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  • Richard R Rousseau (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    The purpose of this paper is to determine whether personal wealth is correlated to the amount of campaign contributions a candidate receives other than self-funding. Senate Financial Disclosure forms from the 2016 Senate ...
  • Lottie R Page; Lindsey C Heath; Daija R Germain; Ciara Sikorski; Madison Richardson (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    In today's diverse school settings, learning environments at all grade levels play a pivotal role in student academic, social, and emotional success. Through our exploration of research on various school settings, domestic ...
  • Mitchell Salisbury; Hersch Rothmel; Marion Pagios; Philippa Naugle; Devin Martin; Avery Mansfield; Sean Knox (Keene State College, 04/11/2015)
    African American athletes occupy various social and cultural spaces within American imagination. Our research explores careers and configurations of African American athletes drawn from American sports. Identifying patterns ...
  • Heather M Paight (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    The arithmetic derivative of a natural number n , denoted n? , is defined as follows: If n is prime then n?=1 and for natural numbers a and b, then (ab)?=ab?+ba?. This rule for (ab)? has the same form as the Leibniz Rule ...
  • Samantha Gaudette; Jack Lapsley; Justin Fournier; Mike Johnson (Keene State College, 04/11/2015)
    Many commuters ride their bicycles to get their destinations. Rail-trails, former railroad beds converted to pedestrian and bicycle trails, may prove to be viable routes for bicycle commuters. With the collaboration of ...
  • Andrew C Michaud; Briae A Robillard; Hope S Moran; Alyssa McCartney; Andrew D Starace (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    Geomorphology, the study of classifying landforms, is the backbone of this project. This project addresses the geomorphological changes and the effect thereof on the Ashuelot River and the surrounding Keene area. The study ...
  • Sandra Kayira (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    In recent years we have seen a transformation of how women portrayed in music. There has been a strong push towards female empowerment from artists like Beyonce and Meghan Trainor. Beyonce has urged women to assert their ...
  • elizabeth r Sievering; John Huddard; Jenna Grey; Abby Call; Gabrielle Cianciolo (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    Standardized Testing The implementation of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 changed American schools from a place of learning to a place of testing. We will share our research that focuses on standardized testing ...
  • Julia E Janson (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    Ecosystem processes during the winter such as decomposition are poorly understood in New England due to lack of research. This study investigated the environmental factors that controlled litter decomposition rates and the ...
  • Nicole Clark (Keene State College, 04/11/2015)
    Poverty is a social problem affecting everyone in a society. Previous research has shown that poverty persists even in times of great economic prosperity, suggesting that there are more causes of poverty than simply just ...
  • Alison O'Brien; Taylor Luther; Hannah Goulis; Megan O'Doherty (Keene State College, 04/11/2015)
    Self-efficacy can be described as the confidence an individual has in their competence to achieve a task. Previous research done on self-efficacy shows that this confidence is an important factor in exercise motivation. ...
  • Dimitrios A Kapoukranidis (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    Mindfulness and meditation are essential parts of Buddhist philosophy, but in recent decades they have become topics for psychological and neurological research. Mindfulness practices aim to attune individuals to more ...
  • Ryan Greelis; Michael Falcone (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    This purpose of this study is to examine effects of a brief educational pamphlet on strength and frequency of lifting in former high school athletes.Twenty male volunteers will be sought from college recreation weight room. ...
  • Casey Lynn Sowle; Brennan Joy; Kelsey Harper; Zachary Robinson; Sarah Hale; Tess Barbaro (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    In today's schools, students and teachers are overwhelmed with the pressures of testing and accountability that stifle the classroom environment. Teachers can create a cohesive classroom environment through understanding ...
  • brittany junkins (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    The goal of this research is to examine the effects of exercise on hope among college students. Exercise is any form of physical activity used to improve one's health. Hope is defined as feeling of desire for the betterment ...
  • Diana Pimer; Erik Radermacher; Taylor DaSilva; Victoria Tarabelli (Keene State College, 04/11/2015)
    Literature says that physical activity helps improve cognition. However, there is no literature discussing the effect specific types of exercise have on different brain functions. The purpose of this research is to determine ...
  • Austen James Leone (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    Psychopathic traits can be associated with myriad undesirable outcomes, including low intelligence, increased aggression, high risk of impulsivity, lack of empathy, and criminality. These traits are problematic to the ...
  • Trevor J Blanchard (Keene State College, 4/9/2016)
    This study will examine the effect of participating in the Neuropsychology of Meditation (NM) course offered at Keene State College on an attentional task, a self-report measure of mindfulness, and heart rate variability, ...
  • Emma L Mehegan (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    Medieval ocular theories connected the eye directly to the soul; sight was a sensory extension of the soul, allowing the soul to feel and experience the world through the eye. This paper connects these ocular theories to ...
  • Brendan c Calelry (Keene State College, 10/11/2017)
    Rising tuition costs have caused students to question the necessity of higher education, and to choose institutions very carefully. The purpose of this study is to look into New England public and private institutions, and ...

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