Many uses of Keggin polyoxometalates exist today. We explored how a Keggin polyoxometalate, more specifically dodecatungstophosphate ion, interacts with different metal oxide particles such as silica and alumina.
A unique task in artificial intelligence is the problem of navigating an idealized robot arm (a series of connected line segments) from a starting position to an ending position while avoiding obstacles in its path.
A classic problem in artificial intelligence is path finding, determining a good path from position A to position B, with the least cost. The authors developed the algorithm Traversing Large Spaces (TLS) as one solution to this problem.
We extended the Course Managements System WeBWorK to automatically grade code fragments and programs written in the Java programming language.
Angels in America is a political play cycle set in 1980s Reaganite America. The political and social background of the plays contribute to Tony Kushner’ s message that conservative America is not how society should be: liberal unity and collectivity is the better path to follow.
Unfortunately one of the things Brazil is known for is the number of street children (Hecht 3). Street children have become an intense problem and much social action is rising to aid their need.
We are conducting an investigation of the relationship between infrared Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) emission and radio emission of atomic hydrogen (HI) to explore the interaction between star formation and the ISM.
The purpose of this presentation will be to share our Ambassadorial experiences with the Cornell community.
Beginning at very young ages children begin to see their world as divided between two genders and sexes. The pervasive cultural impact of gender and sex has lead to an impressive amount of research on gender development in children.
Guatemala is a developing country seeking to recover from generations of civil war and instability. Only for the last ten years has it truly been possible for Guatemalans to begin to build and develop their country and move away from the destructive conflict that has plagued the region for so long. Cultural Embrace is an … [Read more…]
Hidden within the unambiguous and oftentimes intimate affection condoned by society and shared by two men, lies a community of deviants in the eyes of Islam and of the state, indulging in the acts and behaviors of same-gender relations – sexual in nature and occurrence. Despite its outlaw and severe stigmatization in society, male homosexuality … [Read more…]
This presentation centers upon both the nature and meaning of a transformative learning experience that students in an Elementary Education Methods course recently encountered.
Last October and November I completed an internship at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona. The internship was created and supported by Dimensions, based on the ideas of Dr. Candice Nulsen (’ 94).
Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase-1 (CuZnSOD) is a radical-scavenging enzyme occurring intracellularly in humans. A toxic gain-of-function in this enzyme has been established as a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’ s Disease).
This project is an extension of the research being done by our visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fabián Candelaria. Its purpose was to take data previously collected about the dogbane beetle and create a computer program that could project the dispersal patterns of the beetle over its lifetime.
We live busy lives and struggle to keep up with the pace at which the world is moving. Not only do we want a job, a car, and a house, but we aim at having a well-paying job, a latest model car, and a huge house. Often, we plunge so deep into our desire to … [Read more…]
This presentation describes democratic decision-making in business organizations. I examine how cooperative businesses balance individual incentives with those of the collective.
Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Irises of 1889 has gained international attention for its beauty. Often described simply as a study, Irises seems to capture the essence of life through vivid colors and a mysterious sense of movement.
The term “ sex ratio” refers to a measurement of the number of females to males in a given population, most often expressed as the number of females per thousand males. Adverse sex ratio refers to when this ratio is skewed, i.e., there are more males being born than females.
In today’ s society it is now possible to live for extended periods of time with an HIV infection. The current standard of treatment is highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART).
A sensitive, analytically simple method with high-throughput capability is being developed for the quantitative analysis of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in human plasma.
The floral microculture, specifically florists and the role they play in facilitating the symbolic meaning of flowers within the American culture, was examined.
Fire coral of the genus Millepora are prevalent in tropical western Atlantic reefs. Two distinct morphologies of Millepora, currently classified as separate species, exist off the coast of the Bahamas.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow that is characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of myeloid cells. Nearly 4500 new cases of CML are diagnosed each year in the United States alone
Many factors influence the social and academic components of children’ s education; however, the focus of this study is to address how a child may be impacted both socially and academically by specific factors such as: immigration, living in a single parent household, and basic physiological needs not being met.
In my presentation I will summarize the research project from my internship studying Huntington’ s disease at The University of Iowa Department of Neuropsychiatry.
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is an eicosanoid that mediates microglial activity via two PGE2 receptor subtypes expressed by microglia, EP1 and EP2. EP2 receptor activation has been shown to be neuroprotective but whether this effect involves microglia has not been examined.
There are a growing number of children in America who are personally affected by the ongoing war in Iraq.
In this presentation I will elucidate the manner in which introductions, employments, and military posts were treated as commodities in eighteenth century England.
At the commencement of the 21st century, we as Americans are losing our intriguing historic properties at an alarming rate.
In moisture-limited environments, meteoric precipitation is the primary control of speleogenesis. We have investigated the growth histories of two stalagmites, 117 & 118, from C -126 Cave, Cape Range, Western Australia (22.1°S, 113.9°E) in order to reconstruct the timing of wet and dry periods during the Holocene and latest Pleistocene.
Exposure to the media thin ideal has led to a host of negative psychological reactions among exposed women including decreases in self-esteem (Irving, 1990) and increases in: 1) eating disorder attitudes and behaviors (Becker, Burwell, Gilman, Herzog, & Hamburg, 2002), 2) body dissatisfaction (Groesz, Levine, & Murnen, 2002), 3) maladaptive social comparison (Tiggemann & Slater, … [Read more…]
Echinoid tests are composed of a series of plates, interlocked with adjacent plates, and reinforced by soft tissue.
Throughout the last 16 years, the methods used for patients who undergo surgery have drastically changed, as is the case with Total Hip Replacement surgery (THR). A recent revolution in patient care has been catalyzed by the age of technology, as patients are now able to learn a great deal of information about the surgery … [Read more…]
In Tudor-Stuart England, women were becoming more and more unruly, beginning to take their behavior and sexuality into their own hands. This created an obsessive desire to control women evident in the increase in witchcraft trials and the invention of punishments specifically for women.
The ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) is a species native to Iowa and much of the Midwest.
The tendency of postmodernism to redefine art historical works is evident through the work of contemporary artist Dotty Attie.
Many different applications of polyoxometalate technology are possible. One of these possibilities may be the disposal of nuclear waste, involving reacting a radioactive species with the phosphotungstate anion (PTA) which is deposited on an alumina surface.
This ethnography analyzes the daily activities and beliefs pertaining to animal euthanasia of two animal care workers in a city in the Midwest.
Drawing from material in Metamorphoses by Apuleius, this creative writing project centers on the romance between Eros, the god of love, and Psykhe, a mortal princess.
Last semester I spent five months studying Hebrew on a kibbutz in Israel. While I was there, war erupted with both Gaza and Lebanon.
In The Evolution of Free Will in the Context of the Renaissance Man, I explore the movement of the debate on freedom of the will, which is clearly charted in the art and literature of the Renaissance.
There is a phenotypic change in tail morphology when gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles are raised in the presence of feeding dragonfly larvae. This change in tail morphology appears to be induced in response to byproducts released during tadpole predation.
Streptocyanine dyes are photo-sensitive compounds with applications in photographic materials. The particular series of aminopentadienylideneammonium salts I synthesized are also useful as anthelmintics, which are de-worming agents, for livestock.
Subadult skulls from protohistoric archaeological sites in Maryland and Georgia were surveyed for evidence of scurvy.
My poster presentation will attempt to give you an idea of what’ s actually happening everyday on Wall Street and what tasks a college student can accomplish as a summer intern.
In the late 1960s Miles Davis began experimenting with electronic instruments and incorporating elements of “Rock n’ Roll” into his music, especially in his recordings In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.
As an emerging paradigm, student-centered learning has filtrated into classrooms across the country.
The fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae are known as insect pathogens, and a number of strains of each fungus have been commercialized as microbial insecticides throughout the world.
Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) is an enzyme that has been linked to familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’ s disease. Point mutations of this enzyme seem to affect the protein’ s folding and the protein’ s ability to bind metals, which affect the protein’ s functionality, but the exact mechanism by … [Read more…]