Argo Journals Volume

UWF's Student Scholars Symposium

Volume 2011

All Published Articles



"The Doctrine of Chance:" Why Pascal Made the Wager

Authors: Carter Johnson

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“Devolution in the United Kingdom: Enhancing or Undermining the State?

Authors: Jennifer Reid

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A Lesson in Love

Authors: Brandy Hooper , Jessica Benitez

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A Preliminary Analysis of Employment Opportunities for Offenders in Northwest Florida

Authors: Danielle Butler , Justin Flynn , Laura Groat , Brittany Hoyt , David Morrell , Amanda Tryling , Robert Zuchowski , Dr. Cheryl Swanson

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Alternative Energy: Coast to Coast

Authors: Jessica Engel

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An AI Framework for Maze Navigation in Robotic Environments

Authors: Zachary Ramirez , Dr. Eman El-Sheikh

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An examination of potential mass burials within St. Michael’s Cemetery, Pensacola, FL

Authors: Nicole Rosenberg Marshall , , Dr. A. Joanne Curtin

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Analysis of Reef Fish Diet and Trophic Position at Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Northeastern

Authors: Joseph H. Tarnecki , William F. Patterson III , Dustin Addis

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Analysis of the Donax (Mollusca: Bivalvia) populations post Deep-Horizon oil spill from Pensacola Be

Authors: Stephanie Witherspoon , Renee Davis , Rebecca Drake , Travis Theriault , Christopher Pomory , Richard Snyder

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Archaeology of Roatan

Authors: Capri Jazz Harvey

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Argos Glest: Ambitious AI Automating Annihilation (Intelligent Game Play Using AI)

Authors: Titus Brewster , Patrick Brown , Jason Graves , Kraig McConaghy , Dr. Eman El-Sheikh

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Argos Glest: Ambitious AI Automating Annihilation (Intelligent Game Play Using AI)

Authors: Titus Brewster , Patrick Brown , Jason Graves , Kraig McConaghy , Dr. Eman El-Sheikh

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ATLAS: All-Terrain Land Autonomous Scout

Authors: Kevin Denney , Joshua Mathis , Philip Nadenbousch , Daniel Skrabacz , Roman Tillman ,

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Automation of the Dielectric Characterization of Liquid Crystals

Authors: Shane Drye , Lance Daley , Hannah Buchanan , Dr. Chandra Prayaga , Dr. Josaphat Uvah

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Autonomous Research Sufrace Vessel

Authors: Anton Yaresko , Alexander Keyhani

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Autonomous Virtual Rover: Using AI to Navigate and Survive in Unknown Terrain

Authors: Travis Dimmig , Joel Lorenz , Dr. Eman El-Sheikh

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Avoiding Partial Latin Square Simultaneously

Authors: Hannah Berry , Dr. Jaromy Kuhl

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Camp Fire USA Public Relations Plan

Authors: Tiffany Elise McWilliams

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Change Blindness: Can We Determine Its Predictors?

Authors: Jamie Partyka , Leslie Snedeker , Jenny Hasseltine , Carly Robbins ,

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China's Naval Security Strategy: Peaceful Rise or Looming Threat

Authors: Michael Trevathan

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Comparing and Evaluating Thermal Ecology in Dusky Pipefish and Gulf Pipefish

Authors: Lois A. O'Boyle , Wayne A. Bennett Jr.

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Comparison of Age and Growth Rates of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, in the North-central Gulf o

Authors: Joshua T. Neese , William F. Patterson III , Joseph H. Tarnecki

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Construction of an aph-1 Transgene

Authors: Joanna Lamb , Dr. Hui-Min Chung

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Coquina clams (Donax variabilis) as indicators of coastal hydrocarbon contamination

Authors: Christina Welch , Gracie Exline , Richard Snyder

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Correlation Study of Idiosyncratic Events and Puberty

Authors: Kimberly Rivera

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Cross Cultural Communications in a Clinical Environment: A common ground between anthropology and bi

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Cyclic Variations in Sustained Human Performance

Authors: Elise M. Lullo , Mary K. Hennessey , Jameson D. Beach , James E. Arruda, PhD

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Design of a Labview controlled automatic electrical resistivity measurement and data taken system

Authors: Branwyn Holmes , Lena Ibrahim , William Nelson , Sean Heffernan , Neil Baumann , Christopher Weckerly , Guoqing Wu ,

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Designing, Assembling and Integrating a High Vacuum System on a MALDI Reflectron-TOF MS

Authors: Georgia Boles , Jonathan Buttrick , Jessica Carter , Nickolas Zingaretti , Karen S. Molek

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Detection of phosphoinositide-binding proteins in Tetrahymena vorax using liposomes as an affinity m

Authors: Thomas M. Yarbrough , Phillip E. Ryals

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Development of a high-resolution quartz AC susceptometer for materials property investigation

Authors: Sean Heffernan , Neil Baumann , Branwyn Holmes , William Nelson , Christopher Weckerly , Guoqing Wu

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Development of a method for the detectin of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PNAs) in Coquina

Authors: Alexandra Vestal , Robert Pelot

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Development of a Mobile Pills Framework

Authors: Nien-Chieh Lee , Hi Tran , Albert Yin , June Wei

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Development of a Users' Trust Model in Ubiquitous Commerce

Authors: Hi Tran , June Wei

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Differences in Northern Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Size and Community Structure Before and After the D

Authors: Kaityln Toebe , Joseph Tarnecki

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Double Vision: A Novel

Authors: Theresa C. Kemp

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Effect of Mob Grazing on Soil Quality

Authors: Johan Liebens

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Effects of Lithium Chloride and Valproic Acid on Phospholipid Composition of Tetrahymena patula

Authors: An L. Lawrence , Phillip E. Ryals

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Efficiency of light sources for PMA activation to distinguish live vs. dead cells using qPCR

Authors: Elizabeth Kennedy , Karen Cravero , Kristen Hellein , Joe Eugene Lepo

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Estimation of Thalassemia versus Iron Deficiency in the United States

Authors: Nemat Ashraf , Michael Johnston , Kristina Behan, PhD , Justice Mbizo, DrPH

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Examination of Longleaf Pine Savannah Restoration on the University of West Florida and Suggestions

Authors: David Lee , Jason Ortegren

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Examination of Triclosan Photo-degradation with Varied Salinity and Organic Matter Content

Authors: Janae Baptiste , Paulie Burns , Amber McCarver , Pamela Vaughan

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Examining a Treatment for Survivors of Sexual Violence with PTSD Utilizing CBT and Aerobic Exercise

Authors: Smith, Erika , Schuler, Petra , Cosio Lima, Ludmila , Rotunda, Robert

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Excavation of coffins from an underwater environment and embedded in a root mass

Authors: Stephanie Ward , Dr. A. Joanne Curtin

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Florida’s Juvenile Justice System: Why are Children in Adult Prisons?

Authors: Mary K. Jones

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Fluorescence decay of CdSe nanoparticles in Liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions

Authors: Darren North , Samuel Beck , Jodie Gray , Shane Drye , Dr. Chandra Prayaga , Dr. Laszlo Ujj , Dr. Tim Royappa

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Fluorescence of CdSe nanoparticles in the liquid crystal 8CB near the phase transitions

Authors: Shane Drye , Samuel Beck , Darren North , Tim Royappa , Laszlo Ujj , Chandra Prayaga

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Fluorescent detection of organophospate chemical warfare agents

Authors: Deborah Barkley , Ian Walton , Michael T. Huggins

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Gender Stereotyping by the Media in the 2008 Election

Authors: Samantha Adams

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Groundwater Nutrient Variability and the Implications of its Discharge

Authors: Mike Koban

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Gubernatorial Power in the Face of War

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Hardware/Software Interfacing of an Indoor Navigation System: Auto-pilot Reconnaissance Quad-Copter

Authors: Brandon Walker , Michel Starr

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High-Speed Video Camera Frame-Rate Validation

Authors: Jarrod D Palmer , Ezzat Bakhoum

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Honors Thesis: Civics Education: Comparing Public, Private and Home Settings

Authors: Mary Ann Johansen

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How to Design, Promote, and Produce a Student-Run Applied Sport Psychology Conference

Authors: Tonya Nascimento, MA , Robert Rotunda, PhD , Katy Tran, MA

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Hunting for a Tubby Homolog in Tribolim casteneum

Authors: Thomas Stephenson , Rainey Booth , Nicholas Spencer

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Impact of Conscientiousness and Extroversion on Hotel Preferences

Authors: Jackie Lee, jlee@uwf.edu , Xuan Tran, xtran@uwf.edu

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Impact on diversity of microbial communities in Pensacola Beach due to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Authors: Yen Chau

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Implementing Swarm Intelligence for Solving Complex Problems

Authors: Thomas Broxton

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Implicit Sequence Learning Within a Unidimensional Framework

Authors: Summer Hargraves , Mallory Wells , Carline Radius

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Initial Changes in Soil Quality Characteristics due to the Adoption of Mob Grazing

Authors: Maureen Harrington

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iRobot Create: Traffic Simulations

Authors: Joshua Davis , Michel Starr , Brandon Walker , Anton Yaresko

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Let’s Make Music: Generating Music Using Artificial Intelligence

Authors: John Connor , Dr. Eman El-Sheikh

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Louder Than Words

Authors: James Mitchell , Leah Arington , Kate Bollone , Toni Bonaccorso , Ruben Diaz , Erin Finnegan , Rashawnda Foster , Chris Frazier , Lauren Johns , Savannah Simerly ,

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Manipulating Microsoft's Xbox Kinect

Authors: Daniel McSwain , , Faculty Mentor: Joseph , Herring

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Maternal Attachment Style and Family Interactions

Authors: Stacey Bass

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Mathematical Model for Investing the Performance Characteristic of Tunable Distributed Feedback Dye

Authors: Matthew Vaughn , Ross Dickinson , Laszlo Ujj

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Much Ado about Dramaturgy

Authors: Sheila Mettetal

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Multidecadal predictability in summer drought variability in the Southeastern United States

Authors: Ashley Weatherall , Dr. Jason Ortegren

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Nonlinear Dielectric Response of the Liquid Crystal 8CB Near Phase Transition

Authors: Hannah Buchanan , Dr Chandra Prayaga , Dr Laszlo Ujj , Lance Daley , Shane Drye , Tracy Lawson , Michael Kordell

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Optimizing Best-Case Performance in WoW Using AI

Authors: Andre King

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Peer Group Conformity of Academic Achievement in High School Band Programs

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Picking Your Battles: How Rational Litigants Shape the Political Landscape by Venue Shopping...

Authors: Jessica Hayden

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Polymerization of 3-Oxetanol

Authors: Cholena Russo , Mitra Vashi , Tim Royappa

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Practicing What We Preach: How Leadership Skills Can Change the Quality of a College Education

Authors: Anna Covington , Wynn Teasley

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Preceding Judicial Decision-Making

Authors: Kyrsten B. York

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Preliminary Age Estimates of the Smalltooth Sawfish

Authors: Rachel M. Scharer , William F. Patterson III , John K. Carlson , Gregg Poulakis

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Preserving Historic Foley: the Foley, Alabama, Historic District

Authors: Jonathan O'Neil , Adrea Watford , Allison Wolford

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Presidential Approval Rating in Response to Significant Events

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Prevalence of Corn in Today's Economy

Authors: Ruth Ashley , Tabatha Ducharme

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Raw Milk: For Pet Consumption Only?

Authors: Leigh Phillips , Natalie Tredway

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Regional differences in age growth, and mortality of Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish, Balistes capri

Authors: Carrie Fioramonti , Robert Allman , William Patterson

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Representation of a flow: The Navier-Stokes equations

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Rhetorical Criticism of the Exclusion of a Lane Bryant Commercial Ad

Authors: Kristen Rowland , Dr. Brendan Kelly

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Screening for Bioactive Compounds Produced by Plants on the UWF Campus

Authors: Steven Perz

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Seafaring in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Seasonal Patterns of Ultraviolet Photo-protective Pigments in Phytoplankton

Authors: Holly Prochazka , Kyrsten Mckeand , Sharon Blackwell , Jennifer Glancy , Victoria Singletary , Wade Jeffrey , Pamela Vaughan

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Seasonal Variation of Groundwater Discharge and Groundwater Nutrient Inputs of Western Escambia Bay

Authors: Dawn Prince

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Selected scene(s) from Moliere's comedy Tartuffe.

Authors: Nicole Dickson , Keegan Stull

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Self-Efficacy and Anxiety in Relation to Students' Future Plans

Authors: Angelica Sullivan , Dr. Joan Duer

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Spatial Averaging the FVEP-P2

Authors: Mary K. Hennessey , Elise M. Lullo , Jameson D. Beach , James E. Arruda

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Spectral Measurements of Fluorescence of CdSe nanoparticles in Liquid Crystals near Phase Transition

Authors: Jodie Gray , Darren North , Shane Drye , Dr. Chandra Prayaga , Dr. Timoti Royappa , Dr. Laszlo Ujj

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Synthesis and Hydrogen Bonding Studies of New 9-Dipyrrinone Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

Authors: Dolan Dean , Stephani Spiegel , Luis Flores , Korry Barnes , Michael T Huggins

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The Association Between Sex Education, Age, and Contraception Use at First Intercourse

Authors: Stacey Bass , Tamara Powell

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The calculation of demagnetization field distribution in paramagnetic samples

Authors: Christopher Weckerly , Sean Heffernan , William Nelson , Branwyn Holmes , Neil Baumann , Guoqing Wu

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The Deinstitutionalization of Congress

Authors: Jennifer Hobbs Fulmer

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The Effect of Partisanship on Women's Electoral Fortune in U.S. House Races

Authors: Stephanie Jarrait , Jocelyn Evans

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The Effects of Fire on Groundwater Chemistry

Authors: Stephen Schoen , Dr. Matthew Schwartz

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The effects of lithium and valproic acid on protein phosphorylation in Tetrahymena patula

Authors: Katie C. Sprinkel , Phillip E. Ryals

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The Effects of Perceptual Cues on Inhibitory Ability in Older Adults

Authors: Amy L. Underwood , Lisa A. VanWormer

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The Federalist Debate within the European Union

Authors: Jennie Linder Cunningham

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The Fight for Equal Footing in Tax Court: Attorney’s vs. CPA’s

Authors: Hillary Ryan

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The Finite Difference Methods for the Partial Differential Equations

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The Influence of Unconscious Needs on Hotel Brands

Authors: Jennifer Kelly, jlk17@students.uwf.e?du , Xuan Tran, xtran@uwf.edu

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The Politics of Defense Contracting: Assessing the changes from the 1990s to 2000s

Authors: William Nugent

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The response of phytoplankton communities to nutrient enrichment experiments in three northern Gulf

Authors: Kendra Straub

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The Roles of Visual Short-Term Memory and Working Memory in Change Detection

Authors: Sara K. Senkbeil , Amy L. Underwood , Brandon J. Webb , Jared B. Crittendon , Lisa A. VanWormer ,

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The Winning Edge

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Traffic Simulation: A training tool for persons with Autism

Authors: Billy Abston , Dr. L. Prayaga , Dr. J. Huband

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Trophic Ecology and Population Dynamics of Tomate, Haemulon aurolineatum, on the Northern Gulf of Me

Authors: Micahel J. Norberg , Joseph H. Tarnecki , Joshua T. Neese , William F. Patterson, III

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US House of Representatives’ District Size:Inverse Relationship

Authors: Matthew J. Schwalb

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Using ICP/MS to Determine the Efficiency of Metal Remediation Materials

Authors: Chelsie Beck , Maureen , Bruns , Pamela Vaughan

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Using MATLAB to Solve Real Symmetric Eigenvalue Problems

Authors: Tatum Tirado

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Using Motivations as Predictors of Team Sport Participant Positive or Negative Outcomes

Authors: David Hill , Daryll McKinley , Cynthia Moreno

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Very Intelligent STock Analyizer (VISTA)

Authors: Anthony Ruble , Jack Davis

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Virtual Orchestra

Authors: Cody McDavid

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