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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Increasing Equity and Decreasing Costs for Medicare Access and Treatment 

      Bourret, Kira; Cironi, Kate; Guzinski, Max; Huaman, Jonathan; Jones, P'trice; Mitchell, Shannon; Scott, Reilly; Slinde, Neil; Smith, Brett; Wear, Robert; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2018-05)
      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 ...
    • Municipal Waste Sites in Baltimore, MD - A Case Study 

      Carpenter, Camden; Garrity, Sierra; Wells, Jordan; Janowsky, Sandrine (2020-12-09)
      The project researches the connections between livability aspects, such as socioeconomic status, pollution, and negative health outcomes, found within communities surrounding municipal waste management sites. Baltimore ...
    • Potential Influential Factors of Cognitive Decline and Engagement in Participants of Adult Day Services 

      Elms, Lauren; Hayes, Catherine; Shelburne, William (2018-12)
      As the global population of older adults increases, so does the need for more affordable care taking services such as Adult Day Services (ADS) at Virginia Tech. Data collected over a 10-year period was assessed to understand ...
    • Potential Opioid Addiction Therapeutics 

      Parras, Isabel; Kidd, Rachel; Merten, Eric; Lewis, Stephanie N. (2019-05-07)
      Throughout the last thirty years, a severe opioid epidemic has arisen due to the excessive consumption and abuse of these addictive narcotics. Opioids are currently the best analgesic known to man, however the effects of ...
    • Prison Labor and the Green New Deal 

      Waldron, Trinity; Williams, Amariah; Rivas, Alexa; Mukai, Jessica; Serrani, Kat (2020-12-08)
      This is a Prezi with supplemental text about the prison labor system in the United States and potential for reform through the Green New Deal. URL: https://prezi.com/view/ERoMJqsnSOjFgcU5eopJ/ This product is a learning ...
    • A study of urban agriculture and its impact on food deserts 

      Green, Jackson; Maunder, Lauren; Gulczewski, Kristina (2020-12-09)
      Our project features group research about the use of urban agriculture as a tool in revitalizing urban food deserts via the use of a website. On this website are definitions, explanations, and examples of both food deserts ...