The Undergraduate Research Symposium at UMSL provides a professional-style venue for undergraduates to present their original research, scholarship, and creative works to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and visitors. To find out more about URS visit http://urs.umsl.edu/

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Works from 2022

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Alzheimer's: The Invisible Second Victim, Emma Alberty

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Analysis of SoxS in S. typhimurium by Transposon Mutagenesis, Joel Hanns, Brenda Pratte, Lon Chubiz PhD, and Lauren Daugherty

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Analyzing the Variable Pain, Payton Ruediger, Ryan W. Carpenter, and Melissa Nance

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A New Life for UMSL’s African Instrument Collection, Brandon Elliott, Shane Devine, and Kieth Stephens

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Asthma in St. Louis: A Crisis of Equity, Ashley Maempa

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A Study of Brain Cell Loss In the Student Body of UMSL: Brain Stew., Cullen Landolt, Mya Horn, Aimee Q. Pieper, Abby 6. Wall, and Kenny "Special K" Miller Esq

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Bridging the Gap: Informal Sex Education on TikTok, anne brown

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Cinema Exhibition In St. Louis, 1920: A Thriving Business, Sarah E. Boslaugh

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Comparative Performance of Food and Nutrition Security Operations, Maya Harter

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Competition between honey bees (Apis mellifera) and native bees: an investigation in urban community gardens in St. Louis, Missouri, Owen Ireton

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Eating Disorders: Creating a New Standard, Bree Carlton

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E. coli: The 1993 Jack in the Box Nightmare, Jared Morton

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Externalizing Behavior Predicts Differential Patterns of Substance Use among Adolescents by Race, Andrea Palacios

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Gender Dysphoria: The Widespread "Social" Disease of the 21st Century, Aria Spencer

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Challenges in Everyday Life, Chloe Wilke

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Giving of One’s Self: Perceptions, Experiences, and Motivations in United States Blood Donation, Allison Huene, Jamie Jones, Hayden Steingruby, and Alexis Warnecke

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Gonorrhea: Tragic Effects on Women ​, Aleah Thompson

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How Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Can Change the World, Jacob Fox

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Jesse James' Hideout or Civil War Midden?, Steven Meyer, Tim Evers, and Ben Ebert

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Leprosy: How it Defined a King, Paul Sanders

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Malaria: Existence Perpetuated by a Counterfeit Drug Industry, Nicholas Black

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Mow It or Grow It?, Neighborhood Survey of UMSL Sustainability, CRT Moorhead

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Mythos Modernized: Echoes of the Literary Past in Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse (2019), Kayla Burrows

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Polio: Healthcare Workers Murdered for Eradication Efforts, Emily Beauto

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Putin's Russia: Lineage of Totalitarianism, Micah Hillier

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Rabies lyssavirus: A Vector for Stories​, Daniel Olejniczak

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Resolving the Repression Pathway of Virulence Gene hilA in Salmonella, Alexandra King, Lon Chubiz PhD, Brenda Pratte, and Lauren Daugherty

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Respiratory Diseases: Results of 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Effort, Isabel Schnittker

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Schizophrenia and Social Stigma: How Society Views Those With Mental Illness, Rebecca Littrel

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Staph Infection: Hospitals Battle Against A Deadly Menace, Mckenzie Lamos

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Successful Women Majoring in STEM Have Higher Optimism and Lower Stigma Consciousness, Bridget Muise and Bettina Casad

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Synthesis of Curcumin Derivatives: Increasing Compound Stability, Chloe Wilke

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The Demise of the Beef Industry, Natalie Powers

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The Diversification of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement: An Analysis of the St. Louis Peace Information Center Files, Reagan Elkhashab

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The Effects of Floral Attributes and Conspecifics on Bumble Bee Forager Memory, Lucas Lauter and Tiffany Dinh

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The McCarthy Subcommittee: A Case Study, Hudson Levanos

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The Relationships Between Perceived Social Support, Discrimination, Distress, and Alcohol Usage, Kylie Thorwardson, Ryan Carpenter, and Melissa Nance

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The Role of Omission in Self-Deception, Natalie Bishop

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The Synthesis of Deuterated Isohumulones for Use as Internal Standards in LC-MS Stable Isotope Dilution Assays, Patrick Gleason and Bruce Hamper Dr.

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Totalitarian Tendencies of Orbán’s Hungary, Rachel Reiss

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Tritons United: Against Gender-Based Violence Campus Programming, Mackenzie A. Chrun and Maggie M. Gross

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Tuberculosis: Illegal Immigrants and Deadly Spread, Abigail Foust

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Vasily Grossman and Ilya Ehrenburg: Soviet Jews on the Nazis and Soviets, Joshua Heisel

Works from 2021

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From Ridicule To Reform: Potential Solutions to the Domestic Violence Crisis, Kelly Gordon

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Madness and Sanity: Wisdom of Madmen and the Wise Men Madness in the 19th century, Norah Roudhan

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Radioactive Waste Management in St. Louis, Amanda Lopez

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Resilience and Grit: Foundations of Mindset Differences in Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children of Non-Alcoholics, Christopher Vance

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Torches of Freedom and Gender Inequality, Amna Baghli

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A computational study of genotype-phenotype mutation patterns, Kamaludin Dingle, Omar Tawfik, and Ahmed Aldabagh

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Antonia Sentner's Fight Against Deportation: An Example of the Federal Government's Fight Against Communism, Claire Wehking

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A Study Analysis of a New Vitiligo Treatment: Patent WO 20200588091A, Shaikha Al-Mousherji

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A Velvet Rope of Exclusion: The Delmar Divide, Madison Beirne

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BOLD Signal Variability Patterns in Neural Correlates of Reflection and Brooding Components of Rumination, Katie Leutzinger and Carissa Philippi

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Communicating Sustainability: Pollinators and North St. Louis Home Owners, Sarah Kelly and Tori Thoele

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Constraints on Art During the Nazi Era and the Shift to Modern Art After World War II, Aria Spencer

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Development of a Biocompatible Carrier for a Study of pH Response Drug Release, Brittany Richardson

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Effects of Chronic Stress on Infant Memory, Theresa A. Moore and Hannah B. White

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How does Internet delivered Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training reduce suicide risk? Examining the granularity of suicidal ideation, Joseph Rameer and Chelsey Wilks

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MarA Repression of Virulence Gene HilA in Salmonella, Alexandra King, Lauren Daugherty, and Lon Chubiz PhD

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Maternal Depression and Infant’s Bias Towards Faces, Annie Ray and Hannah B. White

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Mutations in Several Auxin Biosynthesis Genes and their Effects on Plant Phenotypes in Arabidopsis, Gabriela Hernandez, Lauren Huebner, and Bethany Karlin Zolman

Nazi Art, Jacob Riefesel

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Nazi Germany and The Coalition Against Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Elli McElhannon

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Paternal Parenting Stress during Middle Childhood: The Impact of COVID-19, Vanessa Newell, Kathryn E. Cherry, and Emily D. Gerstein

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Phenotype bias determines how natural RNA structures occupy the morphospace of all possible shapes, Fatme Ghaddar, Dr Kamaludin Dingle, Dr Petr Sulc, and Prof Ard A. Louis

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Sense of Belonging Increases Performance Expectations among Women in STEM Fields, anne brown and Ariana Gaydon

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Sounds of the Reich: Nazi Party Radio and Speeches, Katelyn Hanners

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Statistical Analysis of Birth Control Counseling Recipients, Aman Chishti

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Stress, Resilience, and Impulsivity, Kendra Clark, Adam Runyan, and Carissa Philippi

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Synthesis of Glycopharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Microbial sepsis, Nicholas Forsythe, Alexei Demchenko, and Catherine Alex

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Teletherapy among Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinicians and Associations with Treatment of Patients at Risk for Suicide, Kevin Rebmann

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The Allies and the Holocaust, Mark Granicke

The Chemical Synthesis of Building Blocks of Sugars found in Human Milk, Ikra Ahmad

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The Effect of Barriers to Treatments, and the Attitudes and Beliefs toward Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) on the Readiness to Change within Young Adults Engaging in Regular Alcohol and Opioid Use., Kylie Thorwardson, Ryan Carpenter, and Miriam Mead

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young Adults Regularly Using Alcohol and Opioids, Mimi Mead, Kylie Thorwardson, and Ryan Carpenter

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The injustices behind America’s incarceration boom, Jay Widlacki

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The Relationship Between Infant-Family Routines, Number of Caregivers and Infant Basal Cortisol, Vanessa Newell and Hannah B. White

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The Relationship Between Resilience, Stress & PTSD, Hadeal Al-hamdani Ms., Adam Runyan Mr, and Carissa Philippi Mrs.

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The White Rose: German Resistance During the Third Reich, Kelli Dockery

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A Literature Review on the Issue of Comparing and Contrasting the FED’s Actions in Response to Covid-19 and the Great Recession, Julian Meyerstrom

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Brain Stew, Cullen Landolt, Mya Horn, Kenneth Miller, and Aimee Pieper

Curcumin: An Agent to Fight Sepsis, Jessica Doshi

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Ethical Dilemma: Police Access to Private Internet Data An analysis of the ECPA of 1986, its effects on the St. Louis area, and the proposed solutions to remedy this outdated document., Amber Essary

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Signing to Success: Developing Effective ASL Curricula in Secondary Public Education, Claire Sutterer

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Skills for Living with Loss, Emily McNeil

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Spectral Analysis of a New Electronic Transition of Platinum Fluoride, PtF, Carol Welch

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The Role of the Reader is to Fallow: Responding to the Negative Reception of Paul Verhoeven’s Film Adaptation of Starship Troopers, Julian Meyerstrom

Works from 2020

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Could Social Media be a Mortality Salience Prime?, Miriam Mead

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Historical Trauma Response Scores as a Function of Unresolved Grief and Substance Use Disorder in American Indian Populations, Andrew R. Saunders

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Public Opinion on Capital Punishment, Sydney Young

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Analysis of Deuterated Standards for Determination of Humulones and Their Derivatives in Beer, Matthew Murphy and Bruce Hamper Dr.

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Chronic Stress in Relation to Locus of Control, Kendra Clark, Miranda Jany, and Carissa Philippi

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Examining Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services and Information for Young Women with Physical Motor Disabilities in Dakar, Senegal, Olivia Soule and Diatou Sonko

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Father's Profession Predicts Academic Outcomes for Women in STEM, Christopher Bach and Bettina Casad

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Public Opinion on Capital Punishment, Sydney Young

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Rurality of Medical Provider and Race of Patient as Risk Factors for Overdose in Opioid Use Disorder Populations, Christopher Vance, Colleen Mulligan, David Von Nordheim, and Jodi Heaps-Woodruff Ph.D.

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Silver Salt-Mediate Benzylation of Carbohydrates Under Mildly Acidic Conditions, Nicholas Forsythe, Samira Escopy, Yashapal Singh 2436808, and Alexei Demchenko

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Stressful life events correlate with depression symptoms, Michelle Mercedes Meng

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The Collective Submitted Works from Honors 2030, Rob Wilson, Odette Beagrie, Sophia Bell, neeha chaudhry, Allison Christman, Zahrak Farese, Olivia Fuller, Kathryn Grothen, Meghan Hruskocy, Cullen Landolt, Maddesyn Langley, Sarah Jane Matt, Samantha McKlin, Hunter Moore, and Maxwell R. Wootten

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The Influence of Anhedonic Symptom Severity on dmPFC Connectivity in PTSD, Nathan L. Bugger, Sally M. Pessin, Carissa Philippi, and Steven Bruce