Undergraduate Student Work

 

This collection contains works written by undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Iowa. All student works require department, unit, or individual faculty review.

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Events from 2022

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Analog Studies of Organic Pathways in Wind Cave through Cave Water and Crystals, Wilson McNaughton Open Access Poster Presentation

Chemical Substitution Induced Half-Metallicity in Heusler Alloys, Lukas Stuelke Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Events from 2021

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Comparison of Chalk Types and Their Ghosting Effects, Felicienne Alexandre, Shoshanna Coon, and Kirk Manfredi Open Access Poster Presentation

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Identification of fungi and their secondary metabolites from Wind Cave, Kyle Biscoglia Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Identification of Fungi and Their Secondary Metabolites from Wind Cave, Kyle J. Biscoglia and Kirk Manfredi Ph.D. Open Access Poster Presentation

Investigating the Unknown Purple Substance from Newsprint Paper, Briyana Carter, Shoshanna Coon, and Kirk Manfredi Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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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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The Phosphorescence of Wind Cave Cavern, and the Level of Organics Associated with it, Steven Gomez and Joshua Sebree Open Access Poster Presentation

Raman Spectroscopy: Investigation of Acidic Azure B on Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles, Cobey Heinen Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Analog Studies of Organic Pathways in Wind Cave through Cave Water and Crystals, Wilson McNaughton and Joshua Sebree Ph.D. Open Access Poster Presentation

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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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Developing New Yeast Strains to Investigate Gene Looping, Caitlyn Nuehring and Justin P. Peters Ph.D. Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Visualizing Human RAD51 Protein Binding to Single-Stranded DNA Using Atomic Force Microscopy, Rose Perksen and Justin P. Peters Ph.D. Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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

Submissions from 2020

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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 [Video], Teresa Feldman and Joshua Sebree Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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

Events from 2019

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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

Revisited: Calculating the Polarity of an Extremely Polar Organic compound, Alyssa Bauer, Lane Ver Mulm, and John Bumpus Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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

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

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

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

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Synthesis and coupling schemes of naphthalimide compounds with target drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Honors Program Thesis (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 (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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 Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Exploring the Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytes Isolated From Native North American Prairie Plants, Bridget Shoemaker, Kirk Manfredi, and Michael Walter Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Silylation Using a Zinc Catalyst, Rodney Wallace, Victoria Williams, and Robert Martin Chin Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

The Silylation of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds Using Zn(OTf)2 Catalyst, Alexandra Warren and Robert Martin Chin Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

How Blue was My Crystal: Synthesis of Copper(II) Oxalate Coordination Polymers, Paul White, Arkady Ellern, and Colin Weeks Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Lego Mindstorms as Alternative Scientific Instrumentation, Emma Yarrow and Joshua Sebree Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2018

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

Investigating Reactive Diruthenium Intermediates for C-H Bond Silylation Reactions, Nina Jocic Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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New insights into the "manna from heaven" hypothesis, Clare Laubenthal Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Synthesis and Coupling Schemes of Naphthalimide Compounds with Target Drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Detection and determination of food residues in Native American pottery, Katherine A. Plotzke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Silylation of Pyridine and Pyridine Derivatives using Diruthenium Catalysts, Josh Prybil Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Intercalating transition metals in tantalum disulfide nanostructures, Madeline Christine Roach Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Rates and patterns of evolution in a duplicated genome in the family Catostomidae, Megann Michelle Schmidt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Prebiotic potential of aerosols, Emma Rae Shipley Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2017

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Formation of Titan aerosol from CO and CH4, Tate Christensen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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New Insights into the “Manna from Heaven” Hypothesis, Clare Laubenthal, Joshua Sebree, and Marek Sliwinski Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

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Stable Isotope Chemistry in Titan Haze Aerosol, Allison Wold, Thomas Gautier, Jennifer Stern, Joshua Sebree, and Melissa Trainer Open Access Poster Presentation

Submissions from 2016

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Magnetic properties of polymeric framework materials with cobalt, Cassara Higgins Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2015

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The benefits of legalizing marijuana and products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, Pat Chizek Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Measuring the stability of iso-1-cytochrome c variants using heme spectra, Sarah Elizabeth Eikenberry Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Impact of cost barrier on high school chemistry laboratory teaching practices, Robin Livermore Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The investigation into the conditions of tantalum disulfide nanotube growth, Lauren Holmes Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating the expression of AHNAK2 and CTHRC1 in pancreatic cancer cell lines, Logan Patrick Poole Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparison of life experiences of men and women in the sciences, Tori Nicole Quist Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2013

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Generating new Type II protein models using cytochrome c, Lindsey M. Ludwig Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2010

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Synthesis and characterization of a [Ru(bpy)2(NCS)2] derivative for use as a dye-sensitizer in nanocrystalline solar cells, Joel Thomas Kirner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2008

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Formulation of an ultra-violet curable, soy-based, organic pigment screen printing ink, Jenna L. Cherry Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2003

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The redox potential of DDT: An environmental perspective, Anne Lewis, Christopher Cramer, and John Bumpus Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

Submissions from 1997

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Diary of a backpacker rockstar: A UNI student's guide to traveling Western Europe, Jason James Joseph Sloan Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

Submissions from 1992

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New reaction conditions for the synthesis of Wieland-Miescher ketone, Jonathan J. Bates Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis