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    • Air Cannon Physics: Approaching the Sound Barrier 

      Graham, Hugh (University of the South, 2022-04-27)
      A ping-pong ball “cannon” was built and tested, first with the usual air, and then with single composition gases, such as helium and argon. A plastic tube (the canon) containing a ping pong ball snugly fitted inside the ...
    • Air pollution may exacerbate neurodegenerative disease risk by enhancing proteostasis decline in Caenorhabditis elegans 

      Garcia Manriquez, Bailey (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disease that degrades cognitive function resulting in memory loss, difficulty in completing daily tasks and dementia. Both endogenous and external factors can ...
    • Ancient Diversity and Genetics in Roman Britain 

      Graf, Paige (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      What do you picture when you think of an ancient Roman? What is their gender? How old are they? What is their race? These questions are difficult ones, as just five years ago in 2017, a controversy occurred over a historical ...
    • Ash Inventory and Management Options for Emerald Ash Borer Response 

      Muth, Adam; Edwards, Graham; Mainolfi, Andrew; Kuers, Dr. Karen (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis F.) has eradicated populations of ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees across the United States. The major response options include tree removal and stem chemical treatments. ...
    • Basquiat’s Fame: How Style and Warhol Helped Mask Race 

      Langston, Catherine (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      My project is about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork and the collaboration between Andy Warhol and Basquiat in the mid-1980s. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960, to a Puerto Rican mother ...
    • Characterization and Imaging by Transmission Spectroscopy 

      DiNella, Vincent (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      I have constructed an array of LEDs of various wavelengths in order to measure the transmission spectra of materials. I used an Arduino to activate each LED individually to measure the transmittance of the particular ...
    • Charles Cheston and the King Farm: An Individual's Impact on Ecosystem Change 

      Chee-Awai, Elisabeth; Dr. Evans; Dr. Willis (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Human beings are altering landscapes at high rates. When we think of who is causing these irreversible and enduring changes to the environment, we think of large scale industrial decision makers in agriculture and real ...
    • The Christian Right and State Legislatures: The New Battleground for ‘Family Values’ 

      Culicchia, Catherine (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The Christian Right has recently re-emerged on the federal level with the election of President Donald Trump and the prioritization of culture war issues, in particular LGBTQ Rights. This re-emergence has been especially ...
    • Conditioned Place Preference for a Possible Cocaine Antagonist 

      Dueñas-Pincay, Daniela; Pusok, Anna (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Cocaine use and addiction are common and problematic. Within the past year, 1.3M people had a cocaine use disorder and 20,000 people died of cocaine overdose (NSDUH 2020). The present study had three goals. First, the same ...
    • Demonstration of a TAR-based coronavirus reverse genetics system for the generation of recombinant viruses 

      Sterling, Cade; Wilson, Natalie R; Harris, Debreiona Y; Smith, Everett Clinton (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Coronaviruses (CoVs), like all viruses, are obligate intracellular parasites, meaning they rely on host molecular machinery (e.g., ribosomes), resources (e.g., nucleotides, amino acids, NTPs), and cellular environment in ...
    • Effect of Birth Order on Educational Attainment 

      Frank, Avery (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      In 2014, 79% of parents had two or more children, and a majority of parents would agree that they want success for all of their children (Livingston 2020). Educational attainment commonly proxies for success, and birth ...
    • The Effect of Diversity on Revenue in Major League Baseball 

      Smyth, Alexandra; Adams, Caroline; Butler, Mary (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Major League Baseball’s popularity is decreasing and as such, the league seeks to diversify and increase viewership, especially among younger generations. There is not significant literature that measures the relationship ...
    • The Effect of Marijuana Decriminalization/Legalization on Crime Rates 

      Rolston, Thomas; Mata, Emmanuel; Tang, Mikaela (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Marijuana has become one of the most used taboo substances in the United States in the past few decades. Recent literature, as well as literature dating back to the early 2000s, have looked at how marijuana legalization ...
    • The Effect of Marital Status on Income for Women in the United States 

      Sherrill, Anna; Larkin, Hannah (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Research has found that marital status has many impacts on quality of life including health and life expectancy (Lawrence 2019; Maselko et al., 2009). Married women pay a marriage penalty when it comes to their own income ...
    • Effect of text-background color combinations on saccadic frequency 

      Aldalil, Seifaldin; Gomez, Eileen; Spencer, Peter; Dueñas-Pincay, L. Daniela; Reppert, Dr. Thomas (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      The act of reading is accomplished by making a series of rapid eye movement, also known as saccades. During reading, a major contributor to visual perception is color contrast. An appropriate color combination is necessary ...
    • Environmental stressors contribute to Alzheimer’s disease-related protein misfolding 

      Garcia Manriquez, Bailey; Papapanagiotou, Julia A.; Strysick, Claire A.; Rajasekaran, Prisha; Studivant, Jeremiah J.; Green, Emily H.; Kikis, Elise A. (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Air pollution has been previously identified as a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) development. As a progressive neurodegenerative disease, AD is associated with symptoms such as memory loss, cognitive ...
    • Exploring the Exploitation of Sustainable Fashion 

      Wheeler, Molly (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      There is a misconception that the fashion industry is flirty and fun, but in reality it is a business that severely harms both its employees and the environment. Consumers are unaware of where and how products are made, ...
    • Fracture Characterization of McMurdo Dry Valley Sandstones with Ilastik Machine Learning Image Segmentation Software 

      Gulick, Brian; Dahlquist, Dr. Max (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Subcritical fracturing, or fracturing driven by stresses below the failure strength of a material, is increasingly recognized as one of the most important processes in rock weathering. Most environmental stresses, such as ...
    • Gender and Power in Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940) 

      Szurop, Szonja (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Observing the popular media of our present day, the phenomenon of “breakup haircut” emerges as a cliché ingrained in our culture. While this trend traces back to the world of celebrities and the fashion industry, it also ...
    • How do males choose a mate in the Mangrove Rivulus? 

      Newton, Merrit; Guerra, Jeffrey; Nicotera, Cassie; McGhee, Dr. Katie (University of the South, 2022-04-07)
      Females often use male coloration, courtship displays, body size and armaments in their mate choice decisions in order to choose the highest quality mate. Although less often studied, males also show mate choice and often ...