DHC Projects

Among Asian Americans, the waist to height ratio is a more sensitive screening tool for diabetes than waist circumference

Author(s) Kayla Wyatt Faculty Mentor(s) David Gee (Food Science and Nutrition), Dominic Klyve (Mathematics) Abstract Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and its prevalence is rising. Physicians commonly use a patient’s BMI or waist circumference (WC) for evaluating abdominal obesity… Read More »Among Asian Americans, the waist to height ratio is a more sensitive screening tool for diabetes than waist circumference

The Sibling Relationship: The Effects of Chronic Illness on the Quality of Sibling Relationships

Author(s) Caitlin Burkwist Faculty Mentor(s) Katy Tenhulzen (Family & Consumer Sciences), Amy Claridge (Family and Consumer Sciences) Abstract Children with chronic illnesses have been studied for the psychological effects of their illness, such as quality of life, social functioning, and coping. The siblings of these… Read More »The Sibling Relationship: The Effects of Chronic Illness on the Quality of Sibling Relationships

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Heavy Metals found within the Spokane River

Author(s) Devlin Mee Faculty Mentor(s) Carey Gazis (Geological Sciences) Abstract The Spokane River, a tributary of the Columbia River, is the main river that flows through Eastern Washington and through the City of Spokane. This river serves as the primary source of recharge for the… Read More »Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Heavy Metals found within the Spokane River

What do you meme?: An analysis of how college students use memes

Author(s) Skyler Smith Faculty Mentor(s) Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia (Anthropology & Museum Studies) Abstract This exploratory study provides insight into the behaviors of Central Washington University college students as it pertains to the discovering, sharing and creating of memes. Additionally, it explores meme use in inter-personal communication,… Read More »What do you meme?: An analysis of how college students use memes

Examining the relationship between eating behaviors and attitudes, and gender expression among Washington state college students

Author(s) Maya Jensen Faculty Mentor(s) Meaghan Nolte (Psychology) Abstract The present research explored the connection between eating attitudes, eating behaviors, and gender expression. There have been few studies examining the connection between eating attitudes, eating behaviors, and gender expression, especially among young adults in university.… Read More »Examining the relationship between eating behaviors and attitudes, and gender expression among Washington state college students

Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

Author(s) Gerald Lemmon Faculty Mentor(s) Griff Tester (Sociology) Abstract In the U.S., gay and other men who have sex with men (G/MSM), especially young Black and Latino men of color, are disproportionately impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), representing a large percentage of the… Read More »Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

Night of Awakening: Strength and Empowerment in the Young Adult Fantasy Genre

Author(s) Shelby Davis Faculty Mentor(s) Sarah Sillin (English Language and Literature), M. O’Brien (English Language and Literature) Abstract The Young Adult Fantasy genre is often written off as a useless, or immature form of writing. However, there are studies that prove that this specific genre… Read More »Night of Awakening: Strength and Empowerment in the Young Adult Fantasy Genre

Acoustic Monitoring of Clark’s Nutcrackers in Whitebark Pine Habitat of the North Cascades

Author(s) Lauren Taracka Faculty Mentor(s) Alison Scoville (Biological Sciences) Abstract Clark’s Nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) and Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis; WBP), both native to the subalpine habitats of the Cascade Mountains, are part of a fascinating mutualism: WBP, a keystone species which is currently declining, provides… Read More »Acoustic Monitoring of Clark’s Nutcrackers in Whitebark Pine Habitat of the North Cascades