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Social and Behavioral Sciences

2016

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Kent State University

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Incorporating A Service Learning Component Into General Chemistry Laboratory, Megan Daley, James Golden, Amber Graban, Daniel Hawkins, Derek Hawkins, Alexis Jones, Sandeep Kaur, Jonathan Lang, Marcus Miller, Kelsey Schuster, Alisha Taylor Apr 2016

Incorporating A Service Learning Component Into General Chemistry Laboratory, Megan Daley, James Golden, Amber Graban, Daniel Hawkins, Derek Hawkins, Alexis Jones, Sandeep Kaur, Jonathan Lang, Marcus Miller, Kelsey Schuster, Alisha Taylor

Student Showcase for Research, Scholarship & Creativity

Service learning is a meaningful way to combine classroom instruction with community service. By applying course content to community activities, service learning projects engage students with the community and heighten public awareness of the subject matter. Advantages of service learning projects reach four populations: benefiting not only the student, faculty, and university but members of the local community as well. General Chemistry Laboratory students from KSU Trumbull Campus recently partnered with Book Buddies at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library to include a science literature night. For this special event, children (grades 1-4) selected from a list of science themed books ...


Banter – A Shakespeare Companion App That Encourages Students To Learn About Shakespeare While Improving Their Interest And Overall Comprehension., Rachel Kozy, Martha Arbogast, Marissa Kopco, Derek Lawrence Mar 2016

Banter – A Shakespeare Companion App That Encourages Students To Learn About Shakespeare While Improving Their Interest And Overall Comprehension., Rachel Kozy, Martha Arbogast, Marissa Kopco, Derek Lawrence

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The problem our group sought to solve was encouraging high school and college students to read and understand Shakespeare outside of class. Very often Shakespeare is considered boring, intimidating and hard to understand, and our team wanted to create a fun alternative to learning Shakespeare’s works that would make it both enjoyable and educational.

We used multiple approaches when conducting research for this problem. We surveyed 60+ high school students about their learning habits and overall attitude towards Shakespeare. We also conducted competitor analyses with other Shakespeare apps on the market to compare what methods they used to enhance ...