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Volume 10, Issue 1

Energy Consumption and Routing Model for First Responder Vehicles

By: Alex Rodriguez | Mentor: Dr. Stephen Medeiros

The ongoing research and prototyping of electric vehicles (EVs) offers numerous opportunities to investigate their performance in various service contexts. As EVs are integrated into society, the reliable prediction of fuel consumption and routing time becomes particularly important in emergency response services. This project develops a preliminary stochastic model that can route and predict the energy consumption and travel time for hypothetical emergency vehicles operating on an electric battery cell. Read more

An Evaluation of Mobile Applications for Improving Health in Older Adults: A Review of the Literature

By: Patrick Healy | Mentor: Dr. Victoria Loerzel

There are over one million mobile applications or "apps" available for use in improving health. One population that could potentially benefit from the use of mobile applications is the elderly. Choosing appropriate applications can be daunting, however, and there is a paucity of research identifying which applications are useful for elderly patients. The aim of this study is to perform a literature review regarding the available mobile applications for health and fitness and to provide health care providers with evidence-based information about other...Read more

Donald Trump and Doublespeak: An Unsettling Precursor to the Dystopian Society of George Orwell's 1984

By: Ivy McKay | Mentor: Dr. Christian Beck

This paper analyses Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign alongside George Orwell's 1984 I analyze specific social elements, including the rhetoric of Trump's supporters, the idea of post-truth, and power, and I exemplify how Trump's campaign and the government in Orwell's novel (the Party) share several commonalities. Trump's self-contradictory speaking and the use of Doublespeak in 1984 is one of the similarities between the fiction of Orwell's text and the reality of our lived experience. Read more