The Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance at Hope College is an annual opportunity for student-faculty collaboration. Students complete research projects under the guidance of a faculty member, which is then presented at the Celebration. For more information, please visit the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performancewebsite.

Note: Posters are only available for download when they have been approved by faculty mentors and provided by students. If a poster is not present in the repository it will not be available.




Hope College Abstracts: 12th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance, Hope College


A Building Block Approach: A New Way of Thinking about Polyamides and Their Impact on DNA Sequence Recognition, Michelle Irvin

A Comparison of Acoustic Vowel Spaces in the Hindi and Punjabi Languages, Divya Dhaliwal

Acoustic Correlates of Speaker Variation in Children Ages 8 -12, Bradley Fong

A Descriptive Analysis of Gender Differences in Patients Working With a Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator, Amanda Russ

A Descriptive Study of Social and Emotional Development in Children 0-5 Years Old, Angelina Matthews

A Factor Analysis of Two Post-Partum Depression Assessments Used in the Hospital Setting, Courtney Mullens

Alfred Dreyfus: Traître ou Victime?, Marie Schrampfer

An Evaluation of the Milk and Medicine Feeding Program: Lusaka, Zambia, David Blystra

A New Form of Struggle: Betty Ford and Breast Cancer in the 1970s, Kevin Wonch

“A New Song”: Music and Theology in the Ambrosian Hymns, Amanda Palomino

Assessment of Early Elementary Student Learning of Science in an Informal Education Setting, Sarah Schuiling

A Study of Transgressors: Aspects of Restitution, Sabrina Hakim

A Theoretical Understanding of Housing and Homeless Policy: Pennsylvania and New York as Examples of Punctuated Equilibriums and Advocacy Coalitions , Caitlin Schwark

Athletes and Food as Fuel: Choosing Premium Over Unleaded, Sarah Krueger

A Toxic Ride Through the Pumpkin Patch: Identification of Cytotoxic Genes in Mycobacteriophage Pumpkin, Eric Cox

Attachment and God Concepts in Japanese Young Adults, Hanna Ogawa

Automatic vs. Controlled Processing of Metaphors: An ERP Study, Nathan Axdorff

“A Warm Welcome and a Pleasant Evening”: Clara Kathleen Rogers and Boston’s Private Musicales, 1880-1900, Katie Callam

A Woman Among Men: The Influence of Gender Ideologies in the Trial of Mary Surratt, Sarah Manke

Breast Nurse Navigation Impacts Timeliness of Care for Breast Cancer Patients, Mattie Coolman

Campus Christians: A Candid Exposé, Lindsay Timmerman

Case Study: A 360 Degree Glenoid Labral Injury, Zach Johnson

Case Study: Injuries to the Base of the 5th Metatarsal, Peter Aune

C-C Bond Activation: Functionalizing Quinolinyl Ketones for Rhodium Catalysis, Michael Pietrangelo

Characterization of a Magnetic Coil and Magnetic Force Microscopy of NiFe Thin Films, John Baranski

Characterization of Electrodeposited Nanoporous Ni and NiCu Films, Kyla Koboski

Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew: An Image of the London Poor (1830-1870), Rebecca Fox

Cognitive Dissonance in Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An Evaluation of Rhetorical Technique and Cultural Impact, Anthony Bednarz

Cognitive Rehabilitation In Multiple Sclerosis Using Xbox® Kinect® Gaming, Amanda Black

Comparative Analysis of Mycoplasma Bacteria Models Using the CytoSEED Plugin for Metabolic Model Visualization, Andrea Houg

Comparison of Quality of Discharge Teaching Scores on a Postpartum Unit, Leigh Schenewerk

Complete Analysis on the Two Base Pair Sequence Recognition by Hx (pAnisylbenzimidazole)•Pyrrole and Hx•Imidazole Pairings, Samuel Tzou

Composition of the 24O Ground-State Wavefunction, Eric Traynor

Constancia de la Mora: Vida y obra de una heroína controvertida/ Constancia de la Mora: The Life and Work of a Controversial Hero, Lauren Janness

Constitutional Implementation and Democracy in Kenya: A Comparison study between Domestic vs. International Sources of Media, Caitlin Schwark

Constructing a Novel: Jane Austen’s Literary Technique from a Creative Writing Perspective, Kara Roberts

Contextualizing Ellen H. Richards: America’s Forgotten First Lady of Science and Nutrition, Madalyn Northuis

Controlling the Radical 5-exo-trig Cyclization Reaction in the Synthesis of Duocarmycin Analogs, Sarah Wieskamp

Courage and Hope as Imperative Ecological Virtues in Appalachia: A Case Study Approach, Lauren Madison

Defining Arthur: Morgan le Fay’s Influence on King Arthur’s Unexamined Moral Code in Malory and Zimmer-Bradley, Elizabeth Badovinac

Design and Implementation of an 8-TET Robot, Joshua Swett

Developing a Time Lapse Camera for Monitoring Sand Dunes, Kara Seymour

Development and Implementation of a Low-Background Radiodating Facility at Hope College, Nick Hubley

Dissecting the Regulation of the OLE1 Gene in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Examining the Role of Fatty Acid Species and Concentration, Lauren Bedard

Distal Clavicular Osteolysis in a 20 Year Old Collegiate Football Player, Jordan Meyers

DNA Sequence Specific Recognition by Building Block Hx Polyamides, Graham Carlson

“Does Liberalism Need Modernity?”: A Critical Analysis of Early Modern Political Theology, Chikara Saito

Do Religious Commitments, General Commitments, and Religious Affirmations Mitigate the Negative Effects of Exposure to Thin Ideals?, Angelo Alago

Echoes from the Archive: How Oral History, Radio, and the Archive Intersect, Madalyn Muncy

Effect of Caffeine on Sprint and Vertical Jump Reaction Time in Male Collegiate Basketball Players, Joel Rietsema

Effect of Carrier Doping on Nonlinear Distortion of Microwave Signals by Superconducting Thin Films, Michael Bischak

Effects of a Fungal Endophyte on Resource Allocation in the Grass Lolium arundinaceum and Elymus Canadensis, Brennan Sieck

Effects of Caffeine on Anaerobic Activity in Trained and Untrained Individuals, Olivia Allore

Effects of Caffeine on Balance in Dancers Following Fatiguing Cycle Exercise, Richele Ehardt

Effects of Total Body Vibration Training on Postural Control in Collegiate Male Athletes, Ryan Walters

Electrodeposition and Characterization of Nickel, Iron, and Copper Thin Films and the Creation of Nanoporous Structures, Jonathan Yarranton

Electromagnetic Dispersion in Periodic Structures, Caitlin Ploch

Elemental Analysis of Lake Macatawa Sediment, Kyle Alexander

Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure in Femoral Artery Sheath Removal, Megan Johnson

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Evaluation of Screening Tools for Health Literacy in an Acute Care Setting, Sarah Venlet

Evaluation of the Antibacterial Properties of a Newly Developed Liquid Soap, Kayla Howard

Explorations in Surrealism: Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing in the Works of Mexican and European Surrealist Women Artists (1930’s to 1960’s): An Analysis of the Life and Works of Tina Modotti, Kati Horna, and Bridget Bate Tichenor, Athina Alvarez

Exploring the Decarbonylation of Cyclic Imides Utilizing a Nickel Catalyst, Sarah Fodor

Exploring the Graphic Novel: An Example of Multi-Media Education and the Importance of Visual Literacy, Stephanie Emanuele

Extending the AMBER Force Field to Describe Fluorescent Probes, Andrew Cook

Fatty Acid Uptake in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mutant mon2Δ, Anthony Gasparotto

Feminist Perspectives of the Eames Legacy, Katelyn Szmurlo

Femoroacetabular Impingement in a Collegiate Athlete with Subsequent Labral Pathology: An Overview of Surgical Care and Rehabilitation for Return to Competition, Jordan Ashdown

Fer Kinase is Required for Proper Vasculogenesis in Zebrafish, Elizabeth Billquist

Francis Xavier: Understanding the Sixteenth-Century Missionary Through His Letters, Eric Dawson

French Language and Culture in Crisis?, Ivy Keen

Heterophil/Lymphocyte Ratio: Stress-Related Environmental Factors in Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) and Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) Nestlings, Matthew Smith

His Skin was Pale and His Eye was Odd: The Dynamic Visual History of Sweeney Todd, Mary Elizabeth Winther

Influence of Fungal Endophytes on Insect Herbivore Defense in Canada Wildrye (Elymus canadensis), Jonathan Turkas

Influence of Gender on Parent-Child Activity Preferences, Anthony Bednarz

Innovation and Distribution Structure: Exploring Consumer Behavior Via Responses to Innovation Across Distribution Channels, Chris Ray

“Insanity: The Asylum”: Effects on Agility, Power, Speed, Body Composition and Endurance in Female College Students., Tania Habbouche

Investigating Fer Kinase Regulation of Gene Transcription During Development, Matt Harder

Investigation of Differential Photochemical and Electrochemical Isomerizations of Quinazolinespirohexadienone Photochromes, Benjamin Pollock

Investigation of Drug-Nanoparticle Interactions by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Alec Norkey

Ion Beam Irradiation of Nanodiamonds, Adam Maley

Isolation of 20 Mycobacteriophages and Genomic Analysis of the Novel Mycobacteriophage, Inventum, Thomas D'Addario

Is the French Language in Quebec in Danger of Extinction?, Lauren Wade

Lake Macatawa Sediment Analysis, Eric Greve

"Le Voile Noir" by Anny Duperey: The Use of Photography as a Legitimate Autobiographical Means and Facilitator of the Mourning Process, Athina Alvarez

Lights Out: The Effect of Graph Operations on Null Space Dimension, Erica Budge


Long Term Population Trends of Tsuga canadensis in a West Michigan Dune Forest, Andrew Gomez-Seoane

Luxury Fashion Brands in the International Market, Lauren Wilbur

Macatawa Watershed Project: Fecal Contamination and Microbial Source Tracking, Katherine Genzink

Machismo in the Homily: Why do Historic Influences in Latin America make Machismo Construct Difficult to Wane?, Shelly Arnold

Making Sense of Another Time and Another Place: The Mid-Twentieth Century Letters of Two Missionaries to Arabia , Emma Zagar

Mapping Movement of Coastal Sand Dunes on Lake Michigan Using GigaPan Photo Technology, Scott Cathey

Mapping the Nonlinearity of Superconductive Passive Circuits, Brooke Jeries

Matching Across Sorority Rush: Learning in a Dual-Sided Matching Context, Laura English

Metaphysics and Sabotage: A Thematic Study of Amélie Nothomb's Autobiographies, Charles Patchak

Misconceptions of Islam: Shari'a Law and Immigration in the U.S., Anna Kremer

Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing: The Letters of Remedios Varo, Tessa Angell

Nickel Mediated Decarbonylative Cross Coupling of Cyclic Imides and Diorganozinc Reagents, Thomas Endean