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    • Deafness in NICU babies 

      Gennell, Adrienne N., 2000-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12)
      Babies that require NICU stays after birth face a lot of difficulty due to a variety of reasons. Babies can be admitted to the NICU for problems such as prematurity, hyperbilirubinemia, respiratory or cardiovascular ...
    • The Need for Adaptive Sports in Society 

      Melsa, Caroline (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-14)
      This capstone project presents an exploration and understanding of the perceived benefits of adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities. The exploration has assessed three main types of benefits of adaptive sports ...
    • Penguin Players Music Director Digital Binder 

      Caliendo, Nina P., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-06)
      I worked with the Penguin Players here at Northern Illinois University as their head music director this semester. Penguin Players is a group on campus that puts on a musical with adults with disabilities as the stars. ...
    • "The Storm Is on Us": Communities and Military Mobilization in Civil War Chicago 

      Knoll, Jeremy R., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-05)
      This research project uses primary sources such as regimental histories, records kept by the Adjutant General of Illinois, reporting from the Chicago Tribune, and the published and unpublished memoirs, diaries, and letters ...
    • Exploring Artificial Intelligence Through 4 x 4 x 4 Tic-tac-toe 

      Plagwitz, Franziska M., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-05)
      Artificial intelligence is a fascinating computer science concept that has been popularized during the last few decades. Today, many processes are controlled by these programs, such as suggestion programs. The important ...
    • Chert formation at IODP Site U1521 as a proxy for variations in marine geochemistry at the onset of the Miocene Climate Optimum 

      McElmeel, Finlay T. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-05)
      The goal of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 374 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica was to collect marine sediment drill cores that would demonstrate the changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheets mass balance ...
    • Connecting Communities During Crisis: A Case Study of Nonprofit Agencies, People with Disabilities and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines 

      Blomquist, Brittany R., 1988--. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-05)
      Individuals with disabilities often face unique challenges not experienced by the general population. These circumstances are further exacerbated in rural communities where health care equity is disrupted by a lack of ...
    • Cut From a Different Cloth: Middle-Class Women and the Chicago Men's Garment Workers' Strike of 1910-1911 

      Simpson, Cameron H., 2000-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-04)
      The Chicago men’s garment workers began a strike in late 1910 that extended through the winter into 1911 and began among women and people of immigrant backgrounds, only incorporating men once it picked up steam. The lack ...
    • Exercise and the Brain: What Can FIT-U do For You? 

      Miller, Kaitlin R., 2001-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-04)
      This project was a pilot study exploring the effects of an aerobic program, FIT-U, and factors influencing cognitive outcomes for healthy aging individuals and those with neurogenic cognitive-communicative disorders. While ...
    • The Impact of Peer Suicide During Adolescence on Mental Health: An Adult Perspective 

      VanZuiden, Cassandra J., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-12-02)
      Problem: Initial interventions after the suicide of adolescents typically focus on those directly impacted by the death, however, little is known about the impact the suicide of a peer can have on adolescents, regardless ...
    • How COVID-19 Affected the Academic Internship Experience 

      Drilling, Jonathan, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-11-19)
      My research paper examines the accounting interns’ perceptions of working in a remote environment due to COVID-19, and how the employers demonstrated and/or showed interns the firm’s or company’s culture. Specifically, ...
    • The Care and Management of a Newborn with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

      Combs, Alexis M., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-11-07)
      Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in street drug and opioid use across the world. Throughout the United States, at least one newborn is affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) every fifteen ...
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Informal Caregiver Stress 

      VanZuiden, Emma M., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-11-07)
      The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the entire world to isolate, as no one knew exactly what it was, how it was spread, or who was most vulnerable to fatal consequences. This global lockdown cut people off from a lot ...
    • Heart of the Cards: The Underlying Social Framework of the Yu-Gi-Oh Community 

      Nagi, Kendall S, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-30)
      Trading card games (TCGs) are a significantly understudied side of gaming culture within sociology. Plenty of research exists on role playing games, and tabletop gaming in general, but little research exists on the ...
    • Secondary Success and Beyond 

      Sims, Gabrielle N., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
      This project was conducted to assist incoming First-Generation College Students (FGCS) complete the steps needed to get into college and the tools needed to be successful once there. Research methods included secondary ...
    • Exploring Medicinal Cannabis Use in Pediatric Oncology 

      Karnuth, Alexandra R., 1999-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
      Changes in cannabis legality in the United States over recent years have led to an increased interest in the use of cannabis in medicine. One area in which this interest has sparked controversy is pediatric oncology. This ...
    • Aerobic Exercise and Cognition 

      Ernst, Kristen M., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-26)
      This literature review contains research about aerobic exercise and cognition. Three areas were addressed: timing of the exercise, the intensity of the exercise, and age of the participants. From these areas I was able to ...
    • The True Feminists Were Hidden in Plain Sight: An Analysis of Disney Heroines Through a Fourth-Wave, Intersectional Lens 

      Blair, Alexa (Northern Illinois University, 2021)
      This project argues that not all Disney heroines are feminists because not all of them discuss issues relevant to modern feminism, such as sexual violence and intersectionality. While researching for this paper, many ...
    • Boron Biomolecules for Medical Applications 

      Samantha, Guadarrama, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
      Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a method that promises a new and effective form of cancer treatment. Cancer is a devastating disease, the goal of our boron research is to find an alternative treatment option that ...
    • Vaccine awareness in low socioeconomic, black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities 

      Patel, Nandini., 1999--. (Northern Illinois University, 2021-04-25)
      Vaccinations are the most significant advancements of science that have helped society. They have nearly eliminated some of the deadliest diseases in human history and have saved millions of lives. However, not everyone ...