Student Symposium is a celebration of research, scholarship, and creative activity. The Symposium allows undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado State University-Pueblo to present their original research, scholarly, and creative products to the university and public. The mission of the Symposium is to be a forum for dissemination and discussion of scholarly ideas and to foster interaction among students, faculty, and the local community.

The Symposium invites oral, poster and other creative presentations of scholarly works from all CSU-Pueblo students.

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  • Constantinople: the modernization of warfare in the 15th century 

    Contributor:Armstrong, David
    This research focuses on the military aspect of the fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453. The intention of this research is to highlight why the Ottomans were successful in the 53-day siege of Constantinople against the ...
  • American intervention in Laos: a conflict in the shadow of Vietnam 

    Contributor:Armstrong, David
    This research focuses on American aid to the Royal Lao Government from 1955 to 1975. The intention of this research is to highlight the little, or unknown, endeavors of the American government during the Vietnam conflict ...
  • Detecting and treating hypopituitarism secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI) 

    Contributor:Stancill, Stacey G; Gallant, Vanessa; Lollar, Heather; Derrera, Stacy
    Date Issued:04/15/2018
    The purpose of this study was to determine if adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) could have improved QoL using evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) for hypopituitarism-testing and treatment during outpatient ...
  • Heuristic-Based Review of the Usability of the OSHA Website with respect to Communication Tower Hazards, A 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.;
    A heuristic review of the usability of the OSHA website with respect to OSHA regulations and other information on Communication Tower Hazards was completed. The heuristics employed in this analysis were Jakob Nielsen’s ...
  • 2017 Student Symposium : Program 

    Contributor:Student Symposium (5th : 2017 : Colorado State University-Pueblo)
    CSU-Pueblo 5th Annual 2017 Student Symposium. A celebration of research, scholarship & creative activity. Showcasing scholarly activities by students of: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication & Rhetoric, Engineering, ...
  • Nanotechnology electrospinning experiment 

    Contributor:Wolfram, Marcus; Daniel, D. Mike; Vigil, Joey; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.;
    Electrospinning is a technique which has been used in order to successfully create polymer nanofibers. In this process, a charged polymer jet is collected on a grounded collection plate. A polymer jet is formed when an ...
  • Ionic polymer metal composites used as an actuator 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.; DeHerrera, Brandon; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.; Li, Boyan;
    Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC) are synthetic composite nanomaterials which can exhibit large dynamic deformation under a low electric field. The applications of these artificial muscles range from biomedical to ...
  • 3-D printing metal objects project 

    Contributor:Armijo, James; Daniel, D. Mike; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.;
    Existing machines capable of 3D printing metal objects can cost in the range of millions of dollars and the process can be dangerous. It is desirable to develop a process that is inexpensive, safe, and open source based. ...
  • Comparison of extraction methods on the quantification of cannabinoids in hemp 

    Contributor:Arellano, Collin; Seifried, Dustin; Kinney, Chad A.;
    Senate bill 241 classifies industrial hemp as having no more than 0.3% Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This project focuses on a comparison of extraction methods on the quantity of reported cannabinoids in industrial hemp. ...
  • Comparison of nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia: safety matters 

    Contributor:McCulley, Zolanye; Seminoff, Maggie; Ackley, Claire; Mathis, Trisha; Chambers, Terra; McCue, Stacie Gray;
    Laboring mothers have many options for pain control during their labor. In the U.S., the epidural is commonly used for pain control. Historically, many countries use a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen ("nitrous oxide") ...
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus 

    Contributor:Lorenzo, Claire; Velez, Keane; Vigil, Alexis; Maes, Destiny; Chavez, Cheyenne; Nitka, Matthew;
    This analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and potential adverse outcomes related to utilizing contact precautions versus standard precautions for the prevention of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus ...
  • From pictures to practice: the abuse of the black female body 

    Contributor:Sapp, Hannah;
    This presentation explores the connections between 1) the hyper-sexual nature of African-American women represented in American media, 2) the endorsement of those stereotypes by African-American men and, 3) the leading ...
  • Statistical analysis of pavement system in the United States 

    Contributor:Rivera, Jill; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Although asphalt and concrete are the primary materials for pavement construction, the statistical data of these two pavements are not readily available. This study explores the updated literature and analyzed the statistics ...
  • Maggot debridement therapy 

    Contributor:Ruch, Leah; Bohannan, Christine; Ang, Cher Li;
    PICOT: In diabetic adults (P) with wounds lasting greater than three months, does maggot debridement therapy (I) verses surgical debridement © lead to better wound healing (O) over a year (T)? Aim: The aim of research was ...
  • How low do you go: cardiac hypothermia following cardiac arrest 

    Contributor:Jones, Kimberly; Gillespie, Elizabeth; Huynh, Kim; Spaak, Amanda;
    Aim: To determine whether the use of a hypothermia treatment protocol at 32°C to 34°C versus increasing the temperature to 36°C affects mortality in patients who initially survive cardiac arrest. Background: In the United ...
  • Evaluation of BellS3 temperature prediction model for asphalt pavement design 

    Contributor:Millemon, Ronald; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    The design of flexible pavement is largely dependent on temperature of pavement as the mechanical properties of asphalt is very sensitive to temperature change; consider the asphalt surface in a winter morning versus in a ...
  • Targeted temperature management therapy and neurologic outcomes 

    Contributor:Boyd, Amelia; Nguyen, Peter; Heinen, Preston; Salcedo, Kristin; Kendahl, Caminiti; Hiner, Michael; Anaya, Cari; Willkomm, Lauren;
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, WHO estimated that 14 million people die each year due to cardiac arrest. Targeted ...
  • Episiotomy vs. tearing in childbirth 

    Contributor:Trolle, Natalie; Hignite, Elizabeth Ryann; Walker, Brittany; Martin, Jasmine Maria; Mikschl, Amanda Kristen; Pryor, Christine Elizabeth;
    Over the past century, the use of episiotomies during childbirth have been common. Recently, practitioners began questioning whether the use of episiotomies caused more negative patient outcomes than allowing a laboring ...
  • Combating bullying: a positive approach 

    Contributor:Fitzpatrick, Robert;
    This presentation will provide a theoretical overview of negative psychological outcomes associated with bullying and the way children can properly conduct themselves when dealing with the negative effects it may cause. ...