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Analytics Improving Professional Sports Today, Logan C. Mcdavid Dec 2018

Analytics Improving Professional Sports Today, Logan C. Mcdavid

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Veterinary Telemedicine Perception And Utilization Intention, Chandler Hawk Dec 2018

Veterinary Telemedicine Perception And Utilization Intention, Chandler Hawk

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Rethinking University Operations: Applying Circular Economy Concepts At The University Level, Victoria M. Clements Aug 2018

Rethinking University Operations: Applying Circular Economy Concepts At The University Level, Victoria M. Clements

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Recommended Corrective Security Measures To Address The Weaknesses Identified Within The Shapash Nuclear Research Institute, Khadija Moussaid, Oum Keltoum Hakam Jun 2018

Recommended Corrective Security Measures To Address The Weaknesses Identified Within The Shapash Nuclear Research Institute, Khadija Moussaid, Oum Keltoum Hakam

International Journal of Nuclear Security

The Shapash Nuclear Research Institute (SNRI) data book was issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2013. The hypothetical facility data book describes the hypothetical site, which is divided into two areas: the low-security area, known as the administrative area, and the very high-security area, known as the protected area. The book contains detailed descriptions of each area’s safety and security measures, along with figures of multiple buildings in both areas, and also includes information about the site’s computer networks.

This paper aims to identify security weaknesses related to the institute’s location, the Administrative Area ...


Welcome Home, Chelsea Schulz May 2018

Welcome Home, Chelsea Schulz

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Hearth & Home Renovation and Design, LLC is a real estate investment, renovation and home design company serving the greater Nashville Area market. Hearth & Home acts primarily in the following three industries: real estate, flipping/renovation, and design. Through synergistic actions across all of these industries, Hearth & Home delivers superior customer value to home-buyers. Hearth & Home has identified several strategic competitive advantages which are found through key partnerships, design and brand equity. Key partnerships will lead to mutually beneficial cost efficiencies. Design will create distinction and opportunities to retain customers longer than competitors. Brand equity will be built through a sophisticated content-driven marketing campaign; these marketing efforts address a gap in the market and serve as a differentiator among competitors. Through each step of the process, the Hearth & Home brand represents superior quality. This is recognizable not only in the quality of construction and design efforts, but also in the customer service delivered during each and every interaction.


Effects Of Extreme Heat On Aviation, Brandon T. Carpenter May 2018

Effects Of Extreme Heat On Aviation, Brandon T. Carpenter

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Weather is a common cause of flight delays and cancellations. However, the vast majority of the time we think about weather and its effect on aviation, winter conditions, such as snow, come to mind. Heat is usually one of the last types of weather we associate with airline challenges. Recently, the Bomb Cyclone has made headlines for the headaches it caused with travel, especially at The John F. Kennedy International Airport. Interestingly, the exact opposite of winter weather conditions can cause just as many challenges. Over this past summer, a number of flights at various airports such as Phoenix Sky ...


Supply Chain Sustainability: Understanding The Financial Impact, Matthew J. Guinn May 2018

Supply Chain Sustainability: Understanding The Financial Impact, Matthew J. Guinn

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a differential impact on the financial performance of a company between environmental and social events.

This study uses a randomization of publicly traded companies within specific, pre-determined SIC codes, which is a collection of 66 companies, split between manufacturing and retail, to get the most accurate representation.

This study utilizes multiple regression models via STATA to analyze data compiled from the Wharton Research Database Services (WRDS) utilizing the MSCI ESG KLD, and Bloomberg, to analyze the percent increase in stock price which is the overarching models independent variable. Then ...


Free For The Fort, William Trapnell May 2018

Free For The Fort, William Trapnell

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Free for the Fort is a delivery company designed for college students. We specialize in fast and efficient bicycle delivery of food and groceries to students within a two-mile radius of the campus. We collaborate with the University to create an online platform that allows students to utilize their university meal plan or their own money to pay for the order. We realized that there is a need for a delivery service specific to college students. Free for the Fort is a company that fills that gap by offering students the fastest and cheapest on-campus delivery right to their door ...


The Next Recession: Is It Time?, Samuel W. Paganelli May 2018

The Next Recession: Is It Time?, Samuel W. Paganelli

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Great Recession of 2008 left millions of people without homes, and trillions of dollars in savings were wiped out. As well-informed individuals, we know the economy is cyclical in nature, but how could something so severe happen so suddenly? Were there warning signs that were missed? In my project, I attempt to answer these questions before the next recession. The average business cycle is approximately six years long, and the United States is currently in its ninth year of economic expansion. This fact alone has many people worried that a downturn may be imminent. The goal of my project ...


The Pricing Impact Of The Decreasing Competitiveness Of The Health Insurance Market, Lauren N. Patterson May 2018

The Pricing Impact Of The Decreasing Competitiveness Of The Health Insurance Market, Lauren N. Patterson

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Affordable Care Act created the national insurance exchanges of qualified health plans to encourage a higher insured rate, larger risk pools, and lower prices for quality health coverage. Consolidation of insurers can have opposing effects. The insurers’ risk pools will grow, allowing insurers to better hedge for risk. However, consolidation decreases the prevalence of competition in the market, and past research shows that insurer consolidation decreases market competition and increases prices.

I examine how the number of plans offered in a set market, pricing components, and county health variables impact the monthly premium pricing of plans sold on the ...


State Aid: How Economic Development Trumps Tax Revenue, Kristen Leigh Purcell May 2018

State Aid: How Economic Development Trumps Tax Revenue, Kristen Leigh Purcell

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Supplier Network Mapping For Sustainability Dispersion, Frank X. Murphy May 2018

Supplier Network Mapping For Sustainability Dispersion, Frank X. Murphy

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Realistic Market Basket Data Simulation For Retail Marketing, Elizabeth N. Nichols May 2018

Realistic Market Basket Data Simulation For Retail Marketing, Elizabeth N. Nichols

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Hurricane Matthew: Measuring The Stock Market Reaction On The Insurance Industry, Greg Gilbert May 2018

Hurricane Matthew: Measuring The Stock Market Reaction On The Insurance Industry, Greg Gilbert

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


An Overview And Analysis Of The Impacts Of Extreme Heat On The Aviation Industry, Brandon T. Carpenter May 2018

An Overview And Analysis Of The Impacts Of Extreme Heat On The Aviation Industry, Brandon T. Carpenter

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Pricing Impact Of Decreasing Competitiveness Of The Health Insurance Market, Lauren N. Patterson May 2018

The Pricing Impact Of Decreasing Competitiveness Of The Health Insurance Market, Lauren N. Patterson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Auditor-Provided Tax Services And Audit Quality: Insights From Tax Comment Letters, Terence R. Williams May 2018

Auditor-Provided Tax Services And Audit Quality: Insights From Tax Comment Letters, Terence R. Williams

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Holistic Health Solutions Business Plan, Sophie Lange May 2018

Holistic Health Solutions Business Plan, Sophie Lange

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


How Can The Internet Of Things Reduce Waste In The Supply Chain?, Mary M. Mccullough May 2018

How Can The Internet Of Things Reduce Waste In The Supply Chain?, Mary M. Mccullough

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Concussion Protocols For Youth Sport In Tennessee, Corinne C. Oliphant May 2018

Concussion Protocols For Youth Sport In Tennessee, Corinne C. Oliphant

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Developing Kenya’S Educational Capacity In Nuclear Security Through Nuclear Forensics Research, Hudson Kalambuka Angeyo Apr 2018

Developing Kenya’S Educational Capacity In Nuclear Security Through Nuclear Forensics Research, Hudson Kalambuka Angeyo

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Nuclear energy’s distinctive characteristics give rise to special educational requirements. These requirements are necessary to not only address the danger of nuclear proliferation, but also to build capacity for a secure nuclear fuel circle. In this paper, I assess the status of educational capacity in nuclear security both in response to, and in support of, Kenya’s nuclear power program. I highlight the nuclear security educational infrastructure’s key features in the context of nuclear power, noting the low capacity at Kenyan universities. I identify the steps required to ensure that the country’s dynamic nuclear regulatory infrastructural framework ...


The "Double Standard" Of Nonproliferation: Regime Type And The U.S. Response To Nuclear Weapons Program, Alina Shymanska Mar 2018

The "Double Standard" Of Nonproliferation: Regime Type And The U.S. Response To Nuclear Weapons Program, Alina Shymanska

International Journal of Nuclear Security

There is no doubt that the NPT regime is far from being equal for all states involved. As the predominant hegemonic power since WWII, the United States plays a major role in deciding the fates of non-great power proliferators. This article tries to find the logical explanation of the phenomenon whereby some nuclear proliferators are absolved regardless of their active accumulation of nuclear arsenals while others are labeled as “rogue states” and ordered to disarm. The article suggests that a particular proliferator’s political regime could affect the way in which its state is approached by the U.S., known ...


Head Over Heels: Women In Supply Chain Management, Mary Margaret Mobley Dec 2017

Head Over Heels: Women In Supply Chain Management, Mary Margaret Mobley

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Being a woman in the Supply Chain Management major, I have seen the challenges females face in a male-dominated field. Just why is it that we see so few women in executive roles in the Supply Chain field? Is it because of the gender challenges, or is there another underlying issue that is causing the lack of women in upper-level Supply Chain roles? Through this research study, twelve female participants will tell about their experiences being an entry-level woman in Supply Chain field. These challenges will help to determine if these entry-level challenges are the reason why women are either ...


The Future Of Nuclear Security: A Medical Physicist’S Perspective, Katharine E. Thomson Dec 2017

The Future Of Nuclear Security: A Medical Physicist’S Perspective, Katharine E. Thomson

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Planning for the future of nuclear security is a vital and complex task, requiring cooperation and contribution from many disciplines and industries. This diversity of expertise should include the medical sector, which faces many of the same challenges as the nuclear industry: controlling access to dangerous material, creating a strong security culture, cooperating with the wider world and engaging the public.

Medical physicists, of which the author is one, oversee all aspects of small-scale radiation use. This paper discusses three key areas increasingly important to both medical and nuclear uses of radioactive materials: public engagement, prevention of nuclear and radiological ...


Assessing And Enhancing Nuclear Safety And Security Culture For Small Facilities That Handle Radioactive Material, Solymosi Máté Dec 2017

Assessing And Enhancing Nuclear Safety And Security Culture For Small Facilities That Handle Radioactive Material, Solymosi Máté

International Journal of Nuclear Security

The use of radioactive sources is expanding all over the world and abreast the necessity of the enhancement of its safe and secure application is increasing too. In the nuclear industry, the safety and security are top priorities since decades. They share the same goal, to protect humans from the negative affect of the ionizing radiation. The human component of them is a significant factor and technical solutions can protect us so far and thus the culture for safety and security become a major focus. On the other hand, there are still some contradiction between recommendations and international guidance of ...


The Future Of Nuclear Security In Moroccan Territory After The Creation Of The New Moroccan Agency Of Nuclear And Radiological Safety And Security: Opportunities And Challenges, Amal Touarsi, Amina Kharchaf Dec 2017

The Future Of Nuclear Security In Moroccan Territory After The Creation Of The New Moroccan Agency Of Nuclear And Radiological Safety And Security: Opportunities And Challenges, Amal Touarsi, Amina Kharchaf

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Nowadays, a security regime for protecting nuclear and radiological material—providing an intelligent national regulatory institution and establishing national security laws—is necessary in order for a state to ensure security of nuclear and radiological materials used within its borders.

This paper focuses on discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the future of nuclear security after the creation of the new Moroccan Agency of Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security.


Disaster Relief Logistics: An Academic Framework Evaluation Of The 2016 Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires, Clay Edward Daniel, Alexandre Medeiros Rodrigues Dec 2017

Disaster Relief Logistics: An Academic Framework Evaluation Of The 2016 Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires, Clay Edward Daniel, Alexandre Medeiros Rodrigues

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Family Endorsement In Venture Creation And Sustainability, Thomas Daniel White Dec 2017

The Role Of Family Endorsement In Venture Creation And Sustainability, Thomas Daniel White

Doctoral Dissertations

Entrepreneurship research has shown that family social support is an important factor in an entrepreneur’s venture creation and sustainability efforts, yet little is known about the nature and impact of family processes that occur prior to venture start, or how early endorsement of a venture impacts the entrepreneur. These processes are important to consider, because they may facilitate or inhibit ongoing family social support and influence the entrepreneur’s venture creation and sustainability decisions. Utilizing a family systems theoretical framework, I draw on theories of self-perception, social support and conservation of resources to address three issues. First, I introduce ...


Determining The Location Of A Milk Condensing Plant In Tennessee, David Frederick Mendez Aug 2017

Determining The Location Of A Milk Condensing Plant In Tennessee, David Frederick Mendez

Masters Theses

Given the increasing popularity of local foods and the desire to reduce shipping costs and carbon footprint, Tennessee-based dairy product producers are showing interest in sourcing fluid milk locally. Based on dairy farmer surveys, discussions with industry leaders, shipping distances, and transportation costs estimates, a mixed integer linear programming model is used to determine the optimal location of an in-state milk condensing plant. The objective is to minimize the total transportation costs of shipments of fluid milk from farms to the condensing plant plus the transportation cost of shipments of condensing plant products to further in-state processing. Twelve scenarios of ...


Analysis Of Japanese International Agricultural Trade Practices, Kelsey Vourazeris Aug 2017

Analysis Of Japanese International Agricultural Trade Practices, Kelsey Vourazeris

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.