Undergraduate Research Day 2013

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Air Separation Unit to Create Zero - Emission Oxy - Combustion Energy

Khalid Aldhahri, University of Wyoming
Thomas White, University of Wyoming
Daniel Marken, University of Wyoming
Omar Alrajeh, University of Wyoming

Monitoring crop growth before and under center - pivot irrigation system using multi - temporal Landsat images

Emmalee Allen, University of Wyoming

Fischer - Tropsch Synthesis – Natural Gas to D iesel Fuel

Faraj Almarri, University of Wyoming
Bennett Carv, University of Wyoming
Travis Stevenson, University of Wyoming
Ali Al Musabeh, University of Wyoming
Mohammed Alyousif, University of Wyoming

Natural Gas to Olefins

Salman Almutaw a, University of Wyoming
Travis Wells, University of Wyoming
Scott Chase, University of Wyoming
Mohammed Alzain, University of Wyoming

Bentonite as Plugging and Abandoning Material in Low Temperature, Low Salinity Wells

Pa trick Amole, University of Wyoming
Brad Brinkerhoff, University of Wyoming
Frank Micheli, University of Wyoming
Jeremy Meyers, University of Wyoming

Turbulence in Action: Toward a Fractal Poetry

Zachary Anderson, University of Wyoming

Mechanical Behavior of Cyclically Loaded Polyparaphenylene Porous Scaffolds for P otential Use in Biomedical Devices

Dustin Bales, University of Wyoming

Art and Oils: Mediums for Self - Internalization

Whitney Balzan, University of Wyoming

Deaf Education in Africa and America

Hana Beamer, University of Wyoming

Structural Cyclomorphosis in Populations of Low - motility Zooplankton

John Beckius, University of Wyoming

Awaiting The End: The Eschatology of American - Israeli Relations

Jacob H. Benson, University of Wyoming

Methods in Immunology for Brucella Abortus

Jacob Berg, University of Wyoming

Optimizing Micropropagation of Cold - hardy Grapevine Cultivars

Daniel Bergey, Sheridan College
Berva Dawn Br ock, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center
Lacey Lyn Fisher, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center
Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center
Sadanand Dhekney, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center

Social and Cultural Change in the Roman Provinces

Jennifer Black, University of Wyoming

EPCOT to Epcot: Changes in Educational Approach in Disney’s EPCOT Center Attractions

Christina Bogd an, University of Wyoming

Estimating intra - annual changes in the surface area of Sand Mesa Reservoir #1 using multi - temporal Landsat images

Cody A. Booth, University of Wyoming

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)/ Ultracapacitor (UC) Powered Laptop

Phil Bourgeois, University of Wyoming
Steven Toedter, University of Wyoming
Thomas Romshek, University of Wyoming
Wi ll Miller, University of Wyoming

Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day 2013 Page 23 Student Attitudes Regarding the Impact of the Murder of Mathew Shepard

Alex Brink, University of Wyoming

Sound Levels In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Julia Brown, University of Wyoming

Nanoindentation of Polymers

Ashley Bucsek, University of Wyoming

Shaft Twist Inspection Tool

Ashley Bucsek, University of Wyoming
Alex Lindenstein, University of Wyoming
Anna Ohlschwager, University of Wyoming
Steven Sundberg, University of Wyoming

Reconstruction of the Holocene water - level history for Little Molas Lake, Southern Colorado

Jacob E. Buettner, University of Wyoming

Structural Systems Design of the Lincoln Fire Department Headquarters

Michelle Burback, University of Wyoming

Isotope Tracing in the Libby Creek Watershed

Wil Chapple, University of Wyoming

Near Isogenic Line variation in Circadian Rhythm and Effects on Genotypic Traits in Arabidopsis thaliana

Sarah Cheeney, University of Wyoming

How Infographics Will Save the World

Kira Cheshier, University of Wyoming

Optimization of Non - Enzymatic Microwave Cleavage at Aspartic Acid and Disulfide Bons

Scott Coffin, University of Wyoming

Mapping Burn Severity of the Marking Pen Prescribed Burn in the Seminoe Mountains using pre - and post - fire Landsat Thematic Mapper images

Erik Collier, University of Wyoming

How the “Queer” Undermines Imperial Ideology in the Victorian Novel

Alexis Dadelahi, University of Wyoming

Use of Digester Gas in Combined Heat and Power Cycle

Wade Daniels, University of Wyoming
Eric DeMillard, University of Wyoming
Charles Johnson, University of Wyoming
Jarrod McCarrel, University of Wyoming

Frequen cy Dependent Audio Visualizer

Kyle DaRif, University of Wyoming
Devon Schmidt, University of Wyoming

Autonomous Rugged Maze Navigating Robot

Andy Darter, University of Wyoming
Luke Kaufman, University of Wyoming

Cathepsin K Inhibition Al leviates Antimycin - Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis

Dawn Anne Davison, University of Wyoming

Modeling the SARS Outbreak in Toronto, Canada

Regene DePiero, University of Wyoming

R eflections upon India

April Dockter, University of Wyoming

Consumer Identity: Pride of Texas

Chelsea Downey, University of Wyoming

Activity and Stability of Ceria - supported Bimetallic Ni - Au in the Reforming of Ethanol

Sakun Duwal, University of Wyoming

Ovulatory effects of omega - 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Tenika Eardley, University of Wyoming

Remembering To Do Things For Others: Social Prospective Memory and Goal Activation

Anna Fahlsing, University of Wyoming

2012 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

Davis Fay, University of Wyoming

Myxobacteria as Biocontro l Agents of Agricultural Plant Pathogens

Cameron Finley, University of Wyoming

A Microfluidic Platform Utilizing Lateral Flow Technology to Bring Better Healthcare to the Developing World

Paige Fischer, University of Wyoming
Andy Jacobson, University of Wyoming

Social Effects of Precocious Puberty

Kayci Fuller, University of Wyoming

Local and Organic Food in Laramie: Analyzing Consumer Opinions

Louisa Gietz, University of Wyoming

Invasive Species: An Inside Look at Management and Funding Proto cols

Kaitlynn Glover, University of Wyoming

Evaluation of the Effects of Oxygen Concentration on the Infectivity of T - Even Bacteriophages

Hannah M. Green, University of Wyoming

Ritual Permanence and Malleability: An Examination of Mortuary Practice in Diaspora Communities

Chelsea Hacker, University of Wyoming

The Legitimacy of the Office of the Presidency

Jeremiah J. Hall, University of Wyoming

Glaciation Soils and Stress Sensitivity of Spruce Trees in the Snowy Range

Margo Hamann, University of Wyoming

Wireless Sound Level System

Ian Harrison, University of Wyoming

Nitrogen Cycling in an Open Canopy Mountain Stream

Paige Hellbaum, University of Wyoming

Shakespeare in a Trunk

Sean Higgins, University of Wyoming

Parental Influences on Childhood Obesity

Jenna Hotovec, University of Wyoming

Dispensing Device for Two - part Household Epoxy

Joe Hoyt, University of Wyoming
Brent Roth, University of Wyoming
Lizzi Snyder, University of Wyoming
Jeremy Banks, University of Wyoming

Contribution of the Intestinal Microbiome to the Development of Hirschsprung’s - Associated Enterocolitis

Tetiana Hutchison, Central Wyoming College
Rachel Lamb, Central Wyoming College
Steven McAllister, Central Wyoming College
Naomi Ward, University of Wyoming

Descriptive versus Injunctive Norms in Reducing Rape Myths: A survey study

Lauren Jaeger, University of Wyoming

Bound By Grief: The Role of The Coquette and Charlotte Temple in Early America

Briana Johnson, University of Wyoming

The Photocatalytic Reactions of Desert Varnish

Lacie Johnson, University of Wyoming

Automotive Fuel Tank Tumbler Drive and Ventilation Systems Design

Mark Johnson, University of Wyoming
Spencer Miller, University of Wyoming/Casper College
Justin Popp, University of Wyoming/Casper College

Efficacious drug testing for fungal infections using Fountain Flow Cytometry

Andrew Jones, University of Wyoming

Pitchfork Field Study

Rochak Karki, University of Wyoming
Dhruba Panta, University of Wyoming/Casper College
Tayyab Parvez, University of Wyoming/Casper College
Rebecca Podio, University of Wyoming/Casper College
Omair Sadiq, University of Wyoming/Casper College

Characterization of Bacterial Isolates from Mice affected with Hirschsprung’s D

Patrick Tracy LaBreck, University of Wyoming

A Two - Year Serosurvey of a Rural Population for West Nile Virus IgG and IgM Antibodies

Rachel Lamb, Central Wyoming College
Cassie Paulsen, Central Wyoming College
Shelby Shearer, Central Wyoming College
Rod Printz, Central Wyoming College
Tetiana Hutchison, Central Wyoming College
Tyler Graham, Central Wyoming College
Drew Leach, Central Wyoming College
Scott Seville, University of Wyoming/Casper Center
Steven McAllister, Central Wyoming College

Land Wind Racer

Daniel Larsen, University of Wyoming
Trevor Ross, University of Wyoming
Josh Me eks, University of Wyoming
Kevin Toly, University of Wyoming

Analysis of Soils With Historic Arsenical Pesticide Applications for Arsenic and Lead Contentent

Philip Lavallee Jr., Major in Rangeland Ecology/ Watershed Management with a Minor in Soil Sciences
Brandon Reynolds, Assistant Research Scientist, Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming
Scott Schell, Associate Research Scientist, Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming

Sustaining Sustainability: a Management Plan for ACRES Student Farm

Sarah Legg, University of Wyoming

Capillary Electrophoresis on Unconventional Fluids

Yafei Liu, University of Wyoming

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia through the lens of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories”

Binny Loveless, University of Wyoming

Preface to Set Apart Stories

Sarah Maddy, University of Wyoming
Nell Hanley, University of Wyoming

Swing Dance: Perseverance of Culture

Morgan L. Marks, University of Wyoming

Shaft Twist Inspection Tool

Thomas McAtee, University of Wyoming
Bryce Rickard, University of Wyoming

Noninvasive Insulin Therapy using Microneedle Perforation and Iontophoresis

J osh McConnell, University of Wyoming
Kaitlyn McKim, University of Wyoming

Coming to Terms: A creative exploration of the collaboration between photography and literary works

Kali S. McCrackin, University of Wyoming

Pla nt Responses to Light Independent of Photosynthesis: Qualification and Quantification of Photoreceptors and Light Dependent Morphological Traits Throughout Development Stages in a Nonphotosynthetic Plant

Sean McCrackin, University of Wyoming

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Binge Drinking - based H arm Reduction Programs at the University of Wyoming

Ty McNamee, University of Wyoming
Jeremy Weaver, University of Wyoming

UW Classroom Finder for Android

Justin Meidinger, University of Wyoming
Erin Sanders, University of Wyoming
Jed Storie, University of Wyoming

Integration of Accelerated Precipitation Softeni ng - Microfiltration (APS - MF) Assembly to Maximize Water Recovery from the Treatment of Brackish Water

Kyle Meyers, University of Wyoming

Boxers and Bowties: How media affects Fraternity men at Omega University

Sean Miller, University of Wyoming

Series Hybrid Off - Road Vehicle Design

Luke Mollman, University of Wyoming
Jonathan Schlotthauer, University of Wyoming
Sean Woodward, University of Wyoming
Kyle Purcell, University of Wyoming

Ex amining Self - Injury and Coping Based on Sexual Orientation

Austin Mullings, University of Wyoming

Gender, Race, and Sexual Orientation and Coalition Building at UW

Cassandra Murphy, University of Wyoming

Mosquitoes as Pests and Vectors of Disease: A Collaborative Effort betwee n Natrona County Health Department and University of Wyoming/Casper College

Skye Napolitano, University of Wyoming/Casper College

Is Therapeutic Empathy Teachable? Evaluating the Impact of an Empathy Training Seminar on Empathic Performance for Clinical Ph.D Graduate Students

Avery A. Nelson, University of Wyoming

VERONA: a Short Film Inspired by Cinematic Adapations of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Connor Novotny, University of Wyoming

Strategies in the Game F - Satura tor

Roy Oursler, University of Wyoming

Fifty Shades of Conversation: An Examination of Popular Novels as a Tool for Conversation

Christine P ond, University of Wyoming

What is the price of love? The ethics of ever - escalating medical care costs for companion animals

Amanda Morgan Payne, University of Wyoming

Lesson Planning in the Elementary Classroom

Sara Peck, University of Wyoming
Amy Spiker, University of Wyoming/Casper College

Views of the Effects of Methamphetamine on Health, Treatment Efficacy and Criminality

Laur ie J. Petric, University of Wyoming

Discovering Classroom Management

Emily Phillips, University of Wyoming

Post - Conflict Health Care: Women's Lives After Conflict

Audrey Quest, University of Wyoming

Morphological characteristics follow the mtDNA sequence of evolutionary descent within the family Calcariidae

David Rach, Northwest College

Corporationalism

Ryan Ragaglia, University of Wyoming

Economic Implications of Increased Fishing Access in Wyoning

Brian Ramaeker, University of Wyoming

Dendritic Spines

Collin D. Redinger, The Laboratory of Learning and Neural Development

Limitations in Delineating Lake Shoreline in Cloud Contaminated Landsat Images

Kate E. Richardson, University of Wyoming

Quick Camp

Dakota Roberson, University of Wyoming
Kendall Williamson, University of Wyoming

Non - Pneumatic Composite Moonbuggy Wheel

James Roland, University of Wyoming

Synthetic Optogenetic System to Study Bacterial P athology

Rachel Schaefer, University of Wyoming

Alterations t o Common Foods in Attempts to Increase Iron Intake

Catherine Schmidt, University of Wyoming
Rhoda Schantz, University of Wyoming

Analysis of Solutions of 2 nd Order Stochastic Parabolic Equations

Erik Schmidt, University of Wyoming

Autonomous Wheelchair Development

Carter Schultz, University of Wyoming

Immigration: Social Inhibitors Impact on the Increasing Rates of Crime Amongst Latino Populations

Alia Scott, University of Wyoming
Jeremy Weaver, University of Wyoming

Age of Humans? Examining the Cosmic Perspective and the Individual

Seth Sivinski, University of Wyoming
Joseph Ulatowski, University of Wyoming

On the Shoulders of Giants

Stuart Smith, University of Wyoming

Heartbeat Stars

Rachel Smullen, University of Wyoming

Mapping Changes in Reservoir Surface Area Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Im

Christopher Steinhoff, University of Wyoming

Strength Testing of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Lintels

Nathan P. Stroud, University of Wyoming

Soil microbial community physiology is altered by snow depth

Shanker Tamang, University of Wyoming
Colin Tucker, University of Wyoming
Elise Pendall, University of Wyoming

Characterizing analyst bias in unsupervised classification of Landsat images

Bailey Terry, University of Wyoming
Benjamin Beaman, University of Wyoming

Assessing Transferability of Landsat - derived NDWI Values across Space and Time

Matthew J. Thoman, University of Wyoming
Kaitlyn McCollum, University of Wyoming

Leaving a Mark on Digital Media: A Partial Survey of the Perfect Digital Watermark Problem

Christopher Thompson, University of Wyoming

Physiology of Cardiac Hypertrophy in Severely Iron Deficient Rats Using Pressure - Volume Loops

Emily Thompson, Western Wyoming Community College
Ashley Weigel, Western Wyoming Community College
Jacquie Zadra, Western Wyoming Community College

Fictional Language Use and Cultural Assumptions

Gloria Wickman, University of Wyoming

Linking Neuroanatomy to the Performance of Learned Behaviors: An Investigation of the Neural Basis of Disordered Vocal Performance

David A. Wilson, University of Wyoming

Holistic Methods to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Sarah Wimpenny, University of Wyoming

Effects of Aerobic Training on Gene Expression in the Heart after a Myocardial Infarctio

Alexander Wolff, University of Wyoming

Biogeochemical Integrity of Cetacean Bioapatites Exposed to Simulated Burial Conditions

Shana Wolff, University of Wyoming

Virtualizing Grief: Commemorating Life and Death through Online Memorials

JoAnna Wurst, University of Wyoming

Think No Evil: Clergy Reponses to Religious Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder

Annie R. Zhang, University of Wyoming