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Vol. 11 (2010)

Journal of Undergraduate Research

Editors
Danielle Kennedy
Alex Paczynski
Atheeth Hiremath
UMBC Review
Designer
Michelle McCoy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Robin Cagey
The Effects of Incarceration on the Spouses and partners of Inmates
12 Brian Lewis
MinDS: A Two-Phased Approach to Mining for Document Similarity
90
Michael Reid
Parallel Performance Studies for a Numerical Simulator of Atomic Layer Deposition
30 Katelyn Kresse-Smith
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Southern West Virginia: How the Land and People were Lost
108
Caitlin McAnallen
It’s Not like, Only Teenagers: Variation in the use of vernacular Like Across Age Groups in Central Maryland
42 Christopher Borowski
The Impact of U.S. Military Aid to Pakistan from 1980 to the Present

134
Peter Hinkey
Satellite Orbit Determination Improvement Modeling Temporal Variations in Earth’s Gravitational Field
54 Stephanie Ferrone
The Quantum Interference Effects with Multi Mode Fibers
148
Valerie Lagrome
Linguistic Norm Enforcement on the Internet: Chatspeak on Gaia Online
66 James Valentine
The Swiss National Compulsory Basic Social Insurance: Examining Access to Specialist Health Care
158