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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Effects of Layer Thickness on Dry-Sliding Wear of Binder Jet Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel and Bronze Composite, Cody Ingenthron

The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Processes Involved in a Mega-Block Slide, Matthew Jaros

Wiecking Center Work Shop, Kody Johnson

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Choosing between Parametric and Non-parametric Tests, Russ Johnson

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The Effect of Maternal Aldosterone Levels on the Expression of 11B-HSD Isoenzymes in Normal and Hypertensive Rat Placentae, Nicole Jorissen

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Surveying Teachers about the Use of Stability Balls as an Intervention, Nicole Kafka and RaeLynn Limberg

Taking a Deeper Look at Biological Tubes & Structural Proteins in C.elegans, Drew Kampmeyer

Wireless Power Transfer for Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy, Kody Kamunen, Tina Alaei, Todd Hanson, and Matt Helm

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Globalization and the Exchange of Aesthetics, Ajay Kapadia

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National Museum of Iraq: A Case for Curating a New Identity, Ajay Kapadia

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Effects of Race of Attractiveness Ratings and Individuals Physical Attractiveness Stereotypes, Aaron Karst

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Performance Sculpture--An Exploratory Collaboration between Sculpture and Dance, Cesia G. Kearns

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Going Public: An Organizational Autoethnographic Exploration of the International Public Debate Association, Adam Matthew Key

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The Politics of Black Womens' Hair, Vanessa King and Dieynaba Niabaly

Residential Redevelopment, Improving Urban Areas, Roger Kleese and Christopher Franks

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Poems, Nathan Klein

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This Modern Life, Nathan Klein

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Cluster B Personality Disorders Separated by Gender Expectations, Brianna Kloss

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Student Assessment of Professor Effectiveness, Roger Emil Knutson

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Japan and the U.S.: Two Free Nations, Two Versions of Free Press, Eliza Koch

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Risk Perceptions of Cardiovascular Disease in College Students, Antonia Kolas

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Men, Women and Children for Sale: The Dichotomy of Human Trafficking in the United States and Abroad, Elizabeth Kolbe

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Usage of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) With Hospital Inpatients, Jeni Kolstad

Optimization of the Presence of an Actin Capping Protein Transgene in Genetically Modified Mice, Tyler Koonst

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Evaluation of Pretreatment Methods in the Production of Ethanol from Cattail Leaves, Kristen Krahmer and Elijah Wreh

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Martin Luther Stands in History as a Leader of the Protestant Reformation, Nickie Kranz

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Mathematical Modeling of Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Humans, Amanda Kriesel, Michael Meyer, and Geoffrey Peterson

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From Runway to Museum: Creating Successful Exhibitions Showing the Interrelationship between Fashion and Art, Erica Kroening

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Localization and Expression Level of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor after Partial Hepatectomy of WKY Rats, Adam Kronebusch and Tyler Koonst

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The Effect of Interpersonal Relationships on the Body Image of First Year, Women of Color Studying at Predominately White Undergraduate Institutions, Lauren Kross

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Comparison of Optimization Techniques in Large Scale Transportation Problems, Tapojit Kumar

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The Influence Of Religiosity On The Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Among College Students, Anastasiia Kuptsevych

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The Effects of Room Color on Stress Perception: Red versus Green Environments, Teresa M. Kutchma

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And The Road Will Take You There: What the Cartographer Said, Cassandra Sharri Labairon

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The Difference in Perception of Gerotranscendence between College Students and Healthy, Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Duc Viet Lai

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Knowledge of HPV, Perception of Risk, and Intent to obtain HPV Vaccination among sampled Male University Students at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Lia Lambert

Anti-Japanese Propaganda in the United States During World War II: Characteristics and Effects, Lindsey Lancette

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A Comparison of Risk-Taking Measures, Brittany Lang

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Systemic Racism of the UNICEF Germany's Ads Depicting Children in Blackface, April Larson

Discourse as a Solution to Problems of Self-Definition and Self-Expression in Invisible Man, Benly Larson

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Chromosome Counts for Packera paupercula Variety Gypsophila, Chad Larson

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US Intervention in Russia 1918-1920: the Forgotten Mutiny, Austin Lee

Further Investigating the Reactivity of Citral and Octanal toward DNA, Brittany Leeder

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Optimization of Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) Parameters for Selective Removal of MOSFET Gate Dielectric and Evaluation of its Physical and Electrical Properties, Hojoon Lee and Samuel Wood

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Rubidium Uptake in Isolated Rat Cardiomyocytes, Jooyoung Lee, Jaekook Sim, and Karleen Doering

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A New Look at Nonprofit Online Fundraising: Persuasion through the Means of Credibility and Psychological Consistency, Kaytlin LeMier

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Relationship between Athletes and Role Models, Kaytlin LeMier

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Critique of the Appropriation on Black Culture by White Suburban Youth, Julie Lemley

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Gendered Construction of the Female Identity, Julie L. Lemley

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The Basis of Self and Other in Gender Constructed Identity, Julie L. Lemley

Hydrogen Investigation, Cortney LeNeave, Jeffrey Allen, and Andrew Dunlay

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What Constitutes a Welcoming Community? Mankato Leaders Go Beyond the 'Welcome Wagon' for New Immigrants, Sarah Lieske, Sadie Leidall, and Philip Munkvold

Rats Can Taste Degrees of “Sweetness” and Prefer Diet Sweetened with Artificial Sweetner or Sugar Over Plain Diet, Samantha List, Christopher Collins, and Kira Kirchberg

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Analyzing the Missing Meal Gap Beyond Elementary School, Timothy Loney, Samantha Milheiser, and Brittney Wacholz

Designing a Logo for the First Step Mental Health App, Mackenzie Lopez, Joshua Martin, and James Faraday

Designing a Logo for the First Step Mental Health App, Mackenzie Lopez, Joshua Martin, and James Faraday

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Effects of Thermal Boundary Conditions During Finite Element Modeling of Physical Vapor Transport, Wade Luhman

Selective Language Skills of Individuals with Autism, Haley Lutteke

Formula SAE Composite Intake System, Thomas Lutz and Garrett Luce

Design of a Power Substation: Technical Learning in the Context of an Industry-Sponsored Project, Michael Lynch and Tina Alaei

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Narratives from the Former Soviet Union to the United States, Kimberly Maas

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Reflections on the Conduct of Research with Human Subjects Across Two Cultures, Kimberly Maas

Photodegradation of Roundup Ready and Reduced-Lignin Corn Stover During Spring Thaw, Erika Magnusson

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Applying the Systems Engineering Principles to the Design Process of a Mobile Aquaponics System, Brandy Maki, Sue Benolken, and Jim McCluskey

Ideology in Stone: Emotions Evoked by Fascist Architecture in Germany, Allison Maleska and Anna Rice

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Identification of Soybean Lipoxygenase Products by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (Ge-Ms), Rehan Ahmad Malik

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The Changes in Major Diagnoses from DSM IV-TR to DSM 5: How to Talk to Clients About Changes in Their Diagnosis, Abigail Malterer

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First Step Mental Health App, Joshua Martin, James Faraday, and Mackenzie Lopez

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Vascular Architecture of the Liver in SHR and WKY Rats, Charalette Mathwig and Kenneth Willaert

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Impact Evaluation on the Parents Support and Outreach Program (PSOP) Olmsted County Child and Family Services, Lucy Matos

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An Ordinary Congressman and an Extraordinary Scandal: Alex McMillan and Iran-Contra, Rob Matsick

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Defining Traditional American Indian Identity through Anishinaabe Cultural Perspective, Joshua Edward Maudrie

Family Dynamics as Predictors of Eating Disorders in Children: A Systematic Review, Alexis McCall and Michelle Altmann

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Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, and Guidance Counselors Working with Immigrant and Refugee Students, Rojina Maya McCarthy

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Sex Education Background of Students at MSU, Mankato Prior to Enrollment at the University, Natalie McConkey

Family Beliefs, Katie McDonald, Bridget Moore, Madison Alexander, and Liz Durkee

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Consolidating Democracy or Stopping at Polyarchy? An Evaluation of the Chamorro Administration in Nicaragua (1990-1997), Roland D. McKay

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Improvements to UHMWPE, Brooke McKelvogue

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An Automatic Dialog System for Student Advising, Brian McMahan

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Change in Cultural Competency among Students during an Intentional Human Relations, Camille McNabb and Samantha Tupy

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Work in Progress - Peer Directed Learning in a Project Based Model, Andrew McNally

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Computational Model of a Left Ventricle: Showing the Effects of Inertia on Cardiac Dyssynchrony, Andrew McNally, Matthew Korpela, Erin Lamke, and Matthew Hudson

Soft Communication Skills, Logan Medin and Abdullahi Abdulle

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Role of the ApeE Esterase in the Growth of Salmonella on Phospholipids as Phosphate Sources, Stella Menuba

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A Dynamic, Distributed Hydrologic Model for the Blue Earth River Watershed, Minnesota With Implications Regarding Land Use and Water Quality, Michael L. Merlini

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Lessons Learned from the Implementation Process of an Evidence-Based Program, Tara Mershon

The Buzz on Malaria, Tyler Metzger

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Risk Factors of Suicidal Phenomenon: Prevention and Intervention, Lisa M. Meyer

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Community Assistance for Refugees and Gender Roles: What Could Make this C.A.R. run Better?, Nathan E. Meyer

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A Study of Happiness, Rachel Mills

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2014 Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul Abstract Booklet, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars

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A Critical Analysis of Media Images Depicting the New Athletic Body Ideal and One Woman's Experience with Them, Kelsey Mischke

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A Critical Analysis of Media Images Depicting the New Athletic Body Ideal and One Woman’s Experience with Them, Kelsey Mischke

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A Study of Refusal Strategies by American and International Students at an American University, Hiroko Tsuiki Moaveni

Degradation of Aquatic Pollutants via Photoproduced Reactive Intermediates: Investigation of Factors that Determine which Reactive Intermediates are Produced, Abdikadir Mohamed

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A Burkian Pentadic Analysis of MSU Riot Narratives, Joseph Mohrfeld

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Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and the Unspeakable, Joseph C. Mohrfeld

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Carriage of Methicillin Resistance in Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci, Christa Moller

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Perspectives of Female Leaders in Athletic Training, Kyle Matthew Momsen

Family Coordination, Laura Monson, Chelsey Peterson, Kelsey Przymus, and Jessica Rivard