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 2012

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Equitable Labelings of Caterpillar Graphs, Mark Burek, William Olson, and Brock Taulbee

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Group Cognition in Problem Solving Dialogues: Analyzing differences between voice and computer transcripts, Melissa Butts, Daniel Leighty, and Christine Warner

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How Position of Reading Questions Affects the Reading Comprehension of High and Low Ability Readers, Sam Cain, Ben Friedman, Theresa Funderwhite, Taylor Grashel, Debra Harstad, Stephanie Kuipers, Angelique Mercier, Margaret Rufo, Tina Siganporia, and Dustin Tragesser

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The Effect of Different Training Regimens on Improved Sound Frequency Discrimination in Wistar Rats, Sam Cain, Elizabeth Grigoletti, and Erin Walsh

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Improving Assessment Strategies in General Chemistry, Samantha Cassell

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The Reduction and Reporting of Data on Proto-Planetary Nebulae from Two Observatories, Wesley Cheek

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Neutral Pion Background Analysis at STAR, Adam Clark

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Bach and Opera: Is It Possible?, Hilary Clark

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Relationship between Aggressive Driving and Various Types of Music, Karen Davidson and Ora Whitehead

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Effectiveness of a Stretching and Strengthening Program on Improving Forward Shoulder Posture in Elite Competitive Swimmers, Russell Deghi and Tim Skerrett

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Queer Neo-Mexicanism: Negotiating Mexican and Gay Identities in the Art of Nahum B. Zenil and Julio Galán, Nicholas Derda

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The Impact of Foam Rollers as a Form of Active Recovery on Lactate Disappearance, Dannie Dolan

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Religious Individualization, American Catholicism, and Vatican II: Issues of Influence and Interpretation, Laura Ehlen

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Wintertime Climate Variability in the Lake Michigan Region: Sensitivity of Snowfall to Temperature and Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns, Travis Elless, Tony Lyza, Sarah Mustered, and Craig Clark

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Impact of AQUA Satellite Data on Hurricane Forecast: Danielle 2010, Travis Elless, Xuguang Wang, Ting Lei, and Govindan Kutty Mohan Kumar

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Creek and Lake Water Analysis of the Little Calumet East Branch Watershed, Nicholas H. Feller and Melissa Dorton

Cultural Competency of High School Staff, Sidney Findley, Jodie Buchanan, and Rachel Pollock

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Social Consciousness: A Fair Trade Campaign, Calin Florek and Laura Van de Carr

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Designing a Calorimeter to Calibrate an Optical Radiative Flux Measurement System to Find the Power Entering a Solar Reactor, Jesse Fosheim, Melissa Meyer, and Jonathan Ogland-Hand

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Assessing Conceptual Knowledge of Differential Equations, Samantha Frisk and Samantha Schwartz

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The Question of Philanthropy: Social Reform in Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance, Ashley Gilbert

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Sorting Permutations with Finite-Depth Stacks, Timothy Goodrich, Drew Groth, and Lauren Knop

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Varying Curricula to Meet Physics Students’ Learning Styles, Gavin Grillo

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The Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis of Water Process: An Investigation of the Electrochemistry in a Base, Jessica Guertin

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A Simple Understanding of Attention Deficit Disorders and Resources for the Afflicted and Their Support Group, Amber Hauser

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Does Branch Structure of an Invasive Shrub (Elaeagnus umbellata) Alter Bird Perching Behavior?, Heather Herakovich, Marcy De Vries, and Laurie Eberhardt Dr.

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Mary Grace and the Warthog from Hell: Violent Redemption in Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation”, Halina Hopkins

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The Bloody Summer of 1863: How Memory and Commemoration have Shaped the History of the Battle of Gettysburg, Tim Hopps

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How Chilly is Valpo? A Campus Climate Survey, Nicole Hudson and Erica Wickstrom

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Net Neutrality: Fight for the Survival of the Free Internet, Andrew Jarratt

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Prayers from Underground: The Psalmic Voice in Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, Jacob Just

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Idealism Realized: A Closer Examination of Leo Tolstoy’s Influence on Jane Addams’ Theory of Social Reform, Laurie Kenyon

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The Correlation between the Independent Lines in Easter Motets, Shireen Korkzan

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I Want to be a Scientist: Secondary Students’ Perceptions of Science as a Career, Kayla Kutz

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Stability of the Gains of the STAR Endcap Calorimeter from 2006 to 2011, Kayla Kutz

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Don’t Weight!: A Public Relations Campaign to Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity, Ellyn Lange, Murphy Maes, and Molly Heztner

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Effect of Stray Charge on Quantum-dot Cellular Automata: A Full-Basis Calculation, Matthew LaRue

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Finding Variable Stars in Planetary Nebulae Using the ISIS Image Subtraction Software, Jake Long and Kevin Nault

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Spectroscopic Study of Host-Guest Inclusion Complexes, Jenessa Lucas and Jennifer Holt

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A C-Band, Dual-Polarimetric Radar Analysis of a Tornadic Mesoscale Convective System: The 25 May 2011 Northern Illinois and Indiana Tornado Event, Anthony Lyza, Raquel Evaristo, Eric Lenning, Sarah Mustered, Travis Elless, Sarah Al-Momar, Ian Lee, Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Bart Wolf, Kevin Goebbert, Adam Stepanek, and Craig Clark

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Not Afraid of Lacking: Toward an Asexual Theology, Wendy Mallette

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GPU-Based Parallel Computing for Nanotechnology Research, Alex McGuffey

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The Search for an Epoxide Precursor in Trimethylenemethane (TMM) Cycloaddition Reactions, Christopher Miko

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Observational Studies of Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Christopher Miko and Rachael Jensema

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Verification of Monte-Carlo Simulation for STAR EEMC, Kevin Miller

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The Common Call to Care: An Interfaith Analysis on Adoption and the Differing Legal Status of Orphans and Abandoned Children in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, Megan Muta

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Electrical Control and Safety System for Solar Furnace, Parisa Nasserifar and Jason Toberman

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Water Quality in Restored Wetlands and the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed, Diandra Obermeyer and John Stewart

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Living Homeless: The Interactions between Homeless Individuals and the Communities in which They Reside, Rachel Okerstrom and Lena Walsh

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Ambler Flatwoods: Invasive Species Control, Alexandra Olson

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Instilling Normal Saline with Suctioning: Beneficial or Harmful?, Brent Pavell, Charity Letko, Graciela Olivares, Jenny Luedke, and John Gustavson

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An Event by Event Comparison of Clustering Algorithms, Billy Pochran

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The Grace-Filled Form: The Repentant Transformation of Character, Reader, and Text in Dante’s Inferno, Jeremy Reed

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Modeling of Early SIV/HIV Infection, Krista Schaefer, Cecilia Noecker, Kelly Zaccheo, Vitaly Gunasov, Judy Day, and Yiding Yang

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The Effect of Religious Affiliation on Social Preferences, Jeffrey R. Schatz

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Misconceptions in Newtonian Physics: Testing Teaching Techniques, Samantha Schwartz

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Searching for Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae Using the ISIS Image Subtraction Software, Samantha Schwartz

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The Study of Variability in Four Oxygen-Rich Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Kristie Shaw

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Beyond the Volcanoes: A Community Partnership for Health in Rural Nicaragua, Paige Snyder, Cathy Wingstrom, and Chelsea Zeman

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Developing Sonde Instrumentation to Improve the Accuracy of Upper-Atmospheric Data Aggregation, Mark Spychala, Raymond Finzel, Nathaniel Behrens, Samuel Cain, and Nathan Chamot

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Improving the Fun Factor at Valpo: A Student Retention Strategy, Annie Stanchak, Matthew Butcher, and Randez Collett

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The Reaction of Methane with Platinum Oxide Nanoclusters: A Computational Study, Dane Stewart

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Performance Studies of the Forward GEM Tracker, Malorie Stowe

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Evaluating the Role of Cellular Swelling in Glutamine’s Induction of Heat Shock Proteins, Diana Stutzman

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Art Museum Curators and Management, Tiffany Tyler

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Computer-Monitored Problem-Solving Dialogues, Christine Warner, Melissa Butts, and Dan Leighty

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Beating Down the Lowly: The Criminalization of the Homeless and Alternative Solutions, Amber Will

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Complexity Theory: An Approach to Understanding the Weak Relationships between Valparaiso’s International and Non-International Student Populations, Cameron Witt, Kayla Moon, and Michelle Brewer

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The Universal Human Right to Healthcare: Finite Resources and Conflicts of Human Rights Must Limit the Human Right to Healthcare in Order for It to be Sensible in the Real World, Trisha Wladecki

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Evidence for the Impact of Reactive Oxygen Species on Branch Density Homeostasis in Neurospora crassa, Jacob Yablonowski, Taylor Grashel, Alex Zapata, Hamzah Abduljabar, and Michael Watters

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Circadian Rhythm in Yeast, Jake Yablonowski and Michael Borchert

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Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Circadian Rhythms in Continuous Culture, Lauren Zager, Melissa Kohner, and Carlton Lyons

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The Use of Filamentous Fungi to Convert Solid Waste into Consumable Products, Alex Zapata, Elizabeth Phillippi, Blair Mitchell, Jacob Yablonowski, Jonathan Schoer, and Michael Watters

Submissions from 2011

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The Effect of Training on Smile Detection, Christine Albain, Stephanie Kuipers, Charla Trubey, and Shannon Riley

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Impacts of the Species Elaeagnus umbellate on the Soil and Water Quality of the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Ecosystem, Yacoub Aljobeh and Kristin Engerer

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Can You Spot the Fake?, Paul Allison, Alyssa Abbate, Ryan Abraham, and Nate Keiser

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The Social Interpretation of Interpersonal Communication through a Global Perspective: A Valpo Sports Team Case Study, Stefan Antonijevic

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The Use of Independent Reading in the Middle School Classroom, Elise Appold and Del Gillispie

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Baseline Data Analysis of the Throgren Basin Retrofit, Erin Argyilan, Jennifer Birchfield, Tom Goyne, Nicole Grabos, Caitlin Soley, and Jennifer Wunsch

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Lazy Golfing, Didar Ashkerbekov and Max Hougas

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An Improved Method for Quantifying the Stiffness of Running Shoes, Jorie Ballun and Kyle Zobeck

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Circle the Cat: Developing Intelligent Strategies for a Simple Two-Player Game, Kirk Baly, Micheal Lay, and Owen Prough

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Calibrating the STAR Endcap ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter using π-0's, Benjamin Barber

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Measurement of Neutron Reflectivity from a Silicon Crystal: Preparation for an nMDM Measurement, Benjamin Barber

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An Investigation of Concrete Properties in Support of International Testing Standards, Justine Barnes

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Mapping Statewide Flash Flood Potential Index (FFPI) in Indiana, Evan Bentley

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Water Quality Monitoring of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Great Marsh Complex, Evan Beyers, Jacob Yablonowski, and Jonathan Schoer

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Porter County Residents’ Attitudes toward the Regional Development Authority, Kyle Bonick, Rob Johnson, Christine Lucente, and Mike Dobler

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Theological Conviviality in “The Religious Banquet”: The Case for Reconciliation between Erasmus and Luther, Kathleen Borchers

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Homoconjugation in the Synthesis of Bicyclic Enamines, Michael Borchert

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Community Perceptions of Valparaiso University, Marie Branum

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Modern Public Relations Strategies: Revisiting Wheatley & Timmons’ 1994 First Alert Campaign, Victoria Brewton, Ricky Hoffman, Megan Hohenstein, Ryan Myers, and Martha Ramette

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Best Practice for Insomnia Patients at a Sleep Center, Jennifer Bronnenberg, Rachshun Hampton, Kelli Martin, Rachael McKay, and Jessica Sneed

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Choosing Valpo: Study on the Impact of Digital Relationships, Kevin Brown, Marie Branum, Torie Brewton, Amanda Cortese, Alexandria Moulchin, Tyler Poland, Martha Ramette, Rochelle Nicole Reinhart, Peter Volmut, and Natalie Zibolski

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Student Assumptions on Self about Classroom Participation Compared to Actual Participation, Kristin Buch and Del Gillispie

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Highly Functionalized Pd(0)-Catalyzed Trimethylenemethane (TMM) Cycloadditions, Samantha Cassell

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the New Driver for an Ethical Public Relations Function, Lilia Cecconi

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The Reduction and Reporting of Data on Proto-Planetary Nebulae From Two Observatories, Wesley Cheek

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Difference in Muscle Activation between the Flat Barbell Bench and the Smith Machine, Alex Cikanek

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Making Reading Fun: Using Reader’s Theater to Increase Interest, Fluency, and Comprehension in Reluctant Readers, Raimie Conrad, Tiffanie McIver, Ashley Miller, and Gabriella Tino