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2015 MindExpo Program of Events

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ORAL PRESENTATIONS  1:00 – 4:00 p.m

1:00 p.m.  Nyrop Hall

  • WELCOME - Dr. Ramesh Laungani, Undergraduate Research Committee Chair

(Oral Presentation times are approximate, please ensure that you are a few minutes early in case the program is running ahead of schedule.)

Session I: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Kleinkauf West Dining Room

  • 1:15 PRISONER'S DILEMMA WITH THE DOANE STUDENT POPULATION; Author:  Brandy Singleton
  • 1:30 LINGO; Author:  Lauren Taylor
  • 1:45 INVESTIGATING STRUCTURE CHANGE OF OSTEOCALCIN IN CROWDED ENVIRONMENTS USING UV/VIS SPECTROSCOPY AND INTRINSIC FLUORESCENCE; Author:  Krystal Lozier
  • 2:00 DANIELLE WEISBERG & CARLY ZAKIN; THE SKIMM. LADIES LEADING A NEW APPROACH TO DAILY NEWS; Author:  Taylor Ruzicka

Kleinkauf East Dining Room

  • 1:15 MEASURING AMOUNTS OF P. AERUGINOSA BIOFILM ON SHORT-WEAR AND EXTENDED-WEAR CONTACT LENSES AFTER NORMAL PERIODS OF WEAR; Author:  Logan Berggren
  • 1:30 AQUATIC PLANTS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ACIDIFIED ENVIRONMENTS; Author:  Riley Miller, Additional Author:  Ramesh Laungani
  • 1:45 WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS HESITANCY TO CHANGE BOOTS; Author:  Riley Johnson
  • 2:00 THE EFFECTS OF NITROGEN RUNOFF ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION; Author:  Corinne Fuoco, Additional Author:  Ramesh Laungani
  • 2:15 GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN BIOFILM DEVELOPMENT AND QUORUM SENSING INHIBITION; Author:  Cole Morgan, Additional Author:  Tanner Clark

Trobough Dining Room

  • 1:15 AN OBSERVATION ON THE CROSS-OVER OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE; Author:  Mitch Chohon
  • 1:30 USING WEBRTC FOR APPLICATIONS IN BROADCASTING; Author:  Jay Grote
  • 1:45 ITIL AND PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESSES; Author:  Matt Koranda
  • 2:00 LETS BUILD A QUADCOPTER; Author:  Jake Krueger
  • 2:15 HERD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; Author:  Bret Pospisil

 

2:30 p.m.  Break

Session II: 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Kleinkauf West Dining Room

  • 2:45 OBSERVING A CORRUPT SOCIETY: FOUCAULDIAN SURVEILLANCE IN MELVILLE'S WHITE-JACKET; Author:  Alex Dawson
  • 3:00 TOP PARENTING WEBSITES: A MIXED-METHOD ANALYSIS; Author:  Gabe Garbin, Additional Author:  Karena Nyberg
  • 3:15 A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE GREEK FINANCIAL CRISIS;  Author:  Conor McCann
  • 3:30 THE HIT SCALE: A NEW LOOK AT HOW COUNTRIES WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARE SCALED; Author:  Kevin Gunter

Kleinkauf East Dining Room

  • 2:45 EFFECTS OF (-)-EPICATECHIN ON Hs578t BREAST CANCER TUMORSPHERE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ; Author:  Lisa Poppe, Additional Author:  Kate Marley
  • 3:00 IPHONE APPLICATION; Author:  Landon Young
  • 3:30 WEIGHT, BODY IMAGE, AND POLICY; Authors:  Senior Honor Students, Taylor Anderson, Dan Corrigan, Alex Dawson, Aileen Gelb, Benjamin Lawrence, Brandon Rossell, Courtney Schnabel, Ramsay Shuck, Laura Stringfellow, Lindsay Wilson, Jenna Woitaszewski, and Jacob Wollam

Trobough Dining Room – Smith Award Nominees

  • 2:45 A FIRST LOOK INTO NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF FISHING SPIDER, DOLOMEDES TENEBROSUS USING 1-H NMR SPECTROSCOPY; Author:  Lindsay Wilson
  • 3:05 AN ANALYSIS OF THE CARD GAME 31-DERFUL; Author:  Emily Alfs
  • 3:30 CONSTRUCTING COLORIMETRIC ASSAYS FOR DETECHIP USING INKJET PRINTING; Author:  Jordyn Atwater, Additional Author:  Raychelle Burks

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (presentations will be between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m)

Nyrop Hall

  • THE EFFECT OF GENDER ON HOMOSEXUAL PREJUDICE; Author:  Grace Kelly
  • RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AS IT RELATES TO DEPRESSION AND SELF-CONFIDENCE ; Author:  Samantha Vallabhbhai
  • THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS: DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES; Author:  Brooke Ludemann
  • PREDICTORS OF STRESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS:  EXAMINING DIFFERENCES BY GENDER AND CLASS RANK; Author:  Katie Johnson
  • THE STRIPED HERMIT CRAB, CLIBANARIUS VITTATUS, MAY HAVE COLOR VISION; Author:  Kelsie Skala
  • ESTABLISHING ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA ROOTS AS A BIOTIC MODEL TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA BIOFILM CHARACTERISTICS; Author:  Taylor Ziegler; Additional Author:  Dr. Tessa Durham Brooks
  • UNDERSTANDING PLASTICITY OF ROOT GRAVITROPISM IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA USING RNA-SEQ; Author:  Ty Anderson; Additional Author:  Sean Johnson
  • THE EFFECT OF CATTLE GRAZING AND INCREASED PRECIPITATION ON ABOVEGROUND PRODUCTIVITY IN A RAINFED PASTURE IN SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA; Author:  Sydney Johnson; Additional Author:  Dr. Ramesh Laungani
  • DHA SUPPLEMENTING DOES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE MALE RAT MEMORY; Author:  Casarah Schutt; Additional Author:  Dr. Ramesh Laungani
  • WHY WE DON'T HAVE FREE WILL (AND WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER); Author:  Hannah Bauer
  • NESTING PIPING PLOVER'S FIRST RESPONSE TO PREDATORS; Author:  Kyle Gaston
  • LITTER AMENDMENTS MAY IMPACT FLORAL TRAITS IN MIMULUS GUTTATUS; Author:  Tyler Kuhfahl; Additional Author:  Dr. Ramesh Laungani
  • COMPETITION BETWEEN B. INERMUS AND J. VIRGINIANA; Author:  Colin Lauenroth; Additional Author:   Dr. Ramesh Laungani
  • EEOC V. ABERCROMBIE; Authors:  Jacob Wollam; Dakota Whisenhunt, Mala Lemay, Taylor Hayes, Cole Bodfield, Nathan Klein and Jon Thomas
  • DNA ISOLATION AND PROTEIN PURIFICATION OF THE CHCH DOMAIN OF THE NOVEL MITOCHONDRIAL PROTEIN CHCHD3; Author:  Megan Perry
  • EFFECTS OF RESVERATROL ON HS578T HUMAN BREAST CANCER CELLS; Author:  Zach Gokie; Additional Authors:  Dr. Kate Marley and Dr. Sharmin Sikich
  • PROGRAM DEVELOPED IN PROCESSING TO REDUCE AMINO ACID ALPHABET; Author:  Alex Hamilton
  • THE KING OF THE HIGH C'S; Author:  Taylor Anderson
  • CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATORS (3 posters); Authors:  Dr. Ramesh Laungani and Ms. Meghan Gaul with Conservation Biology (BIO 345) and Computer Graphics  I & II (ART 303 & 304) Classes
  • ANGELA DAVIS: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER; Author:  Rachel Overbeck
  • GENES INVOLVED IN BIOFILM FORMATION ARE REGULATED BY A SPECIFIC FACTOR OR SET OF FACTORS; Author:  Nick Chapek; Additional Author:  Dr. Erin Doyle
  • BUILDING AND USING A CLUSTER FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT COMPUTING; Author:  Ramsay Shuck
  • HORIZONTAL NOCK TRAVEL OF A COMPOUND BOW; Author:  Grant Reckling
  • INCREASED SPECIES DIVERSITY OF LARGE INSECTS CAUSED BY HIGHER TEMPERATURES IN THE ALDRICH PRAIRIE RESEARCH SITE; Author:  MacKenzie Woodward
  • LEADERSHIP THROUGH LOVE; Author:  McKehna Thiem
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROTEIN BARS VS PROTEIN POWDERS TO ENHANCE MUSLCE BUILDING; Author:  Whitney Hinn
  • DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF MANGOSTEEN ON RELAXATION; Author:  Amber Alvarez; Additional Author:  Dr. Ramesh Laungani
  • INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF PHOSPHITE FERTILIZATION ON CALCIUM UPTAKE IN PLANTS; Author:  Laura Stringfellow
  • MORPHOLOGY OF VEGETAL FIBERS; Author:  Chris Mauer; Additional Author:  Aurélie Bourdet
  • CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS: A LEADER EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW; Author:  Kayleigh Erskine
  • AILEEN HERNANDEZ AND HER IMPACT ON WOMEN'S EQUALITY; Author:  Sierra Turpin
  • SURVIVAL OF PINUS BANKSIANA AFTER EXPOSURE OF ROOTS TO CINNAMIC ACID; Author:  Sheldon Garcia
  • OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NON-STOICHIOMETRIC ZNW04 THIN FILMS; Author:  Zach Swanson; Additional Authors:  M.J.  Wawiorka, B.R. Zink, and S.T. King
  • EFFECT OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN (SAR) ON CORN AND BEAN PLANTS; Author:  Aaron Tulley
  • COMPARISON OF GENOME ARCHITECTURES OF KNOWN MYCOBACTERIOPHAGES GIVES CLUSTER ASSIGNMENTS TO NOVEL MYCOBACTERIOPHAGES; Author:  Renee Mandock; Additional Author:  Dr. Erin Doyle
  • A COMPARISON OF ALLICIN AND AGED GARLIC EXTRACT ON THE REDUCTION OF BIOFILM FORMATION IN PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA; Author:  Emily Bindl
  • OPRAH WINFREY; Author:  Hannah Dostal
  • A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF BACTERIOPHAGE ON  BIOFILM INTEGRITY USING CRYSTAL VIOLET STAINING; Author:  Glen Thomas; Additional Author:  Dr. Barb Clement
  • THE HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862: GERMANS FROM RUSSIA AND THEIR DESCENT TO THE UNITED STATES DUE TO ADVERTISING AND PROPAGANDA; Author:  Sara Umland
  • THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY: DRUG USE; Author:  Sean Ryan
  • DETERMINATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DISHWASHER, UV RADIATION, AND BOILING WATER ON THE REMOVAL OF BACTERIA FROM CHILDRENS’ PACIFIERS; Author:  Julie Els
  • AUTOMATED IMAGE ANALYSIS OF ARABIDOPSIS ROOT; Author:  Frank Mignon
  • MUTATION OF THE NOVEL PROTEIN CHCHD6; Author:  Ryan Harris