Browse Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015 by Title

  • Zuo, Zhen (2015-05)
    Single-player games (often called puzzles) have received considerable attention from the scientific community. Consequently, interesting insights into some puzzles, and into the approaches for solving them, have emerged. ...

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  • Saleh, Jenine (2015-05)
    I examine the effects of economic inequality on voter participation within the United States. As economic inequality rises, voters may become unmotivated to vote during elections due to decreased levels of trust in government ...

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  • Sun, Lunan; Kim, Dae-Jeong; Fisk, Zachary; Green, Laura H.; Park, Wan Kyu (2015-05)
    As a well-known Kondo insulator originating from strong correlation, SmB6 has attracted much interest because of its surface states being potentially topological. In order to investigate this, we apply the technique of ...

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  • Calvert, Jacob; Kreig, Alex; Sinha, Saurabh; Myong, Sua (2015-05)
    Guanine-rich regions of genomic DNA can spontaneously fold into secondary structures called G-quadruplexes (GQs). Akin to tiny switches, GQs regulate genetic processes through their folding and unfolding. Their interest ...

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  • Dryzhakov, Bogdan; Nicolau, Bruno G; Garcia-Rey, Natalia; Dlott, Dana (2015-06)
    In the last decade, lithium ion batteries held a major role in the path towards personal electronics due to being lightweight and providing a high energy density. However, several problems have been identified with lithium ...

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  • Kahn, Alex N. (2015-05)
    This study concerns the calibration behavior of axial load cells with respect to radial loading variation.

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  • Kahn, Alex Nathan; Phillips, James W. (2015-05)
    Investigation of radially-dependent load cell response

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  • Chung, Sarang (2015-05)
    Remix Planning: A planning approach that aims to reconstruct communities damaged by natural disasters by using successful global examples to create a sustainable and ecofriendly city. Taking advantage of my international ...

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  • Beaudoin, Aaron T.; Foley, Ryan J. (2015-05)
    Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), having large and standard luminosities, are our primary dark energy probe. Although we believe that SNe Ia are produced by white dwarfs (WDs) in binary systems, the type of companion star is ...

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  • Medina, Stephanie (2015)
    Latinos are often underrepresented in positive youth development studies about the importance of after-school programs. As the Latino youth population continues to grow, the potential for after-school programs to positively ...

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  • Serrano, Anna C. (2015-07)
    Soybeans contain a plethora of peptides, nutrients, and phytochemicals that are beneficial to human health. They have been studied as a possible treatment and prevention against many diseases including cancer, obesity, and ...

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  • Wang, Melissa; Rosales, Eliana; Engeseth, Nicki (2015-05)
    Chocolate processing involves tempering - a lengthy and expensive process. Previous studies have shown that sonication of chocolate is an acceptable substitute for the tempering process. Sonication involves the application ...

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  • Honzatko, Leigh (2015-05)
    Wake bursting is a flowfield phenomena that can occur over the flaps of airplane wings. Wake bursting is not desired as it increases drag and decreases lift. An experiment took place in the University of Illinois low-speed ...

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  • Zhang, Lizhong; Vieira, Joaquin (2015-05)
    Understanding unidentified Fermi sources is significant in gamma-ray astronomy. A large portion of the unidentified Fermi sources are blazars that are radio-loud active galactic nuclei with peak emission at millimeter ...

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  • Harmon, Molly E.; McBride, Brent; Fisher, Meghan (2015-05)
    Developmental screenings for children have become increasingly popular, as early intervention has taken strides in providing services to children at risk for developmental delays. Thus, it has been suggested that developmental ...

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  • Muthukrishnan, Moksha (2015-07)
    This study analyzes the outbreak of the First World War in terms of the dyadic relationship between the two rival countries of Austria-Hungary and Russia. It poses the specific question: How did World War I come about, and ...

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  • Muthukrishnan, Moksha (2015-07)
    This study analyzes the outbreak of the First World War in terms of the dyadic relationship between the two rival countries of Austria-Hungary and Russia. It poses the specific question: How did World War I come about, and ...

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  • Jordan, Drew; Bokhari, Ehsan (2015-05)
    The purpose of this research is to explore the possibility of being able to model a Major League Baseball (MLB) players Wins Above Replacement (WAR) over the course of his career and use it to predict the success of other ...

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  • Svarz, Stephanie R. (2015-06)
    Theater is engaged in a constant battle to survive as the digital age and Netflix take the entertainment stage by storm. A large percentage of the American population understands theater through stereotypes and misconceptions ...

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  • Jenkins, Arianna M. (2015-05)
    In this poster, we explore the current political, environmental and socioeconomic state of Sub-Saharan Africa from an African feminist sociological perspective. Neocolonial relations, ethnicity, class, gender, globalization ...

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