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Research and Scholarship
Research and Scholarship
Learning beyond the classroom
More than 150 student researchers capped the spring semester, and the 2013-14 academic year, by showcasing their work during scholarship celebrations hosted by the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology across campus.
Among the variety of science and technology research topics included the using remote sensing techniques to analyze vegetation, sampling residential water outside the Marcellus Shale region and using Google mapping to measure the effectiveness of sand dune stabilization.
Among the variety of education research topics included the effects of touch math, effectiveness of homework and impact of school-wide positive behavior interventions.
Among the variety of liberal arts presentation topics included the philosophical effects of disgust on morality, the influence of Catalonian and Parisian Culture in art, and American-Chinese relations during the Robert Nixon administration. Among the topics of posters included an ethnographic approach to the availability of autism support and services, personalized email communication between students and professors and gender perceptions in family life.
CO2 research at Yale University hits final stages
Carbon dioxide is often considered a by-product of fossil fuel consumption — and not a useful one, either. But what if carbon dioxide could be turned into something useful or even an energy source? Jocelyn Legere, a junior chemistry major, worked on a project at Yale University this summer to do just that.
Legere, who is concentrating on nanotechnology, conducted group research on catalysts and their effectiveness in converting carbon dioxide into useful material as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the past eight weeks.
Students unearth archaeological discoveries
Summer break has begun a little differently for a group of anthropology students, who have put their vacation plans on hold for a memorable field school experience in Ohio. Among the highlights so far, they say, have been learning the processes of an archaeological dig, discovering Hopewell artifacts and campfire conversations — along with a growing appreciation of wind and shade.
DeeAnne Wymer, professor of anthropology, and a group of students hit the road each spring in mid-May to spend four weeks in southern Ohio digging at a Hopewell habitation site. The archeological field school experience enables student teams to rely on new imaging technologies to uncover another living site of the Mound Builders from 2,000 years ago. #CollaborativeLearning