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    • Understanding thermostat usage behavior for energy efficient building systems 

      Berumen-Pacheco, Joel (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Residential buildings account for 20% of the nation’s total energy consumption. Although residential buildings represent a high energy demand, their high energy saving potential has not been reached. One of the most ...
    • Educating pregnant women and their children on oral hygiene 

      Baalman, Lauren; Forcum, Cassie; Thompson, Maria; Burroughs, Jade (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Problem Statement: The lack of oral health education in pregnant women and their children is an overarching concern and the implementation of specific educationalbased programs may provide improvements in this population. ...
    • Defining the interface between palladin and actin using crosslinking mass spectrometry 

      Liu, David (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Palladin was discovered in 2000 and has been shown to play a significant role in actin growth, also known as polymerization, which is a key mechanism in cancer metastasis. A single immunoglobulin domain (Ig3) of palladin ...
    • Watching actin grow to help understand cancer metastasis 

      Fater, Aaron (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      The actin-associated human protein palladin plays a pivotal role in cytoskeletal organization in normal and cancerous cells. In pancreatic and breast cancer cell lines, palladin expression levels have been shown to ...
    • The importance of early dental appointments & oral screenings for children 

      Warren, Hailey; Jones, Morgan; Stoddard, Jennifer; Weatherson, Shae (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Problem Statement: Millions of low income children go without dental care, including routine exams. Educating nursing students may improve this number significantly. Purpose: This project focus was to provide interprofessional ...
    • Hydrocarbons and conflict: Evaluating natural gas and militarized interstate disputes 

      Lett, Dominik David (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      To what extent does dependence on fossil fuels affect the likelihood of militarized interstate disputes? Existing literature evaluating the relationship between hydrocarbons and conflict primarily focus on the impact of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Artificial neural network model to predict the future trajectory of anatomical motion during cancer treatment 

      Meier, kylie (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Organ motion is a major challenge in the radiation treatment of lung and abdominal cancers, which, if unaccounted for, may lead to the underdosing of cancer cells or overdosing of normal tissue, potentially causing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Structure-guided design and synthesis of SARS-COV-2 3CL protease inhibitors 

      Howard, Dennis (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      There is a need for a diversified portfolio of direct-acting antivirals that can be used in the treatment and management of SARS-CoV-2 infections to complement the use of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. The research ...
    • Actualistic study of puma (Puma concolor) bone surface modification on cow (Bos taurus) remains 

      Hill, Cameron (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      This actualistic study focuses on the bone surface modification patterns created by pumas (Puma concolor) on the bones of the animals they eat. The bones assessed in our study were modified by captive pumas from the ...
    • IL-6 levels during BFR exercise in older adults 

      Carlgren, Madison; Bradley, Laik; Mattison, Jett; Goodwin, Andrew (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      One method to reduce the risk of falls and fall-related hospitalizations among older adults is to increase strength and muscular health. Heavy-weight resistance training is the standard exercise to build skeletal muscle ...
    • Development of a skin-wearable, wireless sweat-monitoing system for PH, sodium, and glucose 

      Self, Micah; Herrmann, Peter (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Sweat is an important bodily fluid that can be non-invasively collected from many different areas of the body and contains valuable biomarkers for a variety of clinical and physiological applications, including early ...
    • Covid-19 drug design for dummies 

      Miller, Matthew J.; Stoner, Wayne (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Scientific research is an essential part of modern society, but it often feels overly complex and hard to understand. Additionally, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on, there is a great need for society to be ...
    • 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 ...
    • Accessibility of treatment and resources for gestational diabetes in Sedgwick county 

      Ahmed, Shazia (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Gestational diabetes is diabetes in pregnant women. These women have an increased risk of fetal and maternal complication. Women with gestational diabetes need to have access to treatment and resources that will decrease ...
    • Pure bending of honeycomb core 

      Tazawa, Kazune (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Honeycomb core is a cellular structure consisting of hexagonal cells. Honeycomb cores are widely used because of the ability enable sandwich structures to achieve high strength and stiffness with small density. Honeycomb ...
    • 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 ...
    • Studying misinformation surrounding COVID-19 in Hispanic communities 

      Mata, Rory (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      This study will investigate the effects of COVID-19 misinformation spread in Hispanic communities in Wichita, KS. The pandemic saw a rise in the spread of false information through social media, which is well documented ...
    • The development of a fully wireless, skin-wearable fetal ECG monitoring device 

      Newkirk, Hannah (Wichita State University, 2022-04-15)
      Early detection of fetal abnormalities during pregnancy and delivery is critical to reduce fetal mortality, and the most effective way to accomplish it will be ambulatory fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) monitoring. For ...