URCAF Abstracts 2011
2011 URCA FORUM Organizing Committee
Chair :Lawrence Whitman, Professor, Engineering
Members: Robert Bubp, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Maria Torres Pillot , Associate Professor, Health Professions
Atul Rai , Assistant Professor, Business
Robin Henry , Assistant Professor, LAS Humanities
Hussein Hamdeh, Professor, LAS Math/Natural Sciences
Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, University Libraries
Kim McDowell, Associate Professor, Education
Michael Hall, Associate Professor, LAS Social Sciences
William Vanderburgh, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Development and Student Success
Office of Research Administration, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Emory Lindquist Honors Program
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)
Democracy, development, capitalism and the ecological footprint: an analysis of indicators, a global perspective (Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)This research will address and examine the role of democracy, development and capitalism in global ecological resource consumption. I will explore these three characteristics to determine whether or not any can be considered ...
A detailed study of the nano-porous membranes with applications in the enhanced detection of cardiovascular biomarker proteins (Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Nanomaterial is widely used to design ultra-sensitive molecular biosensors. The objective of our study is to identify the role of nanoporous alumina membranes in achieving nano confinement of protein biomolecules towards ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Using data on exchange rates, Chinese imports and exports, Chinese income, and relative price between the US and China, I applied regression analysis to determine whether there is a connection between a weakening of the ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Whether aging in a healthy manner or experiencing disease, all older adults (65+years) are at risk for swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and thus disrupted hydration, nutrition, and lung function. Such disruptions can ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)The objective of our study is to identify the role in arraying in creating nanostructures with nanospaces that can be leveraged for enhanced detection. The idea behind the experiment is that the nanoweb of polystyrene-coated ...
(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 ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Atrazine is a pesticide commonly used in agricultural crops. Its runoff into local water systems and later into larger water systems raises environmental and health concerns. Some studies show Atrazine may cause impaired ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Although it is known that herbivores influence plant fitness, there is relatively little information quantifying the combined effects of multiple herbivore groups on plant fitness and determining whether such effects may ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)Purpose: Spirituality and social support can be important factors in the elderly population. This study examines 121 older adult Caucasian and African American participants who are 65 years old or over. The objective of ...
(Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)I manipulate what we see as everyday objects and places such as urban architecture, and landscape into a colorful fiction. The word fiction literally means “imaginative narration”. With my brushwork I marry chaotic mark ...