Event Title

Enhancement Projects

Presenter Information

Longwood University

Start Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

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A Comparative Study of the Communities of Galway, Ireland and Farmville, Virginia
By Jessie Hoover with support from Dr. James Jordan (ANTH 355)

The purpose of this study rs to examine the cultural features of Galway, Ireland in comparison with the Farmville, Virginia community. Globalization has played a key role in the effects of 'Westernizing' cultures, so does this mean cultures pushing towards modernity are at risk for morphing into one mega-culture?

Supply Chain Analytics: What is it and Why is it so Important?
By Kassie Fralick with support from Dr. Richard Monroe (MANG 495)

Many people think analytics in the business field have to do with customers and their buying habits, demographics, etc. However, supply chain analytics is a relatively new field of study, and it focuses on more than just the customer. Kassie Fralick researched articles discussing supply chain analytics in three related journals, Journal of Business Logistics, Production & Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. This exploratory research was analyzed and then compiled into a table that allows the reader to view the different areas that supply chain analytics looks at, as well as other important factors seen throughout these articles, in order to determine where new research should be focused.

Assistive Technology & Autism
By Jennifer Trate with support from Dr. Royal Gurley (SPED 411)

Assistive technology (AT) can be anything that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. There is a wide continuum of assistive technology, and not all types of AT are appropriate for all children with disabilities. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone, and there are many different strategies and types of assistive technology that can help these children with autism reach their full potential.

Presence of Community Policing at Longwood By Rebecca Doody with support from Dr. Danette Gibbs (PSYC 380)

My project is geared to determine the presence of community policing at Longwood University by comparing Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) policies with community policing components, as well as seeing individual perspectives on LUPO's practices. I interviewed members of the LUPO and sent out a survey to students in order to see their perspective of the work done by the LUPO to gauge community policing presence. My project reports these findings, as well as gives possible actions for the LUPO to consider in order to increase their community policing tactics.

Are we selecting for 'superbugs' in our teaching laboratories?
By Mahelet Mamo with support from Dr. David Buckalew (BIOL 304)

This project examines the degree of sensitivity of bacteria isolated from sink surfaces near soap dispensers within the Chichester Science Center to a commonly used antibacterial chemical. Pure cultures of two different Gram-negative bacteria were obtained from swab samples collected at sink surfaces within teaching labs on the 2nd and 3'd floors of Chichester. The two isolates were exposed to the recommended concentration range of 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MIT), the active ingredient found in antibacterial soaps (GoJo" Akron,OH) used in Chichester. The results from disk diffusion tests suggest that our two bacterial isolates show greater resistance to MIT at and beyond the recommended concentrations for hand soaps as compared with a suitable control. This and other studies suggest that substances used in antibacterial soap products are directing bacterial evolution in the direction of antibacterial resistance.

Technological Resources for the Middle School Classroom
By Emily Pleasants with support from Dr. Gretchen Braun (EDUC 452)

This presentation was designed to open doors to new technology for current middle school teachers, as well as to prepare prospective teachers, like myself, for the workplace that is becoming entirely digital. Most students have 1:1 technological devices, and even if this is not the case, they have computers readily at their use. This presentation is interactive and contains a variety of technological resources that are applicable for middle school students and teachers.

Abortion: The Ethical and Moral Approach
By Teresa Fruchterman,Brianna Kelly and Kelly Ward with Support from Dr. Mark Lukas (PH I L 315)

Every decision in life can be made through moral and ethical reasoning and rationalization. Metaethics, normative ethics, and axiology are all big picture categories for ethical questions. These groups help create clear pathways and arguments for or against an act token. Biomedical ethics, a subcategory, follows these criteria as well especially when addressing the controversial topic of abortion. Abortion is "deliberate removal (or deliberate action to cause the expulsion) of a fetus from the womb of a human female, at the request of or through the agency of the mother, so as in fact to result in the death of the fetus'' (Objections).After analyzing biomedical cases, the arguments for, and the arguments against, our paper finds abortion morally and ethically wrong depending on the certain case at hand.

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Enhancement Projects

A Comparative Study of the Communities of Galway, Ireland and Farmville, Virginia
By Jessie Hoover with support from Dr. James Jordan (ANTH 355)

The purpose of this study rs to examine the cultural features of Galway, Ireland in comparison with the Farmville, Virginia community. Globalization has played a key role in the effects of 'Westernizing' cultures, so does this mean cultures pushing towards modernity are at risk for morphing into one mega-culture?

Supply Chain Analytics: What is it and Why is it so Important?
By Kassie Fralick with support from Dr. Richard Monroe (MANG 495)

Many people think analytics in the business field have to do with customers and their buying habits, demographics, etc. However, supply chain analytics is a relatively new field of study, and it focuses on more than just the customer. Kassie Fralick researched articles discussing supply chain analytics in three related journals, Journal of Business Logistics, Production & Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. This exploratory research was analyzed and then compiled into a table that allows the reader to view the different areas that supply chain analytics looks at, as well as other important factors seen throughout these articles, in order to determine where new research should be focused.

Assistive Technology & Autism
By Jennifer Trate with support from Dr. Royal Gurley (SPED 411)

Assistive technology (AT) can be anything that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. There is a wide continuum of assistive technology, and not all types of AT are appropriate for all children with disabilities. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone, and there are many different strategies and types of assistive technology that can help these children with autism reach their full potential.

Presence of Community Policing at Longwood By Rebecca Doody with support from Dr. Danette Gibbs (PSYC 380)

My project is geared to determine the presence of community policing at Longwood University by comparing Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) policies with community policing components, as well as seeing individual perspectives on LUPO's practices. I interviewed members of the LUPO and sent out a survey to students in order to see their perspective of the work done by the LUPO to gauge community policing presence. My project reports these findings, as well as gives possible actions for the LUPO to consider in order to increase their community policing tactics.

Are we selecting for 'superbugs' in our teaching laboratories?
By Mahelet Mamo with support from Dr. David Buckalew (BIOL 304)

This project examines the degree of sensitivity of bacteria isolated from sink surfaces near soap dispensers within the Chichester Science Center to a commonly used antibacterial chemical. Pure cultures of two different Gram-negative bacteria were obtained from swab samples collected at sink surfaces within teaching labs on the 2nd and 3'd floors of Chichester. The two isolates were exposed to the recommended concentration range of 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MIT), the active ingredient found in antibacterial soaps (GoJo" Akron,OH) used in Chichester. The results from disk diffusion tests suggest that our two bacterial isolates show greater resistance to MIT at and beyond the recommended concentrations for hand soaps as compared with a suitable control. This and other studies suggest that substances used in antibacterial soap products are directing bacterial evolution in the direction of antibacterial resistance.

Technological Resources for the Middle School Classroom
By Emily Pleasants with support from Dr. Gretchen Braun (EDUC 452)

This presentation was designed to open doors to new technology for current middle school teachers, as well as to prepare prospective teachers, like myself, for the workplace that is becoming entirely digital. Most students have 1:1 technological devices, and even if this is not the case, they have computers readily at their use. This presentation is interactive and contains a variety of technological resources that are applicable for middle school students and teachers.

Abortion: The Ethical and Moral Approach
By Teresa Fruchterman,Brianna Kelly and Kelly Ward with Support from Dr. Mark Lukas (PH I L 315)

Every decision in life can be made through moral and ethical reasoning and rationalization. Metaethics, normative ethics, and axiology are all big picture categories for ethical questions. These groups help create clear pathways and arguments for or against an act token. Biomedical ethics, a subcategory, follows these criteria as well especially when addressing the controversial topic of abortion. Abortion is "deliberate removal (or deliberate action to cause the expulsion) of a fetus from the womb of a human female, at the request of or through the agency of the mother, so as in fact to result in the death of the fetus'' (Objections).After analyzing biomedical cases, the arguments for, and the arguments against, our paper finds abortion morally and ethically wrong depending on the certain case at hand.