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


Theses/Dissertations from 2016


Jasmine Greenwaldt: Continuum, Jasmine Elise Greenwaldt

β-Lactam Resistance in Staphylococcus Species Isolated from Students, Laurie Grund


Land Cover Mapping and Change Analysis at the Tensleep Preserve in Wyoming, Tyler Richard Grupa

Managing Processes Used by Families during the Chronic Illness Experience, Rhianna Gwilt

Effectiveness of Spending and Median Household Income on Education, Clint Haala

Non-Genotoxic Human APOBEC3A, Jessica Hadler

Truthfulness and Deception: How Do People Tell the Difference?, Katelyn Hakinson and Megan Lahti

How Different Measures Affect Cognitive Ability in People with Aphasia, Kristina Hanson and Jade Mussehl

"Reality" TV: Portrayals of Labor and Birth in a Mainstream Reality Series One Born Every Minute, Kyrsten Harper, Rebecca Rand, Lauren Sobotta, and Nicole Soley

Biocompatibility of Hydroxyapatite and Stainless Steel Alloys, Mehedi Hasan and Clenten Ndonwie


Impact of Coaching Feedback on Cultural Competency of Undergraduate Students at MSU, Mankato, Jordan Hassemer and Arinn DiSalvo

Impact of Coaching Feedback on Cultural Competency of Undergraduate Students at MSU, Mankato, Jordan Hassemer, Arinn DiSalvo, Kwame Opoku Akyeampong, and Chloe Nicol


Intervention E-mails and Retention: How E-mails Tailored to Personality Impact an Undergraduate Student's Decision to Return to School or Not, John Kelly Heffernon

Media’s Depiction of the Black Lives Matter Activism, Paige Heinrich, Janelle Brown, Matthew Danielson, and Courtney Fisher

Comparison of Cognitive Abilities with Left Versus Right Hemisphere Brain Damage, Michele Hoerdt


The Concept of Substrate Integrated E-plane Waveguide and Circuits, Danyang Huang

Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Injector Flow, Olumide Ige

The Impact of Aging on the Fertility of Eisenia Fetida (Earthworm), Uyi Imasuen and Boluwatife Gbadebo

Examining Empirical Evidence to Conceptualize the Family Anxiety Construct, Mara Irmiter

Cultural Competency of Military Veterans: A Literature Review, Joe Itoh


An Investigation into Native and Non Native English Speaking Instructors' Assessment of University ESL Student's Oral Presentation, Rubaiyat Jabeen


Impact of Community-Based Creative Arts Programs on Youth, Kasey Jacques, John Seipel, Nyairah Abdullah, and Trelijah Miller


Impact of Creative Arts on At-Risk Youth, Kasey Jacques, John Seipel, Nyairah Abdullah, and Trelijah Miller


A Measure Theoretic Approach to Problems of Number Theory with Applications to the Proof of the Prime Number Theorem, Russell Lee Jahn

Streptomyces Tolerance to Alkaline Conditions and Production of Calcite, Kaddijatou Jallow and Ali Oku

FSAE Tubular Frame Torsional Stiffness to Weight Research, Joe Jaspers and Steven Thuening

Viennese Coffeehouses: Memorials to a Bygone Area, Marielle Jenquin


A 2X2 Polarization Switchable Patch Antenna Array For Polarization Modulation, Pengfei Ji

Using In-situ Hybridization to Localize FAM171B Expression, Brooke Jones


Mental Health of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and Questioning Youth in Rural, Micropolitian, and Metropolitan Regions in Minnesota: Assessing Internalizing and Externalizing Self-report Behaviors, Jessica Louann Jorgenson


Spirituality in Higher Education: A Narrative Analysis of Its Use for Decision-Making, Jeffrey Francis Judge

Choice Intervention on Writing Performance, Erin Kahnke and Carrington Riss

Studying the Structure and Stability of F141L Calmodulin Mutant in the Assessment of Cardiac Related Complications, Drew Kampmeyer


Minnesota Collaborative Agreement: Potential for Dental Hygienists to Increase Direct Access for Underserved Populations, Rachel Jane Kashani-Legler

Comparative Trematode Biota of Healthy Waterbirds Harvested from Lake Winnibigoshish Minnesota, Oklumhekho Kassim

The Reichstag in Berlin: Self-Representation of a New Germany, Mikayla Keener


Final Project, Tyler Keller

A Critical Analysis of Sexual Education and the Benefits of Including Pleasure within Sexual Education Curriculum, Samantha Kerr, Hannah Comer, Danielle Gamble, Alexandra Olson, and Liberty Lough

The Story Telling Abilities of Bilingual Elementary Students in the Midwest, Aisha Khalif and Bethany Bishop


A Wavelet Transform Module for a Speech Recognition Virtual Machine, Euisung Kim


Representing Autistic Masculinity: Hegemonic Gender Performances in Contemporary Autism Films, James Samuel Kizer

Effective Paraprofessional Implementation of Reading Fluency Intervention, Krystal Klement


The Enforcement of the 2008 Decree on General Public Procurement Procedures and Service Delegation in Burkina Faso: Its Influence on the Management System, Kouliga Koala


The Relationship between College Students' Use of Facebook and their Feelings of Alienation from their Institution, Oleksandr Komarenko

Dancing to Survive, Bethany Koshak


Effects of Hydrology on the Growth and Recruitment of Stream Fish in the Eastern Broadleaf Province of Minnesota, Eric J. Krumm

Evaluating Anaerobic Work Capacity Using Time and Intensity in Cyclists Performing High-Intensity Interval Training, Luke Krynski

Development and Leadership: A Case Study of Mobutu’s Leadership, Celine Kyelem

Development of Conjunctions in School Age Children, Monique LaFontaine, Mariah Anderson, Brook Binner, and Kailey Clark


Strategies of Student Activism: A Qualitative Study Examining Racial and Social Justice Organizing on a Midwest College Campus, Rebecca J. Lambert

The Effects of Varying Durations of Formalin Fixation on Larval Fathead Minnow's Pimephales promelas Genetic Utility, Ryan Leba and Coleman Mamaer


Zooplanktonic Community Dynamics of the Minnesota River with an Ichthyoplankton Gear Comparison, Nathaniel Lederman

Existing Soil Conditions in Construction, Kyle Lehnertz, Austin Blum, Nathan Johnston, and Thomas Suchecki

Internalization of Escherichia coli (E. coli) into Lettuce Leaves through Stomata; Cross Contamination between Bruised Leaves, Jote Limeneh and Lucy Saidu

Kehinde Wiley: Creative Genius or One-Note Sellout?, Emily Luehmann


Author Support for Wiki Based Help Systems: Genre Conventions for Content Templates, Claire Lundeby

So You Think You Can Detect Deception?, Shaylyn Lyksett, Kaitlyn Hunstad, and Brianna Fitzgibbons


Human Papillomavirus and Human Herpesvirus-8: Knowledge, Perception of Risk and Barriers to Screening and Treatment among Selected Students at Africa University, Zimbabwe, Rujeko Olga Machinga

Coherent Optical Fiber Communication System Modeling and Analysis Using Ptolemy II, Sanjina Maharian


Adaptive Skiing: A Culture of Its Own, Katelynn Malecha

Herman the German: From Ancient Warrior to Monument in the United States, Katelynn Malecha and Jonathan Smith

Family Communication Construct: Examining Family Nursing Science and Practice, Allison Maleska

Determinants of Divorce in the U.S., Pa Musa Manneh

Temperature Controlled Fan, Edgardo Martinez


A Graduate Student Perspective on How Student Engagements Enrich and Enhance Multicultural Awareness on the Campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Tomoko Matsui

In-Depth Exploration into Student-Professor Rapport, Nena McCalla, Calyce O'Connor, and Ethan Wynia

Interpreting the Interscholastic Sport Eco-System: A Pilot Investigation, Zachary McCarver


Physical Challenges in Forensics: An Autoethnography Advocating for Accommodations on Behalf of Speakers with Physical Challenges in Competitive Speech Environments, Elise McCauley Row

Analog vs. App: Math Fact Fluency, Kourtney McNallan and Rachel Kramer


A Phenomenological Study of Professional and Practical Changes Experienced by Teachers Involved with Action Research in a Learning Community Master’s Program, Jay Dean Meiners


Prudence and Persistence: Personality in Student Retention, Logan J. Michels

Designing Haptic Feedback and Auditory Methods to Access Maps for the Blind, Flint Million

Evaluating the Advantages of Braille Display Technology in Software Development, Flint Million

Site Logistics Plans in Construction, Alex Milliren, Adam Sik, Lucas Brown, William Knopik, and Suad Al-Marri


2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul Abstract Booklet, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars


Lithic, Megan Nelle Moriarty


Early Detection of Mountain Pine Beetle Damage in Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Black Hills Using Hyperspectral and WorldView-2 Data, Kyle Edward Mullen

Analyzing Stream Network Changes from 1855 to Present for Watonwan River Watershed, Roman Mulvihill


Efficient Modeling and Simulation of Wavelength Division Multiplexing Dual Polarization QPSK Optical Fiber Transmission, Siva Kumar Raju Nadimpalli

Analysis of Income Inequality, Pape Oumar Ndjaye

Mental Stills, Hanna Newman

Calcium and Phosphorus Concentrations and Scale Ring Number in Relation to Fish Length, Keith Ngede and Eloy Gallegos

The Expression of Lipoxygenase Isoforms in Response to Wounding in Peas, Iheme Ngumah


Examination of the Antecedents, Reactions, and Outcomes to a Major Technology-driven Organizational Change, Ngoc Dinh Nguyen

Expressionist Architecture Woodcuts, Nhi Nguyen

Renewable Energy Potential by Methanogenesis through Anaerobic Digestion, Thu Nguyen

Stone Memories: Monarchy to Democracy in Brick and Mortar, Cody Nickel


Differential Gene Expression of Minnesota (MN) Hygienic Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Performing Hygienic Behavior, Eric Northrup

Designing a Laboratory Ercise to Illustrate Ionophores as Membrane Probes, Victoria Obrant

Greater Mankato Employees: Where Do They Live and Why?, Yves Oelke


A Theory of Participation: Joining the Cast of 'Heavy Rain', Matthew Bryan Oliver

Precast vs. Cast-in-Place in Temperatures between 0°F and 40°F, Curtis Olson, Tyler Koenig, Marcus Gooden, Mohammed Al Taysan, and Brady Bierl


Slum or Sustainable Development? A Case Study of Sodom and Gomorrah in Accra, Ghana, Benjamin Effah Oppong

Authentic Leadership in a Diverse Community, Claire Palo

The Lived Experience of Nursing Students during an Evaluative Simulation, Kayla Patterson

Representation of Reproductive Service Advertisements in Gay Parent Magazine, Elise Pawlak and Greta Maas

Commissioning an Engine Dynamometer for FSAE, Eric Pelletier and Thomas Thuening

Regulation of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis by Tumor Secreted BMPs, Kaylin Peterson


Effects of Computer Program Visualization Tools on Student Populations, Meghan Jayne Peterson

Cochlear Nerve Myelination in Mice Lacking Thyroid Hormone Transporters, Stephanie Peterson and Natalie Moses