Our senior students talk about their research.
studied the relationship between musical training and academic achievement in
college students by surveying 90 students at Saint Joe's about their experience
with learning musical instruments via duration, parental involvement, and
research has shown that playing a musical instrument is correlated with
academic abilities and may increase based on duration of training. Parental
involvement is also important in that it sparks motivation in one's practice.
Finally, musical training has been shown to be correlated with reading and
writing abilities. Interestingly, my research contradicted the previous
findings, in that my study found no significant relationship between playing a
musical instrument as a child and current academic performance, no significant
relationship between parental involvement and currently playing a musical
instrument, and no significant relationship between age of beginning to play a
musical instrument and number of musical instruments played today.
most interesting is that playing a musical instrument was actually negatively
correlated with writing abilities. This is important firstly because it
contradicts previous research in the field, and secondly because it is coming
from a school without a music program. Therefore, the students would have to be
self-motivated to continue playing their instruments without the added support
of a music program. Future research could be done at schools with music
programs to see if this makes a difference in the results that could impact
music education or training programs.
examined gender differences and the way these differences affect the way
undergraduate students perceive and evaluate their bodies. I believe that this
research is incredibly important as it shines a light on the way undergraduate
students, specifically at Saint Joseph's College, feel about their physical
It is no secret
that we live in a society that is increasingly becoming almost hyper focused on
what being beautiful means. Media, magazines, and even television have adopted
the idea that a large part of our self-esteem should be centered around being
aesthetically pleasing to others, something that we cannot and should not have
to live up to. It is my hope that through my research and through future
research on this topic that we can find ways to reduce the dissatisfaction that
students are reporting about their bodies and increase feelings of body
satisfaction, self-esteem, and promote the idea that our worth is so much more
than our bodies and that we are enough just as we are.
research tested whether or not a certain dewormer, Ivermectin, was still
effective in treating the sheep infected with T.colubriformis at
Pearson's Town Farm.
research helped determine that Ivermectin was no longer effective and that new
dewormers would need to be used to combat parasite infestation. Parasites can
lead to weight loss, diarrhea, protein loss, and even death, which can be
detrimental to the business at the farm.
research aimed to develop a better understanding of the temperatures and
relative humidity (RH) conditions for the formation of various phases of ferric
sulfates. Samples were made by adding 0.6 grams of 96 percent H2SO4
into 4 grams of saturated ferric sulfate (or different amounts with the same
ratio) and putting them into various humidity buffers and moderating at
different temperatures to give various hydration phases. The products were then
examined by gravimetric analysis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, FT-IR, and Raman.
is the most stable phase of hydrated ferric sulfates. It’s synthesized at
various temperatures and humidity conditions. The color of rhomboclase varies
from milk white to a pale yellow or pink. Mikasaite is synthesized by heating
Fe2(SO4)3·xH2O in the oven at 200
°C for at least three days. Both kornelite and pentahydrate can be synthesized
at 95 °C in NaI (RH 23) for 1–2 weeks. The phases of ferric sulfate interchange
as the conditions change. Kornelite at room temperature turns to rhomboclase.
research provides more knowledge on Martian regolith and thus contributes to
today’s ongoing studies of hydrated ferric sulfates.
My research was
about perceptions of and attitudes toward gender violence, sexual violence, and
the LGBT community. Some survey questions asked about bystander
information, such as violence they have witnessed among friends or actions they
might take in certain situations. They also had to rank their agreement or
disagreement with common rape myths and statements about LGBT persons on a
matters because these topics are important and controversial topics on all
college campuses. It is important to get an understanding of students'
perceptions of these topics on our own campus. With this knowledge, Saint
Joseph's can research further into these topics as they relate to the college,
implement more effective education and awareness of these issues, and create
policies for addressing these issues. This research is also needed because
people deserve to be treated with respect and have their voices heard. Many
incidents across all college campuses go unreported, so it is time to break the