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Theses from 2020

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Factoring in Algebra through a Flipped Classroom, Nicole Arbore

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Examining the Use of Technology and Non-Traditional Texts in the Contemporary ELA Classroom, Oona Jeanne Atwater

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Lack of Preparation for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners, Hannah Barone-Crowell

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Mathematical Modeling: Helping Middle School Students with Disabilities Understand Functions, Amanda Bartolotta

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Scaffolding for ELLs: Increasing Academic Success in Literacy, Amber Bartone

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Lake Ontario Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, maturation and reproduction dynamics, Tom Bianchi

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The Effects of Caffeine on Performance of Trained Cycling Athletes, Bradley Boester

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Factors Impacting Enjoyment in Physical Education for Children with Disabilities, Jasmine Bradwell

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Culture Shock and its Effect on English Language Learners, Lauren Brown

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The Impact of Athletics on Fundraising at the NCAA Division I Level, Gil Burgmaster

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Implementing Translanguaging with Multilingual ELLs in the Science Classroom, Shannon Burleigh

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Combating Banned Books and Censorship in the English Classroom, Jenna Lee Caskinett

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English and Literacy Integration in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Chelsea A. Caswell

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies for ELL SLIFE, Patrick Chin

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Increasing Opportunities for Academic Success of English Language Learners By Strengthening Home and School Relations, Caitlin Clinton

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Exploring Angles, Lines and Triangles Through Project-Based Learning, Micah Court

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Social Emotional Learning and English Language Learners, Amanda Crisafulli

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Proper Diagnosis and Placement for English Language Learners, Christina DeSalvo

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Structures and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Felicia Dobbins

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Increasing ELL Inclusion by Developing a Community of Practice that Creates Equitable Opportunities for ELLs within the School Community, Austin Donroe

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English Language Learners’ Adjustment to School Culture in the United States, Catherine Eliasson

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Creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQ Youth: An ELA Based Approach, Kaitlyn Mary Evans

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The Effects of Structured Physical Activity Programs for Gross Motor Development in Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell

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Effective Strategies for Reducing Sedentary Lifestyles of Adolescent Youth, jesse fendryk

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Using Mathematical Discourse to Connect Exponents to Logarithms with Partner Activities, Bethanie Fink

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Overcoming Challenges with Mainstream and TESOL Teacher Collaboration, Danielle Grunert

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Graphing Quadratics: An inquiry based lesson to support ELL Honors students in Middle School Algebra, Maggie Hale

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ACEs and Trauma-Informed Teaching in the English Classroom, Shannon L. Herr

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Teachers’ Beliefs, Perceptions, and Use of Reproduction and Production Teaching Styles in Physical Education, Daniel Hinca

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Physical Activity and its Impact on Cognitive Development, William Holland

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Instructional Strategies to Address Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Physical Education (PE) Programs with Adolescent Students, Erin Hughes

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Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom: A Focus on English Language Learners and Literacy, Chelsea Jones

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Coaching Styles and its Effect on Team Performance, Kevin Jones

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Hunting for Harmony: The Skaneateles Community and Utopian Socialism in Upstate New York - 1825-1853, Mitchell Jones

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The Relationship between Resiliency and the Athlete, Ronnie M. Joseph

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Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities using Technology and Virtual Manipulatives, Matthew Juba

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Variations in Stream Sediment Microbial Communities Across a Natural Climate Gradient in Eastern Puerto Rico, Victoria Kaptein

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Critical Literacy in Literature Instruction: Canonical vs. Young Adult Literature, Julia Kesel

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Preparing English Language Learners to Succeed After High School, Megan Klemm

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Using Culturally Responsive Teaching to Educate English Language Learners in the Elementary Literacy Classroom, Mitchell Lalik

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Improving Abstract Reasoning Skills Using the Integration of Proof within a Historical Context, Kaitlynn Lane

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The Female Athlete Triad and It’s Long-Term Effect on High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier

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Revised Bloom's Taxonomy: Providing Structure for Levels of Learning Required in Systems of Equations in Algebra 1, Michael Larkin

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The Short- and Long-term Effects of Sport-related Concussions to Ice Hockey Players, Nicholas M. Lazor

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How Can Teachers Support the Social-Emotional Well Being of Elementary Age ELLs to Ensure Academic Success?, Michelle Lupoli

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Controversial Conversations in the ELA Classroom: Using Banned Books to Enhance Learning, Whitney Markwica

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The relationship between the use of heart rate monitors and MVPA levels of secondary school students (Grades 7-12), Trevor McCabe

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CAN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFIT MENTAL HEALTH? A SYNTHESIS OF LITERATURE, Allison McConnell

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An Examination of Collegiate Student Athletes Maintaining Positive Mental Health, Emily Merrill

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Teaching Toward Student Interest in an Algebra Classroom, Dillon Monday

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Building Success in Geometry Through Culture, Language, and Identity, Kevin Murphy

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How to Create and Sustain Effective Two-way Bilingual Programs, Thalia Nunez

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Tarsia Puzzle: An Interactive Activity for the Middle School Mathematics Classroom, Mary OConnor

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The Effect of Fan Behavior on the Mental Health of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell

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The Effects of Professional Athletes as Role Models on High School Students, George Piccolo

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WELCOMING OUR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS: Using Folklore to Bridge the Gap in Multicultural Classrooms, Amy L. Powers

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The Effects of Parenting Styles on Youth Sport Participation and Enjoyment, Casey Provost

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The Economic Impact of Professional Sports in the United States, Ryan Quackenbush

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Joshua Reed

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Getting to Know English Language Learners: A guide for Assessment and Instruction, Zaida Requeno

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Challenges of English Language Learners with Testing, Stephanie Riccardo

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Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity and Academic Success, Alex Richardson

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity Intervention Programs on Reducing or Eliminating Behaviors Associated with ADHD in Children, Nicholas Riniolo

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Multiple Intelligences in the Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project on Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable, Angelina Rocchio

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Integrating Culture in Instruction for ELLs, Caitlin Ruggiero

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The Importance of Student Choice, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Fowzia F. Shaham

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Considering Contemporary: Finding Purpose for Canonical Works in the Modern Classroom, Logan Sheils

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Evaluation of Methods and Results in the Braddock Bay Wetland Restoration Project, Alexander Silva

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The effect of parental pressure on the stress, self-efficacy and overall well-being of athletes, Allison M. Spaschak

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Embracing Young Adult Literature to Support Struggling and Reluctant Readers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Richard J. Taddonio III

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HOW DOES SPORTS RETIREMENT AFFECT ELITE ATHLETES WELL-BEING?, Dominic Trento

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Implementing a Flipped Classroom in a Unit on Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins

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INCREASING SOCIAL INTEGRATION for ELLS, Melinda Vilches

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A Phenomenology of Homeschoolers’ Parents’ Experiences of Teaching Mathematics, Melissa Wenzel

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Parental Perceptions Towards Participation in Physical Activity for Children with Visual Impairments, Hannah Williams

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Body Percussion, Choreography and the Concert Stage: Developing Diasporic Literacy Among American Audiences, Audrey Woolever

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The Impact of Athletic Performance on Academic Achievement of Division I Student-Athletes, Dominick Zallo

Theses from 2019

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You CAN Handle the Truth: How to Create a Caring Classroom Culture in which to Address Uncomfortable Topics, Delia Andalora

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

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Supporting ELLs Literacy Outcomes by Using Tools, Amanda Bailey

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The Impact of Performance Anxiety on Female Athletes, Nina Barbero

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Qualifying the potential impact of civic educators: A literature review of dispositions, behaviors, and student outcomes, Collin Bowen

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The Villa and Agricultural Economy of Late Roman Sicily: An Archaeobotanical Perspective, Jonathan Broida

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White-tailed deer herbivory impacts on plant community composition and recruitment in western New York deciduous forests, Kira Broz

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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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Parent’s Perspectives of Physical Activity Recreational Programs for Their Children with Disabilities, SCOTT CARACCI

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Improving Depth of Student Understanding of Physics Content Using Standards Based Grading, Elizabeth Carbone

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Eliminating Low Expectations for ELLs, Nastasha Carrasquillo Deliz

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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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Barriers of Reclassified Former ELLs: Strategies for Success in the Mainstream Classroom, Lyndsay Corey

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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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Using Student Generated Data to Promote Conceptual Understanding: A Student Led Approach to Statistics, Charles DiNottia

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Strategies for Math Teachers to Help ELLs Succeed, Renee DiPiano

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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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The Effects of Balanced Literacy Strategies on English Language Learners, Brenna Earle