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Establishing Roaming Service To Promote An Integrated Reference From The National Medical Library At Uaeu, Gamila Ahmed, Muna Sir El Khatim Nov 2019

Establishing Roaming Service To Promote An Integrated Reference From The National Medical Library At Uaeu, Gamila Ahmed, Muna Sir El Khatim

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Promoting Library Resources And Services Through Student Champions, An Example From The National Medical Library At The United Arab Emirates University, Linda Östlundh, Reem Al Sheryani, Khalid Pasha Nov 2019

Promoting Library Resources And Services Through Student Champions, An Example From The National Medical Library At The United Arab Emirates University, Linda Östlundh, Reem Al Sheryani, Khalid Pasha

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Changes In Fat Mass, Fat Free Mass, Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Grip Strength Across A College Population, Samantha Kopp, Derek A. Crawford, Michael Carper, Allison M. Barry Apr 2019

Changes In Fat Mass, Fat Free Mass, Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Grip Strength Across A College Population, Samantha Kopp, Derek A. Crawford, Michael Carper, Allison M. Barry

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Research has shown that traditional college students are more physically fit at the beginning of their freshman year compared to their senior year. PURPOSE: The purpose of this data analysis is to examine how fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM), handgrip strength and VO2max change in a college-aged population. METHODS: A five-year cross-sectional design was used to assess a sample of college students (n=3,379; Males=55.4%; BMI: 25.2±5.7; Age:19.4±1.5) in an introductory wellness class. The range in age was 18-25 which were divided into four groups: 1=18-19yrs, 2 ...


Writing And Sentence Style Analysis In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho, Jui Chen, Phil Rudd Apr 2019

Writing And Sentence Style Analysis In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho, Jui Chen, Phil Rudd

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In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho inspired people how to follow their dreams by telling a Shepherd’s brave and mystical story. The novel attracts readers and brings them into the shepherd’s journey to figure out what treasure he is looking for. What this book portrays just what an alchemist does, transforming “lead to goad”. Page after page makes readers understand that every great thing starts from a simple thing, and finally it “leads” readers to their true personal “goal” in life. Similarly, every great book is built on every single word and grammar struc­ture, thus this study focuses ...


Mary Stuart: Turbulence In Politics & Religion, Latayzia Harris, Kyle Thompson Apr 2019

Mary Stuart: Turbulence In Politics & Religion, Latayzia Harris, Kyle Thompson

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Mary Stuart’s upbringing played a large part in her political and religious positions, as well as her position as a female ruler in a land dominated by the whims of men. Mary is often portrayed as a passionate woman whose life was dominated by her emotions. At 6 days old Mary inherited the throne to Scotland, a highly contested re­gion located directly above the ever-expanding realm of England. Mary spent much of her time in France, being raised as the Dauphiness to strengthen the ties of Catholic monarchs. Historians like John Guy and Antonia Frasier frame this as ...


Extrusion Production Of 3d Printer Filament For Additive Manufacturing, Patrick Hardy, Cole Angermayer, Rhett Lokey, Rebeca Book, Jeanne H. Norton Apr 2019

Extrusion Production Of 3d Printer Filament For Additive Manufacturing, Patrick Hardy, Cole Angermayer, Rhett Lokey, Rebeca Book, Jeanne H. Norton

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Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is becoming a go-to production method for short production runs and rapid prototyping on a commercial scale. The growth of additive manufacturing is due to many fac­tors including development of concept modeling, product designing, prototyping, and customized parts. Pittsburg State University’s College of Technology strives to stay at the cutting edge of processing materials for additive manufacturing. The capability of making our own 3D-printer filament would allow students to work with new and different materials and would allow students to learn at the forefront of 3D printing technology. The Wayne Yellowjacket ...


Pediatric Hospital Environments: Do They Make A Difference?, Rhyan Elliott, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Pediatric Hospital Environments: Do They Make A Difference?, Rhyan Elliott, Barbara Mcclaskey

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The environment can have an extreme impact on a child’s well-being, growth and health. This should be taken into consideration especially for those children that are surrounded by a hospital environment. The healthcare system can come across as extremely intimidating and frightening to young patients. The purpose of his research study is to change this mind-set by creating a more welcoming atmosphere through child-friendly interventions such as magic, colorful art, and nature. By conducting interviews with the children of these hospitals and using visual and exploratory techniques, the essence of what keeps a child’s spirit alive can be ...


The Decision Of Families And Hospice Nurses On Use Of Oxygen Therapy At End Of Life, Mary Gathoni, Janis Schiefelbein Apr 2019

The Decision Of Families And Hospice Nurses On Use Of Oxygen Therapy At End Of Life, Mary Gathoni, Janis Schiefelbein

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Minimal research efforts have focused on why family members make the decision to use oxygen therapy for their loved one at end of life, and the thoughts of hospice nurses who recommend the use of oxygen. Many families and nurses believe the use of oxygen therapy in palliative care is a practice endorsed by the medical community. However, this is inconsistent with existing knowledge that oxygen use at end of life contributes to comfort and decreases breathlessness or dyspnea. Dyspnea, the sensation of breathlessness or inadequate breathing, is common for patients with end of life illnesses. Dyspnea occurs when an ...


Comparison Of Bioplastics With Conventional Thermoplastics For Consumer Applications, Alec Jones, Shelby Bicknell, Luke Gordon, Justin Mamerow, Jeanne H. Norton Apr 2019

Comparison Of Bioplastics With Conventional Thermoplastics For Consumer Applications, Alec Jones, Shelby Bicknell, Luke Gordon, Justin Mamerow, Jeanne H. Norton

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Controversy surrounds the use of plastic products, primarily due to their impact on the environment. Fortunately, bio-based plastics offers a solution by using sustainable resources as starting materials. Our team addressed the task of processing and conducting research on various bio-based plastics that were supplied by an industrial part­ner and comparing the bio-based plastics to control materials from petrochemical sources. Overall, the goal was to determine which bio-based resin would be the most suitable for use in consumer packaging products. Thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties were analyzed. The control resins used were: Formolene 2610A PP, Ineos Olefins & Polymers PP ...


The Correlation Between Stress And Alcohol Consumption In College Students, Christian Dowling, Sarah Cass, Morgan Hensley, Hyejoon Park Apr 2019

The Correlation Between Stress And Alcohol Consumption In College Students, Christian Dowling, Sarah Cass, Morgan Hensley, Hyejoon Park

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Stress levels in the life of a college student can be extreme. Sometimes the only way that the student knows how to cope with the high levels of stress is to consume alcohol. This coping strategy is not healthy and unfortunately, the use of alcohol as a coping strategy can lead to more harm than good. Recent studies have shown that 80 percent of all college students in America consume alcohol and that almost half of those students have binge drank in the past two weeks. This study evaluates the relationship between stress levels and the level of alcohol consumption ...


Seeing What Is Not There: The Art And Process Of Infrared Photography, Audrey Dainty, Rion Huffman Apr 2019

Seeing What Is Not There: The Art And Process Of Infrared Photography, Audrey Dainty, Rion Huffman

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Infrared photography is a seldom-explored photographic technique, however there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained in regard to tonality and surrealism when utilizing this technique. The process of capturing infrared images through an infrared lens filter is a more practical, yet still complex, approach to this photography technique. Resulting images lack definition and need refinement through digital editing. This poster will serve the following purposes: 1. Outline the process of capturing images with an infrared sensitive lens filter. 2. Outline the process of editing infrared images in order to properly utilize their tonality and surrealistic properties.


The Most Common Misconceptions Of Employers About Asian Females, Searching For A Position In Engineering Fields In The United States, Manaswini Bhamidipati, Tatiana Goris Apr 2019

The Most Common Misconceptions Of Employers About Asian Females, Searching For A Position In Engineering Fields In The United States, Manaswini Bhamidipati, Tatiana Goris

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The purpose of this study is to identify the common misconceptions of employers about the Asian female employees who are searching for a position in the engineering field. The study is conducted under quantitative methodology and ground theory design. The participants of this study are aware of the content of the study and are not forced to participate in the study. The research is limited to the United States. Asian female immigrants with an engineering degree are encouraged for the study.


Umbilical Cord Milking At Birth, Jennifer Bowers, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Umbilical Cord Milking At Birth, Jennifer Bowers, Barbara Mcclaskey

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The World Health Organization recommends delaying cord clamping for at least 30-60 seconds after the birth of a full-term newborn. However, the recommendation on the time of cord clamping is not as clear with preterm infants or infants who need immediate resuscitation. The purpose of this study was to examine the best, most recent evidence regarding the timing of cord clamping. The methodology was a literature review. Recent research has focused on umbilical cord milking prior to cord clamping. Umbilical cord milking is described as “the unclamped umbilical cord is grasped and blood is pushed toward the infant several times ...


Does Precuing A Target Location Narrow The Distribution Of Attention?, Brandy Brouhard, Jaclyn Adamson, Rachael Ashcraft, Bruce Warner Apr 2019

Does Precuing A Target Location Narrow The Distribution Of Attention?, Brandy Brouhard, Jaclyn Adamson, Rachael Ashcraft, Bruce Warner

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Whether the distribution of attention in the visual field declines from the focal point as monotonically decreasing gradient or as Mexican-hat-like distribution is still an open question, with some evidences supporting the former (e.g., Eriksen & Yeh, 1985) and other evidences supporting the latter (e.g., Müller, Mollenhauer, Rösler, & Kleinschmidt, 2005). Our research group presented experiments at Midwestern Psychological Association last year that examined the effects of perceptual load, cue-target stimulus-onset asynchrony (SOA) and set size on the distribution of attention. In the low-load condition, a strong quadratic trend was observed in the compatible flanker RTs, yielding a large flanker ...


Civilian Acquirer For Fire Safety (Cafs), Antara Das, Marcus Allen, Clark Shaver Apr 2019

Civilian Acquirer For Fire Safety (Cafs), Antara Das, Marcus Allen, Clark Shaver

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The department of Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) of Pittsburg State University has designed a prototype of an autonomous rover to help firefighters to find lives trapped in a building during an event of fire. The rover prototype has been named CAFS, which is the abbreviated form for Civilian Acquirer for Fire Safety. This device intends to produce the first ever autonomous system to locate, record, and transmit people’s location from within a building to a user outside of the building. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on 2017, 72% of the fire that happened in the USA ...


Pixel Size's Effect Upon Photo-Resolution, Levi Dewitt, Rion Huffman Apr 2019

Pixel Size's Effect Upon Photo-Resolution, Levi Dewitt, Rion Huffman

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A common misconception with cameras is that the resolution of the photo—or the surface area of the picture measured in pixels, often referred to as pixel count—is the most important factor determining the picture quality. One of the first things that an aspiring photographer learns when researching cameras are that pixel count is not a highly representative factor in determining the resolving power, or clarity, of a camera. If the pixel count determines the physical dimensions of a picture, how would a professional camera with a 12-megapixel resolution—which yields a photo with a surface area of roughly ...


Refraction And Portraiture, Lindsey Chambers, Rion Huffman Apr 2019

Refraction And Portraiture, Lindsey Chambers, Rion Huffman

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Using a glass ball (known as a crystal ball, lens ball, or refraction ball), one is able to capture a unique perspective in a photo. When light passes through a denser mass, refraction occurs. An inverted image of the scene behind the ball is seen. Refraction balls are most often used in landscape or up-close photography, where the ball creates a similar effect to a fisheye lens. Though, the refraction ball has much more flexibility. The ball can be used within the scene to create an interesting focal point. This project uses a sixty-millimeter refraction ball to showcase people in ...


Asian Women In Stem Industry, Nikhila Bashetty, Tatiana Goris Apr 2019

Asian Women In Stem Industry, Nikhila Bashetty, Tatiana Goris

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The image of engineering as a masculine profession has reproduced the perception that engineering is unsuitable for women. Various strategies have been used to try to increase the number of women entering engineering education and employment, but their success has been limited. This study will provide explicit insights to the problems encountered by the female engineers from Asia. This study will help Asian women engineers’ aspiring careers in American engineering industries to understand the real-life scenario in terms of employment in the USA. It will also help the employers to acknowledge the problems faced by the female engineers and incorpo ...


A Pre And Post Survey To Evaluate Patient Perception Of Group Diabetes Self-Management Education In Rural Health Clinics, Stormy Carter, Ashleigh Heter Apr 2019

A Pre And Post Survey To Evaluate Patient Perception Of Group Diabetes Self-Management Education In Rural Health Clinics, Stormy Carter, Ashleigh Heter

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Diabetes is a significant clinical issue in the primary care setting. Providers struggle to overcome barriers to facilitate therapeutic interventions for populations served. The specific aim of this study was to assess group diabetes self-management education from a patient perspective. Evaluation of diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy confidence was conducted in rural primary care clinics using pre and post surveys. This study utilized a one-group pretest-posttest design to patients receiving group diabetes self-management education in Southeast Kansas rural primary care clinics by a certified diabetes educator. The surveyed population included individuals ages 18-65 with prediabetes, type I, or type II diabetes ...


Nurse-To-Nurse Bedside Handoff: Improving Communication And Patient Safety, Brynna M. Brouwer, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Nurse-To-Nurse Bedside Handoff: Improving Communication And Patient Safety, Brynna M. Brouwer, Barbara Mcclaskey

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Effective communication and patient safety are very crucial aspects of nursing care. The purpose of this research was to explore the evidence supporting bedside reporting with a standardized handover tool and to identify the problems that exist when no standard handover method is used. Interventions and improvements that can be implemented to bring about better outcomes in patent safety and effective communication will be identified. Bedside nurse-to-nurse change-of-shift reports as well as a standardized handover tool are effective means of increasing shared understanding while improving the quality of care and the patient’s safety. Bedside reporting with a handover tool ...


Camera Trap Study Of The Mammal Communities Across An Urbanization Gradient, Caleb Durbin, Christine Brodsky Apr 2019

Camera Trap Study Of The Mammal Communities Across An Urbanization Gradient, Caleb Durbin, Christine Brodsky

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Urbanization impacts mammal communities due to habitat removal, resource abundance distribution, and the introduction of exotic species. Other studies have found that wildlife species richness is greatest at intermediate urbanization, while abundance is greatest in cities. This study was done to explore the mammal community across an urban to rural gradient in Pittsburg. Using motion-sensor camera traps, we documented small mammal pres­ence for 24 hours a day, finding patterns in mammal abundance, species richness, and community composition. Our hypothesis was that we will observe trends in mammal communities similar to other cities. Over six weeks, we placed two cameras ...


Spontaneous Pushing Vs Directed Valsalva Pushing, Erika Ellis, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Spontaneous Pushing Vs Directed Valsalva Pushing, Erika Ellis, Barbara Mcclaskey

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The purpose of this study is to determine if spontaneous pushing during the second stage of labor produces better maternal outcomes than the more commonly used directed Valsalva pushing. A literature review of the recent studies has been performed to determine if Valsalva pushing is simply archaic or absolutely necessary for healthier mother/baby outcomes. To recommend that women go against their primal urges to push in the man­ner that their own bodies are directing them, indicates that there must be research-based evidence to intervene in the natural order of things and use Valsalva pushing instead. When in fact ...


It Takes A Village: An Exploration Of The Components Needed To Create Professional Themed Fashion, Christina Epler, Rion Huffman Apr 2019

It Takes A Village: An Exploration Of The Components Needed To Create Professional Themed Fashion, Christina Epler, Rion Huffman

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Arguably, there are few examples of imagery in advertising that are more powerful than professional quality fashion portraits. However, creating successful images in this genre is incredibly challenging. Photographers must not only master the crafts of lighting, posing and other techniques in their profession, but they must also master scheduling, time management, communication and interpersonal relationships. The photographer must rely on a team of professionals, from make-up artists to models. This poster will document one undergraduate students’ journey to master these challenges and complete a series of themed fashion portraits for commercial usage. Em­phasis will be placed on documentation ...


A Surveillance Study On Culex Sp. In Southeast Kansas And Prevalence Of West Nile Virus In The Mosquito Population, Sara Goins, Anuradha Ghosh Apr 2019

A Surveillance Study On Culex Sp. In Southeast Kansas And Prevalence Of West Nile Virus In The Mosquito Population, Sara Goins, Anuradha Ghosh

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West Nile virus (WNV) is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Kansas and the United States. Several species of mosquitoes are responsible for transmission of arboviruses but Culex species are the primary vector for WNV in Kansas and the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of people infected with WNV show no symptoms. But for the remaining 20 percent, symptoms can include headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Even less commonly, about one in every 150 people develop serious symptoms affecting the central nervous system, including brain and ...


Habitat Ecology, Species Presense, And Public Perception Of Three Declining Bat Species In Southeastern Missouri, Amy Hammesfahr, Christine Rega-Brodsky, Kathryn Womack-Bulliner Apr 2019

Habitat Ecology, Species Presense, And Public Perception Of Three Declining Bat Species In Southeastern Missouri, Amy Hammesfahr, Christine Rega-Brodsky, Kathryn Womack-Bulliner

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The populations of three bat species, the Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), tricolored bat (Per­imyotis subflavus), and little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), have declined in southeastern Missouri since the in­troduction of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in 2012. The current maternity habitat of the remaining populations in the counties of Shannon, Carter, and Reynolds are unknown. In order to provide protection and conservation for the species, it is critical that their maternity roosts be identified. To achieve these goals, we will incorporate bat survey tools such as acoustic surveys, acoustic lures, and mist netting within the three counties to determine ...


Prophylactic Use Of Lmwh Vs Ufh In Pe Patients, Kyleigh Grieshaber, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Prophylactic Use Of Lmwh Vs Ufh In Pe Patients, Kyleigh Grieshaber, Barbara Mcclaskey

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As a result of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a pulmonary embo­lism (PE) can occur which creates a blockage in the body’s pulmonary circulation, leading to cell death. PE is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., while being the most common, most preventable cause of death in hospitalized patients. Understanding the signs and symptoms of PE is essential in order to save patients’ lives. The objective of this research study was to compare the prophylactic use of Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) and Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) in patients effected with PE. Information for this research ...


Breastfeeding And How It Affects Cognitive Development, Kylie Farris, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Breastfeeding And How It Affects Cognitive Development, Kylie Farris, Barbara Mcclaskey

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If one was asked “which is better: breastfeeding or formula feeding?” the most common answer would be “breastfeeding.” This would be the answer 9 times out of 10. It is a known fact by a wide range of people, that in general, breastfeeding is the better option. Infants who are breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life tend to have better overall health outcomes than children that are fed only iron-fortified formula or a combination of the two. Therefore, it is likely that breastfeeding will indeed also improve cognitive developmental outcomes. That is the purpose of this study ...


Human Gut Microbiome, Enrico José Aveiro Johannsen, Mandy Peak Apr 2019

Human Gut Microbiome, Enrico José Aveiro Johannsen, Mandy Peak

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The human gut microbiome has been an area of interest for researchers due to its established link with human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, and immune functions. The research presented further investigates the microbiome to better understand it. Stools from two healthy young African males and a French obese individual were analyzed using MALDI-TOF MS and the enrichment culture technique. For the identification of bacterial species metagenomics, genomics, and culturomics were used. The results showed a much broader biodiversity in the human gut than previously predicted, as well as better results when using culturomics for measuring biodiversity in large-scale isolation.


The Effect Of Exercise On Menopausal Women, Audry Holman, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

The Effect Of Exercise On Menopausal Women, Audry Holman, Barbara Mcclaskey

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The purpose of this research is to identify if the negative physical and physiological symptoms of menopause are decreased in menopausal women who exercise compared to menopausal women who do not exercise. There are many negative symptoms of menopause including an increase in waist circumference, hot flashes, and weight gain. Exercise is a non-pharmacological way to decrease some of these symptoms that women experience when going through menopause. Multiple studies show that exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis, body fat, waist circumference, triglyceride levels, and depressive symptoms in menopausal women. The studies also show that exercise increases quality of life ...


Use Of Workplace Incentive Programs To Increase Health Behaviors In Nurses, Sydney Harris, Barbara Mcclaskey Apr 2019

Use Of Workplace Incentive Programs To Increase Health Behaviors In Nurses, Sydney Harris, Barbara Mcclaskey

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As the frontline and most visual health promoters in a hospital setting, nurses are to be at the top of their game in terms of their health behaviors. Unfortunately, several studies show that nurses tend to follow the trend of the general population in poor eating habits, physical inactivity, sleep habits, and smoking and alcohol consump­tion. The purpose of this study is to unveil the benefits of Workplace Health Incentive Programs in an effort to increase the overall health of those who are to be considered role models for a healthy lifestyle, the nurses who hold the seat for ...