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2015

6th Annual Student Showcase

During the afternoon of April 24, 2015, over 500 CMU and WCCC students presented 235 projects, which included scholarly and/or creative activities ranging from artistic exhibits, paper presentations, posters, readings, demonstrations, and performances. The projects were divided into 38 tracks across 12 broad categories and took place in several venues on the CMU campus. description of each project is found in the Showcase Proceedings.

Congratulations to the following students for winning the award of best presentation in their respective tracks:

Mathematics & Computer Science, Track 1A:
BARGRAPH ORDER GENERATOR
Presenter(s): Harrison Kallina, Andrew Laino, Beau Lambert, Anthony Nichols

Faculty Sponsor: Lori Payne

Mathematics & Computer Science, Track 1B
FIRESTORM ENGINE
Presenter(s): Andrew Quesenberry

Faculty Sponsor: Karl Castleton

Mathematics & Computer Science, Track 1C
SEEING THROUGH THE ACRYLIC: REYNOLDS POLYMER
Presenter(s): Braden Neptune

Faculty Sponsor: Rick Ott

Biological Sciences, Track 2A
USING DNA SEQUENCE DATA TO INTERPRET HISTORY: THE DISPERSAL OF Solanum SECT. Torva
Presenter(s): Mariah Weinke

Faculty Sponsor: Stephen Stern

Biological Sciences, Track 2B
A STUDY OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE MACERATION METHODS
Presenter(s): Tiana Couse

Faculty Sponsor: Melissa Connor

Biological Sciences, Track 2C
Title: IDENTIFICATION OF APOPTOTIC RESISTANCE IN BREAST CANCER CELLS
Presenter(s): Keren Lynne Angeles, Kathryn Hawley, Andrew Still

Faculty Sponsor: Kelly Jean Craig

Physical & Environmental Sciences, Track 3A
THE USE OF GOLD (III) COMPLEXES IN STRONG C-H BOND ACTIVATION
Presenter(s): Rebecca Miller

Faculty Sponsor: David Weinberg

Physical & Environmental Sciences, Track 3B
UNAWEEP CANYON ORIGINS: AN INVESTIGATION OF ANCIENT RIVER TERRACE GRAVELS NEAR MONTROSE AND DELTA, COLORADO
Presenter(s): Tyanna Church

Faculty Sponsor: Andres Aslan

Physical & Environmental Sciences, Track 3C
PALEOSOLS OF THE OHIO CREEK FORMATION, SHALE RIDGE AREA OF THE PICEANCE BASIN, WESTERN COLORADO
Presenter(s): Dakota Lindsey

Faculty Sponsor: Andres Aslan

Physical & Environmental Sciences, Track 3D
ANALYSIS OF THE INTERACTION OF SGR A* AND THE SMALL GAS CLOUD G2 IN THE GALACTIC CENTER
Presenter(s): Brandon Gracey

Faculty Sponsor: Jared Workman

Physical & Environmental Sciences, Track 3E
POST TAMARISK REMOVAL BASELINE DATA COLLECTION FOR BASIC FLOW, SEDIMENTATION, CHANNEL, VEGETATION, AND SOIL PROCESSES OF NO THOROUGHFARE WASH
Presenter(s): Kilian Collins, Dakota Klossner, Eric Krueger, Tyler Rust

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Kennard

Business, Track 4A
WESTERN SKIES RESORT
Presenter(s): Amanda Jablonsky, Kelsie Majerus, Jazmin McFarland

Faculty Sponsor: Britt Mathwich

Business, Track 4B
WHICH ARE THE BEST STATES TO START A BREWERY?
Presenter(s): Corey Jimerson

Faculty Sponsor: Johnny Snyder

Business, Track 4C
THE POINT: INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN
Presenter(s): Kelsey Kiel, Megan Schraeder, Sabrina Trujillo, Malorie Weiss

Faculty Sponsor: Emma Fleck

Business, Track 4D
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TOOLS: A LITTLE HELP FROM EXCEL
Presenter(s): Ryan Zentmeyer

Faculty Sponsor: Matt Rosenberg

Business, Track 4E
REDUCING HILLTOP HOME CARE PATIENT HOSPITAL READMISSIONS AND FALLS
Presenter(s): Deletha Assenmacher

Faculty Sponsor: Donald Carpenter

Health Sciences, Track 5A
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN NURSING
Presenter(s): Sarah Elliott, Flor Galvan, Mallory Haulman, Rebecca Luckett

Faculty Sponsor: Beverly Lyne

Health Sciences, Track 5B
PREVALENCE OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG FLIGHT NURSES COMPARED TO NURSES THAT WORK IN OTHER CRITICAL CARE SETTINGS
Presenter(s): Carli DeArmond, Erica Nielson, Weston Owens, G Wagner, Mackenzie Welfare

Faculty Sponsor: Bridget Marshall

Health Sciences, Track 5C
BENEFITS VS RISKS TO THE PATIENT WHEN USING PATIENT PORTALS
Presenter(s): Ashley Carothers, Cynthia Distel, DeAnna Guymon, Brigid Heckel

Faculty Sponsor: Genell Stites

Health Sciences, Track 5D
ENSURING ADEQUATE HYDRATION THROUGH TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
Presenter(s): Shannon Cuoco, Lois Garraty, Amanda Rubalcave, Bandie Smith

Faculty Sponsor: Genell Stites

Kinesiology, Track 6
CHANGES IN BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION LEVELS DURING MILD HYPERBARIC CHAMBER TREATMENT
Presenter(s): Kayla Gonzalez

Faculty Sponsor: Jeremy Hawkins

Teacher Education, Track 7A
PRE AND POST ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS
Presenter(s): Danielle Sloan

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Friel

Teacher Education, Track 7B
STUDENT GROWTH
Presenter(s): Anna Mixon

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Friel

Teacher Education, Track 7C
APPALS
Presenter(s): Morgan Holloway

Faculty Sponsor: Cynthia Chovich

Teacher Education, Track 7D
STUDENT ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY (APPALS)
Presenter(s): Caitlin Davis

Faculty Sponsor: Cynthia Chovich

Languages, Literature, & Mass Communication, Track 8A
THE "DREAM ENDING" AND MODERNISM IN NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE'S ALLEGORY "THE CELESTIAL RAIL-ROAD"
Presenter(s): Leah Campbell

Faculty Sponsor: Randy Phillis

Languages, Literature, & Mass Communication, Track 8B
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION MILESTONES
Presenter(s): Jill Schoeppner

Faculty Sponsor: Maureen Neal

Languages, Literature, & Mass Communication, Track 8C
BELLEZA NATURAL (NATURAL BEAUTY STORE)
Presenter(s): Mayola Cisneros, Teryn Goulet, Olivia Higgins, Priscilla Perez, Amanda Willmarth

Faculty Sponsor: Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez


Social & Behavioral Sciences, Track 9A
AREAS OF OUTSTANDING RECREATION OPPORTUNITY: UTILIZING GEOSPATIAL DATA TO INCORPORATE THE PUBLIC'S PERCEPTIONS INTO THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND USE PLANNING PROCESS
Presenter(s): Francisco Hernandez, Lyndsey Karp

Faculty Sponsor: Tim Casey

Social & Behavioral Sciences, Track 9B
THE CRIMINAL ATHEIST: A COMPARISON OF BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS IN CRIME AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION
Presenter(s): Allyce Lobdell

Faculty Sponsor: Isabella Kasselstrand

Fine & Performing Arts, Track 10A
DREAD SOVEREIGN
Presenter(s): Danielle Cox

Faculty Sponsors: Steven Bradley, Joshua Butler

Fine & Performing Arts, Track 10B
STILL A WOMAN
Presenter(s): Jenni Adams

Faculty Sponsor: Megan Glynn

Fine & Performing Arts, Track 10C
A PERFORMANCE OF "CONFRONTATION" FROM COLTON'S CABARET: "THE SHADOW OF HIM AND (THE TRAGEDY AND SELF-DESTRUCTION OF MEN)."
Presenter(s): Colton Pratt

Faculty Sponsor: Jeremy Franklin

Career & Technical Education, Track 11
SUPER CRITICAL CO2 HOPS EXTRACTION
Presenter(s): Stephen Cochran, Cooper Parsons, Clinton Pruitt

Faculty Sponsor: Bill McCracken

Mechanical Engineering - Senior Design, Track 12A
MECHANICAL OILSEED PRESS: UTILIZATION OF OILSEEDS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES BY SUPPLEMENTING THE FUEL SUPPLY OF LOCAL FARMS
Presenter(s): Cole Hanson, Daniel Harbert, Cy Henry, Robert Rowsam

Faculty Sponsor: Francisco Castro

Mechanical Engineering - Open Design, Track 12B
FLUID POWER SIMULATION FOR A PARTS CLEANING SYSTEM
Presenter(s): Kyle Bartels, Christopher Rowley, Alex Zemezonak

Faculty Sponsor: Farzad Taghaddosi

Mechanical Engineering - First-Year Design Expo, Track 12C
VAPOR CARBURETOR
Presenter(s): Joseph Buches, Cody Dozoretz, Dalton Hamer, Trenton Ingram, Heather Mayerle

Faculty Sponsor: Jody Kliska

Mechanical Engineering - First-Year Design Expo, Track 12D
THE JUGGERNUT STRESS DEMONSTRATION
Presenter(s): Stephen Drozda, Peter Greco, Manuel Prieto, Connor Timms, Christopher West

Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Lanci

2015 Student Showcase Planning Committee

Andres Aslan, Physical and Environmental Sciences

Jessie Barnett, Academic Affairs

Scott Bevill, Mechanical Engineering

Blake Bickham, Teacher Education

Carol Futhey, Academic Affairs

Suzie Garner, Art

Phil Gustafson, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics

Jennifer Hancock, Languages, Literature and Mass Communication

Kristin Heumann, Kinesiology

Darin Kamstra, Music

Cindy Lueb, Sponsored Programs

Beverly Lyne, Health Sciences

Bill McCracken, Manufacturing Technology, Western Colorado Community College

Deborah Parman, Business

Brian Parry, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Timothy Pinnow, Theatre Arts

Steve Werman, Academic Affairs; Biological Sciences