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  • LIPS: Learning based indoor positioning system using mobile phone-based sensors 

    Mascharka, David; Manley, Eric (2016-01)
    In this paper we investigate the problem of localizing a mobile device based on readings from its sensors utilizing machine learning methodologies. We consider a real world environment, collect a dense set of 3110 datapoints, ...
  • Taking a Bite Out of Consumer Food Waste in Des Moines, Iowa 

    Yost, Kerri; McKay, Megan; Brown, Nicole; Orstad, Paul (2015-05)
    In America, 40% of the food produced is ultimately thrown away, which is economically and environmentally detrimental. Our essay outlines the issue from a national standpoint to the local level, providing an examination ...
  • Is a National Policy for Paid Parental Leave Possible in the United States? 

    Harbour, Angela; Owens, Traci; Shultz, Rochelle; Weime, Nicolas (2015-05)
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created in 1993 to address social and economic changes in the American family structure. This provision provided new parents with the opportunity to take up to twelve unpaid weeks ...
  • Polk County Juvenile Drug Court: Recommendations for the Future 

    Floyd, Jerry; Mills, Robyn; Mason, Sheila; Feilmeyer, John Mark; Gookin, Eric (2015-05)
    Polk County Juvenile Drug Court (“PCJDC”) has been operating since 2001, and has built a solid reputation within the state by addressing juvenile offenders with accompanying substance abuse problems. This paper examines ...
  • Expanding Production of Cannabis in Iowa 

    DeWall, Christine; Gjelhaug, Emily; Highland, Tanner; Netley, Jared; Wilson, Lisa (2015-05)
    Following passage of Senate Bill 2360 “Medical Cannabidiol Act” in Iowa, possession of Cannabidiol Oil become legal for patients who suffered from intractable epilepsy. The law became effective July 1, 2014, however, ...

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