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Selection Effects on Diversity and Specific Ecosystem Functions in Pitcher Plant Associated BacteriaPresentation Year: 2020
- Jose Alejandro BravoBiologyUndergraduate Student
The purpose of the research was to determine if a relationship exists between biodiversity and specific functions. Specifically, if individual organism function influences the broad function of the ecosystem. To test this, a model system was devised using fluid collected from Darlingtonia californica, chosen for having a bacterial ecosystem with the observable broad function of insect degradation. A dilution series was used to modify the biodiversity of this system, expected to alter specific organism function, and by extension influence the broad function of the system. Initial results of the experiment indicated that broad function increased as individual specific functions decreased.
Sex Ed for Special EdPresentation Year: 2020
- Hannah LindermanCriminology and Justice StudiesUndergraduate Student
People with disabilities are too often preyed upon because of socially constructed ideas of intelligence. It's assumed by many that people with disability don't have the capacity to learn sexual health education or give consent. But these stereotypes cause harm. I would like to educate young adults with disabilities about consent centered sex education so they can better understand their own bodily autonomy.
Showcasely: An Art ShowcasePresentation Year: 2020
- Noelle RitzmanRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
Showcasely is an art show that promotes inclusivity, self-expression and struggling artists. I wanted to have an art show with these key points because they play a crucial role in my life, our community, and in art work. Inclusivity was a key part of Showcasely because we wanted people of all backgrounds and experiences to be apart of our role. Art is a demonstration of self expression. I wanted to promote the reality of struggling artist because there are many misconceptions of their lifestyle.
Success Factors of Wilderness Therapy ProgrammingPresentation Year: 2020
- Amanda MasseRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
In recent years, non-traditional therapeutic modalities have become increasingly popular options for the treatment of psychological and behavioral issues in youth at-risk populations. Research shows that this model has great promise of rehabilitative pathways for youth involved in the juvenile justice and psychiatric healthcare systems through the use of experiential education combined with traditional talk therapy modalities to improve self-esteem and self-efficacy. This is especially significant for youth at risk individuals who have previously been unsuccessful in other courses of therapy. This project examines success factors of wilderness therapy programs for youth at risk.
Tactics to Prevent Sexual Assault in AthleticsPresentation Year: 2020
- Payton belleCommunicationsUndergraduate Student
This poster will discuss sexual assault that happens in all levels of athletics and how we can prevent this from happening. By taking time to educate young athletes about what sexual assault is, consent and what it looks like, so they will know how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Hopefully by educating young athletes, they will know and change the future to make athletics more safe for everybody.
Tailoring the Learning Environment: Generation ZPresentation Year: 2020
- Kai CooperInternational StudiesUndergraduate Student
By addressing the needs of Generation Z students in the classroom, we are able to tailor the learning environment to the generation. The ineffectiveness of the traditional teaching pedagogy shows the need to adapt the classroom. As a classroom assistant in a service-learning class, I was able to see how communication in the classroom plus reflection creates community, and awareness of community. By proposing a dynamic learning environment such as one with service-learning, one is able to shape the way the classroom interacts and engages with its students to address their changing learning style. We need to ask the question of how can we engage students in an adapting and changing world.
Teaming StrategiesPresentation Year: 2020
- Gynell HigbyphysicsUndergraduate Student
- Nicole PerrychemistryUndergraduate Student
- Joshua MaldonadophysicsUndergraduate Student
Strong teamwork is important in many areas of society. Soccer, in particular, is one area where teamwork is critical to performing well and achieving a high score. The goal here was to analyze the data from the Huskies soccer team to determine what affected the team’s success, such as the number of passes, who was playing, and who was coaching. To analyze the given data, it was extracted into both Mathematica and Python. A Monte Carlo simulation, coded in Python, was applied to analyze wins, ties, and losses for each coach and stats for each player, from which we were able to make suggestions to better the teams gameplay as a whole.
The Actors' Experience at 2020 KCACTFPresentation Year: 2020
- Rosemary Allison-Brown, Ashley Cable, Wendy Carranza, Jaiden Clark, Gwynn Cristobal, A.J. Hempstead, Kiara Hudlin, Maude Jaeb, Katie Lem, Holly Robertson, Micah Scheff, Zack Tucker, Garrett Vallejo, and Liz Whittemore. (Susan Abbey, faculty advisor)TFDUndergraduate Student
February 17-21, 2020, students from the theatre department attended the 2020 KCACTF (regional theatre festival) in Ft. Collins, Co. The students participated in a variety of workshops, competitions, and summer job searches for Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre. Their experience is shared through a video presentation, filmed and edited by those who attended.
The Effect of Adopting an External Focus of Attention on EMG Activity and Fatigue in the Bicep Curl.Presentation Year: 2020
- Jacob SmithKinesiologyGraduate Student
It has been reported that adopting an external focus may enhance movement efficiency in individuals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of adopting distal external focus of attention on muscle activity and repetitions to failure during barbell bicep curls. This study utilized three trials for three different focus conditions (control, internal, external) to measure muscle activity through electromyography and repetitions to failure. For the internal focus condition, participants were instructed to focus on their arm performing the movement. For the external focus condition, participants focused on a light attached to the barbell and pointed at the wall.
The Effect of Turn Angle on the Energetic Cost of RunningPresentation Year: 2020
- Adam GrimmittKinesiologyGraduate Student
Unlike other activities, running paths do not have easily measured difficulties (ie., ski slopes, climbing level). Turn characteristics (tortuousness) are one strong contributor to path difficulty, therefore the purpose of this study is to determine if turn angle will alter the energetic cost of running.