Board Members for 2021 GRASP Symposium

Kerry Wilks, Professor & Associate Dean of the Graduate School

George Dehner, Associate Professor, History
Anthony DiLollo, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Deepak Gupta, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering
Bryan Lehecka, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, University Libraries
Anthony May , Associate Professor, Finance Real Estate & Decision Science
Jennifer Pearson, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Sociology
Cynthia Richburg, Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Audiology, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Associate Professor, School of Music
Heidi VanRavenhorst-Bell, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Human Performance Studies
John Watkins, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

With much appreciation to Sheree Smith, Graduate Student Success Specialist, for her substantial administrative contributions.

Recent Submissions

  • Communication apprehension and mindfulness: Can a negative correlation help us improve? 

    Willett, Brandy (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Strong communication skills are vital in the modern workplace, and in fact impact numerous aspects of a person's life. In order to prepare students, many colleges and universities require an introductory-level communication ...
  • Understanding spatial constraints for autonomous robotic assembly with neural logic learning 

    Yan, Fujian (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Spatial constraints of objects are one of the key elements that are required in industrial assembly. Robots deployed in conventional assembly lines are based on schema by referring to computer-aided design (CAD) software. ...
  • Shapley value-based satellite communication bandwidth allocation strategy 

    Yarlagadda, Maha Lakshmi (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Satellite technology is essential in the field of communications and is popularly called SATCOM, short for Satellite Communication. Bandwidth and connectivity needs are the two main expensive resources in SATCOM that are ...
  • Effects of Aphasia-Friendly Readings: Responsive reading for couples 

    Zwanziger, Madison; Nicks, Lindsey; Bailey, Brittney; Powell, Addison; Keese, Daphne; Recker, Breanna (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: This is a presentation that shows the progress of a person with aphasia after having eight weeks of Aphasia-Friendly Readings Therapy, a family-centered therapy approach developed by the spouse of a person ...
  • Detection of dissolved CO2 gas using an open-circuit resonator 

    Villafana-Ibarra, Bernardo; Richardson, Luke (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Exposure to higher than normal levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases its concentration in the blood, which can impair cognitive function and cause adverse physical effects. This is especially a concern in aerospace ...
  • Asset management in electric power systems: Bibliometric analysis 

    Mohib, Ashfaque A. (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Utility companies are forced into adopting strategies to satisfy customer demand and reliability, maintain and grow asset infrastructures, increase return on investments and improve operational efficiencies to compete in ...
  • Geothermal cooling system for a small house 

    Ranaweera, Dilmi T. (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    With the rising cost of air conditioning, and the increasing environmental pollution caused by refrigerants, an alternative method for residential cooling needs to be considered. The objective of this research is to find ...
  • Cranial suture closure and its relationship to the estimation of age: A re-evaluation of the Todd & Lyon Method 

    Voss, Rachel E. (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The proficiency of adult human identification by means of age estimation based on skeletal remains is indispensable, and frequently call for anthropological methods including but not limited to the estimating of age. Past ...
  • Acute appendicitis: Surgical intervention vs. effective antibiotic use 

    Pham, Kieu; Valentine, Corey (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Acute appendicitis has successfully been treated with appendectomy for over a century. With the rise of antibiotic treatment, a debate has emerged over the superior treatment. This literature review analyzes antibiotic ...
  • Heart failure transitional care services: An APRN led clinic 

    Swain-Abraham, Kathryn; McGarvey, Jeremy (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a debilitating disease, that doesn't let the heart muscle pump enough blood. HF effects 6.5 million, with costs over $30 billion annually in the US (Yancy, 2013) The coronavirus (Covid-19) ...
  • Obesity classification from facial images using deep learning 

    Siddiqui, Hera (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a serious health problem that is on the rise both in the United States and globally. Obesity is frequently defined using the clinical Body Mass Index (BMI) ratio of height and weight. Overweight ...
  • Modified state observer for Solar Electric Propulsion Spacecraft 

    Thulaseedharan Pillay, Yrithu (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The use of Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) for missions within the Earth-Luna system (cislunar) has been planned, due to its low propellent usage compared to chemical propulsion. However, SEP introduces much higher transfer ...
  • Interlaminar properties improvement of polymeric nanocomposites using helical carbon nanotubes 

    Sritharan, Ramanan (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Polymer based composite materials are widely used in industries like aerospace, automobile, ship building, renewable energy, spaceships, recreational industry etc. One of the largest consumers of polymeric composite materials ...
  • Identifying motivational factors in robot-based assist-as-needed rehabilitation 

    Mosqueda, Gissele; Sutton, Rachel; Miranda, Virgil; Tri, Anna (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Globally, 2.41 billion people can benefit from rehabilitation due to various injuries or diseases (WHO, 2019). Traditional rehabilitation relies on techniques that are physiological in nature (e.g., assisted ...
  • Understanding the physics of droplet electrocoalescence in a microfluidic device 

    Memon, Faisal Bilal; Koppolu, Bhargav (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    This work details a parametric study for merging millimeter sized oil droplets, using an electric field, to simulate a mesoscale version of the microfluidic device. This was done to see if the physics of droplet merging ...
  • On the inverse gravimetry problem with minimal data 

    Titi, Aseel (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The inverse problem in gravimetry is to find a domain D inside the reference domain Ω from measurements of gravitational force outside Ω. We first considered the two-dimensional case where we found that about five parameters ...
  • Visualization analysis of OSPTE comments 

    Reddy, Muskula Sai Deep (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    The teaching evaluation instrument used by Wichita State University for Face-to-Face classes is called SPTE (Student Perception Teaching Evaluation). When WSU moved to online teaching, the social science lab at WSU developed ...
  • Validation of three question health literacy screener in determining health literacy as compared to existing STOFLA 

    Petersen, Emily; Hansford, Hayley; Burkhart, Katie; Reyes, Jared (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    INTRODUCTION: Low health literacy has been associated with poor health outcomes. Identifying those with low health literacy would allow for appropriate interventions. There are currently several validated health literacy ...
  • S.E.L.E.N.E: System Engineered for Lunar Environment, Navigation, and Exploration 

    Morales, Kevin; Wang, Long; Christensen, Fennie; Kim, Arnold; Alfaro, Jennifer; Smith, Brandon; Ergil, Selin; Rincon, Clarissa (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Augmented Reality (AR) display technologies utilize computer-generated virtualized content to enhance the observer's perception of the physical environment. This NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students) ...
  • Federated learning with differential privacy: An online mirror descent approach 

    Odeyomi, Olusola T. (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Federated learning is a machine learning paradigm that provides privacy to the local data of multiple clients communicating with a central server. Federated learning has successfully been applied in natural language ...

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