2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the 2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase has gone virtual. This online event includes live-streamed lightening talk and poster presentations, and is scheduled to take place April 17th and 24th.

Please see the following link for more information: https://www.boisestate.edu/undergraduate-research/showcase/

Students please contact us at scholarworks@boisestate.edu for more information about submitting your posters alongside your abstracts here in ScholarWorks.

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Submissions from 2020

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Magneto-Structural Interactions of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy Ni-Mn-Ga, Claire L. Adams, Medha Veligatla, and Peter Müllner

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Experiential Learning During Early Childhood Play: Free Play, Problem Solving, and Executive Function, Jessica Aebischer and Iryna Babik

Boise State University Maker Lab Usage and Demographics Student Survey, Simon Aleksander, Amy Vecchione, Ellie Dworak, Nathan Staley, and Marisa Hadley

Abductive Reasoning as an Evolved Cognitive Capability, Samuel D. Anderson, John Ziker, Karl Mertens, Annemarie Hasnain, Ann Wozniak, Michel Sousa, and Grace Kohler

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Faculty Perspectives on the Impact of Virtual Office Hours in Engineering Courses, Brooke-Lynn Andrade, Krishna Pakala, Diana Bairaktarova, Harish Subbaraman, and Doug Hagemeier

The Influence of Social Networking Site (SNS) Usage on Conflict in Intimate Relationships, Cody G. Andrus, Ellie Begin, Mariem Laaraj, and Mary Pritchard

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in Electrical Engineering Circuits Undergraduate Laboratories: A LabView Interface for Laboratory Test Equipment for the Visually Impaired, Randall A. Bassine and Kris Campbell

Use of Contact Shielding and Modern Technology Provides Negligible Benefit, Aline Bates, Natalie Mourant, Michael Johnson, Chelsea Clower, Madison Wirth, and Madison Koster

Shared Stories Lab: How We Got Here, Kacey May Bates, Paris Boddie, Sam Heidelberg, Amy Mallory, Clare Tester, Jill Heney, and Tiffany Hitesman

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Body Image and Disorder Eating within College Student Using Social Media, Ellie Begin, Cody Andrus, Mariem Laaraj, and Mary Pritchard

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Inhibitory Control as a Possible Mediator in the Relation Between Pretend Play and Math Skills During Early Childhood, Andrew C. Belarski and Iryna Babik

The Association Between Sex Ratio and Intimate Partner Violence in New York State and California, Zoey Bevington and Kristin Snopkowski

Parental Behavior of California Condors in Wild and Captive Populations, Jenna A. Bishop, Leah Dunn, Carolina Granthon, and Chris McClure

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Exploring Loss of Parental Attachment at a Young Age and Its Impact on Adult Health, Sarah Bofukya Bope and Robin Allen

ESS Multiple Comparison Methods for Long Memory Processes: Application to US Stock Volatilities, Holly E. Bossart and Jaechoul Lee

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The Hexaemeron in Peter Comestor’s Historia Scholastica, Joseph A. Bradshaw, Emma A. Halverson, and Karen Wadley

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Boise State’s Path to Carbon Neutrality: A Climate Action Plan, Morgan Brummund, John Gardner, and Jen Pierce

Impact of Outdoor Recreation on Undergraduate Health Students’ Overall Health, Andrew C. Burnett and Andy Hyer

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Increasing Citizen Participation: A Toolkit for the City of Boise to Engage Young Adults, Michael Byrd, Doug Exton, Seth Hayes-Fugal, Ryan Hurlburt, Hanna Veal, Katie Wright, Jillian Moroney, and Ashley Orme Nichols

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Sports Participation and Illicit Prescription Drug Use, Sidney K. Carscallen, Lauren Williams, Jeremy Knapp, Justin Hauge, and Megan Smith

The Effect of Bilingualism on the Development of Executive Functions and Mathematical Skills, Maria Castillo and Iryna Babik

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EPRICC: Exploring Peer Relationships in an Inclusive College Classroom, Nicole Cherry, Julia Gorman, and Lisa Beymer

Trend Symmetry of Dominant Limb During Prolonged Load Carriage, Fred W. Christensen, Micah Drew, Samantha Krammer, and Tyler N. Brown

Factors That Affect Dose to the Eyes of the Operator of a C-arm Guided Procedure, Rachel Christensen, Abby Dunton, Darby Lyon, Paige Tilden, and Natalie Mourant

The Effects of a Divorce of Parents on a Child's Mental Health, Harrison M. Cleveland, Peyton Perry, Michelle Chavez, and Megan Smith

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Korean Honorific Expressions: Immediate Indication of One’s Social Relationship with Others, Annie Coleman, Sam K. Navas, Megan Ostermann, Kyleigh Pollock, Qurnain Rao, Adam Thompson, Kailee Walker, Anne Wylie, and Yookyung Lee

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Vulnerabilities of the Artificial Pancreas System and Proposed Cryptographic Solutions, D. J. Cooke, Kristen Garcia, Andres Guzman, Lindsey Kim, Brooklyn Mesia, Jacob Palmer, Shawn Shields, Milan Zanussi, Liljana Babinkostova, Marion Scheepers, Jay Radcliffe, and Robert Erbes

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Recreation and Wildlife Activity in the Wood River Valley, Sarah E. Coose, Edward Trout, Neil Carter, Kelly Hopping, Kris Thoreson, and Greg Hill

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Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, Nicholas Cordell, Jordan Council, Crislyn Rausch, Stephen Schott, and Julia Oxford

Baller-Gerold Syndrome: Description of Pathology, Grace H. Coughlin, Darren J. Lighter, K. Sanchez, I. Anaya Carmona, and Julia Oxford

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Determining Recharge Through Small-Scale Geochemical Analysis on Samaria Mountain Springs, Elizabeth M. Crowther, James McNamara, and Pamella A. Cedillo

Visual-Spatial Advantage in Problem Solving Among Bilingual Children, Quentin Cruz-Boyer and Iryna Babik

Cloning and Purification of the ArtB Binding Subunit From a Novel Toxin in Salmonella enterica Typhimurium, Leyla Cufurovic, Adriana Rodriguez, Omid Mohammad Mousa, and Juliette Tinker

Modeling Shielding Designs for the Safe Operation of Neutron Generators, Samuel Cutler, Brian J. Jaques, Allyssa Bateman, Brenden Heidrich, R. A. Borrelli, and James Simpson

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A Bench Study Evaluation of the Amount of Auto-PEEP When Ventilating an Electronic Lung Model Simulated to Represent Normal, ARDS and COPD Lung Conditions, Kathleen A. Davis, Heather P. Peterson, Alex R. Sanders, and Lonny Ashworth

Combating “The Flesh-Eating Disease,” Increasing Our Understanding of How Two Toxins Destroy Our Cells, Christopher S. Dayton, Sarah Hobdey, Eric McIndoo, Dennis Stevens, and Amy Bryant

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Skilled Labor Shortages May Lead to Wage Inflation, Nathaniel R. de Boer, Samia Islam, Champe Kotara, Casey Robbins, Jessica Lincoln, and Cole Franklin

Assistive Transportation Project, Jeremy J. DeLisle, Johnny Gonzalez, Brayan Vazquez, Logan Cole, Amy Moll, Paul Robertson, Noah Salzman, and Vicki Stieha

The Direction of Future Energy Source, Cynthia Evon Dent, John Bernardo, and Jared Romero

Adaptive Mesh Refinement in Non-Hydrostatic Unified Model of the Ocean (NUMO), Chithkala Dhulipati and Michal Kopera

Evaluating the Utility of Cost-Effective, Consumer-Grade, Wearable Air Monitoring Devices Under Mock Occupational Conditions: Wildfire Smoke and Impact Testing, Allison Dockery, Sara Fortunati, Todd Messick, Joseph Hendry, and Luke Montrose

Industrial Assessment Center at Boise State University Serving the Region's Manufacturing Industry, Andrea Eborn, Ryan Montrose, Mateo Rios, Jason Talford, Robert Cotner, Matthew Walsh, Elias Dotterer, Krishna Pakala, and John Gardner

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Oculocutaneous Albinism in Embryonic Development, Shadee K.R. Edralin, Madison Edwards, Dana A. Small, Ryan Williams, Ian Tornello, and Julia Oxford

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Idaho Power: Snake River White Sturgeon Conservation Plan, Shadee K.R. Edralin and Jared Romero

Cardiovascular Response to ApoE4 Fragmentation, Wesley Ercanbrack, Madyson Preston, Julia Oxford, and Troy Rohn

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Nautical Research Platform for Water-Bound Experiments, Dillon J. Eyer, Monica Leibowitz, Amanda White, Zachariah Vandeventer, Heather Dyer, Andrew Byrd, Dustin Nguyen, Terek Zimmerman, Hugh Sheldon, Morgan Hill, Jeremy Bouchard, Jessica M. Mueller, Adam Torek, Kalynn Cotton, Jose Escobosa, Tyler Johnson, Nathan Sundquist, Zuly Lapa, Ryan Olson, Carolyn Murrey, David Maldonado, Aidan McConnehey, Keaton Poe, Libbie Luevanos, Andrew Handzel, Steve Swanson, Gus Engstrom, Megan Gambs, and Gunes Uzer

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One Health: Sustainable Farming and Agriculture, Kyle G. Felix and Jared Romero

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Foster Care and Academic Achievement: The Effects of Foster Care on Adolescents and Their Academic Achievement, Alex Firkins and Megan L. Smith

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Understanding the Molecular Links Between Exercise and Brain Health Using Pyrosequencing Technology, Miranda Fischer, Brandi Sweet, Stephanie Hall, and Luke Montrose

Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors to Obstruct Inflammatory Cytokine Activity, Kyle Fisch, Joey Day, Joseph Tuccinardi, Riley Olsen, and Don L. Warner

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Idaho Beaver Outreach Plan, Lillianne French, Rosio Ojeda, Melissa Symmes, and Emily Wakild

An Illustrative Review of Protective Factors That Foster Resilience Among Refugee Populations, Hailey Fritz and April S. Masarik

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Becoming Teacher Researchers: Using 3D Printing to Create Individualized Assistive Technology for High School Students with Disabilities, Joseph T. Fritz, Maggie Dillon, Kierstyn Heilbrun, and Lisa Beymer

Using Keystone Species for Restoration, Mike Fulton and Jared Romero

A Clean and Green Future for the Boise School District, Benjamin A. Gage, Janet Kaufman, Chris Taylor, Eric Willadsen, and Jen Pierce

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Invasive Plant Species Succession in Riparian Areas Post Installation of Beaver Dam Analogues on Streams in Southern Idaho, Benjamin A. Gage, Haley E. Neill, Marlisa Sass, Amy Whittingon, and Emily Wakild

Can Citizen Science Help With Determining Beaver Dam Analogues Placement for Beaver Restoration in Idaho for Riparian Habitat Rehabilitation, Lee Gahley and Emily Wakild

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Coaching Feedback's Influence on Passion and Satisfaction in Sport in Division I Athletes, Nolan Garabo and Eric Martin

Scoliosis Positioning and Breast Exposure, Shaylynn R. Giroir, Lauren Mattaini, Diana Stelmakh, Kendal Sweet, and Natalie Mourant

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Designing and Creating a Myoelectric Transhumeral Prosthetic Arm, Hayden Golay, Amy Vecchione, Zane McCarty, and Mason Francsak

MC3T3 Gene Expression in Response to Ascorbic Acid Treatment, Abigail M. Gonzalez, Dana A. Small, Nick Cordell, Julia Oxford, Stephanie Tuft, and Akina Fujimoto

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Archaeological Predictive Model: Orchard Combat Training Center, Julio Gonzalez Tepetla, Pei-Lin Yu, Mark Plew, James Eschenbrenner, and Jake Fruhlinger

Metastatic Breast Cancer and the Road to Drug Discovery, Briana R. Grantham, Lisa Warner, Luke Woodbury, and Olga Mass

Biomedical Applications of Near-Infrared Thermography, Noah Guidara, James Lamb, Marcus Pearlman, Attila Rektor, and Nirmala Kandadai

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The Effects of an Explicit Instruction Intervention in a Special Education Classroom, Gabby Halaby and Gena Nelson

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Cell Model System for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis, Fabio Halla, Emmie Jennings, Julia Oxford, Stephanie Tuft, and Akina Fujimoto

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A New Translation of Canestrelli's A Kootenai Grammar, Emma A. Halverson and Tim Thornes

X-ray Penetration Through Barriers, Carey Hammer, Jenna Draper, T. J. Rhodes, Susan Pett, and Natalie Mourant

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Towards a (Truly) Anti-Racist Writing Center, Amanda Nicole Hawks and Whitney Douglas

The New Cartel Strategy: Hiding in Plain Sight, Robert C. Herold II and Isaac Castellano

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Potential Integrin Switch in NIH/3T3 Cells in Response to High Concentrations of Ascorbic Acid, Nichole M. Hoffman, Brandi Sweet, Julie Wagner, Akina Fujimoto, Stephanie Tuft, and Julia T. Oxford

2019 Sustainability Report: College of Business and Economics, College of Health Sciences and School of Public Service, Margaret Hofmann, Kodi Romero, Erik Gonring, Vasudha Bhandare, Kelsey Hausman, Philine Fleck, Bella Pratt, Rebecca Bouley, and Sydney Nickel

One Health: Harmful Algal Blooms, Katelyn Hopkins and Jared Romero

Restoration of Idaho’s Lands: Why Beaver History is Important to the Wellbeing of Idaho, Nick M. Hougaard, Katelyn M. Thom, and Emily Wakild

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How Differing Diagnoses Impact Patients' Views on Eating Disorder Recovery, Jane K. Hula, Carly Smart, and Mary Pritchard

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Faster Liposome Preparation Using Electrodialysis, Zoe E. Hutchinson, Gamid Abatchev, Andrew Bogard, Jason Ward, and Daniel Fologea

Corrosion Testing of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V with Different Print Parameters, Brielle Ibe, Hunter Good, Jake Benzing, and Michael Hurley

Zoobiquity: The Intersection of Human and Animal Health, Lindsey E. Johnson and Jared Romero

Cholesteatoma, Kayla Jonas, Cameron J. Skaggs, Elizabeth Catalano, Lexi Bray, Erik Barfuss, and Julia Oxford

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Living High in the Sky: Modelling Prehistoric High Altitude Camps in the Great Basin, Julie Julison and Pei-Lin Yu

The Influence of the Multilingual Student Alliance on Sense of Belonging and Educational Success Among Refugee Background Students, Shukuru Kamulete, Georgette Bisoka, and April S. Masarik

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Rescue of Lipid-Induced Autophagy Inhibition by Torin1 Treatment, Koby W. Kimball, Alex Soto, Lexi Bray, Eric Ortland, and Brad Morrison

VARScent, Dakota Kimble, Sierra Sandison, Andrew Armstrong, Forrest Burt, John Bieter, and Peter Müllner

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Segmentation-Free Korean Handwriting Recognition Using Neural Network Training, Steven Kim, Elisa H. Barney Smith, and Nishatul Majid

A Pilot Study Concept to Evaluate If Exercise and Diet Can Increase Resilience in Firefighters, Hailey P. Kiser, Luke Montrose, and Shawn Simonson

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The Effectiveness of Youth-Centered Suicide Prevention Programs: The Case of a Longstanding Peer-Led Program in Alaska, Sierra A. Kistler and Sandina Begic

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Assistive Technology: Robot Arm, Trevor M. Klabo, Tyler Valdez, Trevin Whitehead, Nicholas Petitmermet, Callum Young, Amy Moll, Noah Salzman, Vicki Stieha, Shane Panter, and Susan Latta

The Role of Parent Child Relationships and Further Child Rearing Decisions, Rachel N. Koch, Kristin Snopkowski, and Shelly Volsche

Enhancing SCADA System Security Via Spiking Neural Network, Kyle D. Kramer, Robert Ivans, Nathaniel Fisher, and Kurtis Cantley

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Investigating Recycled 3D Printing Filament Infrastructure: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, Emily E. Kuehl, Luke Favillo, Nate Buslach, and Amy Moll

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Construction Market Boom?: How Has Boise’s Growth Affected the Industry & Economy, Emily E. Kuehl, Chase Silvestre, Brooke Ross, Avery Williams, Alex Henri, and Samia Islam

Effect of Surface Treatment on the Switching Field of Ni-Mn-Ga, Jiheon Kwon and Peter Müllner

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Relationships Between Jealousy in Intimate Partnerships the Use of Snapchat, Mariem Laaraj, Cody Andrus, Ellie Begin, and Mary Pritchard

Soil Recovery After Fire and Invasion: Implications for Sagebrush Reestablishment, Ashley J. Leavell, Marie-Anne de Graaff, and Sabrina Schuler

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An Analysis on Medical Device Recalls and Cybersecurity Implications on Patient Safety, Rachel N. Leone, Liljana Babinkostova, Marion Scheepers, Kristen Garcia, Sulema Jimenez, and Tabarak Alomar

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6th Graders in STEM: Development of an International Climate Team and Weather Station at Washington Elementary, Rachel Anne Lindsey, Pamella A. Cedillo, Jen Pierce, Cheryl Finley, Hannah Courtright, and Chris Taylor

Identifying Accreting X-Ray Binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Kirk A. Long and Daryl J. Macomb

iSTEM 2.0, Allyson L. Loomis, Julianne A. Wenner, Sara Hagenah, and Chris Taylor

Impacts of Violent Crime on Age and Gender, Samantha R. Lovelady and Kristin Snopkowski

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Developing New Elementary Climate Science Curriculum Strategies for K-12 Students at the Boise Watershed, Dustin Lukehart, Jen Pierce, Cindy Busche, Augusto Gabrielli, and Tristan Harris