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  • Factors affecting long-term counts of drumming ruffed grouse in Missouri [abstract] 

    Thompson, Kyle; Thompson, Frank R. (Frank Richard); Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Beringer, Jeff (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Ruffed grouse were nearly extirpated in Missouri during the early 1900's because of habitat loss but several populations were re-established by reintroductions. The number of drumming-male grouse has been surveyed on the ...
  • Nano-synthesis of Energetic Materials [abstract] 

    Tappmeyer, Daniel; Thiruvengadathan, Rajagopalan; Shende, Rajesh; Gangopadhyay, Keshab; Apperson, Steven J., 1982-; Gangopadhyay, Shubhra (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Energetic materials are defined as substances in which fuel and oxidizer react chemically to release energy. The amount and rate of energy released by this reaction can be improved by increasing the amount of interfacial ...
  • Domain specific interaction of S-RNase binding protein with the stylar 120 kDA glycoprotein in nicotiana [abstract] 

    Swatek, Kirby Nicholas, 1985-; McClure, Bruce A. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Through the process of evolution, many flowering plants have developed a biochemical mechanism to prevent self-pollination and pollination by closely related plants. Gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI) is one such system ...
  • TRI: Bridging the gap between wireless sensor networks and autonomous agents [abstract] 

    Sullivan, Todd; Shang, Yi, 1967- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) can offer vast amounts of real-time data about environments. These real-time data streams are an important resource for the ever-increasing number of autonomous agents. Robots can use WSN ...
  • Is Botswana's economic success story partially explained by its stock exchange? [abstract] 

    Stilwell, Mary; Prather-Kinsey, Jenice (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The objective of this study was to understand whether Botswana's leading world growth in GDP can be partially explained by its accounting reporting and its capital market. We studied economic measures such as gross domestic ...
  • How the position of menu items on a one-page menu effects item popularity [abstract] 

    Stansberry, Greg; Hosmer, Julie (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The subject of this research project was to determine if the menu position of an item influences the number of times it is ordered. In this particular study, one-page menus were examined. A new menu was designed where each ...
  • Laser ablation of necrotic tissue to promote healing in burn injury [abstract] 

    Spradling, Emily; Viator, John A. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Each year approximately 40,000 people are hospitalized due to burn injuries. The majority of our population is familiar with the superficial burns that result from overexposure to the sun, commonly known as sunburn. These ...
  • Development of optical models for non-invasive glucose testing [abstract] 

    Spencer, Jeffrey; Triplett, Gregory Edward, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Current blood glucose measurement techniques are invasive and uncomfortable. Developing a non-invasive technique will not only alleviate part of the pain involved with current techniques but also cost less, greatly benefiting ...
  • Reconstituting the Cvt pathway in pichia pastoris [abstract] 

    Speichinger, Katherine; Stromhaug, Per E. (Per Eivind) (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    In yeast, autophagy is primarily a response to nutritional stress in which the cell sacrifices some of its cytoplasm and organelles in order to survive. Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains a specialized pathway for the ...
  • Effects of a helical-grooved wick structure in a thermosyphon solar collector [abstract] 

    Smoot, Christopher; Ma, Hongbin, 1962- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The heating of household water, which consists of nearly 20 to 30% of the average household's energy costs, has drastically increased in recent years. Solar water heaters have become popular to lower this cost, and one ...
  • An empirical analysis of the underlying premises of the [abstract] 

    Soltysik, Jack; Webber, David J., 1951- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Over the past 30 years, there has been a debate in courts and academia over whether federalism is better protected by judicial or political safeguards. In Garcia v. SAMTA (1985), the Supreme Court ruled that it would not ...
  • The Effect of Campaign Spending in Missouri State Legislative Elections 1998-2006 [abstract] 

    Soltysik, Jack; Milyo, Jeffrey (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Examining all Missouri state House and Senate elections 19982-2006, I find that campaign spending has a minimal impact on the outcome of elections. Using fixed-effects panel data regression, controlling for incumbency, ...
  • Differences between Martin Luther's preaching and theology on sexual morality [abstract] 

    Soltysik, Jack; Frymire, John (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    I am investigating how Martin Luther attempted to change sexual attitudes, specifically about pleasure in sex, through his sermons, in the age of the Reformation. Whereas the Church generally stigmatized sex, even within ...
  • Functional analysis of nematode secreted proteins to devise innovative approaches for plant resistance against nematodes [abstract] 

    Smith, Danté O.; Replogle, Amy; Wang, Jianying; Mitchum, Melissa G. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Approximately 1 billion dollars in soybean yield loss is caused annually in the US by a microscopic parasite known as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN; Heterodera glycines). My research is focused on studying cyst nematode ...
  • Characterization of transposon insertion mutants in desulfovibrio vulgaris hilderborough by sequencing genomic DNA [abstract] 

    Shirley, Matthew; Wall, Judy D.; Giles, Barbara J. (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Tn5 transposon mutagenesis occurs by a mechanism in which a segment of DNA (transposon) encoded in a plasmid is inserted into genomic DNA (the target) by a conservative (cut-and-paste) mechanism. When the insertion position ...
  • Convection boiling in two-phase heat transfer [abstract] 

    Shelnutt, Austin, 1985-; Bryan, James E., 1964- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    It is the mission of my research to investigate the heat transfer performance of a convective boiler working in two-phase on the microscale. The information obtained from this research will eventually be used in conjunction ...
  • Effect of Salmonella typhimurium on human cancer line tumors in mice [abstract] 

    Shebib, Ahmad; Kazmierczak, Robert; Eisenstark, Abraham (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Research of bacteria-driven degeneration of tumor cells, initially pioneered by Dr William Coley in 1893 using heat-killed mixtures of streptococci, has led to the scrutiny of the enterobacteria species Salmonella typhimurium ...
  • Role of the domain 4 rotation in PMM/PGM from P. aeruginosa during catalysis [abstract] 

    Schramm, Andrew M.; Regni, Catherine A., 1973-; Beamer, Lesa J. (Lesa Jean) (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The enzyme phosphomannomutase/phosphoglucomutase (PMM/PGM) belongs to the alpha-D-phosphohexomutase enzyme superfamily. It catalyzes the reversible conversion of 1-phospho to 6-phospho sugars. The reaction mechanisms ...
  • University of Missouri geotechnical experiment site [abstract] 

    Schmutzler, Kyle; Graessle, Nathan; Boies, Caitlin; Bowders, John J. (John Joseph), 1957- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    The MU Geotechnical Experiment Site team is conducting laboratory testing on soil samples from a field site consisting of 9 bore holes ranging from a final depth of 20 to 50 foot below the surface. The purpose of this ...
  • Testing the neural locus of affective priming effects [abstract] 

    Schepers, Monica; Bartholow, Bruce D. (Bruce Dale), 1970- (University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2007)
    Research has consistently shown that participants are faster to categorize the valence (positivity or negativity) of an affective target when it is preceded by a stimulus (prime) that shares its valence compared to one ...