2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Student Art Exhibition

8:00-9:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 101
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

8:00

101 - 1  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

"The Sign's the Thing": Entertainment-as-Drug in Wallace's Infinite Jest

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8:15

101 - 2  ABIGAIL E. DORSEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish”: Defying and Embracing Death in the Twentieth Century

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8:30

101 - 3  HALEY L. WOOD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

A feminist approach to Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

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8:45

101 - 4  KATELYN N. HAWKINS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Purpose and Critique of "Anonymity" in Go Ask Alice

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9:00

101 - 5  ROWEN L. CONRY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Sex, Drugs, and Even More Drugs: John Jasper’s Dreams and Desires in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 102
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research I

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

8:00

102 - 1  CALLYN N. BURGESS♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentors

The Digital Fishbowl: Incorporating a Digital Backchannel into the Fisbowl Discussion

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8:15

102 - 2  ERICA D. RAINES♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Engaging High School Writers Through Creating Podcasts

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8:30

102 - 3  JULIANNE L. DWORAK♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Teaching Grammar: Altering Student Attitudes Through Contextual Learning

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8:45

102 - 4  GERI D. FARRELL♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentors

The Influence of Multicultural Literature in the English Classroom

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9:00

102 - 5  JANAE E. FRITZE♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Joseph Benevento, Faculty Mentors

Visual Literacy in the High School English Classroom

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 103
Oral Paper -
Biology I/Chemistry I

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller

8:00

103 - 1  GENE R. CLINE
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Investigation of Product Dissociation Mechanism for DNA Polymerase I of B. stearothermophilus

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8:15

103 - 2  ANDREW V. YEAGER
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Mismatch Base Pairing in DNA Polymerase I

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8:30

103 - 3  EMILY M. LEDDIN
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Computational Analysis of the Dynamics and Inhibition of APOBEC3B

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8:45

103 - 4  PETER K. WINDSOR
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Drug Discovery for Zika Virus NS2B-NS3 Protease

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9:00

103 - 5  MEGAN E. KILIAN
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Analysis of NS2B-NS3 Zika Protease Inhibition

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 104
Oral Paper -
Athletic Training

Presiding: Michelle Boyd, ATC

8:00

104 - 1  WILLIAM B. WRIGHT*, BRENDAN L. BOYLE, and NATHAN T. KOMAR
Ms. Michelle Boyd and Dr. Jay Bauman, Faculty Mentors

Effect of Visual Training in College Baseball Players

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8:15

104 - 2  CAITLYN C. HARTER*, PAIGE A. CLAWSON, and ALISON A. CREW
Dr. Brandy S. Schneider, Faculty Mentor

The Effectiveness of Cupping on Acute Low Back And Shoulder Pain and Muscle Soreness

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8:00-9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 105
Oral Paper -
Biology II

Presiding: Dr. Brett Berke

8:00

105 - 1  ERIN C. DARR*, VICTORIA BORCHARDT, ISAIAH OAKES, and MILES THIES
Dr. Brett A. Berke , Faculty Mentor

Identifying Mechanisms Involved in Neuronal Hyperactivity in Drosophila

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8:15

105 - 2  JOSIE L. EMERY
Dr. Brett A. Berke , Faculty Mentor

Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanisms and Current Research

 

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8:30

105 - 3  TIFFANY OU*, SMRUTHI V. CHINTAKUNTA, L. SOFIA GONZALEZ, LINH H. LE, and KRISTIN L. SCHLUETER
Dr. Brett A. Berke , Faculty Mentor

The Role of Postsynaptic Phosphorylation in Synaptic Plasticity at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction

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8:45

105 - 4  KENDRA N. MUSMAKER
Prof. Marisa Otegui (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors

Defining a Signaling Module for Vascular Development in Arabadopsis thaliana

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9:00

105 - 5  KALEB PATANIA
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor

Long-Term Pattern of Botfly Prevalence on Peromyscus leucopus in Adair County, Missouri

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 106
Oral Paper -
Accounting

Presiding: Dr. Alan Davis

8:00

106 - 1  AUSTIN L. TINSLEY
Dr. Michael V. Barnes, Faculty Mentor

Behavioral Traits and Other Factors That Doom Fraud Schemes

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8:15

106 - 2  NINH N. NGUYEN
Dr. Alan B. Davis and Prof. Cathy Poyner, Faculty Mentors

Incentives to attract foreign investors in Vietnam

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8:30

106 - 3  TRINH T. LE
Dr. Stacey Kaden, Faculty Mentor

Form 990 the Filing Exemption for Certain Nonprofits 

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8:45

106 - 4  ANDREW S. RIEK
Dr. Kathy Otero, Faculty Mentor

Lean Accounting Environments:

Problems with Current Performance Measures

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9:00

106 - 5  NICHOLAS TERRERI
Prof. Cathy Poyner and Dr. Trevor Shonhiwa, Faculty Mentors

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 107
Oral Paper -
Classics/Latin

Presiding: Dr. Amy Norgard

8:00

107 - 1  CLARISSA A. GOEBEL
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Amy Norgard, Faculty Mentors

Ovid's Handbook for Girls: Roman Beauty Standards in Ovid's Medicamina Faciei Femineae

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8:15

107 - 2  EMILY S. NICHOLSON
Dr. Amy Norgard, Faculty Mentor

Classicizing Gothic Romance: A Latin Translation of Jane Eyre and its Pedagogical Application

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8:30

107 - 3  JORDAN NOLAND
Prof. Alex Tetlak and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors

Power Dynamics in Aesop's Fables

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8:45

107 - 4  ZARA D. CALLAHAN
Dr. Clifton Kreps and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors

From Half-Lines to Full Lines in Vergil’s Aeneid

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9:00

107 - 5  ADAM H. SCHMITZ
Dr. Amy Norgard, Faculty Mentor

Dicebant Mihi: Edgar Allan Poe in Latin

 

 

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
History

Presiding: Dr. Jerry Hirsch

8:00

108 - 1  KAYLA J. CLAY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Unequal Childhoods: A Look at Race and Class within Family Dynamics

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8:15

108 - 2  WAYMON D. WHITE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

African American of Mass incarceration: The New Jim Crow 

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8:30

108 - 3  ISAIAH J. WINKELMANN
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor

The Multifaceted Cause of Islamic Extremism

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8:45

108 - 4  PAIGE M. CLINE
Dr. Stephanie Russell, Faculty Mentor

Cultural Interpretations and Comparisons of the Works of Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo

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9:00

108 - 5  BEN J. WALLIS
Dr. Torbjörn Wandel , Faculty Mentor

On (Not) Skipping Class: Brenner and Economic Development 

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 109
Oral Paper -
Economics/Business Administration I

Presiding: Dr. David Gillette

8:00

109 - 1  ADRIAN LOPEZ
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor
Development and Relative Purchasing Power Parity: A Dyadic Analysis

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8:15

109 - 2  ELIAS J. GARCIA
Dr. David Gillette, Faculty Mentor

Engineering Crises: the Role of Uncertainty, Ignorance, and Complexity in the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008

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8:30

109 - 3  BENJAMIN P. WINGO*, RAMY HAWATMEH, MICHAEL NIMMER, and AN NGUYEN
Prof. Chuck Boughton and Dr. Katherine Jackson, Faculty Mentors

Understanding the Structure and Effectiveness of Student Managed Investment Funds

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8:45

109 - 4  SHANE LEGATZKI*, ANNALI CLER, and ANTHONY HILL
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

CFA Research Challenge Presentation

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9:00

109 - 5  SHANE LEGATZKI* and DAVID NEWELL
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

DST Research Paper

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 201
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

9:30

201 - 1  STEPHANIE M. MCDONALD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Sexism and Women Scientists

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9:45

201 - 2  REESE BENNETT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Anita Sarkesian, Misrepresenting Videogame Sexism: A Critical look at a flawed argument

 

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10:00

201 - 3  DANIELLE A. KRAUCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Gender and Identity: The Classification That Defines Your Being

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10:15

201 - 4  CAROLINE G. RUPRECHT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Stay-at-Home Mom: Understanding the Gap between Working Mothers and Working Fathers

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10:30

201 - 5  ABBIE K. SCHULTZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

His or Hers? Reviewing Gender Roles and Social Norms

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1090
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research II

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:30

202 - 1  MICHELLE HADLER♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Examining Voice: A Study of How Various Writing Contexts Affect Student Writing Voice

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9:45

202 - 2  JACOB R. HURST♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Building upon Reading Strategies through Retrospective Miscue Analysis

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10:00

202 - 3  LAUREN K. RAGSDALE♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Using YAL to Increase the Literacy of High School Students

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10:15

202 - 4  MEGAN GOEBEL♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking and Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentors

Audience and Writing Focus: Picture Books as Mentor Texts in the Secondary Classroom

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10:30

202 - 5  JESSICA M. WILKE♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Discovering the Self: Increasing Students’ Confidence Through a Memoir Genre Study 

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1096
SESSION 203
Oral Paper -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller

9:30

203 - 1  JOHN D. BICKEL* and BRANDEN W. LAWSON
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Understanding the Interactions of the Ribosome with the Anti-Cancer Drug Cisplatin 

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9:45

203 - 2  SILAS D. WOOD
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Support of an Indirect Binding Mechanism for Transducer-Like Protein 1

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10:00

203 - 3  ARI VERA
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Simulations of Asphaltenes in the Solvent Heptane

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10:15

203 - 4  DOMINIC S. MATTOCK
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational analysis of Amyloid Beta aggregation inhibitors in combating Alzheimer's Disease.

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10:30

203 - 5  STEPHEN P. PLASSMEYER
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of Amyloid Beta Aggregation Inhibitors in Alzheimer's Disease

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9:45-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 204
Oral Paper -
Chemistry III/Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Michael Goggin

9:45

204 - 1  MORGAN L. GRANDON
Dr. James D. Batteas (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentors

Covalent Immobilization of Graphene on Patterned SAMs for Investigation of Frictional Properties

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10:00

204 - 2  EMILY M. LEDDIN
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor

Do You Believe in the Power of Entropy?

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10:15

204 - 3  NICHOLAS KRONLAGE
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor

Entropy and the Boltzmann Brain Paradox

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10:30

204 - 4  MITCHELL B. GEGG*, KASEY HANCOCK, DEVON RUSSEL, and WADE MCCORMICK
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor

Power Loss of Light from Diffractiong Gratings

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 205
Oral Paper -
Biology III/Agricultural Science

Presiding: Dr. Michael Seipel

9:30

205 - 1  KATHERINE E. ANDREWS* and HANNAH L. CONNER
Dr. Peter Goldman, Faculty Mentor

Avian Communities in the Chiricahua Mountains 

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9:45

205 - 2  ASHLEY R. HENRY
Dr. Elisabeth Hooper and Dr. Amy Litt (University of California, Riverside), Faculty Mentors

Role of the FUL1 Gene in Desert Tobacco Dry Fruit Development

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10:00

205 - 3  BRIA BERRY
Dr. Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa, Faculty Mentor

Comparison of Biological and Chemical Control Agents’ Efficacy on Eliminating Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

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10:15

205 - 4  LEVI S. PERRY*, DANIEL B. MCCURRY, RILEY DAUFENBACH, SHYANNE KOEHLER, and STEPHANIE DEARWESTER
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor

Efficacy of Watercress as a Biofilter in Aquaponic Systems

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10:30

205 - 5  MORGAN K. POISSON* and GREGORY N. TRENDE
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

The Recovery and Reassembly of a 39 Day Old Equus caballus Skeleton.

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2050
SESSION 206
Oral Paper -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

9:30

206 - 1  ALEXANDER A. KARTJE
Dr. Ian Lindevald, Faculty Mentor

Audio Processing and the Synthesizer

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9:45

206 - 2  ORION GUAN
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Measuring the Spin Hall Effect and Applying Strain

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10:00

206 - 3  KASEY HANCOCK
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Optimizing Excitation Polarization to Probe Fusion Pore Dynamics Using TIRF Microscopy

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10:15

206 - 4  KAYCI K. PARCELLS
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Multi-sensor Aggregation App for Wearable Devices

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10:30

206 - 5  STEVEN M. PANKEY* and KATELYNN L. CONNELLY
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Prof. David Caples (MACC), Faculty Mentors

DSLR Photometry and Light Pollution

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2090
SESSION 207
Oral Paper -
Women's and Gender Studies

Presiding: Dr. Monica Barron

9:30

207 - 1  RILEY C. BRADSHAW
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Women in Politics: The Iron Women vs. The Gendered Provocateurs

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9:45

207 - 2  BRIGHID C. HEFFERNAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Defunding and Destroying: the Truth of Health Care in the United States

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10:00

207 - 3  LEILANI (IAN) S. PRATT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Transcending Feminism: Queering the Equality Movement

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10:15

207 - 4  SARA J. WIMMER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Creating a Perfect Society: Comparing Patriarchies and Matriarchies

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10:30

207 - 5  THERESA HOWE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Ecofeminism and Why it Matters

 

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1010
SESSION 208
Oral Paper -
Communication Disorders

Presiding: Dr. Julia Edgar

9:30

208 - 1  BRANDALL C. BOND
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor
The Cognitive Symptomology of Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Pilot Study

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9:45

208 - 2  ERYNN P. SKOGLUND* and CASSIDY M. MAIN
Dr. Amy Teten , Faculty Mentor
Speech Characteristics of College Aged Students

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10:00

208 - 3  KIRSTEN L. KOVACK*, EMILY J. HATHHORN, GRETA J. ROETTGEN, and LEAH M. WOLLMERING
Prof. Ilene Elmlinger and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors

The Effect of Education and Interactions with Children on Students’ Perceived Comfort of Selecting Age-Appropriate Books

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10:15

208 - 4  SARAH M. OSTERMILLER* and LEAH C. BELL
Dr. Janet Gooch and Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentors

Comparison of Guardian and Teacher Report With EHS Screening Results

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10:30

208 - 5  ABIGAIL M. WILSON* and JOSIE GREENEMAY
Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

Different Perception of Disability in Public and Private Education Sectors

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1212
SESSION 209
Oral Paper -
Political Science

Presiding: Dr. John Quinn

9:30

209 - 1  KIDEN PITIA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Looking at Undocumented Immigrants Through the Lens of Science Fiction Film District 9

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9:45

209 - 2  RACHAEL E. PALMER
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

A Political Science Model-Based Approach to the African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988

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10:00

209 - 3  JORDAN A. YOUNG
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor

The Political Outcomes of Income Inequality and Financial Accumulation 

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10:15

209 - 4  JARED C. HEERN
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor

Net Metering and Other Solar Energy Incentives: A Multivariate Synthesis of a Disparate Literature

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1224
SESSION 210
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion I

Presiding: Dr. Dereck Daschke

9:30

210 - 1  SAMANTHA M. BARNHART
Dr. David Murphy, Faculty Mentor

The Weber Thesis and South Korea

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9:45

210 - 2  JOSHUA M. HUNSAKER
Dr. David Murphy, Faculty Mentor

Theism, Atheism and Objective Morality

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10:00

210 - 3  DEVIN R. GANT
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

Christian Until Proven Jewish: Challenging the Judeo-Christian Identity

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10:15

210 - 4  MEREDITH D. HESSLING
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

The Rational Choice Theory and the Phenomenon of Religious Choice

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10:30

210 - 5  TIA A. SARKAR
Dr. Dereck Daschke and Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentors

From Progress to Populism: How Film Shifts Moral Perceptions in the Popular Conscious

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1236
SESSION 211
Oral Paper -
Sociology I

Presiding: Dr. Anton Daughters

9:30

211 - 1  PARKER V. WILLIS
Dr. Anton Daughters and Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentors

Liberal Arts College Students Perceptions of Police

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9:45

211 - 2  MEGAN J. DUX
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

To Unfriend or Not to Unfriend: Exploring Students' Reasons Behind Maintaining and Unfriending Facbook Friends

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10:00

211 - 3  MEGAN R. HYNEK
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

To Hookup or Not to Hookup: That is the Question

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10:15

211 - 4  ANDREA J. MARTIN
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Walking Alone at Night in Kirksville: Assessing Students' Perceived Level of Safety

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10:30

211 - 5  ASHLEY E. ROBINSON
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

A Study Looking at the Relationship between Exercise and Happiness Among College Students

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1320
SESSION 212
Oral Paper -
Business Administration II

Presiding: Mr. Charles Boughton

9:30

212 - 1  SHANE LEGATZKI, GABE SANDER*, and ZACH WENIG
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

BSIF Equity Research

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9:45

212 - 2  SHANE LEGATZKI, GIUSEPPE CEDILLO*, and QUAN TRAN
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

BSIF Equity Research 2

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10:00

212 - 3  SHANE LEGATZKI, LUCUS BUSCH*, and AUSTIN KOSTER
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

BSIF Equity Research 3

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10:15

212 - 4  SHANE LEGATZKI, DAVID NEWELL*, and BENJAMIN P. WINGO
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

BSIF Portfolio Management

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9:30-10:45 • OP 2210
SESSION 213
Oral Paper -
Music I/Art History

Presiding: Dr. Jay Bulen

9:30

213 - 1  OSCAR E. ESQUEDA♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor

Angelo Mariani and his Influence as the First Modern Conductor in Italy

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9:45

213 - 2  BETH I. KEENE♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor

A Constructivist Approach to Learning Textual Interpretation and Its Impact on High School Choral Performance

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10:00

213 - 3  KATHERINE M. FELDKAMP
Dr. Julia DeLancey, Prof. Heidi Cook, Dr. Sara Orel, and Dr. Sally West, Faculty Mentors

The Representation of Gender in Public Spaces in the Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme

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10:15

213 - 4  SAMANTHA D. POHLMAN
Dr. Julia DeLancey, Dr. Sara Orel, Prof. Heidi Cook, and Dr. Masahiro Hara, Faculty Mentors

Examining the Playable Character in Okami: Amaterasu as an Onnagata

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10:30

213 - 5  EMMA SHOUSE
Dr. Sara Orel, Dr. Julia DeLancey, and Prof. Heidi Cook, Faculty Mentors

Qajar Academicism and the Perception of Women

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9:30-10:45 • OP 2240
SESSION 214
Oral Paper -
Music II

Presiding: Dr. Marc Rice

9:30

214 - 1  JOSHUA E. WARREN♦
Dr. Mark Jennings, Faculty Mentor

Methods in Improving Pitch-Matching and Pitch-Discrimination Ability in an Uncertain Singer

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9:45

214 - 2  TAYLOR L. JOKERST♦
Dr. David McKamie, Faculty Mentor

The Effect of Gender on Popular Narratives of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms’ Relationship

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10:00

214 - 3  SARAH FEE♦
Dr. Wendy Miner and Dr. Jocelyn Prendergast, Faculty Mentors

The Affect of Movement and Music Literacy on Phrasing, Dynamics and Diction with Fourth Graders

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10:15

214 - 4  JENNIFER M. RUBIN♦
Dr. Curran Prendergast, Faculty Mentor

A Comparison of Original Wind Band Works with their Corresponding Adaptations

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10:30

214 - 5  CLAIRE A. BRIGGS
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor

YouTube: Shifting Power in the Music Industry

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Dr. Julio F. Turrens, Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Professions, University of South Alabama


1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

301 - 1  CAMERON P. CLOGSTON♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Shooting a Dog: Imperialist Pressure and Masculinity in George Orwell's Burmese Literature

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1:15

301 - 2  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Mary Turner and Mental Illness in Doris Lessing's  The Grass is Singing

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1:30

301 - 3  KATIE LUCARZ♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Memory and History in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children 

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1:45

2:00

301 - 5  ROWEN L. CONRY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

One or The Other: Latent and Blatant Uses of Mimicry in Coetzee’s Foe

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 302
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research III

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:00

302 - 1  KATIE J. BAILEY♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentors

Alternative Literature's Effect on Student Understanding of Canonical Texts

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1:15

302 - 2  OLIVIA A. HOBBS♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The Portfolio Process: The Impact Portfolio Creation and Revision Has on Students' Self-Concepts as Writers

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 303
Oral Paper -
Chemistry IV

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Kramer

1:00

303 - 1  KYLE J. ANGLE
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors
Making and Breaking Global Coolants: Analysis of Structure and Hydrolysis of Sulfate Esters

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1:15

303 - 2  CELESTE E. BECKMAN* and DEREK W. LEONG
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors
Where's the Aldehiding?

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1:30

303 - 3  EMILY M. CHURCHILL
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of 1,3,4-trihydroxy-2-methylbutan-2-yl sulfate

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1:45

303 - 4  ERIC D. NORFLEET* and PATRICK T. SULLIVAN
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of 3-Methylbutan-2,3-diol

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2:00

303 - 5  ANDREA R. HAMILLTON*, LUCY M. GAVLICK, and DORIAN S. SNEDDON
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of Allyl Sulfates with Multiple Cations

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 304
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Bob Mielke

1:00

304 - 1  LAURA L. HEDRICK
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Depictions of Breast Cancer and Female Struggle in Frances Burney’s “A Mastectomy”

 

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1:15

304 - 2  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Greene's Theology of Liberation in The Comedians

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1:30

304 - 3  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. James D'Agostino and Prof. Edward Rogers, Faculty Mentors

Jaggering Shadows

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1:45

304 - 4  ALAYNA M. MUELLER
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

Casablankout

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 305
Oral Paper -
French/French-Capstone I

Presiding: Dr. Sana Camara

1:00

305 - 1  NICHOLAS G. VELLIOS
Prof. Sana Camara and Dr. Betty McLane-Iles, Faculty Mentors

Traduction de La Maison des Epices

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1:15

305 - 2  LUCAS J. DERRY
Prof. Sana Camara, Faculty Mentor

Guy de Maupassant et le fantastique

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1:30

305 - 3  JULIE K. HEWITT
Prof. Sana Camara, Faculty Mentor

A Translation of Fatou Diome's La mendiante et l'écolière

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1:45

305 - 4  MICHAELA C. HYLEN
Prof. Audrey Viguier , Faculty Mentor

Une Enquête sur les Effets Sociologiques des Années Postcoloniales en France

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2:00

305 - 5  DARTH TAKAMIYA
Prof. Audrey Viguier , Faculty Mentor

Les Reines de France

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2050
SESSION 306
Oral Paper -
Astronomy/Astrobiology

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

1:00

306 - 1  NICOLE A. FIORE
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Gaian regulation on tidally-locked planets orbiting M-type stars

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1:15

306 - 2  NATHAN T. SCOTT
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Dr. Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa, Faculty Mentors

Ozone as a Marker for Exoplanet Habitability

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1:30

306 - 3  GAGE C. HAHS
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Time Evolution of the O'Connell Effect in Kepler Binary Star Systems

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1:45

306 - 4  ERIC D. HILKER* and JORDAN N. GOINS
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Prof. David Caples (MACC), Faculty Mentors

Measuring Light Pollution Using Light Sensors

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2:00

306 - 5  CHARLYN E. ORTMANN
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

The O’Connell Effect in the Eclipsing Binary KID11560447

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 307
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary Studies Major I

Presiding: Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto

1:00

307 - 1  AN NGUYEN
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

 A Look at Mental Health Evaluation from Different Perspectives

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1:15

307 - 2  RILEY C. BRADSHAW
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Social Motherhood: Political Agency Rooted In 'Feminine Virtue'

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1:30

307 - 3  REBECCA ELDER
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Cultivating an Environmentally-Conscious Campus through the Office of Sustainability

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1:45

307 - 4  SEBASTIÁN G. MALDONADO-VÉLEZ
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Don Juan with a Thousand Faces: A Comparative Study of the Don Juan Myth

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2:00

307 - 5  KAITLYN L. MEYER
Dr. Michael Seipel and Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentors

Conscious Eating Workshops: Providing an Alternative to the Current Food System

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 308
Oral Paper -
Communication I/Service Learning

Presiding: Dr. Jay Self

1:00

308 - 1  ROSE K. HATTING* and LORRIN T. MCBEE
Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

How Does Training Impact Knowledge, Comfort, and Perceived Value of Volunteer Experience When Working with Families Experiencing Poverty?

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1:15

308 - 2  HIEN T. NGUYEN
Dr. Michelle Kleine and Mr. Don Krause, Faculty Mentors

Democratic Party’s Reaction To 2016 and How It Can Rebuild itself Through Proper Crisis Management

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1:30

308 - 3  KELLY M. DOBBS*, RAMEY D. HOEHN, and REBECCA K. MACMILLAN
Dr. Amanda Medlock-Klyukovski, Faculty Mentor

Political Ideology and the Consumption and Perceived Credibility of News Outlets

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1:45

308 - 4  MACKENZIE G. SMITH
Dr. Jay W. Self, Faculty Mentor

A Generic Criticism of Truman State University's Vision Statement

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2:00

308 - 5  ISAAC A. CARMICHAEL
Dr. Mark Smith, Faculty Mentor

“On the other side, I see…”

Applying Intertextuality to David Lynch’s Inland Empire

 

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 309
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary II

Presiding: Dr. Mary Shapiro

1:00

309 - 1  MADELINE A. MORAN
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Identity and Revolution: How Culture and Individual Identity Change LGBTQ Protests

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1:15

309 - 2  SYDNEY J. HAWKINS
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor

Overtone Throat Singing and the Preservation of Tuva's Cultural Identity

 

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 310
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion II

Presiding: Dr. William Ashcraft

1:00

310 - 1  JOELLE AXTON
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

Semantic Incommensurability After Donald Davidson

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1:15

310 - 2  NICHOLAS A. BARABOLAK
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of Knowledge, Belief, Justification, and Truth Between Williamson and Zagzebski

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1:30

310 - 3  AMANDA M. HELLWEGE
Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentor

The Sermon on the Mount: A Point of Harmony and Divide in the Abrahamic Religions

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1:45

310 - 4  ROBERT C. SMITH
Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentor

A War Within Islam

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2:00

310 - 5  LUKE MATTHEWS
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor

Combatant Inequality: A Jus ad Bellum Response

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 311
Oral Paper -
Sociology II

Presiding: Dr. Cory Anderson

1:00

311 - 1  MELISSA S. JANNEY
Dr. Cory Anderson, Faculty Mentor

Role Conflict and Dress in Kenyan Amish Converts

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1:15

311 - 2  TAYLOR M. MCLEOD
Dr. Cory Anderson, Faculty Mentor

The Impact of a Name: A Study of Amish Deviance

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1:30

311 - 3  THOMAS R. LAMPE
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Satisfaction of Senior Married Couples Living in Care Facilities

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1:45

311 - 4  ALEXANDER T. PONCHE
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Religious Tolerance Observed and Expressed by Liberal Arts College Students

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2:00

311 - 5  TRISTA J. SULLIVAN
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Truman State University Students and Civic Duty: A Study on Political Participation and Higher Education

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 312
Oral Paper -
Computer Science

Presiding: Dr. Ruthie Dare Halma

1:00

312 - 1  SETH REIMER
Dr. Ruth Dare Halma, Faculty Mentor

Using Machine Learning to Predict Uber Ride Volume in New York City

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1:15

312 - 2  MONICA SINGH* and PAULIE MASSEY
Dr. Ruth Dare Halma, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict March Madness Results

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1:30

312 - 3  NOLAN A. WALSH* and JOE E. PRATT
Dr. Ruth Dare Halma, Faculty Mentor

Detecting Lung Cancer in CT Scans using Machine Learning

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1:45

312 - 4  RONIT DAS
Dr. John Seiffertt, Faculty Mentor

Design and Implementation of a Hybrid AES-SHA 3 Crypto Processor on a Field Programmable Gate Array

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2:00

312 - 5  JAMES F. SORSEN
Dr. John Seiffertt, Faculty Mentor

Using A Genetic Algorithm To Create Poetry

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30-3:30 • MG 1000
SESSION 401
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

401 - 1  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

From Oppression to Madness:

A Postcolonial Examination  of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Seas

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2:45

401 - 2  CONNOR P. MAGUIRE♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Visions of Home: Variations on Nostalgia in Sam Selvon and Agha Shahid Ali

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3:00

401 - 3  SARAH L. CHABOT♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Cause of Her Madness: Why Mr. Rochester is the Reason for Antoinette Rochester’s Insanity in Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1090
SESSION 402
Oral Paper -
Education

Presiding: Dr. Peter Kelly

2:30

402 - 1  JOSH M. THOMAS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Gender Inequality in Education by the Statistics

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2:45

402 - 2  ADRIAN K. WHEELER
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Compulsory Education Laws in the United States:

The Undemocratic Method of Developing a Well Educated Populous

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3:00

402 - 3  SHELBY L. KANE♦
Dr. Donna Rhinesmith and Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentors

Accuracy of "Plickers" as a Self-Reflection Tool

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 403
Oral Paper -
English V

Presiding: Dr. James D'Agostino

2:30

403 - 1  JESSE R. DINKINS
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Traditions of Nihilism in German Picaresque Works

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2:45

403 - 2  SARAH LARSON
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Why Trust the Picaro?

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3:00

403 - 3  AUSTIN L. STUART
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Computer Generated Poetry

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3:15

403 - 4  SEBASTIÁN G. MALDONADO-VÉLEZ
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

Chupa Mi Cabra: A Creative Study of Queer Identity through Surrealist Poetry

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2001
SESSION 404
Oral Paper -
French/French-Capstone II

Presiding: Dr. Timothy Farley

2:30

404 - 1  KRISTEN WOMBLE
Dr. Timothy Farley, Faculty Mentor

Un Papillon Dans La Cité: A Translation by Kristen Womble

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2:45

404 - 2  MARISA A. GEARIN
Prof. Faith Beane, Faculty Mentor
A Translation of Anne Portugal's la formule flirt

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2050
SESSION 405
Oral Paper -
Environmental Studies/Mathematics

Presiding: Dr. Franta Majs

2:30

405 - 1  SARAH L. LARARA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

One Drink for Man, One Drink for Environmental Inequality and Lead Poisoning

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2:45

405 - 2  TOMMY J. FIESER
Dr. Franta Majs, Faculty Mentor

TruHut: a Natural Building Project

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3:00

405 - 3  EMILY C. WREN* and ASHLEY K. HERDMAN
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Light Pollution Outreach in Kirksville

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3:15

405 - 4  MATTHEW P. MATHENEY
Dr. Kevin Easley, Faculty Mentor

The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2090
SESSION 406
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary Studies Major II

Presiding: Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto

2:30

406 - 1  SAMANTHA D. POHLMAN
Dr. Maralyn Yaquinto, Prof. Heidi Cook, and Dr. Masahiro Hara, Faculty Mentors

Japan, the Atomic Bomb, and Popular Culture:

Tracing Changing Attitudes

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2:45

406 - 2  MARY E. DI VALERIO
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Dr. Lloyd Pflueger, and Prof. Sandra Rempe, Faculty Mentors

"The Peace Program" - A Social Justice Community Activism Project

 

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3:00

406 - 3  JOSH M. ELLERMANN
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

A Review of the Mechanisms for Compliance in Multilateral Environmental Treaties: Suggestions for Future Agreements

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1010
SESSION 407
Oral Paper -
Communication II/Disability and Society

Presiding: Dr. Mark Smith

2:30

407 - 1  COLTON G. BARBER
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Mobile Technology, Social Networking, and Habermas' Ideal of a Public Sphere

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2:45

407 - 2  SARAH K. HICKS
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

A Climate Change Documentary or Horror Movie? A Textual Analysis of Documentary Music and its Influence on the Audience’s Perspective of Global Warming

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3:00

407 - 3  AMY M. JEREB
Dr. Mark Smith, Faculty Mentor

How to Get Away with Feminism

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3:15

407 - 4  KAYLEY N. HAGL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Disability and Inequality: Transforming Attitude

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1212
SESSION 408
Oral Paper -
Health Science

Presiding: Dr. Roberta Donahue

2:30

408 - 1  ELIZABETH M. BARRECA
Dr. Janice Clark and Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentors

A Snapshot of Mental Wellness

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2:45

408 - 2  JOSEPH C. BANEZ* and SAM K. WHITE
Dr. Carol Cox and Ms. Susan Lambert, Faculty Mentors

Public health and nursing students: How do we perceive each other’s professional roles?

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3:00

408 - 3  WYATT J. BECKMAN
Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore, Faculty Mentor

Food Gendering in Health Magazine Advertisements: A Document Analysis

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3:15

408 - 4  LEAH N. WRIGHT * and SYDNEY E. GOSIK
Dr. Roberta Donahue and Ms. Amanda Starks , Faculty Mentors

The Relationship of Sorority Membership and Self-Reported Mental Health Status at Truman State University

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1224
SESSION 409
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion III

Presiding: Dr. Chad Mohler

2:30

409 - 1  CALEB H. REW
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor

Charles Sanders Peirce & A Dialectic Defense of Speculative Philosophy

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1236
SESSION 410
Oral Paper -
Sociology III

Presiding: Dr. Paul Shapiro

2:30

410 - 1  CAITLIN S. DONAHUE-GLEESON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Gender Discrimination: A Personal Perspective 

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2:45

410 - 2  ZARA J. SHOUNE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Hijab is Not Oppression

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1320
SESSION 411
Oral Paper -
Anthropology

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson

2:30

411 - 1  ANDREW N. SPRINGMANN
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Methadone: A Public Good or a Public Burden?

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2:45

411 - 2  LESLIE C. HICKMAN
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor

Archaeology in Maine: Harriman Point

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3:00

411 - 3  KYMBERLY R. MAINE
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor

Un-Sherlocking the Appeal of a Detective and His Boswell:

A Series of Deductions on Evolving Cultural Values

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3:15

411 - 4  ALLISON M. KELLY
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

The Power of Words

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-1
Poster -
Accounting

P-1 -

SCOTT P. SCHWEND
Dr. Isaac Ison, Faculty Mentor

Accounting for Goodwill: The Differences Between Private and Public Firms

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-2
Poster -
Agricultural Science

P-2 -

RACHEL L. SMITH
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

Effect of Weight Load on Stride Characteristics of Horses as Measured at the Trot.

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P-2 -

ALEXIS J. KELSEY
Dr. Jessica D. Colpoys, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Dietary Probiotics on Cattle Growth Performance and Stress Behavior

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P-2 -

NICHOLAS R. GORDON
Dr. Jessica D. Colpoys, Faculty Mentor

Effects of nutrient supplementation on pig sickness behavior when infected with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus

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P-2 -

MARTHA E. PEACOCK
Dr. Jessica D. Colpoys, Faculty Mentor

Evaluation of inner ear temperature as an alternative measure of stress in dogs

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-3
Poster -
Anthropology

P-3 - 1

KAYLEIGH J. MRASEK
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentors

Effect of Task Compatibility with Childcare for Explaining Patterns on Cross-Cultural Sexual Division of Labor

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P-3 - 2

LUKE A. EDWARDS
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor

Photography as an Anthropological Tool: An Analysis of National Geographic Photographs

 

 

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-4
Poster -
Art

P-4 -

SYDNEY N. RUFFIN
Dr. Heather Cianciola and Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentors

Reading Images: Using Linguistic Analysis of Comics to Improve Literacy

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-5
Poster -
Art - Visual Communications

P-5 -

PRISCILLA PARISA
Prof. Dana Smith, Faculty Mentor

The Publicity Art of Hamlet

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-6
Poster -
Biology

P-6 -

MEAGAN E. NOWLAN
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
Kavalactone Isolation from Piper methysticum using Chromatography

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P-6 -

KELSEY R. WILSON
Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentor

Rational Design of Canine MSTN: A Gene Related to Athletic Performance

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P-6 -

JESSICA L. KOTTMEIER
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors

Evolutionary History and Expression of the Lonesome Highway Transcription Factor Gene Family in Maize

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P-6 -

AMANDA M. DARBY*, SONAM A. WANGYAL, YU-SHIUAN HSU, and ANGELA K. JENNINGS
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Searching for microtubule regulators in the developing epidermis in Caenorhabditis elegans

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P-6 -

SONAM A. WANGYAL* and JAIN BUSHRA
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Effects of deletion of the ptl-1 gene in the developing epidermis of Caenorhabditis elegans.

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P-6 -

ALEXIS C. HOUSER
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski, Faculty Mentor

What Factors Influence Nerve Regeneration?

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P-6 -

JESSICA L. KOTTMEIER
Dr. Ashley K. Ramsey, Faculty Mentor

Using RNAseq Data to Explore the Biological Networks of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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P-6 -

ALYSSA K. JOHNSON
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor

Bug Behavior: Feeding and Grooming Behavior in the Assassin Bug Sinea spinipes

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P-6 -

SARAH E. EVANS* and SARAH M. CONNOLLY
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Function and Characterization of the yisR Gene in Bacillus subtilis

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P-6 -

BRODY J. AUBRY
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Surveying Cutaneous Bacteria of Frog Populations in Adair County, Missouri

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P-6 -

RACHEL J. PRINS
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Analyzing the structure of microtubules in mutant Caenorhabditis elegans epidermis

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P-6 -

DAKOTA A. HALL
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Determining the Role of tbcd-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans Embryonic Development

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P-6 -

RACHAEL N. NEWTON
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Pesticide Application and Motility of Soil Bacteria Bacillus subtilis

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P-6 -

ERIN I. HAYES
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Characterization of yozG Gene in Bacillus subtilis

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-7
Poster -
Chemistry

P-7 -

MARIA KONDRASHOVA
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Affinity at Binding Site Between Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) and Herceptin

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P-7 -

KATHRYN L. HUMPHRIES
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Characterization of Asphaltene Nano-aggregation using Molecular Dynamics

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P-7 -

LYDIA J. DAVIS
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor

Isolation and Elucidation of a Small Sollasin from the Sponge Pachastrellidae: Inhibitor of RAGE

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P-7 -

HAO T. MAI* and LAUREN G. BEASLEY
Dr. Kenneth Carter, Faculty Mentor

A Quantitative Evaluation of Aggregation of Heteroatomic Asphaltenes 

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-8
Poster -
Communication Disorders

P-8 -

BRANDALL C. BOND
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor
An Examination of the Prevalence of Diagnostic Testing Modifications to Assess Communication Disorders in African-Americans

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P-8 -

ABIGAIL M. WILSON* and LORRIN T. MCBEE
Dr. Julia Edgar and Dr. Lisa Goran, Faculty Mentors

Student Teachers’ Voices:  Does Vocal Health Education and Exercises Help?

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P-8 -

ABIGAIL OHLMS* and JANESSA RICHARDSON
Dr. Amy Teten , Faculty Mentor

Vocal Cord Dysfunction Among Collegiate Swimmers

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P-8 -

LAURA M. WOODS* and CORRINE E. REEVES
Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

Public Perceptions of Noise Levels

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P-8 -

RANDI A. SLAUGHTER*, JORDAN R. TIPTON, and GRACE A. MILFORD
Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

Factors Influencing Career Choice in Communication Disorders Majors

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P-8 -

SIENNA PACE* and GEORGIA GETTYS
Dr. Amy Teten and Dr. Julia Edgar, Faculty Mentors

SNF Nurses’ Knowledge of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-9
Poster -
Exercise Science

P-9 -

MARISSA E. GRESS*, HANNAH M. OBERDIEK, and TAYLOR M. BURLIS
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Mr. Timothy Schwegler, Faculty Mentors

Measurement of Neuromotor Fatigue from Stopwatch Reaction Time and Vertical Jump in Collegiate Track and Field Athletes

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P-9 -

ANDREW T. STILL
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor

Effect of Two Forms of Potentiation on Anaerobic Power Performance in Wrestlers

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P-9 -

RAFAEL LOPEZ* and NATALIE GUDEHUS
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor

Relationship of Push-Ups to Bench Press Repetitions at Equivalent Weight in Athletes and Non-Athletes 

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P-9 -

ELIZABETH R. REVELLE* and CHRISTINA RUDOLPH
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor

Sports Nutrition Knowledge of Student Athletes

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P-9 -

ASHTON D. AUSTIN
Ms. Liz Jorn, Ms. Jana Arabas, Ms. Amanda Starks , and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors

Differences between perceived body size and fatness and actual body size and fatness in college men and women

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P-9 -

OLIVIA SIMPSON*, LAUREN E. HOUK, ABIGAIL MEYER , and TARYN K. SOHAL
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor

Relationship of lean mass, fat mass, and bone mineral content to body mass of Truman State University varsity football players

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3:30-4;30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-10
Poster -
Health Science

P-10 -

MACKENZIE G. JONES
Dr. Janice Clark and Ms. Sheila Garlock, Faculty Mentors
The effectiveness of an introduction to sign language course on pre-professional health students' deaf awareness in a health care setting

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P-10 -

JEFFREY L. STANDIFER* and ISABELLE F. WOOLLETT
Dr. Roberta Donahue and Dr. Janice Clark, Faculty Mentors
Dangers of Distraction

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P-10 -

SUSAN M. CAMAN* and FAITH L. HOFFMAN
Dr. Alicia Wodika, Faculty Mentor
Exploring HPV and the HPV Vaccine: Perceptions, Behaviors, and Potential Barriers to Vaccination

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P-10 -

TARYN K. SOHAL*, LAUREN E. HOUK, SUSAN M. CAMAN, OLIVIA SIMPSON, and ELIZABETH M. BARRECA
Prof. Evonne Bird and Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore, Faculty Mentors
Truly Well: Exploring How Professors Contribute to Students' Overall Wellness

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P-10 -

JORY W. KNERNSCHIELD*, EVAN MILNER, and JOHN MICKA
Dr. Janice Clark and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors

Screens vs. Paper

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-11
Poster -
History

P-11 -

JONAS L. CHANG* and KODEY M. SPRINGATE
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor

The Territory of McDonald: Secession in Twentieth Century Missouri

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-13
Poster -
Psychology

P-13 -

EMILY SEARL
Dr. Yuna Ferguson, Faculty Mentor

Nature, Personality, and Positive Affect

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P-13 -

NICHOLAS W. GRAVETT
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor

Breathing Effort May Not Reduce Heart Rate Variability When Respiration Rate Is Controlled. 

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P-13 -

NICHOLAS W. GRAVETT
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor

A 1:2 Inhalation-To-Exhalation Ratio Does Not Increase Heart Rate Variability During 6-BPM Breathing 

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P-13 -

ANTHONY D. ROGERS*, BAILEY HOLM, EMILY E. KINKADE, VICTORIA SPAIN , and NALA TURNER
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Natural Language Analysis of Locus of Control 

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P-13 -

NICHOLAS W. GRAVETT
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor

Ultra-Short-Term (UST) HRV Measurements Can Achieve Strong Concurrent Validity

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P-13 -

CRYSTAL K. TRACY* and BRENDAN M. CIRILLO
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor

Color Perception Changes Based on a 3D Interpretation of a 2D Stimulus

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P-13 -

KRISTIN L. SCHLUETER* and LAUREN E. WRIGHT
Dr. Ashley K. Ramsey, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of Framing on Perceived Validity Across Demographics

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P-13 -

EMILY E. KINKADE*, BAILEY HOLM, ANTHONY D. ROGERS, VICTORIA SPAIN , and NALA TURNER
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Personal Agency and Interpersonal Communion Themes in Depression-Related Writing Samples

 

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P-13 -

WADE SUTTER*, MEREDITH M. WEKESSER, THERESA HOWE, and PAUL WITTLICH
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor

A Videogame Procedure for Creating Stimuli of Genuine Facial Expressions

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P-13 -

MEREDITH M. WEKESSER*, ALISA M. RIPPEE, and DAVID J. GAMBINO
Dr. Ashley K. Ramsey, Faculty Mentor

The Relationship Between Sport Environment and Personality

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P-13 -

REX W. MICHITSCH* and CALEB J. SCARBOROUGH
Prof. Sal Costa, Faculty Mentor

Degree in which News Articles are Read In-Full

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-14
Poster -
Sociology

P-14 - 1

MADLYN M. JENNINGS
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Disability in the News

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P-14 - 2

THOMAS B. STOLL
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Concealed Carry, Firearms, and Higher Education: History of Gun Rights and Control with an Emphasis on Campus Carry

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P-14 - 3

DAVID H. PHAN
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Implicit Racial and Gender Biases on Academic Achievement

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-15
Poster -
Computer Science

P-15 -

CALLIE E. WARREN* and ANDREW D. STRATMANN
Dr. Robert Matthews, Faculty Mentor

Efficient and Scalable Categorical Prediction using Neural Networks

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception

3:30-4:30 • OP 1393 - OP Performance Hall
SESSION PA-1
Performance Art -
Music

Presiding:

3:30

PA-1 - 1  ALYSSA AUBUCHON*, KATY PLOGHER, CLAIRE CLAUSON, and JEAN GOMEZ♦
Dr. Brian Kubin, Faculty Mentor

A Historical Look at Second Movement of the Haydn Emporer Quartet

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3:45

PA-1 - 2  MATTHEW JUDD* and SEBASTIAN QUESADA♦
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor

Horn in Metal Music

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4:00

PA-1 - 3  CARTER A. DATZ*♦ and TRAIX A. HEIDEN
Dr. Jeffrey Seppala, Faculty Mentor

Refracting Avalon: A One-Act Chamber Opera

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4:15

PA-1 - 4  TRAIX A. HEIDEN* and CARTER A. DATZ♦
Dr. Jeffrey Seppala, Faculty Mentor
Refracting Avalon: A One-Act Chamber Opera

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4:30

PA-1 - 5  NICHOLAS L. GRAGG
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor

The Development of Extended Techniques in Western Art Music

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