Posters in the Rotunda 2013 in Review
Posters in the Rotunda: Explore the Power of Undergraduate Research
An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks
Abstract: Hoping to find the evidence of how International Baccalaureate (IB) programs may help U.S. students compete academically with students from other countries, I examined textbooks from an IB math program and a Chinese high school to determine similarities and differences in a purposefully selected topic on a basic statistics concept.
Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells
Abstract: We evaluated the effects of luteolin, a phytoestrogen found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, and daidzein, a phytoestrogen found in soy, alone and in combination on cell proliferation in MCF-7 BOS breast cancer cells. We found that luteolin suppressed daidzein induced cell proliferation and daidzein antagonized the anti-proliferative effects of luteolin. These findings have broader implications in regards to using dietary phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents.
German Media and the 2012 US Presidential Election: How Ideology, Regionalism, and Issue Coverage Shape the German Public Attitude toward US Politics
Abstract: This research project, under the guidance of Dr. Levintova, investigates German media coverage of the 2012 US presidential election. Using 247 articles across the ideological spectrum during the period from July 2012 through mid-November, three questions are explored: how the political orientation of each news source affects its coverage of the candidates, how the regional coverage of each source affects its portrayal of the election, and what issues each source covered and how its regional or ideological orientations affect issue coverage.
Brown County Zero Waste
Abstract: UW-Green Bay Environmental Policy and Planning student Robyn Nielsen presents the findings of the Brown County Waste Stream Committee’s year-long work to establish a business plan and long-term strategy for redirecting waste from landfills, by turning it into marketable materials, as part of a more environmentally sustainable local economy.
Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in Online Charitable Giving
Abstract: We study the influence of cultural-congruence on the relationship between trust and intention to donate online. We created two exact website homepages – with different images in order to manipulate the cultural congruence. Each respondent saw only one type of homepage, and answered the questions. We got 352 useful observations.
Hidden Intelligence: Downplaying Intelligence in Social Settings
Abstract: This study was aimed at better understanding why people might downplay their intelligence. Participants took a survey which consisted of scenarios and questions measuring personality characteristics. A regression analysis will be performed to see what predicts hiding one’s intelligence. Revisions will be made to create a measure. Results are pending.