Processing, Laser Scribing, and Characterizing Flexible Perovskite Solar Modules for Lunar Applications

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This study investigates the viability of utilizing flexible perovskite solar modules (PSMs) as a sustainable energy solution for extended lunar missions. The study focuses on optimizing PSM fabrication processes, including laser scribing techniques and substrate selection, to enhance durability and

This study investigates the viability of utilizing flexible perovskite solar modules (PSMs) as a sustainable energy solution for extended lunar missions. The study focuses on optimizing PSM fabrication processes, including laser scribing techniques and substrate selection, to enhance durability and performance in the harsh lunar environment. Through iterative processing and characterization methods, such as photoluminescence spectroscopy with thermal cycling tests, the research evaluates the reliability of PSMs on both rigid glass and flexible PET substrates. Results indicate that precise laser scribing is feasible when manufacturing PSMs on flexible PET substrates. Samples processed on flexible PET substrates also demonstrate superior resilience to extreme temperature differentiation, highlighting their potential for long-term energy generation on the lunar surface. The findings contribute to advancing solar power technology for space exploration, offering insights into the development of robust energy solutions for sustained lunar habitation and exploration missions. This research underscores the importance of innovative approaches in renewable energy to support future space endeavors and lays the groundwork for further exploration into flexible PSM capabilities.
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2024-05
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The Relationship Between Casual Male Online Sports Gamblers' Percentage of Gross Income Waged and Attitudes Towards Tax Evasion: A Simple Linear Regression Analysis

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This study explores the relationship between casual male online sports bettors' percentage of gross income waged in the 2023 tax year and their attitude towards tax evasion using a simple linear regression. We explore this relationship because the

This study explores the relationship between casual male online sports bettors' percentage of gross income waged in the 2023 tax year and their attitude towards tax evasion using a simple linear regression. We explore this relationship because the legalization of online sports gambling in 2018 within the United States created a surge in participation, significantly impacting potential tax revenue. With substantial sums being wagered, tax evasion on online sports gambling winnings may lead to significant tax revenue losses for the federal government. This could result in millions of dollars in unreported tax revenue, ultimately aggravating the tax gap . This research employs a simple linear regression analysis to investigate whether the percentage of gross income bet on online sports by casual male online sports bettors correlates with attitudes towards tax evasion. Attitudes towards tax evasion suggest a strong link with actual compliance behavior, asserted by previous research. Therefore, understanding the dynamic of casual male online sports gamblers tax evasion behaviors in the realm of online sports betting, can better inform policymakers, tax authorities, and other stakeholders on how to mitigate the tax gap. Data collection was conducted through a Qualtrics survey measuring participants' attitudes towards tax evasion within the context of the current online sports betting taxation policy. Results show that there is a slight linear relationship between the percentage of gross income waged on online sportsbooks and tax evasion attitudes for casual male online sports bettors.
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2024-05
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Women’s Power and Influence Index: Survey Analysis of Employee Benefits

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The Women’s Power and Influence Index uses publicly available information to rank companies based on their gender policies, with the thought that public rankings trigger the behavioral and policy changes that move us in the direction of gender equity and

The Women’s Power and Influence Index uses publicly available information to rank companies based on their gender policies, with the thought that public rankings trigger the behavioral and policy changes that move us in the direction of gender equity and pay parity. This project employs survey analysis to take a closer look at four of the criteria the WPI uses to score companies - maternity leave, childcare, harassment and discrimination training, and professional development. Our work evaluates survey responses to determine optimal policies for each of the four criteria with the hope that in future iterations of the Index, these policies can be incorporated into the scoring methods as a standard against which respective company policies can be compared.
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2024-05
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Involuntary and Coerced Sterilizations of Disabled Females in the United States

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The 19th century marked a period of transformative global change where various movements sought to shape society in radical ways. One such movement was eugenics, which fostered perceptions of disability that led to the widespread acceptance of involuntary and coerced

The 19th century marked a period of transformative global change where various movements sought to shape society in radical ways. One such movement was eugenics, which fostered perceptions of disability that led to the widespread acceptance of involuntary and coerced sterilizations of disabled females in the United States. In the 20th century, politicians employed eugenics to its end, demonstrating the greatest horrors it could hold. This thesis will investigate the rationale behind sterilizations, the evolution of societal attitudes towards disability, and the contemporary role of guardianships in medical decision-making processes through the theoretical lenses of critical disability studies, the models of disability, and the moral principles of bioethics – justice, autonomy, and nonmaleficence. Findings indicate that individuals with disabilities may need additional support in the medical decision-making process, and while historically guardianships have been used to achieve this, they should be a last resort if the individual has the competence necessary to partake in collaborative decision-making with the support of a third-party, particularly in instances that involve the irreversible procedure of sterilization.
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2024-05
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More Than Skin Deep: Exploring Racial Disparities in Healthcare

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In recent years, diversity and inclusion has become the focus of every company and business in the world due to the rising societal pressure of avoiding being “canceled”. In America, the unfortunate truth is that healthcare is a business, and

In recent years, diversity and inclusion has become the focus of every company and business in the world due to the rising societal pressure of avoiding being “canceled”. In America, the unfortunate truth is that healthcare is a business, and it is not exempt from feeling these societal pressures, and although strides are being made in a positive direction, racism is a systemic issue that spans far beyond a change in company culture. Being that skin tone is a pertinent element of racism, one can see how the study of skin, known as dermatology, can easily be influenced by racial discrimination. Throughout this thesis paper, I want to discuss not only the racial disparities in healthcare, but I want to also explore how these disparities impact the patient and provider alike.
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2024-05
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Assesing Health Literacy in Latinx Populations regarding Type 2 Diabetes in Arizona

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With the acknowledgement of Type 2 Diabetes as a disease that disproportionately affects the Latinx communities, this study is designed to look at the relationship between health literacy and diabetes awareness. This research was conducted using data from Dr. Felipe

With the acknowledgement of Type 2 Diabetes as a disease that disproportionately affects the Latinx communities, this study is designed to look at the relationship between health literacy and diabetes awareness. This research was conducted using data from Dr. Felipe Castro's previous study on Latino Lifestyles for Diabetes Prevention. Multiple linear regressions were ran to find the correlation between certain measures and diabetes awareness. Major findings included seeing the positive relationship between education and diabetes awareness and the negative correlation between Behavior Intentions Self Monitoring and diabetes awareness. Further studies are required to see how different social factors impact an individual's ability to gain health literacy regarding Type 2 Diabetes.
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2024-05
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Automating Accounting Transactions as Functionalities of a Service-Oriented Software System

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In 2022, a previous team of computer science and accounting students worked together to design and build a fully-functioning website to automate accounting transactions. They created dynamic accounting applications using software frameworks such as React and Express. They then used

In 2022, a previous team of computer science and accounting students worked together to design and build a fully-functioning website to automate accounting transactions. They created dynamic accounting applications using software frameworks such as React and Express. They then used the services provided by Amazon Web Services to make the website available online. The stakeholders of the project wanted to expand upon the services provided by the website so they entrusted our team with implementing new features and applications to the software system. Using the same software frameworks and services of the previous team, we redesigned the website and increased its functionality to better meet the needs of accounting automation.
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2024-05
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Insights into the U.S. Healthcare System: A Comparative Analysis with the Netherlands

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This paper investigates different factors influencing access to healthcare insurance in the US. It discusses the role of insurance companies, regulations, competition, and federal policy impacts. Drawing on research from journal articles, as well as comparisons to examples of European healthcare, the study

This paper investigates different factors influencing access to healthcare insurance in the US. It discusses the role of insurance companies, regulations, competition, and federal policy impacts. Drawing on research from journal articles, as well as comparisons to examples of European healthcare, the study emphasizes differences in structure as well as financing. Economic concepts like adverse selection and moral hazard are explained to describe challenges within the insurance market, along with strategies to mitigate them. By the end, the synthesis section proposes recommendations for improving the U.S. healthcare system, including enhancing affordability, strengthening insurance regulation, promoting preventive care, and expanding Medicaid coverage. Through this analysis, the paper discusses opportunities for healthcare reform.
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2024-05
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Say Cheese! Finding the Correlation Between the Structure and Function of Ovaries using Histology

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Histology, the microscopic examination of tissues, is a pivotal tool in research. By providing a detailed view of cellular structures and their organization, this technique allows researchers to advance knowledge in many different disciplines including women’s health and ovarian studies.

Histology, the microscopic examination of tissues, is a pivotal tool in research. By providing a detailed view of cellular structures and their organization, this technique allows researchers to advance knowledge in many different disciplines including women’s health and ovarian studies. Studying the female reproductive system is of utmost importance due to its multifaceted effects on aspects such as biological functions, cellular mechanisms, and complex behavioral patterns in women. Therefore, the aim of this honors thesis is to refine and adapt a set of protocols from the Mayer-Dyer Laboratory for ovarian and follicular processing so that they are optimal to use in the Bimonte-Nelson Laboratory of Memory and Aging in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. The subsequent aim for the thesis is to replicate and extend the new protocols to complete histology of the ovaries from an interdisciplinary study that evaluated the consequences of hysterectomy with and without estrogen replacement for brain and cognition. This dual-pronged approach will not only contribute to the ongoing discussion regarding the effects of hysterectomy, but also provides a valuable framework for future research endeavors in the field.
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2024-05
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