Browse Undergraduate Research Week by Title

  • Hauger, Kevin Joseph (2015-05)
    3D printing is revolutionizing the speed and ability to bring products to the market. Although 3D printing has spurred a number of innovations, it still has many limitations versus traditional manufacturing processes. ...

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  • Schuld, Bridget; Khan, Naiman (2012-04-11)
    Central adiposity is strongly related to insulin resistance and is the most clinically relevant type of body fat in children as is the case in adults. This study aimed to determine diet and media use components related ...

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  • Kahn, Alex N. (2015-05)
    This study concerns the analysis of adhesive elastomer and shape memory polymer with a focus on their use in transfer printing.

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  • Sy, Madeline T. (2017)
    Today’s workforce is aging and changing rapidly. In the past two decades, organizations have seen a notable increase in the age diversity of its employees, with more individuals from different generational backgrounds (Baby ...

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  • O'Connor, Katherine; Hoffmann, Ben (2016)
    We measured aggressive interactions between yellow crazy ants and five species of native ants to determine if there was variation in the amount of aggression experienced by native species and if yellow crazy ants were more ...

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  • Zhou, Yayu (2016)
    Each week during college football season, the Daily Illini (DI), the college newspaper at the University of Illinois, publishes predictions by sports columnists on selected college football games for the upcoming weekend. ...

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  • Ponicki, Christopher (2016)
    In light of a 2005 landmark decision that redefined what eminent domain is, this paper aims at analyzing the historical relationship between eminent domain cases and the Supreme Court while also discussing future implications ...

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  • Lin, Anna (2015-05)
    Gun violence is one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Although there has been more focus on the link between gun violence and mental illness in the media, it should not be the sole focus in addressing the ...

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  • Moore, Dorina (2015-05)
    This policy analysis is about the aspects of social welfare over U.S. history that have shaped current child welfare and aid for needy families. In this analysis I will introduce the problem about social welfare specifically ...

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  • Filipiuk, Robert (2018-04)
    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are enormous streams of water vapor typically found in the midlatitude regions of both hemispheres of Earth; extending for several thousand kilometers in length and several hundred kilometers in ...

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  • Mayer, Joseph Michael; Bo yina, Kalyan; Upot, Nithin (2018-04)
    Frost formation on heat transfer equipment such as air-source heat pump evaporators can result in drastic efficiency penalties. The reduced performance arises due to the insulating nature of ice and the increase in fan ...

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  • Heuck, Emily; Li, Hannah; Murphy, Theresa; Demick, Emily K. (2018-04)
    Dysphonia is a communication disorder secondary to a problem with voice production. Speakers with dysphonia often report decreased intelligibility, particularly in a noisy communication environment. Intelligibility is the ...

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  • Li, Hannah C.; Heuck, Emily A.; Demick, Emily K.; Murphy, Theresa E. (2018-04)
    Dysphonia is a communication disorder secondary to a problem with voice production. Speakers with dysphonia often report decreased intelligibility, particularly in a noisy communication environment. Intelligibility is the ...

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  • Qin, Yue; Wang, Mei; Dong, Ping (2018-04)
    Objectives: The research aims to determine the association between suspected food allergy (FA) in 12-month-old infants enrolled in the STRONG kids 2 cohort and the composition of their fecal microbiome at five points in ...

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  • Lorenz, Christopher (2015-05)
    This study was performed by a group of largely undergraduate students to determine the utility and viability of placing a nano-satellite (CubeSat) onboard the Europa Clipper spacecraft proposed to be launched by NASA in ...

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  • Barr, Jordan (2014-04)
    Sensory gating is hypothesized to improve perception in a noisy sensory environment and focus attention on novel stimuli. Auditory gating is defined as a reduction in the amplitude of the P50 auditory-evoked potential of ...

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  • Padilla-Sainez, Geraldine (2017)
    Reproducibility is the idea of being able to duplicate the results of a study or experiment. The reproducibility of code in the computational science field is very crucial in order to ease restrictions on collaboration and ...

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  • Ahn, So Hyun; Shyu, Peter T.; Warhekar, Aditi (2015-05)
    Bone has a complex hierarchical structure that is not yet fully understood, and the material properties of human bone during early ages of development are still not well researched. Our aim is to study the structure, ...

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  • Varney, Claire (2016)
    An infant’s growth pattern over the first year of life sets the trajectory for growth during childhood. Rapid weight gain in infancy is a risk factor for childhood obesity in both breastfed and formula-fed infants. However, ...

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  • Steinberg, Jason; Chaddock-Heyman, Laura; Raine, Lauren; Nikolaidis, Aki; Ponnala, Siddarth; Hillman, Charles; Kramer, Art (2015-05)
    Creativity permeates virtually all aspects of humanity, as human-made creations and connections are all around us. Another common human phenomenon is aerobic exercise, and its corresponding, longer-term condition, ...

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