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 2013

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Effect of Emotional Cues on Memory Recall and Response Time, Rachel Rahn

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Testing the Klein-Nishina Model for Compton Scattering of 0.662 MeV Photons with a Focus on Lower Scattering Angles, Joel Rogers

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Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae, Hannah Rotter

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A Study of Light Variability in Dying Stars, Hannah Rotter, Aaron Seider, and Austin Bain

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Oak Woods Cemetery Confederate Monument: The Revelations about Pro-Confederate Commemoration of the American Civil War, Paul Rubio

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Climate Change and Politics: A Connection between Congressional Voting and Our Warming Planet Using GIS, Kelsie Rudolph

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In the Land of Beer, Brats, and Bootlegging: A Personal Account of Milwaukee History, Marissa Schmidt

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Water Music: Metaphor and Marriage in George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Hannah Scupham

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An Army for the Revolution, a Revolution for the Army: The French Revolutionary Army, 1792-1797, William Scupham

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War, Railroads, and the West: The Lost Story of J.R. Scupham, William Scupham

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Morality and the Mind: A Discussion on Christian and Scientific Views Related to the Human Propensity to Sin, Jennifer Sechrist

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Health Literacy: Understanding Medication Labels, Jennifer Sechrist, Brittany O’Reilly, Katherine Jankauski, Emily Czekala, and Lily Salinas

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The Use of Intercultural Competency and Culture-Bound Syndromes in Mental Health Services for Latino Americans, Tina Siganporia

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Scandal in Scotland, Abigail Smith

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Beyond the Volcanoes: A Community Partnership for Health in Rural Nicaragua, Paige Snyder, Catherine Wingstrom, Carly Crave, Claire Simonpietri, Christina Lundy, and Amy Cory

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Enhancing Interest in STEM at NW Indiana Middle and High Schools through Balloon Launches and Tracking, Mark Spychala and Raymond Finzel

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Using Public Relations Analysis to Study the Role of Perception of a Student Organization (OPR), Shiho Suzuki, Nour Ulayyet, and Lisa Borosh

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A PR Case: Understanding Public Perception from a Perspective of Lakeshore Public Media through Research, Johnathon Taylor, Lauren Robinson, and Sarah Dooms

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Watts Up with That: Comparing Wind Farms in Texas and California while Explaining Why Farm Quantity Does Not Overcome Wind Quality, Alexandra Thompson

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Why So Special? The Israel Lobby, Human Rights, and United States Foreign Aid, Stephanie Volz

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Cultural Profits: How Museums Communicate through Nonprofit Public Relations, Erika Wagner

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Study of Ligand Binding Reactions of Bis-AmineMetalloporphyrins, Frank Wang

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A Linear Regression Analysis for Understanding High School Grade Point Average (GPA), Christine Warner

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The Language of Human Rights: Applying the Communitarian Critique to Global Human Rights Language, Anna Wiersma

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The Usefulness of Scientific Field Trips: What are High School Students’ Attitudes towards Them?, Aaron Wayne Willis

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Measuring Determinants of Investor Confidence through Time: A Regression Analysis, Paul Yox

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Do Classroom Teaching Methods Incorporate All Types of Learning Styles?, Samuel Zucker

Submissions from 2012

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The Spirituality of Addictions: A Christian Patristic Model and Procedure for Assessment, Alyssa Abbate, Ryan Abraham, Kelly Perfect, and Diana Stribl

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Beauvoir for the Masses: Exploring Applications of Her Philosophy in French Social Revolutions of the 1960’s, Reille Acks

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PTSD in Military Veterans: History, Evolution, and Policy Implications, Christine Albain

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Examination of Social Responding in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Paul Allison, Carlton Lyons, and Charla Trubey

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Studying the Variability of Dying Stars, Austin Bain, Hannah Rotter, and Aaron Seider

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Teaching Computers to Think: Analysis of Artificial Intelligence and Connect Four, Kirk Baly, Andrew Freeman, Andrew Jarratt, Kyle Kling, and Owen Prough

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November Snowfall Variability and Trends Around Lake Michigan: Sensitivity to Temperature and Teleconnection Patterns, Amanda Bandurski, Justin Barrick, and Kristin Smedley

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Calibrating the STAR Endcap ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter Using Pi-O’s, Benjamin Barber

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Measurements of the Angular Cross-Sections of the Decay Products of Proton Capture by Lithium-6, Benjamin Barber

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Neutron Electric Dipole Moment: Research and Development, Benjamin Barber

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The Design and Manufacturing of the Solar Furnace Reactor Table, Chris Baum, Zach Saylor, and Andrew Schiller

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VU Solar Furnace: Final Design and Construction of Louver System, Chris Baum, Zach Saylor, Andrew Schiller, and Gretchen VanHeeren

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Women’s Rights in the Sex Industry, Emily Beatty, Amanda Rychtanek, and Madeline Schuttey

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Supporting Underserved Pregnant Women through Smoking Cessation, Emily Bernhard, Lauren Paczkowski, Nathan Matejczyk, Nina Tu, and Michelle De Young

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Determination of Flow Rate Using Ultrasonic Sensing for Water Quality Monitoring, Peter Bocek

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GIS Mapping and Analysis of Lake-Effect Snowfall Patterns in Indiana and SW Michigan, Holly Boney and Matthew Christy

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Transformation of Public Relations Agencies Through Evaluation of Golin Harris’ Evolution to the G4 Model Using Public Relations Theories, Samuel Borden, Elizabeth Freeman, Nathalie Martinez, Lauren Rubio, Ryan Brule, Demetrius Amparan, Kimberly Coticchia, and Liz Powers

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Fit Kids Rock: The Campaign against Childhood Obesity in a Valparaiso Elementary School, Samuel Borden, Nathalie Martinez, Lauren Rubio, and Ryan Brule

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PR Social and Digital Professional Challenges: A Relationship between Organizations and Their Publics, Samuel Borden, Erika Wagner, Lauren Rubio, Elizabeth Freeman, Matt Butcher, and Tom Haeussler

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Does Motivation Affect Exercise?, Angelica Brown

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Secondary Student Metacognition Compared to Actual Participation in the Classroom, Kristin Buch

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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