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Events from 2008

Applied Cultural Anthropology and Economic Examination of Potential Mankato Area Marathon, Michael William Luoma

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

Institutional Arrangements Make the Difference: A Comparative Study of Health Care Policy and Provision in the Netherlands and France, Nathan J. Madden

The Effect of Corrosion and Cracks on the Safety of Steel Bridges, Christopher M. Marr

Formulation of an X- Ray Opaque Polyurethane Material for Vascular Studies, Charalette Mathwig

Personal Use Policies, William Meyer

Portrayals of Masculinity in Contemporary Romantic Vampire Literature, Amanda Miller

Effects of Impaired Aldosterone Secretion on Hypertension Development in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR)., Erica Moore

The Effects of Positive Peer Pressure Among Adolescent Girls: Academic Achievement Motivation and School Engagement, Megan Lynn Moran

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Teaching Cultural Prototypes and Detecting Prototypical Errors of L2 Learners, Tina Bennett Mowrey

Examination and Comparison of Modern Teaching Methods, Megan Munneke and Mary Hadley

Coding of Emotions and Logic When Making Decisions, Cassie Nieman and Emily Jax

Impact of Combining Traditional Printmaking with Contemporary Digital Print, Harumi Okoshi

Bringing a Van de Graaff Accelerator to Life, Olivia Rose Oliver, Scott Alexander Clarke, Arbin Timilsina, and John Clymer

Printing Three-Dimensionally: Merging Printmaking and Sculpture, Matthew J. Olson

Identifying Differences Across Computer Users, Casey E. Painter

lmmunofluorescent Analysis of Actin Expression in Genetically Modified vs. Wildtype Murine Ocular Muscle, Aaron C. Peck

Camper Council: A Meaningful Involvement Initiative, Amanda Penning

Does It Matter That Sleeping Beauty Waited for the Prince to Come? Virtues Highlighted in French Fairy Tales, Elisha I. Peterson

Assessment of Women's Presence in International Relations Discourse, Laura Pinilla

A Cross-Cultural Study Between Japan and the United States Examining How Culture Influences What Categories of Emotions Are Valued., Julie Poyzer

Airplane Landing Performance on Contaminated Runways and Adverse Conditions, Saroj Pradhan, Rajeev Shakya, and Juna Shrestha

Identification of SNPs in the Coding Region of Human mtDNA, Cassidy Punt and Elizabeth Smalley

The Relationship Between the Strength and Fatigability of the Back Extensors and the Flexibility of the Hamstrings and Hip Flexors, David Quammen

The Effect of Aerobic Conditioning Versus Resistance Training on Resting Metabolic Rate, Rachael L. Quast and Patrick B. Wilson

Testing the Validity of the Logistic Link Function in Lung Cancer Data, Harrison Quick

Cigarette Advertisements in the MSU Reporter, Ali Ramsey

Aperiodic Tilings: The Relationship between Spectrum and "Bubbles", Ashely Rand

Characterization of Proteins that Interact with the Alpha Subunit of Actin Capping Protein, Ryan Raver

Does Chronic Dieting Lower Resting Energy Expenditure Below That Estimated by Predictive Equations Thereby Increasing an Individuals Risk for Becoming Overweight or Obese, Elizabeth Retzlaff and Lynsey Wetzler

Ms., Mrs., Mr.: Gendered Language in Wedding Invitations, Tavis Riederer

How Guided Inquiry Classes Affect Student's Learning Chemistry, Brendan Roggow

Absence of Presence, Lindsay Roth

Health Behaviors of Somali Families, Amina Salim

Understanding Attitudes Toward Drug Use, Erin Salonek

Examining the Relationship Between Perfection, Control and Anxiety, Katey Scheller

Binding of Topical Skin Preparations to Skin, Kassandra Schleis

Comparison of the Efficacy of Verbal and Pictorial Priming in the United States and Japan, Whitney Mone't Schmidt

The Absolute Magnitude Distribution of F-Turnoff Stars, Jacob Simones

Explosive and Rapid Decompression in Aircraft Cabins, Matthew Simones

The Effects of Potamogeton crispus Senescence on Zooplankton Populations and Planktivorous Fish Diets in Shallow Southern Minnesota Lakes, Anthony Sindt

Masculinity In Maxim Magazine, Nicole Smith

Improved Storm Data Processing Through Parallel Computing Approaches, Shauna Smith

Self Defense Classes: Teaching Women to Submit, Jessica Soebbing

The Man Behind the Dress, Zeke Sorenson

Effective Motivational Techniques That Successful Leaders Use in an Organization, Justin K. Spio

Determinants of Traffic Fatalities in the U.S., Hanna Stapleton

Qualitative Research of Selected Language Skills of Twin Boys with Autism, Ann Stommer

Protein-Protein Interactions of the J31 and J32 Forms of Actin Capping Protein, Kevin Y. E. Strehler

Protein-Protein Interactions of the β1 and β2 Forms of Actin Capping Protein, Kevin Y. E. Strehler

Nutrition Education for Weight Control Programs for Children 6-12 Years Old., Heather Stueven and Brenna Waack

Characterization of Peripheral Neurovascular Capillary Structure, Adam W. Sudbeck and Michael W. Witthaus

Turbocharged E85 Engine Project, Tadd Swanlund, Thad Olson, and Tim Welch

Political Agendas in the Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Anne Sweeney

Discovering the Structural Interactions Between Potential Anti-Cancer Agent NSC 652287 and Guanine, Mark Thompson

The Saqqa-khaneh School of the 1960s: Creating a National Iranian Art Identity, Marria Thompson

Asperger's Syndrome Qualitative Study, Alisa Titze

Here Comes the Bride: Analyzing Bridal Magazine Portrayals of American Brides, Erin Trytten

Breaking Social Confinement: An Analysis of Eighteenth-Century Women in the French Economy, Meghan B. Turok

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2008 Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato

History of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Music Department, Rebecca Unetic

Performance Comparison of Two Processing Techniques for New and Used Multiplate Hester-Dendy Macroinvertebrate Samplers, Justin Valenty

College Students' Attitudes, Thoughts, and Beliefs Towards Marijuana Use, Kaley VanDenBerg

Considering Democracy "An 'Unrealistic' Alternative": The Results of The 1954 American Intervention In Guatemala, Mark Viskocil

The Significance of Red Ochre Found on Skeletal Remains Excavated at the Helget Site (21 BW82), Brown County, MN, Marcy Voelker

College Binge Drinking Advertisements and the Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes, Stephanie Wager

Examination of Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis for the Formation of Organic Films in Culture, Cody Waisanen

When I Grow Up to Be a Man: Masculinity and the Education of French Aristocratic Boys During the Early Modern Period, Amy Waller

Spectral Properties of a Class of Bipartite Graphs, Brendon Watts

Design, Construction, and Testing of the 2008 FSAE Cars Engine, Dustin Wayne and Charles Meyers

Instrumentation to Monitor Bridge Foundation on the Crosstown Project, Brian Welch

The Effect of Activated Charcoal on Soil Microbial Communities in Symbiotic Relationships with Invasive Plant Species, Nisajith N. P. Welikadage

Fear of Independence Stereotypes of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Film, Amanda Wilcox

RNA Silencing of Novel Gene Required For B Cell Development, Michael Witthaus

The Comparison of Placental mRNA Expression of 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases, Chihiro Yagi and Saadia Ranginwala

Events from 2007

Does Maternal Aldosterone Regulate Placental 11-Beta Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Expression in Rats?, Emmanuel Achu and Justin Rocheleau

An Analysis of Recovery from Abuse in Two Women's Autobiographies, Ashely Angerhofer

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Analysis, Christopher Bahn, Eric Esselman, Nate Starkson, and Jacob Wilson

Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Brandon Ball, Drew Boland, Tess Christensen, and Joanna Fries

Constructing a Small Engine Dynamometer, Cory Barwald, Tony Dick, Brandon Kraemer, Branden Loesch, and Dan Prihoda

Synthesis of 5-[5-(5-Formyi-2-thienyI)-2-furyl]-2-thiophenecarbaIdehyde, Joseph P. Bequette

This Modern Life, Kelly Biers and Dodie Miller

Effects of Cattail and Bulrush Root Extracted with 4 Four Different Solvents on the Germination and Growth of Lettuce Seeds, Jessica Biever

This Modern Life, Amanda Bingham

Effects of Implicit vs. Explicit Encoding Instructions for a Recall Task of Brain Structures., Tom Bomberg and Nathan Gilow

The Effect of Chronic Exercise on Vascular and Kidney Responses in the Spontaneously Hypertensive and WKY Rat, Cassandra M. Borg

Dignified Aloofness: Canada's Failed Bid to Join the Pan American Union, Gregory Boubel

Analysis of an E-85 Two-Stroke Seml-Dlrect Injected Snowmobile, Aaron Bowen and Stuart Boyd

Five Social Problems Originating from the French & British Fur Trade as Expressed in the Dakota of Minnesota, Jeff Brand

Selected Language Skills of an Individual with Asperger's Syndrome: A Qualitative Case Study, Elizabeth Briggs

The Effects of Divorce and Its Associated Stressors on Children and Adolescence, Aaron Brownlee

The Morphological Changes in the Intestine of the Earthworm (Eisenia Foetida) After Treatment of Antibiotics, Alicia Brueske and Emma Boyce

Distribution of Macroinvertebrate Populations Between Side-by-Side Drainage Basins with One Being a Channelized Judicial Ditch and the Other a More Meandering Stream, Tom Burg and Lynn Schultz

Work and Leisure Attitudes - "Sunday Night Blues", Vesna Champagne

Porn and Feminism in a New Light, Elizabeth Cody

Effects of Using Spanish-Speaking Staff to Adapt Home Visits on the Language and Literacy Development of Spanish-Speaking Children, Clarin Collins and Yessica Bonfil

Fingerprint Pore Structure in the Monkey, Laurie Colson

Selected Language Skills of a Child with a Hearing Impairment, Carissa Coons

Music Compiler: An Exercise in the Use of Coroutines, Samuel Crow

Fiuoroquinalone Antibiotics and Cadmium Mobilities in Soil Environments, Aaron L. Danberry