2010 URCA FORUM Organizing Committee

Chair :Lawrence Whitman, Professor, Engineering

Members: Jeremy Patterson, Assistant Professor, Education
Robert Bubp, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Maria Torres Pillot , Associate Professor, Health Professions
Atul Rai , Assistant Professor, Business
Robin Henry , Assistant Professor, LAS Humanities
Hussein Hamdeh, Professor, LAS Math/Natural Sciences
Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, University Libraries
Michael Hall, Associate Professor, LAS Social Sciences
William Vanderburgh, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Development and Student Success

Sponsors :
Office of Research Administration, University Libraries, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, Honors Program

Recent Submissions

  • 10th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum 

    Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
  • The Democratic peace theory: a case study of the Lebanon-Israeli wars of 1982 

    Sibbai, Tatiana (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    The Democratic Peace Theory states that no two democratic nation states will go to war with one another. I use the two wars between perceived democratic states, Lebanon and Israel, as a case study to determine whether these ...
  • Measurements with the MIPP experiment at Fermilab 

    Ray, Shannon (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    The purpose of this experiment is to determine cross sections and charged kaon and pion production ratios of various targets. Thin targets include liquid hydrogen, beryllium, carbon, aluminum, copper, silver, bismuth, and ...
  • Our infinite capabilities 

    Pflumm, A. J. (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    This abstract is a solo dance. We struggle constantly with no gain and with no end in sight. The reason for this is that all we see of ourselves is our body. We ignore that which gives us substance, life, vitality, and ...
  • Gender differences: bereavement, social support, and depression of assisted living elders 

    Parks, Fallon (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Purpose: The older generation is often overlooked by society today. It is easy to forget about their quality of life. This study was important to find out how that population can best be served. Also, the “Baby-boomers” ...
  • Development of biocompatible and PH responsive catatonic vesicles for drug delivery 

    Pankratz, Daniel M. (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Our current research investigates a class of vesicles known in the literature as “catanionic” vesicles. Catanionic vesicles form from mixtures of cations and anions. They are distinctly different from phospholipid vesicles ...
  • Petrographic comparison and contrast of 290–million-year-old fluvial and deltaic 

    Obrist, Jonathan (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Microscopic petrography of fluvial and deltaic sandstones in the Oread Cyclothem, NE Oklahoma, links their characteristics to depositional environments. Texture and composition of 50 framework grains in each sandstone ...
  • Velocities 

    Mikelait, Joe (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Velocities is a solo marimba piece written by Joseph Schwantner. It will be me playing a four mallet solo for marimba, expressing the thoughts and emotions Schwantner wrote. It has a variety of different musical themes ...
  • Supramolecular Mg phthalocyanine – fullerene and Mg naphthalocyanine – fullerene 

    Jacobs, Rachel (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Photosynthesis, the process of converting light energy into chemical energy, involves two major steps, viz., absorption and transportation of light energy of appropriate wavelength by the antenna light harvesting molecules ...
  • Eating behaviors and attitudes 

    Jacobelli, Jillian (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    An exploratory study at a Midwestern university examined the relationships between disordered eating behaviors and attitudes and psychological flexibility, experiential avoidance, perceptions of social pressure, and personal ...
  • The relationship between breast cancer treatment choice & decisional difficulty 

    Jacobelli, Jillian (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    A study of 200 Wichita women was conducted to see if the addition of testimonials to a video decision aid would affect their treatment choice for breast cancer. Participants were asked to imagine that they had just been ...