Student research highlights Thursday symposium

Student Research Symposium 215th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20
Time: 2 to 4:15 p.m.
Place: UNK Student Union, Ponderosa Rooms C-D-E
Event Info: Each summer a group of students conducts original research and creative projects in collaboration with faculty mentors under the auspices of the Summer Student Research Program. They communicate the results of those projects in written and oral presentations at the Fall Student Research Symposium. The event is free, and the public is invited to review posters and hear oral presentations.
Poster Presenters: Luke Fennessy, Edmund Knudsen, Molly Moeller, Siera Schwanz, Alison VanSkiver.

Featured Presenters – Ponderosa Room C
2 p.m. – Sherah Dickinson: “Police Assisting Addicts Towards Recovery.” Mentor Ben Malczyk
2:15 p.m. – Makayla Nemecek, “Pathogenicity of Nora Virus in Germ-Free Drosophilia Melanogaster.” Mentor Kim Carlson
2:30 p.m. – Caitlin Williams: “The Electoral College and Its Critics.” Mentor Joan Blauwkamp
2:45 p.m. – Austin Ryan: “The O’Connell Effect in Binary Star Systems.” Mentor Lee Powell
3 p.m. – Evelyn Williams: “Canada-USA Keystone Pipeline Project.” Mentor Fletcher Ziwoya
3:15 p.m. – Marika Van Brocklin: “Measurement of Creatine Kinase Levels for Spring Migratory Birds During Spring and Summer in South Central Nebraska.” Mentor Letty Reichart
3:30 p.m. – Megan Naylor: “Color Word Naming and Identification of Adults.” Mentor Diane Loeb
3:45 p.m. – Claire Dull: “Effects of Aging, Fall History, and Fear of Falling on Muscular Morphological Characteristics and Lower Extremity Strength in the Elderly.” Mentor Kazuma Akehi
4 p.m. – Jacob McGinley: “German Immigrants to Buffalo County.” Mentor Jeff Wells
4:15 p.m. – Ashlee Glaser: “A Gendered View on Homelessness and Poverty.” Mentor Linda Van Ingen

Featured Presenters – Ponderosa Room D
2 p.m. – Adrienne Moody: “Physical Health in Nebraska Women’s Prison.” Mentor Timbre Wulf?Ludden
2:15 p.m. Megan Humlicek: “The Impact of Parental Military Deployment on Children.” Mentor Maha Younes
2:45 p.m. – Ruby Bell: “Surveillance for Tick?borne Pathogens from Animal Shelter Populations within Nebraska.” Mentor Brandon Luedtke
3 p.m. – Breanna Hiner: “Campus Survival: An Examination of Sexual Assault Services on Single?Sex Campuses.” Mentor Toni Hill
3:15 p.m. – Lauren Messbarger: “Screen Time Effect on Health.” Mentor Julie Lanz
3:30 p.m. – Tessa Burford: “In Depth Study of F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Mentor Maria O’Malley
3:45 p.m. – Emily Hemmer: “Walking the Line: Women and Violence in Game of Thrones and Shakespeare’s Tetralogies.” Mentor Marguerite Tassi
4 p.m. – Mark Veale: “The Well?being of Dementia Patients During Various Activities.” Mentor Robert Rycek
4:15 p.m. – Andrew Flint: “Investigation of Palladium?catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions to Prepare Heterocyclic Analogs of Histidine.” Mentor Allen Thomas