G. A. M. E: Girls, Access, Menstruation & Education

UNESCO claims over 1 in 10 girls regularly skip or drop out of school for reasons related to menstruation (2014). There are many social issues associated with a lack of sanitation and feminine hygiene, including school retention rates, early marriage, poverty, no or low healthcare, gendered and sexual violence, taboos about the female body, as … See More

A Systems Approach to Exploring the Impact of Global Experience on Organizational Leadership at Universities

Science and technology-oriented enterprises now operate in a globally-competitive environment, and a growing share of the leaders, as well as followers, have global or intercultural experience.  Mezirow's work on adult education suggests that such experiences can lead to Transformational Learning.  This leads to the expected conclusion that international experience has the potential to influence variables in the Burke-Litwin Model of Organizational … See More

A New Reality – Meeting Patient Behavioral Health Needs Through Virtual Therapy

In cancer treatment, while the physical aspects of the disease are addressed, the mental health aspects are often overlooked. During the course of treatment, patients are vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and stress. To address this problem, we use Google’s Cardboard Virtual Reality platform as a vehicle to empower patients to manage their stress and anxiety. … See More

Using Experience Sampling to Understand Multifaceted Desire

In Psychology, desire is defined as the subjective experience of wanting (i.e., wanting to have, do, or experience something). How multi-faceted are our experiences of desire and how are these experiences related to well-being? Previous experience-sampling research has largely focused on desires that are more easily enacted, such as eating, using social media, and working. … See More

Effects of Liquid Nitrogen on a Human Tissue Proxy

Cryospray Abolition is an effective tool in the treatment of lung and upper gastrointestinal tract cancer. However, the treatment is highly subjective to the surgeon. Visualization of the treated area is currently the only way for the surgeon to know how effective the treatment will be. Here, we propose a method that will set a … See More

The Bilingual Mind: Age of Acquisition Effects on Perception and Production

  Current literature demonstrates that cognition and perception in bilinguals are affected by language background in ways that don’t occur in monolinguals. We conducted four studies to investigate how aspects of language background effect production as well as perception of linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli. Two of these studies investigated perception. One used survey responses to … See More

Stabilizing the Sahel Through the Collaborative Work of International Organization Focusing on the Link to Regional Instability

 The Sahel region, which extends from Mauritania to Somalia, has experienced chronic social and political-military conflict. These catastrophes contributes to the instability of the region, ranging from terrorist attacks, coup- d’états, drugs, arms and migrant trafficking. International organizations’ interventions from the United Nations, the North Atlantic Organization and the African Union currently working to stabilize … See More

Know Kit

Adolescent pregnancy is a worldwide issue.“On a global scale, about 16 million girls from the ages of 15-19 years old give birth each year, about 11% of all births worldwide”(World Health Organization). The best way to combat this problem is to start at the primary education level, since girls menstruate earlier around the age of … See More

Biological Mechanisms Involved in Nanoparticle-Enhanced Radiation Therapy

Metallic nanoparticles emit Auger electrons and photoelectrons upon exposure to x-rays. When selectively delivered to tumors, these nanoparticles can locally enhance the effects of radiation therapy. Previous in vitro works have primarily studied the effectiveness of nanoparticle-enhanced therapy, without elucidating the underlying biological mechanisms (1, 2). The objective of this project is to determine what … See More