Proceedings 2010: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects

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2010 GRASP Symposium Editorial Board:

Mara Alagic, Chair, Associate Professor & Graduate School Assistant Dean

Ngoyi Bukonda, Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant

Anthony Dilollo, Associate Professor, Communication Science & Disorders

Patricia, Dooley, Professor, Elliot School of Communication

Kathy Downes, Associate Dean, University Libraries

Walter Horn, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Annette Lezotte, Assistant Professor, School of Art & Design

Fuchang Liu, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Jay Price, Associate Professor, History

Glyn Rimmington, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Global Learning

Chu-Ping Vijverberg, Assistant Professor, Economics


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    6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23) Alagic, Mara
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    Ergodic channel capacity for amplify-and-forward (AF) half-duplex cooperative systems
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23) Bi, Yu
    In this model, relay node assists the transmission from source node to the destination. The channel gain hsd,hsr,hrd are zero mean circular Gaussian. And the noise at relay and destination node is assumed i.i.d. zero-mean circular Gaussian with variance σ2. Since the cooperative system involves the product of Gaussian random variables, which is no longer Gaussian, we cannot use the conventional way to get the channel capacity. In this paper, author proposed a new method to get the channel capacity.
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    Editorial: response to president Obama's school speech
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23) Winterbone, Elizabeth Wilson; Dooley, Patricia L.
    This study seeks to determine if editorial coverage was supportive or critical of Obama's September 8, 2009 school speech. Newspapers serve as the government's "Fourth Estate" by shining a spotlight on politicians and commenting on their activities. History proves that the public and the government are influenced by opinions printed in newspapers, and the content of the proposed speech was altered following the outcry from parents and the media to address what some called, "an invasive abuse of power." Understanding the position of the editorial boards could be an indication of support Obama will have for his policies. The subject was hotly debated in the media and extreme interests were noisily presented, however, the newspapers did perform their role.
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    The effects of computer animations on high school student’s performance and engagement in biology
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23) Westhoff, Brian W.; Bergman, Daniel J.; Carroll, Jeri A.
    Technology and computers today play a huge part of how society and education function. The learner has been shaped by digital media such as computers, internet, iPods, and Xbox.Research has shownthat learning in biological science is enhanced with the use of computer animations. This study involved 79 biology students from an urban high school participating in a three-week study. In this study a pretest, post-test and retention test was given for assessment. The study focused on the use of computer animations to increase the performance and engagement of cell transport and movement. This research shows that computer animations accompanied with traditional teaching increases the performance of high school biology students and should be recommended to aid the teaching of biological concepts.
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    Molecular tetrads comprised of Zinc porphyrin-boron dipyrrin-triphenylamine triad to probe sequential energy/electron transfer events via axial ligation with C₆₀imidazole entity
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23) Wijesinghe, Channa A.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D'Souza, Francis; Zandler, Melvin E.
    There is a growing interest to mimic major processes in natural photosynthesis via artificial systems in order to harvest solar energy. In the present study, we wish to report newly synthesized molecular triads comprised of Zinc porphyrin-boron dipyrrin-triphenylamine entities.Further, supramolecular tetrad is formed by axial ligation of imidazole functionalized fullerene. Systematic spectral, electrochemical and emission studies are performed to probe sequential energy transfer followed by electron transfer events in the newly synthesized triads. Computational studies using B3LYP/3-21G* are performed to arrive at the geometry and electronic structures. Photochemical study using time-resolved emission is performed to probe electron transfer events. Further, organic photocells are being built to directly convert light energy into electricity.