CSB/SJU’s Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day recognizes and honors the achievements of students who have undertaken significant research, scholarship, or creative works during the course of the past year.

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Submissions from 2017

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2017 Program for Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day, Lindsey Gutsch

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Are You Ready for Busy Season?, Kailey McCoy

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Attitudes in Chemistry, Caitlin Loeffler

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Bridging Barriers: Multilingual Flashcard Use in a Nursing Home, Mackenzie Dent, Peyton Meade, Nicholas Schmit, Tess Troyak, and Gabriella Weber

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Celebrity Advocacy: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Development of Iconographic Persona as a Climate Activist, Noelle Batalla Miller

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Children's Museum of South Dakota, Paige Merwin

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DAYTA Marketing: Hospitality and Leisure, Megan Dobberstein, Kelly Husmann, Victoria Vogt, Kaitlin Duda, Aaron Tamm, and Anthony Eskew

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Decreasing the Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections in a Long Term Care Facility, Laura Schmitt, Shontal Goss, Ryan Schumacher, and Nicole Flesch

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Denaturation of DNA-labeled Molecular Beacons with Fluorophores and Quenchers, A Project-based Biochemistry Laboratory Promoting the Understanding and Uses of Fluorescence Spectroscopy in the Study of Biomolecular Structures and Interactions, Wendy Osei-Bonsu

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Emotion, Text Difficulty, and Purpose for Reading: How Factors Influence Reading Comprehension, Katie Langer and Maria Frie

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Environmental effects on algal biodiversity and biomass on intertidal rocky shores in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, John Schmelzer and Alec Schwartz

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Financial Literacy at CSB/SJU, Elizabeth J. Erickson

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Fluorescently labeled bovine RNase and bovine lactalbumin interactions with anti-fluorescein antibody, Nicole Newman and Allison Grodnick

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Food Safety Knowledge and Practices of College Students, Jennie Xiong

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Good Cop, Bad Cop? Decriminalizing Black Men in the Media, Libby-Rose Cronican

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Herodotus and the Greek Identity, Joseph Roberts

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High intensity versus resistance exercise on postprandial triglycerides in healthy college students, Tyler J. Bruinsma

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Home on the Market Range: A Land Feasibility Analysis for Large-Scale Bison Farming, Skylar Peyton

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How I made Peace: Dismantling Racism in the United States, Jennifer Serrato

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How I Made Peace: Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses in the United States, Margaret Bernetich

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Impact of workplace romances on coworkers and workplace climate, Jonathan Sutton

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Improved Cultural Competence Through Simulation, Mary Costello, Elizabeth Sloan, Trisha Steiner, and Mitchell Tollefson

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IMPROVISATION ONSTAGE!, Brian McCann

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Investigation and Synthesis of Novel Aromatic Azo Inhibitors of LMW-PTP Isoform B, Raymond Twumasi

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MacMillan-Type Reactions Using PAMAM Dendrimer Bound Catalysts, Heidi Koenig

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Magnetic Position Sensor: Modeling a DC Electric Motor’s Magnetic Interference, Aleksander Gust

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Mapping a Home Where the Buffalo Roam, Skylar Peyton

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Mid Minnesota Legal Aid Summer Legal Clerk Job, Gladys Meija

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Multitasking: The effects of watching Netflix and reading comprehension, Amber Lauer

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Phone Use and Attention: A Multitasking Study, Kaesha Madden

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Polymerization Catalyst[(BDI)ZnN(TMS)2] Synthesis, Guangyao Gao

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Pre-Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Vulnerability Biomarkers, Jacob Peterson

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Latino Immigrants, Kelly Olzenak

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Revisiting the Reformation: Aquinas and Luther on Justification, Lukas Steffensmeier

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Silver Eyes, Drew Coulombe

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Soil Phosphorous Accumulation Following 12 Years of Biosolids Application to Continuous Corn Cropping System in Cenral Minnesota, Skylar Peyton

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Sugar Concentration in Frozen Sap, Jacob Hauger and Ellen Munshower

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Texting and its Effect on Memory Retention, Hailey Tanner

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The Effects of Studying Abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Exercise and Nutrition Habits of College Students, Benjamin Hodapp and Kevin Curwick

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The Gender Wage Gap, Grace Bandel, Amelia Barkley, Remington Deyak, Sarah Dischinger, Lucy Dornback, Mackenzie Kuhl, Kalila Moua, Emerita Palencia, Anna Peichel, Rachel Perri, and Laura Precourt

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The Power of Ethnography: From Storytelling to Compassion, Danica Simonet

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The relationship between barometric pressure and maple sap flow, Katherine Banovetz

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The Relationship of Sleep Quality and Sleep Quanitity to Athletic Performance, Allison Kosobud

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Trends in Financial Literacy, Rachel Paulsen

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Two birds with one stone: The use of screen-time multitasking and its effect on attention and comprehension scores in college students, Megan Noetzel

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Vegetable Consumption and Food Waste Trends of Common Ground Garden CSA Members in Central Minnesota, Kendra M. Butkowski

Submissions from 2016

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2016 Program for Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day, Laura Hammond

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Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Cardiac Tissue, Megan Lenz

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Concussions, Why They Go Unreported, Drake Matuska

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Damselfish and their Effect on the Biodiversity of Algal Species: A Continuation of Research in the Galápagos Islands, Ian DeVaan, Brian Koch, Paige Goodman, and Claire Madden

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Effects of a virtual training partner on cycling time trial performance in recreationally active females, Janae L. Myers

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Hydration status, habits, and knowledge of collegiate cross country runners, Laura J. Comee

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Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Kevin Keller

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Is a Mediocre Female Professor Evaluated More Negatively than a Mediocre Male Professor?, Stephanie M. Besst and Rebecca A. Humbert

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Let’s Move! Campaign: A Social Discourse in Relation to Family Communication, Kao Chang, Shelby Groen, and Gina Santella

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Mapping Study Abroad: The Guatemala Experience, Megan Lundquist

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Student Debt: Impact on Student Choices, Kelsey Cavanaugh

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Study Abroad: Kolkata, India Guide Maps, Jonathon Litchy

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The Effects of Group Conformity Based on Sex, Natalie Frier, Colin Fisher, Cindy Firman, and Zachary Bigaouette

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The Evolution of the U.S. Catholic Hospital: From Sisters in Habits to Men in Suits, Michael Greenstein

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University Outdoor Orientation Programs and Their Distance to Public Land, Brian Koch

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Waste Management Waste Journey, Leng Xiong

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What is the relationship between dietary calcium intake and CVD risk factors in a college-age population?, Mary Cherne

Submissions from 2015

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2015 Program for Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day, Katie M. Vogel

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Accounting fraud motivation, Yuquan (Frank) Yu

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A Model for the Church Today: Monseñor Oscar Romero, Kelly Benitez

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Analysis of sediment reveals an ecological "regime change" in Lake Hilary, Toni R. Gohman and Emily K. Kiolbasa

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An Analysis of Bacterial Contamination of Chicken Eggs and Antimicrobial Resistance, Holly Spitzer

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A Summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mary Franz

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Bonner Leader cohort, 2011-2015, Katherine A. Maguire, Justin M. Markon, Leah M. Ranta, and Katy Smith

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Bridging the gap: The St. Cloud Somali community’s view of illness and disease in a Western society & its effects on patient care, Jeffry J. Anderson, Sinloria C. Macrae, Katee A. Meckeler, Jennifer N. Yang, and Sheng Xiong

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College of Saint Benedict Marie and Robert Jackson Fellow (2014)-Center for Earth Energy and Democracy, Chendan Yan

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Compensatory review addressing acute ischemic strokes and Bell's palsy, Patrick R. Godfrey

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F-35 and military spending, Colin J. Charpentier

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Feminist identification, actions, beliefs and commitments at CSB/SJU, Allison A. Fischbach, Anna M. Hueg, Allison M. (Allie) Rudnickas, Atarah V. Pinder, Hannah A. Salto, Ha H. Pham, Hanna M. Pioske, Hannah O. Kangas, Hope P. Mueller, Kenea M. Andrews, Laura L. Rhude, Madeline A. (Maddie) Rainey, Marina I. Campbell-Vargas, Megan J. Myers, Molly K. Heller, and Sarah J. Berry

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Food addiction and added sugar consumption in college-aged females, Sophia F. Stangl

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Galápagos sea lion behavior differences in relation to human exposure, Connor M. Piechota, Kevin R. Watson, and Ryan J. Fuxa

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German Federal Employment Agency: A summer internship experience, Jessica D. Raboin

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Happiness & Accounting/Finance Careers, Jacob Shrode

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HLHS is caused by the up regulation of HIF1α due to hypoxia caused by a polymorphism in eNOS, Tyler J. Bruinsma, Kevin T. Curwick, Leah Elman, Jared M. Grootwassink, and Thomas M. O'Toole

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Identifying Environmentally Burdened Neighborhoods in Minneapolis Through a Cumulative Approach, Chendan Yan

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Inmigración latina y el racismo en los Estados Unidos, Robert M. Pezán

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Investigation of the Effects of Water Stress on Vigna radiata and Brassica rapus, Haley Chatelaine and Mariah Valiant

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La República Dominicana: Las Terrenas, Stefanie M. Havemeier

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Liberal arts colleges and art fairs: The proximity of summer arts festivals to liberal arts colleges, Hannah R. Haas

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Lutheran Social Services service learning project, Timothy D. Immelman, Cullen T. McAnally, and Dino V. Saracco

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Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows: Office of Senator Al Franken, Mary R. Gilbertson

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Millennial identity within the U.S. and India: Students' identities and role in democracy, Diana K. Elhard, Bridget N. Barry, Justin M. Markon, and Erin M. Kelso

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Mobile application use and healthy eating behaviors in young adult women, Callie S. Neumann

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Nevada's Areas of Recreation, Meghan M. Carter

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New graduate registered nurses in public health, Rachel Pollard and Kathryn J. (Katy) Smith

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One Bonner Leader's experience: CSB Campus Ministry spirituality and social justice, Jamie L. McCarthy

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Optogenetic manipulation of Drosophila larval motor circuits, Nicholas M. Devetter

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Photometric Extraction of the Pulse and Orbital Periods of ASAS182612: Eclipsing Binary with a Type II Cepheid Component, Joseph E. Hoppert

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Preliminary research on the effects of freezing on sugar concentrations of artificial sap, Elise V. Reid and Katee A. Meckeler

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Relationship between BMI, Exercise and Milk Consumption, Morgan Potter

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Synthesis of 1, 2 Amino Alcohols through Arbuzov Method, Brianne Gibson

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The Benedictine Values at CSBSJU, Chelsea M. Schwarzkopf and Aimee E. Hanson

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The political personality of 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul, Katherine A. (Katie) Stelzner, Anh Doan, Natalie J. Gannon, and Katie Miller

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Use of decongestants may disrupt cell signaling pathways that control Tbx gene expression, leading to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Melissa L. Quintanilla, Eric D. Boysen, Amy R. Knutson, Kyle J. Pundsack, and Benjamin T. (Ben) Kor