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Print3d, A Service-Learning Project For Improving Visually Impaired Accessibility Through Educational 3d Printing, Oscar R. Lozano 2022 Universidad de Valencia

Print3d, A Service-Learning Project For Improving Visually Impaired Accessibility Through Educational 3d Printing, Oscar R. Lozano

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Well-executed service-learning projects are a high-value educational element. However, these projects commonly focus on overused topics and unbalanced executions which can produce the opposite effect to that desired when working with groups of people with functional diversity. PRINT3D is a service-learning project aimed at improving accessibility for people with visual disabilities while helping primary and secondary school students learn basic engineering skills through 3D design and printing. Under the support of the European Erasmus+ Programme, this project brought together nongovernmental organizations, teacher professional development centers, business enterprises, and educational centers to collaborate for two school years. The project activities aimed ...


Effect Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Volunteerism And Fundraising Management Strategies In Nonprofits And Rebuilding Tactics Of Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Of Chicagoland And Northwest Indiana (Rmhc-Cni), Humza Wolf 2022 Northern Illinois University

Effect Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Volunteerism And Fundraising Management Strategies In Nonprofits And Rebuilding Tactics Of Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Of Chicagoland And Northwest Indiana (Rmhc-Cni), Humza Wolf

Student Capstone Projects

The financial sustainability of nonprofits depends highly on volunteerism and funding strategies which got impacted during Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. This capstone study explores to what extent nonprofits got affected and evaluates the efforts of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) to improve the provision of support for underprivileged families of critically ill children. The continual efforts to overcome financial hurdles escalated in pandemic. Mixed method research design was used to collect, analyze, and triangulate both quantitative and qualitative research methods in this single study to understand the research problem. Interpretive approach encompassed the complexities of nonprofits ...


Staying Engaged While Staying Home?: Service-Learning, Writing, And Covid-19, Christopher Iverson 2022 Farmingdale State College

Staying Engaged While Staying Home?: Service-Learning, Writing, And Covid-19, Christopher Iverson

The SUNY Journal of the Scholarship of Engagement: JoSE

As an approach to writing instruction that has traditionally required students to engage in in-person community projects, service-learning has also traditionally involved risks. For example, students engaging in service-learning without proper support often do not approach community partners with the appropriate respect, and when university stakeholders fail to make clear what their side can offer in a partnership, they can leave community partners in the lurch when the semester ends and students finish their community-engaged coursework. These risks can be mitigated through education and reflection for instructors and students alike. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing social distancing orders, however, left ...


High-Impact Learning Experiences And Post-Graduate Outcomes: Exploring The Influence On Employment, Continuing Education And Salary, Alison Handy Twang 2022 Binghamton University

High-Impact Learning Experiences And Post-Graduate Outcomes: Exploring The Influence On Employment, Continuing Education And Salary, Alison Handy Twang

The SUNY Journal of the Scholarship of Engagement: JoSE

With the cost of college on the rise, and students increasingly viewing college as a pathway to a successful career, colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate evidence of their effectiveness. High-impact learning experiences, such as internships, study abroad, service-learning, capstones and undergraduate research, have emerged as a promising practice to enhance student development during college; however, few studies have examined the impact of such practices on post-graduate indicators of success. This paper adds to our understanding of the benefits of high-impact learning by examining their influence on student post-graduate employment, continuing education and starting salary. The data ...


Exploring The Impact Of The Habitat For Humanity Home-Building Process On Partner Families' Holistic Well-Being, Hawkley Pusey, Nikhil Mathur, Kathryn Figliomeni, Nanditha Srinivasan, Keely R. Dehn, Jason A. Ware 2022 Purdue University

Exploring The Impact Of The Habitat For Humanity Home-Building Process On Partner Families' Holistic Well-Being, Hawkley Pusey, Nikhil Mathur, Kathryn Figliomeni, Nanditha Srinivasan, Keely R. Dehn, Jason A. Ware

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

The purpose of this study was to evaluate how participating in the Habitat for Humanity house-building process influenced participants’ purpose well-being, social well-being, community well-being, physical and mental well-being, and financial well-being, and how effective Habitat for Humanity is in aiding neighborhood revitalization within the Greater Lafayette area. The research project resulted in a presentation of quantitative data and a testimonial video that highlighted the stories of families that had worked with Habitat for Humanity. Quantitative data was gathered through a survey that addressed respondents’ levels of satisfaction within the various categories of well-being mentioned above. Testimonial information was gathered ...


Creating Smiles And Cards For Meals On Wheels, Rhonda L. Carson 2022 Boise State University

Creating Smiles And Cards For Meals On Wheels, Rhonda L. Carson

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

My capstone project was a service learning project involving Caldwell Meals on Wheels. Students around the Treasure Valley created “thinking of you” cards for those who receive meals from Caldwell Meals on Wheels, to be delivered with their meals. Its purpose was multifaceted. Participating in this project brought awareness to high schoolers about those in the community who are shut-ins. The cards are intended to bring joy and brighten the day to the Meals on Wheels recipients. Three keywords that represent my project are volunteer work, community, and service learning.


Transitioning To Civilian Life, Walter A. Pineda 2022 Boise State University

Transitioning To Civilian Life, Walter A. Pineda

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Every military personnel will eventually leave the service for civilian life. Their success is largely attributed to preparation. In order to be prepared a service member needs to be well informed about the services offered to them. My capstone project aims to provide service members with this information in a clear and concise manner. Utilizing research and military experience I will compile a booklet that will allow transitioning service members to be better informed. A survey will be used to obtain quantifiable data to better understand the capstones impact on my intended audience.


Society For Ideas: What Makes A Great Online Community?, Jessica Johannesen 2022 Boise State University

Society For Ideas: What Makes A Great Online Community?, Jessica Johannesen

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

I studied and researched for Society For Ideas what would make a great online community for their demographic. In this I collaborated and interviewed their staff and students, and surveyed their population along with the outside population to compare and contrast the findings. After analyzing the data I helped ideate a meaningful solution and developed a presentation for their benefit.


Community Pet Food Drive And Pet Food Pantry, Katie M. Sipe 2022 Boise State University

Community Pet Food Drive And Pet Food Pantry, Katie M. Sipe

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

My capstone project entailed a community pet food drive held at the Star Albertsons where all the donations were donated to the local food bank in Star. I also was able to create a place for a permanent barrel located in front of the local Star Outreach Food Bank for pet food only donations.


Wellness And Stress Management For Service Industry Employees, Jadrael J. Schmidt 2022 Boise State University

Wellness And Stress Management For Service Industry Employees, Jadrael J. Schmidt

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

The following is a professional and educational experiment project designed to highlight the importance of wellness and self care for service industry employees. This project is an experiment to see what tools we can implement as service industry employees to reduce stress levels and take better care of ourselves, together. I used my own place of work (small town mom and pop business) and encouraged employees to participate in my case study as a means to address their own wellbeing, establish stress reduction techniques, make a positive change within our company’s culture, and create a more supportive work environment ...


Glenns Ferry Animal Shelter, Reyna Riemenapp 2022 Boise State University

Glenns Ferry Animal Shelter, Reyna Riemenapp

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

My capstone project was an action-project. During the development of this project, I partnered with the Glenns Ferry, ID, animal shelter. My goal was to help this small town in Idaho with its animal shelter because it relies 100% on donations to care for its dogs. I was saddened to hear that the shelter was having trouble feeding the dogs, so I decided to help by collecting food, toys, and dog supplies. Aside from asking family, friends, and coworkers for donations, I also contacted local Zamzows pet and gardening stores for donations of food and dog supplies. Also, I decided ...


Helping Animals Find Their Forever Homes, Madison P. Wilmot 2022 Boise State University

Helping Animals Find Their Forever Homes, Madison P. Wilmot

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Animals in shelters and foster care face unique challenges. The goal of this project is to come up with a creative solution to the major problems the animals face. The main problems the shelters are facing are overpopulation and negative environments. The foster care takers are struggling with a lack of resources, which is anything from education to connecting to other foster care takers. After researching the main problems, the best solution was creating a website that provides solutions and can be accessed at any time.


Professional As A Mother: Empowering Working Mothers Through Social Media, Trinity Marie Hernandez-Lopez 2022 Boise State University

Professional As A Mother: Empowering Working Mothers Through Social Media, Trinity Marie Hernandez-Lopez

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Women in the workforce continue to experience a gendered pay gap, making only around 86% of the salary of their male counterparts (Pew Research, 2022). This is worse still for those women with children, who are less likely to be considered for promotional opportunities and dismissed as not committed to their careers. As a mother, I have been on the receiving end of this discrimination, but I am also lucky enough to understand my rights and value in the workforce. The goal of this capstone project was to improve the outcomes for working mothers by developing an online community to ...


Remodeling To Process Emotions Through Teamwork, Heidi E. Sistad 2022 Boise State University

Remodeling To Process Emotions Through Teamwork, Heidi E. Sistad

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

As an undergrad at Boise State University, nothing could have prepared me or my family for all that would take place in our family over the past three and half years. Most recently, a dilemma in my family’s life has been trying to heal and move on from a messy separation and divorce. In considering my project, I really wanted to find a way to give back to my children in a way that could help lift their spirits and show them that all the struggle has been for the betterment of our family. The garage was the last ...


Connecting Homeschool Families With Information And Resources, Sara M. Szczesiul 2022 Boise State University

Connecting Homeschool Families With Information And Resources, Sara M. Szczesiul

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

This capstone project focused on identifying a need in the community for information on options and resources for home education in Idaho to be made transparent and accessible to the public, to assist families who may be considering home education as an option for their children. Employing an action approach, I created a website by which the community may access information on the various home education options available in Idaho, the laws and regulations that govern home education in the state, and some of the resources that are available to aid in the home education process.


How Can We Help Physical Child Abuse, Yosepp M. Terry 2022 Boise State University

How Can We Help Physical Child Abuse, Yosepp M. Terry

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

The objective of this capstone project is to educate the community and school staff on how we can help child abuse. Child abuse refers to psychological abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and any form of neglect by a caregiver. It concerns behavior by a parent or carer that causes harm to a young person. My dissertation addresses the topic of child abuse, considering the various forms in which it exists, and the causes and effects associated with it. It also highlights various aspects of the topic on assignments and general overviews. The subject is considered one of the challenges facing ...


Bas/Ips Student Advisory Committee Internship Course, Serena C. Henry 2022 Boise State University

Bas/Ips Student Advisory Committee Internship Course, Serena C. Henry

IPS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Throughout my time as a Multidisciplinary Studies student at Boise State University, I was encouraged to participate in multiple student leadership opportunities, all of which elevated my academic pursuits and positively impacted my educational experience. Through the relationships I’d established with faculty, I was invited to take the lead on a new student initiative for my final capstone project in the Interdisciplinary Professional Studies program.

I was responsible for developing a new Student Advisory Committee for the Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) and Interdisciplinary Professional Studies (IPS) programs. The committee will serve as a focus group tasked with providing ...


Using Poultry To Enhance Food Security In Stann Creek, Belize, Emily Spatz 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Using Poultry To Enhance Food Security In Stann Creek, Belize, Emily Spatz

Poultry Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

Food insecurity is a growing issue in developing and developed countries alike, and in countries like Belize, the prevalence of hunger has soared in recent years. Not having access to diets with sufficient calories and nutrients leads to a host of developmental issues, including stunting and cognitive delays. The purpose of this work was to create an all-encompassing manual for small-scale broiler production, with the intention of another honors student overseeing the implementation of the ideas set forth in the manual, in order to provide nourishment for the students and staff of a school in Belize. After determining that the ...


How Agriculture Could Uplift A Nation And Its People: Providing Analytical Data To Farmers In Belize, Thomas G. Stephenson 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

How Agriculture Could Uplift A Nation And Its People: Providing Analytical Data To Farmers In Belize, Thomas G. Stephenson

Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses

Agriculture is the bedrock of the Belize economy, but is plagued by routine issues. These problems hurt not only the economy of Belize, but also the health and well being of its citizens. By working with the Ministry of Agriculture my team surveyed the Stann Creek district of Belize to address these issues and provide much needed information to local farmers.


Employment Discrimination’S Impact On African American’S Professional And Personal Lives, Trey D. Williams 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Employment Discrimination’S Impact On African American’S Professional And Personal Lives, Trey D. Williams

Information Systems Undergraduate Honors Theses

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The law also protects individuals from retaliation if they complain about discrimination, participate in an employment discrimination proceeding, or reasonably oppose discrimination. Although Title VII makes discrimination illegal, it is still present in the workplace. The objective of this thesis is to discuss employee discrimination based on race and sex. Specifically, I will analyze the current workplace discrimination against African American men and women as well as the psychological, physiological, and emotional effects ...


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