Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. It is located approximately one hour north of downtown Houston in the hills, lakes, and forests region of East Texas in Huntsville. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such institution of its type in Texas. The school is named for Sam Houston, who made his home in the city and is buried there.SHSU is a member of the Texas State University System and has an enrollment of more than 18,400 students across over 80 undergraduate, 54 masters', and 6 doctoral degree programs. The university also offers more than 20 online bachelor's and graduate degrees, and its programs are ranked high by U.S. News & World Report. It was the first institution classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the Texas State University System, and while education continues to be the most popular major among students at the university, SHSU has nationally-recognized programs in banking, performing arts, mathematics and criminal justice. Wikipedia.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2017-01-05
In some embodiments, a personal hygiene assist system may assist an impaired user in using deodorant. The system may include a container comprising an opening on an upper first side, opposite to a lower second side. The opening may include a substantially oblong shape configured to hold at least a lower portion of a deodorant case. The lower portion of the deodorant case may include an activation mechanism which upon rotation exposes additional deodorant positioned in the deodorant case. In some embodiments, the system may include a handle coupled to a third side coupling the first and second sides. In some embodiments, the system may include an engaging mechanism positioned in the container and coupled to the handle. When the handle is rotated the engaging mechanism may engage and rotate the activation mechanism of the deodorant exposing additional deodorant positioned in the deodorant case.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2016-09-01
Methods and systems of detecting tampering in a digital image includes using hybrid large feature mining to identify one or more regions of an image in which tampering has occurred. Detecting tampering in a digital image with hybrid large feature mining may include spatial derivative large feature mining and transform-domain large feature mining. In some embodiments, known ensemble learning techniques are employed to address high feature dimensionality. detecting inpainting forgery includes mining features of a digital image under scrutiny based on a spatial derivative, mining one or more features of the digital image in a transform-domain; and detecting inpainting forgery in the digital image under scrutiny at least in part by the features mined based on the spatial derivative and at least in part by the features mined in the transform-domain.
Pyrooz D.C.,Sam Houston State University
Journal of Quantitative Criminology | Year: 2014
Objective: Motivated by the reorientation of gang membership into a life-course framework and concerns about distinct populations of juvenile and adult gang members, this study draws from the criminal career paradigm to examine the contours of gang membership and their variability in the life-course. Methods: Based on nine annual waves of national panel data from the NLSY97, this study uses growth curve and group-based trajectory modeling to examine the dynamic and cumulative prevalence of gang membership, variability in the pathways into and out of gangs, and the correlates of these pathways from ages 10 to 23. Results: The cumulative prevalence of gang membership was 8 %, while the dynamic age-graded prevalence of gang membership peaked at 3 % at age 15. Six distinct trajectories accounted for variability in the patterning of gang membership, including an adult onset trajectory. Gang membership in adulthood was an even mix of adolescence carryover and adult initiation. The typical gang career lasts 2 years or less, although much longer for an appreciable subset of respondents. Gender and racial/ethnic disproportionalities in gang membership increase in magnitude over the life-course. Conclusions: Gang membership is strongly age-graded. The results of this study support a developmental research agenda to unpack the theoretical and empirical causes and consequences of gang membership across stages of the life-course. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2015-04-13
Dialkyl trisulfide antidote compositions may be used to as a cyanide poisoning antidote. Formulations of dialkyl trisulfide may be made in an aqueous solvent system that includes water, a co-solvent and/or a surfactant.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2016-02-22
A method may be directed towards promoting one or more socially beneficial objectives. The social objective may be, in one embodiment, safe management of trash in a location in one or more developing countries. The method may include providing a mobile game to a player. The game may educate the players of the game with regard to the objectives. The method may include providing a plurality of challenges to the player. The challenges may be related to one or more local initiatives. The challenges may include queries related to at least one of the local initiatives. In some embodiments, the local initiative includes refuse disposal. The method may include making donations to an organization based on actions or outcomes in the game. The organization may use the donations to further the local initiative.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2015-11-05
In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include assessing surface cleanliness. In some embodiments, the system may include a dispensing device. The dispensing device may dispense, during use, a measured amount of liquid on a surface forming a drop. In some embodiments, the system may include a stage. The stage may support, during use, a digital imaging device. In some embodiments, the system may include a calibration feature. The calibration feature may be of known dimension. The calibration feature may be coupled to the stage. The calibration feature may facilitate assessment, during use, of a dimension of the drop. The dimension may include a diameter of the drop. In some embodiments, the system is configured to assess a contact angle of the drop with the surface.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2015-06-10
A method of detecting tampering in a compressed digital image includes extracting one or more neighboring joint density features from a digital image under scrutiny and extracting one or more neighboring joint density features from an original digital image. The digital image under scrutiny and the original digital image are decompressed into a spatial domain. Tampering in the digital image under scrutiny is detected based on at least one difference in a neighboring joint density feature of the digital image under scrutiny and a neighboring joint density feature of the original image. In some embodiments, detecting tampering in the digital image under scrutiny includes detecting down-recompression of at least a portion of the digital image. In some embodiments, detecting tampering in the digital image includes detecting inpainting forgery in the same quantization.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2015-02-25
A method of managing responder agency resources includes receiving information relating to one or more events, occurrences, or locations. Responders from two or more different jurisdictions are dispatched to the events, occurrences, or locations. One or more of the responders is dispatched through a web-enabled user device over the internet. Some of the responders may be dispatched through a system of a responder agency of one jurisdiction. Other responders may be dispatched through a system of a responder agency of another jurisdiction.
Sam Houston State University | Date: 2016-03-04
In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include assessing surface cleanliness. In some embodiments, the system may include a dispensing device. The dispensing device may dispense, during use, a liquid on a surface forming a drop. In some embodiments, the system may include a stage. The stage may support, during use, a digital imaging device above the drop positioned on the surface. In some embodiments, the system may include a light emitter. The light emitter may emit, during use, a beam of light substantially parallel to the surface at the drop. In some embodiments, the system may include an adjustable support coupled to the stage. The adjustable support may adjust, during use, an angle of the stage relative to the surface. In some embodiments, the system is configured to determine a contact angle of the drop relative to the surface.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM | Award Amount: 35.56K | Year: 2016
The sixth annual meeting of the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is to be held at Sam Houston State University on April 15-17, 2016. Speakers will give 30-minute research talks in various subfields of topology and algebra; these subfields include algebraic combinatorics, enumerative geometry, knot theory, and representation theory. Two distinguished graduate students will give hour-long presentations and one invited faculty member, Dr. Abakuse Mbrika of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, will give a one-hour keynote address. Invited undergraduate researchers will participate in a poster session. USTARS promotes diversity within the mathematical community by providing a platform for collaboration and professional development. Participants are exposed to a variety of current research, ideas, and results, and meet underrepresented professors and students who will become future collaborators or colleagues. The conference also promotes diversity by encouraging women and minorities to attend and give talks. Indeed, the conference organizing committee is diverse in gender, ethnicity, and educational background, and hence is well-positioned to encourage participation from a diverse group of students. The participants of the conference will continue to influence the next generation of students by serving as much needed mentors and encouraging students in the mathematical sciences to advance themselves and participate in research and conference events.
The primary goal of the symposium is to showcase the mathematical research being conducted by underrepresented graduate students. This is done by structuring the meeting so that speakers will give 30-minute parallel research talks focusing on research leading to their graduate theses. Graduate students will give at least 75% of these presentations. Topics of prior years presentations include: combinatorics, braid groups, graph theory, knot theory, representation theory, number theory, and algebraic geometry. In addition to the parallel sessions, two distinguished graduate students and one invited faculty member are chosen to give 1-hour lectures and a poster session featuring invited undergraduates is also planned. Given the high quality and diversity of talks and participants The Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) Invited Volume was created in 2014. This is a new series aimed specifically at disseminating the research of USTARS participants. The intention of this Invited Volume is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to publish their results in order to further their development as mathematical researchers. In light of this, a yearly online volume will be published at the conclusion of each annual research symposium.