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 2014

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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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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 Dibley, 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

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How Students Learn Best: An Analysis of Demonstrations, Labs, and Scenario-Based Teaching, Heather Albertson

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Circadian Rhythms in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Khyla Rose Alorro and Sean McNabney

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How Increased Motivation Levels Can Lead to Increased Cardiovascular Endurance and Muscular Strength, Derrick Alvarez

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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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Molecular Hospitality: An Examination of the Interactions between Brooker’s Merocyanine and Modified Cyclodextrins, Benjamin Averill

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A Study of Two Newly-Discovered Eclipsing Binary Systems, Austin Bain

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Optimization of Eigenvalue Calculations within Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Stray Charge Simulations, Taylor Baldwin

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Spacial Optimization: A Study in Theme Park Design, Zachary Balgeman

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Dispersion of Radon-222 Gas in Air, Erin Beckmeyer

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The Effects of Question Placement on Reading Comprehension Scores of High Comprehenders, Katharine Beideck, Kristen Bartlett, Jessica Kuiphoff, Jane Biedron, Shemika Cookbey, Thomas Sutherlin, and Katelyn Staples

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Investigations of the Application of Black Carbon for the Retention and Stabilization of Nonylphenol in Soil, Kelly Belisle, Laura Mattson, and Caitlin Soley

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Untitled, Evan Beyers and Jonathan Ogland-Hand

Electrochemical Studies of Solar Thermal, Decoupled, Electrolysis Processes for Hydrogen Production, Evan Beyers, Jordan Otto, Robert Palumbo, and Jon Schoer

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Strategies to Alleviate Test and Mathematics Anxiety, Clara Brandt

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The Ninhursag Lament, a Literary Precedent for the Stabat Mater, Clara Brandt

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Design and Fabrication of an Ultra-Low Capacitive Pressure Transducer, Justin Brown, Armand Gagne, Stephen Charnley, Kyle Devlin, Ryan Finley, Jenan Almishari, Anna Wint, and Dr. Shahin Nudehi

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An Analysis of Sulfur Trioxide in Aggregates for Concrete Using an ASTM Standard for Portland Cement, Sarah Brunsvold

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Keep Calm and Carry On: An International Comparison of Stress in Law Enforcement, Holly Buckman and Amanda Zelechoski

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A Measurement of the Hyperpolarizability of Carbon Tetrachloride by ESHG at 514.5 nm, Wesley Cheek

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Neutral Pion Background Analysis at STAR, Adam Clark

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Awareness of Contraceptive Availability at Valparaiso University, Katherine Cole, Charlotte Johnson, and Megan Marimen

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Portraits on the Wall, Ellen Croll

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Release of Phosphorus from Sediment into Pore Water, Adam Dickey, Wang Hang, and Dr. Zhang ZhiJian