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    • Docking of MetAP 1 for Inhibitor Candidacy 

      Wong, Aida Yukie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      MetAP 1 is a widespread enzyme found in Rickettsia prowazekii, a gram-negative bacteria that causes typhus and other diseases. As such, it is critical to find active sites of MetAP 1 on Rickettsia prowazekii in order to ...
    • Does Choral Singing Improve Word Finding? Student Engagement Fund Final Narrative Report 

      Lusung, Junilane C., 1997-- (2018)
      The goal of my research project was to provide quantitative data supporting the hypothesis that choir participation may support functional communication in individuals with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. ...
    • An ecosystem structure approach to understanding restoration management effects on prairie community composition 

      Schofield, Nora L., 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-12-07)
    • The Effect of Calculus-Based TLC Physics Students’ Performance on the Force Concept Inventory 

      Hashimoto, Wataru (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The current study will focus on the impact of a calculus and physics Themed Learning Community (TLC) in order to compare to non-TLC sections on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI), which tests student’s conceptual understanding ...
    • Evaluating Colors and Concepts 

      Wittke, Emily (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of different extremes of the color wheel can change the intended concept of a work of art. Specifically, what happens to the significance of the message of the piece ...
    • Family Involvement in Postsecondary Settings for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

      Ashmore, Alyssa; Mitchell, Susan (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The goal of our study is to investigate family member roles within postsecondary settings for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is a paucity of research so this study will add knowledge to the topic. We interviewed ...
    • Family Matters: The Effects of CEO Parental Status in Family Firms 

      Anglin, Lauren (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The purpose of this study is to examine whether the personal characteristics of the CEO influence corporate policies. Specifically, how does the CEO’s familial status affect the allocation of scarce financial capital to ...
    • Final Reflection 

      Galvez, Ainsley (Northern Illinois University, 2019-03-03)
    • Final Report - Impacts of invasive mice on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge 

      Rosenberger, Kaylee J. (Northern Illinois University, 2019-08-09)
      This essay describes my experience in participating in a faculty-mentored research project this summer (2019). I briefly give an overview of the project itself, then elaborate on how the experience affected my academics ...
    • Final Report: Tanzania 

      Melara, Candy V. -- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-08)
    • Five Weeks for an Entire Life 

      Ahne, Brandon (2019-08-08)
      The following is a personal reflection over my month spent studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer of 2019. This reflection was made to be submitted towards the Student Engagement Fund.
    • Geology Research Trip to Australia 

      Schweitzer, Madison M. 1998-- (2019-08-08)
    • Granular Flow in a Conveyor System 

      Krupiarz, Kamila A. (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
      Uniformity of granular flow behavior is critical in many industries. The behavior in a conveyor apparatus aims to fill a gap in knowledge of achieving uniformity in mass flow rate by correlating velocity profile data with ...
    • Green Team Communications 

      Sneyd, Megan, M., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      Information about NIU's sustainable practices is not widely available, leaving much of the NIU community unaware of the progress being made by NIU. By reworking the NIU Sustainability website and by releasing press articles ...
    • Gustav Klimt's Athena 

      Antos, Ashley (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      Women are the predominate subject of Gustav Klimt’s oeuvre, from his beautiful portraits of women patrons and acquaintances, to his murals for the Old Burgtheater, University, and Kunsthistorisches Museum. One woman who ...
    • Identifying Predictors of Congressional Incivility: An Individual-level Analysis 

      Casas, Nicholas, 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-04-25)
      This research explores what background characteristics are more closely associated with uncivil acts by members of Congress, while serving in Congress. Put differently, the research seeks to identify biographical attributes ...
    • Impacts of invasive mice on invertebrate orders on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge 

      Rosenberger, Kaylee J.; Holthuijzen, Wieteke (Northern Illinois University, 2018-11-18)
      In this project, the effects of invasive house mice (Mus musculus) on island invertebrates will be studied by analyzing samples of invertebrates collected from islands of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Mice ...
    • Impacts of invasive mice on invertebrate orders on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge 

      Rosenberger, Kaylee J.; Holthuijzen, Wieteke; Jones, Holly (Northern Illinois University, 2019-04-17)
      In this project, the effects of invasive house mice (Mus musculus) on island invertebrates will be studied by analyzing samples of invertebrates collected from islands of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Mice ...
    • Improving Article Summaries: Can a Brief Tutorial Help College Students Write More Effective Research Article Summaries? 

      Rosinski, Leanna (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The ability to understand and condense research articles is crucial for success as an undergraduate psychology student; however, this does not come naturally to many students. Sommer et al. (2014) found that students tend ...
    • My Summer SEF Research at Nachusa Grasslands 

      Bautista, Angelica, 1986-- (2019)
      Over the summer I participated in various research projects with fellow NIU students. The research sites are located at Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, IL. I talk about my experience with small mammal trapping, ...