As part of their studies, undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to take part in research. Whether it is independent work as part of their program of study, or collaborating with faculty on research projects, students are encouraged to publish their work.

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Submissions from 2020

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A planet within the debris disk around the pre-main-sequence star AU Microscopii, Peter Plavchan; Thomas Barclay; Jonathan Gagné; Andrew Cancino; Frank Giddens; Joseph Huber; Chris Klenke; America Nishimoto; Denise Weigand; and For complete list of authors, see publisher's website.

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Red-bellied Mudsnake (Farancia abacura) Home Ranges Increase With Precipitation in an Isolated Wetland, Michael V. Plumer, Caleb S. O'Neal, Steven M. Cooper, and Ryan Stork

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Leave or Die: Dispersal of Red-Bellied Mudsnakes (Farancia abacura) from their Home Ranges in an Isolated Wetland, Michael V. Plummer, Caleb S. O’Neal, Steven M. Cooper, Ryan Stork, Nathan E. Mills, and Aric B. McKinney

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Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) Watershed Assessment for: Cane Creek Watershed (HUC-071401070404); Dry Creek Watershed (HUC-071401070406), Tyler Pursley, Marc R. Owen, Triston Rice, and Robert T. Pavlowsky

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Synthesis, characterization, and optimization of magnetoelectric BaTiO3 –iron oxide core–shell nanoparticles, Mahmud Reaz, Ariful Haque, and Kartik Ghosh

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Magneto-luminescent zinc/iron oxide core-shell nanoparticles with tunable magnetic properties, M. Reaz, Ariful Haque, D. M. Cornelison, A. Wanekaya, R. Delong, and K. Ghosh

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Wheat exposure to cerium oxide nanoparticles over three generations reveals transmissible changes in nutrition, biochemical pools, and response to soil N, Cyren Rico, Oluwasegun Abolade, Dane Wagner, Brett Lottes, Justin Rodriguez, Richard Biagioni, and Christian P. Andersen

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Metabolomics of wheat grains generationally-exposed to cerium oxide nanoparticles, Cyren Rico, Dane Wagner, Oluwasegun Michael Abolade, Brett Lottes, and Kameron Coates

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What came first, the virus or the egg: Innate immunity during viral coinfections, Meagan D. Rippee-Brooks, Riley N. Marcinczyk, and Christopher R. Lupfer

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Soil and Vegetation Monitoring to Evaluate Hydrological Effects of Prescribed Burning in Big Barren Creek Watershed, Mark Twain National Forest, SE Missouri, Grace Roman, Robert T. Pavlowsky, and Marc R. Owen

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The effect of web-based self-monitoring to increase on-task behavior and academic accuracy of high school students with autism, Sara K. Romans, Howard P. Wills, Jonathan M. Huffman, and Linda Garrison-Kane

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Exploratory Analysis of Concussion Recovery Trajectories using Multi-modal Assessments and Serum Biomarkers, Zachary Roy, Sujit Subhash, Lien A. Bui, Bassam Hadi, Daniel B. Hier, Donald Wunsch, Gayla R. Olbricht, and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

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Antifungal Norditerpene Oidiolactones from the Fungus Oidiodendron truncatum, a Potential Biocontrol Agent for White-Nose Syndrome in Bats, Yudi Rusman, Michael B. Wilson, Jessica M. Williams, Benjamin W. Held, Robert A. Blanchette, Briana N. Anderson, Christopher R. Lupfer, and Christine E. Salomon

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Bluegill Habitat Use in the Upper Mississippi River, Ethan A. Rutledge, Ryan N. Hupfeld, Colby G. Gainer, Hae H. Kim, and Quinton E. Phelps

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How the Presence of Others Affects Desirability Judgments in Heterosexual and Homosexual Participants, John E. Scofield, Bogdan Kostic, and Erin M. Buchanan

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Recessivity of pyrethroid resistance and limited interspecies hybridization across Hyalella clades supports rapid and independent origins of resistance, Haleigh C. Sever, Jennifer R. Heim, Victoria R. Lydy, Courtney Y. Fung, Kara E. Huff Hartz, Marissa S. Giroux, Nicolette Andrzejczyk, Kaley M. Major, Helen C. Poynton, and Michael J. Lydy

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Surface Plasmon-Driven Reversible Transformation of DNA-Bound Methylene Blue Detected In Situ by SERS, Muhammad R. Shattique and Maria Stepanova

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Can the United States and Russia reach strategic equilibrium without conflict?, Paul A. Sigler

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Exercise training results in lower amyloid plaque load and greater cognitive function in an intensity dependent manner in the tg2576 mouse model of alzheimer’s disease, Riya Thomas, Scott D. Zimmerman, Kayla M. Yuede, John R. Cirrito, Leon M. Tai, Benjamin F. Timson, and Carla M. Yuede

Improving Endotracheal Cuff Inflation Pressures: An Evidence-Based Project in a Military Medical Center, Michael A. Turner, Monika Feeney, and Jacob L. Deeds

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Survey on Equine Parasite Control in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States, Gary W. Webb, Heidi Brady, Cassandra O’Hara, and Sadie Sacra

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A low-water crossing impacts Northern Hog Sucker Hypentelium nigricans movement in an Ozark stream, Jeffrey M. Williams, Hope R. Dodd, and Debra S. Finn

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An Explainable and Statistically Validated Ensemble Clustering Model Applied to the Identification of Traumatic Brain Injury Subgroups, Dacosta Yeboah, Louis Steinmeister, Daniel B. Hier, Bassam Hadi, Donald C. Wunsch, Gayla R. Olbricht, and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

Submissions from 2019

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Biomarker discovery in inflammatory bowel diseases using network-based feature selection, Mostafa Abbas, John Matta, Thanh Le, Halima Bensmail, Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Vasant Honavar, and Yasser EL-Manzalawy

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Effect of Al2O3 Seed-Layer on the Dielectric and Electrical Properties of Ultrathin MgO Films Fabricated Using in Situ Atomic Layer Deposition, Jagaran Acharya, Ryan Goul, Devon Romine, Ridwan Sakidja, and Judy Wu

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Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) Watershed Assessment for: Long Branch Watershed (HUC-10280103204); Spring Branch-Elk Creek Watershed (HUC-102801031302); Turkey Creek Watershed (HUC-102801031301), Hannah R. Adams, Kayla A. Coonen, Triston Rice, Marc R. Owen, and Robert T. Pavlowsky

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Electronic structure and mechanical properties of crystalline precipitate phases M23C6 (M=Cr, W, Mo, Fe) in Ni-based superalloys, Puja Adhikari, Saro San, Caizhi Zhou, Ridwan Sakidja, and Wai Yim Ching

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Fabrication and ferromagnetic resonance study of BZT-BCT/LSMO heterostructure films on LAO and Pt, Md Abdullah al Mamun, Ariful Haque, Anthony Pelton, Bithi Paul, and Kartik Ghosh

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Role of generated free radicals in synthesis of amorphous hydrogenated boron carbide from orthocarborane using argon bombardment: A ReaxFF molecular dynamics study, Nirmal Baishnab, Rajan Khadka, Michelle M. Paquette, Paul Rulis, Nathan A. Oyler, Jinwoo Hwang, and Ridwan Sakidja

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3D Printed NMR Spectra: From 1D and 2D Acquisition to 3D Visualization, Michael Bakker, Ben Boyd, and Gary A. Meints

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Small mammal community composition varies among Ozark glades, Emily M. Beasley and Sean P. Maher

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Improving behavioral and academic outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorder: Testing an app-based self-monitoring intervention, Alexandra Beckman, Benjamin A. Mason, Howard P. Wills, Linda Garrison-Kane, and Jonathan Huffman

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Sets of lengths of powers of a variable, Richard Belshoff, Daniel Kline, and Mark W. Rogers

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Infinite and discrete halogen bonded assemblies based upon 1,2-bis(iodoethynyl)benzene, Eric Bosch, Samantha J. Kruse, and Ryan H. Groeneman

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Aquatic Vegetation of Springs at Buffalo National River, Arkansas, David E. Bowles and Cameron R. Cheri

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Understanding the Link Between Noncognitive Attributes and College Retention, Nicholas A. Bowman, Annette Miller, Sherry Woosley, Nicholas P. Maxwell, and Mary Jo Kolze

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A replication of the response-restriction preference assessment, Megan A. Boyle, Kaitlin S. Curtis, Kara L. Forck, Brittany M. Fudge, Heather N. Speake, and Benjamin P. Pauls

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A neural network solution for forecasting labor demand of drop-in peer tutoring centers with long planning horizons, Rick Brattin, Randall S. Sexton, Wenqiang Yin, and Brittney Wheatley

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Wave equations & energy, William O. Bray and Ellen Hunter

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LAB: Linguistic Annotated Bibliography – a searchable portal for normed database information, Erin M. Buchanan, K. D. Valentine, and Nicholas P. Maxwell

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Mosquito Occurrence in 36 Counties of Southern and Western Missouri, David M. Claborn, Sapana S. Chowi, Meghan Meyers, Dalen Duitsman, and Kip R. Thompson

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Comparing CNN inputs for terrain classification using simulation, Anthony Clark, Jesse Simpson, and Jared Hall

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The use of behavioral skills training to improve staff performance of discrete trial training, Michael Clayton and Ali Headley

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Multi-objective Optimization Approach to find Biclusters in Gene Expression Data, Jeffrey Dale, Junya Zhao, and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

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Construct of sarcasm on social media platform, Dipto Das and Anthony J. Clark

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Satire vs fake news: You can tell by the way they say it, Dipto Das and Anthony J. Clark

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Short paper: Understanding the attention model of humans in sarcastic videos, Dipto Das, Md Forhad Hossain, and Anthony J. Clark

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TMI (Too much information)! Effects of given information on organic chemistry students' approaches to solving mechanism tasks, Victoria DeCocq and Gautam Bhattacharyya

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The inner workings of intracellular heterotypic and homotypic membrane fusion mechanisms, Mariel Delgado Cruz and Kyoungtae Kim

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Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of Leaf Morphology Indicates Conserved Shape Loci in Grapevine, Elizabeth M. Demmings, Brigette R. Williams, Cheng Ruei Lee, Paola Barba, Shanshan Yang, Chin-Feng Hwang, Bruce Reisch, Daniel H. Chitwood, and Jason P. Londo

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Dimensional lower bounds for Falconer type incidence theorems, Jonathan DeWitt, Kevin Ford, Eli Goldstein, Steven J. Miller, Gwyneth Moreland, Eyvindur A. Palsson, and Steven Senger

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Design of a containment apparatus for synchrotron XAS measurements of radioactive fluid samples under high temperatures and pressures, Diwash Dhakal, Robert A. Mayanovic, Jason L. Baker, Hakim Boukhalfa, Hongwu Xu, and Cheng Jun Sun

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New Insights into the Interactions of a DNA Oligonucleotide with mPEGylated-PAMAM by Circular Dichroism and Solution NMR, Xiaozheng Dou, Gary A. Meints, and Reza Sedaghat-Herati

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Making mental health a priority on college campuses: implementing large scale screening and follow-up in a high enrollment gateway course, Flora-Jean M. Forbes, Brooke L. Whisenhunt, Chiara Citterio, Amy K. Jordan, Dallas Robinson, and William Paul Deal

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Moving mesh method for simulating high-dimensional time dependent PDEs with fast propagating shock waves, Qinjiao Gao and Shenggang Zhang

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In situ synthesis, stabilization and activity of protein-modified gold nanoparticles for biological applications, Celia Garcia-Hernandez, Allison K. Freese, Maria L. Rodriguez-Mendez, and Adam K. Wanekaya

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Response to conspecific alarm cues by larval and juvenile Spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum), K. Gardner, Robert L. Hunt, and S. Alicia Mathis

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Dispositional mindfulness, perceived social support, and academic motivation: Exploring differences between Dutch and American students, Austin Gordon, Adena D. Young-Jones, Shannon Hayden, Sophie Fursa, and Bailey Hart

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Mobility of Metals in Sediments Contaminated with Historical Mining Wastes: Example from the Tri-State Mining District, USA, Melida Gutierrez, Zachary Collette, Anastasia M. McClanahan, and Kevin Mickus

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Fabrication and thickness-dependent magnetic studies of tunable multiferroic heterostructures (CFO/LSMO/LAO), Ariful Haque, Ahmed R. Mahbub, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahmud Reaz, and Kartik Ghosh

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Probing Li ion dynamics in amorphous xLi 2 SO 4 ⋅(1 − x)LiPO 3 by quasielastic neutron scattering, Tom Heitmann, Gavin Hester, Saibal Mitra, Thomas Calloway, Madhu Sudan Tyagi, Andrew Miskowiec, Souleymane Diallo, Naresh Osti, and Eugene Mamontov

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Phosphorus Improves Leaf Nutrient Concentrations in Wheat, Oat, and Cereal Rye, Jerri Lynn Henry, William E. McClain, and Melissa A. Remley

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Evaluating scientific research: Belief, hindsight bias, ethics, and research evaluation, Harry L. Hom and Abigail L. Van Nuland

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Transcriptome profile with 20 nm silver nanoparticles in yeast, Cullen Horstmann, Chelsea Campbell, Daniel Sungwhi Kim, and Kyoungtae Kim

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Transcriptome profile alteration with cadmium selenide/zinc sulfide quantum dots in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Cullen Horstmann, Daniel S. Kim, Chelsea Campbell, and Kyoungtae Kim

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Stereological Investigation of the Rat Ventral Thalamic Nuclei Following Developmental Hyperserotonemia, Lyon H. Hough, Kalli Hill, Lindsay Staudt, Christine Grubb, and Ashley Green

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A Hot Saturn Orbiting an Oscillating Late Subgiant Discovered by TESS, Daniel Huber; William J. Chaplin; Ashley Chontos; Hans Kjeldsen; Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard; Timothy R. Bedding; Warrick Ball; Rafael Brahm; Frank Giddens; and For complete list of authors, see publisher's website.

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Enabling Real-Time Audio-Video Inputs for Internet of Things Operational Policy Enforcement, Razib Iqbal, Jared Hall, JunHyeong Lee, and Aminul Islam

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A framework for visualizing the dynamic events of carbon nanocomposites using virtual and augmented reality tools, Razib Iqbal, Taylor Kuttenkuler, Chad Brewer, and Ridwan Sakidja

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Isolation of intact chloroplast for sequencing plastid genomes of five festuca species, Md Shofiqul Islam, Gretta L. Buttelmann, Konstantin Chekhovskiy, Taegun Kwon, and Malay C. Saha

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Using Gravity and Magnetic Data for Insights into the Mesoproterozoic St. Francois Terrane, Southeast Missouri: Implications for Iron Oxide Deposits, Brandon Todd Ives and Kevin Mickus

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Initial laramide tectonism recorded by upper cretaceous paleoseismites in the northern Bighorn Basin, USA: Field indicators of an applied end load stress, W. T. Jackson, M. P. McKay, M. J. Bartholomew, D. T. Allison, D. L. Spurgeon, B. Shaulis, J. VanTongeren, and J. B. Setera

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Feeding strategies and shade type for growing cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue, K. A. Johnson, N. Busdieker-Jesse, W. E. McClain, and P. A. Lancaster

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National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Watershed Assessment for: Headwaters Petite Saline Creek Watershed (HUC-103001020401), Miranda Jordan, Marc R. Owen, Hannah R. Adams, and Robert T. Pavlowsky

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Ethicality of Advisor Motives in Academic Advising: Faculty, Staff, and Student Perspectives, Xiafei Xue Kohlfeld, David J. Lutz, and Austin T. Boon

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Adolescent Experiences in Wilderness Therapy: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies, Micah Kraft and Jeffrey H.D. Cornelius-White

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Examining work-to-rest ratios to optimize upper body sprint interval training, Michael B. La Monica, David H. Fukuda, Tristan M. Starling-Smith, Nicolas W. Clark, Jose Morales, Jay R. Hoffman, and Jeffrey Stout

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Polymeric composites with silver (I) cyanoximates inhibit biofilm formation of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, S. R. Lotlikar, E. Gallaway, T. Grant, S. Popis, M. Whited, M. Guragain, R. Rogers, S. Hamilton, N. G. Gerasimchuk, and M. A. Patrauchan

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Common Differences: The Ability of Inflammasomes to Distinguish Between Self and Pathogen Nucleic Acids During Infection, Chris R. Lupfer, Meagan D. Rippee-Brooks, and Paras K. Anand

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Territorial behaviour in southern red-backed and Ozark zigzag salamanders: Effects of sex, species and ownership, Colton S. Lynn, Benjamin Dalton, and Alicia Mathis

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Fabrication and Magnetic Characterization of CFO/NiO and CFO/NiS Heterostructures, Ahmed R. Mahbub, Ariful Haque, and Kartik Ghosh

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Yeast dynamin and Ypt6 function in parallel for the endosome-to-Golgi retrieval of Snc1, Pelin Makaraci, Mariel Delgado Cruz, Hyoeun McDermott, Vy Nguyen, Chad Highfill, and Kyoungtae Kim

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Power Talk: Communication Styles, Vocalization Rates and Dominance, Amber R. Massey-Abernathy and Elizabeth Haseltine

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I Don’t Sweat my Future: Future-Selves, Personality, and Skin Conductance, Amber R. Massey-Abernathy and Dallas N. Robinson

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Personality Promotion: The Impact of Coaching and Behavioral Activation on Facet Level Personality Change and Health Outcomes, Amber R. Massey-Abernathy and Dallas N. Robinson

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Estivation site selection of western chicken turtles (deirochelys reticularia miaria), Donald T. McKnight and Day B. Ligon

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Recurrent Network and Multi-arm Bandit Methods for Multi-task Learning without Task Specification, Thy Nguyen and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

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Structured Iterative Hard Thresholding for Categorical and Mixed Data Types, Thy Nguyen and Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

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New Route to Polynuclear Ni(II) and Cu(II) Complexes with Bridging Oxime Groups That Are Inaccessible by Conventional Preparations, Adedamola A. Opalade, Carlos J. Gomez-Garcia, and Nikolay Gerasimchuk

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Flow and Water Quality Assessment of the Jordan Creek Underground, Springfield, Missouri, Marc R. Owen, Sarah LeTarte, and Robert T. Pavlowsky

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Bacteria Source Tracking to Support Watershed Planning, Pearson Creek, Greene County, Missouri, Marc R. Owen, Babur S. Mirza, Grace F. Roman, John C. Kincaid, and Robert T. Pavlowsky

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Hemodynamic force is required for vascular smooth muscle cell recruitment to blood vessels during mouse embryonic development, Rachel L. Padget, Shilpa S. Mohite, Tanner G. Hoog, Blake S. Justis, Bruce E. Green, and Ryan S. Udan

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Significant Reduction of Defect States and Surface Tailoring in ZnO Nanoparticles via Nano-Bio Interaction with Glucose for Bio-Applications, Bithi Paul, Md Abdullah al Mamun, Ariful Haque, Monika Paul, and Kartik Ghosh

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A Meta-Analysis of Expressive Writing on Posttraumatic Stress, Posttraumatic Growth, and Quality of Life, Jeffrey M. Pavlacic, Erin M. Buchanan, Nicholas P. Maxwell, Tabetha G. Hopke, and Stefan E. Schulenberg

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Geochemical Fractionation of Stream Sediments Impacted by Pb-Zn Mining Wastes: Missouri, USA, Miles A. Pearson, Richard N. Biagioni, and Melida Gutierrez

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A natural reservoir and transmission vector of grapevine vein clearing virus, Sylvia M. Petersen, Cory Keith, Kaylie Austin, Susanne Howard, Li Su, and Wenping Qiu

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A history of the Five Eyes Alliance: Possibility for reform and additions, Corey Pfluke

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Interfacial Effects of UV-Ozone Treated Sol-Gel Processable ZnO for Hybrid Photodetectors and Thin Film Transistors, Alec Pickett, Aiswarya A. Mohapatra, Suman Ray, Christopher Robledo, Kartik Ghosh, Satish Patil, and Suchismita Guha

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Blackberry cultivar feeding preference of adult Japanese beetles, Maciej A. Pszczolkowski, Kyndra Chastain, Rachel Veenstra, and Martin L. Kaps

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Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative (MRBI) Watershed Assessment for: Upper Apple Creek Watershed (HUC12# 071401050401) Middle Apple Creek Watershed (HUC12# 071401050403), Katy N. Reminga, Grace F. Roman, Kayla A. Coonen, Marc R. Owen, Hannah R. Adams, and Robert T. Pavlowsky