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 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

Nature-related Religiosity at the Battle Creek Sanitarium: From the Minds of Ellen G. White and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Megan Leverage

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Evaluating Pre-Service Teacher’s Knowledge on Teacher Codes of Ethics: Challenge faced by Malaysia’s Teacher Education Institute, Moi Mooi Lew, Brooks Applegate, Zek Chew Lim, and Wellington Edna

Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Fluoride Ions, Rathnayaka Madawala

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Crystal Structure And Magnetic Ordering Of The Martensitic Phase Of The Heusler Alloy Ni44.9Mn43In12.1, Amila S. B. Madiligama Ralalage, Pnina Ari-Gur, Y. Ren, V. Shavrov, V. Koledov, and A. Mashirov

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Systems Simulation Analysis of a Hospital Rapid Response System, Shoruk Mansour

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Are You Getting what You Paid For? A Case Study in Forensic Geochemistry, Abdelmawgoud Mohammed and R. V . Krishnamurthy

Is a Mutation in the Cell Cycle Gene CDC20 Causing the Zombie Mutant Phenotype in Zebrafish?, Damir Museav

The Impact of an Extended Professional Development Program on Science Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Teaching Practices, Jacinta M. Mutambuki

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Smart Home Node for Local Wireless Applications, Lalith Narasimhan

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Design of Hardware Accelerator for Fuzzy Automaton using Dynamic Reconfiguration, Chinh K. Nguyen

Mechanistic Studies on the Growth of Anisotropic Metal Nanoparticles; Investigation of Shape Dependence Antimicrobial Activity, Setare Tahmasebi Nick

Teachers' Perceptions of "Use" of Student Mathematical Thinking in Whole Class Discussion, Mary A. Ochieng

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Crystal and Molecular Structures of New Metallocarboranes, Au25 Gold Cluster and Metal Sensor Molecules, Agozie N. Oyeamalu, Rathnayaka Madawala, Viraj Thanthirige, and Ekkehard Sinn

Effects of Repeated Intermittent Restraint Stress Followed by Amphetamine Exposure on the Development and Expression of Locomotor Sensitization in Adult Male Rats, M. Melissa Peet

African-American Girls and Scientific Argumentation: Lived Experiences, Identities, and Their Roles in Constructing and Evaluating Claims, Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

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Is Specter a Mutation in the Cell Cycle Gene Cyclin B1?, Tetiana Petrachkova, Amber Bard, Jyotika Singh, Laura Bakke, Rachel Warga, and Don Kane

Alternative Approach to Clay Control in Green Sand, A. Pike, Dariush Moradinezhad, J. Pekarovic, and Sam Ramrattan

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The Value of Networking: Allocating Resources to Participate, Emma A. Powell

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Exploring Workplace Friendship Through Social Exchange Theory to Reduce Job Stress, Jennifer Ptacek

Decomposing Gender Difference in Financial Risk Tolerance: How Much of the Difference is Explained by Socio-Economic Factors?, Jyoti Rai

Innovative Design and Synthesis of New Drugs with Biologically Active Pharmacophores SO2CH3, SO2NH2 and SO2NHCOCH3, Wanda Rodriguez

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Understanding Work Socialization: A Qualitative Study of a Youth Employment Program, Katelyn S. Sandor

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel 1,10-phenanthroline Derivatives as Sensors for Nerve Agents, David Sellers

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A Comparison of Barriers to Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science Across a Three Year Study of the Misconceptions Management Professional Development, Crystal Stein

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The Impact of Uncertainty on Data Revision, Pei-Ju Sung

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Optical Properties of Bi-Icosahedral Au25 and Au24 Clusters: Influence of Central Gold Atom, Viraj Dhanushka Thanthirige, Ekkehard Sinn, Rongchao Jin, and Guda Ramakrishna

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Modeling and Analysis of Patient Care Assistants’ Workflow, Ewing Tiong

Understanding Work Socialization: A Qualitative Study of a Youth Employment Program, Jason Vanfosson

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Electrical Stimulation Has Opposing Effects on Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Voluntary and Involuntary Muscle, John-Mary Vianney and John Spitsbergen

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Electroplating of Nickel and Copper Layers on Nanoengineered Plastics, Brandon Voelker, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, and Jeff Wheeler

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A Comparison of Students’ Perceptions of Stress in Parallel Problem-Based and Lecture-Based Curricula, Sonia Wardley, Brooks Applegate, Deyab Almaleki, and James Van Rhee

The Robustness of Optimal Designs to Misspecification of Intraclass Correlations for Three-Level Cluster-Randomized Trials in Education, Carl D. Westine

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The Relationship Between Speaking Rate & Nasalance in Typical Adults, Rachel Whitney, Stephen M. Tasko, Helen M. Sharp, and Greg Flamme

Submissions from 2013

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Multiphoton Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Monitor the Unfolding Of The Green Fluorescent Protein, Ibtesam Y. Alja'afreh, Ramakrishna Guda, and David Huffman

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An Exploration of the Relationships Between Body Image, Hair Removal, Pornography, and Women's Sexual Self-Efficacy, Elissa Allen

Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Biorenewable Conversion via Hydrogenation and Photocatalytic Reactions, Liyana Wajira A. Ariyadasa and Raoul Wadhwa

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Monte Carlo Simulations on GPUs, Rida Assaf

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Microbeam Production Using Straight and Tapered Glass Capillaries, Asma M. Ayyad

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Study of 14B Using (d,p) Reaction in Inverse Kinematics, Shadi Bedoor, Jonathan C. Lighthall, and Scott T. Marley

Principal Leadership: How One High School Principal Made Sense of and Translated Research-Based Leadership Behaviors into Practice Utilizing Participatory Action Research and Leadership Coaching, Heidi Beidinger

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Is the Two-Kingdom Classification System Still Being Implemented in the Classroom?, Andrea M.K. Bierema

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Hybrid Rapid Prototyping Approach for Rapid Casting Applications, Hemant Bohra

From Map to Mind: Using Video Logs to Explore the Process of Geologic Mapping, Caitlin Callahan

Can Coating Composition Influence Inflections in Quickset Ink Setting Profiles to Improve Sheet-fed Print Quality & Efficiency, Ting Chen

Forklift Battery Pack and Charger Energy Consumption, Nathan Christensen

Overhead Door Heater Energy Consumption Reduction, Nathan Christensen

Landfill Audits, Nathan Christensen and Marilyn N. Glass

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Playing Politics: Presidential Elections in Board Games, Stephen Damm

Real Word and Non-word Spelling: How They Relate and Why it Matters, Allyson Doyle and Caitlin Hurban

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Promoting Physical Activity in Health Profession Students, Kelly Elrod

Assessing Observer Effects on the Fidelity of Implementation of Functional Analysis Procedures, Sean Field

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Signal Training to Increase Choral Responding, Jennifer Freeman

Role of Traffic Prediction in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vinay Gavirangaswamy

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Bank Leverage and Asset Positions: Cross Country Evidence, Diny Ghuzini

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Sorption of Cr(VI) on Mineral Assemblages of Goethite with Clays and Oxides, Ann M. Gilchrist

Wood Utilization Optimization, Marilyn N. Glass and Nathan Christensen

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Investigation of the Effect of Diet, Sex and Age on Dental Health among Ancient Asian Populations from China and Mongolia, Jamie M. Gomez and Erdene Myagmar

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New vs. Old Mills - Assessments of Recycled Paper Products between US and China, Roland Gong

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A Proposed Health Education and Physical Fitness Incentive Program to Decrease Alcohol Misuse and Increase the Physical Health of Rural Probationers, Sarah Graff

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GDNF's Expression in Slow- and Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers are Dependent on Exercise Intensity, Amy Morrison Gyorkos

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Nutrient Recycling Potential of Algal Biomass Grown in Eutrophic Water, Kristin Hampel

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Graphene Oxide/Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites as Dissolved Oxygen Sensors, Jameel A. Hasan

Disordered Eating Behaviors and Perfectionistic Personality Traits in Collegiate Female Athletes and Non-Athletes, Megan E. Hass

Meta-Analysis as a Method of Multi-Site Evaluation of International Development Projects and Programs, Kristin A. Hobson

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Anionically Surface-Treated Inkjets Inks and their Deinkability, Veronika Husovska and Zheng Wei

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Jettability of Phthalocyanine Dye Ink Formulations, Yumeizhi Jia

Racial Disparity in Birth Outcomes: Diversity Across Local Communities, Catherine L. Kothari

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One Teacher's Instrumental Orchestrations of Students' Small-Group Work with Graphing Calculators, James L. Kratky

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Maternal Ethnicity Age, and Income Characteristics Associate with Breastfeeding, Jill Matthews, Alberta Stover, Jennifer Harrison, and Sharon Long

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An Evaluation of the Overall Quality Assurance and Transparency of Evaluation at the Swiss National Science Foundation, Robert H. McCowen

Mapping the Microglia/Immune Response to Two Methods of Olfactory Bulb Deafferentation in Zebrafish, Amanda K. McKenna

Bayesian Penalized Regression and Variable Selection for Zero-Inflated Count Data on Lattice, Robert McnNutt and Catherine L. Kothari

Modernizing Religion: Amulets in Contemporary Japan--An Examination of the Conceptual, Functional and Aesthetic Changes in Japanese Omamori, Eric Teixeira Mendes

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Towards a Better Understanding of Modern and Paleo-hydrologic Settings in Arid Lands, Lamees Mohamed and Abotalib Zaki

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Greening Cement-Based Products with Waste Powder Paints (WPP), Abdul Wahed Mohammed and Rusthi Mohamed Ibralebbe