Browse Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018 by Title

  • Flores, Paola (2019-02-18)
    The Ku Klux Klan first emerged on American soil in 1866. The Klan’s influence during this time even allowed for organizations to be established on college campuses, such as the University of Illinois. Although the name of ...

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  • Hosseini-Joujili, Mohammad; Bikorimana, Emmanuel; Sidebotham, Nicole A. (2018-04)
    USP18 (ubiquitin-specific protease 18) is a dual function protein. It removes ubiquitin-like modifier interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) from conjugated proteins and it inhibits the activity of the interferon receptor ...

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  • Dugar, Ajay; Corum, Tanner; Grosman, Kevin; Wang, Haoyu (2018-04)
    In 1938, John von Neumann proposed his now-famous mathematical model of poker. Over the years, other poker models have been proposed and studied by mathematicians (Borel, Bellman, Blackwell), economists (Kuhn, McAdams), ...

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  • Yun, Hyeon-Seo; Wang, Oliver; Bravo Araiza, Rodrigo (2018-04)
    The Transfer Matrix (TM) of an optical fiber characterizes the relationship between the input and output intensity and phase distribution. In this project we seek to measure the TM of Polarization Maintaining Fiber (PMF) ...

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  • Kelley, Regan; Jachino, Andrea (2018-04)
    Two million U.S. adults live with aphasia, an acquired language disorder from brain injuries. Although people with aphasia struggle to produce spoken language, they often do better when singing or using exaggerated prosody. ...

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  • Ang, Ida; Rahman, Hafizur (2018-04)
    The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), one of the four ligaments in the knee oriented within the knee joint alongside the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), plays an important role in knee stability. Because the ACL is more ...

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  • Pien, Daniel W; Young, Jami; Hankin, Benjamin (2018)
    Background Social anxiety (SA) is prevalent during adolescence, with a median age of onset of 13 years. Adolescents become more sensitive to others’ social evaluation, which impacts their self-esteem (SE). Studies suggest ...

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  • Karuhn, Meagan A; Boler, Dustin; Beever, Jonathan (2018-04)
    This objective was to characterize effects of a novel mutation in mice on muscle and organ weights. Insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), is a major regulator of growth. A mutation in the pig IGF2 gene (g.G3072A) disrupts ...

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  • Ruggiero, Pasqua (2018-04)
    This project was an exploration of audience reactions on social media platforms to the PTSD themes present in the Netflix shows "One Day at a Time"(2017) and "Stranger Things"(2016).

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  • Douglas, Katherine; Crowder, Sylvia L.; Fruge, Andrew D.; Delk, Ashley; Chen, Yi Tang; Carroll, William R.; Spencer, Sharon A.; Locher, Julie L.; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy; Rogers, Laura Q. (2018-04)
    Background: Head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience significant symptom burden as a result of tumor location and treatment received. These symptoms may negatively impact quality of life (QOL) and compromise dietary ...

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  • Kass, Constance P; Swiatkiewicz, Michelle M; Morales, Dakota G; Box, Allyson G (2018-04)
    Introduction: Personality traits have been associated with physical fitness. Additionally, tolerance of exercise intensity has been related to exercise behavior. However, less is understood about these traits in firefighters ...

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  • Foy, Megan; Tai, YiHsin (2018-04)
    In an aging society with a great deal of noise exposure, hearing disorders have become prevalent. One such disorder is tinnitus, which is defined as phantom ringing or noises in the ears. Some patients are bothered by their ...

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  • Guo, Annie; Miner, Gregory; Sullivan, Katie (2018-04)
    Abstract Vacuoles purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae are a well-studied model for membrane fusion and fission as the machinery is highly conserved throughout eukaryotes. Vacuole membranes undergo cycles of fusion and ...

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  • Demro, Delaney; Salemme, Ron; Evans, Chris; Rohling, Kevin (2018-04)
    Microstegium Vimineum (Japanese Stiltgrass) is an invasive grass species that is currently dominating susceptible ecosystems across the eastern half of the United States. The presence of Japanese Stiltgrass can result in ...

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  • Noehre, Samantha M (2018-04)
    Maternal mental health is a major public health issue. Illinois Public Act 100-0574 was signed into law January 8th, 2018. The law will allow postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis to be considered a mitigating ...

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  • Zou, Daniel W. (2018-04)
    We propose a supervised machine learning system to learn from text and financial data and predict whether an asset will have positive, neutral, or negative excess returns one day after the release of a text document. Our ...

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  • Cai, Linda (2018)
    In this paper we compare the performance of several methods for providing tight error bounds for linearly constrained ill-posed linear equation solutions. Specifically, we compare accuracy and computational cost of three ...

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  • Leong, Ka Fai (2018-04)
    The study aims to examine the relationship among mathematics anxiety, parental support and peer support. Quantitative approach will be employed and undergraduate students will be asked to complete the surveys. Students ...

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  • Sleiman, Marc G (2018-04)
    The carotenoid lutein has been shown to have protective functions for the retina, lens, and brain. Lutein is the primary carotenoid in the brain, and preferentially accumulates in the retina of the eye. Opportunely, ...

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  • Kit Kuok, Chon (2018-04)
    This research is intended to investigate the university students’ preferences on different study environments and how it affects their academic accomplishments. Intelligence is not the exclusive element which determines ...

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