Recent Submissions

  • Family Paradigm Assessment Scale (F-PAS) Test-Retest Reliability 

    Contributor:Deutsch, Madison L.
    Date:2015-05-02
    Family-centered evidence-based practice (EBP) suggests tools for clinicians to better assist families in, research-driven solutions for decision making or and interventions. The Family Paradigm Assessment Scale (F-PAS) is ...
  • Winged Arthropods as Sources of Antibiotic-producing Microbes : Is There a Taxonomic Pattern? 

    Contributor:Winkler, Alison; Croft, Ryan
    Date:2014-11-17
    Environmental sources for novel antibiotic-producing bacteria in our project have been expanded beyond non-living reservoirs to include arthropods from three orders: Diptera, Hemiptera and Hymenoptera. Whole-body homogenate ...
  • Analysis of Volatile Metabolites during Phage-Bacteria Infection via Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 

    Contributor:Black, Jacqueline; Kabwar, Lambert; Erdmann, James; Basile, Franco
    Date:2014-11-17
    There are currently no methods for the rapid and specific analysis of potential biological weapons in a field setting. While not yet tested, solid-phase microextraction (SPME) coupled with field-portable mass spectrometry ...
  • Effect of Surface Roughness and Fiber-Volume Fraction Variation on Strain Measurements 

    Contributor:Leonhardt, David
    Date:2014-11-17
    Variability in material properties is a well-known difficulty encountered when dealing with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites and is of interest to the Fertig Research Group. Digital image correlation (DIC) ...
  • Relief of Swarm Inhibition in Myxococcus xanthus 

    Contributor:Hutchison, Tetiana; Dey, Arup
    Date:2014-11-17
    M. xanthus possesses two motility systems that control gliding motility, namely S- and A-motility. Cells use these motility systems to socially interact with their siblings. Interestingly, we discovered when motile are ...
  • Sucralose and its Effect on Levels of Nitric Oxide Synthase in Endothelial Cells 

    Contributor:Rogers, Olivia
    Date:2014-11-17
    Sucralose is a sugar substitute that replaces three hydroxyl groups from sucrose, table sugar, with three chlorine atoms, resulting in a molecule 600 times sweeter than sucrose. Endothelial cells contain nitric oxide ...
  • Boat Dock Storage Locker 

    Contributor:Stingley, Tyler; Vetter, Benjamin; Wilson, Garrett; Heinrich, Levi
    Date:2014-11-17
    The boat dock storage locker was developed by CTS (Cowboy Tackle Storage) as per the requests of Mr. Alan Miller. Secure storage of personal belongings is important to everyone, especially in the fishing and boating industry. ...
  • Classifying Typically-Developing Toddlers Using the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) 

    Contributor:Hopkin, Ashley
    Date:2014-11-17
    The CFCS (www.cfcs.us) consists of five levels of communication performance with familiar and unfamiliar partners, from Level I (most functional) to Level V (least functional). In pilot data of 32 children, ages 24-to-60-months, ...
  • Human Powered Tractor 

    Contributor:Harris, Ethan; Roberts, Brandon; Ogden, Charles
    Date:2014-11-17
    Human Powered Tractor Inc. (HPT Inc.) is developing a small scale tractor powered and operated by human force. During September of 2013, Mr. Scott Morton approached the design team of HPT Inc. at the University of Wyoming ...
  • Prevalence of Secondary Traumatic Stress in PrimaryCaregivers of Children in the Wyoming Foster Care System 

    Contributor:Tratos, Michaela
    Date:2014-11-17
    Secondary traumatic stress is a subject that has been researched in medical and social work professions immensely. One specific area of interest has been in the effects of working with foster care children on clinical ...
  • Control Glove 

    Contributor:Hettchen, Matthew; Prosser, Christopher
    Date:2014-11-17
    This project involves the creation of an input device that the user shall wear on their right hand and arm. Said device will measure the bend of the digits as well as the motion of the hand. It will then transmit a signal ...
  • In Situ Testing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites 

    Contributor:Veinbergs, David
    Date:2014-11-17
    Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) are used in aerospace, automobile racing, wind energy, sports equipment, and many other areas in which safety is critical. Fundamental to the engineering of safe CFRP products is the ...
  • Miniature Environmental Chamber 

    Contributor:Maestas, Gabriel; Gates, Samuel; Turner, Nicholas; Veinbergs, David
    Date:2014-11-17
    Assistant Mechanical Engineering Professor at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Ray Fertig III, has commissioned Enviro Engineering, Inc. to build a miniature chamber to be used for controlling environmental variables during ...
  • There's More to Life than Work : A Qualitative Investigation of Transient Employment 

    Contributor:Conerton, Joseph
    Date:2014-11-17
    Numerous large-scale quantitative studies have shown strong downsides of temporary employment; particularly health, social, and financial strife that goes hand in hand with the labor. Through qualitative interviews of US ...
  • Nanoindentation of Human Teeth 

    Contributor:Berry, Emily
    Date:2014-11-17
    Nanoindentation is a relatively new technique used to gain an understanding of the mechanical properties of materials. It involves creating microscopic indents in the material's surface using a pyramidal, diamond tip that ...
  • Wearable Mouse and Keyboard for Mobile Computing 

    Contributor:Hess, Andrew
    Date:2014-11-17
    Modern computers are becoming smaller, cheaper and more powerful, allowing them to become more common and more necessary in our day-to day and moment-to-moment lives. A number of technologies have arisen to take advantage ...
  • SAE Baja Vehicle Powertrain System 

    Contributor:Quaglieri, Patrick; Bales, Dustin; Wagner, Brady; Barkhurst, Danial
    Date:2014-11-17
    AEOLUS Powertrain has been tasked with developing a mechanical system to propel the vehicle forward entirely from the torque provided by a stock, four-cycle Briggs and Stratton 10 HP Model 20 engine. The vehicle will compete ...
  • Role of Natural Killer Cells in Adaptive Immunity to Toxoplasma gondii 

    Contributor:Krempels, Ryan
    Date:2014-11-17
    Toxoplasma gondii is a very prevalent parasite that the CDC estimates infects up to 60% of Americans. Most of these people do not know they are infected because, with a normally functioning immune system, there are rarely ...
  • Selenium Metabolism in Two Selenophilic Alternaria Fungi : An Examination of Selenium–Sulfur Interactions 

    Contributor:Post, Sarah L.; Zukauckas, Kelsea N.
    Date:2014-11-17
    Selenium (Se) is known to be an essential nutrient for animals and bacteria, but not for plants and fungi. Despite this, certain plants and their rhizosphere fungi are capable of accumulating high levels of Se without ...
  • Investigation into the coccidia (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) within captive snakes of the genus Boiga (cat snakes) 

    Contributor:Marsh, Jessica L.
    Date:2014-11-17
    Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) are protozoan intestinal parasites that infect vertebrates around the world. However, little is known about the coccidia that infect reptiles and there is the potential finding many species ...

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