The University Research Symposium is held each spring and offers an exciting opportunity for enrolled Illinois State graduate and undergraduate students to present what they have learned through their research, scholarship, and creative endeavor to a large audience in a professional setting. This collection shows select abstracts and poster presentations from the Symposium.

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Submissions from 2019

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IS A VALUES Q-SORT A SELF-AFFIRMATION MANIPULATION?, Imanuel Acera
Psychology

EXAMINING THE EFFECT OF BOUNDARY STRENGTH AT HOME ON WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT-OUTCOME RELATIONSHIP, Mahbuba Akter

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EXAMINING THE EFFECT OF BOUNDARY STRENGTH AT HOME ON WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT-OUTCOME RELATIONSHIP, Mahbuba Akter

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DOES (DIS)TRUST PLAY ANY ROLE IN ETHNIC TENSION IN CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS?, Zunaid Almamun
Politics and Government

SPATIAL PATTERNS OF ALGAL BLOOMS IN LAKE BLOOMINGTON AND EVERGREEN LAKE, Gare Ambrose-Igho
Geography, Geology and the Environment

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF TEAMING PRACTICES, Emilee Baldwin and Elizabeth Kraus
Teaching and Learning

VISUAL SCENE DISPLAYS FOR EARLY INTERVENTION AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION, Marllys Banks, Jassica Durek, Kathryn Judy, and Ashleigh Tira
Communication Sciences and Disorders

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE USA AND RUSSIA, Rebecca Bastuga
Kinesiology & Recreation

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PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES FROM RATING WEBSITES FOR PHYSICIAN SPECIALTIES AT SELECT ILLINOIS HOSPITALS, Brian Beck, Quentin VerDermay-Kirkham, and Brian Neumann
Health Sciences

QUANTUM INTERFERENCE ENHANCEMENT OF THE SPIN-THERMOPOWER, Nathan Bennett
Physics

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A REVIEW OF PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT FOSTER PARENTS IN IMPLEMENTING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES, Hanna Bima, Carly Cheatham, and Isabelle Frautschy
Communication Sciences and Disorders

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PATHWAYS FOR DOUGLAS AVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Brian Bohlmann, Quinn Butler, and Sergiu Tuluca
Technology

MODIFIED FAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE EARLY LANGFORD TRADITION SITE OF NOBLE-WIETING, Josh Boone
Sociology/Anthropology

ETHNICITY AND HOOKUPS: THE EXPERIENCES OF BLACK, WHITE, AND LATINA COLLEGE WOMEN, Anieka Bosman
Psychology

SOLAR POWER GENERATION AT ILLINOIS STATE FARM: STRATEGY, FINANCE, & IMPLEMENTATION, Andrea Boyd, Paul Rypkema, and Kyle LaFlame
Technology

HEAT WAVE TIMING, CONTINUITY, AND LENGTH AFFECT TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT SEX DETERMINATION IN A FRESHWATER TURTLE, Anthony Breitenbach
Biological Sciences

THE ROLE OF P38 MAPK PHOSPHORYLATION IN AGING, Deja Brewer
Biological Sciences

EXAMINING THE SUITABILITY AND TECHNO-ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR AT ISU'S BUS SHELTERS, Michael Budde, Jade Pecci, and Ben Cunnar
Technology

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: NEARPOD PARADIGM AND LEARNING OUTCOMES, Jaclyn Buhay-Castro
Psychology

IMPLICATIONS OF MODERN COGNITIVE SCIENCE ON EPISTEMOLOGY, Adityakiran Bukkapatnam
Philosophy

INVESTIGATION OF SILYLOXYPYRONE-ALKENE [5+2] CYCLOADDITIONS, Jacob Bulandr
Chemistry

OPTIMIZATION OF PLASMONIC PAPERS FOR TWO-TIERED DRUG ANALYSIS ON A PORTABLE, SERS-PSI-MS PLATFORM, Daniel Burr
Chemistry

GRASTON TECHNIQUE PROTOCOL VS. INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION FOR DORSIFLEXION CHANGES, Holly Bush
Kinesiology & Recreation

DEVELOPING A PERSPECTIVE EQUINE PROGRAM AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Madalynn Camp
Agriculture

PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON RACIAL/ETHNIC BELIEFS, Korrie Cassata
Psychology

CAN YOU CONTROL WHAT YOU BELIEVE?, Colleen Cavanaugh
Philosophy

RECREATING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AT MOUND HOUSE THROUGH MICROWEAR ANALYSIS, Silas Chapman
Sociology/Anthropology

TRAUMA-INFORMED PROGRAM FOR PROMOTING SUCCESS, Patricia Charczuk, Jessica Foley, Taylor Lingle, Hannah Paullin, Lauren Smith, Jenae Vaughn, and Kaitlyn Stout
Psychology

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EXAMINATION OF STUDENT-ATHLETES' DEVELOPMENTAL TRANSITION FROM YOUTH SPORT TO COLLEGE SPORT, Coleman Childers
Kinesiology & Recreation

DIELECTRIC NANO-PHOTONICS-IV: EXCITATION OF ELECTRODYNAMIC ANAPOLES IN SILICON NANOSPHERE, Brighton Coe
Physics

SPACE-TIME RESOLVED BREIT-WHEELER PROCESS FOR A MODEL SYSTEM, Sean Comben
Physics

EFFORTS TOWARDS THE ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS OF A HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS PROTEASE INHIBITOR: PILOT REACTIONS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF A GAMMA-HYDROXYL-PROLINAMIDE KEY INTERMEDIATE VIA CHEMOSELECTIVE MONOSULFONYLATION AND NUCLEOPHILIC SUBSTITU, Trace Cooper
Chemistry

ONLINE REMOVAL OF VOLATILE SILOXANES IN SOLID-STATE ANAEROBIC DIGESTER BIOGAS USING A BIOFILTER AND AN ACTIVATED CARBON FILTER, Summer Corsolini
Health Sciences

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ROLE-DIFFERENTIATED BIMANUAL MANIPULATION DIFFERENCES IN EFFICIENCY AMONGST DIFFERENT HANDEDNESS GROUPS., Sara Cortina, Rachel Flores, and Leanne Mordan
Psychology

FIELD TESTING OF AN MTSS PROGRAM EVALUATION MODEL: ELEMENTARY LEVEL, Daniel Counterman
Psychology

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INTERSECTIONALITY THEORY, CHILDREN'S AGENCY, AND REBELLION AGAINST PARENTS: PERSPECTIVES OF RACIAL MINORITIES, Danielle Creasey
Sociology/Anthropology

WWI AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES, Cassidy Creighton

WHAT IMPACT DOES ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY HAVE AN ON THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND BEHAVIOR OF JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS?, Kelsey Cushing
Social Work

DOES CURRENT ACTIVITY STATUS IMPACT GOAL RECOMMENDATION ADHERENCE IN A WORKSITE WALKING INTERVENTION?, Annalise Czerwinski
Kinesiology & Recreation

MATERNALLY DERIVED PROGESTOGENS INCREASE EMBRYONIC GROWTH RATES EARLY IN DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHICKEN (GALLUS GALLUS), Konnor Damery
Biological Sciences

DEVELOPING A CHIRAL AUXILIARY PLATFORM FOR THE ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS OF GAMMA-AMINO ACIDS LYRICA, BACLOFEN, AND ROLIPRAM: SYNTHESIS AND ASYMMETRIC ALDOL REACTIONS WITH AN OXIDATIVELY CLEAVABLE N-4-2-NAPHTHYLMETHYLOXADIAZINONE., Christina Delach
Chemistry

CONFRONT OBESITY: CLASSROOM-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAKS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, Leah DeLew
Psychology

RARE VOCABULARY USE IN THE NARRATIVES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN, Gianna Delia
Communication Sciences and Disorders

CORRELATED TEMPERATURE RESPONSES SUPPORT ROBUST ACTION POTENTIAL TIMING, Margaret DeMaegd
Biological Sciences

EVALUATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A PREVENTATIVE PROPRIOCEPTIVE PROGRAM IN REDUCING LATERAL ANKLE SPRAINS IN D1 COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS, Morgan Deplanty
Kinesiology & Recreation

AN ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC INSECURITY, Irene Diblich
Politics and Government

TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE PROPAGATION SPEED OF ACTION POTENTIALS, Nicholas Dorsett
Physics

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OPTIMAL LOAD BASED ON BODY MASS: A PILOT STUDY WITH THE HANG POWER CLEAN, Marcel Lopes Dos Santos
Kinesiology & Recreation

REFLECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF SELF-ACCELERATING WAVE PACKETS, Glenn Dusing
Physics

EVALUATING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN THE ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY, Rebecca Dwyer
Agriculture

UNDEREMPLOYED AND UNDER-RESOURCED: WHY STRICTER WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR SNAP WON'T WORK FOR ILLINOIS, Angela Eastlund
Sociology/Anthropology

DIELECTRIC NANO-PHOTONICS-III: THE DISCOVERY OF ELECTRODYNAMIC ANAPOLES IN SILICON NANODISKS, Daniel Eggena
Physics

WILL A TRAINING ON CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND ITS EFFECTS BE USEFUL TO TEACHERS AND 1:1 AIDS., Latrece Erving
Social Work

IMPROVING AGRONOMIC TRAITS OF THE OILSEED-PRODUCING WINTER COVER CROP PENNYCRESS (THLASPI ARVENSE) USING CRISPR-CAS9 GENOME EDITING, Maliheh Esfahanian
Biological Sciences

LONGEST MINIMAL ZERO-SUM SEQUENCES OVER AN INTERVAL, Nick Espe, Jeremy Corry, Damian DeDivitis, and Max Ward

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PREVALENT FORMS OF ECONOMIC INSECURITY IN BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Noah Fischer
Politics and Government

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YERBA MATE: NATIONAL PROJECT TO EMERGING SUPERFOOD, Ana Fochesatto
Sociology/Anthropology

MOTHERS WHO KILL, Anna Fondren
Criminal Justice Sciences

EFFORTS TOWARDS THE ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS OF A HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS-1 PROTEASE INHIBITOR: A CHEMOSELECTIVE ZINC (II) ACETATE-TRIETHOXY SILANE REDUCTIVE PATHWAY TO THE INHIBITOR, Elizabeth Garrelts
Chemistry

PROFILING AGROCHEMICAL RESIDUES IN PRODUCE VIA PAPER CONE SPRAY IONIZATION AND PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION, Alyssa Gasa
Chemistry

BLACK PANTHER: NOT THE MESSIAH WE WANTED., Msuur Gasarah
Theatre and Dance

EFFECTS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION EXERCISE ON LOWER EXTREMITY BALANCE ABILITY IN A HEALTHY COLLEGE-AGE POPULATION, Tori Ghilardi
Kinesiology & Recreation

SMELLS LIKE TROUBLE: HARVESTMAN CHEMORECEPTION AND THE PHEROMONE AVOIDANCE HYPOTHESIS, Daniel Goldberg
Biological Sciences

THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE AND THE ME TOO MOVEMENT, Paige Gors

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SAFE SPACES AND ARTISTIC RESPONSIBILITY, Jenny Goyer
Theatre and Dance

EFFORTS TOWARD A VERSATILE INTERMEDIATE ALLOWING FOR INVESTIGATION OF OXIDOPYRYLIUM-BASED [5+2] CYCLOADDITIONS EN ROUTE TO TOXICODENANE A AND DERIVATIVES, Jake Grabowski
Chemistry

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PROSPECTIVE MEMORY AND PRE-CRASTINATION IN A DUAL COGNITIVE TASK, Abigale Graf
Psychology

INTRODUCTION TO THE BENFORD LAW, Reid Gramm
Physics

SOCIOSEXUALITY AND HIGHER EDUCATION: HOW SEXUALLY ACTIVE ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS?, Samantha Gray, Alexis Swanson, Sergei Deptula, Maia Cain, Bryce Canary, Joshua Espinoza, and Hailie Halverson
Sociology/Anthropology

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CONCUSSION AWARENESS: KNOWLEDGE AND PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENCE, Lauren Gregory and Natalie Carlisle
Communication Sciences and Disorders

DEVELOPING A CHIRAL AUXILIARY OXADIAZINONE PLATFORM FOR THE ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS OF GAMMA-AMINO ACIDS: OXADIAZINONES AS CHIRAL TEMPLATES FOR ASYMMETRIC CONJUGATE ADDITION REACTIONS, Morgan Grunloh
Chemistry

VOICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: A LOOK AT POSTSECONDARY EMPLOYMENT, LaTonya Harris
Special Education

DO VALUE SYSTEMS INFLUENCE FINANCIAL SPENDING?, Garett Hawkinson
Psychology

UNDERSTANDING ELEMENTARY TEACHER-STUDENT SPATIAL LANGUAGE DURING A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) LESSON, Rosaury Hernandez and Barbara Miller
Psychology

OPTIMAL SUPERCRITICAL POTENTIALS FOR THE ELECTRON-POSITRON PAIR-CREATION RATE, Tyler Hershenhouse
Physics

QUANTUM FIELD VERSUS EXTERNAL FIELD APPROACHES TO THE BREIT-WHEELER PROCESS, Tyler Hershenhouse
Physics

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DEVELOPING A CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOW-INCOME AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES ACCESS TO ENERGY FROM EXISTING SOLAR PV INSTALLATIONS, Nicholas Hieb and Dallas Nichols
Technology

BRIDGING THE INFORMATION GAP BETWEEN FARMERS AND NON-FARMERS, Bailey Hoerbert
Agriculture

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VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE: ENCOURAGING BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO REDUCE NUTRIENT LOSS, George Hoselton
Agriculture

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HIP ADDUCTOR VS. HIP ABDUCTOR STRENGTH RATIO IN PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN, Matthew Hugg
Kinesiology & Recreation

MICROPLASTIC CONCENTRATIONS IN GIZZARD SHAD (DOROSOMA CEPEDIANUM) AND LARGEMOUTH BASS (MICROPTERUS SALMOIDES) FROM TWO DRINKING WATER RESERVOIRS IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES., Raven Hurt
Biological Sciences

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WORRIED ABOUT THIS POST? HOW BULLYING INFLUENCES MENTAL DISTRESS, Keeley Hynes
Psychology

THE EFFECT OF ECTOPIC ACTION POTENTIALS ON SENSORY BURSTS DEPENDS ON THE RATIO OF THEIR FREQUENCIES, Alex Igel and Maisam Yousef
Biological Sciences

STEREOTYPE PROXIMITY THEORY, Terry Jackson
Educational Administration & Foundations

CONTRAST AND CONTINUITY IN THE REIGNS OF IRENE (775-811CE), Logan Janicki and Andrew Pfannkuche

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ASYNCHRONOUS DISCUSSIONS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENTATION, Iresha Jayasinghe and Ranija Turner
Biological Sciences

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THE IMPACT OF COVER CROPS AND NITROGEN APPLICATION TIMING ON SUBSURFACE WATER QUALITY, Devin Jefferson
Agriculture

IMPACT OF SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES ON THE DEBT REPAYMENT ABILITY OF ILLINOIS GRAIN FARMS, Samuel Johnson
Agriculture

ASSESSING ALTERNATIVE-FUEL VEHICLES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATION FLEET VEHICLES TO MITIGATE RISING EMISSIONS IN BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, ILLINOIS, Sara Keene
Technology

INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL CARBAPORPHYRINOIDS USING A '3 + 1' APPROACH, Samuel Kempel
Chemistry

THE UTILIZATION AND PERCEPTION OF STUDENT AIDES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINING SETTING, Andrea Kovalsky
Kinesiology & Recreation

EFFECTS OF MARKOVIAN PITCH ANGLE SCATTERING ON NONLINEAR CHARGED PARTICLES, Phillip Kovarik
Physics

COMBATING STUDENT FOOD INSECURITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE USAGE, KNOWLEDGE, AND OUTREACH OF THE SCHOOL STREET FOOD PANTRY, Bethany Kozak, Alyssa Tipsword, Elizabeth Bello, and Joella Gillespie
Health Sciences

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WATERSHED CHARACTERIZATION AND STREAMFLOW FORECASTING USING REMOTE SENSING AND MACHINE LEARNING, Dongjae Kwon
Geography, Geology and the Environment

PREDICTORS OF SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION, Heather Lacey
Psychology

SYNTHESIS AND METALATION OF INTERNALLY ALKYLATED PORPHYRINOIDS, Alissa Latham
Chemistry

QUANTUM MECHANICAL APPROACH TO THE LASER-ASSISTED VACUUM DECAY, Creighton Lisowski
Physics

OPTIMAL LOAD BASED ON BODY MASS: A PILOT STUDY WITH THE HANG POWER CLEAN, Marcel Lopes dos Santos
Kinesiology & Recreation

THE EFFECT OF STUDYING ABROAD ON PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS, Katlynn Lutt
Teaching and Learning

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE COG COMPLEX AND ATP7A IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE, Lindsey Margewich
Biological Sciences