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


Events from 2021

Beginnings and Endings, Chrissy Bendel, Elizabeth Conway, Esther Hoffmann, and Amanda Doering


Investigation of Fermentation Efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Through Telomere Integrity and Maltase Expression, Dana Bennett

Sickle Cell Disease, Eve Berg, Elizabeth Cahill, Deanna Dokken, and Natasha Friedges

The Rhetoric of Conspiracy Surrounding the "Son Of Sam.", Alisa Berndt

Software Tools for Exploring a Potential Alternative Proof of the Four-Color Theorem, Shawn Berry

An Interdisciplinary Approach in Arts Education a Unit Plan, Aditi Bheda

Identification of Interacting Proteins, Aja Bjerke

Identification of Proteins Interacting with Actin Capping Protein β1 and β2, Aja Bjerke


Sexual Assault in the News, Sydney Blair

Isolation and Identification of Cellulolytic Bacteria from Forest Soil, Andre Bluth

Environmental Compliance with Federal and State Agency Standards, Melissa Bockman

Color, Light, and Reflection, Tamera Boe

The Search for Experience Brown: A Project in Genealogical Research, Jessica Boettcher

Unheard Voices of the Abortion Movement, Jaimee Bohning

Bridge Deck Thermography: Revisiting ‘Bridges Freeze Before Roadway’ From a Safe Salt Perspective, Emily Bollendorf


The Impact of Professional Perspectives on Team Participation and Satisfaction on Intent to Implement Interventions Determined by Multidisciplinary Teams, Julieanna Bowen

Production of Complex/Compound Sentences in the Spontaneous Speech of Typically Developing Children and Children with Williams Syndrome, Maureen Boyle

Production of Systemin Binding Protein in Response to Wounding of Tomato Plants, Gina M. Brandel

Fuel Management System, Cliff Braunesreither

The Vocal Recital: Preparation and Performance, Angela Braunwarth and Jennifer Fiedor

The Mean Length Utterance in Spontaneous Speech of Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Lynne Bremer

Comparative Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Isolated from a Freshwater Habitat and a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Corrisa Brown

Getting a Feel for Spanish Poetry Through Personal Composition, Jason Brown

Discerning Science Fact from Science Fiction: Effects of Science Fiction Media Consumption on Undergraduate Perceptions of Neurotechnology, Shannon Bruce, Russell Tesmer, McKayla Kurtz, Teana Krolak, and Andrew McCarty

The Affects of Competition on Persons with Symptoms of Social Phobia, Brenda Bruss

Body Language, Matthew J. Bune

Forensic Anthropology and Its Uses, Matthew J. Bune

PER1 Expression in the Breeding and Non-Breeding Season of Anole Lizards, Alexus Bunnam and Taylor Grossen


The Kiwanis Site: A Multi-Method Geophysical Approach to Investigating Mound Features, Luke Burds

Calibration of CCD Photometry at Andreas Observatory, Jeffrey Burkett, Lucy McDermond, Andrew Monson, and Ian Radke

Controlling the Selectivity of Group Transfer From Tetraorganotins to Silver (I), Greg Burkhardt

Function Point Analysis: A Project Estimation Program, Stacy M. Burns

Use of the Ferric Reducing/Antioxidant Power Test (FRAP) Assay as a Measurement of Antioxidant Power of Plant Phenylpropanoids, Marney Butz

DNA Repair Genes and Their Expressions in Breeding and Non-Breeding Seasons of Green Anole Lizards, Alex Calli-Wehrman and Matt Bromann

Claude Monet, Pioneer of Impressionism, Jeannie Campe

Carlson's Trophic State Index and Southern Minnesota Lakes, Kristen Carlisle and Sarah Ress

Detecting Online Review Fraud Using Sentiment Analysis, Bryn Caron

XML as a Data Distribution Solution, Jeffrey S. Case

Barriers and Pathways to Future Service-Learning in Higher Education, Joshua Casper


Supporting Resilience in Reserve Component Spouses During Deployment: The Impact of Family Life Cycle Phase and Deployment History on Social Support Needs, Jennifer L. Ceminsky

Study of Speech Synthesis Systems Towards Implementation of a Multilingual Text-To-Speech System, Shuvro Chakrobartty

Psychometric Properties of the Global Leisure Satisfaction Scale, Crystal Chalich

Cloning of ACC Oxidase from Cucumber and Muskmelon, Renee L. Chapman


Academic Writing Challenges Experienced by International Students in a Midwest U.S. University: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Padam B. Chauhan


Health Disparities Faced by Racial/Ethnic Groups Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Factors Contributing to the Physical Health of Minorities, Prajita Chauhan

Type Token Ration: A Comparison of Typically Developing Children to Children with Williams Syndrome, Jackie Christensen, Laura Brandt, Ryan Stoneburner, and Amy Schmitz

The Influence of Solar Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Phenylpropanoid Concentrations and Ferric-Reducing Ability in Avena Sativa, Sonja Christensen

Color Chunking does not Alter Hypermnesia and Reminiscence for a Novel Non-Verbal Memory Task in Humans, Dana L. Citrowske

Investigating Key Enzymes Involved In Glypican-3 Release from Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Stevan Colakovic

Family Communication Methods, Natalie Coleman, Anna Bakken, Samantha Edwards, and Rebecca Boynton

Dentition and Diet- A Chemical Analysis, Dean L. Connors-Millard

Diet Determination Through Chemical Analysis of Bone, Dena L. Connors-Millard

The Semantic Characteristics of Words Recalled in the Retelling of Stories by Typically Developing Children and Children with Williams Syndrome, Christen Conrad

Defensive Disdain, Kelly Coumbe


Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care in Heart Failure: A Literature Review, Laura Dack

Vascular Dysfunction in Rats with Diet-Induced Hyperhomocysteinemia: A Look at Hypertension, T. Dalberg

Gestational Plasma Aldosterone Concentration in SHR and WKY Rats on Normal and Low Sodium Diets, T.J. Dalerg, A. Abraha, and B. Magnuson

Southern Minnesota Writing, Nikki Daver, Allison Vroman, Philip MacKenzie, Brady Dahl, Kris Listine, and Esther Hoffman

What Source of Media are Adult Americans Attracted to for Their Daily News and What are the Reasons for the Attraction to a Particular Source?, Cynthia L. Davis and Ann M. Freier

Weather and Populations of Small Mammals: A Twenty Year Study, Jennifer Deitloff

To Gather Around the Television: College Students Releasing Stress, Andrea S. DeLaRosa


Reclaim, Harris Benjamin Deno

A Rhetorical Analysis of the "Rethinking AIDs" Website, Jennifer Dettmann

The Failure of Genetic Testing, Jennifer Dettmann

Breaking Traditions in Medieval Literature: Finding Parallels in Reynard the Fox and Robin Hood, Brianna Rose DeValk

Investigating miRNA Regulation of the Human APOBEC3 Enzymes, William Dietrich

Function of Ribonucleotide Reductase-Encoding Genes in Flavobacterium johnsoniae, Hunter Doheny

The Neo-Pagan Trend in America, Kristin Doll


The Impact of Social Isolation and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: A Systematic Literature Review, Jody L. Doll-Wilhelm

Static Dielectric Constants of YBa2Cu3O6+x and HoBa2Cu3O6+x, Ryan D. Dorland

Characterization of Microstructural, Morphological and Mechanical Properties of Electrodeposited Gold Thin-Films as a Function of Grain Refinement Chemistry and Post-Deposition Thermal Treatments, Nick Dorn, Brent Romanesko, Karen Crago, and Dave Read

Expression of Fibronection Isoforms in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Aorta and Atria as a Function of Age, Gender, and Exercise, Justin Drake and Jeffery Gilbert

Cultural Significance of Body Art, Rhonda Drescher

Female Ownership of the Body: The African American Slave, Women and Issues of Today, Sarah Dzieweczynski

Physical Activity Awareness Training: Interactive Vs. Automated, Sarah Ebensteiner


Abigail Eckert Honors Portfolio, Abigail Eckert

An American Nightmare, Aaron Eckstein

Recommendations for the Future of Madison Lake, Daniel D. Ehrke

IoT-Based Solution to Gather Foot Plantar Pressure for Daily Life Activities, Abdelrahman Elkhatib

The Hair We Wear, Jenny Ellsworth and Jessica Fuhrer

Correlative Analysis of Leadership: A Feminist Study of the Past, and Praxis for the Future, Kristina C. England

Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the College Students' Experience, Kaylee Engle and Taiylor Hoeft

Dietary Supplements: What You don't Know Can Hurt You, Brice Erichsen


Perspectivas sociolingüísticas y culturales en la conservación lingüística del wayuunaiki, Andrés Gabriel Espejel Fuentes

Automatic Cutting Expert (ACE), Cesar Esquivel, Jeremy Patricelli, Caroline Moore, Daniel Armstrong, and Rachael Johnson


Reducing Disease Exacerbation in Women with Confirmed COPD: A Systematic Literature Review, Jill Essay

Reconstructing Earths Oxygen History from Iron-Rich Rock Samples, Emily Faust

Meriam’s Momentary Metamorphosis: Progressive Education and The Indian New Deal, Abigail Fer


Understanding How Experienced World History Teachers in Minnesota Choose Course Content: A Mixed Methods Study, Kathleen Ferrero

Affects of Regular Voluntary Exercise of Pregnant Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR) on the Development of Hypertension in the Subsequent Offspring, Jenny Fields, Chris Busse, and Madelene Doring


Jonathan Fjeld Honors Portfolio, Jonathan Fjeld

Rhetorically Speaking Danica Patrick and the Wide World of Marketing in Sports, Jonathan Fjeld

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Acting Competition, Brian Flanagan, Stephen Kraus, Emily Harvey, Mandy Marquardt, David Tacheny, Patti McGuire, Colin Woolston, and Shannon Zeig

Sueño, Realidad y Destino, Shirley Nieto Flores

The Effects of Solar Ultraviolet-B-Radiation on Growth and Photosynthesis of Avena sativa, Mitchell J. Fogal


Women in Combat Boots: U.S. Servicewomen’s Collective Self-esteem and Adherence to Weight Regulations, Latavia Monét Ford


Taylor Forstner Honors Portfolio, Taylor Lynn Forstner

In-Situ Molecular Adsorption Characterization Via Attenuated Total Reflectance Ft-Ir Spectroscopy, Michael Fralish

Observation of A Gender Difference in the Response Of Mice Given Cyclosporine Treatment for Paraquat Toxicity, Michael Fralish

The Effects of a Broad-Spectrum Fungicide on Photosynthetic Yield at Different Developmental Stages of Corn in an Agronomic Setting, Ashley Frederickson