NKU Digital Repository: Recent submissions

  • Burnout 
    Wears, Caleb (Northern Kentucky University, )
    When you hear of the term “burnout” what is your first thought? Maybe you think of a dead-end job that someone may be working, and they have just had enough? Or maybe you think of a student that has just way too much work ...
  • Watson, Elizabeth (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Our research focused on the properties of several heteroaryl molecules which had never been synthesized in the hopes that they will help find better treatment for breast cancer. 2.4 NaOtBu, 2% XPhos Pd Gen 4, 1.1 tropinone ...
  • Wallace, Bridget (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Traditional learning in undergraduate STEM degrees is not always conducive to all learning styles, especially when it comes to performance in a lab environment. Course- based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) allow ...
  • Wagner, Tessa (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Why isn't the American public better informed about climate change and ways to help combat its effects? I propose that certain factors within the crisis of climate change are impacting the lack of interest and or denial ...
  • Vogel, Jessica (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Sexual harassment towards females is highly prevalent in multiple environments, especially on college campuses. The research shows 59.2% of undergraduate female students experienced harassing behavior, reporting the highest ...
  • Vincent, Vivi (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Specialty coffee farmers face many challenges in production. The purpose of this paper is to investigate these challenges that specialty coffee farmers face in order to identify the factors that impact the price of specialty ...
  • Ungar, Liat; Seibert, Samuel (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Heteroaryl compounds are important molecules with extensive significance in medical chemistry. In our lab, we reacted heteroaryl compounds (4- Bromoquinolone) with tropinone using microwave irradiation at 160°C and 180°C ...
  • Turley, Abigail (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Much attention today focuses on the journey of immigrants to America, but less popular is acculturation and adaption that marks immigrant's new lives here. This paper focuses particularly on the story of Japanese immigrants ...
  • Terry, Michaela (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "The literature suggests that there is a chasm between civilians and veterans, with many civilians having negative perceptions of veterans (e.g. aggressive, mentally unstable). The literature has not yet explored whether ...
  • Tendam, Marissa (Northern Kentucky University, )
    Natural selection will favor birds that maximize their fitness with a clutch size that will produce the most viable offspring while not being too stressful to take care of. We predicted that nests with a larger clutch would ...
  • Swaiss, Joanna (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "How do certain demographic characteristics predict public opinion on abortion laws? I proposed to test two theories of public opinion attitudes (the role of race and religiosity on support for abortion). After an extensive ...
  • Sumner, Cara (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Nationally, crime incidents increasingly gain media attention. Media sources increasingly criticize police, suggest they are given too much authority/responsibility and argue that situations would have been better addressed ...
  • Stephenson, Joshua (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Due to limited access to education and job positions, film critics face structural gatekeeping in finding the role they play in the diverse public media representation of films and television. Based on unstructured ...
  • Spigelmyer, Sarah; Funk, Holly M. (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Posttranscriptional tRNA modifications are essential for protein translation and proper cell growth. Defects in human tRNA modifications are associated with diseases such as cancer, type two diabetes, neurological disorders, ...
  • Spicer, Coralynn (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Human beings love mysteries, and this past year I have focused on ancient mystery cults, with a particular interest in the kinds of punishments faced by those who shared the secrets. To be considered a mystery cult, sacred ...
  • Soto, Natalie (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Human trafficking is an abuse of power that occurs toward an individual to obtain goods and services. This study was designed to determine, from a regional perspective, how many people are aware of the recruitment methods ...
  • Snyder, Kate (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Eye-catching, fear-inducing headlines connecting online radicalization to real-life violence has many wondering if this problem is a side-effect of nationwide political divisions or simply a growing-pain in the internet’s ...
  • Snowden, Olivia (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "Self-driving cars rely on trained machine learning algorithms to navigate the world around them. I present results from experiments that test whether biased training data effects a self- driving car’s ability to identify ...
  • Smith, Rachel (Northern Kentucky University, )
    This news story investigates an initiative’s attempt to track the impact of COVID- 19 on Northern Kentucky through wastewater analysis. Previous articles have explored wastewater testing during the pandemic, but a story ...
  • Smith, Jessica (Northern Kentucky University, )
    "The need for drug rehab for women has grown over the years, however there remains limited drug rehab help for women and limited research addressing this need. Most research focuses on men and centers primarily focus on ...