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    • Adaptive Life-Long Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy 

      Arnold, Amy; Lindsey, Andrew; McCoy, Andrew P.; Khademian, Anne M.; Lockee, Barbara B.; Adams, Carol; Amelink, Catherine T.; Blankenship, Chip; Glover, Christopher; Harris, Chrystal; Hoyle, Clayton; Potts, Colin; Pike, Dale; Whittaker, Dale; Kjellsson, Daniel; Hare, David; Tegarden, David; Tinapple, David; Ucko, David; Nahapetian, Eta; Hou, Feng; Holmes, Glen A.; Keyel, Jared; Garrett, Jeff; Joo, Jenna; McPhee, Joel; Boyer, John; Flato, John; Lister, Jonothan; Haldane, Joseph; Greenwood, Julie; Sanders, Karen Eley; Bruce, Karla; Lindsey, Kate; Carlson, Kimberly; Wingfeld, Kristin; Hamilton, Laura; McNair, Lisa; Kamlet, Mark; Semmel, Marsha; Holt, Matthew; Richey, Michael; Kumar, Mukul; Spivy, Nene; Cardwell, Owen; Holloway, Rachel L.; Swearer, Randy; Hall, Ralph P.; Clark-Stallkamp, Rebecca; Mazer, Robert; Smith, Robert; Reynolds, Roger; Bess, Diego Scott; Weimer, Scott; Sagheb, Shahabedin; Garmise, Sheri; Ashburn, Sherrell; Johnson, Sylvester; Cardone, Taran; Nicewonger, Todd; Martin, Tom; Quick, Tom; Rikakis, Thanassis; Skuzinski, Thomas; Contomanolis, Manny (Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation; Virginia Tech Publishing; International Academic Forum; Future Talent Council, 2020-08-24)
      This report addresses the globalized knowledge economy in the 21st century; not only as it exists today, but the knowledge economy needed to meet the demands of tomorrow. This report proposes that in order for our knowledge ...
    • Adderall and Academia: How Amphetamine binds in the Human Norepinephrine Transporter Protein 

      Bell, Ian; Jachimowski, Lindsey; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-05-07)
      Recently, there has been a drastic increase in the use of prescription stimulants by healthy individuals in academia – specifically with undergraduate college students. We wanted to answer why this was phenomenon was ...
    • Air Pollution in Urban Areas 

      Skelley, Caroline; Luttazi, Sydney; Dennis, Kennedy; Frederick, Julia; Greene, Gershwin (2021-05-05)
      The goal of this project was to explore the impact of air pollution in urban areas by relaying information in the format of an Instagram page in order to reach, educate, and inspire the audience of young urban populations ...
    • Analyzing the Presence of Unmet Need and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults 

      Butynes, Amanda; Tarr, Nina; Thompson, Caleb; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-12-11)
      This paper works to examine and determine a relationship or association between unmet need from disability and depressive symptoms in older adults. The older adult population is extremely vulnerable to deteriorating quality ...
    • Artificial Intelligence Powered Facial Recognition in the Public Eye 

      Orr, Jack; Waite, Lucy; Taylor, TJ; Ulmishek-Anderson, Phineas (2021-05-05)
      Artificial Intelligence’s use in facial recognition has led to improvements in efficiency for many different groups, including law enforcement, however its use in society has been met with controversy due to the general ...
    • AT-121 as a Potential Opioid Replacement 

      Colgan, Grant; Patel, Kethan; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2020-05-05)
      The mu opioid Receptor (μ-Receptor) is the neural structure involved in interpreting pain signals. An opioid acts as an agonist that provides pain relief by binding to a large number of these receptors and preventing pain ...
    • Autonomous Search and Rescue Drone Video Presentation 

      Asper, Garrett; Kaplan, Ryan; Mahesh, Rohith; Porter, Daniel (2020-12-09)
      We researched the benefits of using autonomous search and rescue (SAR) drones during and after wildfires to aid in victim recovery. In this video presentation, we discuss the benefits to your search and rescue firm or ...
    • Binding Interactions of Psilocin and Serotonin in the 5-HT2A Receptor 

      Barnes, Katie; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2020-05-05)
      Psilocin is a molecule found in psilocybin mushrooms, which are typically consumed recreationally for their hallucinogenic effects. Recently, studies have shown that psilocin can have almost immediate antidepressant effects ...
    • Children’s Book: Life Before the GND 

      Rouse, Maddie; Bernstein, Anna; Smith, Caroline; Thomas, Teresa; Maestrello, Savannah (2021-05-05)
      The benefits of the Green New Deal (GND), proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, need to be spread equally, with the most historically marginalized groups being the main beneficiaries. For too long, vulnerable communities ...
    • Climate Crisis Barbies 

      Lyon, Karson; Tracy, Julia; Ragan, Katelyn; Wikiera, Amy (2020-12-08)
      The goal of our project was to research ways that we could effectively educate the public on environmental concerns through art. We brainstormed different final products demonstrating the techniques that we learned from ...
    • Compare and contrast mode of action of penicillin and vancomycin: Why penicillin is still an effective antibiotic today 

      Kim, Vincent; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2020-05-05)
      Penicillin is a group of antibiotics that contains β-lactam, which prevents peptidoglycan crosslinking and indirectly bursts bacterial cell walls. It is widely used today against many infections caused by staphylococci and ...
    • Comparison of Energy Efficiency, Eco-Friendliness, Cost, and Convenience of Phase-Change and Biosolar Materials in Solar Panels 

      Vaughan, Clint; Richardson, Kelly; Yang, Jiongzhi (2019-05-08)
      Solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source that is a good alternative to nonrenewable energy sources. Currently, the two major materials utilized in solar panels are phase change materials (PCMs) and biosolar materials. ...
    • Designing an Honors Peer Advising Center 

      Smith, Amber Zoe (European Honors Council, 2017-10-18)

      ...As we transition from honors program to college, our services are growing in scope and complexity, as are our responsibilities. We need a new way to provide reliable, personalized honors student support.

      Learning ...

    • Discussion Facilitation Techniques for Honors Peer Educators 

      Smith, Amber Zoe (European Honors Council (EHC), 2017-04-28)
      In the Virginia Tech Honors College, honors peer educators are students who apply to be the sole instructors for discussion-based classes, such as first-year seminars and reading seminars, for academic credit (Smith, 2016). ...
    • Drone Technology and University Public Safety Program Proposal 

      Hower, Madeline; Makwana, Sunny; Kerrick, Cason (2020-12-08)
      This report is an initial program proposal for drone technology use for university public safety. Three different areas of focus are addressed in this report by the research team. The three focuses will include an extensive ...
    • Drones in Agriculture: New Solution for Crop-Dusting 

      Bain, Celeste; Trang, Matthew; Balov-Madrid, Gregory (2020-12-09)
      We hope to inform farmers through our website and brochure about drone technology in crop dusting and other farming techniques along with their environmental impacts, and educational and training opportunities to implement ...
    • The Effect of Reading Workshops on Ability to Identify Pseudoscience 

      Lou, Lan; McCartney, Abby; Makwana, Sunny (2019-05-08)
      Pseudoscience, or scientific research presented with manipulated data or conducted with flawed methods, has measurable and potentially dangerous impacts on society. With increasing media focus on pseudoscientific data, ...
    • Examining Health Conditions as Predictors of Unmet Need in Older Adults 

      Broshkevitch, Anna; Cáceres, Madeleine; Foley, Carolyn; Vipperman, Drew (2018-12)
      According to current research, unmet need for activities of daily living (ADLs) are associated with greater negative health outcomes in older adults. ADLs include eating, bathing, dressing, transferring from a bed or a ...
    • Gabrielle and the Green New Deal 

      Lavoie, Maddie; Boyle, Natalie; Hasan, Mariam; Flanary, Trevor; Harral, William (2020-12-08)
      The goal of this project was to educate the youth on the U.S. healthcare system and Green New Deal and encourage them to feel empowered to make a change. This was achieved through the creation of a children's novel that ...
    • Green Energy Transition in West Virginia 

      Frazier, Elizabeth; Jiang, Leon; Ogle, William; Taylor, Kristen (2021-05-05)
      Historically, West Virginia has had a large dependency on coal, both for energy and wealth generation (West Virginia State Profile and Energy Estimates, 2020). Rural communities in the area often rely on coal industries ...