2012 URCA FORUM Organizing Committee

Chair :Lawrence Whitman, Professor, Engineering

Members: Steven Oare, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Douglas Parham , Assistant Professor, Health Professions
Masud Chand , Assistant Professor, Business
Jay Price , Associate Professor, LAS Humanities
Hussein Hamdeh, Professor, LAS Math/Natural Sciences
Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, University Libraries
Kim McDowell,Associate Professor, Education
Michael Hall, Associate Professor, LAS Social Sciences
William Vanderburgh, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Development and Student Success

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

Recent Submissions

  • 12th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum 

    Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
  • The answers are hiding within the parallels of my questions 

    Sippel, Emily (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Parallels between my questions appear clearly, but I am always looking for points of intersection. Being centered in a world of inevitable, continuous change provokes many constant battles not only amongst opposing forces ...
  • Lower lip and jaw speed capacity of young, middle-aged, and older adults 

    Sanderson, Ali (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Although it is well documented that speech and swallowing function decline with age, the underlying reasons are only poorly understood. Motor performance decline has been commonly discussed as a contributing factor; however, ...
  • Characterization of recombinant hFSH glycosylation 

    Rose, Emily; White, William K. (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Human FSH stimulates ovarian follicle development in females and regulates testicular Sertoli cell function in males. Our laboratory has identified two major hFSH forms differing in glycosylation and binding affinity to ...
  • A world apart: bullying in a middle school culture 

    Rodriguez, Rebecca (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    As adolescents have peer-to-peer contacts, the perceptions and lived experiences of healthy inter-personal relationships vary between adults, including parents and educators, and the youths themselves. Relational discrepancy ...
  • Detection of anthrax protective antigen using a nanoporous impedemetric biosensors 

    Pichetsurnthorn, Pie; Andra, Kiran K. (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    In response to the 2001 bioterrorist attacks involving anthrax, precautionary methods of containment, such as early detection, have been explored in order to better prepare for similar incidences. This project proposes a ...
  • Role-focused instruction and the participation level of English language learners in collaborative environments 

    Nightingale, Elena (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Research Question: What is the effect of role-focused instruction on the participation level of English Language Learners in collaborative environments? Methods: This correlational study took place in a 12th grade classroom. ...
  • Benefits of using iAPPS across demographics 

    Hoge, Taryn Louise (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    This study was designed to determine the potential benefits of iApps across a varied demographic range. Surveys were constructed to discover how frequently such professionals as speech-language pathologists implement iApps ...
  • Virtuosity and beauty 

    Chippeaux, Elizabeth (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Instrumental music is a form of communication that can communicate with all people no matter what their language. But just like learning a new language, mastering the skill of an instrument takes years of practice to gain ...
  • Students’ use of an objective protocol to measure swallowing: accuracy and implications 

    Bragg, Cliff (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    Inter-rater reliability remains disappointingly low when clinicians evaluate filmed evaluations of persons with swallowing disorders. To address this concern, investigators have developed two protocols - one which measures ...
  • Isolation and characterization of anaerobes from Hot Lake, WA 

    Bista, Bishal; Shrestha, Namrata Bhoomi; Woltersdorf, Karen (Wichita State University, 2012-04-03)
    The presence of sulfate salts and limited subsurface water (ice) on Mars suggests that any liquid water on Mars today will occur as (magnesium) sulfate-rich brines. It is not clear whether terrestrial organisms would be ...