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


Events from 2021

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

The Potential of the Brain Pacemaker, Jason Spitzer

Coil Suppression, Samuel Squires


Effectiveness of Behavior-Based Counseling for Weight Loss Maintenance: A Systematic Literature Review, Jaime V. Stanczyk


“Positive” Student Behavior: Investigating Educator Perceptions of Student Behavior in Terms of Willingness to Reward and Magnitude of Reward, Kelsey Stangler

Removal of Triorganotin Halides from Reaction Mixtures, Justin Stewart and Luis Yanez

Creation of a Scalable Production Server Model, Patrick St. John

The Determination of a Threshold Level of Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate Effecting an Increase in Peroxidase Activity in Protoplasts of Avena Sativa, Dwight R. Stoll

An Initial Exploration of the Relationship Between Political Repression and Family Violence, Tom Stutsman


Effects of Voluntary Exercise on Pressure-Induced Natriuresis in Hypertensive Female and Male Rats, Keshari Sudasinghe

Development of Techniques for the Genetic Manipulation of the Fish Pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Lankesha Sudasinghe

The Influence of People's Anticipated Outcome on Their Information Seeking Behavior, Steve Sullivan

Bringing the High Redshift Universe to Instagram, Wen Sun


Brian Swancutt Honors Portfolio, Brian Swancutt

Genesis: The Problem with Oral Tradition, Kathryn Sween, Jennifer Owen, Melissa Stauffer, and Josephine Belina

A Study on the Housing Experiences of Somali Immigrants in Mankato, Sharifun Syed

Cultural Assimilation Seen in Islamic Architecture, Kozue Takahashi

Anthropology, Race, and Ethnicity in the Case of Japan, Azumi Takeda

Identification of Specific Phenol Hydroxylase Genes in Freshwater Bacterial Isolates, Masae Takezaki


Estrategias para el uso efectivo de la tecnología y la inclusión de la cultura en clases en línea de español como lengua extranjera a nivel universitario en los Estados Unidos, Daniel Tamez


Comparison of Sexual Risk Behaviors Between Junior Male and Female Students at Pierz High School, Sandy Tautges

A Critical Look at Archaeoastronomy and the Anasazi Culture of the American Southwest, Jennifer Taylor

The Amazons: Warrior Women of Ancient Greece, Myth or Reality?, Jennifer K. Taylor


Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening in Asian American Women, Bouathong Thepsombath


Predicting Mental Health Counseling Professionals’ Willingness to Discuss Sexuality Issues with Clients, Becca L. Thompson

Physical Activity Levels and Coping Skills during the COVID-19 Transition to Online Learning in College Students, Alison Tokkesdal, Kaitlyn Vomhof, Zoe Stone, and Anja Enervold


Jacqueline Tomas Honors Portfolio, Jacqueline Tomas


Annalisa Tostenson Honors Portfolio, Annalisa Tostenson

Effects of Bisymmetrical and Bilateral Symmetrical Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Designs, Annalisa Tostenson and Peyton Wolf

Costume Preference Related to Gender: Does a Child's Gender Reflect Their Choice in Costumes?, Tracy Traetow

Gypsy Moth Survey, Carrie Trytten

Influence of the Media on Body Self-Image, Marie E. Tutewohl

Impact of Tire Temperature on Grip in a Racecar, Val Urman

Duncan, Dunham and Graham: A Comparative Study, Tracy Vacura

Diversity of Culturable Bacteria Isolated from Freshwater Sediments, Kimberly Van Denmark

PCR Detection of Clostridium botulinum Type C1 Toxin Gene from Swan Lake and Middle Lake Sediment Samples, Kimberly Van Denmark

Function of the Glycoside Hydrolase Family 8 Endoglucanases in Cytophaga Hutchinsonii Cellulose Utilization, Chouakou Vang

An Analysis of Migration Ability and Effects of Carboplatin and Cisplatin on Glioblastoma Cells with Proteoglycan Knockouts, Rachel VanKeulen


Because Wonder Will Always Get Us There: Directing Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, James C. Van Oort

RPM Limiting System, Arjun Veerwal

Impact of Intake Air Charge Cooling from Upstream Auxiliary Fuel Nozzle, Gabe Villalpando

Skinwalkers and Gender Roles, Marius Vold

Prairie Potholes: How Isolated Wetlands are Affected by Human Decisions, Emma Volz


Assessing and Forecasting Chlorophyll Abundances in Minnesota Lake using Remote Sensing and Statistical Approaches, Ben Von Korff


Understanding Resident-to-Resident Conflicts in Long Term Care Settings from the Perspective of Administrative Staff, John F. Walker


Analysis of Three-phase Rectifier via Three Different Control Methods and Switch Power Loss Comparison, Yichao Wang

Ethics of Document Design: A Survey of Technical Communication Students, Josha Weaver

Optimizing an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer for a Food Industry Application, Brent Weisbrod

Corn and Beans, Symbiotic or Competitive?, Sara Wenner


Too Illegit to Quit: The Impact of Illegitiate Tasks on Turnover Intentions and Well-Being, Jacob Wessels

Nicotine Use Among College Athletes with a High Self-Report of Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Jamie Whitcomb

Donating by Motivating: An Analysis on Fundraising Efforts for The Salvation Army Men's Shelter, Kristi Wibben

Accept: A Community-Based Cultural Exchange Program for Tolerance, Joe Williams


Examining Differences in Rural, Micropolitan, and Metropolitan School Psychologists Roles and Delivery of Mental Health Services, Ashley A. Williamson


Novaturient, Robert Tyler Willmore


The Relationship Between the Stigmatization of Mental Illness, Communication Apprehension and the Willingness to Communicate, Madeleine Louise Winkler

Manufacture and Importance of the Bow and Arrow as Described by World Chief of the Hidasta, Damian Woclfcl

Illustrating Stone Projectile Points, Damian Woelfel

Radon in Southern Minnesota, Shawn Wohnoutka

Treading Lightly: Minnesota State University's Entry in the 2001 Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Aaron Wolff

Racing with the Sun from D.C. to Florida: Northern Light V Solar Vehicle Project, Aaron Wolff and Paul Heschke

A Comparison of Turn Taking in the Spontaneous Speech of Children with Williams Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Cory Woller, Katie Rybak, Katie Lash, and Molly Rourke

Boredom Proneness and Its Relation to Repetitive Behaviors, Jessica Wurdak


Cannabis Treatment of Autism in Children: A Literature Review, Mai Xiong

People and Adaptation in High Altitude, Rie Yamada

Removal of the By-Product Tributyltin Chloride from Reaction Mixtures, Luis Yanez and Jarrod Hunson