Status of ITS resources
Individual Freshman Category: Ayana Belk (landscape architecture)
"Reviving Troost: Using Phytotechnology to Decontaminate Troost Avenue's Vacant Lots."Topics/Developing Scholars SeminarCourse instructor: Anne Beamish, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning
Abstract: Kansas City is a divided city, split along its north-south axis by Troost Avenue. Most African-American residents live on the east side of Troost, while on the westside are primarily white and upper-middle class residents. Troost Avenue was once an attractive and desirable place to have a business. Today, the streets run-down, with many vacant lots and buildings. My aim is to find a way to improve Troost’s streetscape in an attempt to unify the city aesthetically and culturally. The question that drives this project is: What design interventions could bring Troost Avenue back to being an asset for the community? To answer this, I have done archival research at Kansas State University and the Kansas City Public Libraries to better understand the role of Troost Avenue in the past. I have also delved into the world of phytotechnology via the book Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design. Phytotechnology is a design tool that uses vegetation to contain or prevent the movement of contaminants in soils, sediments and groundwater. With this information I am proposing a demonstration neighborhood park at the corner of Troost and Linwood to show how the existing vacant lots could be improved to better meet the expectations of the community. This entails documentation of the current conditions of the street and a proposed design for improvements.
Individual Non-Freshman Category: Scott Heise (communications studies)
"Follower Behavior and Followership Identity: A Follower's Perspective"COMM 550: Senior ColloquiumCourse instructor: Natalie Pennington, assistant professor of communications studies
Abstract: This research evaluated how people who have functioned as followers understood their role as a follower and how their followership attitude shaped their behavior in that role. From 13 in-depth qualitative interviews, followers expressed their ideas from a follower’s perspective and viewed their roles on a spectrum from “humble compliance” to “shared responsibility for organizational outcomes.” All but one participant was unfamiliar with the term followership, and when asked to define the term, responses ranged from “no idea,” to “a partnership with leadership.” None of the participants had considered that their identities as followers could be developed in a similar manner to leadership development to improve relationships and role expression. Qualitative methods were employed to capture the nuanced responses that would not have been possible through surveys or questionnaires. Participant responses were analyzed to capture language and behavioral expressions in context. This research employed open coding to examine, categorize, compare and conceptualizing themes that inform future research populations and variable selection.
Group Category: Maxwell Burden, Quanqing Guo, Laura Krueger and Nicholas Young, Topeka, all juniors in biological and agricultural engineering
"Pond Eutrophication" BAE 231: Biological Systems Engineering Project II Course instructor: Lisa Wilken, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering
Landowners Bruce and Theresa Meyer of Palmer, KS, requested a design to address eutrophication issues causing blue-green algae blooms within their pond. The blooms impact recreational activities such as swimming, fishing and canoeing. Currently, their solution is temporary and requires the use of chemicals to harden the water and remove the algae. The Meyer’s have requested a more permanent and cost-effective solution. After completing the engineering design process, two design options are proposed for reducing the effects of eutrophication: vegetative buffer strips and a floating garden. Vegetative buffer strips are used to filter nutrients and sediment from runoff, which will reduce the growth of the blue-green algae. A floating garden has the potential to provide an in-pond solution to reduce excess nutrients, but requires more maintenance and recurring costs. Well-planned buffer strips have a higher chance of providing a long-term solution compared to the floating garden, which would have to be maintained and reinstalled yearly. The final proposed design uses both designs in tandem to synergistically reduce the effects of eutrophication. Water inflow will be rerouted through the vegetative filter through present vegetation, which will reduce the amount of incoming nonpoint source pollutants that enter the pond. The floating garden will be utilized to reduce excess nutrients that are within the pond.
Eunice Lalunio, sophomore in anthropology, honorable mention in the individual non-freshman category for "Dmanisi: A Study of Species Hypotheses and Hominid Variability."
Jael Whitney, senior in marketing, honorable mention in the individual non-freshman research category for "Big Food, Big Problems: The Ethical Implications of Nestlé's Impact on Public Health in Brazil."
Zachary St. Clair, sophomore in English, honorable mention in the individual freshman research category for "Policing in America: Abolish or Ameliorate."
"Reviving Troost: Using Phytotechnology to Decontaminate Troost Avenue's Vacant Lots"
"Follower Behavior and Followership Identity: A Follower's Perspective"
Maxwell Burden, Quanqing Guo, Laura Krueger and Nicholas Young
"Visual Neglect and Mental Representations: Current Status and Issues"
"Caught in the Middle: Empowerment in Middle Managers"
Tia’ Gamble, Connor Knutson, and Caitlyn Webb
"First Watch Franchise Expansion Proposal"
David Leiszler, Peter Masters, and Austin Schmitz
"Design of mechanical system to remove net wrap from large round hay bales"
Chloe Boudreaux, Jack Ezell, Kevin Garman, and Phillip Mahoney
"Design for cadaver rotation system"
"Some we remember, some we forget: The collective memory of assassinated US Presidents in the modern age"
"Education in the 'right' sense of the word: The quest for a balanced education at the Kansas State Agricultural College"
"Found in translation: Bringing Sartre's huis clos to a modern American audience"
Katlyn Buckley, Charlie Lynn, and Kynsey Creel
"Humanizing the Inhuman; How Award-Winning Children’s Nonfiction Complicates Stereotypes"
"The Effect of Power Based Expectancy Violations on Perceptions of Attorney Credibility"
"Rubber Rampage: The Era that Produced Vulcanized Rubber"
"Production of Trivalent Influenza Vaccines: Disposable Technology and Insect Cell Lines"
"Gun Control or Gun Proliferation? State Response to Mass Shootings in Newtown and Aurora"
1117 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
CALL › 785-532-3014
EMAIL › email@example.com
DOWNLOAD PDF READER
GIVE TO THE LIBRARIES