nestrud
Queen Booker, Faculty Mentor (Department of Management)

PARAMETRIC MODELING OF THE SCHLEMM’S CANAL USING FUSED DEPOSITION
Mallory Westphal
Winston Sealy, Faculty Mentor (Department of Manufacturing Engineering Technology)
Michael Bentley, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

IS THE AMERICAN DREAM DEAD AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS?
Kathryn Olson
Kristin Scott, Faculty Mentor (Department of Marketing and International Business)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION OF FATIGUE MUSCLE FIBER MECHANISM
Sanghee Moon, Sobyuk Son, & Taeyeung Hong
Namyong Lee, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

STATISTICAL MODELING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR OF THE US
Bijaya Silwal
Deepak Sanjel, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

Oral Session 3 10:05-11:05 CSU 202

Art

GELLY: AN EXPLORATION OF ACRYLIC GEL MEDIUM SCULPTURES
Megan Moriarty
James Johnson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

"SHIFT" ANIMATED SHORT
Brady Johnson
David Rogers, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
Matthew Willemsen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art) URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

FROM THE EYE OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AT MNSU
Joshua Schutz
Alisa Eimen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

MELDING MEDIUMS, FUSING METAL AND GLASS
Dustin Swiers
Leslie Laidlaw, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 4 10:05-11:05 CSU 204

History, Sociology

THE DISAPPEARING WOMEN OF JUAREZ AND CHIHUAHUA, MÉXICO: FEMICIDE, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS
LaShae Lambert
Marlene Medrano, Faculty Mentor (Department of History)

"WOMEN CAN LIKE PORN, TOO!" THE IMPACT OF HEGEMONIC GENDER NORMS ON WOMEN WHO USE PORNOGRAPHY
Rachel Verde
Emily Boyd, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology)

SEXUAL IDENTITY TRANSFORMATION OF GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES STUDENTS
Brooklyn Vetter
Emily Boyd, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology)

THE ROLE OF THE IMF IN THE EAST ASIAN DEBT CRISIS OF 1997
Yaro Sadek Tahirou
Abdalla Battah, Faculty Mentor (Department of Government)

Oral Session 5 10:05-11:05 CSU 238

Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Geology

EXPLORATION OF MUSIC THEORY USING MATHEMATICAL MODELING TECHNIQUES
Sarah Painter & Leah Lumley
Jeffrey Ford, Faculty Mentor (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

A PHOTOMETRY OF THE YOUNG CLUSTER BERKELEY 87
Abolaji Akinyemi
Paul Eskridge, Faculty Mentor (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

TARGET DEVELOPMENT TO OPTIMIZE 13N EXTRACTION FROM GRAPHITE
Lucas Swanson, Udit Kapur, Nathan Gretz, & James Faraday
Andrew Roberts, Faculty Mentor (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

SILICA REMOBILIZATION IN THE MESABI IRON RANGE: MINE ORE-WASTE CUTOFF PREDICTION
Ryan Rague
Steven Losh, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry and Geology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 6 11:10-12:10 CSU 201

Psychology, Ethnic Studies

THE ARAB –AFRICAN MINORITY IN EAST AFRICA ISSUES OF IDENTITY, INTEGRATION AND ASSIMILATION
Ahmed Ahmed Bani
Kebba Darboe, Faculty Mentor (Department of Ethnic Studies)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE EFFECTS OF A MONTESSORI-BASED ACTIVITY ON AFFECT AND ENGAGEMENT IN PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
Amber Hindt, Jill Sohre, & Jill Morris
Jeffrey Buchanan, Faculty (Department of Psychology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

MULTI-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND UNDERSTANDING
Lamont Scaife
Kevin Filter, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

NEED FOR HIGHER REGULATION OF OFF-LABEL ANTIPSYCHOTIC PRESCRIBING IN THE ELDERLY
Caitlyn Cardetti
Dawn Albertson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

Oral Session 7 11:10-12:10 CSU 203

World Languages and Cultures, Communication Studies

UNFAIR CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATION ANALYSIS
Nicole Hudak
Leah White, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Studies)

CHILE UNDER PINOCHET
Samantha Meyer
Adriana Gordillo, Faculty Mentor (Department of World Languages and Cultures)

THE LITERATURE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN DICTATORSHIPS AND THE UNITED STATES
Desiree Gobey
Adriana Gordillo, Faculty Mentor (Department of World Languages and Cultures)

REDISCOVERING THE ANCESTRY OF SKIING IN SCANDINAVIA: A HANDS-ON APPROACH—FROM TREE TO SKI
Nathanael Rhody
Rennesa Jessup, Faculty Mentor (Department of World Languages and Cultures)

Oral Session 8 11:10-12:10 CSU 253

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

COMPARISON OF INTER-CULTURAL COMPETENCY BETWEEN AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Elizabeth Lohrenz, Olga Pestereva, & Audrey Kalugin
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

SCHOOL VIOLENCE IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Olga Pestereva
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood)

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING AS A FORM OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Andrew Kalugin
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)

PREPARING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING
Emily Molenaar, Michelle Burke, Sadie Leidall, Pathy Xiong, & Patrick McCann
Lori Piowlski, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 9 1:15-2:15 CSU 202

Gender and Women’s Studies

THE POLITICS OF BLACK WOMEN'S HAIR
Dieynaba Niabaly & Vanessa King
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

EMOTIONAL ABUSERS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON CUSTODIAL ARRANGEMENTS POST-DIVORCE
Heidi Sampson
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

THE DISNEY ‘PRINCESS’ MODEL AND ITS IMPACT ON TOYS
Natasha Frank
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

PORTRAYALS OF FATHERHOOD IN MTV’S TEEN MOM
Brittany Echstrand
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

Oral Session 10 1:15-2:15 CSU 253

Automitve Engineering Technology

SMART FORTWO HYBRID VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
Daniel Varevice & Kyle Anderson
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

SIMULATE MULTI-PULSE DIESEL INJECTION BY USE OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)
Sasanka Andawatta Kankanamge
Jeffrey Doom, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

RACK AND PINION STEERING SYSTEM FOR AN FSAE COMPETITION CAR
Chelsea Mann
Gary Mead, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

PARTICULATE EMISSIONS OF DIESEL METHANE
Paul Hill
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
NORTH STAR STEM ALLIANCE GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 11 1:15-2:15 CSU 238

Electrical Engineering

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A LED FAÇADE WITH BEAT DETECTION CAPABILITY
Brian Stephenson, Bill Tycer, & Eric Taintor
Mohammad Habibi, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical Engineering)

POLARIZATION RECOVERY IN MIMO OPTICAL RECEIVERS USING BLIND EQUALIZATION IN SIGNAL PROCESSING II
Bushara Dosa
Qun (Vincent) Zhang, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical Engineering)
Craig Huang, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Electrical Engineering)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

LOW-COST INTEGRATION OF CAMERA AND MOTION CAPTURE FOR USE IN PEDIATRIC NEUROMOTOR THERAPY OPTIONS
Eric Taintor, Eric Diep, & Melissa Hoppe
Mohammad Habibi, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical Engineering)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

PHASE ERROR PERFORMANCE IN HIGH SPEED OPTICAL COHERENT TRANSCEIVERS
Martin Tato
Qun (Vincent) Zhang, Faculty Mentor (Department of Electrical Engineering)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Poster Session B 2:00-4:00 CSU Ballroom

College of Arts and Humanities, College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Education, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

DESIGN BUILD, DOES IT LIMIT SMALLER COMPANIES (LESS THAN 30 MILLION) FROM USING IT?
Nicholas Jeurissen
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

EXPECTED CHALLENGES OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING INTEGRATION
Jacob Vietze & Jacob Blattner
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

CLOUD COMPUTING
Tyler LaMott, Andrew Osterheim, & Curtis Sell
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

LEED CERTIFIED AND THE EFFICIENT HOME
Ben Nelson & Ben Devine
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

REVIT SOFTWARE
Michael Lindaman & Brian Barnett
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

CONTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PLANNING / SCHEDULING SOFTWARE: PRIMIVERA P6 VS. MICROSOFT PROJECT
Robin Haugh & Jason Larson
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF SOLAR POWER IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Andrew Myre & Matt Dauk
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION HOME BUILDERS COMPETITION
Travis Heilig, Kyle Atchley, & Torey Golberg
Leah Roue, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

BETTER PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IMPLEMENTATION IN MN
Kyle Long
Brian Wasserman, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE – MSU, M PARKING LOT RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Gregory Moulton & Dominic Digatono
Matthew Durand, Faculty Mentor (Department of Construction Management)

DOING RESEARCH ON RESEARCH: ASSESSING FACTORS THAT MAY INFLUENCE STUDENT RESEARCH PARTICIPATION IN PSYCHOLOGY
Stacy Anderson
Karla Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

EXAMINING THE USE OF EXTENDED TIME ACCOMMODATIONS AT A UNIVERSITY SETTING
MaryBeth Armstrong & Daniel Spencer
Carlos Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Melissa Stewart, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Marcia Sytsma, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

DO GENDER DIFFERENCES IN MATHEMATICS EXIST IN MINNESOTA?
Leslee Uhrich & Alex Bakardjiev
Carlos Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Samantha Bergmann, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INITIATIVE FOUNDATION: PARENT AWARE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Kristen Paulsen, Lauren Bach, Marin Beck, & Katie Westermayer
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

WOMEN ON TOP: PREJUDICES AND ADVANTAGES OF THE FEMALE LEADER
Lauren Bach
Susan Anderson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

PERCEIVED SEXUAL APPEAL AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY LEVELS OF PREGNANT WOMEN
Nicole Gartner
Eric Sprankle, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Keagan McPherson, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)

SEXUALIZATION OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS IN MUSIC VIDEOS
Lauren Finley & Amber McHugh
Eric Sprankle, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Shelby Afflerbach, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)

INFLUENCES OF STUDENT MINDSET AND MOTIVATION ON STUDY HABITS AND LEARNING SKILLS
Sarah Sieberg & Angela Graske
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

TEXTBOOK COST AND USAGE RELATIVE TO STUDENT LEARNING
Mellisa Xiong
Laura Riness, Faculty Mentor (College of Graduate Studies and Research)
Melissa Lenz, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)

FACTORS IN STUDENT LEARNING
Yadira Salinas & Mellisa Xiong
Daniel Houlihan, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Melissa Lenz, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LATINO PARENTS AND THEIR FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
Yadira Salinas
Deepa Oommen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Studies)

ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO PROBLEMS IN CONTEMPORARY PARENT – CHILD RELATIONSHIPS: RUSSIAN CONTEXT
Anastasiya Gerasimova
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education)

INNOVATIONS IN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION IN RUSSIA’S FAR EAST REGION
Ekaterina Lepekha
Elizabeth Sandell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Early Childhood Education)

ECUADOR’S INDIGENOUS GROUPS AND EMIGRATION
Myra Colakovic
Elizabeth Harsma, Faculty Mentor (Department of World Languages and Cultures)

WHAT DO YOU WANT?
James Clayton
Kristen Treinen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Studies)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

PHOENIX: FEAR BURNING, HOPE RISING
Katelyn Dick
Elizabeth Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
Alisa Eimen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

SENSORY PERCEPTION
Jasmine Greenwaldt
Brian Frink, Faculty Mentor (Department of Art)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

INCREASING ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC CAPACITY WITH THE HELP OF INDIVIDUALIZED INTERVAL TRAINING
Brianne West, Cassie Weik, & Haley Petterson
Robert Pettitt & Ida Clark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Human Performance)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

SELECTED LANGUAGE SKILLS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH ASPERGERS SYNDROME
Kayla Mathiowetz
Bonnie Lund, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

SPECIFIC LANGUAGE SKILLS OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Kia Gronski
Bonnie Lund, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE OF A CHILD WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Elizabeth Smith
Bonnie Lund, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

SELECTED LANGUAGE SKILLS OF A CHILD WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS
Julia Omtvedt
Bonnie Lund, Faculty Mentor (Department of Communication Disorders)

WHITENING PRODUCT EXPERIENCES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Whitli Reimann & Megan Groebner
Angela Monson, Faculty Mentor (Department of Dental Hygiene)

THE COMMUNITY’S AWARENESS OF THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Marcie Woitas & Amanda Hunstad
Heather Von Bank, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)

PARENTAL SATISFACTION WITH INVOLVEMENT AT CHILD CARE CENTER
Amanda Hunstad & Marcie Woitas
Heather Von Bank, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)

COLLEGE STUDENT'S FAST-FOOD CHOICES AND THE INFLUENCE OF CALORIE LABELING
Sarah Schellinger, Amanda Heffner, Katherine Mondry, Cody Rose, & Chelsea Cortez
Susan Fredstrom, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

"CONNECTED" FAMILIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Kelsey Becker
Daniel Moen, Faculty Mentor (Department of Family Consumer Science)

ORAL TALES OF SOMALIA
Terri Hanson
Susan Schalge, Faculty Mentor (Department of Anthropology)
Kellian Clink, Faculty Mentor (Library Services)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

REPRESENTATIONS OF IDEAL BEAUTY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE’S “MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE"
Tina Dlugopolski & Courtney Janssen
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EATING DISORDERS IN MINNESOTA
Abby Wedrickas & Sarah Marsh
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

APPLICATION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Matthew O’Neil
Rama Mohapatra, Faculty Mentor (Department of Geography)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

THE EFFECTS OF EXPANDED NATURAL GAS RESOURCES IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO: THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS VS. THE POTENTIAL HARM
Matthew Lassonde
Martin Mitchell, Faculty Mentor (Department of Geography)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

BREAKING THE SILENCE: PERCEPTIONS OF HIV/AIDS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
Thomas Vincent
Jacqueline Vieceli, Faculty Mentor (Department of Government)

CHANGE IN THE WORLD- THE SHIFT TO A GLOBAL SYSTEM
Kenean Tesfaye
Jacqueline Vieceli, Faculty Mentor (Department of Government)

MINNESOTA PROBLEMS, MINNESOTA SOLUTION TO BARRIERS AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS FACE ATTENDING A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION
Antonio Moore
Dennis Waskul, Faculty Mentor (Department of Sociology)

IMPACTS OF TOXIC WASTES ON SOMALI PEOPLE WHO LIVE ALONG THE COAST
Ahmed Shiiraar
Raymond Asomani, Faculty Mentor (Urban and Regional Studies Institute)

SURVEYING TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF STABILITY BALLS AS AN INTERVENTION
Nicole Kafka & RaeLynn Limberg
Carlos Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Natasha Olson, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

WEIGHT AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION AMONG JOB APPLICANTS
Jill Sohre & Jill Morris
Kristie Campana, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF INTUITION IN DECEPTION DETECTION
Chelsea Schmillen & Colette Baudoin
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Alexander Mozey, Tatiana Soboleva, Nicholas Laxen, & Regan Knapp
Emily Stark, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

BODY IMAGE AND PERCEPTION
Heather Dittel
Kathy Bertsch, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

LAPTOPS IN CLASSROOMS: EVALUATING POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY AGAINST DISTRACTIONS PART 3
Maria Almoite & Felicia VandeNest
Karla Lassonde, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)

GENITAL BODY IMAGE AND SATISFACTION
Richard Drenckhahn
Eric Sprankle, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Andrew Ahrendt, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)

BARRIERS TO IDEAL SEXUAL FREQUENCY
Allison Campbell & Kelly Miller
Eric Sprankle, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Matthew Schumann, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)

INVESTIGATING TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENTS WITH EBDs
Cassandra Schreiber & Ashley Kuemper
Carlos Panahon, Faculty Mentor (Department of Psychology)
Dana Shea, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Psychology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 12 2:20-3:20 CSU 201

Gender and Women's Studies

THE UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN POLITICAL CAREERS
Chelsea Barr & Ina Pae
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

THE EFFECTS OF IDEAL BEAUTY IN MEDIA IMAGES ON WOMEN'S SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-PERCEPTIONS
Jennifer Stander & Haley Nagel
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG COLLEGE-AGED BLACK WOMEN: AN EXAMINATION ON PERCEPTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES
Omolayo Ogunnowo
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

HIV/AIDS AMONG WOMEN: A POPULATION AT RISK
Amanda Anderson & Danielle Anderson
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

Oral Session 13 2:20-3:20 CSU 202

Economics, Management

THE IMPACTS AND RESULTS OF ONLINE PRESENCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Emily Schmitt
Queen Booker, Faculty Mentor (Department of Management)

THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN TIME-VARYING BETA COEFFICIENTS IN US INDUSTRIES
Jongha Jung
Kwang-Woo (Ken) Park, Faculty Mentor (Department of Economics)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 14 2:20-3:20 CSU 203

Automotive Engineering Technology, Integrated Engineering

FORMULA SAE SHIFTING
Ethan Blomquist
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

ELECTRICAL CHARGING OUTPUT
Nicholas Kolhoff
Bruce Jones, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

2013 FORMULA SAE CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Scott Neil
Gary Mead, Faculty Mentor (Department of Automotive Engineering Technology)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

WIRELESS MESH NETWORK AS A CATALYST FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Sushant Mainaly
Rebecca Bates, Faculty Mentor (Department of Integrated Engineering)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 15 3:25-4:25 CSU 202

Economics

AN ANALYSIS OF LABOR AND INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES BROUGHT BY THE NORTH DAKOTA OIL BOOM
Ozlem Barin
Ihsuan Li, Faculty Mentor (Department of Economics)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE GOVERNMENT POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND DEFICIT
Curtis Gruidl
Ihsuan Li, Faculty Mentor (Department of Economics)
URC STIPEND/SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

Oral Session 16 3:25-4:25 CSU 204

Gender and Women’s Studies

YOUNG COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S SEXUAL HEALTH AND KNOWLEDGE
Rachel Drazkowski, Brooklyn Vetter, & Adrianna Perez
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

PORTRAYALS OF WOMEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN CRIME TELEVISION SHOWS
Megan Kadlec & Anne Katchmark
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

MSU STUDENT KNOWLEDGE OF GENDER DIVERSITY
Meghan Babcock, Nicole Gartner, & Anastasia Nereson
Shannon Miller, Faculty Mentor (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

Oral Session 17 3:25-4:45 CSU 238

Biology

THE EFFECTS OF BISPHENOL-A (BPA) ON THE FEMINIZATION OF DANIO RERIO
Lina Wang
Theresa Salerno, Faculty Mentor (Department of Chemistry & Geology)
Shannon Fisher, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)

IMPACTS OF A FLOOD PULSE ON LIMNETIC MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN MINNESOTA RIVER BACKWATERS
Jessica Nelson
Shannon Fisher, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Adam Nickel, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

INFLUENCES ON REDETERMINATION OF BENEFITS COMPLETION ON PUBLIC DRAINAGE SYSTEMS IN THE MINNESOTA RIVER BASIN
Christina Stueber
Shannon Fisher, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

CARBOHYDRATE ALLOCATION PATTERNS IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA HERBICIDE (ENDOTHAL) TREATED CURLYLEAF PONDWEED (POTOMOGETON CRISPUS) POPULATIONS
Erika Magnusson
Christopher Ruhland, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
Zachrie Gutknecht, Graduate Student Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
URC SUPPLY GRANT RECIPIENT

EXAMINING THE VERITY OF THE EMPTY NICHE HYPOTHESIS USING LOCAL WETLANDS AS MODELS
Nicholas Stephens
Bradley Cook, Faculty Mentor (Department of Biological Sciences)
MINNESOTA STATE FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT