Graduate students showcase their scholarly work in the annual WMU Research and Creative Activities Poster Day. The outstanding poster presentations are given awards by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee.

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Submissions from 2016

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A PNN-Jensen-Bregman Divergence for a WLAN Indoor Positioning System, Osamah Ali Abdullah

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Selective Incarceration and Extraction of Oxoanion Contaminants from Aqueous Media by Self-assembled Nanojars, Basil Ahmed

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Work Protecting Sensitive Data in VANETs Using Active Data Bundles, Abduljaleel M. Al Hasnawi

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The Level of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination on the Kalamazoo River Shoreline Remains High Following the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill, Wisam Al-Isawi

Content Analysis Challenges to Emiratisation, Mohammed Aljanahi

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High Performance Bayesian Applications in Medical, Economics and Climate Sciences, Ahmed Almulihi

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Implementation of Software Community Radio Using Low Cost Resources, Amean Shareaf Ghazi Al-Safi

Inter-annual Variability of Lake-effect Snowfall in Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Dale E. Arnold, Bandhan Ayon, Brian Chambers, and Nirjala Koirala

Musical Lyrics and YouTube Commentary on Kurdish Identity Politics, Sevda Arslan

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Evaluation of the Discriminable Stimulus Effects of 0.3 mg/kg 3, 4‑methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and 1.0 mg/kg 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC) Using a Drug Discrimination Procedure in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Michael Berquist

Planarian 'Vision': A Combination of Ocular and Dermal Phototransduction, Taylor Birkholz

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Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: 2015 Field Season, John Cardinal and Erika Loveland

Assessment of Concussion Education for Student‐Athletes, Miriam Carroll-Alfano

Plasticity of Mitral Cell Dendritic Morphology in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb Following Chemical Deafferentation, Joanna Dickens

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Online CTE in the Community College, Brian T. Dietz and Rachal Etshim

Evidence for Recent Spring Activity on Mars, Abotalib Farag

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The Impact of a Story-Based Lesson on Student Learning and Attitudes, Janice Marie Fulford

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Previous Exposure to LSD Fails to Enhance the Psychomotor Stimulant Effects of d-Amphetamine in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Keli Herr

The Characterization of Flexographic Printed Conductive Lines on Atmospheric-Plasma Treated Ultra-Thin PDMS Films, Michael J. Joyce

An Interactive Web-based Tool for Fatigue Analysis and Life Prediction, Joshua Teo Lee Kuok

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The Digital Watchmakers: Playing with the Sacred in Video Games, Anthony Langley

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Teaching Children with Autism Who Have Difficulty Mastering Auditory Discriminations, Sarah Lichtenberger

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Optimal Location for Bike Sharing Stations in Downtown Kalamazoo, Lizmert Lopez Gonzalez

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Family and Peer Groups’ Impact on Adolescent Marijuana Use, Brian Lunn

Perinatal Risk and Resources Identified Using Spatial Logistic Regression and Trend Analysis, Elizabeth MacQuillan and Amy B. Curtis

An Improved Technique to Study a Hidden Immigrant Population, Daniel Abraham Mengistu

Gender Issues in Public Administration: The Search for Women in Public Administration Curricula, Nicole Milliman

Synchronized Skating: An Investigation into Injury Incidence during the Training Year for the 2016 U.S. National Championships, Gretchen Mohney

Neoliberals and Neoconservatives: A Conservative Coin Standing on Edge over the Same-sex Marriage Question, Zachariah Oaster

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Does Research on Evaluation Matter? Findings from a Survey of American Evaluation Association Members and Prominent Evaluation Theorists and Scholars, Satoshi Ozeki

Foreign Schooling Experience and Its Impact on Educational Outcomes and Aspirations: The Case of Children of Immigrants, Pimam Manzi Pidalatan

The Art of the Duo, Samuel Pilnick

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Can You Help Me Now? The Effects of Cell Phone Use on Social Capital Formation, Simon Purdy

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The Importance of Geologic Study for the Application of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Otsego County, Michigan, Matthew Rine

Extraction of Phosophorus from Runoff Sediments Using Fungal Exudates, Shaun Shields

No Pain, No Gain: Sacrifice and Violence in Evangelical Theology and Athleticism, Zachary T. Smith

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Progress in the Past Decade: An Examination of the Precision of Cluster Randomized Trials Funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences, Jessaca Spybrook, Ran Shi, and Ben Kelcey

Solvent and Ligand Effect on Ultrafast and Temperature-dependent Optical Properties of Bi-icosahedral Au25 Clusters, Viraj D. Thanthirige

Returns to Global Human Capital: Evidence from the US Labor Market, Patrick Vail

Proliferation of Retinal Neurons in a Mammalian Model, Mark Webster

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A Numerical Approach to Investigate the Influence of Deformable Blockages on Blood Flow in an Elastic Vessel, Tai-Hsien Wu

Submissions from 2015

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Residential Property Values and Historic Districts: A Kalamazoo Case Study, Curtis John Aardema

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Study Abroad Experiences of Saudi Students, Deyab Almaleki

Uncovering Bernal-Jimenez' Works For Piano, Ahmed Fernando Anzaldua El Samkary

Failing to Replicate: Hypothesis Testing as a Crucial Key to Make Direct Replications More Credible and Predictable, Pedro Fernando Mateu Bullon

Bayesian Rank Based Methods for Linear Models, James Dzikunu

Screen Printing of Multi-layered Hybrid Printed Circuit Boards on Different Substrates, Ali Eshkeiti

Did groundwater processes shape the Saharan and Martian landscapes?, Abotalib Farag

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Community Engagement at Work: A Service-Learning Project with Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, Katrina Goodall, Pamela Jenkins, Cherlynn King, Jacob Lisak, Jennifer Malone, Becky Mullins, Douglas Schroeder, and Christina Smith

The Role of an RNA-Binding Protein in Photosynthesis and RNA Editing, Justin B. Hackett

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"I've been there too": Peers in Co-Occuring Services and Fidelity Over Time, Jennifer E. Harrison

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Improving the Analysis of Proteins by Desorption Electrospray lonization (DESI) by the Addition of Ammonium Bicarbonate, Elahe Honarvar

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Parental Mediation on Children's Television Viewing in Malaysia, Diyana Kamarudin

Males' Expectations of Counseling, Sheryl Kelly

Living Music: Bernofsky’s Trio for Brass, Jennifer Kempe, Robert Medd, and James Yuhas

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Simulation of Complex Ionic Liquid Ionization Process, Forrest Grady Kidd III

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Reduction of Poor Birth Outcomes among Low-Income First-Time Mothers: GIS-Assisted Analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership, Elizabeth MacQuillan

ZnSnN2: A New Earth-Abundant Element Semiconductor for Solar Cells, Robert Makin

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Climate Change Education: The Perspective from Middle School Teachers, Peggy M. McNeal

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Fault Zone Hydrogeology in Crystalline and Sedimentary Aquifers in Arid Regions: Remote Sensing, Hydrological and Geoloectrical Methods, Lamees M. Mohamed

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Preparing Preservice Teachers to Build on Student Thinking, Mary Ochieng and Elizabeth Fraser

Alternative Media as Critical Media: Border Radio, Community Radio, and Radio for Education and Development, Paola Paniagua

Formal and Informal Payments (Bribes and Gifts) in the Medical Care Sector in Russia, Alexandra Polovinka

Spin Glass and its effect on Giant Magnetocaloric in a Ni41Mn39In12Co8 Alloy, Amila S B Madiligama Ralalage

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Protecting User's Privacy in Electronic Prescribing Systems with APB, Raed M. Salih

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Controversy over Near-Death Experience in American Christianity, Joel Sanford

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Protection of Sensitive Data in Clouds Using Active Privacy Bundles and Agent-based Multi-Party Computation, Akram Sarhan

Borrowing Capacity and Foreign Direct Investments, Todd Sarnstrom II

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Phenanthroline Derivatives as Potential Sensors, David L. Sellers

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Ranked Based Procedures for Ordered Alternative Models, Yuanyuan Shao

Organic Acid Production via Solid State Fermentation from Lignocellulosic Substrate, Shaun Shields

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A Comparative Study of International Mathematics Curriculum Materials and Standards: Indonesia, Singapore, and the US Common Core State Standards, Erlina Mariana Rosada Sari Siregar

NSF Investment in Advancing Evaluation Theory, Methods, and Practice: Outcomes, Trends, and Implications, Corey D. Smith

Patterns of olfactory bulb cell genesis are altered with long-term partial deafferentation in adult zebrafish, Darcy M. Trimpe

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Simulation of Deformation of Red Blood Cells, Tai-Hsien Wu

Submissions from 2014

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Probing Stability and Unfolding of the N-terminal Domains 5-6 of Wilson Protein, Ibtesam Y. Alja'afreh, Ramakrishna Guda, and David L. Huffman

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Two-photon Absorption Spectroscopy to Differentiate Chromophore-DNA Binding Interactions, Saad H. Alotaibi, Kelly M. Usakoski, Mohammad Hatshan, and Ramakrishna Guda

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Increasing Sustainability by Going Paperless: A WMU Case Study, James Amos and James Kison

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Bioremediation of Crude Oil Spills Impacts Microbial Communities and the Magnetic Susceptibility of Sediments, Carol L. Beaver, Anja Williams, Estella Atekwana, Gamal Abdel Aal, Farag Mewafy, Lee Slater, and Silvia Rossbach

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Behavioral Sensitization Following Concurrent Exposure to Mephedrone and d-Amphetamine in Female Mice, Michael D. Berquist II, M. Melissa Peet, and Lisa Baker

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To What Extent is the Established Conceptual Framework of Animal Behaviour Portrayed in Textbooks?, Andrea M. K. Bierema and Renee S. Schwartz

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Multi-Electron Transfer from Charged Semiconductor Surfaces to Quantized Bimetallic Nanoparticles, Ali Bolandi and Sherine O. Obare

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Inositol Transport and Catabolism in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Ee Leng Choong, Mary Thwaites, and Silvia Rossbach

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The Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium’s (GMIC) Approach to Zero-Waste-To-Landfill (ZWTL), Nathan J. Christensen and Marylin Glass-Angeles

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A Monte Carlo Study of the Optimal Rank Order Relationships with Criterion Scores (ORORCS), Hongyan Cui, Brooks Applegate, Warren Lacefield, and David Hartmann

A General Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant's Teaching Practices, Kelley M. Current

Establishing a Planarian Eye Ablation Assay: A Closer Look at Eye Regeneration, Michelle Deochand

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Characterization of Microorganisms from Alfalfa Seeds Inoculants, Benedicte Diatta, Kalianna Kennoy, and Silvia Rossbach

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Time-Dependent Photoionization of Gas Outflows in AGN, Ehab ElHoussieny, Manuel A. Bautista, J. Garcia, and T. R. Kallman

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Is There an Association Between Data-Informed District-Level Improvement Efforts and Data-Informed Instruction at the Classroom Level? An Empirical Examination Using National Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) 2003-2004 Data, Xingyuan Gao, Jiangang Xia, and Jianping Shen

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Ergonomics Study LED Lighting Assembly, Marylin Glass-Angeles, Nathan Christensen, Josef Imesh, Lorena Peña, and Natalia Matos

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Veneer Defect Data Collection & Analysis, Marylin Glass-Angeles, Josef Imesh, Nathan Christensen, Nathan Bowen, and Zachary Miller

Evaluation of MDPV and Mephedrone in Rats Trained to Discriminate MDMA or a MDMA-Amphetamine Mixture, Eric L. Harvey and Jennifer L. Walters

The Neurobehavioral Consequences of Chronic Atrazine Exposure During Early Development in Male and Female Sprague-Dawley Rats, Eric L. Harvey, J. L. Walters, and Zack J. Zimmerman

Ultrafast Charge-Transfer Luminescence Dynamics in Catechol Derivatives Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticles, Jameel A. Hasan and Edwin Mghanga

Asac as an Anchoring Group: Does Surface Morphology Influence Charge Transfer Dynamics?, Jameel Hasan and Edwin Mghanga

Mechanism of PWI Motif Binding to Nucleic Acids, Hamideh Keshavarz-Mohammadian

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Compressed Air Leak Study, Colin Knue and Suresh Kumar Baskaran

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Removing Interference from Above Ground Reflectors in Ground Penetrating Radar Data, Vincent Krause

Binuclear Complexes: Analogs for Superoxide Dismutase Enzyme Substrate Binding Studies, Joseph W. Kreft