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Increasing Equity and Decreasing Costs for Medicare Access and Treatment
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a bill that established Medicare. Since then, the medical needs and structure of our society have changed in many ways. But does our current medical care and payment ...
Supporting Peer Educators in First-Year Honors Seminars at Virginia Tech
(Michigan State University, in partnership with Pennsylvania State University and the Honors Education at Research Universities biennial conference, 2016)
First-year seminars help students transition to and get involved in college faster, which can result in higher academic achievement, stronger peer relationships, and deeper self-knowledge: elements of a more successful and ...
Examining Health Conditions as Predictors of Unmet Need in Older Adults
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 ...
Neuroscience, Medicine, and Culture Diploma: Diploma Requirements Checksheet
(Virginia Tech, 2017)
This diploma is available to non‐Neuroscience majors only. Students pursuing an Honors Laureate: Neuroscience, Medicine, and Culture Diploma will earn a minimum of 30 honors credits across the Four Elements of an Honors Education.
The Impact of Microplastic Ingestion on the Bivalve Filtration Efficiency of the Hooked Mussel (Ischadium recurvum) from the Chesapeake Bay
Microplastic pollution is an increasing issue as sea animals are observed with pollutants within their bodies and cells. Mussels and other marine bivalves have the capability to filter phytoplanktonic organisms and chemical ...
Mental Health Treatment in United States Prison Systems: The Influence of Varying Treatment Methods on Inmates with Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that produces symptoms commonly of hallucinations, delusions, movement disorders, and confused thought or speech. Americans diagnosed with schizophrenia are three times more likely ...
The Effect of Reading Workshops on Ability to Identify Pseudoscience
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, ...
Designing an Honors Peer Advising Center
(European Honors Council, 2017-10-18)
<p>...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.</p> <p>Learning ...
Discussion Facilitation Techniques for Honors Peer Educators
(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). ...
Comparison of Energy Efficiency, Eco-Friendliness, Cost, and Convenience of Phase-Change and Biosolar Materials in Solar Panels
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. ...