• Acceptance of marginalized couples 

      Hargrove, Shaquela (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017)
      Marginalized couples (i.e., those seen as dissimilar from the socialized standard) are still not completely accepted (Lehmiller & Agnew, 2006). Almost 50% of Americans still disapprove of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) ...
    • Characterization of pyridostatin and its interactions with c-MYC g-quadruplexes 

      Cuny, Zachary G. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of ChemistryJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-04)
    • Decoding the contents of working memory using EEG provides evidence for the sensory recruitment hypothesis 

      Bruning, Allison L. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-05)
      Recent fMRI studies have shown that the contents of visual working memory can be decoded from early visual areas, including V1. This result has been interpreted as support for the sensory recruitment hypothesis: the idea ...
    • Determining the photometric capabilities of the CTIO 0.9-m telescope 

      Clarke, Cameron (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2015-04-14)
      Exoplanet detections are becoming more and more frequent as our ability to detect transits and Doppler shifted stellar spectra improves. Here, we report on eight observing nights at the SMARTS 0.9m telescope in Chile at ...
    • Geothermal energy potential in Oktibbeha County: Is Mississippi really hot? 

      Lindsey, Cary Ruth (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of GeosciencesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2013-08)
      Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, base load (always available) energy source. Advances in geothermal technology are making it possible to produce electricity at temperatures heretofore thought impossible. The last ...
    • Impact of single amino acid mutations in the rhomboid protease Pcp1p on Pcp1p catalytic activity, cellular respiration, mitochondrial morphology, and mitochondrial DNA maintenance 

      Both, Andries Pieter (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant PathologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-05)
      Pcp1p is a rhomboid protease in the inner mitochondrial membrane of S. cerevisiae that processes Mgm1p, a protein required for mitochondrial fusion. In this study, five previously generated pcp1 mutant strains were analyzed ...
    • The impact social withdrawal in depression has on social functioning 

      Allred, Clayton H. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-05-01)
      Depression is a major health concern worldwide, particularly through its impact on individuals' level of functioning. However, noticeably absent from the study of depression and social functioning is an examination of ...
    • The in vitro effects of glucosamine on equine and canine platelet aggregation and thromboxane synthesis 

      Rands, Gabrielle (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Veterinary MedicineHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-05)
      Citrated blood samples were collected via jugular venipuncture and used to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP samples were incubated for 5 minutes with four concentrations of glucosamine: 0 µ/ml (control), 10 µ/ml, and ...
    • Investigations on the involvement of dopamine in the gustatory responses of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster 

      Ousterhout, Emily Anne (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant PathologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2015-03)
    • Measurement of material thickness using X-ray attenuation 

      Gaerlan, Oliver Mikhail H. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-04)
      The experiment will measure the thickness of a thin aluminum foil by sending a beam of x-rays through the foil. The thickness of the foil is related to the difference in the intensity of x-rays that pass through the aluminum ...
    • Media multitasking in relation to cognition and socioemotional well-being: A literature review 

      May, Kaitlyn (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Counseling, Educational Psychology and FoundationsJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of EducationHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-04-05)
      With the rapid expansion of media use by children and adults, media multitasking (engaging in more than one media activity at a time) has rapidly become a lifestyle for American youth (Roberts, Foehr, & Rideout, 2005). The ...
    • Phase space simulation of relativistic twisted electron Mott scattering 

      Madsen, John K. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Physics and AstronomyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016)
      The question of how the spin of the proton and neutron arise from the angular momentum of the constituent partons is very pressing in the study of nuclear structure. As of yet, there has been no experimental method able ...
    • Reducing social demands in child eyewitness memory using robot interviewers 

      Buchanan, A. Zachary (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-05-01)
      A recent study showed that children's memory for a witnessed event was not impaired when misleading post-event information was presented by a robot interviewer. However, their memory was impaired when the misleading ...
    • Suicidality and depression of those raised in kincare 

      Fitchie, Theresa (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-04)
      The rate of children who are raised in kincare (that is, by a non-parental relative), has steadily been on the rise. Past studies have indicated that this group of individuals are at an increased risk of mental health ...
    • Test-retest reliability of self-reported lifetime history of aggression: A unique longitudinal assessment over one year using Mechanical Turk 

      Kilgore, Jenna (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of PsychologyJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-04-01)