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 2018

The Interactions of Sulfur Trioxide with Water Clusters, Samuel Bishop
Chemistry

Pop Culture Fandoms and Kinship, Richard Bledsoe
Sociology/Anthropology

Why does School Climate Enhance Forgiveness? Hope and Emotion Regulation, Marissa Boolman and Taylor Frye
Psychology

Does Cognitive Flexibility Training Improve Reading Comprehension for Elementary Students?, Rebecca Bove, DaShae Rodriguez-Harris, Kortne Shott, Emily Fry, and Megan Stevens
Psychology

Temporal Effects of Heat Waves on Sex Ratios and Gene Expression in a Freshwater Turtle, Anthony Breitenbach
Biological Sciences

Temperature Influences on the Dynamics of Neuronal Activity, Manuela Burek
Physics

To Bob or Not to Bob: Context Dependence of an Antipredator Response in Harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones), Austin Calhoun
Biological Sciences

Reaching Illinois State University's Heating Demand with Bioheat, Timothy Callahan and Morgan Vondruska
Technology

Quality Healthcare Trends of Critical Access Hospitals in the State of Illinois, Julia Call, Rebecca Miedema, and Jennifer Bohner
Health Sciences

Does Mother Really Call the Shots?: Rapid in Ovo and in Vitro Metabolism of Testosterone in Bird Eggs, Nicole Campbell
Biological Sciences

Disparaging Humor, Social Exclusion, and the Power of Allies, Sean Campbell
Psychology

Wolbachia Infection in Culex Pipiens does not Alter its Performance in Intraspecific Competition or Interspecific Competition with Aedes Albopictus, Cecilia Canizela
Biological Sciences

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Patience and Anxiety: Mindfulness as a Mediator, Robert Cerullo
Psychology

What are the Current Perceptions of a High School's Teachers Regarding Trauma-Sensitive Practice? What is the Teachers' Perceived Need for Future Training?, Marie Chandler
Social Work

Cigarette Use Among Students and Staff at ISU Dormitories, Silas Chapman
Sociology/Anthropology

Job Readiness for At-Risk Youth: A Mixed-Methods Study, Patricia Charczuk
Psychology

Designing New Oxyfluoride Phosphor Materials with Anti-Perovskite Structures, Justin Chhoeun
Chemistry

Examining the Financial Impact of Employing Portable Ms Systems in Drug Screening at Crime Scenes, Scott Cleary
Chemistry

Does Visuospatial Working Memory Affect Wayfinding Using Two- and Three-Dimensional Maps?, Olivia Cody, Natalie Costigan, and Rachel Millard
Psychology

Excitation of Electrodynamic Anapole Mode in Nanosphere, Brighton Coe
Physics

The Impact of Gender for Mental Health Probation Outcomes, Nick Corpolongo
Criminal Justice Sciences

Evaluation of Biogas Potential for Organic Farms Using a Cartridge Style Anaerobic Digester System, Summer Corsolini
Health Sciences

Off-Campus Students' Recycling Habits and Barriers to Recycling, Summer Corsolini
Health Sciences

Mechanisms Underlying Changes in Encoding of Neuronal Information by Backward Travelling Action Potentials, Margaret DeMaegd
Biological Sciences

Performance Variation in Men's Woven Pants Treated with Wrinkle Resistant Finishes, Abby DeWane and Mackenzie Brown
Family and Consumer Sciences

Representation of Aging Women in Fashion and Non-Fashion Advertisements, Abby DeWane, Katie Cavanaugh, Marissa Weuthrich, Emma Walton, Mackenzie Brown, and Claire VanDerGinst
Family and Consumer Sciences

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Language and Oppression: A Sociolinguistic Approach to Blues Music, Jaione Diaz Mazquiaran
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Will an in-Service Training on Awareness of Compassion Fatigue Increase the Importance of Self-Care amongst Patient-Centered Hospice Staff?, Kaylee Dickson
Social Work

Correlation between Personality Factors and Motivational Orientations in Circus Performers, Karissa Diller and Lauren Johnson
Kinesiology & Recreation

The Role of Social Workers in Palliative and End-Of-Life Care: What Essential Elements and Skills are Needed?, Lauren DiLorenzo
Social Work

Exploring the Experience of Women in Sport Leadership and Management, Chrishaya Dixon
Kinesiology & Recreation

Alkyne Combustion: Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Formyl Radical Production, Matthew Drummer
Chemistry

Having Fun with Mindfulness: Engaging the Whole Classroom, Joel Dukett
Psychology

Young Children's Understanding of Ordinal, Spatial, and Alphabet Labels in a Spatial Search Task, Lauren Fairweather, Cody Heap, Morgan Maydew, Analeese Monla, Kristina Okamura, and Meghan Rogers
Psychology

Towards an Inter-Source Comparison of Dart-Ms and Psi-Ms for Drug Evidence Processing on Commercial and Portable Systems, William Fatigante
Chemistry

Comparative Study of Vulnerabilities in Lte Cryptographic Algorithm, Nilofer Fatma
Information Technology

Feasibility Study on Implementing Green Technology at the Illinois State University Recreational Center, Shane Felske, Riley Vines, and Andy Agamy
Technology

Parenting for Safe and Civil Online Behavior, Jessica Foley and Faith Miller
Psychology

Are Psychopaths Blameless?, Katie Foree
Philosophy

Microtransactions in Video Games should be Considered Cheating, Katie Foree
Philosophy

College Students Perception of Right-To-Carry On Campus in the United States, Morgan Foster
Criminal Justice Sciences

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Invasion of Silky Bush Clover (Lespedeza Cuneata) in Midwest Prairies, Jessica Fowler
Biological Sciences

School Climate, Hope, and Readiness to Change: A Mediation Model, Ciara Gallo
Psychology

Parent Involvement and the Parent-Teacher Relationship in Head Start on Child Outcomes, Ciara Gallo, Cristina Prestin-Latham, Leah Delew, and Rachel Flores
Psychology

Sexual Self-Esteem and Appearance Anxiety as Predictors of Risky Sexual Behavior., Alexis Garza
Psychology

Barnum and Ethnic Display, Msuur Gasarah
Theatre and Dance

Differential Effects of Reinforcement in Shelter Versus Pet Dogs, Jennifer Gavin and Antonia Berenbaum
Psychology

Effectiveness of a Jackpot to Decrease Session Time for Discrete Trials in Canines, Jennifer Gavin and Antonia Berenbaum
Psychology

Separation Anxiety, Attachment, and Sensory Status: Are Deaf Dogs More Attached to Their Human?, Jennifer Gavin, Antonia Berenbaum, Ashley Vazquez, Heather Curcio, Keegan Samolinski, and Sydney Penna
Psychology

Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Skin Tears: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Meghan Gingrich, Rebecca Offenback, and Taylor Pohlman
Nursing

This Bridge Called the Canary Islands: Pedagogical Applications and Implications of Mestiza Theories in a Postcolonial Setting, Cristina González Martín
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

An Analysis of Higher Education Retention Across Illinois State University Academic Colleges, Michael Goodman
Accounting

Exploration of Nitrogen-Tethered [5+2] Oxidopyrylium-Alkene Based Cycloadditions, Jake Grabowski
Chemistry

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Increasing Social Interactions of High School Students with Developmental Disabilities, Bailey Greenaberg
Special Education

The Relationship Between Greek Life and Division Iii College Athletics, Jacob Griffith
Kinesiology & Recreation

Trust Me It's Going to be Great: A Media Ecology Analysis of the New Political Campaign, Erik Gustafson
Communication

Extrinsic Life Goals' Deleterious Influence on Mental Illness Self-Stigma, Joseph Guzaldo
Psychology

Debt And Growth: Is There a Magic Threshold for Advanced Economies?, Hamidreza Habibi
Economics

Temperature Effects on Chemically Coupled Neurons, Nathaniel Harraman
Physics

Bullying and Cyberbullying on College Campuses: An Exploratory Pilot Study, Garett Hawkinson
Psychology

A Formative Evaluation of Rti/Mtss in Two Illinois Schools, Emily Hellmann
Psychology

Referred Students' Motivators and Barriers to Participate in an Eimoc Program, Derek Hevel and Lauren Von Schaumburg
Kinesiology & Recreation

Awareness and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Victoria Hinckley and Margarita Perez
Nursing

Perceptions of Serial Killer Status and the Impact of Pop Culture Crime Dramas, Catherine Holesha
Criminal Justice Sciences

Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance Components of the Mackinaw River Watershed, Central Illinois, Joseph Honings
Geography, Geology and the Environment

The Effects of Sex Offender Registration on Youth with Sexually Problematic Behaviors, Megan Hook
Social Work

Abundance of Microplastics in Freshwater Streams of Rural Areas, Raven Hurt
Biological Sciences

Comparative Study of Black Currant Production in Russia and Illinois: Best Management Practices, Economic Profitability, and Marketing Strategies., Andrew Jolly
Agriculture

Athletic Identity, Institutional Support Services, and Transition: An Analysis of Student-Athlete Perceptions and Implications, John Kaczorowski
Kinesiology & Recreation

The Role Of Global Governance In Refugee Education: Applied Through Institutional Liberalism And Deweyan Pragmatism, Caroline Kernan
Politics and Government

Engagement During Relationship Education and Psychological Functioning for At-Risk Youth, Kayle Kinnear
Psychology

Effects of Pitch Angle Scattering on Observational Signatures of Nonlinear Charged Particles Dynamics in the Magnetotail, Phillip Kovarik
Physics

Advancing the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals with Wind Turbine Replacement in Illinois, Bennet Krull, Charlie Reice, and Michael Simpson
Technology

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The Impact of Parent/Teacher Interactions on Students' Educational Outcomes in Special Education Programs: A Literature Review, Brianna Lanning
Special Education

The Legality of U.S. Targeted Killing Operations in Yemen, Brent Leombruni
Politics and Government

Availability of Quality Engineering Resources and Lessons for a High School Chemistry Classroom, Kyle Lieberum and Bayleigh Mull
Chemistry

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Communication in Live Sports Broadcasts: Attributions of Task Performance Errors, Benjamin Lynn
Communication

Cold-Inducible Rna-Binding Protein as a Potential Regulator of Gonadal Development in the Red-Eared Slider Turtle, Rosario Marroquin-Flores
Biological Sciences

Defensive Interactions Between the Parasitic Plant Cuscuta Pentagona and its Host, Timothy Martin
Biological Sciences

"I'm Not Crazy I Just Need Help": An Assessment of Students' Mental Health Needs in an Alternative Education Setting, LaCrisha McAllister
Social Work

How can Providers Use Web-Based Platforms to Interface with Clients?, Jillian McGuinness
Social Work

Influence of Inflatable Anti-Fatigue Mats on Joint Discomfort During Prolonged Standing, Nathaniel McGuire
Kinesiology & Recreation

Effects of an Invasive Parasite on a Coevolved Host-Parasite System: Ascogregarina Barretti and Aedes Triseriatus, Kristina McIntire
Biological Sciences

Sustainability at ISU, Molly McManus
Sociology/Anthropology

Skill and Attribute Demands of Agricultural Employers: A Best-Worst Scaling Approach, Joshua McWilliams
Agriculture

Attachment Styles and Life Goals of At-Risk Youth, Barbara Miller
Psychology

Global Motivation as a Predictor of College Students' Ratings of a Career Intervention, Mariah Mims
Psychology

Millennial College Students: What Moves Them to Action? Multi-Institutional Survey of Agribusiness Students., Michael Miner
Agriculture

The Effects of Ionic Conductances on the Dynamics of Neuronal Activity, Zach Mobille
Physics

U.S. Military Intervention And Public Engagement, Anthony Modica
Politics and Government

Extent and Determinants of Financial Inclusion Among Agriculture Producers in Ghana, Fatima Mohammed
Agriculture

Identifying Students At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Katie Montalbano
Social Work

The War on Drugs And its Effect on Recidivism Rates in the United States, Rain Montero
Politics and Government

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When does Consistency in Role-Differentiated Bimanual Manipulations Appear During Infancy?, Leanne Mordan
Psychology

Implementing a Structured Nurse to Nurse Communication Strategy, Kathleen Morris
Nursing

Spray Solvent Dependence Observed During the Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids Via Paper Spray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry, Shahnaz Mukta
Chemistry

Content of Disparaging Humor: Reactions and Coping Responses, Gino Muzzarelli, Lawrence Nisivaco, and Anne Augustyn
Psychology

Metrics for Analyzing Top Offensive Lineman in This Years Nfl Draft, Miles Neilson
Marketing

Should States Adopt Drug Overdose Immunity Laws?, Jordan Norton
Politics and Government

Chloride Dynamics in an Urban-Agricultural Stream, Andrew Oberhelman
Geography, Geology and the Environment