• A novel spin-light polarimeter for the Electron Ion Collider 

      Mohanmurthy, Prajwal (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, 2012-11-25)
      A novel precision polarimeter will go a long way in satisfying the requirements of the precision experiments being planned for a future facility such as the Electron Ion Collider. A polarimeter based on the asymmetry in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Invisible men and women: A critique of the critiques of particularity in African American literature 

      Brown, Donald Mayfield (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2014-05)
      Ralph Ellison's ascension into the American literary canon is a product of the rise of formalist aesthetics during Cold War consensus. Ellison, once a young man committed to Marxist ideology and friends with the Communist ...
    • 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)
    • Removing aflatoxin M1 from milk using activated carbon and its effects on protein concentration 

      Chaney, Kaylin (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 SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2015-04-01)
    • 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 ...
    • Out of place: Stories 

      Beckwith, Molly (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2015-04-21)
    • 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 ...
    • "Make Margaret Atwood fiction again": Burke's perspective by incongruity and the shifting image of the Handmaid 

      Hydrick, Morgan (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016)
      Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale has been a source of inspiration and warning for readers since the 1980s. However, the novel itself never garnered the kind of attention Bruce Miller's Hulu adaptation has. In ...
    • "Why do we laugh when we should cry?...Is it only here in this sad island?": Gender, affect, and empire in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Johnston's Fool's Sanctuary 

      Dennis, Kylie (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016)
      British colonial literature has produced no shortage of the silent woman: she has surfaced in a variety of disguises as the domestic wife, the colonial woman, and the mysterious, exoticized other. For contemporary women ...
    • Microscopic analysis of Rickettsial co-infection in the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum 

      Harper, Amanda Benton (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, 2016-04)
      Ticks can pass a variety of organisms to humans, resulting in mild flu-like illnesses or more severe diseases that may be fatal if not treated. One group of tick-borne organisms of interest to us are rickettsiae, which ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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)
    • Love of the law: The ethical Christology of Southern Baptist rhetoric and language concerning the LGBTQ community 

      Ward, Alexander James (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Philosophy and ReligionDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-04-01)
      The connection between society and a group is a complex and often tangled relationship. The division between the two can be blurred in many cases and therefore the movement of individuals within a particular group within ...
    • Cicero and Epicureanism 

      Williams, Ryan (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Classical and Modern Languages and LiteraturesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-04-08)
      Over the course of the last ten years of his life, Cicero devoted much effort to exploring and evaluating the three major philosophical schools prevalent at Rome: Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. His critique of ...
    • Shakespeare's own Metamorphosis: Transformations in the reception of Ovid in Shakespearean plays 

      Van Geel, Lien (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Classical and Modern Languages and LiteraturesDepartment of EnglishJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-05)
    • 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 Crisis of 1297': Royal prerogative, the Commonality, and the limitations of the crown 

      Warren, Zachary J. (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of HistoryJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2016-06-16)
      Modern economic scholarship does not take into consideration institutional examinations of legal power, which affected the three estates: nobility, clergy, and the commons. Additionally, scholars have not studied a correlation ...
    • 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) ...
    • The impact of public defense spending and caseload on jury trial rates 

      Travis, Holly (Mississippi State UniversityJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeDepartment of Political Science and Public AdministrationJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeHonors Office of Undergraduate Research, 2017-04)