Events from 2009

Completing the Triangle: Alcohol Attitudes and Risk-Taking Behavior, Christina Murphy and Danielle Polzin

Determining Genetic and Clonal Diversity of Typha spp. Using Microsatellites Markers, Monica J. Ngeno

Investigating the Role that Compounds in Vanilla and Cinnamon Play in Preventing Cancer, Vy T. Nguyen

Barriers That Children Experience in Being Placed in Adoptive Homes, Julie Nielsen

Determination of the Antioxidant Potential, Total Phenolic Content and Total Flavonoid Content of Vernonia amygdalina, Cybill E. Okitikpi


LLMHS Elderly Services Outreach Program: Lincoln, Lyon & Murray Human Services, Jamie Olson

Qualitative Research of Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Cornelia de Lang Syndrome, Kelly E. Olson


Frequent Users of the Emergency Department: A Policy Proposal, Tina Ann Olson

Investigating the Pathogenesis Response of Soybean Varieties with High Quality Indices, Paskal Pandey and Anil Thapa

Sexual Violence Education Programs Presented in Public Schools, Teresa Parker

Selling Gender: Gender Role Portrayals in Contemporary Magazine Advertisements, Laura Pelletier

You've Got Mail: Identity Perceptions Based on Email Usernames, Laura Pelletier

Should the University Have the Right to Punish Students Who Get Caught Drinking Off Campus?, Chris Perry, Chris Gasner, Connor Nelson, Cornelius Cotton, Bryan Jellinger, and Cliff Dodge

Facilitated Attachment of the N-(3-HydroxypropyI) Urea Unit to a Solid Phase Resin Using 9- Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (FMOC) as a Protecting and Quantifying Group, Souksavanh Phaengkhouane


Assessment of Parenting Skills of Mothers in Court Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment, Barb Pieske

The Effect of Nutrient Levels on the Allelopathic Ability of Reed Canary Grass {Phalaris arundinacea) on Lettuce, Selina Pradhan

Freedom of Speech, Jillene Preusser, Jason Barnett, Justin Sawyer, Jon Rivers, Jason Goebel, and Jordan Curtiss

Energy Calibration of a Van de Graaff Accelerator, Christopher Prokop, Ryan Wickland, Scott Clarke, Chad Anderson, and Arbin Timilsina

Performance as Advocacy for Abused Survivors, Megan Rae

Hybrid Development and Diesel Emissions Technology, Jayson Ramthun, Aaron Jackson, Matthew Blaha, Michael Dannenberg, Alex Bellus, and David Carroll

Expression of 9/13 Hydroperoxide Lyase in Cucumber Leaves, Samee Ranginwala


Implementation and Data Tracking of School-Linked Mental Health Services at a Rural Mental Health Agency, Jim Redmond

Family Councils, Amanda Reed

Role of the Special Review Board, Supreme Court Appeal Panel, and Hospital Review Board in Mentally Ill and Dangerous Court Committed Cases, Jessica Regan

The Effects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Employers in the Mid-West., Michelle Reiners, Leonette-Ann Riley, Mariel Korton, Melissa Erdman, Marissa Baumann, and Matt Sayre

Risk Factors for Students Attending a Sober School in Mankato, Minnesota Prior to Discharge from School: What Are They?, Shannon Riley


Social Work Ethics Computer-Based Training Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Social Work, Rebecca Robinson-Wargelin

How Guided Inquiry Classes Affect Students' Learning Chemistry, Brendan P. Roggow

Differentiable Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making in Business, Austen Rud

Strata: Collaging Through Layers, Colin Ruff

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis Carbon Catabolism in Nutrient-Rich and Nutrient-Poor Environments, Eric Russell and Amanda Vaske

Proposal on How to Tax Motorists, Megan Rynda, Melissa Neal, Megan Hejhal, Matt Wills, and Mike Kipke

Effects of Reduced Aldosterone on Resting Blood Pressure in the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) Rat, Angela Sanderson

Comparison Of Distiller's Grain and Corn Gluten Concentrations on the Germination Of Common Weeds: Common Mallow (Malva neglecta), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), and Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), Mark Saxhaug and Brandon Bragg

Are Stereotypes Inherently Negative? Assessing Activation in Memory for Positive and Negative Stereotypes, Amber Scheierl

Gender Differences in Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Hyperactivity and Conduct Problems among Children Ages Eight to Fourteen, Jenna M. Schley

Use of Global Guidelines Assessment in Early Childhood Education Settings, Cassandra Schmidt, Anna Kucherenko, Alexandra Shykova, and Anne Kennedy

Stream Profile Analysis of the Le Sueur River Stream Capture Event, Katherine Schroeder

References, Opening the Lines of Communication, Joshua Schultz, Jonathan Elwood, Kristin Ashe, Heather Johnson, Leah Kahler, and David Lindell

The Representation of Women in American Western Film and Literature, Jessica Sebold

Sovereignty and National Identity In Regards To The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Mohamed R. Seck

Application of Employment At-Will Principles Among College Students, Anthony Seidl, Benjamin Traxler, Bethany Imdieke, Brandon Schlichter, and Brett Thompson

Political Art of the Black Panther Party: Cultural Contrasts in the Nineteen Sixties Countermovement, Melissa Seifert


From a Consumer’s Perspective: What is Helpful for Residents of Four Bed Group Homes to Maintain Good Mental Health, Ronna R. Severson

Adding Flex-Fuel Capability to a Passenger Vehicle Engine Using a Do-it-Yourself System, Shizen Shrestha and Saroj Phuyal

Property for Sale, Ana Silva, Amber Flaten, Amanda Olson, Blane Sharkey, Brent Forslund, and Andrew Paik

Satisfaction of the Referral of Students to an Offsite Special Education Program, Samantha Smith

Comprehensive Sex Education Versus Abstinence-Only, Shawna L. Soper


Characteristics of Evidence-Based Parent-Training Programs, Peggy Sorensen

Test-Retest Reliability on a Survey Measure of School Psychology Practices, Seth Sorensen

Qualitative Research of Selected Language, Speech, and Hearing Skills of Individuals with Moebius Syndrome, Sarah A. Spoor

False Entrapment, Jenny Starken, James Christianson, John Matheson, Jenny Nass, Jared Andrashko, and Ike McWaters

Mixed Messages: The Contradiction of Dove's Real Beauty Campaign Against Their Better-Aging Products, Meagan Steele

Educational Fiscal Policy and Its Effects on How Our Children Learn: Comparing Minnesota and Illinois, Sally Anne Stenzel


Best Practices for Vulnerable Adult Investigation Policies and Procedures at Blue Earth County, Anna Stindt


Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Electric Training Modules, Jennifer Stuehrenberg

Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Aspergers, Amanda Swanson

Qualitative Research of Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome, Katherine H. Thayer


Employing The Spectral Collocation Method in the Modeling of Laminar Tube Flow Dynamics, Corey Michael Thibeault

Effect of Normal Polyglutamine Polymorphism on Huntington Disease Protein Function., Mark Thompson

Second Chance Class: Education and Awareness Prevention, Nancy Torres

Mankato University On-Campus Penalties for Students Involved in Off-Campus Activities, Scott Trnka, Ray Betts, Mark Robinson, Nate Day, Tadd Tepfer, and Wade Skogstad


2009 Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato

College Students' Study Habits and Attitudes, Kaley VanDenBerg

Anatomy of a Small Autonomous Vehicle, Joshua Vander Hook, Wade Kallhoff, and Mitch Beckman

Is Chemical Warfare a Mode of Invasion of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arunduacea) in Wetlands?, Jordy Veit

Effectiveness of Remineralizing Toothpaste on Tooth Decalcification, Dorothy Vo

Anatomical Characterization of the Rat Peripheral Neurovasculature, Chelsea Vreeman and Stacy Singfiel

Synthesis of a Novel Podophyllotoxin Derivative for Use as an Anti-Cancer Drug, Abigail K. Wagner


Parent Training, Support and Psychoeducational Groups as Evidence Based Practice in Children's Mental Health, Dorothy Wagner

Equine Therapy, Tonya Wagner

Communicating Without Words: The Effectiveness and Future of Purely Visual Advertisements, Bradford Wakefield

Crime and Punishment: The Impacts of the Messaging Project on the Abortion Debate, Sarah Walker

Relationship Violence: Risk Factors for Adolescents, Antoinette Wall

The Use of Teenlect in Adolescents with William Syndrome and Their Typically Developing Peers, Jessica Wandrie, Emily Wallin, Kahlynn Bach, Kelly Olson, and Jennifer Worrall

Peer Pressure & Need for Approval in Social Situations Involving Alcohol, Ashely M. Weaver

Identifying Currently Unaddressed Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Complexes in Ground Water Systems, Indumini A. Weeramantri and Trista Ayers

Brain Gym Exercises: How Do They Help Adolescents Throughout Their School Day, Samantha Wersal

Collateral Sanctions, Megan Wexler

How to Best Develop and Implement a New Therapeutic Group in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting with a Diverse Population, Stephanie Wieland

Assessment of College Students' Perceptions and Knowledge of Alcohol Before and After Risk-Reducing Drinking Presentation., Katie Woloszyk

Individual Fly Behavior in Drosophila Lines Selected for Extreme Geotaxis Response, Elijah Wreh, Justin Perlich, and Chad Taylor

Technology and the Changing Role of Therapy Managers in Africa, Christopher Wright

Synchronization of Biological Oscillators, Joshua Wuollet and Jesse Feller

Comparison and Contraction of Long-Term Treatment Program Between Past and Present Residents in Juveniles Service Center, Sheng Xiong

Events from 2008

How Do Individuals Make Investment Decisions?, Amin Abdul-Mohomed

Qualitative Research of Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Down Syndrome, Natasha B. Agha

Practices of Childbirth: Getting What Women Want? Women's Desire for Childbirth and the Realities of Contemporary Care., Fatah Ahmed, Fardosa Ali, Emberly Khoonsrivong, Urgen Tsomo, Mercy Wariari, and Hanna Youssouf

Athletic Directors' Perceptions of Title IX, Rusty Allison and Klarissa Swenson

The Use of Social Cognitive Theory to Predict Strength Training Behavior, Bethany Anderson

Support of Alums within the Forensics Community, Grant Anderson

Attitudes, Feelings, and Thoughts: Burning Questions About Nicotine Use Among College Populations, Jessica C. Appel

The Portrayal of Women in Contemporary Alcohol Advertisements, Gail Baker

A Study of Raster Graphics and Image Manipulation Algorithms, Adam J. Bavier

Impact of Statewide Smoking Ban on College Students' Use of Smokeless Tobacco, Jessica Beaulieu

The Effect of On-line Training in Teams, Ariel B. Becker

Emotional Context Between Certified Nurses Assistants and Residents with Dementia, Jaimie Elizabeth Bell

The Reliability of Acoustic Measures of Speech Analyzed Using PRAAT, Heidi Berens, Allison Greene, Jennifer Ireland, and Ann Stommer

lmmunolocaization of Actin in Transgenic and Wildtype Murine Myocardium, Meghan Bohland

Analysis of Emissions Using E85 on a Two-Stroke Snowmobile for the 2008 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Dylan Brandt and Andrew Pickle