UCARE Research Projects Summer 2014

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Catherine Finkenbiner

Advancing the Cosmic-ray Neutron Method

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Hannah Janda

An Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Nebraska Rainwater Basin Wetlands

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Aaron Jensen

Kinetic studies on Carbon Dioxide Receptor from the Western Corn Rootworm

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Elli Kaufmann

Chromatographic Analysis of the Binding of Phenytoin to Serum Proteins

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Scott McLeay

Are the ecological consequences of invasive species context dependent? Comparing the effects of an invasive snail in forest and pasture streams in Brazil.

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Dylan Tegtmeier

The Impacts of Brine Contaminated Storm Water Runoff on Leopard Frog First Year Mortality Rates.

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Brooke Welsh-Appleby

Amphibian Population Conservation and Enhancement in Urbanized Areas

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Architecture

Allison Fejfar

Government Acts in the Great Plains: A Spatial Narrative

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Bryan Perez

Government Acts in the Great Plains: A Spatial Narrative

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Gregory Preston

Mapping the Sociopolitical, Economic, and Spiritual Routes of Rome

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Sarah Schlegelmilch

London Research Project

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Arts & Sciences

Shikha Baishya

Effects of combination smoking cessation therapies on extinction training in rats

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Danielle Buschkoetter

How Mobile Communication Influences Citizen Engagement

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Justin Elwonger

Regional Differences in Perceptions of Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Summer Continuation

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Adoni Faxas

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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Vicki Liu

The Effects of Social Exclusion on Adolescent Health

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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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Christopher Nguyen

Effects Of Dietary microRNAs in Human Gene Expression

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Jacob Petr

Measuring Climate Change Resilience in Rural Communities in Panama Using the Community Capitals Framework

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Business Administration

Joshua Floth

The kinetic effects of an active site lysine mutant in Proline Dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli and Thermus thermophilus

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Caleb Godsil

Does the Contented Female Paradox Exist in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

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Education & Human Sciences

Katharine Moustakes

A continuation of the study of the economic impact of Swedish, German, and Czech festivals held in Nebraska during the year of 2013

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Lauren Pope

Connecting With Our Food

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Nadezhda Shatalova

Parental Pre-Bedtime Routines Affect Children’s Development of Sleep Self-Regulation

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Jasmin Stonacek

Development of a Communication Assessment for Earlier Identification for At-Risk Children

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Megan Weber

Cultural Festival Sustainability in Rural Nebraska

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Engineering

Fatimah Barnawi

Targeting the biosynthesis of D-alanine in mycobacteria for the development of new drugs and vaccines

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Brenna Boyd

The effects of room acoustics on comprehension of speech from English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) speakers by native and non-native English listeners

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David Francis

Nano-size drug delivery of nucleic acids

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Xin Gao

MnO2/SnO2 Solid Solutions

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Matthew Hedrick

Flight Testing and Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Improved Crop Water Management

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Matthew Hilfiker

Analysis of Samarium with Cerium as a Photovoltaic System

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Parviz Kholmatov

Creation and Optimization of Liposomes as a Targeted Delivery Mechanism to Breast Cancer Cells

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Mallory Morton

Assessing Evapotranspiration and Soil Moisture Response to Extreme Weather Events in the Platte River Basin

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Garin Newcomb

Organization of Information in Micro-Open Reading Frames

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Kevin Real

The Search for a Biological Marker of Concussion

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Kathryn Rentfro

Generating Tissue Engineered Equivalents to Replace Damaged Cartilage

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Boudwaore Sandwidi

Perfect Dispense of Sauce

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Emily Thrailkill

The Degradation Over Time of Recombinant Coagulation Factor XIIIA1a.

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Fine & Performing Arts

Emma deVries

Museums and the 21st Century: Understanding how Museums Operate in the Digital Age

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John Klopping

Internship Liaison Program (unofficial title)

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Jordan Lambrecht

Internship Liaison Program (unofficial title)

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Alison O'Toole

Ongoing Critical Edition of John Wyclif's Trialogus

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Bryan Timperley

Historical Contexts of Standard Bassoon Repertoire

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