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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 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; 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 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 ...
  • Agonist And Lumbopelvic Muscular Activation during push-ups performed on suspension training devices 

    Martin, Fernando; Carlos Colado, Juan; Borreani, Sebastien; Madera, Joaquin; Moya, 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 ...
  • Analysis of differential glycosylation patterns of human FSH 

    Chambers, Carrie Anne; Shuai, Bin; Bousfield, George R. (2010-03-25)
    Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a glycoprotein hormone with two subunits, α and β, and is required for gamete development. In a process known as glycosylation, oligosaccharide branches are added to specific residues ...
  • Another moment to live 

    Le, Nam (Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)
    Mother Nature brought Life to Earth. However, we tend to appreciate living creatures over once-to-be-alive ones. In particular, we don’t usually consider a dead tree an aesthetical symbol. After the tree dies, its body ...
  • The answers are hiding within the parallels of my questions 

    Sippel, Emily (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Parallels between my questions appear clearly, but I am always looking for points of intersection. Being centered in a world of inevitable, continuous change provokes many constant battles not only amongst opposing forces ...
  • Applying interdependence theory to geriatric nursing assistant/resident relationships 

    Medvene, Louis J.; Coleman, Carissa K. (Oxford University Press, 2011-11-02)
    The study was concerned with the applicability of interdependence theory for understanding the quality of certified nursing assistant (CNA)/resident relationships in long term care facilities. Interdependence theory, a ...
  • Are e-textbooks the educational tools of the future? 

    Jardina, Jo Rain (Wichita State University, 2013-02-14)
    Many schools and universities are starting to offer e-Textbooks in place of traditional paper textbooks. E-Textbooks are offered via a variety of reader applications, each having its own user interface for page navigating, ...
  • Are SH-SY5Y and MN9D cell lines adequate neurological models? 

    Balasooriya, Inoka S.; Wimalasena, Kandatege (2007-03-12)
    SH-SY5Y and MN9D cell lines are commonly used cell models in researching neurotoxicity, oxidative stress, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Early studies suggested that SH-SY5Y ...
  • Are two computer monitors better than one? 

    Owens, Justin W.; Teves, Jennifer P.; Nguyen, Bobby T.; Smith, Amanda Lynn; Phelps, Mandy C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Previous studies have found using more than one monitor increases productivity, but benefits may diminish when monitor count or size increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increases in productivity ...