The Startup Journey of YumAsia

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YumAsia is committed to enriching the Arizona culinary landscape by introducing the distinctive flavors and cultural heritage of Asian cuisines, particularly through the promotion of the Yunnan Rose Pastry. This initiative responds to the growing interest in authentic ethnic foods

YumAsia is committed to enriching the Arizona culinary landscape by introducing the distinctive flavors and cultural heritage of Asian cuisines, particularly through the promotion of the Yunnan Rose Pastry. This initiative responds to the growing interest in authentic ethnic foods among college students and the broader community in Arizona. YumAsia’s mission goes beyond mere food provision to offer an immersive cultural experience that highlights the stories and traditions behind Asian pastries. With a strategic positioning as a cultural ambassador, YumAsia leverages a content-driven marketing strategy that combines the power of e-commerce, website building, and community engagement through direct interactions like tabling events. The value proposition centers on delivering authenticity, quality, and educational content, all wrapped in a customer-centric service that offers both delivery and pickup options. This approach aims to not only introduce new flavors to the market but also to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Asian culinary diversity.
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2024-05
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Peak Performance Plates

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Peak Performance Plates is an athlete cookbook which highlights simple and cost-effective meals that are balanced for the life of a student-athlete. As student athlete's ourselves, we wanted to create a space where fellow athletes can learn about proper fueling

Peak Performance Plates is an athlete cookbook which highlights simple and cost-effective meals that are balanced for the life of a student-athlete. As student athlete's ourselves, we wanted to create a space where fellow athletes can learn about proper fueling practices and mastering the transition from high school to cooking for yourself in college.
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2024-05
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Pilot Testing the Effects of Heart-rate Variability Biofeedback Training for College-aged Women with Eating Problems: A Qualitative Study

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Background: Eating disorders, categorized as severe mental illnesses, can manifest at any stage of life. Young women with eating disorders have demonstrated hyporeactivity in both the parasympathetic (PNS) and sympathetic (SNS) nervous systems indicating depression and chronic stress respectively (.

Background: Eating disorders, categorized as severe mental illnesses, can manifest at any stage of life. Young women with eating disorders have demonstrated hyporeactivity in both the parasympathetic (PNS) and sympathetic (SNS) nervous systems indicating depression and chronic stress respectively (. Considering these factors, understanding the causal links between eating disorders and heart rate variability (HRV) is essential, as it seeks to reduce HRV to improve overall function. The introduction of heart-rate variability biofeedback training may enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and resilience of young women with disordered eating. Aims: This study was part of a larger mixed-methods randomized controlled trial. In this current study, we aimed to qualitatively explore the overall experiences of individuals participating in a HRVB intervention. Methods: Participants were recruited at Arizona State University. Participants (N=20, M age = 21.7 years) were randomly assigned into two groups: HRVB group and waitlist control group. Participants in the HRVB intervention group were invited to conduct in-depth interviews over Zoom. Using the content of the stories shared in the intervention, qualitative content analyses were conducted with 5 research project members. Results: While 60 individuals initially expressed interest in the study, 40 individuals agreed to be contacted and were emailed. Of these 40, 4 declined to participate and 16 were ineligible. This yielded 20 consented participants. All consented individuals attended 2 in-person meetings (T1 training/ data collection and T2 data collection) and completed the post-intervention data collection (100% retention). Optional qualitative interviews (T3) were conducted with individuals in the HRVB group (N=5). Three major themes emerged from the data: (1) HRVB has a positive impact on physical and mental health, (2) improved resiliency, and (3) improved eating behavior. Conclusion: HRVB intervention demonstrates a promising coping tool in helping college females with eating problems.
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2024-05
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The Beauty of Arizona

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Many long to get away from the place they call home, traveling far and wide to find something better. What people fail to recognize, in the process, is all that the place they live has to offer. Tourism professionals and

Many long to get away from the place they call home, traveling far and wide to find something better. What people fail to recognize, in the process, is all that the place they live has to offer. Tourism professionals and local influencers work to bridge the gap between one’s lack luster perception of the place they live to encourage the realization of all the exciting things their community has to offer. Through countless social media post on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, tourism professionals and local influencers have successful captured audiences’ attention and interest. Through their posts they have been able to bridge the gap, making people realize that there is a lot to appreciate and do in the place they live. While individuals are aware of local events in their community and unique places that their community has to offer, individuals have failed to turn that interest into actual action. Many people are stuck in their routine and fail to regularly venture outside of their daily routine. By creating an app that bridges the gap between individuals’ interest in local events and places, and actively going to places they have shown an interest in, individuals will feel happier and more fulfilled by what their community has to offer. YoYo is an app that utilizes timely reminders of places individuals have previously shown an interest in to encourage action. The following report describes the current environment and theory behind the creation of the app YoYo.
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2024-05
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sandoval_spring_2024.pdf

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2024-05
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2024-05
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Building the Backdrop, Expanding Perspectives on Sustainability: An Interactive Sustainability-Inspired Cardboard Sculpture

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This project, Building the Backdrop, Expanding Perspectives on Sustainability, is a sculpture of a desert sunset that seeks to explore important sustainability issues and highlight the beauty in sustainable practices. Constructed for an honors thesis project at Arizona State University,

This project, Building the Backdrop, Expanding Perspectives on Sustainability, is a sculpture of a desert sunset that seeks to explore important sustainability issues and highlight the beauty in sustainable practices. Constructed for an honors thesis project at Arizona State University, the primary medium used was cardboard repurposed from package deliveries to bring attention to modern overconsumption of packaging materials and showcase our ability to give new life to traditionally single use materials. I invite you to interact with the piece by sharing photos of yourself in front of it to help spread its message and exploring the resources shared along with the sculpture.
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2024-05
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A Legen-Dairy Icon: Understanding Consumer Perceptions About Milk in the United States

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Milk has long played an important role in American society and remains a popular staple of many Americans’ diets. Yet, despite its long standing popularity, the role of milk within American society has begun to develop new meaning in recent

Milk has long played an important role in American society and remains a popular staple of many Americans’ diets. Yet, despite its long standing popularity, the role of milk within American society has begun to develop new meaning in recent years. This paper aims to understand the symbolism that today’s Americans ascribe to milk. Academic journal articles, advertising campaigns, online articles, and government policy pertaining to milk were researched in order to identify the themes that characterize consumers’ perceptions of milk. In recognition of the diverse types of milk that are now accessible to many Americans, this paper uses the word “milk” to refer to cow-derived, fluid (liquid) dairy unless otherwise specified. This research reveals eleven principal themes that describe consumers’ perceptions of milk: milk symbolizes health, American values, is associated with athleticism, is unhealthy, is not preferable to plant-based alternatives, is bad for the environment, is animal cruelty, represents white supremacy, is anti-feminist, is reflective of consumer lifestyles, and there is a general trend of consumers being uninformed about the milk that they consume. This research helps to understand consumers; therefore, this research can be used to help dairy-related industries shape their business strategies and target their customer segment and to help policymakers design effective dairy-related policies. Furthermore, this paper invites further research to identify the consumers that hold the beliefs this research describes, and the extent to which these consumers share said beliefs.

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2024-05
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