• Pultneyville, Salmon Creek Wayne County, New York

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Nowak, Matthew J.; The College at Brockport (2010-01-01)
      Pultneyville is located between Irondequoit Bay and Sodus Bay, approximately 14 miles east of Irondequoit Bay and 12 miles west of Sodus Bay. Salmon Creek drains into Lake Ontario at Pultneyville where it forms Pultneyville Harbor that boasts a 100-boat marina as well as a yacht club. Agriculture, specifically fruit orchards, dominates the harbor watershed. Little background information is available for this location. Here we report on water quality data collected monthly (May through September) in 2007 and 2009 at Pultneyville Harbor and at lakeside location east of the harbor in Lake Ontario.
    • Punnett Squares and an Introduction into Probability

      Lash, Stephanie; Schaefer, Christina; The College at Brockport (2013-07-01)
      This lesson allows students to use computational models and math concepts and skills in the science classroom. Incorporating these skills into science is key for students to be able to apply what they are learning to real life situations. The modeling can be used in many different lessons and allows students to use engaging and fun tools while learning harder topics such as genetics. This computational model gives students a visual representation of probability and genetics, making it easier for students to understand difficult topics by allowing students to manipulate to model themselves. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to use a computer modeling system, apply math concepts into biology and real life situations, and create and decipher punnet squares. This lesson addresses many content standards including: NGSS: MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. NYS Living Environment Standards 1.1c ; 1.1d; and 2.1b NYS Math Standards 7.PS.4; 7.PS.6 ; 7.PS.9; 7.PS.10; 7.PS.11; 7.RP.6; 7.CM.1; 7.CM.3; 7.CM4; 7.CN.5; 7.CN.6; 7.CN.7; 7. CN.9; 7.R.1; 7.S.8; and 7.S.9 . Common Core State Standards (Math) 7.RP Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems 7.SP Use Random sampling to draw inferences about a population The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find: Student worksheets Lesson plan Powerpoint presentations
    • Putting on the Garment of Widowhood: Medieval Widows, Monastic Memory, and Historical Writing

      Clark, Katherine; The College at Brockport (2010-01-01)
      The idea of the widow in communal memory and historical writing was a resonant and multi-faceted concept for monastic writers of the Middle Ages. This essay focuses on the function and meaning of widowhood in two examples of early medieval historical writing, by one male and one female author, to illustrate how monastic authors engaged significant and enduring aspects of widowhood during the Western European Middle Ages to construct institutional histories. Images of female memory and widowed piety (especially because the widow represented the Church who awaited her spouse, Christ) were useful in describing the experiences of women who held important associations for monastic institutions: the resonances of the Scriptural vere vidua transformed female founders’ previous experiences with worldly marriage into a sacralized state of chastity and remembrance in widowhood, and facilitated such women’s presence in the community’s historical memory.
    • Putting the Pieces Together

      Robb, Susan; Smith, Jessica; The College at Brockport (2016-06-04)
      Students who are non-verbal can struggle with communication and expression. The purpose of this study is to explore strategies that may support pre-kindergarten students who are non-verbal in constructing and communicating reading comprehension. It was done in their classroom as part of the curriculum. Data were collected by observation and collection of student work samples. I interviewed teachers and specialists using semi-structured questions to collect and examine their ideas and opinions on comprehension strategies. I used constant-comparison analysis methods to determine what strategies work best for the students.
    • Q-fever in a Refugee After Exposure to a Central New York State Livestock Farm

      Qazi, Mustafa; Weimer, Anita C.; Bedard, Brenden A.; Kennedy, Byron S.; Monroe County Department of Public Health; The College at Brockport; University of Rochester (2016-07-01)
      Q-fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii that can create an acute or chronic form of the illness. In March 2014, Q-fever was identified by serology and Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), in a 62 year-old male that was a Nepalese refugee. The male visited a livestock farm with a slaughterhouse in rural Central New York State, twenty-two days prior to onset of symptoms. He had direct handling of goats on this farm prior to slaughter. We describe the case presentation of his illness and the public health epidemiological investigation.
    • Quadratics using Stella

      Zalewski, Sandy; The College at Brockport (2006-08-06)
      Objectives: Students will be able to identify points on the graph and explain what they represent Students will be able to find the maximum area, dimensions of specific rectangle and the perimeter using the graph and a table
    • Quadratics using TI Calculator

      Simpson, Samuel; The College at Brockport (2008-03-27)
      Objectives: Graph linear equations using a graphing calculator. Observe the effects of opposite coefficients and adding a constant to y = ax. Complete tables and answer questions using equations, tables, and graphs.
    • Qualifying the potential impact of civic educators: A literature review of dispositions, behaviors, and student outcomes

      Lewis, Meredith; Bowen, Collin (2019-12-14)
      Civic education teachers are confronted with a landscape in which they are: asked to comply with varied and somewhat contradictory standards, confronted with high-stakes testing which may not measure meaningful civic learning outcomes, and despite their best intentions, made painfully aware that only approximately 25 percent of students are achieving a level of civic proficiency. In order to remedy this ragged state of civic education, teacher agency can be developed. This agency can be realized through a careful interrogation of a teacher’s presence in the classroom and an examination of the presence’s implications on student learning outcomes. The specific elements of the problem around which I hope to create clarity are as follows: civic education teacher perspectives (civic and pedagogical dispositions) and behaviors, which teacher dispositions precipitate which pedagogical behaviors, and the pedagogical best-practices which precipitate the most desirable or highest levels of student civic outcomes. Upon articulating these concepts and their relationships as well as the research surrounding them, it is evident that certain teacher dispositions are to a moderate degree correlated to pedagogical behaviors and in turn conceptually and statistically linked to improved civic outcomes for students. The dispositions which most favor improved civic results reflect common ideologies of participation, engagement, and student agency.
    • Quantity of Continuous Word Associations and their Relationship to Reading Achievement of First Grade Children

      Smith, Arthur; Ayres, Linda; The College at Brockport (1980-12-01)
      The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of first grade children to generate verbal associations to both neutral and emotional stimuli and to determine if this ability is significantly related to reading achievement. Word associations are one element of oral expressive language which has been studied in its relationship to reading. Studies to date have only begun to examine the many different aspects of word associations and the relationship that they have to such things as beginning reading, reading comprehension, sight vocabulary acquisition and reading rate. Four scores from the Metropolitan Achievement Test were correlated with scores from a researcher designed continuous free association task. It was found that there is no significant difference between the quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and the quantity of responses to neutral stimuli. There was no significant relationship between the quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and reading. There was a significant negative correlation between the quantity of responses to neutral stimuli and word knowledge. The quantity of responses to emotional stimuli and quantity of responses to neutral stimuli were significantly related. There was a significant negative correlation between the total number of responses to both neutral and emotional stimuli and word knowledge. It was concluded that the type of stimuli did not affect the number of responses. Word knowledge was the only reading skill which was significantly related to the word association task probably because both tasks involve vocabulary. Relationships were negative possibly because the two tasks deal with two different types of vocabulary and two different types of cognitive style. Further research is needed in the relationship of different aspects of word associations and language. The word association task could easily be used by the teacher as an informal screening device of oral expressive language.
    • Queering Western Feminist Idealism

      Urena, Sherly; The College at Brockport (2012-08-21)
      There is a divide between western feminism and its somewhat idealistic approach to the “rest of the world’s” feminism. Feminism should have its own sections; people are entitled to their own space and their own voices, however different branches of feminism continue to separate and isolate feminists from one another. The views of two leading feminists, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Chandra Mohanty, are discussed. Although feminism is an effective way to have women’s status in the world evaluated, there are still many conflicting and delegitimizing practices conducted within feminist circles on a daily basis. There is a divide between western feminism and its somewhat idealistic approach to the “rest of the world’s” feminism. Feminism should have its own sections; people are entitled to their own space and their own voices, however different branches of feminism continue to separate and isolate feminists from one another. The views of two leading feminists, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Chandra Mohanty, are discussed. Although feminism is an effective way to have women’s status in the world evaluated, there are still many conflicting and delegitimizing practices conducted within feminist circles on a daily basis.
    • Quine's Concept of Stimulus Meaning

      Vuillement, Jules; College de France (1974-01-01)
    • "R-BEST" Rationale: Impact of a Research Based Elementary Science Teaching Rationale Paper on Beginning Elementary Teachers

      Veronesi, Peter; Beers, Morris J.; Baker, Patricia E.; Lambert, Rebecca Ann (2001-07-01)
      The first year of elementary teaching can be overwhelming, often resulting in a decline in teachers’ sense of their own effectiveness. Teaching science in particular can be difficult for newcomers, as they may feel unfit to teach a difficult topic with which they may have little experience. Some researchers have suggested that a research-based rationale, understood as a statement of purpose, strategy, goals, and evaluation, can make teachers more confident and increase their self-efficacy. This paper asks what impact a research-based elementary science teaching (R-BEST) rationale has on a teacher’s first year of teaching elementary science and what improvements could be made with this assessment method at the pre-service level so that the impact can be made greater. The author interviewed first year teachers who completed an elementary science methods course in Fall 1996 to obtain their views on the effectiveness of the R-Best rationale which they had to write to complete the course. Demographic data was collected and participants were asked open-ended questions so they could identify what was most important to them. A majority of respondents thought the assignment of writing and defending an R-BEST rationale paper was beneficial to them and had a strong impact on how they viewed and taught science. A majority of respondents also felt comfortable in teaching science and had high self-confidence.
    • Racial Politics of American History and the United Nations: The Impact of the Cold War on the Civil Rights Movement

      Corey, Mary E.; Cody, Amy C.; The College at Brockport (2014-12-15)
      Thesis research focuses around the Civil Rights Congress' 1951 United Nations Petition charging the United States with genocide against the African American race. This thesis also examines the complexities of global politics and the impact Communism had on the civil rights organization's ability to gain support for reform on the domestic and international level.
    • Racing Through My Mind: An ALS Journey

      Griffiths, Gwyn; The College at Brockport (2013-04-08)
      The researcher will share the process and results of an independent study - she created a ten minute documentary piece on ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Over the course of the semester, she was responsible for all aspects of film production including scriptwriting, interviewing, filming, and editing. She chose this topic in honor of late family friend Douglas Adamson in hopes of raising awareness about the disease.
    • Racism and Education

      Corey, Mary E.; Hunt, Alicia M.; The College at Brockport (2014-08-04)
      This research focuses primarily on the effects of imperialism on the spread of racism. By evaluating specific historical relations, such as the British Empire and the Xhosa of Southern Africa, race relations are examined and their effect on American students of Social Studies clarified. Students are not always adequately instructed on the role of race in many historical events, and too often the role of minorities is minimized or even deleted from teaching materials. By understanding the legacy of imperialism, teachers may use carefully selected texts within their classrooms to help alleviate the disproportion of history taught in schools and elevate their awareness of race issues today, as well as creating a diverse curriculum for all students.
    • Racism and the Discourse of Phobias: Negrophobia, Xenophobia and More---Dialogue with Kim and Sundstrom

      Garcia, J. L .A. (2020)
      The article discusses recism as a topic for conceptual analysis, touching on other phobias as well.
    • Racism and Xenophobia in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," Herland and With Her in Ourland

      Mertsock, John S.; The College at Brockport (2001-01-01)
      This thesis project examines the literary work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman; in light of the xenophobic aspects of society in the 1920’s, namely the “Yellow Peril.” It argues that radical theories are present in the work of respected American scientists, political leaders, and authors of the time, and that Gilman, a feminist author, perpetuated these xenophobic ideas. This paper will focus on three of Gilman's major works, her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," the utopian novel Herland and its sequel With Her in Ourland, from the perspective of race. It considers the symbols and images stemming from the "Yellow Peril" that pervade these works, conveying the racist notions inherent in popular turn-of-the-century sociological constructs, including eugenics and social Darwinism. The project notes Gilman’s role and progressive attitude regarding the feminist movement and oppression in tension with her xenophobic and racist beliefs as they co-exist in her personal writing and literary work.
    • Racism in a "Raceless" Society: The Soviet Press and Representations of American Racial Violence at Stalingrad in 1930

      Roman, Meredith; The College at Brockport (2007-01-01)
      In late August 1930, two white American workers from the Ford Motor Company in Detroit were tried for attacking a black American laborer at one of the Soviet Union's prized giants of socialist industry, the Stalingrad Traktorostroi. Soviet trade-union authorities and all-union editors used the near month-long campaign to bring the two assailants to “proletarian justice,” in order to cultivate the image that workers in the USSR valued American technical and industrial knowledge in the construction of the new socialist society, but vehemently rejected American racism. They reinforced this image in publications by juxtaposing visual depictions of Soviet citizens' acceptance of black Americans as equals against those which portrayed the lynching of black workers in the United States.
    • Radical Philosophy and Critical Theory: Examination and Defense

      Nielsen, Kai; Oxford University (1975-01-01)
    • Radioactive Decay

      Case, Ryan; Pritchard, Jayson; State University of New York College at Brockport (2016-06-20)
      The purpose of this model is to simulate the decay of radioactive nuclei to the stable isotope Lead-206. First and foremost, the model is designed to illustrate the concept of a half-life, which is the amount of time it takes for half a given quality of nuclei to decay to the next nuclei. In addition it also demonstrates that different radioisotopes have different half-lives than one another, and that the mass is conserved in nuclear reactions but not necessarily the number of protons, neutrons, or nuclei.