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UW-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume XIX (2016)

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College of Business Administration (CBA)

College of Liberal Studies (CLS)

Communication Studies

King, Darrell [S. Docan-Morgan]– Black Chicago Gang Members: Perceptions of Gang Violence and Activism

Otterbacher, Kaylee [Lavelle]– A New Age of Terrorist Recruitment: Target Perceptions of the Islamic State's Dabiq Magazine

Pride, Connor [Leahy]– He Said, She Said: Perceived Risks and Rewards of Gossip in Rural Towns

Vonderohe, Brandon [Leahy]– Twitter's Role in the Disclosure of Parasocial Relationships

History

Schnabel, Rebecca [Sinclair]– La Crosse--Dubna: People to People Diplomacy

Political Science / Public Administration

Fameree, Tiffany [Block, Jr]– Party Polarization, Revisited: Explaining the Gender Gap in Political Party Preference

Roemhildt, Lisa [Manrique]– Understanding Wormen's Representation in Chile

Theis, Nicholas [Block, Jr]– Social Characteristics and Political Identification: Determinants of Environmental Concern?

Psychology

Stein, Alayna; Traffie, Katelin [Sim]– Better Writers, Not Just Better Papers: The Impact of Perceived Competence and Goal Orientation on the Writing Performance of ESL and Native English Speakers

Sociology

Bolstad, Kelsey [Kruse and Bakken]– A New Direction: La Crosse Juvenile Justice Arrest and Disproportionate Minority Contact Inter-Agency Task Force (A Case Study)

College of Science and Health (CSAH)

Computer Science

Ragatz, Justin [Foley and Hawkins]– Performance and Usability Improvements to an Image-Analysis Program for Microtubules

Mathematics

Meyers, Jack; Morrison, Daniel [Chen and Vidden]– Math Department Schedule Optimization

Physics

Ragatz, Justin [Foley and Hawkins]– Performance and Usability Improvements to an Image-Analysis Program for Microtubules