This is a collection of works authored by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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How Marital Stress May Affect the Onset of Dementia in Older Adults, Khunza Asma

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Solutions to the Kaluza-Klein Field Equations, Abel Eshete

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Escape the Planet: Revolutionizing Game Design with Novel OOP Techniques, Qusai Kamal Fannoun

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Practices to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color in Rural Minnesota Schools, Eric Hudspith

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Addressing Aggressive Behaviors in Long Term Care Settings: How Do Caregivers Feel Supported?, Betty Kortey

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Characterizing the effects of melatonin on reproduction in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis)., Nicholas T. Shankey

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2024 URS Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Fox Lake – Havanoid Interaction: An Analysis of Eleanor Site Pottery, Rahman Abdullayev

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Effect of Decorating Super Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Silver Nanoparticles on their Magneto-Photo Thermal Heating Efficiency, Anthony Joseph Afful

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Finley Alexander Honors Portfolio, Finley Alexander

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Olivia Amoussou Guenou Honors Porfolio, Olivia Amoussou Guenou

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An Exploration of Differences in Perceptions of Gerotranscendent Behaviors Between Younger and Older Adults, Gabrielle E. Anderson

To Capture the Sea, Hannah Anderson

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Production Stage Management for A Christmas Carol, Jenna Atherton

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Stress Levels of Bisexual Individuals in Mixed-Orientation Relationships, Amanda Bartley

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Kallie Bauer Honors Portfolio, Kallie Bauer

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Languishing without a Human Touch: Directing In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Sarah Belfrage Honerman

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A Mixed Method Comparison: Instruction in Undergraduate Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Contemporary Dance Classes, Aditi Bheda

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Nevaeh Braucks Honors Portfolio, Nevaeh Braucks

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Quinlan Brogdon Honors Portfolio, Quinlan Brogdon

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Above and Below, Kristen Brown

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fourpaintingSomedrawingsandaprintbehindapillar, Sam R. Brown

A Long Road, KenDarian Ortae Carter

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A Machine Learning Approach to Deepfake Detection, Delaney Conrad

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Delaney Conrad Honors Portfolio, Delaney Conrad

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Morgan Cooper Honors Portfolio, Morgan Cooper

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Tier II Behavioral Intervention: A Direct Comparison of Two Versions of Class Pass, Madeline Cordle

The Bizzare Fantastic, True Dabill

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Queer Void: Autoethnographic Notes on Queer Melancholy and Transgender Shame, Lake Davis

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Machine-Learning Based Model Predictive Control for a Three-phase Inverter, Arturo De La Cruz

Tales from Respite, OH, Jake Demers

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Developing a Standardized GIS Model Capable of Identifying Areas to Implement Wind Power Generation Infrastructure, Namidu Vishwanath De Silva

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Investigating miRNA Regulation of the Human APOBEC3 Enzymes, William Dietrich

Parcels, Holly N. Dodge

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Neither Fully Queer Nor Somali?: What Queer Somalis' Narratives Reveal About Space, Identity, and Community in Western Diaspora, Dominik Drabent

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Education Based on Graduate Marginalized Perspective, Bryanna Edwards

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Professional Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Corrie Eggimann

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Rechazos del español: Una comparación de mexicanos monolingües, hablantes de herencia y aprendices de español, Maribel Fernández Moctezuma

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Design and Development of Smart Wardrobe Technology, Mikhail Filatov

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Determining the Quality of the Evidence Base for Incremental Rehearsal, Emily K. Fischer

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Examining the Effects of a Behavioral Skills Training Package on the Emotional Regulation Skills of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kate Flynn

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Identifying Barriers to Dental Care Among Hispanics in Southwest Minnesota, Lissette Garza

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Life History, Resource Allocation, and Phenology of Diploid Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) Collected from Populations in Ohio and New York, Maxwell G. Gebhart

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Análisis de La Mujer: Revista Mensual de Literatura y Variedades, la primera revista ecuatoriana escrita por mujeres (1905-1906), María Alejandra González Pástor

New Industry: The Town that Owned the Future, Talitha Greaver

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From “The Loss of the Innocents” to “Crisis Actors”: Media Portrayal of Rampage School Shootings From 1998-2021, Justice E. Greene

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The Creation of Choreography for Disney's High School Musical, John Greer

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“Born Again:” Narrating the Mental Health Journeys of Religious Exiters, Fio Haire

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Unlocking User Identity: A Study on Mouse Dynamics in Dual Gaming Environments for Continuous Authentication, Marcho Setiawan Handoko

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Development of a Permanent Magnet Spherical Motor with 3 Degrees of Freedom, Eric T. Hanson

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Seasonal Starch Allocation in Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) Harvested from Lake Koronis, MN, and Development of Non-Chemical Management Recommendations, Alyssa M. Haram

Demon Off the Trail, Jack Harris

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Utility Lines, Carolyn Hartwell

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Location of the Fibronectin Binding Domain on the Fibronectin Attachment Protein of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, Chrissy Rose Hattery

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Analysis and Observation of Decomposition of Immature Pigs in the Minnesota Winter/Early Spring, Rachael Herbes

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Molly Hill Honors Portfolio, Molly Hill

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Kate Holtmeier Honors Portfolio, Kate Holtmeier

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“My work doesn’t need to be perfect as long as the effort is there”: A Case Study of Multilingual Student Perceptions of Labor-Based Grading Contracts in the First-Year Writing Classroom, Allison M. Hosman

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Claire Hussey Honors Portfolio, Claire Hussey

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The Transformation of Kurdish Women from Victimization to Liberation through Learning under Oppression in Turkey: A Phenomenological Study, Ebru Ilhan

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Olivia Johnson Honors Portfolio, Olivia Johnson

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Not Just Women: Trans Representation in Print News Media Following the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, TL Jordan

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Celebrity, Music, and Public Persona: A Case Study of Taylor Swift, Elaina K.M. Junes

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Removing Barriers and Establishing Gender and Sexuality Alliances in Schools: A Qualitative Analysis of GSA Advisor Experiences, Maxwell L. Keller

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Studying and Troubleshooting Lubricity Test on Pressure Wire X Proximal and Distal Coatings, Usama A. Khan

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Family Caregiving of the Elderly in the U.S. and Nepal, Barsha Kharel

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Combining the Word Box Intervention and Syllabication to Support the Acquisition of Advanced Decoding Skills, Elizabeth Kinsey Hawley

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Emma Knutson Honors Portfolio, Emma Knutson

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Vanessa Kotek Honors Portfolio, Vanessa Kotek

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Logan Kuskie Honors Portfolio, Logan Kuskie

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The Phenomenon of Academic Advisor Training at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: A Quantitative Descriptive Research Study, Sara Leigh

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Detecting Overlapping Gene Regions Using the U-Net Attention Mechanism, Samuel Lemma

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Partisan Selective Exposure on Social Media During the 2020 Presidential Election, Grayce Lemon

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Age-Related Microaggressions: A Follow-Up Descriptive Study, Hannah M. Lewis

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Public Perceptions of Exonerees’ Deservingness of Compensation and Expungement, Elizabeth Jeanne Lopez

Inkblot, Jayden Lopez

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A Comparison of Highly Disturbed Agricultural Soil and Natural Forested Soil as it Affects Decomposition, Haley Madden

A Mexican American Stuck in Egypt: Poems about everyday Chicano expatriate life in the Cradle of Civilization, Thomas Maldonado

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The Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor I in the Development of the Cerebellum in Euthyroid and Hypothyroid Mice, Prathibha Mangedarage

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Revisiting the Blue Earth Oneota Taxon, Samuel Marcucci

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Novel Amino Acids Dictate Differences in SIVmac239 and HIV-2 ROD9 Vpx Cellular Localization, Hunter D. Mayhew

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Tradiciones, Selena Medellin

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The Application of Interpersonal Concepts to Reframe Instructor Misbehaviors, Jonathan A. Mendoza

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Justice-Impacted Black Males’ Perceptions of How Life Skills Coaching Helped Overcome Barriers to Housing, Healthcare, and Employment, Isreal W. Moses IV

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Above & Below, Kelly N. Munson

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Marketing Ploy or Mental Health Crisis? An Analysis of Fan Responses to Celebrity Narratives, Kayla M. Ostrander

Good People: A Collection of Short Stories and Essays, Cordis Paldano

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Isabella Pearson Honors Portfolio, Isabella Pearson

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Environmental Heterogeneity as a Driver of Understory Vegetation Composition in Midwestern Oak Savannas, Jean Pengra

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What Does a Rooster Say?, Kim Pfeffer

The Transient, Pritika Pradhan

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Development of a Reinforcer Assessment: A Measure of Potential Reinforcers in the Lives of Older Adults, Nicole A. Praska

Navigation: One Woman's Quest to Hitchhike Around the World on Sailboats, Glenda Reed

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Teacher-Led Active Classroom Breaks to Improve Student On-Task Behavior: A Dose-Response Study, Abbey M. Riese

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Creating the Role of Richard III for Richard III, Travis Grey Robertson

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Intellect Does Not Have an Accent: The Lived Experiences of Women Native Speakers of Spanish with Professional Leadership Positions in United States and Have an Accented English Speech, Isabel E. Rodriguez-Mendoza

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Investigating Emerging Bilingual Learner Related Field Experiences in School Psychology Graduate Training, Austin Rogers

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An Archeozoological Analysis of the Vosburg Site in Southern Minnesota, Madison M. Rutter

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Seeking Translation, Taryn Sakry

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Application of the Fine Sediment Biotic Index to Three Drain Tiled and Ditched Agricultural Systems in Southern Minnesota, Bailey Sanders