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    • Management of invasive species: sericea lespedeza insights from an optimization model 

      Lampe, J. Tanner (Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)
      Native grasslands in the Great Plains are threatened by the spread of Sericea (Lespedeza cuneata). Sericea is a non-native legume originating from Asia. Sericea infestations negatively impact the forage value and hay ...
    • Manufacturing's relationship to economic growth in Wichita 

      Webb, Gage (Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)
      When the Great Recession hit Wichita, KS it hit hard. Jobs disappeared overnight, unemployment rates rose, and things changed in a bad way for the average Wichita citizen. Since then, however, the city has seen a resurgence ...
    • Maternal perceptions of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding practices before and after healthcare provider education and implementation initiative 

      Nguyen, An Diep (Wichita State University, 2013-04-09)
      Background Skin-to-skin care (SSC) starting immediately after birth is a new practice being implemented to improve mother-newborn care. SSC correlates with greater initiation, exclusivity, and duration of breastfeeding. ...
    • Measurement of a neutral current PI0 cross section in the NOvA near detector 

      Bowles, Reed (Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)
      The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is attempting to measure properties of subatomic particles called neutrinos in order to discover information about the universe. NOvA is a project based out of Fermi National ...
    • Measurement of potential Parkinsonian Toxin uptake in C. elegans using HPLC and microscopy techniques 

      Romero, Elmer (Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)
      Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease that is prevalent in older generations and currently has no cure. Parkinson's is correlated to cell death in specific dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of humans. The ...
    • 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 ...
    • A message to Shocker students, faculty and staff 

      Lefever, Shirley; Hall, Teri (Wichita State University, 2020-11-24)
      Interim provost Shirley Lefever and vice president Teri Hall thanked the campus community for the students and employees flexibility, patience, and resilience and grace during pandemics; clarified that Wichita State classes ...
    • Modeling control method combinations to manage the sylvatic plague in black-tailed prairie dog towns 

      Elzinga, David; Stowe, Shelby (Wichita State University, 2018-04-06)
      Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) are keystone species of short-grass prairie ecosystems and are essential to the success of efforts to re-introduce endangered black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes). The ...
    • Muscle damage in hind limb ischemia murine model of PAD 

      Carson, Lindsey L. (Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), defined as atherosclerotic blockages of the arteries supplying blood to the lower extremities, becomes more common with age and produces a considerable public health burden. PAD produces a ...
    • Nanosensor for detecting trace pesticides in water 

      Pichetsurnthorn, Pie (Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)
      Atrazine is a pesticide commonly used in agricultural crops. Its runoff into local water systems and later into larger water systems raises environmental and health concerns. Some studies show Atrazine may cause impaired ...
    • NORDAM: part tracking and data collectors 

      Oney, Brian (Wichita State University, 2009-05-01)
      The NORDAM Group Inc.'s Wichita facility produces business jet interiors and they expect eighty percent growth in demand over the next two years. NORDAM uses tracking cards to track individual parts and collect data ...
    • 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 ...
    • Patterns and levels of intensity in young children with autism spectrum disorder 

      Carley, Katie (Wichita State University, 2019-04-19)
      This study explored how young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) use speech intensity (perceived as loudness) when they produce words and sounds during communication with clinicians and the children's parents. ...
    • Pedestrian detection in a night time driving and texting task 

      Turner, Colton (Wichita State University, 2015-04-07)
      The dangers of texting and driving have become the focal point of driving research in recent years. Most of this research has been directed at examining the dangers distracted drivers present to other motorists. However, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Phonological awareness and early intervention 

      Glaser, Sharon (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)
      Studies have shown that the explicit instruction of phonological awareness (PA), an individual's ability to attend to and manipulate the sound structure of a spoken word, significantly influences later literacy. Current ...
    • Polymer-coated carbon nanotubes for enhanced detection of biomarkers 

      Kellerman, Mary Beth (Wichita State University, 2011-04-05)
      The objective of our study is to identify the role in arraying in creating nanostructures with nanospaces that can be leveraged for enhanced detection. The idea behind the experiment is that the nanoweb of polystyrene-coated ...
    • Preparation of 2,2' - bipyrazine and 5,5' - dimethyl - 2,2'‐bipyrazine 

      Liyanage, Pithma (Wichita State University, 2008-04-25)
      Procedures to maximize the product yields in the preparation of the title compounds were investigated. The general preparative procedures for 2,2' - bipyrazine (bpz) and 5,5' - dimethyl - 2,2' - bipyrazine (Me2bpz) was ...
    • Prioritizing mental health throughout campus 

      Muma, Richard D.; Lefever, Shirley (Wichita State University, 2021-01-28)
      At the beginning of spring semester 2021, Interim President Muma and Interim Provost Lefever remind students and faculty about importance of maintaining a good mental health during COVID-19 and provide information on WSU ...
    • Production of the red pigment prodigiosin in Serratia marcescens using fed-batch bioreactors 

      Gomes, Anosh (Wichita State University, 2014-04-08)
      Prodigiosin is a red, linear tripyrrole compound that is produced as a secondary metabolite by several families of bacterial species including some strains of Serratia marcescens (S. Marcescens). Prodigiosin was first ...