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


Theses/Dissertations from 2021


Novice Professional School Counselor Development: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Supports and Resources, Lynn M. O'Brien


Spatial Patterns of Crime in District 05, Quito-Ecuador, 2016-2020, Pablo Esteban Ochoa Veloz

Emily Dickinson: American Pioneer, Judy Ochs and Bianna Weber

Effect of Thyroid Hormone Transporters in Adrenal Cortex Remodeling, Amayah Ockenga


The Power of Perserverance: Creating the Roles of Hippodamia and Pythia in Atreus, Lindsey L. Oetken


Proposed Data Governance Framework for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Rejoice Okoro


Resident Centered Behavioral Health: A Program Evaluation, Anna Olinger

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


Comparing the Acceptability of Treatment Rationales for Two Psychotherapies, Marin Gail Olson

The Importance of Measuring Air Velocity on a Race Car, German Orrego, Casey Plender, and Kushan Sameera

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


The Impact of Cultural Competency on the School Improvement Process: A Phenomenological Study, Michelle deKam Palmieri

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

Cellular Localization Determinants of the HIV-2 Vpx Protein, Ramsey Pankratz

Impact of Supplemental Technology on Student Performance, Kade Patterson, Emma Knutson, Mykenzie Cole, and Samantha Kozelek

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


Mediating the German Case System Through Concept-Based Instruction in an Online Learning Environment, Lea Pienkoss

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

A Method and Apparatus for Testing Cohesion Between 40 μm to 50 μm, SAC305 Solder Spheres, Cohen Rautenkranz, Vadim Kuleshov, Sreymom Men, Edward Sweeney, and Napoleon Kwamesa

Sentimental Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccine Related Tweets, Mohannad Rayani

How Normative Beliefs Affect Procrastination Rates in College Students, Adam Recknagel

The Effects of a Fish’s Fins in a Terrestrial Jump, Mackenzie Reed


2021 URS Abstract Booklet, Undergraduate Research Center

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


Dylan Riess Honors Portfolio, Dylan James Riess

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

Generating a GPC-1 Knockout in Glioblastoma Cells Using CRISPR, Jamie Rogers


Jamie Rogers Honors Portfolio, Jamie Rogers


Redefiniendo la Protesta Indígena en los Andes: Representaciones en (y a Través de) la Literatura y los Medios Audiovisuales, Adriana Milena Rojas Castro

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

Importance of Testosterone, Estradiol, and Dihydrotestosterone in Neurogenesis, Zachary Sandborgh and Brooke Miles

Students' Perception of Professionalism, Christina Sanders, Skylar Williams, Samantha Giannelli, and Teana Krolak

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

Mental Health Literacy in College Students, Emily Schiltz


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


Aquatic Macrophyte Communities in Five Sibley County (Minnesota) Lakes and the Factors that Affect their Distribution, Samuel A. 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

Resilience - A Dance on Film, Emily Schumacher


Myles Schwartz Honors Portfolio, Myles Schwartz

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

Ways by Which Extracurricular Activities May Impact English Language Learners (ELL), Paul Selman

Data Mining: Improving the Way We do Business, Megan Senson

Environmental Education Outreach to Hispanic Communities, Suzanne Sentman

Service-Learning Assessment, Julie Sergot and Jeanne Zwart

An Essay on Cultural Imperialism and the Language of Black Folk, Rashad Muhammad Shabazz


Aeolian Sand Stringers in the Upper Midwest, USA: Morphology, Stratigraphy, and Paleoenvironmental Significance, Kenzie L. Shandonay


The Critical Need for a Culturally Sensitive Suicide Risk Assessment Instrument for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth, Courtney E. Shaw


Implementation of Model-Free Adaptive Power Flow Control for Dual-Active-Bridge-Based AC-DC Converters, Qinghang Shen

Effect of Adrenergic Signaling On All-Trans-Retinoic Acid Synthesis In Brown Adipose Tissue, Tsion Sherbeza

What Do the Twitter Sentiments Say About the COVID-19 Vaccine?, Ilma Sheriff

Xtreme-NoC: Extreme Gradient Boosting Based Latency Model for Network-on-Chip Architectures, Ilma Sheriff


Xtreme-NoC: Extreme Gradient Boosting Based Latency Model for Network-on-Chip Architectures, Ilma Sheriff

A Regional Analysis of Radon Levels in Southern Minnesota, Michael Shores

ABC Accounting: The Managerial Effects, Angela Siebenaler

Getting a "Feel" for the Culture of a Spanish-Speaking Country, Marti Sievek

Family Vulnerability: Children, Haley Simonson, Angela Pha, Cassie Sorensen, and Emma Schaefer

Meanings of the "Rider's Song": Immersion in a Spanish Poem, J. Noble Simpson


Navigating Integration: A Grounded Theory of Practicing Clinicians' Experiences Integrating Neuroscience in their Mental Health Clinical Practice, Barbara K. Skodje-Mack

Pre-Methylation of Foreign DNA Improves Conjugation Efficiency in the Fish Pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Seada Sloboda

Wrestling with Politics: A Multi-Tiered Analysis of Jesse Ventura's Campaign, Seth-Michael Smith

Generation of Most-Probable-Number (MPN) Estimates of Indigenous Freshwater Bacteria Capable of Degrading Hydrocarbons, Sidik Sokwalla

The Eating Habits of a Mid-Western University: A Pilot Study, Jenny Sorenson

Memory Recall: The Role of Visual Aids in Instructions, Theresa R. Spear and Brooke A. Zeisel

A Performance on the Rewards and Frustrations of Teaching, Jason Spitzer

A Performative Program on Healing and the Kent State Tragedy, Jason Spitzer