Event Title

Enhancement Projects

Presenter Information

Longwood University

Start Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

Description

The Waiting Game - A multimedia, longform sports journalism piece
By Halle Parker with Support from Dr. Jeff Halliday {COMM 360)

My longform piece, supported by the online platform, Medium, includes interviews with both student-athletes and administration from the Longwood athletics depart­ ment. The parties involved discuss the psychological effects of injuries on athletes and how Longwood can better support their athletes mentally. The piece incorpo­ rates images and videos to better exhibit the article's content and connect the reader to the story.

lmmunotherapeutic Approaches for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
By Sarina Hartman with support from Dr. Amorette Barber (BIOL 410)

I studied the emerging application of utilizing immunology to find effective treatments for pancreatic cancer, which has the highest mortality rates of all cancers. There have been many studies and experiments testing the use of immunotherapeutic methods as more efficient treatments for various cancers and promise has been found in cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibody therapies, and immunotox in therapy targeting the mesothelin antigen. Mesothelin is a differentiation antigen highly expressed in pancreatic cancer cells, along with some other forms of cancer, that serves as a target for these immunotherapies. By applying what I have learned in immunology, I also present a new possible therapeutic approach which could help increase the survival rates of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The Social Structure of Sport in the United Kingdom
By Sarina Harman with support from Dr. Jake Milne (SOCL 251)

While studying abroad in the United Kingdom, specifically Scotland and England, I took notice of the social and physical structures of places we visited along how it connected with the sport we were studying. I noticed a definite connection with the social structure of the sports with the environments they were located, as well as the sponsorship and fans they were tailored towards. Elite sports, including golf, tennis, and cricket, were held in rich, exclusive environments, while rugby and soc­ cer matches, which are considered sports for the masses, occurred at more ap­ proachable locations. There was also blatant difference in the fandom of soccer versus rugby due to the highly regarded code by which rugby 1s played.

Warm Ups in the Classroom
By Alison Roberts with support from Ms. Ronda Scarrow (THEA 448)

Every student learns differently. Theatre warm ups can be used to help students who have different learning styles and intelligences. Students with disabilities can also benefit from the use of warm ups.

Potential Impacts of Cover on Native Piedmont Crayfish Cambarus sp. C. Predation on Native Eastern Mosquitofish
By Shane Crean with support from Dr. Sujan Henkanaththegedara (BIOL 341}

I studied the effect of crayfish predation on the survival rate of mosquitofish with and without cover. The organisms used in my experiment was Native Eastern Mosquitofish Gambusia holdbrooki and the Native Piedmont Crayfish Cambarus sp. C.. The experiment was run in the lab for 10 days and observations were made once everyday on the survival of fish. The fish without any crayfish in the tank had the highest survival rate, the fish with crayfish and no cover had the 2nd highest survival rate, and the fish with the crayfish and cover had the lowest survival rate.

Cyber Forensics: The Study of Artifact Recovery
By Tyler Chuba with support from Dr. Linda Lau (ISCS 377}

The Black T-shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a free, annual contest, designed to address a variety of elements important in conducting today's forensics examinations, incident responses, and intrusion analysis. This case study is a complex analysis of a simulated data exfiltration in which documents, credentials, and company secrets are believed to be compromised.

The Difference: Analyzing the Importance of Awareness in Creative Writing
By Joel Worford with support from Dr.Brett Hursey (ENGL 317)

In this presentation, I will outline the skills that great poets possess that allow them to write effective poetry. The focus of my thesis is on the awareness that writers must have, specifically in applying specific skills to poems in order to enhance the individual work as opposed to "showing off" the writer's talents. This awareness will be exemplified in five American poets' works, which I will analyze to support my argument. Through this enhancement, I have learned not only how great poets apply their skills, but also ways in which I can affect my own works with a greater self-awareness that will make them more effective.

Newton's Method
By Alexandra Jolly with support from Dr. Tom Wears (MATH 481}

A dynamical system is a system whose position in space evolves over time dependent upon a fixed rule. Newton's method is used for finding roots of polynomials, both real and complex. This enhancement explores Newton's method and fixed points and their characteristics.

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Enhancement Projects

The Waiting Game - A multimedia, longform sports journalism piece
By Halle Parker with Support from Dr. Jeff Halliday {COMM 360)

My longform piece, supported by the online platform, Medium, includes interviews with both student-athletes and administration from the Longwood athletics depart­ ment. The parties involved discuss the psychological effects of injuries on athletes and how Longwood can better support their athletes mentally. The piece incorpo­ rates images and videos to better exhibit the article's content and connect the reader to the story.

lmmunotherapeutic Approaches for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
By Sarina Hartman with support from Dr. Amorette Barber (BIOL 410)

I studied the emerging application of utilizing immunology to find effective treatments for pancreatic cancer, which has the highest mortality rates of all cancers. There have been many studies and experiments testing the use of immunotherapeutic methods as more efficient treatments for various cancers and promise has been found in cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibody therapies, and immunotox in therapy targeting the mesothelin antigen. Mesothelin is a differentiation antigen highly expressed in pancreatic cancer cells, along with some other forms of cancer, that serves as a target for these immunotherapies. By applying what I have learned in immunology, I also present a new possible therapeutic approach which could help increase the survival rates of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The Social Structure of Sport in the United Kingdom
By Sarina Harman with support from Dr. Jake Milne (SOCL 251)

While studying abroad in the United Kingdom, specifically Scotland and England, I took notice of the social and physical structures of places we visited along how it connected with the sport we were studying. I noticed a definite connection with the social structure of the sports with the environments they were located, as well as the sponsorship and fans they were tailored towards. Elite sports, including golf, tennis, and cricket, were held in rich, exclusive environments, while rugby and soc­ cer matches, which are considered sports for the masses, occurred at more ap­ proachable locations. There was also blatant difference in the fandom of soccer versus rugby due to the highly regarded code by which rugby 1s played.

Warm Ups in the Classroom
By Alison Roberts with support from Ms. Ronda Scarrow (THEA 448)

Every student learns differently. Theatre warm ups can be used to help students who have different learning styles and intelligences. Students with disabilities can also benefit from the use of warm ups.

Potential Impacts of Cover on Native Piedmont Crayfish Cambarus sp. C. Predation on Native Eastern Mosquitofish
By Shane Crean with support from Dr. Sujan Henkanaththegedara (BIOL 341}

I studied the effect of crayfish predation on the survival rate of mosquitofish with and without cover. The organisms used in my experiment was Native Eastern Mosquitofish Gambusia holdbrooki and the Native Piedmont Crayfish Cambarus sp. C.. The experiment was run in the lab for 10 days and observations were made once everyday on the survival of fish. The fish without any crayfish in the tank had the highest survival rate, the fish with crayfish and no cover had the 2nd highest survival rate, and the fish with the crayfish and cover had the lowest survival rate.

Cyber Forensics: The Study of Artifact Recovery
By Tyler Chuba with support from Dr. Linda Lau (ISCS 377}

The Black T-shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a free, annual contest, designed to address a variety of elements important in conducting today's forensics examinations, incident responses, and intrusion analysis. This case study is a complex analysis of a simulated data exfiltration in which documents, credentials, and company secrets are believed to be compromised.

The Difference: Analyzing the Importance of Awareness in Creative Writing
By Joel Worford with support from Dr.Brett Hursey (ENGL 317)

In this presentation, I will outline the skills that great poets possess that allow them to write effective poetry. The focus of my thesis is on the awareness that writers must have, specifically in applying specific skills to poems in order to enhance the individual work as opposed to "showing off" the writer's talents. This awareness will be exemplified in five American poets' works, which I will analyze to support my argument. Through this enhancement, I have learned not only how great poets apply their skills, but also ways in which I can affect my own works with a greater self-awareness that will make them more effective.

Newton's Method
By Alexandra Jolly with support from Dr. Tom Wears (MATH 481}

A dynamical system is a system whose position in space evolves over time dependent upon a fixed rule. Newton's method is used for finding roots of polynomials, both real and complex. This enhancement explores Newton's method and fixed points and their characteristics.