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Volume 7, Issue 2

Improving Community-Based Shoreline Erosion Stabilization Projects: Impacts of Potential Nurse Plants on Red Mangrove Biomass Production and Survival

By: Paula Yespelkis and Melinda Donnelly | Mentor: Dr. Linda Walters

Improving Community-Based Shoreline Erosion Stabilization
Projects: Impacts of Potential Nurse Plants on Red
Mangrove Biomass Production and SurvivalMangrove communities provide habitat for many terrestrial and aquatic species and act as nurseries and
breeding grounds for fish, crustaceans, and birds. They also protect coastal areas from erosion and storm events. . Read more

The Efficacy of Peer Presentations for English Language Learners

By: Courtney A. Roy | Mentor: Dr. Dan Ezell

The Efficacy of Peer Presentations
for English Language LearnersThis study investigates whether the instructional strategy of peer presentations positively influences English Language Learners' (ELLs') relationships with peers and their personal perspectives on their institution, the sciences, and public discourse... Read more

The Impact of Culture on Students' Motivation to Acquire a Second Language

By: Irina Pidberejna | Mentor: Dr. Alla Kourova

The Impact of Culture on Students' Motivation
to Acquire a Second Language
Mangrove Biomass Production and SurvivalThis study investigates whether the instructional strategy of peer presentations positively influences English Language Learners' (ELLs') relationships with peers and their personal perspectives on their institution, the sciences, and public discourse... Read more

"On That Day We Will Be Free": Reflecting Women's Real Experiences in Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

By: Victoria League | Mentor: Ms. Farida Cato

On That Day We Will Be Free Reflecting Women's Real Experiences in Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Margaret The feminist speculative fiction novels The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1975) and The Handmaid's Tale (1986) by Margaret Atwood mirror the real world by reflecting women's experiences. Speculative fiction, an umbrella genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism, explores our world by discussing other worlds. Themes and events in each novel's fictional world reveal aspects of today's world... Read more

Positive Outcomes of Divorce: A Multi-Method Study on the Effects of Parental Divorce on Children

By: Grant W. Mohi | Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz

On That Day We Will Be Free Reflecting Women's Real Experiences in Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Margaret Previous literature on parental divorce focuses on the negative effects it has on children and young adults in terms of relationships (romantic and familial) and academic standing. The implications of such research are that parental divorce brings harm to families and, consequentially, should be avoided for the sake of the children's wellbeing. Read more

Teaching "Like a Girl": Student Reflection of the Benefits and Challenges of Feminist Pedagogy

By: Ashley Torres | Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

On That Day We Will Be Free Reflecting Women's Real Experiences in Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Margaret Current unemployment rates, job market competition, and the thirst for the college experience has more millennials attending college than any other previous generation, but with the increase in university tuition and courses that feature both online and face-to-face segments for over-sized classrooms, approaches to teaching ... Read more