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Browse Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015 by Issue Date

  • 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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  • Abarbanel, Brian; Horn, Blase; Kotob, Mohammad; Kersh, Mariana (2015-05)
    Distal radius fractures, such as the Colles fracture, are common injuries sustained within all age groups. Failure to properly realign a fracture a practice known as reduction - can lead to decreased joint motion, grip ...

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  • Boyce, Matthew (2015-05)
    Dead plant biomass represents a major source of energy supporting aquatic food webs. Fungal communities play an important role in making this energy available through the breakdown of complex plant polymers via hydrolytic ...

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  • Fox, Haley; Hanley, Laura (2015-05)
    Purpose. Latinas’ engagement in cancer prevention is similar to other subpopulations, nonetheless, Latinas carry a disproportionate burden of breast-cancer deaths. The effect of structural factors, i.e. health insurance, ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cooper, Shelby (2015-05)
    This project will look into the interest of improving urban youth education. Extension works to Help Others Learn to Grow and youth education has a lot to do with the programming they provide to individual educators as ...

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  • Alton, Amber; Izenstark, Dina; Ebata, Aaron (2015-05)
    The purpose of this research project was to examine if gender differences exist among college students in their participation in family leisure activities. Our project further investigated if differences in family leisure ...

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  • Zhu, Ju; Zhang, Lizhong; Chu, You-Hua; Gruendl, Robert (2015-05)
    Massive stars are known to play an important role in energizing the interstellar medium; however, their formation mechanism is still not well understood. In this study, we have identified compact HII regions around massive ...

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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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  • 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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  • Guassi Moreira, João F.; Telzer, Eva H. (2015-05)
    Parent relationships remain an important component in the lives of adolescents, with particular respect to their well-being. In the current study, we sought to understand how changes in family cohesion across the high ...

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  • Willi, Joseph M.; Horn, Gavin P.; Madrzykowski, Daniel (2015-05)
    In 2013, over 7,500 firefighters were injured during training related activities, including highrisk, but necessary, live-fire training. Although a standard for live-fire training exists, little physical data have been ...

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  • Badskey, Elizabeth (2015-05)
    Early childhood education has become essential in the United States. In this policy analysis we will critique the Head Start program which became enacted after Lyndon Johnsons State of the Union Message where he proclaimed ...

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  • Maxon, Theola; Oladunni, Anita; Jarrett, Robin L. (2015-05)
    Understanding how head start programs are preparing low income African American children to successfully transition from preschool to kindergarten is important. However, the long term effectiveness of these programs on ...

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  • LaPelusa, Michael B.; Mason, Sara S.; Taiym, Wafa F.; Sargsyan, Ashot; Lee, Lesley R.; Wear, Mary L.; Van Baalen, Mary (2015-05)
    Medical privacy of NASA astronauts requires an organized and comprehensive approach when data are being made available outside NASA systems. A combination of factors, including the uniquely small patient population, the ...

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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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  • 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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