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


Events from 2016

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

Evaluating the Quality of Advising and Tutoring Services Provided by the Center for Academic Success at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Zachary Petzel, Tyler Keller, and Jacob Tschann

An Evaluation in Adherence of Bacillus and Streptomyces in Bio-cementation, Anh Pham and Hee Son


Actitud de los ciudadanos andaluces en cuanto al empleo del dialecto andaluz en los medios de comunicación audiovisuales, Victoriano Pimentel Rivas


Examining Early Childhood Gender Socialization Through Children’s Picture Books, Kendra Leigh Pospisil


Use of Bridging Strategy between the Ensemble Kalman Filter and Particle Filter for the Measurements with Various Quasi-Gaussian Noise, Sumathi Prabhakaran Jeyakumari


Training Coping Techniques to Reduce Statistics Anxiety, Brittany Prothe

Effects of the Endothelin Receptor Blockade on Pressure-Natriuresis in Ercised and Sedentary SHR Female Rats, Juan Jose Quesada Olarte and Okhumhekho Kassim

Reactive Oxygen Species Effects on Lysozyme, Jacob Rachuy

Relationship of Vpx and APOBEC3A, Jacob Rachuy

Genetic Variability of Psilostomatid Isolates from Different Waterfowl Species Collected at Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota, Jacob Rachuy and Stephanie Holtorf


Impact of the 2015 Earthquake on Women in Nepal, Christina Rajbhandari


Process Improvement by Lean Thinking in Trucking Industry, Abhiram Reddy Ramasahayam

Effects of Cardiac Arrhythmic Mutant D95V on Calmodulin Structure and Stability, Jessica Ranke

Hybrid Renewable Power Systems: Analysis of Feasibility and Design, Katherine Rasley

Modeling of Renewable PSH Systems, Katherine Rasley, April Levar, Kurtis Nelson, and Marcell Meacham


Bakken Crude Oil and the Changing Logistics of the American Oil Industry, Austin Rau


A Floristic Study of the Oak Leaf Lake Unit of the Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area in Nicollet County, Minnesota, Heidi Rauenhorst

Pondering Processes Used by Families Managing the Chronic Illness Experience, Tara Reynolds

Are Hypothyroidism-Induced Reductions in Brain Derived Igf1 Due to Reducations in Serum Growth Hormone?, Anna Rice and Alec Wright

Morphological Distortion among Post-Ossified Larval Fish in Varying Durations of Alcohol and Formalin Solutions, Endora Roberts

Amygdala Morphology and Neurogenesis in the Green Anole Lizard, Jadden Roddick, Nicholas Booker, and Abodalrahman Algamdy

Psychological Comprehension, Haley Rohloff and Katelyn Hakinson

Am I Still a Slave?: An Analysis of Critical Race Theory, Thomas Rolph

Structure and Anatomy of Bone from Male C57/BL6 Mice with Reduced Testosterone Levels, Katie Rubitschung and Casey Hovey


How Multilinguals Perceive Linguistic Interference, Amanda Ruskin

Pavement Light Absorbance: Melting Snow to Make Roads Safer, Megan Sandberg


Perceptions of Female Sexual Pathology: The Role of Racial Biases in Clinical Decision Making, Jerusha Sanjeevi

Sex Worker Stigma: The Influence of Job Title on Victim Empathy, Zoe Schaefer and Kayla Van Amber


Assessing the Effect of Personality Characteristics of Minnesota Golfers on the Brand Equity of Golf Drivers, Eric Schinella

Nutrition between Faculty and College Students, Jessica Schisel, Holly Wick, Pa Xiong, and Maika Xiong


Patient Empathy & Effects on Health Outcomes, Erin Elizabeth Schliesman


Closed for Business, Tyler Schrandt

7-Day Project, Joshua Schutz and Hanna Newman

Cognitive Abilities & Language Skills in People with Aphasia, Laura Schwickerath and Cassie Ross

Perceptions of Safety within Residence Halls at a Midwestern College Campus, Alissa Shape, Jade Anderson, Stephanie Feldman, and Ellen Hammerschmidt


Perceptions of Safety within Residence Halls at a Midwestern College Campus, Alissa R. Shape, Ellen Hammerschmidt, Jade Anderson, and Stephanie Feldman


Directing Time Stands Still, Michael Bradley Sheeks

URC Abstract Design for Manufacture of FSAE Uprights, Alexander Sheldon

Veteran Stereotypes, Katherine Sherrard

Blended Ethanol Fuels on Small Engines, Paris Smith

Blebbistatin Effects on Muscle Protein Myosin Function, Tatiana Soboleva

The Industrialized Agricultural System: Corn, Candy, Disease, and Dependence, Nicole Soley


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

The Effect of Steroid Hormones on Neuronal Size and Number in Two Brain Regions Important for Reproduction, Jaeyoung Son

Personality Differences in Deception Detection, Samuel Spencer


Concerning the Interaction of Forms, Luke Splinter

Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel, Samuel Starks and Trevor Krueger


Finding Parenthood- Parental Identity through Assisted Reproductive Methods and the Implications for Efficacy Based and Worth Based Self-Esteem, Ashley Rae Steckler

Understanding Influences on Successful Performances in Groups, Kendra Steinberg and Paige Wheeler

Airfare in Domestic Non-Stop Hub-To-Hub Markets: A Time Series Analysis, Karl Stenerson


ArtScience, Dustin Swiers

The Effect of Wounding on the Expression of MicroRNAs in Peas, Estelle Sonya Tachago Kamdom

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, Kathy Thao

Testing the Effects of a Soil Amendment of Aged Straw and Three Mulching Treatments on the Growth of Minnesota Native Prairie Species in a Proposed On-Campus Prairie Demonstration Garden, Addeline Theis

Monarch Abundance Across and Urban Gradient, Desirea Thole

Coordinating Processes Used by Families Managing the Chronic Illness Experience, Lauren Thompson

The Influence of Weight on Age of First Consensual Sexual Activities, Nicole Thompson

Microbial and Carbon Cycling Analysis of Leaf Litter in an Agricultural Landscape during the Decomposition of Varying Lignin Composition of Sorghum Bicolor, Celsey Tiry

Interactive LED Ping Pong Table, Dominique Torres and Nathan Kannas


El espacio como constructor de identidad en los cuentos de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Anna Vanessa Torres Mallma

Finding a Soil Dwelling Bacterium that Precipitates Calcium Carbonate and has Urease Activity, Andrew Tully


Are They Listening?: Revisiting Male Privilege and Defensive Learning in a Feminist Classroom, Cameron A. Tyrrell