Research Showcase

Please join us as we gather again as an academic community to celebrate research and the achievements of our undergraduate students. Students will be presenting posters and presentations of their undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work from all departments across campus, including work sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Center, University Honors, and the Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning. Please support them and their faculty mentors as they celebrate these important accomplishments.

DU Undergraduate Research Showcase Presenter Order

*Please note that formal 3-5 minute presentations will occur in CCOM 1600 from 3:10PM – 4:30 PM and the poster presentations will be ongoing throughout the entirety of the event.

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    3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Opening Remarks from Provost Clark

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    3:10 PM - 3:15 PM Madalyne Heiken, Amplifying Youth Through Art

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    3:15 PM – 3:20 PM Lauren Moak, Tipping in Hotel Housekeeping

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    3:20 PM – 3:25 PM Olivia Schneider, How Do Quadruplexes Help Proteins Fold?

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    3:25 PM – 3:30 PM Evan Dybvig, 4D Visualization in a 3D Environment

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    3:30 PM – 3:35 PM Katherine Miromonti, Saving the Sparkle: Conserving Schlumberger Jewelry and Drawings, circa. 1950-70

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    3:35 PM - 3:40 PM Jack Hempleman, Sustainable Rural Development: Is it Possible to Boost Rural Economies while Protecting the Environment?

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    3:40PM - 3:45 PM Grayden Wolfe, Childhood Experiences and Future Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    3:45 PM- 3:50 PM Kevin Persky, Financial Feasibility Analysis on Asteroid Mining

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    3:50 PM – 3:55 PM Madilyn Fawcett, DiscoverU

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    3:55 PM – 4:00 PM Jackson Garske, State-Sponsored Cultural Production's Influence On Nationalist Politics In France

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    4:00 PM – 4:05 PM Leah York, Environment, Endocrine Function and Embryos: How Exposure to Environmentally Compromised Regions Impact Critical Steps of Human Development and the Disproportionate Impacts of these Effects on the Global South

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    4:05 PM – 4:10 PM Benjamin Dossett, DU Want To Build-A-Bot?

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    4:10 PM - 4:15 PM Megan Morrell, Between Populism and Settler Colonialism: A US Case Study

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    4:15 PM – 4:20 PM Gelella Nebiyu, Bridging the Gap: Connecting Resources to Underserved Schools

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    4:20 PM – 4:25 PM Emily King, Homophobia, Politics, and Public Health Protection: HIV Criminalization Law in California from 1985-1998

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    4:25 PM – 4:30 PM Wrap-Up with Director of the Center for Undergraduate Scholarship and Honors, Katherine Tennis

DU Research

  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    Daisy Booker

    Predicting Socioemotional Development Across the First Year of Life: Early Infant fNIRS and BITSEA

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    Justin Bravo

    The Studio of the Latino Lover

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    Megan Burnham

    Social and Affective Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on University Students

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    Zoe Grisez

    Helping Young Adults With Physical Disabilities Seek Independence And Higher Education

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    Caroline Hamilton

    One or the Other: An Exploration of Gender Essentialism and Binary Categorization

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    Haley Hartmann

    A Midsummer's Wet Dream: An Exploratory Artists' Book

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    Madalyne Heiken

    Amplifying Youth Through Art

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    Jack Hempleman

    Sustainable Rural Development: Is it Possible to Boost Rural Economies while Protecting the Environment?

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    Colin Holter

    The Renaissance of American Big Band Jazz: An Exploration in Contemporary Presentation

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    Emily King

    Homophobia, Politics, and Public Health Protection: HIV Criminalization Law in California from 1985-1998

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    Abigail Langeberg

    The Effects of Reason for Wrongful Conviction on Perceiver Stereotype Endorsement and Hiring Judgments

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    Maddie Leake

    Stressful Life Event Effect on Sleep and Emotion Regulation 

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    Meredith Lemons

    Primary Caregiver, Sibling Acceptance of LGBTQIA+ Family Members

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    Katherine Miromonti

    Saving the Sparkle: Conserving Schlumberger Jewelry and Drawings, circa. 1950-70

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    Megan Morrell

    Between Populism and Settler Colonialism: A US Case Study

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    Gelella Nebiyu

    Bridging the Gap: Connecting Resources to Underserved Schools

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    Kassidy Patarino Contextual Influences on Trust: Automatic Deception Detection View
    Camilla Rodriguez- Guzman Supporting the Immigrant Community View
    Chase Routt Exploration of Cobalt Catalysts as Catalytic Chain Transfer Agents in Crosslinked Photopolymers View
    Kyle Thurmann The Effects of Reward Anticipation on Cognitive Control and Memory Encoding Processes: A Meta-Analysis View
    Amelia Trembath Peer Support Buffering for Post-Institutionalized vs Non-adopted Children on Psychosocial Outcomes View
    Zachary Vangelisti Priming Pain Expression Intensity Influences Intent to Seek Physical Healthcare View
    Keelan Vargas Georeferencing and Mapping Spatial Distributions of Peruvian/Quechuan Arborglyphs in North Routt County View
    Peter Vo Vietnamese Diaspora  View
    Grayden Wolfe Childhood Experiences and Future Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic View
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Emma Aggeler

    Impacts of Ambient Air Pollution on Birth Weight Percentile and Gestational Age at Birth

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    Elena Arroway

    Point of Use Technologies to Increase Access to Clean Water in Rural Communities

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    Makenzie Bell

    Rab8 Trafficking of Apical Cargo is Required for Endothelial Lumen Formation and Sprouting Dynamics

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    Nicole Choi

    Influence of Hypoxia Acclimation and Evolutionary History on the Muscle Structure of Peromyscus Mice 

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    Spencer Cockerell

    Using Neural Networks to Extend Experimental Trajectories in Genetic Circuits

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    Phoebe Dillon

    Approaches to Understanding Protein-RNA Binding: TDP-43

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    Elise Gellman

    Microsatellite Genotyping And Development Of Sperm DNA Extraction Protocols In Gryllus Firmus Crickets

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    Kaitlyn Glover

    Characterization and Comparison of Calcium Oscillations Between Oligodendrocytes and Other Mammalian Cells

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    Riley Harrison

    Effect of LPLA-2 Knockdown on Polar Body Membrane Breakdown

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    Stormy Hegg

    Impact of Urbanization on Leaf Dry Matter Content

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    Dawson Hewatt

    Comparing FAMACs Perovskite Solar Cells to FADMACs Perovskite Solar Cells Through Transient Measurements

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    Leah Huzjak

    Optical Vortex Nucleation Behind A Circular Obstruction

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    Dhiona Jaramillo

    E. Coli. G-Quadruplexes: Do They Act As Chaperones?

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    Alyssa Jeng

    Mutations in the Human VPS41 Protein and Their Effect on Insulin Secretion

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    Cole Jernigan

    CO Releasing Organic Polymers for Biomedical Applications

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    Landon Joyal

    Using Mathematical Modeling Of Galaxies To Disprove The Existence Of Dark Matter

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    Chad Kashiwa

    Examining Motivational Influences on Cognitive Control and Memory

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    Adelaide Kerenick

    A Cross-Coupling Approach to Synthesis Of BEPs: Faster Access to Probe Conditions

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    Alec Mackay

    Site-Directed Mutagenesis To Characterize Manganese Binding Site of SARS-CoV-2 NSP15 Protein

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    Christina Maguire

    Testing Microsatellite Genotyping In An Urban Cricket Population

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    Greer McKinley Structure/Function studies on the MRAP1 of Amia calva View
    Audrey Mitchell The Effect of Temperature on the Phenology of Fall Webworm  View
    Zdenek Otruba Modelling the Effect of Tethering on Exosome Secretion View
    Max Palay Mean squared displacement as an identifier in classification of membrane fusion events View
    Toni Panzera One Star, Two Star, Red Star, Blue Star: Probing the Binary Status of the Wolf-Rayet Stars WR 12 and WR 71 with Spectropolarimetry View
    Alexandra Penney The Impact of Spermine on Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation and Cell Viability in Parkinson's Disease View
    Caitlin Pham Elucidating the Relationship Between Amyloid Aggregation and Inhibition of Polyamine Synthesis and Senescence in Down Syndrome Fibroblasts View
    Gabriela Recinos Female Age-related Brain Immune Changes And Numbness View
    Mary Ringgenberg Revealing the Structure of Wolf-Rayet Binary Systems: WR47 and WR62a View
    Olivia Schneider How Do Quadruplexes Help Proteins Fold? View
    Roman Shrestha Synthesis of Neopentoxy Boron Dipyrromethene Ethylene Probe-4 (Neo BEP-4) and Evaluation of its Optical Characterizations View
    Arlo Simmerman Cadherin Conservation and Localization in Sponge Tissue (Porifera) View
    Tessa Smith Toxicity and Binding of TAR DNA-Binding Protein 43 View
    Alec Smith Therapeutic Potential of a Red Dragon Fruit, Hylocereus polyrhizus, Ethanol Extract in an hSOD1G93A Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Isolation and Characterization of Other Novel Red Dragon Fruit Extracts Enriched in Betacyanin Compounds View
    Casey Tindall Discovering New Zinc Permeable Ion Channels  View
    Anit Tyagi Understanding Why The Anti-Cancer Drug, Pembrolizumab, Fails In Certain Patients View
    Abby Walker Interconnectedness With Nature And Human Emotional Response To Biodiversity View
    David Winter The Wolf's Bite: Investigating The Shapes Of Colliding Wind Regions In Wolf-Rayet Binary Star Systems View
    Leah York Environment, Endocrine Function and Embryos: How Exposure to Environmentally Compromised Regions Impact Critical Steps of Human Development and the Disproportionate Impacts of these Effects on the Global South View
  • Daniels College of Business
    Lauren Moak Tipping in Hotel Housekeeping View

    Kevin Persky

    Financial Feasibility Analysis on Asteroid Mining 

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  • Josef Korbel School of International Studies

    Rosie Contino

    The Case of Kenya: Evaluating Kenya Slum Upgrading Program from a Sustainable Urbanization Framework

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    Jackson Garske

    State-Sponsored Cultural Production's Influence On Nationalist Politics In France

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    Nhi-Lac Thai

    An Exploration Of Admissions Inequalities at CU Boulder

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    Maria Trubetskaya

    Trade Liberalization and the Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study of NAFTA's Impact on Mexico from 1994 to 2005

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    Grace Wankelman

    Armed Conflict and Gendered Household Power in Guatemala

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  • Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

    Kyle Bucholz

    Geometry of Object Storage and Recognition in Human Memory

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    Benjamin Dossett

    DU Want To Build-A-Bot?

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    Evan Dybvig

    4D Visualization in a 3D Environment

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    Madilyn Fawcett

    DiscoverU

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    Hannah Hornung

    5 Degree of Movement Prosthetic Thumb using Twisted Fiber Artificial Muscles

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    Ori Miller

    Ground-Air Robot Cooperative Tracking of an Adversarial Agent

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    Guy Milliman

    Machine Learning and Cybersecurity Applications

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    Sneha Patil

    A Novel Online Robot Design Research Platform to Determine Robot Mind Perception

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    Aubrey Patrick

    DiscoverU

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    Ashley Sanchez

    DU Want to Build a Bot

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