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    PrimeTimes Newsletter, Winter 2013

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    PrimeTimes is the newsletter of the Office of Lifespan Studies in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University

    A Research Study of the Correlation Between Student Self-Advocacy and Postsecondary Success

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    My project will be a replication of a study previously done, Self-Advocacy Instruction to Teach High School Seniors With Mild Disabilities to Access Accommodations in College . This research was done by Debra G. Holzberg, PhD, David W. Test, PhD, and Dana E. Rusher, MA. The study was implemented to examine the effects of Self-Advocacy and Conflict Resolution instruction on the ability of four high school seniors with mild disabilities (Holzberg, D. and Rusher, D. 2019). I will be compiling student data using the same surveys used in the above study. I will reflect and analyze survey responses as my sample size and student demographics will be different. Replicating the other factors in this study will allow for reliable, valid, and standardized data

    An analysis of population density and body condition in the fiddler crabs (Genus: \u3cem\u3eUca\u3c/em\u3e) compared between areas of high and low levels of human disturbance

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    Human activities have detrimental effects on the growth and reproductive rates of marine organisms. A useful measure of animal health is body mass index, where is the mass of an organism compared to its size. Animals in areas of lower food quality and higher levels of stress tend to have lower BMI and fitness. Fiddler crab burrow densities and body density (body mass divided by body volume) were measured from disturbed and near-pristine environments to ascertain the effects of anthropogenic impact on the health of fiddler crabs. Because fiddler crabs serve vital ecological roles in marsh ecosystems, impacts on their fitness will have far-reaching effects on the rest of the marsh community. Burrow densities were nearly double in the disturbed site and body densities were consistently higher in the undisturbed site. These findings imply that stress from human activities may have substantial effects on their ability to grow and reproduce

    Diagnosing the Beating Heart of Our Atmosphere: A Puzzle for Future Generations

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    As concerns and debates grow over global climate change, scientists forge ahead toward grasping a better understanding of climate variability. In the atmosphere (an integral component of our climate system), research efforts are unraveling its fundamental global pattern that accounts for much of the changing wintertime meteorological conditions. As the heart of our atmosphere, this pattern beats in time but becomes arrhythmic in association with unusual atmospheric occurrences 30,000 feet above ground. To date, our limited knowledge of the atmosphere at these lofty heights and computational constraints make the diagnosis of this heart condition difficult and uncertain. With rapid development in technology that will allow us to better observe and simulate the atmosphere, this difficulty, which clouds our ability to assess future climate change, may be overcome by future generations.https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/dtsls/1004/thumbnail.jp

    Using Creative Writing and Literacy to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline

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    The primary purpose of this research was to elevate the voices of minoritized girls of color (those with intersecting identities such as being Black, Brown and/or gender nonconforming, and/or having a disability) through creative writing and literacy, by engaging them in a process of inquiry that allowed them to creatively express themselves and to share their experiences within the school-to-prison pipeline. Using creative writing and a curriculum that the researcher created, the young women participating in various activities that helped them share their experiences and allowed them to think about countering the narrative about young girls of color and with intersecting identities in alternative education settings. As a result, they presented their findings to educators and administrators; sharing their experiences within the school-to-prison pipeline, as well as the growth shown, and the skills gained that they experienced from participating in the program

    Hurricane Hazel destroys ocean front property

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    Black and white negative film image of ocean front structures left collapsing and destroyedhttps://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/hazel-photos/1006/thumbnail.jp

    Prediction of Offshore Wind Speeds

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    Offshore wind turbines are far more efficient than wind turbines on land. This makes offshore wind power very desirable. Before turbines are built the climate, wind shear and elevation are considered to determine the wind speeds at the build spot. These wind speeds directly correlate to how efficient a wind turbine will be. On land this can be an easy task with using past forecasts and wind speed extrapolation calculations but finding wind speeds over a body of water can be much more challenging. I will attempt to find a solution to predicting offshore wind speeds by taking measurements of onshore wind at the same time as offshore winds. This will lead me to finding a correlation to predict offshore wind speeds when only the neighboring onshore wind speeds can be found. Thus allowing a true determination of offshore wind power\u27s cost effectiveness

    Commencement Program, May 8, 1976

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    Program of annual Commencement Exercises at Coastal Carolina College of the University of South Carolina two and four year campus (Conway, SC).https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/commencement-programs/1003/thumbnail.jp

    Commencement Program, May 8, 1993

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    Program of annual Commencement Exercises at Coastal Carolina College of the University of South Carolina two and four year campus (Conway, SC).https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/commencement-programs/1020/thumbnail.jp
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