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

Homeowners Risk Averse Reaction to the Recession
By Tyler Box with support from Dr. David Lehr (ECON 318)

There has been significant statistical research done on the effectiveness of offering home warranties on homes being sold in the housing market. The current research has focused on their impact on price and time-on-market and typically find that the inclusion of a home warranty is not statistically significant to either variable. This study and dataset differs from those of the past because with it the changing value of home warranties can be captured by comparing homes from both before and after the recession. The results confirmed earlier work that in general home warranties are statistically insignificant to sales price. They also stated that during a recession they increased the sales price of a home by more than one thousand dollars.Weighted least squares regression analysis was used to estimate this relationship.

Investigating the Fluorescence inside of a Glowstick
By Michael Crisp with support from Dr. Benjamin Topham (CHEM 401)

My project consists of studying the fluorophores within a glowstick in order to better understand their fluorescent properties. By doing so, I am gaining a further knowledge on how fluorescence works and why it is useful in glowsticks.

Collaborative Piano Recital
By Leah Parr with support from Dr.Lisa Kinzer (MUSC 382)

This enhancement is a collaborative arts project between several musicians. Collab­ orative piano is a relatively new discipline, which allows for more respectful recog­ nition of accompanists and pianists, and further study into works for the piano and another instrument. Hands on exposure by creating music and performing it, as well as working with professional collaborative pianists, has given me valuable ex­ perience in collaboration and has allowed me to explore this discipline as a possible graduate school study and career option. I will be presenting the final product, the recital, on Sunday, April 24th at 3pmin Wygal Hall.

Boko Haram
By MacKenzie Adamson with support from Dr.William Harbour (POSC 345)

Boko Haram is a terrorist organization centralized in Nigeria that originated as an lslamist movement against western education, and eventually morphed into an armed insurgency. While Boko Haram was only formed in the early 2000s, it is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people, and the kidnappings of hundreds of schoolgirls. This presentation seeks to explore the evolution of Boko Haram, the development of Nigeria, and the authority of the government to determine possible resolutions to the atrocities that the Nigerian people encounter.

"Everything in life Relates to Canoeing" - Outdoor Adventure Skills
By Emily Gallihugh with support from Mr. Gus Hemmer (RECR 340}

At Longwood University, there are many opportunities to go beyond a typical lec-­ ture classroom and into the world, learning skills that we will take with us long after we leave this place. The last four months have been spent orienteering, rock climbing, and canoeing, learning skills and gaining knowledge far beyond a textbook could ever teach. The 15 weeks spent in the woods, on the side of cliffs, and in lakes and streams are all documented in a 10-minute video, encompassing the authentic and non-traditional learning environment that will make just about anyone want to get outside, get their hands dirty, and learn about the world around us. Video Link: https://www .youtube.com/watch?v=9TgTdrN-i18

Individualism-Collectivism and Mental Illness: Ties between Western and Asian cultures' individualistic or collectivistic orientations and their attitudes towards mental disorder.
By Hannah Auerbach with support from Dr. Chris Bjornsen (PSVC 384)

Stigma towards mental deviance and distress is.to varying degrees, a major imped­ iment for mental illness prevention and treatment throughout the world. Despite considerable research, there are no conclusive theories explaining why some cul­ tures hold more or less stigma than others. Individualism-Collectivism is often stud­ ied as a possible explanation for the tendencies of some countries ta stigmatize mental illness more than others. In this literature analysis, research on this topic in various Asian and Western (Western European and North American) countries is reviewed in order to analyze the individualism-collectivism approach and uncover alternative factors which influence countries' attitudes towards mental illness.

Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems
By Sabrina Walker with support from Dr. David Shoenthal (MATH 362)

Dynamical systems is a branch of mathematics that attempts to understand the continuous and discrete processes in motion. This study focused on discrete dynamical systems and their general properties, such as orbits, fixed points, and periodic points.

United States' Foreign Policy in the Middle East
By Megan Scott with support from Dr. David Coles (HIST 308)

This poster is a reflection of the latter half of my United States Diplomatic History class and our discussions and readings on the US foreign relations in the Middle East. It depicts how past foreign policy decisions have influenced present day policies in the Middle East. In addition, it references how 9/11 has affected all future foreign policies and how it impacted the United States.

Derivation of Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion with Vector Calculus
By Walter Coleman with support from Dr. Tom Wears {MATH 361)

Before Sir Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica in 1687, Johannes Kepler derived three laws of planetary motion. The first of these laws states that planets revolve in an elliptical orbit around the Sun with the Sun being one focus. The second law is that the line from the planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal times. The third law states that the period of revolution of a planet squared is proportional to the length of its major axis cubed. Although calculus had not been invented yet, Kepler was able to prove his laws using geometry. Today, these laws can be deduced using vector calculus, which is exemplified in this project. Additionally, the project investigates the orbit of Earth around the Sun and the orbit of a satellite around the Earth using Kepler's laws.

Richmond's Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial: Local Stories and a Local Site of Memorial.
By Megan Scott with support from Dr. Melissa Kravitz (HIST 490)

The poster is representative of the independent research I am conducting regarding the Emek Shalom Holocaust Memorial in Richmond, VA. This poster is about the memorial itself and how it is represented in the Richmond community as well as it's functionality. The information and argument on the poster come from a paper I co-wrote and co-presented at the Southeast German Studies Colloquium in Charleston, SC in March.

Bottled versus Tap Water: The environmental consequences of your choice
By Edel Nyland with support from Dr. Dina Leech

This project investigates the choice Americans make to use disposable plastic water bottles in place of tap water and the environmental repercussions of this decision. Specifically, the project examines the reasons Americans choose bottled water over tap water, highlighting some of the misconceptions about tap water. The project then presents the associated environmental consequences of this choice, which range from increased exposure to environmental toxins to the accumulation of plastic debris in our oceans.

A History of the Band Programs In Cbarlotte County
By Lucas Whirley with support from Dr. Charles Kinzer {MUSC 332)

Instrumental music has been a prominent part of the curriculum in Charlotte County for decades. The schools included in this discussion are Randolph-Henry High School and Central High School. Topics covered are from Randolph-Henry's creation in 1943 until the present day. Resources include archival documents, photographs, and oral history interviews.

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Enhancement Projects

Homeowners Risk Averse Reaction to the Recession
By Tyler Box with support from Dr. David Lehr (ECON 318)

There has been significant statistical research done on the effectiveness of offering home warranties on homes being sold in the housing market. The current research has focused on their impact on price and time-on-market and typically find that the inclusion of a home warranty is not statistically significant to either variable. This study and dataset differs from those of the past because with it the changing value of home warranties can be captured by comparing homes from both before and after the recession. The results confirmed earlier work that in general home warranties are statistically insignificant to sales price. They also stated that during a recession they increased the sales price of a home by more than one thousand dollars.Weighted least squares regression analysis was used to estimate this relationship.

Investigating the Fluorescence inside of a Glowstick
By Michael Crisp with support from Dr. Benjamin Topham (CHEM 401)

My project consists of studying the fluorophores within a glowstick in order to better understand their fluorescent properties. By doing so, I am gaining a further knowledge on how fluorescence works and why it is useful in glowsticks.

Collaborative Piano Recital
By Leah Parr with support from Dr.Lisa Kinzer (MUSC 382)

This enhancement is a collaborative arts project between several musicians. Collab­ orative piano is a relatively new discipline, which allows for more respectful recog­ nition of accompanists and pianists, and further study into works for the piano and another instrument. Hands on exposure by creating music and performing it, as well as working with professional collaborative pianists, has given me valuable ex­ perience in collaboration and has allowed me to explore this discipline as a possible graduate school study and career option. I will be presenting the final product, the recital, on Sunday, April 24th at 3pmin Wygal Hall.

Boko Haram
By MacKenzie Adamson with support from Dr.William Harbour (POSC 345)

Boko Haram is a terrorist organization centralized in Nigeria that originated as an lslamist movement against western education, and eventually morphed into an armed insurgency. While Boko Haram was only formed in the early 2000s, it is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people, and the kidnappings of hundreds of schoolgirls. This presentation seeks to explore the evolution of Boko Haram, the development of Nigeria, and the authority of the government to determine possible resolutions to the atrocities that the Nigerian people encounter.

"Everything in life Relates to Canoeing" - Outdoor Adventure Skills
By Emily Gallihugh with support from Mr. Gus Hemmer (RECR 340}

At Longwood University, there are many opportunities to go beyond a typical lec-­ ture classroom and into the world, learning skills that we will take with us long after we leave this place. The last four months have been spent orienteering, rock climbing, and canoeing, learning skills and gaining knowledge far beyond a textbook could ever teach. The 15 weeks spent in the woods, on the side of cliffs, and in lakes and streams are all documented in a 10-minute video, encompassing the authentic and non-traditional learning environment that will make just about anyone want to get outside, get their hands dirty, and learn about the world around us. Video Link: https://www .youtube.com/watch?v=9TgTdrN-i18

Individualism-Collectivism and Mental Illness: Ties between Western and Asian cultures' individualistic or collectivistic orientations and their attitudes towards mental disorder.
By Hannah Auerbach with support from Dr. Chris Bjornsen (PSVC 384)

Stigma towards mental deviance and distress is.to varying degrees, a major imped­ iment for mental illness prevention and treatment throughout the world. Despite considerable research, there are no conclusive theories explaining why some cul­ tures hold more or less stigma than others. Individualism-Collectivism is often stud­ ied as a possible explanation for the tendencies of some countries ta stigmatize mental illness more than others. In this literature analysis, research on this topic in various Asian and Western (Western European and North American) countries is reviewed in order to analyze the individualism-collectivism approach and uncover alternative factors which influence countries' attitudes towards mental illness.

Introduction to Discrete Dynamical Systems
By Sabrina Walker with support from Dr. David Shoenthal (MATH 362)

Dynamical systems is a branch of mathematics that attempts to understand the continuous and discrete processes in motion. This study focused on discrete dynamical systems and their general properties, such as orbits, fixed points, and periodic points.

United States' Foreign Policy in the Middle East
By Megan Scott with support from Dr. David Coles (HIST 308)

This poster is a reflection of the latter half of my United States Diplomatic History class and our discussions and readings on the US foreign relations in the Middle East. It depicts how past foreign policy decisions have influenced present day policies in the Middle East. In addition, it references how 9/11 has affected all future foreign policies and how it impacted the United States.

Derivation of Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion with Vector Calculus
By Walter Coleman with support from Dr. Tom Wears {MATH 361)

Before Sir Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica in 1687, Johannes Kepler derived three laws of planetary motion. The first of these laws states that planets revolve in an elliptical orbit around the Sun with the Sun being one focus. The second law is that the line from the planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal times. The third law states that the period of revolution of a planet squared is proportional to the length of its major axis cubed. Although calculus had not been invented yet, Kepler was able to prove his laws using geometry. Today, these laws can be deduced using vector calculus, which is exemplified in this project. Additionally, the project investigates the orbit of Earth around the Sun and the orbit of a satellite around the Earth using Kepler's laws.

Richmond's Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial: Local Stories and a Local Site of Memorial.
By Megan Scott with support from Dr. Melissa Kravitz (HIST 490)

The poster is representative of the independent research I am conducting regarding the Emek Shalom Holocaust Memorial in Richmond, VA. This poster is about the memorial itself and how it is represented in the Richmond community as well as it's functionality. The information and argument on the poster come from a paper I co-wrote and co-presented at the Southeast German Studies Colloquium in Charleston, SC in March.

Bottled versus Tap Water: The environmental consequences of your choice
By Edel Nyland with support from Dr. Dina Leech

This project investigates the choice Americans make to use disposable plastic water bottles in place of tap water and the environmental repercussions of this decision. Specifically, the project examines the reasons Americans choose bottled water over tap water, highlighting some of the misconceptions about tap water. The project then presents the associated environmental consequences of this choice, which range from increased exposure to environmental toxins to the accumulation of plastic debris in our oceans.

A History of the Band Programs In Cbarlotte County
By Lucas Whirley with support from Dr. Charles Kinzer {MUSC 332)

Instrumental music has been a prominent part of the curriculum in Charlotte County for decades. The schools included in this discussion are Randolph-Henry High School and Central High School. Topics covered are from Randolph-Henry's creation in 1943 until the present day. Resources include archival documents, photographs, and oral history interviews.