Submissions from 2015

Comparison of Electromyography and Functional Movement Screening as Indicators of Return to Full Activity: A Case Study, James A. Alessio and Kelly Helm

From Epistolary to Narrative Novels: Truth and Self-Perception in Victorian Literature, Nadia Atassi

Probabilistic Analysis of Polyovulation, Kaylyn Banaszak

Water Quality in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed, Brittany M. Barkus, Hannah M. Tomten, Jordan P. Delorenzo, and Yugoviandi P. Mamahit

Psychological Impact of Football Related Concussions, Krista Besser

Impact of Pratt Industries on Water Quality of Salt Creek, Jon M. Bicanic


Valparaiso University College of Engineering SatNOGS Open-Sourced Satellite Ground Station: UHF and VHF Antenna Theory and Construction, Thomas M. Biedron and Jonathon Clabuesch

Catholic Youth Organizations Resistance and Collapse During the Nazi Regime, Sarah Black

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

Team Maggot: Designing a Better Bait Cup, Kristi Bugajski, Victoria Tamburrino, Christopher Henning, and Jordan Corsolini

Washington Windstorms: Seasonality and Relationship to ENSO, Alex Caruthers

Still Seeing Color: Post-Racial Sentiment and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom within the African American Community, Kelli Chavez

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

Electrostatic Calculations for a nEDM Experiment, Adam M. Clark

Beauty and the Beast in Cinema: A Challenge to Gender Roles, McKenzie Cobban

Determinants of Family Size, Hannah L. Dorman

Opinions about Smoking Policies, Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, and Smoking Behaviors of Freshman College Students, Megan M. Eggert, Mana Alahmari, Kaitlyn Betz, Emily Steinbacher, and Haley DeYoung

Modeling the Binary Central Star of the Planetary Nebula Lo 16, Brendan Ferris


"DO NOT HIDE" Campaign Against Sexual Harassment, Julian Fischer

Behind the Bars: Prison Narratives as Basis for Reform, Michele Fredlake

Variability Studies in Proto-Planetary Nebula and Hypergiant Candidates, Stephen Freund

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

Valpo-Sat: The Software and 3D Models for the SatNOGS Open-Sourced Satellite Ground Station, Michael Good and Joshua Wawak

The Late Van’s Voyage: An In-Depth Analysis of the Usage of Valparaiso University Auxiliary Transportation Services over the 2014-2015 Academic Year, Rudolph Grasha and Kedar Puvar

Spectroscopic Determination of Binding Constants and Isomerization Behavior of Brooker’s Merocyanine Within Modified β-Cyclodextrins, Carly S. Hanson

Does PKC-beta II Modulate Colon Cell Growth?, Lauren Hargrave and Max Carpenter

Sexual Harassment on Campus, Madeline Harty


A Signal Distribution Network for Sequential Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Systems, Hayden M. Hast, Douglas Tougaw, and Sami Khorbotly

Removing the Stains of Dictatorship: Memory and Progress in Modern Chilean Cinema, Hannah G. Heagy

Neuroimaging: An Ethical Approach, Benjamin L. Hoemann

Synthesis and Characterization of Non-Natural Fluorescent Amino Acids, Benjamin L. Hoemann

Gertrude and Cultural Portrayals of the Female Quest for Power, Ashley E. Hornung


Sales in India: An Econometric Regression Analysis, Zachariah Hughes

Quantifying Nitrate Leaching from Autumn Olive into Groundwater, Kathryn Rose Jackson, Steven Edward Warner, Dana Leslie Hinaman, and Zuhdi Aljobeh

Computational Modeling of Nano Diode-like Heterostructures and Their Catalytic Performance for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Taegyun Kim

Beyond the Volcanoes: A Community Partnership for Health in Rural Nicaragua, Emily Knippenberg, Jamielynn Tinkey, Vanesa Abad, Megan Heinz, and Katelyn Mesalam

Activation of the Rectus Femoris Muscle in Male Collegiate Tennis Players and Male Swimmers, Gabrielle Kosloske I. Kosloske and Kelsey Fitzpatrick

Estimating Joint Contributions in Function Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention using Motion Capture and OpenSim: A Preliminary Study, Alexander Kozlowski, Rebekah Koehn, Lauren Knop, Kelly Helm PhD, Luis Prato PT, Anthony Levenda MD, and Craig M. Goehler PhD

The Dependence of Radon Concentration on Meteorological Phenomena, Kelsey Larson

Bird Dispersal of Native and Non-Native Fruiting Plants in a Northwest Indiana Nature Preserve, Chloe L. Lash, Laura Polakowski, and Laurie Eberhardt Dr.


Design of a Magnetic Field Mapping Rover System for a Neutron Lifetime Experiment, Matthew Libersky

Perceval for All Time: Searching for the Holy Grail in Literature and Film, Charlotte J. Lindstrom

Power, Collectivism, and the Failure of the 1911 Revolution: A Cultural Analysis, Jonathan W. Mack

Explorations in Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reactions, Claire C. Mammoser

The Impact of a 5-Week Shoulder Strengthening Program on Division I Swimmers, Megan L. Mariani

Solar Thermal Reduction of Cobalt Oxide: Reactor Model, Zachary J. Matejczyk

A Case Study of the VU Social Work Department Advising Transition, Rebekah Miller, Madalyn Harvey, Dejana Nonkovic, Sara Von Borstel, and Nicole Maenza

The Determinants of the Household Savings Rate in Ghana, Nandin-Erdene Munkhbat

An Examination of STAR 2012 pi0 Data with Longitudinally Polarized Proton Collisions at 500 GeV, Stephen Place

Non-Crossing Matchings in the Annulus, Puttipong Pongtanapaisan

Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Reaction Mechanism of Cobalt Oxidation, William Prusinski, Joshua Grade, and Daniel Kotfer

Professional Development Experienced Through an Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum, Jennifer Reed and Sara Lukach

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

Network Visualization Project, Brittany Reynolds, Karl Schmitt, Erin Moore, and Ralucca Gera

Male Rape Victims, Timothy J. Richmond Walter

Robotic Application of the Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm, Aaron W. Roggow, Danielle E. Desmond, Chase M. Greenhagen, and Timothy S. Krentz


Mount Rushmore: A Tomb for Dead Ideas of American Greatness, Caleb Rollins


A Biogeographic History of the Plains Bison Focusing on Population and Range Dynamics, Grace Roman

Searching for Companion Stars to Planetary Nebula Central Stars Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Hannah Rotter

Experience of Diversity Within the Social Work Department, Melanie Schmidt, Lindsay Roettger, Brendan Flaherty, and Arianna Cussick

First Principles Study of Photocatalytic Activity of Graphene-ZnO Nanocomposites, Stephen P. Sekoulopoulos

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

Substance Use Behaviors Among College Students, Taylor J. Thompson and Jessica Mueller

Synthesis and Characterization of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Blagojce Trimoski and Yeongseo An

Accomplished and Noxious: The Legacy and Image of President Richard M. Nixon from 1974 to 2014, Alexander K. Uryga

Acts of Defiance: Symbols of Liberty, Alexander K. Uryga

Rhetoric of Restoration and Reform: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1932 Campaign for the Presidency, Alexander K. Uryga

The Study of Light Variability in a Sample of Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Abigail Vance

Analyzing the Variability of Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae, Andrew C. Webb

Valpo-Sat: The Rotator Software and Hardware for the SatNOGS Open-Sourced Satellite Ground Station, Kaitlin M. Werth, Elise R. DeVol, and Zach D. Scheve

107 Seconds, Haylee Westendorf

Microscopic Simulation and Safety Analysis of Roundabouts, Joshua Wolfgram, Ryan Saline, Jesus Osorio, and Nezamuddin

Producing Magnesium Using Solar Thermal Energy, Jacob Yager and Todd Vervynckt

The Influence of Climate Patterns on the Wintertime Weather of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, Allison Young, Russell G. Danielson, and Katelyn Zigner

An Analysis of Tornado Climatology in the United States with Special Reference to the 2013 Event in Moore, OK, Katelyn Zigner


Product Yield Determination via an Integrated 13C Spectra, Riley N. Zimmer

Submissions from 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


#GunViolence #Chicago, Luetta Curtis


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


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


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


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