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The Genetic Basis for Variation in the Pelvic Spine Angle of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
In recent years. threespine stickleback (CJasteros/eus acu/eatus) have become a model organism within the field of evolutionary biology for addressing questions concerning the number of loci underlying quantitative traits and their effect sizes. Th ...
Frank Von Hippel, Jeffrey Colgren


The Implications of Foundational Epistomology on Date Rape and the Law
The project to be proposed is a 30-page publishable quality thesis concerning the epistemological implications in date rape. I will be arguing that the definition of date rape has been shown through research to be different between genders. The male ...
Stephanie Bauer, Tom Buller, Dorene Asay-Wilkinson


The Politics of Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Local Community Responses
Following suggestions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), communities are developing a mix of response strategies that combine policies with incentive-based approaches at all levels of government. Additional existing climate cha ...
Mara Kimmel, Kelcie Ralph, Marcus Welker


The Role of Leucine and BCAAs in Regulating Protein Synthesis
Leucine, isoleucine, and valine make up a distinct class of amino acids known as branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs, especially leucine, have been shown to increase protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells by activating the mammalian target ...
Tim Hinterberger, Alex Bonnecaze


The Rosaliya archaeological site is a small prehistoric site located on a large terrace overlooking the Killik River in Central Brooks Range. Limited excavation in 2005 yielded stone artifacts such as microblades (razor sharp pieces of stone), burin ...
Douglas Veltre, Nataliya Slobodina


The Use of N-heterocyclic Carbenes in Iron Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions
Scientists utilize various catalytic pathways to create carbon-carbon bonds. One of these pathways belongs to a group of reactions named iron catalyzed cross coupling reactions. In these reactions, iron bound to ligand is used to form new carbon-car ...
Marc Perry, Sean Egan


Tidal Basin Power Generation
The world\'s most predictable energy resource comes in the form of the ebbing and flooding of the tides. Every 12.5 hours the cycle repeats. It is this predictability that makes the concept of harnessing energy from the tides attractive. In recent ...
Nyree McDonald, Jennifer Jemison


Trace element geochemistry of glacial sediment deposits as an exploration tool for concealed copper desposits: A case study from Pebble, Alaska
Monday, August 18, 2014 11:35 PM This project will examine shallow sediment cores taken at the Pebble Exploration site near Iliamna, Alaska. The project will involve the examination of the sand and fine fractions from the cores with bi ...
LeeAnn Munk, Stephen Warta


My art is a diligent manifestation of simple ideas. Quite often these ideas are whimsical and amusing; other times, they are eager to become apparent. One by one, they jump out at me in most inconvenient situations and I have no choice but to channel ...
Sean Licka, Dariya Kostareva


Treatment of Alaska Water Using Titanium Dioxide Photocatalyst
The potential harmful environmental implications of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP's) continue to worry scientists. Although the specific effects of these compounds are not entirely identified, water treatment processes have to be ...
Nyree McDonald, Athea Alabanzas


Type II Diabetes and Alcohol
Type II diabetes is an ever growing problem in the United States and is linked with visceral obesity in humans. Recent research on laboratory rats found that rats that regularly consume alcohol become viscerally obese. This suggests a link between ...
Ian van Tets, Anastaszya Lenca, Caitlin Grenier