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Yepez J.,Air Force Research Lab | Vahala G.,College of William and Mary | Vahala L.,Old Dominion University | Soe M.,Rogers State University
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2010

A Reply to the Comment by Giorgio Krstulovic and Marc Brachet. © 2010 The American Physical Society.


Bowen C.J.,Rogers State University | Kard B.,Oklahoma State University
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society | Year: 2012

abstract An experimental insect growth regulator (IGR) termite bait system was placed with the objective of eliminating a persistent aerial termite colony active in the top three floors of a six-story, 100-unit apartment building. Following delineation of their foraging territory, bait matrix containing the active ingredient lufenuron was placed in contact with actively foraging termites within five infested apartments. Termite feeding activity was evaluated monthly. The infestation emanated from one colony of Reticulitermes flavipes. Bait was replaced as needed until all foraging activity ceased and no subsequent swarming occurred. No recurrence of swarming or foraging activity has been observed for seven years following cessation of termite activity within bait stations. © 2012 Kansas Entomological Society.


News Article | November 12, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

The Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2016-2017 school year have been named by leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Of 32 schools noted for overall affordability and online program quality, Oral Roberts University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned the highest marks for four-year schools while Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Rose State College, Northern Oklahoma College and Carl Albert State College earned the highest marks for two-year schools. "Projections show that by 2020, 67 percent of job vacancies in Oklahoma will require a college degree or some form of post-secondary education or training,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’re aiming the spotlight on schools in the state who are putting emphasis on giving students more flexible learning options. These Oklahoma colleges are being commended for providing the highest quality, most affordable online education programs in the state.” There are several minimum requirements schools in Oklahoma must meet to be considered for the Best Online Colleges list. Only colleges and universities that hold accreditation and are registered as public or private not-for-profit entities are eligible. To help measure cost and affordability, each must also offer in-state tuition at or below set maximums of $5,000 annually for two-year schools and $25,000 annually for four-year schools to qualify. All eligible schools are then scored based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, financial aid offerings and more. To learn more about the methodology and data used to determine AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma and to find where each qualifying school ranks, visit the link below: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: Cameron University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Kyrylov V.,Rogers State University
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Game and Entertainment Technologies 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011 | Year: 2011

In order to bring more realism in computer games, physics based movement of the game characters is the desirable option. Thus we propose an improved algorithm for moving a human-like character as the laws of mechanics permit. In order to reduce the computational complexity, we use somewhat simplified physics still keeping the main peculiarities intact. By optimizing the character dash force, we minimize time to reach the destination point. This allows reaching the point significantly faster than by using the widely used direct pursuit. The new method is equally applicable to for guiding the character on the trajectory and assessing the situation with the purpose of optimized decision making. Compared to the direct pursuit, the new method demonstrates noticeably higher performance in the area close to the character. Thus it could be especially useful for the calculations in the pursuit-and-evasion video games. © 2011 IADIS.


This article examines the influence of transnational mining companies' (TNMCs) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in diamond and rutile dredge-mining areas in post-war Sierra Leone. The CSR framework applied encompasses the social license to operate, community engagement and accountability, and a critical lens of power dynamics. Key informant interviews and secondary sources provided data for the study. Findings from the research reveal that with the exception of the establishment of Kimbadu, the resettled town, implementation of CSR initiatives facilitated minimal, and at times, unsustainable, community development. It is argued that such 'development' outcomes are primarily due to asymmetrical power relations between TNMCs (i.e. Octea Mining and Sierra Rutile Limited) and the mining communities in which these companies engage in pre-defined development projects that are, in many instances, at variance with community needs. Moreover, the social structure at the local level impedes community development. The study recommends active engagement of disparate groups within the community in decision making at all stages of mining-driven community development rather than the extant social structure that gives exclusive powers to traditional leaders. It also calls for the establishment of an independent regulatory team to ensure enforcement of legal responsibilities in mining areas. © 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.


Kruse H.,Rogers State University
Sociology of Sport Journal | Year: 2010

Although there is a growing body of research on public social practices related to the use of mobile phones, internet terminals, and laptops, there are few integrated analyses of the uses of multiple interactive technologies in public settings, and especially those involving sports. This article looks at one such space in which technology is embedded in a complicated network of social and economic relations: the screen dominated pari-mutuel horse race wagering facility. Specifically, the paper examines the relationship that built environments, public screen, and communication technologies have on social practices, and considers the juxtaposition of different places in the quotidian, and in a place of reflexive research practice. © 2010 Human Kinetics, Inc.


Wilson S.A.,Rogers State University | Wilson C.O.,University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Geocarto International | Year: 2013

Capturing the scope and trajectory of changes in land use and land cover (LULC) is critical to urban and regional planning, natural resource sustainability and the overall information needs of policy makers. Studies on LULC change are generally conducted within peaceful environments and seldom incorporate areas that are politically volatile. Consequently, the role of civil conflict on LULC change remains elusive. Using a dense time stack of Landsat Thematic Mapper images and a hybrid classification approach, this study analysed LULC changes in Kono District between 1986-1991, 1991-2002 and 2002-2007 with the overarching goal of elucidating deviations from typical changes in LULC caused by Sierra Leone's civil war (1991-2002). Informed by social survey and secondary data, this study engaged the drivers that facilitated LULC changes during war and non-war periods in a series of spatial regression models in exploring the interface between civil conflict and LULC change. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Wilson S.A.,Rogers State University
Society and Natural Resources | Year: 2013

Utilizing actor-oriented political ecology and social movements approaches, this article examines the dynamics surrounding company-community conflicts over diamonds in Sierra Leone, using Kono District as a case study. Surveys of 240 households in four diamondiferous chiefdoms, semiformal interviews, focus groups, and secondary data sources provided data for this article. Findings of this study show that post conflict mining reforms and actions of mining companies, the state and traditional leaders favor industrial mining expansion over artisanal mining. Such actions have reinforced unequal power relations over access to land and diamond mining rights to the disadvantage of mining communities and bred company-community conflicts in Kono District. The article argues that strategies that even out power differentials so that local communities benefit more from regulation relative to corporations and other powerful actors can improve the success of mining reforms and reduce the risk of community-company conflicts jeopardizing peace and security. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Kyrylov V.,Rogers State University | Hou E.,Simon Fraser University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2010

The ability by the simulated soccer player to make rational decisions about moving without ball is a critical factor of success. In this study the focus is placed on the defensive situation, when the ball is controlled by the opponent team in 2D simulated soccer. Methods for finding good defensive positions by the robotic soccer players have been investigated by some RoboCup scholars. Although soccer teams using these methods have proved to be reasonably good, the collaboration issue in defense has been overlooked. In this paper, we demonstrate that collaboration in defense yields better results. In doing so, we treat optimal defensive positioning as a multi-criteria assignment problem and propose a systematic approach for solving it. Besides achieving better performance, this makes it possible to gracefully balance the costs and rewards involved in defensive positioning. © 2010 Springer.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS | Award Amount: 74.59K | Year: 2013

This project will pursue the development of unitary qubit lattice algorithms (QULA) to solve problems in nonlinear physics by extending ideas used in lattice Boltzmann and lattice gas algorithms. QULA for scalar 2D and 3D Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) have already provided new information on the unexpected behavior of continuum Hamiltonians. The major thrust of this project will be to examine energy spectral cascades in spinor-BEC quantum turbulence where the flow involves both Abelian and non-Abelian vortices. Such spinor quantum turbulence has yet to be simulated in any real detail, particularly in 3D, and the novel algorithms developed here can be viewed as a mesoscopic model for nonlinear physics. This research is also expected to have a profound impact on plasma and space physics applications, as QULA will allow for the study of magneto-hydrodynamics turbulence and magnetic reconnection. The QULA algorithms are manifestly unitary and can be readily encoded onto future quantum computers.

The broad impacts of this project include the training of the workforce of the future, with graduate and undergraduate students having the opportunity to learn and work in an important field of scientific inquiry. Students will acquire hands-on experience on the use of high-performance computational platforms, as QULA scale ideally on modern supercomputers and the scaling was tested up to several hundreds of thousands of cores.

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