North Central College - Naperville, IL

2014 NCUR Roster

Student Name, Class Year Presentation Title Academic Major
Alyssa Allgood, senior WHO AM I?: AN EXPLORATION OF JAZZ VOCALISTS’ IDENTITY COMMUNICATED THROUGH PERFORMANCE Music/jazz studies and organizational communication
Mary Blaha, senior; Kori Sye, junior   THE EFFECTS OF GROWTH CONDITIONS ON BACTERIAL INHIBITION OF WATER MOLD Chemistry; chemistry
Adeline Boettcher, Christina Carstens, juniors; Scott Blaszak, senior EXAMINING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN YAK1 AND MSS11, PAT1, AND DCS1 IN SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE Biology; biochemistry; biology
Kirsten Bushman, senior PREDICTION OF EMOTIONAL CHANGES WHILE READING A SHORT STORY Psychology
Bryan Cardwell, senior; Amy Damitz, junior BUILDING A NEW SMALL RADIO TELESCOPE Physics; physics
Megan Cave, junior FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND  Elementary education
Joel Di Bernardo, Katy Reese, seniors; Andrew DuBois '13 IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF AMPHIBIAN PATHOGENS IN DUPAGE COUNTY, IL Biology; biology; biology
Michele Dobbs, sophomore LOOKING OUTSIDE OUR BORDERS: U.S. HISTORY IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT Social science/history and secondary education
Molly Durava, sophomore PIECEWISE-LINEAR PSEUDODIAGRAMS Mathematics
Sarah Eggert, senior THE SPANISH ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ITS IMPACTS ON SPANISH HIGHER EDUCATION AND “LOS JÓVENES” Spanish and international business
Carlee Fields, senior DRESSING THE PART: THEATRICAL COSTUME DESIGN AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN THE REHEARSAL PROCESS Spanish and theatre
Nancy Guzman, senior THE EFFECTS OF AROUSAL AND DISFLUENCY ON CONFIRMATION BIAS Psychology
AN ANALYSIS OF BINGE EATING, COGNITIVE RESTRAINT AND NEGATIVE AFFECT IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
Rebecca Heinen, junior SELF-STABILIZATION UNDER MINIMAL LIAR’S DOMINATION FOR PATH GRAPHS Mathematics
Christian Horst, senior SIMULATION OF DARK MATTER WAKES Physics
Nicole Jakobsze, junior BRANDING OF HIGHER EDUCATION  Marketing and human resource management
Emily Johnson, sophomore THE GOTH'S "CROWN OF THORNS": AN EXAMINATION OF HOW THE MEDIA RECONSTRUCTED THE GOTH SUB-CULTURE TO FIT A DEVIANT SUB-CULTURE AND HOW THIS IMPACTS AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERFORMANCE OF IDENTITY English writing and interactive media studies/convergent media
Adam Kendall, senior DRAFT YOUR OWN PLAYERS OR PICK THEM UP IN FREE AGENCY: WHAT STRATEGY HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT ON WINNING PERCENTAGE IN THE NFL? Economics and finance
Szymon Kesek, senior DISADVANTAGE DECONSTRUCTED: AFRICAN AMERICAN PERCEPTIONS OF SUCCESS PROSPECTS Political science and philosophy
Adam Kleinman, junior PROTEIN AGGREGATION AND PERSISTERS IN ESCHERICHIA COLI Biochemistry
Hannah Kramer, senior THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN GERMANY: THE GERMAN VIEW TODAY German
Jillian Laumbacher, senior WHAT MOVES THE MILLENNIALS? THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF MEDIA ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND INTEREST Global studies/international relations and economics
Colin Loeffler, senior “LATE SEVENTIES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, PUNK-ROCK KID”: QUEER PLACES, COUNTERPUBLICS, AND TIM MILLER'S SPILT MILK English literature and theatre
TO “BEG FOR GRACE IN VAIN”: INTERMEDIAL ASIDES AND THE TRANSMEDIAL SHIFT FROM TITUS ANDRONICUS TO TITUS
Rebecca Marusarz, senior THE IMPACT OF RECITATIONS ON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS' GRADES Elementary education
Gianna Medina, Aaron Langer, seniors NMR AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MAILLARD REACTION PRODUCTS OF VARYING SUGARS Biochemistry; chemistry
Anthony Nuccio, junior AN EXAMINATION OF THE POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS REASONS FOR ANTI-SEMITISM IN EARLY CHRISTIAN DOCUMENTS English writing and religious studies
Tiffany Pankow, senior THE FABRIC OF HUMANITY:THROUGH THE WHITE MAN'S EYES Physics
THE FABRIC OF HUMANITY: ATONOMOUS REGION OF TIBET
Yekaterina Pavlopoulos, senior POLITICAL VALUES VERSUS MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: IDENTIFYING THE MORE SALIENT PREDICTOR OF FAVORABILITY Psychology
Meghan Pickett, junior STUDENTS VERSUS COUNSELORS: A CROSS-CULTURAL INVESTIGATION OF PROMINENT STRESSORS AND OUTREACH PROGRAMMING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SCOTTISH UNDERGRADUATES AND UNIVERSITY COUNSELORS. Psychology
Kelly Rasmussen, senior THE DISNEYIZATION OF TOMORROW: WALT DISNEY'S CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS AND THE DYSTOPIAN PICTURE IT PAINTS English writing and Spanish
Stephania Rodriguez, senior "THE WORKING WOMAN": HOW SOCIETAL PERCEPTIONS OF FEMALE LEADERS AFFECT STAFFING AND GENERATE OBSTACLES FOR WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS Human resource management
Alana Shuma, senior PETTICOATS AND PARLORS: THE POLITICAL POWER OF WOMEN AS SEEN THROUGH HOME ENTERTAINING IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA History
Caitlin Skrbec, junior THE EFFECT OF AGE, PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ON THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MUSICAL ELEMENTS AND PICTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS Music education/instrumental and choral
Tiffany Tindell, junior GERMAN FASCINATION WITH THE AMERICAN INDIAN: FROM KARL MAY AND THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT History and anthropology 
Tyler Ward, junior A STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY WESLEYAN BANDS IN BRITAIN Religious studies
Rebecca Weiss, senior JAPAN'S IMAGINARY OBSESSION: HOW THE UNREAL ENGENDERED A SUBCULTURE Japanese and East Asian studies/Japan
Margaret Wieczorek, senior EFFECTIVENESS OF COURSE OFFERINGS USING THE SUURBALLE ALGORITHM Mathematics and French
Ian Wright, senior HIDDEN AND REVEALED: THE ICELANDIC LANDSCAPE EXPLORED THROUGH CHARCOAL Global studies/Europe and studio art