URCAF Abstracts 2018
2018 URCAF Organizing Committee
Chair: John Hammond, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Math/Social Sciences)
Shuang Gu, Engineering
Anthony May, Business
Kimberly Engber, Honors College
Janice Ewing, Education
Susan Sterrett, Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities)
Abu Asaduzzaman , Engineering
Aaron Bowen, University Libraries
Kelly Anderson, Health Professions
Dinorah Azpuru, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences)
Taylor Williams, Student Member
College of Education
College of Fine Arts
Office of Research and Technology
Barton School of Business
Cohen Honors College
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)The purpose of this evaluative descriptive research will be to understand how the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) can improve in both program delivery and the evaluation of trainings. Using existing quantitative and qualitative ...
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(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)This work is a choreographed dance duet. The premise of the work is the choreographer’s own struggle with an anxiety disorder, in a way to encompass the experience of someone with this mental health problem. This piece was ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)This creative work is a selection of poetry on the theme of mental health. Mental health is something I am passionate about. I look to incorporate an aspect of confessional poetry without over-exploiting the form; I hope ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer. Current methods for diagnosis rely on visual inspections, which are highly subjective and depend on the physician’s ability. The objective of this study was to detect key ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)Cleft palate deformity is one of the most common birth defects in the US and 25% of cleft palate repair surgeries fail for unknown reasons. Computational modeling of muscles in the soft palate would allow for better insight ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)Constructing a language from a prompt: When constructing a language for a film or book, it is essential to begin with a concept which we can build upon. Here, Dr. Mythili Menon provided a short science fiction prompt. From ...
Modeling control method combinations to manage the sylvatic plague in black-tailed prairie dog towns (Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) are keystone species of short-grass prairie ecosystems and are essential to the success of efforts to re-introduce endangered black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes). The ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)There is a large gender gap between the number of women in America and the number of female legislators serving in state legislatures and Congress. Often, legislation reflects this divide and leads to the implementation ...
Aerobic exercise sustains performance of instrumental activities of daily living in early-stage Alzheimer's (Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a debilitating neurodegenerative ailment that causes brain atrophy and memory loss. Individuals with AD experience progressive loss of independence performing instrumental activities of daily ...
(Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is attempting to measure properties of subatomic particles called neutrinos in order to discover information about the universe. NOvA is a project based out of Fermi National ...