Past URCO Winners

USU’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant was established in 1975. This grant has funded hundreds of students through independent research over the years, with each year getting more and more competitive. Browse below to see past projects and URCO winners.
Semester Project Title Primary Author Department Mentor
Spring 2021 Effects of log spatial arrangement on conifer seedling abundance and survival in an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest Isabella Wetzler Wildland Resources James Lutz
Spring 2021 The effect of video narratives on creating realistic expectations of hearing aids in adults. Katherine Van Wagoner Communication Disorders and Deaf Education Brittan Barker
Spring 2021 Quantification of Surface Roughness Effects on Electron Yield Trace Taylor Physics JR Dennison
Spring 2021 Identification and Isolation of Antimicrobial Components of Artemisia tridentata David Suisse Plants, Soils, and Climate Amita Kaundal
Spring 2021 Developing a Method to Assess Response Inhibition During a Balance Recovery Step Molley Rowley Kinesiology and Health Science David Bolton
Spring 2021 The Δρόμος at the Battle Of Marathon: Testing the Plausibility of the Charge Daniel Porter History Fran Titchener
Spring 2021 Attitudes Towards Queer Sexual Orientation and Cognitive Dissonance in LDS Young Adults Abby Palfreyman Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology Jessical Ulrich-Schad
Spring 2021 Climate Change Effects on Atmospheric Ammonia in Cache Valley and Implications for Human Health Casey Olson Plants, Soils, and Climate Simon Wang
Spring 2021 Cytokine Indicators of Inflammation in Mice fed a Western Type Diet  Emily Mortenson Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Abby Benninghoff
Spring 2021 Discerning the Efficacy of Potential Non-Opioid Pain Drugs Using cAMP Analysis  Matthew Mattoon Biology Erin Bobeck
Spring 2021 Determining Rate of Transfer of Chlorpyrifos Between Alfalfa Leaves and Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee Provisions Calvin Luu Chemistry and Biochemistry Kimberly Hageman
Spring 2021 Public Opinion of UAS integration Katelynn Hall Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Brent Chamberlain
Spring 2021 Using Weight Classes as a Variable to Measure Onion Seed Viability Crystal Fowler Biological Engineering Dan Drost
Spring 2021 Quantifying Baseline and Chronic Stress Hormone Levels in Dusky Grouse  Dominique Davis Wildland Resources David Dahlgren
Spring 2021 Scale Factors for Ultra-High Performance Concrete Testing  Maren Chadwick Civil and Environmental Engineering Andrew Sorenson
Spring 2021 Mormonism and Arguments for the Existence of God Michael Cevering Religious Studies Patrick Mason
Spring 2021 ESTIMATING CATTLE DENSITY AND DISTRIBUTION USING WILDLIFE CAMERAS Emily Bonebrake Wildland Resources Tal Avgar
Spring 2021 Revegetation of Native Plant Communities in Great Salt Lake Wetlands Laura Beck Watershed Sciences Karin Kettenring
Spring 2021 Learning Heuristics to Improve AI Algorithms: A Machine Learning Approach Carter Bailey Computer Science Mario Harper
Summer 2021 A Relationship of Great Influence: The Importance of Parent-Child Relationships for LGBTQ+ Latter-day Saints Emalee Willis Psychology Tyler Lefevor
Summer 2021 Developing Human-Covid Protein-Protein Interactions Atlas for recently emerged SARS-CoV-2 strains: a step towards pan-viral vaccine development  Kolton Hauck Biological Engineering Rakesh Kaundal
Summer 2021 Determining the Function of the CRISPR Type IV-B System Kailey Welch and Oliva Gornichec Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Ryan Jackson
Summer 2021 Isolation and Identification of Halotolerant Endophytes in Ceanothus velutinus and may lead to plant health in saline conditions. Katherine Webb Plants, Soils, and Climate Amita Kaundal
Summer 2021 Identifying and Sequencing the Oxytocin and Vasopressin Receptors Genes in the Coyote (Canis Latrans)  Matthew Webb Biology Sara Freeman
Summer 2021 Biophysical characterization of the mechanisms of C. elegans PRMT1 temperature-dependence Arianna Towne Chemistry and Biochemistry Joan Hevel
Summer 2021 Love Across the Ages: A Reminiscence Theatre Project Rhiannon Tarver and McKenna Finley Theatre Arts Matt Omasta
Summer 2021 Using hagfish proteins to simulate Bruch’s membrane in the subretinal tissue Emilee Rickabaugh Biological Engineering Elizabeth Vargis
Summer 2021 Invasive Plants as Glaze Materials Zachary Nickman Arts and Design Dan Murphy
Summer 2021 Determination of Free Fatty Acid and Triglyceride Fatty Acid of Food Fats using a Rapid Gas Chromatographic Methoda Aubreyona Migliori Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Robert Ward
Summer 2021 DEVELOPING AN ORGANOID CELL CULTURE SYSTEM TO STUDY FETAL-MATERNAL INTERACTIONS IN CATTLE Andre Nguyen Biology Heliosa Rutigliano
Summer 2021 Contemporary Programming and Perceptions of Female Composers by Major Classical Music Organizations in Salt Lake City Courtney Fairbourn Music Timothy Chenette
Summer 2021 The Effect of Fire History and Severity on Black Bear Habitat Selection Emily Lowrimore Wildland Resources Tal Avgar and Larissa Yocom
Summer 2021 Stealth Aware Motion Planning for Quadrupedal Robots Ryan Zaugg Electrical and Computer Engineering Mario Harper
Summer 2021 Post-Wildfire Large Woody Debris  Recruitment in Utah Watersheds Poe Raidon Watershed Sciences Patrick Belmont
Summer 2021 Systemic Budget Restrictions in School Music Programsa Logan Kelley Music Craig Jessop
Summer 2021 Microaggressions Experienced by Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Adolescents in Familial and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint (CJCLDS) Contexts Jane Bell Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology Tyler Lefevor
Summer 2021 Marin of Error: Navigating Higher Education as a Bi/Multicultural Student Aubrey Felty Theatre Arts Department Matt Omasta
Fall 2020 Quantification of Surface Roughness Effects on Material Reflectivity Benjamin Bradshaw Physics JR Dennison
Fall 2020 Hardware Verification of Lunar Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) Sam Christensen Electrical and Computer Engineering Randall Christensen
Fall 2020 Using Emotion Recognition in Development of a Mobile Application for Children Sally Devitry-Smith Computer Science John Edwards
Fall 2020 Detecting Outliers in Snow Measurements Using Machine Learning Techniques Scout Jarman Mathematics and Statistics Brennan Bean
Fall 2020 Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on Mixing in a Stably Stratified Environment Holland Kartchner Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Som Dutta
Fall 2020 Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Flavonol Esters as CO Releasing Molecules Alexander Lake Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Berreau
Fall 2020 Mobile Device Use's Impact on Handrail Grasp and Fall Avoidance Strategies Christopher Long Kinesiology and Health Science Chris Dakin
Fall 2020 Discovering Virally Encoded Proteins that Block Type IV CRISPR Immune Systems Alex Lyons Chemistry and Biochemistry Ryan Jackson
Fall 2020 The Role of Methyl Nutrients in the Gut Microbiome Changes During Pregnancy and Early Development of Offspring Ulrik Mjaaseth Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Clara Cho
Fall 2020 Substrate Purity and its Effect on PRMT1 Activity Tate Shepherd Chemistry and Biochemistry Joan Hevel
Fall 2020 Variation in Tannin Concentration Due to the Grafting of Tannin Producing and Non-Tanning Producing Plants Max Swain Chemistry and Biochemistry Jennifer MacAdam
Fall 2020

Investigating Links Between Perception of Environmental Risk and Well-being of Utahns

Rachel Sagers Biology Courntey Flint
Fall 2020

Can You Social Distance in a Crowded National Park?

Madison Vega Environment and Society Zachary Miller
Fall 2020

Investigating the Direct Effect of Phosphorylation on the Oligomeric State and Activity of PRMT1

Emily Wilson Chemistry and Biochemistry Joan Hevel
Summer 2020

Novel Geostatistical Methods for Soil Moisture Prediction in Utah

Ethan Ancell Mathematics and Statistics Brennan Bean
Summer 2020

Light and Space: The Intersection of Art and Architecture

Rachel Hancey Art and Design Kathy Puzey
Summer 2020

Vegetation Green Up: Ground Truthing NDVI Data Using Wildlife Cameras

Steven Handtke Wildland Resources Tal Avgar
Summer 2020

Universal Design: Where Design and Utility Meet

Tyler Homer Art and Design Raymond Veon
Summer 2020

The Relationship Between Reinforced Variability and Psychological Flexibility in People with Depression

Hannah Johnson Psychology Amy Odum
Summer 2020

Analytical Data-driven Models to Predict Algae Biofilm Growth in Wastewater Treatment

Gerald Jones Mathematics and Statistics Jia Zhou
Summer 2020

Normalization of Genderless Pronouns

Ryker Marble Art and Design Robert Winward
Summer 2020

Prey eDNA Residence Time in Predator Saliva

Amanda Mast Wildland Resources Karen Mock
Summer 2020

Investigating the Primary Production of Bear Lake's Filamentous Algal Blooms

Page Maycee Watershed Resources Soren Brothers
Summer 2020

Field Based Real Time Sequencing of Microbial Samples via Nanopore Technology

Riddle Clark Biological Engineering Charles Miller
Summer 2020

Solving the Structure of Octahedral VP1 Protein via Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy Image Algorithms

Robertson Miles Biology Ryan Jackson
Summer 2020

Investigating Links Between Perception of Environmental Risk and Well-being of Utahns

Rachel Sagers Biology Courtney Flint
Summer 2020

Psychological Misconceptions and the Dunning-Kruger Effect Among Undergradaute Students

Janice Snow Psychology Crissa Levin
Summer 2020

Investigating the Impact of the Primary Amino Acid Sequence of C. elegans PRMT1 on Enzyme Activity and Thermostability

Arianna Towne Chemistry and Biochemistry Joan Hevel
Spring 2020

Impaired Glucose Metabolism in Niacin Deficient Transgenic Mice

Sierra Allen Wildland Resources Michelle Meyer-Ficca
Spring 2020

Establishing and Maintaining a FFA Alumni in Utah: Identifying Challenges and Successes

Jocelyn Bandley School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education Tyson Sorenson
Spring 2020

Do Aspen Stands Reduce Fire Severity and Stop Fire Spread?

Elyse Doty Wildland Resources Larissa Yocom
Spring 2020

Understanding the Role of Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bee Social Behavior

Anna Figgins Biology Karen Kapheim
Spring 2020

Identification and Characterization of Protein-Protein Interactions Between the Shigella T3SS ATPase Spa47 and its Predicted Regulators MxiN and Spa33

Saul Gonzalez Chemistry and Biochemistry Nicholas Dickenson
Spring 2020

Impact of Student Race/Ethnicity and Sex on ASD Identification in Schools

Jennifer Ha Psychology Maryellen McClain Verdoes
Spring 2020

Impermanence

Rachel Hancey Art and Design Amanda Lee
Spring 2020

Transforming a Quantitative Protein Arginine Methyltransferase (PRMT) Assay into a High-Throughput Assay

Abigail Jones Chemistry and Biochemistry Joan Hevel
Spring 2020

Talking to Clouds

Gary Kemp Theatre Arts Shawn Fisher
Spring 2020

Using Lichens as Bioindicators of Pollutant Concentrations at Cache County Elementary Schools

Angelia Klein Wildland Resources Janice Brahney
Spring 2020

Developing a Microgrid Power Management System for Power Resilience and Cost Reduction at Utah State University

Jackson Morgan Electrical and Computer Engineering Regan Zane
Spring 2020

Judicial Ambition

Logan Loftis Political Science Greg Goelzhauser
Spring 2020

Equine-Human Interaction with Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Makenna Osborne Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences Karl Hoopes
Spring 2020

Use of a Portable Handheld X-Ray Fluorescense Unit (pXRF) to Measure Alteration in Fault Zones: Implications for Hydrologic Rock Properties and Injection Induced Seismicity

Anna Paulding Geosciences Kelly Bradbury
Spring 2020

Phenology and Climate Change in the TW Daniel Experimental Forest

Elise Riley Wildland Resources Kari Veblen
Spring 2020

Using Dendroclimatology to Study a Disjunct Population of Pinus Ponderosa in Northern Utah

Michael Stapleton Wildland Resources Justin DeRose
Spring 2020

Designing for Mitigation Solutions on the Great Salt Lake

Holley Stringham Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Jake Powell
Spring 2020

Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity

Lauren Tango Environment and Society Christopher Lant
Spring 2020

The Intersectional Consumer Experience

Alexandra Tebbs Marketing and Strategy Sterling Bone
Spring 2020

The Printed Document

Kylee Turner Art David Wall
Spring 2020

Estimating Snow Water Equivalence Using Accessible Climate Variables

Jesse Wheeler Mathematics Brennan Bean
Spring 2020

USU Community Knowledge and Perceptions of Free-roaming Equids and Their Management

Hollee Wood Wildland Resources Terry Messmer
Fall 2019

Determining Potential Abuse Liability of a Novel Pain Therapy

Nick Beus Biological Erin Bobeck
Fall 2019

Mirror Symmetry for Two-Parameter Kummer Surfaces

Noah Braeger Mathematics & Statistics Andreas Malmendier
Fall 2019

Quantifying Permeability of pRPE Cells on Spider Silk Membrane as a Model of Bruch's Membrane

Tessa Burrows Biological Elizabeth Vargis
Fall 2019

Evaluating the Effects of Differential Outcomes on Impulsive Choice in Rats

Sari Christensen Psychology Gred Madden
Fall 2019

Evaluating the Use of Drones for Yield Estimates, Disease Detection, and Other Problems in Agriculture

Tyson Compton Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Claudia Nischwitz
Fall 2019

Fault Core Analysis of the Seismic-Aseismic Transition Zone in the San Gabriel Fault, California

Kaitlyn Crouch Geology James Evans
Fall 2019

Monitoring the Spatial Ecology of Puma Concolor Along a Wildland-Urban Gradient in Cache Valley, Utah

Natalie D'Souza Wildland Resources Dan MacNaulty
Fall 2019

Modeling Factors that Influence Algae Biofilm Growth Rates for Bioproducts Production

Dylan Ellis Biological Ron Sims
Fall 2019

Kinetic Analysis of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Point Mutants

Kade Fish Biological Alvan Hengge
Fall 2019

Identifying with Emotions: Why People Share "Fake News"

Rachel Funk Political Science Laura Gamboa-Gutierrez
Fall 2019

Modeling the Effects of Spaceflight on Skeletal Muscle Cells Using a Bioprinted Substrate

Eryn Hanson Biological Elizabeth Vargis
Fall 2019

Using Nano Carriers to Increase Drug Stability: Pluronic Encapsulated Quercetin

Mitchell Heap Biological David Britt
Fall 2019

The Effect of Estrogen and Arousal on Latent Inhibition

Michael Herron Biology Mona Buhusi
Fall 2019

What Lies Beneath Utah? Understanding the Origin and Nature of Precambrian Basement Rocks in Northern Utah Using U-Pb and Lu-Hf Isotopes in Zircons

Skadi Kobe Geology Katherine Potter
Fall 2019

Testing Effectiveness of Various Crimper Types on Alfalfa Drying Time and Forage Quality

Jesse Mathews Plants, Soils & Climates Rhonda Miller
Fall 2019

Using pH Sensing Molecules as a Selective Optical Detection Method for Fungal Infection

Howard Montgomery Biology Tom Chang
Fall 2019

Stevenson's Victorian Samoa

Stephanie Pointer English Shane Graham
Fall 2019

The Art of Seduction: College Male Perceptions of Sexual Willingness

Lisa Starrett Psychology Kathryn Sperry
Fall 2019

Unraveling the Role of Dietary Methionine Supply During End of Gestation on Placentome mTORC1 Signaling Pathway and Nutrient Transporters in Ewes

Nora Streng Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences Fernanda Batistel
Fall 2019

The Perception of Stakeholders on Impacts of Oil and Gas Industry in Ute Tribe Reservation

Koralene Tapoof Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Mehmet Soyer
Fall 2019

The Effects of Within-Session Alternative Response Extinction on Resurgence in Rats

Sara Trickett Psychology Timothy Sahan
Fall 2019

Investigating the Biocompatibility of Novel Recombinant Hagfish Thread Keratins as a Platform for Mammallian Cell Culture

Calem Walker Biological Justin Jones
Fall 2019

Chamber Opera - On the Art of Becoming

Laurana Wheeler Roderer Music Christopher Scheer
Summer
2019

Painting Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Study Communicating Costa Rica's Complex Ecosystems

Marissa Devey

Art & Design

Robert Winward

Summer
2019

Harmful Algal Blooms in Utah Lake: Photography Project and Exhibition

Alexa Okerlund

Art & Design

Carsten Meier

Summer 
2019

Development of Non-invasive Spectroscopy Technology to Detect Changes in Fatty Acid Content Due to Disease and Diet

Morgan Bishop

Biological

Elizabeth Vargis

Summer 
2019

Hearing Harmony

Lexi Phillips

Biology

Timothy Chenette

Summer 
2019

The Astrolabe from a Scientific and Art Historical Perspective

Olivia Brock

Mathematics & Statistics

Alexa Sand

Summer 
2019

Increasing optical absorption of carbon-nanotube forests by height modulation

Christian Lange

Physics

T.C. Shen

Summer 
2019

"Belowground Drivers of Metabolite Allocation across Host Plant Tissues and Implications for Leaf and Fruit Defense"

Cole Carlson

Biology

Noelle Beckman

Summer 
2019

Stress Sensitivity to Temperature in Plateau Side-blotched Lizards (Uta stansburiana uniformis): Forecasting Physiological Consequences of Climate Change

Audrey Lidgard

Biology

Susannah French

Summer 
2019

Gene Knockout of Lactobacillus agilis

Bailey Crowley

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Dennis Welker

Summer 
2019

Uncovering the role of breed and dietary fat on nitrogen excretion in dairy cows

Osvaldo Gonzalez

Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Batistel Fernanda

Summer 
2019

Purification and analysis of binding affinity of two PRMT1 substrates

Abigail Jones

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Joan Hevel

Summer 
2019

Fluorescent kanamycin derivatives for facile strain identification of fungi Candida sp.

Paul Roberts

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Tom Chang

Summer 
2019

Understanding the experience of adult cochlear implant users who were implanted in childhood

Emma Brown

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

Brittan Barker

Summer 
2019

Fabrication of graphene-based nanoelectromechanical switches for reconfigurable antenna applications

Erika Mueller

Electrical & Computer

Bedri Cetiner

Summer 
2019

Paleoearthquakes?: Hematite Microtextures and (U-Th)/He Thermochronology of the Hurricane Fault, Southwestern Utah

Madison Taylor

Geology

Alexis Ault

Summer 
2019

Medical Grade N2O/O2 Mixtures as Inexpensive and Volumetrically Efficient Oxidizers for Small Spacecraft Hybrid Propulsion Systems

Joe Horlacher

Mechanical & Aerospace

Stephen Whitmore

Summer 
2019

Assessing Human Delay Discounting with a Novel Computer Game Task

Haylee Downey

Psychology

Amy Odum

Summer 
2019

Role of Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Attention and Working Memory

Madeleine Templeton

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Summer 
2019

Quantifying The Moderating Effect of CatchmentControls on Alpine Lake Chemistry:   A GIS-Based Approach

Dylan Anderson

Watershed Sciences

Janice Brahney

Summer 
2019

Great Salt Lake native seed sowing densities for seedling emergence and competitive exclusion against Phragmites australis

Bailey Holdaway

Watershed Sciences

Karin Kettenring

Summer 
2019

Using Community-Based Public Participatory GIS to Support Public Land Management Decisions and Use for Public Lands in and around the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments

Helena Harper

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Mehmet Soyer

Summer 
2019

Investigating the Response of Plant Cells to Different Light Stimuli

Matthew Hogan

Physics

Keith Mott

Spring
2019

Monoaminergic Effects on Timing and Attention

Braxton Beers

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Spring
2019

Ozone-Forming Emissions in the Uintah Basin

Makenzie Breitenbach

Biology

Seth Lyman

 

 

 

 

 

Spring
2019

Quantifying channel change using aerial photo analysis along the Green River downstream of Flaming Gorge Dam

Zach Burgert

Watershed Sciences

Jack Schmidt

Spring
2019

Structural response of stream food webs to Didymosphenia geminata blooms: an isotopic mixing model approach

Vanessa Bustamante

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Janice Brahney

Spring
2019

The importance of intraspecific genetic diversity for functional traits of Schoenoplectus americanus in the context of wetland ecosystem restoration

Rachel Chamberlain

Wildland Resource

Karin Kettenring

Spring
2019

ELO and LEO Decompositions on n-Regular Polytope

Matthew DeAngelo

Mathematics & Statistics

Thomas Brent

Spring
2019

Medieval Narrative Art and Historical Painting Technique

Katya Fullmer

Art & Design

Alexa Sand

Spring
2019

Choice of End State Comfort Based on Time Spent at Beginning State and Precision Requirement of the End State

Tucker Gamble

Health, Physical Eduction & Recreation

Breanna Studenka

Spring
2019

The Influence of Ovarian Germ Cell Hormones on the Treatment for Parkinson's Like Tremors

Steve Gawrys

Biology

Jeffrey Mason

Spring
2019

Structural Characterization of the RNA Helicase, AtMtr4

Trevor Godfrey

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sean Johnson

Spring
2019

Optimal Maneuvers of Cluster Satellites in Proximity Operations Modeled by Clohessy Wiltshire Equations and GPOPS-II

Michael Hansen

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Leonel Mazal

Spring
2019

Determining Species Vulnerability to Fatal Window Collisions Using Vibration Sensors

Chloe Harvell

Wildland Resources

Kimberly Sullivan

Spring
2019

Low Molecular Weight, Metal-free Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules

Katelyn Heap

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Lisa Berreau

Spring
2019

LGBTQA+ Experience Devising Original Theatre

Jake Hogan

Theatre Arts

Matt Omasta

Spring
2019

Autism in the Somali Population: Exploring the inter-relatedness of the Somali immigrant and refugee experience navigating Speech-Language Pathology resources

Rebecca Houston

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

Sonia Manuel-Dupont

Spring
2019

Artifact Authentication Through Collaboration and Advanced Analysis

Benjamin Johnson

Sociology, Social Work, & Anthropology

Molly Cannon

Spring
2019

Estimating the abundance and distribution of slimy sculpin in an arctic lake using catch data and mark-recapture methods

Justin Kilmer

Watershed Sciences

Paedra Budy

Spring
2019

Newly discovered stratigraphic record of a Snowball Earth deglaciation (ca. 635 Ma), Carrington Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah

Rachel Kubina

Geology

Carol Dehler

Spring
2019

Exploring Theatre For the Very Young with Cache Valley Infants

Alyssa Landroche

Theatre Arts

Matt Omasta

Spring
2019

Modeling Damage Accumulation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Using Repeated Impact

Ryan Langford

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Andrew Sorensen

Spring
2019

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water Using Ceramic Water Filters, Continued

Heather Nielsen

Civil & Environmental Engineering

David Stevens

Spring
2019

BlocX: An Open Source Tool for Stem Education and Outreach

Drew Porter

Biological Engineering

Charles Miller

Spring
2019

Inducing apomeiosis and parthenogenesis (apomixis) in female-only plants of dioecious Antennaria plantaginifolia (Asteraceae)

Bo Price

Chemistry & Biochemistry

John Carman

Spring
2019

The Role of Social Media in the Transgender Experience

Llewynn Roberts

Sociology, Social Work, & Anthropology

Mehmet Soyer

Spring
2019

Phylogenetic and Functional Trait Analysis of Beetles to Predict Ecological Co-occurrences

Jake Stachewicz

Wildland Resources

Will Pearse

Spring
2019

Old Widow Russell: The Intersection of Age and Gender in Early Modern England

Frankie Urritia-Smith

History

Susan Cogan

Spring
2019

The Association Between Student Financial Well-Being and Life Management Skills at Utah State University

Sierra Walters

Family, Consumer & Human Development

Alena Johnson

Spring
2019

Parenting Classes for ACEs Prevention

Melissa Wells

Sociology, Social Work, & Anthropology

Vonda Jump Norman and Mehment Soyer

Spring
2019

Creating Empowered Space for Women through Feminism and Community Art Making

Sierra Wise

Art & Design

Marissa Vigneault

Spring
2019

Relational Trajectories of Ex-LDS Children and Their Active LDS Parents

Jared Worwood

Language, Philosophy & Communication Studies

Kaitlin Phillips

Summer 2018

Bird-Window Collision Database Project, Brigham City, UT

Mikayla Austin

Biology

Jessica Habashi

Summer 2018

Chemically-Induced Reversions between Asexual and Sexual Reproductive Strategies in Daphnia

Alex Braeger

Plants, Soils, & Climates

John Carman

Summer 2018

Assessing the implications of declining glacial cover on Didymo blooms

Lindsay Capito

Watershed Sciences

Janice Brahney

Summer 2018

Identifying methods to reduce potential pathogens in harvested duckweed biomass grown in municipal wastewaters

Carolina Collins

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ryan Dupont

Summer 2018

Timing of Glyphosate Application to Increase Cattle Consumption of Medusahead

Alexis Cooper

Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Juan Villalba

Summer 2018

Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Solubility in the Presence of Wheat Root Exudates

Jessica Cooper

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Joan McLean

Summer 2018

Can calcium carbonate be used to determine ambient lake phosphorus concentrations?

Mark Devey

Watershed Sciences

Janice Brahney

Summer 2018

Episodic Deposition and Incision of the Logan Canyon, Third Dam Alluvial-fan Complex

Michael Ferraro

Geology

Robert Oaks

Summer 2018

Analyzing the Impact of Culture on Career Aspiration

Rachel Gulbrandsen

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Christy Glass

Summer 2018

Camera Surveys to Inventory and Monitor Wildlife in Cedar Breaks National Monument

Ethan Hammer

Wildland Resources

Shandra Frey

Summer 2018

Spatial Ability in High School Physics

John Hansen

Physics

Wade Goodridge

Summer 2018

Stories From Home

Brenda Hawley

Art & Design

Marissa Vigneault

Summer 2018

Sustainability in Scandinavia: A closer look at sustainable food practices in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden

Shandrea Hickok

Journalism & Communications

Heidi Hart

Summer 2018

High Tunnel Production of Annual Cut Flowers

Maegen Lewis

Plants, Soils, & Climates

Larry Rupp

Summer 2018

Computer Toolkit for Integrable Systems

Phillip Linson

Mathematics & Statistics

Ian Anderson

Summer 2018

Revealing a neural marker for response inhibition of rapid stepping reactions usuing electroencephalography

Mahmoud Mansour

Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Bolton

Summer 2018

Testing the Antiviral Activity of Fluorochemical Compounds

Brennan McEwan

Biology

Craig Day

Summer 2018

Modeling and Redesign of the Spider Silk Continuous Electrospinner

Bailey McFarland

Biological Engineering

Randolph Lewis

Summer 2018

Age Control for the Buck Tank Draw Mammoth Site, Big Water, Utah

Evan Millsap

Geology

Tammy Rittenour

Summer 2018

Fermentation of oligosaccharides in agave, green banana, black raspberries, pomegranate peel, and baobab fruit by NCFM and HN019 lactic-acid producting bacteria.

Canyon Neal

Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Abby Benninghoff

Summer 2018

Relaxation of Radiation Effects in Polymers

Alexandra Nelson

Physics

JR Dennison

Summer 2018

Effects of Acculturation on Stereotype Treat of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students

Sofia Rodriguez

Psychology

Melanie Domenech Rodriquez

Summer 2018

Heavy Metal Accumulation in Flora at the Great Salt Lake

Sam Sedgwick

Watershed Sciences

Trisha Atwood

Summer 2018

Developing Noiseless Flight

Glen Wright

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Andreas Wesemann

Spring 2018

Evaluating the intersection of race/ethnicity with reporter credibility

Zachary Aedo

Journalism & Communications

Cathy Bullock

Spring 2018

Is Redox Regulation of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 6 Cysteine Mediated

Samuel Barker

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Joan Hevel

Spring 2018

Determination of viral transporter from the bloodstream to the nervous system for Enterovirus D68 infection in mice

Michael Bertolio

Liberal Arts

Bart Tarbet

Spring 2018

Physics-Based Numerical Modeling of Lithospheric Deformation in the Western U.S.

Jared Bryan

Geology

Tony Lowry

Spring 2018

High Strain Rate Shear Behavior of Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Peter Collins

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andrew Sorensen

Spring 2018

Linear Enamel Hypoplasia and its Relation to Socioeconomic Class in 19th- 20th C. United States

Amanda Cook

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Patricia Lambert

Spring 2018

Characterization of predicted interfacial salt bridges in Spa47 to better understand the mechanism of oligomer based Spa47 activation

Hannah Demler

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nicholas Dickenson

Spring 2018

Characterizing temporal variation in the skin-associated microbiome of the salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Kenen Goodwin

Watershed Sciences

Zachariah Gompert

Spring 2018

Women's Rights as a Key to Climate Change Mitigation

McKelle Hansen

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Jennifer Givens

Spring 2018

Experimental and Numerical Study of Flow Transition Mechanisms in Hydraulic Jumps: Undular to Weak

Jacob Israelsen

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Areti Kiara

Spring 2018

Testing of microcontrollers Radiation Breakdown Point to Determine the Efficiency for Low Cost Satellite Use

John Carlos Mojica Decena

Physics

JR Dennison

Spring 2018

Neural Efficiency and Prefrontal Cortex Activity in Moral Reasoning Tests

Tanner Nield

Psychology

Kerry Jordan

Spring 2018

Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water Using Ceramic Water Filters

Heather Nielsen

Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Stevens

Spring 2018

Investigating the Growth of Primary Porcine RPE Cells on Recombinant Spider Silk Membranes

Chase Paterson

Biological Engineering

Elizabeth Vargis

Spring 2018

Structural Characterization of T3SS ATPases: InvC and YscN

Joshua Reid

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nicholas Dickenson

Spring 2018

Advanced Mathematical Approaches for Modeling Animal Movement Through Landscapes

Molly Robinson

Mathematics and Statistics

Thomas Edwards

Spring 2018

Optimizing Encapsulation Methods and Release Platforms of Antiviral and Antioxidant Compounds Quercetin and D-Methionine using Pluronics F127 and P123

Shaylen Skidmore Fidel

Biological Engineering

David Britt

Spring 2018

Examining Another Source of Recruitment: Non-SBAE

Colten Smith

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

Tyson Sorensen

Spring 2018

Affirmative Action Bans: Assessing Impacts in a Cross-State Context

Jacklyn Sullivan

Economics

Briggs Depew

Spring 2018

Mapping Spatial Patterns of Faulting and Subsidence in Moab, Utah

Michael Turley

Geology

Joel Pederson

Spring 2018

Shaping Architecture

Tasha Urban

Art and Design

Susan Tibbitts

Spring 2018

Analyzing Gender Types in Personal, Political Correspondence

Frankie Urrutia-Smith

History

Susan Cogan

Spring 2018

How do Beaver Dams Effect Water Quality?

Maximilian von Zastrow

Wildland Resources

Janice Brahney

Spring 2018

Effects of Forced Swim on GDNF-Deficient Mice

Michael Woller

Psychology

Mona Buhusi

Spring 2018

Anthropology of Art: a Cultural Understanding of Japanese Female Artists of the Edo Period

Alexandria Ziegler

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Alexa Sand

Fall 2018

The Social Justice in Everyday Priority Queues

Megan Albrechtsen

Marketing

Michael Dixon

Fall 2018

Monoaminergic Effects on Timing and Attention

Braxton Beers

Biology

Catalin Buhusi

Fall 2018

Building the Medieval Trebuchet: Experimental Construction of a Half-Scale Machine

Daniel Bertrand

History

Susan Cogan

Fall 2018

Isolation and Crystallization of a CRISPR associated Protein

Christian Cahoon

Chemistry & Biology

Ryan Jackson

Fall 2018

A Synthetic Model Approach for Elucidating the Metal-dependent Chemistry of Acireductone Dioxygenases

Isaac Cloward

Chemistry & Biology

Lisa Berreau

Fall 2018

A place for everyone: Assessing recreational opportunities for children in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the United States

Emily Cook

Family, Consumer & Human Development

Travis Dorsch

Fall 2018

Investigating the role of the π-helix in SipD to better understand its part in bile salt interactions in T3SS-encoding enteric pathogens

Hannah Demler

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Nicholas Dickenson

Fall 2018

The Influence of Collective Efficacy and Neighborhood Cohesion on Homelessness in Cache Valley, Utah

Madison Elliott

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Jessica Lucero

Fall 2018

The Effect of Religious Priming on Rape Victim Blame

Emma Heath

Psychology

Kathryn Sperry

Fall 2018

The Restless Observers: A Student Independent Theater Project

Brendon Henderson

Theatre Arts

Richie Call

Fall 2018

Examining the Perceptions of Agricultural Education through the Lens of the Spouse/Partner

Nicole Hopkins

Applied Sciences, Technology & Education

Tyson Sorensen

Fall 2018

Speech Contact Pressures in children with cancers of the head, neck, or brain

Kierstin Hougaard

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

Stephanie Knollhoff

Fall 2018

The influence of capping layer chemistry and nanoparticle size geometry on the ability of porous silicon dioxide nanoparticles to interact with cells; for application in diagnostics and tracked targeted delivery of treatments against cytomegalovirus infection.

Devan Kunzler

Biological Engineering

David Britt

Fall 2018

Blocking While Black: An Examination of Racial Disparity on Holding Penalties in the NFL

Dylan Leiker

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Mehmet Soyer

Fall 2018

What Affects My Motivation

Nicholas Moyle

Family, Consumer & Human Development

Aryn Dotterer

Fall 2018

The Relationship between Family-of-Origin Dynamics and Young Adult (18-30) Relationship Outcomes

Madisyn Patton

Family, Consumer & Human Development

Ryan Seedall

Fall 2018

Citizen Musicianship: Communicating Crisis Through the Arts

Amy Thacker

Music

Christopher Scheer

Fall 2018

Habituation and Secondary Sensations that Arise from Stimulation of the Vestibular System

Makina Todd

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Chris Dakin

Fall 2018

Utah Wellbeing Project Pilot Study: Analyzing the Environmental Components of Wellbeing, and Encouraging Policymaker & Community Engagement Moving Forward

Casey Trout

Environment & Society

Courtney Flint

Fall 2018

Development of a Molecularly Cloned, Live-attenuated Chimeric Zika Virus Vaccine Candidate

Rebecca Visser

Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Young-Min Lee

Fall 2017

Improving expression quality for recombinant spider silk proteins (rSSP) with a cold-shock promoter system

Joshua Daniel

Biological Engineering

Randy Lewis

Fall 2017

Experiences of Internalized Sexism Among Young Adult Women and Links to Psychosocial Functioning

Audrianna Dehlin

Psychology

Renee Galliher

Fall 2017

The Vestibular Contribution to Balance Control in Older Adults during Locomotion and Stair Negotiation

Megan Elwood

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Chris Dakin

Fall 2017

Effects of Photoperiods on the Performance of an Algal Biofilm Reactor for Wastewater Remediation & Biomass Production

Nathan Guymon

Biological Engineering

Ronald Sims

Fall 2017

The Effect of Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Factors on Reporting of Concussions among NCAA Student-Athletes

Joshua Hansen

Biology

Breanna Studenka

Fall 2017

Molecular strain typing of alfalfa weevils from Utah, Nevada and California

Chelsea Jenkins

Biology

Claudia Nischwitz

Fall 2017

Great Basin Forb Restoration: Lupine Response to Altered Precipitation Predicted by Climate Change

Andrea Jo Johnson

Wildland Resources

Kristin Hulvey

Fall 2017

Using LAMP To Identify Species of Sand Flies

Russell Kline

Biology

Scott Bernhardt

Fall 2017

Temperature Dependence of Electron Yield in Low-Density Polyethylene

Jordan Lee

Physics

John Dennison

Fall 2017

City Roads Expenditures in Utah: Repair or Rebuild?

Jake Meyer

Economics & Finance

Briggs Depew

Fall 2017

The influence of time spent in beginning and end-state postures on grasp choice

Rachel Modersitzki

Psychology

Breanna Studenka

Fall 2017

Kids’ Computing with PocketCHIP: Learning Computational Thinking Skills through Digital Making

Chase Mortensen

Computer Science

Breanne Litts

Fall 2017

Improving purification solubility of recombinant spider silk proteins (rSSP) with coexpressed chaperone proteins

Bradley Richards

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Randy Lewis

Fall 2017

Speak and Sketch: A Case Study of an Expository Intervention for Children with Language Impairment

Richard Risueno

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

Teresa Ukrainetz

Fall 2017

Does stopping ability measured by an executive function task correlate with rapid postural responses in complex environments?

Garrett Rydalch

Biology

David Bolton

Fall 2017

The Effects of Nicotine on Maladaptive Alcohol Drinking

Isabella Stuart

Psychology

Amy Odum

Fall 2017

Combined Approaches for Quantifying Groundwater-Surface Water Exchanges in Karst Watersheds

Hyrum Tennant

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bethany Neilson

Fall 2017

Next Generation Sequencing of a Novel Phototrophic Purple Bacterium Genome

Andrew Walters

Biological Engineering

Charles Miller

Summer 2017

Preparation and Characterization of SNAP-tagged rPMT1

Alisha Wright

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Joan Hevel

Summer 2017

The Effect of High vs. Low Tide on Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris) and Black-tip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) Abundance in the Lagoon at Heron Island Reef

Audree Van Valkenburg

Watershed Sciences

Trisha Atwood

Summer 2017

Expressing and Characterizing the Nop53-Mtr4 Protein Interaction

Conrad Smith

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sean Johnson

Summer 2017

Why do US States Develop Wind Power: A Policy Anaysis over Space and Time

Emily Richards

Environment & Society

Christopher Lant

Summer 2017

Heterobimetallic Molecular Models Mimicking the Active Site of Cytochrome c Oxidase for Electrocatalytic O2 Reduction

Jameson B. Mason

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yujie Sun

Summer 2017

Graphene Synthesis and Characterization

Joshua Perkins

Electrical & Computer

T-C Shen

Summer 2017

The KKK in the West: Income Inequality, Urban Rural Divides and White Supremacy

Justine Larsen

Political Science

Colin Flint

Summer 2017

The Connection between Mindfulness and Relapse among Persons Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Laurie Shafer

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Carl Sorenson

Summer 2017

Developing a soil aggregate stability standard for use in laboratory proficiency testing

Mackenzie Smith

Plants, Soils & Climates

Grant Cardon

Summer 2017

Does familiarity with a talker's voice facilitate speech intelligibility in noise?

Madison Buntrock

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

Brittan Barker

Summer 2017

Design and construction of a multi-subunit Type IV CRISPR system  expression plasmid

Melena Garrett

Biological

Ryan Jackson

Summer 2017

Synthesis of Novel Cholestanol Glycosides

Noah Thackeray

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Tom Chang

Summer 2017

Catalytic and Structural Effects of Tryptophan Point-Mutations in the Phosphatase PTP1B

Spencer Johnson

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Alvan Hengge

Summer 2017

Nesting Success In Woodpeckers

Taryn Rodman

Biology

Kin Sullivan

Summer 2017

A Digital Database of Integrable Systems and their Properties

Thomas Hill

Mathematics & Statistics

Ian  Anderson

Summer 2017

An Examination of the Prevalence of IPV Training in U.S. Medical School Curriculum by Rank and Type of Institution

Tyson Lumbreras

Biology

Jessica  Lucero

Summer 2017

Investigation of Fugitive Emissions on Winter Ozone in the Uintah Basin

Walker Hunt

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Marc Mansfield

Spring 2017

A Regulatory Analysis of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

Arthur Wardle

Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Ryan Yonk

Spring 2017

Attachment, Demand-Withdraw, and Physiological Response during Couple Interaction

Ashley Bell

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Ryan Seedall

Spring 2017

Impact of the Total Western Diet and supplementation on TNF, a biomarker of inflammation.

Ashli Hunter

College of Science

Abby Benninghoff

Spring 2017

Regime Switching Price Relations in the Dairy Markets

Bradley Zynda

College of Science

Tyler Brough

Spring 2017

Identifying Changes in C2C12 Cells from Radiation and Zero Gravity Effects using Raman Spectroscopy

Cameron Zabriskie

College of Engineering

Elizabeth Vargis

Spring 2017

The Effects of Sociocultural Factors on Social Connectedness and its Relationship with Minority Stress in LGBTQ Young Adults

Chandler Whitlock

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Renee Galiher

Spring 2017

Sequence, Structure, and Evolution of the Cardiac Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels (NaV 1.5) in Two Families of Salamanders.

Christine Wisell

College of Science

Charles Hanifin

Spring 2017

Understanding schizophrenia through study of impaired latent inhibition in BDNF-Met mice

Daniel Griffin

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Mona Buhusi

Spring 2017

Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Contemporary British Classical Music: Composer, Performers, and Audience

Ethan Seegmiller

Caine College of the Arts

Chris Scheer

Spring 2017

The Effect of Occupational Licensing on Minorities and Women in Utah

Jacob Caldwell

Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Ryan Yonk

Spring 2017

Manipulating Microparticles by Electrostatic Force

Jonny Britt

College of Science

TC Shen

Spring 2017

Manipulation of Elk Browsing to Improve Rangeland Vegetation

Justin Taylor

S. J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

Juan Villalba

Spring 2017

The Effect of Aging on Angiogenesis in RPE Cells

Kara Swenson

College of Science

Elizabeth Vargis

Spring 2017

Testing the Efficacy of Camera-Trap Surveys for Estimating Habitat Occupancy of Puma concolor

Margaret Hallerud

S. J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

Dan Mcnulty

Spring 2017

Clonal dynamics in aspen in the Utah Forest Dynamics Plot

Matthew Bishop

S. J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

James Lutz

Spring 2017

Pollution Particle Simulator

Nicholas Carpenter

Caine College of the Arts

Mark Koven

Spring 2017

Examining Relationship Process variables as Moderators in the Associations between Financial Distress and Individual Emotional Distress in Emerging Adults

Rhees Johnson

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Josh Novak

Spring 2017

Shelters are Built with Words

Shaun Anderson

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jennifer Sinor

Spring 2017

Drought Stress and Induced Lignin Production in Wheat

Stephanie Doxey

College of Science

Astrid Jacobson

Spring 2017

Variation and Evolution of Fern Chloroplast Genomes

Tanner Robison

College of Science

Paul Wolf

Spring 2017

Photographs as Memory: A Multimedia Investigation of Alzheimer's Disease

Tess Cramer

Caine College of the Arts

Marissa Vigneault

Spring 2017

Temperature Dependence of Electrostatic Breakdown in Highly Disordered Polymers

Tyler Kippen

College of Science

JR Dennison

Fall 2016

Dormancy Break of Alkali Bulrush Seeds: Effect of Source Population and Length of Cold Stratification

Casey Trout

Environment & Society

Karin Kettenring

Fall 2016

The effects of knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes on consumers’ acceptance of genetically modified (GM) food labels & their purchasing intensions

Corryn LaRue

Applied Sciences, Technology & Education

Kelsey Hall

Fall 2016

Understanding schizophrenia's effect on hippocampal function through computational modeling of latent inhibition

Daniel Griffin

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Fall 2016

Technical Limitations Realized as Artistic Potential: The Contemporary Silent Film

Danielle Green

English

Brian McCuskey

Fall 2016

Social Media's Effect on Negative Body Image and Eating Disorder Behavior In College-Aged Women

Deanna Smith

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Jennifer Roark

Fall 2016

Tunable Spider Silk Film as a Synthetic Bruch's Membrane

Ian Wadsworth

Biological

Elizabeth Vargis

Fall 2016

Electrocatalytic Biomass Upgrading via Electrodeposited Fe-based Catalysts

Irina Terrero Rodriguez

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yulie Sun

Fall 2016

Training High School Students to Engage in Face-to-Face and Social Media Conversations about Animal Welfare

KailCee Harrison

Applied Sciences, Technology & Education

Kelsey Hall

Fall 2016

Interpreting Climatic Fluctuations Using the Chronology and Isotope Geochemistry of Tibetan Hot Spring Travertine Deposits

Kendra Bunnell

Geology

Dennis Newell

Fall 2016

Redox Signaling Supplement and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Endurance

Kyle Shegrud

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Dale Wagner

Fall 2016

THE IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BACTERIAL ENDOSYMBIONTS IN THE PLANTHOPPER FAMILY, ISSIDAE (STERNORRHYNCHA: FULGOROIDEA)

Lina Ghabayen

Biology

Carol Von Dohlen

Fall 2016

Impacts of climate change on the fitness of an indicator species: the Uinta ground squirrel

Lucas Henzler

Wildland Resources

Lise Aubry

Fall 2016

Attentional Resources

Michael Williams

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Fall 2016

Water Footprints Supplied by Utah Agriculture

Paige Morgan

Marketing

Chris Lant

Fall 2016

The Effect of Essential Oils on the Crystallization of Cocoa Butter

Zachary Cooper

Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Services

Silvana Martini

Summer 2016

Pairing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Treatment of Petroleum Wastewater

Alan Hodges

Biological

Ron Sims

Summer 2016

Degradation Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Commercially Available Spacecraft Components

Alexander Souvall

Physics

JR Dennison

Summer 2016

Composite PHB/Algae Bioplastic

Amanda Stoudt

Biological

Charles Miller

Summer 2016

The Effect of Ratios of Blue, Green and Red Light from LEDs on Growth and Development of Kale

Boston Swan

PSC

Bruce Bugbee

Summer 2016

Effects of Delay Discounting on Individual Mental Health and Relationships

Brandi Poulsen

FCHD

Ryan Seedall

Summer 2016

Presence of Wolbachia in sandfly populations and correlation with pesticide resistance

Cody Bills

Biology

Carol Van Dohlen

Summer 2016

Spatial Analysis of Malaria Diagnostic Testing in Benin

Corey Kimzey

Math & Stats

Jeurgen Symanzik

Summer 2016

Microscope Growth Chamber

Dallon Durfey

Biological

Elizabeth Vargis

Summer 2016

Modeling change trajectories for mental health symptoms and functioning during psychotherapy

Elizabeth Wynn

Psychology

Rick Cruz

Summer 2016

Seedling performance of alkali bulrush sourced from different sites: implications for revegetation in Great Salt Lake wetlands.

Gabriela Judd

WILD

Karin Kettenring

Summer 2016

Composer and Performer: Studying the Libby Larsen Viola Sonata with James Dunham.

Gavon Peck

Music

Chris Scheer

Summer 2016

Identifying Multiple Predictors of Physical Rehabilitation Outcomes

Jacklyn Sullivan

Chem/Biochem

Sydney Schaefer

Summer 2016

Determining the Role of Spa47 ATPase Activity in Shigella Virulence

Jenna Hawley

chem/Biochem

Nicholas Dickenson

Summer 2016

Environmental DNA: Using salt licks to recover COI sequences and microsatel

Jessica Hollingshead

WILD

Karen Mock

Summer 2016

Nutrient Allocation: Reproductive Investment vs. Wound Healing in Uta stansburiana

John Pettit

NDFS

Susannah French

Summer 2016

Theory of Mind and the Game of Chicken

Justin Campbell

Psychology

Kerry Jordan

Summer 2016

Comparing Performance Practice of Vocal Vibrato in J. S. Bach's Saint Matthew Passion

Kaylee Simmons

Music

Chris Scheer

Summer 2016

Diversity Education: Are We Preparing Teachers to Teach All Learners?

Lindi Andreasen

TEAL

Sarah Clark

Summer 2016

Lipid Protein Isolation Process (LPIP)

Michael Hansen

Biological

Ron Sims

Summer 2016

Attentional Resources

Michael Williams

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Summer 2016

Correlation of Corruption and Education in Developing Countries

Nathalie De La Cruz Aquino

Applied Econ

Devon Gorry

Summer 2016

Fitness Costs to Methoprene Resistance in Culex pipiens Mosquitoes

Parker Johnson

Biology

Scott Bernhardt

Summer 2016

Iron-Doped Cobalt Phosphide Films for Overall Water Splitting

Raquel Boonstra

Chem/Biochem

Yujie Sun

Summer 2016

Facilitation of Microfluidic Channeling to Generate Concentration Gradients for Cellular Culture

Ryan Hatch

Biological

Anhong Zhou

Summer 2016

Variation in alkali bulrush (Bolboschoenus maritimus) functional traits: implications for restoration of desired ecosystem functions to wetlands

Sarah Woodbury

Environ & Soc

Karin Kettenring

Summer 2016

ISOLATING HERBIVORE EFFECTS ON NUTRIENT CYCLING IN AN ALASKAN SUB-ARCTIC WETLAND

Thomas DeMasters

WILD

Karen Beard

Summer 2016

Consumer-Ready Milk Spoilage Indicator by Method of Immersed pH Detector

Timothy Kerns

Biological

Anhong Zhou

Spring 2016

Mechanisms of Adaptation: Standing Genetic Variation vs. De Novo Mutation

Alexandre Rego

Biology

Zach Gompert

Spring 2016

The Marrow of Life: Nature and Spirituality at Walden Pond

Alyssa Quinn

English

Jennifer Sinor

Spring 2016

Development of Archaeal and Alga-lytic Bacteria Detection Systems

Andrew Walters

Biological

Charles Miller

Spring 2016

The Effect of Ratios of Blue, Green and Red light from LEDs on Growth and Development of Kale

Boston Swan

PSC

Bruce Bugbee

Spring 2016

The Effect of Cognitive Dissonance in Social Dilemmas: An EEG Analysis

Bradley Robinson

Psychology

Kerry Jordan

Spring 2016

Modern Day First Nations People

Breanna Klamm

Art & Design

Carsten Meier

Spring 2016

Comparing the effects of duck ingestion and natural cold stratification on bulrush seed dormancy loss

Bret Mossman

Wildland Resources

Karin Kettenring

Spring 2016

Comparison of the German System and the French/American Boehm System Clarinet

Clifford Tam

Music

Nicholas Morrison

Spring 2016

History & Social Studies Enhancement Through Drama

Colin Anderson

Theatre Arts

Matt Omasta

Spring 2016

Hyper vigilance in an animal model of ptsd

Colten Brown

Psychology

Mona Buhusi

Spring 2016

Floral Developmental Stages and Stress-induced Reversions from Asexual to Sexual Seed Formation in Boechera (Brassicaceae)

Devin Wright

Biology

John Carman

Spring 2016

Elliptic Surfaces Over P^1

Elise Griffin

Mathematics & Statistics

Andreas Malmendier

Spring 2016

U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the middle Neoproterozoic Visingsö Group, Southern Sweden

Fallon Rowe

Geology

Carol Dehler

Spring 2016

"The Enemy?" Perceptions of the United States in Salvador Allende's Chile

Grant Holyoak

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology

Christy Glass

Spring 2016

Impacts of hydroelectric dams on aquatic invertebrate life cycles: the role of desiccation

Jesse Fleri

WILD

Scott Miller

Spring 2016

Evolution of the Voltage Gated Sodium Channel SCN5a in the Family Salamandridae

Kristopher Pedersen

Biology

Charles Hanifin

Spring 2016

Dependence of Electrostatic Field Strength on Voltage Ramp Rates for Spacecraft Materials

Krysta Moser

Physics

JR Dennison

Spring 2016

DNA Methylation and Stress-induced Reversions from Asexual to Sexual Seed Formation in Boechera (Brassicaceae)

Landon Watts

Biology

John Carman

Spring 2016

Development of In Vitro Bruch's Membrane for Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Growth

Lori Caldwell

Biological

Elizabeth Vargis

Spring 2016

Synergy between Azoles and Novel K-Analog Aminoglycosides against Candida Albicans.

Matthew Argiro

Biology

Jon Takemoto

Spring 2016

Assessment of postural sway during different attention focus states in post-surgery ACL tears

Natalie Ferguson

HPER

Breanna Studenka

Spring 2016

USU Numerical Integrator for Computational Orbit Analysis: A Swarm Gravimetry Simulation

Nathan Stacey

MAE

Kohei Fujimoto

Spring 2016

Determining seed germination requirements of the Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Cleome serrulata

Reagan Wytsalucy

PSC

Daniel Drost

Spring 2016

Assessment of in vitro ruminal nitrogen metabolism of dietary protein supplements in a lactation dairy diet using continuous cultures

Sydney Blaser

ADVS

Jong-Su

Spring 2016

Effects of Dehydration on Oxygen Stable Isotopes Present in Uta stansburiana

Tyler Hansen

Biology

Susannah French

Spring 2016

Optimization of Lipoprotein Extraction Procedure for Waste Water Cultivated Algae

Tyler Marlar

Biological

Ron Sims

Summer 2015

Hawaiian Honeycreeper

Janet Hancock

Art and Design Departmen

Carsten Meier

Summer 2015

A Performer's Guide to Program Management

Marie Smith

Music Department

Christopher Scheer

Summer 2015

Ultrathin Metal Oxides as Oxygen Evolution Catalysts in Water

Jeffrey Chipman

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences  Department

Yujie Sun

Summer 2015

Key Stakeholders Perceptions of Values and Vulnerabilities of the Wasatch

Kent  Dean

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning  Department

Courtney Flint

Summer 2015

Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves using Recombinant Spider Silk Protein

Alexis Morris

Biological Engineering Department

Randy  Lewis

Summer 2015

Arakniprint

Brianne Bell

Biological Engineering Department

Randolph Lewis

Summer 2015

Nanofabrication of Glucose-Powered Abiotic Biobatteries for Implantation and Integration in Biological Systems

Cody Maughan

Biological Engineering Department

David Britt

Summer 2015

Effects of Leachables and Extractables in Single Use Bioprocess Containment Systems on Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Growth and Quality

John Jarvis

Biological Engineering Department

Elizabeth Vargis

Summer 2015

Separating Pichia pastoris from a Continuous Flow System

Nicholas Lauritzen

Biological Engineering Department

Tim Taylor

Summer 2015

Inhibition of Murine Cytomegalovirus Through Nanoparticle Interaction

Taylor Eggertsen

Biological Engineering Department

David  Britt

Summer 2015

The Children Who Foster

Daniela Wheelwright

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Department

Jennifer Roark

Summer 2015

Huntington Library Internship

Elisabeth Cropper

History Department

Susan Cogan

Summer 2015

"Sylvia Plath: A study in Adolescent Influences"

Hannah Tullis

English Department

Michael Sowder

Summer 2015

Qualities that Influence Guardian ad Litem Effectiveness

Ilana Kornfeld

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Department

Jennifer Roark

Summer 2015

The Effect Farming Ties Have on Local Water Issues

Jordan  Risley

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Department

Dr. Doug  Jackson-Smith

Summer 2015

Electron Range Penetration of Diverse Materials

Anne Starley

Physics Department

John Dennison

Summer 2015

Effects of Soil Nitrogen Levels and Neighboring Crops on Onion Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Populations

Harlie Hutchinson

Biology Department

Diane Alston

Summer 2015

Robbing Insects of Sex: Wolbachia's impact on Adelgid Reproduction

Ian Aper

Biology Department

Carol von Dohlen

Summer 2015

Purification and Characterization of Spa47, a Putative ATPase from Shigella flexneri

Jamie  Kingsford

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Nicholas Dickenson

Summer 2015

Identifying Key Binding Sites of the Shigella IpaC/IpgC Complex

Jenna Hawley

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Nicholas Dickenson

Summer 2015

Impact of Feral Cats on Side-Blotched Lizard Populations (Uta stansburiana)

Jennica Blasi

Biology Department

Susannah French

Summer 2015

Stable isotope analysis of modern lacustrine stromatolites in Great Salt Lake, Utah

Jordan Jensen

Geology Department

Dennis Newell

Summer 2015

Development of a Water Budget for the Upper Logan River and an Estimate of Ground Water Inflow to Cache Valley from the Bear River Range

Joshua Gathro

Geology Department

Thomas Lachmar

Summer 2015

Identification and transcription of an RNA substrate that allows visualization of the Mtr4-RNA complex

Katielee Robinson

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Sean Johnson

Summer 2015

Thermoregulation and Immunological Responses in African House Snakes (Lamprophis fuliginosus)

Michael Ryan

Biology

Susannah French

Summer 2015

Synthesis of Vitamin C/Cationic Anthraquinone Analog Complexes

Nathan Leishman

Biology Department

Cheng-Wei Tom Chang

Summer 2015

Digital Einstein Project: The Equivalence Problem

Rebecca Petrick

Physics Department

Charles Torre

Summer 2015

Conodont Microfossil Extraction and Identification from Carbonate Rocks of the Lower Ordovician Garden City Formation: Application to Correlation and Development of Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Intrashelf Basins of Early Ordovician Utah

Sarah Schulthies

Geology Department

David Liddell

Summer 2015

Optimization of Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins with Bio-oil and Amino Acid Residues

Scott Lyle

Biology Department

Foster Agblevor

Summer 2015

Does the motivational climate within a competitive situation influence aspects of non-linear variability?

Cameron Olsen

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department

Breanna  Studenka

Summer 2015

Trauma and Touch: Apprehension of Touch in Victims of MST

Danielle Christensen

Psychology Department

Rebecca Blais

Summer 2015

Producing a Youth Sport Parent Seminar Video Designed for Electronic Distribution

Michael King

Family, Consumer, and Human Development Department

Travis Dorsch

Summer 2015

Barriers to Health Care Access for the Eritrean Refugee Population

Michael Hoggard

Economics and Finance Department

Julie Gast

Summer 2015

The effects of waterfowl digestion, scarification, and cold stratification on dormancy break of bulrush seeds

Delena Williams

Wildland Resources Department

Karin Kettenring

Summer 2015

Statistical analysis of organic non-chemical weed controls on peach tree fruit yield

Gaia  Nafziger

Plants, Soils, and Climate  Department

Jennifer Reeves

Summer 2015

Activity Patterns of Arctic Wolves

Heather Shipp

Wildland Resources Department

Dan MacNulty

Summer 2015

Trophic position and niche-space dynamics of apex predators in arctic lakes

Levi Simmons

Watershed Sciences Department

Phaedra Budy

Spring 2015

Young Women’s Sexual Assault Experiences: Exploring Conservative Socialization Experiences as an Important Contextual Factor

Analise Barker

Psychology

Renee Galliher

Spring 2015

Do Coqui Frogs in Hawaii Change Their Diet Over the Course of the Day

Arthur Wallis

NR

Karen Beard

Spring 2015

Variance in Stomatal Size and Density Between Triploid and Diploid Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Utah

Brianne Palmer

Wildland Resources

Karen Mock

Spring 2015

Time Course of C-Reactive Protein Following Vigorous Aerobic Exercise

Chaise Warr

HPER

Dale Wagner

Spring 2015

A Comparison of Predictions of Water Quality Impairmment Resulting from Water Quality Criteria Versus Bio-Indicators

Colin Brady

NR

Nancy Mesner

Spring 2015

A Radical Approach to Biochemically Isolating Iron-Sulfur Containing Human Helicase Protein

Dallas Elder

Chemistry

Edwin Antony

Spring 2015

Control of Rad51 Nucleoprotein Filament Formation on Forked DNA Substrates by the Shu pro-HR Mediator Complex

Daniel Morris

Chemistry

Edwin Antony

Spring 2015

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Cache County Emission Testing Regulation

Dyer (Holly) Group

Applied Econ

Ryan Bosworth

Spring 2015

Role of the Srs2 2B Domain in Homologous Recombination

Elliot Corless

Chemistry

Edwin Antony

Spring 2015

Raining Cheatgrass

Eric Sodja

Wild

Doug Ramsey

Spring 2015

Sense of Community: A Comparative Study of High School Extracurricular Activities

Erica Hawvermale

FCHD

Travis Dorsch

Spring 2015

The Role of Nongame Fishes in the Strawberry Reservoir Ecosystem

Jamie Reynolds

NR

Phaedra Budy

Spring 2015

The Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in CuO Nanoparticle Solubility

Josh Hortin

Civil

Joan McLean

Spring 2015

A Hibernator's Response to Climate Change: Ecological Drivers of Persistence

Kari Norman

NR

Lise Aubry

Spring 2015

Cathodoluminescence Events Coincident with Muon Detection

Kenneth Zia

Physics

JR Dennison

Spring 2015

Changes in Root Carbohydrate Reserves and its Implications for Management of Phragmites australis, an Aggressive Plant Invader of Great Sale Lake Wetlands

Konnon Smith

NR

Karin Kettenring

Spring 2015

The Impact of Food $ense Kids on Preschool Students’ Vegetable Preference

Kristin Murphy Hall

FCHD

Lisa Boyce

Spring 2015

A Teaching Toolkit of Biochemistry Experiments using SSB Protein

Mark Stoll

Chemistry

Edwin Antony

Spring 2015

Molecular Basis for the Physical Interation Between the Rad51 Recombinase and the SRS2 Helicase

Matison Rasmussen

Chemistry

Edwin Antony

Spring 2015

Characterizing the Adenylation Activity of a BbBSLS Construct

Miekan Stonhill

Chemistry

Joan Hevel

Spring 2015

Effect of Aggregation at a Winter Feeding Station on Intestinal Parasite Load in Elk (Cervus canadensis)

Morgan Hughes

Wildland Resources

Johan du Toit

Spring 2015

Adaptive Evolution of Escherichia coli with Defection

Nathan Hebert

Biological

Daniel Hyduke

Spring 2015

Genius Loci de Montis

Nicholas Decker

Art and Design

Ryoichi Suzuki

Spring 2015

Cellular Uptake and Distribution of Gold Nanoparticles

Peter Haight

Biological Engineering Department

Elizabeth Vargis

Spring 2015

Validating Growing Conditions at Candidate Orchards Sites and Selecting Native Peach Scion Materials on Reservation Lands in the Four Corners

Reagan Wytsalucy

Plants, Soils and Climate

Grant Cardon

Spring 2015

Role of Norepinephrine in Parkinson-related Cognitive Deficits

Richard Harvey

Psychology

Catalin Buhusi

Spring 2015

Overview of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Utah, with a Focus on Boreal Toads and Their Changing Conservation Status

Samantha Beirne

Wildland Resources

Karen Beard

Spring 2015

Lateral Control of a Vehicle Platoon

Samuel Mitchell

Electrical

Ryan Gerdes

Spring 2015

Historical Perspectives on Playwriting and Young Audiences

Sarah Luthy

Theatre Arts

Matt Omasta

Spring 2015

Effectiveness of Halobacterium salinarium Gas Vesicles as Sonographic Molecular Reporters

Seth Drury

Biology/Chem

Laiolhai Chen

Spring 2015

Post-Translational Regulation of Nitrogenase Activity in Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Tanner Godfrey

Biology/Chem

Scott Ensign

Spring 2015

Investigating the Role of an Identified Pi-bulge in IpaD on Shigella flexneri Virulence

Terry Jessop

Chemistry

Nicholas Dickenson

Spring 2015

The Influence of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on Small Mammal Richness and Abundance at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah

Trinity Smith

Wildland Resources

Eric Gese