Summer Research Symposium Schedule

Aug. 23
Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

Opening Remarks
Chad Montgomery, director, Office of Student Research

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Bonum ubi, ibi regnum: An Examination of the Buen Vivir in the context of Leonardo Boff’s Liberation Theology
Samuel Walk
Faculty Mentor: Marc Becker
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Light Curves for Beta Lyrae and other eclipsing binaries
Orion Guan
Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale
8:45-9 a.m.

Habitable Zones and Planet Formation Probabilities in Nearby Star Systems
Tyler Gardner
Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale
9-9:15 a.m.

The Effect of Habitat Management on Reptile Communities
Michael Essmyer
Mentor: Chad Montgomery
9:15-9:30 a.m.

Reproductive Characteristics of A. Tesselata in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ian Oiler
Mentor: Chad Montgomery
9:30-9:45 a.m.

9:45-9:55 a.m.
9:55-10:55 a.m.
The Development and Influence of Jazz Education in Heartland America: 1970s to 2014
Joel Gordon
Mentor: Marc Becker
9:55-10:10 a.m.

Measuring Mammal Species Richness in Two Different Forest Types in Central America
Jacob Kaiser
Mentor: LaRoy Brandt
10:10-10:25 a.m.

Cost Systems & Performance Measurement
Jodi Dunivent
Mentor: Kathy Otero
10:25-10:40 a.m.
Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide as a Digestibility Marker for Horses
Elizabeth Miller
Mentor: Kelly Walter
10:40-10:55 a.m.
10:55-11:05 a.m.
11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Secessionist Conflict and Decentralization
Laknath Gunathilake
Mentor: John Quinn
11:05-11:20 a.m.
Attitudes toward Healthcare Teamwork Between Osteopathic Physicians who Participated as Medical Students in an Interprofessional Education Program and Those Who Did Not
Alexis Hackett
Mentor: Carol Cox
11:20-11:35 a.m.
Attitudes Toward Gender Roles as a Function of Relationship Self-identification: Queer versus Straight
Sarah Bussen
Mentor: Sherri Palmer
11:35-11:50 a.m.
The Effect of Differing Macronutrients on Academic Metrics, Satiety, and Lunchtime Caloric Intake in Preadolescents
William Quarles
Mentor: Brian Snyder
11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
12:05-12:35 p.m.
Modeling the Number of Larval Dermacentor Variabilis on Peromyscus Leucopus
Hailey Cahill
Mentors: Hyun Joo Kim and Stephanie Foré
Functional Asymmetry of the Lower Limbs in Three Motor Tasks
Trudi Gatteys
Mentor: Adam King
Evaluation of Stream Health in Tropical Forests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Bing Zheng
Mentor: LaRoy Brandt

Input in Foreign Language Pedagogy: an Essential Tool for Authentic Acquisition
Jacob Fling
Mentor: Carol Marshall
Molecular Bacterial Pathogens Detection in Adult Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis of Northeast Missouri
Megan Connolly, Daniel Romine, and Jacob Schrier
Mentor: Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa
Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Water Using Paper-Based Microfluidics
Kallie Hilsabeck
Mentor: Russell Baughman
Closing Remarks
Chad Montgomery, Director, Office of Student Research                               
12:35 p.m.
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