Hailey Bowler and Rebecca Harvey
Family systems theory (Cox & Paley, 1997) is a framework that can be used to understand the quality of parent-adolescent relationships and the interrelatedness of relationships within a family system.
Monika Burnside and Jessica King
Purpose of the Study: Investigate the variations in three second-grade teachers' implementation of a number sense curriculum, in particular the variations in the ways they used Talk Moves to encourage students' engagement in classroom discussions. Long Term Goal: To improve number sense instruction in early elementary grades.
Violence in America has been on a decline since the 1990’s. Active shooters have seemed to be on the rise and ever present in the media (See Figure 1).
Society searches for the cause of these acts of violence. Typical answers to violence may not be sufficient to answering for violence on this scale. One hypothesis is mental illness.
Mental illness is not normally linked to violent behavior (Stuart, 2003). However, with differences in brain development and lack of literature, mentally ill adolescents may be an exception.
With this in mind, researchers ask the following questions; Are rates of mental illness higher in adolescents who commit mass violence compared to other adolescents? Are rates of mental illness higher among adolescents who commit mass murder compared to adults who commit mass murder?
Optimizing Robotic Milk: A Qualitative Research Approach to Understanding Challenges that may Inhibit Optimal Usage of Automatic Milking Systems in Northern Utah
Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) – or robotic milkers – have been on the market for over twenty years. However, AMS introduction is relatively new to the Western U.S., and requires challenging adjustments and new management systems.
Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release gas inside.
Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well.
This can be a very controversial topic, especially in the Western United States where fracking is a major part of the economic growth of the states.
The public forms opinions both negative and positive regarding fracking in the state of Utah.
Studies have been done to discover the impacts, good or bad, fracking may have on our environment.
So, what are the public opinions on fracking in Utah, good or bad?
Purpose: To discover what motivates women to be involved in anti-fracking activism as to encourage further female activism.
Eating Disorder is a mental health disability that affects an individual’s physical and mental health. There are different types of eating disorder: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, pica, rumination, orthorexia and etc. The earliest documentation of an eating disorder diagnosis occurred between 12th and 13th century, since then, the number of cases for this illness continues to grow (Deans, 2011). A common misconception about eating disorder is that only women suffer from this illness, however, there were documented cases of men suffering from this disorder since 1888 (Strother, 2012). There are multiple treatments offered in order to reduce and abolish people’s eating disorder.
Internet Use and the Transgender Experience: Does Social Media have a Positive Effect on the Lives of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Nonconforming People?
How does social media, along with other internet sites, effect the lives of transgender people?
Palm trees provide a unique opportunity to study what conditions optimize the probability that a seed will grow successfully. The seeds of palm trees, endocarps, are large and easy to locate. When they don't grow, predators leave marks on them that tell the story of their fate. The focus of my experiment is to determine how the current distribution pattern of parent palm trees in Panama Palm trees affects the the future distribution of seedlings. I have programmed a versatile model that takes the assumption that bruchid beetles are the sole predators acting on the seeds, and that these fall from the trees in an inverse logarithmic density pattern. The beetles are programmed to move to a random seed within an arbitrary distance of their start point. If no seeds are near enough to them, then they starve. I hypothesize that the beetles will decrease clumping within five generations.
Childhood trauma, also known as Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect every aspect of a person’s life until the day they die.
Aerosol particles are thought to impact climate properties. The ability to probe aerosols to understand their chemical properties has been difficult due to a lack of appropriate analytical techniques. Here we present interface-specific SHS techniques to allow for in situ analysis of aerosol particles. Transportation of aerosols from their collection site to the laboratory disturbs their chemical and physical properties thus making it difficult to take accurate measurements of aerosol particles. We show that using a CCD detector is a more effective option for producing more sensitive results and can greatly reduce sampling time and could possibly detect measurements from a single aerosol particle. Using these techniques we can gain a greater understanding of aerosol composition and of how aerosol properties affect atmospheric conditions. SHS can quantitatively determine the density of organic molecules at the aerosol particle’s surface. In combination with the insitu techniques developed we can gain better understanding of aerosol properties.