• Explorations into Monomer-Dimer Tilings of Planar Regions 

        Author(s):Hall, Zac; Hall, Zac
        Date:2017-06-12
        The properties of monomer-dimer tilings of planar regions has been a focused area of study in the mathematical community for many years. Applications include areas such as diatomic molecular bonding and ice-formation. As ...
      • Finite Element Analysis of Nacre 

        Author(s):Motily, Austen; Motily, Austen
        Date:2017-06-12
        Nacre, a material commonly found in mollusk shells, displays remarkable fracture toughness when compared to the mineral that comprises 95% of its weight. This toughness can be attributed to a unique microstructure that ...
      • Glycerol to 1,3-Propanediol Through Anaerobic Fermentation 

        Author(s):Bagley, Rex; McWorkman, Christian; Nelson, Spencer; Wallace, Graham; Bagley, Rex; McWorkman, Christian; Nelson, Spencer; Wallace, Graham
        Date:2017-06-12
        1,3-Propanediol (1,3-PDO) is a common building block for some of the most widely used polymers and composite materials. It can also be used to make adhesives, sealants, laminates, coatings, paints, perfumes, fragrances, ...
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery Planning for the Luckey Ditch Field 

        Author(s):Robinson, Blake; Roskowski, Rebecca; Siebert, Christopher; Smith, Hamilton; Smith, Whitney; Robinson, Blake; Roskowski, Rebecca; Siebert, Christopher; Smith, Hamilton; Smith, Whitney
        Date:2017-06-12
        This project has been prepared by Team 5 to satisfy the requirements of the Petroleum Engineering Senior Design course. The design plan will be described for the Luckey Ditch Field in southwestern Wyoming, which will undergo ...
      • Exercise to Energy: A Bicycle-Powered Charger 

        Author(s):Howell, Alexandra; Roistch, Daylon; Wollert, Taylor; Howell, Alexandra; Roistch, Daylon; Wollert, Taylor
        Date:2017-06-12
        Bicycles offer effective means of exercise and are popular forms of transportation. One fault of the current use of bicycles is that the mechanical energy generated by a moving bicycle is often wasted in the form of friction ...
      • Evolving Meanings and Functions of Hijab for American Muslim Women 

        Author(s):McInerney, Taylor; McInerney, Taylor
        Date:2017-06-12
        Islam has become a growing piece of the American cultural landscape, and the hijab, or veil, has become its most visible identifier. American women are wearing hijab in increasing numbers, regardless of growing stereotypes ...
      • Effect of CARD9 on adipocyte lipolysis 

        Author(s):Haller, Samantha E.; Wilson, Kayla A.; Peterson, Matthew R.; Haller, Samantha E.; Wilson, Kayla A.; Peterson, Matthew R.
        Date:2017-06-12
        Obesity is highly prevalent and causes diseases such as diabetes. One contributing factor is chronic inflammation. The adaptor protein caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) is involved in the innate immune ...
      • Diverse synthesis of Iron Carbides, Morphology, and Electrochemical Uses 

        Author(s):Beck, Brittney; Beck, Brittney
        Date:2017-06-12
        Iron carbide compounds have been investigated as catalysts for several energy related applications. These carbide materials also have other unique properties inducing stability, high melting points, and extreme hardness. ...
      • Baja Steering Team 

        Author(s):Alshekh, Abdulkhaliq; Capron, Robert L.; Evans, Sheldon P.; Alshekh, Abdulkhaliq; Capron, Robert L.; Evans, Sheldon P.
        Date:2017-06-12
        This year our goals for the 2016 Baja Steering Team are to reduce the turning radius from 15' to 7', eliminate bump steer, to increase the allowable space for the drivers foot operations within the cockpit and eliminate ...
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery Screening 

        Author(s):Yarger, Ryan; Bebo, Daniel; Copithorne, Lyndon; Nathanail, Athos; Robinette, Elyse; Yarger, Ryan; Bebo, Daniel; Copithorne, Lyndon; Nathanail, Athos; Robinette, Elyse
        Date:2017-06-12
        Team #1 of the Petroleum Engineering Senior Design Program was tasked with investigating the suitability of Wyoming oilfields for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The end deliverable consisted of an overall top five ranking ...
      • Disseminating Probiotic Yogurt Recipe and Educational Materials to Underserved People with Type II Diabetes in Albany County 

        Author(s):Brackett, Caleb; Brackett, Caleb
        Date:2017-06-12
        There is a growing concern in the underserved population of Albany County with not only Type II Diabetes but with food insecurity, where there is limited access to medical resources and food for balanced diets. This is ...
      • Effect of Agrobacterium co-cultivation time on recovery of transgenic Petunia hybrida plants 

        Author(s):Carlson, Ceirra; Carlson, Ceirra
        Date:2017-06-12
        Agrobacterium-mediated transformation genetically alters plant cells by transferring a DNA fragment (T-DNA) from the bacterial cell to the host species. This method is useful to insert traits of interest in plants for ...
      • Effects of Molecular Genetics on Cancer Management 

        Author(s):Puckett, Kourtney; Puckett, Kourtney
        Date:2017-06-12
        With the development of next generation sequencing, the availability and effectiveness of genetic cancer panels is at an all-time high. In the past, largely only single gene tests were available to test for the presence ...
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Candidate Screening: Wyoming 

        Author(s):McCallum, Cameron; Oughton, Evan; Taylor, Cullen; Rath, Brendan; Davis-Hall, Rushton; McCallum, Cameron; Oughton, Evan; Taylor, Cullen; Rath, Brendan; Davis-Hall, Rushton
        Date:2017-06-12
        Various Operators within Wyoming have been producing from oilfields that have demonstrated steady declines in production over time. In order to maximize overall recovery within fields in Wyoming proposed methods of Enhanced ...
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Screening in Wyoming 

        Author(s):Baldwin, John; Duda, Jake; Morin, Dylan; Polzin, Jordan; Scalise, Kyle; Baldwin, John; Duda, Jake; Morin, Dylan; Polzin, Jordan; Scalise, Kyle
        Date:2017-06-12
        Enhanced oil recovery is the process of producing additional oil after the initial primary recovery stage. Enhancing recovery efforts after the primary recovery of a well is dependent on the forces that control reservoir ...