Senior Film Festival (Heather Tullio)
“The Sound of Art”
“A Rough Playground”
Danielle Koch (Gerald Burns)
Fallacy of American Muslims: Pre-9/11
The purpose of my research was to answer my question of "Was there already existing prejudice and suspicions of Muslims in the United States prior to 9/11? Misconceptions of American Muslims extend beyond events n the 21st century.10:00-10:50
Bradley Arena (Jean Dawson)
Interning with the FBI
As an intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Boston, I was exposed to the daily operations of this federal agency. Being in the Bank Robbery Task Force, was not only exciting, but allowed me to see how local, state, and federal authorities worked together in unison to solve a common goal.
Michael Black-Farrell (Kristen Nevious)
Patent Protection & Intellectual Property
A look at Patent Protection in regards to Medicine and food, domestically and internationally.
Matthew Brough (Kristen Nevious)
Art Festivals vs. Intellectual Property Issues
This presentation will discuss the ongoing issue between art festivals and intellectual property. Art festivals are places that allow people to celebrate a different culture's traditions. Issues with intellectual property can arise when the general public records audio, video, and/or stills of these traditions without permission from all of those involved.
Sean Connelly (Kristen Nevious)
Facebook & Intellectual Property Theft
I am examining the Facebook intellectual property theft issue that has been going on since Facebook was created. Did Mark Zuckerberg, while hired as an independent contractor by the Winklevoss twins, take their idea and create Facebook? This issue will not go before the courts as it was settled for an undisclosed amount. This is still an important issue because if Facebook is the Winklevoss' idea, Mark Zuckerberg is making billions of dollars off intellectual property theft.
Michael Ghegan (Kristen Nevious)
Museums, Intellectual Property & Visitor Photography
In this presentation, we will analyze museums and the procedures they need to take in order to avoid or obtain copyright for their exhibits. Years earlier, keeping intellectual property in check was easy, however due to advances and availability of technology museums have a difficult time keeping up with their assigned obligations. For example, even though some exhibits there are signs that say "no flash photography", visitors always manage to take pictures of the exhibit which actually violates copyright agreements for not just the museum but for the people who take the photos as well.
Ian Hayden (Kristen Nevious)
YouTube and Content ID Copyright
This presentation seeks to examine YouTube's content Matching ID system and how it attempts to determine a copyright infraction from fair use. The system flags any and all use of any material that they system has been told is copyrighted, which potentially harms those YouTube users who monetize their channels for a living.
Rachel Kahaly (Kristen Nevious)
Licensed Disney Characters
A presentation looking into how far people can take licensed Disney characters before it is in violation of any copyright laws. It discusses copyright laws and the First Amendment.
Hayley Kelly (Kristen Nevious)
Commercial Speech Rights vs. Creators Rights
This presentation will analyze the differences between commercial speech rights and creators' copyrights in relation to music used in commercial productions. Through the study of landmark cases, we will examine how companies like GoldieBlox go about gaining copyright to songs used in commercials.
Robert Laflamme (Kristen Nevious)
Cover Music and Copyrights
This poster session will analyze how the court system balances copyright laws for artists who perform songs made famous by other artists, and ways that artists are allowed to perform songs that they do not own. "Cover Music" as it is called, is popular for artists to incorporate into their sets.
Anthony Lessane (Kristen Nevious)
Illegal Downloading of Popular Music
Illegal downloading of music has been constant since music has become digitized. The RIAA's approach is to aggressively pursue lawsuits against illegal file-sharers. This is an important issue because artists in record labels are claiming they are losing millions of dollars while the illegal file sharers are being sued for millions of dollars. This paper analyzes whether this approach effectively balances the rights of all stakeholders.
Brian Milo (Kristen Nevious)
Copyrights for Music? No!
My presentation will provide legal knowledge of how music and its copyright law is being affected by today's technology. It will dive deep into how many websites allow for free music to be downloaded and still be legal. Is it unfair or is it fair just for use? This will be in the decision of the observer who sees my poster.
Zachary Murphy (Kristen Nevious)
Interactive Radio &Copyright
In my presentation I will be covering the various copyright laws that pertain to "interactive radio," as well as comparing these copyright laws to the copyright laws of broadcast radio. Over the last few years, radio has evolved to a more online and streaming-based medium. In tis presentation, I will be coverning various landmark cases that pertain to popular "interactive radio" stations, such as Pandora.
Nicole Natale (Kristen Nevious)
Analyzing Copyright in Social Media
This presentation analyzes the use of copyrighted work and the use in social media, specifically three popular websites; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A model that could provide online users a way to protect their work from others is presented.
Emily Parrett (Kristen Nevious)
Patent Trolls &Their Threats on Innovation
Businesses are forced to manage their risks when creating products because patent troll organizations will either force the business to pay them or pay the legal fees to take them to court. In this way, patent trolls may be inhibiting innovation in the business environment, which is in contrast with the Constitutional Copyright Clause.
Courtney Rivard (Kristen Nevious)
Tattoos and their Copyright
In our current generation, tattoos are quickly becoming a social norm, and with that arises an unprecedented issue of copyright. From the artist themselves to those owning certain copyrights, this presentation will look into the components that apply within the territory of tattoos and their intellectual property power.
Leslie Rodgers (Kristen Nevious)
The Walt Disney Co. Extending Copyright to Save Once Before Public Domain Classics
The Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act of 1998 saved the famous Mickey Mouse from entering the pubic domain in 2003. The Disney Classics we all love were once copyrighted by their original authors and once these stories hit the public domain, Disney caught them and made them their own. This issue has not come into the courtroom but can be tried, if this were to happen then some 50 Disney classics will be exposed as once before copyrighted stories.
Kyle Soule (Kristen Nevious)
Are Artists Too Money Hungry?
My presentation will discuss the issue that artists are not getting compensated for their music that is downloaded, especially illegally. I will show examples of legal cases and what solutions could be made, as well as how this movement effects copyright laws.
Adam Spencer (Kristen Nevious)
A script that was leaked to the public and Quentin Tarrentino is suing this man for copyright infringement. The presentation will be about the copyright law and what will the likely outcome be for the case.
John Tenney (Kristen Nevious)
Copyright Protection & Royalty Issues of Heirs to Film Makers
This poster examines copyright protection and royalties of the heirs of film makers under the United States Copyright laws. This includes U.S. Supreme Court landmark cases. This is important so that older films can still be produced and distributed by major film companies.
James Terry (Kristen Nevious)
Fair Use of Websites
In my presentation I am reviewing, analyzing and discussing how copyright laws apply to materials shown on a website where companies go to outside resources to help build the website. Who owns the material and why in that case?
Grace Warwick (Kristen Nevious)
Copyright & Modifying Artworks
Using previously created artworks to create a new one is not an unusual thing. However, where is the legal line as to what is an original work based on an old work and what is a copyright infringement? Copies, re-prints, and manipulations all have different regulations when dealing with copyright. One artist who will be evaluated is Richard Prince, who has been taken to court several times over the possible misuse of copyrighted material.1:00-2:00
Hannah Gibson (Jean Dawson)
My Experience in a Vermont Law Office
A poster session about my fifteen-credit criminal justice internship, working for one of Vermont's best family and probate lawyers, Susan Buckholz.2:00-3:00
Shannen Perry (Debra Picchi)
Anthropology Field Work in Denmark and Peru
Field-work lies at the heart of cultural anthropology and archaeology. Gathering data allows for objective, empirical research. Two Franklin Pierce students describe their field-work experiences in Denmark's Viking sites and in Peru's Andes. Both Anthropology majors recount their adventures, challenges, and successes as they experienced "life in the field."3:00-3:50
Women In Leadership
Fitzwater TV Studio
Certificate Program (Andrea Bergstrom)
Alyssa Borelli; Margaret Darcy; Alyssa Hoffman; Hayley Kelly;
Melissa McKinnon; Kaylee Nason; Alycia Nazzaro; Emma Priester; Kristina Schwehr; Courtney Zorena
Women In Leadership Certificate Program Roundtable
Women in Leadership students currently enrolled in the culminating senior seminar course will discuss their experiences as part of this campus certificate program and highlight the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills they have gained through their coursework and internships.4:00-5:00
Alex Bonitto (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: James Brady & the Media: Assassination Attempt on Reagan
Take a journey to 1981 and experience press secretary James Brady and his relationship with the media during the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan. Witness the significance of the Brady Bill and the process for better gun control laws in America.
Scott DeLaura (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Right Hand Man
Ever wonder what the press secretary position entails? If you want to learn about the chaos that is this position, this presentation is for you. Keying in on Jim Brady the Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan. Dealing with war, peace talks, and assassination attempts, Brady found his hands full with many of America's most infamous events.
Spin: The Day that Changed the Nation
The assassination of JFK and how Pierre Salinger went through the process with the nation.
Benjamin French (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Troubles with the Job: Ziegler’s Struggle through a Rough Presidency.
This project goes into detail on the struggles of Ron Ziegler through Richard Nixon's Presidency. There is emphasis on the Watergate scandal, and the bombings of Cambodia.
Miranda Gagnon (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: The Atomic Bomb & Truman
My presentation will cover the issue of the Atomic Bomb and how Truman reacted towards receiving the news of the project after Roosevelt's death and how his press secretary deals with Truman's outbursts against this issue.
Megan Gardiner (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Handling of a National Crisis
Not many would know it but the job of the press secretary is extremely important. They are the liaison between the White House and the media. My poster discusses the event that took the nation by surprise. The event where President Reagan was nearly assassinated and his press secretary, James Brady, was also hit in the cross fire.
Justin Hopkins (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: The Shots Heard Around the World
I chose to write my paper on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination and how his Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger, handled the press during this time. He used tactics such as keeping the public informed, providing the truth, utilizing verification, working closely with the President himself, and being empathetic towards Kennedy and his family. My presentation will outline these topics and my steps in conducting this paper.
Alexander Malm (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Red States vs. Blue States in Media War
My project is a poster that shows how media plays a major role in politics in times of crisis. My project in particular shows how Obama and Press Secretary Carney spun government shutdown in their favor while Tea Party did the same thing.
Gregory Marinos (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Larry Speakes & Reagan’s Pimple
This goes over how Larry Speakes handled the press when they learned that Reagan had a form of skin cancer. It goes over the press' relationship with Speakes and how they responded to his reporting and the chaos that came with the incident.
Matt Scoville (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: The JFK Assassination & Pierre Salinger
For my presentation, I am going to do an in-depth analysis into the JFK assassination of 1963. I will talk about the day's hour-by -hour events, the effects it had on the general public and the press, and how the White House and Press Secretary Pierre Salinger chose to investigate and prevent assassinations from happening again.
Collin Skinner (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: 9/11 Leading to Racism Occurring in America
9/11 was one of the most tragic events that occurred throughout history. This event took place during George W. Bush's presidency. Press Secretary Fleischer later had to deal with not only the press, but with individuals that were publicly announcing racial slurs. After the events of 9/11 occurred, this may have led to more racism directed at people from the Middle East or even people from that descent.
Breigh Souliere (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Tragedy in Dallas
In this presentation, people will be walked through what happened on the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Between the notes warning him not to go, and the NFL playing two days later, the press secretary, Pierre Salinger, had much to do with the event.
Kyle Tobin (Kristen Nevious)
Spin: Nixon and Watergate
This poster session will explore Nixon's relationship with his Press Secretary Ron Ziegler during the Watergate scandal.
Max Fanwick (Jefferson Allen)
Justice: Where it Came From & Where it is Going
The evolution of justice where it has come and where it is going including the etymology of the word justice and an evolution of justice in legal systems from lipit ishtar to model penal codes.2:00-2:30
Nicholas Bowden (Gerald Burns)
There is No Such Thing as Closure
This is an inside look at the events of September, 11, 2001 through the eyes of Linda Gay, the wife of Peter Gay. He was a businessman and a resident of Tewksbury, MA. Peter Gay was on American Airlines Flight 11. This is her story told by a family friend, Nicholas Bowden.4:00-5:00
Rachel Lamson (Joshua Cleland)
CGPS co-registrants: Jeff Hensley; James Olayos; Erica Planamento; Justin Sawicki
Clinical Effectiveness of Manual Therapy
Techniques for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review
The use of manual therapy for global osteoarthritis has increased in outpatient physical therapy clinics nationwide. The objective is to systematically review the effectiveness of manual therapy techniques vs. traditional physical therapy on knee osteoarthritis.4:30-5:30
Ethics Bowl Team (Jed Donelan)
Jennifer Cartier; Cassandra Erler; John Gass; Sarah Rodriguez
This Ethics Bowl team presents a mock debate of an ethical issue in today's society that will be judged and scored by the audience. The format will resemble the official competition that was held at Sacred Heart University this past fall.
Michelle Skarbinski; (Joni Doherty)
Fitzwater Studio - Moved from Fitzwater 101
Alyssa Bergquist; Aaron Dupuis; Kerriann Harrington; Lindsay Sweet
The Gift of Respect
The gift of respect uses art and dialogue to explore students' experiences with respect and disrespect. It includes storytelling, writing, studio sessions, and forums. Our panel will present an analysis written by the Civic Scholars who worked on the project. The analysis is based on surveys, interviews, and our experiences.12:00-1:00
Dana Campbell (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Prevention of Teen Pregnancy
Prevention of teen pregnancy is important because many teens are not aware of the consequences of having unprotected and safe sex. Teens need to be educated about safe sex, use of contraception as well as the troubles teens go through when having a baby at a young age.
Cory Cataldo (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: ADHD Medication
More and more healthy people are taking or being prescribed ADHD medications as study drugs. This is an increasing problem as these medications, such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta are at high risk of being abused.
Amanda Cordes (Kristen Nevious)
My poster will project the issue women face regarding decisions they make that directly affect themselves and their reproductive system. There has been and still is, an ongoing social controversy dealing with whether or not contraception and abortion should be legal. It is important for women to have the right to abortion and to take contraceptives if they wish because it is their body and their decision to make.
Danny Doku (Kristen Nevious)
This project advocates for the legalization of marijuana in the United States. Responsible American adults should not be arrested nor penalized for using marijuana, this is a recreational drug that should be allowed in the United States.
Fabiola Garcon (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Body Image
Body image has affected men and women but through media it mostly affects women and teens. Nowadays media displays an unrealistic "ideal" body image that make women and teens feel uncomfortable with their bodies causing them to act upon it. Recently the percentage of anorexia and bulimia has grown due to the fact that teens and women do things to obtain what media displays as an "ideal" body image.
Kailie Glanovsky (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Portrayal of Homosexuality in the Media
A brief presentation of how homosexuality has been portrayed in the media throughout history. This topic is important to understand because it is a key reason for the way homosexuality is viewed by society, self-image, and the acceptance of homosexuality.
Michelle Kasper (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: DREAM Act
The DREAM Act will help undocumented students in the United States (that got their citizenship status solely from their parents) gain the right to higher education. These children will be able to follow the "American Dream" that they have been hearing about for their entire lives if the DREAM Act is passed.
Alex Peck (Kristen Nevious)
Autism is one of the major syndromes that kids and adults get when they are born, and throughout their lives they are treated differently, not being allowed to participate in things they choose. They deserve respect.
Naomi Reed (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Mental Disabilities in Parents
Mentally disabled parents are the only group of people that have their children taken away at birth. Mentally disabled parents are able to become a stable enough to take care of their own children. They could use a little help every now and then, but they should be able to take care of them. There needs to be programs that will help mentally disabled adults keep their children to help them in their recovery process.
Colleen Reilly (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries help people with different types of physical disabilities become employed. Everyday people donate clothing and other goods to Goodwill Industries. Goodwill then repairs and sells the items that were donated. With the money that was made Goodwill is able to help people with disabilities get jobs everyday.
Sean Shepard (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Medical Marijuana
My poster session will present the issue of the legalization of medical marijuana in the United States. This is an important issue because we currently have 20 states that have legalized medical marijuana, and as a nation I think it is time that we look at this issue more closely.
Ben Whitney (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Universal Background Checks for Gun Control
My poster will be based on the issue of gun violence and an affective solution for gun control. I will discuss universal background checks as a solution, which will guarantee dangerous people and the dangerously mentally ill from having unchecked access to firearms.
Erin Wood (Kristen Nevious)
Voices: Mandated Insurance for Autism
Did you know that most families with autistic children have health insurance, but most of these exclude coverage of their treatments of their needs? Out of the 50 states in our country only 31 of them have mandated laws that require insurance companies to cover the treatment and therapies that are essential to those who are faced with autism. Having 19 states that don't cover the expenses of these treatments are leaving thousands in great debt and even more without the essential treatment that they so greatly need. Without a mandate for these laws many who are faced with autism are left in the dark and taken off of an equal playing field that they rightfully should have the opportunity to stay on.12:30-1:30
FYI Composition II Class
Andrew Mullen (Zan Goncalves)
Michael Connelly; Kristen Foster; Jon Holmes; Edward Jordan; Olivia Kotusky; Chris Lavorgna; Courtney Lowell; Cassidy Mello; Ashley Morton; Ali Palma; Nicole Piggott; Samantha Toscano; Courtney Wilson
Digging In: How Sustainable is Your Favorite Food
Digging In is a curriculum based unit designed for select sections of First-Year Composition II to explore our relationship with food. In this session, students present their research on the sustainability of an ingredient in their favorite food.2:00-2:50
Alyssa Bergquist (Robert Goodby)
Wantastiquest Mountain Site
This Native American archaeological site located in Hinsdale, New Hampshire is believed to have been occupied a number of times between the late archaic to the late woodland period. There were a variety of artifacts discovered at the site including diagnostic points, pottery and snake vertebrae.
Hannah Oxley (Elsa Voelcker)
In my poster session I will be presenting photographs which I took along my journey on The Camino trail. I want to share my experiences with the students and faculty through my eyes and my lens and hopefully encourage the excitement of long-distance backpacking and traveling.1:00-1:50
David McGraw (Jean Dawson)
Overview of the Barnstable Police Station
Presenting an overview of the Barnstable Police Department. I will be talking about the department from a view both in the station and out on the road in the cruiser.2:00-2:30
Keegan Scriber (Jacques Veilleux)
Comparison of Traditional Capture & Acoustic Survey Methods to Determine Bat Species Composition
Due to recent changes in the accepted methods for determining presence/absence of endangered bat species at development sites, we provide an analysis of traditional netting data with concurrent acoustic sampling data to test the efficiency of both sampling methods.3:00-3:30
Meghan Procelli (Rosemary Nichols)
Fitzwater Studio - Moved from Fitzwater 101
Taking Pierce on the Road: My Internships in DC
My internship in DC is a presentation exploring a senior's experiences interning in Washington, DC at the US Marshals Service and the Smithsonian Institution in human resources with an emphasis on careers and functions of the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.
Nicolette Zeigler (Mark O’Maley)
No Art, No Individual
An exhibit of the power of individuality created through art.
Faculty Poster Session12:30-2:00
Thomas Bennett & Lynn Chandler
Reaching Inquiry through Argumentation: A University's Response to the Common Core State Standards Initiative
This poster will explore a process developed by three faculty members from different disciplines to integrate the Common Core literacy standards and AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise goals-integration intended to improve first-year students' inquiry skills and information literacy abilities using argumentation standards as a lens. Faculty used this process in the first-year seminar and introductory biology courses. They also partnered with an area elementary school to adapt the process for use by fifth-grade science teachers. The poster will emphasize curriculum design, assessment, and adaptability across general education.
Total Hip Replacement - Comparison of Posterior versus Anterolateral Surgical Approaches
Two different surgical approaches are commonly used in total hip replacement surgery. This literature review was undertaken to evaluate and compare the outcomes and complication rate of the two procedures.
Maureen Gaynor & Marilyn McDonald
The Bandura Model as a Framework for The Measurement of Student Learner Outcomes
Albert Bandura's self-efficacy concept was used to guide the development of the MSN graduate alumni survey instrument. The instrument was used to measure the perceived self-efficacy of student learner outcomes. Through significant research, self-efficacy has emerged as a robust proxy measure of one's ability to perform selected tasks and behaviors. Attainment of student outcomes is difficult to measure and satisfaction measures or final grades are not adequate measures. The Bandura model was used to measure the "perception" of self-efficacy by the graduates.
The Swanzey Fish Dam
Data recovered during a decade of research by Franklin Pierce archaeology students demonstrates that the Swanzey Fish Dam, a large V-shaped stone structure in the Ashuelot River, was built almost 4,000 years ago by Native Americans to harvest migratory fish and continued in use until the early 18th century.
Engaging Staff in Evidence-Based Practice: Paying it Forward in a Community Hospital Setting
Engaging staff nurses is a good investment for nursing science. We have stimulated the development of staff-led practice workgroups and support staff returning to school by hosting cohorts and relationship-based coaching. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital nurse leaders have facilitated a significant increase in Bachelor's prepared nurses and stimulated a culture of inquiry.
Ann Greiner; Jennifer Nichols; Olga McSorley
Collaboration Between a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and a Community High School: Promotion of Health & Wellness Programming
Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Franklin Pierce University utilized the PRECEDE_PROCEED planning model in creating an evidence-based program of interactive stations for a Health Fair at Milford High School. Collaboration between the DPT program and the high school facilitated positive changes in adolescent understanding and attitudes related to their health.
"At the Hearth of the Crossed Races": Exploring the History of a French Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon
Over the course of the nineteenth century, a bicultural French-Indian community developed in Oregon's verdant Willamette Valley. This poster showcases current research on the community, from its origins in the fur trade era of the early 1800s to its place in a later settler society dominated by Anglo-American Protestants who colonized the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1800s.
Catherine Koning working with CEI, Inc.
Watershed Management and Modeling as Tools in the Restoration of Pearly Pond, Rindge, NH
Pearly Pond is impaired by excess total phosphorus, leading to problematic algae blooms. To identify the sources of phosphorus, a computer model was used to simulate water and nutrient loads entering the pond from the watershed and to predict phosphorus levels expected to result from actions taken in the watershed.
Leadership Without Ownership
"Leading" doesn't require formal authority or power but rather is a matter of influence and respect. When a student makes a piece they are the leader. Because of the team nature of glassblowing, being articulate and a leader are indispensable qualities. Ownership is to the process rather than the object.
Green Printmaking Methods and Materials
This presentation will be demonstrating techniques and showing examples of some of the new "green" printmaking methods she learned during a period of travel and study last spring. She worked in printmaking studios in Edinburgh, Scotland and Trefeglwys, Wales with printmaker Andrew Baldwin, an innovator in the field.
Videos Promoting Study in NH to International Students
Working with FP student Yundong Zhang and visiting Fulbright Scholar Siarhei Venidziktau, several short videos were produced for New Hampshire Colleges and University Council (NHCUC). We filmed South Korean student Brian Kim at his campus and Vietnamese student Linh Nguyen at her internship in Manchester, NH. These videos are an integral part of a new website NHCUC is unveiling to encourage international students to study in NH for four years. International students enhance our campus cultures and enrich the conversation in and outside our classrooms. They also bring millions of tuition and tourism dollars to NH communities each year.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
I have asked a graphic's student in my present digital class to help me design a poster using the best results from our classes collaborative assignment, perhaps 5-9 images on the poster with explanatory text.
Trudy Kulp, William Trujillo, Shawn Gorsline, Brian Hood, Marilyn Moffett
"Effectiveness of a Prehabilitation Program for Patients Undergoing a Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review"
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., affecting 59% of people over 65 years of age. Progression of OA leads to decreased mobility, deconditioning, reduced functional status, and often requires a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This systematic review compares recent evidence regarding the effectiveness of "prehabilitation," which refers to the provision of physical therapy prior to the TKA surgery compared with patients who do not receive physical therapy prior to surgery. The review revealed that, although some studies found improvement in strength, pain, and function in the patients receiving prehabilitation, the findings were inconsistent and not statistically significant.
Jodi Young, John Sayler and Matthew Buck
"The Use of Muscle Energy Techniques in Those Meeting Criteria for the Spinal Manipulation Clinical Prediction Rule: A Case Series"
A validated clinical prediction rule for the use of spinal manipulation in those with low back pain currently exists, but this rule has never been tested against muscle energy techniques (METs). Some individuals, patients and physical therapists alike, exhibit fear in the use of spinal manipulation even though the risks of adverse events are low. METs for the lumbar spine have been proven to increase lumbar range of motion, and decrease pain and disability levels, but no studies have used METs instead of spinal manipulation in those who meet specific criteria for spinal manipulation. The purpose of this case series was to treat individuals with low back pain who met at least three out of the five criteria for the spinal manipulation clinical prediction rule using METs to see if similar outcomes could be achieved.1:00-2:00
Kayla Marra (Susan Arruda)
Electrophysiology of the CG7918 Phototransduction Mutant in Drosophila
I will describe my experience working in the research lab of Dr. Susan Arruda and highlight our collaboration with Dartmouth College. The presentation will focus largely on the electrophysiological studies I performed this past summer in the lab of Dr. Patrick Dolph. I am excited to share my findings!2:00-3:00
Alyssa Hoffman (Phyllis Zrzavy)
Fitzwater 104 - Moved from Fitzwater 101
Females in Children's Media: BAREly There
Children and teenagers spend more time with media than anything else, and they are seeing images, which can distort their realistic views of females today. In the media that children and teenagers consume, females are rarely anywhere to be found, they are sexualized and victims of sexual violence.
Natasha McCarthy (Thomas Bennett)
SAT Validity at FPU
The purpose of this senior thesis was to determine if the SAT has the ability to predict a Franklin Pierce University freshman's success. The SAT scores, high school GPAs and selected freshman-level college course GPAs were analyzed from the entering classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012 and are expressed through a regression model.
Alycia Nazzaro (Phyllis Zrzavy)
Fitzwater 104 - Moved from Fitzwater 101
Body Image in the Media
Media is a power influence on perception and behavior, and media representations of gender both reproduce and challenge images of femininity and masculinity. Representations of women encourage unrealistic body standards and are sexualized, while for men they are focused on power and control.
Natasha Ray (Phyllis Zrzavy)
Fitzwater 104 - Moved from Fitzwater 101
Social Networking Sites: Are they Correlated to Personal Characteristics?
The social networking sites one chooses is correlated to his or her personal characteristics, while interaction on these given sites has the potential to impact this person's emotional state, particularly those that are adolescents.3:00-3:45
Christina Curnias (Thomas Bennett)
Examining the Depression Diagnosis Process Performed by Clinicians
This research project was designed to examine the diagnostic process of depression. The main focus of the study was to determine whether clinicians are taking the same measures to diagnose an individual with depression. A number of anonymous surveys were handed out to Franklin Pierce students in different classes, and also at a number of sporting events and practices. The results were then consolidated and evaluated.