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• #### Assessing the level of secondary traumatic stress experienced by children’s advocacy center employees ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
At work, employees of children’s advocacy centers (CACs) are routinely exposed to the trauma experienced by the children they help. This secondary exposure to trauma can elicit responses similar to, or meeting diagnostic ...
• #### Dynamic vehicle routing problem with industry 4.0 approach ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Supply chain companies are eager for an automated system to address their challenges, particularly those that are dynamic, such as dynamic vehicle routing problems. To prepare dynamic supply chain systems for organizations, ...
• #### Designing, manufacturing, testing, and modeling motorcycle helmets using hybrid composite systems ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Roadside motorcycle accidents resulting in brain injury and ultimate death have become an important problem worldwide. Protection of motorcycle riders is an essential goal for motorcycle helmet manufacturers in designing ...
• #### Identifying optimal educational parameters for augmentative and alternative communication users: Stakeholders' perspectives ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Research involving parameters for designing and developing an appropriate educational program for students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in school settings is considered a relatively recent ...
• #### Multifunctional biomimetic scaffold with hydrogel for skin tissue engineering ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Chronic wounds have been a global health threat over the past few decades, requiring urgent medical and research attention. The delayed wound-healing process may be attributed to obesity, microbial infection, aging, edema, ...
• #### The influence of social capital and community cultural wealth on college completion: Narratives of first generation adult learners ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Adult learners and first generation students are less likely to persist to graduation than their traditional counterparts, however, some do manage to succeed in college and graduate (McCall et al., 2018; Means & Pyne, ...
• #### Waste not, want not: Household sentiment on food waste and the role of sustainable technologies ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
Researchers from the multidisciplinary field of human-computer-interaction (HCI) created a sub-field known as sustainable HCI to address environmental problems through technological interventions. The HCI community has ...
• #### Possible selves of college students experiencing depression: A shift in focus toward well-being ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
This study examined the possible selves, illness representations, psychological well-being, and experiences of depression among college students (N = 223) who completed an online survey. As hypothesized, students with ...
• #### Robotic refill friction stir spot welding for aerospace applications ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
The consumption of high-strength aluminum alloys in aerospace industries is increasing and refill friction stir spot welding is found to be a suitable joining technology for aerospace aluminum alloys. Currently, aerospace ...
• #### Differentially private online learning algorithms for federated optimization ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-12)
The exponential growth of the Internet from the last decade till the present has resulted in the generation of big data from billions of connected devices. Yet, big data are not readily available in many application ...
• #### Applications of tungsten sulfide/carbon nanocomposites in thirdgeneration solar cells and their techno-economic analysis ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Being confronted with the energy crisis and environmental problems, the exploration of clean and renewable energy materials is urgently demanded. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted widespread attention as ...
• #### On the inverse gravimetry problem with minimal data ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
In this dissertation we considered the inverse source problem $\Delta u = \mu,$ where lim $u (x) = 0$ as |x| goes to $\infty$ and $\mu$ is zero outside a bounded domain $\Omega$. The inverse problem of gravime- try is to ...
• #### Perceptions of quality in e-learning for higher education ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
E-learning quality is a complex and multi-faceted issue. Some argue that the quality of e-learning should be judged by the same criteria and standards as face-to-face education. Others hold that conventional quality concepts ...
• #### Enhanced two-phase cooling using bi-particle-size sintered particle evaporator with distributed liquid supply capillary wicks ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-08)
Liquid-vapor, phase-change heat transfer using wicks can provide reliable and high heat flux cooling capability, especially in microgravity applications. However, the maximum heat removal capacity, also known as Critical ...
• #### Improving treatment-seeking attitudes by reducing treatment seeking stigma via a web-based program ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Despite the potential benefits of mental health treatment, a substantial proportion of those with a diagnosable mental health disorder do not seek treatment, and treatment-seeking stigma has been cited as a major reason. ...
• #### Positive (p, n)-intermediate scalar curvature and Gromov-Lawson cobordism ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-08)
In this thesis we consider a well known construction due to Gromov, Lawson, and Gajer which allows for the extension of a metric of positive scalar curvature over the trace of a surgery in codimension at least 3 to a ...
• #### Advanced control strategies of PMSM based wind energy conversion systems ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Wind energy conversion system (WECS) is a system helps to produce the electrical energy by transforming the incoming air stream. This system has two basic steps. First step is the mechanical power which comes from the ...
• #### Childhood maltreatment and the developing brain: Profiles of executive function and the predictive value of maltreatment variables ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
There is a strong reciprocal link between environmental experiences and children’s cognitive development (Brocki & Bohlin, 2004). One such environmental experience, with a widely recognized negative impact on cognitive ...
• #### Level-up! Identifying ways to make video games more accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
This study examines the impact of using tactile, directional cues in a 3D, third-person shooter video game. Depending on the condition, the game used audio, visual, and haptic cues to provide information about when and ...
• #### A pseudo restricted maximum likelihood estimator under multivariate simple tree order restriction and an algorithm ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
The minimum distance projection of a given matrix $X \in R^{pxq}$ onto the order restricted cone in an appropriately defined inner product system, $\pi(X|C_{pxq}),$ plays an important role in order restricted statistical ...