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    • The effects of texting and driving on hazard perception and the adoption of driver response strategies 

      Burge, Rondell J.; Chaparro, Alex (2012-02-16)
      Hazard perception has received little attention compared to measures of vehicular control in studies exploring the effects of texting on driving performance, despite being a more direct measure of crash risk. Twenty ...
    • Emergent language and literacy skills in bilingual preschool children 

      Felihkatubbe, Jason M.; McDowell, Kimberly D. (2011-02-17)
      The purpose was to determine if a child’s proficiency in vocabulary skills in their native language was related to and/or predictive of their proficiency in language and literacy skills in their emerging language. The ...
    • Emergent literacy: A look at how preschoolers begin to develop spelling skills 

      Schmidt, Kiley; Marble-Flint, Karissa J.; Kordonowy, Jennifer (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
      Reading and spelling success in school relies on early phonological development. Much is known about emergent reading during preschool years, but less is known about spelling, the "hard copy" of phonological processing. ...
    • Energy use in healthcare services: radiography procedures 

      Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Jahromi, Ashkan S.; Dominquez, Fernando; Thomas, Nicholas; Mcadam, Ashlee; Twomey, Janet M.; Overcash, Michael; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Malzahn, Don E. (2011-02-17)
      In 2010 the U.S. healthcare sector rose to comprise 18% of the nation’s GDP. During that year $8.8 billion was on energy to meet patient needs. As the percent of GDP spent on healthcare rises over the next several years, ...
    • Evaluating nanosafety of nanomaterials by in-vitro cytotoxicity tests on fibroblast cells 

      Srikanth, Madhulika (Wichita State University, 2014-02-13)
      In recent years, the use of nanomaterials has increased exponentially. In spite of the extensive research in this field, some areas are not completely understood, one of them being nanosafety. Because of their size and ...
    • Experimental study of aircraft wake vortices in ground effect 

      Kliment, Linda K.; Rokhsaz, Kamran (2007-03-12)
      Aircraft wake vortices pose a great threat in airport terminal areas, where heavy transport vehicles operate along the same flight paths as lighter aircraft. Flying an aircraft into a vortical wake can cause large changes ...
    • Exploring allicin from garlic as a method of wound control in soft tissue infections 

      Johnson, Lauren J.; Beckman, Fawn (Wichita State University, 2016-02-02)
      The antimicrobial properties of allicin, while long known, require further investigation in order to evaluate this garlic-derived chemical as an anti-infective agent against Staphylococcus aureus wound infection. S. aureus ...
    • Fast Language Token Recognition Algorithm applied to increase performance of Internet HTTP Web Servers 

      Myers, Joseph Kenneth; Isakov, Victor; Chopra, Dharam V. (2007-03-12)
      We present a paper, computer programs, and source code which enable fast recognition of a finite set of language tokens. The recognition algorithm can write the source code for a computer program which provides a recognition ...
    • Femtosecond Laser Nano Texturing of Drug-Eluting Stents 

      Bashir, Mahmood Al (Wichita State University, 2017-03-07)
      Stents have been used for over a decade to treat coronary arteries affected by stenosis, a state in which the arteries are narrowed by the deposition of plaque. However, studies have shown that a few years after placement ...
    • A fully Bayesian approach for sample size determination 

      Safaie, Nasser (2010-03-25)
      The sample size determination has a significant role in the design and analysis of many engineering problems and data sampling projects. There are a number of sampling techniques that can be utilized to quantify the impact ...
    • A fuzzy multi-objective model for a green generation expansion problem 

      Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi; Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Masud, Abu S.M. (2010-03-25)
      In this paper a comprehensive fuzzy multi-objective model is presented for generation expansion planning problem considering uncertainty in objective functions and demand constraints. The purpose of the model is determining ...
    • Gene expression during the peri-folliculogenic period in the neonatal hamster ovary 

      Bowser, Jessica Lynn; Srikanthan, Sowmya; Hendry, William J. III; May, Jeffrey V. (2006-03-08)
      Mammalian ovarian organogenesis is characterized temporally by oogonial mitosis, oogonial apoptosis, rescue of germ cells via interaction with somatic cells to form primordial follicles, and entrance into meiosis. Recent ...
    • GuideCall: a system for remote video call assistance for blind and visually impaired people 

      Ravindran, Naveen Mukundan; Cheraghi, Seyed Ali (Wichita State University, 2019-02-26)
      Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) individuals often face many challenges when performing many daily tasks or while exploring new places that are not very accessible. Getting assistance from strangers is not always desirable ...
    • Harvesting solar energy via artificial photosynthesis 

      Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; Schumacher, Amy Lea; D’Souza, Francis (2007-03-12)
      Photosynthesis is nature’s efficient way of converting available solar energy into usable chemical energy. In photosynthesis, cascades of short-range energy transfer, between well-organized pigments, followed by electron ...
    • Harvesting solar energy via artificial photosynthesis 

      Maligaspe, Eranda; D’Souza, Francis (2010-03-25)
      Photosynthesis, the process of converting light energy into chemical energy, involves two major steps, absorption and transportation of light energy of appropriate wavelength by the antenna light harvesting molecules to ...
    • Healthcare asset replacement problem under technological change and deterioration 

      Des Bordes, Emmanuel (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
      In this study, we study the multiple style and type parallel asset replacement problem (MUST- PRES), which determines an optimal policy for keeping or replacing a group of assets that operate in parallel under a limited ...
    • Healthcare delivery and political campaign planning with limited resources: An optimization approach 

      Kookhahi, Elham (Wichita State University, 2015-02-15)
      In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to address two problems. The first problem is on healthcare delivery planning in which the objective is to diagnose and treat as many patients as possible by determining the ...
    • “Hitch your wagon to a star:” The Kansas Boom of 1887 

      Chennell, Charles Luke; Miner, H. Craig (2007-03-12)
      Kansas experienced a major boom in the late 1880s that touched nearly every aspect of life in the state. Wichita, for instance, was the fastest growing city in the nation barring none. Other Kansas towns across the state ...
    • Hospital radiology department overhead energy estimation 

      Valenzuela, Fernando; Twomey, Janet M.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Overcash, Michael (2012-02-16)
      Efficient energy management is critical for every sector of the economy. This is true in the commercial sector which includes the healthcare industry. The focus of this study is to estimate overhead energy consumption of ...
    • Hydraulic fracturing noise and health concerns for Kansans 

      Fuksa, Alicia J. (Wichita State University, 2020-02-26)
      In 2016, Kansas had over 93,000 operational oil and gas wells. According to the Kansas Geological Survey, approximately 244,000 oil and gas wells were drilled in Kansas over a period of 64 years. As recently as 2015, ...