Academic Year 2016-17 Projects

Agricultural Economics

Kaitlyn Cumming

Examining the Capacity for Beef Production in the State of Nebraska

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Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication

Catherine Jones
Abby Steffen

Communication Practices of Agricultural and Environmental Scientists: An Arts-Based, Virtual Ethnographic Qualitative Study

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Shawna Wheeler

Guidance Counselors' Perceptions of Agriscience Courses

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Alison Creeger

Public Perception of Leadership in the Municipal Solid Waste Sector

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Cassandra Huck

Student Perceptions of the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication Degree Program: Improving and Advancing Undergraduate Education

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Haley Zabel

Why the Addition of Agriculture Education Programs and How Do We Meet the Need for Qualified Teachers

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Agronomy and Horticulture

Michael Miller

A Mutagenesis Approach for Improving Sorghum Grain Protein Quality and Digestibility

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Kevin Hanna
Cassidy Wiese

Elucidating Sub1A-Mediated Submergence Tolerance using Transgenic Approaches

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Animal Science

Gavin Harsh

Cows with Irregular Estrous Cycles and Anovulation may be determined by Altered Hormonal Profiles at Puberty Onset

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Kylee Sutton

Detection of SLA II variants associated with disease susceptibility in swine

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Alissa Martindale

Developing a Disease Challenge Model by Investigating the Relationships Associated with Nutrient and Energy Utilization in Diseased Pigs

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Amanda Lambrecht

Effect of reduced endogenous GnRH-II receptors on porcine sperm function.

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Anna Rodriguez

Effects of an open colony housing system on skeletal bone health & welfare in laying hens

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Kyle Regan

Origin of gonadotropin-releasing hormone II in porcine seminal plasma

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Alexa Johnson

Planting Dates of Summer Annuals and Spring Annuals; Difference in Production Between Dates

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Katy Kirschner

The Effect of VEGFA in Granulosa Cells on Fertility

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Anthropology

Amber Kobes

Campus Archaeology: Integrating Artifacts and Historical Records

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Megan Wilson

Human-Land Interaction on the Great Plains

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Maia Behrendt

Interacting with Hominin Skeletal Remains: The Benefits and Limitations of 3D Printing, Modeling, and Photogrammetric Processes

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Rachel Dickerson
Lauren Vagts

MayaCityBuilder: Refining a Ceramic Chronology in Copan, Honduras

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Catherine Elliott

Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

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Architectural Engineering

Monica Houck
Barbara Mullen

Corrosion of Rebar and Identification of Resulting Delamination Using Ultrasonic Testing

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Stephanie Ahrens

Identifying Quantitative and Qualitative Trends in Worship Space Acoustics Design

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Architecture

Amina Cheikh

Architecture in the Humanities

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Madeline Lambert
Rachel McCown

Design for Decline

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Megan Peterson

The Study of Architecture as Performance

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Art & Art History

Jacob Headid
Huy Tran
Juan Carlos Velasco

Art and Art History Design Internship Liaison Program & National Internship Program

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Hannah Demma

Collection/Connection: A Multimedia Exhibition

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Shalbey Workman

Exploration of Self Portraits through Photography and Sculpture

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Victoria Norton

Rediscovering a Lost Ancient Greek Technology in the Potter's Studio

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Phuc Tran

The Aliens: Illustrated Narratives of Immigrant Experiences Bridging Eastern and Western Cultures

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Yoojeong Lee
Ly Nguyen

Thematic bodies of work and studio management

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Biochemistry

Jennifer Wies

Analysis of Histone Deacetylase Involvement in P. syringae-triggered Chromatin Changes

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Shannyn Bird

Cell Collective: Cultivating a Community Resource for Biochemical Computational Models

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Brandi Russell

Coenzyme M is an Archaeal Antioxidant

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David Pratt

Computational Modeling Intervention: Using Dynamical Models and Simulations to Teach Immunological Processes

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Matthew O'Dell

Determination of the Roles for Copper in Cell Signaling Involved in Growth, Cancer, and Nutrient Metabolism

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Alex Ciurej

Effects of Regulatory Pathways on CD4+ T-Cell Differentiation

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Kalika Mahato

Effects of Sestrin 2 Expression on Adipocyte Differentiation

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Sierra Hansen

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

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Ryan Forney
Erich Vogel

Investigation of Pseudomonas Syringae Effectors' Mechanism to Deacetylation of H3K9 in Arabidopsis

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Megan Smith

Purpose of Proposed Chondroitin Binding Proteins in Methanobrevibacter smithii

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Andrew Schacht

Structure-Function Relationship of the WhiB-like proteins in Mycobacterial Pathogens

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Abi Paudel

The use of X-ray crystallography to determine how computationally designed inhibitors of HIV viral fusion bind to the viral protein gp41.

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Andrew Egger
Blake Hass
Brianna Kellar

To determine the heparin binding domain in Stabilin-2

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Abigail Hecker

Virtual Immune System: Using Dynamic Models and Simulations to Explore and Teach Immunology

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Biological Sciences

Arich Knaub

Analyzing the Importance of Male Dominance in Reproductive Success in Two Species of Wolf Spiders

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Kaitlyn Stava

Effect of Diet and Bacteria on the Microbiome and Infection Susceptibility in D. Magna

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Ryan Mikus

The Effects of BMAA on Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Logan Radtke

Analysis of Hybrid Male Sterility Factors within Drosophila Species

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Erica North

Determining Gene Specific Chromatin Differences in Sulfolobus solfataricus through Targeted ChIP

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Matt Baier

Developing a new model for virus epidemiology in Drosophila melanogaster

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Robin Sarik

Effects of a Smaller Gene on the Location of dUTPase within a Dictyostelium Cell

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Tanner Hawkins

Effects of Gopher Tunneling on Nitrogen Mineralization

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Bridget Bickner

Exploring the Effect of Octopamine on Male and Female Mating Behaviors in the Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira

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Austen James

Individual-Based Model of Duckweed Growth

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Katie Church

Investigating sperm precedence and fitness benefits of increased sperm transfer in the copulatory silk wrapping nursery web spider Pisaurina mira

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Madeleine Koenig

Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Using Drosophila melanogaster as a Model System

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Abigail Kershaw

Multivalent Vaccine against Acute Respiratory Distress Using Both HAdV 4 and HAdV 7 Hexons

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Rebecca Kiat

Physiological Characterization of Methanogens Utilizing Calcium Carbonate for Methane Production

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McKayla Wieczorek

The Roles of Amino Acid Residues on the Influenza A Virus

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Biological Systems Engineering

Austin Helmink

Characterizing Chitosan Modifications to Improve Nonviral Gene Delivery for DNA Vaccination

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Conner Beyersdorf

Circle of Willis Funcitonal Model for Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Training

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Erin Stevens

Dynamic Leaf Temperature Analysis of Basil (Ocimum) Greenhouse Plants for Moisture Stress

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Shadid De la Rosa

Effect of Fenton and photo-Fenton pretreatments on solubilization of lignocellulosic biomass

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Zixiang Liu

Effect of Layers on Temperature-Dependent Thermal and Dielectric Properties of Dates

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Lindsey Hollmann

Engineering Water Availability and Quality Integration Based on Sensitivity of Nitrogen Levels to Fluctuating Hydroclimatological Events in the Platte River Basin

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Janelle Adams

Hydrogel Platform for Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Sensors for In Vitro and In Vivo Nitric Oxide Detection

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Carissa Raymond

Impact and Analysis of Streambank Stabilization Practices

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Madison Burger

Measuring Changes in Cerebrovascular Reactivity with Increasing Intracranial Pressure

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Marissa Nitz

Novel Transcranial Doppler Headband for Simultaneous Measurement of Bilateral Middle Cerebral Artery Hemodynamics

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Jordan Verplank

Patterned Alginate Hydrogels to Induce Chondrocyte Alignment

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John Shook

Pressure Distribution on Cranium Due to Different Tempering Techniques of a Transcranial Doppler Fixation Device

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Victoria Bart
Joseph Stapleton

Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence Detection to Quantify Nitric Oxide Concentrations in Cell Culture Conditions

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Erica Dolph

TCD Mobile Application Development and Testing

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Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior

Rebecca Sehnert

Understanding deficits in social processing in children with traumatic brain injury

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Justin Wurgler

Biosynthesis of 1,2-Propanediol from Renewable Feedstocks

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Zully Perez Sierra

Investigation and Model of a Nanoparticle Delivery System for Micronutrients to Plants

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Matthew Sis

Local, Surface Mediated, Duel Delivery of Model Drug Cargos

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Kaellen Miller

Rational Design of Electrolytes for Next-Generation Redox Flow Batteries from First-Principles Modeling

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Michael Moeller

Toxicity of Nanoceria in Engineered Neuron-Astrocyte Co-Culture Model

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Chemical Engineering

Erin Eickman

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

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Catelyn Evans

Developing cerebral organoids to model human and mice brain development

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Phu Nguyen

Recreating the Mechanics of Cardiac Tissues at the Various Stages of Cardiac Fibrosis using Polymer/Hydrogel Based Surfaces

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Hannah Christian

Scalable and Replicable Cardiomyocyte Differentiation of H9 Embryonic Stem Cells

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Chemistry

Alexis Kelly

Analysis of Metal Ions in Late 19th Century Medicine Bottles Excavated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Camden Bilyeu

Application of a Split-Nanoluciferase as a Kinase Reporter

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Erik Schulz

Campus Archaeology: 19th century Medicinal Bottles

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Olivia Thomas

Development of Paramagnetic Cyclooctyne Molecule for Use as Organic Radical Contrast Agent in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Isaac Wells

Development of Transition Metal Doped Cerium Oxide Catalysts for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Organic Carbonates

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Jackson Bauer

Increasing the Triplet State Population of High-Spin Derivatives of Benzotriazinyl Radicals

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Thi Nguyen

Organic Radical Contrasts Agents for MRI

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Quynh Tran

Toward new asymmetric transition metal-mediated synthetic routes into unsaturated amino acids

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Samantha Lonergan

Use of Nanoparticles for Improved Identification of Metabolites in NMR Spectra

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Child, Youth, & Family Studies

McKenzie Essley

Associations between Parent-Child Relationship and Children’s Executive Function

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Lam Le
Paulina Nguyen

Examining the Experiences and Beliefs of Asian Parents in Nebraska

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Reina Sebastian

Factors Affecting Disabled Children’s Learning Development From Parents' and Teachers' Perspectives

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MaLeaha Semerad

Forgiveness of Families and Emotional Regulation

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Alyssa Schroeder

Targeting Children’s Eating Habits and Food Intake in Child Care: Evaluation Of a Responsive Feeding Intervention

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Elvira Marciano

Parent-Child and Student-Teacher Interactions during Preschool: What Factors Contribute to Positive Relationships?

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Civil Engineering

Dominic Nguyen

Air-Stable, Efficient Mixed-Cation Perovskite Solar Cells with Cu Electrode by Scalable Fabrication of Active Layer

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Elizabeth Regier

Microbial Degradation of Steroid Hormones in Soil

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Erika Bowman

Using Proteomics to Determine the Molecular Mechanism of the Microbial Degradation of Sulfonamides

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Classics & Religious Studies

Alec Baxter
Brian Niedert
Abhirup Shome

Publishing Humanities Arguments in a Digital World: A Case Study in Hybrid Print/Web Strategies

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Computer Science & Engineering

Alisha Bevins

Effects of Using Robotics for the Classroom in the United States

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Johnathan Avery

Implementing the computational model of unified learning model to find individual-level and group-level phenomena of learning in multi-agent systems

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Shreya Rawal

Integration of Unmanned Aircraft System Vehicles of UNL's NIMBUS Lab into a commercial simulator

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Rebecca Horzewski

Protecting UAVs from Fire: Safety during Controlled Burns

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Elliot Sandfort

The Impact of Diversity on Open Ad-Hoc Team Formation Environments in Multiagent Systems

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Ayush Manish Agrawal

Traffic Congestion Reduction Application

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Alex Sturtz

VITA-MathDay

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Digital Initiatives & Special Collections

Sara Duke

The Whitman Archive: Archival Investigations of Walt Whitman’s Interviews and Reminiscences

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Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Jordan Blayney

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

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Christian Leblanc
Austin Robinson

Developing the NDOR Winter Severity Index to Improve Safety and Mobility

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Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Zeinab Bikienga

Communicating the Science behind Drinking Water Contamination Cases in the U.S.

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Dylan Steinkruger

Developing a Winter Severity Index to Improve Road Mobility

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Lubna Al-Azri

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

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Amber Fertig

Paleoenvironmental forcing of evolution in Cretaceous calcareous nannoplankton

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Claire Richardson

Penetrative Strain in a Compressional Orogenic System with Ductile Basal and Intermediate Detachments

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Lucille Melcher

Predicting Tornado and Hail Occurrence in Tropical Cyclones

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Emilee Lachenmeier

Spring Flooding in the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains

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Rachel Phinney

The Role of Social Media in Disseminating and Collecting Drought Information during the 2012 U.S. Drought

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Haylie Mikulak

Variations in the Extents of Sea Ice and Snow Cover of the Arctic

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Economics

Camille Sippel

Apple v. Samsung And The Technology Race

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Kurtis Cronican

Racial Discrimination and its Role in Wage-Unemployment Differentials

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Educational Psychology

Laura Domet
Zac Egr

Parent-Child Interactions during Preschool

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aaron Ediger
Matthew Hilfiker
Vojislav Medic

Development of Tungsten Selenide Photovoltaic Solar Cells

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Drew Van Heuveln

Layered and Monolayer Materials for Electronics and Energy Conversion

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Engineering

Austin Buchanan

A Study through Fiction: East-Asian Influences upon American Life

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Bailea Kerr
Jade Zuehlke

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot Review Digitalization Project

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Dana Livingston

Dr. Livingstone's Last Journey: Why his African Attendants Served him so Well

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Ruobing Zhao

What American Educators Can Learn From Their Students From Asia, and How They Can Best Support Their Academic Success

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Entomology

Ellis Johnson

Importance of Arabidopsis thaliana MYZUS PERSICAE-INDUCED LIPASE1 gene in Defense against Cabbage Aphids (Hemiptera)

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Environmental Studies

Terran Merriman-Honerkamp

National Grasslands Community Heritage: Artifact Roadshow and Oral History Project

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Finance

Olivia Beier

Securitization, Trade Credit and the Nature of Goods

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Food Science & Technology

Sara Mantz

Analysis of Potential Disease-Reducing Strategies in a Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Kelsey Bignell

Determination of the ability of phenolic rich small red beans to inhibit alpha-amylase and alpha glucosidase

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Yichuan Hu

Effect of the Particle Size of Flours on the Gut Microbial Fermentation Properties.

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Cody Brown

Genetic Modification of the Killer Yeast Debaryomyces hansenii

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Zhongzhou Shi

Relationship between Lipase Activity and Shelf-life of Whole Wheat Flour

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Glenn Korff School of Music

Taylor Mead

Compositions and Arrangements Benefiting the Husker Horn Choir

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History

Zachary Hadenfeldt
Davis Vinckier

Autobiography of Myron Longsoldier & Lakota History of the Great Plains

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Khenda Mustafa

Decolonization

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Emilie Turek

History of the YWCA

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Victoria Klafter

Investigation of Implementation of Indian Child Welfare Act

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Connor Mullin

Western Legal History Journal Index & Historiography

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Jessica Carter

'Curating the Movement': Working with Roz Payne's Digital Sixties Archive

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Jade Dale

To Enter Africa from America: U.S. Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1847-1919

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Anna Spethman

We Too Are Intellectuals: South African Women’s Ideas on South African Segregation

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Christian Stowe

Effects of Propaganda and Assassination attempts on Pre Modern English Monarchs

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Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

Desiree Bartels

Bridging the Theatrical and Social Gap: Using Applied Theatre Techniques for the Social and Political Education of Young Audiences

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Landscape Architecture

Austin Arens

The Role of Service Learning in Instruction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Management

Katlyn LaCroix

Comparing Past Experience, Exposure to Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Education as Predictors of Entrepreneurial Intentions versus Social Entrepreneurial Intentions

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Talia Halperin

Cross-country Study of the Influence of Culture on the Relationship between Social Media Use and National Innovation

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Morgan Dilbeck

Effect of Creativity, Self-Efficacy, and Proactive Personality Relative to Entrepreneurial Intentions Versus Social Entrepreneurial Intentions

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Peter Nahm

Extraordinary Gain, or Inordinate Loss? Motivation and Consequences of Acquisition Activity

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David Strobbe

Influence of Strengths Based Coaching on First Year College Students

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Davy Lim

Resource Allocation of Business Groups

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Mathematics

Olivia Thiel

Colorability of 4-Dimensional Knots

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Shimin Deng

The dynamics of a predator-prey model in a lake environment

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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Douglas Rowen

Automated Feedback Device for the Madonna Pedi-ICARE

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Emilie Johnson

Bisphenol A Effect on Cellular Adipogenesis

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Walker Dimon

Constructing a Capacitor Using Conductive Polymers in an Interpenetrating Polymer Network.

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Tze Yeen Yap

Corrosion of Oxide-Dispersion-Strengthened Alloys in High-Temperature Water Environment

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Zachary Bram

Design and Testing of Tissue Capturing Biomechanical Capsule and pH Sensor for Biosensing inside the Small Intestine

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Aliya Kunikeeva

Development of Microfluidic Devices for Mechanobiology Research of Chondrocytes

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Beau Marth

Enhancements in Camera Design and Tools for Surgical Robots

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Ravi Raghani

Fluid Flow Induced Mesenchymal Stem Cell Migration: Role of Focal Adhesion Kinase and RhoA Kinase Sensors

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Tanner Buresh

Impact Resistant Applications of Nanofiber Based Composites

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Brett Whorley

Improving Ankle Kinematics on Madonna Pedi-ICARE

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Cole Dempsey

Leidenfrost Points in Pool Boiling and Droplet Film Evaporation

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Courtney Kinser

Mechanical Stretch Manipulation of Adipokine Signaling For Diabetes

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Ben Plambeck

Nesprin Control in Stretch Inhibition of Stem Cell Adipogenesis

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Mason Spilinek

Temperature sensor for long-term monitoring of core body temperature

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Nicholas Bohlim

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

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Cassandra Sulski

Wireless Force Sensor

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Modern Languages & Literatures

Janette Avelar
Adoni Faxas

Family Letters: The Implementation of Digital Tools in Historical Research of the Personal Correspondence of a Mexican American in the First Half of the 20th Century

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Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC

Alejandra Ayotitla Cortez
Yasmin Vega

Understanding Parents' Motivation Levels and Perceptions of their Children's Health

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Nursing

Lauren Hays
Alexis Jessen
Joseph McTygue

Enhancing Teamwork between Nursing and Dental Students via a Blended Interprofessional Education Program

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Nutrition & Health Sciences

Peter Danielson

Can Increased Dietary Protein Maintain Anabolic Sensitivity of Bone and Skeletal Muscle During Caloric Restriction?

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Hannah Seyller

Effects of a MicroRNA Deficient Diet on Cognitive Function and Muscular Efficiency

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Todd Leutzinger
Brianna McKay
Alegra Mendez

Finding Normative Reference Values for High School Combine Test Results

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Rachel Maloy

Identification of glycoproteins on the surface of cow’s milk exosomes and human intestinal cells that facilitate exosome endocytosis

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Mikayla Locke

Relationship Between Metabolic Suppression and Biological Markers of Energy Deficiency in Exercising Men

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Selma De Anda
Ricardo Hernandez

Research to Enhance Activities for Community Health (REACH): Assessing the impact of social marketing and theory-based intervention strategies on participant involvement, retention, and health outcome

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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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Philosophy

Taylor Birdwell

The Role of Moral Intuitions in Normative Ethics

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Physics & Astronomy

Roshan Bengali

Applications of Ultrafast Electron Diffraction for Molecular Imaging

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Spencer Prockish

Constructing Light Weight, High Efficiency, Flexible Solar Cells by Integrating Hybrid Halide Perovskite with Layered Two-Dimensional Materials

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Andrew Shultz

Discovering Neutrinos at the South Pole

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Alex Clough

High Energy Neutrino Detection and Analysis

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Ankit Pant

Locate Events Across Data Sets

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Plant Pathology

Harriet Appeah
Katherine Downey
Elena Wickstrom

Characterizing Genes Mediating Magnaporthe oryzae infection: emphasis on C and N metabolism

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Adele McKenney

Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Two Contrasting Pathogens of Dry Bean

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Ian Lagerstrom

Regulation of the redox homeostasis by OxyR and its role in pathogenicity of Pseudomonas syringae

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Shelby Holaday

Survey and Origins of Anti-Fungal Drug Resistance in Nebraska

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Katherine Lagerstrom

The Effects of Calmodulin on Plant Immunity to Pseudomonas syringae

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Aaron Knapp
Stella Uiterwaal

Identification of Silencing Suppressor Proteins in Sugarcane Mosaic Virus

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Political Science

Peter Burnett

Effects of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Hezbollah and the Lebanese Public

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Madeline Breeling

The Effects of Violence and Corruption on Trust in Democratic Institutions

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Grace Stallworth

The Impact of Social Identity Complexity on Well Being and Tolerance

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Bailey Snow

Understanding the Rise of Non-partisanship in an Emerging Democracy

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Psychology

Lydia Pflanz

Dream Perspectives and Their Correlation to Dissociation and Sleep Disturbances.

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Aviva Atri Schuller
Paige Groetken
Haily Sain

Effect of Nature Sounds on Adult’s Performance on Attention Network Tasks and Spatial Working Memory Tasks

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Kyly Baxter

Effects of Social Support on Peer-Mentor and Client Relationships for Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Rural Adults with Social Anxiety

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Drue Marr

Emotional Regulation and Valance Bias

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Alex Enersen

Exploring the Positivity Bias in Older Adults

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Megan Manheim

Impact of Alcohol Intoxication on Bystander Training Efforts

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Allison Docter

Mental Health Stigmas in the Workplace

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Elise Thayer

Mood, Exposure to Nature, and Decision Making

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Myrianna Bakou
Amanda Dale
Andreas Miles-Novelo

Race, Objectification, and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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Abigail Cheesman
Sarah Hughes Berheim
Carmen Ochoa

Sexual Objectification and the Stress Response

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Mallory Richert

Task-Switching and Visual Behavior

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Sara Reyes
Rosa Torres

The Importance of Adequate Partner Support during Pregnancy: Implications for Family Health

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Sarah Moody

The Influence of Emotion & Situated Social Cognition on Consents to Search

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Jessica Van Buskirk

The Influence of Situational and Physical Factors on Consents to Search

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Amera Becirovic

Possible Impacts of Sleep Restriction on Brain Processing of Children

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Joseph Hams

Religiosity and Conservative Ideologies as Predictors of Child Labor Preferences

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Kimberly Ruiz

Biases in Culpability Assignment for Minor Infractions

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Michelle Huesca

Understanding Parents' Motivation Levels and Perceptions of their Children's Health

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School of Natural Resources

Dakota Altman

Investigating Methods to Determine Habitat Occupancy by Secretive Species of Native Snakes that are in Need of Conservation in Nebraska

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Catherine Berrick

A Temporal Analysis of Myotis Septentrionalis

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Curt Vandenberg

Analyzing Dietary Selection by the Blanding's Turtle from Nebraska Sand Hills Habitats

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Ellen Dolph

Assessment of Painted Turtle Age and Size from Long-term Pond Study

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Guadalupe Chairez
Avery Dresser

Developing and Analyzing the Success of a Campaign to Increase Food Waste Composting at UNL and the City of Lincoln, Including Investigating and Addressing the Barriers to Change

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Emily Reif
Madelaine Weissend

Developing and using a pollinator attitude scale to measure the success of pollinator education

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McKenzie Kjose

Effects of Computational Model Building Versus Model Investigation on Student Thinking About Gene Regulation

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Jazmin Castillo

Estimation of Distribution and Abundance of the Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana

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Brooks Ronspies

Impact of Landowner Behavior on Changes in Land Values

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Lauren Southard

Micro Beads as an Aquatic Environment Hazard

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Jeffrey Wallman

Nitrate and Nitrosatable Compounds: Is the Mixture Related to Adverse Health Outcomes?

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Emily Paltz

Perceptions of Weather and Climate from Experiences

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Autumn Dunn

Using Macro and Micro Invertebrates to Understand the Impacts on Root Growth

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Charles Briggs
Ann Wilton

Using New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology to Enhance Conservation Biology Research

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Matthew Russell

Validation of the Cosmic Ray Neutron Method for Estimating Soil Moisture

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School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Philion Hoff

Analysis of Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis in Mycobacteria: Essentiality of Glutamate Racemase and Related Enzymes.

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Trish Hoang

Generating PRRSV 12697-01 mutant to determine its missing glycosylation site function in order to generate a new PRRS vaccine.

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Reilly Grealish

Manganese Toxicity and Neurodegeneration

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Sociology

Alleah Bouley
Connor Meza

EDA Lateralization and Application to Ambulatory Protocols

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Mackenzie Griffith

Examining Challenges to Civilian Reintegration of Military Veterans in the United States

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Ee Shin Hum

Gender Differences in Mental Health Outcomes: The Role of Social Support and Self-Salience in Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms

Faculty sponsor:

Erin Voichoski

Gendered Responses to Stress: Differences across Type of Stressor and Mental Health Outcomes

Faculty sponsor:

Grecia Macias

Implementing Developed Measures for the Evaluation of Colorism in the Latino Population on Campus

Faculty sponsor:

Anna Poudel

Socialization of Yezidi Refugees in Lincoln, Nebraska

Faculty sponsor:

Jose Lemus

The Effect of Discrimination on the Physiological Well Being of Adolescents in Lincoln, Nebraska

Faculty sponsor:

Emma Finken

The Impact of New Parenthood on Ambivalent Family Relationships

Faculty sponsor:

Special Education & Communication Disorders

Christina Hamling

Improving the Inter-Professional Relationship between Nurses and Speech-Language Pathologists

Faculty sponsor:

Katie Monson
Laura Munn
Ellie Watkins

Investigating executive function in children at-risk for developmental dyslexia (DD) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Faculty sponsor:

Nicole Forbes
Sydney Rhoades
Kayla West

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

Faculty sponsor:

Madison Costello
Rachel Denniston
Holli Luff

Project VIEW: Visual Impairments Education in Writing

Faculty sponsor:

Alyssa Mount

Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with Dementia: An Extended Review

Faculty sponsor:

Elizabeth Spaulding

The Effect of Visual Context on the Perception of Sinusoidal Speech

Faculty sponsor:

Megan Asselin
Rachel Feuker
Megan Rovang

The Effects of Sensory Manipulation on Brain Activity and Swallowing Biomechanics

Faculty sponsor:

Rebekah Hutchinson
Emma Loberg
Madeline McMeen
Chloe Reeble
Madison Warrick

The Getting Ready Intervention for Young Children at Developmental Risk

Faculty sponsor:

Marisa Esch
Kayla Ramos

The Structures Intervention: A pilot study of the full program

Faculty sponsor:

Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education

Marina Powers

Effects of Educational Policy on Student Motivation

Faculty sponsor:

Carlie Bauer
Kristalyn Gentry
Brandon Schuman
Chelsea Fritz
Allycia Gutierrez
Donald Strasheim

Who is a Reader? Assessing Reading and Literacy Practices of High School Students

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Textiles, Merchandising, & Fashion Design

Korinne Zimmerman

How body scanning can aid in the design and placement of patch pockets on plus size women’s jeans

Faculty sponsor:

Jaclyn Tejeda

Investigation of cost-effective, small-scale textile manufacturing for new and small businesses

Faculty sponsor:

Riley Naughton

The Use of Body Scanning Technology to Analyze the Effects of Movement in Costuming for Color Guard Performers

Faculty sponsor:

Doussou Karibuhoye Said

Safe and eco-friendly approach for chemical hair straightening

Faculty sponsor: Yiqi Yang

University Libraries

Emma Himes

Textual Analysis and Computing of the Complete Letters of Willa Cather in R

Faculty sponsor:

Lori Nevole

The Willa Cather Archive: The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

Faculty sponsor:

UNMC College of Dentistry Department of Oral Biology

Lauren McNeil

Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies recognizing ZDHHC21

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