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Engage A Voice, Repress Fatigue; The Coincident Evolution Of Hominin Vocalization And A Metabolic Threshold, Galen A. Morton 9935238, Martin L. Morton Nov 2018

Engage A Voice, Repress Fatigue; The Coincident Evolution Of Hominin Vocalization And A Metabolic Threshold, Galen A. Morton 9935238, Martin L. Morton

Shared Knowledge Conference

Physiologically self-protective mechanisms borne from hominin evolutionary history that increase survivability are not unknown to science. In reviewing exercise science literature regarding testing and assessment measures of subjects talking while exercising, a logical question has materialized: To what degree has evolution facilitated synchronization of comfortable oral communication with sustainable exercise intensity? An individual able to engage a voice, represses fatigue. The Talk Test, is a practical strategy whereby a subject deliberately speaks during an exercise protocol. It is a common tool in both kinesiology and clinical fields because it inherently identifies a pivotal metabolic threshold. The coincidence of comfortable ability ...


The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy Nov 2018

The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy

Shared Knowledge Conference

Based on a review of research and best practices in mental health awareness and skills, this inquiry project argues for state legislative policies that would require mental health awareness and skills in the K-12 curriculum. Mental health affects individual accomplishments in every stage of people’s lives beginning in early childhood and throughout the life cycle. Prevention and treatment of mental illness plays a key role in the ability of an individual to cope with loss and develop resiliency and perseverance in challenging times and to make better decisions that improve the individual’s life and the lives of those ...


A Cohort-Based Program To Help Students Prepare A Conference Research Presentation, Alanna Lecher Oct 2018

A Cohort-Based Program To Help Students Prepare A Conference Research Presentation, Alanna Lecher

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Students move through many first time experiences when navigating their undergraduate and graduate education. Such experiences include the first time students submit an article to a peer-reviewed scientific journal, attend a conference, and conduct fieldwork. The cohort model has been shown to be effective in increasing success in undergraduate education, and it can be adapted to helping students succeed in these novel experiences as well. This presentation will explore one program where the cohort model was implemented to aid undergraduate students preparing their first conference presentation on a scientific research project. Program structure and implementation will be described.


Student Research In Algebraic And Combinatorial Mathematical Biology, Raina Robeva Oct 2018

Student Research In Algebraic And Combinatorial Mathematical Biology, Raina Robeva

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Tech And Anxiety: How Can Technology Be Used As A Tool In Teaching Quantitative Biology And Impact Teaching Anxieties?, Miranda Chen Oct 2018

Tech And Anxiety: How Can Technology Be Used As A Tool In Teaching Quantitative Biology And Impact Teaching Anxieties?, Miranda Chen

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Modeling Skills, Robert L. Mayes Dr. Oct 2018

Assessment Of Modeling Skills, Robert L. Mayes Dr.

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Biomaap: Tackling Biology Students' Math Attitudes And Anxiety With Easily-Adoptable Materials, Arietta E. Fleming-Davies, Jeremy M. Wojdak Oct 2018

Biomaap: Tackling Biology Students' Math Attitudes And Anxiety With Easily-Adoptable Materials, Arietta E. Fleming-Davies, Jeremy M. Wojdak

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Set It And Forget It! A Self-Sustaining Semester-Long Literature Assignment For An Undergraduate Genetics Class. Now With A Bonus Reference Game To Emphasize Boolean Operators!, Brian Odom Sep 2018

Set It And Forget It! A Self-Sustaining Semester-Long Literature Assignment For An Undergraduate Genetics Class. Now With A Bonus Reference Game To Emphasize Boolean Operators!, Brian Odom

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Biology is the largest undergraduate major at Wingate University and Molecular Genetics is a required course for all biology majors. Some of the goals of this course are to provide technical training in skills required to function in the modern workforce. In addition to the gaining of molecular laboratory techniques, training in the use of library resources is also included in the laboratory curriculum. This training, taught by the course instructor, is a follow-up to an intensive library introduction provided by reference and instruction Librarians as part of the foundational molecular biology course taken during the freshman year.

This additional ...


Quantitative Biology Education - Resources To Change Your Students From Math-Anxious To Math-Curious, Jeremy Wojdak May 2018

Quantitative Biology Education - Resources To Change Your Students From Math-Anxious To Math-Curious, Jeremy Wojdak

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


The Four Minute Mile----And The Entire Sport World Is Changed, Paul Olsen May 2018

The Four Minute Mile----And The Entire Sport World Is Changed, Paul Olsen

Celebration of Learning

Roger Bannister died recently, and he should be remembered as the man who changed sport----as well as an understanding of human possibility---forever. In 1954 this medical student at Oxford University navigated a world full of both hope and fear, of perceived physical limitation, historical "proof," physical exhaustion, naysayers from all angles including the press, coaches, and fellow athletes. Throughout that journey, Bannister grasped at what he called "rhythms arising from nerve impulses and contracting muscles which interact . . . with a feeling of beauty . . . which might otherwise remain locked away inside ourselves."


Effect Sizes In Task-Based Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Tyler Kellett May 2018

Effect Sizes In Task-Based Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Tyler Kellett

Celebration of Learning

Task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (t-fMRI) techniques have changed the way scientists probe the neurological mechanisms underlying behavior. However, there are many problems surrounding t-fMRI especially underpowered studies leading to misleading effect sizes. This study is using a recent large data collection study, the Human Connectome Project, to investigate effect sizes in specific regions of the brain involving working memory. Previous studies have come up with relatively small effect sizes due to small sample sizes and large regions of interest (ROI). This study is concentrated on using more precise ROI called parcels to find larger effect sizes.


Poster Sessions, Benjamin Atchison, George Bentley, Lisa Burke, Seunghye Cho, Ruirui Zhang, Jennifer De Leon, Karren Druffel, Zhenguang Gao, Michael Greenstein, Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz Guadalupe-Diaz, May Hara, Alexander Hartwiger, Hae Won Ju, Lori Lavigne, Susan Massad, Nicole Rossi, Mary-Anne Stadtler-Chester, Leslie Starobin, Derrick Te Paske, Shelli Waetzig May 2018

Poster Sessions, Benjamin Atchison, George Bentley, Lisa Burke, Seunghye Cho, Ruirui Zhang, Jennifer De Leon, Karren Druffel, Zhenguang Gao, Michael Greenstein, Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz Guadalupe-Diaz, May Hara, Alexander Hartwiger, Hae Won Ju, Lori Lavigne, Susan Massad, Nicole Rossi, Mary-Anne Stadtler-Chester, Leslie Starobin, Derrick Te Paske, Shelli Waetzig

A Day in May

Poster Session

Switching to a Corequisite Remediation Model for GenEd Mathematics and Statistics Courses
Benjamin Atchison

The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
George Bentley

‘Feeling the Spirit of the Dance’: Kiribati Performance as a Sonic and Physical Expression of Place
Lisa Burke

User-centered design and niche-market development: Engaging Students in the design and merchandising
Seunghye Cho and Ruirui Zhang

Bringing the Conference Back to Campus: 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (Tampa, FL)
Jennifer De Leon

Truth or “Truth”: Measuring Moral Disengagement in a Digital World
Karen Druffel

Polynomial Extensions of a Diminnie Delights
Zhenguang Gao ...


The Savegre: Completing The Case Study, Aggie R. Veld, Emilie R. Janes Apr 2018

The Savegre: Completing The Case Study, Aggie R. Veld, Emilie R. Janes

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Since case studies garner the interest of students necessary for engagement in general biology classes (Himschoot, 2012), the purpose of this project was to create a case study based on the history of San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica and Leo and Zana Finkenbinder’s involvement in its transition to sustainability. Travel to Costa Rica occurred in the summer of 2015. Authors Aggie Veld and Emilie Janes presented the story of the case study and progress to date during Honors Week 2016. Since then, the case study was submitted to SUNY Buffalo’s National Center for Case Study Teaching in ...


A Possible Solution To Decrease Excessive Single Use Bag Waste., Michelle K. Tryba, Mark Minger Apr 2018

A Possible Solution To Decrease Excessive Single Use Bag Waste., Michelle K. Tryba, Mark Minger

Huskies Showcase

Award for "Best Our Husky Compact Reflection: Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility".

Abstract

My project requires people to reflect on their plastic/paper bag usage and how that affects their surroundings. Additionally, this may lead to a person becoming more self-aware on their waste production and help them to think of responsible ways to decrease wastefulness, creating a sense of empowerment. Requiring people to pay for each plastic or paper bag they use is one incentive to decrease or cease their usage. People will have to reason with themselves if it is worth paying the fee or if ...


Arts Based Brain Research, Alicia Arendt Mar 2018

Arts Based Brain Research, Alicia Arendt

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

Art is believed to be “the expression or application of the human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their aesthetic value or emotional power” (Buk, 2009, p. 61). While there are a myriad of ways to define and categorize art, such a definition as the one above is useful as it touches upon three key areas of arts based brain research; artistic cognition, artistic production and aesthetic experience. The study of arts based brain science, or the neuroscience of art, demands an understanding of the interplay between these three facets of the artistic experience. Most ...


Institutionalizing Effective Grant Funded Programs: A Success Story, Madhura Kulkarni, Bethany V. Bowling, Maureen Doyle, Diana Mcgill Mar 2018

Institutionalizing Effective Grant Funded Programs: A Success Story, Madhura Kulkarni, Bethany V. Bowling, Maureen Doyle, Diana Mcgill

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

As budgets tighten, universities are increasingly struggling with questions of how to institutionalize and sustain successful grant-funded programs. Creative approaches to leveraging existing infrastructure and resources can make it possible. Here, we present our experiences and approaches that could benefit those seeking to institutionalize effective pilot or grant-funded programs.


Getting What You Want: A Compelling, Reusable, One-Page Message., Martin A. Draper, Betsy B. Draper Mar 2018

Getting What You Want: A Compelling, Reusable, One-Page Message., Martin A. Draper, Betsy B. Draper

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Using examples from planning and evaluation, government and business models, presenters will share tactics and strategies for simple, concise communications on important issues. Participants will practice by developing a one-page position paper, briefing paper or decision memo.


Session 3e: Teaching Using Un Sustainable Development Goals, Donald Dosch, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll, Crystal Randall Mar 2018

Session 3e: Teaching Using Un Sustainable Development Goals, Donald Dosch, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll, Crystal Randall

Professional Learning Day

This session will focus on how we are using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as guideposts for curriculum development in several of our different science classes. Students will join us to present some of their varied academic work, and share the importance of these activities in their education. Part of our discussion will focus on scaffolding the learning so that students are able to perform successfully in these contextual and issues-based activities. We will also build in time for participant discussion on current issues and ideas for incorporating them effectively into their own teaching.


The Relationship Between Linear And Nonlinear Analysis On Activity Data, Katlyn J. Nimtz Mar 2018

The Relationship Between Linear And Nonlinear Analysis On Activity Data, Katlyn J. Nimtz

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Activity monitoring in older adults is a great way to predict disability without interfering in their daily life. We can analyze that data using linear and nonlinear analysis. While linear analysis measures the variation of activity during a specific period of time (i.e., mean, standard deviation), nonlinear analysis focuses on the evolution of activity over a period of time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to observe the relationship between linear and nonlinear analysis of activity data obtained by activity monitoring in older adults. Eight participants wore an activity monitor around their waist for seven days. Linear analysis ...


Walking Off The Runway To Find One’S Place In The Fashion Market-Developing New Curriculum To Enable Fashion Students To Gain Real-World Experience Outside The Runway, Cathy Starr Jan 2018

Walking Off The Runway To Find One’S Place In The Fashion Market-Developing New Curriculum To Enable Fashion Students To Gain Real-World Experience Outside The Runway, Cathy Starr

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

ITAA Proceedings