Recent Submissions

  • Determining Sedimentary Sources and Environments: Applications in a Secondary Science Classroom 

    Author(s):Bechtel, Chicory; Bechtel, Chicory
    Date:2014-07-29
    Sandstones record conditions under which sediment was deposited in the past. These conditions reveal the environment of ancient landscapes. Key indicators of these conditions include size, shape, and degree of sorting of ...
  • Effects of an Invasive Snail (Melanoides Tuberculata) on Native Invertebrate Abundance and Diversity, The 

    Author(s):Niekum, Trista E.; Niekum, Trista E.
    Date:2014-07-29
    Invasive species can often displace native species in an ecosystem by competing for the same resources. Melanoides tuberculata, an exotic gastropod snail native to Asia, has invaded and established a population in Kelly ...
  • Confidence Table as an Improvement in Classification, The 

    Author(s):Schanke, Angela; Weatherford, Jennifer; Schanke, Angela; Weatherford, Jennifer
    Date:2014-07-29
    Discriminant analysis was developed by R. A. Fisher in 1936, where he classified three varieties of iris plants based on physical features. To create his classification table, the posterior probabilities of each outcome ...
  • Design of a Compact and Lightweight Lunar Vehicle 

    Author(s):Battisti, Charles; Garcia, Anthony; Sandberg, Lori; VanHoosen, Elizabeth; Battisti, Charles; Garcia, Anthony; Sandberg, Lori; VanHoosen, Elizabeth
    Date:2014-07-29
    NASA proposed a competition to design, fabricate, and race a vehicle capable of traversing difficult terrain, based on the original moon buggy, which was first used in 1971 by Apollo 15 astronauts. This challenge required ...
  • APJ Silencing Attenuates Apoptosis in H9c2 cells 

    Author(s):Thompson, Ellen; Ceylan, Asli F.; Thompson, Ellen; Ceylan, Asli F.
    Date:2014-07-29
    Obesity-related cardiovascular diseases have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Studies have shown obesity may lead to hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and compromised ventricular function. Apelin is a ...
  • Cherokee Rose Plaza: A Mixed-Use Development in Atlanta, GA 

    Author(s):Ranft, Gregory; Ranft, Gregory
    Date:2014-07-29
    This project was for ARE-4600, Architectural Design II, which is the senior design course in the architectural engineering program. All of the design was completed with a partner in the class, Nick Ramirez, and then expanded ...
  • Theories of Intelligence and Academic Self-Efficacy in American Indian Youth 

    Author(s):McWain, Kevin; McWain, Kevin
    Date:2014-07-29
    This study will examine possible direct and indirect relationships between theory of intelligence, goal orientation and depressive symptoms in American Indian (AI) youth. The sample will include 197 American Indian youth ...
  • Variation of Web Bounded Shear Reinforcement on Internal Steel Stress 

    Author(s):Larkin, Alex; Larkin, Alex
    Date:2014-07-29
    A four-point iosipescu shear test is used to evaluate the effects of CFRP reinforcement on crack width development as well as the effect on the internal steel reinforcement. The test program indicates that the steel ...
  • Mapping Changes in Asian Migratory Locust Habitat in Central Asia using Moderate Resolution Landsat Imagery 

    Author(s):Jolivet, Matthew T.; Jolivet, Matthew T.
    Date:2014-07-29
    Locusts outbreaks can result in massive crop losses and environmental disasters impacting individual farmers to entire countries. Several national and international agencies are tasked with managing locust population through ...
  • Serosurvey of a Rural Human Population for the Presence of West Nile Virus Antibodies 

    Author(s):Hutchison, James R.; Hutchison, James R.
    Date:2014-07-29
    West Nile Virus (WNV) is an RNA arbovirus in the family Flaviviridae. While birds are the primary reservoir for the virus, humans can be a dead end host. In Wyoming, the Culex tarsalis mosquito acts as the primary vector. ...
  • Isolation of an L-amino acid oxidase from Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix (Southern copperhead) 

    Author(s):Hudson, Nicholas; Hudson, Nicholas
    Date:2014-07-29
    Snake venom is a source of biological study for its ability to induce apoptosis, platelet aggregation, hemorrhage, and edema. L-amino acid oxidases (LAAOs) are components of snake venom that can induce apoptosis, and they ...
  • Rotationally Stabilized Multi-Sensor Package for a Sounding Rocket 

    Author(s):Galey, Charles; Jay, Peter; Roder, Nicholas; Ryan, William; Galey, Charles; Jay, Peter; Roder, Nicholas; Ryan, William
    Date:2014-07-29
    Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) and NASA offer Universities in the United States affordable access to sub-orbital space flights. Wyo Galactic, composed of four Mechanical Engineering students, continues UW involvement ...
  • Design Alternatives for the Upgrade of the Moffat Drinking Water Plant to 300 MGD 

    Author(s):Brouillard, Brent; Brouillard, Brent
    Date:2014-07-29
    The scope of the project was to design a water treatment plant (WTP) for Denver Water that provides 300 million gallons per day (MGD) to the Denver area to meet future demands. The Moffat treatment plant is at the end of ...
  • Testing for the Time Dependent Transition from a Rates Across Sites Model to a Covarion Model of Protein Evolution 

    Author(s):Tisdell, Makayla; Tisdell, Makayla
    Date:2014-07-29
    Protein-coding gene sequences typically evolve constrained by the requirements for a protein to fold into its three dimensional structure. These constraints can dictate evolutionary rates at different sites, where residues ...
  • Balancing Act: A Discussion of Gender Roles within Wiccan Ritual, A 

    Author(s):Shuler, Elizabeth; Shuler, Elizabeth
    Date:2014-07-29
    This presentation argues that the liminal space of Wiccan ritual modifies practitioners' gender roles by inscribing both masculine and feminine roles upon the individual to create balance. Under Victor Turner's theory of ...
  • Social Stress in Female Sprague-Dawley Rats: Open Field 

    Author(s):Yaple, Zachary; Yaple, Zachary
    Date:2014-07-21
    Social stress has been shown to affect development of certain psychological disorders, especially depression. For the purpose of the etiology of depression, experimenters attempt to use non-human animals to encounter ...
  • Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youth 

    Author(s):Woontner, Barbara; Woontner, Barbara
    Date:2014-07-21
    The need for programs that address homeless LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) youth is uncontested; twenty to forty percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ and adolescents who identify as LGBTQ run ...
  • Bullying in the Jr. High School: An Exploration of Faculty Experiences and Perceptions 

    Author(s):Falzone, April; Ross, Janet; Winney, Laneya; Falzone, April; Ross, Janet; Winney, Laneya
    Date:2014-07-21
    The purpose of this research is to explore how the teachers, staff, para-professionals, counselors, and social workers of Carey Jr. high school in Cheyenne, WY perceive the current anti-bullying program being implemented. ...
  • Green Building in Wyoming: A More Affordable Approach to a More Sustainable Lifestyle 

    Author(s):Wilson, Amber L.; Wilson, Amber L.
    Date:2014-07-21
    For many who consider the prospect of adopting sustainable living practices, especially when it comes to sustainable building, the perceived cost and sometimes lack of direction for taking on such a project can be daunting. ...
  • Extended vs. Condensed: Determination of Mitochondrial Compartment Structure in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

    Author(s):Willingham, Kassandra; Thorsness, Peter; Willingham, Kassandra; Thorsness, Peter
    Date:2014-07-21
    Mitochondria are organelles that produce ATP, and are also responsible for signaling and cell death. Wild-type yeast mitochondria exhibit extended mitochondrial structure, described as long and tubular networks. Induction ...

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