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    • Improving the use of asset-building financial services by Latino immigrants in Langley Park, Maryland 

      Fonseca, Maíra; George, Jason; Girgis, Maryann; Langer, Miriam; Mont, Alexander; Robinson, Shaun; Sriram, Maitreya (2009-05)
      Throughout the country, low-income, Latino immigrant populations are more likely than others to have difficulty accessing financial services that meet their needs. Langley Park, Maryland, a community with a very large ...
    • Analysis of the effect of yoga on selective attention and mental concentration in young adults 

      Carlin, Dina; Castle, Shaina; Chisholm, Maia; Facemire, Jon; Fleming, Allison; Goldman, Molly; Lee, Briana; Schultz, Jenna; Wells, Margaret (2009-05)
      Despite an increase in interest pertaining to the benefits of yoga practice, research focusing on the relationship between yoga practice and attention is limited. This study employed a quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test ...
    • Specializing pedestrian maps to address the needs of people using wheelchairs: a case study in community-sustainable information systems 

      Cigna, Jacob; Davé, Pratik; Hickey, Caitlin; Holzberger, Jessie; Kuhn, Megan; Kwok, Siwei; O’Haver, Bryan; Ryan, Emily; Slivinski, Laura (2009-05)
      This study examined whether a community-sustainable information system could be competitive with a centrally-maintained system. We focused on a pedestrian navigation system designed specifically to address the needs of ...
    • A navigation and object location device for the blind 

      Caperna, Steve; Cheng, Christopher; Cho, Junghee; Fan, Victoria; Luthra, Avishkar; O'Leary, Brendan; Sheng, Jansen; Sun, Andrew; Stearns, Lee; Tessler, Roni; Wong, Paul; Yeh, Jimmy (2009-05)
      Team Vision's goal is to create a navigation system for the blind. To achieve this, we took a multi-pronged approach. First, through surveys, we assessed the needs of the blind community and developed a system around ...
    • Harvesting life's energy: increase in the aerotolerence of the electrogenic anaerobe geobacter sulfurreducens due to over-expression of superoxide dismutase and catalase 

      Axe, Jennifer; Billmyre, R. Blake; Duty, Kevin Heffner; Hitz, Greg; Trager, Lauren; Weatherford, Allison (2009-05)
      Geobacter-based microbial fuel cells are becoming increasingly viable as a source of alternative energy. Current research and commercial application have been slowed by the inability of Geobacter species to tolerate ...
    • Glutamine supplementation and renal health 

      Ahmad, Daniel; Bansal, Megha; Dillon, Elizabeth; Dorsey, Shauna; Jawed, Aysha; Katz, Perry; Newton, Andy; Palagois, Ashley; Sahu, Anita; Sharkey, Curtis; Sharma, Devang; Tostanoski, Sarah (2009-05)
      Team Juiced designed a multi-faceted research project surrounding the potential risk of college students using protein supplements developing kidney disease. Survey research showed that participants taking protein supplements ...
    • An investigation of the stability and diffusivity of flexible lipid vesicles for transdermal insulin delivery 

      Baumgarten, David; Chait, Nicole; Chen, David; Do, Linh-Yen; Johnston, James; Lu, Keran; Quinn, Kevin; Tylka, Benjamin; Vichayakul, Vanessa; Zhou, Yishan (2009-05)
      Flexible lipid vesicles have the potential of complementing or even replacing traditional needle injection methods for insulin delivery. Vesicles are made flexible by the incorporation of a chemical surfactant which may ...
    • A study of the benefits of retrofitting cardiovascular exercise equipment of a gym with human energy harvesting technology 

      Blechman, Adam; Braker, George; Chodnicki, Brad; DuBow, Esther; Pernia, Kelly; Sy, Timothy; Thompson, Matthew; Tucker, Jordan (2009-05)
      This study seeks to identify the benefits of implementing human energy harvesting technology in gym exercise equipment. The central premise is that work put into fitness equipment by gym members can be used to generate ...
    • Detection methods for common problems in solar home systems 

      Lomaskin, Mark; Mahony, Rebecca; Mooney, Lindsay; Robinson, Ryan; Teitelbaum, Adam (2009-05)
      Solar power is a valuable source of electricity for users in the developing world, yet many solar home systems are working at marginal capacity or not functioning at all. This study has two purposes: (1) to determine how ...
    • Crossing the cultural divide: assessing the needs of a local immigrant community 

      Chisholm, Victoria; Chow, Nancy; Fei, Stephanie; Finder, Jennifer; Gan, Sarah; Hosseinipour, Nicole; Kumar, Priya; Wilson, Allison (2009-05)
      Located less than three miles from the University of Maryland – College Park, the Langley Park area is a vibrant immigrant enclave. Language and cultural differences, however, may affect residents’ ability to access ...
    • Mobilizing Maryland: a look into the voting tendencies of students at the University of Maryland 

      Choi, Sarah; Jhaveri, Alka; Keefe, Kristen; Murali, Supraja (2009-05)
      Team VOTE-CP, Voice of the Electorate – Collegiate Participation, studied voting behaviors of undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. The team conducted focus groups and campus-wide surveys to gather ...
    • Assessing teen risk behavior and later drug use 

      Limsam, Mark; Semmel, Sarah (2009-05)
      The mechanisms of drug use and addiction influence drug policy-making and research; understanding these mechanisms is paramount to improving efficiency in drug-related research. The gateway drug hypothesis describes a ...
    • Excluding mammalian predators from diamondback terrapin nesting beaches with an electric fence 

      Bennett, Curtis; Chaudhry, Sona; Clemens, Marjorie; Gilmer, Lacy; Lee, Samantha; Parker, Thomas; Peterson, Emily; Rajkowski, Jessica; Shih, Karen; Subramaniam, Sasika; Wells, Rachel; White, Jessica (2009-05)
      Over the past century, diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in the Chesapeake Bay region of the United States have declined from their historic abundance. One factor contributing to the decline is ...
    • Identification and assessment of potential wind energy project sites in the State of Maryland 

      Conroy, Erin M.; Green, David A.; Hannam, Phillip M.; Kosmer, Matthew R.; Meiseles, Alexander S.; Roach, Emma K.; Singhania, Sumegha K.; Zhang, Amy D. (2009-06)
      The international scientific community has reached consensus that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to minimize global climate change impacts on the environment, economy, and public health. In 2007, the University ...
    • Emergency Department Efficiency in an Academic Hospital: A Simulation Study 

      Johnson, Katie; Kalowitz, Daniel; Kellegrew, Jay; Kubic, Benjamin; Lim, Joseph; Silberholz, John; Simpson, Alex; Sze, Emily; Taneja, Ekta; Tao, Edward (2010)
      This study examined the effects of the resident education model on the efficiency of a teaching hospital emergency department. Patient data was collected from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. ...
    • Making it in the Modern Job Market: A Study of Communication among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population 

      Geller, Margarita; Gorelik, Mariya; Kim, Elizabeth; Mosteller, Matt; Quinn, Kelly; Rose, Meagan (2010)
      Due to the increasing importance of communication in the professional world, deaf and hard of hearing individuals are being marginalized in the job market through employment opportunities and salary. The purpose of the ...
    • The Effect of Wood Burial and Submersion on Decomposition: Implications for Reducing Carbon Emissions 

      Adair, Jordan; Cicale, Marisa; Hofberg, Mark; Junghans, John; Kerrick, Heather; Luo, George; Mercado, Michael; Oliver, Samuel; O'Neill, Susan; Remer, Dan; Schulzinger, Matthew; Shofnos, Ryan; Tolley, Hannah; Tse, Wesley (2010)
      Carbon cycles among soils, organisms, the atmosphere, water, and the Earth‘s crust. These fluxes make up a sizeable portion of the carbon cycle which holds potential for carbon sequestration. Team Carbon Sinks sought to ...
    • Of Mice and Men: An Ergonomic and Market Assessment of Current Computer Mice 

      Asendorf, Nick; Bonnington, Melissa; Lai, Kelly; Lehman, Allison; Mahadeo, Dinesh; Muench, Walter; Olver, Ryan; Patel, Puja; Ravichandran, Padma; Sichler, Jennifer (2010)
      Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) are conditions that develop over time due to repetitive motion and can painfully affect the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder, back, and neck. Studies indicate a correlation between ...
    • EMG Biofeedback Videogame System for the Gait Rehabilitation of Hemiparetic Individuals 

      Bardack, Avi; Bhandari, Pratik; Doggett, James; Epstein, Maxwell; Gagliolo, Nicolas; Graff, Steven; Li, Erik; Petro, Elaine; Sailey, Mark; Salaets, Natalie; Tousley, Benjamin; Turner, John (2010)
      We report a novel approach to electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback for post-stroke hemiparetic gait rehabilitation, using a videogame. An integrated hardware/software system facilitates gameplay of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 ...
    • Effects of 17-α-ethynylestradiol on Hybrid Striped Bass Sperm 

      Douglas, Matthew; Dubik, Bradford; Haq, Sarah; Jiang, Yike; Le, TuQuynh; Lemanski, Natalie; Linkins, Samantha; Murphy, Kaitlyn; McFarland, Genna; Peitzmeier, Sarah; Rahman, Aziz; Salins, Mickey; Theisen, Catherine (2010)
      One of the most potent EDCs in the environment is 17-ethynylestradiol (EE2), the hormone in most birth control pills. EE2 is released into the ecosystem through human wastewater, affecting the environment and its inhabitants. ...