The collection of conference papers presented at the annual symposiums of graduate research and scholarly projects. Started in 2005.

GRASP is designed to:

  • spread awareness on campus about the state-of-the-art research and scholarly projects being conducted;
  • showcase the world-class graduate research to the wider community;
  • highlight the participation of graduate students in research/projects and recognize their contributions to their fields;
  • recognize research mentoring of the faculty advisors; and
  • provide a forum for graduate students to practice presentation skills in research and scholarly activities.
  • The GRASP logo: Jennifer Denise McBratney


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    • 11th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects: Program and Abstracts 

      Wilks, Kerry K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Program and abstracts of the 11th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects.
    • Low thrust orbit transfer trajectory optimization 

      Vijayan, Sainath (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      In recent years, all electric satellites have had a growing presence in the space industry. The 702- SP family developed by Boeing is to be used for telecommunication satellites. This spawns the need for analyzing mission ...
    • Medications affecting nutritional status in pediatrics: A clinical review 

      Fisher, Maggie; Swift, Trista (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Introduction: Maintaining adequate nutrition in children is vital to growth and development. The most commonly treated health conditions in the pediatric population include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, infections, ...
    • Attitudes toward healthcare entrepreneurship among College of Health Professions students 

      Siler, Dustin; Ellis, Joshua (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Background: Healthcare systems in developing countries are largely government-run enterprises. Limited facilities and unequal distribution of clinics creates areas of limited access to healthcare. In response, some ...
    • Effect of light and nutrient limitation on lipid productivity in Chlorella kessleri for algal biodiesel production 

      Shrestha, Nayan (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Biofuels, fuels derived from biological materials, are considered an attractive alternative for fixing the ongoing energy crisis, due to their unlimited renewable resources and no net CO2 release into the atmosphere. The ...
    • DKA in a 12-month-old infant with new onset type 1 diabetes mellitus: A case report 

      Beran, Miranda; Smith, Kirsten; Stout, Kevan (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Introduction: Type I diabetes mellitus (TIDM) has a bimodal peak in the onset of the disease. Most children are diagnosed between the ages of 4-6 and 10-14 years. It can be difficult to diagnose diabetes in children of a ...
    • Material experimentation and documentation 

      Steder, Scott (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      During my first year of Graduate studies I find myself immersed in material study, notably those indigenous to Kansas. Dealing with themes of time, change, movement, interaction, and play, I have begun to develop a vocabulary ...
    • 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, ...
    • Interprofessional care and cesarean section rates: A systematic review 

      Boardman, Emily; Jerome, Rachel; Temaat, Rebecca (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      The cesarean delivery rate in the United States steadily rose from the mid-1990s until 2009 from 21% to 33%; greater than the upper limit of 15% recommended by the World Health Organization. Non-medically indicated cesarean ...
    • Evaluation of reaction time using a mobile application 

      Sendall, Jeremy (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Modern day consumer electronics are incorporating Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems nanoaccelerometers that measure the instantaneous acceleration of an object. These devices are used to measure movement from any point on ...
    • Emergent literacy: A look at how preschoolers begin to develop spelling skills 

      Schmidt, Kiley; Marble, Karissa J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Reading and spelling success in school relies on early phonological development. Much is known about emergent reading during preschool years, but less is known about spelling, the "hard copy" of phonological processing. ...
    • Hydrogels mediate cell migration for neural regeneration 

      Seyedhassantehrani, Negar (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Spinal cord injury is a significant health problem in the world and 500,000 new spinal cord injuries are reported every year. Biomaterial hydrogels are promising scaffolds that can support neural cell migration and conduct ...
    • Synthesis and characterization of ruthenium complexes as catalysts for PCET (proton-coupled electron transfer) 

      Nguyen, Huy (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      PCET (Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer) is a process carried out in photosynthesis, but has not been duplicated successfully with materials synthesized in the laboratory. One solution is to exploit the electron transfer ...
    • Coping with pests: Variable responses of grassland species to a native soil pathogen 

      Quick, Zachary I. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Understanding the mechanisms that influence plant species diversity is critical to sustaining current levels of biodiversity. It is now recognized that soil microbial communities impact plant species interactions, but most ...
    • Does sericea lespedeza create a soil legacy that impacts grassland recovery? 

      Reichenborn, Molly M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) is a non-native, invasive legume that is a growing threat to Kansas prairies. Current evidence suggests that sericea may alter soil conditions, potentially stimulating its own growth ...
    • Injectable cross-linked chitosan hydrogel for controlled drug release applications 

      Saeednia, Leyla (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Hydrogels are 3dimentional polymeric networks that are able to absorb a significant amount of water or any biological fluid. Hydrogels have shown unique biometric properties that make them desirable for biomedical applications ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effect of in-plane fiber tow waviness in the strength characteristics of different fiber reinforced composites 

      Pottavathri, Sai Bhargav (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the strength and effectiveness of certain composite materials when induced with 'in-plane fiber tow waviness' in a composite ply. Fiber waviness is usually induced by infusion ...
    • Effects of fluoridation on oral health and clinical guidelines for fluoride therapy 

      Aitchison, Matthew; Ray, Mason; Stearns, Blake (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Objective: This review article presents a summary of evidence-based research on the risks and benefits of water fluoridation and serves to offer primary care providers (PCPs) knowledge regarding supplemental application ...
    • Computer availability tracking system 

      Puranshetiwar, Rahul Kishan (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Traditional methods of determining a computer's availability are time consuming to the users in the library. Remotely checking the computer's availability needs to have an application which displays the status of the ...

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