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2018 Undergraduate Symposium of

Research & Scholarly Creativity

April 20, 2018


Presentations of Distinction

  • Arts & Humanities
    Jordan Fanciullo, Department of History and Program in Classics (Mentors: Dr. Massimiliano Vitiello and Dr. Jeff Rydberg-Cox)
    Imperial Virtus: A Numismatic Study of Emperor Hadrian’s Coinage and Representation of Roman Gender Dynamics”

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
    Claire Ridgway, School of Medicine & Dept. of Psychology (Mentor: Dr. Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton)
    “Relationships between Religious and Sociodemographic Factors and Lifetime Drug Use.”

  • Biological and Health Sciences
    Sara Miller, School of Biological Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Ryan D. Mohan)
    “The Effects of Non-stop and Ataxin-7 Genes on SCAR Protein Production

  • Computing and Engineering
    Bethany Buckland, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering (Mentor: Dr. John Kevern)
    “Improving the Surface Durability of Pervious Concrete Using a Lithium Silicate Densifying Agent”

  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    Stephanie Caples, Department of Geosciences (Mentor: Dr. Tina Niemi)
    “Using Drone Technology to Track Hurricane Damage: An Example from The Bahamas.”

  • KC Works (an interdisciplinary category focused on research, scholarship, and artistic works centered in or inspired by the local community) 
    Anne E. Crawford, Peyton Galloway, Megan Schwindler, Bailey Cairns, Christian DeShazo, Jordan Fash, Megan Hayood, Sydney Herter, Batula Hussein, Laura Jarvis, Gina Kelling, Carmen Lajam, Luke Macarthy, Katie Morriss, Nancy Rivera, Bailey Smith, Erin Spelger, Olivia Steely, Nam Vu, Emma Wheatley, Mark Whitrock, RebekahYoumans, and Joey Zahner, Department of English (Mentor: Dr. Jane Greer
    “Deconstructing the Divides: Rhetorical Activism in Kansas City”


General Poster Line-Up

Poster Department
Jordan Fanciullo
Imperial Virtus: A Numismatic Study of Emperor Hadrian’s Coinage and Representation of Roman Gender Dynamics
History & Classics
Dara Alvarado
History and Analysis of Hate and Bias Crimes within the Latinx Community and the Criminal JusticeSsystem’s Efforts to Uphold their Laws and Policies
Criminal Justice & Criminology
Cynthia Brizendine, Joseph Bodenheimer, & Caroline Matz
The Effects of Music on Anxiety and Effort in a Competitive Setting
Psychology
Stephanie Caples
A Study of Boulder Transport Caused by Hurricanes on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas
Geosciences
Joshua Currey
Dbr1 enzyme as an anti-ALS drug targe
Biological Sciences
Jayda Jones
Strain Determination in the Antero Latero Ligament (ALL) of the Knee Using Digital Image Correlation
Computing & Engineering/Biological Sciences
Kari Clark
The Relationship between Spanish as a First Language and Difference in BMI-z Scores in the Duration of a Youth Weight Intervention Program
Psychology
Hannah M. Doggett
Protection against PTSD: Is Guilt the Key?
Psychology
Hannah Grace Pennington
Remote Sensing and GIS as Tools for Identifying Risk for Phreatomagmatic Eruptions in the Bishoftu Volcanic Field, Ethiopia
Geosciences
Melody Kimbrough
Investigating the Role of Jaspine B on the Function of Ceramide Transfer Proteins
Biological Science
Deena Essa
When Does Aid Work? A Study of the MENA Region
Political Science
Amber Grove and Christopher Swatzell
Social Support’s Relation to Negative Symptoms in Serious Mental Illness
Psychology
Kevin March
The Effect of Applied Strain and the Role of
Membrane-bound Calcium Channels on Intracellular Calcium Signaling in Tenocytes
Nursing & Health Studies
Kevin March
Subcellular Localization of Tribbles Proteins in Drosophila Fat Bodies
Biological Sciences
Tori Hairston
The Relationship Between Religious Coping and Mental Health Seeking Among African American Church Populations
Biomedical & Health Informatics
Jennifer Littlejohn
Healthy Eating Information and its Impact on College Students
Psychology
Alexander Gilbertson
Spatial Analysis and Bicycle Sharing Networks
Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
Osama Ehtesham, Abbigail McCune & Gage Raithel
Satellite Cell Group Mutant Hunt
Biological Sciencess
Christopher Tiemann
Near-Passive Descent Stabilization of a Quadrotor via Variable Pitch Control
Mechanical Engineering
Megan Connor
Attack of Bone Infections: An Alternative to Commercial Bone Cementl
Chemistry


Posters from Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists

Enrolled in EUreka Classes

Poster Department
Aiyana Thompson, Monica Marlett, Samiya Adamson, & Tayla Miller
Synthetic DNA Treatment for Gluten Intolerance
Biological Sciences
Allison Lawler, Brian Anyanwu, Emily Salge, & Jared McClellane
Mice with CCR5 Delta 32 to HIV-1 and HIV-2
Biological Sciences
Alyssa Jones, Jayanth Rao, Andy Leon, & Gina Ostmann
The Overproduction of Melanin Using a Laccase and Citric Acid Supplement
Biological Sciences
Anna Dean, Shelby Glenn, Kelsey Guinn, Morgan Julo, & Tori Tidwell
Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
Biological Sciences
Evan Pierce, Carmen Zatezalo, Chasity Ward, & Jennifer Nguyen
Alack, Alack, a Lac Operon Changing Humanity
Biological Sciences
Kelsey Badger, Samuel Dedert, Ross Duff, & Alex Vogt
Treatment of Celiac Sprue with Transgenic Gut Microbes
Biological Sciences
Jorgue Samuel Martinez
Segmentation of Magnetic Resonance Images using Partial Differential Equations
Mathematics and Statistics
Jorgue Samuel Martinez
The Subcellular Trafficking of Tribbles is Regulated by TSC1/2s
Biological Sciences
Kayley Morris & Erin Smith
The Implications of Stress on Multitasking and Sensory Processing
Psychology
Dominique Paje
Perceived Support and Receipt of HIV Testing among
Church-Affiliated African Americans
Psychology
Sarah Miller
The Effects of Non-stop and Ataxin-7 Genes on SCAR Protein Production
Biological Science
Alex Peuser
Exploring Psychosocial Barriers to Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
at a Safety-Net Hospital
Psychology
Claire Ridgway
Relationships between Religious and Sociodemographic Factors
and Lifetime Drug Use
Medicine/Psychology
Minh Nguyen
Experiment on the Subcellular and Sub-neural Localization of ATXN7 and
Non-stop-proteins Misregulated in Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7
Biological Science
Cassidy Onukwuli and Juliet Gatiba
Opinions on the Black Church Offering Preventive Health Screenings
Biomedical and Health Informatics
Matheus Teixeira Rohde & Jessica Gettleman
What Factors of Personality Determine How Good We Are at Multitasking?
Psychology
Annamarie Weddle
Under the Overpass
Urban Planning + Design

Courtney Parker, Harpreet Dosanjh, Evan Pierce, and Tina Ngo
Engineered Expression of Putative Glycosyl Hydrolases
from Two Marine Bacteria, Ochrovirga Pacifica and Zobelia Galacternivorans

Biological Science
DeAnna Spicer
Factors Related to Physical Activity in African American Church Populations
Psychology, Medicine, Biomedical and Health Informatics
Elizabeth Willis
The Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Fungal Growth and Drug Resistance
Biological Sciences
Madison Bulger
Alterations of the GTPase Associated Center (GAC) of the Ribosome
Biological Sciences
Laura Wymer and Aaron Bames
Investigation of Soil Shrinkage and CO2 Change in Sahel Soils: An Experimental Study
Geosciences
Pedro Morales-Sosa
Genome Engineering of Drosophila Cell Lines to More Effectively Study Spinocerebellar Ataxia Causing Genes in Cells
Biological Sciences
Samuel Gutierrez and Samantha Schwartz
Tribbles and turnover of the Notch regulator Neuralized
Biological Sciences
Kishan Patel
Tenocyte Research Development
Nursing and Health Studies
Anne E. Crawford, Peyton Galloway, Megan Schwindler, Bailey Cairns, Christian DeShazo, Jordan Fash, Megan Hayood, Sydney Herter, Batula Hussein, Laura Jarvis, Gina Kelling, Carmen Lajam, Luke Macarthy, Katie Morriss, Nancy Rivera, Bailey Smith, Erin Spelger, Olivia Steely, Nam Vu, Emma Wheatley, Mark Whitrock, Rebekah Youmans, and Joey Zahner
Deconstructing the Divides: Rhetorical Activism in Kansas City
English


Oral Presentations from Undergrad. Researchers, Scholars, and Artists

Computing/Engineering and Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Bethany Buckland, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
    Improving the Surface Durability of Pervious Concrete Using a Lithium Silicate Densifying Agent
  • Sami Gul, Political Science
    The Interplay of Immigrant Population, Unemployment, and Education on Far-Right Support