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2021 Huskies Showcase Winners

Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Seek and Apply Knowledge
Jharef Tecsihua Tamariz, Houa Yang
Faculty Mentor: Nathan Bruender, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title: Effects of mutation P75E on prephenate/arogenate dehydrogenase function

Best Undergradudate Poster Presentation
Houa Yang, Erika Laho, Pasang Sherpa
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Does Treatment with Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) Skew T-cell Profiles in an Experimental Mouse Model of Type 1 Diabetes?

Best Graduate Poster Presentation
Bailey Richards
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Lamb, Biology
Project Title: Using Fluorescence and Other Techniques to Visualize Tadpole Anatomy

Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation
Michaela Ericksen
Faculty Mentor: Alan Srock, Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences
Project Title: An Air Stagnation Event Climatology for North America from 1995-2019

Best Graduate Oral Presentation
Brigita Fiske
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Yerba Mate: A potential supplement to delay onset of Type 1 Diabetes in mouse models?

2021 Huskies Showcase Finalists

Poster Presentation

Courtney Wallace
Faculty Mentor: Steve Anderson, University Honors Program
Project Title: The Low Income Struggle: Proper Nutrition in the Home

Kate Fredin
Faculty Mentor: Steve Anderson, University Honors Program
Project Title: How Racism and Discrimination Affect Maternal Mortality Rates Among African Americans in the U.S.

Jennas Nelson, Ujjwal Adhikari
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje
Project Title: The Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Contemporary Technology in the Immunology Laboratory Under COVID-19 Conditions

Oral Presentation

Amrit Chhetri
Faculty Mentor: John Sinko, Physics and Astronomy
Project Title: Analysis of Particle Ejecta in Laser Ablation Of Aluminum

Elatia Zaffke
Faculty Mentor: John Sinko, Physics and Astronomy
Project Title: Laboratory Simulated Supernova Shock Waves

Makenzie Anderson
Faculty Mentor: Ryan Fink, Biology
Project Title: Creation of a Universal Inoculum through the Analysis of Anaerobic Digester Samples

Alex Seymour
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Lamb, Biology
Project Title: Biofluoresence in Aquatic Life Stages of Salamanders

2020 Huskies Showcase Awardees

2020 Huskies Showcase Winners

Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Seek and Apply Knowledge
Candice Zhener, Clair Tollefsrud, and September Prushek
Faculty Mentor: Tina Sacin and Andria Belisle, Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy and Student Accessibility Services
Project Title: Expanding Support for Students with Autism and ADHD at St. Cloud State University

Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility
Jessica Craig
Faculty Mentor: Gareth John, Geography and Planning
Project Title: Towards a Less Divided Politics: solving the problem of electoral map bias through geography

Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Integrate Existing and Evolving Technologies
Subi Dangol
Faculty Mentor: Ramnath Sarnath, Computer Science and Information Technology
Project Title: Improved Algorithms for a Common Assignment Problem

Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Think Creatively and Critically
Yasmin Fatima, Deepika K C, Mala Hamal, and Anoosha Kathi
Faculty Mentor: Abdullah Abu Hussein, Information Systems
Project Title: Social Commerce Security, Privacy and Trust

2020 Huskies Showcase Finalists: Poster Presentations

Alex Maile
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Davis, Biology
Project Title: Evolution of Biofluorescence in the Rabbitfishes (Siganidae) 

Amira Zaher
Faculty Mentor: Antonijia Jurak Begonja (University of Rijeka, Croatia) and Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: The Effect of a Type 1 Diabetes-induced Cellular Stress Caused by Type 1 Diabetes on Megakaryocyte Maturation and Platelet Formation in a Chemically Induced Mouse Model of the Disease

Aroshi Wijesekara and Eleanor Nelson
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Treatment on Adaptive T Cell Immunity in Type 1 Diabetic NOD Mice

Emma Nelson
Faculty Mentor: Zeljka Maglica (University of Rijeka, Croatia) and Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the growth of Escherichia coli

Hannah Judovsky
Faculty Mentor: Grama Rangamani, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Project Title: Factors Influencing Communication Quality of Life in Persons with Aphasia: Results & Implications 

Jeremy O'Hara
Faculty Mentor: Sara DeVos, Social Work
Project Title: Post-Secondary Belongingness Scores: How Peer Wellness Coaching Impacts the Results 

Lindsey Montag, Nick Delaney, and Lauren Julian
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Histological Study of the Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate on Pancreatic Inflammatory Lesions in NOD Mice

Lucy Rai Thulung
Faculty Mentor: Satomi Kohno, Biology
Project Title: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effects on estrogen receptor 

Mackenzie Forseth
Faculty Mentor: Louise Millis and Ryan Fink, Biology
Project Title: BLASTing to Delftia Identification

Naqsh E Zafar
Faculty Mentor: John Sinko, Physics & Astronomy
Project Title: Energy Distribution Diagram for Laser Vaporization of Aluminum Space Debris

Noel Jones
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Davis, Biology
Project Title: Biogeographic Patterns of the Three-barbeled Catfishes (Heptapteridae: Rhamdia) Across Central America

Riti Shrestha and Lucy Rai Thulung
Faculty Mentor: Nathan Bruender, Chemistry
Project Title: Enzyme Activity and Kinetics of Cyclohexadienyl Dehydrogenase Followed by Amino Acid Substitution via Site- Directed Mutagenesis: Replacing Histidine with Proline

Tarynn Johnson
Faculty Mentor: Phyllis Greenberg, Gerontology
Project Title: Ageism in Health Care: 72 is NOT a Diagnosis

2020 Huskies Showcase Finalists: Oral Presentations

Alexander Seymour
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Lamb, Biology
Project Title: Biofluorescence in Larval and recently Metamorphosed Ambystoma Salamanders

Amira Zaher, Logan Olson, and Jace Engelmann
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Study of the Anti-Diabetic Properties of Sodium Bicarbonate in a Mouse Model of Type 1 Diabetes

Andrea Haataja
Faculty Mentor: Gareth John, Geography and Planning
Project Title: Performing Culture and Landscape in Lindström  Minnesota

Casper Groenenboom
Faculty Mentor: Isolde Mueller, Languages & Cultures
Project Title: Alles Gute zum 150. Geburtstag. SCSU in St. Cloud's German newspaper Der Nordstern with sources from 1876-1917

Ellen Boisen
Faculty Mentor: Gareth John, Geography and Planning
Project Title: Toward a Geographic Remodeling of Localized Urban Food Deserts: The Case of St. Cloud

Makenzie Anderson
Faculty Mentor: Ryan Fink, Biology
Project Title: Creation of a Universal Inoculum through the Analysis of Anaerobic Digester Samples

Shantelle Des Marais and Lakshima Hiriptiya
Faculty Mentor: Marina Cetlovic-Cvrlje, Biology
Project Title: Sodium Bicarbonate as a Preventative Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes in NOD Mice.