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


Events from 2016

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


2016 Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University - Mankato


Bullying in Senior Living Facilities: A Qualitative Study, Felicia Jo VandeNest

Therapeutic Benefits of Art Therapy with Older Adults with Dementia, Monica Villarreal


Speaking through the Silence: Narratives, Interaction, and the Social Construction of Sexual Selves, David Wayne Wahl


The Sound Design of Antigone, Luke Jacob Walchuk


Every(day) Identities in Forensics: Performing Identities Within the Constraints of Intercollegiate Forensics, Julie Louceil Germain Walker

Enhancing an Offline Transcriber for the Speech Recognition Virtual Kitchen, Zhejian Wang and Sungwoo Choi

Lessons of Virtue: Portrayals of Women in Dutch Genre Painting, Keely Wardyn

Mommy Motives: On the Intersections of Motherhood and Sexual and Reproductive Education, Shannon Weiss and Quentina Dunbar

Mood and Engagement Contagion in a Call Center Environment, Sarah Welsch


Faculty and Student Perceptions of Effective Online Learning Environments, Kayla L. Westra


Student Perceptions of Academic Advising at Two-Year Colleges, Wayne T. Whitmore


Sexing While a Survivor: Black Queer Desire, Je-Shawna C. Wholley


Queer Stories of Coming Out in the 21st Century, Bradley Wolfe

A Study of the Dynamics of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using Various Models for Generating Action Potentials within Neurons, Reed Woyda

Using Immunohistochemistry to Determine FAM171B Expression in the Brain, Ka Xiong, Kayla Kermode, and Natalie Klein


Why Do Some Employees Readjust to Their Home Organizations Better Than Others? Job Demands-Resources Model of Repatriation Adjustment, Yukiko Yamasaki


La Identidad Ecuatoriana a Través del Humor de Miguel Antonio Chávez, Luis Enrique Yanez


Young Adults’ Attitudes and Perceptions on Health Insurance and their Health Insurance Literacy Levels, Law Yang


Creating the Role of Frederick Barrett in Titanic: The Musical, Adam Val Yankowy

The Effect of Sweeteners on the Renin Angiotnesin System, Natalie Young

Well-Known Techniques Lead to Memory Improvement in Students, Luke Zabel and Rebecca Osborn

A Comparison of Benthic Slednet and Surfact Slednet Gears with Sampling Microinvertebrates, Chelsa Zblewski

Submissions from 2015


Pakistan's Partition: Search for National Identity, Akmal Abdulmuminov

Morphological Analysis of Chemical Elements in Fish Scales, Henruka Abugre and Keith Ngede

Studying the Cellular Mechanism of Muscle Structure in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Marianne Adamek and Jessica Bauman


The Relationship Between Opportunity for Physical Activity and Classroom Behavior in School Aged Children., Kortney Lee Aeikens


Ellen Ahlness Honors Portfolio, Ellen Ann Ahlness

Modeling of Petroleum Generation, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Fayaz Ahmed

Using Helical Strakes on Pole Structures to Reduce Vibration from High-speed Winds, Khalid Aldalbahy and Moath Aldalbahy


Mohamed AlDuhbani Honors Portfolio, Mohamed Khaled AlDuhbani


Sound Design for Our Town, Anna Warda Alex


Depintrix, Samantha Mae Allen


Air Flow and Rain Water Penetration Analysis on Generator Enclosures Using CFD Simulations, Sasanka Andawatta Kankanamge

A Woman's Place: The Non-Subservient Role of Women in Medieval England, Bethany Anderson

The Effect of Study Abroad on Language Development and Intercultural Competence, Kate Anderson


Botswana and Mauritius: A Comparative Analysis of an Economic and Political Success Story in the Most Unlikely Region, Richard Armah


Relationship between Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Quality of Healthcare They Deliver, Samuel Aron

Precast Concrete Bridges, Mustafa Bahreldin


Treating Public Speaking Anxiety: A Comparison of Exposure and Video Self-Modeling, Emily Marie Bartholomay

Faculty Assessment Practices for Academic Integrity, Kimberly Bastien


Ethnically Diverse Students and K-12 Teacher Preparation Programs: An Analytical Study of Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies in Select Midwest Colleges and Universities, Mymique Y. Baxter


Through the Looking Glass: Barriers and Coping Mechanisms Encountered by African American Women Presidents at Predominately White Institutions, Maria Louise Baxter-Nuamah


An investigation into the impact of science communication and cognitive strain on attitudes towards climate change, Amanda L. Becker and Emilee K. Mailhot


Proud to be Autistic: Metaphorical Construction and Salience of Cultural and Personal Identity in #StopCombatingMe, Jessica Benham

The Impact of Precast Concrete on Vertical Construction Project Schedule, Alex Benson

Japanese Students' Honorific Language Use, Laura Berg

Vacuum Hoisting Vs. Traditional Hoisting, James Besonen

Decision-Making and Justifications, Joshua Biber, Maisa Boyte, and Brandon Durst

Overfeed, Ashton Bird

The Impact of Build Orientation on the Tensile, Flexural, and Shear Properties of Fused Deposition Modeling Parts, Noah Bock


Technology-Based Learning Environments: How Activity Theory in Teacher Training can Facilitate Student Learning, Samantha Bohnenblust

The Role of Steroid Hormones on Neuron Number and Size in the Green Anole Lizard, Nicholas Booker and Nicholas Hart


The Fertility Problem Inventory and Infertility-Related Stress: A Case Study, Staci Leigh Born


The Expression of Organizational Dissent Among Sub-Saharan African Student Migrants in the United States, Délwendé Bouda


Abortion is Communism: A Genealogy of "Abortion Culture", Heather Nicole Bradford


A Migration Analysis of Demographic Transitions in the Upper-Midwest from 2006-2010, Andrew Brick


Sit, Stand, Speak: Examining the Perceptions of the Basic Public Speaking Student on Normative Forensic Practices and their Effect on Competitor Credibility in Oratory, Katie Marie Brunner

Connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky, Matilda Buffum

Can Student Attention Predict Learning? Investigating the Relationship between Sustained Attention and the Testing Effect, Kyle Burgess and Kourtney Mitchell


Employees' Interests and Preferences Regarding Worksite Exercise Programs, Amber Butcher


Imagen y percepción de la inmigración ecuatoriana en España, Jesús Calzas Millán


Directing A Piece of My Heart, Matthew L. Caron


Representing Us All? Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Orange Is the New Black, Michael Robert Chavez

2014-2015 Diesel-Methane Group, Michael Childs, Alexander Eustice, and Jack Hawkins

The Relationship between the Western Ballet Aesthetic and Eating Disorders Among Female Dancers, Samantha Chmiel

Determination of Genes Involved in Hygienic Behavior in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera, Laura Chopp and Eric A. Northrup

A Study of the Correlation between Traumatic Experiences and Movement Memory, Alexa Chouinard

Comparative Trematode Biota of Healthy Waterbirds Harvested from Lake Winnibigoshish Minnesota, Timothy Christopherson, James Mitchell, Mariah Linville, Okhumhekho Kassim, and Connor Hutton

Changes in Magnesium Binding to Myosin with Oxidative Modification, Santiago Martinez Cifuentes

Developing a Western Blot Assay for 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid in Tomatoes, David Close

Esterification of Acid Chlorides, Ryan Colakovic

Assembly Line Reorganization and Drop-Over Enclosures, Jason Cole

Detecting Deception: How Do People Distinguish Between Truth-Tellers and Liars?, Jessica Cole and Shelby Flegel

Student Success and Academic Advising: Does Requiring Faculty Advising Improve Student Outcomes?, Tyler Conlon

Analysis of Sex Steroid Hormone Implants on Serum Levels of Two Steroid Hormones in the Green Anole Lizard, Patrick Connolly


Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers' Capacity for Culturally Responsive Teaching, Anna Currens