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The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on the Employment of Mothers
Women’s labor force participation has skyrocketed in the past half-decade. With this shift, the demand for child care has also risen dramatically. Women increasingly need child care during work hours, whether it be from a ...
Examination of the Vinylogous Mannich Reaction with a 1,3-Diketoaldeyde
This project focused on the organic chemistry reaction the vinylogous Mannich reaction. This reaction forms a carbon-carbon bond between an imine (formed from an aldehyde and amine) and a dienolate through the use of a ...
Evaluation of Statistical Methods for Classification of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Data
When NASA’s Curiosity rover lands in August 2012, the rover will use a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument to collect data in an effort to understand the chemical composition and geological classification ...
Motion Simulation of Geometric Constraint Structures
Motion simulation is a classical problem in areas of research such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), robotics, and protein folding and flexibility. Efficient motion simulation techniques could facilitate advancements in many ...
Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Environments: Problematic Realities from Kosovo
Over the past two decades, efforts to promote the rule of law around the globe have expanded, especially in post-conflict environments. As Thomas Carothers remarked, “One cannot get through a foreign policy debate these ...