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Browsing Proceedings: 4th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects by Title

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Browsing Proceedings: 4th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects by Title

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  • Gandikota, Rama G.; Alcalen, Irish; Hall, Sarah; Stevenson, William T.K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A technique called ‘Near Infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy’ is able to monitor the moisture content in resin rich fiber reinforced composite surfaces and the cure state of resin at the surface of a resin rich fiber ...
  • Tran, Thao P.; Bousfield, George R.; Shuai, Bin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), play significant roles in follicular development and maintenance of the estrous cycle. FSH specifically functions to stimulate follicle growth, estrogen synthesis and serve ...
  • Malla, Ganesh B. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    We propose a new way of extending the piecewise exponential estimator (PEXE) beyond the last observation, where the original PEXE and the Kaplan-Meier estimator (KME) of the true survival function (SF) are undefined. ...
  • Reif, Heather; Day, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients that had undergone a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) done by the same orthopedic surgeon and subsequently were referred to a different surgeon who performed a ...
  • Wright, Travis; Fagan, Stacy; Nyberg, Sue M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    As primary care providers, physician assistants (PA) refer patients to specialist physicians for complex care beyond the realm of primary care providers. Referral of a patient to a specialist for consultation is an ...
  • Armour, Angela F.; Williamson, Robin K.; Muma, Richard D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    In the 1960s, it was discovered that there was a significant need for more physicians to serve the U.S. population, especially in rural and medically underserved communities. The Physician Assistant profession was built ...
  • Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The motor vehicles and parts industry in the United States employed as much as 7.4% of the labour force in the manufacturing industry in 2006. The purpose of this paper is to canvass various forecasting models, determine ...
  • Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines which stay idle due to underutilization. A way to avoid consuming the wasted energy is to incorporate energy consumption into consideration while making the ...
  • Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    From February 2002 to December 2007, the dollar depreciated 34.2% against other major currencies. During the same period, core consumer prices only increased 11.3%. One would think the consumer prices would be more ...
  • Lambdin, Charles Garett; Shaffer, Victoria A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    There seems to be an assumption that some judgment and decision-making (JDM) findings will only be supported in between-subjects designs, even though between-subjects results can be misleading. This paper tested this ...
  • Watson, Carol M.; Day, David (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Latinos are the largest growing minority group in the United States and by 2030 are expected to comprise over twenty percent of the total population. Health care provider’s knowledge and understanding of a particular ethnic ...
  • Robertson, Mark; Odgers, Jarvis; Young, Jon; Wilson, Camilla; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    During lifting, heart rate and blood pressure have been shown to rise because of an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This increase in pressure is known as a Valsalva maneuver. However, little research has been conducted ...
  • Petrovic, Jelena (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    American press both praises and stumbles upon objectivity. This study tries to close this gap by providing communication professionals and academia with a definition that understands objectivity, not as a set of ...
  • Schrag, Amber C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Households inform us about social relationships in ways public-centered research might exclude. Studies of non-elite settlements also bring attention to the rich diversity that characterized pre-Columbian society. ...
  • Hayes, Todd Rex (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Iron is a strong flux in ceramic glazes when fired in an oxygen-starved atmosphere (reduction), resulting in a CO rich atmosphere. The carbon monoxide (CO) robs the iron (Fe2o3) of two oxygen molecules, thus transforming ...
  • Clark, Jennifer; Bunton, Patricia A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services has set a goal to increase the number of health promotion programs in the workplace as part of the Healthy People 2010 Initiative. Health promotion programs are ...
  • Shrack, J.S.; Stump, E.K.; Hale, LaDonna S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    To increase patient access, the FDA recently approved OTC sale of emergency contraception (EC) however increased access may not have been achieved due to pharmacists refusing to sell the product. Purpose: Measure ...
  • Koushyar, Hoda; Tavakol, Behrouz; Madhavan, Viswanathan (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Micromechanics is the analysis of composite or heterogeneous materials on the level of the individual phases that constitute these materials. In this project micromechanical structure of ferritic/pearlitic steels was ...
  • Assadi, Morteza (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    In many applications, the number of elements in the system (i.e., machines, jobs, customers) is either constant or remain fixed. This type of a system is modeled as a closed queuing system. Closed queuing systems are those ...
  • O'Neal, Pamela K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Between 1980 and 2004, the number of overweight children in the U.S., ages 6 to 19, nearly tripled from 5% to 18.8% [1]. Currently there are approximately 25 million U.S. children “at risk of becoming overweight” or ...

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