Sara Michaliszyn, assistant professor, Human Performance and Exercise Science, recently authored two published papers and presented her research at a national conference. “Personalized Exercise for Adolescents with Diabetes or Obesity,” written with colleagues from Emory University, was published in Biological Research for Nursing. Working with those same co-authors and other colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital of UPMC, she published “β-cell function, incretin effect, and incretin hormones in obese youth along the span of glucose tolerance from normal to prediabetes to type 2 diabetes” in the journal Diabetes. In June, she made an oral presentation on the research at the American Diabetes Association’s national conference.
Annette M. Burden, professor, Richard L. Burden, professor emeritus, and the late J. Douglas Faires, professor emeritus, all of Mathematics and Statistics, published the 10th edition of their book, Numerical Analysis. In the book, published by Cengage Learning, the authors explore the theory and application of modern numerical approximation techniques and provide examples and exercises to demonstrate practical problems in math, computing, engineering and physical science disciplines.
Kin P. Moy, associate professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, was chair of the United States delegation to the International Standards Organization EMC test standards development working group that met in Frankfurt, Germany. The group, which included representatives from major global automotive manufacturers, suppliers and universities, is developing global standards to ensure that automobile electrical/electronic systems are immune to electromagnetic interference. Moy also chairs the SAE Electromagnetic Immunity Task Force and ISO TC22/SC32/WG3 (EMC) United States Technical Advisory Group. He is vice-chair of the SAE EMC Standards Committee and is a member of various SAE and IEEE technical committees.
Ellen E. Jones, assistant professor, Theater and Dance, was awarded a Fellowship by the U.S. Institute of Technology and Design to study traditional decorative arts this summer in Florence, Italy. Her project is titled “Studying Traditional Decorative Arts Practices to Seek Greener Solutions for Contemporary Scene Painting.” Jones plans to explore techniques and materials used in creation of historical paint crafts and hopes the research will lead her to suggest more sustainable practices for contemporary scenic artists.
Randy L. Hoover, extended teaching service faculty, Teacher Education, wrote an article on education accountability, titled “The Neoliberal Metrics of the False Proxy and Pseudo Accountability,” that was published as an invited chapter in the book, The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education, Second Edition. The book was recently published by Information Age Publishing.
Michael Crescimanno, Tom Oder, and Jim Andrews, professors, and Chuanhong Zhou, research associate, Physics & Astronomy, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that was published in the online open-access journal Optics Express. Five YSU undergraduates and two faculty members from Case Western Reserve University also co-authored the paper, titled “Chromatic control in coextruded layered polymer microlenses.” Student co-authors and their majors are: Josh Petrus, physics, now pursuing a PhD at Ohio State University; Conner Hetzel, physics; Camron Bagheri and Jimmy Tancabel, mechanical engineering; and Cory Merlo, electrical engineering. The work was funded through YSU’s affiliation with the National Science Foundation funded Center for Layered Polymeric Systems.