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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The Lived Experiences of Black Male High School Students Diagnosed with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: A Qualitative Study on Self-Concept, James Menke

The Effects of Steroid Hormones on Neurogenesis in the Breeding and Non-Breeding Green Anole Lizard (Anolis carolinensis), Brooke Miles and Alex Calli-Wehrman

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Huntington's Disease and Family Information Keeper, Ahmed Mohamed, Morgan Rusler, Kelsey Stroh, and Sushma Thapa

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Identity Dynamics of Minority College Students, Nabil A. Mohamed

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Investigating Anxiety-Like Behavior as a Non-Motor Side Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in a Parkinsonian Rat Model, Carter Mulder

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Printed Circuit Board Defect Detection Using Image Processing, Nandeera Kamalaja De Silva Munaweera Tanthirige

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Assessing the Appropriateness of the Cultural Formulation Interview in Conceptualizing Reverse Culture Shock, Katja Nielsen

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Alim Nigmatjonov Honors Portfolio, Alim Nigmatjonov

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Accustomly Intermarried: Racial/National Intermarriages and Their Negotiation of Family Celebrations, Jori Adrianna Nkwenti

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An Unchanted Life of Self-Silencing An Artifactual Autoethnography Introducing “Trauma-Induced Subconscious Self-Silencing”, Katherine L. Olson

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Increasing Above and Beyond Behavior Through Social Emotional Learning, Lars Olson

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Implementation and Usage of Low-cost Turbines for Power Generation in Water Networks, Luis Javier Ortiz Osornio

Synthesis of Imidazoline and Oxazoline Products Via a Novel Reaction Mechanism, Ramsey Pankratz and Eric Patton

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An Unspoken Story of Education: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Racism in Education, Elisa A. Perez-Garcia

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Examining the Effects of an Online Group Social Skills Program on Emotion Regulation Skills for Adolescents and Young Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Breanna Perron

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Effects of Perchlorate Exposure on Swimming Performance of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Organ Development of Mice (Mus musculus), Quentin Phillips

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A Quantitative Examination of the Impostor Phenomenon in Community College and Technical College Presidents in the Upper Midwest, Jeffrey Pool

Relationship between APOBEC3A and Herpes Simplex Virus 1 UL39, Maria Rodriguez Quevedo

The Effects that Virtual Learning and the COVID-19 Pandemic have had on Nursing Students at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Rachel Rana, Kayla Walsh, Anita Khatri, and Dikshya Thapa

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Makenzie Reed Honors Portfolio, Makenzie Reed

Who Needs an Energy Boost? Do Differences in Energetic Requirements to Perform a Tail-Flip Jump Cause Differences in Muscle Composition?, Makenzie Reed

Improving Efficiency of Low-Income Housing, Jessica Reese

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Autumn Ritter Honors Porfolio, Autumn Ritter

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Pain & Glory, Wardah Sabrie

MN Dept of Human Services Background Disqualifications, Jill Sallstrom

Modeling and Forecasting Renewable Energy, Deepshikha Sanjel

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African American Women Principals: A Phenomenological Study to Explore their Experiences in K-12 Leadership, Lisa Sayles-Adams

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Rankings of MMA Fighters, Michael Schaefer

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Fundamental Factors for Success: Engineering Faculty and Industry Partners, Molly F. Schaefer

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Feasibility Study on Emission Line Spectroscopy Between 350 Nm and 750 Nm Of Runaway Star Bow Shocks in the Milky Way Using Currently Operating Observatories with Open Submission Policies, John Scheele

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Assisted Living Residents During Quarantie, Sydnie Schneider, Erin Dorn, and Cecelia Anderson

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The Ability of DIBELS to Predict Proficiency on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment and the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs, Katherine Schultz

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Virtues and Values: A Transcendental Phenomenological Examination of Professional Coach Trainers' Use of Virtue Ethics as a Tool in Their Practice, Julianne Schwietz

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The Portrayal of Female Athletes on the Covers of The New Yorker 1925-2016, Olena Shchur

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Technical Direction of Shakespeare in Love, Jared A. Shofstall

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John Shrestha Honors Portfolio, John Shrestha

MNSU, The Green Campus: Now and Future, John Shrestha

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Reconstructing Regional Paleoenvironments and Geomorphic History of High Plains Playa-Lunette Systems, Alyssa E. Sims

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Development of Genetic Manipulation Techniques for the Fish Pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Seada Sloboda

Pre-Methylation of Foreign DNA Improves Conjugation Efficiency in the Fish Pathogen, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Seada Sloboda

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No Peace for Afghanistan: A Case-Study of the Failure of Peace-Building Process in Afghanistan from a Transnational Feminist Standpoint, Tahmina Sobat

Formula SAE Wiring Harnes Design, Ryan Soltau

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Cystic Fibrosis and Family Management Styles, Stephine Sorenson, Jordyn Tepfer, Chase Belka, and Lynae Casto

Emerging Adulthood? Religious Vocation and Age in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France, Ya Fattou Sowe

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Marisa Sullivan Honors Portfolio, Marisa Sullivan

Virtual International Learning: Exploring Healthcare Similarities and Differences, Marisa Sullivan, Linnea Byers-Sunde, and Grace Omann

Implementation of a High Dose Rate Irradiator for Living Samples using 400keV Electrons, Samantha Sunnarborg, Preston Finger, David Markiewicz, and Jackson Walters

Soil Carbon Inventory and Aggregate Stability of Conventional Tillage and Orchard with Continuous Living Cover, Madison Sweet

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The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Sales Performance in a Multilevel Marketing Organization, Alexander Techy

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An Investigation of the Perception of Elderspeak Among Community Dwelling Older Adults, Abby L. Teply

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Do They Make a Difference? Twin Cities Magnet Schools in the Heart of Metropolitan Inequity and Segregation, Scott A. Thomas

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Masturbatory Behaviors Among Older Adult Populations: A Literature Review, Brandon Tischer

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Nina Tulashie Honors Portfolio, Nina Tulashie

Effect Of Disinfectants On The Formation Of Biofilms By Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Hannah Turnipseed

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Hannah Turnipseed Honors Portfolio, Hannah Turnipseed

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2022 URS Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Early Alzheimer's: Family Fear, Abigal VanHeuklom, Faith Adebayo, Mickenna Affolter, and Hannah Ertle

Teaching Microaggression to College Students through Stimulus Equivalence Procedure, Sophia Venner, McKay Gray, and Prajita Chauhan

Repressing APOBEC3 Proteins with Micro RNAs to Reduce Cancer-Causing Mutations, Joshua Vetter

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Marius Vold Honors Portfolio, Marius Vold

OSL and Mound Dating: Exploring the Use of Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating to Establish the Chronology of a Native American Burial Mound at the Kiwanis Site, Marius Vold

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Wak'as, Mallkis, and The Inca Afterlife: The Hydrological Connection Between The Incan Empirical and Nonempirical Worlds, Marius C. Vold

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Supervised Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Suites, Peter Wahman

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Assimilating Antiquated Attachments, Brittney Wegener

Assessing a New Psychology Department Capstone Requirement, Halley Weinberger, Megan O'Connor, and Anastasila Antonova

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Romantic and Sexual Intimacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brooke E. Weinmann

Cooling Strategies for an Air-Cooled Engine in a Watertight Environment, Riley White and Tyler Blattner

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Jessica Wimp Honors Portfolio, Jessica Wimp

Seeing the Effects: Developmental Thyroid Disruption and Photoreceptors, Jessica Wimp and Ainslee Hemmen

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Reading with Joysticks: Video Games in the English Language Arts Classroom, Wesley Wingert

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Power Decoupling Control and Optimization for a Photovoltaic Inverter in D-Q Rotation Frame, Zhaoxia Yang

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Women Dancers of Color Decolonizing Knowledge Production Through Performance, Mio Yoshizaki

Role of Noise in the Neuronal Ability to Encode and Classify Signals, Mohamed Zakariya

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Standing Between the Past and the Future, How Defense Attorneys Use Stigma Management Techniques in Presenting Their Closing Arguments in Capital Sentencing Procedures: A Content Analysis, AbdulRahmane Abdul-Aziz

Soil Health Characterization Under Different Land Uses in Southern Minnesota, Mohammed Abdurahman

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No Future for Academic Crips: An Autoethnographic Crippling of Academic Futurity, A. Adams

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Identity Change Strategies: How People Exit Stigmatized Identities, Mercy N. Adams

Perceptions of Programming Among Computer Science Students, Durre Shahwar Aliya Zafar Ahmed and Qurrat ul ain Zafar Ahmed

Health Risks Caused by Wireless Technologies, Durre Shahwar Aliya Zafer Ahmed, Qurrat ul Ain Zafer Ahmed, and Hadas Khasay

Cigarette Smoking Habits of Students from South Asia in an Upper Midwest University: A Pilot Study, Zahid Ahmed

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Do National Tragedies Create Change? Kent State Shooting and the Actions Taken After., Rebekah M. Aiken

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The Relationship Between Organizations' Response to Customer Complaints, Customer Trust, and Loyalty, Abimbola Ajibola

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Safety and Efficacy of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: A Literature Review, Kathryn Akre

COVID-19’s Impact on Motives, Barriers, And Amount of Physical Activity Among College Students, Beth Albrecht, Nicole Aadalen, Jonathan Murillo-Rodriguez, and Gabrielle Matthieu

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Student-Parenting During a Global Pandemic: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Experience of Community College Student-Parents, Malinde Althaus

Plants of Southern Minnesota and Iowa: The Importance of Collecting and Preserving Specimens for Herbaria, Rachel Amrine

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Analyzing the Use of a Montessori-Based Activity & Its Effect on Engagement & Affect in Persons with Dementia: A Replication Study, Emilee J. Andersen

Family Anxiety Related to a New Diagnosis of Cancer, Elizabeth Anderson, Fatimah Alalawi, Kailee Bartels, and Lily Anderson

The Production of Labels in Narratives (Stories) by Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Erica Anderson

Children's Teacher Preferences Based on Physical Appearance, Ingrid A. Anderson

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A Brief Zoom-Facilitated Mindful and Intuitive Eating Intervention to Decrease Disordered Eating, Jenna K. Anderson

Teletherapy and Camp Maverick: Literacy Students and Caregiver's Perspectives, Kelsey Anderson and Kristin Smith

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A Survey of and Site Treatment Plan for the Belle Creek Mounds Archeological Site, 21GD0072, in Goodhue County, Minnesota, Alexander T. Anton

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Political Satire and Its Effects: Resistance without Protest in Russia, Maria Ardanova

Thematic Mapper Analyses of Eutrophic Lakes in Southern Minnesota, Jeffrey Augustine

Myosin Oxidation and Effects on Magnesium and Actin Binding: Actomyosin, Muna Mifta Awel and Lelti Asegdom

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A Methodology for Detecting Credit Card Fraud, Kayode Ayorinde

Storytelling as an Effective Leadership Tool, Elizabeth Ayotte, Stacy M. Bruns, Aaron Jongbloedt, Jamie Lea, and Chris Styndl

Affects of Blood Pressure of the Offspring of SHR Subjected to Aldosterone Infusion During Gestation, Birney Baker and Chris Voegele

State System Elements and In-Group/Out-Group Conflict, Luai Bashir