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Class of 2020 Research Outcomes


Publications

Lynn, G. (2019). A new model for quantifying hoof pressure distribution using Fujifilm. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 76, 127-128.

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Gill, WKU Agriculture

O’Boyle, P. (2019). The impact of DDoS attack on docker containers compared to virtual machines. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Cloud Summit. 10.1109/CloudSummit47114.2019.00026

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

O'Boyle, P. (2020). Parking solution for WKU: Counting cars with OpenCV. Association of Computing Machinery Southeast 2020: Proceedings of the ACM Southeast Conference, 227-232. doi.org/10.1145/3374135.3385303

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

O’Boyle, P. (2020). The impact of DDoS attacks on application containers, system containers, and virtual machines. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology–New Generations,153-161. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43020-7_21

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). The impact of DDoS attack on docker containers compared to virtual machines. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Cloud Summit. 10.1109/CloudSummit47114.2019.00026

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2020, forthcoming). Single core vs. parallel software algorithms on a multi-core RISC. The 2020 International Conference on Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques & Applications.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2020). The impact of DDoS attacks on application containers, system containers, and virtual machines. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology–New Generations,153-161. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43020-7_21

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2019). The impact of DDoS attack on docker containers compared to virtual machines. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Cloud Summit. 10.1109/CloudSummit47114.2019.00026

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2020). The impact of DDoS attacks on application containers, system containers, and virtual machines. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology–New Generations,153-161. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43020-7_21

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Presentations

Banaszak, C. (2020). Is eyewitness description accuracy of suspects related to eyewitness identification accuracy of suspects in lineups? Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Melissa Baker, WKU Psychology

Barrens, S. (2019). Financial assessment of food waste composting. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Barrens, S. (2020). A financial summary of in-vessel food waste composting. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Begley, B. (2019). Generating chemical compounds for naming using algorithms. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Sarah Edwards, WKU Chemistry and Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Begley, B. (2019). Heterodinuclear 3d-4d metal-organic framework for photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Begley, B. (2019). Heterodinuclear metal-organic coordination polymers: synthesis, structure and photocatalytic study. Presented at the 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference, Columbia, SC.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Begley, B. (2020). Aiding student learning in chemical nomenclature using scaffolded hints. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Begley, B. (2020). Cobalt-ruthenium metal-organic framework for photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Blevins, P (2020). Family history of illicit drug use moderates the relations between PTSD and cannabis use disorder. Presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Jenni Teeters, WKU Phycological Sciences

Boyareddygari, S. (2020). Synthesis and structure of a new metal-organic coordination polymer [fe(hbpc)2(h2o)2]·2.5h2o. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yang, WKU Chemistry

Braun, C. (2020). Why is my mop angry with me?: Understanding how people use emotion labels via pareidolia. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychological Sciences

Cannon, S. (2019). Herbaceous understory biodiversity in various successive states of the Costa Rican cloud forest. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Chan, N. (2019). Sifting through the dirt: An analysis of Costa Rican dung beetle activity times. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Philips, WKU Biology

Chan, N. (2020). Prevalence of Salmonella in groundwater in the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Getahun Agga, United States Department of Agriculture

Chani, A. (2019). Morphological and genetic diversity in bacteriophages isolated on the same bacterial host. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Cook, C. (2018). Minimal diagrams of alternating knots. Presented at the 38th Annual Western Kentucky University Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Cook, C. (2019). Determining the braid index of alternating links. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Cooper, N. (2019). A comparative analysis of newly discovered bacteriophages Groovydude and Spiffy12. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Cooper, N. (2020). Reactivity of platinum anticancer compound oxalate(1,4-dimethylpiperzine)platinum(ii) with biological molecules. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Cooper, N. (2020). Reactivity of platinum anticancer compound oxalate(1,4-dimethylpiperzine)platinum(ii) with biological molecules. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Danturthi, A. (2019). The comparison of two novel microbacteriophages from Bowling Green, Krogelio and Xiomara. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. 

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology 

Dolan, W. (2019). Dice mythbusters. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Warren Campbell, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dolan, W. (2019). Dice mythbusters. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Dr. Warren Campbell, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dolan, W. (2020). Using artificial intelligence to evaluate dice unfairness. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Warren Campbell, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dolan, W. (2020). Using artificial intelligence to evaluate dice unfairness. Presented at GenCon, Indianapolis, IN. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Warren Campbell, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Fields, E. (2019). A comparative analysis of the carbon sequestration of trees in naturally regenerated versus planted cloud forest plots. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Fields, E. (2020). Effect of age on the adrenocortical response to sleep fragmentation in mice. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Givens, M. (2020). Effect of skill and RIASEC congruence on job satisfaction in a survey of supply chain professionals in small businesses. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. LeAnne Coder, WKU Management

Givens, M. (2020). Effect of skill and RIASEC congruence on job satisfaction in a survey of supply chain professionals in small businesses. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. LeAnne Coder, WKU Management

Givens, M. (2020). Effect of skill and RIASEC congruence on job satisfaction in a survey of supply chain professionals in small businesses. Presented at the Small Business Institute Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mentor: Dr. LeAnne Coder, WKU Management

Gossage, M. (2020). Male body image and action figure physiques. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Rick Grieve, WKU Psychology

Gossage, M. (2020). Male body image and action figure physiques. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rick Grieve, WKU Psychology

Hare, M. (2019). Black box: A computational problem solved. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Hare, M. (2019). Observation and analysis of hummingbird aggression at flowers versus feeders. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Hebenstiel, L. (2019). Modeling stochastic resonance in the duffing oscillator. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Eric Steinfelds, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hebenstiel, L. (2019). Modeling stochastic resonance in the duffing oscillator. Presented at the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, Wilmington, NC.

Mentor: Dr. Eric Steinfelds, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hebenstiel, L. (2019). Monte Carlo modelling of multiple isotropic scattering of neutrons through various solids. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Eric Steinfelds, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hebenstiel, L. (2020). Experimentally modeling stochastic resonance in the duffing oscillator. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ivan Novikov, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hebenstiel, L. (2020). Experimental study of stochastic resonance in bistable systems. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ivan Novikov, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Henneberg, L. (2019). A comparative analysis of the carbon sequestration of trees in naturally regenerated versus planted cloud forest plots. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Henneberg, L. (2019). Black box: a computational problem solved. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Henneberg, L. (2020). Does competition change the relative importance of absolute and relative standing feedback? Presented at the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Poster Session, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Qin Zhao, WKU Psychology

Henneberg, L. (2020) Does competition change the relative importance of absolute and relative standing feedback from standardized testing? Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Qin Zhao, WKU Psychology

Jaiswal, C. (2020). Analysis of water models through molecular dynamics. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Johnson, M. (2019). Discovery, purification, and analysis of microbacterium phage Clancy. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

 Johnson, M. (2019). Discovery, purification, and analysis of microbacterium phage Clancy. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Johnson, M. (2019). Microbacterium phages Clancy (EA1) & LilyLou (EK1); arthrobacter phage JEGGS (AM); gordonia phage Tangerine (DE1); and mycobacterium phages Mahavrat (F1), GroupThink (A3) & WideWale (A2). Presented at the 11th Annual SEA-Phages Symposium, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Mentors: Naomi Rowland and Dr. Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Johnson, M. (2020). Maternal mood during pregnancy may influence cortisol levels in cord blood. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Rachel Tinius, School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Jones, N. (2019). A representation of flypes in Seifert diagrams and graphs. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Jones, N. (2020). A representation of flypes in Seifert diagrams and graphs. Presentation accepted to the Kentucky Section of the Mathematics Association of America, Wilmore, KY. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Knight, B. (2020). Determining the character and detection frequency of microvariability in the blazar W241926+42. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Carini, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Knupp, L. (2019). What does the Fibonacci array count? Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Molly Dunkum, WKU Mathematics

Knupp, L. (2019). What does the Fibonacci array count? Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Molly Dunkum, WKU Mathematics

Leggas, T. (2019). Herbaceous understory biodiversity in various successive states of the Costa Rican cloud forest. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Leggas, T. (2020). Using artificial intelligence to evaluate dice unfairness. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Warren Campbell, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Leibman, H. (2019). Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on the life cycle and gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

Leibman, H. (2019). Nanotoxicology of titanium nanoparticles on the life cycle and genes of exposed C. elegans. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Dr. Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

Leibman, H. (2020). Evaluating the toxicity of titanium nanomaterial application using a worm model. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

Leibman, H. (2020). How does the exposure of titanium dioxide nanoparticles affect the life cycle and gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans? Presented at the American Association of Immunology Conference, Honolulu, HI. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

Leibman, H. (2020). How does the exposure of titanium dioxide nanoparticles affect the life cycle and gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans? Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

Littlepage, K. (2019). RaceTracker. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Littrell, K. (2019). Discovery and comparison of microbacterium phages Mercy and Drippy. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Littrell, K. (2020). Effect of age on the adrenocortical response to sleep fragmentation in mice. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Lozano, C. (2019). Role of apontic in ASP development. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Lozano, C. (2019). Role of apontic in ASP development in Drosophila melanogaster. Presented at the Experimental Biology Conference 2020, San Diego, CA. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Lozano, C. (2019). Role of apontic in ASP development in Drosophila melanogaster. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Lynn, G. (2018). A new model for quantifying hoof pressure distribution using Fujifilm®. Presented at the 26th Equine Science Society Symposium, Asheville, NC.

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Gill, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Lynn, G. (2019). A new model for quantifying hoof pressure distribution using Fujifilm®. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Gill, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Lynn, G. (2019). The differentiation differentiator. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Lynn, G. (2020). Evaluation of hoof pressure, contact area, and force using Fujifilm® in booted and shod horses. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Gill, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Mahoney, L. (2019). The discovery and comparison of two novel microbacteriophages, Fawn and Oznerol. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Mahoney, L. (2020). Analysis of circadian rhythms of phototaxis and growth patterns in a green alga using separate media and temperatures. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Sigrid Jacobshagen, WKU Biology

Mahoney, L. (2020). Analysis of circadian rhythms of phototaxis and growth patterns in a green alga using separate media and temperatures. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Bozeman, MT. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Sigrid Jacobshagen, WKU Biology

Mahoney, L. (2020). Analysis of circadian rhythms of phototaxis and growth patterns in a green alga using separate media and temperatures. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sigrid Jacobshagen, WKU Biology

Martin, J. (2020). Age-related differences in the granularity of activation of emotion concepts. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychological Sciences

Martin, J. (2020). Age-related differences in the granularity of activation of emotion concepts. Presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychological Sciences

Martin, J. (2020) The impact of growing older on the accessibility of emotion words. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychological Sciences

McCoun, J. (2019). Tricky triangle. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

McClurg, G. (2019). Determining the braid index of alternating links. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

McClurg, G. (2020). Determining the braid index of alternating links. Presentation accepted to the Kentucky Section of the Mathematics Association of America, Wilmore, KY. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Moore, J. (2020). A Monte-Carlo tree search algorithm for dots and triangles. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Morgan, E. (2019). Discovery and characterization of microbacteriophage Fawn. Presented at the 4th Annual Small Genome Discovery Symposium, Lexington, KY.

Mentor: Rodney King, WKU Biology

Morgan, E. (2019). Does lysogeny with bacteriophage HK022 affect host cell physiology? Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Morgan, E. (2019). Recreating Scrabble. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Morgan, E. (2019). The discovery and comparison of two novel microbacteriophages, Fawn and Oznerol. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Morgan, E. (2020). Does lysogeny with bacteriophage HK022 affect host cell physiology? Presented at the 18th Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair, Richmond, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Morgan, E. (2020). Does lysogeny with bacteriophage HK022 affect host cell physiology? Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Morgan, E. (2020). Does lysogeny with bacteriophage HK022 affect host cell physiology? Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Mullick, M. (2019). A comparative analysis of newly discovered bacteriophages Groovydude and Spiffy12. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Mullick, M. (2020). Insecure attachment is associated with polarized partisan attitudes. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Mentor: Dr. Aaron Wichman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Negron, L. (2019). Fluid mechanics for English majors. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Negron, L. (2019). Manipulating link diagrams using flypes. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Negron, L. (2019). Manipulating link diagrams using flypes. Presented at the KY-WV Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Meeting, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Negron, L. (2019). Manipulating link diagrams using flypes. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Negron, L. (2019). Manipulating link diagrams using flypes. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Bozeman, MT. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Negron, L. (2019). The discovery and analysis of microbacteriophage Toeknee. Presented at the KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium, Huntington, WV.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Nguyen, N. (2018). Discrete fractional pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics model of tumor growth in mice. Presented at the 38th Annual Western Kentucky University Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ferhan Atici, WKU Mathematics

Nguyen, N. (2019). Synthesis of a degradable initiator for atom transfer radical polymerization. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Hill, WKU Chemistry

Nguyen, N. (2019). Synthesis of an initiator for atom transfer radical polymerization. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Hill, WKU Chemistry

Nguyen, N. (2020). Synthesis of an initiator for atom transfer polymerization. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Canceled/made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Hill, WKU Chemistry

Nguyen, N. (2020). Synthesis of an initiator for atom transfer polymerization. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Hill, WKU Chemistry

Nguyen, N. (2020). Synthesis of a novel degradable polymer susceptible to oxidation. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Hill, WKU Chemistry

O’Boyle, P. (2019). Fluid mechanics for English majors. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

O’Boyle, P. (2019). Parking solution for WKU: Car counting with OpenCV. Presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

O’Boyle, P. (2019). Survey of cloud with V.I.C.E and green cloud architectures. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

O’Boyle, P. (2020). Parking solution for WKU: Car counting with OpenCV. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

O’Boyle, P. (2020). Parking solution for WKU: Car counting with OpenCV. Presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Conference, Tampa, FL. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Park, U. (2020). Identification of a diazotrophic cyanobacteria and viable bacteriophage in Louisville. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Paul Himes, University of Louisville, Department of Life Sciences

Patwardhan, S. (2019). Recreating Scrabble. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Philpott, L. (2019). Continental drift: A computational problem solving project. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Pierce, M. (2019). A comparative analysis of the carbon sequestration of trees in naturally regenerated versus planted cloud forest plots. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Ramisetti, H. (2019). Isolation and characterization of microbacteriophage Krogelio. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Ramisetti, H. (2019). The comparison of two novel microbacteriophages from Bowling Green, Krogelio and Xiomara. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Ramos, A. (2019). Drawing knots in Mathematica. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Reagor, J. (2019). A comparative analysis of the carbon sequestration of trees in naturally regenerated versus planted cloud forest plots. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Reagor, J. (2019). A representation of flypes in Siefert diagrams and graphs. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Reagor, J. (2019). Morphological and genetic diversity in bacteriophages isolated on the same bacterial host. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Reagor, J. (2019). PD-1 expression in late stage breast cancers and their metastases. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Julia Carter, Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory

Reagor, J. (2020). A representation of flypes in Siefert diagrams and graphs. Presentation accepted to the Kentucky Section of the Mathematics Association of America, Wilmore, KY. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Richardson, D. (2019). Different perspectives on functional iteration. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Richardson, D. (2020). Exploring dots and boxes endgame strategies through Monte Carlo tree search. Presented at the 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Richardson, M. (2019). The isolation, characterization, and comparison of novel microbacteriophages PilotOrr and Triard. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Salim, U. (2019). Investigating the role of a V-ATPase in the development of the air sac primordia. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Salim, U. (2020). Investigating the role of a V-ATPase in the development of the air sac primordia. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Salim, U. (2020). Investigating the role of a V-ATPase in the development of the air sac primordia. Presented at Experimental Biology 2020 Conference, San Diego, CA. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Simpson, A. (2020). Exploration of the relationship between critical thinking, moral development, and attitudes toward human rights. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Pitt Derryberry, WKU Psychology

Storrs, I. (2019). Financial assessment of food waste composting. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Storrs, I. (2019). Sifting through the dirt: An analysis of Costa Rican dung beetle activity times. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Philips, WKU Biology

Storrs, I. (2020). A financial summary of in-vessel food waste composting. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Stephen King, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Suarez, D. (2019). An investigation of quark star dynamics and the equation of state. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Suarez, D. (2019). Using quantum entanglement and teleportation to detect stealth objects by radar. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Suarez, D. (2020). An investigation of quark stars and the equation of state. Presented at KY-WV Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Meeting, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Suarez, D. (2020). An investigation of quark star dynamics and the equation of state. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Suarez, D. (2020). Quark stars, modified L-J potentials and the equation of state. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Suter, H. (2019). Discovery and analysis of microbacteriophage Drippy. Presented at the 4th Annual Small Genome Discovery Symposium, Lexington, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Suter, H. (2019). Discovery and comparison of microbacterium phages Mercy and Drippy. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Tassell, D. (2019). Effects of nicotine on activity rhythms of zebra finches (Taeniopygia Guttata). Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Tassell, D. (2019). Elementary preservice teachers' beliefs about mathematics fluency: Transforming through readings and discussions. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Mentors: Dr. Janet Tassell and Dr. Julia Mittelberg, WKU School of Teacher Education

Tassell, D. (2020). Effects of nicotine on activity rhythms of zebra finches (Taeniopygia Guttata). Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Tassell, D. (2020). Is nicotine effective at manipulating sleep patterns in small birds? Presented at the 18th Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair, Richmond, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Tassell, D. (2020). Is nicotine effective at manipulating sleep patterns in small birds? Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Mentor: Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Thornhill, J. (2019). The differentiation differentiator. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Traw, H. (2019). Continental drift: A computational problem-solving project. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

VanZant, E. (2019). A protein trap screen for genes involved in ASP development. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

VanZant, E. (2019). Observation and analysis of hummingbird aggression at flowers versus feeders. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

VanZant, E. (2019). The isolation, characterization, and comparison of novel microbacteriophages PilotOrr and Triard. Presented at the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair, Richmond, KY.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

VanZant, E. (2019). The isolation, characterization, and comparison of novel microbacteriophages PilotOrr and Triard. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

VanZant, E. (2020). A screen for protein encoding genes for air sac primordium invasion of the wing imaginal disc in drosophila melanogaster. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

VanZant, E. (2020). A screen for protein encoding genes for air sac primordium invasion of the wing imaginal disc in drosophila melanogaster. Presented at the Experimental Biology Conference 2020, San Diego, CA.  Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

VanZant, E. (2020). A screen for protein encoding genes for air sac primordium invasion of the wing imaginal disc in drosophila melanogaster. Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Vickers, S. (2019). Neutron detector geometry. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Conference, Berea, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Carini, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Vickers, S. (2019). The variability timescales of the binary black hole blazar OJ 287. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Carini, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Vickers, S. (2020). The binary black hole blazar OJ287 and its multiple variability timescales. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Carini, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Whitaker, C. (2019). Exploring dots and boxes endgame strategies through Monte Carlo tree search. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Whitaker, C. (2020). Orientation and backpropagation techniques for dots and boxes Monte Carlo tree search. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). Impact of DDoS attacks on the power usage of virtual execution environments. Presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). Survey on the impact of DDoS attack on docker containers compared to virtual machines. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). The impact of DDoS attacks on application containers, system containers, and virtual machines. Presented at 17th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, NV.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). The impact of DDoS attack on docker containers compared to virtual machines. Presented at the NCSSS Student Research Symposium, Columbus, MS.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2019). The impact of DDoS attacks on virtual machines, application containers, and system containers. Presented at the IEEE International Cloud Summit 2019, Washington, DC.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2020). Single core vs. parallel software algorithms on a multi-core RISC. Presented at the 2020 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

            Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

White, A. (2020). Virtual lab report generation. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Whittle, E. (2019). Different perspectives on functional iteration. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Whittle, E. (2020). Exploring dots and boxes endgame strategies through Monte Carlo tree search. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wright, A. (2019). Tricky triangle. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentors: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Wyllie, S. (2019).  Binary classification for network intrusion detection in drones. Presented at the 39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ismail Abumuhfouz, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2019). Binary classification for network intrusion detection in drones. Presented at Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2019). Meta-heuristic approaches to dynamic load balancing. Presented at the 49th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2020). Binary classification for network intrusion detection in drones. Presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol 2020, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ismail Abumuhfouz, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wyllie, S. (2020). Network intrusion detection in drones using machine learning. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ismail Abumuhfouz, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Zheng, B. (2020). Network intrusion detection in drones using machine learning. Presented at 50th Annual Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. Made virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentor: Dr. Ismail Abumuhfouz, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


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