2018 MindExpo Program of Events

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

(Oral presentation times are approximate. Please ensure that you are a few minutes early in case the program is running ahead of schedule.)

1:00 Opening Ceremony in Nyrop Hall

Panel 1A: Biology and Environmental Science

Boardroom

Chair: Prof. Brad Elder

  • 1:15 EFFECTS OF DIET MODIFICATION ON NUTRIENT AND CHEMICAL LEVELS IN AN AQUAPHONICS SYSTEM, Charlene Skillett, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)
  • 1:30 NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE INTERNSHIP, Christopher Smith (Russ Souchek)
  • 1:45 B2 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP, Donavon Thomas (Russ Souchek)

 

Panel 1B: Mathematics and Information Science & Technology

Trobough Dining Hall

Chair: Prof. Kris Williams

  • 1:15 DEFINING RADIUS FOR ABSTRACT SHAPES, Charles Burtwistle (Kris Williams)

  • 1:30 DIGITAL IMAGING AND VISION APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE, Benjamin Zwiener, Marisa Foster, AdreAnna Ernest, Keeliann Mark (Mark Meysenberg)

  • 1:45 ANDROID DEVELOPMENT, Seth Levos (Alec Engebretson)
     

Panel 1C: Honors

Curtis East Dining Room

Chair: Prof. Tim Hill

  • 1:15 DEVELOPING A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AT CRETE HIGH SCHOOL, Anna Bauerle, David Beran, Elizabeth Kurtz, Erin Lukin, Heidi Rathjen, and Michael Shavlik (Tim Hill)

  • 1:30 INNOVATIONS IN GREENING DOANE’S CRETE CAMPUS, Emily Belak, Bailey Brigham, Charles Burtwistle, Truc Doan, Lauren Doane, Summer Mueller, Amber Rouse, Charlene Skillett, and Nicholas Stolze (Tim Hill)
     

Panel 1D: Spanish

Kleinkauf West Dining Room

Chair: Prof. Jared List

  • 1:15 THE NARRATIVITY OF LIFE, Delainy Baker, Hannah Burch, Rachel Burch, Marcus Manley, Ana Pérez-Méndez, Estrella Urenda-Rodríguez (Jared List)

 

 

BREAK 2:15 - 2:30

 

 

Panel 2A: Smith Award Nominees

Boardroom

Chair: Prof. David Clevette

  • 2:30 AN IMPROVED COLORIMETRIC SENSOR METHOD TO LOCALIZE AND QUANTIFY FREE AMINES IN ROOT EXUDATES OF MAIZE, Truc Doan, Michael Kangas, Tu Doan, Erin Doyle, Andrea Holmes, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • 2:50 PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA STRAIN 14 BIOFILM ATTACHMENT ON SLIPPERY BMA-EDMA SURFACE, Bailey Brigham, Christina Wilson, Jasmin Sandoval, Michael Kangas, Brett Schofield, Arin Sutlief, Andrea Holmes (Andrea Holmes)

  • 3:10 DETERMINATION OF ATTACHMENT BY PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA STRAIN PAO1 TO A SILICA-LIKE LAYER USING SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCO, Brady Stuhmer (Chris Huber)

  • 3:30 EPIGENETIC MODIFICATIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA MAY CONTRIBUTE TO PLASTICITY OF ROOT GRAVITROPIC RESPONSE PATTERNS, Michael Shavlik, Erin Doyle, Tessa Durham Brooks (Erin Doyle)

 

Panel 2B: Information Science & Technology

Troubough Dining Room

Chair: Prof. Alec Engebretson

  • 2:30 THE GAME OF TRASH, Dan Martin (Alec Engebretson)

  • 2:45 10-POINT-PITCH, Zach Lane (Alec Engebretson)

  • 3:00 CONSTRUCTION OF A VIRTUAL REALITY LABORATORY AND A VR RACQUETBALL GAME, Phillip Walker (Alec Engebretson)

  • 3:15 THE APPLICATION OF CONCEPTS FROM MULTIPLE COURSES IN CREATING A USEFUL APP FOR THE UNIVERSITY, Drew Klein (Alec Engebretson)
     

Panel 2C: Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish

Curtis East Dining Room

Chair: Prof. Jared List

  • 2:30 AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WHITE RACIAL ATTITUDE TYPES AND RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS USING A NATIONWIDE SAMPLE, Jamie Bohlen, Natalie Homa (Natalie Homa)

  • 2:45 ROLE CONFLICT IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Kailey Meyer, Natalie Homa (Natalie Homa)

  • 3:00 "LATINOS IN NEBRASKA: ORAL HISTORIES FROM THE HEARTLAND" ORAL HISTORIES PROJECT, Ronnie Brust (Jared List)

  • 3:15 USE OF CONTROL ON RESISTING AND ASSAULTIVE SUBJECTS: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT, Hannah Schievelbein, Kari Gentzler (Kari Gentzler)
     

Panel 2D: Environmental Science and Biology

Kleinkauf West Dining Room

Chair: Prof. Ramesh Laungani

  • 2:30 HOW HAS THE HEALTH OF THE BLUE RIVER CHANGED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS?, Shavin Barnhart (Russ Souchek)

  • 2:45 HABITAT SELECTION IN THE PLAIN POCKETBOOK MUSSEL LAMPSILIS CARDIUM, Megan Chelle (Russ Souchek)

  • 3:00 INSULATOR ACTIVITY OF HUMAN CHROMATIN ARCHITECTURAL PROTEINS IN YEAST, Lauren Doane (Brett Schofield)

 

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS in Nyrop Hall

All posters should be on display from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Session 1 presentations will be from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Session 2 presentations will be between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SESSION 1 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)


  • MENTORING AT-RISK JUVENILES, Hannah Schievelbein, MaKayla Parriott (Kari Gentzler)

  • USING A JAVA-BASED PROCESSING PROGRAM TO PRODUCE REDUCED AMINO ACID ALPHABET VERSIONS OF QUERY SEQUENCES AND DATABASES IN ORDER, Breeanna Burkinshaw, Alex Hamilton, Sharmin Sikich (Sharmin Sikich)

  • EFFICIENT USE OF UNDERGROUND AIR VENTILATION FOR COLLING SYNTHETIC TURF SURFACE TEMPERATURES, Buzz Niederklein (Brad Elder)

  • THE EFFECT OF BICHAR ON THE GROWTH OF PRAIRIE GRASS SPECIES, Ivy Banks, Erin Lahowetz, Alexis Fletcher (Ramesh Languani)

  • THE INTERACTIVE IMPACTS OF CO2 AND BIOCHAR ON BROMUS INERMIS, Bret Andrew (Ramesh Languani)

  • SEXUAL SELECTION IN FLORIDA STONE CRABS, Danny Bogert, Russ Souchek (Russ Souchek)

  • DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-SUSTAINING AQUAPHONICS SYSTEM USING GOLDFISH (CARRASSUS AUTATUS), Jami Hillman, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)

  • THE EFFECTS OF AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM ON THE MACRO DECOMPOSER ORCONECTES VIRILLIS, Addyson Harland, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)

  • USE OF SUP-TALS TO SUPPRESS GENE EXPRESSION OF GFP IN PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA 14, Blake Kostal, Dylan Mayfield (Erin Doyle)


  • IMAGE BASED DETECTION OF INDUCED HYPERSENSITIVE RESPONSE IN NICOTIANA BENTHAMIANA, Jordan Zonner, Erin Doyle (Erin Doyle)

  • THE ADDITION OF TESTOSTERONE TO A CICHLID FISHES HABITAT LEADS TO MORE AGGRESSIVE FISH, Blayne Parisher, Russ Souchek (Russ Souchek)

  • ISOLATION OF A NOVEL BACTERIOPHAGE SPECIFIC TO PROPIONIBACTERIUM ACNES FROM HUMAN SKIN, Zachry Stevenson (Erin Doyle)

  • JUMP SCARE POLITICS: THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF NONPOLITICAL HORROR FILMS, Ashley Van Fleet (Tim Hill)

  • YEAST MATING UNDER STRESS FACTORS, Lindsey Dietz, Brett Schofield (Brett Schofield)

  • PRE-TREATMENT OF ARABIDOPSIS ROOTS WITH HEAT-KILLED PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA TO PREVENT BIOFILM GROWTH Josiah Oyebefun, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • GENOME ANNOTATION OF BREAD AND FUDGETART, TWO CLUSTER C1 MYCOBACTERIOPHAGES, Brea Murnan, Grace Su, Brandon Gannon, Kate Grint, Gage Herron, Jason Ilitz, Teryn Koch, Kaitlyn Mahnke, Ali Osborn, Dani Schreiber, Jaime Troester (Erin Doyle, Dane Bowder)

  • DIET PREFERENCES OF METYNNIS ARGENTEUS IN AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM, Jayla Trosper (Brad Elder)

  • CRISPR PROJECT, Tanner Webster (Brett Schofield)

  • QUANTIFYING NUTRIENT TRANSFER IN AN AQUAPONIC SYSTEM, Reid Melani, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)

  • THE EFFECTS OF BIOCHAR ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN SOIL, Patrick Thimes (Ramesh Languani)

  • TESTING WHETHER HUMAN CTCF PROTEIN CAN SERVE AS AN INSULATOR PROTEIN IN YEAST, Emma Frerichs (Brett Schofield)

  • MEASURING THE RATE OF CHANGE IN CHROMATIN ORGANIZATION AND CHANGES IN GENE EXPRESSION, Jonathan Zuniga, Emily Belak, Brett Schofield (Brett Schofield)


  • TOWARDS INVESTIGATING THE RATE OF CHROMATIN REORGANIZATION THROUGH USE OF INDUCIBLE HETERODIMERIZATION DOMAINS, Emily Belak, Jonathan Zuniga (Brett Schofield)


  • THE EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENT TO RACCOON PELT COLOR, Jordan Kort, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)


  • DCAS9 TOOL DEVELOPMENT, Nick Scalora (Brett Schofield)


  • THE DIVAS PROJECT: TEACHING BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS TO CODE, Justin Matthews, Brea Murnan, Jennifer Pashby, Grace Su, Kiley Taylor, Catie Welty (Erin Doyle)


  • DETERMINING THE EFFECTS OF SEED SIZE ON THE PRODUCTION OF AMINO ACIDS IN ROOT EXUDATES OF CORN, Michael Tross and Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)


  • A REVIEW OF GOD'S ETHICS, Anna Bauerle (Patrick Monaghan)

 

SESSION 2 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


  • A LEADER EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW, Corbin Heller (Carrie Petr)

  • ROBERT E LEE: LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM A CONTROVERSIAL LEADER, Peter Strobel (Carrie Petr)

  • A LEADER EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW: FERIAL PEARSON, Kayla Starbuck (Carrie Petr)

  • MENTORING JUVENILES, Sydney Looper, Brianna Kempel (Kari Gentzler)

  • MURPHY V. NAGASAWA, MaKayla Parriott (Patrick Monaghan)

  • LEADERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW, Jennifer Sorensen (Carrie Petr)

  • THE EFFECT OF INITIAL CONDITIONS ON DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL MORPHOLOGY IN AN ARTIFICIAL LIFE SYSTEM, Taylor Wehrs (Chris Wentworth)

  • OPTICAL DENSITY SENSOR DESIGN FOR A BIOFILM REACTOR SYSTEM, Braden Knuth (Chris Wentworth)

  • THE LEADER JJ WATT, Eric Tapper (Carrie Petr)

  • CONFRONTING THE PROBLEMS, Haileigh Arthur (Carrie Petr)

  • A COMPUTER SIMULATION STUDY OF THE TIME DEVELOPMENT OF BIOFILM SPATIAL MORPHOLOGY, Karee Hustedde, Matt Antholz, and Chris Wentworth (Chris Wentworth)

  • MISSION: SAVING LIVES, Brittney Amezquita (Carrie Petr)

  • THE GERMAN PRESS IN THE EARLY TRUMP ERA, Elizabeth Kurtz (Kristen Hetrick)

  • LEADERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW, Dylan Borer (Carrie Petr)

  • PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ATTACHMENT TO DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES, Jaysa Hoins, Brady Stuhmer, Tanner Harsin, Chris Huber (Chris Huber)

  • ELON MUSK, Nick Christiansen (Carrie Petr)

  • ATTACHMENT OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA STRAIN PAO1 TO CHANGED SURFACES, Tanner Harsin, Brady Stuhmer, Jaysa Hoins, Chris Huber (Chris Huber)


  • DEVELOPMENT OF A COLORIMETRIC SENSOR ARRAY TO DETECT FRUIT RIPENESS IN KIWIS, Nathan Kyes, Michael Kangas, Andrea Holmes (Andrea Holmes)


  • BETTY FRIEDAN, Cheyanne Jessen (Carrie Petr)


  • RESPONSE MODALITY INFLUENCES THE FORMATION OF FALSE MEMORIES IN THE DRM PARADIGM FOR CHILDREN, Sophie Tonjes, Jocelyn Schock King, Dylan Boror (Jocelyn Schock King)


  • USING GOLD PLATED SUBSTRATES TO STUDY GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION, Kieran Lynch (Chris Huber)


  • GROUND WATER POLLUTANT REMEDIATION BY HOT ELECTRON TRANSFER, Rebekah Thimes (Chris Huber)


  • BILLY GRAHAM, Mikayla Bankson (Carrie Petr)


  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP: MIKE MATHENY'S COACHING TECHNIQUE, Maddie Elder (Carrie Petr)


  • THE EFFECT OF SHEAR STRESS ON THE MORPHOLOGY OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA BIOFILMS, Helena Valquier-Flynn, Arin L. Sutlief, and Chris Wentworth (Chris Wentworth)

  • PROVIDING A VOICE FOR ALL: AN ANALYSIS OF THE GROUP-CENTERED LEADERSHIP STYLE OF ELLA BAKER, Jamie Bohlen (Carrie Petr)

  • ANALYZING SUGAR COMPOSITION OF CORN ROOT EXUDATE TO IDENTIFY BIOMARKERS OF COLD TOLERANCE USING NMR SPECTROMETRY, Lance Lucas, Connor Long, Nate Meier, Billy Garver, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE ENCLOSURE FOR A CDC BIOFILM REACTOR, Drew Krueger (Chris Wentworth)

  • INVESTIGATION INTO MITOCHONDRIA IN HELA CELLS OVEREXPRESSING MIC19 , Shaylee Burr (Sharmin Sikich)

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