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DUCURS 2019 Poster Schedule

As their schedule permits, authors of odd numbered posters will be available for questions during Poster Session I, and authors of even numbered posters will be available for questions during Poster Session II. Complete abstracts of the posters are available by clicking on the poster number in the table below.
 

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48 #METOO IN EVERYDAY LIFE: STRIVING FOR AN AGE AND GENDER INCLUSIVE INVENTORY TO ASSESS INTERPERSONAL OBJECTIFICATION EXPERIENCES
Helen Trisko, Luke Miller, Julia Schiller, Alexi Ginther, Elizabeth Long, Jill Allen, Ph.D. (Mentor)Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
13 A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF INCIDENCE, RISK FACTORS, AND MANAGEMENT OF  POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN RURAL INDIA
JaNiese Jensen, Andrew Kosharek, Erin Steffenson, Dr. Pramod Mahajan (mentor) and Dr. V. B. Bangal* (mentor) Department of PA Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University and *Department of OBGYN, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India 
17 A DRINKING WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS IN THE WAUKEE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Charles Yang, Ella Jacobs, and Holly Showalter, Ph. D. (Mentor) Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Waukee, Iowa 
23 A STUDY ON THE DEGRADATION OF PLANT FIBER BOWLS VS OTHER CARDBOARD PRODUCTS USING VARIOUS SIMULATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Jared Dooley, Aron Elliott, and Holly Showalter, Ph.D. (Mentor) Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Waukee High School, Waukee, IA 
42 A STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF COSMIC CALF SERUM VS. FETAL BOVINE SERUM ON MURINE LYMPHOMA CELL GROWTH
1Abbi Lesnick, 1Laila Kamhawy, 1Haylee Kamm, 1Caleb Nichols, 1Karigan Rossiter, 1Geetika Kanaparti, 1Caden Kapsch, 1Meghana Yellepeddi, 2Elitsa Ananieva, Ph.D. (Mentor), 1Holly Showalter, Ph.D. (Mentor)
07 ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND CARBON STORAGE CAPACITIES OF A WESTERN AMAZONIAN PRIMARY GROWTH AND SECONDARY GROWTH FOREST
Lindsay M Finnell1,3, Bailey J Nordin2,3 (Laura Morales, PhD, Mentor3) 1Drake University, Des Moines, IA, USA lindsay.finnell@drake.edu,  2Columbia University in the City of New York, NY, USA bjn2122@columbia.edu, 3Center for Amazon Studies School for Field Studies, Loreto, Peru
35 ACTIVITY BUDGET OF THE ALDABRA TORTOISE (ALDABRACHELYS GIGANTEA) IN CAPTIVITY: AN AGE-SEX ANALYSIS
Benjamin Levine, Michael Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability Department, Drake University College of Arts and Sciences, Blank Park Zoo 
70 ALGORITHMIC RANDOMNESS, BIASED PROBABILITY MEASURES, AND MARKOV CHAINS
Kaela Newman, Christopher Porter (Mentor) Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences 
73 AN EXAMINATION OF STRESS, RECOVERY, HEALTH, AND BURNOUT AMONG PHARMACISTS IN THE MIDWEST
Rob Jedlicka, Stacy Gnacinski (Mentor), Branden Christensen Department of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
05 AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PREPAREDNESS OF DES MOINES ED PROVIDERS IN TREATMENT OF FOOTBALL INJURIES
Anita Tyree (Angela Dahl Miller), College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
11 ANALYZING THE POTENCY OF PURE IBUPROFEN BEFORE AND AFTER DATE OF EXPIRATION USING UV-VIS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY
Morgan Laird, Ashlyn Rahmus, and Holly Showalter, Ph.D.(Mentor) Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Waukee, IA 
41 ASSESSING SUBJECT AWARENESS OF RECENT CHANGES TO HYPERTENSION GOALS
Edward Mueller, Ron Torry, Ph.D., FAHA (Mentor), Erik Maki, Pharm.D., BCPS (Mentor)Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
85 BEHAVIORS AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AMONG JAPANESE MACAQUES
Phelps Hawley, Camryn Kubicki, Morgan Smith, Michael J. Renner (Mentor) Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
 74 CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION AND POSSIBLE HEALTH EFFECTS
Andy Lazicki, Quinn Myers and John Gitua (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 
 12 CLONING OF THE PROMOTER OF A NEW CANCER GENE (BCATm) FOR THE TREATMENT OF LYMPHOMA
1Nicole Miller, 2Michael Boyer, 2Elitsa Ananieva (Mentor) 1Health Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines IA, 2Biochemistry and Nutrition Department, College of  Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University, Des Moines IA 
 71 CONTEXT AND FUNCTIONS OF INDIRECT SELF-HARM: A QUALITATIVE APPROACH
Taylor Leicht, Rachel Chavin, Addison Malinski, Rachel Foster, Maggie Wildermuth, Dr. Greg Lengel (Mentor) Department of Psychology and Neurosciences, College of Arts and Science 
77
DIFFERENTIAL ANTI-CANCER EFFECTS OF METFORMIN AGAINST RENAL CELL CARCINOMA
1Ronald Frantz, 2Mazhar Pasha, 2Abdelali Agouni, 1Shankar Munusamy (Mentor), 1Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University; 2College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar 
 56 DO EGYPTIAN FRUIT BATS DRINK WATER?
Zach Brimeyer, Jake Hoehn, Zach Lesniewicz, Michael J. Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
 51 EFFECT OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CONCENTRATION ON THE ACTIVITY OF CATALASE
Adela Hadziric, Elma Mujic, Kathryn Bunce (Mentor), Biology Department, DMACC, Urbandale High School 
 24 EFFECT OF STATINS ON MUSCULAR AND CARDIORESPIRATORY ADAPTATIONS TO TREADMILL TRAINING IN HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC MICE
1McKenzie Temperly, 2Zachary Conroy, and 1Kimberly Huey (Mentor), 1Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, 2Drake University College of Arts & Sciences 
 47 EFFECTS OF AGE AND GENDER ON LEADER STEREOTYPES
Kalle Solberg, Aili Huss, and Dr. Maria Clapham (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts of Sciences 
 50 EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ON ALCOHOL INTAKE IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Simran Aulakh, Christopher Lee Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences 
 79 EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCs) ON VOCALIZATIONS IN F2 GENERATION ZEBRA FINCHES (TAENIOPYGIA GUTTATA)
Faith Satern2, Madison Magee1,2, Arjun Reddy1, and Sydnie Gutzmann1,  Debora Christensen2 (Mentor), 1Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
 26 EFFECTS OF VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION ON OVERLOAD-INDUCED MUSCLE GROWTH AND FUNCTION IN MICE
1McKenzie Temperly, 2Zachary Conroy, and 1Kimberly Huey (Mentor), 1Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, 2Drake University College of Arts and Sciences 
32 ENERGY TRANSITIONS IN THE CALIFORNIA MARKET
Tom Hands, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
60
ETHANOL-WITHDRAWAL INCREASES DEPRESSION-LIKE BEHAVIOR IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Jerica Muzik, Emma Bonniwell, Christopher Lee Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences 
 67 EVALUATING THE TERATOGENICITY OF BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE USING ARTEMIA SALINA NAUPLII AS A MODEL ORGANISM
Tyler Schutt, Sinclair Bagwell, Holly Showalter, Ph.D. (Mentor), Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Waukee High School, Waukee, IA 
 46 EXAMPLES OF CONSENSUS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
Drew Rankins, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
 28 EXPLORING THE EFFECT OF ELECTRON SHARING ON THE BOND LENGTH AND EXCITATION ENERGY OF MOLECULAR IODINE USING COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
Robert Bodiroga,1 Ian Hollingworth,1 and Dr. Matthew Zwier2 (Mentor), 1Hoover High School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2Department of Chemistry, Drake University 
 45 FACTORIAL STRUCTURE OF LEADERSHIP DIMENSIONS IN THE REVISED DESCRIPTIVE INDEX
Aili Huss, Kalle Solberg, Dr. Maria Clapham (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Science 
08
FOOTWEAR FOR BARBELL BACK SQUATS PART I: WEIGHTLIFTING SHOES VS. CROSS-TRAINERS
Brooks Ginn, Zachary Mathews, Collin Seymour, Jacob Hardy, Ian Malaby, Madison Coffman, Etta Moline, Callie Zobeck, David Senchina (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences 
 10 FOOTWEAR FOR BARBELL BACK SQUATS PART II: CROSS-TRAINERS WITH HEEL ELEVATION VS. NO ELEVATION
Callie Zobeck, Etta Moline, Madison Coffman, Ian Malaby, Jacob Hardy, Collin Seymour, Zach Mathews, Brooks Ginn, David Senchina (Mentor) Bio133L Kinesiology Lab Fall 2018, Kinesiology Program, Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
 27 FRUSTRATED TUNNEL IONIZATION OF ARGON BY INTENSE FEW-CYCLE INFRARED LASER RADIATION
Thomas Pauly, Noah Smith, Klaus Bartschat (Mentor), Nicolas Douguet, Department of  Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Central Florida 
 01 FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROBLEM BEHAVIOR FOR TWIN BOYS DIAGNOSED WITH DOWN SYNDROME Bailey Boyle, Sam Thurn, Gabrielle Griffith, Andrew Blalock, Marisela Aguilar, Sophie Gray, Rachel Moen, Dr. Maria Valdovinos (Mentor), Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University 
80 GREEN CHEMISTRY: SYNTHESIS OF IONIC LIQUID, BMIM-BF4, AND ITS APPLICATION AS MEDIUM IN ORGANIC REACTIONS
Colton Sleister, Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 50311 
 22 HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS AND ATHLETES: USAGE RATES AND SUPPLEMENT BIODIVERSITY
Quinn Myers1, Dr. Christopher Kliethermes2, Dr. David Senchina3 (Mentor) 1Department of Chemistry, 2Department of Psychology, 3Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences 
55
HOW LIGHT INTENSITY IMPACTS PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Abigail Huls, Kathryn Bunce (Mentor), Urbandale High School 
15
IMPACT OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON HIV EPIDEMIC IN HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS: CASE STUDY OF PRAVARA MEDICAL TRUST, INDIA
Charlotte Bryggman*, Erin O’Keefe, Mikayla Soelter, Dr. Pramod Mahajan (Mentor), and Dr. Nihal Mulla (Mentor),  Department of PA Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, *Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society,  Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 
 09 INTERACTING EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL SELECTION AND ROOTSTOCK SIGNALLING IN SEX EXPRESSION OF AMERICAN PERSIMMON (DIOSPYROS VIRIGINIANA)
Mirabai Moseley, Deserre Johnson, Patrick Wilson, Nanci Ross, Mentor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences 
 62 INTRODUCING HUMAN CILIOPATHY DISEASE-CAUSING MUTATIONS INTO HOMOLOGOUS TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA GENES
Elliana Huffman, Hannah Lancaster, Kyle Brandt, Julia Schiller, Miles Graham, Alexis Johnson, Dr. Heidi Sleister (Mentor), Dr. Jerry E. Honts (Mentor), Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program; College of Arts and Sciences 
 18 INTRODUCTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT AND ITS EFFECT ON ENCLOSURE TIME EXPENDITURE AND REDUCTION OF STEREOTYPIC BEHAVIOR IN CAPTIVE CANIS LATRANS
Samuel Reber, Michael Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences, Clayton County Conservation Board 
 64 INVESTIGATING CILIA PHENOTYPES IN TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA CELLS WITH MUTATIONS IN GENES RIB72, CEN2, and DISA
Sofia Lopez2, Olivia Proctor2, Dr. Heidi Sleister1 (Mentor), and Dr. Jerry Honts1 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Hoover High School 
86
INVESTIGATING GATE LURKING BEHAVIORS IN RETICULATED GIRAFFES (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDIS RETICULATA) AT THE BLANK PARK ZOO
Jake Stockdale, Will Keith, Esther Grendler, Dr. Michael J. Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College Of Arts and Sciences and the Blank Park Zoo 
 34 IS THE USE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYTIC INTERVENTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A DECREASED LIKELIHOOD OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION USE?
Sam Thurn, Andrew Blalock, Gabrielle Griffith, Bailey Boyle, Marisela Aguilar, Maria G. Valdovinos (Mentor), Master’s Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 
 39 KINEMATICS OF IONIZED GAS IN THE SEYFERT GALAXIES NGC 4151 & NGC 1068
Steven Doran, Brady Eckert, Dr. Charles Nelson (Mentor), Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences 
 20 LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATOR CHARACTERISTICS DEVELOPED IN AN INDEPENDENT STUDY MATCH CURRICULUM STANDARDS
Ian Watson, Dr. Erin Ulrich, PhD (Mentor), Dr. Pramod Mahajan, PhD (Mentor), Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
 44 LEPTIN INCREASE BLOOD PRESSURE IN A POST-MENOPAUSAL RODENT MODEL BY ACTIVATING THE JANUS KINASE SIGNALING PATHWAY
Mikaela Janes, Sakshi Kaul, Harikrishna Halaharvi, Maria J. Barnes 
 36 MAGNETO-IONIZATION SPACECRAFT SHIELD FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL: RADIATION ABSORPTION EXPERIMENTS
D. Atri, S. Cusick, K. Finger, T. Johnson, B. Lyon, L. MacEnulty, D. Madison, M. McCord, A. Petridis (Mentor), G. Menning, M. Schnurr, W. Thomas, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
 53 MAKING SENSE OF SCENTS WITH PLANTS
Jacob Sammon, Jonah Larsen, Kathryn Bunce (Mentor), Urbandale High School 
 04 MECHANISM OF ADENOVIRUS-INDUCED BARRIER PERMEABILITY
Baylee Heiden, Newton Nguyen, Dr. Shauna Kaplan (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 
 81 MICROWAVE-ASSISTED BLEACH OXIDATION OF 9-HYDROXYFLUORENE
Matthew Kratz, David Ciota and Gholam A. Mirafzal (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Chemistry, Des Moines, Iowa 50311 
 78 MICROWAVE-ASSISTED DIELS-ALDER REACTION
Luc Miazga , Haaris M. Shahid, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
 21 MUTATION STUDIES OF HEME COORDINATION IN PLANT GLOBINS
Emma Hingtgen*, Lindsey Schissel*, Michael Thimmesch, Ryan Sturms (Mentor), (*Contributed Equally), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 
 68 NYALA AND OKAPI SPACE AND TIME MANAGEMENT IN A MULTISPECIES ENCLOSURE
Ashly Frazier, Elly Flemming, Kira Capper, Michael J. Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
 84 OUTSIDE THE ADMISSIONS AREA: THE UNKNOWN ROUTINE BEHAVIORS OF THE BACTRIAN CAMELS
Lauren May, Valencia Rivera, Jordan Springer, Michael J. Renner (Mentor), Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
 75 OXIDATION OF ALCOHOLS, PHOSPHINES, AND SULFIDES BY OXONE
Keegan A. Christensen, Matt T. Aceto, and Gholam A. Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University
31
PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS AND UNDERSTANDING OF DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER GENETICS TESTING OF CHILDREN FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Jade Spady, Quinn Thomas, Dr. Heidi Sleister Ph.D. (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 02 PART 2: CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN TREATMENT INTEGRITY AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR ACROSS DIRECT OBSERVATIONS
Gabrielle Griffith, Marisela Aguilar, Rachel Moen, Samantha Thurn, Andrew Blalock, Bailey Boyle, Dr. Maria Valdovinos (Mentor) Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Masters Program in ABA, School of Education College of Arts and Sciences 
 03 PART 3: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL VALIDITY SCORES AND RATE OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Andrew Blalock, Rachel Moen, Sam Thurn, Gabrielle Griffith, Bailey Boyle, Marisela Aguilar, Sophie Gray, Dr. Maria Valdovinos (Mentor) Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, College or Arts & Sciences, Drake University 
 06 PENTOSTATIN ANTAGONIZES THE ANTI-VIRAL ACTIVITY OF MBX-2168 BY INHIBITING THE BIOSYNTHESIS OF ACTIVE COMPOUND
1Natalie R. Hagen, 1Hannah E. Sauer, 2Marie L. Nguyen, 3Terry L. Bowlin, 1Brian G. Gentry (Mentor) 1Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, 2Des Moines University Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Des Moines, IA, 3Microbiotix Inc., Worcester, MA 
65 PHARMACOLOGICAL VALIDATION OF A FORCED SWIM TEST ASSAY OF DEPRESSIVE-LIKE BEHAVIOR IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Aryana Rasti, Victoria Coombe, Jerica Hildebrand-Coller, Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor)Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences 
 83 POPULATION DYNAMICS AND MANAGEMENT: A MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF COMPETITION BETWEEN TWO FISH SPECIES
Joe Beckmann, Ty Kroells, Zachery Wolski, Teo Speece, Justin Brutger, Terrance Pendleton (Mentor)Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences 
 49 PRICING PRECISION MEDICINE
YiFan Zhou1 and Pramod B. Mahajan2 (Mentor), 1College of Business and Public Administration, 2Department of PA Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Science 
43
QUANTIFICATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL BACTERIAL GENES IN PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SOURCES IN KIKINDWA, UGNADA
Ashley Ohrtmann1, Emily Anderson2, Peter Levi2, Shauna Kaplan1,3 (Mentor), 1Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) program, 2Department of Environmental Sciences & Sustainability, 3Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
30 REDUCTION OF BASELINE FEAR IN PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING OF JUVENILE RATS
Clasen, C., Kreiker, M., Brown, K. (Mentor), Department of Neuroscience and Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences 
52 RESEARCHING THE RELIABILITY OF COMMERCIAL ASPIRIN LABEL CLAIMS USING UV-VIS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY
Katie Liskey, Justin Black, Kyler Medhurst, & Holly Showalter, Ph.D. (Mentor), Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Waukee High School, Waukee, IA 
29 SEX-DEPENDENT DIFFERENCES IN VOLUNTARY EXERCISE VOLUME AND CARDIORESPIRATORY ADAPTATIONS IN YOUNG AND AGED MICE
1Zachary Conroy, 2Ellie Jacoby, 2Taylor Bischel, and 2Kimberly Huey (Mentor), 1Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Drake University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA 
19
STATUS OF PHARMACOGENOMIC KNOWLEDGE AND ITS APPLICATIONS: A SURVEY OF  PROFESSIONALS AT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Ian Watson, Dr. Pramod Mahajan, PhD (Mentor), Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
33 SURVEY OF ANTIBIOGRAM METHODOLOGIES AMONG DES MOINES AREA HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS
1Benjamin Williamson, 2Andrew Miesner (Mentor), 1Department of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2College of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
 82 SYNTHESIS OF ULTRA-FAST PROBE SUBSTRATES TO INVESTIGATE MECHANISM OF P-450 MONOOXYGENASE ENZYME
Sophia Isaacson, Sandy Phrathany, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University 
 61 THE BEHAVIORAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR EFFECTS OF A HIGH FATTY ACID DIET ON TRAUMATIC STRESS
Cole Brashaw, Max Harlan, Carissa Bowie, Ryan Merideth, Malaz Kreiker, Josie Martin, Dr. Brian Sanders (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience 
57 THE IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN SPINACH CHLOROPLASTS
Regan Getz, Hannah Kuehl, advisor (Kathryn Bunce), College Biology, Urbandale High School 
58 DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPARTICULATE DOSAGE FORM TO DELIVER ANTI-CANCER DRUG- CARMUSTINE ACROSS THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER
Hakyung Yeo, Nihal Mulla (Mentor), Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa 
66 THE INFLUENCE OF BULGE MORPHOLOGY ON THE NUCLEI OF SEYFERT GALAXIES
Jessica Schertz, Nick Gautille, Katrina Sletten, & Charles Nelson(Mentor), Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences 
 25 THE KOLMOGOROV COMPLEXITY OF DECODING AND ENCODING BLOCK CODES
Carter McCall, Dr. Christopher Porter (Mentor), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences 
 37 THE PREVALENCE AND COMPOSITION OF SHOT INGESTED BY WATERFOWL THE CHICHAQUA BOTTOMS GREENBELT
Haaris Shahid, Advisor: Muir Eaton, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences 
 69 THE REALTIONSHIPS AMONG STRESS, RECOVERY, HEALTH, AND BURNOUT AMONG OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS IN THE MIDWEST
Branden Christensen, Stacy Gnacinski (Mentor), Robert Jedlicka, Department of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
 72 THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE STABILIZATION OF INCORRECT BELIEFS IN AN AGENT-BASED MODEL OF OPINION DISSEMINATION
Madison Peterson, Jack Kelly, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor) Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability, College of Arts and Sciences 
 63 THE STUDY OF A SUNSCREEN INGREDIENT: DIBENZALACETONE
Miles Graham, Olivia Rogers, John Gitua (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 
 76 TRANSGENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS ON HYPOTHALAMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZEBRA FINCHES
Shannon Herzog1, Debora Christensen2 (Mentor)1Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, 2Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 
 38 UNDERSTANDING COLLEGE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF GENETIC TESTING FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND THE ROLE OF GENETIC COUNSELORS
McKenzie Coons, Heidi Sleister (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences 
 14 UNIFORM STYLISHNESS AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUITMENT
Brigid Toothman, Dr.  Woods (Mentor), Psychology, Grand View 
16
VACCINATION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH ASPLENIA THROUGH INTEGRATION OF PHARMACISTS FOR IMMUNIZATION ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION
Chloe Wall, Lindsay Hillmer, Amanda Bushman (Mentor), Darla Eastman (Faculty Mentor),Pharmacy Practice, Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Iowa Methodist Medical Center
 54 VALIDITY OF INFERRED ERYTHROPOIETIN/RECEPTOR COMPLEX CROSS-LINK SCISSOR MOTION
Johnathan Freeman, (Matthew Zwier PhD), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences 
59
WATER POTENTIAL OF ROOT VEGETABLES
Allison Chaky, Annika Soderlund, Kathryn Bunce (Mentor), Urbandale High School 
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