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• #### A Question Selection Strategy for Early Warning Systems ﻿

(2018)
Early warning systems, or early alert systems, are systems to identify students at risk of failing a course. These systems use two categories of indicators: Traditional indicators such as assignment grades and class ...
• #### A STATE-SPACE INVESTIGATION OF CORTISOL ALTERATIONS IN CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ﻿

(2018)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) causes prolonged and crippling fatigue in patients. Reports estimate a $17 to$24 billion loss in productivity and medical care costs due to CFS annually [1]. Since the initial observations ...
• #### Addressing Unwanted Water Production Using DPR ﻿

(2017)
We are testing environmental friendly solutions to address the technical, environmental, and economical problems with unwanted water production. In the oil and gas industry, we constantly explore ways to maximize production. ...
• #### Aggregation of Lead Phosphate Nanoparticles: Implications for Lead Immobilization in Soil and Pipes ﻿

(2017)
Flint, Michigan (2014) and Washington D.C. (2001) found high levels of lead in their drinking water pipelines. Problem: Lead in pipes is corroding and contaminating the drinking water. Goal: To study the aggregation behavior ...
• #### An Investigation into Patterns of Scaling Among Morphological Traits ﻿

(2018)
Proper scaling of morphological traits to body size is necessary for ecological function. Individuals with better nutrition grow larger body sizes and traits, whereas individuals with poor nutrition develop smaller body ...
• #### An Investigation of Cerium Anomalies in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway ﻿

(2018)
Although marine anoxia was widespread during Cretaceous ocean anoxic events, the abundance of fossils and evidence for bioturbation in Cenomanian-Turonian shales from the Iona-1 core suggest portions of the Cretaceous ...
• #### Analyzing Nanoparticle Dynamics in Complex Fluids Using Microscopy Techniques ﻿

(2017)
Improving our understanding of nanoparticle dynamics in complex fluids allows for advancements in Point-of-Care diagnostics such as targeted drug delivery. Our group currently studies how a nanoparticle’s shape affects its ...
• #### Antibody-Functionalized Nanophosphor Particles for Use as Reporters in Lateral Flow Assays ﻿

(2017)
The main goal of this project was to identify important buffer components that improve the performance of nanophosphor reporters in a lateral flow assay. A model system based on the capture of the human chorionic gonadotropin ...
• #### Artemisia and Lucretia: How They Met ﻿

(2017)
How can Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th-century Italian artist who was barely literate, know the Latin myth of Lucretia without knowing Latin? Artemisia was able to learn about Lucretia through oral and visual learning at ...
• #### Asian-American Political Participation: The Consequences of Social Invisibility ﻿

(2018)
Asian-Americans/ Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the highest educated and income-earning ethnic groups in the United States. These characteristics typically indicates high political activity, but AAPIs are the least ...
• #### Assessing Mouse Brain Elasticity Using Air-Pulse Based Optical Coherence Elastography ﻿

(2017)
Current diagnostic methods are able to detect severe brain trauma but are unable to detect the microscopic brain injuries that regularly occur during a concussion. Our research aims to explore a potential alternative method ...
• #### Assessing the Vasculature Changes in Murine Fetal Brain Upon Alcohol Exposure ﻿

(2017)
Fetal Alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) refers to a broad spectrum of abnormalities that arise due to prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). The severity of the abnormality depends on the amount of alcohol consumed and period of ...
• #### Association between Chronotype, Blue-Light Emitting Media Use, and Sleep in Adolescents ﻿

(2018)
Many adolescents are chronically sleep deprived due to biological delays in sleep that occur with the onset of puberty. This deprivation heightens risk for psychiatric symptoms, cognitive deficits, and lower academic ...
• #### Associations of Subjective Social Status and Mindfulness on Readiness to Quit Smoking in Homeless Smokers ﻿

(2018)
In the United States, the prevalence of smoking among adults who are homeless is ~75%, about 5 times higher than the general adult population of the United States. It is important to identify characteristics associated ...
• #### Atomistic Simulations of Hydrogen Production Kinetics at Novel Fuel Cell Electrodes ﻿

(2018)
Electrocatalysts such as platinum (Pt), are used to minimize the overpotential for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) during electrochemical water splitting or fuel cell operation. Iron phosphide materials (FexP) were ...
• #### Biomechanical Effects of Custom Corneal Cross-Linking Using Optical Coherence Elastography ﻿

(2018)
Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the eye which causes the cornea to become weak and thin. If untreated, it may lead to corneal deformation and impaired vision. Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a recently ...
• #### Building Structures with a Swarm of Robots ﻿

(2018)
Advances in construction automation have primarily focused on creating heavy machines to accomplish repetitive tasks. While this approach is valuable in an assembly-line context, it does not always translate well for the ...

(2017)
• #### COFACTOR BASED FLUORESCENT PROTEIN FOR NEW OXYGEN-INDEPENDENT METAL SENSORS ﻿

(2018)
The gastrointestinal microbiota is closely related to human health. Many of their metabolisms require the uptake of trace metals from the host. Current metal sensors are derived from green fluorescent proteins (GFP), which ...

(2017)