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1 Wang, Karissa M.Transcription factor NFATc1's signaling pathway and role in cardiomyocyte functionAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. It affects as many as 6.1 million people in the United States and increases their risk of stroke by 4-5 times. AF is evidently a very serious condition, but the scientific community does not yet fully understand its underlying mechani...2020
2 Woolf, KatieThere's Something About Syria: Using Foreign Military Intervention in the Syrian Civil War to Assess Predictabilityin International RelationsThis paper utilizes three strands of International Relations (IR) theory: realism, constructivism, and leadership theory to inform the actions of the United States and Russia in their intervention in the Syrian Civil War. First, a brief overview of the case is presented along with a review of the th...2020
3 Wylie, Kathryn NivenDifferences Between Mother and Peer Listeners in the Encouragement Of Perspective-TakingExisting literature implicates perspective-taking, the cognitive and affective process by which an individual comes to understand the viewpoint of another, in a broad variety of desirable outcomes. Although scaffolding is an oft-researched topic, there is little extant work on how scaffolding may en...2020
4 Voyles, Jonathan RossEfforts Toward Establishing ML-McAs a Robust Depth Discriminant of Seismic Sources at Local (<150 km) DistancesFew scientific fields have been as dramatically accelerated by war as Earth science. Prior to the twentieth century, Earth science was largely dominated by natural philosophers debating whether the Earth had been formed by a ball of magma that solidified or a ball of liquid that precipitated. This g...2020
5 Van der Merwe, MarkLearning 3D Reconstructions for Geometrically aware Robotic GraspingRobotic grasping is a crucial subtask of many important robotic applications, such as in-home robotic assistance, emergency responce robots, and industrial robotics. Deep learning has enabled remarkable improvements in robotic grasp synthesis for previously unseen objects from partial object views. ...2020
6 Uchida, Emily AkiyoThe Presentation of the Model Minority Myth in the US Education SystemIn the United States, Asian Americans have been dubbed the "model minority", having seemingly overcome racial barriers to achieve socio-economic success all on their own. In reality, Asian Americans still face racial discrimination on an institutional and societal level. The Students for Fair Admiss...2020
7 Urry, Joshua O.The Mediating Role of Coping Behaviors in the Realtion Between Partner Relationship Quality and Infant Stress signsPerceived social support and overall relationship quality between a pregnant woman and her partner could affect an infant's future emotional distress. There are many ways that a couple could cope behaviorally with conflicts that result from poor relationship quality. Indeed, a pregnant woman's copin...2020
8 Tvrdik, BarboraMale-Female Dynamics and Women's Power in Marriage: An Analysis of Mariama BA's Une Si Longue LettreThe novel Une si longue lettre [So Long a Letter] (1979) by Senegalese author Mariama Bâ (1929-81) takes the form of a long, fictional letter of a newly-widowed woman named Ramatoulaye to her childhood friend Aïssatou. While writing this letter, she reflects upon her 25-year-long marriage and conf...2020
9 Thompson, LaurenSptlC2 Deletion in Endothelial Cells: Implications for Arterial FunctionUsing pharmacological and genetic approaches to inhibit whole-body ceramide biosynthesis, our laboratory showed that this sphingolipid contributes importantly to hypertension and vascular dysfunction associated with diet-induced obesity in mice. Here we tested the hypothesis that inducible, endothel...2020
10 Rahmati, KasraGenetically Modified Chemotaxis Signaling Protein Chey Binds to the Rotor Protein Flin to Control the Direction of Flagellar Rotation in Escherichia ColiBacterial chemotaxis is the directed movement of a bacterium in response to environmental chemical stimuli. Cells of E. coli, for example, swim by rotating their flagella and direct their movement by regulating reversals between counterclockwise (CCW) and clockwise (CW) rotation. The switch from CCW...2020
11 Stevens, Fergus D.Human-Algorithm Interactions with Fundamental and Predatory Trading RobotsAlgorithmic participation in financial markets has been a growing phenomenon since the early 1990s. This paper uses experimental data and simulations to analyze the interaction between humans and trading algorithms. Interactions between humans and algorithms are observed through laboratory sessions ...2020
12 Sriram, AnanyaElectrochemical Impedance Analysis of Gold-Polyurethane NanocompositeNeural prosthetic devices are used to record and transmit electrical signals to modulate neural tissue functionality. Electrodes in the devices are currently made using traditional electronic materials. These materials are generally not biocompatible and those that are, can be stiff, triggering an i...2020
13 Stoddard, HenryThe Importance of Planning in Rural CommunitiesCity and Metropolitan Planning as a discipline is largely focused on the development and problem solving of dense urban living areas. This is largely due to the fact that urban areas contain the most people, therefore they require careful planning in order to function properly. It makes sense. But t...2020
14 Stewart, PatrickA Real-World Investigation of the Attentional Capture ParadigmAttention directs awareness toward important objects, like food or predators, and filters out unimportant objects, like familiar scenery. Two modes of visual attention have been identified: goal-directed and stimulus-driven (Simons, 2000). Goal-directed attention refers to a deliberate search for ob...2017
15 Scholl, WallisNanomite-Decorated Nanoparticles as Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy SubstratedSurface-enhanced spectroscopy substrates utilize the localized surface plasmon resonance of nanoparticles for optical, photocatalysis, and biological and chemical sensing applications. Plasmonic anisotropic nanoparticles with sharp tips focus the electromagnetic field of the localized surface plasmo...2020
16 Shimanski, IsabelA New Protocol for First Responders for Hypothermic Pulselessness in Pediatric PatientsIn the summer of 1986, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, named Michelle, was submerged in a creek near Salt Lake City for a total of 62 minutes from initial submersion to removal by rescuers [7]. The young girl showed no signs of life, and was found pulseless, flaccid, cyanotici, and with fixed and di...2020
17 Seang, EmilyFrom Ground to Air: Connecting Nonemergency Medical Transportation in Rural UtahSufficient transportation is essential to supporting medical care in rural communities. Due to spatial barriers, or the lack of health facilities or pharmacies, patients often find themselves paying a high cost for consistent medical care. For patients needing multiple medical appointments, transpor...2020
18 Silianoff, CaitlinObjectified: Bodily Fragmentation in the Metaphysical ConceitThis Honors thesis investigates bodily fragmentation and metaphoric direction in seventeenth-century poetry. I focus in particular on John Donne and Richard Crashaw, two contemporaneous metaphysical poets who are often regarded as critical opposites. Close analysis of their use of bodily imagery wit...2020
19 Ryder, KeenanWhere Industry Meets Academia: An Analysis of Software Development Methodologies in PracticeThis thesis examines the three main software development methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, and Spiral) in academic thought and industry implementation. Data and observations for this thesis have been gathered from industry research journals, academic reports, theses, Department of Defense Reports and...2020
20 Rodriguez, MayraHospital Acquired Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic stem Cell TransplantationPurpose The purpose of this thesis was to investigate hospital acquired bloodstream infections, in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), using a subset of data from an ongoing study. The goal of the larger study was to track changes in central line-associated ...2020
21 Radhakrishnan, SridharanDevelopment of Low-Cost system for Myoelectric Prosthesis ControlThe upper limb prosthetics field has advanced to where artificial hands can mimic human motions based on electrical signals emitted from muscular activation and can even open and close proportionate to the amplitude of signal they receive. However, these prostheses are very expensive, with some cost...2020
22 Ramous, CarolineIs Intact Endothelial Cell Autophagy Required for Training-Induced Vascular Adaptations?Macroautophagy is operational during basal conditions to maintain intracellular organelle and protein quality control, but is upregulated during cellular stress (e.g., dynamic exercise) to adapt to changing nutritional and energy demands. We tested the hypothesis that intact endothelial cell (EC) au...2020
23 Olsen, NicholasSimple Molecular Models for Chiral CrystallizationChiral molecules play an important role in many biological processes.1 Important chiral biomolecules include certain amino acids, sugars, DNA, RNA, and many proteins. Chiral molecules have enantiomers, mirror-image isomers that cannot be superimposed on each other. The classic analogy to enantiomers...2020
24 Owen, Cameron J.Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy and Guided Ion Beam Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Experimental and Theoretical investigations of Transition Metal and Lanthandie CationsEmployment of Free Electron Lasers (FELs) and a Guided Ion Beam Tandem Mass Spectrometer (GIBMS) has allowed for the spectroscopic and spectrometric investigations of a variety of ionic complexes, respectively. The data presented in Chapters 2 and 3 of this thesis were obtained using two FELs locate...2019
25 Williams, Sydney PorterEducation, art and Activism: Collecting the Stories of World-ChangersThis thesis explores the idea of civically-engaged artwork that sparks conversation, specifically artwork created by young people, and often fostered by educators and community collaborators. For the purpose of this thesis, I define civically-engaged and activist art as art that is created with the ...Activism; youth; art; civic-dialogue; community2020
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