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 2024

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Proportional Reasoning: Understanding Student Thinking with Direct and Inverse Proportions, Emma Marshall Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2023

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The Utility of Tallgrass Prairie Reconstructions as Bioenergy Feedstocks, Jessica Abernathy and Mark Sherrard Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

SocioApp: Detecting Your Sociability Status with Your Smartphone, Winfred Afeaneku Poster Presentation

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Understanding Self-Stabilizing Node-Capacitated Overlay Networks Through Simulation, Winfred Afeaneku, Andrew Berns, Weston Kuchenberg, Sara Leisinger, and Cedric Liu Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

UNI@Wind Cave National Park, Ethan Ahrens and Keller Birkenholtz

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New Policy Opens Trade Between India and the U.S. [Poster], Morgan Aitchison

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New Policy Opens Trade with India for Pork Producers in the U.S., Morgan Marie Aitchison Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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New Policy Opens Trade with India for Pork Producers in the US [Poster], Morgan Aitchison and Christine Schrage Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Volunteering at Riverview Center, Perla Arreguin

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Investigating Gene Looping in Yeast, Abbie Bangs and Justin Peters Open Access Poster Presentation

Cooperative Education: Salt Company, Kj Barkema

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A Tale of Two Rivers: Unveiling Water's Secrets Across Continents, Jace Bell and Mohammad Iqbal Open Access Poster Presentation

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An Analysis of the Relationship between K-12 Public Education Spending and Student Academic Achievement in Iowa, Lydia Berns-Schweingruber

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An Analysis of the Relationship between K-12 Public Education Spending and Student Academic Achievement in Iowa [paper, Bolton award version], Lydia Berns-Schweingruber Open Access Paper 2023 Award

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Trends in Iowa’s K-12 Public Education: An Analysis of School Spending & Student Achievement [poster], Lydia Berns-Schweingruber, Kristin Mack, and Marybeth Stalp Open Access Poster Presentation

UNI@Wind Cave National Park: The Student Experience, Keller Birkenholtz and Ethan Ahrens

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Analysis of Cytokinin Response Factors in Artemisia tridentata, Kelly Biscoglia, A. E. Melton, and S. Buerki Open Access Poster Presentation

Orchard Hill Elementary: Shadowing a Guidance Counselor, Ryley Bleymeyer

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Differences Between Upper- and Under-Classmen in Intercollegiate Athletics, Benjamin Boezinger and Jessie Woodyard

Effects of Home-Based High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Continuous Walking on Cognition in Overweight and Obese Women, Leah Borgerding and Terence Moriarty

UNI Students Attend SHAPE America's SPEAK! Out Day in Washington D.C. and Advocate for Health and Physical Education, Leah Borgerding and Carson Souhrada

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SocioApp: Neural Networks to Detect how Social Are You?, John Brustkern, Dheryta Jaisinghani, and Sarah Diesburg Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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We Would Be Friends: Fans, Musicians and Social Media, Cassidy Byrnes

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"Variety": A Look at Several Genres, Ryan Dean Carlin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Effects of Living On Campus Versus Off Campus on Student Engagement, Megan Carlson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Connecting the Dots: Analysis of Teachers' Questions during Dot and Number Talks, Megan Carlson, Raider Taylor, Kimberly Conner, Candace Joswick, and Brandon McMillan Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Enforcing Player Autonomy: The Music of The Elder Scrolls (2011), Jacob Chaplin

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The Effect of China Retaliatory Tariffs on Donations from Farmers in the Central Region of the United States, Jiayi Chen

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George Wyth State Park, Kaitlyn Clark

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Hearst Center for the Arts - Digital Promotion Project, Na'ILa Clarkson Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Her Story, Her Right: Narrative as a Basic Human Right, Karlee Colby Open Access Poster Presentation

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Her Story, Her Right: Narrative as a Basic Human Right, Karlee M. Colby Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A Literature Review of the Connection Between Infant Early Intervention and Childhood Executive Functioning, Nola Miriam Conner Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Evaluation Of Methods To Analyze Microbial Composition In Soils, Joseph Correa Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Underground Iowans, Cyrus Emmet Cummings Open Access Poster Presentation

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Fostering Meaningful Discourse When Communicating With Diverse Learners [poster], Keely Daman

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Fundamentals For a Peer Led International Program [poster], Ava Deitrich

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The Horror of Darwinism: The Evolution of the Monster in Film and Popular Culture, Ava Deitrich Open Access Honors Program Thesis

My Experience as a CSBR Research Interviewer, Tess DeMarco

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Geometric Curves from p-Circles, Isaiah Dempsey and Bill Wood Open Access Poster Presentation

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Changes in Floral Resources and the “Bee Plants” within CRP-42 Restorations in Northeast Iowa, Ethan Dickey and Ai Wen Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Synthesis and Reactivity of Dihydrogen Diruthenium Complexes., Ryder J. Downey and Robert Chin Open Access Poster Presentation

Internship at First Judicial Department of Correctional Services, Abbey Doyle

The Use of PocketLab Devices in Measuring Indoor Air Quality at the University of Northern Iowa, Noah Duker and Isabel Harms

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Forecasting Wildfire Smoke Particulate Matter Using HYSPLIT Model, Kevin Du and Alexa Sedlacek Open Access Poster Presentation

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Sinking Into My Skin: An Exploration of the Mind and Body Through Multigenre Creative Writing, Ana Elizabeth Eagan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Language Development and Poverty: Considerations and Applications for Speech-Language Pathologists, Samantha Lynn Ehler Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2023 Award

Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, Joanna Engleman

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An Analysis of Socio-Economic, Lifestyle, and Health Care Determinants of National Life Expectancies, Annie Feldman

Riverview Center, Amanda Gantt

My Experience Working at the Center for Social and Behavioral Research, Maelah Golden

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Analysis of Biologically Active Secondary Metabolites from Fungi, Elizabeth E. Guevara and Kirk Manfredi Open Access Poster Presentation

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Monitoring Archaeal Persistence in Cultivation, Payton Hall Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Art Teaching and American Society: An Exploration of How Art Makes Us Think and Why America Needs It Right Now, Julie Marie Hammerand Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of PocketLab Devices for UNI’s Campus, Classrooms, and Community, Isabel Harms and Alexa Sedlacek Open Access Poster Presentation

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Competencies Acquired in the Psychology Major, Jake Harrington Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Competencies Acquired in the Psychology Major [Presentation], Jake Harrington

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Entrance to Entrance: A Hunt for Astrobiological Analogs at Wind Cave, Jacqueline Heggen, Evelyn Lopez, and Joshua Sebree Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Spectroscopic Characterization of Wind Cave National Park, Jenna Heinen

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Spectroscopic Characterization of Crystals and Waters at Wind Cave, Jenna Heinen and Joshua Sebree Open Access Poster Presentation

Enterococcus faecalis Persistence in the Insect Midgut, Samantha Heyer, Geneva Bell, and Jerreme Jackson Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Factors of Family Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Madelyn Hibbs and Nicole Turner

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Iowa’s agricultural landscape: Is tef a viable option?, Kyran Hines and Tilahun Abebe Open Access Poster Presentation

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Friends of the Family Internship Experience, Maddison Hofmann

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Impacts and Applications of Vegetable Glycerin on Nanocellulose, Elise Hong-Miller, Dylan Seiffert, and T. E. Kidd Open Access Poster Presentation

The Effect of 7 days of Creatine Supplementation on Soccer Performance and Cognition in Division 1 Soccer Players, Mallory Hoodjer, Maira de Jesus Alevato, Katie Dorman, Lizzy Richardson, and Allison Whitaker

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Exposure, Adaptation and Expectations: How They Affect Perception of Foreign Accented Speech, Isabella Huddleston Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A Century of Inequality: How Redlining Continues to Impact the Residents of Waterloo, Lindsey Ingraham

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How Economic Distribution Impacts Human Rights on an International Level: A Case Study in Africa and the Balkans, Lindsey G. Ingraham Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Carpet Hell: A Backrooms Story, A Creative Exploration of The Backrooms and Liminal Space Horror, Christian Dean Jauron Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

The Power of Homeownership, Esha Sanjiv Jayswal Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The Power of Homeownership [poster], Esha Sanjiv Jayswal Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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The Sacrifice of Artistry for a Convenient Society, Riley Jermier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Not ‘Real Rape’: Recognizing and Supporting Victims of Sexual Coercion, Chloe Johnson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Diffusion of Carbon Nanoparticles Intercalated into Layered Materials, Madelyn Johnson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Institutional Choices Regarding Human Rights and its Effect on Citizen Participation, Elle Jones Open Access Poster Presentation

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Comparison of Gut and Leg Pollen Composition in female Halictus ligatus with Flower Source, Sriya Kalala and Ai Wen Open Access Poster Presentation

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Experiential Learning in Therapeutic Recreation: Hearst Arts Center and North Star Community Services, Dannah Karolus Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Nature-Based Education: Expanding the Walls of the Classroom, Halle Louise Kilburg Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Importance of Multimodal Communication with ELL Students [poster], Hailey Klein

A New Baby!: The Role of an Interactive Infant Feeding Simulator, Madison Kolbet, Emmalee Fannon, Kelsey Feller, Sarah MacDougall, and Alyssa Mason

Someone Has a Case of Sexism: A Content Analysis of Workplace Films, Christian Kreger

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Investigation into a Potential DNA Polymerase of Thermomyces lanuginosus, Kameron J. Kruger Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Effectiveness of Dry Cupping on Low Back Pain: A Validation Case Study, Sierra Kuhlers Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Data Ethics and the Dilemma Created by Turing's Learning Machines, Jacob Kuhn Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessment of DNA Concentration and Degradation from Extracted Bumble Bee Thorax Muscle 2023, Joel Lado, Ai Wen, and Kenneth Elgersma Open Access Poster Presentation

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International Student Survival Guide [poster], Isaac Lindauer

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Wind Cave Zebras and Their Laboratory Analogs, Evelyn Lopez, Jacqueline Heggen, and Joshua Sebree Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Mentors Helping Mentees Explore DEI [poster], Luigi Lopez

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Electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of CoVMnSb: ab initio study, Pavel Lukashev, Adam Ramker, Brandon Schmidt, Paul M. Shand, Parashu Kharel, Vagharsh Mkhitaryan, Zhenhua Ning, and Liqin Ke Open Access Poster Presentation

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Analysis of the role of gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) in drought tolerance in barley using virus-induced gene silencing, Thomas Manternach and Tilahun Abebe Open Access Poster Presentation

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Influence of Indigenous and Latin Theatre, Julie Matta Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Development of a Water Quality Index Calculation Tool using Excel, Rowan McCarthy Open Access Poster Presentation

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The Prevalence and Knowledge of Proper Treatment of People Living with Dementia in Physical Therapy, Eric Robert Melrose Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Surficial Geology of the Fulton Quadrangle, Avery Merkley, Starr Claussen, Sage Cappi, and Chad Heinzel Open Access Poster Presentation

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The Hidden Gem of Rod Library: The Learning Center, Jaysea Miller

Cooperative Experience at Cedar Falls High School, Cailyn Morgan

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Common Creativity: Conversations with Artists and Nonartists, Will Nachazel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Recognizing the Stages of Growth for Course-Embedded Peer Educators [poster], Sierra Nemmers

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Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Cave Dwelling Fungi, Jade Nuehring Open Access Honors Program Thesis