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 2020

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Sub-Nanometer Catalyst Clusters for Propane Dehydrogenation, Jacob Allred, Josh Duensing, and Stan Zygmunt

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Development of a Computational Model for Cell Activity in a Nano-Scaffold, Ethan Babcock and Bethany Luke

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A Meta-analysis on the Effectiveness of Trauma-informed Practice, Lesley Barajas and Gabriela Martinez

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Synthetic Routes to a Library of Novel Methionine Synthase Inhibitors, Zachary Bennett, Grace Burkhart, Anna Bockman, Noah Moriarty, and Jeff Pruet

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The Gap Between Bullying Education and Student Behavior, Kimberly Betustak, Jessica Luth, and Micah Florey

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Exploring the scope of DBU-promoted amidations of 7-carboxymethyl-pterin, Anna Bockman

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Rediscovering Renaissance Recipes II: From Text to Code, Maddie Bohlin and Annika Brown

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Determining the Accessibility of Zeolite L Channels Using the Color Change of Thionine Dyes, Alyssa Bowker

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Social Media and it's Effects on Mental Health of High School Students, Emma Brandy, Nancy Engel, and Kimberly Mullins

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Pavlov Patient Database, Dylan Brown, Bryce Jones, Abby Palmer, Kenyona Parker, and Deven Harris

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Evaluation of the REACH Program in Juvenile Detention, Samantha Burgett, Eseosasere Okundaye, and Abby Koselke

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The Mathematics of Chinese Checkers, Eric Burkholder, Gabe Fragoso, and Thomas Shomer

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Medieval Women Mystics’ Visionary Answers to the Modern Theodicy Question: Angela of Foligno and Hadewijch of Antwerp On Understanding the Love of God, Noelle Canty

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Sentiment Analysis on New York Times Articles Data, Gabriel Carvajal, Karl Schmitt, and Gregg B. Johnson

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Rediscovering Renaissance Recipes I: Transcribing the Source Text, Anna Corner and Ellie Benz

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The effect of polypropylene on the formation of byssal threads produced by Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussels), Anna-Christina Z. Crisman, Anna-Christina Z. Crisman, Laurie Eberhardt, Eddie Kostelnik, Julie Peller, and Christopher Iceman

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Impact of the Slingshot on Bench Press Performance and Shoulder Girdle Muscle Activation, Cody Dolloway

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Impact of Standing Desk Intervention on Sedentary Behavior of 4th Grade Students, Maddee Duh

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Grounded Theory Investigation into Depression during the Freshman Year of College, Carley Ellenberger, Marlaina Hounshell, Maddie McKibben, Mireya Mota, and Grace Gass

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Computational Simulations of Cell Diffusion in Matrix Environments, Nick Evans and Bethany Luke

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Virtual Laboratory for Flexural Beam Testing, Drew Fleming, Gina Sandmire, Luke Weber, and Emily Stanish

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Dido and Musical Word Painting in Purcell's Opera Dido and Aeneas (1680): A Storm of Emotions, Hannah Forton

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Clearing a Misunderstanding: Rehearing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (1878) with the “Changing Background” Technique, Lamar Grear

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Development of Campus Parking Model, Olivia Grossen and Jay Grossman

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Revisiting an Old Argument: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mendelssohn’s Revival in 1829, Cassandra Haas

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GroundSat, Maggie Hayes and Christopher D. Gutschlag

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Role of RNA-binding proteins Rbfox1l and Rbfox2 in neuronal development and behavior in zebrafish, Duaa S. Hijaz, Romeo Karris, Allison Pariso, Trupti Patel, Margaret Schlicker, Yonahga Stickles, Tim Russell, Drayce Adams, and Michael A. Berberoglu

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A Changing Church: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Journey Holland

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Detection of hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater systems, Christopher Iceman, Olivia Janke, Luke Lavendusky, and Ben Sekuloski

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Crime and the Church: An Analysis of Crime in Chicago Based on the Location of Churches, Adali Johnson

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Effect of TNF-α on C. albicans Morphological Change in Liquid Media, Chase Jones and Alyssa Graziani

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96 POUNDS, Nicole Jones

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Vaping Prevalence on College Campuses, Emma Kamp, Kayleigh Willett, Madison Ling, Keegan Maris, Isabella Portugal, Alaina Meyer, Lexi Przybylski, and Kaylinn Woolever

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Opera Buffa in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Anastasia Maria Karnezis

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Expression of IRBIT Along the Rat Gastrointestinal Tract, Payton Klosa, Marie Dix, Amanda Bazaldua, and Patrice Bouyer

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How Grip Variation Effects Shoulder Complex Muscle Activation During the Pull-Up, J.D. Koehler

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Air Pollution in the Valparaiso Area, Kyle Kohlmeyer, Jayden Tope, Meghanne Burns, Julie Peller, Linh Tran, Seth Junglas, Jack King, and Jessica McIntosh

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Combining Operatic Air Varié with style hongrois in Andante e Rondo Ungarese (1813): A Recipe for Success, Ahnnabella Kolacki

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What is with all the plastic garbage everywhere and where does it go?, Edward Kostelnik, Julie Peller, Steven Kaylor, Katherine Smith, Linh Tran, Brayden Pollvogt, Maggie Heinz, Ben Sekuloski, Maia Wygle, Alex Salto, and Drake Shearer

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Choices! Helping Clients Beat Addiction, Michael Kumicich, Cameron Hoyt, Mirica Yancey, Shreedhar Pandey, and Sanam Maharjan

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Pecking Order, Andrea Kutemeier

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Isolation, Identification, Modification, and Biological Analysis of extracts of A. Mexicana, Theodore Lefeber, Jeffrey Pruet, Jessica Villegas, and Danielle Orozco-Nunnelly

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Significance of Handedness in Baseball, Matthew Loftus

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Child Abuse and Its Long Term Effects, Becky Lohse, Rachel Egan, and Lauren King

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The Vulnerability of Man, Nicole Lubarski

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Americanism in Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Luke McGinnis

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Effects of Representation in Media on Race Perceptions, Madison Morehead and Jessica Andrade

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Characterizing the Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities and Several Associated Bioactive Compounds of Argemone mexicana, Teodora Najdeska, Danielle Orozco-Nunnelly, Estefany Bocangel Gamarra, and Tj Lefeber

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Muscle Fatigue During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Chest Compressions, Katelyn Necco

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A Woman Who Understood the Minds of Men: Another Interpretation of Jezebel’s Final Moments, Emily Neuharth

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Impact of Warrior Poses on Quadricep Muscle Activation, Jennifer Ocampo

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The Perfect Breed, Jordan Pagel

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Bach's Use of Musical Rhetoric in Lenten Music, Jennifer Perkne

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Rediscovering Renaissance Recipes: Digital Presentation for a 16th Century Text, Preston Petrie, Andrew Paxson, and Timothy Henderson

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Impact of Microplastic Fiber Pollution on Ramshorn Snail (Panorbella campanulata) Reproduction and Mortality, Cole J. Philips, Kalleb L. Miller, and Laurie Eberhardt

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ValpoSensorNet: Musical Instrument Microclimates, Daniel Piccoli

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The Impact of Collegiate Soccer Training on Gastrocnemius Activation, Ali Quillen

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Integrating Ayurvedic Concepts with Western Measures for Treating Mental Health in India, Samarth Rao

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Determining Efficacy of a Passive Exoskeleton for Running, Peter Rhodes

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Exploring a New Object: the Taumutation, Jacob Roth, Deven Harris, and Austin Schnoor

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"'The Greatest in Human Memory': Reevaluating the Lydia Earthquake, Max Shiller

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Comparing Profitability for Game Developers: Xbox vs PlayStation vs PC, Thomas Shomer

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Exploring the uncertain relationship between lunar phases and human sleep duration and quality: A narrative literature review​, Nicholas Skrobul

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Impact of Deadlift and Power Clean on Vertical and Broad Jump Performance, Connor Sperling

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Gluteus Maximus Activity during Bilateral Countermovement Jump in D1 Female Athletes, Addison Stoller

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Letters, Anna Styrczula

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Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene oxide Polydopamine Aerogels for Contaminant Removal in Water, Daosavanh Daniella Sysouvanh, Arvid Mohammad Masud, and Nirupam Aich

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Core Fatigue and Low Back Pain, Sydney Thomas

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Debussy's Early Impressionism, Natalia Thompson

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Gluteal muscle activation during deadlift and barbell hip thrust., Makenzy Tibbot and Kelly Helm

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Live Robot Sensor View, Dane Towner, Duy Truong, Johnny Batorek, Paul Oscar Benbow, and Brandon Sheehy

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Please Use Retrospection, Claire Utzinger

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Predicting Voter Turnout, Jake Wislek

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Dwyer Google Migration, Eric Yager, Zack Lee, Billy Skedd, Doug Skedd, and Ray Zimmerman

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Optimizing Recovery Conditions in Collegiate Female Soccer Athletes Using Machine Learning, Mark Young

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Effect of Media and Estrogen on Morphological Change in Candida albicans, Idalia Z. Zachara, Paige M. Camp, Patrice G. Bouyer, and Michael K. Watters

Submissions from 2019

Domestic Violence Among University Women, Michelle Andersen

The Valparaiso University Association of Computing Machinery’s Mobile Application, Juan Arellano

Influence of the Environmental Moisture Field on the 17 November 2013 Outbreak, Kristen Axon, Ellie Venteicher, and Rachel Kennedy

Death Stinks: Characterizing the Volatiles that Attract Blow Flies During Decomposition, Raenah Bailey

Update of the Solar Furnace Hopper and Feeder System, Katherine Bassett

Robotics Swarm Algorithms: Dispersion Using Gradient Descent Algorithm, Jonathan Bayert

Investigating the Viability of a γ-Al2O3 Support on Catalytic Propane Dehydrogenation Using Transition Metal Clusters, Christopher Bean

Student Perceptions of Valpo Basketball Joining the MVC, Alex Becker, Joshua Yonker, and Cameron Behymer

Mobile Application for University Programming Council (UPC) Events, Brady Bell, Carly Armor, Melissa Buss, Ryan Kleszynski, Miguel Valdez, Nicholaus Dettmer, and Daniel Christensen

Streamlining the synthesis of folate mimics as potential antifungal agents, Zachary Bennett, Kassidy Grumbles, Anna Bockman, and Jeff Pruet

Take A Seat, Marc Boas

Our Every Day, Ashley Borg

To Caffeinate a Revolution: The Historical Importance and Necessity of the Parisian Café Before and During the French Revolution, Julia Bowlds

Specific Heat of Gases, Sarah Bradash

Institutional Review Board Management System, Mitchell Burgess, Abdullah Aljobeh, and Jack Worman

Liszt Transcriptions, Moriah G. Carmel

Synthesis of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Moriah G. Carmel and Hannah Laatsch

Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A Policy Analysis at Valparaiso University, Chloe Castelluccio

Analysis of the Motivations and Perceptions of Cheating among High School Students, Emma Chelsvig

Where Does it All Go?: An Analysis on the Communities Surrounding Illinois Landfills, Emma Chelsvig

Knowledge versus Religion: The Tension in Goethe’s Faust, Sarah Crowe

Surface Electromyography Analysis in Division 1 Female Soccer Players During Dynamic Movements, Tyler Curylo

Analyzing Plastic Degradation from Winogradsky Columns of Two Sample Sources, Sarah Dilday and Jhanelle Spence

The Imago Dei and CRISPR cas9: A Christian Case for Genetic Alteration, Joshua Duensing