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• #### The effects of parental involvement and home resources on student standardized test scores ﻿

(Wichita State University, 1997-05)
This thesis studies the effects of parental involvement and home resources on students' standardized test scores. The National Educatipnal Longitudinal Study (NELS:88) has been employed using a holistic approach that ...
• #### Juniper: A chamber opera in three parts ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
• #### Additive manufacturing of functionally-graded copper/aluminum wick structures by hot-pressing for enhanced thermal performance ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Two-phase passive cooling systems such as heat pipes and vapor chambers (also known as flat heat pipes) are widely used for its reliable high heat flux cooling capacity and its ability to transfer heat over large distances ...
• #### Description of snap-through instability in curved beams for millimeter scale actuation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
In microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), engineers must accurately predict the nonlinear response of thin post-buckling beams, especially the nonlinear transverse stiffness. The bistability of post-buckling beams can ...
• #### Design and synthesis of bismuth sulfide and exploration of it’s application as a photo-electrode material in third generation solar cells ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Since energy production for day to day use is moving towards renewable energy sources as these sources become more economically viable, while being less polluting to operate. Solar energy has become one of the major ...
• #### Feasibility of a geothermal assisted air conditioning system without a refrigerant ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
In this thesis we studied the feasibility of an alternative method of air conditioning using only the constant ground temperature and without the use of any refrigerants. In place of refrigerants, we use ethylene glycol ...
• #### Bias of facial analysis at NIR spectrum ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
This paper investigates the effectiveness of using NIR images to mitigate bias in facial recognition and gender classification systems. Two datasets, CASIA-Africa and Notre Dame (ND-VIL) were combined to create a dataset ...
• #### Cylindrical sheet forming analysis of hexagonal cell honeycomb core using 3D finite element analysis ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
This document presents the creation of a detailed 3D numerical model of a fiberglass/phenolic hexagonal honeycomb core for studying in-plane and flexural responses. The core cell geometry was modeled in detail to be ...
• #### Detection of dissolved $CO_2$ gas using an RF resonant sensor ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Carbon dioxide $(CO_2)$ in the blood has the potential to cause severe health detriments as well as milder cognitive effects if its concentration increases to unsafe amounts- typically either through environmental exposure ...
• #### Drying and rewetting of wetland soil increases survival but hinders growth and development of larval amphibians ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Seasonal patterns of drying and rewetting of wetlands lead to episodic bouts of local extirpations and subsequent recolonization of vertebrate groups such as fish and larval amphibians. Amphibians often avoid ovipositing ...
• #### From the eyes of monsters: Literary transformative monsters as agents of empathy ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Literary monsters, the embodiments of human fear and anxiety, have existed in narratives for as long as stories have been told. Traditionally the monster is an antagonistic force, but what happens when the audience begins ...
• #### Plant-soil feedbacks in a grassland ecosystem: Effects of plant functional groups and soil fertility ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Plant-soil feedbacks (PSFs) occur when plants alter soil conditions, subsequently affecting plant success. This process may play a key role in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Many PSF experiments have ...
• #### Survival of salinotolerant bacteria in brines relevant to Mars at low temperatures nonpermissive for growth ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
The limits at which life can occur in our world may not be the same in other worlds. A common theme in astrobiology is to search for potential habitable regions beyond Earth, and by developing a better understanding of ...
• #### Effects of quick vs slow-release fertilizers on nitrate movement into groundwater following precipitation events ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
This research investigated the effect of quick-release and slow-release fertilizers on the transport of nitrate through the subsurface. The main focus of this study was studying nitrate concentrations in subsurface water ...
• #### The biological interaction of astrocytes and collagen/soy protein based biocompatible matrices for assistance in neural recuperation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Astrocytes play significant roles in various cell processes of the central nervous system (CNS), that actively participate in neuronal regulation for functional regeneration and repair of brain or spinal cord injuries. ...
• #### Human adaptation to augmented reality-based hand rehabilitation technique ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Stroke is the number one cause of motor impairment in multiple countries [1]. The demand and affordability of physiotherapy are factors that prevent access to rehabilitation. Modern technology has found a successful solution ...
• #### Williamina Parrish: Artist, photographer, mentour ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Williamina Parrish was a St. Louis artist active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that became known nationally and internationally for use of photography as a medium of art. As a photographic artist she ...
• #### Searching for an identity in this wilderness: A comparative history of Black counter-identity movements in twentieth century America ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
This thesis examines three African American counter identity organizations that contributed distinct responses to the overt displays of White racism during the early twentieth century. Moreover, this thesis explores the ...
• #### The impact of electrical signal on brain tumor cell migration and the study of molecular mechanism ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
Glioblastoma is the most common type of brain tumor, often causes poor prognosis, and high mortality rate. The malignancy of glioblastoma is mainly result in high invasiveness behavior of glioma cells. Although surgery is ...
• #### Native American colonization ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-05)
The United States launched a multi-pronged genocide against the Native Americans in order to achieve Manifest Destiny. It was not political manipulation nor economic dependency nor cultural genocide alone that forced the ...