2018 Graduate Student Showcase

A one-day conference for graduate students to present their research, work and talents, to connect with other graduate students and faculty at Boise State and to learn about other disciplines and gain conference experience.

The Showcase took place on April 19, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Jordan Ballroom located in the Student Union Building.

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Submissions from 2018

Control of Ionic and Molecular Transport Through Artificial Lipid Membranes Containing Photopolymerizable Lipids with Applicability to Drug Delivery, Gamid Abatchev, Caitlin Sall, Daniel Prather, Karsten Wake, and Daniel Fologea

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The Gem Infrasound Logger: A Lightweight, Low-Power, Low-Cost, Open-Source Infrasound Logger, Jacob F. Anderson and Jeffrey B. Johnson

Off-Axis Seamount Lavas at 8°20’ N Span the Entire Range of Northern East Pacific Rise MORB Compositions, Molly Anderson, Dorsey Wanless, Michael Perfit, Patricia Gregg, Daniel Fornari, Emma McCully, and Ian Ridley

Extending Safe Search Functionality for Identifying Child-Safe and Educational Web Resources, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, and Maria Soledad Pera

The (Plumb) Line: Inheritance and the Hybrid Poem, Lindsey A.K. Appell and Michael McKee Green

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A Novel High Temperature Sensor Architecture for Harsh Environments, Bahareh Badamchi, Nirmala Kandadai, Al-Amin Ahmed Simon, Miria Mitkova, and Harish Subbaraman

Explaining Destination Countries of Human Trafficking with Factors Relevant to Traffickers, Gabrielle Denae Boliou

Organosulfide Components of Onion Oil and Processing Byproducts, Maranda Cantrell and Owen McDougal

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Improving Diabetes Care for Adult Clinic Patients, Bonnie Clark

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Evidence-Based Guidelines and Protocol Implementation in a Primary Care Clinic to Improve Chronic Asthma Care, Jo E. Cote

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Modeling and Mapping Urban Evapotranspiration in the Lower Boise River Basin, Curtis R. Crandall

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The Interactive Effects of Fire and Recreation on Golden Eagles, Caitlin M. Davis, Julie A. Heath, Jennifer Forbey, Ethan Ellsworth, and Karen Steenhof

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Vegetation Mapping in a Dryland Ecosystem Using Multi-Temporal Sentinel-2 Imagery and Ensemble Learning, Josh Enterkine, Megan Gallagher, Nancy Glenn, and Lucas Spaete

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Merging Mycology and Microbial Ecology: Investigating the Relationship Between a Prominent Trichomycete Fungus (Zancudomyces culisetae) and the Gut Microbiome of Its Mosquito Host, Jonas Frankel-Bricker

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Leveraging Google Earth Engine to Couple Landsat and MODIS for Detecting Phenological Changes in Semi-Arid Ecosystems, Megan Gallagher, Josh Enterkine, and Nancy Glenn

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Development of a Statistical Shape-Function Model of the Implanted Knee to Predict Joint Mechanics, Kalin Gibbons

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Farmers’ Decision Making: An Examination of Idaho Farmers Cover Crop Use Through the Adaptive Decision-Making Framework, Lauren A. Golden and Monica Hubbard

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3D Crack Profiling Using Real-Time Thermography, Aidin J. Golrokh, Taeyun Kong, Aminul Islam, and Yang Lu

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Seismic Constraints on Geothermal Resources Beneath the Western and Central Snake River Plain, Thomas Harper, Lee Liberty, Dylan Mikesell, and Mark Schmitz

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Ecologically Guided Searches for New Riboswitch Functions, Stephanie F. Hudon, Carolyn Dadabay, Jessica M. Robertson, Jennifer S. Forbey, and Eric J. Hayden

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Semi-Arid Ecosystem Plant Functional Type and LAI from Small Footprint Waveform Lidar, Nayani Ilangakoon, Nancy F. Glenn, Lucas Spaete, Hamid Dashti, and Andrew Poley

Exploring Commodified Identity, Devin Kelly

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Evidence-Based Survey Design: The Use of Ascending or Descending Order of Likert Response Options, Megan Kennedy, Ingrid Campbell, and Yonnie Chyung

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An Application-Specific Microbenchmark for Memory Access, Mahesh Lakshminarasimhan

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Sex Impacts Leg Stiffness When Increasing Stride Length to Run with Body Borne Load, Nick J. Lobb, AuraLea C. Fain, Kayla D. Seymore, and Tyler N. Brown

Joint Ground-Penetrating Radar and Cadaver Dog Search to Investigate a Homicide Case with the Nampa Police Department, Megan Mason, Matt R. Von Lintig, Tate Meehan, Gabriel Gribler, Zongbo Xu, Thomas Harper, and T. Dylan Mikesell

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Effect of Surgical Procedures for Crouch Gait, Adelle Milholland

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Women in Combat: Russian Women in WWII, Hayley Noble

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Transitional Care Medical House Call: A Pilot Project, Ron Billano Ordona and Cara Gallegos

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Trending: College Self-Esteem Interventions, Jennilee K. Overocker

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Master of Earth Science: A Culminating Portfolio, Matthew Patrolia

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Web 2.0 and DSMT’s to Increase Workforce Participation in Informal Learning, Danielle Patterson

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Optimal Bayesian Estimation in Sensor Networks, Santosh Paudel

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Proportional Reasoning in Middle School, Katie Paulding

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Synthesis of Hafnium-Free Nanostructured Half-Heusler Materials for Thermoelectric Applications, Samuel V. Pedersen, Yanliang Zhang, Darryl P. Butt, and Brian J. Jaques

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Synthesizing Field and Experimental Observations to Investigate the Behavior of Pyroclastic Density Currents, Nicholas M. Pollock, Brittany D. Brand, Olivier Roche, Peter J. Rowley, and Damiano Sarocchi

Study of Thermo-Chemo-Mechanics of ASR Expansions by Means of Micro-Structural Analysis, Md Asif Rahman

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Remotely-Sensing Chemical Diversity and Function of Native Plants Across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes, Brecken C. Robb, Jennifer S. Forbey, Nancy Glenn, Trevor Caughlin, Donna Delparte, Jessica Mitchell, Carolyn Dadabay, Peter Olsoy, Janet Rachlow, Lisa Shipley, Jordan Nobler, Marcella Fremgen, Chelsea Merriman, Graham Frye, and Jack Connelly

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Unified Risk-Based Assessment Framework to Assess Sustainability and Resiliency of Civil Infrastructure, Thomas A. Robbins

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Magnitude and Character of Post Fire Aeolian Deposition in the Northern Great Basin, Clayton Roehner, Jennifer Pierce, Nancy Glenn, Elowyn Yager, and Frederick Pierson

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Figure as Gender, Lisa Roggenbuck

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Board Service: Opportunity for Millennial Voice, Connor Sheldon

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Austin Skogsberg and Autumn Warren

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Empirical Modeling of Cation Ordering in Perovskite Ceramics, Evan Smith, Kevin Tolman, and Rick Ubic

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Reconstructing Past Landscape Change from Sand Grains: Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah, Kerri Spuller, David Wilkins, Jen Pierce, Tammy Rittenhour, and Rick Ford

Routine Million-Particle Simulations of Epoxy Curing with Dissipative Particle Dynamics, Stephen Thomas and Eric Jankowski

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Quantifying Error in Recommender System Evaluations, Mucun Tian

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Investigating the Relationships Between Canopy Characteristics and Snow Depth Distribution at Fine Scales: Preliminary Results from the SnowEX TLS Campaign, Zachary R. Uhlmann, Lucas Spaete, Nancy Glenn, H. P. Marshall, and Jim McNamara

Quantum Confinement of Charge Carriers in GaAs/AlGaAs Heterostructures, Kevin D. Vallejo, David Hurley, Zilong Hua, Christopher Schuck, and Paul J. Simmonds

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The Importance of the Policy Entrepreneur in Policy Adoption, Joel D. Vallett

A Study of Arsenic and Uranium Concentrations in the Treasure Valley Aquifer System, Lloyd A. Womeldorph

Elite Athletes' Perceptions on the Importance of Specialization, Isaias Zerufael and Eric Martin