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2015 Undergraduate Symposium of

Research & Scholarly Creativity

April 16, 2015


Presentations of Distinction

  • Arts & Humanities
    Abigail Osgood, Department of English (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jane Greer)
    “Running With Scissors: An Exploration of Identity and Power in the Nancy Kalikow Scrapbooks."
  • Biological & Life Sciences
    Nghi K. Chau, Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rong Li)
    “A Systematic Study of Gene Mutations in Aneuploid Populations Based on Single-cell Growth Measurement.”
  • Engineering & Computer Science
    Logan Ellis, Civil & Mechanical Engineering (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Travis Fields)
    “Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Verification for Quadrotor In-Flight Failure Testing.”
  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    Kyle Spencer, Department of Mathematics (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Majid Bani-Yaghoub)
    “Dynamics of Hemorrhagic Disease on White-Tailed Deer Populations in Missouri.”
  • Social Sciences
    Amy Anderson, Department of Psychology (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diane Filion)
    “The Effect of Chronic Partial Sleep Deprivation on Sensorimotor Gating.”
    Jessica A. Rodas, Latina/Latino Studies & Health Sciences (Faculty Mentors: Dr. Miguel A. Carranza & Janis Ellis-Claypool)
    “An Evaluation of the Hispanic/Latino Community in its Relationship with Public Health Related Organizations in Greater Kansas City.”

Poster Line-Up

Poster Department
Dan McCullough
Development and Flight Testing of a Controlled Ram-Air Parafoil
Computing & Engineering
Sandra Ahmadi
Limitations of Monetary Unions for Peripheral Countries
Political Science
Amy Anderson
The Effect of Chronic Partial Sleep Deprivation on Sensorimotor Gating
Psychology
Kyle Spencer
Dynamics of Hemorrhagic Disease on White-Tailed Deer Populations in Missouri
Mathematics
Jacob Angier, Elisabeth Beardall, & Tanya Kelly
Aging and Health Literacy
Psychology
Jonathan Barclay
Exercise Motivators in the African American Community
Psychology
My-An Diane Pham & Krishna Amin
Optimizing a Ruthenium Red Assay for the Characterization of Enzymatic Activity of Polygalacturonases
Biological Sciences
Asha Clark
Effect of Religious-Coping on Physical Activity Among Kansas City African American Church Population
Psychology
Julia Ulame Ehana
Quality of Life is Associated with Perceived Ability to Manage Treatment with Disease-Modifying Medications in Multiple Sclerosis
Psychology
Ignacio Hernandez
Bridge Inspections Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Computing & Engineering
Samantha Gonzales
Sleep Quality, Self-Regulation, and Health Behaviors
Psychology
Samantha Harris
Barriers to Completing Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital
Psychology
Kyle Scheel
The Synthesis and Study of Pi-Stackable Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemistry
Tabitha Harris
Correlation Between Perception of Benefits and HIV Testing in the Kansas City African American Church Population
Psychology
Denita Hoard & Yazmin Campos Martinez
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: What promotes successful aging?
Psychology
Emily McMichael
The Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Pathogenic Fungal Growth, Drug Susceptibility And Competition
Biological Sciences
Araba Kuofie
Socioeconomic Status, Education, and HIV Knowledge in the African American Church
Psychology
Cassandra Marshall
The Effects of Cognitive Load on the Positivity Effect in Aging
Psychology
John Bazin
Validation and Flight Testing of a Wireless Load Distribution Measurement System
Computing & Engineering
Krystal Mendez
Predictive Effects of Gratitude, Empathy, Guilt, and Shame on Academic Cheating
Psychology
Paige Pennington
Pilot Study for Stress & Hassle Scale Encompassing Non-traditional & Commuting Students
Psychology
Keith Robinson II
Kansas City Gang Violence: Contemporary Problems, Mathematical Solutions
Mathematics
Jessica A. Rodas
An Evaluation of the Hispanic/Latino Community in its Relationship with Public Health Related Organizations in Greater Kansas City
Latina/Latino Studies & Health Sciences
Stephanie M. Rodas
A Literature Review on the Cross-Examination and Evaluation of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire and its Relevance in the Latino Population Within the United States
Sociology
Zachary Fischer
Drosophila Tribbles: Conserved Motifs Required for Subcellular Localization
Biological Sciences
Jason Shaw, Jr.
Examining relationship between Daily Physical Activity and Sleep
Psychology
Saige Stortz
Does Change Talk Expressed during Motivational Interviewing Indicate New or Pre-existing Motivation?
Psychology
Brian Nguyen
Determination of Vapor Pressure of o-carborane Through Thermogravimetric Analysis
Chemistry
Trent Weston
The effect of sad facial expressions on weight judgment
Psychology
Hannah Huhman
Electromagnetic Surveys to Characterize Groundwater Aquifer in Cameroon
Geosciences
Tielyr Creason
NMR studies of the TAZ2 Zinc Sensing Domain from the p300 Co-Activator
Biological Sciences
Nghi K. Chau
A Systematic Study of Gene Mutations in aneuploidy Populations Based on Single-Cell Growth Measurement
Biological Sciences
James Coop
Kansas City Smoking Cessation
Mathematics
David Nahlik & Tanner Buehler
Optimization of Protein Expression of Polygalacturaonase in Auto-inducing Growth Media
Biological Sciences
Tyler Brown
A Mathematical Model of Oral Probiotic and Indigenous Bacterial Ecology within the Canine Digestive Tract
Mathematics


Oral Presentations

Physical Sciences & Computer/Engineering

  • Logan Ellis, Computing & Engineering
    "Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Verification for Quadrotor In-Flight Failure Testing"
  • Andrew Fiedler, Physics
    Examining spin polarization on ab initio calculations for condensed matter physics
Humanities
  • Eliana Hudson, Discourse
    "Education, Learning, and Knowledge: It’s in the Student’s Hands."
  • Heather McCarty, Sawyer Gobin, & Wailani Ronquillio, Discourse
    "Primary Research." (Roundtable)
  • Abigail Osgood, English
    "Running with Scissors: An Exploration of Identity and Power in the Nancy Kalikow Scrapbooks."
  • Julien Knight, English
    "Educational Malpractice: Teacher Unions, State and Federal Governments, Student Achievement and the Real Problems with Educational Reform."
  • Kristin Conkright, Claire Tadakoro, Janie Lavelock,& Darcie Sellers, Discourse
    "Autoethnographic Research." (Roundtable)
  • Meaghan MacKinnon, English
    "Jessica Merizan: A Positive Rhetoric within the Cosplay and Geek Culture Communities."
  • Meaghan MacKinnon & Sian Pierce, Comm. Studies
    "Alphabet Soup."
  • Elizabeth DeRose, English
    "Building a Sense of Self ."