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  • Antibiotic-producing Bacteria from Temperate Zone Formicidae 

    Contributor:Croft, Ryan; Kimble, Elise
    Date:2016-06-29
    Recent studies on fungus-growing leaf cutter ants (tribe Attine) and the antibiotic/antifungal bacteria growing on their exoskeleton to protect their fungal farms suggests an important question: Could bacteria from temperate ...
  • Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE) : Impacts of glacial ice recession on the chemical, physical and biological properties of the upper Dinwoody Creek, The 

    Contributor:Chase, Austin; Albterson, William; Hoot, Jacob; Brower-Wynngard, Nina
    Date:2016-06-29
    Global climate change has exacerbated the recession of glaciers throughout the world, resulting in some instances in increased glacial runoff. In the short term this may be seen as a positive consequence for downstream ...
  • Presence of Microplastics in Fresh Water Systems : The Snake River and Palisades Reservoir, The 

    Contributor:McDevitt, Cailen; Perez, Lizbeth
    Date:2016-05-25
    Marine debris, microplastic (marine debris <5 mm) in particular, are gaining a significant amount of attention in scientific and conservation communities. Debris poses a threat to marine biota not only because they are ...
  • Coccidia Presence in Midwest Prairie Dog Communities 

    Contributor:Winkler, Alison B.; Swope, Zach
    Date:2016-05-25
    Coccidia, members of the Phylum Apicomplexa, comprise a taxonomically diverse and cosmopolitan group of potentially pathogenic protists infecting a wide range of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. Since 2013, we have been ...
  • Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE) : Black Carbon Measurements from the Dinwoody Glacier, The 

    Contributor:Tomme, Lane; Greenwald, Alexander; Mrak, Eli; Reilly, Connor
    Date:2016-05-25
    The impacts of climate change on glacial ice melt have become steadily more pressing over the past several decades. Increased average yearly temperatures have contributed to the recession of glaciers world-wide, and water ...
  • Design of Dale Creek Dams 

    Contributor:Carter, Harrison; Cotterman, Dillon; Giri, Prapti
    Date:2016-05-06
    Design of Small Earth Dams, CE 5820, is a Civil Engineering "Comprehensive Design Experience" course. Dams, even small earth dams such as those for stock ponds, require combining knowledge from Hydrology, Hydraulics, ...
  • Design of Dale Creek Dams 

    Contributor:Buffington, Kevin; Johnson, Lisa; Ksaibati, Rami; Sitler, Katie
    Date:2016-05-06
    Design of Small Earth Dams, CE 5820, is a Civil Engineering "Comprehensive Design Experience" course. Dams, even small earth dams such as those for stock ponds, require combining knowledge from Hydrology, Hydraulics, ...
  • Interest Rates vs Unemployment Rates and Their Impact on Consumer Debt 

    Contributor:Zuniga, Bianca
    Date:2016-05-06
    In a current culture where the public eye heavily criticizes the federal government's accrual of debt, what can be said of an individual's debt accumulation? What variables affect the changes in aggregate consumer debt? ...
  • Storytelling Triumphs 

    Contributor:Young, Katelyn
    Date:2016-05-06
    The art of telling stories is often left to the professionals: Shakespeare, Hemmingway, Woolf, etc. The list can go on. While their tales live on in our libraries, this art form of storytelling is often left untouched in ...
  • International Accounting 

    Contributor:Young, Taylor
    Date:2016-05-06
    Accounting is not simply a business that lives in the language of numbers – it is a multifaceted and multicultural business. Culture is a significant influencer in how people behave and interact in both their personal and ...
  • Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes as Photosensitizers 

    Contributor:Woodard, Emily
    Date:2016-05-06
    Ruthenium bipyridyl complexes are well known photosensitizers. They absorb visible light in the 400 – 600 nm region due to metal-to-ligand-charge-transfer (MLCT) transitions and form exceptionally stable [Ru(II)-bpy]* ...
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

    Contributor:White, Lindsay
    Date:2016-05-06
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition that is influenced by genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. PCOS consists of reproductive and metabolic manifestations that can begin in adolescence and ...
  • Environmental Communication Audit of Curt Gowdy State Park 

    Contributor:Watson, Taylor
    Date:2016-05-06
    When humans interact with nature and are not mindful of their actions, the negative consequences can be irreversible. The goal of this research project was to determine how Curt Gowdy State Park visitors are encouraged to ...
  • Dental and Oral Health in Wyoming 

    Contributor:Wang, Young
    Date:2016-05-06
    Oral health is a global issue that affects every living person. The mouth can be considered the beginning of overall health since all ingested foods must first go through the mouth, except in very unique circumstances. ...
  • Golden Venture: Vee BEE Farm, A 

    Contributor:Ver Burg, Carrie
    Date:2016-05-06
    Starting a business is difficult and rewarding, especially when you are working with and relying on complex creatures like bees. The Ver Burgs have set out to do just this, a venture to turn a hobby into sweet gold. In May ...
  • Bluetooth Temperature and Barometric Pressure Sensor 

    Contributor:VanHoudt, Thomas
    Date:2016-05-06
    Wireless communication is a big deal in today's world, so, many devices use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect wirelessly and receive desired information. One important piece of information desired by many is the weather. My ...
  • Eurozone crisis Propaganda? : The EU's use of information campaigns 

    Contributor:Trujillo, Michael
    Date:2016-05-06
    The purpose of this study is to examine whether the European Union's (EU) eurocrisis forms of traditional and social media are propaganda. Shortly after the eurocrisis started, the EU began to release favorable economic ...
  • Wellbore Stability in the Olmos Formation 

    Contributor:Sylte, Trey; Foianini, Tyson; Han, Wenlin; Rudd, Patrick
    Date:2016-05-06
    Wellbore stability is crucial for optimizing production and maintaining safety for any given oil and gas extraction site. A stable wellbore will reduce potential rock failures and as a result, eliminate remedial costs for ...
  • Factors Affecting Probability of Amphibian Occurrence on Pole Mountain : Evaluating Water Quality, Disease and Predation 

    Contributor:Sulser, Adrienne
    Date:2016-05-06
    Amphibian populations are declining worldwide at a dramatic rate. As a taxonomic group, amphibians are sensitive to a suite of environmental stressors such as water quality, disease and predation. They are critical component ...
  • To go or not to go : Preparation for my upcoming Peace Corps experience 

    Contributor:Strike, Mariah
    Date:2016-05-06
    Togo is a small country located in West Africa, situated between Ghana and Benin. Up until a few short months ago, I could not have pointed out Togo on a map. Now, I am thoroughly invested in this tiny country, as I will ...

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