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An Exact Analysis For Four-Order Acousto-Optic Bragg Diffraction Which Incorporates Both Incident Light Angle And Sound Frequency Dependencies, Adeyinka Sunday Ademola 2017 University of Texas at Tyler

An Exact Analysis For Four-Order Acousto-Optic Bragg Diffraction Which Incorporates Both Incident Light Angle And Sound Frequency Dependencies, Adeyinka Sunday Ademola

Electrical Engineering Theses

This thesis extends the prior work which produced an exact solution to the four-order acousto-optic (AO) Bragg cell with assumed fixed center frequency and with exact Bragg angle incident light. The extension predicts the model that incorporates the dependencies of both the input angle of light and the sound frequency. Specifically, a generalized 4th order linear differential equation (DE), is developed from a simultaneous analysis of four coupled AO system of DEs. Through standard methods, the characteristic roots, which requires solving a quartic equation, is produced. Subsequently, a derived system of homogeneous solutions, which absorbs the roots obtained using ...


Preface, Chad Laux, Jiju Antony, Elizabeth Cudney 2017 Purdue University

Preface, Chad Laux, Jiju Antony, Elizabeth Cudney

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

Preface for the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education.


A Continuous Improvement Journey In The Higher Education Sector: A Case Study Of A University In Ireland, Seamus O’Reilly, Joe Healy, Tom Murphy, Ronan O’Dubhghaill 2017 University College Cork

A Continuous Improvement Journey In The Higher Education Sector: A Case Study Of A University In Ireland, Seamus O’Reilly, Joe Healy, Tom Murphy, Ronan O’Dubhghaill

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The paper’s purpose is to contribute to a developing literature in relation to Continuous Improvement (CI), incorporating Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This paper follows on from a previous study which focused on the initial steps taken by an Irish university on its CI journey by discussing the next steps, detailing the findings from these.


Leadership’S Guide For Achieving Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Program Change In Higher Educational Institutions, Sandra Furterer 2017 University of Dayton

Leadership’S Guide For Achieving Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Program Change In Higher Educational Institutions, Sandra Furterer

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

This paper will highlight the current research, practices and an innovative framework for enhancing Lean Six Sigma leadership engagement, and program success in higher educational institutions.


Applying Kaizen To University Teaching Through Weekly Course Evaluation, Ingo Kregel 2017 South Westphalia University of Applied Science

Applying Kaizen To University Teaching Through Weekly Course Evaluation, Ingo Kregel

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

Current evaluation standards in German higher education institutions (HEIs) most often do not lead to measurable quality improvement. The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate whether Kaizen can be a useful methodology to improve the quality of teaching on course level and intensify the exchange and discussion between lecturers and learners.


Stakeholder Theory: Implications For Total Quality Management In Higher Education, Louis Hickman, Mesut Akdere 2017 Purdue University

Stakeholder Theory: Implications For Total Quality Management In Higher Education, Louis Hickman, Mesut Akdere

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

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Integrated Literature Review Of Information Technology Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Total Quality Management, Louis Hickman, Mesut Akdere 2017 Purdue University

Integrated Literature Review Of Information Technology Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Total Quality Management, Louis Hickman, Mesut Akdere

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The current shortage of highly skilled employees across the country continues to be a concern for our higher education (HE) institutions. Information technology (IT) is used in a variety of ways to expand the reach of education, from distance education, simulation technology, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and more. Additionally, public HE institutions face flat and decreasing funding. IT departments are responsible for identifying transformational change opportunities, implementing technologies that expand the reach of our universities, and operating efficiently with flat funding. Therefore, identifying effective IT leadership practices to enable change and reduce costs is vital to success for modern ...


How To Use Lean Six Sigma To Improve Service Processes In Higher Education: A Case Study, Na Li, Susan Ely, Chad Laux 2017 Purdue University

How To Use Lean Six Sigma To Improve Service Processes In Higher Education: A Case Study, Na Li, Susan Ely, Chad Laux

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The purpose of this paper is to explore how to use Six Sigma to improve the service process in higher education.


Resolving Stakeholder Challenges In The Higher Education System, Godson A. Tetteh 2017 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Resolving Stakeholder Challenges In The Higher Education System, Godson A. Tetteh

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The purpose of this paper is to study how to resolve conflicts among major the stakeholders using the Kano et al. (1984) model so as to improve the quality of higher education (HE).


Designing For Standardizing On Six Sigma Education, Jing Lu, Chad Laux, Aswathy Suresh 2017 Purdue University

Designing For Standardizing On Six Sigma Education, Jing Lu, Chad Laux, Aswathy Suresh

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

This study evaluated differing sources of the Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge with the purpose of standardizing on learning outcomes for a Black Belt graduate level course.


Lean Six Sigma In Academic Institutions—Uk Vs. Rest Of The World, Stephen Anthony, Jiju Antony 2017 Heriot-Watt University

Lean Six Sigma In Academic Institutions—Uk Vs. Rest Of The World, Stephen Anthony, Jiju Antony

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The main purpose of this paper is to illustrate examples of the current maturity of universities both in the UK and abroad when implementing a continuous improvement programme or change agenda using techniques such as Lean Six Sigma.


From The Head To The Heart: A Case Study Of The Start-Up Year For Lean Six Sigma In University College Dublin, Michael Sinnott 2017 University College Dublin

From The Head To The Heart: A Case Study Of The Start-Up Year For Lean Six Sigma In University College Dublin, Michael Sinnott

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The purpose of this paper is to reflect back on the first year of running a Lean Six Sigma programme in University College Dublin. This year begins after the decision to run a process enhancement and culture change project using Lean Six Sigma has been taken, a high level implementation plan signed off, and the UCD Agile support unit created.


The Elimination Of Waste In Higher Education: Prescriptions For Doing The Right Things The Right Way, Michael Hayden, Randy Peters 2017 Indiana State University

The Elimination Of Waste In Higher Education: Prescriptions For Doing The Right Things The Right Way, Michael Hayden, Randy Peters

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The authors defined waste in higher education and describe proven strategies to reduce waste, from and engineering and technical background, informed by HE administrative perspectives. It is important to categorize waste and then prioritize it because effort should be spent on eliminating the waste that has the greatest potential to improve the efficiency of the entire system. Waste can only be dealt with by someone with the span of control over that waste.


A Lean Six Sigma Approach For Improving Utilization Of Walk-In Tutors, Sandra Furterer, Kellie Schneider, Michael Key, Yusheng "Johnny” Zhang 2017 University of Dayton

A Lean Six Sigma Approach For Improving Utilization Of Walk-In Tutors, Sandra Furterer, Kellie Schneider, Michael Key, Yusheng "Johnny” Zhang

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The purpose of this study is to improve the utilization of walk-in tutors at the University of Dayton.


A Value-Stream Mapping Success Story: Mba Recruiting Process Improvements, Paulette S. Alexander, Janyce Brennan Fadden 2017 University of North Alabama

A Value-Stream Mapping Success Story: Mba Recruiting Process Improvements, Paulette S. Alexander, Janyce Brennan Fadden

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

The benefits of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in higher education are highlighted through this case study which demonstrates that by using the practices of VSM, the graduate recruiting process can be successfully improved by engaging faculty and staff in change events and with rigorous follow up.


Learning Lean Six Sigma: A Student Reflective Study, Chad Laux 2017 Purdue University

Learning Lean Six Sigma: A Student Reflective Study, Chad Laux

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

Lean Six Sigma has become a worldwide effort at continuous improvement. As it becomes more prevalent, the teaching and learning of LSS has not caught up with current trends. The purpose of this paper is to understand how students learn Lean Six Sigma in a classroom environment.


Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology For Training Undergraduate Student For Conducting Global Field Research, Kritika Chopra, Shweta Chopra, Chad Laux 2017 Iowa State University

Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology For Training Undergraduate Student For Conducting Global Field Research, Kritika Chopra, Shweta Chopra, Chad Laux

Fourth International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education

With the increase in demand for the global research, scholars in engineering and technology discipline do not hesitate in taking up global opportunity for conducting research. Training the next generation for such international research opportunity is key and involving undergraduate students’ beyond study abroad is important.


The Use Of Virtual Welding Simulators To Evaluate Experienced Welders, A.P. Byrd, R.G. Anderson, Richard Stone 2017 Clemson University

The Use Of Virtual Welding Simulators To Evaluate Experienced Welders, A.P. Byrd, R.G. Anderson, Richard Stone

Richard T. Stone

Virtual reality welding simulations have been, and continue to be, a trend in welding training programs. The goal of this study was to examine the use of virtual reality simulations as an assessment tool for existing welders. This study used a virtual reality welding simulator, VRTEX® 360, to assess the existing skills of experienced and trained novice welders. This study also used the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process to perform simple and complex welds. Performance was evaluated through a quality score, which was based on the following five welding parameters: arc length, position, work angle, travel angle, and travel ...


Analysis Of Food Hub Commerce And Participation Using Agent-Based Modeling: Integrating Financial And Social Drivers, Caroline C. Krejci, Richard Stone, Michael Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert 2017 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Food Hub Commerce And Participation Using Agent-Based Modeling: Integrating Financial And Social Drivers, Caroline C. Krejci, Richard Stone, Michael Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert

Richard T. Stone

Objective: Factors influencing long-term viability of an intermediated regional food supply network (food hub) were modeled using agent-based modeling techniques informed by interview data gathered from food hub participants.

Background: Previous analyses of food hub dynamics focused primarily on financial drivers rather than social factors and have not used mathematical models.

Method: Based on qualitative and quantitative data gathered from 22 customers and 11 vendors at a midwestern food hub, an agent-based model (ABM) was created with distinct consumer personas characterizing the range of consumer priorities. A comparison study determined if the ABM behaved differently than a model based on ...


Optimizing The B.O.B., Valerie N. Washington, Douglas Starzec 2017 Kennesaw State University

Optimizing The B.O.B., Valerie N. Washington, Douglas Starzec

Honors College Capstones and Theses

The Kennesaw State University Department of Transportation manages the Big Owl Bus (B.O.B.). The B.O.B. has 9 routes which provide transportation around and between the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses, as well as to select off-campus apartment complexes and shopping centers. We utilized a number of methodologies to recommend improvements to the efficiency and accessibility of the B.O.B. We first used the vehicle routing problem to develop a binary integer linear programming model. This allowed us to determine a new set of routes that minimize total travel time across the routes. Next, we developed an ...


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