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    • Symbiodinium Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Production and Migration in the Octocorals Sympodium sp. and Sarcothelia sp.  

      El Rahmany, Weam S., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-08-02)
      Climate change may be increasingly causing corals to bleach, as bleaching may be triggered by elevated temperatures and light. Corals bleach due to their symbionts’ overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). This ...
    • Comparison of Healthy Shoulder Joints/Rotator Cuff Muscles to Pathological Shoulder Joints/Rotator Cuff Muscles 

      Gall, Jessica E., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-06)
      The purpose of this dissection of the human shoulder is to gain an in-depth knowledge of the structures located inside, to identify if there is any pattern in which parts of the shoulder joint begin to degenerate first, ...
    • The Decline in the Health of African Americans 

      Walker, Jessica A.,1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      The purpose of this study is to explore how racial discrimination and cultural perspectives impact the beliefs, ideologies, and ultimately the health of Africans and Black Americans. The ultimate goal is to develop some ...
    • Manufacturing Efficiency Improvements on High Variation Lines 

      Schultz, Molly J., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Motorola Solutions Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality telecommunications equipment. Their newer facility in Elgin, IL builds and assembles portable and mobile radios. Given the high variation in product mix and demand, ...
    • Cybersecurity Virtual Machine 

      Anjur, Vidya R. (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      In this day and age, cybersecurity is becoming more and more crucial for all technology with internet capabilities. The idea of strangers being able to learn your most secret information and share it with others is very ...
    • Assistive Technology: Conducting Closed-Captioning Research and Developing an Assistive Technology Grant Proposal 

      Harrell, Christopher C. (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Research on the impact of CC has been limited largely to individuals with learning disabilities (Kirkland, Byrom, MacDougall, & Corcoran, 1995), hearing impairments (Yoon & Choi, 2010), individuals learning English as a ...
    • Geography of Obesity and Related Health and Socioeconomic Factors in Chicago, Illinois 

      Whiston, Peyton I., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Obesity is a major global health concern, but few studies have examined the spatial distribution of obesity and related health factors on a neighborhood level scale. In this project, our study area is Chicago, the third ...
    • Effects of Corticosterone in Drinking Water 

      Corey, Samantha A., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05)
      Every day we experience some type of stress. High levels of stress are a common contributor to health problems. In our lab we have previously found that exposure to 10 days of unpredictable stress reduced motivation for ...
    • Effects of Enrichment on Captive Ring-tailed Lemurs 

      Evans, Madison T. 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      This research aimed to examine the effects of different enrichment devices on the behavior of a group of four captive ring-tailed lemurs at Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere, IL. Enrichment has been shown to increase the overall ...
    • A Study of the Cost of Voting for People of Color 

      Harris, Zakyrah E., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      The goal of this capstone is to answer the question: “Why do some states have higher cost of voting than others?” I believe that the answer to this is that Republicans try to make it harder for minorities to vote. The ...
    • EVS Throughput Improvement 

      Ghrayeb, Leena O., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      This paper covers the background, methods, and results of the Environmental Services (EVS) Throughput Improvement project at Northwestern Medicine’s Kishwaukee Hospital. Patient throughput at hospitals is closely related ...
    • Social Butterflies: The Power of Social Media Influencers 

      Osayemi, Ebun-Oluwa O., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Social Media Influencer marketing has increased thanks to social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter etc. This marketing is the process of identifying, engaging and supporting individuals who create ...
    • Polyamorous Jealousy 

      Musson, Chelsea L, 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      This study examined the relationship between jealousy and mate retention behaviors in the context of polyamorous and monogamous relationships. Seventy-nine individuals completed an online survey measuring relationship ...
    • Gender Stereotyping in Children and Adults 

      Hernandez, Isis V., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Gender stereotyping can have a big impact on the development of children, which can impact many aspects of an individual's life, even into adulthood. The purpose of this study was to examine age-related changes in gender ...
    • An exploration of a financial lexicon-based approach to sentiment analysis and its application to financial news and reports 

      Kirchner, Avery N., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      For as long as the stock market, financial news, and financial reports have been around, people have been trying to gain an edge on the market and identify trends in advance, allowing for more intelligent financial ...
    • Fabric 

      Stamps, Taylor M. (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
    • Perceptions of Disability and the Truth: Breaking Barriers 

      Kirmani, Syeda, A., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019)
      Disability is a term that is used in many contexts, areas and walks of life. It has only recently started to be recognized. It is for this reason there are still many misconceptions regarding disabilities and the perception ...
    • Improving Chronic Pain Management to Reduce the Opioid Epidemic: A Literature Review 

      Della-Peruta, Janina K., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      Prescription opioids contribute to the growing problem that is the opioid epidemic. According to the CDC (2017), approximately one-third of all opioid related deaths are due to prescription opioids. One way that these ...
    • The Study of Electric Fields within an X-ray Waveguide 

      Moraga, Paula M., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      This research project will study the electric field distribution of x-rays propagating within a planar silicon waveguide. The electric field will be modeled using two methods. The simpler, but more approximate method will ...
    • Random Generation and VR Environments: Creating Personalized and Unique User Experiences 

      Miller, Noah J., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-05-05)
      “Random Generation and VR Environments: Creating Unique and Personalized Experiences” is split into two components. The video showcases a live demonstration of the VR project, and an in-depth view of the integrated ...