Complete Schedule

Undergraduate and graduate students from throughout UNI present experiential activities including original research projects, volunteer/internship experiences, and club activities.

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's conference has been moved to an online showcase of student work is scheduled for April 12-13, 2021. Click on individual presentations for more information.

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2021
Monday, April 12th
10:00 AM

Engineering the Buffalo Commons: How is it Possible to Engineer Restored Prairies for Soil Carbon Sequestration

Victor Burns, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Examination of Eastern Iowa Water Policy

Tyler Green, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

From Power to Recreation: Repurposing Dams Along Iowa's Cedar River

Casey Shanaberger, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Geo_Capabilities: Redefining Rurality in the Heartland for Better Hindsight with Ark_Adiums

Maritza Salinas, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

School Counseling at Cedar Falls High School

Emily Kause, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

School Counseling at Peet Jr. High School

Carli Gasaway, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Learning in Partnership with the Panther Pantry

Ashleigh Kistenmacher, University of Northern Iowa
Carlie Johanningmeier, University of Northern Iowa
Kamryn Finley, University of Northern Iowa
Allie Hittner, University of Northern Iowa
Rachel Weber, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Supporting Mental Health at UNI

Dominique Kornely, University of Northern Iowa
Kristine Hoskinson, University of Northern Iowa
Hannah Nelson, University of Northern Iowa
Talia Pulley, University of Northern Iowa
Mike Tate, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Halo Sport Ergonomic Effects on Older Individuals' Cognitive, Balance and Motor Performance

Kristina Cavey, University of Northern Iowa
Kelsey Bourbeau, University of Northern Iowa
Abi Auten, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“He Was Just a Jerk": How Students Decide Whether or Not to Ask For Extensions

Jamie Bennett, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness: Their Associations with Well-Being and the Influence of Age and Culture

Hiroki Hirano, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"I Don't Want to Seem Like a Burden to Them": Exploring the Emotions Behind Students Asking for Extensions and Excused Absences

Micah Saunders, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quality and Quantity of Social Support in College Students with ADHD Symptomatology

Chloe Reeble, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Moderating Role of Mindful Awareness in the Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Coronavirus and Sleep

Shyanne Sporrer, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University Students' Reported Incidence and Perceptions of Plagiarism

Taylor Courier, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11:30 AM

Comprehensive List of Mental Health/Wellness Services at UNI

Hannah Nelson, University of Northern Iowa

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cooperative Education Experience at MercyOne Hospital

Michaela Schlup, University of Northern Iowa

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Multicultural Education and Attitudes Towards Immigrant Groups in the U.S.

Anika Lillegard-Bouton, University of Northern Iowa

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Northeast Iowa Foodbank

Nora Klemesrud, University of Northern Iowa
Melissa Hoffman, University of Northern Iowa
Erinn Schaffner, University of Northern Iowa
Grace Rempe, University of Northern Iowa

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:00 PM

All Eyes on Space: The Search for Environmental Safety and Pioneer 10: 1969-1974

Samantha Titus, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“All Issues are Women’s Issues”: The Independent Women’s Forum and the Constitutive Rhetoric of Conservative Women

Emma Newton, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Exploring the Prevalence & Impact of Eating Disorders in Athletes: A Literature Review and Analysis

Emily Schotzko, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Grief Counseling and Family Support

Alisha Kammerude, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

“It All Just Ends”: Death Attitudes Across Age, Gender and Religion

Bekah Bass, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Redefining What's Manly: Using Masculine Attributes to Describe Counseling Services for Men

Riley Rodemaker, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Taking On the System: The Story of the UNI 7

Eliza Mussman, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tearing Down the Veil: Demystifying Disease During the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854-1855

Peter Limbert, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

UNI Orchesis Dance Company

Mel Lemke, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

12:30 PM

Are We All Psychopaths: The Relationship Between Personality and Social Media

Matthew Gunderson, University of Northern Iowa

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Don’t Cough on Me: Patriotism and Empathy Impact COVID-19 Behaviors

Matthew Gunderson, University of Northern Iowa
Taylor Sloan, University of Northern Iowa
Hiroki Hirano, University of Northern Iowa
Anika Lillegard-Bouton, University of Northern Iowa

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Moral Values and Ideological Conclusions Influence Perceived Credibility for Headlines

Morning Baker, University of Northern Iowa
Nick Clark, University of Northern Iowa
Helen Harton, University of Northern Iowa

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop Thinking about Past Arguments: Imagined Interactions, Mindfulness and Anxiety in Romantic Relationships

Alyssa McCoy, University of Northern Iowa

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Childcare Provider

Holly Majerus, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:31 PM

Comprehensive Systems: Experience as a Direct Support Staffer

Dominique Eniola, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Cooperative Education at the UNI Child Development Center

Brandy Avalos, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Elementary Special Education Associate

Mara Halbach, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Full Circle Services, Inc.

Madison Nesselroad, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Waypoint Family Services

Richard Campos Richard Campos, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Masks are Attractive: COVID-19 Attitudes, Behaviors and Relationship Satisfaction

Alyssa McCoy, University of Northern Iowa

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Perceived Threat and Misinformation Surrounding COVID-19

Matthew Gunderson, University of Northern Iowa
Hiroki Hirano, University of Northern Iowa
Anika Lillegard-Bouton, University of Northern Iowa
Taylor Sloan, University of Northern Iowa

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Predicating COVID-19 Health Behaviors Using the Health Belief Model

Kristyn Pellymonter, University of Northern Iowa

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday, April 13th
10:00 AM

Determining the Connection Between Henry Purcell's King Arthur and Jean-Baptist Lully's Isis

Kristin Rasmussen, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"Into the Unknown": Masquerading Fear in Over the Garden Wall

Kayla Lawrence, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep Disorders

Mckenzie Hollander, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Moderating Role of Anxiety in the Links between Sleep and Inflammation

Taylor Courier, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Use of Immunosorbent Assays to Study Stress Response and Anxiety

Carrie Shea, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Underwater Laser Scanning for River Bathymetry

Courtney Johnson, University of Northern Iowa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

A Study of the Institutionalized Discrimination Against Afghan Women at the Workplace

Hasina Jalal, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Affordable Care Act Insurance Coverage Gains in the Midwest: Evidence from the Dependent Coverage Provision

Sarah Herz, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Analyzing the Extent of, Sources and History of Water Quality Issues in Iowa

Campbell Hoffman, University of Northern Iowa
Mark Tollefson, University of Northern Iowa
Peyton Simmons Peyton Simmons, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Management of Water Recharge in the California Central Valley

Alex Augustine, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Public Perceptions of the Police: Race, Socioeconomic Status, and their Interaction

Grace Tolliver, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effect of Proximal Carceral Contact on Political Participation

Emily Loomis, University of Northern Iowa

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Chemical Substitution Induced Half-Metallicity in CrMnSb

Adam Ramker, University of Northern Iowa
Evan O’Leary, University of Northern Iowa
Devon VanBrogen, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Co-operative Education: Center for Social & Behavioral Research

Adan Reyes Salas, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Counseling Holmes Middle School

Sterling Greiner, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Peer Support for Mental Health

Talia Pulley, University of Northern Iowa
Mike Tate, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Until There's a Cure, There's a Cause

Jaylee Knowles, University of Northern Iowa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

"Beautiful Work": The Works Progress Administration Arts Programs 1935-1944

Dana Jamison, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Burnin' Down the Hall(s): The Story of UNI's Two Original Buildings, Central and Gilchrist Halls, and Their Ultimate Demise

Mandy Hereen, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Emancipated from Tyranny and Oppression: America's Invasion of Canada During the War of 1812-1815

Alex Billman, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Birth of Wind Band Repertoire through Gustav Holst's First and Last Composition for Wind Ensemble

Foteini Angeli, University of Northern Iowa

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM