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  • A bio-economic optimization model for sustainable and long-term control of Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza Cuneata) invasion in the Great Plains 

    Kibis, Eyyub; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
    Native grasslands in the Great Plains are threatened by the spread of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), a noxious weed brought from Asia, which can damage forage or hay production and result in substantial economic ...
  • A comparison of estimated heart rate and peak heart rate in firefighters and non firefighters 

    Carson, Lindsey (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)
    Firefighters have a mentally demanding job, which requires preparedness to perform important and difficult tasks instantly once called upon, causing sudden peaks in heart rate. PURPOSE: To determine whether Firefighters ...
  • A comparison of gaze-based and gesture-based input for a point-and-click task 

    Canare, Dominic (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
    Alternative input devices to the computer mouse are becoming more affordable and accessible. With greater availability, they have the potential to provide greater access to information for more users in more environments. ...
  • A lost history: An ethnography of the Historic Dunbar Theatre 

    Stillwell, Lindsey (Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)
    This research explored sense of place and generational values of an African American cohort from Wichita, Kansas, that experienced the Historic Dunbar Theatre during the 22-years following its opening in 1941. Utilizing ...
  • A travelling salesman problem with limited resources: An optimization approach 

    Kookhahi, Elham (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
    In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to address two problems: the first problem is on healthcare delivery planning in which the objective is to diagnose and treat as many patients as possible by determining the ...
  • A travelling salesman problem with side constraints 

    Kookhahi, Elham (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The goal of this paper is to maximize the number of customers that can be served by a travelling salesman visiting a number of cities while having constraints on capacity, tour budget and tour time. In our model, we also ...
  • Above and beyond standardization: The role of communication and teamwork in patient handoffs 

    Fouquet, Sarah; Palmer, Evan M.; Keebler, Joseph R.; Lazzara, Elizabeth H.; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Patient handoffs are the transition of patient care from one provider or group of providers to the next (Joint Commission, 2005). Handoffs are important, information rich communication events that are essential for maintaining ...
  • Accelerometer balance study 

    Jorgensen, David (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)
    A recent application has been developed to use the tri-axial accelerometers to determine a person's balance. The application measures the person's accelerations at the chest level. Alternatively, some research literature ...
  • The ACSM strategic health initiative on aging 

    Rogers, Michael E. (International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity, 2012-08)
    To enhance its activities related to physical activity and exercise in older adults, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) established the Strategic Health Initiative on Aging (SHI-A). This presentation will ...
  • Active wing shaping control of a morphing aircraft 

    Nobleheart, Wilfred (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
    This project performs the control system design of a passenger aircraft with highly flexible wings, being conceptualized by NASA. The flexible wings enable change of the wing twist and bending in flight so as to achieve ...
  • Acute effect of whole-body vibration on knee extensor strength 

    Swart, Brent (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole body vibration on knee extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Male college students (n=7) were recruited for the research study. Subjects performed baseline ...
  • Acute effects of dynamic and static stretching during warm-up on balance and agility for untrained adults 

    Nejati, Nazanin; Balarin, Gabriela Bendasoli; Gonzolas, Alex; Neal, Joseph (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
    Establishing an effective pre exercise routine is important when taking on physical activity. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the acute effects of static and dynamic stretching during warm-up ...
  • Acute effects of five-toed shoes on postural SWAY 

    Epps, Elizabeth J.; Staab, Carina A.; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013-05)
    The latest trend in athletic footwear is the five-toed running shoes. There are claims that the five-toed shoes will help develop strength and mechanical efficiency. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine ...
  • Adding game-like elements to an armored vehicle recognition training 

    Smith, Dustin C.; Palmer, Evan M.; Turner, Colton (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
    Fratricide, or friendly-fire accidents, account for an overwhelming number of casualties during military operations. Gadsden and Outteridge (2006) examined the varying causes of fratricide across the reported incidents. ...
  • Adding game-like elements to an armored vehicle recognition training 

    Smith, Dustin C.; Turner, Colton (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
    Fratricide accidents, or friendly-fire accidents, contribute to a large number of military operations casualties. Gadsden and Outteridge (2006) noted that misidentification caused a large number of these accidents. Therefore, ...
  • Agonist And Lumbopelvic Muscular Activation during push-ups performed on suspension training devices 

    Martin, Fernando; Carlos Colado, Juan; Borreani, Sebastien; Madera, Joaquin; Moya-Najera, Diego; Rogers, Michael E. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013-05)
    Suspension devices for physical conditioning have increased the work possibilities of the professionals that use devices that generate instability. Manufacturers recommend their use at different heights above the floor ...
  • Altered autonomic response to upright tilt in Individuals with Down syndrome 

    Bunsawat, Kanokwan; Goulopoulou, Stella; Collier, Scott; Figueroa, Arturo; Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Fernhall, Bo; Baynard, Tracy (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013-05)
    Previous research has reported altered autonomic function in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) at rest and in response to certain stimuli (i.e. isometric handgrip, aerobic exercise, and even tilt table testing). Yet, ...
  • An optimization approach and analyses to biomass production with an application in Kansas 

    Cobuloglu, Halil I. (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
    Biofuels are critical in meeting the world's energy demand and have become a priority for the nation. In particular, biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass feedstock has gained growing importance due to concern ...
  • An optimization model for sustainable long-term control of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) invasion in the Great Plains 

    Kibis, Eyyub Y.; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Native grasslands in the Great Plains are threatened by the spread of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), an introduced legume from Asia, which can damage forage or hay production resulting in substantial economic loss ...
  • An overview of coronary artery stents for the primary care provider 

    Heard, Jessica; Russell, Jo Ann; Wiesner, Micah (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
    Introduction: The alarming rate of coronary artery disease (CAD), which claims about 385,000 lives annually, inspires innovative research in the development of procedures and therapies in cardiology. The coronary artery ...