2017 Presentations

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Production of Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins for Biomedical Material Applications

Tianna Aikey, University of Wyoming
Hunter McCurdy, University of Wyoming at Casper

Body Building Bumblebees: How Exercise Affects Bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) Flight Muscle

Kaylee Alles, University of Wyoming

Dry Reforming of Methane to Syngas other Subsequent Products

Hussain Alsukairi, University of Wyoming
Alexander Fox, University of Wyoming
Sean Kasprisin, University of Wyoming
Tim Poppert, University of Wyoming
Nykta Vovk, University of Wyoming

EOR Screening

Abdullah Alyami, University of Wyoming
Dalveer Channey, University of Wyoming
Moataz Elgwarsha, University of Wyoming
Zachary Kurtenbach, University of Wyoming
Ahmed Salem, University of Wyoming

Microgravity Testing Platform – Controls Team

Mitch Anderson, University of Wyoming
Gideon Baldwin, University of Wyoming
Shane Cornell, University of Wyoming
Nick Hein, University of Wyoming
Austen Motily, University of Wyoming

Exploring sterol function in the bacterium Gemmata obscuriglobus

Emily Armitage, University of Wyoming

Electronic Stethoscope

Dylan Ashburn, University of Wyoming

Examining the Networking and Behavior of Gonadotropes in Intact Mouse Pituitaries using GCamp6 Imaging

Daniel Asman, University of Wyoming

Quantifying the Impact of Population Size on Natural Selection Across the Genome

Lucas D. Baker, University of Wyoming, Casper

Spiral Petroglyphs and the Solstice: Archaeoastronomy in the Wind and Bighorn River Basins

Sara Bales, Central Wyoming College
Bailey Lewis, Central Wyoming College

Medication Reminder and Tracking System

Josiah Batson, University of Wyoming

Flash Gas Management Analysis

Luke Behrends, University of Wyoming
Tayln Costello, University of Wyoming
Josh Knight, University of Wyoming
Thomas Shaffer, University of Wyoming
Tylynn Smith, University of Wyoming

The Design Process of Superhero Origin Comic Books

Haley Biswell, University of Wyoming

Biomass Utilization of Carbon - The Algalrithm

Catherine Brame, University of Wyoming
Katie Hopfensperger, University of Wyoming
Traci Reusser, University of Wyoming
Mary Uselmann

The influence of changing rainfall, parental traits, and nest traits on parental care in a tropical bird

Sarah Brannon, University of Wyoming

Honors Program Web and Mobile Application

Brett Brist, University of Wyoming
Meghan Haukaas, University of Wyoming
Chris Ruiz, University of Wyoming
Ronghui Zuo, University of Wyoming

European Bog Bodies: From the Iron Age peat bog to the 21st century

Samantha Brown, University of Wyoming

Lifestyle Health-Related Self-Concept in the Context of a Lifestyle Intervention

Kimberly Burbank, University of Wyoming
Taylor Chaulk-Pikula, University of Wyoming
Tessa Woods, University of Wyoming
Megan Griffith, University of Wyoming
Hannah McNamee, University of Wyoming
Kayla Stonier, University of Wyoming

Mo2C – Pt System for Fuel Cell Applications

Jose Cabrera, University of Wyoming

Lignin to Adipic Acid

Jose Cabrera, University of Wyoming
Amanda McAliney, University of Wyoming
Kristina Quick, University of Wyoming
Holly Ramseier, University of Wyoming
Sedona Rockwood, University of Wyoming

Conservation of the Black-and-Chestnut Eagle in Ecuador

Ashkia Campbell, University of Wyoming

Socket Golf – Building a Google Cardboard Game in Unity

Caleb Carlson, University of Wyoming
Cameron Leach, University of Wyoming
Nathan Spaulding, University of Wyoming
Brandon Neff, University of Wyoming

Shifting Landscapes

Emma Carlson, University of Wyoming

Locating ground water with electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) in the Eocene and Oligocene White River Formation, Converse County, Wyoming

Michael J. Carter, Casper College
Colter Reed, Casper College
Terra Hess, Casper College

Migration and Far Right Politics in Eastern Central Europe

Margaret Cave, University of Wyoming

3D World for Reddit

Matthew Cook, University of Wyoming
Kay Seidel, University of Wyoming
Caleb Whitman, University of Wyoming

Clinical Correlates of Health Literacy in People with Serious Mental Illness

Kadi Cooley, University of Wyoming

The Invisible Shackles: How incarceration affects changes in mental health and substance abuse

Danielle Creech, University of Wyoming

Synthesis of Novel Diazeniumdiolate and Sydnonate-N-oxide Products

Sophia Kwende Daisy, University of Wyoming

Semiautonomous Robotic Arm

Andrew Dameron, University of Wyoming

The impacts of post-fire succession on native bee diversity within the Rocky Mountain Ecosystem

Kendra David, University of Wyoming at Casper

Effect of mid-flight trunk motion on landing mechanics

Daniel Davis, University of Wyoming

Classification of Differential Bimanual Manuel Motion

Anthony Praveen de Silva, University of Wyoming

Small Mammal Movements In Previously Burned Habitats

Laura M. Diesburg, University of Wyoming at Casper

Speaker Classification through Deep Learning

Alexander Douglass, University of Wyoming
Jacob Morris, University of Wyoming
Luke Woodbury, University of Wyoming

Restoration of native baboon-plant mutualisms following eradication of the invasive prickly pear cactus (Opuntia stricta)

Marissa Dyck, University of Wyoming

Environmentally Controlled Window Shade

Corben Eastman, University of Wyoming

EKO Oil Company

Bismarck Echegile, University of Wyoming
Brent Kebert, University of Wyoming
Rostin Okamba, University of Wyoming

Mapping Variations in Pearl Millet Growth using multi-year Landsat images

Connor Elbert, University of Wyoming

Parallel genetic pathways contribute to epidermal structure and resistance of biomechanical force during C. elegans development

Kyla Esposito, University of Wyoming

MouseVision

Cody Fagley, University of Wyoming
Mark Gradecki, University of Wyoming
Wyatt Horner, University of Wyoming
Shane Firnekas, University of Wyoming

Counteractive Affirmative Action: Correcting Labor Market Discrimination

Anthony Farmer, University of Wyoming

Associations Between Perceived Physical Safety, Disengagement, and Trust in a Cohabiting Relationship

Garrett Formo, University of Wyoming

Associations Between Perceived Physical Safety, Disengagement, and Trust in a Cohabiting Relationship

Garrett Formo, University of Wyoming

Humic Acid Extraction from Powder River Basin Coal

Emily Fretland, University of Wyoming
Trey Herrera, University of Wyoming
Meghan Jacobs, University of Wyoming
Stephen Kristy, University of Wyoming
Michael McMinime, University of Wyoming

DSM-5 Changes Increase ADHD Symptom Endorsement Among College Students

Anna Garner, University of Wyoming

Geologic Map of lower ocean crust at Pito Deep (S Central Pacific)

Michelle Gess, University of Wyoming

CubeSat Functionality and Microgravity Testing Platform: Aerodynamics

Barbara Giffin, University of Wyoming

Pension Fund Strategic Positioning

Evan Giusto, University of Wyoming

Microgravity Testing Platform: Data Acquisition and Communication Team

Jesse Gonzales, University of Wyoming
Grant Lindblom, University of Wyoming
Kaitlin Laughlin, University of Wyoming
Mohamed Zayed, University of Wyoming

What Qualifies As Crisis Coverage & Why Does It Matter?: Establishing Characteristics of Crisis Reporting Using 2015 Terror Attacks in Paris

Brooklynn Gray, University of Wyoming

CO2 Based Enhanced Oil Recovery Scenario for the Tensleep Reservoir at Teapot Dome, Natrona County, Wyoming USA

Beau Green, University of Wyoming
Charlie Kloss, University of Wyoming
Michael Seidlich, University of Wyoming
Jack Kern, University of Wyoming
Quinn Morrison, University of Wyoming

The effect of speech timing on velopharyngeal function

Megan Griggs, University of Wyoming

Explorations into Monomer-Dimer Tilings of Planar Regions

Zachary Hall, University of Wyoming

The Changing Meaning of Terrorism

Brian Halsey, University of Wyoming

Mining the Mouse Microbiome

Bailey Hamann, University of Wyoming

Prisoner Reentry and Parole

Tia Lynn Hampton, University of Wyoming

Understanding binge eating disorder in intellectually disabled population

Mariah Hancock, University of Wyoming

Music: a key for unlocking Locked-in-Syndrome and improving the quality of life for those with neurodegenerative diseases

Heidi Hanekamp, University of Wyoming

ELLs in and Outside of the Classroom

Paige Hanewald, University of Wyoming

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: Long-Term Effects of Early Maltreatment

Kellsey Hansen, University of Wyoming

History of Women in Agriculture

Eilish Hanson, University of Wyoming

Masculinity in the Ancient Legal System

Michael Harden, University of Wyoming

CWC’s Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE): Measuring Black Carbon, Water Quality, and Water Quantity in the Dinwoody Cirque

Grace Hartman, Central Wyoming College
O'Sullivan, Central Wyoming College
Adderhold, Central Wyoming College

Developing an assay for Polar Organizing Protein Z (PopZ) mutant screening

Allison Hass, University of Wyoming at Casper
Laura Paige, University of Wyoming at Casper
Derek Vigil, University of Wyoming at Casper

Likelihood of Bystander Intervention as a Function of a Social Norms

Shelby Hatten, University of Wyoming

Honors Program Web and Mobile Application

Meghan Haukaas, University of Wyoming

Bringing Reading Back to the Classroom

Brie Hein, University of Wyoming

Even birds speak different dialects: How different are they?

Lewis W. Hein, University of Wyoming at Casper

Improved Nitrogen Containing Graphitic Material (NCGM) Membrane Fabrication for the Production of Effective Large-Area Membranes

Erik Trey Herrera, University of Wyoming

Improved Efficiency of a PCBM/P3HT Organic Solar Cell through the Addition of CuO Nano-Wires

Joann Hilman, University of Wyoming

Upper Dinwoody Projectile Points: Killing Tools From the Pleistocene to the Little Ice Age

Nico Holt, Central Wyoming College

Addressing Water Pollution: A review of Zero Liquid Discharge Policy in Tirupur, India

Savannah Hook, University of Wyoming
Ishan Patel, University of Wyoming

Synaptic Plasticity During Learning

Dustin Horn, University of Wyoming

Extending storage time for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) milt: the effect of temperature

Alex Elizabeth Howell, Sheridan College

Nature Aesthetics and American Nationalism: Curating Cultural Identity Through Rhetoric and Design of National Park Landscapes

ELlen Hughes, University of Wyoming

How Telling is Author Voice? Further Associations Between Personality and Writing

Jasper Hunt, University of Wyoming

How Telling is Author Voice? Further Associations Between Personality and Writing

Jasper Hunt, University of Wyoming

The role of a grapevine-derived acetolactate synthase gene as a selectable marker for precision breeding of Vitis.

H.L. Jernigan, University of Wyoming

Utilizing Plant Pigment-related Transcription Factor Genes for the Development of New Petunia Cultivars With Enhanced Ornamental Value

Hannah Jernigan, University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center

On the Art of Teaching Medicine – Galen as Physician, Philosopher, and Professor

Ariane Joskow, University of Wyoming

With Wyoming in Mind: Wyoming Writes Its Own Narrative

Tyler Julian, University of Wyoming

Remotely Automated Observations of Transiting Exoplanets

Aman Kar, University of Wyoming

Manifest Liberia: The American Colonization Society and the Formation of Liberia

Katherine Kasckow, University of Wyoming

Persnickety Parents: How Parental Care Behavior affects Songbird Nest Success

Macy Kenney, University of Wyoming

Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Age Structure of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) Wintering in Eastern North America

Macy Kenney, University of Wyoming

Moms Go Wild: Facebook, Female Empowerment, and the Outdoors

Meghan Kent, University of Wyoming

GeoChemical Sourcing of LaPrele Mammoth Kill Ochre

Meghan Kent, University of Wyoming

Growing Plants with the Power of Robotany

Jacob Kirkland, University of Wyoming
Nathaniel Kuhn, University of Wyoming
Kevin Shelton, University of Wyoming

Accessioning the Garth Denman Percival Family Avian Skin Collection and Possible Changes in Nine Species of Birds

Adam Klessens, Northwest College

Algebra, Calculus, and The ACT

Alex Krysl, University of Wyoming

Energy Sustainability for Arcosanti, AZ

Robert LaFaso, University of Wyoming
Michael Love, University of Wyoming
Faris Sakka, University of Wyoming

Reverse Genetic Screen in Toxoplasma gondii

Haley LeFaivre, University of Wyoming

Branding and Visual Promotion in Laramie, WY

Lauren Looney, University of Wyoming

The Effect of Two Learning Conditions on a Dancer’s Technical Accuracy and Confidence in a Simulated Performance Setting

Avery Lux, University of Wyoming

Synthesis and Properties of Transition Metal Carbides from Structured Carbon Precursors

Kenneth Madsen, University of Wyoming

Reactions of Nitric Oxide with β-Hydroxylimino Esters

Elayna Mahone, University of Wyoming

Personality and Problem Solving in Zebra Finches

Jessica L. Marsh, University of Wyoming

Tabletop Gaming in Augmented Reality

Rick Matza, University of Wyoming
Evan Turner, University of Wyoming
David Reynolds, University of Wyoming
Joe Eleshuk, University of Wyoming

Effect of High Salt Diets on Reproductive Organs of the Rat

David Mayer, University of Wyoming

Quantifying Analyst Bias in Mapping Flooded Areas from Landsat Images

Caleb McCarragher, University of Wyoming

Cokeville’s Real Miracle: Reconciling Traumatic Memory

Savannah McCauley, Western Wyoming Community College

The Mustangs’ Coming of Age: A History of Western Wyoming’s Two-Year College

Savannah McCauley, Western Wyoming Community College

The Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE): An Analysis of Ice Depth on the Dinwoody Glacier Using Ground Penetrating Radar

Ian McGlynn, Central Wyoming College

Assessing Medical Providers Knowledge of American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Guidelines

Drew McMillan, University of Wyoming

Electroencephalogram-based Brain-Computer Interface

Cena Miller, University of Wyoming

Vehicle Occupancy Detection System

Hannah Miller, University of Wyoming
Kelsey Lunberg, University of Wyoming
Justin Wert, University of Wyoming

Court Decisions after Strickland v. Washington: The Evolution of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Requirements in Federal and State Courts

Mackenzie Morrison, University of Wyoming

Trauma & Social Inhibition: The Association Between Trauma and Interpersonal Behaviors

Mike Morrow, University of Wyoming

Nazi Archives and the Americans: From Legal Evidence to NARA Record Group

Katelyn Myers, University of Wyoming

Hydrogel-based Janus Structures for Asymmetrical Aster Nucleation

Katie Nelson, University of Wyoming

Wireless Lighting Control System

Chris Nickell, University of Wyoming
Trevor Alley, University of Wyoming

Assessment of Cardiac Function in Mice Chronically Exposed to Volatile Organic Compounds

Jessica O'Neal, Western Wyoming Community College
Hanna Ahuja, Western Wyoming Community College
Gabriel Rodrigues, Western Wyoming Community College
Benjamin Sabat, Western Wyoming Community College

Wirelessly Controlled Audio Visualizer

Hayden Oeser, University of Wyoming

Magneto-Optical Properties of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Use in Medical Imaging

Kathleen Oolman, Wyo

Geographic Variation in Bumblebee Flight Morphology Suggests Aerodynamic Limitations on Upslope Range Shifts

Zach Parsons, University of Wyoming

Comparing Galaxy Sizes

Ryan Parziale, University of Wyoming

Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization of Thiol-ene Polymers and Thiol-acrylate Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Viren Patel, University of Wyoming

Attitudes Towards Autism in Healthcare and in Society

Madeline Peters, University of Wyoming

Forms of Muliebrity

Naomi Peterson, University of Wyoming

Effect of Neonatal Iron Supplementation on Microglial Activation in Huntington’s Disease Mice

Marley Realing, University of Wyoming

Woodpeckers and Parasites: Testing for correlations between immune function and carotenoid levels

Ashleigh Rhea, University of Wyoming

Teleoperated Robot Control with Augmented Reality

Brad Riotto, University of Wyoming

The Dinwoody Bison Jump: Communal Hunting At 11,000 Feet in the Wind River Mountains

Morgan Robins, University of Wyoming

Rate Predictive Process Control

Sedona Rockwood, University of Wyoming

Water and Lithium Recovery from Rock Springs Uplift Brines

Mhamed Samet, University of Wyoming
Josef Robeson, University of Wyoming
Mathew Hollmann, University of Wyoming
Alexander Moss, University of Wyoming
Brandon Wilde, University of Wyoming

Turán Numbers of Vertex-disjoint Cliques in r-Partite Graphs

Anna Schenfisch, University of Wyoming

TRPV1 Activation Counters Vascular Dysfunction by Increasing PPARs, SiRT-1, PGC-1α and UCP-1 Expression in the Thoracic Aorta

Kaylan Schilling, Central Wyoming College
Laurel Markret, University of Wyoming
Joy Watkins, Central Wyoming College
Kelvin Kinyatta, Central Wyoming College

Vaccines: What You Really Need to Know

Sydney Schneider, University of Wyoming
Victoria Milano, University of Wyoming

Dual-Electrospray Mass Spectroscopy for Peptide Analysis

Tyler Schriber

Good Neighbors at Convenience: The Good Neighbor Policy in Panama and the Dominican Republic 1933-1945

Andrew Schuster, University of Wyoming

Implications and Effectiveness of Half-time Pay for Salaried Employee Overtime

Dillon Shellenberger, University of Wyoming

Relative Competitive Ability of Bulbous Bluegrass (Poa bulbosa) and Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) with Perennial Grasses

Jordan Skovgard, University of Wyoming

The State of Coal in Wyoming

Sidney Smith, University of Wyoming

Analysis of FTIR spectra of carbon materials: subbituminous coal, graphene oxide, graphene nanoplatelets, and carbon nanotubes

Cassidy Solti, Sheridan College

Analog Guitar Amplifier

Alex Soveroski, University of Wyoming

Nitrogenated Covalent Organic Frameworks

Veronica Spaulding, University of Wyoming

The Blue French Horn: Intertwining Origin Stories in How I Met Your Mother

Sydney Stein, University of Wyoming

Use of Porous Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers in Glaucoma Treatment Devices

Logan Stowe, University of Wyoming

Oxygen Photolysis in Solid Molecular Hydrogen: Details Associated with the Production of Water

Aaron Strom, University of Wyoming

Probing a Quantum Solid with Deuterated Acetylene

Aaron Strom, University of Wyoming

Lay Profiles of Mass and Serial Killers

Kelli Terrell, University of Wyoming

Variation in Raptor Abundance Between Urban and Rural Habitats

Haley Tolbert, University of Wyoming at Casper

Mysterious Symbols in the North: An Analysis of Scotland’s Pictish Symbol Stones

Leah Tray, University of Wyoming

Firm Mechanisms for Export Price Determination

John J.P. Wade, University of Wyoming

Do reclaimed areas within natural gas fields augment deer mouse body condition and abundance?

Brittany Wagler, University of Wyoming

Creation and Characterization of Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Films

Josh Walker, University of Wyoming

11,000 Years of Human Adaptation to Climate Change in Wind River Country

Jordan Walter, Central Wyoming College

A Plan for a Long Term Investigation of Human Exposure to West Nile Virus in Fremont County, Wyoming

Joy Watkins, Central Wyoming College
Kaylan Schilling, Central Wyoming College
Kelvin Kinyatta, Central Wyoming College
Grant Hosking, Central Wyoming College
Adam Conner, Central Wyoming College
Shanda Barlow, Central Wyoming College

Methane Cracking

Tyler Webber, University of Wyoming
Caleb Weddle, University of Wyoming
Matthew Paintner, University of Wyoming
Andrew Lipe, University of Wyoming

The Effect of Salinity on Grape Embryo Growth and Physiology

Kaylee Weeden, Sheridan College
Teresa Giandonato, Sheridan College

Rochelle Athletic Center Addition – Structural Analysis

Morgan Wilder, University of Wyoming

How Clinicians Report Discussing Self-Monitoring with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Christina Wilkinson, University of Wyoming

Annual Metabolism of Spring, Creek Wyoming

Alison Winkler, University of Wyoming

Quantitative Rating System for Imagery Acquired with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Elizabeth Wirsching, University of Wyoming

Interactions of the invasive New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) and native macroinvertebrates in Polecat Creek, WY

Kara Wise, University of Wyoming

From Source to the Photosynthetic Fringe: The Downstream Geochemistry of Yellowstone National Park’s Hydrothermal System

Samuel Wiswell, University of Wyoming

Barbed Wire Playground: Remembering Childhood Inside Heart Mountain

Samantha Worden, Western Wyoming Community College

Effect of Spraying Mosquitoes on Macroinvertebrates in Spring Creek, Laramie, WY

Sarah Wurzel, University of Wyoming

Assessing the Occurrence of Microplastics in the Snake River

Ellen Yeatman, Central Wyoming College

Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: The Importance of Healthcare Provider Knowledge of Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes

Breanna Young, University of Wyoming

The Limiting Effect of Cytoplasmic Volume and Microtubule Dynamics

Jacob Zumo, University of Wyoming

Family Characteristics Associated with Parents’ Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Preschoolers’ Physical Activity

Christina Zurbuchen, University of Wyoming