Formerly the Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, SOURCE is an opportunity for students to share creative and/or scholarly work that they have undertaken during the past year in a poster or oral format.

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Submissions from 2017

The Legitimacy of the Brain Balance Center as Treatment for Developmental Disorders, Jennifer Ahlden

Interpreting Latin American Literature: Obsession until Dissociation, Leena Aljobeh

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Stability of the Tower Gains of the STAR Endcap Calorimeter in 2012 Data, Chamindu S. Amarasinghe

Implementing Machine Learning Techniques in Financial Modeling, William D. Arloff

College Students' Perceptions and Use of Marijuana, Ellie Ashbrook, Bradley Adkins, Andrea Pertl, Jennifer Mitchell, Samantha Salvador, Kelly Wilkins, and Madissen Brookshire-Green

Mathematical Modeling of Vaccine Noncompliance, Jordan A. Bauer

Statistical Consulting for Nursing Implementation Projects, Jordan A. Bauer

Correlation between Health Care Organization Career Ladders and Employee Satisfaction, Natalie Bittles

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Implementation of Compost Trash Cans on Valparaiso University's Campus, Natalie Bittles

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Lean Six Sigma Leadership in Health Care Organizations, Natalie Bittles

Investigating Electrical Breakdown in Liquid Helium for the nEDM Experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nathaniel I. Bouman

Dissecting Weber's Opera to Inform Performance of "Concertino for Clarinet", Victoria D. Bruick

When Fools Push Back: Identifying Subversion in "King Lear" and "Twelfth Night", Victoria D. Bruick

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Coded Language: The History, the Message, and 2016, Adam Bruno

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Diurnal Oviposition of Blow Flies, Moriah Carmel, Kelly Braun, Janelle Bouman, Raenah Bailey, and Kristi Bugajski

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Ebola the Enemy: How the U.S. Media Militarized the 2014 Ebola Epidemic, Sarah Chamness

Censorship on College Campuses and the Forces behind Campus Speaker Disinvitations, Jonathan Cisneros

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Effect of inflammatory cytokines and high fat diet on inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors binding protein released with IP3 (IRBIT) expression in intestinal cells, Kelli Cook, Natasha Petreska, Jesse Smallwood, Kenneth Bridgmon, and Chase Jones

COMPS Collaborative Chat, Chinedu Emeka, Yesukhei Jagvaral, and Brian Sukowicz

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Violence Against Women and its Impacts Across Cultures, Bayan Fares, Dejah Johnson, and Alejandra Alejos

Frenemies: Disunity of Women in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale", Abigail Fate

Orange is the New Black and its Representation of Women's Prisons, Alexandra N. Garcia

Looking Through the Glass Ceiling: Social and Individual Influences on Women’s Career Decisions, Megan Gilliam, Jessica Luth, and Lauren Patzer

Virtual Laboratory for Flexural Beam Testing, Chase M. Greenhagen, Benjamin Dillon, Leighton Fritze, Clarence Wallace, and Henry Uchekwe

USGS Indiana Dunes Microclimate Existence Exploration, Maxwell A. Grover, Cullan D. Jewell, and Benjamin A. Levandowski

Analyzing Water Quality and Identifying Microfibers in the Lake Michigan Watershed, Jessica L. Hanson and Troy J. Janesheski

Spectroscopic Studies of Brooker’s Merocyanine in Zeolite L, Benjamin Henning, Kelsey L. Weber, and Thomas Dabertin Jr

I Ain't Afraid of No God: Atheism in Hindu Traditions, Kayla A. Houp

Effects of Social Stigma on Breastfeeding, Felicia K. Hunter and Alice Baker

Computational Study of Amino Acid Analogues on Silicene, Yesukhei Jagvaral and Haiying He Ph.D

Alcohol Consumption- Comparing Dry vs. Wet Campuses, Kaycie M. Jones, Maria Bahena, and Megan Leinard

The Effects of Dynamic Warm-up on Functional Movement Screening Scores, Kyle R. Jones

Impact of Distracted Driving PSA on College Students, Isabella N. Kalwasinski, Kayla Caves, and Luke Bandyk

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Neutral Pion Analysis in Longitudinally Polarized proton+proton Collisions, Taegyun Kim

A Simulation of Anthropogenic Columbian Mammoth Extinction, Matthew Klapman

Statistical Consulting for Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects, Matthew Klapman

Christ lag in Todesbanden: Tracing Early Lutheran Congregational Song, Hannah S. Koby

Model of a Rotary Kiln Solar Reactor for the Reduction of Cobalt Oxide Particles in a Two-step, Hybrid Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle, Samantha J. Kopping, Jack D. Hoeniges, Jesse R. Greenhagen, Robert Palumbo, and Luke J. Venstrom

Establishing the Kinetics for the Electrolytic Oxidation of Cobalt Hydroxide, Daniel Kotfer, Robert Palumbo, Jonathan Schoer, Carol Larson, and Shahin S. Nudehi

Sororities and Self Image, Emily Kunkle, Kelsey Stallter, and Kylie Foster

Stress among Valparaiso University students: "Stressors and Coping Mechanisms", Cody J. Labanowitz

The Opening Night of the Barber of Seville, Meghan LaCroix

Human Nature, Blake EF Larson

Comparing Average Salaries of Teachers in Indiana and Ohio, Nicholas Lewandowski, Ashley Hire, Teresa Wheeland, and Vincent Russ

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The White Rose Resistance Movement and the Analysis of Their Leaflets, Jessica M. Lewis

Geospatial Inventory of Vegetation in Taltree Arboretum, Donald Long Jr., Hector Reyes Figueroa, Rachel Brandenburg, and Sidney Noble

A Better-sounding Classroom, John A. MacNeil

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Employing Visual Analytics to Understand Worldwide Prevalence and Impact of Diabetes Epidemic, Nathan Mahan, Sanjeev Jha, and Randall Swanson

A Relationship Between Mood and Memory, Inga Majewska

Beyond the Volcanoes, Erica J. Marske and Katie M. Bahn

Safe Sexual Behavior on Private and Public College Campuses, James R. Meyer, Autumn McCormick, and Marcy Kiger

Choices! App Development, Charles L. Morris Jr, Nicholas Kwiecinski, Nathaniel Bouman, Andrew Mueller, and Savannah Smith

Silicene Catalyzed Reduction of Nitrobenzene to Aniline: a Computational Study, Christopher C. Morrissey

Measurement of the Temperature Dependence of the Dielectric Constant of PMMA for the nEDM Experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Marcus A. Ochsendorf

Desmond Tutu’s Influence in Apartheid South Africa: The Reconciliation of a Broken Gospel in the Restoration of a Divided Nation, Emily Owens

Research in Forensic Chemistry, Paige N. Pressler and Samantha Prentice

The Examination of Fitness Patterns in College Students, Anna Rafanelli, Sarah West, and Kelly Rayner

L(4,3,2,1) labeling, Hector G. Reyes and Samuel Iselin

Improve Scholarly Efforts in Understanding Ancient Texts using a Web Interface, Shea Ridgeway, Isaiah Sorvaag, and Christopher Evans

Key Factors in Choosing to Attend Valparaiso University, Bethany Riethmeier, Brian Almanza, and Hannah Vandermolen

The Effect of Undergraduate GPA on Future Success, Noah Roderick, Nicholas Isajczuk, and Takia Peebles

Relationship between canopy gaps and understory vegetation in Northwest Indiana, Grace Roman and Beata Ramza

Transcribing, Coding and Eating Our Way Through a Renaissance French Cookbook, Andrea Sanchez and Jennifer LeCaptain

Analysis Between Functional Movement Forward Lunge and Muscle Activation in Division One Swimmers, Annaliese A. Schalk

Substance Abuse and Correlating Causes, Ashley Simpson and Jessica Edmonds

Desistance in College Students, Alonzo C. Skinner

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Elucidating internalization mechanism of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter 1 and its fate in the endocytotic pathway during protein kinase C activation in epithelial cells, Jesse Smallwood, Kenneth Bridgmon, Kelli Cook, and Natasha Petreska

Attitudes of Neighborliness at Valparaiso University, Eric D. Smith

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Using Predictive Analysis for Meals on Wheels, Dylan Snyder, Adali Johnson, Omar Wasim, and Jason Henry

The Impact of Energy Drinks on Anaerobic Performance, Ella R. Soltis

Synthesis of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Cody Steel, Thomas Goyne, Leena Aljobeh, Yeongseo An, and Bill Trimoski

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Sloppy Seconds: A Play and How it Came to Be, Michelé N. Strachota

Analysis of Functional Movement Screen Forward Lunge and Electromyography of Division 1 Tennis Players, Joshua Topp and Kelly Helm

The Impact of Surgically Induced Weight Loss on an Individual's Psychological Health, Angelica M. Torres

A Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedures: A Survey of Physicians, Alessandro J. Vasile

Process & Creative Practice: Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Regan Weber, Candace Watters, and Ashley Montelongo

Sorority Life and Campus Social Integration, Abigail R. Wichlinski and Elisha Matthews

Searching for Periodic Light Variability in Proto-Planetary Nebulae Candidates, Kathryn Willenbrink

Submissions from 2016

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

Descent Statistics on Shuffles, Felipe Alzate, William C. Mackelfresh, and Lily Wisniewski

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Stability of the Gains of the STAR Endcap Calorimeter from 2009 to 2012, Chamindu S. Amarasinghe

Stability of the Tower Gains of the STAR Endcap Calorimeter in 2012 Data, Chamindu S. Amarasinghe

A Classical Cure: Classical music as an antidote to the modern malaise of speed, Evan Arceneaux

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Developing A Model Approximation Method and Parameter Estimates for Solid State Reaction Kinetics, William D. Arloff, Karl Schmitt, and Luke J. Venstrom

The Biological Effects of Microaggressions on African Americans, Asia Banks

Mathematical Modeling of Vaccine Noncompliance, Jordan A. Bauer

Electronic Fish Barrier System: Electrode Configuration Testing, Brandon Benninger

Expression Theories and Three Case Studies on Chopin's Mazurka No. 17 Op. 4 in A Minor, Anthony Berkseth

Decomposition of Antibiotics in Water Systems and the Impact on Microbial Communities, Ashita Bhatnagar

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A Voltage Multiplier for the nEDM Experiment, Nathaniel I. Bouman

A Climatology of the Interaction between Short-Wave Troughs and Shore-Parallel Lake-Effect Snowstorms off of Lake Ontario, Zachary S. Bruick, Emily W. Ott, and Nicholas D. Metz

Diurnal Oviposition Timing of Blow Flies and DNA Identification of Early Arrivers, Kristi Bugajski, Jordan Corsolini, Christopher Henning, Jonathan Teresczenko, and Beth Scaglione Sewell

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Who Done It?: DNA Identification of Species-Specific Samples Using Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Max P. Carpenter, Ryan Banashak, and Agnel Rahul Rayan

“The Folly… of Silly Women”: Women and the Development of Modern Medicine in America During the Civil War, Sarah Chamness

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Framing the Islamic State: A Comparison of Al Jazeera English and USA Today, Marie Chetcuti

Cross Talk, Visualizing the Dynamics of Students Interrupting Each Other in Typed Chat, Austin Coleman, Nasser Almawash, Chinedu Emeka, and Piyush Chowdri

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Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, Jared Matthew Coller

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"You Say You Want a Revolution": Rock & Roll's Voice in Society, Elena Cruz-Lopez

Ritual Music in China, Avery M.D. Davis

Swarm Robotic Cheer Team for Robotic Football, Danielle Desmond, Maddie Horton, and Adam Morrison