This research develops a Bayesian Abduction Model for Sensemaking Support (BAMSS) for information fusion in sensemaking tasks. Two methods are investigated. The first is the classical Bayesian information fusion with belief updating (using Bayesian...
Diabetes; Chronic diseases; Leadership, Case studies; Communities; Blacks
Diabetes is a chronic disease that bears a disproportionate burden among African American populations. The lack of access to affordable, culturally appropriate health care is a key barrier to effective diabetes prevention or disease management for...
As the demand for direct petroleum substitutes increases, biorefineries are poised to become centers for conversion of biomass into fuels, energy, and biomaterials. A distributed model offers reduced transportation, tailored process technology to...
This dissertation focused on the development and assessment of flexible
microballoons filled elastomeric foam for shock mitigation applications. The overall goal
of the research was to develop a flexible syntactic foam that has controllable...
Life change events; Leadership in women; Spiritual formation; Stress management for women; Academic medical centers
Much of the research related to the leadership of women relates to development through mentorship and the gaps or disparities that exists throughout various fields and disciplines. In the United States, women continue to be underrepresented in...
Laboratory services in healthcare delivery systems play a vital role in inpatient care. Studies have shown that laboratory data affects approximately 65% of the most critical decisions on admission, discharge, and medication. Laboratory testing...
Coronary stents are slotted tubes made of metals, alloys, or polymers. They are deployed in human arteries, which are blocked by calcified plaque, to keep the arteries open and allow the blood to flow with ease. Coronary stents have been proven as...
A majority of aerospace structures are subjected to bending and stretching loads
that introduce peel and shear stresses between the plies of a composite laminate. These two stress
components cause a combination of mode I and II fracture modes in...
Mobile robots; Radio frequency identification systems; Electronics in navigation
The need and rationale for improved solutions to indoor robot navigation is increasingly driven by the influx of domestic and industrial mobile robots into the market. This research has developed and implemented a novel navigation technique for a...
Electric power system stability; Electric power systems (Control); Transients (Electricity)(Prevention); Electric interference; Electric fault location
The objectives of this research are to: (a) develop and present a power system controller to protect power systems from electrical transients after system disturbances; (b) enhance system operation. A Power System Transient Control System (PSTC)...
The quantitative research addresses the questions: would students use the tools of student construction to help solve problems, and would a tutor designed using elements from tutoring theory allow students to solve multicolumn addition problems...
There is a dire need for more STEM degrees in America. Recent studies have shown that there is a surge in motivating the youth in STEM areas of research. One key motivator is the use of pervasive computing concepts such as SMS/MMS messaging and...
Distillation curve is an important indicator in industry and academia for characterizing fuels. The advanced distillation curve apparatus developed by Smith and Bruno was used to carry out this research. The boiling temperature vs volume curve...
African American women teachers; Motivation in education (Evaluation); Academic achievement (Evaluation); Educational leadership (Case studies); Educational innovations (Research); Narrative inquiry (Research method)
Existing scholarship on the construct of teacher leadership (Barth, 2001; Harris &
Muijs, 2002; Johnson, Yarrow, Rochkind, & Ott, 2009; Leithwood & Riehl, 2003; York-
Barr & Duke, 2004) fails to account for the unique perspectives of African...
Food handling; Food contamination; Education (Study and teaching); Food service (Safety measures) ; Terrorism
Food Safety is already practiced in the food industry to minimize unintentional contamination in foods. Food Defense consists of protecting the foods from intentional contamination such as biological, chemical, physical, nuclear, and radiological...
This study is significant for future research and practice of assessing the capacity of nonprofit organizations. More specifically, the results of this study contribute to the current literature and practices on capacity building from both a micro...
Teacher educators;Transformational leadership; African American universities and colleges; African American teachers (Training of); Multicultural education; Teacher-student relationships
This exploration focused on the relationship of transformational leadership in teacher
educators and their multicultural education practices as an avenue to prepare and produce
more teachers for the increasingly diverse student population in P-12...
The thesis reports on work in progress on software that helps an analyst identify and analyze activities of actors (such as vehicles) in an intelligence-relevant scenario. A system is being developed to aid intelligence analysts, IAGOA...