Undergraduate Student Work

 

This collection contains works by undergraduate students in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa. All student works require department, unit, or individual faculty review.

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Submissions from 2021

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Landscape genetics of Iowa's threatened black redhorse, Morganne C. Borsh Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Art by intention and art by appropriation: "Authenticity," Western encounters, and ethics of collection and display of African art, Katelyn Nicole Brockmeyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Using sentiment analysis to find the public's opinion on Iowa's three state schools, Alexa Ryan Bullock Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Methods and evaluation outcomes in speech, language, and hearing camps, Lindsey Paige Carter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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What man artow?: An exploration of the narrator of the Canterbury tales, Kimberly Cavalier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Bacillus bacteriophage Q11 may have a 5' covalently attached protein, Emily Cornelius Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A review of the molecular mediators of host-baculovirus interactions in Lepidoptera, Olivia Crouse Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Creating synthetic analogs of fluorescent speleothems in Wind Cave as an astrobiological model cave, Teresa Feldman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Pre-service students understanding of professional roles, Anne Whalen Gradoville Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"The Concord Concept:" Speculative fiction challenging young adult literature conventions, Dylan Lee Haase Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of fluoride on macrophage THP-1 cell apoptosis, Jessica Heims Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Traditional media marketing and the Panther marching band, Adam James Herzog Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Phonology and fluency: How pronunciation is (and is not) taught in United States ESL classrooms, Nik Hucke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Possessive structures and genitive case: Spanish and English compared, Elizabeth Kelsey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Identifying Spanish-English cognates as intervention targets for speech sound disorders with bilingual children, Janessa A. Klein Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A student tubist's guide to doubling on bass trombone, Donovan Klutho Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Preparing tomorrow's teachers: A program analysis of teacher education in Iowa and its role in preparing preservice teachers for emergent bilinguals, Karrigan Alexandria Mentzer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Examining the effects of netropsin on the mobility of DNA A-tracts using capillary electrophoresis, Jillian Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evaluation of archeal growth on complex media and antibiotic regimes, Melanie Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Including English language learners in Algebra One instruction, Callie Irene Neighbor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Artistic expression, permanence and change in a f*cked up world: Coping with the "sounds of silence", Brianna L. Pruitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploring the role of college women in ministry leadership through a qualitative analysis of passion conferences, Abigail Read Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A workbook presenting fluency shaping and narrative therapy strategies for school-age children who stutter, Bailey Nicole Rustad Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Quantitative analysis of DNA polymerase alpha gene expression during various stages in chicken embryonic development, Carter Howard Stochl Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Mosquito fogging in Iowa: Examining the practices of five communities, potential health effects, and plausible alternatives, Hanna Vos Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Optimizing DNA extraction from microorganisms living in Wind Cave, Allison Warming Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Griffiths-like phase in manganese intercalated tantalum disulfide and the 3-dimensional Ising model, Paul White Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evolution of pocket gophers and chewing lice as ring species across the Upper Mississippi Valley, Isabel Louise Wolf Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2020

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Histological morphology and structural integration in the four major morphologies of the Cypriniform Weberian apparatus, Jeremy Raymond Abels Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Supplemental seeding and seed predation in a newly planted tallgrass prairie, Isabella Betzer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Eating behaviors in autism, Kayla Diane Beyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Exploring the effectiveness of robotics curriculum on teaching STEM related concepts, Tyler Brown Poster Presentation

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Genetic variation within a broadly distributed chewing louse genus (Thomomydoecus), Clarissa Elizabeth Bruns Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Examining variation in tooth morphology using micro-CT analysis, Luke Thomas Butikofer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Characterization of a New mtDNA Minicircle in a Chewing Louse, Geomydoecus aurei, Ashley L. Campbell, Dino Bolic, James W. Demastes, and Theresa A. Spradling Open Access Poster Presentation

Adapting Instruments, Not Students: A Study of Adaptive Instruments, Cheyanne Chapin Poster Presentation

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Adapting instruments, not students: A study of adaptive musical instruments, Cheyanne Maria Chapin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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How to create a radically inclusive math classroom with regards to gender and sexual orientation, Alexa DeVore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Identification of genome-linked bacillus bacteriophage proteins, Katherine Dyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing CP - 42 Habitat Value for Bees using the Floral Resource Index, Allison Eagan Open Access Poster Presentation

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Association between wild bee communities and floral resources in the Conservation Reserve Program, Allison Eagan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Measuring meaningful learning in a chemistry laboratory, Kylie Engstrom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Fluorescent Speleothem in Wind Cave and their Synthetic Analogues [Poster], Teresa Feldman and Joshua Sebree Undergraduate Student Work (UNI Access Only)

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Fluorescent Speleothem in Wind Cave and their Synthetic Analogues [Slides], Teresa Feldman and Joshua Sebree Undergraduate Student Work (UNI Access Only)

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Life and death: Quantifying the risk of heart disease with machine learning, Jack Scott Glienke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Reducing MoS2 into single molecular layers using gold-enhanced exfoliation, Taylor Harris Poster Presentation

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Analysis of gene expression in early-stage pancreatic cancer and investigation of 1,2,3,4,6-Penta-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranoside as a therapeutic, Zachary R. Heinzman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Preparation of the CRISPR Cas-9 system for directed mutagenesis of the FSR1 gene of the filamentous fungi Fusarium verticillioides, Jacob Horn Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Modeling the Griffiths Phase in Manganese Intercalated Tantalum Disulfide [Slides], Aaron Janaszak, Lukas Stuelke, and Paul Shand Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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The miseducation of American youth: The detriments of whitewashing literature in secondary schools, Molly Magill Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Caregivers' perceptions of literacy toolbox for children in foster care, Raelynn Meade Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Construction of a target-specific CRISPR-Cas9 vector for the purpose of introducing mutations into the FUM1 gene of Fusarium verticillioides, Jennifer Petsche Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Inactivation of pathogenicity genes of the corn pathogen Fusarium verticilloides using CRISPR gene editing, Jennifer Petsche Poster Presentation

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Editing Fusarium graminearum using CRISPR/Cas9, Grace Marie Sack Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Respiratory differences in spontaneous and scripted speech among bilingual adults, Anna Irene Sagan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Spectral time: How Gérard Grisey’s concept of musical time is still relevant today, Isaac Raymond Smith Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award

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Seasonal habitat usage of Iowa wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta), Amanda Stewart Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of intercalating molecules on the polymer properties of DNA, Joseph Tibbs Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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 Open Access Poster Presentation

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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 Poster Presentation

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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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The study of artistic and stylistic continuities in solo piano music from the 17th century to the early 20th century, Bethany Brooks Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Acquisition of Knowledge Using Parallax BOE Online Manual, Tyler Brown and Timothy Kidd Poster Presentation

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

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The Spectroscopy of Coffee Roasting, Kailey Casper and Joshua Sebree Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Bacillus bacteriophage Q11 may have a 5' covalently attached protein, Emily Cornelius and Michael Walter Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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

Analysis of Insulative Properties of Cellulose Aerogels by Solid Volume Fraction, Dexter Cox and Timothy Kidd Poster Presentation

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Investigating Fourier Coefficient Relationships of Cepheid Variable Stars, Forrest Cronin and Siobahn Morgan Open Access Poster Presentation

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Infrared Analysis of Anaerobic Photochemical Aerosols, Mildrède Debello, Joshua Sebree, and Kailey Casper Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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The tuba and tape: An exploration of repertoire for solo tuba and fixed electronic media, Adam Christopher Denner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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

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

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

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Does Preparation Method Affect Size-Type Distribution in Bacteriophage Population Images?, Annissa Ferero and Michael Walter Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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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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Aligning PRISMS Plus with NGSS and Physics Education Research, Juliana Huegerich and Lawrence Escalada Open Access Poster Presentation

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 Open Access Poster Presentation

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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

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

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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 Poster Presentation

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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 Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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