The materials in this collection are created by NIU's exceptional undergraduate students for the Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE). CURE is NIU's annual undergraduate research symposium and professional development conference. It provides NIU students with the opportunity to formally present faculty-mentored undergraduate research, artistry and engagement projects that they have participated in during the academic year.

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Honors Capstones from 2022

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JLootBox: An Agent-Based Model of Social Influence and Gambling in Online Video Games, Lila Zayed

Submissions from 2021

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Determining minimum sample sizes for IUCN Red List endangered oaks through simulation, Kaylee J. Rosenberger, Emily Schumacher, Holly P. Jones, and Sean Hoban

Submissions from 2020

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Trophic position and dietary carbon sources of invasive mice, Kaylee J. Rosenberger, Wieteke A. Holthuijzen, and Holly P. Jones

Submissions from 2019

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Impacts of invasive mice on invertebrate orders on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Kaylee J. Rosenberger, Wieteke A. Holthuijzen, and Holly P. Jones

Submissions from 2017

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Identifying Predictors of Congressional Incivility: An Individual-level Analysis, Nicholas Casas

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Quantifying the Ecosystem Services of Dung Beetles in a Restored Tallgrass Prairie, Peyton I. Whiston

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Assessing Food Security at NIU- Preliminary Findings, Lexie A. Williams

Submissions from 2015

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Family Matters: The Effects of CEO Parental Status in Family Firms, Lauren Anglin

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Gustav Klimt's Athena, Ashley Antos

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Family Involvement in Postsecondary Settings for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alyssa Ashmore and Susan Mitchell

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Visualization of latent Fingerprints using metal thin-films, Namra Aziz

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Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Representing and Confronting the Nazi Past in Postwar German Film, 1945-1961, Natalie Cincotta

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Carbon Dynamics of Prairie Ecosystems, Rachel Farrell and David Goldblum

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NIU Latino Oral History Project, Sandra González

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The Effect of Calculus-Based TLC Physics Students’ Performance on the Force Concept Inventory, Wataru Hashimoto

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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Rachel Jacob

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Preliminary Survey of Northern Illinois Small-Scale Farmers, Emily Knetsch

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Should the U.S. Expand its Use of Geothermal Resources? Lessons from Iceland, Larissa Root

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Improving Article Summaries: Can a Brief Tutorial Help College Students Write More Effective Research Article Summaries?, Leanna Rosinski

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Adding Technology Boundary Management to the Sleep Treatment Education Program for Students: Effects on Sleep, Technology Use, and Burnout, Maria Senf

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Digital Design with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Prototyping, Jayson Shiau

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The Differing Representations of Imperial Women by Plutarch and Tacitus, Markie Striegel

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Characterization of a CCD camera for x-ray visibility spectroscopy, Tyler Stringer

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Sex Differences in Jealousy, Dakota Valles

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Use of Stable Isotopes in Quantifying Seabird Influence on Island Nutrient Dynamics, Maria Weston and Stephanie Kong

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Assessing Pre-Service Helping Professionals' Attitudes Toward Disability and Age, Lexie A. Williams

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Evaluating Colors and Concepts, Emily Wittke

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Docking of MetAP 1 for Inhibitor Candidacy, Aida Yukie Wong

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Vision System for Round Ground Metals, Matthew Woodall

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Visualizing Chiropractic Motion Palpation Techniques, Melissa Woodall