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    • Linguistic discrimination against Latino residents of Garden City, Kansas 

      Colcher, Drew C. (Wichita State University, 2018-02-20)
      Previous studies laud the cultural integration of immigrant and established Latino communities in Garden City, Kansas, but substantial anecdotal evidence and a well-documented history of discrimination suggest that some ...
    • Lorenzo D. Lewelling and Kansas’ ‘Civil’ War 

      Poland, Jordan A.; Price, Jay M., 1969- (2012-02-16)
      Lorenzo D. Lewelling and Kansas’ “Civil” War research, will examine one of the most obscure periods in Kansas political history, the early 1890s. The paper will explore the rise of Populism, a grassroots third-party movement, ...
    • Making the leap from traditional input devices: An evaluation of Leap Motion 

      Haskins, Christal (Wichita State University, 2016-02-02)
      The Leap Motion is a recently developed, touch-free gesture device that allows for natural interaction between a computer and a user. Currently, many research projects have explored the usability of Leap Motion compared ...
    • Methods for the optimizing trajectories of all-electric satellites for multiple variables and launch conditions 

      Foster, Alexander; Sreesawet, Suwat; Vijayan, Sainath (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
      With the current shift from chemical to all electric thrusters and satellites that is currently being undertaken in the space industry, the state of Kansas is set in a prime position to benefit greatly as new technologies ...
    • Mixed Integer Non-linear Programming (MINLP) formulation of energy-efficient location routing problem for electric-powered vehicles 

      Mirzaei, Shokoufeh; Krishnan, Krishna K. (2011-02-17)
      Electric vehicles (EVs) in the robotic context and in the future of logistics networks will play an important role as a sustainable and emission-free tool of transportation. The recent development of EVs such as Nissan ...
    • Mobile text input on a smartwatch QWERTY keyboard 

      Colling, Morgan; Turner, Colton (Wichita State University, 2016-02-02)
      As smartwatches continue to grow in popularity the demand for a smartwatch with efficient texting capabilities continues to increase. Conventional opinion states texting on a smartwatch is too difficult and inefficient due ...
    • A model for prostate cryoablation 

      Ashton, John A. (2006-03-08)
      One area of male specific health issues would certainly be disease affecting the prostate. Three main prostatic ailments include Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), and Cancer. Prostate cancer is the most ...
    • Modeling and evaluating the effect of data aggregation interval on smart power distribution system 

      Chakraborty, Suvagata (Wichita State University, 2019-02-26)
      The modernization of the power grid is expected to enable retail consumers to be active participants via data sharing information between the consumers and the operator. This initiative allows two-way communication by means ...
    • Modified PM Generator for Low RPM Wind Turbine 

      Basnet, Saurav Man Singh; Sharma, R.; Ghimire, Pramod; Freere, P.; Jewell, Ward T. (2007-03-12)
      A modified tractor alternator is designed and constructed to suit a 300 Watt low speed, high altitude wind turbine. The tractor alternator does not produce the required power output for the given speed of the turbine. A ...
    • Multi-sensor health diagnosis using Deep Belief Network based state classification 

      Tamilselvan, Prasanna; Wang, Pingfeng (2011-02-17)
      Kansas is one of the headquarters of major aircraft manufacturing industries. Due to large human life risks involved in flight journey, safety and operational reliability of aircraft is more critical. This research proposes ...
    • Mutual interference of driving and texting performance 

      Ellis, Jake; Turner, Colton; Turner, Kirsten (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
      Texting while driving is a disturbingly common habit; however, the impact of texting on driving performance and effective approaches to counteract its risks are still not well understood. This study utilizes the Lane ...
    • Nanomonitors: a miniature electronic biosensor for early disease diagnosis 

      Brandigampala, Savindra Madhavi; Prasad, Shalini (2011-02-17)
      Heart disease more specifically vulnerable coronary plaque rupture, which is the cause of acute coronary syndromes stroke, peripheral vascular limb ischemia, and other end-organ ischemic diseases, is one of the leading ...
    • Neural network assisted trajectory planning for space missions 

      Dasyam, Amrutha; Chadalavada, Pardhasai (Wichita State University, 3/29/2022)
      A critical aspect of space mission analysis is spacecraft trajectory optimization, which is a challenging problem involving nonlinear dynamics, multiple phases, nonconvex objectives, and complex constraints. State-of-the-art ...
    • New progress in self-healing technology of composite wind turbine blades 

      Patlolla, Vamsidhar Reddy; Asmatulu, Ramazan (2012-02-16)
      Wind turbine blades are subjected to external cyclic loadings, resulting in the development of micro and nanocracks, which in course of time becomes macro cracks, thus leading to fatigue and failure. The concept of ...
    • No "white" child left behind: The academic achievement gap between blacks and whites 

      Rowley, Rochelle; Wright, David W. (2007-03-12)
      The issue of racial inequality in education has consistently been addressed through government policy in an attempt to solve the problem of discrimination rampant in the American school system. The latest government stab ...
    • Non-invasive detection of intracranial fluid volume shifts using wearable headband 

      Griffith, Jacob L.; Eckerman, Brandon; Loflin, Benjamin; Bhandari, Subash; Becker, Ryan A.; Mohammed, Noor (Wichita State University, 2019-02-26)
      Pathological increases in cerebral blood or cerebrospinal fluid volume have been linked to neurological complications and even death in patients who have had hemorrhagic strokes, traumatic brain injury, or have undergone ...
    • A normative study on wideband tympanometry and energy reflectance in human ears: effects of repetitive measurements 

      Burdiek, Laina M. (Wichita State University, 2013-02-14)
      The middle ear transforms airborne sounds into mechanical vibration and helps improve sound transmission into the fluid-filled inner ear. This is an imperfect process. Part of the sound energy is reflected back to the ear ...
    • Numerical analysis of blood flow in the human aorta and bypass grafts 

      Kok, Foo (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
      Blood flow is complex due to the presence of curves, multiple branches, non-Newtonian flow, and pulsating effect. Even when an individual receives a bypass, which saves the patient, several years later a new bypass may ...
    • Nurse staffing for inpatient settings using a stochastic modeling approach 

      Eimanzadeh, Parisa (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
      Consistent evidence from observational studies suggests that inadequate nurse staffing in hospitals and heavy nurse workload threaten patient safety and quality of care. Every additional registered nurse per patient is ...
    • Nutrition guidelines in Kansas elementary schools 

      Sawyers, Erin; Spradlin, Megan; Heins, Jordan (Wichita State University, 2017-03-07)
      Childhood obesity is a nation-wide epidemic. Although the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines are designed to regulate students' caloric intake and nutritional needs, ambiguous snack guidelines may be counteracting ...