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Submissions from 2014

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Development of a Solar Rotary-Kiln Reactor for the Reduction of Metal Oxide Particles, Ali AlNuaimi, Adam Berry, Courtney Brandt, Jesse Fosheim, Eric Loria, Jonathan Ogland-Hand, and Andrew Schrader

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Surface-Dependence of Interfacial Binding Strength between Zinc Oxide and Graphene Investigated from First Principles, Allyse Appel, Adam Clark, Kelsey Larson, Haiying He, and Stan Zygmunt

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A Long-Term Variability Study of Dying Low and Intermediate Mass Stars, Allyse Appel and Justin Reed

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“Col/Ler Number of Fruits per Main Stem” QTL Mapping, Elias Argueta, Ann L. Carlson, Hui Gong, and Robert Swanson

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Molecular Hospitality: The Interactions of Brooker’s Merocyanine with Modified Cyclodextrins, Benjamin Averill and Kelsey Larson

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Simulation and Verification of Proposed Five Input Majority Logic Gates Using Quantum-dot Cellular Automata, Taylor Baldwin

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Up-Scaled Fish Barrier: Vertically Mounted Electrodes are Economical, Maintainable, Safe, Brandon Benninger

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The Silhavy Corridor Improvement Project, Matthew Berning, Douglas Coeur, and Jon Sherrick

Light Variation and Period Studies of Southern Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Jacob Bowman and Danielle Crispo

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“Sounding” Like Lake-Effect Snow: Evaluating the Thermodynamic and Synoptic Setup of Northwest Indiana Lake-Effect Events Using Local Profiles and Numerical Modeling, Adam Brainard, Russell Danielson, Kaitlyn Heinlein, Kevin Wagner, and Kevin Goebbert

Neutral Pion Asymmetries at Intermediate Pseudorapidity in Transversely Polarized p + p Collisions at √s = 200 GeV, Samuel Brandt

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Generalization of Social Skills Learned via Video-Modeling in Children with ASD, Andrea Bretl and Lindsey Smith

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An International Comparison of Law Enforcement Stress and Professional Satisfaction, Holly Buckman, Agata Freedle, Amanda Tuohy, and Amanda Zelechoski

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Synoptic and Lake-Effect Classification of Snowfall in the Lake Michigan Region: Deriving Clarity Using WRF Simulations, Alex Caruthers and Ryan Connelly

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Service Learning and Its Transformative Effects on the College Experience, Randi Charters, Cassie Hailey, Mary O'Brien, and Dashiauna Washington

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PMMA Mechanical Test for the Medium Scale High Voltage Apparatus (MSHV), Adam Clark

An Ortho/Para Deuterium Converter for Ultra-Cold Neutron Production at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Adam M. Clark

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Mental Health Stigmas and Counseling Center Utilization, Christina Crawley, Johannah Facer, Simone Ingram, Cara Odom, and Sara Watts

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#GunViolence #Chicago, Luetta Curtis

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Synoptic and Lake-Effect Classification of Snowfall in the Lake Michigan Region, Eleanor Delap, Sarah Fingerle, Kaitlyn Heinlein, Allison Young, and Craig Clark

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Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Tropical Cyclone Genesis in the Northwest Australia Basin, Eleanor Delap, Nathan Kelly, Mallory Row, Zachary Sefcovic, and Kevin Goebbert

Characterizing the three GAPDH in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Jackeline Fernandez and Samantha A. Tres

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Comparison of English and Spanish Medical Information Sheets, Jenessa Franco, Jacob Hoffman, Lily Salinas, Theresa Whalen, Jessica Coapstick, Ila A. Jackson, and Graciela Payan

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Preparation of an Epoxide Precursor for Palladium-Catalyzed Trimethylenemethane Cycloaddition, Chase Freeland and William Prusinski

Long-Term Brightness Variation Study in Three Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Stephen Freund and Christopher Morrissey

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The Effects of Guided Reading on Reading Comprehension, Jaqueline Garcia, Jared Joseph, and Alex Carli

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Defining the Genetic Basis for Seed Yield in Arabidopsis thaliana, David Goad, Ann Carlson, Hui Gong, and Robert Swanson

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Applying Memory Science to the Classroom: Effects of Reading Questions and Answer Keys on Test Scores, Holly Griskell, Erin Harrington, Andrea Bretl, Emmanuel Bara-Hart, Nathaniel Terry, Amanda McCullough, and Phuong Quynh Nguyen

Solid State Kinetics for the Reduction of Cobalt Oxide, Ryan L. Hall

Does PKC-beta II Modulate Colon Cell Growth?, Lauren Hargrave and Michelle Sopetti

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Doing Theology Through Discernment: An Analysis of Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle, Lydia Hawkins

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The Comparison between Intensive and Standard Physical Therapy after Reconstructive Knee Surgery, Selina Hodogbey

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The Relationship between Self-Described Spirituality and an External or Internal Locus of Control, Elizabeth Hostetler

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Emotional Responses upon Study Abroad Reentry, Amanda Jonikaitis, Patty Carrillo, Maleni Angon, and Lindsey Dever

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Purifying a Mutated Carbon Monoxide Binding Protein, CooA C75S, Caitlin Keller, William Prusinski, Emily Sallman, Katelyn Stermer, Brittany Thurston, Laura Rowe, and Thomas Goyne

Screening Cellular Machinery for New Unnatural Amino Acids, Brett A. Kelly

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Spectrofluorometric Quantification of Optical Brighteners in Ambient Water, Sean Kennedy

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The Effect of Lightning on Tropospheric Ozone Concentrations over Valparaiso, Indiana in 2006 and 2007, Abby Kenyon, Kevin Wagner, and Molly Becker

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Expressive Writing as a Manipulation to Reduce Test Anxiety, Chelsea Kiehl, Brittney Groulx, and Torrie Decker

Examining the Dampening Effects of Varying Shoe Architecture During Gait, Lauren Knop, David Rutkowski, and Brie Lawson

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Exploring Patterns in November Snowfall Using GIS Mapping and Analysis, Dana Koning, Alex Carne, and Bharath Ganesh Babu

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Estimating Upper Extremity Joint Contributions in Functional Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention Using OpenSim, Alexander Kozlowski, Fernando Aguilar, and Eric Honert

Estimating Upper Extremity Joint Contributions in Functional Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention Using OpenSim, Alex Kozlowski, Eric Honert, Fernando Aguilar, and Craig M. Goehler

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Assessing Addictions in a Spiritual World: Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equations Modeling to Develop the Life Interests Questionnaire, Victoria Labitan, Kelly Perfect, Diana Stribl, Avery Blackburn, Erin Harrington, Lisa Bowman, Linnea Greci, Elizabeth Hostetler, and Heidi Binder

Calibrating the STAR Endcap Calorimiter for 2012 Data and Optimizing the Tower Gains for 2009 Data, Erik Langholz

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A First-Principle Study of Small Neutral and Anionic Silver Halide Clusters, Erik Langholz, Stephen Place, John Eric Tiessen, Haiying He, and Stan Zygmunt

Investigating Sulfur Dioxide Transportation in San Jose Costa Rica, Kelsey Larson

Optimization of Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines for Use in Developing Countries Using an Evolutionary Algorithm, Brian J. Leege

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Compatibility of Photomultiplier Tube Operation with SQUIDs for a Neutron EDM Experiment, Matthew Libersky

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Mapping Tobacco Smoking Hotspots on the Valparaiso University Campus, Domenico Libreri

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Measuring Azimuthal Angular Resolutions in p↑+p → jet + X and p↑+ p → jet + π± + X, Jacob Long

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Measuring Quantum Conductance in Gold Nanowires, Jacob Long

Activating Biological Functions in Proteins using Gas Sensing Molecules, Jessica Lyza and Rachael DeVries

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The Binding Affinity of Gas Molecules to the Heme Protein CooA, Jessica Lyza and Teryn Gerhed

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Guardians or Traitors? A Study of the Jewish Pao Chia in Shanghai, Jonathan Mack

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Developing a Numerical Water Quality Model for Brewster Lake, Kasey Marley, Sarah Brunsvold, and Zuhdi Aljobeh

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Measuring the Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum, Laura Mattson

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The Impact of China’s Investment in Nuclear Energy on the Reputation of Nuclear Power and the World’s Energy Supply, Laura Mattson

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When Literacy Matters: A Study of the Impact of English and Local Language Literacy on Income in Ghana, Amanda McCullough

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Characterizing the Frequency and Seasonal Dependence of the Sea Breeze in Houston, Texas and Its Impact on Surface Ozone, Christopher Miko, Samantha Berkseth, and Nathan Kelly

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An Approximate Method of Images for Finite and Non-Linear Boundaries, Matthew E. Mundt and Zoe Balgeman

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Hydration Patterns in Division I Football Players in Pre-Season Training Camp, Noah Neuenfeldt

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Patterns of the Past: Determining Common Pre-Genocide Characteristic to Predict and Prevent Future Genocides, Kayla Nomina

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Modification and Development of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Experiments, Diandra Obermeyer

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Solar Hydrogen Production by Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Analysis of FE3O4 in Solution, Jordan Otto, Evan Beyers, Carol Larson, Jonathan Schoer, and Robert Palumbo

Optimizing the Cobalt Oxide Electrolysis System Using Minitab Design of Experiments, Jordan Otto, Brittany Robinson, Evan Beyers, Carol Larson, Jonathan Schoer, and Robert Palumbo

Spectroscopic Determination of the Binding Constant and Thermodynamic Values of a Host-Guest System, Erica C. Patton

An Examination of STAR 2012 π0 Data at 0.8 < η < 2.0 with Longitudinally Polarized p + p Collisions at √s = 510 GeV, Stephen Place

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Using π0’s to Understand Proton Spin Structure through Polarized p+p Collisions at 1 < η < 2 and √s = 200 GeV at STAR, Stephen Place

Exploring K-Dense Graphs Within Graph Theoretical Analysis, Samuel P. Prahlow, Ralucca Gera, Henry Escuadro, Linda Eroh, and Steven Winters

Quantification of Magnesium and Differential Thermal Analysis of Electrolysis Materials, William Prusinski and Jason Toberman

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Application of Neurospora crassa in the Treatment of Waste, Matthew Przybyla and John Wunderlich

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Developing a Sensor to Detect Carbon Monoxide in Live Cells, Kedar Puvar, Edward Wetzel, Laura Rowe, and Thomas Gayne

Development of a Robust Organic Chemistry Lab, Nikola Ratic

Spectroscopic Study of Dye Isomerization in a Host-Guest Complex, Miroslava Repak

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Factors Influencing Fatal Car Accidents, Jessica Richardson

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Compactly Arranging Every Way of Filling an L-Shaped Grid into a Non-Repeating Array, Rachel Rockey

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Seed Dispersal of Native and Non-Native Fruiting Plants by Birds in Northwest Indiana Landscape, Kaitlin Rogers, Heather Albertson, and Mary-Ann Craft

Modeling Binary Central Stars in Planetary Nebulae, Hannah Rotter

Ligand Binding Studies of Metalloporphyrins, Emily Sallman

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Godly Brutality: The Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland, 1649-1650, William Scupham

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Heritability of Seed Size in Different Successions of Arabidopsis Thaliana, Emmily Shanks, Gerald Nwanne, Ann L. Carlson, Rob Swanson, and Hui Gong

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Beyond the Volcanoes: A Community Partnership for Health in Rural Nicaragua, Claire Simonpietri, Carly Crave, Christina Lundy, and Jamielynn Tinkey

Endurance of SYBR Safe in Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Michelle B. Sopetti and Lauren J. Hargrave

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The Psychological Parameters and Sports-Related Injuries of Female Collegiate Athletes, Courtenay Stewart

Developing Innovative Lab Curricula for High School and College Chemistry Classrooms, Jazmin N. Taylor

Designing Bifunctional Catalysts Using Density Functional Theory (DFT), John Eric Tiessen

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Strengthening Your Hip Muscles: Some Exercises May Be Better Than Others, Amanda Ulin, Kelsey Draper, and Kaylee Draper

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Exploration of Synoptic-Scale Patterns in Early-Season Snowfall around the Lake Michigan Region, Andrew VanDe Guchte and Zachary Sefcovic

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Forecasting and Intercepting the 28 May 2013 Bennington, KS Tornadic Supercell: A Student Perspective, Kevin Wagner

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The Spread of Country Music to an Urban Setting Seen Through the Spread of Dance Halls, Karl Walsh

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Study of Ligand Binding Reactions of Bis-AmineMetalloporphyrins, Frank Wang

Developing a Selective Sensor to Detect Carbon Monoxide in Live Cells, Edward A. Wetzel

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Analysis of Monthly, Seasonal, and Yearly Wind Flow Over the Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua, Allison Young, Ricky Cody, and Adam Brainard

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Probabilistic Analysis of the Economic Impact of Earthquake Prediction Systems, Ruyue Yuan

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“You Have Been God’s Grace to Me”: The Presence of Agape and Grace Outside Christianity in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, Ruyue Yuan

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Does Watching Sexually-Oriented Reality Television Increase the Frequency of Viewers’ Sexual Activity?, Stephannie Zamboti, Angelina Goheen, Caitlin Fitzpatrick, and Madeline Berger

Submissions from 2013

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The Politics of Film Adaptation in Zola’s La Bête Humaine, Reillie Acks

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Redesigned Storm Water Management System for the Portage Lakefront, Nicholas Adams and Agustin Perez Maldonado

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Cyclization Reactions of Enamines in Aqueous Solution, Jack Albert