Undergraduate Research Projects that culminate in a thesis, professional paper, or other culminating artifact are intended to provide students at the University of Montana with a substantial capstone experience that encourages them to work diligently and creatively in collaboration with a faculty mentor over an extended period of time. These projects challenge students to draw on knowledge and life experiences that they have attained throughout the course of their education, and apply them to an in-depth investigation of the chosen topic.

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Artifact from 2022

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Understanding Caribou Population Cycles, Jack R. St. John

Artifact from 2021

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Welcome to the World of Flipping, Will E. Bazler

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El argumento para una tercera opción de género neutro en la lengua española (The Argument for a Third Gender-Neutral Option in the Spanish Language), Fiona Siobhan Bean

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An Evaluation of Sex Education in Missoula County Schools from Students Perspectives, Sara Lindsay Bigelow

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Differential Diagnosis of Abnormal Muscle Gross Anatomy of a Male Cadaver, Audrey V. Broffman and Carley R. Carpenter

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The MMM Initiative, Erika Byrne, Brianna Bal, McKenna Jones, Noelle Annonen, Christian Pfeifer, Amanda Cunningham, Jaime Breisch, and Rachel Brosten

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Medication Assisted Treatment Programs to Reduce Recidivism in Montana, Asia Chhon, Taylor Hill, Mason Hutchinson, Kian Speck, and Alex Whaples

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An Exploration of Nonpublic Educational Facilities in the Pacific Northwest, Ana L. Crites

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The Humanities: So Much More Than Meets the Eye, Lauren E. D'Angelo

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Decoupling Neoliberal Ideologies with American Governance and Civics, Henry J. DeLuca

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Can we predict knee and Achilles tendon forces with ground reaction force and stride lengths?, Alexis Doutt

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Disrupting Settler Stories: learning to live with respect, intimacy, and reciprocity on colonized land, Anna S. Favour

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Ethnobotany Interpretive Signs at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, Magalloway E. Gammons

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Extending Voting Rights to 16-Year Olds for the Purpose of Increasing Voter Turnout and Civic Engagement in America, Noah Grabe

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Teaching With Desmos, Rebecca Ngari Hasenyager

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Youth Wilderness Therapy Intervention Outcomes: Case Study in Montana, Morgan Heimbigner

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Issue of Disparities in Healthcare Among People with Disabilities, Amanda Lyn Jennings

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Does adaptation to high altitude affect hypoxia-dependent structural plasticity of the placenta?, Hannah C. Johnson, Kathryn Wilsterman, Jeffrey M. Good, and Zachary A. Cheviron

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Correlating energetic neutral atom rates with solar wind pressure data to determine the scale of the heliosphere, Joseph Kelly

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Analyzing the multipath of GPS time series to study snow properties, Ashlesha Khatiwada

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Binegativity and Depression: Examining Alcohol Use Among Nonexclusively-Oriented Womxn, Kaylee M. Kronsperger

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Enhancing the public’s general vaccine knowledge through a comprehensive and user-friendly website., Bonnie Renee Long

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Analyzing Interactions among Migratory Elk and Semi-permeable Fences amongst a Highly Fragmented Landscape on the Blackfeet Reservation, Landon J. Magee

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An Exploration of Ethnobotanically Significant Plants to the Native American Tribes of Montana, Margaret Magee

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Stage Managing Mother Courage and Her Children, Shannara McDunn

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The Elevator, Emma E. McMullen

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Assessing Food Insecurity in Student Veterans, Gabrielle Alissa Norconk

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Intersectional Feminism and Diverse Perspectives in Contemporary Romance, Abigail L. Nordstrom

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Weathering the Storm, Becca M. Olson, Hailey Monaco, Sydney Hanson, Trevor Reid, Maiya Fleck, and Hazel Cramer

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Fuelcast.net Reporting Interface, Jeremiah K. Ormseth, Brad Deibert, Wyatt Featherly, and Colton Gerth

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Missouri River Open Lands Preservation: A Great Falls Case Study, Leonard Patrick Ormseth

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Culture Connect: Diversity Resource Toolkit, Anna Potter, Abby Nurvic, Danika Bosch-Greer, Delaney Slade, Erin Landis, Mollie Lemm, and Kelsey Noble

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Charanga: A Work for Solo Flute by Michael Colquhoun, Hailey Anne Rasmussen

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The Expansion of Shrimp Farms in the Gulf of California and Potential for Restoration to Support Migratory Waterbirds, Miles Scheuering

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Monitoring AGNs with H-beta Asymmetry: Markarian 841, Samuel J. Schonsberg

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Determinants of Positive Language Outcomes for Stroke Survivors with Aphasia who Participate in Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs, Kortney M. Sims

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Spotify: Strategic Plan and Analysis, Riley T. Sletten

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Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Conyza canadensis drought responses and possible mechanisms, Kian G.M. Speck, Ylva Lekberg, and Anna Sala

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Introducing human-like mutations in yeast iso-1-cytochrome c to decrease peroxidase activity in apoptosis, Sidney L. Thompson

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Stellarator Optimization with Poloidal Field Coils, Haley Wilson, Andrew Ware, Aaron Bader, and Chris Hegna

Artifact from 2020

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Deep-Rooted Knowledge– Generations of Traditional Medicine, Sydney R. Akridge

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Development of a System for Transposon Mutagenesis of Bartonella bacilliformis, Finley J. Andrew, Michael F. Minnick Ph.D., and Linda D. Hicks

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HIIT-ing the Books: University Student Time Allocation and Exercise, Teigan Nicole Avery

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A QUEST for Intervention, Lauren Baeten, Shannon Frizzell, and Kelly Toney

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Kim Williams: Professionalizing Domesticity in Montana and Abroad, 1923-1986, Emmett Ball

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On Angels’ Wings: Idolatry in Viktoria Tokareva’s “Five Figures on a Pedestal” and Lyudmila Ulitskaya’s “Angel”, Courtney E. Bentz

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Legal Interpretation, Mykaila Ashlynn Berry

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Solitary Solidarity: Vignettes of the Appalachian Trail, Noah L. Booth

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Lyft Inc. Company/Industry Valuation, Amy Braig, Mariah Skiftun, Breanna Harmer, and Molly Frichtl

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A Guide to Healthy Eating, Natalie Jeanne Brancaccio

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Incomplete: The Prevalence and Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries for Individuals, Reece G. Brandon

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Death in Reverse: How Cinema of the Eastern Bloc Documented the Fall of Communism and How it Upended the Normal Course of Death, Both Literal and Metaphorical, John Samuel Brown

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Mindfulness in Education as seen by Educators, Elizabeth Buening

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BUTTE, AMERICA: POOR PRACTICES OF THE RICHEST HILL ON EARTH, Shannon Buswell

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Re-Interpreting a Complex Maya Burial at Tutu Uitz Na, Justine Marie Bye

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Outcome Measures for Chronic Cough: A Literature Review, Sarah Campbell

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THE EFFECT OF FAMILIARITY ON TRUTHINESS JUDGEMENT, Karina M. Carlson

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Utilizing Pre-Professional Students to Address Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Missoula, Maren J. Carlson

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Missing: An abandoned daughter searches to fill the inner emptiness, Marnie Michelle Craig

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Best Therapeutic Practices for First Responders, Hannah DeBellis

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The Psychological Undertones for Delayed and Non-Treatment Seeking Behavior After Concussion, Nicholas G. DeBellis

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The Great Turning: A Call for Systems-Thinkers, Gabriella M. DeMarce

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Building a Dragon, Bethany C. Down

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School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist Collaborative Practice: A Literature Review, Kaija R. Elenko

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Temperature effects on moose (Alces alces) activity patterns in Isle Royale National Park, Isabella C. Evavold

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Strategic Plan Presentation: Boeing, Mary E. Fewer

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Strategic Plan: Amazon, Olivia J. Flamand, Aaron Wisher, and Shannon Riley

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Detecting Groundwater Discharge in the Clark Fork River near Stone Container Using Spectral Alpha Decay Detection for Dissolved Radon in Surface Water Samples Abstract, Daniel William Forsland

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All That’s Left- A Marriage of Panic Disorder and Dance Research, Ciara M. Gentry

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Management Business Analysis of Zillow, Madison B. Gordon Ms., Abbey Turner Ms., and Logan Reid Mr.

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Leaf Choice by Salmonfly Nymphs (Pteronarcys californica) in Western Montana, Emily L. Hamant, Art Woods, and James Frakes

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APPLYING DIFFERENTIATION TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION, Kathryn Rose Heryla

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Effects of Slope upon Hind Limb Kinematics in Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), Anna T. Kenney

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A Glimpse of University of Montana Students' Opinions on Beef Production and Consumption, Jennifer Kieffer

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Sex Education For All, Victoria Koch

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Wildfire and Community Resilience, Lily P. Lang

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Loss for Words: An Investigation of the English Nature Vocabulary, Margaret C. Luthin

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Barriers to Accessing the First Step Resource Center, Corinne Frances Manley

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The Evolution of Dragons, Laura J. Mayfield

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Progress and Patriarchy: Female Students at the University of Montana, 1918-1922, Natalie D. Mongeau

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Constitutional Reflections of the People: Representation in the Constitutions of the United States (1789) and Chile (1833), Zoe E. Nelson

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Exploring Effects of GPS Processing on Atmospheric and Hydrologic Pressure-induced Crustal Responses, Cody T. Norberg

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Stage Management of Dance In Concert 2019, Kaylee Osentowski

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Gender is a Drag: A Study of how Drag Performance Affects Awareness the Communication of Gender, Kaylee "Artie" Peters

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Internal and External Analysis of GrubHub, Anne Mari Petrino

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Green Home Montana: Eco-friendly Housing and Living Practices - Artifacts, Nicolas Ray Ream, Karlyn Roberts, Savannah Willison, and Dylan Trent

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Implementing Eco-Friendly Housing Techniques in Western Montana: Green Home Montana: Eco-friendly Housing and Living Practices - Final Capstone Portfolio, Nicolas Ray Ream, Karlyn Roberts, Savannah Willison, and Dylan Trent

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Climate Change Induced Migration, Solutions & Implications, Jack M. Rinck

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Away from Eurocentrism and Towards Inclusivity: An Asian History Curriculum for Secondary Education, Kelli Adelle Rosenquist

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Dialect Divisions in the Treasure State, Noah I. Rummel-Lindig

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The Journey Home, Roy W. Savage JR

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Inaccuracy mentalizing humans predicts greater mentalizing of nature and technology, Kali Taylor

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Lessons from Leaders: Mainstreaming corporate valuations of impacts and dependencies on nature, Carmen L. Thissen and Jakki J. Mohr

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Internal and External Analysis of Zillow, Abbey Turner, Madison Gordon, and Logan Reid

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Funko Inc Strategic Recommendation, Emily L. Wade, Braden Loyola, Noah McDuffie, and Hong Shen Lee

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Phillis Wheatley and Judith Sargent Murray: Revolutionary Founders in Women’s Political Activism and Women’s American Literary Tradition, Rebecca L. Warwick

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Bottom-up Herbivore-Plant Feedbacks Trump Trophic Cascades in a Wolf-Elk-Grassland System, Trevor C. Weeks

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Global Leadership Initiative Capstone, Carly Zilge, Canyon Hohenstein, Claire Everingham, Bailey Carpenter, and Sarah Wells

Artifact from 2019

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Effectiveness of Lure in Capturing Northern Bog Lemmings on Trail Cameras, Keely Benson

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Looking Past, Looking Forward: America's National Parks, Archaeology and Climate Change, Rachel Marie Blumhardt