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This collection consists of digital copies of master's theses submitted for degree at the colleges and departments of Wichita State University. The collection includes theses beginning of fall 2005 and later.

The complete set of all WSU theses may be found in the WSU Library Catalog. University Libraries has two paper copies of each theses submitted before 2006 and archival microfilm copies in the Libraries Special Collection for theses after 2006.

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The latest addition to this collection is theses defended in fall 2020.

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• The Mexican people in the state of Kansas ﻿

(Wichita State University, 1950)
• The use of ability grouping for reading instruction ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2004-12)
The purpose of this study was to compare the academic achievement of students who were grouped for reading instruction and those not grouped for reading instruction. Participants were 132 second-grade and 138 fifth-grade ...
• Effect of flaperons on a biplane configuration ﻿

(Wichita State University, 1994-05)
The use of full span flaperons on low speed biplane configurations i~ a unique synergistic concept that has yet to be evaluated. The well-executed biplane configuration is useful for performing low speed aerobatics, ...
• The impact of fluid shear stress on the morphology of human dermal microvascular endothelial cells ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
As blood flows through blood vessels, the fluid exerts a shear stress on the endothelial cells that line the vasculature. The current perception in the literature is that all endothelial cells will align and elongate in ...
• Analysis of wayfarer side, front and rear impact with a lightweight pickup truck at center and front corners ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Wayfarer injuries and fatalities in the United States has taken an uprise in the past few decades. According to the data estimated by National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), there are severe pedestrian injuries ...
• Design and implementation of a remote assistance application for persons with visual impairments ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) confront numerous problems when completing regular duties or exploring new places. Getting assistance from strangers is not always desirable in such situations. With ...
• Computational fluid dynamics and fluid structure interaction analysis on the use of inflatable wing structures ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
The research conducted in this thesis was done to ascertain the potential of using drop-stitch panels for inflatable wing designs. This was done primarily by using 2D CFD analysis on airfoil sections approximating the shape ...
• Applied topological data analysis to El-Niño Southern Oscillation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most powerful climate phenomena that can change global air circulation, affecting temperature and rainfall around the planet. ENSO has three phases: El Niño and La ...
• Ricci tensor under conformal change of metric as an elementary obstruction to certain Einstein metrics ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, (1853-1925) Bologna, was an Italian mathematician and a professor at the University of Padua from 1880 -1925. He was the rst to introduce the systematic theory of tensor analysis in 1887 with a ...
• Urinary follicle-stimulating hormone glycoform analysis by automated western blot ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is one of the glycoprotein hormones synthesized and secreted by the gonadotropic cells of the anterior pituitary gland. In females, FSH stimulates ovarian follicular development and ...
• Efficacy of upper limb rehabilitation protocols ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Neuromuscular and sensorimotor degeneration can negatively impact and reduce the physical, cognitive, and social well-being of an individual across their lifespan. Therapeutics interventions are vital to restore the lost ...
• A comprehensive cost estimation for additive manufacturing ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an emerging manufacturing method by which Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models are directly made into products and structures. Layers of material, such as polymers, metals, ceramics, composites, ...
• Post-secondary education experiences and needs of students with autism spectrum disorder at Wichita State University ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
The literature reports increased enrollment of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in post-secondary education settings. Unfortunately, a significant number of these individuals do not graduate (Zeedyk, 2016). The ...
• Impact of building systems usage on indoor particulate matter $(PM_{2.5})$ concentration in residential buildings ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential because people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. There are various sources of indoor air pollutants, including combustion, building materials, and outdoor air pollution. Particulate ...
• Exploration of integrated solar supercapacitor devices for solar energy conversion and storage ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
As the world’s population is growing and moving towards the modernization, the demand of energy is gradually increasing every day. At the current rate of consumption of energy, the demand is to be increased by 65% by the ...
• Response of aquatic microinvertebrates within isolated tallgrass prairie stream pools to experimental drying ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Intermittent streams experience varying drying and rewetting cycles that influence the organisms that are able utilize these systems. These disturbance regimes are expected to be greatly impacted by climate change and other ...
• Dynamics of and injury assessment to occupants in high-speed planing boats under pure vertical loading condition using a human body model with active muscle behavior ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
In the maritime industry, with special emphasis on military and rescue operations, often situations arise where a rapid response is required. During these periods, the use of high-speed planing crafts is of utmost ...
• Progressive damage analysis of pinned joints of composite plates ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
A composite payload attach fitting (PAF) is being designed and fabricated at NASA MSFC for the Block 1B heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS).Functioning as the primary structural interface, the PAF is connected to the ...
• Development of an adaptive exoskeleton for upper arm rehabilitaion ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Assistive technologies such as robotic and exoskeleton devices are utilized to aid in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and in rehabilitation tasks to alleviate and restore some of the lost degrees-of-freedoms (DOFs). ...
• A survey of Kansas speech-language pathologists’ knowledge and confidence regarding literacy intervention ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-08)
The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge and confidence of Kansas school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) regarding literacy intervention by replicating a published survey that was conducted in the ...