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Metacognitive Function In Moderate To Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Grace Amadon 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Metacognitive Function In Moderate To Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Grace Amadon

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head. Individuals with TBI demonstrate decreased awareness of their own potential deficits and functional abilities. These deficits have critical implications for recovery as self-awareness is important for those recovering from TBI in the implementation and engagement of rehabilitative processes after TBI. The following study analyzed 18 individuals with TBI approximately 11 years post injury to document metacognitive functioning after injury. Participants completed a metacognitive working-memory paradigm where they made judgements of their future and past performance on identifying a target shape and ...


A Case Study Of Four Districts' Procedures For Identifying And Serving Culturally, Linguistically, And Economically Diverse Gifted And Talented Students In One State, Mackenzie Anderson 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Case Study Of Four Districts' Procedures For Identifying And Serving Culturally, Linguistically, And Economically Diverse Gifted And Talented Students In One State, Mackenzie Anderson

Curriculum and Instruction Undergraduate Honors Theses

The underrepresentation of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students is a problem historically researched in gifted and talented programs. This problem largely comes from the way districts identify for giftedness as well as the programming for gifted students. Traditional methods of identification often largely exclude students due to racial or ethnic bias and harsh cut-off scores on tests. This study investigated the current identification procedures of four districts in one state. Additionally, the study addressed programming and how these districts specifically targeted underserved populations within their district. Data were collected through interviews with four District Coordinators from school districts with ...


Honorable Firsts: The Experience Of First-Generation Students In Honors Programs, Kali S. Lenhoff Sloup 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Honorable Firsts: The Experience Of First-Generation Students In Honors Programs, Kali S. Lenhoff Sloup

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

This constructivist, qualitative research study explored the experiences of first-generation students in honors programs and colleges. This study seeks to fill a gap in the literature regarding students who are both first-generation students and enrolled in honors programs. First-generation students are estimated to be 56% of the college student population (RTI International, 2019), but only 28.6% of the honors student population (National Collegiate Honors Council’s Admissions, Retention, and Completion Survey as cited by Mead, 2018). Two, semi-structured interviews were conducted with each participant. The participants in this study included one current student and four recent alumni who were ...


2021 Imsaloquium, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2021 Illinois Math and Science Academy

2021 Imsaloquium, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSAloquium Event Booklets

Welcome to IMSAloquium 2021. This is IMSA’s 34th year of leading in educational innovation, and the 33rd year of the IMSA Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) Program.


Zara Strategic Analysis, Jessica Ha 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Zara Strategic Analysis, Jessica Ha

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zara is the Spanish flagship store for one of the world's largest and most successful fashion retailers, Inditex. The brand is an overarching global clothing brand with thousands of in-store locations and presence in e-commerce. This strategic audit on Zara will take a deeper look into the company's business model and strategies through an external and internal analysis. The analytic tools: Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, and SWOT analyses are utilized to understand the fashion retail industry's competitive environment and how Zara sustains its leadership through its niche in fast fashion. Strategic recommendations and implementation ideas are ...


Pacific Life Strategic Analysis, Jake Litel-Smith 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Pacific Life Strategic Analysis, Jake Litel-Smith

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pacific Life is one of the most recognizable names in life insurance. The company is known for its brand and consistent delivery on its promises for over 150 years. This study shows a comprehensive analysis of Pacific Life, including external and internal considerations. Porter’s Five Forces and PESTEL will provide a guide to understanding the environment outside of the company. A SWOT analysis will provide a better grasp on the company’s current market position. The analysis will conclude with an understanding of Pacific Life’s current strategy and recommendations for its future success.


Cohen And Milstein Strategic Analysis, Noah Marik 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cohen And Milstein Strategic Analysis, Noah Marik

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cohen Milstein is a medium-sized law firm operating out of six U.S. cities. It is a boutique-style firm specializing in niche areas of law and litigates higher-profile cases other firms avoid. This paper will examine Cohen and Milstein to understand its market position and competitiveness within the legal industry. The legal industry provides a unique set of challenges to firms as technology advances, new laws are imposed, and customer relationships evolve. To explore Cohen and Milstein, I will employ various tools, including Porter’s Five Forces, PESTEL, and SWOT analyses. Following the firm's evaluation through these metrics, strategic ...


Understanding Spaces Of Abandonment Through Virtual Frameworks In Landscape Architecture, Aus Perez 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Understanding Spaces Of Abandonment Through Virtual Frameworks In Landscape Architecture, Aus Perez

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In recent years, design professionals have implemented many contemporary landscape architecture projects across the United States. With a primary goal of returning nature to urban environments, contemporary landscape architects and other transdisciplinary partners work diligently to sculpt physical spaces that reflect the human-living experience. However, a leap into the world of video game design could allow landscape architects and urban planners to more freely create virtual social environments to address rising issues of abandonment in today’s urban and rural spaces. Video game mechanics and methodologies can be used extensively in the disciplines of design that value participatory processes, like ...


The Importance Of Managerial Positions In The Agile Development Process, Adam Gray 2021 University of Nebraska- Lincoln

The Importance Of Managerial Positions In The Agile Development Process, Adam Gray

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In software engineering, the Agile development process is becoming one of the most effective methods to handle the issues of continuous change and fast development. However, there are still some perceived issues that many Agile developers face, and a lot of these issues can seemingly stem from their managers. For example, it may seem like the manager is not always up-to-date on the various aspects of the project, or that they have closed off their mind to new ideas. In this paper, we include an in-depth analysis of the various managerial positions that can be found in the Agile development ...


Effective Gamification Within Educational Virtual Reality Environments, Adrian Pilkington 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Effective Gamification Within Educational Virtual Reality Environments, Adrian Pilkington

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

With the advent and now widespread use of mobile phones and computers in educational settings, exploring effective and new ways of using technology in the classroom is important for educating the next generation of students. Innovative technology, like Virtual Reality, has started being discussed and researched for its potential benefits in educational settings. This paper presents a brief history of VR, game theory, and examines two VR educational games from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Nursing’s (UNMC) Senior Design teams. The two games will be used to replace lecture-style classes and to go out and educate the community ...


Virtual High School Physiology: Hands-On Experiences During The Covid Pandemic, Sowmya Anjur 2021 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Virtual High School Physiology: Hands-On Experiences During The Covid Pandemic, Sowmya Anjur

Faculty Publications & Research

The CoVID pandemic has forced us to rethink our curriculum and allow for many unforeseen factors. Going virtual since March has affected teaching and learning and made it almost impossible for students to perform hands-on learning. My school is a residential school for students in grades 10-12 and since we cannot have students congregating on campus, and possibly spreading the virus, we went virtual. We have had to revamp our curriculum and change our teaching to engage students online. The question then becomes - how do we promote equity, diversity and inclusion through online learning, knowing that many of our students ...


The Importance Of Nutrition And Preventing Malnutrition In Older Adults: A Literature Review And Informational Booklet, Sophie Johnson 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Importance Of Nutrition And Preventing Malnutrition In Older Adults: A Literature Review And Informational Booklet, Sophie Johnson

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Over years of studying nutrition science and gerontology, there was very little information in classes that combined these two important topics. Older adults are often classified as those above the age of 65 years old. There is a growing number of older adults in the United States, which increases the need for information on how nutrition and aging are interlaced. As humans age, multiple factors can impact nutrition. Nutrition involves consuming the proper amount of nutrients to maintain body function. There are physiological, physical, socioeconomic and medication factors that can all influence nutrition status. It is important to be aware ...


Madthrifters: An Integrated Social Media Marketing Campaign With An Emphasis On Secondhand Fashion, Madeleine Leblanc 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Madthrifters: An Integrated Social Media Marketing Campaign With An Emphasis On Secondhand Fashion, Madeleine Leblanc

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This thesis is a look into an integrated marketing campaign plansbook overview of my own Instagram thrifting brand account, Madthrifters. Madthrifters is a social media account dedicated to educating 18 to 24 year-old Midwest women on secondhand fashion while providing them an avenue to purchase it by selling thrifted items on the platform. One whole month of content was posted on a near-daily basis. In March, 58 feed posts and 128 stories were posted. Before knowing how to reach Gen Z on this topic and encourage them to buy from Madthrifters, several research questions were asked:

  1. What is the consumer ...


Eyes On The Future, Brooke Schmidt 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Eyes On The Future, Brooke Schmidt

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For my community-based thesis project, I will host a glasses drive at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2020. I will reach out to different registered student organizations and colleges/education departments at the university to invite them to participate. If they choose to partake, I will set up a box for donations in a prominent location for the respective group. I will also provide a brochure or pamphlet next to the donation box to give interested and potential donors more information about the importance of donating glasses and where their donation will go. Glasses donations will be given to ...


Setting The Stage: The Phantom Of The Opera And Gothic Space, ZitaAnne Reno 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Setting The Stage: The Phantom Of The Opera And Gothic Space, Zitaanne Reno

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

First published from 1909 to 1910, Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of Erik, the titular deformed composer, and his dark love for a beautiful soprano. Similar to Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, another French story involving a deformed man in love with a beautiful woman, the setting is a crucial aspect of the novel. Examining the Palais Garnier, a labyrinthine building composed of staircases, passageways, trapdoors, and a subterranean lake, in conjunction with Notre Dame, a cathedral utilizing traditionally gothic architecture, reveals how the opera house functions as a gothic space ...


Trader Joe's Case Study, Madisson Magee 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Trader Joe's Case Study, Madisson Magee

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My senior project is focused around analyzing Trader Joe’s business model and writing a case study focusing on the management strategies of the company. I wanted to know what made them so successful and recognizable as brand in the grocery store industry. My case study is based off of a Harvard Business School published case. Not only did I want to understand their success, but also what factors impact them and what issues they face in maintaining a successful business model. To do this, I analyzed many aspects of their company, where they stand against competitors and internal and ...


Best Practices In Industry And Cse Senior Design, Conner Hallett 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Best Practices In Industry And Cse Senior Design, Conner Hallett

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The widespread use of Agile practices in the software development industry creates the need for new college graduates to be adept in Agile processes and teams. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Senior Design courses gives students an introduction to such processes, but is met with many challenges in doing so, such as time constraints and student inexperience. Following a detailed look at the Scrum Agile framework and its expanded practices in industry, potential improvements for CSE Senior Design’s practice of Agile are suggested. These include the creation of resource forums for students to accelerate ...


The Rise Of The Goddess Is Always With A Little Bit Of Help From My Sisters: An Analysis Of The Need For A Documentary On Multicultural Greek Sororities, Natalie Lopez Herrera 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Rise Of The Goddess Is Always With A Little Bit Of Help From My Sisters: An Analysis Of The Need For A Documentary On Multicultural Greek Sororities, Natalie Lopez Herrera

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This research project answers two main questions: How do women of color become empowered in a white predominantly institution? What is the best way to acquire this information beyond the academy? As a woman of color and international student, answering these questions were important to me when I began my studies here at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The Rise of the Goddess focuses on the experience of young women of color in multicultural organizations and argues for the documentary as a means for accessing this information. The Rise of the Goddess demonstrates that multicultural sororities empower women of color ...


The Pósa Method: Students' Perceptions Of Hungarian Mathematics Pedagogy, Lauren Seidl 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Pósa Method: Students' Perceptions Of Hungarian Mathematics Pedagogy, Lauren Seidl

Senior Theses

This study examines the reactions and experiences of students who are educated under the Pósa method, a Hungarian mathematics pedagogy previously employed in mathematics camps designed for gifted students. The focus of this research was to analyze the experiences of students in a Pósa method class in Budapest, Hungary. The holistic approach of gathering historical, qualitative, and analytical data pursued answers to the subsequent three research questions that guided the study: What do the students at Petrik School think about the Pósa method? What do the students in the Pósa method class think about math? What do the students’ and ...


A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The contemporary vernacular architecture in the United States is a product of industrialization and globalization. One homogenous, mass produced vernacular has dominated nationwide and overshadowed the unique, contextual, and regional designs of the past. While the contemporary, industrialized vernacular has led to increases in the quality of life for many in the developed world, it has also left in its wake a homogenous and placeless environment devoid of environmental sensitivity or cultural references. There is a need for a set of new vernaculars that embrace modern building technologies while simultaneously responding more directly to local climatic needs and facilitating a ...


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