URCAF Abstracts 2019
2018 URCAF Organizing Committee
Chair: John Hammond, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Math/Social Sciences)
Shuang Gu, Engineering
Anthony May, Business
Heidi Bell, Honors College
Janice Ewing, Education
Susan Sterrett, Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities)
Abu Asaduzzaman , Engineering
Jessica Mirasol, University Libraries
Kelly Anderson, Health Professions
Shirlene Small, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences)
Jessica Wewer, Student Member
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)This paper explores how mental illness and substance abuse correlate, to cause an increase in the homeless veteran population. The specific mental illnesses that will be explored is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); ...
Implementation of artificial neural networks to classify human forearm muscle signals for individual finger movement of a robotic hand (Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have been utilized in the engineering field to identify patterns from a given dataset. Powered prosthetics have specifically implemented them to detect muscle patterns; however, this has ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)Within a classroom, there are various methods of teaching styles that teachers can implement for their students. Primarily, depending on the school, teachers are allowed to use a wide variety of resources, including various ...
Acoustical properties of 3D printed functionally-graded porous structures with triply periodic minimal surfaces (Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)Structures with triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS) have recently been shown to possess attractive mechanical properties such as high stiffness-to-density and strength-to-density ratios. In this study, we investigate ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) is known as the standardized instrument used to measure tongue strength and endurance. A common complaint, however, is that the bulb may move from its intended tongue placement ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)United States Forest Service (USFS) uses a variety of aircraft for firefighting operations. In this study, flight data is analyzed for CL-415 aircraft, which were specifically designed for firefighting. A major operational ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)This study was conducted to explore the antimicrobial effects of neem, an extract from an evergreen tree native to India, and cranberry in preventing the formation of biofilm on the surface of the tooth that leads to the ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)With the emergence of an alarming amount of multidrug resistant bacteria, there has been a growing interest in antimicrobial peptides as potential antibiotics to combat this issue in the medical community. Antimicrobial ...
Measurement of potential Parkinsonian Toxin uptake in C. elegans using HPLC and microscopy techniques (Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease that is prevalent in older generations and currently has no cure. Parkinson's is correlated to cell death in specific dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of humans. The ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)This study explored how young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) use speech intensity (perceived as loudness) when they produce words and sounds during communication with clinicians and the children's parents. ...
(Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)The trickster is a character found in stories from virtually all cultures. The trickster can be male or female, malevolent, humorous, or both. They exist on the fringes of society, being different or disenfranchised in ...