The annual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase is held each April. Culminating in an awards ceremony that recognizes all participants and honors awards winners from events throughout the year, this juried showcase features outstanding performers from every discipline. These digital collections include CSU undergraduate student's showcase projects from 2004-2009 and 2016.

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  • CURC 2016 

    Author(s):Colorado State University. Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; brochures
  • Mothering behind bars: how addiction, recovery, and incarceration affect mothering 

    Author(s):Willkomm, Larissa A.; Miller, Katelyn; Jacobi, Tobi
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    The goal of this project is to create a collaborative essay focusing on the experiences of mothering, addiction, and recovery that incarcerated women face. Too often imprisoned women are ignored or criticized, relegated ...
  • My definition 

    Author(s):Fountain, Rachel
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; reports
  • Chemotherapeutic responses in canine lymphoma models after treatment with the CHOP protocol 

    Author(s):Ramirez, Dominique; Wittenburg, Luke
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    In both human and veterinary oncology, multi-drug resistance is a phenomenon where a cancer gains a cyto-protective effect against chemotherapeutics. Resistance is often witnessed when remitted cancers relapse and become ...
  • Woman who wanted to be a soldier, The 

    Author(s):Leskanich, Ivana
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; reports
    This essay serves as a character analysis for Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello. It argues that Desdemona primarily wishes to be a soldier rather than acquiescing to her wifely role. She faces greater disadvantages ...
  • Reduction of UDP-glucose diphosphorylase(UGP2) gene expression does not reduce accumulation of the diatom storage sugar chrysolaminarinin Phaeodactylum tricornutum 

    Author(s):Zhang, Yun; Caballero, Michael; Peers, Graham
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    Diatoms are ecologically significant microalgae, responsible for 40% of the ocean's primary productivity. Diatoms distribute fixed carbon into metabolic pools such as carbohydrate, lipid, and protein. We are interested in ...
  • Rabbit in the Moon Palace, The 

    Author(s):Liang, Haiyin
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works
  • Prejudice about stroke survivors in the workplace 

    Author(s):Zhu, Bing
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    Recovering from a major health challenge, such as a cancer diagnosis or a stroke, is difficult in itself, but survivors may face additional obstacles in returning to work beyond their physical health. A recent study by ...
  • Sex role behavioral differences in parental alienation 

    Author(s):Chen, Qi; Ratajack, Ellen; Harman, Jennifer
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    Men and women deal with conflicts in different ways and sex differences have been demonstrated in terms of aggressive behaviors. The purpose of the current study is to examine if gender differences exist in the context of ...
  • Sustainability vs. profitability: does socially responsible investing correlate to increased profits? 

    Author(s):Michel, Malia
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    I am analyzing the link between companies who utilize sustainability practices in their business and the positive influence that can have on earnings. Specifically, looking at Bloomberg's Environmental, Social, and Governance ...
  • When does grit predict job performance? 

    Author(s):Su, Qiuyu; Gibbons, Alyssa M.
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    The researchers analyze grit as a good predictor for job performance.
  • Assessing the variability of snow surfaces 

    Author(s):Thomas, Eric; Fassnacht, Steven
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    Variability in snow surface roughness is rarely incorporated into climate or hydrological models, yet it has the potential to have a large impact on both latent and sensible heat for a snow dominated system. We looked at ...
  • Coping with a negative social interaction: the role of age and depressive symptoms 

    Author(s):Wilson, Samantha; Luong, Gloria
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; posters
    Interpersonal stressors, such as arguments and disagreements, are among the most distressing types of daily experiences. It is therefore important to understand how people cope with such stressors. Previous studies suggest ...
  • Rainbow lorikeet 

    Author(s):Semsak, Cienna
    Date Issued:2016
    Format:born digital; Student works; photographs
  • M-CSF and GM-CSF influence naïve murine alveolar macrophage differentiation and function in vitro 

    Author(s):Higgins, Jonathan R.; Higgins, David M.; Lee, Eric J.; Orme, Ian M.; Gonzalez-Juarrero, Mercedes
    Date Issued:2008
    Format:Student works; posters
    The objective of this study was to compare the effect of M-CSF and GM-CSF in their abilities to affect the functional and phenotypical characteristics of AMs. In this study, we harvested naïve uninfected murine alveolar ...
  • Phylogeny of the Celastreae (Celastraceae) inferred using chloroplast and nuclear loci 

    Author(s):Cappa, Jennifer J.; Daw, Allison L.; Simmons, Mark P.
    Date Issued:2007
    Format:Student works; posters
    The phylogenetic inference presented of the Celastreae (Celastraceae) is based on four loci: matK and trnL-F from the chloroplast genome and ITS and 26S rDNA from the nuclear genome. The species sampled are combined with ...
  • Drawings from the Golden Age transformed 

    Author(s):Thrasher, Rebekah L.
    Date Issued:2007
    Format:Student works; posters
    The purpose of this project was to find historical illustrations from the Gold Age of Fashion (approximately 1912-1930) and transform them into illustrations appropriate for the modern viewer. The original illustrations ...
  • Human-wildlife interactions and the Potential for Conflict Index 

    Author(s):Hummer, Caroline; Vaske, Jerry J.; Needham, Mark D.
    Date Issued:2007
    Format:Student works; posters
    Determine acceptability of management actions in scenarios varying by severity of human-wildlife interaction and species involved, using the Potential for Conflict Index and Analysis of Variance
  • Purification of phenolic glycolipid from mycobacterium tuberculosis 

    Author(s):Vigil, Scott Brandon; Hesser, Danny C.; Dobos, Karen
    Date Issued:2009
    Format:Student works; posters
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is a very successful human pathogen, infecting one-third of the world's population. Although originally thought to have little to no genetic variation, Mtb has been recently shown to be ...
  • Does Flotillin play a role in lipid raft organization of the GnRH receptor and its ability to transduce an intracellular signal? 

    Author(s):Phillips, Adam Paul; Mrdutt, Mary Megan; Clay, Colin McKeown
    Date Issued:2009
    Format:Student works; posters
    Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and its subsequent signaling through the GnRH Receptor (GnRH-R) is critical for gonadal development and control of reproduction function. The GnRH-R is a member of the G-protein coupled ...

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