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Welcome to the 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Northern Iowa! As we celebrate the tenth year of the event, we can say we have come a long way from the first time we held the event in 2008. We started with a simple two-hour event held in the Great Reading Room. We have grown since then not only in the length of the program, the number of graduate student presenters, but also in what we offer our students to help them develop their professional skills for presenting their scholarship and creative work. Our goal now, as it was back when we first started, is to showcase the important work being done by our graduate students who are making a difference in the lives of people in the State of Iowa and across the nation. This year we have 81 student presenters and have 35 faculty judges taking part in the Graduate Student Symposium. -- Kavita Dhanwada, Dean, Graduate College

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2017
Tuesday, April 4th
11:00 AM

3DPS Feature Generation in the YZ & XY Planes

Kip Woods, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

A Literature Review: Pre-service Teachers’ Self-efficacy to Deal with Student with Special Needs

pujaningsih pujaningsih, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Achieving and Maintaining Flow During Practice and Performance

Jenna Klein, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Antiproliferative Effects of Hibernating American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Blood Plasma on THP-1 Cells

Sean Robbins, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Characterization of an Ancient Tetraploid Genome (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae)

Charles Barden, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Combating College Student Stress through Forming Nature Connections as a Youth

Thomas Lockard, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Early Intervention

Madeline Heimbaugh, University of Northern Iowa
Chloe Schwarting, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Editing Creative Manuscripts—Becoming a Multimodal Entity: From Manuscript to Multimodality

Victoria Bertelsen, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Exploring Technology through the Integration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Issues of Social Justice

Courtney Clausen, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Gender Differences in Civilian Stigma of Combat-related and Military Sexual Trauma-related PTSD

Marjorie Perkins, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Gender Differences in Cognitive Dissonance Reduction Strategies for Partner’s Attractiveness

Lijing Ma, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Head Out of Water Weighing: A Valid Method to Measure Body Fat Storage?

Molly Hussey, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Introducing Corpus Linguistics to Iranian EFL Teachers

Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Just Sleep it Off: Does Sleep Moderate the Impact of Insecure Attachment Styles on Cortisol Levels?

Kristin Rooff, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Making Inventions Using SCAMPER and Animal Adaptation Ideas with Elementary Students

Mahjabeen Hussain, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Mindfulness and Power Posing Interventions to Decrease Emotional Distress

Lydia Carlson, University of Northern Iowa
Cori Bohnenblust, University of Northern Iowa
Jacklyn Johnson, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Not-So-Godless Communists: American Perceptions of the Russian Orthodox Church After World War II

Jessica Patterson, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Patriarchy and Environmental Attitudes

Christian Kremer-Terry, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Perceptions of Transgender Populations: An Educational Module to Increase Knowledge and Reduce Negative Attitudes

Dacia Oberhelman, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Predictors of Attitudes toward Transgender Men and Women

Emma Welch, University of Northern Iowa
Antoinette Fleming, University of Northern Iowa
Hailey Hatch, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Science, Religion, and Moral Foundations: Predicting Attitudes Toward Controversial Issues

Hailey Hatch, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Second-Graders Beautify for Butterflies

Andrea Anderson, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The Effects of Adlerian Play Therapy on Adopted Children’s Externalizing Behaviors: A Single Case Design

Sunny Teeling, University of Northern Iowa
Andrew Eisenman, University of Northern Iowa
Kasey Semier, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The Relationship of Client’s Interpersonal Style and Perception of Relationship to Therapy

Elisheva Havlik, University of Northern Iowa
Sage Comstock, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Water Temperature Fluctuations Using an Unmanned Aerial System

Aurora Oestensen, University of Northern Iowa
Cai He, University of Northern Iowa
Travis Gerrish, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Thermal Remote Sensing of Jensen Lake: Investigating Spatial Heterogeneity of Water Surface Temperature

Aaron Padilla, University of Northern Iowa
David Jensen, University of Northern Iowa
Jacob Sundholm, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Understanding Parental Participation in IEP Meetings

Caroline Elser, University of Northern Iowa

Poster Presentation

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

12:00 PM

Apart: A Short Fiction Story

Jen Corrigan, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Beatbox Partita a la Carté

Azeem Ward, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Code of Conduct

Kathryn Wohlpart, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Frankness in Gethsemane

Moriah Henkelman, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Shaking Hands

Jim Keane, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Good Guys With Guns

Ryan Courtney, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Viride

Rae Iolene Bing, University of Northern Iowa

Creative Performance

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

1:00 PM

A Multiscale Assessment of Wind Energy Resources and Suitability in the Russian Arctic

Narmnina Iusubova, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Qualitative Comparison of General Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry Students’ Misconceptions Regarding Solution Chemistry

Megan Vandersee, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

An Analysis of Youth Participation in Athletics

Jonathan Klein, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bilingualism in Blended Families: Key Issues and Applications for Parents and Educators

Brandi Ananzeh, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Certified Nonprofit Professionals Early Career Decisions and Student Loan Debt

Kristina Kofoot, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Critical Analysis of Dannah Gresh's Blog- Myth #2 Modesty is a Form of Misogyny

Rebecca Weaver, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Current Practices of Co-Teaching in an Elementary Inclusive School: Moving Toward Effective Co-Teaching Relationship

Mona Al Nassir, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Epidemiological and Experimental Evidence of Sex-dependent Responses to Infection with Leishmania infantum

Ryan Lockard, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Estimating Fluxes of Energy and Evapotranspiration with an Unmanned Aircraft System in Ames, Iowa

Athila Gevaerd Montibeller, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation (UNI Access Only)

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Holodomor: The Man-made Famine in Ukraine from 1929-1933

Kayla Seppelt, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Identifying Meaningful Patient Health Outcomes Among the Athletic Population

Tricia Schrage, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Influence of Study Abroad on Students’ Cultural Attitudes

Salomi Aladia, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Iowan Schoolmarms: The Significance of Iowa Rural Schools and the Feminization Movement, 1865-1920

Ashley Loper, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Lead Use in Lip Balms

Julie Grunklee, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Love and Courtship in Colonial America: A Look into the Late Colonial Romance of Philip Vickers Fithian and Elizabeth Beatty, 1773-1774

Alex Pauls, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mapping American Experiences with Jungle: Highlights of "The Bush" In American Popular Culture

Alexander Newkirk, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Microarray Analysis of Gene Expression in Metolachlor Treated Human Liver Cells

Navinder Brar, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Misplaced Priorities: How County Health Departments Overlook the Leading Causes of Death

Jeremy Whitaker, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Proof of Concept and Feasibility Assessment of Manufacturing a Portable Bio-char Reactor

Saeed Zaher Soleimani, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Pushing Back Against Gender and Black Masculinity: Jaden Smith Does Women's Fashion

Megan Mapes, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reduced Lingual Pressure Generation in Parkinson’s Disease: An Indicator of Functional Dysphagia and the Effects of Dopaminergic State

Sarah Van Maanen, University of Northern Iowa
Ross Westemeyer, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Socio-economic Impacts of International Tourism on a Local Community: A Case Study of the Town of Malindi, Kilifi County, Kenya

Peterson Wambuu, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Spanish in the United States: An Analysis of the Linguistic Landscapes of Rural Hampton, Iowa, and Clarion, Iowa

Samantha Kohls, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Spatial Competition in Airport Markets: An Application of the Huff Model

Joel Heilman, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Student Affairs Approaches to Religion and Spirituality in U.S. Public Higher Education

Kayla Stafford, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teaching Reading to Adult ESL Learners Who Have Low Literacy in Their First Language

Karen Potter, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:50 PM

The Cold War Through Re-Runs: An Examination of the Intersection Between Popular Culture and the Cold War

Jeremy Roberts, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The New North: Patents and Knowledge Economy in Alaska

Salma Zbeed, University of Northern Iowa

Open Access Poster Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Too Important, Too Impossible: The Present Absence as Communist Threat in The Fly (1958)

Jen Corrigan, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Values Attached to Educational Goals and Perceived Outcomes, Educational Motivation, and Study Processes

Marie Adebiyi, University of Northern Iowa
Younis Al-Hassan, University of Northern Iowa
Carole Hansborough, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Why Click Bait Matters: False Wonder and Awe in the 2016 Presidential Race

Elizabeth Dickhut, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Women in STEM: Does Role Congruence Affect Major Choice and Retention?

Alba Karuni, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

“You Are Either With Us or Against Us”: How Newspaper Coverage Shapes Our Perceptions of Terrorists

Bradley Dyke, University of Northern Iowa

Oral Presentation

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM