UCARE Research Projects Summer 2015

Agronomy and Horticulture

Ethan Freese

Use of Prairie Grouse Leks by Grassland Songbirds

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Elizabeth Niebaum

Using Genetic Markers to Identify Leaf-Spot and Chinch Bug Resistant Buffalograss

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Bethany VanLaningham

Pine Ridge Valley and the Affects of Wildfires on Invasive Species

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Cassidy Wiese

Elucidating Sub1A-Mediated Submergence Tolerance using Transgenic Approaches

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Anthropology

Samantha Hayek

Prehistoric Patterns of Subsistence and Consumption in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

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Stephanie Sterling

Refining a Ceramic Chronology: Identifying Ideological and Sociopolitical Shifts at Copán, Honduras

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Charles Weak

Fabricating Daniel Liebskind's Machines

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Biochemistry

Emma Blank

Andrew Egger

Brianna Kellar

Ligand-binding Characterization of Non-human Liver Scavenger Receptors

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Danielle Hittle

Functional characterization of human Hyal3

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Biological Sciences

Michelle McQuinn

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

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Biological Systems Engineering

Troy Nelson

Investigating Algae Growth for Sustainability in Nebraska

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Ethan Nutter

Reactive Intelligence Development of a Mobile Agricultural Robot

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Chemistry

Molly Undersander

Probing Question Order Effect in Chemistry Concept Inventories

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Tiffany Truong

Split-Luciferase Sensors for Protein Kinases

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Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Claire Fergen

Emma Thomas

Healthy Eating in Child Care: An Interactive Providers’ Curriculum for Feeding Preschool-Aged Children

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Classics and Religious Studies

Brian Niedert

Effects of Fully Integrating Digital Data Capture and Management Systems in the Use of Recording Archeological Surveillance Data in an Intensive Field Survey

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Computer Science and Engineering

Maanas Varma Datla

Spencer Kulwicki

Operationalizing Automatic Poem Identification in Archival Newspapers: Research Issues and Solution Engineering

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Dylan Laible

Benjamin Peda

VITA-MathDay

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Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Brenna Boyd

Development of Test Kits for Monitoring Indoor Environmental Conditions of Buildings

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English

Elliot Wilke

Trauma, Mental Illness, and Literary Production: Virginia Woolf as Case Study

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Entomology

Cheyann Lovett

Economic Impact of Filth Flies on Nebraska Agriculture: An Educational Video

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Melanie Blum

Nichole Leacock

Development of a DNA Database

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Food Science and Technology

Emily Bender

Development of Sustainable Fiberboard Packaging from Food Industry Waste

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Glenn Korff School of Music

Bryan Timperley

Historical Contexts of Standard Bassoon Repertoire

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Seth Bashford

MIDI Sequencing Techniques for Musical Performance Practice

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Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Jordan McElligott

Improved Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Development

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Andrew Palmesano

Kinematic and Muscular Analysis of Elite Placekickers

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Modern Languages and Literatures

Janette Avelar

Brenda Lopez-Adame

Sara Reyes

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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Nutrition & Health Sciences

Brianna McKay

Noelle Yeo

Comparing the Effects of Low- vs. High-Load Weight Training on Muscle Activation and Swelling in the Biceps Brachii Muscle

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Physics and Astronomy

Austin Schulte

Computational Modeling of Undulator Radiation from Relativistic Electron Beams

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Andrew Shultz

Measuring Refractive Index in Antarctic Ice

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Jordan ONeal

Multiple combined electron beams as driver for a compact free-electron X-ray laser

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Mason Mabin

Visualizing Curved Space

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Plant Pathology

Pierce Bower

Bioinformatic Simulation and Biological Analysis of Antiviral RNA Silencing

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Stella Uiterwaal

Non-Encapsidation Roles of Potyviral Coat Protein

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Connor Pedersen

Using New DNA Technologies to Identify Fungi that Reduce Dry Bean Yields due to Root Rot

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Psychology

Kristina Zvolanek

Early Intervention to Mitigate Dyslexia in Infants at Risk

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Kevin Real

How Microgravity and Sleep Deprivation Affects Brain Physiology

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School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Christopher Beasley

Interaction of DJ-1 with Ferratin in Dopaminergic Cells and the Midbrain and its Contribution to Parkinson's Disease

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Hong Yen Pham

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

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School of Biological Sciences

Garrett Wahl

Assessing Available Farnesol Analogs for their Immunostimulatory Properties

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Tanner Hawkins

Effects of Variable Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen on Hyallela Azteca

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Rebecca Kiat

Evaluating the Effect of Calcium Carbonate on Methanogenesis in Wetland Soil Samples

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Will Gronewold

Interactive Simulations as Learning Tools for Biological Concepts.

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Zachary Kwapnoski

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

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School of Natural Resources

Megan Gren

Developing Innovative Oxidative Treatments for Groundwater Remediation

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Sociology

Tess Barnes

The Effect of Pro-Diversity Media on Minority Dehumanization

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Special Education and Communication Disorders

Kristin Downey

The Structures Module 2 Effectiveness Study: A Single-Subject Design

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University Libraries

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

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Kourtney Klein

The Beginnings of the UNL Classics Department: An Inquiry into Influence

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