Oral Presentations at SOURCE are grouped together into blocks of three to four related talks. Faculty or students may speak about various types of research projects, including work completed as part of their senior seminar or master's programs. They may present descriptive, correlational, or experimental research; independent studies; or creative capstone projects. Powerpoint or Prezi presentations typically accompany these fifteen-minute talks.

Below you can find abstracts describing 2014's Oral Presentations. All presentations took place at the Student Union and Recreation Center--noted as SURC in the schedule.

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2014
Thursday, May 15th
8:10 AM

Abundant Weirdness: Our Journey to Breaking a World Record

Jeremy Klarich
Jacob Darst
Anna Cockrum
Luke Campbell
Michael McDonald

SURC Room 202

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

HopeSource Weatherization and Conservation Services - An Analysis of Program Effectiveness

Stephanie Harris

SURC Room 137B

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

Let Them Eat Grass: The Media and the Sioux Uprising of 1862

Jordan Bergstrom

SURC Room 271

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

A Confidence Interval for the Density of Abundant Numbers

Melissa Pidde

SURC Room 202

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Cultural Capital in our Schools

Stavroula Athan
Brittney Duval

SURC Room 201

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Territorial Identity: How Newspapers Covered the Civil War in Washington Territory 1861-1865

Adam Griffith

SURC Room 271

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

The Future of Capital Punishment in America: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides

Mariah Wells

SURC Room 137A

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Using GIS to Model Potential Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Swauk Creek/ Highway 97 Corridor

Jared Hess
Kylie Ishimitsu
Kelsey Mueller
Lucas Salmons
Allison Shinn

SURC Room 137B

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

8:50 AM

Army of Liberation, Army of Terror: Rape as a Weapon of War

Kellie Hedgers

SURC Room 271

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Modeling Elk Habitat Suitability in the North Cascades

Anna Yost

SURC Room 137B

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Parental Involvement and the Engagement of Youth in Property Crimes

Laura Ramirez

SURC Room 137A

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Poincare Doughnuts: An Investigation of Non-Euclidean Orthogonal Circles in Euclidean Space

Daniel Mailhot

SURC Room 202

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

The Quest for Equality: African American Males Breaking Barriers in Professional Sports (1920-2013)

Mia Patterson

SURC Room 201

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

9:10 AM

Directed Graph Cryptosystems

Kurt Boberg

SURC Room 202

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Effects of Father’s Involvement on Men’s Attitudinal Measures Regarding Parenting

Keith Smith

SURC Room 137A

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

El Salvador

Lana Abuhudra
Ryan Gregson
Alysaa Welch
Elizabeth Vidaurri
Esme Arevalo

SURC Room 201

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Free Speech, Critical Thinking and Anti-Communism on a College Campus

Scott Miller

SURC Room 271

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Influence of saltwater intrusion, climate, and population changes on the ground water supply of San Juan Island.

Scott Adolphson

SURC Room 137B

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Wildcat Cafe and Brewpub

Ryan Brookhart

SURC Room 301

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

9:40 AM

A Faunal Sample from Pre-Mazama Levels of the Bernard Creek Rockshelter, Hells Canyon, Idaho

Lianne Day

SURC Room 137B

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Assessing the Expectations for Learning Commons Tutoring

Olivia Hirschey

SURC Room 201

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Bananas Painted Red: US Neo-Colonialism in the Colombia 1927-1928

Robert Moser

SURC Room 271

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Canvas Training Program

Amber Betz
Sarah Guinotte

SURC Room 140

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

It Could Have Been the Mountain Dew: Burrage v. U.S. and the Limits of Legal Liability for Illicit Drug Distribution

Elizabeth Sayre

SURC Room 137A

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Mathematical Modelling of Highway Traffic Policies

Benjamin Squire
John-Paul Mann
Nathan Minor

SURC Room 202

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Building a Myth: Testaments of the Kievan Rus’ Grand Princes as Origin Myths

Elizabeth Seelye

SURC Room 271

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Navarette v. California: Fourth Amendment, Vehicles, and Anonymous Tips

James Nguyen

SURC Room 137A

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Introducing like in Discourse to EFL Students through Corpora

Karlyn Koughan-Thornburg

SURC Room 201

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

On cyclic decompositions of Kn-1,n-1 +I into a 2-regular bipartite graph with at most 2 components

Maira Carmona Herrera

SURC Room 202

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Radiocarbon Dating of Calcined Bone: Pacific Northwest

James Brown

SURC Room 137B

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Spam Filtration using Massively Parallel kNN in CUDA

Patrick McElroy
Joshua Smithrud

SURC Room 140

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Yeah Buddy Brewpub and Theater

Alex Dahlin

SURC Room 301

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:20 AM

A Diachronic and Synchronic Comparison of Sites 45PI0429, 45PI0438, 45PI0406, and 45PI0408, at Mount Rainier, WA

Joy Ferry
Patrick McCutcheon

SURC Room 137B

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Analyzing the Seahawks' Offensive Play-Calling

Adam Brand

SURC Room 202

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Bob or Bop? A Phonological Investigation into the Markedness Differential Hypothesis and the Subset Principle

Clara Hodges

SURC Room 201

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Central Access Reader:The Next Generation Text to Speech Program

Wendy Holden
Marshall Sunens

SURC Room 140

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Fernandez v. California

Tanya Marri

SURC Room 137A

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

The Russian Paradox: Kropotkin's influence on International Eugenics

Joseph Melton

SURC Room 271

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:30 AM

DM Card Storage Innovations

David MacAdam

SURC Room 301

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

10:40 AM

Actuarial Model Outcome Optimal Fit (AMOOF) 3.0 --Free Research Software for Data Analyses and Advanced Probability Modeling

James Smigaj

SURC Room 202

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Beautiful and Bound

Catherine Graham
Lauren Hautamaki
Crystal Macdonald
Elizabeth Glasman

SURC Room 271

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Results from the Continued Lithic Analysis of the Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408), Mt. Rainer National Park, Washington

Patrick Lewis
David Davis
Patrick McCutcheon

SURC Room 137B

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Theocracy, it’s a piece of cake. Really!

Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

SURC Room 201

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

MightyTieton BeerWorks

Peter Newstand

SURC Room 301

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Growler Galaxy

Austin Smith

SURC Room 301

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

11:40 AM

Analyzing Operational Amplifiers in Chaotic Circuits

Christopher Huss

SURC Room 140

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

AWCON Mediates Navigation to Preferred Range of Field strength in a DC Electric Field

Steven Chrisman
Christopher Waite
Eric Foss

SURC Room 137B

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Effects of Sleep Quality on Depression and Anxiety Symptomology

Anthony Celori

SURC Room 202

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Epistemology through Buddhist Poetry: A Real Challenge to Western Thought

Sarah Littman

SURC Room 271

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-School Activities and the Hispanic/White Achievement Gap

Darla Davey Medina

SURC Room 137A

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Reducing the Amount of Swearing by using a Token System

Kristen FitzGerald

SURC Room 201

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effects of Native American Folklore on Contemporary Nonfiction Literature

Megan Epperson

SURC Room 135

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Challenges of College Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Shu-Fei Tsai

SURC Room 201

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Characterizing PKC-1’s role in 5-HT dependent behavioral adaptation and depressed foraging, in Caenorhabditis elegans

Seth Ronk

SURC Room 137B

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Corporate Style Education Reform and the Latino Community

Steven Pray

SURC Room 137A

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Exposure to the Pesticide Chlordane is Associated with Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Cassandra Nikolaus

SURC Room 202

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Far-Infrared Laser Emissions from Optically Pumped Methanol

Mark McKnight
Patrick Penoyar
Matthew Pruett
Nathan Palmquist
Sumaya Ifland

SURC Room 140

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

The Ego-Function of Rhetoric in Leaves of Grass

Peter Rampa

SURC Room 135

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Trung Institute of English as a Second language

Tyler Van Sickle

SURC Room 301

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Women, Role Ethics and Phenomenology: A Critique and Expansion

Megan Gustafson

SURC Room 271

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

12:20 PM

Confucian Role Ethics for Women: A Response to Roger Ames

Ashlee Godwin

SURC Room 271

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Effective Learning Strategies for College Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Jamie Gilbert

SURC Room 201

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Effects of Funding on Public School Graduation Rates

Krystelle Purkey

SURC Room 137A

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Muscular Activity in Collegiate Football Linemen with and without a Prefabricated Functional Knee Brace

Shea Gembol

SURC Room 202

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Temperature Sex Determination and the DMRT1 gene in Gekko japonicas

Lisa-Marie Mullen

SURC Room 137B

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Using Guide Emissions to Assess Far-Infrared Laser Wavelengths

Brad DeShano
Kerry Olivier
Breeanna Cain

SURC Room 140

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Who is Alice?: Parody, Education, and Identity in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Cameron Sedlacek

SURC Room 135

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM

Confucian Role Ethics: Reflections From A Global Perspective

Zoey Zemanek

SURC Room 271

12:40 PM - 12:59 PM

Dystopian Cinderellas: "I Follow Him Into the Dark"

Courtney Lear

SURC Room 135

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Measurement of Far-Infrared Laser Frequencies

Patrick Mehl

SURC Room 140

12:40 PM - 12:59 PM

Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Shared Medical Appointments: A Patient Centered Outcomes Research Study

Stephanie Landreth
Justin Watkins
Daniel Hoffman

SURC Room 202

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Resolving Gnetum Evolutionary History

Angela McFadden

SURC Room 137B

12:40 PM - 12:59 PM

Supporting a Student with Asperger’s Syndrome: Perspectives From The Student, Sibling, and Non-Familial Tutor

Meghan Gilbert
Amanda Carlson
Dylan Gilbert

SURC Room 201

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

1:10 PM

Application of Dalea ornata (Fabaceae) extractives toward inhibition of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum

William Ray
Eric Winterstein
Kaitlin Koppinger

SURC Room 137B

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Creating and Utilizing “Drain, Waste and Vent Plumbing Trainers” to Enhance Student Learning in a Construction Management Prog.

Warren Plugge

SURC Room 202

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Identifying Channel Morphology Changes in Response to the Removal of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River, WA

Bryon Free
Spencer Baumgartner
Craig Lund

SURC Room 140

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Learning at Home with Interactive Literacy Kits

Teri Walker
Cassandra Keller
Anndrea Southern

SURC Room 201

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Project Based Learning: An Examination of the South Sudan Crisis

Tyler Alling
Jordan Vidmore
Jess Macinko

SURC Room 301

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Se puede, y se debe: Educating Heritage Students

Itzia Luna
Edward Pinto
Isaac Meza

SURC Room 135

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Speak of the Devil and He Will Appear: Why Macbeth Deserved His fate.

Cassandra White

SURC Theatre

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

The Silent Massacre: A Game

Terri Pace

SURC Room 137A

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Would not existing put a limitation on the idea of infinity?

Melanie Stankus

SURC Room 271

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lean Construction Games in the Classroom

David Martin
Warren Plugge

SURC Room 202

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Northwestern United States plant extracts show anthelminthic activity against the hookworm, Ancylostoma ceylanicum

Kaitlin Koppinger

SURC Room 137B

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Oil Painting with First Graders

Susan Donahoe

SURC Room 201

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Religion: Doctrines of Detriment

Joe Ridgeway

SURC Room 271

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Se puede y se debe: Educating Heritage Students

Isaac Meza
Itzia Luna
Edward Pinto

SURC Room 135

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Sedimentological and stratigraphic evidence for paleotsunami events at Quidico, Chile

Isabel Hong

SURC Room 140

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Stage Managment

Gregory Scheopner
Kathleen Jones

SURC Theatre

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

The Convention on Nuclear Safety: A Closer Look at Nuclear Accidents and Policy Decisions

Michael Gilman

SURC Room 137A

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Controls on Fault Geometry During Early Stages of Extension in the Larkspur Hills, Northwest Basin and Range

Diana Strickley
Anne Egger

SURC Room 140

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Don’t Leave Ergonomics Out of Your Cosntruction Safety Program

Sathyanarayanan Rajendran

SURC Room 202

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

How Sustainable Becomes Unsustainable in Resource Use: Insights from Behavioral Economics

Lixing Sun
Hideki Takei

SURC Room 137A

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Passive Transfer of Leishmania major Antibodies Leads to Disease Exacerbation Upon Exposure to Leishmania infantum

Heidi Anderson
Gabrielle Stryker
Blaise Dondji

SURC Room 137B

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Puppetry Movement: What it teaches us

Sarah Andrews

SURC Theatre

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

Se puede y se debe: Educating Heritage Students

Edward Pinto
Itzia Luna
Isaac Meza

SURC Room 135

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

The "Student-Athlete" Myth

Maxwell Davis

SURC Room 271

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM

A Failure of Modern Leadership

Ryan Tollackson

SURC Room 271

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Economics with a Human Face

Hideki Takei

SURC Room 137A

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Kinematic Analysis of Prey Capture in Coastal Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

Laura Westervelt
David Reavill
Sara Richbourg
Brandon Fessler

SURC Room 137B

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2:40 PM

Analysis of Daily Activity Times for the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) in the Eastern Cascades of Washington

Amanda Marquis

SURC Room 137B

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Building a Natural Trumpet

Sarah Martinson

SURC Ballroom A

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Convergence: Art and Chemistry

Tarra Hall

SURC Room 201

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Digital Audio Tour of CWU Art and Architecture

Mark Auslander
Ellen Avitts

SURC Room 137A

2:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Evaluating the effect of population density on Cutthroat Trout and Brook Trout competitive behavior and energy expenditure

Ethan Green

SURC Room 137B

2:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Intersexuality and the Ethics of Infant Genital Surgery

Zachariah Dozier

SURC Room 271

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Synthesis Towards Straight Chain Borinic Acids as Potential HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors

Erik Contreras

SURC Room 140

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

The Androgynous Disguise: Marian Halcombe's Hidden Misogyny

Jessica Kent
William Chaddock
James "Tyler" Thomas

SURC Room 135

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

The Historical Background of American Beer and the Opinion Leaders of Breweries

Alison Duff

SURC Room 202

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

The Lyme Disease Controversies

Tonia DeVries

SURC Room 301

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Alone in the Storm: The Dangers of Isolation and Weather in Rudyard Kipling's ""At the End of the Passage"" and Bithia Mary Croker's ""To Let.

James Thomas

SURC Room 135

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

An Analysis of Generational Cooperation in the Workplace

Barbara Wyatt

SURC Room 301

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Giddy Up Pay Up: A Public Relations Campaign

Mia Patterson
Alexandra Homer
Samantha Monterrey
Hailey Nelsen
Ann Reynolds

SURC Room 202

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Gutenberg-Michelangelo-Bach: The Effect of Print Technology on Visual Art and Music, 1400-1800

Matthew Armbrust

SURC Room 201

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Music Advocacy in Ellensburg

Jeffrey Snedeker

SURC Ballroom A

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Rethinking Black Masculinity and Sexuality

Camron Millhouse

SURC Room 271

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Towards the Synthesis of 1,3-Azaborines as Potential HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors

Nicholas Treich

SURC Room 140

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Variations in Vocalization Frequency of Chachalacas in Chamela, Jalisco Mexico

Julia VanDerslice
Emily Reyer

SURC Room 137B

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

A Mysterious Non-Mystery: Deconstructing Dickens’ “Hunted Down”

William Chaddock

SURC Room 135

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Beyond Camp: The Effect of Gender Identity on Drag Performance

Kevan Gardner

SURC Room 271

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Flight Attendants: Stars of the Airline Industry

Shanice Tolbert

SURC Room 202

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Helping Up, Instead of Holding Down

Derrick Lecker

SURC Room 301

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Synthetic Versatility of Boron: Novel Potential Anthrax Lethal Factor Metalloenzyme Inhibitors and Boron Amino Acid Analogs

Michael Frank

SURC Room 140

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM

An Evaluation of Fish Passage Through Small Urban Streams in Central Washington

Kelsey Martin
Ethan Green
Jennifer Herdmann

SURC Room 137B

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Carbonaceous nanoparticle toxicity as a function of ferrous iron content

Daniel Hinz
Jeff Barnes
Hsiang Teng
Hoi Ting
Cameron Shore

SURC Room 140

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Positive and Negative Impacts of Tourism

Vladimir Beletskiy

SURC Room 202

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

The Education Bubble: Federal Tertiary Education Policy and the Myth of Accessibility

Jesse Hegstrom Oakey

SURC Room 301

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

4:10 PM

A Combined Molecular Dynamics, Rigidity Analysis Approach for Studying Protein Complexes

Brian Orndorff

SURC Room 140

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Developmental Changes in Vocalizations of Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana)

Erika Price
Lori Sheeran
Jin-Hua Li

SURC Room 137B

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Digital Audio Tour of CWU Art and Architecture

Mark Auslander
Ellen Avitts

SURC Room 137A

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

The Very Old and the Very New: Important Grape Varietals in the Wine Regions of Hungary

Jeanette Clevenger
John Hudelson

SURC Room 202

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

When a Man Bleeds: Fears of the Feminine and Reproduction in John Carpenter's The Thing

Thomas Tranchell

SURC Room 135

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

e-Titrator, a Web-Based Titration Calculator for Chemical Education.

Kevin Ngo

SURC Room 140

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Interactions between tourists and juvenile Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China

Asa Staven

SURC Room 137B

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Narrating a Story

Shelby Gremel

SURC Room 135

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

The Effectiveness of Vienna’s Heurigens as a Wine and Tourist Industry

Kene Vamderpool
Brandon Dietritch
Tamra Lindahl

SURC Room 202

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

4:50 PM

Hungary’s Post-Communism Wine Tourism

Kirsten Alter
Krystal Johnson

SURC Room 202

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

The Bookshop Quartet: An Original Screenplay

Caleb Allison

SURC Room 135

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Using a Spreadsheet to Solve the Schrödinger Equations for H2 in the Ground and Excited States

Jacob Buchanan

SURC Room 140

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

5:10 PM

Polyelectrolyte/Surfactant Complexes as Reversible Transports to a Modified Silica Surface

James Siegenthaler

SURC Room 140

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Wine Tourism Best Practices

Barbara Masberg

SURC Room 202

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM