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Synthesis Projects from 2019

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Effective ways of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Physical Education Setting, Ruben Arroyo

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Rethinking Mathematical Proofs and the Opportunity to Learn, Robert Burgett

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Creating a Discourse-Rich Classroom Culture to Enhance Academic Discussions Across Content Areas, Briana Cammarata

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The Impact of Increased Physical Activity on Academic Achievement, John Conner

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The Impact of Increased Physical Activity on Academic Achievement, John Conner

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Seasonal habitat use and survival of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Oatka Creek, Monroe County, New York, Kevin E. Corser Jr

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What is the Impact of Stretching on Injury Prevention During Physical Activity?, Sabrina DeBellis

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Fostering Motivation with an Authentic Task Based Unit on Linear Modeling, Brandon Derue

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Implementing Comprehensible Input in the World Language Classroom, Anna DiSabatino

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Is sport specialization worth the risk? Myths vs. reality, Justin Dueppengiesser

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How Does Pressure to be Perfect Impact Pre-Collegiate Gymnasts?, Caitlin J. Elsadek

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Does Sports Build Positive Youth Development?, Mark Federico

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Factors to Consider in Preparing Adapted Physical Education Teachers to Teach in Urban Settings, Joanessa Fequiere

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Equity and Democracy: A Push Towards Social Justice in the ELA Classroom, Sean Formato

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Research-Based Instructional Strategies to Support Newcomers in the Mainstream Classroom, Melissa Gonzalez

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Does Physical Activity Improve Cognitive Functioning? A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Nathan Klos

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Parental Perspectives on Physical Education Services for Children with CHARGE Syndrome, Kristi Jo Lane

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Strategies to Retain High School Athletic Coaches, Kevon London-Hill

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The Effects Socioeconomic Status, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Have on the Youth, Felix Morales

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Behavioral problems and solutions for children with intellectual disabilities in physical activity settings - A review of the literature, Robyn Owens

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Curriculum to Support the Flipped Classroom in 8th Grade Mathematics, Haley Parker

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Using Multicultural Literature to Enhance the Reading Skills of Youth of Color, Jessica Rapp

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Background Music: The Effects of Lyrics and Tempo on Reading Comprehension and Speed, Amanda Reed

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The Effect of Media Coverage of Female Athletes and the Impact on How These Athletes View Their Body, Hannah Rehbaum

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The Achievement Gap Between African American Athletes and Their White Counterparts in Higher Education, Hamed Shamseldin

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Should College Athletes Receive Compensation?, Abdoulaye Sow

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Character Development in Youth Sports, Nicholas Stenzel

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The Factors Affecting Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Female Athletes A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Courtney L. Szczesniak

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How Impactful are Recreation Center Offerings on Youth Development?, Dillon Thompson

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The Effects of a Non-traditional High School Physical Education Curriculum on the Development of Lifelong Engagement in Physical Activity, Meghan Trimer

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Investigating the ecology of native and non-native lianas in Central and Western New York, Scott Ward

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Biogeochemical cycling in restored and unrestored coastal wetlands of Lake Ontario, Cassandra Wolfanger

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Implementing Technology in a Geometry Curriculum, Stephanie Zimmerman

Theses from 2018

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A Focus on Mathematical Literacy to Increase Student Understanding and Performance, Rachel Alvarez

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A Focus on Scientific Inquiry in CTE Through a Green Space, Emily Anderson

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Opioid Alternatives for Athletes, Robert Battaglia

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Investigating the ecology of a threatened ecosystem: Alpine snowbank communities of Mt. Washington, NH, Kevin M. Berend

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A Project Based Learning Approach to Teaching Geometry in a 7th Grade Classroom, Jamie Bish

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Factors that Impact the Successful Recruitment of Student-Athletes in Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Stephen Bobarakis

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The Role of Social Media in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, William B. Burns III

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Mental Health Issues in College Athletes, Ashley Capone

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Comparing Independent and Interdependent Group Contingencies with Non-contingent Reinforcement on College Students’ Academic Performance, Stacey L. Caron

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Effects of Athletics on Character and Moral Development of Collegiate Athletes, Jenna Clarke

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Autonomy, Education, Virtue, Seamus Clarkin

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Key Factors to Consider in Sport Specialization for Youth: A Review of the Literature, Corey Craig

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The Impact of Septic Tank Systems on the Water Quality of Stream Reaches in the Oak Orchard Watershed, Nicole DeRose

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Causes and Impacts of Thiamine Deficiency Complex in Lake Ontario Salmonines, Matt Futia

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The Importance of Developing Classroom Community, Heather Geller

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The Effect of Psychological Response on Recovery of Sport Injury: A Review of the Literature, Travis Grant

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The Effect of Team Sports On Mental Health In Adolescents, Jhon Guarin

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Alternative Assessments: Moving Learning Forward in a Geometry Classroom, Lindsey Hadzima

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Using Haptic Virtual Reality to Increase Learning Gains and Construct Knowledge of Unobservable Phenomena, Devin Hagendorn

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The Development and Integration of Nearpod Materials into a High School Biology Curriculum, Matthew Halloran

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Coping with Being Cut from the Team: Examining Grit, Resilience and Optimism in Response to Failure in College Athletes, Dorian Hayden

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The Effect of Mindfulness and Meditation in Sports Performance, Christopher Heckman

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What are Preferred Leadership Styles of Athletes from Their Coaches, Sean Heil

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Experiential Learning in the Middle School Living Environment Classroom, Andrea G. Heinlein

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Exploring the Links Between Coaching Burnout and Work Addiction in Athletics, Kristopher Horn

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Factors that Affect Retention of Sport Officials, Ryan Ilardi

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices for Educators of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Tyler Jarosinski

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The Benefits of Participation in Yoga for Students with Disabilities, Micah Joseph

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Preparing New Teachers to Manage the Modern Classroom, Cody Kaminska

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Interpreting Predator – Prey Interactions in Cayuga Lake Fishes Using Fatty Acid Signature Analysis, Jeremy Kraus

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Obligate Grassland Breeding Bird Ecology on Islands and Mainland Habitats in the St. Lawrence River Corridor, Gregory Lawrence

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Media Coverage for Female Sports: A Review of Literature, Hsu Zen Lim

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The Inclusion of Media Literacy in the English Curriculum, Nicole Manioci

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Coaching Behaviors and their Impact on Burnout of High School Athletes, Zachary Monell

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College Intervention Programs and their Effects on the Physical Health of College Students, Tanner E. Mosher

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Environmental Factors that Influence Physical Activity Participation in Children and Youth: A Synthesis of the Literature, Jarrod Nash

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A Practical Guide to Incorporating Best Practices into a College-level Instrumental Methods Course, Keith Osgood

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Strategies for Encouraging Positive Social Engagements in Physical Education for Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, Ashley Paasch

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Creating Successful Experiences for Deaf Children in Physical Education and Athletics: A Review of the Literature, Charles Palmer

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Amphibian and Bird Communities of Lake Ontario Coastal Wetlands: Disturbance Effects and Monitoring Efficiencies, Jon M. Podoliak

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Coastal sedge/grass meadow restoration in a peri-urban wetland via alteration of environmental filters: can hydrological constraint be trumped?, Eli L. Polzer

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Administrative Evaluation Practices and the effects they have on College Head Coaches, Nicholas Pontari

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Augmented Reality Technology Used To Enhance Informal Science Learning, Erin Reidy

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Rethinking Metacognitive Intervention: A Scaffolded Exam Wrapper Strategy, Aaron Ridall

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Understanding Cultural Differences Between Home and School for Latino Students, Leslie Rivera

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Teaching Science Through Multimedia: Transitioning from a Technology-Centered Approach to a Learner-Centered Approach, Daniel Roberti

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An Introduction To Implementing Technology In The Classroom Using Interactive Web-Based Applications, Matthew Rybak

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A Review the Literature on Problems and Challenges Encountered by Educators During the IEP Process, Schecyl M. Santiago- Lugo

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Tap Dance Choreography: An exploration of tradition and innovation, Luiza Silveira Karnas

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Age of Technology: Are Age Differences Present In Comprehension of Non-Linear Hyperlink Text?, Natasha Snyder

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Does Participation in College Athletics Prepare Student-Athletes for Careers and Life After College Sports?: A Review of the Literature, Morgan Stout

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Sport Participation and Academic Achievement in High School Athletes, Meg Stucko

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Embracing Audiobooks as an Effective Educational Tool, Stacy Waite

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Credit Card Interest Curriculum for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Agnieszka Wallace

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Physics Curriculum using Project Based Learning, Miranda Wharram-Santillo

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The Impact of Resistance Training on High School Athletes: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Tyler Winter

Theses from 2017

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Reading habits of adults: What drives the choice to read or not read?, Jessica Annable

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A Study of the Performance of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students in High School Mathematics on Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Mathematical Reasoning Tasks, Bridget Ashmore

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Using the Superkids Reading Program with a First Grade Inclusive Class, MacKenzie Bailey

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Using Inquiry to Teach the Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun

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First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence on the Learning of Elementary School Students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading, Carole A. Barkin

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The Use of Confidence Building Strategies and Self-Concept of Emergent Readers, Gina Bessing

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Listen Up! The Impact of Music on Students' Reading Comprehension, Jenna Bird

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Alternative Teaching Approaches to Promote Student Motivation in Physical Education at the Secondary Level, Brittany Brace

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Movement Therapy for School Age Children with Autism: A Review of the Literature, Courtney Bradish

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The Impact of Metacognitive Learning of Reading on Students’ Cross Curricular Success, Katherine Bretsch

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Methods for restoring sedge/grass meadow community in a Typha-invaded Lake Ontario drowned-river-mouth wetland, Kathleen Buckler