2016 Apeiron Program

dc.contributor.authorWashburn Universityen_US
dc.date29 April 2016en_US
dc.description1 April 29, 2016 Schedule of Events 10:00 am Student Registration and Poster Setup Memorial Union, Washburn A & B Lobby 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fine Arts Performance Session Carole Chapel 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Oral Presentation Session Henderson Learning Resources Center Rooms 203, 205, 304, 307, and 308 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Welcome Memorial Union, Washburn B Shaun Schmidt, Chair, Apeiron Committee Recognition of Student Designers Mark Kotich and Amy Reinhardt Regina Cassell, Apeiron Committee Introduction of Last Lecture Jim Smith, Professor of Social Work Last Lecture Nan Palmer Professor Emeritus of Social Work 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception Memorial Union, Washburn A www.washburn.edu/apeiron 2 Last Lecture “I Am Doing Very Well: The Link Between Gratitude and Resiliency” presented by Nan Palmer, Ph.D., ACSW/LMSW Professor Emeritus of Social Work Dr. Nan Palmer, a social worker for over 45 years, has a rich background of experience in child welfare and mental health where she developed a specialty in clinical practice with child and adult survivors of trauma. Drawing on 20 years of practice in these areas of expertise, while earning a doctorate in social work, Dr. Palmer developed and taught an innovative course on clinical practice with trauma survivors, one of the first in the nation. Likewise her ground-breaking doctoral research on resiliency in the early 1990s was of significant international interest which continues today. Dr. Palmer retired in May 2015 after 24 years as a tenured professor at Washburn University. She was one of the founding faculty of the MSW program at Washurn and served twice as Department Chair, and twice as BSW Director. Dr. Palmer also served as teaching faculty for the National Victims Assistance Academy and was one of the founding members of the a Joint Center on Violence and Victims Studies. Her extensive community service includes animal therapy over the past 10 years with her standard poodle, Gracie, to the Stormont Cancer Center and other facilities. Professor Palmer has published over 20 articles and book chapters on such subjects as sexual assault and family violence, resiliency in adult survivors of alcoholics, human trafficking, water as a human right, LGBT issues, and animal therapy. Publications include issues in the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity. Dr. Palmer was awarded the Ned N. Fleming Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and the Herrick award for outstanding service to Washburn in 2002. Nan is enjoying her post-Washburn years with wife, Maria, on a 100-acre farm in the beautiful Ozarks where nature inspires her return to painting and other forms of art. Memorial Union – Washburn B 3:00 pm This lecture is made possible with support from the Washburn University Foundation. Dr. Palmer has generously requested this contribution be devoted to support a series of events focused on faculty appreciation for the social work majors in the Department of Social Work. 3 Schedule of Oral Presentations (HC = Henderson Learning Resources Center) Time/Location Presenter Title 1:05 pm – 1:25 pm HC 304 Eileen Joy, Kelsey Moffitt, Ryan Smalley, Brian Stran, and Zachery Hinnergardt Communication, Consent, and Sexual Assault: A Critical Analysis of Healthy Relationships on College Campuses HC 308 Betty Lou Pardue Memphis Music in the Civil Rights Era HC 203 Matthew Becker US Foreign Aid: Is It Effective? HC 307 Mallory Lutz Civil Rights Pilgrimage HC 205 Austin Harris Woodrow Wilson and Civil Religion: A Cooperative Relationship 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm HC 304 Brian Stran, Ryan Smalley, Kelsey Moffitt, Eileen Joy, and Zachery Hinnergardt Fraternities and the Culture of Change: Utility of Psychoeducational Groups on Healthy Relationships HC 308 Troy Russell Continuing Civil Rights as a Movement HC 203 Luke Hill and Hannah Johnson Washburn's Rank and Budget Compared to Other Universities in Kansas HC 307 Pratity Joshy Exploring Civil Rights Through a Nepali Perspective HC 205 Kinsey Ashworth The Common People's Prophet: How Andrew Jackson Used Civil Religion to Garner the Support of the American People 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm HC 304 Blaire Landon, Scott Spacek, and Susan Barnett Comparison of Stroke Rehabilitation Methods in the U.S. and Japan HC 308 Cal Phoenix An Exploration and Application of Ethnomathematics in Quilting HC 203 Blake Porter Effect of Kansas House Bill 2117 on Economic Activity and State Budget HC 307 Jordan Callison Topeka to Birmingham: A Look at the Civil Rights Movement HC 205 Alexis Winter Theodore Roosevelt and Civil Religion 2:25 pm – 2:45 pm HC 304 Said Fallala "In Vain Seek Donelson": Senseless Sacrifice and the Ritualization of War in Herman Melville's "Donelson" HC 308 Anna Buddish How the Pen Won the Vote: Women in Literature Influence on the Women's Suffrage Movement HC 203 Jack Zhao and Alexander Weber Quantum Computing: Equip CIS Students for the Future HC 307 Nicole O’Brate Exploring Civil Rights: The Movement Must Move Forward HC 205 Jonathan Hart George Washington: The Support That Molded the United States Constitution 4 (Insert Washburn campus map on this page) 5 Fine Arts Presentations 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. H denotes Honors Thesis and/or Contract WTE denotes Washburn Transformational Experience ►10:30 a.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Connie Gibbons The Spirit and Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement Gwyndolyn M. Radford Mentor: Connie Gibbons, Art H WTE Over spring break, I took a trip to the Southern United States with HI300: Exploring Civil Rights. Although I experienced many emotions and felt personal connections with the sites that I visited, there was nothing that impacted me more than the music of the Civil Rights Movement. From visiting Stax Records to attending Al Green’s church service, I was able to see and hear firsthand what it means to have “soul.” I will discuss the importance of music in the Civil Rights Movement while focusing on the foundation of the church in the progression of gospel. I will share about my encounters with music over the course of the trip and perform various spirituals and freedom songs after explaining their significance. ►11:00 a.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Tom Averill A Tracing: Poetic Responses to Self Destruction Cal Louise Phoenix Mentor: Thomas Averill, English At this performance, I will read a series of about eight poems whose theme regards that which is invited to be imposed on the body, and the self’s reactions to these destructive forces. Specifically, I will read poems that feature aspects of my own involvement with alcoholism, an eating disorder, and the paradoxical nature of falling in love. The selection ranges in form from experimental narrative to surrealist persona; heard together, the works will hopefully allow for a varied and beautifully challenging listening experience. ►11:30 a.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Penny Weiner One in Many Vincent Neff Mentor: Penelope Weiner, Theatre The issue this play explores is the consequence of keeping a grudge, and how that can inadvertently affect one’s own future. Karen is a retired woman, living alone in a small apartment. Her upstairs neighbors, a father and daughter, are quite loud, the father often yelling and cursing over what seems to Karen, trifling matters. These stormy sessions, lead her to reminisce about her life with her father and how they became estranged from one another. 6 ►11:45 a.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Penny Weiner An Open Letter Kelly R. Andrews Mentor: Penelope Weiner, Theatre WTE This short play illustrates the experiences of individuals with suicidal ideation in relation to society at large. The author intends to address the duality of the human experiences and reality. In this piece, two characters have a conversation, yet both seem to be on entirely different pages. Both persons are isolated from the experiences and connection to and of the other, though they are physically mere inches one another. ►12:05 p.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Karen Benda Clarinet Quartet on the Variations of Colonel Bogey Meaghan Hartley, Jessica V. Knieff, Allison R. Budke, and Kristina Anne Hernandez Mentor: Karen Benda, Music The clarinet quartet will be performing Die Kunst Der Klarinette "Variations on Colonel Bogey" written by Ian Holloway in 1975. It is comprised of an introduction, theme, and variations that utilize different styles of music. We will present how the various musical styles are incorporated throughout the variations we will be performing. Musical examples will be played prior to our performance during the presentation illustrating Holloway's whimsical and innovative composition style. Following this presentation, the piece will be played in its entirety. ►12:30 p.m. Carole Chapel Moderator: Yu-Fang Chen Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4: I. Allegro ma non tanto II. Scherzo. Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto Zachary H. Cope, Ryan W. Masotto, Samantha J. Silver, and Brett A. Lytle Mentor: Yu-Fang Chen, Music We will present on the historical background of Beethoven's life, compositions, and opus 18 string quartets as a whole. In addition to that, we will play and present in more detail on Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 (movement one and two). 7 Oral Presentations 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. H denotes Honors Thesis and/or Contract WTE denotes Washburn Transformational Experience Session a Moderator: Leslie Reynard ►1:05 p.m. Henderson, Room 304 Communication, Consent, and Sexual Assault: A Critical Analysis of Healthy Relationships on College Campuses Eileen E. Joy, Kelsey M. Moffitt, Ryan B. Smalley, Brian Stran, and Zachery L. Hinnergardt Mentor: Jericho Hockett, Psychology There is a need for increased psychoeducation concerning developing and sustaining healthy relationships on college campuses. A recent study (Moss, 2014) evidenced that Washburn University students experienced higher rates of intimate partner violence than the national average. Experiencing and perpetrating intimate partner abuse was associated with students’ attitudes towards the acceptability of violence as a means to solve conflict. Nearly 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault while in college (Planty, Langton, & Stroop, 2016) with the majority of assaults being committed by someone the victim knows. Additionally, 63.3% of college males admitted to committing repeated rapes at one university surveyed (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000). While high rates of sexual assaults are documented on college campuses, more than 90% of sexual assaults are not reported (Lisak, Gardinier, Nicksa, & Cote, 2010). To address these issues, researchers assessed fraternity members’ knowledge and attitudes regarding communication, consent, and sexual assault. Understanding students’ attitudes towards sexual assault and consent is necessary for effectively implementing sexual assault awareness programming on college campuses. ►1:30 p.m. Henderson, Room 304 Fraternities and the Culture of Change: Utility of Psychoeducational Groups on Healthy Relationships Brian Stran, Ryan B. Smalley, Kelsey M. Moffitt, Eileen E. Joy, and Zachery L. Hinnergardt Mentor: David Provorse, Psychology Issues surrounding sexual assault, harassment, and abuse of women has been a highly publicized topic surrounding Fraternities throughout the United States. A recent study at Washburn University (Moss, 2014) found that Washburn students experience intimate partner violence at a 8 higher rate than national average; 70% of the sample reported perpetrating and 74% reported experiencing intimate partner violence. The Moss study (2014) found that perpetration and experience of intimate partner violence was significantly related to one’s attitude toward the acceptability of violence as a solution. With violence at alarming rates being reported among college students, there is a significant need to find effective means of intervention and prevention. Like many movements that are being enacted across universities nationwide, the healthy relationship psychoeducational group provided to the fraternities at Washburn University sought to help establish a culture of change. The psychoeducational groups consisted of topics regarding boundaries, communication, consent, and bystander intervention. To assess baseline attitudes towards the subject material and track changes in attitudes over the course of the presentations, the measurements were administered before, during, and after the presentations. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of the Healthy Relationship psychoeducational groups for the fraternities of Washburn University. ►2:00 p.m. Henderson, Room 304 Comparison of Stroke Rehabilitation Methods in the U.S. and Japan Blaire Elyse Landon*, Scott L. Spacek, and Susan Z. Barnett Mentor: Crystal Stevens, School of Nursing *H WTE This paper is a review of literature exploring scholarly research about Japanese and United States healthcare regarding stroke rehabilitation. This is an honors project for the authors, which was paired with their academic studies in Japan, and includes observations from stroke care wards of both countries. Benefits and disadvantages are explored for each country’s approach to stroke rehabilitation and proposals are made for medical collaboration and further research. The conclusion is that while the science and application of stroke rehabilitation care is similar for both countries, Japan’s work ethic and single-payer system offer financial insights, while the United States’ emphasis on nursing autonomy provides safer patient care. Leininger’s theory of culturally diverse care is the framework for exchanging cultural and healthcare approaches to achieve better outcomes in both countries. ►2:25 p.m. Henderson, Room 304 "In Vain Seek Donelson": Senseless Sacrifice and the Ritualization of War in Herman Melville's "Donelson" Said Hail Fallaha Mentor: Vanessa Steinroetter, English WTE "Donelson" is a Civil-War poem written by Herman Melville and published in 1866. The poem's focus is on the correspondence letters to civilians. In spite of the heightened interest in "Donelson," the particular language with which Melville invests in the soldiers' and civilians' experience of the battle of Fort Donelson has received surprisingly little attention. Based on a careful reading of "Donelson," I argue in this essay that Melville deliberately invokes the language of religious ritual and ceremony ritual (both of Christianity and of ancient non- 9 Christian cultures). This shows how the news media glorify the senseless carnage and destruction of battle and how civilians and soldiers alike act out their culturally scripted roles, much as if participating in a sacrificial ceremony. Thus, Fort Donelson and the battle associated with the fort's name become a metaphor for the ritualization of war and with this metaphor Melville creates a subtle but powerful anti-war message. Session b Moderator: John Paul ►1:05 p.m. Henderson, Room 308 Memphis Music in the Civil Rights Era Betty Lou Pardue Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE I am in the Exploring Civil Rights class with Dr. Mactavish and Connie Gibbons. March 12-19 were dates we travelled to the deep south for a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. The experience changed me more than through the music but I have narrowed my presentation to discuss the musicians, vocalists, and DJs during the Civil Rights period and somewhat beyond. ►1:30 p.m. Henderson, Room 308 Continuing Civil Rights as a Movement Troy C. Russell Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE I will be discussing my background and how it prompted me to pursue exploring civil rights, culminating in a Spring Break trip touring historical sites of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. This experience allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the not-so-distant past and how it plays a role in contemporary times. I will share the most impactful experiences of the trip from my point of view. What I learned from visiting The Stax and B.B. King museums taught me music's role in the culture and movement of Memphis. Meeting current civil rights leaders inspired and helped me understand that the movement is not over and still needs this generation to continue the fight. 10 ►2:00 p.m. Henderson, Room 308 An Exploration and Application of Ethnomathematics in Quilting Cal Louise Phoenix Mentor: John Paul, Sociology - Anthropology In this presentation, I will introduce and apply the six universal forms of mathematics to a personalized sewing (arts) based project. Specifically, I will identify the universal forms of counting, locating, measuring, designing, playing, and explaining to the creation of a quilt. Photographs and narrative explanations will be used to illustrate these mathematical concepts and to suggest an alternative way of studying and engaging math. ►2:25 p.m. Henderson, Room 308 How the Pen Won the Vote: Women in Literature Influence on the Women's Suffrage Movement Anna E. Buddish Mentor: Kerry Wynn, History Women in the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century went through a shift of acceptable social standards. They went from being primarily bound to the home to stepping out of the Cult of Domesticity, achieving the ability to vote with the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment. At the same time novels were becoming more available. By looking at two novels from the James R. Mead Library Collection and having a view of women from both a male author’s (Zane Gray’s Light of the Western Stars (1914)) point of view and a female author’s (Gene Stratton-Porter’s A Daughter of the Land (1918)) point of view, it will be explored how women in literature influenced the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Session g Moderator: Tracie Lutz ►1:05 p.m. Henderson, Room 203 US Foreign Aid: Is It Effective? Matthew J. Becker Mentor: Linsey Moddelmog, Political Science – Geography WTE This research was designed to find out if US foreign aid is effective at helping to make the situation better in the countries in which it is received. To measure this a linear regression was done to see if total foreign aid would change GDP growth over a five year period. By testing the change in GDP per capita growth by Foreign Aid totals we can see if aid is effective at increasing conditions on the ground. Results indicate that total foreign aid spending has no 11 correlation in GDP per capita change. Even with an independent variable that covered many other reasons that affect GDP per capita growth it had no correlation. ►1:30 p.m. Henderson, Room 203 Washburn's Rank and Budget Compared to Other Universities in Kansas Luke M. Hill and Hannah I. Johnson Mentor: Gaspar Porta, Mathematics & Statistics WTE We compare Washburn's ranking and budget to other institutions in Kansas in the same category according to the US World and News Report for 2004 through 2016. We collected data from the University budget and compared it with information we gathered from other Universities. ►2:00 p.m. Henderson, Room 203 Effect of Kansas House Bill 2117 on Economic Activity and State Budget Blake K. Porter Mentor: Dmitri Nizovtsev, School of Business WTE The goal of the study is to provide a fact-based and nonpartisan evaluation of House Bill 2117 and its effect on the Kansas economy. HB 2117 exempts certain non-wage business income that had been subject to individual income tax. The goal of this policy change, which was enacted in 2012, was to stimulate economic activity in Kansas. The present study addresses two questions. First, what were the desired effects of this policy change? And second, what actually happened? To answer the first question, we analyze the dynamics of past state budgets and revenue estimates. To answer the second question, we analyze four metrics of state economic activity: the gross domestic product (GDP) growth, wage growth, employment, and the number of business establishments in the state. Those statistics are then compared to the data from a comparison state sample. We also examine the volatility in the state’s revenue collections in relation to the timing of HB 2117 passage in order to better understand the implications for the state budget. ►2:25 p.m. Henderson, Room 203 Quantum Computing: Equip CIS Students for the Future Jack Zhao and Alexander G. Weber Mentor: Nan Sun, Computer Information Sciences WTE Quantum computing is based on the quantum mechanics theory which is a critical subset of modern physics that studies the behavior and nature of matter on the atomic or subatomic level. Unlike classical computers in which data are represented by bits that are 1s and 0s, quantum computers adapt qubits that can represent 1s, 0s, and both at the same time, which increases the computing power exponentially. Because of the computing power and practical application in military, business, and scientific researches, quantum computing is expected to be a revolution in 12 both Computer Information Science and Electrical Engineering. In this paper, we will explore the mechanics behind quantum computers, analyze the future career of quantum computing field, and suggest knowledge units in a college course that will prepare students to enter the quantum computing field. We plan to analyze the future of quantum computing and explore the knowledge units in a computing course in two ways. 1) Conduct a survey of students in CIS major to determine their level of knowledge and interests of quantum computing, 2) interview quantum computing researchers and professors to obtain information of current progress in quantum computing and their expectation for students who will enter this field. Session d Moderator: Sharla Blank ►1:05 p.m. Henderson, Room 307 Civil Rights Pilgrimage Mallory K. Lutz Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History H WTE Over Spring Break this year I traveled to the Deep South with the Exploring Civil Rights class. We visited a number of the places that came to define the Civil Rights Movement, including Memphis, Jackson, Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham. My presentation will discuss and analyze the conversations and presentations of academics, ministers, and participants of the Civil Rights Movement. My presentation will also focus on museum exhibits and interpretations and sites that were important to the movement. The focus of my presentation is the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and how Southern attitudes and identities have evolved. ►1:30 p.m. Henderson, Room 307 Exploring Civil Rights Through a Nepali Perspective Pratity Joshy Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE My presentation will focus on my perspective and experience about exploring Civil Rights. From March 12-19 I went on a trip to the Deep Douth to learn about the history of Civil Rights. I will be presenting not only the history but also the food and music of the people living in the South. 13 ►2:00 p.m. Henderson, Room 307 Topeka to Birmingham: A Look at the Civil Rights Movement Jordan M. Callison Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE This presentation will use photographs and narratives that will cover our trip to the South. We will look at the multiple facets pertaining to the Civil Rights movement. We will look at the movement and how it has changed since the Brown v. Board decision, as well as look at how we as U.S. citizens can help with the movement. ►2:25 p.m. Henderson, Room 307 Exploring Civil Rights: The Movement Must Move Forward Nicole M. O'Brate Mentor: Connie Gibbons, Art WTE This presentation grows from a Spring Break travel trip to the Deep South. It will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and issues related to voting rights for all citizens. Consideration will be given to both historical successes and contemporary challenges. Session e Moderator: Tony Silvestri ►1:05 p.m. Henderson, Room 205 Woodrow Wilson and Civil Religion: A Cooperative Relationship Austin L. Harris Mentor: Alan Bearman, History An examination of Woodrow Wilson’s interplay with civil religion seeks to shed light on the War Presidents impact on the nation's shared civic faith. By gaining an understanding of the development and role of civil religion in the United States, while understanding how Wilson’s life and career played into its growth, one gains greater insight into the policies of Wilson that would impact the nation for the century following his presidency. In this essay, the author argues that President Wilson added the belief that Americans could engage in just wars, as crusaders of peace and justice, to the polity of the civil religion. By reviewing the President’s language before, during, and after World War I it can be argued that Wilson used the civil religion to justify, to the American people, a war in which the nation had relatively little interest. Wilson was equally adept in using the civic faith to argue for peace, progressive reforms, and cooperation amongst nations, all of which are lasting pillars of his legacy as president. 14 ►1:30 p.m. Henderson, Room 205 The Common People's Prophet: How Andrew Jackson Used Civil Religion to Garner the Support of the American People Kinsey C. Ashworth Mentor: Alan Bearman, History This presentation will examine the concept of civil religion and the American Presidency by considering the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a controversial character (known for his participation in duels) who proposed radical changes to the government during his presidency, so convincing the American people that support his proposals was crucial. During his presidency, he used civil religion to convince the common people that his radical actions were designed to weaken the power of the government and give the power back to the citizens. ►2:00 p.m. Henderson, Room 205 Theodore Roosevelt and Civil Religion Alexis Q. Winter Mentor: Alan Bearman, History WTE My presentation will be over Theodore Roosevelt demonstrating his preaching of civil religion throughout his Presidency. ►2:25 p.m. Henderson, Room 205 George Washington: The Support That Molded the United States Constitution Johnathan Lee Hart Mentor: Kelly Erby, History WTE My topic will cover the life of George Washington between 1873 to 1878. This was a crucial time for our young nation and the Articles of Confederation were not working. Washington had long been in support of having a stronger centralized government and to use this government to build national infrastructure and raise funds to pay for war debt. I will show the role George Washington played in calling for a revised constitution of centralized government in the United States. 15 Poster Presentations 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Memorial Union, Washburn A H denotes Honors Thesis and/or Contract WTE denotes Washburn Transformational Experience 1 Diving Into the Waters of the Deep South Broderick J. Schuman Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE As I visited the deep south with my colleagues in my Exploring Civil Rights class I learned about the struggles people endured throughout their life during the civil rights movement. Their past is not all pretty, luxurious, or relaxing, but it holds some of the most influential moments that define the world we all live in now. As I went through my journey I kept a diary keeping track of my thoughts, comments, and questions. I took photographs to capture as much I could of the moments, artifacts, and environment that I indulged. With the thoughts I have collected along with the photographs, I have created an interactive timeline or map so that I can share with others to help them learn one thing: "The civil rights movement is not over, and it is far from over. People need to take stand in what they believe is right so that everyone in this world has equality and extended freedom for tomorrow and the days to come." (personal quote, 2016) 2 Dreams and Nightmares of the South Ricky Prato Mentor: Bruce Mactavish, History WTE This is a story told using photographs about the struggles of African Americans and how they overcame hatred against humanity. Pictures depicting the events that came about before and after the Civil Rights Act will be used. A comparison of how the South in different areas changed and how they stayed the same will be mentioned and shown using current and past photos. A segment will be dedicated to a musician who was part of the movement. There will be music and art as part of the presentation. 3 Testing the VisibleFS Program Dylan P. Cox and Zach Hastings Mentor: Bruce Mechtly, Computer Information Sciences VisibleFS is a program written by Dr. Bruce Mechtly with the purpose of exploring file systems beyond the normal limitations of operating systems’ file explorers. With this program you can view computer file systems in their raw form. This allows you to navigate through directories, search for strings, view a hex dump of the raw data on the drive, and view information that is not 16 otherwise visible through the operating system. This program can be used for forensic investigations of file systems. The only limitation of VisibleFS is that it, currently, only works for FAT32 LBA, NTFS, and Ext file systems. During the time that we worked on VisibleFS, Zach and I tested the program with different file systems looking for inconsistencies and bugs to help complete the program and make it more comprehensive and accurate. For our presentation we will make a poster that will display screenshots of the various file systems we tested and how they work. We will also have a computer set up with the program running to demonstrate it how it works. 4 Steel Tim R. Lloyd Mentor: Connie Gibbons, Art WTE This presentation grows from a Spring Break travel trip to the Deep South. Using photographs and sculptural elements, it will focus on the continuing challenges of the Civil Rights Movement. 5 Business Proposal and Plan- A Mobile Boutique. Ashley R. Colhouer Mentor: Rick Lejuerrne, School of Business WTE My presentation is a completion of my capstone project for my major in Integrated Studies. It will be a business model and plan that I have worked closely with Rick Lejuerrne to complete. I will show my start-up, idea, and path to creating a potential business. 6 Study Abroad: So Much More Than Meets The Eye Madysen L. Mooradian Mentor: Rick Ellis, Human Services Studying abroad gave me the chance to explore a new country and culture, as well as helping me to connect with students and faculty members whom I see on campus every day. 7 Perspectives on Southern Black Women and Empowerment Julie A. Velez Mentor: Connie Gibbons, Art WTE I will be presenting a painting that I have done based on my experiences in the class Exploring Civil Rights. We traveled to important Civil Rights sites in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and heard presentations and panels from various experts on race, the Civil Rights Movement, and Southern culture. During my presentation I plan to talk about the images of strong women whom I portray in my work and how they related to the Civil Rights Movement and their contemporary meanings. 17 8 The Significance of Nonverbal Communication During the Job Interview Process Jessica Barron Mentor: RaLynn Schmalzried, Psychology WTE This literature review set out to examine what effects nonverbal communication has on the interview process. According to many of the reports that I have found nonverbal communication in fact does have a significant impact on the interview outcome. Certain nonverbal behaviors that have been examined are facial expressions, head movement, eye contact, body position, and other gestures that one makes. Each nonverbal behavior does have significance which will be discussed in the paper. Various research has shown that not only does your attitude affect your body posture but your body posture also affects your attitude. Depending on your body position this in fact can affect your attitude. Through additional research there has been reports that say there are ways to help improve your verbal communication skills. Before an interview one can practice ‘power moves.’ Power moves consist of body posture that is open (for example sitting back with your hands behind your head or standing while your hands are on your hips, etc.). Nonverbal communication is very important in many aspects, and can influence our opinions of others and others opinions about us, consciously and subconsciously. Fortunately, learning techniques such as power moves will allow us influence others in a positive way and in a way that can benefit us, particularly in the interview process. 9 Helping Children Succeed at Ross Elementary Hannah P. Ray Mentor: Kristine Hart, Learning in the Community (LinC) WTE Ross Elementary is a USD501 school that serves students in southeast Topeka. There are 630 students and over 92% of these students come from economically-disadvantaged homes. This presentation will focus on the after school program at Ross Elementary and my role over the last two years as a mentor and tutor in the preschool room. The mission of the Ross Elementary after-school program is to help the students succeed in math and reading, but as a signature music school we also help students learn the fundamentals of playing musical instruments. Through these music based activities, students can learn skills to help them succeed in other areas. In addition to presenting information about the after-school program and the impact it has on the students, I will provide details about my own learning and how the work I do with the students has impacted me. I help plan lessons for the students and even teach some lessons of my own which has been an invaluable experience for me as an Education major. As I currently work with preschoolers who have trouble with their letters, these lessons have been focused on helping students learn their alphabet and how to write their name. These students have impacted the way I view my academic major and future profession, the learning process as it relates to struggling learners, and the community. I have acquired knowledge about teaching techniques and technologies, as well as how the public education system in Topeka works. 18 10 Washburn University Ranking and Salaries Exploration Jordan Renea Massey and Emma N. Bayless Mentor: Gaspar Porta, Mathematics & Statistics WTE We looked at the ranking of Washburn University over the last 12 years and the rankings of other universities in Kansas in Washburn's category. We also combed through the budget of Washburn University 2004-2016. We looked to find trends, similarities, and correlations between the data set within the budget and the ranking of Washburn University on its own, and in comparison to other schools. In this presentation, we will describe some of the patterns, correlations, and connections we discovered. 11 An Individual Approach With Homeless Veterans: My Internship at Forward March/Foundation House Michelle R. Clearwater Mentor: Julie Boydston, Psychology WTE Forward March (FM) is a transitional residence program for veterans at risk of homelessness or suicide while Foundation House (FH) is an assisted living facility for veterans with mental health challenges. The current average of veteran suicides is 22 per day. Many veterans find it difficult to function in society due to mental health challenges from combat and general adjustment issues. FM/FH offers these veterans an individualized whole wellness approach to independence. My duties at FM/FH have been to research resources available to veterans, provide rides and support for VA appointments, spend one-on-one time with veterans, and to trouble shoot life issues. I have learned during my time at FM/FH that it is necessary to look at issues from more than one angle and to sometimes become creative in handling a veteran’s predicament. From this experience I would like to continue helping veterans to navigate everyday life difficulties. 12 Effective Vegan Replacement of Egg Whites Using Aquafaba Nicholas A. Milner Mentor: Lisa Sharpe Elles, Chemistry WTE It has been recently discovered that chickpea water (aquafaba) provides a quality vegan replacement for egg whites in recipes that require a foaming agent (mousse, meringues, etc.). Although many people have used aquafaba successfully, we were curious as to why this works and how it works. Our project goals are twofold: to identify the macromolecular components present in both egg whites and chickpeas and to investigate the intermolecular interactions that occur with each product when foamed with air; and second, to use an array of various chemicals that are known to stabilize the physical foam structure of egg whites to prepare foams of aquafaba and compare them side by side with egg white foams prepared the same way. For both egg whites and chickpeas we have observed that the addition of tartaric acid yields stiff peaked foam in six minutes while the addition of citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, or nothing added formed soft peaked foam in fifteen minutes. We plan on furthering this study by identifying the 19 various macromolecular components that play a role in foaming in both egg whites and aquafaba as well as subsequent applications of theoretical stabilizers based on the structures of the foams. 13 Reducing Influenza in Vulnerable Populations Cynthia Rae Wiard Mentor: Kathy Ure, School of Nursing WTE Current research illustrates the benefits of vaccinating high-risk populations against highly communicable diseases like influenza. With such information in mind, this study seeks to assess the vaccination status of individuals belonging to two vulnerable communities within Topeka, Kansas. The target population in this study includes transient residents of a homeless shelter and low-income individuals who live in an economically-disadvantaged neighborhood. The study also aims to identify barriers of receiving vaccinations in an effort to address these barriers and ultimately increase vaccination rates within these vulnerable communities. 14 Impact of Aspiring for Graduate-Level Education on Hiring Nurses in the Critical Care: A Small Qualitative Research Project Natalie A. Flaucher Mentor: Jane Carpenter, School of Nursing WTE The topic I will be addressing in my Nursing Honors Project is the impact (either negative or positive) that a nurse's aspirations to attain a graduate degree has on the nurse being hired into a critical-care unit. I wanted to determine whether hiring managers in the Topeka area were less likely to hire nurses when they know the nurse will leave the department when adequate experience is attained to seek a graduate degree, or whether it has little effect on the hiring process. To address this topic, I have completed a small scale qualitative study. Nurse managers were interviewed with a predetermined list of questions. The interviews were transcribed and themes were extracted and identified. These themes are discussed in depth in order to draw a conclusion as to whether a nurse’s desire to further his or her education impacts their ability to get hired to a critical care unit. Key words: Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care, Nurse Manager, Higher Education, Graduate Degree 15 The Orbital Mechanics of a Space-Based Super Weapon in a Galaxy Far, Far, Away Mindy Townsend Mentor: Karen Camarda, Physics - Astronomy - Geology - Engineering In the much-anticipated 2015 movie, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a military junta known as the First Order destroys the center of government of the New Republic with a massive weapon capable of destroying entire planetary systems. For the weapon to be functional, it must absorb the energy of the star it is orbiting until the star vanishes. However, Newton's Law of Gravitation requires that the orbit of a satellite depend in part on the mass of the central body. Using a fourth order Runge-Kutta algorithm and assumptions about the properties of the weapon, 20 this project models the orbital path of the weapon and star at various rates of mass decrease and shows how the gravitational force changes over time. 16 Family Service & Guidance Center: Dedication, Devotion, and Determination to Provide Quality Behavioral Healthcare to Children and Families Thaina Karoline Dos Santos Jensen Mentor: Julie Boydston, Psychology WTE This semester I interned at the Family Service & Guidance Center where their mission is to provide quality behavioral healthcare for children and families. Family Service & Guidance Center offers a variety of specialized services: family and group therapy, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive treatment programs, a therapeutic preschool for children ages 2-6 with several emotional and behavioral problems, families supporting recovery for children and adolescents dealing with mental illness and substance use issues, case management, and a center for learning disorders. I shadowed three departments: Youth Development Program (YDP), Community Psychiatric Support & Treatment (CPST), and Crisis Resolution Program (CRP). Some of my duties were providing assistance at Ross Elementary School, working with children one-on-one, and using play therapy to provide a learning task with young children. I’ve learned that each child is different, to be familiar with how a child responds to a treatment plan, and how to work in different areas at Family Service & Guidance Center. 17 Barriers of Employment with Disabilities Ariele A. Dutton Mentor: RaLynn Schmalzried, Psychology WTE This literature review addresses the barriers and obstacles that disabled individuals face when trying to gain employment. These barriers may differ for individuals with different types of disabilities but overall are common and bridge groups of people. For individuals with physical, mental, learning disabilities it can be harder to obtain employment, even with legal protections that are aimed to reduce and eliminate some of these barriers. I hope to use my findings to educate others on the many barriers that disabled individuals face in trying to find employment. 18 Parental Stances and the Impact of Education on Childhood Vaccinations Jordyn Nicole Emert Mentor: Amy White, School of Nursing WTE The objective of this study is to determine whether or not vaccine education will have an impact on parents’ perceptions and practices regarding childhood vaccinations, thus reducing parental hesitancy. Previous research studies have been inconclusive. This study will survey the most common concerns parents have and address those points in an educational handout. Parental perceptions and practices regarding childhood vaccinations will be surveyed both before and after reviewing the educational handout. While vaccination rates remain high, evidence shows an 21 increasing trend in parental hesitancy, and subsequently increased rates of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children. Gaining insight into parental concerns and practices will help the nursing community better address these aspects, ensuring all kids remain free from preventable diseases. More information is needed to understand and address these concerns as effectively as possible. 19 Active Learning of Neurobiological Concepts Ellen E. Glasgow Mentor: Jericho Hockett, Psychology WTE The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of an active learning activity in introductory psychology courses, specifically in regards to performance in and perception of content covering the neurobiology unit. Participants completed a measure of confidence, interest, and attention to the class material along with an objective quiz meant to test their knowledge. Participants in the experimental conditions engaged in an active learning activity prior to completing these measures and quiz. Those in the control condition received a lecture only prior to completing the measures and quiz. We hypothesized that those participants who engaged in an active learning activity would provide significantly higher scores of confidence, interest, and attention to the class material, along with higher quiz scores, in comparison to those participants who received a lecture only. Results and implications will be discussed. 20 "Humor Me!”: Effects of Teachers’ Use of Humor in the Classroom William B. Qualls Mentor: Jericho Hockett, Psychology WTE The following study attempted to examine the relationship between professors' use of humor and students' motivation, self-esteem, and test grades. Introductory psychology students from four different classes volunteered to participate in the study which consisted of a self-report survey measuring motivation level and amount of self-esteem. Test grades were recorded following the students' mid-term exam and then were used to examine existing correlations with teachers' use of humor. Implications drawn from the study will be addressed. 21 When is Self-Expressive Writing Most Effective for Test Anxiety? Jessica Hailey Tuell Mentor: Linzi Gibson, Psychology WTE According to empirical research, having students utilize expressive writing immediately prior to an exam has been shown to be beneficial in improving exam grades (Ramirez & Beilock, 2011). The purpose of this study is to examine the potential effects that expressive writing may have on exam scores and student perceptions regarding the activity when utilized one week prior to the test compared to directly preceding the exam. Four sections of an introductory psychology course between two instructors were used, consisting of two experimental groups and two 22 control groups. All four groups completed demographics and the Cassady-Johnson Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale (Cassady & Johnson, 2002). One experimental group received the writing prompts addressing text-anxiety one week prior to two exams, while the other received the writing prompts directly preceding two exams throughout the semester. Each experimental group also completed two subjective-experience measures directly after taking each exam. We expect to find differences between the experimental groups grades and perceptions, as well as between each experimental group and its respective control. Implications will be addressed. 22 Tres Perspectivas (Three Perspectives): A Nicaraguan Cultural Experience Zoey S. Brandt, Sara Escandon, and Aida Zelada Mentor: Rick Ellis, Human Services WTE This presentation will be a summary of the Nicaragua trip followed by a reflection done with three different perspectives. Each of our group members traveled to Nicaragua for a two-week service trip and educational experience. Although our itineraries were the same our experiences varied. As we learned about the history, culture, and political atmosphere of the country we also learned more about ourselves and the country we came from. Additionally, our participation in various service projects throughout Nicaragua helped create a humanitarian perspective. The climax of our experience was living in rural Nicaragua with host families for five days. 23 Beauty Is In the Eye of the Employer: How Appearance Affects Employment Opportunities and Climbing the Social Ladder Nathaniel Boyd Arbuckle Higdon Mentor: RaLynn Schmalzried, Psychology WTE The job market today is a highly competitive arena in which every choice you make can mean the difference between landing a job and being rejected. We are told not to judge a book by its cover but often our first reaction upon meeting someone new is based solely upon how we visually perceive him or her. With superficial factors playing such a major role in obtaining a job, it’s important to understand just how much a person’s appearance factors into the hiring equation. In my research on this issue, I studied resources dealing with the interview and hiring process. Each of the articles I read involved some specific aspect of appearance. The areas of appearance that I have chosen to focus on are physical traits such as height, weight, and facial hair, as well as aesthetic traits such as physical attractiveness, body odor, clothing choices, and handshake quality. In today’s highly unpredictable job market, knowing what you can do to improve your chances of getting a job is extremely valuable, as well as knowing what faux paus to avoid. 23 24 Analyzing Protein Interactions of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 UL34 Protein Nathaniel Boyd Arbuckle Higdon Mentor: Susan Bjerke, Biology WTE Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) is easily communicable and infection can present in many ways including cold sores, genital herpes, herpes whitlow, and more. HSV-1 proliferates within the host cell nucleus. Once replication is completed the virus exits the nucleus. Viral protein UL34 is essential for the virus to begin exiting the cell. It is unknown which nuclear proteins UL34 is interacting with during this step. UL34 is a highly conserved protein in all human herpesviruses and an ideal candidate for future drug treatments. Understanding interactions between UL34 and host nuclear proteins could potentially lead to a drug that prevents herpes viruses from leaving the nucleus of infected cells. To determine interaction partners for UL34, pulldown assays were performed. In a pulldown assay, purified UL34 protein is mixed with HEp-2 cell lysate, and then UL34 and any binding partners are removed from the mixture. Our results showed some potential UL34 binding partners, but future steps will include alteration of the protocol to strengthen binding during the assay. Once stronger protein interactions occur we will perform isolation experiments to identify binding proteins. 25 Saving Lives Through Suicide Prevention Awareness Michael L. Heider Mentor: Jericho Hockett, Psychology WTE Saving lives through a suicide intervention program has been shown to be effective in the current literature in various situations. One stressful time in a person's life is that first semester at a college where many unknowns and new experiences can be overwhelming. For that reason Washburn has created the WU101 class, which may benefit from the addition of suicide-intervention training. Not only does WU101 help build peer-to-peer relationships, but the implications of adding a suicide-intervention presentation could help strengthen the bond through improving students' mental health hygiene and good academic standings. Perceptions of suicidal ideation and individuals helping abilities are compared in two sections of WU101-one that received the training and one that did not. The data collected will contribute to the literature that is already in place showing need and effectiveness of such programs. 26 Criminal Victims Assistance Unit: More Than Just Arresting the Offender Michael L. Heider Mentor: Julie Boydston, Psychology WTE The Criminal Victim's Assistance Unit's (CVAU) purpose is to provide victims with advocacy information and referrals to services that may be needed as a result of their victimization. This internship site has taught me to reach out to trauma victims combining empathy, information conveyance, and mental health welfare checks. Each step of law enforcement is procedural for each department. However, the victim does not know the procedures and this is one of many 24 things the CVAU helps to convey. This internship has taught me how to interact with the different departments so that I can better assist the victim from the moment the offense happens all the way to the trial if the victim wishes it. 27 What's That Light in the Sky? Investigating the UV and Visible Light from a Nearby Supernova Emily Elaine Engler Mentor: Brian Thomas, Physics – Astronomy – Geology – Engineering H WTE According to geological evidence, approximately 2.5 million years ago a massive explosion in space, known as a supernova, occurred near Earth. The question under examination is whether or not a supernova near Earth could affect life on Earth. Our research group has focused on how and in what quantities ultraviolet and visible light from a supernova would pass through the atmosphere of the Earth. To investigate this, I have been collecting and analyzing astronomical measurements of other supernovae that are estimated to be similar in type to the one that exploded 2.5 million years ago. The measurement data gathered from telescopes is known as spectra. Currently I am focusing on one supernova observed in 2012 that is located approximately 38 million light years away. Six observation dates have been collected and are scaled to the correct units and distance of a near by supernova of 326 light years away. Our scaled data is then run through a computer model known as TUV (Tropospheric Ultra Violet), which calculates and simulates how and in what quantities light travels through the Earth's atmosphere. To properly run these calculations, the high performance computing system HiPACE within the Physics and Astronomy Department, is being used. Current progress, findings and their implications will be presented, as well as future plans for this research. 28 Prevalence of Plantar Fasciitis in Adult Tennis Players Andrew Ian Sanchez Mentor: Jean Sanchez, Allied Health WTE Plantar Fasciitis is a painful, debilitating condition that affects many individuals and is particularly common in tennis players. It can become a chronic condition that causes individuals to become less active, thereby impacting their overall health and quality of life. While there have been studies done regarding the prevalence of plantar fasciitis, many of the studies have been focused on athletes in general and not specifically with regard to tennis players. Few studies have been conducted to determine if there is a difference in rates of occurrence between male and female tennis players. With an emphasis being placed on wellness, injury prevention and management of health care costs, this study is timely and important. The potential to develop specific prevention and treatment protocols thereby improving health outcomes could be beneficial to both the community and providers. The results of this research will be used to identify plantar fasciitis patterns, particularly in male versus female tennis players. The results of the research will also aid in the design of tools to educate tennis players so that they may potentially prevent occurrences of this condition and provide information for development of specific treatment protocols. 25 29 Cloning and Expression of the TCAP Gene Maddison Williams and Alexandria M. Bontrager Mentor: Takrima Sadikot, Biology WTE Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) is a group of disorders that affect voluntary muscles, primarily those of the shoulder and pelvic girdle. Currently there are at least 19 forms of LGMD and 15 of these are known to result from genetic defects in muscle proteins. One such form of LGMD, known as LGMD-2G (telethoninopathy) occurs as a result of mutations in the TCAP gene which codes for the muscle protein telethonin. This protein is known to interact with and anchor the muscle protein titin at the ends of the sarcomere, the smallest functional unit of the muscle. Anchoring of titin is important for the regulation and development of normal muscle structure. While many aspects of the interaction between titin and telethonin, particularly the partial binding between the two proteins is understood, the overall structure of the telethonin protein is not known. The goal of this project is to use techniques in molecular biology to clone the TCAP gene, express and purify the telethonin protein, and subsequently use structural biology techniques to determine the complete structure of the telethonin protein. 30 In Patients with Lisfranc Joint Injuries, Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan), or Radiography (X-ray) More Reliable in Correctly Diagnosing the Extent of Injury? Kristyn Watts Mentor: John Burns, Kinesiology WTE When considering a Lisfranc injury, primary radiographs are typically the primary diagnostic tool used. However, primary radiographs are found to be inaccurate at diagnosing the presence of Lisfranc. When comparing a CT scan and radiograph, CT scan diagnosed 31% more Lisfranc injuries than radiographs. CT scan showed better joint anatomy and gave doctors a better idea of the extent of injury. The CT scan also showed additional occult fractures that were not visible on radiograph views. MRI, like CT scan, is more accurate at diagnosing the presence of Lisfranc injury as well. MRI has the capability to increase visualization of the status of the Lisfranc injury, identify associated fractures, and identify soft tissue injuries. There was no research comparing CT scan to MRI in the diagnosis of Lisfranc injury. However, both CT and MRI have described false-positives. 26 31 In Patients Who Suffer from Subacromial Impingement Syndrome, Is Eccentric Exercise More Effective Than Modality Use at Increasing Function and Decreasing Pain? Haley Nicole Reiff Mentor: John Burns, Kinesiology WTE Recent studies has proven that the utilization of manual muscle stabilization exercise, especially targeting the supraspinatus muscle/tendon complex, produces better outcomes than traditional conservative treatment. Furthermore, when modality usage is employed in conjunction with these manual muscle stabilization exercises results are optimized. It has been proposed that eccentric loading increases the strength, flexibility, and function of the supraspinatus muscle/tendon complex, and by performing these specific exercises function improves. 32 Progress Toward the Synthesis of Dipyrroyl-α,β-unsaturated Ketones Ryan Haller Mentor: Sam Leung, Chemistry WTE The goal of this project is to synthesize a dipyrroyl-α,β-unsaturated ketone that will be used as one of the precursors to an expanded oxophlorin. An expanded oxophlorin potentially can act a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer because it is expected to absorb visible light at a relatively longer wavelength than a typical oxophlorin or porphyrin. Previously we attempted to use aldol condensation reactions to synthesize a dipyrroyl-α,β-unsaturated ketone but without success. Currently we are exploring the use of the Wittig reaction to accomplish this synthesis. Here we report the progress of the synthesis. 33 Attendant Care at Family Service and Guidance Center: How One-on-One Attention Affects Children with Behavioral Issues Delaney D. Zaborowski Mentor: Julie Boydston, Psychology WTE My internship was as an Attendant Care Provider at Family Service and Guidance Center (FSGC). The FSGC is a community mental health center that specializes in serving children and families' unique needs. As an Attendant Care Provider (ACP) my main duties were to provide one-on-one interventions to children and adolescents, facilitate meetings with parents, and coordinate services with other professionals. Through my experience at the FSGC, I have learned different mental health interventions and how successful they may be with different children. This internship has given me a hands-on insight to what the mental health field actually looks like. It has also confirmed my desire to keep working with children as I continue on with my career path. 27 34 Central Kansas Foundation: My Experience in Screening for Substance Use in an Emergency Room Setting Brittain Michelle Nance Mentor: David Provorse, Psychology WTE This research reviews past and present assessment tools used to identify substance use and abuse in an emergency room setting. While there are many tools utilized today to assess for substance use, the information provided will focus primarily on the SBIRT tool. This assessment is an evidence-based approach to identifying those individuals abusing drugs and/or alcohol. This tool consists of a screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment. This process concentrates on early detection of high-risk individuals. A brief intervention with a licensed professional is used to identify an individual’s awareness of his or her behavior and motivation to change. I will discuss some of the available treatments options including intermediate residential, reintegration, and housed intensive outpatient. 35 In the Shadows of Giants: Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement Christian Sauerman Mentor: Connie Gibbons, Art WTE This presentation is over the trip to Mississippi and Alabama discovering events over the Civil Rights Movement. While comparing famous and influential photographers who documented the movement, traveling to spots where events have taken place over 50 years ago became difficult to photograph. The presentation will cover the past in comparison to the present through silver gelatin prints taken on the trip to digitally reproduced photos from artists of that era. 36 Studying Abroad: Learning in the Community (LinC) Nicaragua Community Service Trip Jenny Lynn Lieurance Mentor: Rick Ellis, Learning in the Community (LinC) WTE I studied abroad to Nicaragua this last winter break to learn more about poverty, history, and community service. I went with a group of fourteen other Washburn students and two Washburn faculty members. We left on January 1st, 2016 and returned on January 15th, 2016. I gained an insight of the world and my part within in it. We as a group went to see many nonprofits and gained knowledge on how poverty works in a third-world country. In my presentation I will discuss my experience and how it relates to my everyday life here in America. I will also discuss broadly how studying abroad has transformed me into a better person, student and Ichabod. 28 37 Exploration of How Job Qualifications and Equal Opportunity Affect the Hiring Process Jeri Billings Mentor: RaLynn Schmalzried, Psychology WTE After reading and synthesizing ten research articles, results were compiled that illustrate how job qualifications, job applicant background, gender, and race may play a role in an employer's decision to hire in the United States as well as in other countries. Through research gathered, gender stereotypes committed in hiring decisions tended to be consensual. Although in other countries, there is research to show that at times men were still the preferable hire over women, even when both applicants had similar credentials. This result may be due in part to the United States holding less of a gender stereotypic perception of women in leadership roles. 38 It Is All About Who You Know. Networking to Get a Job Casey A. Hughes Mentor: RaLynn Schmalzried, Psychology WTE Research tells us that between 60-80% of jobs are found through personal relationships. My plan is to expand on that research by demonstrating the most useful and accurate networking sites and the connections individual job seekers make to enhance those connections. Networking is a strategic component of any job search; it is social skill that requires preparation, nourishment and time. The goal by the end of the research is to determine the success rate networking has on employment, the perceived usefulness, the attitude toward using networking for job seekers and recruiters, and finally the perceived enjoyment. If you invest in building relationships to gain information about work that interests you and to connect with others, you may network your way into an ideal position sooner than one may think. 39 Further Advancement and Optimization in the Synthesis of Dipyrromethanes with a β- Azo Linkage to Substituted Benzenes Stephen P. Toth Mentor: Sam Leung, Chemistry WTE Porphyrins have been studied a significant amount in the medical science community due to their use as photosensitizing agents in a type of treatment known as photodynamic therapy (PDT). Over the past fifty years or so, several different kinds of porphyrins have been synthesized in order to achieve maximum potency in regards to the treatment. However, many of these synthetic macrocyclic organic molecules fall short of being considered an “ideal photosensitizer.” One of the main qualities of an ideal photosensitizer is that it has a strong absorption in the red/near infared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (600-800 nm). It has been shown that porphyrins with meso-azo linkages to a nitrobenzene have an absorption at ~692 nm. This research project aims to determine if this absorption remains the same or increases 29 when the azo linkage is moved to a β-position of the porphyrin. A series of een_US
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