Recent Submissions

  • Comparing Effects of Active Student Response with and without Differential Reinforcement on Receptive Identification of Children with Autism During Discrete Trial Training 

    Meyer, Abigail ; Tsai (Faculty Mentor), Shu-Chen (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2022)
    Purpose of the Study and Research Questions: Previous research was evaluated to determine active student response (ASR) error correction procedures used during discrete trial training (DTT). Research specifically indicated ...
  • Native Americans affected by stereotype threat: Resilience vs. Persuasion 

    Two Moons, Destynee ; Masood (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2022)
    Stereotype-threat theory states that minority students underperform because of the pressure created by negative stereotypes about their racial groups. This qualitive case study will explore how first-year, Native American ...
  • Optimization of DNA extraction and size selection for NGS sequencing across plant families found in dover memorial park 

    Schwartz, Olivia ; Comer (Faculty Mentor), Jason (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2023)
    Biodiversity can be explored in a variety of ways, from species richness to phylogenetic diversity. This project aims to investigate the plant biodiversity of Montana through analyses of species diversity (floristic ...
  • A Characterization of Search Engine Results 

    McShane, Elizabeth ; Pannell (Faculty Mentor), John (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2022)
    Background: According to a Pew Internet Survey, 91% of online adults use some form of web search. While search engine optimization studies are commonly employed by companies to gauge their visibility in search results, few ...
  • Characterizing the growth patterns of novel S. aureus mutants; both in vitro and ex vivo 

    Estes, Dominic ; Wynter, Doyle ; Byrn, Lien ; Collins (Faculty Mentor), Madison (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2022)
    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a ubiquitous commensal of the human anterior nares that is estimated to permanently colonize ~30% of the population. S. aureus is also a predominant infectious pathogen that causes ...
  • An Elongator Knock Out Mouse Model for ALS 

    Snow, Magge ; Snyder, Sara ; Trudell, Rachel ; Pond, Renzie; Cameron, BreAnna ; George (Faculty Mentor), Lynn (Montana State University BillingsMontana State University - Billings, 2022)
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in the death of motor neurons. As a consequence of motor neuron death, the muscles they innervate atrophy, causing patients to lose their ...
  • Mathematics for Social Justice 

    Fisher, Elizabeth; Day, Corinne (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    This research project shares findings from my study of Social Justice Mathematics (SJM), which is mathematics that focuses on promoting equity within the mathematics classroom, but also on empowering students to understand ...
  • "Idiots and Distracted Persons:" Shifting Views on Mental Health in Eighteenth Century Colonial America 

    Tiry, Jessica; Arendt, Emily (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    With research deriving from many historians, and the help of Dr. Arendt, this project explores the eighteenth-century colonial period’s shifting views of mental health. These views during this time period were not solely ...
  • Relationship between Language Patterns and Antisocial Personality Disorder 

    Goettlich, Kiah; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    Background:Presently the diagnosis of personality disorders, particularly those that are concerned with manipulative traits such as those associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder, are extremely time consuming and ...
  • Sustainability Perspectives Among Montana State University Billings Students 

    Dilley, Shaylyn; Gilbertz, Susan (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    The Honors Inquiry and Research class at Montana State University Billings set out to conduct a survey about sustainability amongst their fellow peers. The goal of this survey was to determine the knowledge and efficacy ...
  • A Crisis Like Never Before: The Economic and Ideological Divide of the Colonists and Britain, 1763-1769 

    Tecca, Lauryn; Arendt, Emily (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    This research seeks to prove that the debt crisis in Britain following the Seven Years’ War manifested itself as an economic and ideological crisis for colonial America. It seeks to examine the shockwaves that follow the ...
  • Introduction to Intersex and Intersexuality 

    Hostman, Seth; McNeill, Vanessa (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2021-04)
    There is an extraordinarily special moment in life for many couples--the magical day when they welcome a newborn child into the word. Everyone is excited for the pink or blue, male or female baby that is being brought into ...
  • An Exploration into Social Media Sentiment 

    Pratt, Ashley; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    Background:International and United States-specific media outlets cover the same news, but do not always utilize the same language. The COVID-19 Outbreak is an opportunity to analyze the sentiments being utilized to convey ...
  • Food Insecurity: Hunger Amongst Senior Citizens in Our Community 

    Dawes, Alyssa; Kurkoski, Taylor; Mook, Kimber; Robertus, Sari; Mermel, Virginia (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    The Honors Capstone course, Honors 499, has been taught approximately every other year for the past six years. The course focuses on ways to help fight food insecurity among people in our community. Each class chooses to ...
  • Police Stops Analysis Within the Montana State 2009-2016 

    Mazel, Jeannine; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    The purpose of this analysis was to uncover multiple correlations in Montana police stops occurring between the years 2009-2016. Data on the Montana police stops was obtained from The Standford Policing Project. The program ...
  • Trend of Internet Searches Related to "Coronavirus" 

    Hughes, Emily; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    Very evidently, the coronavirus has become a worldwide issue that has sparked panic across many nations. This project examines how Google searches related to coronavirus have spiked and fallen within the last few months ...
  • Successful Growth of RIL Arabidopsis thalianaOffspring Based on Traits Shared with Parent Plants 

    Herriford, Cailen; Comer, Jason (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    This study was primarily focused on phenotypic observation of Arabidopsis thaliana offspring from the parent cross of varieties Columbia (CS933) and Landsberg (CS20). Arabidopsis was an ideal organism to use in this study ...
  • Can a Conventional Deadlift Exercise Reduce Low Back Pain in Physical Therapy Patients? 

    Cole, Alyssa; Shafer, Alex (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    Low back pain is a common health condition affecting 50-80% of American adults. Traditional rehabilitation of the low back includes hip mobility/flexibility and core strengthening/stabilizing exercises. A conventional ...
  • Walking Does Not Significantly Improve Word Recall or State Anxiety in a Single Session: A Pilot Study 

    Brandon, Connor; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    Research suggests that exercise can improve memory ability (Labban & Etnier, 2011; Martins et al., 2013; Shih, 2017; Standage, 2010) and decrease anxiety (Blacklock et al., 2010; Knapens et al., 2009). The current study ...
  • Comparing Influenza vaccination rates before and after the H1N1 pandemic 

    Brandon, Connor; McMullen, Matthew (Faculty Mentor) (Montana State University Billings, 2020-04)
    Immunizations are an important public health concern in order to help control the spread of diseases. Influenza is a particularly important seasonal vaccine, as it is updated every year and recommended that all people ...

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