Undergraduate Research Day 2015

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Use of manufacturer-specified value of greenhouse film transmissivity to estimate solar radiation and crop evapotranspiration in a hoop house

Daniel Adamson, University of Wyoming

Two-Step Conversion of Ethanol to Butadiene

Murtada Al Aradi, University of Wyoming
A.J. Beemer, University of Wyoming
LeAnne Hazard, University of Wyoming
Ben McFarland, University of Wyoming
Alex Thompson, University of Wyoming

Economic Analysis for Little Buffalo Basin Using Reservoir Simulation and CO2Scope

Shatha Alnaji, University of Wyoming
Madison Tenneson, University of Wyoming
Lihui Ye, University of Wyoming
Wei Zhang, University of Wyoming

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Dhari Alotaibi, University of Wyoming
Sarah Scott

PhatLabs: Music Development Application

Miguel Arambula, University of Wyoming
Jake Harper, University of Wyoming
Reuben Shea, University of Wyoming
Patrick Weingardt, University of Wyoming

Bimanual Coordination Training To Improve Upper Limb Function Post Stroke

Ryan Arey, University of Wyoming

Assistive Technology

Isaac Armstrong, University of Wyoming
Kyle Carpenter, University of Wyoming
Brendon Cline, University of Wyoming
Ann Gibbons, University of Wyoming
Olivia Lim, University of Wyoming

The Effect of Scavenger Diversity on the Rate of Carrion Decomposition

Stephanie Ashley, Western Wyoming Community College

Assessment of the mammalian and avian community in the Laramie Range, Wyoming, with camera traps

Kenny K. Askelson, University of Wyoming
Robert Riotto, University of Wyoming
Adi Barocas, University of Wyoming

Evaluation of spectral variability of irrigated crops in Landsat 8 images

Hayden Bales, University of Wyoming
Luke S. Nieslanik, University of Wyoming
Preston J. Talbert, University of Wyoming

Environmental Control of the Miniature Test Chamber

Ahmed Balogun, University of Wyoming
William McFaul, University of Wyoming
Daniel Peele, University of Wyoming
Elizabeth Smith, University of Wyoming

Delineating crop management zones within alfalfa fields using Landsat images

Blake Balzan, University of Wyoming

START Alert Application

Jonathan Barella, University of Wyoming
Cohner Marker, University of Wyoming
Spencer Johnson, University of Wyoming

Mighty Cracker Presentation

Nicholas Baum, University of Wyoming
Christopher Bugg, University of Wyoming
Jonathan Wright, University of Wyoming
Nicholas Baum, University of Wyoming
Christopher Hamm, University of Wyoming

Design of Dale Creek Dams

Nicholas Berling, University of Wyoming
Mathew Jensen, University of Wyoming
Jacob Woicik, University of Wyoming

Capturing Size Effect in FRPs Employing Stochastic Finite Element Simulations

Thomas Bilodeau, University of Wyoming

Identifying Native Wyoming Plant Species for Uptake and Retention of Uranium from a Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Site (UMTRCA) in Riverton, Wyoming

Kyle Bochanski, University of Wyoming

Reservoir Evaluation and Simulation of Miscible Gas Flooding Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Sand Dunes Field of the Muddy Formation in Wyoming

Corey Boyt, University of Wyoming
Kenneth Casey MacIntyre, University of Wyoming
Joey Loris, University of Wyoming
Alyssa Bradley, University of Wyoming

SAE MiniBaja 2015 Powertrain

Gregory Brown, University of Wyoming
Logan Krier, University of Wyoming
Ethan Oberg, University of Wyoming
J. Forrest Schumacher, University of Wyoming

Classification and Mechanism of Fatigue Receptors

Cade Budak, University of Wyoming

A Preliminary Characterization of Hia, an Auto-secreting Protein of Brucella abortus

Laura Bueter, University of Wyoming

Design of Dale Creek Dams

Kevin Buffington, University of Wyoming
Lisa Johnson, University of Wyoming
Rami Ksaibati, University of Wyomning
Katie Sitler, University of Wyoming

Observation of Snow Processes through Time-lapse Photography

Caitlin Bush, University of Wyoming

Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) Home Range Movements 25 Years Post Burn of the 1988 Yellowstone Fires

Ashkia L. Campbell, University of Wyoming

Studying culture media for improving growth of Green Algae, Botryococcus braunii

Ceirra Carlson
Hannah Jernigan
H.R. Shafer
P.L. Jernigan
R. Kandel
D.R. Bergey
R. Milne
S.A. Dhekney

“The Tariff Game”

Geoffrey Carr, University of Wyoming

Tensleep Injection Analysis at Wertz Field

Cameron Carreau, University of Wyoming
Inderpreet Dhillon, University of Wyoming
Jordan Reid, University of Wyoming
Dan Larson, University of Wyoming

Design of Dale Creek Dams

Harrison Carter, University of Wyoming
Dillon Cotterman, University of Wyoming
Prapti Giri, University of Wyomning

The Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE): Impacts of glacial ice recession on the chemical, physical and biological properties of the upper Dinwoody Creek

Austin Chase, Central Wyoming College
William Albterson, Central Wyoming College
Jacob Hoot, Central Wyoming College
Nina Brower-Wynngard, Central Wyoming College

SAE Baja Brakes and Rear Suspension

Jason Christensen, University of Wyoming
Jesse Grosinger, University of Wyoming
Seth Koertner, University of Wyoming
Kathryn Kempema, University of Wyoming

Flood Pattern Optimization of the Wertz-Tensleep

Danielle Cifrese, University of Wyoming
Thomas Smith, University of Wyoming
Erik Hendrickson, University of Wyoming
Cora Craig, University of Wyoming

SAE Baja Front Suspension and Steering

Mitchell Clark, University of Wyoming
Lewis Wright, University of Wyoming
Kevin Hopkins, University of Wyoming
Dylan Tomczak, University of Wyoming

Increasing Synthesis Efficiency of Monometallic Carbides to Near Stoichmetric Ratios

Dale Clouser, University of Wyoming

Dual Permeability Model of Tensleep Formation, Teapot Dome Field, Wyoming

Matthew Covalt, University of Wyoming
Evan Egenolf, University of Wyoming
Matthew Filla, University of Wyoming
Kerolous Samy, University of Wyoming

Improvement of Cognitive Function in the Elderly with the Use of Amplification

Ashton Crain, University of Wyoming

Project Globus

David Crane, University of Wyoming
Kelsey Crea, University of Wyoming
Taylor Olson, University of Wyoming
Jesse Miller, University of Wyoming

Antibiotic-producing Bacteria from Temperate Zone Formicidae

Ryan Croft, Northwest College
Elise Kimble, Northwest College

Bead Clamp

Matthew Daniel, University of Wyoming
Tanner Harms, University of Wyoming
Stephen Schmidt, University of Wyoming
David Wakefield, University of Wyoming

Manipulation of Membrane Fusion by Toxoplasma gondii Secreted Invasion Proteins

Stephen Denton, University of Wyoming
Rachel Winden, University of Wyoming

Oxidative Stress in Brassica rapa and Humans

Stanley DeVore, University of Wyoming

Socialization

Clayton Dexter, University of Wyoming

Textbook Exchange Application

Sujan Dhakal, University of Wyoming
Jacob Grife, University of Wyoming
Zhongshan Lu, University of Wyoming
Ledoux Okamba, University of Wyoming

Competitiveness of Children and Adolescent Athletes

Linnea Dixson, University of Wyoming

Does mosquito control reduce the aquatic invertebrates in Spring Creek, Laramie, Wyoming?

Delina Dority, University of Wyoming
Morgan Alexander Ford, University of Wyoming

Architecture Rising

Paul Drake, University of Wyoming

Synthesis and Electrochemistry of Platinum-Deposited Monometallic Carbides

Kyle Duffee, University of Wyoming

An Overview of the Human- Elephant conflicts in Southern India

Alanna Elder, University of Wyoming
Anne Reed, University of Wyoming

Quantifying the Late Galactic Formation Period

Tyler Ellis, University of Wyoming

Microbe farts: detecting volatile organic compounds from fungi and bacteria using gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry

James Erdmann, University of Wyoming
William Trebelcock, University of Wyoming

Multi-Platform Tile-Based Game

Kristen Ernst, University of Wyoming
Ian Hall, University of Wyoming
Casey Greubel, University of Wyoming

Examining High Salt Diet, Puberty, and Interactions of Kisspeptin, Neurokinin B, and the Vasopressin Receptor

Brooke Fallon, University of Wyoming
Dori Pitynski, University of Wyoming

Personality and association patterns among individuals: two metrics for analyzing the innovation and spread of novel traits in a captive group of common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

Rachel Fanelli, University of Wyoming

Bullet Hole Honeycomb

Cady Favazzo, University of Wyoming

Mazeoline: Biomass to Diesel via Furfural

Ryan Felde-Vassallo, University of Wyoming
Ross Warner, University of Wyoming
Stephanie Callahan, University of Wyoming
Rebecca Paustian, University of Wyoming

Structural Systems Design of an Office Building Located in Laramie, Wyoming

Kyle Friel, University of Wyoming

Influence of sun angle differences in extracting surface area of water bodies

Gregory F. Galli, University of Wyoming

Digital Shower Controller

Nathan Garner, University of Wyoming
Kasun Kumarage, University of Wyoming

Key-Free Secure Storage

Matthew Gern, University of Wyoming
Taylor Legg, University of Wyoming
Siena Richard, University of Wyoming

Custom Camper Utilities Design

Julia Gidovlenko, University of Wyoming
Kyle Humpherys, University of Wyoming
Abby Huyler, University of Wyoming
Paul Young, University of Wyoming

Every Rose Has Its’ Thorn: Electronic Medical Records and Scribing in the Medical Industry

Tappy Gish, University of Wyoming

Effect of Sun Incidence Angle on Classifying Water bodies in Landsat images

Ina Goodman, University of Wyoming

Psychological Processes That Can Assist with Rehabilitation After an Injury

Tyler Graham, University of Wyoming

A field experiment to investigate potential positive effects of invasive species on native species: a test of the Dilution Effect Hypothesis

Daniel Greenwood, University of Wyoming

An Automated Approach to Wellbore Stability Analysis

Quentyn Guglielmo, University of Wyoming
Hugh Hannum, University of Wyoming
Bronson Ogden, University of Wyoming
Carson Pollat, University of Wyoming

Broad Spectrum Analysis with GC/MS of Complex Hydrocarbon Fuels

Bhagya Gunatilleke, University of Wyoming

Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG)

Bhagya Gunatilleke, University of Wyoming
Chris Robinson, University of Wyoming
Sarah Scott, University of Wyoming
Andrew Arambel, University of Wyoming
Dhari Alotaibi, University of Wyoming

Improved Method of Indexing Circular Flanges

Robert Hall, University of Wyoming
Rodney Lindberg, University of Wyoming
Jeremiah Twisselman, University of Wyoming
Tim McMaster, University of Wyoming

Camper Shell and Aerodynamics

Erik Hansen, University of Wyoming
Daniel Hatstat, University of Wyoming
Andrew Hudson, University of Wyoming
Aaron Praska, University of Wyoming

Alternative Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing

Martin Harders, University of Wyoming
Charles Schendzielos, University of Wyoming
Rhett Warner, University of Wyoming
Austin Woodward, University of Wyoming

Alternative Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing

Martin Harders, University of Wyoming
Charles Schendzielos, University of Wyoming
Rhett Warner, University of Wyoming
Austin Woodward, University of Wyoming

ESPY 1-22 Solution

Clayton Haworth, University of Wyoming
Jeremiah Larson, University of Wyoming
Mohammed Jaffal, University of Wyoming

Prostitution in Print Media

Misty Heil, University of Wyoming

Remediation of the Atlas D Missile Site 4

Misty Heil, University of Wyoming

Measuring Groundwater in the Snowy Range with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Airborne Electromagnetic Mapping

Annette Hein, University of Wyoming

"You Complete Me": LGBTQ Identity and Romantic Relationships in Glee

Ashley Hildebrandt, University of Wyoming

Engineering Red-Light Activated Guanylate Cyclase

Jesse Hinshaw, University of Wyoming

The Effects of Stimulus Timing on the Kinetics of a Directed Jump Landing

Taylour Hinshaw, University of Wyoming

SIDS Alert Device

Jake Hirsig, University of Wyoming
Eric Bagnard, University of Wyoming

Closed-Loop Interstitial Fluid Sensing Continuous Glucose Monitor

Wesley Hood, University of Wyoming

Classifying Typically-Developing Toddlers Using the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS)

Ashley Hopkin, University of Wyoming

SAE Baja - Frame

Dale Huff, University of Wyoming
Adam Penland, University of Wyoming
David Leonhardt, University of Wyoming
Jim Rieger, University of Wyoming

Methods for Obtaining High Frequency 13CO2 Measurements

Bridger Huhn, University of Wyoming

Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of Brucella abortus Auto-transporter Genes and Their Products

Nolan Jeffres, University of Wyoming

Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) Leaf Disc Transformation with a Maize-Derived Reporter Gene

Hannah Jernigan, Sheridan College
D.R. Bergey, University of Wyoming

Gene Insertion and Expression of a MybA1 Transcription Factor in Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco)

Paige Jernigan, Sheridan College
R. Kandel, University of Wyoming
D.R. Bergey, University of Wyoming

Reticulon Variation and Correlates to Nuclear Size Regulation

Amanda Johnson

The Exit Interview: An in-Depth Look at the Costume Design Process

Joyce Johnson

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Disability Studies Perspective

Bethany Jones

“Lessons from a Resident Assistant”

Katelynn Julian, University of Wyoming

Sexually Dimorphic Variation among the Greater Sciatic Notch

Lindsay Kiefer, University of Wyoming

IUDs: A Highly Effective Method of Contraception

Megan Klein, University of Wyoming

Face Presentation and Attention

Michael Klepperich, University of Wyoming

Bionanotechnology as a Novel Treatment for Brain Tumors

Claire Korpela, University of Wyoming

Developing and Validating Progress Monitoring Measures

Emily Koski, University of Wyoming

Role of Natural Killer Cells in Chronic Toxoplasma gondii Infection

Ryan Krempels, University of Wyoming

Determining the realistic toxicity of Imidacloprid for a native bee species Bombus impatiens

Annie Krueger, University of Wyoming

Post-fire succession in Yellowstone’s springtail community

Andy Kulikowski, University of Wyoming

Perceptions of Hearing Classifications Determined by Audiologists

Kaitlin Lafreniere, University of Wyoming

Corporate Structure and Regulatory Risk in the Oil & Gas Industry

Kirby Lawrence, University of Wyoming

Improving Vehicle Operating Time for the UW eBaja

Michael Leibrich, University of Wyoming
Zac Kelsey, University of Wyoming
Taylor Page, University of Wyoming

Modeling CFRP Microstructures Using Optical Microscopy

David Leonhardt, University of Wyoming

E-Baja Electronic Display System

Aron Locke, University of Wyoming
Nikolai Retzlaff, University of Wyoming

The Quickest Draw in the West: The Media Legacy of Ed Cantrell

BriAnna Logan, Western Wyoming Community College

The Transnationalism of Mediated Communication Analyzing The Overlapping Matrices of Cultural Influence Intersections of Laramie, Wyoming & Its Connection To The Greater World

Sven Lundell, University of Wyoming

Tracing the evolutionarily distinctiveness of Peromyscus maniculatus in Wyoming

Valorie Lyman, University of Wyoming

The Modification of PEM Fuel Cell Membranes Using Polydopamine for Durability Enhancement

Bridger Martin, University of Wyoming

Promoting University Departments through Short Form Video

Katrina B. Martin, University of Wyoming

Natural Killer Cells Role in Immune Exhaustion

Josh Materi, University of Wyoming

The Presence of Microplastics in Fresh Water Systems: The Snake River and Palisades Reservoir

Cailen McDevitt, Central Wyoming College
Lizbeth Perez, Central Wyoming College

“Willful Woman” and “Cool Girl”: Gender in Wuthering Heights and The Hunger Games

Zoe McDonald, University of Wyoming

Composite Alpine Ski

Jared Leroy Meacham, University of Wyoming
Weston Joel Walker, University of Wyoming
Brandon Scott Wiseman, University of Wyoming
George Maxwell Rozowski-Vogt, University of Wyoming

More for Less: Metabolic Engineering of Yeast

Nicholas Memmer, University of Wyoming

Star Trek, Sentience, and Human Rights

Sierra Merrill, University of Wyoming

Good Science, Bad Policy

Joshua Messer, University of Wyoming

Microtubule Acetylation in Anterior Pituitary Gonadotropes

JayCee Mikesell, University of Wyoming

Integrated Education on Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

Bryce Mittelstadt, University of Wyoming

Healthy Pokes: On A Mission for Better Nutrition!

Courtney Nordhus, University of Wyoming

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Benjamin Noren, University of Wyoming
Aliyah Mikulski, University of Wyoming

"Empowering Women: An Analysis of Language and Autonomy in The God of Small Things and The Purple Line"

Sara O'Donnell, University of Wyoming

Wyoming Community Members’ Storage Habits and Safety Beliefs Regarding Prescription Pain Medications

Misty O'Lexey, University of Wyoming

Forelimb Dexterity of Carnivorans

Adam Overstreet, University of Wyoming

Health Consequences of Maternal Obesity on F1 Offspring

Christopher Pankey, University of Wyoming

Dialogue and Design:Teaching Shelley's Frankenstein

Derek Peil, University of Wyoming

Exercise and the Brain

Rachael Piver, University of Wyoming

Diazeniumdiolate Energetic Materials

Molly Plemel, University of Wyoming

Measuring net denitrification flux using membrane inlet mass spectrometry in mountain rivers

Molly Plemel, University of Wyoming

Tychel Senior Design Project

Chris Pool, University of Wyoming
Tyler Connely, University of Wyoming
Eli Meena, University of Wyoming

Clinical Study of a Proprietary Formulation of a Nutritional Supplement in Overweight Subjects

Dylan Y. Ren, University of Wyoming

The Role of Dialect in Contemporary African American Literature

Alex Rickert, University of Wyoming

Travel: Nature: Identity: Who am I?

Nicholas Robinson, University of Wyoming

Lattice-points enumeration in polytopes: study of the coefficients of the Ehrhart quasi-polynomial

Helene Rochais, University of Wyoming

Determining Cholinesterase Reference Values in Birds

Brittney Rodgers, University of Wyoming

Salt and Fat: Determining the effects of a high salt diet on fat metabolism

Micah Ross, University of Wyoming

The Placebo Effect: A Literature Review of Its Effects and Ethics

Brian Schlidt, University of Wyoming

Diets of High Salt and High Fat: Metabolic and Pubertal Effects in the Rat

Margaret P. Schmill, University of Wyoming

NASA Robo-Ops Mechanical Team

Carter Schultz, University of Wyoming
Thomas Bilodeau, University of Wyoming
Kyle Cox, University of Wyoming
Joshua Bailey, University of Wyoming

Quantifying User Error in the Unsupervised Classification of Reservoirs

Chris Sheets, University of Wyoming
Skye Swoboda-Colberg, University of Wyoming

Live a Happy Retirement: Perfecting the Permanent Portfolio

Jim Shellenberger, University of Wyoming

Analysis of Archean Quartzite, Granite Mountains, Wyoming

Christopher Shelton, University of Wyoming

The Effects of Microclimates on the Invertebrates of the Trout Creek Waters and its Riparian Zones

Tiffany Simpson, Western Wyoming Community College

The Effects of Orientation on Proxies for the M-σ* Relation in Quasars

Vikram Singh, University of Wyoming

Avian Brood Parasitism: Variation in Host Repsonse

Bayley Slack, University of Wyoming

When Teaching Gets Real: My Experience in the High School Math Classroom

Heidi Solomon, University of Wyoming

Molecular Identification of Unknown Yellowstone Shrews

Nathan Stack, University of Wyoming

The Development Process for a Comprehensive Tool to Improve Financial Literacy

Katherine Stewart, University of Wyoming

Implications of High-Carbohydrate Diets in Alzheimer’s Disease: An Exploration of Causality

Claire Stowers, University of Wyoming

Togo or not to go: Preparation for my upcoming Peace Corps experience

Mariah Strike, University of Wyoming

Factors Affecting Probability of Amphibian Occurrence on Pole Mountain: Evaluating Water Quality, Disease and Predation

Adrienne Sulser, University of Wyoming

Wellbore Stability in the Olmos Formation

Trey Sylte, University of Wyoming
Tyson Foianini, University of Wyoming
Wenlin Han, University of Wyoming
Patrick Rudd, University of Wyoming

The Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE): Black Carbon Measurements from the Dinwoody Glacier

Lane Tomme, Central Wyoming College
Alexander Greenwald, Central Wyoming College
Eli Mrak, Central Wyoming College
Connor Reilly, Central Wyoming College

Eurozone crisis Propaganda?: The EU’s use of information campaigns

Michael Trujillo, University of Wyoming

Bluetooth Temperature and Barometric Pressure Sensor

Thomas VanHoudt, University of Wyoming

A Golden Venture: Vee BEE Farm

Carrie Ver Burg, University of Wyoming

Dental and Oral Health in Wyoming

Young Wang, University of Wyoming

Environmental Communication Audit of Curt Gowdy State Park

Taylor Watson, University of Wyoming

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Lindsay White, University of Wyoming

Coccidia Presence in Midwest Prairie Dog Communities

Alison B. Winkler, Northwest College
Zach Swope, University of Wyoming

Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes as Photosensitizers

Emily Woodard, University of Wyoming

Storytelling Triumphs

Katelyn Young, University of Wyoming

International Accounting

Taylor Young, University of Wyoming

Interest Rates vs Unemployment Rates and Their Impact on Consumer Debt

Bianca Zuniga, University of Wyoming