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

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Portfolios from 2022

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Nicole Aadalen Honors Portfolio, Nicole Aadalen

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Investigating the Effectiveness of the Positive Reinforcement Components of Tootling, Kennedi J. Alstead

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A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Dynamics of Genocide in Bosnia 1992-1995: Forces Contributing to the Continuation of Genocide, Lejla Alvarez

Myosin Oxidation and Effects on Magnesium and Actin Binding, Lelti Asgedom and Muna Awel

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Functional Trade-Offs Between Terrestrial and Aquatic Locomotion in the Amphibious Fish Kryptolebias marmoratus, Erik Axlid

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Perceptions of Faculty and Administration on the Value of Service-Learning in the Tenure and Promotion Process at a Public Midwestern University, Odbayar Batsaikhan

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Mapping Log Pd/Cu Ratios in Vulcan and Investigation into the Origin of the Magenta Zone in the NorthMet Deposit: Hoyt Lakes Minnesota, USA, Paige M. C. M. Bauer

The Impact of Enzyme X on the Growth of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Austen Bayne and Hunter Burgess

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Decolonizing the Map: Indigenous Maps and GIS, Henry Osborne Beimers

Automated Throttle Control System, David Benson

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Creating the Role of Myra Arundel in Hay Fever, Morgan Benson

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Important Aspects to Women’s Re-Integration: Positive Influences on Women’s Reentry Experience After Being Released from Prison, Sarah A. Benson

Music & Personality, Maleah Berry and Ganwoo Nam

Presence of African American English in Narrative Samples, Amanda Biastock and Katie Ebeling

The Effect of Sodium Perchlorate on Testi and Ovary Development, Kyle Bouten

Examining Empathy in Parent/Young Adult Relationships Using a Brief Solution-Focused Activity, Ashley Bruehlman

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Together: Exploring a Solution-Focused Activity for Parent and Young Adult Relationships, Ashley Bruehlman

An Evaluation of a Brief Mindfulness and Values Training on Cyber Bullying Behavior in College Students, Ellie Bungum

Hermann in the Imagination: Are Germanic Tribes a Model Example of Resistors to Imperialism, Dominic Burns

Data Acquisition and Analysis of a Formula SAE Car, Benjamin Cacka, Trevor Rowe, and Alex Van Den Heuvel

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Thermal Testing and Simulation of Lunar and Martian ISRU-Based Materials, Andres Campbell

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Pathways Towards an Engineering Baccalaureate Degree - Critical Incidents and Factors Leading Students to Choose Community College: A Phenomenological Study, Joan Zitur Carter

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Environmental Effects on Biomass Allocation and Small Plot Evaluations of Aquatic Pesticides for Control of Nitellopsis obtusa (Starry Stonewort) Collected from Lake Koronis in Stearns County, Minnesota, Patrick J. Carver

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Employee Satisfaction and Perceptions of Organizational Leadership Accountability, Caroline M. Clancy

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Walk by Faith: A Story of the Resilience When Facing Sickle Cell Anemia, Abigail Clayton, Victoria Nwogo, and Amanda Peterson

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The Perspective of Black Male Middle School and High School Students in a Mentoring Program, Quennel W. Cooper

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The Assessment of Emergency Preparedness Among University Students, Arliah Cox

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Examining the Effects of an Online Social Skills Program Targeting Emotional Regulation Skills for a Young Adult with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single Case Study., Danielle Curtis

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Satanists’ Sexual Self-Concept, Samuel Danielson

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Tangible Transformation: Change in Intangible Times, Rhonda R. Dass

Effects of Retinoic Acid on Leptin in Brown Adipose Tissue Template, Yeabsira Dessie and Tsion Sherbeza

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Navigating Culture in the Home, Church, School, and Community: Norwegian American Youth in Norman County, Minnesota, 1870-1925, Brianna Rose DeValk

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Why She Smiles, Megan Devens, Kendall Drury-DeBoer, and Husnia Abdo

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Stress Coping Responses of Undergraduate University Students Prior to & Since the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kaylee Diefenderfer

Function and Expression of Class I Ribonucleotide Reductases in Flavobacterium johnsoniae, Hunter Doheny

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Function and expression of ribonucleotide reductase-encoding genes in Flavobacterium johnsoniae, Hunter Scott Doheny

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A Soft-Switched Three-Port DC-DC Converter for a PV/ Battery System, Mohamedelfatih Dosa

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The Expression of Satanist Identity: Does Visible Identification of Satanism Predict Discrimination and Depression?, Allyson Dudley

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Best Practices of Teaching Public Speaking Online, Sally Dufner

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Geographic Trends of Terrorist Attacks and Active Shooter Scenarios Perpetrated Inside U.S. Military Installations and Facilities, 1970-2019, Aaron James Ebbenga

The Influence of Covid-19 on College Students' Anxiety, Lauren Eckert, Whitney Sumihi, Ariana Jacobs, Annie Grund, Cooper Fuller, Kathleen Ristau, and Peyton Primmer

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Effects of Daily Spaced Versus Massed Practice on Spelling Word Retention Among Struggling Spellers, Melissa Engel

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Fidelity Afire: British Observations & Theatrical Interpretations of Sati, 1650-1830, Abigail Fer

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Pre-exposure of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to sub-bactericidal concentrations of benzalkonium chloride and its effect on low-level antimicrobial resistance, Logan Fette

The Effect of Concussion Information Quality on Youth Athlete and Parent Perceptions and Behavior, Eleanor Fitzwilliams

Predicting Factors for a DFW in Chem 191, Ashley Flynn

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Family Pondering and Huntington's Disease, Elizabeth Frink, Piper Gare, Kiersten Hanisch, and Kelsey Karels

The Creation of a Montessori Based Activity: A Memory Book, Alexis Fronk, Elizabeth Chua, Courtney Warren, and Julia Swanson

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Family Caregiving and Early Onset Alzheimer's, Krista Gadient, Kiersten Kruger, Madeline Kuchenmeister, and Taya Kwiatkowki

Evaluating the Impacts of Microplastics on Soil and Plant Health: A Greenhouse Pot Experiment, Cortiney Galuska and Vincent McKnight

Calmodulinopathies and Oxidation Effects on Calmodulin Structure and Function, Eden Gebremariam and Samson Hamza

Implementation of Meaningful Engagements for Individuals with Dementia: Students' Perspectives, Jianna Gellhaus, Julia McCabe, and Kaycee Ryan

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Age-Related Microaggressions: A Descriptive Study, Luke J. Gietzen

Improving Intake System Efficiency of a Restricted Formula SAE Engine, Benjamin Glaus, Logan Johnson, and Alexander Ryno

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Examining Jealousy in Mixed-Orientation Relationships: An Experimental Vignette Study, Madison Marie Glende

Does Leptin Induce Lipolysis?, Tensae Gonfa

Brettina von Arnim and Civil Action: How to Defy Oppression by Championing Others, Tesla Gontjes

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Bettina von Arnim and Civil Action: How to Defy Oppression by Championing Others, Tesla L. Gontjes

The Effect of Healthy Lifestyle Choices on Mental Health, Emily Goodman and Ashley Frick

A Brief Zoom-Facilitated Mindful and Intuitive Eating Intervention to Decrease Disordered Eating, McKay Gray, Seth Nelson, and Eungyeong Lee

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Grade Point Average (GPA) as a Criterion for Admission to Two-Year Nursing Programs: The Impact of GPA Use on Student Learning, How GPA Informs Program Admission Decisions, and What Ethical Frameworks Support Admission Decisions, Luke Green

Subcellular Localization of FAM171B in Endosomes of Neurons, Emily Gregersen, Jenny Vetter, and Sheebong Zama-Chi

Circadian Gene Expression Across Reproductive Phases in the Green Anole Lizard (Anolis carolinensis) Brain, Taylor Grossen

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Early Onset Alzheimer's, Madison Halluska, Amanda Jordan, Joshua Marben, and Emily Marshalek

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“Seeing Everything About a Student”: Proactive Advising & Coaching as Intersectional Student Support Systems and Services, Corrin Helget

Filtration Capacity of Sand and GAC for Phosphate Removal, Molly Hill and Harrison Wong

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Liberty Hombe Honors Portfolio, Liberty Hombe

The Impact of Communication Methods and Frequency on Young Adult Professional Engagement, Colleen Jackson

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Perceptions of Well-Being Among College Majors, Baylee Jahraus

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Optimal Speed Control of Electric Vehicles in Traffic with Wireless Charging, Amina Jemi

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The Sound Design for H.M.S. Pinafore, Kyle W. Jensen

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Sickle Cell Anemia and Family Growth, Kadiatu Kamara, Anna Mauss, Taylor Milos, and Renae Raustadt

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Death Anxiety: A Quantitative Exploration of Professional Counselors Experiences, Kaitlyn Judith Kaus

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Meaghan Keohane Honors Portfolio, Meaghan Keohane

Critical Thinking about Workplace Problems: An Essential Skill for Students, William Kessler, Emory Landis, Andrew McCarty, Haley Lechtenberg, and Jayden Kasiska-Pettersen

Exploring How Technology Use Influences College Student Success, Makayla Ketterling

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Family Relating and Early Alzheimer's Disease, Alexa Kimmes, Gabriela Muluneh, Kelsie Urban, and Breanna Allen

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“I Save Me”: Gender, Agency, and Power in Better Call Saul, Stephanie Kocer

Physical Therapy Use Among Collegiate Dancers, Vanessa Kotek and Kacey Wachholz

Using Genomic DNA of Anolis Carolinensis to Determine Sex in Juvenile Lizards, Ashley Kraudy and Nadia Lowery

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Cover-Copy-Compare as a Math Fact Fluency Intervention for Students in an Alternative Special Education Program, RaeLynn J. Lamminen

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Learning About Others in Multiculturalist Social Service's Curriculum in Finland: Transnational Feminism, Anti-Racist Pedagogy, and Politics of Othering in the Curriculum, Jenni Lampinen

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Recognizing Capital: A Study of Cultural Wealth, Grit, and Student Success, Jessica Lauritsen

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Exploring the Effects of Creativity and Student Success on Community College STEM Students Taking Fine Arts Courses, Jimmy LeDuc

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Verification of Electron Beam Production for Radiation Dosimetry Experimentation, Henri J. LeMieux

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What Rural Middle School Students Who Have Been Bullied Can Teach Us About Bullying: A Phenomenological Study, Sarah Lendt

Impact of Two Courses, Critical Race Theory and Human Relations in Multicultural Society, on Intercultural Competence of Undergraduate Students, Lauren Lindmeier and Ryuto Hashimoto

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Family Involvement in Charter Elementary Schools: A Case Study Using the Family Involvement Questionnaire-Elementary Version (FIQ-E), Dorothy M. Lipski

Adjustable Ackermann Design and Testing for Max Performance, Esteban Loera and Cory Miller

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A Quantitative Assessment and Comparison of the Undergraduate Curriculum Prerequisite Structures for the Universities in the Minnesota State System with Particular Emphasis on Mathematics Courses, Erik Loge

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Impact of Formative Childhood and Adolescent Experiences in Latinx Children of Immigrants Adulthood: Analysis of Educational, Health, and Social Implications, Alma P. Lopez

Exploring Student Experiences with Group Work, Hailey Lundeen

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Family Crisis and Huntington's Disease, Madison Maas, Caitlyn Nelson, Karley Odella, and Allison Theisen

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Improved Warehouse for SMT Material Management Using Modern Technology Retrieval System and Better Traceability, Ferdinand Mabeya

Functional Investigation of the Type IX Secretion System Regulatory Pathway Components in Flavobacterium johnsoniae, Ireland Manning

Development of Genetic Manipulation Techniques for the Fish Pathogen, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Ritika Marsani and Carly Beveridge

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Precision Machining of Polymer Matrix Composites, Victor Martinez Polanco

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Family Change and Sickle Cell Anemia, Gabrielle Matthieu, Jeremy Teneyck, Natalie Berg, and Caitlin Conrad

SIVmac239 Vpx Nuclear Import, Hunter Mayhew

COVID-19 and the Impact of Physical Activity on Cognition and Quality of Life in Elderly Adults, Jenna McCarthy