Undergraduate Student Work

Undergraduate Student Work

 

This collection contains research and creative works by undergraduate students at the University of Northern Iowa. at the University of Northern Iowa. All student works require department, unit, or individual faculty review.

UNI's Undergraduate Student Work collection is featured in the Digital Commons Undergraduate Research Commons.

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Submissions from 2019

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Construction of CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for directed mutagenesis of Fusarium graminearum, Rebekah Akers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Development and Evaluation of a Hybrid ADI/SWH Model Pre-Laboratory Curriculum, Tabitha Alitz and Dawn Del Carlo

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College students' awareness and utilization of campus sexual health resources, Emma A. Alman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Relation between Disordered Eating, Stress, and Anxiety in First-Year College Women, Jenna K. Anderson Open Access Poster Presentation

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The relation between disordered eating, stress, and anxiety in first-year college women, Jenna K. Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Informed Hearing Loss Prevention at Theatre UNI, Mallory Park Atkinson Open Access Poster Presentation

Revisited: Calculating the Polarity of an Extremely Polar Organic compound, Alyssa Bauer, Lane Ver Mulm, and John Bumpus

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Democracy, Climate Change and Mass Migration: A Realist approach to environmental disruption and international displacement, Nicole Baxter Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Lightweight Formal Methods for Improving Software Security, Andrew Berns, James Curbow, Joshua Hilliard, Sheriff Jorkeh, and Miho Sanders Open Access Poster Presentation

Acquisition of Knowledge Using Parallax BOE Online Manual, Tyler Brown and Tim Kidd

Computational study of low-dimensional materials, Ryan Carlile, Andrew Stollenwerk, and Pavel Lukashev

The Spectroscopy of Coffee Roasting, Kailey Casper and Joshua Sebree

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Bacillus bacteriophage Q11 may have a 5' covalently attached protein, Emily Cornelius and Michael Walter

Analysis of Insulative Properties of Cellulose Aerogels by Solid Volume Fraction, Dexter Cox and Tim Kidd

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Influence of Sonication Parameters on the Morphology of Nanocellulose Aerogels, Dexter Cox and Tim Kidd Open Access Poster Presentation

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Investigating Fourier Coefficient Relationships of Cepheid Variable Stars, Forrest Cronin and Siobahn Morgan

Infrared Analysis of Anaerobic Photochemical Aerosols, Mildrède Debello, Joshua Sebree, and Kailey Casper

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Analysis of leukocytes in Ebola infected skin explants, Alyssa J. Deuso Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of strain-counterstrain on chronic ankle instability: A validation case study, Samantha Dewey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Determining and addressing the needs of transracial Korean adoptees in higher education, Alison Yoo-Jung-Kim Dickinson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing CP - 42 Habitat Value for Bees using the Floral Resource Index, Allison Eagan, Gabrielle Brown, and Ai Wen

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Crafting culture: The impact of women artists in Mexican folk art, Jordan Edberg Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

The math behind the Lotka-Volterra model, Patrice Ness Essombey and Douglas Mupasiri

Factors Impacting Students' Mathematical Performance and Beliefs, Lauren Falck, Alexis Steinlage, Elizabeth Hughes, and Olof Steinthorsdottir

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Does Preparation Method Affect Size-Type Distribution in Bacteriophage Population Images?, Annissa Ferero and Michael Walter

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Seed Mix Design and First-year Management Influences Ecological Outcomes in Prairie Reconstruction, Alec Glidden Open Access Paper 2019 Award

Seed mix design and first-year management influence ecological outcomes in prairie reconstruction, Alec J. Glidden Poster Presentation

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How evangelical ministries create social identity on college campuses: An analysis of The Salt Company, Hannah Gregor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Students in the Margin: The Creation of Evangelical Ministries on College Campuses, Hannah Gregor Poster Presentation

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The effect of arch height on variances in gait phases: A kinematic analysis, Mackenzie J. Haag Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Integrating movement in the elementary classroom: Creating innovative materials that incorporate movement with content areas, Hannah Kristine Harrison Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Technique Development of Finite Layer Dichalcogenides by Mechanical Exfoliation on Gold Substrate, Taylor Harris and Tim Kidd

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Summer melt and socialization: Informing retention strategies for higher education, Cecelia Alice Hawbaker Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Where was I?: Engagement strategies for students with attention deficit disorders, Brenna L. Herrmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Aligning PRISMS Plus with NGSS and Physics Education Research, Juliana Huegerich and Lawrence Escalada

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Non-linear Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model Approach and the J-Curve Phenomenon: China and Her Major Trading Partners, Alex Hunter

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The Effects of Relative Wages and Border Enforcement on Illegal Immigration, Aaron Iehl

Synthesis and characterization of Cp2Ru2(dppm)2(CH3)2, Nina Jocic Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Sown and Unsown Floral Resources Both Support Bee Abundance, Pryce Johnson, Kenneth Elgersma, and Ai Wen

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Learning and literacy in music: activities for integrating children's literature into the elementary general music curriculum, Taryn Jeanette Kroymann Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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Finding the fantastic in Magic: The Gathering: Rhetorics of fantasy and collectible card games, Tait Larson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effect of math tracking on students' growth mindsets, Amber Lawrence Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effects of political ingroup/outgroup rejection on behavior and physiology, Hannah Rose Lentfer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Can Human Rights be Ignored for a Price? An Analysis of Lobbying Power and U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Human Rights, Collin Lint Poster Presentation

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Can human rights be ignored for a price?: An analysis of lobbying power and U.S. foreign policy towards human rights, Collin Lint Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Case study in the emotional and social benefits of joining a women's organization in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Hailey Lorenzen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Determining the Source of Materials Used in Artifacts Found Within Seebergers Cave in Jackson County, Iowa, Faith Luce and Chad Heinzel

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Communicating the status of Alzheimer's disease treatment research to the general public, Abigail Manderfield Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Foreign-born workers' effect on agricultural industry in Iowa, Hannah McDevitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"It's Important to Just Have Your Voice Heard": Young Voters Changing Perceptions of Political Efficacy, Christopher Merck Open Access Poster Presentation

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"It's important to just have your voice heard": Young voters' change perception of political efficacy, Christopher Matthew Merck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Mobility determination of polyanions using Capillary Electrophoresis, Jill Miller and Justin Peters

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Work-related outcomes and organizational commitment, Mushaun Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Valuation Multiples: Identifying Undervalued Stocks From 1987 to 2017, Luke Muller

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Intrinsic vs extrinsic job search factors: What is more attractive to the younger workforce?, Danielle Nardini Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Hegelian Political Theater, Cade M. Olmstead Open Access Poster Presentation

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The effects of fluoride on macrophage THP-1 cellular functions, Ashlee Renee Osier Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Informed hearing loss prevention for Theatre UNI, Mallory Park Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Synthesis and coupling schemes of naphthalimide compounds with target drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Developing Effective Air Quality Simulations Using AERMOD Model, Jens Petersen and Xinhua Shen

Supercoiled DNA Looping by Lac Repressor Protein Using Atomic Force Microscopy, Hannah Peterson, Taylor Harris, Tim Kidd, and Justin Peters

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Decision Experience in Hyperchoice: The Effect of Age, Numeracy, and Mental Fatigue, Natasha Peterson and Jiuqing Cheng Open Access Poster Presentation

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First Principles Study of Surface States and Tetragonal Distortion in Half Metals, Sam Prophet, Rishabh Dalal, Parashu Kharel, and Pavel Lukashev Open Access Poster Presentation

Silyation of carbon-hydrogen bonds using diruthenium catalysts, Joshua Wesley Prybil Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The impact of chronic poverty on children's behavioral health and learning outcomes, Anna Catherine Rasmussen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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System for retrieval of data on adverse drug reactions, Mohammed Rawwas Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Derivatization of Core molecule for therapeutic purposes, Andrea Reutzel and Jeffrey Elbert

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She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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She's Not Allowed to Do That: Two Actors Embody Female Same-Sex Sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Poster Presentation

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The relationship between psychological factors and the gait analysis of a total knee arthroplasty patient: A case study, Tyler S. Rogers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The anthropological significance of Knockloon Hill, Emma Rosentrater Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Wandersoul of the South: Situating 20th century Alabama poet Clement Wood in a literary tradition, Skye Rozario Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Editing Fusarium graminearum genome with CRISPR/Cas9, Grace Sack and Tilahun Abebe

Image processing of cellular aggregates, Nathan P. Schmidt Poster Presentation

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Cytoskeletal Actin Networks, Nathan Schmidt and Ali Tabei

The Manhattan Project and the Globalization of Nuclear Weapons, Cole Schreiber and Paul Shand

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Determinants of Box Office Performance: Return of the Regressions, Griffin Scott

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Factors influencing attitudes toward survivors of brain injury, Carrie Nicole Shea Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Maternal Mortality in the U.S., Christine Shipley

Exploring the Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytes Isolated From Native North American Prairie Plants, Bridget Shoemaker, Kirk Manfredi, and Michael Walter

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Local and Landscape Effects on Butterfly Abundance in CP-42 Plantings, Emma Simpson, Kate Sinnott, and Mark Myers

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Effects of seed mix and surrounding land cover on Asclepias syriaca density in the Conservation Reserve Program's Pollinator Habitat plantings, Kate Sinnott, Emma Simpson, Kathleen Madsen, and Laura Jackson

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Induction of Lipid Bodies in Leishmania infantum-infected C57BL/6 macrophages of male versus female origin, Victor A. Soupene, Ryan D. Lockard, Mary E. Wilson, and Nilda E. Rodriguez Open Access Poster Presentation

Chasing the Idea: Love and the Impossible, Caleb A. Stekl Poster Presentation

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Genetic analysis of a parasite contact zone in the southwestern United States, Tanner Storbeck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Stochastic Lattice Simulation of the RAD51 Nucleoprotein Filament Formation on Single-Stranded DNA, Mary Sutton, Ali Tabei, Colleen Caldwell, and Maria Spies

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The Impact of Soil Water Storage Capacity on Species-specific Forb Establishment in CP42 Fields, Ervina Tabakovic, Mark Sherrard, Kathleen Madsen, and Allison Eagan

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Prehistoric Plant Resources in the Cedar Valley: How Prehistoric People Utilized Flora In Subsistence Practices, Lyn Tackett Open Access Poster Presentation

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Novel Data Analysis Methods in Multi-Channel and Multi-State Binding Experiments, Joseph Tibbs, Elizabeth Boehm, Wayne Bowie, Todd Washington, Maria Spies, and Ali Tabei Open Access Poster Presentation

Analyzing Understanding of Electromagnetism in Workshop Physics, Ernest Toutant III and Jeff Morgan

Silylation Using a Zinc Catalyst, Rodney Wallace, Victoria Williams, and Robert Martin Chin

The Silylation of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds Using Zn(OTf)2 Catalyst, Alexandra Warren and Robert Martin Chin

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Inhibition of the P2X7 receptor and its effects on epithelial cell actin distribution and fiber size, Shayla Warrick Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

How Blue was My Crystal: Synthesis of Copper(II) Oxalate Coordination Polymers, Paul White, Arkady Ellern, and Colin Weeks

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Vinyl advertisement in the UNI Bookstore windows, Emma Wilker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The domestic impacts of industrial wind energy in the United States, Collin John Woods Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Identifying Elemental Composition of Sand Grain with EDX, Gaoyong Wu, Tim Kidd, and Patrick Pease

Lego Mindstorms as Alternative Scientific Instrumentation, Emma Yarrow and Joshua Sebree

Submissions from 2018

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The effects of strain-counterstrain on patients with trapezius muscle conditions: A critically appraised topic, Cassandra Renee Adamson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A narrative study: Utilizing personal strengths to manage foreign language anxiety, Lauren Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis