Life after foster care: The impact of aging out of foster care on college transition

Student(s): Telissah Roseboro, Junior, Psychology, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. LaSonya Townsend, Johnson C. Smith University Abstract: Foster care youth experience many issues through their transition from foster care services to college, yet are the least represented on college campuses. However, little research examines the transitioning process of these students and the …

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Characterizing the Phenotypic Changes in E. coli Linked to IBD-related Fibrosis

Student(s): Dana Battle, Junior, Biology and Chemistry, College of STEM Faculty Mentor(s): Rachel Bleich, University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Discipline: STEM Abstract: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract with about 30% of patients developing fibrosis. IBD patients have an increased amount of E. coli in their digestive tract, …

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Building Tornado Resilient Communities

Student(s): William Case, Junior, Computer Science, College of STEM Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Awatif Amin, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: STEM Abstract: Often, tornadoes are viewed with a great deal of mystery and thought of as somewhat unpredictable. Using information that is readily accessible to the public, this research project seeks to determine the conditions and …

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Antibody testing for Leishmania infections in dogs

Student(s): Zamiyah Ben-Israel, Junior, Biology Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexa Von Dohlen, Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Sunil Gupta, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: STEM Abstract: Leishmaniasis an insect-vectored parasitic disease that can be fatal in humans and other animals. Serology is the study of blood serum used diagnose infections by identifying antibodies. There are many …

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Treatment of documented and undocumented immigrants in the Workforce in the United States

Student(s): Karla Zopiyaxtle, Senior, Criminology, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Deborah Quick, Johnson C. Smith University Dr. Matthew DeForrest, Johnson C. Smith University Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: There are fresh blueberries sell for an amazing price, but behind the scenes, there are tired men and …

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The Relationship between Employment, Perceived Stress, and Academic Self-Efficacy and Milestones

Student(s): Kneadee Lester Jackson, Senior, Psychology, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Ruth Greene, Johnson C. Smith University Dr. Douglas Cooper, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: The present study examined the relationship between the number of hours worked per week, self-reported academic self-efficacy and perceived completion of academic milestones. A …

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Teach Me How to Converse about the Environment

Student(s): Nicholas Thomason, Sophomore, Computer Engineering, College of STEM Zamiya Ben Isreal, Sophomore, Biology, College of STEM Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Laurie Porter, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: Living in a world sharply divided across political preferences it is often hard to come to a resolution on a number of issues. We tend …

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Slaughter of the Innocents: Alcohol Industry using Advertising to Target Young Adults in College

Student(s): Justice Jackson, Junior, Business Administration, Metropolitan College of Professional Studies Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Yvette Hall, Johnson C. Smith University Tiffanie Turner, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: Why are alcohol impaired accidents a common issue among young adults? The research began with investigating factors that contribute to young adults (18-24) driving under …

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It’s Too Heavy: Depictions Of The Black Experience In Kiese Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir

Student(s): Mahogany McGhee (Sophomore, Psychology)Louis Williams (Sophomore, Undecided)Angelique Chatman (Sophomore, Communication Arts)Dakwan Ford-Hendley College of Arts and Letters Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Marsha Rhee, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: Kiese Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir is a story that not only reflects the story of a young Mississippi boy but other Black youth …

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Examining the Relationship Between Time Management and Academic Stress

Student(s): Tawanda Nyahasha, Senior, Psychology, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Harriette Richard, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: Social Sciences Abstract: This study examined the relationship between time management and academic stress. The study hypothesized that an increase in time management would lead to a decrease in academic stress. Participants (N=60) were given …

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