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


Events from 2015

Name That Disorder: Exposure to Mental Health Conditions and Their Impact on Disorder Identification, Rachel Mattick

How Rural Families Cope when a Loved one is Diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, Alexis McCall

Meritopless, Luke McCann


Outdoor Education Integrated Curriculum Program Impact on Adolescent Self-Authorship, Amanda Lee McGowan


An Examination of Eisenia fetida Coelomic Fluid for Antimycobacterial Activity, Christopher William Meiers


Traditional Methods Versus TPRS: Effects on Introductory French Students at a Medium-Sized Public University in the Midwestern United States, Rishani Samari Merinnage De Costa


Students' Perceptions of Life Skill Development in Project-Based Learning Schools, Kimberly Ann Meyer

Qualitative Analysis of Bluff Erosion and Changes in the Le Sueur River, Samantha Meyer and Nate Kirkwold


Depth of a Salesman: Exploring Personality as a Predictor of Sales Performance in a Multi-Level Marketing Sample, Colleen Rose Miller


2015 Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul Abstract Booklet, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars

Understanding the Fit-Ideal: Exploring How Women Who Lift Conceptualize and Experience Images of Ultra-Fit Women in the Media, Kelsey Mischke


The Muscular Female Athlete: Negotiating Conflicting Identities and Bodies, Kelsey J. Mischke

Locating the Muscle Protein FER-1: A Protein in Muscle Repair with Implications for Muscular Dystrophy, Michael Morehead

Personal Renaissance, Karen Muller

Blebbistatin Effects on Myosin Structural Dynamics, Brittany Negley


Hydrologic and Temperature Regime Influence on Growth and Recruitment of Fishes in an Upper Midwest Riverine Ecosystem, Brett Donald Nelson

Is Precast Concrete a Cost-Effective Way to Build?, Dylan Nelson

Special Education Teacher Training and Knowledge of Behavior Assessment and Intervention Practices, Jennifer Nelson and Lauren Bennewitz

The Effect of Sweeteners on Nox 4 mRNA and Protein Expression in the Rat Kidney, Logan Newman

E85, Loc Ngo, Larry Xiong, and Tom Zingsheim

Precast Concrete vs. Traditional Building Methods, Peter Nickel


The Impact of Formative Feedback on Student Motivation to Write in Eighth Grade English Courses, Dayna Nielsen


Rwandan University EFL Teachers' Perceived Difficulties in Implementing Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Jean Bosco Ntirenganya

The Role of MicroRNA 393 in Defense Against Phytophthora Sojae in Soybeans, Andrew Oeltjenbruns


Model-Based Verification for SIMULINK Design, Victor Oke


Investigating Stability Balls in the Classroom: Effects on Student Behavior and Academic Productivity, Natasha A. Olson

Analyzing Interaction Between Two Proteins Related to Crohn’s, Kwame Opoku Akyeampong and Garret Fitzsimmons


Derivation and Validation of the Friction, Gravitational, and Air Forces Encountered during Installation of Fiber Optic Cable, Faheed Olayemi Owokoniran

Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge of Test Accommodations and Modifications, Kristen Paulsen

Vascular Regrowth after Partial Hepatectomy in Rats, Andrea Paumen, Rachel Thompson, and Rachel Ledding

Limon's Work Infused with Mexican Heritage, Sergio Peredia

Design of a Pilot Tube Dispensing Mechanism, Lucas Peter, Mark Dolenc, Joshua Haukom, and Sidi Bah

Inverse Bridge Health Monitoring Method, Daniel Peterson and Garrick Murphy


Makenzie Petzel Honors Portfolio, Makenzie Jo Petzel


Zachary Petzel Honors Portfolio, Zachary Andrew Petzel

Survival of Verminephrobacter in Amputated Worm Tails, Anh Pham


Early Career Principal Development: A qualitative case study of Principals' Perceptions of Participation in the Institute of Engaged Principal Leadership, Teri Marie Preisler

Political Passion: A Series of Woodcuts, Niko Price


She Got Her Period: Men's Knowledge and Perspectives on Menstruation, Ishwari Rajak

Combining Oxyrase® and Conditioned Medium to Improve the Resuscitation of Dormant Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis, Chandru Ramana

Minnesota and the Logistics of Bakken Crude Oil, Austin Rau


Austin Rau Honors Portfolio, Austin Thomas Rau

Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in an Agricultural Landscape as a Function of Lignin, Amanda Rector


Revisiting the Nelson Site: Recent Archeological Investigations and Material Analysis, Jason Reichel

Monstrosity from the Medieval to the Renaissance, Jessica Reich


Anna Rice Honors Portfolio, Anna Grace Rice

Assessment of Occupational Burnout and Stress Coping Mechanisms among Christian Clergy Members, Taylor Rider and Anastasia June Humphers-Ginther

Baseline Cultural Competency among Undergraduate Students at MSU, Mankato, Amanda Roche, Olufolajimi Onadipe, and Oguljan Jumakuliyeva

The Influence of Men in Modern Dance, McKenzie Rubenzer


Direct Care Staff and Influential Factors, Michelle Jean Ryan

An Efficient Aerodynamic System for Formula SAE Competition, Philip Ryan


Data and Metadata: Externalizing the Inner TCBOK, Anders Rydholm

LEED Rating Using Precast Concrete, Aidrus Salim


Impact of Caregiving Role in the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Supriya Sarkar

The Analysis of Emotionality Linked to Identifiable Names on Facebook Confession Pages, Trevor Schabert

Geochemical Fingerprinting of Glacial Sediments in Southern Minnesota, Daniel Scheeler

Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Instruction Program in Reading among Struggling First and Second Graders, Miranda Schlangen


Sun-Compass Orientation During Natal Dispersal in Hatchling Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii), Meredith Anne Schlenner

Preservation of the Welsh Language, Maria Schmit

Concrete vs Plastic, Cody Schulze


Joint Attention Intervention with Assisting Parent­ Mediated Techniques to Increase a Toddler with Autism Spectrum Disorders' Use of Joint Attention: A Single Case Study, Rebecca Schulz

Assessing Students’ Self-efficacy in Entry Level Health Education Competencies upon Completion of their Coursework., Sarah Schumacher

Body Prints: Humans Being Powerless, Kelsey Schwartz

Sexism Towards Female Professors on the Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus, Justine See and Lauren Bach


Increasing Paraprofessional Fidelity of Implementation Through Performance Feedback, Dana Nicole Shea


Hypothyroidism and the Development of Hypertension, Kaleb Short


Falls among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Determining the Relationship Between Social Networks and the Risk for Falls, Smita Sikhrakar

Improved Methodology for Studying Actomyosin Structural Dynamics, Daniel Sinda


Goddess of the Savannah: Beatrice as Achebe’s Sensible Solution, Gillian Renee Singler

Roots of Feminism in Romantic Ballet before the Emergence of Modern Dance, Lauren Siverson

Oxidative Effects on Muscle Protein Contractile Function, Tatiana Soboleva


Tatiana Soboleva Honors Portfolio, Tatiana Soboleva

Protozoa Associated with Romaine Lettuce, Hee Son

The Impact of Modernism in Visual Art on Early Modern Dance, Gerae Stack


The Effect of Clinician Hardiness on Posttraumatic Growth and Trauma based on Vicarious Trauma Exposure, Maria Anne Stevens


Expatriate Adjustment of U.S. Military on Foreign Assignment:The Role of Personality and Cultural Intelligence in Adjustment, Jennifer Pauline Stockert

Reverse Phase Ion Pair Chromatographic Separation of Oxythiomolybdate and Oxythioperrhenate Mixtures, Emma Strong and Natalie Young

Staircase, Jillian Swan

Synthesis and Isomorphous Substitutions in Lead Sodium Vanadate Apatite, Estelle Sonya Tachago Kamdom and Brontae Berkhoel

A Novel Printed Antenna for Polarization Modulation, Syed Tasrif


Rhetorical Appeals of Environmental Justice Communication, Chrishandra Taylor

The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Processes involved in a Mega-block Slide, Samantha Theisen

Twisting Perspectives, Shayna Tietje

Microbial Analysis of Leaf Litter and Soil Present During the Decomposition of Wild-type and Lignin-deficient Strains of Sorghum Bicolor, Celsey Tiry

Carbonate Sedimentation in Ferruginous Lakes, Joshua Torgeson


Analyses of Potential Ravine and Bluff Stabilization Sites within the Blue Earth and Le Sueur River Basins, Anna My-Tien T. Tran

Caring for a Family Member with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), Ashley Traxler


Organizational Trust As a Moderator of the Relationship between Burnout and Intentions to Quit, Glenn Trussell


Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steel-Hydroxyapatite Bio-composite, Don Suranga Dhanushka Uduwage


2015 Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University - Mankato


GIS Analysis of Brownfield Sites in the City of Minneapolis, Shreya Vaidya

Rubric for Narrative Analysis, Elisa Van De Steeg


Health Literacy Proficiency, Sources of Health Information, and Perceived Barriers to Health Literacy Among Selected Members of the Hmong Community in Minnesota, Amanda Vang

Expression of a Potential Novel Deafness Gene, Jonathan Verdon

Psychology Knowledge Revision Campaign: Assessing Student Learning through a Classroom and Laboratory based Research Project, Megan Vergin, Haley Rohloff, and Molly Kolquist

Appearance of Blood Vessels of Bone of Male Mice with Reduced Testosterone Levels, Thomas Vincent

The Effect of Mechanical Wounding on the Expression of MicroRNAs in Pea Leaves, Samuel Vinje


Elderly Patient Adherence to Ocular Pharmaceuticals; Impact of Educational and Physical Barriers, Lucky Wagner


Vergilian Allusions in the Novels of Willa Cather, Nathaniel Wagner


Pillars of Power: An Anthropological Examination of Social Control in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ryan Michael Walker