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    • 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 ...
    • Adding Technology Boundary Management to the Sleep Treatment Education Program for Students: Effects on Sleep, Technology Use, and Burnout 

      Senf, Maria (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      Compared to the general population, college students have poorer sleep habits, which also tend to negatively affect their academic performance. Research suggests that part of this issue is due to technology use patterns ...
    • Use of Stable Isotopes in Quantifying Seabird Influence on Island Nutrient Dynamics 

      Weston, Maria; Kong, Stephanie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      Seabird colonies can have significant effects on island trophic structure by infusing massive amounts of guano fertilizer into terrestrial zones (Jones, 2010). These nutrients are important for driving soil chemical cycling ...
    • Visualization of latent Fingerprints using metal thin-films 

      Aziz, Namra (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The commonly used detection and preservation of latent fingerprints methods employ dry powders or wet chemistry principles to visualize the samples in the field and also for laboratory analysis. This research examines a ...
    • Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Representing and Confronting the Nazi Past in Postwar German Film, 1945-1961 

      Cincotta, Natalie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      When Germany surrendered in May 1945, cultural life found itself at a standstill. In the west, the Allies took immediate control of the film industry, including the reeducation and denazification of German citizens, while ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Differing Representations of Imperial Women by Plutarch and Tacitus 

      Striegel, Markie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      This research examines the different representations of imperial women by two ancient Roman historians, Plutarch and Tacitus. While both historians wrote during the period from 60-117 C.E., their different positions within ...
    • Digital Design with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Prototyping 

      Shiau, Jayson (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      The Digital Design with FPGA prototyping being undertaken with Dr. Reza Hashemian involves using a Nexys 4 digital board created by Xilinx and manipulating it through a hardware design language to be able to incorporate ...
    • Vision System for Round Ground Metals 

      Woodall, Matthew (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      This project consists of the design and development of a quality control vision system. Round Ground Metals produces small diameter Swiss screw machine quality stainless steel bars that will acquire various defects on them ...
    • 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 ...
    • Visualizing Chiropractic Motion Palpation Techniques 

      Woodall, Melissa (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      My research and artistry project involved the creation of two educational posters showing different manipulations that are involved with motion palpation, a chiropractic technique used to diagnose and treat patients. The ...
    • Should the U.S. Expand its Use of Geothermal Resources? Lessons from Iceland 

      Root, Larissa (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      In this capstone project, geothermal energy is investigated both in its role in the United States, as well as in Iceland. The feasibility of geothermal energy for electricity production will be analyzed within a framework ...
    • Characterization of a CCD camera for x-ray visibility spectroscopy 

      Stringer, Tyler (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      We expect to analyze data compiled from many snapshots of x-ray diffraction patterns. These snapshots will be taken with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, and these data will be processed by using NIU’s supercomputer, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 

      Jacob, Rachel (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      This project focuses on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and its role in the history of equal employment opportunity law in the United States. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination ...
    • 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 ...
    • Sex Differences in Jealousy 

      Valles, Dakota (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      Evolutionary psychologists theorizes that humans, as a species, have established sex differences in jealousy due to the male’s fear of paternal uncertainty, and a female’s desire for paternal caregiving that stem from our ...
    • NIU Latino Oral History Project 

      González, Sandra (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      As part of an effort to explore the Latino community and its history, the Latino Oral History Project looks to collect the oral histories of the descendents of families to learn more about migration patterns to the Chicagoland ...
    • Carbon Dynamics of Prairie Ecosystems 

      Farrell, Rachel; Goldblum, David (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
      This study analyzes carbon cycle processes in prairie environments, with the goal of determining carbon sequestration (containment) capacity of prairies of varying quality. Results of the study will be used to aid in ...