The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF) held annually in the spring. The Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at Wichita State University to present their scholarly and creative activity to an audience of faculty, students, and the community, while competing for cash awards. Each student's work at the forum is presented under the mentorship of a WSU faculty member.
Students compete in three presentation categories: oral presentation, poster presentation, and exhibition/performance. Both the oral and poster presentation categories are divided into two separate competitive groupings: humanities/social sciences, and natural/applied sciences. Students from all six WSU colleges are encouraged to present their research or creative activity projects.
SOAR collects URCAF materials and provides permanent access to all available program books and abstracts of the URCAF winners.

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  • The resilience of luxury goods companies: An analysis of LVMH and Kering's share prices during the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Umange, Ramith (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    This research investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the share prices of luxury goods companies LVMH and KERING. The study focuses on the period from January 2020 to December 2021 and employs a quantitative approach, ...
  • An extra mile for a healthy smile 

    Dang, Shelly; Loisranoi, Bryana; Stover, Brooke; Ward, Haley (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Purpose: "An Extra Mile for a Healthy Smile" brought awareness to elementary-aged students in rural areas lacking water fluoridation and adequate access to dental care. There was emphasis placed on the importance of oral ...
  • Flowers 

    Lippert, Emma (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Flowers is a three movement long piece that was inspired by the culture and symbolism surrounding different types of flowers. I worked with a friend of mine who is a talented percussionist from start to finish on this ...
  • Game-based education for all 

    Smith, Alex (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    There are 3.4 million refugee students around the world that are out of schools and not getting the education they deserve. In order to alleviate this, a game-based platform that can be played anywhere is under development. ...
  • Sandmon does Movedance 

    Wenzel, Molly Kay (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    A "sandmon" is a groovy monster that lives near the oases of the desert. Although they spend most of their days alone, when a weary traveler happens upon their territory, the sandmon will perform its signature Movedance; ...
  • Voting decisions and perceived credibility of sexual assault allegations against candidates in the 2020 presidential election 

    Wallace, Taylor; Moore, Robin (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Purpose: Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden were accused of sexual assault or harassment by multiple women during the 2020 election. This is the first heavily publicized occurrence of both primary political ...
  • Defining the interface between palladin and actin using crosslinking mass spectrometry 

    Liu, David (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Palladin was discovered in 2000 and has been shown to play a significant role in actin growth, also known as polymerization, which is a key mechanism in cancer metastasis. A single immunoglobulin domain (Ig3) of palladin ...
  • Creating a game for refugee children in middle school to learn science 

    Smith, Alex (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    There are 3.4 million refugee students around the world that are out of schools and not getting the education they deserve. In order to alleviate this, a game-based platform that can be played anywhere is under development. ...
  • Teacher burnout 

    McDowell, Trevor; Percival, Ryker (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    What is teacher burnout, how does it happened and how to avoid it.
  • Motivation for exercise: An explorative study examining preference for group versus solo physical activity 

    Liska, Zoie; Pham, Dianna; Hutton, Abbie; Nagrecha, Shivani (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Exercise is a vital component of human well-being, as regular physical activity is known to increase overall health, decrease psychological distress and depression, and decrease mortality risk from all causes (Box et al, ...
  • Reimagining Napoleon's Victories: Analyzing the strategies that could have led to a French victory at Waterloo 

    Umange, Ramith (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    "Reimagining Napoleon's Victories" explores the Battle of Waterloo in 1814 and analyzes Napoleon's battle tactics to locate the key moments in battle that could have led to a French victory. Waterloo marked the final defeat ...
  • Choirs for adults with neurological disorders: A review of benefits and local interest survey results 

    Edmondson, Julia (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Research is emerging about an exciting approach to communication challenges. Music therapists and speech language pathologists have begun to collaborate in activities referred to as neurological choirs. Known by other names ...
  • Removing bias from self-evaluation 

    Rumback, Vincent; Keeler, Haley (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Self-Evaluation is a crucial tool for developing skills in any field. Teaching can especially benefit from this practice, as teachers are often too caught up in their lesson and classroom management to be able to focus a ...
  • Pure bending of honeycomb core 

    Tazawa, Kazune (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Honeycomb core is a cellular structure consisting of hexagonal cells. Honeycomb cores are widely used because of the ability enable sandwich structures to achieve high strength and stiffness with small density. Honeycomb ...
  • Nocturne 

    Hofer-Holdeman, Lucas (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    Lucas Hofer-Holdeman's Nocturne is meant to evoke imagery of a wading pool at night. Ripples catching flecks of moonlight are prevalent in the right hand of the piano, while the flute is reminiscent of the smooth flow of ...
  • CosmoShox: A virtual reality game based on the H.A.R.V.I.E Augmented reality user interface for lunar exploration 

    Mira, Zarin (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    CosmoShox is an upcoming Virtual Reality game named Cosmos-Game, based on the H.A.R.V.I.E Augmented Reality user interface (UI) program created by participants of the 2022 NASA SUITS program from Wichita State University. ...
  • Na'abuko: A constructed language inspired by afrofuturism 

    Madison, Lauren (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    An alien race has come to earth. Their announcement is that all members of what is now known as the Black diaspora were deposited by them onto Earth millions of years ago. This foreign alien race has now come back to return ...
  • Effect of repeated maze treatment on sentence formulation accuracy and response time 

    Hutchens, Logan (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    The purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of repeated use of the maze task from the field of sentence processing as a treatment for sentence formulation in people with aphasia in terms of accuracy and ...
  • Design of an integrated universal robotic 5 (UR-5) gripper 

    Sheng Tan, Yi (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    The design of robotic grippers is crucial to developing efficient and effective robotic systems. These grippers are responsible for grasping and manipulating objects, which is critical in many industrial applications. One ...
  • Energy efficiency and infrastructure optimization (integration of battery storage and solar) 

    Oke, Kolade (Wichita State University, 2023-04-07)
    This research analyses how we can integrate the solar power source backed up by a battery bank with the grid and the demand to make it effective, efficient, and resilient. Renewable energy sources such as solar panels are ...

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