URCAF Abstracts 2014
2014 URCAF Organizing Committee
Chair: Douglas Parham, Health Professions
Ramazan Asmatulu, Engineering
Masud Chand , Business
Dharam Chopra, Liberal arts & Sciences
Kimberly Engber, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kay Gibson, Education
Kyoung Lee, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Steven Oare, Fine Arts
JJ Pionke, University Libraries
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office of Research Administration Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of Education College of Engineering College of Fine Arts College of Health Professions University Libraries Honors College
14th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)
Production of the red pigment prodigiosin in Serratia marcescens using fed-batch bioreactors (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Prodigiosin is a red, linear tripyrrole compound that is produced as a secondary metabolite by several families of bacterial species including some strains of Serratia marcescens (S. Marcescens). Prodigiosin was first ...
Color, relevance and eccentricity influence detection performance of changes in driving scenes (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Background: The ability to detect sudden onset of events while driving is critical for driving safety. This study explored how factors such as color, relevance to driving and eccentricity of changes influence the detection ...
A comparison of estimated heart rate and peak heart rate in firefighters and non firefighters (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 ...
Tongue motion during speech in persons with Parkinson's disease: Effects of speech modifications (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Purpose: Parkinson's disease (PD) affects the ability to produce intelligible speech. Although speech characteristics of persons with PD are well-described in the literature (i.e., a soft-spoken voice, reduced speech ...
Accelerometer balance study (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 ...
I know who holds tomorrow: Choral arrangement for SATB choir (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)The purpose of this activity, is to rearrange a previously written song in a twenty-first century style for an SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir. This song was originally written by Christian composer Ira Stanphil, ...
Gravity assist trajectory optimization (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Space is the final frontier, and exploring its vast reaches is one of the greatest challenges mankind has undertaken. However, moving around in space is expensive. Exploring the cosmos requires large amounts velocity change ...
High times in the USA: A look at sociodemographic factors connected to legalizing marijuana (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Marijuana has long been considered a fringe policy issue, with most individuals historically being against any sort of legalization. Recent pushes for legalization in states such as Colorado and Washington merit wondering ...
Phonological awareness and early intervention (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)Studies have shown that the explicit instruction of phonological awareness (PA), an individual's ability to attend to and manipulate the sound structure of a spoken word, significantly influences later literacy. Current ...