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    • Investigating the nature of French color terms in Congolese Kiswahili 

      Hemberger, Kaitlyn (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Color terms in standard Kiswahili are plentiful and have varied lexical behavior. Some terms are adjectives, others are nouns, and a select few may be both. Only a few are basic color terms, and the rest are either derived ...
    • An investigation of color terms in Korean 

      Posson, Emily (Wichita State University, 2018-12-07)
      This senior honors thesis investigates color terms and the expression of color in the Korean language. Korean was chosen as the language to be investigated for two reasons: first, there have been very few studies that ...
    • Investing melanocyte dielectric permittivity of Melanoma on skin using a RF resonator 

      Bhandari, Subash; Villafana-Ibarra, Bernardo (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 ...
    • Learning basis gates for one qubit using microwave pulses 

      Nola, Jaden; Behrman, Elizabeth C. (Wichita State University, 2022)
      Quantum computing is a field with growing interest. Instead of using classical bits, we use quantum systems – qubits – to represent data and operations. Recent developments hint at the enormous potential behind quantum ...
    • Legacy of colonialism in Mexican Spanish 

      Rangel, Raul (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Does the variety of Spanish spoken in Mexico exhibit examples of language imperialism in words and phrases (mexicanisms) that are known to all but marginalized by society? For the methodology I comprised a list of words ...
    • Life trapped in ice: Microbial survival and activity within melted brines in layered ices relevant to mars 

      Janes, Logan; Schneegurt, Mark A. (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Mars is a prime candidate for supporting living systems. Since liquid water is rare, Martian life might exist inside brine near the surface trapped between layers of pure water ice from frost and aeolian regolith deposits. ...
    • Macrophomina phaseolina hot spots and correlations with soil and plant factors 

      Houchen, Barrett (Wichita State University, 2021-04-09)
      Macrophomina phaseolina is a fungal pathogen capable of infecting over 500 plant species across the world and one of the most important pests of soybeans in Kansas. Investigation has been conducted on M. phaseolina's ...
    • Measurement of a neutral current PI0 cross section in the NOvA near detector 

      Bowles, Reed (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 ...
    • Measuring the abundance of airborne halotolerant microbes 

      Altohol, Bader (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Biogeography studies have shown that microbes can travel long distances in the atmosphere and spread globally. Microbes appear to have no obvious geographical barriers. Baas Becking stated, “everything is everywhere, the ...
    • Microfossil analysis of a grinding stone from the Etzanoa archaeological site 

      Carter, Kaitlyn (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      The archaeological site known as Etzanoa (14CO3) was established by Ancestral Wichita peoples from roughly 1450 to 1715 CE along the Walnut River in Southern Kansas. In the summer of 2021 a metate, a type of grinding ...
    • Modeling control method combinations to manage the sylvatic plague in black-tailed prairie dog towns 

      Elzinga, David; Stowe, Shelby (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 ...
    • Normal cognitive test scores cannot be interpreted as accurate measures of ability in the context of failed performance validity testing: A symptom- and detection-coached simulation study 

      Martinez, Karen A.; Sayers, Courtney; Hayes, Charles A.; Martin, Phillip K.; Clark, Charles B.; Schroeder, Ryan W. (Routledge, 2021-05-16)
      Introduction: While use of performance validity tests (PVTs) has become a standard of practice in neuropsychology, there are differing opinions regarding whether to interpret cognitive test data when standard scores fall ...
    • Open-source microscope for carbon fiber analysis in composite printing 

      Thomas, Annika; Smith, Nicholas (Wichita State University, 2021)
      The purpose of open-source microscopy is to enable laboratories to have the power of microscopy at a reduced cost and with lower maintenance. Open-source microscopy also allows for a broader range of customization so the ...
    • Optimal fabrication methods for perovskite solar cells with carbon counter electrodes 

      Peterson, Grace; Syed, Tajamul Hussain; Mathur, Saket Chand (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Solar energy is a vital part of the search for viable renewable energy sources. Increasing the affordability of solar cells while maintaining their efficiency is critical to implementing them practically on a large scale. ...
    • Optimal rest interval between sets in robot-based upper-arm rehabilitation 

      Mosqueda, Gissele (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Muscular fatigue affects the muscle activation that is needed for producing the desired clinical outcome. Integrating optimal muscle relaxation periods into a variety of health care rehabilitation protocols is important ...
    • Oral hygiene modifications for the intellectually & developmentally disabled 

      Clark, Lindsey; Akin, Lauren; Bravo-Alvarez, Pili; Counterman, Paige; Webster, Stephanie (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      This program’s goal is to inform individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) of the many different tools and ways a toothbrush can be modified to make oral hygiene easier. Different handle modifiers ...
    • Oral material microbiology hazard risk analysis 

      Stilwell, Madelyn; Bland, Ashley; Chastain, Hanna; Konen, Hannah; Nickel, Sarah M.; VanRavenhorst-Bell, Heidi A. (Wichita State University, 2022)
      Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are often associated with abnormal functional lingual movements. It is important when diagnosing or treating OMDs to assess patients' tongue strength and endurance. The anti-slip ...
    • PARROT 

      Nguyen, Andre; Chastain, Hanna; Zavala, P.; Patterson, Jeremy A.; VanRavenhorst-Bell, Heidi A. (Wichita State University, 2021)
      The tongue is commonly evaluated in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with speech, swallowing, and breathing. Over 38% of the general population and 81% of children are impacted with some form of such ...
    • PARROT: An orofacial myofunctional imaging and pressure mapping device 

      Chastain, Hanna (Wichita State University, 2021-04-09)
      Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are characterized by abnormal movement patterns of the mouth. Complications from OMDs include problems with talking, swallowing, and breathing. The tongue is a commonly assessed ...
    • Program planning project 

      Graves, Kathryn; Burciaga, Gabriela; Bell, Mikayla; Pino, Rosangela (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Nursing home residents frequently require partial or complete assistance in conducting activities of daily living, including oral care. They often house individuals that use oral prosthetics like removable partials and ...