Research and Scholarship

Recent Submissions

  • McDonald, MacKenzie (2022-04-25)
    My honors thesis is my BFA exhibition: Garden Variety (figure 1). The exhibition is a garden; a landscape constructed from sculptures that are as subversive as they are sweet. The subversive power of decorative arts employs ...
  • Lafferty, Katherine (2022-05-07)
    During lockdown, one of the only things that was still consistently there was nature. Nearly every day I would take a hike around a local park/nature reserve. Once we were able to come back to school, the obvious thing to ...
  • Joyner, Grace E. (2022-05-10)
    My artwork speaks to a dramatization of personal history through metaphor and figurative storytelling. My creative investigation is based upon the need to process personally challenging experiences. In these installation-based ...
  • Grass Fed 
    Johnston, Sally (2022-04-26)
    The way we consume meat currently in America is ruled by capitalistic greed and profit without concern for the effects that it has. Meat products are pushed out at an enormous rate for people to consume every day, and so ...
  • Backer, Lilith (2022-05)
    The purpose of this thesis is to compare the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and the philosophy of Plato in order to determine the extent to which Plato was influenced by Pythagoras.To do so we will be analyzing writings ...
  • Baldwin, Grant L. (2022-05)
    Alumina (Al2O3) is currently the industry standard substrate for thick film circuit conductors. Recently developed high speed/precision femto-second lasers can fabricate fine diameter thru-vias on fine pitches in glasses ...
  • Brewer, Thomas (2022-05-02)
    The refractory high entropy alloy that consists of refractory and oxidation-resistant elements is a rather new material that has shown excellent resistance to oxidation at both high temperatures and long periods of time. ...
  • Bulonza, Merveille (2022-04)
    Healthcare-acquired infections are common in medicine because they are often developed during hospitalization and cause rapid increase in mortality and morbidity rates. These infections are difficult to treat because many ...
  • Cashmer, Makenzie (2022-05-10)
    This senior capstone project was a redesign of a vacuumed sealed hot press. This hot press and the funding was a joint effort between Alfred University and the University of Central Florida. The press on site had many ...
  • Elliot, Megan (2022-05)
    In this work, a new process for the synthesis of pseudo lunar agglutinates was investigated. Agglutinates are agglomerates containing glass and minerals. A synthetic lunar mineral blend of anorthite, diopside, enstatite, ...
  • Farchione, Daniel A. (2022-05)
    Natural polymers such as alginate are highly desired in the medical field due to their excellent biocompatibility. However, like most materials, this pure alginate is far from perfect. In order to enhance and optimize this ...
  • Evans, Grace J. (2022-05)
    If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. My work is inherently sentimental: I explore my own memories, investigate my family history, and navigate my feelings as I settle into young adulthood. This ...
  • Giancarlo, Robert (2022-05)
    In the 21stcentury, tuberculosis is a largely treatable and curable disease. Despite this, the lengthy treatments involved in fully ridding the body of tuberculosis often are riddled with embarrassing and/or dangerous side ...
  • Henry, Jessica (2022-05)
    Studies have shown that mangrove populations across the globe are in decline. Mangrove species are vital organisms within their ecosystems and the success of many other populations can be tied to the presence of mangroves. ...
  • Huta, Jenevieve (2022-04-29)
    The National Atmospheric Deposition Program oversees the sampling and analysis of atmospheric deposition, including of chemicals associated with automobile emissions, such as NOx and sulfur oxides. Visitation to National ...
  • Jensen, David (2022-05)
    It has been shown that alumina is a strong ceramic material, but it typically exhibits poor fracture toughness. Recently, studies have found that liquid-phase sintered alumina containing an invert glass (i.e., high calcium ...
  • Voss, Maria Giovanna (2022-05)
    Gadolinium doped nanocrystalline cerium dioxide (GDC) powder samples were effectively densified using the developing process known as “cold sintering” with adjustments to dwell time investigated. Ceria was chosen due to ...
  • Schunke, Austin (2022-05)
    Layered manganese oxide, MnO2, was investigated to determine potential ways to produce superior electrochemical properties for supercapacitors and other energy related applications. First, the layered material K0.45MnO2 ...
  • Church, Allyson Marie (2022-05)
    The current study sought to examine factors influencing LGBTQ allies’ roles within middle and high schools. This was an expansion upon Swanson and Gettinger’s (2016) study by using their Providing Services & Supports for ...
  • Fraser, Orray Thurber (New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Inamori School of Engineering., 1925)
    In this paper, the process of manufacture and production of architectural terra cotta will be discussed. The author has spent the past summer of 1924 in the plant of the Corning Terra Cotta Company located in Corning, New ...

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