UCARE Research Projects Academic Year 2015-16

Agricultural Economics

Michael Castle

Analysis of Precision Technology and Data Usage in Nebraska Agriculture

Faculty sponsor:

Katie Harner

Melanie Kieffer

Environmental Performance of Local versus Conventional Food Systems With a Focus on Fresh Vegetables Sold in the City of Lincoln

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Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication

Ann Skradski

A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for an Engineering Leadership Course

Faculty sponsor:

Hannah Brenden

Claire Hawkins

Tori Wheeler

Impact of Active Leadership Transfer on Community Outcomes

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Kathryn Brock

The Current State of Youth Leadership Development Programs in Nebraska and the Impact Young Leaders Have in Their Communities

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Agronomy & Horticulture

Kevin Hanna

Cassidy Wiese

Elucidating Sub1A-Mediated Submergence Tolerance using Transgenic Approaches

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Oliver Simic

Researching the trehalose pathway in Setaria viridis

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Shiyi Feng

Trehalose Metabolic Pathway in Setaria viridis Impacting Productivity and Stress Tolerance

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Amy Hauver

Reducing the Potential for Acrylamide Formation in Wheat Products

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Melissa Allen

Rural Ethiopia: Soil Quality Indicators and Education

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Yuzhi Chen

Screening Arabidopsis accessions for alkaline stress tolerance

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Animal Science

Gavin Harsh

Digestibility and Nutrients of Whole Corn Plant

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Katelyn Griger

The Effects of Androgens on Bovine and Human Granulosa Cells

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Hannah Riley

Impact of Stress Hormones and IUGR Fetal Conditions on Myoblast Function 

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Makala Muller

How Microbial Communities Differ in Ruminants on a Glycerin vs Common Diet

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Maci Lienemann

Identifying genomic variants under selection across breeds of beef cattle

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Chris Lindeman

Examining Maternal Obestity Effects on Oogenesis, Follicular Development, and Embryonic Myogenesis

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Talia Everding

The Effects of Egg Yolk on Piglet Growth, Health, and Gut Microbial Populations

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Anthropology

Lauren Vagts

Examining Gender Through Medieval Ceramics: A Case Study from Nemea, Greece

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Maia Behrendt

Lexus Wellman

USDA-UNL Artifacts Roadshows: The Development of a 2D Archive of Great Plains Projectile Points

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Architectural Engineering

Marissa Gigantelli

Cody Largent

Compressed Stabilized Earth Block Masonry for Resilient, Energy-efficient, Healthy, and Affordable Buildings

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Erin Hathhorn

Improving Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Soundscapes

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Architecture

Mariah Tobin

Architecture In the Humanities: A Biography of Architect James Hoban, Eileen Gray, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

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Charles Weak

Daniel Liebskind's Three Lessons in Architecture

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Dana McIntyre

From Medieval to Modern: The Relationship Between Gothic and Modern Design in English Architecture

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Sarah Schlegelmilch

Probing London's Gothic and Renaissance Architectural Virtues

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Ruth Barankevich

The Evolution of Display Space within the American Middle Class Home

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Mallory Lane

The Political, Religious, and Economic Routes of Rome

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Art & Art History

Shalbey Workman

Best Business and Art practices in the field of Photography

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Jeffrey Oliver

Victoria Norton

Mitchell Hilzer

Ceramic Apprenticeship

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Juan Velasco

Internship Liaison Program

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Hannah Demma

Learning to Produce Three-Dimensional Sculptures and Developing a Studio Practice

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Anika Zempleni

Study of Northern Renaissance artist Sebald Beham through his printed works 

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Biochemistry

Jennifer Wies

Analysis of Histone Deacetylase involvement in P. syringae-triggered Chromatin changes

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Madison Jurgens

AtDJ1C Interacting Proteins in Chloroplast Biogenesis

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Audrey Crowther

Computational Modeling Intervention: Using Dynamical Models to Teach Complex Biological Processes 

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Danelle Topil

Cross-talk Between Mitochondrial Quality Control Proteases and Conserved Signaling Pathways

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Sierra Hansen

Identifying DJ-1 Interactors Using Engineered Non-Dissociable DJ-1

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Victoria Shum

Investigation of Pseudomonas syringae effectors' mechanism to deacetylation of H3K9 in Arabidopsis

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Jacob Wilkinson

Mutant Study of Sinorhizobium meliloti Proline Utilization A (PutA)

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Emma Blank

Andrew Egger

Brianna Kellar

Stabilin-Mediated Cellular Internalization of Phosphorothioate-Modified Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASOs)

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Elizabeth Hoffman

Structural Properties of Human Glutamate Cysteine Ligase

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Andrew Schacht

Structure and Significance of the WhiB3 Protein with regards to Subsistence in a Hypoxic Environment

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Abi Paudel

The use of X-ray Crystallography to determine the binding of Computationally Designed Inhibitors of HIV Viral Fusion to the Viral Protein gp41.

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Megan Smith

Understanding Syntrophy between Two Human Symbionts, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron and Methanobrevibacter smithii

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Biological Sciences

Erica North

Epigenetics in Archaea

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Biological Systems Engineering

Ellie Ahlquist

Creating a Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine Pump Model to Simulate Blood Flow During Cardiac Surgery for the Quantification and Measurement of Emboli

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Jaideep Sahni

Effects of Seeding Density of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Osteogenic Differentiation

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Conner Beyersdorf

Circle of Willis Model for Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Training 

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Jeremy Blackford

Evaluation of Power Sources for a Mobile Agricultural Robot

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Mitch Maguire

Exploring Large-scale Irrigation in the Northern High Plains

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Jordan Verplank

Patterned Alginate Hydrogels to Induce Chondrocyte Alignment 

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Allison Porter

Analysis of Breath-Holding Index as an Assessment of Cerebrovascular Reactivity 

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Ling Qiu

Main Modes of Spatial Distribution and Temporal Variability of Precipitation in the Missouri River Basin

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Madison Burger

Cerebrovascular Reactivity Change with Increased Inracranial Pressure

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Marissa Nitz

Stability of Transcranial Doppler Headsets During Movement

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Katie Meiergerd

Teacher Engineering Outreach Education

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Megan White

Ultrasound Elastography for Musculoskeletal Structure Assessment

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Christopher Davidson

Zein Films on Different Surfaces for Substrate-Mediated Gene Delivery

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Matthew Sis

Localized, Surface Mediated Gene and Drug Delivery, With Applications in Stent Angioplasty

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Michael Moeller

Effects of Neuron-Astrocyte Patterned Co-Culture on Neuron Growth and Function

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Chemical Engineering

Hannah Christian

Application of Stem Cells and Biomaterials for New Neural Growth in Treatment in Central Nervous System Diseases

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Erin Eickman

Brain Tumor in a Dish: Glioma/Astrocyte Co-Cultures as a Model for In Vitro Studies 

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Zully Perez Sierra

Investigation of a Nanoparticle Delivery System for Micronutrients in Corn

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Eric Berglund

The Effects of Changing Substrate Stiffness on the Phenotype of Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells

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Chemistry

Austin Lowe

The NMR Solution Structure and Function of RPA3313: A Hypothetical Protein from R. palustris 

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Dominic Nguyen

Optimizing Chemical and Rheological Properties of Rejuvenated Bitumen

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Jared Thomsen

De Novo Biosynthesis of 1,2-Propanediol Using Lactobacillus buchneri Bacteria

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Olivia Thomas

Development of Organic Radical Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cancer

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Alicia Curti

A new ligation system for protein conjugation 

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Carly Faller

Genetically Incorporated Vinyl Sulfide for Various Bioorthogonal Reactions

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Max Meier

Novel Nitroxyl Radical Synthesis

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Brenna Petersen

Porphyrinic metal organic frameworks: synthesis, photophysical properties, and photocatalytic applications

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Molly Undersander

Probing Question Order Effect in Chemistry Concept Inventories

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Megan Woods

Structural Analysis of Glycated HSA through Boronate Affinity Chromatography and Multidimensional Mass Spectrometry

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Jacob Reis

A "Click-based" Approach to Synthesis of Surface-Based Sensors and Catalysts

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Michael Callahan

Understanding the Self-Assembly of a Naturally Occurring Multi-Enzyme Complex, Cellulosome

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Xin Gao

Wetting of Surface of Hollow Nano-carbon Arrays: A Molecular Dynamics Study

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Nam Nguyen

Porphyrinic metal organic frameworks: synthesis, photophysical properties, and photocatalytic applications

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Center for Child, Youth, & Family Studies

Halle Miller

Supporting Early Childhood Teacher's Use of Parent Engagement Strategies: What is the Process and Content of Coaching Sessions During the Getting Ready Intervention?

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Sarah Houston

WearTec Students’ Preferences and Perceptions of Formal vs. Informal Education

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Qinwei Zhang

Chinese Students' Perceptions of Level of Stress

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Ann Essay

Family Style Dining: Teaching Children about Portion Sizes. Program Development and Evaluation

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Pollyanna Carlson

Heart-rate variability patterns as indicators of stress and welfare in female white leghorn chickens: A comparative housing system study

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Alexis Noeldner

Utilizing Pinterest to Promote The Learning Child Curriculum 

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Reina Sebastian

Parent/teacher relationship with Hispanic children participating in a Head Start program and Hispanic parent’s engagement in their child’s school

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Rachel Timm

Effects of Parent Child Interaction and Language Stimulation on Children's Language Development

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Ericka Murray

Preschool Children and Engineering

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Kelsey Doerr

Using Rewards Effectively: Promoting Healthy Eating in Preschool Settings Through Web-Based Curriculum

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Civil Engineering

Allyson Pietrok

Analysis of Temporal Changes in Microbial Diversity of Fecal Bacteria in the Environment as Measured by Microbial Source Tracking Techniques

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Arthur Nguyen

PC-Based Electronic Weather Station and Data Logging System to Facilitate Automated Data Gathering for Conductive Concrete Deicing Experiments

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Jeremiah Dixon

Garrett Martindale

Dean Whitfield

Structural Evaluations of Bridges with Smartphones

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Computer Science & Engineering

Austin Schmidt

Decreasing Resource Contention with Data Relocation in Flash Systems

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Davis Rempe

Alignment for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC) with Global, Low-Order Polynomial Transformations 

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Rebecca Horzewski

Flying by Fire: Making Controlled Burns Safer for Humans and UAVs

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Dylan Laible

Benjamin Peda

VITA-MathDay

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Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction

David Engelhaupt

Recognizing Construction Equipment Activity Using a Smartphone as a Multi-Sensor Hub

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Brenna Boyd

Testing Acoustic Protocols within a Building Information Modeling Framework

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Nicholas Garaycochea

Correlation between Student Academic Performance and Lighting Design in Public School Classrooms

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Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Lubna Al-Azri

Iron Mobility in Desert Sandstone Aquifers: The Possible Role of Siderite.

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Johnathon Knobbe

Morphological Size Changes in Oligocene Calcareous Nannofossils

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Adrienne Ricker

Regression Analysis of Turtle Biodiversity and Climate Variables and Its Application to Miocene Great Plains Turtle Fauna

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Claire Schirle

Utility and Applicability of the VegDRI Drought Index in the Western United States

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Anthony Kohtz

Iron Concretions in the Cretaceous Dakota Formation 

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Emily Paltz

Polarimetric Radar Signatures of Supercell Thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclones

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Stephen Shield

Analysis of Drought Mitigation in Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

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Economics

Christopher Ames

Educational Background and the Success of College Students Enrolled in Principle Economics Classes

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José Lemus

The Effect of Education Attainment Inequality in the Long-Term Economic Growth in Six Different American Cities.

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Educational Psychology

Alejandra Ayotitla

Michelle Huesca

Health Problems Among Children of Minority Group and Low Socioeconomic Status

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Andrew He

Decoupling Controller Design for a Multiport DC-DC Converter

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Matthew Hilfiker

Growth of WS2 Thin Photovoltaic Films 

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Daniel Rico

Optimal Trading Strategies of Nebraska’s Wind Energy in the Integrated Market of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

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English

Brittany Bell

Defining Taboo: A Study of the Life and Work of the Brontë Sisters

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Natalie Wiebelhaus

Literature Surrounding the Arab Uprisings

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Landon Sadler

Murder, Abuse, and Feminism: Contextualizing Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers"

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Katherine Cooley

Musical Echoes of Modernism and Traditionalism in Joyce's Ulysses

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Amzie Dunekacke

Victorian Counter-Worlds and the Uncanny: The Fantasy Illustrations of Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham

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Ellie Feis


How Proto-Feminist Was George Eliot?

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Jessica Vazquez

The Revolutionary Moment of 1968 and its Aftermath

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Sara Duke

Digital Archives: Electronic Publishing in the 21st Century 

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Entomology

Helen Erickson

Ashley Fejfar

Lianna Walker

The Role of Host Genotypes in the Susceptibility to Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases

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Food Science & Technology

Nathaniel Korth

Gluten Transfer to Gluten-Free Foods in a Restaurant Setting

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Forensic Science

Jaclyn Humrich

Hair Analysis in Motor Vehicles

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History

Caleb Hoesing

Olivia Thiel

Nebraska's Legal History

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Grace Solem-Pfeifer

Syntactic Idiosyncrasies in Demosthenic Oration

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Audrey Ackerman

Violence in Word and Deed: An Analysis of Decolonization and its Influence on Literature and Modern Geopolitics

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Journalism

Mara Klecker

Global Eyewitness Research Project

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Becca Mann

The Effects of Twitter in Major Political Elections

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Landscape Architecture

Kenneth Brandl

Cory Galen

Spatial History of Government Acts in the Great Plains

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Management Department

Hui Ren Tan

The Distribution of Subunit Power: Periphery, Overlapping, and Group Affiliation Termination

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Mathematics

Cashous Bortner

The History and Applications of Fibonacci Numbers

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Aaron Calderon

Conjugacy Geodesics in Coxeter Groups

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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Charles Lee

Amperage-Based Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery Systems

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Mason Spilinek

Bio-Inspired Intestinal Adhesion

Faculty sponsor:

John Casias

Development of a Robust Setup for the Study of Wetting Characteristics of Low Melting Point Metals

Faculty sponsor:

James Peck

Leidenfrost Energy Barriers 

Faculty sponsor:

Than Nguyen

Developing a microfluidic cell compression device, and solving the shrinkage-induced polydimethylsiloxane

Faculty sponsor:

Thomas Fryklind

Effects of Differing Polymer Solutions on the Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Nanofibers

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Brittney Bridger-Burton

Modeling of Methane Tank Depressurization in Cold Weather 

Faculty sponsor:

Tanner Buresh

Molecular Combing of DNA Nanofibers and Comparison to Electrospinning 

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Nicholas Bohlim

The Role of Rice Leaf Surface Properties in the Appressorium Formation of Magnaporthe oryzae

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Joseph Sheehan

Investigation of Critical Heat Flux and Heat Transfer Coefficients of metallic surfaces with micro/nanostructures produced through femtosecond laser surface processing

Faculty sponsor:

Derek Wallin

Drag Reduction Using Femtosecond Laser Surface Processing: Experimental Setup 

Faculty sponsor:

Adam Aldana

Patterned Morphology and Properties of Semicrystalline Polymers Through Local Temperature Control

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Jack Hurt

Qualitatively Defining Vorticella Convallaria Colonization and Attachment processes

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Tian Yong Foong

Stretching Apparatus for Better Characterizing Artery Properties under Atomic Force Microscope

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Zachary Bram

The use of Temperature Sensors in the Remote Monitoring of the GI Tract

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Christopher Volle

Trained Automation of Plant Phenotyping

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Modern Languages & Literatures

Adoni Faxas

Katharine Mendell

Family Letters: an Analysis of the Personal Correspondence of a Mexican American Family in Western Colorado and Eastern Nebraska in the First Half of the 20th Century

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Joy McCown

The History of Czech Women in Nebraska

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Benjamin Stoltenberg

Perception and Production of Phonetic Stress in Spanish: An Investigation of Native Speakers and Non-native Learners

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Riley Good

The Significance of Czech Music in Nebraska

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Music

Collin Erickson

Quantifying String Players' Breathing Through Biosignal Analysis

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Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab

Corbin Rasmussen

Identification of Kinematic and Kinetic Injury Risk Predictors in Division I Football Athletes

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Nebraska Athletics & Madonna's Research Institute

Emilyne Nichols

Rehabilitation Device for Children (Pedi-ICARE 3)

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Nebraska Center for Virology

Alicia Rogers

Understanding the Role of Antibodies on Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus in Recently Infected Zambian children

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Nursing

Morgan Mallisee

Searching for the Strategies Standard Care Heart Failure Patients Utilize to Adhere to Exercise over the Long Term: A Mixed Methods Study

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Nutrition & Health Sciences

Noel Bruner

Role of Acetyl-CoA Synthetase 2 and Acetyl-CoA Precursors, Acetate and Ethanol, on Hepatocyte Gene Expression 

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Lauren Pope

Developing the Basic Food Preparation Skills of College Students

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Brianna McKay

Noelle Yeo

Exertional rhabdomyolysis in a 21-year-old healthy female after performing three sets of the biceps curl exercise to failure with 30% 1RM: A case report

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Rachel Lechtenberger

Effect of Breathing Apparatus on the Patterns of Response for Physiological Variables during an Incremental Test to Exhaustion 

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Briley Moates

The Impact of Depleting Dietary microRNA in a High-Fat Diet

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Hana Jaber

The Impact of Nutrition and Physical Activity Education on the Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of Muslim’s Youth from Various Ethnic Backgrounds

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Christopher Nguyen

The Use of Milk Derived Exosomes for Drug Delivery

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Philosophy

Jordan Sturtz

Does Philosophy Need the A Priori?

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Jackson Slechta

Indefinite Life Extensions 

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Physics & Astronomy

Zachary Smith

Characterizing CROP Photomultiplier Tube Behavior at 1000 Volts

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Jordan ONeal

Austin Schulte

Laser Wakefield Accelerated Mildly Relativistic Electron Beams for Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

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Peter Kosch

Fabrication and Characterization of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides 

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Plant Pathology

Sean Cody

Evaluation of Chlorella Gene Lineages to Determine Host Range Potential 

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Pierce Bower

Aaron Knapp

Stella Uiterwaal

Induction and suppression of antiviral RNA silencing by Tomato spotted wilt virus

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Samuel Eastman

Molecular Mechanisms of Goss's Wilt

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Shelby Holaday

Anaylsis of Morphology and Secretion Mutants in Aspergillus nidulands

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Huan Zhang

The function of Putative SUMO E2 enzyme in plant immunity

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Heaven Hulshizer

The measure of nematode diversity in response to varying management practices and features in restored and remnant prairie ecosystems.

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Harriet Appeah

Understanding the Pathogenicity Magnaporthe oryzae Through Gene Manipulation

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Political Science

Alexandria Curttright

Differences Between Actors and Leaders in Terrorism 

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Psychology

Amanda Dale

Andreas Miles-Novelo

Affirmative Consent and Perceptions of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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Joanne Lin

Aripiprazole sensitization from adolescence to adulthood and its potential molecular basis.

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Carmen Ochoa

Association Between FKBP5 rs1360780 and Social Phobia

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Andrew McGrath

Mediators of the relationship between depression and alcohol-related harm: The role of alexithymia, impulsivity and negative reinforcement outcome expectancies. 

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KayLee Flower

Cultural Risk, Coping, and Vulnerability in Sexual Assault Victims

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Maxwell Lydiatt

Does Order of Substitution Ligand Alter Extinction of a Nicotine Stimulus?

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Kristina Zvolanek

Early Intervention to Mitigate Dyslexia in Infants at Risk

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Mikki Schantell

Effects of Clinical Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Use During Pregnancy on the Development of the Fetal Brain

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Anna Rodriguez

Effects of Mesotocin on Social Bonds in Pinyon Jays

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Drue Marr

Emotion Regulation and Valence Bias

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Tyler Stading

Nature as a buffer: The physiological effects of exposure to nature on stress

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Kevin Real

How Microgravity and Sleep Deprivation Affects Brain Physiology

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Isabella Catalano

Neurotensin and Substance P in Nicotine Addiction

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Abigail Ashby

Sexual Intimate Partner Violence Among College Couples: The Roles of Alcohol Use and Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology

Faculty sponsor:

Jordan Marshall

Mallory Richert

Inferring task based on eye movements: The living classifier 

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Sarah Moody

The Influence of Emotional and Situated Social Cognition Factors on Consents to Search  

Faculty sponsor:

Emily Franzen

Erica Ness

James Thomas

The Relationship Between Executive Attention and Spatial Working Memory in Adults

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Biological Sciences

Allen Overholtzer

Assessing the Importance of Static versus Dynamic Traits in Mate Choice in Two Species of Wolf Spiders

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Will Gronewold

Can a Digital Simulation of Seed Dispersal provide an Engaging and Active Tool to Enhance Undergraduates Conceptual Knowledge of Diffusion?

Faculty sponsor:

Car Reen Kok

Crystallization of Highland Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) Hemoglobin

Faculty sponsor:

Megan Yank

Determining the Effect of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus on the Toll-Like Receptors of Multiple Human Cells

Faculty sponsor:

Calin Kachek

Enzyme Activity Studies of Recombinant dCTP Deaminase of Dictyostelium discoideum

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Michelle McQuinn

Factors Affecting the Immune System of the Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)

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Patrick Opperman

Genetic Factors Affecting Hybrid Male Sterility Leading to Speciation

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Zachary Kwapnoski

Improving Upon the Preparation of Pluripotent Stem Cells through Stimulus-Triggered Methods

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Macy Potts

Assessing Student Comprehension in Introductory Biology: A Comparison of Free-Response and Multiple- True/False Exam Formats 

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Mackenzie Strehle

Is a Mitochondrial Plasmid Really a Virus?

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Naznaz Majid

What Are the Genes That Cause Male Sterility in Hybrid Offspring Between Drosophila mauritiana and Drosophila simulans?

Faculty sponsor:

Vicki Liu

Molecular Mechanisms of MAC3A and MAC3B in Small RNA Biogenesis

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Lesly Garcia

SSY5 mRNA Degradation by the Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay Pathway

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Mitchell Matis

Structured growth model to show how fluctuating temperatures will alter Spirodela population growth in the presence of Aphid predation

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McKayla Wieczorek

Study of Autoxidation in Hemoglobin in the Presence of Alcohol

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Cassandra Treu

AMP Expression in Energetic Hybrid D. melanogaster Infected With P. rettgeri 

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Kayleigh Lewandowski

Ubiquinone Uptake in S. Cerevisiae

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Kristine Zimmerman

Use of the Earth's Magnetic Field for Predation and Navigation in Wolf Spiders

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School of Natural Resources

Sinan Akkoseoglu

Jai Mediratta

Establishing Students' Abilities to Reason with Relationships in the Context of Cellular Respiration

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Allison Hough

Cognitive Abilities of Aquatic Turtles

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Carissa Raymond

Determining the Age of a Stabilized Dune Field

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Lisa Keys

Effect of Nutrition on Female Leopard Geckos

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Aaron Devine

Effect of Soil pH on the Integument of Western Tiger Salamanders

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Amy Burgin 

Ellen Dolph

How Nebraska's Eastern Saline Wetland Native Plant Species Grow in Response to Restoration Methods: Application of Different Salinity Level Groundwater

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Paige Krupa

Impacts of Herbicide Usage Upon Tadpole Growth and Survivorship at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Faculty sponsor:

Colin Chatterton

Modeling the Movement of Solutes Through the Subsurface: Application to Groundwater Remediation with Oxidant Candles 

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Rachel Neisius

Shallow Water Habitats Effects on the the Platte River.

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Olivia Straka

Science-Informed Arguments in Undergraduates' Opinions About Biofuels

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Reece Allen

The Relationship Between Toxins in the Soil and the Decline of the Western Tiger Salamander in Nebraska

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School of Verterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Sridevi Narayanan

Role of D-alanine ligase and L-alanine dehydrogenase in mycobacterial physiology and characterization of novel enzyme inhibitors.

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Philion Hoff

Non-Essentiality of air and murl Genes in Mycobacteria 

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Reilly Grealish

Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration

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Jiahui Li

Dopaminergic Cell Death Induced by Gene-environment Interactions.

Faculty sponsor:

Hong Yen Pham

Preparation of a Live-Attenuated Vaccine Against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

Faculty sponsor:

Alleah Bouley

Alexander Johnson

Bethany Stoutamire

Population Neuroscience Approaches to Minority Discrimination and Health

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Anjali Renukunta

Relationship Between Stress Exposure (Discrimination) and Physical Health Outcomes Through Human Physiologic Stress Response

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Special Education & Communication Disorders

Brett Whorley

Exploring Oculomotor Trends in Collegiate Athletes

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Emma Fleisher

Kristine Leutzinger

Maggie Steinhauser

Predicting Communication Impairments in Infants Between 2-12 Using the Infant Social and Communication Behavior Scales

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Jennifer Nawrocki

Psychophysical Scaling of Saltatory Cutaneous Stimulation in Adult Stroke

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Ivy Diehl

TAC-Cell Psychophysics

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Statistics & Center for Biological Chemistry

Avi Knecht

ChIPathlon: A competitive assessment for gene regulation tools

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Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education

Shannon Feagin

Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Learning Technologies

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Emily Manning

Rural Return: Considering How College Graduates Might Revitalize Their Rural Hometowns

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University Libraries

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

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