Undergraduate Research Day 2022

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Undergraduate Research Day was held at Southern New Hampshire University April 6, 2022. The event featured multiple live presentations and a poster session.


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    Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Exploring how Nature & Nurture Interact to Display Various Disorders
    (Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-29) Sirois, Danielle; McClure, Christine
    ~ This is a supplemental research paper that was not presented at UG research day but it is being included in this collection as it represents student research. ~ Neurodevelopmental disorders are some of the most complex forms of neurodiversity in children. This phenomenon originates from disabilities and abnormalities directly related to the body's nervous system and brain. Given the symptoms associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, there are subsequent behavioral and intellectual specific problems that commonly arise. The long debated psychological theory of nature vs nurture provides a perfect explanation for how these two individual concepts work as one cohesive unit throughout the development of any child. More specifically, this theory is essential when investigating the roots of various neurodevelopmental disorders in children as well.
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    Research on the Chytrid Fungus in NH Amphibian Populations
    (Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Chapdelaine, Ashley; Phemester, Brandon; Duryea, Mary C. (Katie); Duryea, Mary C.
    The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis) has caused significant decline of amphibians all over the United States, Central America, and Australia. Chytridiomycosis is the fatal disease that infects the skin of amphibians disrupting their ability for water intake, and the ability to exchange ions and function properly. NH specimens were swabbed and PCR analysis was completed to determine if Chytrid DNA was present in NH waterbodies. Samples were obtained from NH water bodies such as Dorrs Pond, Marsh Pond, Lynxfield Pond, Carter Hill Orchard, etc. Thirty six samples were tested over the course of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The chytrid fungus could potentially cause significant problems to amphibians all over the world, if something is not done before this fungus reaches all water bodies.
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    Liberatory Design Thinking and Spanish Special Education
    (2022-04-25) Dubois, Casey; Tapley, Colleen
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    The Violence Against Sex Workers
    (2022-04-06) Hopping, Leah; Speropolous, Lisa
    Violence towards sex workers is an issue that plagues this country. The United States has a bias against anything that has to do with taboo subjects. Sex work is a profession that has a bad reputation and because of that, and the fact that anything that has to do with sex is taboo, the men and women involved are seen as "lesser." The police and society tend to care less about them. This paper dives into the issues that follow the bias and the violence that follows this job.
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    Nadezhda Krupskaya's Influence on Bolshevik Feminism
    (Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Rose, Hannah; McCannon, John
    To westerners, the Russian pedagogue and communist activist, Nadezhda Krupskaya, is remembered primarily, if not solely, as Vladimir Lenin's wife. Krupskaya’s obscurity is mostly related to the west’s tendency to marginalize Russian and communist intellectuals. With new information coming to light, Krupskaya is among the more prominent feminists of the time, such as Alexandra Kollontai and Clara Zetkin, despite being overshadowed by them. With a pedagogical lens, Krupskaya’s interests were rooted in female and proletariat emancipation not just from capitalism, but the patriarchal chains of it as well and thus influenced Bolshevik feminism in many notable ways. For example, Nadezhda Krupskaya influenced the Bolsheviks’ feminism because she was mostly responsible for the engendering of class issues, she initiated the development of social programs that positively impacted women, and her participation in the Rabotnista and Zhenotdel.
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