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 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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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 Tim Kidd

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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"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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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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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)

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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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

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

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

Submissions from 2018

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

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Positive Language Teaching: Culturally Responsive, Strengths-Based and Empathetic, Lauren Anderson, Alyssa Hanken, and Tessa Noes Horn Open Access Poster Presentation

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Imágenes de identidad: Student expressions of identity and culture in the college Spanish classroom, Elizabeth Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Can God Know Tomorrow?, Jacob Kristian Bergman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Mass Analysis of Ballistic Electron Spectra, Willie Brown and Andrew Stollenwerk Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Native Grass Cover Influences Forb Density in CP-42 Pollinator Plantings, Alyssa Burgert and Laura Jackson Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Floral Resource Dynamics for Pollinators in a Central Iowa Tallgrass Prairie Restoration, Lily Conrad, Ben Hoksch, and Mark C. Myers Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Bee and Butterfly Response to Floral Resources in Central Iowa Prairie Restorations, Chandler Dolan, Kathleen Madsen, Mark Myers, and Ai Wen Open Access Poster Presentation

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The use of mod in Old English: Tracking semantic drift in the Anglo-Saxon period, Joanna Eyanson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Analysis of vibrational modes of chemically modified tone wood, Madison Flesch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Effects of Varying Nitrogen Amounts on the Growth and Leaf Morphology of Cattail Species, Anissa Forero and Kenneth J. Elgersma Open Access Undergraduate Student Work

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Van der Waals interactions in ultrafine nanocellulose aerogels, Byron John Fritch Open Access Honors Program Thesis