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Designing for the One-Shot: Building Consensus on Design Processes for Academic Librarians

Kirsten Hostetler
Academic librarians have long been responsible for teaching information literacy competencies on college campuses, even as many are hesitant to accept the title of teacher. With inadequate instructional design preparation and one-shot sessions serving as a popular, if limited, instructional medium, librarians’ design processes are often developed on the job and infrequently explored in the literature. Previous research has examined specific design models and instructional strategies, but no studies were found that determined how academic...

Numerical Analysis of a Roadway Piezoelectric Harvesting System

Abdul Rahman Badawi
Highways, streets, bridges, and sidewalks with heavy traffic dissipate a considerable amount of waste mechanical energy every day. Piezoelectric energy harvesting devices are a very promising technology that can convert the waste mechanical energy to clean and renewable energy to enhance the sustainability of infrastructures. Research efforts in large-scale energy harvesting have led to the advancement of piezoelectric devices to the point that large-scale implementation is starting to become more feasible. The energy harvested by...

A Meta-Analysis of Group Treatment Outcomes for Veterans with Substance Use Disorders

Robert “Tony” Dice
Group therapy is commonly used in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). Many studies exist related to the efficacy of group interventions for veterans with SUDs. A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature addressing the use of group therapy, specifically psychoeducational groups, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) groups and support groups, in the treatment of SUDs with veterans was conducted. The following questions guided the research: What are viable treatment outcomes for psychoeducational, CBT,...

The Effect of Storm Events on Diet of Adult Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus)

Jessica S. Thompson, Cade P. Cobbs, Emma S. Dryden & Heather D. Harwell
More frequent storms due to climate change may impact estuarine species such as the mummichog (Fundulus hetereoclitus), an ecologically important salt marsh fish. This study investigated the effect of storm events and month on consumption of terrestrial insects by mummichogs in Hoffler Creek, Portsmouth, VA, as well as the effect of storms on consumption of major categories of benthic prey. Samples were taken monthly in the summers of 2017 and 2019. Additional paired samples were...

A New Method for Estimating the Physical Characteristics of Martian Dust Devils

Shelly Cahoon Mann
Critical to the future exploration of Mars is having a detailed understanding of the atmospheric environment and its potential dangers. The dust devil is one of these potential dangers. The transport of dust through saltation is believed to be the driving mechanism responsible for Martian weather patterns. The two primary mechanisms for dust transport are dust storms and dust devils. Dust devils on Mars are a frequent occurrence with one in five so called giant...

Moderate Heat-Assisted Gene Electrotransfer for Intradermal DNA Vaccination and Protein Replacement Therapy in the Skin

Chelsea Marie Edelblute
Gene electrotransfer (GET) holds great promise for the delivery of therapeutic agents. The skin serves as an attractive target for GET due to its availability and unique cellular composition. Protein replacement therapy and DNA vaccination are potential applications for intradermal GET. The combination of moderate tissue preheating and GET has been shown to achieve elevated gene expression levels while reducing the necessary applied voltage. In the current work, we utilized a 16-pin multi-electrode array (MEA)...

Energy-Efficient Self-Organization Protocols for Sensor Networks

Qingwen Xu

Investigation and Optimization of a New Compact Superconducting Cavity for Deflecting and Crabbing Applications

Subashini Uddika De Silva

Measurements of Correlated Pair Momentum Distributions in -3He(e,e',p,p)n with CLAS

Hovhannes Baghdasaryan

Measurement of Proton Transfer Reaction Rates in a Microwave Cavity Discharge Flowing Afterglow

George M. Brooke IV

nvestigation of (E, 2E) Collisions and Related Phenomena

Jason Manuel Martinez

Precision Measurement of Relative Dipole Matrix Elements in Atomic Sodium

Rodney P. Meyer

Laser Processing of Metals and Polymers

Senthilraja Singaravelu

Precision Measurement of the Spin Structure of the Proton and the Deuteron

Frank R. Wesselmann

Weak Links in a Dangerously Fractured Region: Fragile State as Global Threats

Tasawar ul-Rahim Baig

Geopolitical Rivalry in the Caspian-Caucasus Region and the Dilemma of Interstate Cooperation

Nurettin Altundeger

International Competition for Satellite-Based Navigation System Services

Robert F. Donnelly

Relative Gains Problem and Case Studies of Economic Cooperation in East Asia

Ping Deng

The Rise of 'People Power': Role of Civil Society in the \"Color Revolutions\"

Vladyslav Galushko

All Is Fair in War---Violent Conflict and the Securitization of Rape

Sabine Hirschauer

Ritualized Rhetoric and Historical Memory in German Foreign and Security Policy

Sara A. Hoff

Soft Power Strategies in US Foreign Policy: Assessing the Impact of Citizen Diplomacy on Foreign States' Behavior

Stephen Macharia Magu

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