Events from 2021

The Number of Mazes in the Retelling of Narratives of Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Sara Lindquist, Allyson Segar, Mary Skarohlid, and Teresa Weng

Christian Sacred Dance, Megan Lockey

Problems in the American Meat Packing Industry, Suzanne Loen

The Need for Palliative Care in the U.S., Suzanne Loen

Comfort Through Humor: The 9/11 Issue of the Onion, Suzanne V. Loen

Say Anything: A Content Analysis of YM (Your Magazine) Removing Articles on Weight Loss, Suzanne V. Loen

The Potential Mechanism of Leptin on Lipolysis in Brown Adipose Tissue, Lyric Lopez-Kohler

The Relationship Between Tone and Level of Understanding of Written Instructions by Undergraduate Sorority Women, Karen J. Luepke

The Effects of Exercise in WKY Pregnant Female Rats on Fetus Health, Laura Madsen

The Comparison of Abandoned Utterances in Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Tracy MaGill, Angie Olson, Donna Eberly, and Elizabeth Gormely

Increasing Retention for Those Who Work with the Developmentally Disabled, Jennifer Marcus

Detection of Hα Stellar Emission, Thomas Marks

Monte Carlo Simulation of Lutz-Kelker Corrections, Tom Marks

Determining the Ploidy and Counting Chromosomes of Packera paupercula Using Stain and Squash Techniques on Microsporocytes Within Immature Anthers, Bruce Martems


Risk Communication and COVID-19: An Exploration of Best Practices, Allie Martens

E85 1999 Chevrolet Silverado: A Conversion by Minnesota State University, Mankato for the "1999 Ethanol Vehicle Challenge", Steve Mathison and Jesse Boyle

The Effects of Wounding and Ethylene on Cellular Fatty Acid Composition of Avena Sativa, Judith J. Mayer and Dwight R. Stoll


Maryanne Mbiu Honors Portfolio, Maryanne Mbiu

Getting a "Feel" for Poetry from the Spanish-Speaking World, Shannon McArdle


Paternal Postpartum Depression Screening: A Critical Measurement that is Long Overdue, Nicholas C. McClellan

Phylogenetic Analysis of Freshwater Sediment Bacteria Cultured from a Phenol Enrichment Microcosm, Warren McCormick

Mesoamerican Influence on Mississippian Cultures, Allen R. McGregor

Human Sexuality, Karri McKee

Optimal Precipitation of Organotin Fluorides by Cation Exchange, Karri McKee and Justin Steward

Differences in Reported Attractive Features in Persona Advertisements from Rural and Urban Settings, Paul Merlini

Sexual Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in College Students, Kellee J. Meyer, Nicole S. Garbina, Nancy A. Rigdon, Stacey A. Van Gelderen, and Vanessa L. Woodcock

Ethanol-Biodiesel Research, Andrew Mickelson, Tyler Uilk, Veseuako Ndjarakana, and Alfred Samuel

Art as a Business: The Feasibility of a Nonprofit Performing Arts Start-Up in Minnesota, Angela Mickelson


Treatment of Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review, Bethanie M. Miller

The Spatial Development of Painting and Its Relationship to Color, Line & Form, Jason J. Miller

Affects of Divorce on College Students' Relationships, Sarah Milow

Understanding Forensic Anthropology, Summer Mitchell

Y2K: Preparing Your Business for Transition, Rachel A. Moldan and Brooke E. Bauleke

Collecting the Right Data? Condition Assessment for City of Richfield Water Main Pipes, Ian Moran and Chancellor McDonald

Usability Testing: Impacts on Web Design, Patrick Morrow

Manipulation of Emotion: Construction of History at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Elizabeth Moses

Expanding Concepts of Rites of Passage, Hilary Mueller

The Affects of Treadmill Inclination on a Blood Lactate Accumulation at Steady State Workloads, James Mullenix

Is There an Increase in Television Commercials that Contain Gender Stereotypes? A Content Analysis of MTV Commercials, Nicole Mundahl

Paleoarchaeology at the Gault Site in Southern Texas, Wendy Munson

Testing the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash - Do they Help One Another or Hinder, Wendy Munson

Shopping for Culture: Adventures in the Supermarket, Wendy S. Munson

The Mean Length of Utterance in Narratives of Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Karine Murray, Vickie Benda, Sara Hanson, and Becca Meger

The Effects of Negative and Positive Feedback on Confidence in Creative Task Performance, Elizabeth Nelson

Attitudes Toward Obesity, Weight Loss, and Weight Loss Relapse, Mollie Newhouse

Adsorption of Organic Compounds on Clay, Lucie N'Guessan

Interpersonal Communication as an Online Course, Darrell Niemeic

Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiles of Culturable Freshwater Bacteria, Sara Niemeyer

Refugee and Immigrant Transition from the Female Perspective, Rachel Noah

The United Nations and OPEC, Strange Bedfellows?, Rachel Noah

Emily Dickinson: American Pioneer, Judy Ochs and Bianna Weber

Preliminary Assessment of Phosphate Contribution to Mills Lake, Minnesota, from Agricultural Tile Systems, Ole Olmanson

A Study of Biofilm Formation in a Low-Nutrient System, Tom Olsen

APOBEC3A Mediated Genome Targeting of the Thyroid Hormone Response Element, Abbigail Osgood

Family Coping in the Time of COVID-19, Ivy Packard, Kiara Brown, Cassandara Flaata, and Emma Vogel

Use of a Pedometer to Impact Habitual Activity in Sedentary Adults, Nicole Palacios

Why Do We Stop Exercising?, Nicole Palacios

Investigation of Pulsed Eddy Current Effect for Multi-Target Non-Destructive Testing, Yaman Pandey

The Effects of an Inlet Restrictor on the Performance of a Turbocharger, Deven Paulsen

Purification of Actin Capping Protein Alpha Subunit Fusion Proteins, Ryan Peck and Justin Peltola


Understanding the Implications of HPV Infection: Does Parental Education Impact HPV Vaccination Completion Rates?, Heather A. Pederson

Bound Morpheme Usage of Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Hilary Penner, Samantha Schindle, Emi Karino, Miranda Davis, and Christen Conrad

The Effects of Multiple Thermal Environments on Mother-Infant Contact and Blood Pressure in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Corey Perez


The Impact of Social Media on Teenage Females Self-Esteem, Amanda C. Perkovich

COVID-19 Impacting Care Partners Assisting Socialization for Dementia Friendly Chorus, Anna Peterson and Tatyana Soloviyov

The Effect of Specific and General Verbal Statements on Self- Efficacy Strength, Amy Posner and Gretchen Walker

Using Social Cognitive Theory to Predict Behavior, Amy Posner and Gretchen Walker

A Female Political Body?: The Growing Role of Women in Politics, Courtney Powell

Oxygen Abundances in the Rings of Polar-Ring Galaxies, Ian R. Radtke

Standard Frame Structure for Future E-Commerce, Mohammad Arifur Rahman

Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2002, Cory Ranweiler and Nick Bredemus


2021 URS Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center

Profanity and You: Exploring the Acceptability of Swearing in Today's Culture, Rebecca Rick

From Fairy Tale to Ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty.", Julie Robbins

The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on the Arts in the Baroque Era, Thomas Roberts

Thomas Hardy: A Photographic Presentation, Rhonda Roesch


Jamie Rogers Honors Portfolio, Jamie Rogers

The Effect Of Maternal Exercise on the Offspring in a Rat Breed Genetically Related to Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR), but Having Normal Blood Pressure, Simone Rollins and Ronna Brands

The Aesthetic Investigation of the Dragon Image as Metaphor for Human Interaction, Allyson Rolph

Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Bat Mortality Caused by Wind-Energy Turbines in Southwestern Minnesota, Rebecca Rosendahl

MSU Student's Use of the MSU Website, Kristin Ruder

Evolution of Terrestrial Behaviors in Aquatic and Amphibious Fishes, Andrew Ruiz

Quality of Drinking Water in the Mankato Area School District: A Pilot Study, Afolabi Runsewe and Andrew Tippins

Methodology for Assessing Quality Software, Teri R. Ryland, Mohammad A. Saad, and Jarrett G. Sharp

Software Programs and Their Impact on Quality Control, Teri R. Ryland and Laura C. Seys

Mythic Rhetoric and the Construction of Paul Wellstone as Sacred Symbol, Cynthia Saba

Simple Cosmic Ray Detector, Jamal Saeed

Individuality and Geometry: The Selective Advantage of Knowing Oneself, Raazesh Sainudiin

Nisin Effects on Bacillus Cereus Endospore Germination, Meshack Sambu

Identification of Personal Characteristics Important in Mate Selection, Kristin Sandberg

Expression of Total Fibronectin Protein in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Aorta and Atria as a Function of Age, Gender, and Exercise, Megan Schatz


The Primary Care Provider’s Role in Screening and Intervening in the Human Trafficking of Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review, Brittany Schmid

Driving the Competition: An Analysis of the Automotive Industry, Scott Schmidt and Keely Zwart

The Affects of Background Music on Word Recall, Tasha Schmidt

Stress: A Study of the Effects of Stress on Different Age Groups, Lacey A. Schulz and Erik Stenersen

Increasing Motivation Among Part-Time Workers, Desiree M. Schwarz, Jonathan L. Wilcox, Terry J. McDaniel, Pete G. Schwane, Lisa D. Breitenfeldt, and Dustin Kroeger

Exploring the Spatial Dispersion of Sub-Terrain Liquids, Elizabeth Sedgwick

Data Mining and Statistics: A Comparison of Data Analysis Techniques, Christina Sedlack

Affect of Consonant Type on Laryngeal Behavior, Allyson Segar and Karen Fatka

Measurement and Comparison of Dielectric Constants for Variations in the Superconductor YBa2Cu3O6+x, Jerry Sell