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    • Detection and quantification of ketamine HCL in alcohol/water matrices using ESI-MSN and LC-ESI-MS 

      Lygrisse, Justin; Lapp, Martin; Witherspoon, Kelsey; Van Stipdonk, Michael J. (2009-03-12)
      Drug facilitated date rape continues to be a problem around the world. Ketamine HCl (KT) has gained popularity since it is nearly odorless, tasteless, and colorless when dissolved in water/alcohol and a typical street dose ...
    • Impact of the First Step to Active Aging on older adult’s Functional Fitness, Balance, and Daily Activity 

      Slimmer, Mindy Lynn; Park, Eun Young; Rogers, Nicole L. (2009-03-12)
      Purpose of the study was to determine how the First Step to Active Aging (FSAH) program impacts functional fitness (FF), balance, and daily physical activity (DPA) in older adults. The FSAH group consisted of 18 women. ...
    • Testing a global screening method to probe the role of epigenetics in an experimental model of estrogen-dependent uterine 

      Simpson, Megan Odetta; Hendry, William J. III (2009-03-12)
      Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen, was widely administered to pregnant women between 1947 and 1971 based on the misconception that it could prevent miscarriages. Consequently, at least four million women and ...
    • The study of the effect of long term water cover on the mill tailings of the Silver Lake Mill # 1, near Silverton, Colorado 

      Vardy, Renee L. (2009-03-12)
      Mining and milling of metals were the primary industries in the study area during the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s. Wastes from the mining and milling processes are abundant in the area and present a significant ...
    • A school districts’ perceptions: necessary skills in the 21st century 

      Lutz, Lisa L.; Callis, Larry D.; Herl, Dale L. (2009-03-12)
      Secondary students are graduating into a world that is increasingly interconnected, interdependent and culturally diverse. This dynamic environment requires a level of intercultural and information literacy that is presently ...
    • Peer reviews of teaching: are they useful? 

      Maeda, Masako; Sechtem, Phillip R.; Scudder, Rosalind Regier (2009-03-12)
      Peer reviews of teachers consist of formal evaluations of faculty members performed by colleagues and peers in their college or university. They are frequently used for promotion, tenure, and salary adjustments. According ...
    • Increasing efficiency of data caching using bloom filters in ad hoc wireless networks 

      Taylor, Julinda; Tang, Bin (2009-03-12)
      This project studies improvements to Ad Hoc Wireless networks. An Ad Hoc Wireless network is composed of many mobile nodes that move in and out of the network. The devices are designed to be mobile, so they are generally ...
    • Damage detection in metal structures using acoustic 

      Kral, Zachary Tyler; Horn, Walter J.; Steck, James E. (2009-03-12)
      The structural components of many machines remain in service far beyond their designed lifetimes. This is especially true in the field of aerospace structures, where aircraft, wind turbines, satellites, and other components ...
    • Ecological perspectives of Latino/Hispanic families in a rural school community 

      Grant, Natalie S.; Callis, Larry D.; Siemens, Douglas T.; Stout, Lance D.; Bennett, Jo (2010-03-25)
      Immigration waves from Mexico, Central and Latin America have changed demographic landscapes and in some communities, native Spanish speaking people are the majority. In schools across the U.S., growing numbers of students ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analysis of differential glycosylation patterns of human FSH 

      Chambers, Carrie Anne; Shuai, Bin; Bousfield, George R. (2010-03-25)
      Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a glycoprotein hormone with two subunits, α and β, and is required for gamete development. In a process known as glycosylation, oligosaccharide branches are added to specific residues ...
    • Biomimetic solar cells 

      Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D’Souza, Francis (2010-03-25)
      Eco friendly energy resources are becoming important due to the predicted oil depletion and soared CO2 emission. Of available alternatives, solar energy finds special attention due to its vast availability and high power ...
    • The implications of gendering childhood obesity PSAs 

      O’Neal, Pamela K.; Ballard-Reisch, Deborah (2010-03-25)
      The percentage of overweight and obese children is at or above 30% in 30 U.S. states [1], including Kansas which ranks 22nd with 31% of its children rated as overweight or obese [1]. Nationally, 15.1 % of girls vs. 16.4% ...
    • Spreading pathogens via healthcare uniforms 

      Curl, JoAnna L.; Garrett, Lindsay M.; Nyberg, Sue M. (2010-03-25)
      It is relatively common to see healthcare employees in their uniforms (lab coats, scrubs, etc.) outside of the workplace in areas such as restaurants and grocery stores. Research has shown that microorganisms can be ...
    • Comparative binding studies with a tetraurea picket porphyrin receptor using 1H NMR and isothermal titration calorimetry 

      Aw, Hong Wai; Burns, Dennis H. (2010-03-25)
      The determination of anion binding constants using 1H NMR and Isothermal Titration Calorimetric (ITC) reveals the occurrence of several specific and unspecific binding steps. In general, ITC reports on all specific and ...
    • Synthesis of highly ordered Titanium dioxide nanotubes: Impact of process parameters 

      Khan, Shifath Ikram; Asmatulu, Ramazan (2010-03-25)
      Highly ordered arrays of Titanium dioxide nanotubes were synthesized from Titanium foil using the electrochemical anodization process in an etching solution consisting of Ammonium Flouride (NH4F) and Ethylene Glycol. TiO2 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Competition and allelopathy in invasive Lespedeza cuneata 

      Coykendall, Katherine; Houseman, Gregory R. (2011-02-17)
      The introduction of non-native species can have a profoundly detrimental effect on native ecosystems composition. This is being seen in the tallgrass prairies of Kansas as a result of the introduction of Lespedeza cuneata ...