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.


Submissions from 2017

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, Jared Matthew Coller


"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

Undergraduate College Students’ Smoking Behaviors within a Smoke-Free Campus, Haley DeYoung and Megan Eggert

Screening Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acids for Incorporation into E. Coli Cellular Machinery, Shilpa Dhar and Claire C. Mammoser

Correlation of Warmth and Loneliness, Despina I. Diveris

Relationship Between Functional Movement Squat and Muscle Activation in D1 Swimmers, Pedram etebari Goharrizi

College-Aged Women: What Influences Eating Disorders?, Maribel Flores, Ashlyn Sorrell, and Sarah Hansen

Light Curve Study of the Eclipsing Contact Binary V2477 Cyg, Stephen Freund

Where are All the Women?: The Gender Bias Against Female Composers in Western Classical Repertoire, Nichol Gabor

Differences in Anaerobic Capacities and Blood Lactate Levels in Elite and Recreational Athletes as Measured by Wingate Testing, Sydney Galvez-Daley


HvZ Website: The Re-Engineering, Grant J. Garr, Justin Wicker, Caleb Sanchez, Rodrigo De Bem, and Jake Smith

The Relationship Between Ankle and Knee Injuries in Division I Collegiate Athletes, Sarah E. Godwin

Robotic Application of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm, Chase M. Greenhagen, Timothy Krentz, and Janelle Wigal

Solar Reduction of Cobalt Oxide Particles: Rotary Kiln Reactor Model and Experimental Results, Jesse R. Greenhagen, Jack D. Hoeniges, Samantha J. Kopping, and Luke J. Venstrom

Engineering Outreach in Elementary School: Is Once Enough?, Theresa Green

3D Printer Filament Recycler, Theresa Green, Louis Christensen, Ty Luebcke, Nicholas Takacs, William Foy, and Samuel Homer


Relationship Quality among Married Couples, Amber R. Haack

Does Being in Proximity Encourage Interactions Between Domestic and International Students?, Stacia Hackmann, Eleni Kaldis, and Danielle McCuan

The Search for Periodicity in Light Variations in a Sample of Proto-planetary Nebulae Candidates, Cole D. Hancock

Associations between Emotional Experience of Music and Expertise, Appreciation, and Absorption, Magen Hauser

Statistics of FA Cup Soccer, Jonathan Heagy

The Relationship between Coping Mechanisms and Life Satisfaction, Ashley Heisey, Meagan McCarver, and Timothy Standiford


An Agent-Based Modeling Approach to Determine Overwintering Habits of American Robins and Eastern Bluebirds, Samuel Iselin and Shannon Segin

Use of Teach-Back to Reinforce Nutrition Knowledge in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Ila A. Jackson, Jessica Coapstick, and Graciela Payan


Computational Study of CO2 Adsorption and Reduction on Doped Graphene Sheets, Yesukhei Jagvaral and Haiying He