Submissions from 2019

Graphene-Supported Ni4 Catalysts for Propane Dehydrogenation, Jacob Allred, Josh Duensing, and Stan Zygmunt Dr.

A Theoretical Investigation into Warp Fields, Warp Drive and Warp Propulsion, William Bakke


Substrate Scope Analysis of Biocatalytic Halogenation on Complex Substrates, Zachary Bennett, Amy Fraley, Sam Kelly, and David H. Sherman


Progress Towards a Library of Potential Fungicides, Anna Bockman, Jeffrey Pruet, and Justin Van Sickle

Development of EDTA Crosslinked Beta-Cyclodextrin for Use in Drug-Eluting Cardiovascular Stents, Grace Burkhart, Kathleen Young, Nathan Mu, and Horst A. von Recum


Comparing Morphological Responses to Stimuli in Candida albicans and Neurospora crassa, Paige Camp, Kirsten Treptow, Megan Kelly, Micheal Keviin Watters, and Patrice Bouyer

Using Carcassonne in Upper-Level Math Courses, Timothy DeRolf

Development of a Membrane-based Thermal Energy Recovery System for Wood Drying Kilns, Darien Dewar, Ling Li, and Nassim Alikhani

Behaviors of Zeolite L and Brooker's Merocyanine, Annamaria Durante, Ethan Ross, Payton Wills, and Jennifer S. Holt

Radio Observation of Ultra-Diffuse galaxies, Carla Espinoza


VLA Imaging of Atomic Hydrogen-Bearing Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies and the HI Size-Mass Relation, Lexi Gault

Church of Change: A History of the Calumet Region’s Oldest Lutheran Church, Journey Holland

Battery Application of Silver Molybdate, Allen Huff, Paul Smith, Julie Pohlman-Zordan, and Brendan Godsel

The Importance of Statistical Design in Spatial Analysis: Indiana Superfund Site Locations and Socioeconomic Variables, Jenna Johnston and Cecilia Hall

Microfiber pollution in a southern Lake Michigan watershed, Edward Kostelnik, Julie Peller, Laurie Eberhardt, Cassandra Nelson, Robert Clark, and Chris Iceman


Determining pi0 A_​LL​ from STAR 2012 Endcap Calorimeter Data, Claire Kovarik

Astrobiological Fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park, Claire Kovarik and Kelly Davidson

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

Synthesis of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Cassandra Niemeyer and Cheyenne Nicole Wray

Using the Green Bank Telescope to Observe and Analyze Low Surface Brightness Galaxies, Kameron Reiter and Lukas Leisman


Multi-material Topology Optimization using a Cellular Potts Model, Thomas Shomer, Aaron Scheiner, Timothy James Sego, and Andres Tovar

STAR Experiment and the Forward Upgrade, Joseph Snaidauf, Andrew Edwards Mr., and Claire Kovarik Ms.

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

Submissions from 2018


Spectroscopic Classification of Post-AGB Candidates: (Searching for Proto-Planetary Nebulae), Michael A. Battipaglia


Data Reduction and Analysis of Photometric Data for 48 Evolved Stars from the All Sky Automated Survey and Valparaiso University Observatory, Matthew T. Bremer

Modification of Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetase in Order to Incorporate An Unnatural Amino Acid, Grace Burkhart, Claire Mammoser, and Laura Rowe Dr.

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

Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Silver-Nickel Clusters as Catalysts, Andrew Edwards


Atomic Hydrogen-Bearing Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies: A Look Into AGC 749290, Lexi Gault

Commensal Bacteria May Promote Survival in Septic Mice, Kassidy Grumbles, James Davison Dr., and Paul Wischmeyer Dr.

Analysis of the Popliteal Lymph Node as a Biomarker to Monitor Arthritic Flare in Male versus Female Tumor Necrosis Factor-Transgenic Mice with Inflammatory Arthritis, Zoe I. Henkes

Quantifying and Analyzing Microfiber Pollution in the Salt Creek Watershed, Allen Huff, Emma Montgomery, Ashley Smith, Julie Peller, Eddie Kostelnik, Maria Kubalewski, Christopher Iceman, Laurie Eberhardt, Robert Clark, and Julie Pohlman-Zordan

Using Citizen Science to Conduct Microfiber Pollution Research Within the Salt Creek Watershed, Allen Huff, Julie Peller, Eddie Kostelnik, Emma Montgomery, Maria Kubalewski, Ashley Smith, Christopher Iceman, Laurie Eberhardt, Julie Pohlman-Zordan, and Robert Clark


Synthesis of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Madeline J. Johnson and Thomas Goyne

To Bind or Not to Bind: Understanding How CooA Activates, Celia McGhiey and Marcus Clark

Antimicrobial Activity and Germination Conditions of the Medicinal Plant Argemone mexicana, Teodora Najdeska, Kelly Davidson, Theodore Lefeber, and Danielle Orozco-Nunnelly

Observing Light Variations and Period Analysis of Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Sammantha K. Nowak-Wolff and Tim Bimler

Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Long-term Behavior of Electrolytic Cell, Marcus A. Ochsendorf, Jon Schoer, Rachel Silcox, Luke Venstrom, Shahin Nudehi, Laura Engerer, and Robert Palumbo

Development of Improved Thiol-Based Fluorescent Probes for the Detection of HNO in Biological Systems, Mara Paterson and Nicholas Pino

Effects of Zeolite Morphology on Adsorption of Brooker’s Merocyanine Dye, Nicholas Robert Robert, Maia Wygle, and Jennifer Holt

Generating Monte Carlo Data to Study π0 Production in p+p Collisions at RHIC, Joseph Snaidauf, Noah Olaf Strand Mr., and Miya Bailey Ms.

Submissions from 2017


Minimizing the Residual Field and Field Gradient in a Magnetically Shielded Room for nEDM at LANL, Chamindu S. Amarasinghe


Identifying Student Discussion in Computer-Mediated Problem Solving Chat, Lindsey K. Arndt, Stamatina E. Kalafatis, and Emily Graham

Using the Kepler Spacecraft to Identify Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae, Michael A. Battipaglia

Addressing Citizen Concerns: Analysis of Heavy Metal Contamination in East Chicago, Indiana, Ashita Bhatnagar and Zoe I. Henkes


Non-decreasing Sequences, Alexander Bruno and Amy Klass

Solar-Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Assessment of MnxOy Systems, Justin Buiter, Jonathan Schoer Dr., Rachel Silcox, Robert Palumbo Dr., Carol Larson, Daniel Kotfer, and Guadalupe Villagran

Bazaar Scheduling: Scheduling Algorithms for Federated Networks of Independent Satellite Ground Stations, Grace Freigang


Finding Variability in Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Avery M. Jackson, Matthew T. Bremer, and David M. Vogl

Developing Clean Methodology for Microfiber Analysis in Freshwater Macroinvertebrates & Total Suspended Solids, Anna M. Kubalewski, Troy Janesheski, and Janelle Bouman

Geospatial Inventory of Vegetation in Taltree Arboretum, Donald Long, Hector Reyes, Rachel Brandenburg, and Sidney Noble

Concentration of Circulating Anodic Antigen for Low-Resource Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis, Claire C. Mammoser, Christine F. Markwalter, and David W. Wright Ph.D.

Computational Study of bimetallic dimers for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction, Christopher C. Morrissey, Haiying He, and Peter Zapol


Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 using Cu-Pd clusters on Graphene, Marcus A. Ochsendorf


Synthesizing New Molecules for an Antifungal Drug, Jeffrey Pruet and Kassidy Grumbles

Institutional Outcomes following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in Children, Stephen Sekoulopoulos and Jaimie Nathan

Submissions from 2016

The Effect of a Choice Mindset on Perceptions of Domestic Violence, Alexis Banks, Alicia Alcaraz, and Jennifer Winquist

Biological Effects of Microaggressions on African Americans, Asia Banks

Decomposition of Antibiotics in Water Systems and the Impact on Microbial Communities, Abby Beavan and Ashita Bhatnagar


How BRCA1 deficiency affects emergency granulopoeisis in cells, Shilpa Dhar

Cumulus Congestus Cloud Growth During the Green Ocean Amazon 2014/5 Campaign, Jordan Eissner

Validating Instructor-Created Multiple-Choice Statics Exams Using the Concept Assessment Tool for Statics, Theresa Green and Ruth E.H. Wertz

Synthesis of an Affinity Ligand for the Separation of Glycosylated and Non-Glycosylated Proteins, Amy J. Gunter and Laura Rowe


Statistics of FA Cup Soccer, Jonathan Heagy

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

Exploring the Presence of Microplastics in Salt Creek, Troy J. Janesheski and Tiffany M. Tyler

A Computational Study of Transition Metal Clusters for Dehydrogenation Catalysis, Nathanael Juliot and Michal Scherer-Berry


Measurement of the Longitudinal Double-spin Asymmetry for Neutral Pion Production in Polarized Proton Collisions at √s = 510GeV, Taegyun Kim


Using E.Coli to Incorporate Fluorescent Unnatural Amino Acids into Proteins, Alyson Kneusel, Laura Rowe, Thomas Goyne, Megan Cullinan, Claire C. Mammoser, Amy Gunter, and Bayland Brown

Synthesis of Low Molecular Weight Anionic Acrylamide-based Polymers for Determination of Structure/Binding Interactions with α-Gliadin, Hannah Kolell, Ashleigh N. Bristol, and Sarah E. Morgan

Establishing the Kinetics for the Electrolytic Oxidation of Manganese (II, III) Oxide, Daniel Kotfer, Louis Christensen, Robert Palumbo, Shahin Nudehi, Jonathan Schoer, and Carol Larson


Covering Arrays and Fault Detection, Brooke LeFevre and Emily Anderson

Analysis of the Stability of Natural and Unnatural Amino Acids Under Extraterrestrial Conditions, Claire C. Mammoser and Bayland Brown


Optimal Portfolio Using a Genetic Algorithm, Hector Reyes

Synthesis and Characterization of a 4-(N,N-dimethylamino) Phthalimide-Substituted Amino Acid, a Polarity-Sensitive Fluorophore, Stephen P. Sekoulopoulos

Elucidating protein kinase C substrates involved in internalization of the Na+-K+-2Cl− cotransporter in the human colonic crypt cells T84, Jesse C. Smallwood, Natasa Petreska, Kelli Cook, Chase Jones, and Allen Bridgmon


Concentration dependent aerosol substrates: UV-vis attenuation measurement, Cynthia Smith, Christian Q. Mundorf, and Christopher Iceman

Computational Study of CO2 Adsorption and Activation on Graphene Supported Metal Clusters, David M. Vogl

Increased Social Functioning in Children with ASD through Video-Modeling, Kassandra Walters, Paige Peterson, and Molly Hallead

Screening for genes important to cold acclimatization in Neurospora crassa., Michael K. Watters, Holly Howell, and Victor Manzanilla

Fungal bioremediation of human solid waste, Michael K. Watters, Alex Mehreteab, Victor Manzanilla, John Stewart, and Mark Johnson


The Influence of pH Variation on CooA Activity, Brian R. Weaver, Rachael DeVries, Amy Gunter, and Robert W. Clark


Spectroscopic Studies of Brooker's Merocyanine in Zeolite L, Kelsey L. Weber, Benjamin Henning, Thomas Dabertin, and Jennifer Holt

Synthesis and characterization of a 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol-4-yl (NBD)-containing amino acid, Dana Ann Winkle

Submissions from 2015

Synthesis and Characterization of an Unnatural Fluorescent Amino Acid, Yeongseo An and Blagojce Trimoski

Water Quality in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed, Brittany M. Barkus, Hannah M. Tomten, Jordan Dilorenzo, and Yugoviandi Mamahit

Transformation of Organic Pollutants using Novel Nanomaterials, Abby Beavan

Team Maggot: Designing a Better Bait Cup, Kristi Bugajski, Jordan Corsolini, Chris Henning, and Tori Tamburrino

Who Done It?: DNA Identification of Species-Specific Samples Using Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction, max p. carpenter and Lauren Hargrave

Acid Induced DNA Binding of CooA, Rachael DeVries and Brian R. Weaver

Bird dispersal of native and non-native plants in a Northwest Indiana nature preserve, Laurie Eberhardt, Sylas Buller, and Kathleen Hebble

Periodic Variability Studies in Proto-Planetary Nebula and Hypergiant Candidates, Stephen Freund

Computational Modeling of Nano Diode-like Heterostructures and Their Catalytic Performance for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Taegyun Kim

Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Developing a Method for Reliably Quantifying Current Efficiency, Daniel Kotfer, William Prusinski, and Joshua Grade

Explorations in Real-Time PCR, Claire C. Mammoser

Fungal Bioremediation of Human Solid Waste, Alexander Mehreteab, John Stewart, Mark Johnson, and Micheal Kevin Watters

A Long-Term Study of 89 Her: a Pulsating Binary Star, Christopher C. Morrissey

Testing the d-band Model for Propane Dehydrogenation on Sub-nanometer Transition Metal Clusters, Stephen Place

Solar Thermal Decoupled Electrolysis: Reaction Mechanism of Cobalt Oxidation, William Prusinski, Daniel Kotfer, and Joshua Grade

Synthesis of Benzoboroxole for the Molecular Recognition of Carbohydrates, Agnel Rahul Rayan