Nine students will be presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky.
Established in 1987, NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study.
Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
Students presenting and their topics:
Jacob Amos '14, New Albany, Ohio
Economics: “Parameters of Predictability: A Numerical Approach to Trading Support and Resistance Trend Lines”
Matthew Gantz '14, Eagan, Minn.
Psychology: “Happy, Free, Confused, and Lonely at the Same Time: Linguistic Style Patterns in Taylor Swift’s Lyrics”
Janelle Jennissen '16, Motley, Minn.
Chemistry: "Does Chlorine Dioxide Degrade Sulfa Drugs?”
Ashley Johnson '14, Fargo, N.D.
Art studio (visual arts): “Sonochromatism: The Color of Sound”
Kevin Luk '14, Grand Forks, N.D.
Biology: “Holistic Review of Three Successful Vaccinations Against Murine Hookworm Model in BALB/C Mice”
Karissa Mehr '14, St. Cloud, Minn.
Sociology: “No Girls Allowed: How Female Gender Performance is Restricted in World of Warcraft”
Robert Nelson '14, Crosslake, Minn.
Religious studies: “The Art of Dying Well: The ‘Ars Moriendi’ Tradition in the Writings of Martin Luther”
Jonah Pearson '14, Park Rapids, Minn.
Cell and molecular biology: “The Road Less Traveled: A Novel Approach to Hookworm Vaccines. Demonstrating Humoral-Based Host-Protection Through the Development of Epitope-Specific, Well-Defined, Anti-Helminthic Vaccines”
Winnie Shivega '15, Mogotio, Kenya
Biology: “Soil Microbes and Nitrogen Levels Affect the Competitive Interaction Between the Native Species Andropogon Gerardii and Solidago Rigida and the Invasive Species Carduus Acanthoides”