Student Symposium is a celebration of research, scholarship, and creative activity. The Symposium allows undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado State University-Pueblo to present their original research, scholarly, and creative products to the university and public. The mission of the Symposium is to be a forum for dissemination and discussion of scholarly ideas and to foster interaction among students, faculty, and the local community.

The Symposium invites oral, poster and other creative presentations of scholarly works from all CSU-Pueblo students.

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  • Nanotechnology electrospinning experiment 

    Contributor:Wolfram, Marcus; Daniel, D. Mike; Vigil, Joey; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Electrospinning is a technique which has been used in order to successfully create polymer nanofibers. In this process, a charged polymer jet is collected on a grounded collection plate. A polymer jet is formed when an ...
  • Ionic polymer metal composites used as an actuator 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.; DeHerrera, Brandon; Li, Boyan; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC) are synthetic composite nanomaterials which can exhibit large dynamic deformation under a low electric field. The applications of these artificial muscles range from biomedical to ...
  • 3-D printing metal objects project 

    Contributor:Armijo, James; Daniel, D. Mike; Jaksic, Nebojsa; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung;
    Date:2017
    Existing machines capable of 3D printing metal objects can cost in the range of millions of dollars and the process can be dangerous. It is desirable to develop a process that is inexpensive, safe, and open source based. ...
  • From pictures to practice: the abuse of the black female body 

    Contributor:Sapp, Hannah;
    Date:2017
    This presentation explores the connections between 1) the hyper-sexual nature of African-American women represented in American media, 2) the endorsement of those stereotypes by African-American men and, 3) the leading ...
  • Comparison of nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia: safety matters 

    Contributor:McCulley, Zolanye; Seminoff, Maggie; Ackley, Claire; Mathis, Trisha; Chambers, Terra; McCue, Stacie Gray;
    Date:2017
    Laboring mothers have many options for pain control during their labor. In the U.S., the epidural is commonly used for pain control. Historically, many countries use a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen ("nitrous oxide") ...
  • Statistical analysis of pavement system in the United States 

    Contributor:Rivera, Jill; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    Although asphalt and concrete are the primary materials for pavement construction, the statistical data of these two pavements are not readily available. This study explores the updated literature and analyzed the statistics ...
  • Comparison of extraction methods on the quantification of cannabinoids in hemp 

    Contributor:Arellano, Collin; Seifried, Dustin; Kinney, Chad A.;
    Date:2017
    Senate bill 241 classifies industrial hemp as having no more than 0.3% Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This project focuses on a comparison of extraction methods on the quantity of reported cannabinoids in industrial hemp. ...
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus 

    Contributor:Lorenzo, Claire; Velez, Keane; Vigil, Alexis; Maes, Destiny; Chavez, Cheyenne; Nitka, Matthew;
    Date:2017
    This analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and potential adverse outcomes related to utilizing contact precautions versus standard precautions for the prevention of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus ...
  • Targeted temperature management therapy and neurologic outcomes 

    Contributor:Boyd, Amelia; Nguyen, Peter; Heinen, Preston; Salcedo, Kristin; Kendahl, Caminiti; Hiner, Michael; Anaya, Cari; Willkomm, Lauren;
    Date:2017
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, WHO estimated that 14 million people die each year due to cardiac arrest. Targeted ...
  • Episiotomy vs. tearing in childbirth 

    Contributor:Trolle, Natalie; Hignite, Elizabeth Ryann; Walker, Brittany; Martin, Jasmine Maria; Mikschl, Amanda Kristen; Pryor, Christine Elizabeth;
    Date:2017
    Over the past century, the use of episiotomies during childbirth have been common. Recently, practitioners began questioning whether the use of episiotomies caused more negative patient outcomes than allowing a laboring ...
  • How low do you go: cardiac hypothermia following cardiac arrest 

    Contributor:Jones, Kimberly; Gillespie, Elizabeth; Huynh, Kim; Spaak, Amanda;
    Date:2017
    Aim: To determine whether the use of a hypothermia treatment protocol at 32°C to 34°C versus increasing the temperature to 36°C affects mortality in patients who initially survive cardiac arrest. Background: In the United ...
  • Evaluation of BellS3 temperature prediction model for asphalt pavement design 

    Contributor:Millemon, Ronald; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    The design of flexible pavement is largely dependent on temperature of pavement as the mechanical properties of asphalt is very sensitive to temperature change; consider the asphalt surface in a winter morning versus in a ...
  • Maggot debridement therapy 

    Contributor:Ruch, Leah; Bohannan, Christine; Ang, Cher Li;
    Date:2017
    PICOT: In diabetic adults (P) with wounds lasting greater than three months, does maggot debridement therapy (I) verses surgical debridement © lead to better wound healing (O) over a year (T)? Aim: The aim of research was ...
  • Combating bullying: a positive approach 

    Contributor:Fitzpatrick, Robert;
    Date:2017
    This presentation will provide a theoretical overview of negative psychological outcomes associated with bullying and the way children can properly conduct themselves when dealing with the negative effects it may cause. ...