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


Events from 2017

Plastic Waste Identification and Potential Solutions: A Case Study of Bocas Town, Panama, Hailey Gorman


Hailey Gorman Honors Portfolio, Hailey Rose Gorman


Quantification of Brain-Region Specific Alterations in Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Expression During Developmental Hypothyroidism, Cari Lee Graber-Feesl


A Content Analysis on Two Different Immigrants’ Stories in California from Two Novels: A Step from Heaven: a Korean Girl and Esperanza Rising: a Mexican Farm Worker, Claudia Guerrero Barrera


Teaching in a Mixed Secondary Spanish Classroom: A Case Study of Strategies and Successes of Minnesota Teachers, Meredith Gunderson


Substrate Integrated E-plane Horn Antenna and Antenna Array, Zhewei Gu


Individual Differences as Predictors of Success for Learning Community Students, Nicole Haffield

Self-Rating Abilities of Communicatin of People with Aphasia, Anna Haler and Rachel Wilson


Amor y trascendencia en la literatura de Carlos Fuentes, David William Hamilton


North of the Heart East of Victory, Joel Hansen

Connective Tissue Infiltration into Three-Dimensional Printed Stainless Steel Alloy, Mehedi Hasan, Clenten Ndonwie, and Bethany Haus


Moderating Effects of Resilience and Recovery on the Stressor-Strain Relationship Among Law Enforcement Officers, Austin Hearne

Dual Polarized Substrate Integrated Waveguide, Michael Hedin


Workplace Management Knowledge and Support for Employee Breastfeeding Practices, Elizabeth Heimer

Helminth Parasites Protect from Intestinal Damage in Mice Model of IBD, Shannon Helmer

Identifying Ecological and Personal Factors that Prevent Obese Individuals from Effectively Losing Weight, Elizabeth Herrick

Intuitive Lie Detection: The Role of Subjective Judgments in Facilitating Deception Detection, Elijah Hill and Paige Shoutz


Are the Curricula of Technical Commuication Programs Keeping up with the Demands of Professionals and Employers, Geraldine K. Hirsch

The Language of Beauty Products, Eve Hoisington


Creating the Role of Georgie Bukatinsky in "The Full Monty", Erin Horst


A Labor of Love: Women's Perspectives on Gender and Identity in Informal Caregiving, Kirby O'Hara Hurd

Seasonal Control of Reproduction in Green Anole Lizards Through Neural Peptides Involved in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) Axis, Uyi Imasuen, Megan Sandeberg, and Nicholas Booker

Investigation of Beta Inverse Weibull Distribution, Md Nur Islam

Ultrastructure of Larval Trematodes from Snails Collected from Lake Winnibigoshish, Jacob Iverson and Ross Buttleman


Adolescents' Experiences Returning to School after a Mental Health Hospitalization, Pamela Iverson


Motivational Strategies for Improving Healthy Eating Habits: A Thematic Analysis of a MyPlate Twitter Campaign, Md Jamal Uddin

Survival Analysis of Breast Cancer Using Parametric Methods, Lizzy Rono Jepng'etich

Communication Strategies of Aphasia, Alexandria Johnson, Elayna Dyke, and Nicole Burrington

A Modified Cover, Copy and Compare Math Fact Fluency Intervention, Megan Johnson and RaeLynn Lamminen

Changes in Intercultural Competency among Undergraduate Students in Elementary Education, Mercedez Johnson, Elizabeth Hall, and Mariah Adams

Jane Fonda: Traitorous Radical or Influential Activist?, Sarah Johnson

FAM171B mRNA Expression in the Brain, Brooke Jones

Are Escherichia coli (E. coli) Isolated from Minneopa Creek Developing Resistance to 10 Antibiotics?, Melissa Jones and Caitlin Flynn

An Updated Look at Consultation Training, Skills and Engagement in the Schools, Erin Kahnke

Spaced and Expanded Practice: A Comparison of Methods to Enhance Retention, Katherine Kalenberg


Spaced and Expanded Practice: An Investigation of Methods to Enhance Retention, Katherine Kalenberg


The Typology of Community: A Case Study Analysis of Three Intentional Communities, Caleb Kalinowski

The Effects of DIO2 and DIO3 Expression on Seasonal Reproduction in a Seasonally Breeding Animal, Hyejoo Kang


Enhanced Handheld Engine Ethanol Study, Charindu Kariyawasan Jalath Thanthree


Prescriptivism and Usage Error in Technical Communication: The Case of Dangling Modifiers, Asia Karpuleon


Gender Differences in Social Media Use and Cyberbullying in Belize, Grace Mariko Kasahara

Induced Natriuresis on Spontaneously Hypertensive Female Rats, Okhumhekho Kassim and Jill Knepprath


Tyler Keller Honors Portfolio, Tyler James Keller

Story Re-Tell Abilities of Bilingual Elementary Students in the Midwest, Asha Khalif

Exploring Reactions Between Substituted-Aromatic Aldehydes and Guanosine, Dahye Kim


A Survey Of Rewards For Teens: Extension, Replication, and 25-year Follow-up, Hunter King

Academic and Non-Academic Stress of College Students Enrolled in Physical Activity Classes, Lauren Kizlik and Kristin Nassen

Turbocharger Selection Using Live Data on a Single Cylinder Engine, Ethan Klaphake

Sampled College Students' Attitudes Toward the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), Krystal Klicka

Do Beliefs about Deception Influence Accuracy? A Study of Lie Detection, Brooke Klontz


Death 2.0: Facebook Memorial Pages, Sara Marie Koktan

Martha Graham: A Structural Functionalist, Bethany Koshak


Student’s Oral Health Knowledge, Oral Health Practices, and Their Susceptibility to Oral Health Diseases at a Midwestern University, Mouhamed Koubaytari


The Effects of Fiber Orientation and Volume Fraction of Fiber on Mechanical Properties of Additively Manufactured Composite Material, Suresh Chandra Kuchipudi

The Stigma of Sex Work and Criminalization: Its Impact on Victim Blame and Empathy, Elliott Kunerth and Kelsi Pettit

Counteraction of APOBEC3A by SIV Sooty Mangabey Proteins, Ryan Leba


Selection Portfolio: Applying Modern Portfolio Theory to Personnel Selection, Eric Leingang

Assessing Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in Younger and Older Adults, Abbey Linderholm

Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococci Isolated From Healthy College Students, Kelsey Linnell


"Can We Clean Their Guns for Em'?" Frame Analysis of Media Coverage Surrounding the Killing of African Americans by Police, a Comparison of four U.S. and International News Sources, Jeffrey Longhurst

MS4 on Minnesota State University, Mankato, Juan Lopez

Severe Aphasia Life Participation, Jordyn Ludemann and Heather Tyler

Writing Probes Assessed Using Four Curriculum-Based Scoring Procedures, Ashlee Lundberg and Carrington Riss

Formula SAE Shock Dynamometer, Brandon Lyzhoft

A Comparison of Hospital Reports and Past Media Reports on the Living Conditions and Treatment of Patients at Minnesota’s First Hospital for the Insane, Jordan Maciej

Cyberbullying: Coping Strategies in Elementary and High School Students, Jenna Macziewski


Study of Stability and Thermal Conductivity of Nanoparticles in Propylene Glycol, Sumit Mahajan


Katelynn Malecha Honors Portfolio, Katelynn Louise Malecha


Allison Maleska Honors Portfolio, Allison Spanier Maleska

Emergency Room Utilization for Patients with Co-Conditions of Memory Loss and Cardiac Disease: A Family Nursing Opportunity, Megan Matthews

Ball-Wheeled RC Car, Isaac Matzke, Lucas Speer, and Michael Tonsager


The Hogan Development Survey: Personality in Selecting and Training Aviation Pilots, Jenna McChesney

The Influence of Personality on Deception Detection Ability, Natosha McClain

Cognitive Intervention in a College-Aged Student with Learning Disabilites, Kellie Metzger and Monique LaFontaine

Surface Decoration of Ceramics, Sarah Meyer


Cold-Climate Adaptation in the Five-Lined Skink: A Common-Environment Experiment, Madeline Michels-Boyce

Validating Instructional Hierarchy, Josie Mikosch


2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul Abstract Booklet, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars

Quantifying Cochlear Nerve Myelination in Mice Lacking Thyroid Hormone Transporters, Natalie Moses


Natalie Moses Honors Porfolio, Natalie Marie Moses

Survival Analysis of Cardiovascular Diseases with an Extension to Competing Risks, Biko Jumba Mulera


Avian and Pandemic Influenza Knowledge and Risk Perception in Southern Minnesota, Holly Munch


The Influence of Historical Processes of Haiti and Japan on the Effects of the Earthquakes, Shoko Nakamura

Characteristics of Psychedelics Users in the U.S., Logan Neitzke-Spruill

Binge Drinking: Not Just an American Phenomenon and How the United Kingdom and Ireland Address It, Penelope Nelson


A Stylistic Analysis Using Multivariate Statistics of Oneota Pottery from the Upper Mississippi, Blue Earth, and St. Croix River Valleys, Michelle Neumann

Investigation of Metacognitive, Motivational and Self-Efficacy Influences on the Performance of Undergraduate Introductory Non-Major Biological Sciences Students, Rachel Newinski


Designing a Luminescence Assay to Measure In Vitro Binding of the Fibronectin Attachment Protein (FAP) of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis to Fibronectin, Sirri Ngwa

Footstep Power Generation, Nibrasul Karim Nibras, Sampath Senanayakalage, and Justin Shaffer

Defying Gender Norms in Romantic Ballet, Regan O'Connor

The Black Ballerina: Race and American Ballet, Abigail Okoneski

The Role of Legal Tender on Risk Premium in Retail Business, Tawakalitu Olanigbogbo

Modular Construction Innovation, Chase Olson


Muna Omar Honors Portfolio, Muna M. Omar


Evaluating a Measure of Student Effectiveness in an Undergraduate Psychology Program, Colin Omori


Lean Implementation Through Process Automation, OluSola Onadipe Jr.

Effectiveness of Lumosity vs. Well Known Memory Techniques on Memory Tasks and Perceptions, Rebecca Osborn, Ethan Wynia, and Faithe Patrick

Oxidation Effects the Myosin Motor Domain Function and Structure, Rachel Ott


Pedagogy, Partnership, and Practice: Challenges and Opportunities through Service-Learning, Matthew Aaron Pajunen

Evidence of a Myth, Rylie Palo