Welcome to Colorado State University-Pueblo through the Digital Collections of Colorado, a digital repository to provide an open access showcase of research, scholarship, and creative works of Colorado State University - Pueblo faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of the Repository is to promote and make accessible the intellectual output of the University to local, national, and international communities. This will maximize impact for individual CSU-Pueblo researchers and highlight the research profile of the University. We welcome submissions of articles, white papers, data sets, conference presentations and other scholarly product in their final form for permanent preservation from throughout the university.

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  • Isolation of cellulase enzymes from Penicillium spinulosum 

    Contributor:Higgins, Nicole R.
    Date Submitted:2017
    Cellulases are enzymes produced by select microorganisms and fungi that possess the ability to degrade cellulose, a particularly stable biopolymer found in plant cell walls. These enzymes are important to the organisms ...
  • Mobile devices: revolution or retrograde 

    Contributor:Stockton, Gretel Piazza
    Date Submitted:2017
    The prevalence of mobile devices within most cultures in the world has provoked many debates about the advantages and disadvantages of device usage, especially in terms of social media. This report explores research to ...
  • Digital expansion of the CSU-Pueblo Honors Program 

    Contributor:Baker, Samantha Jill
    Date Submitted:2017
    This paper attempts to explain the process of creating a website for the CSU-Pueblo Honors Program. Initial research, steps, and surveys were conducted in preparation for designing the site. How and why the data was collected ...
  • The endocannabinioid system: a look back and ahead 

    Contributor:Mechoulam, Raphael
    Date:2017-04
    Over the last few decades research on the cannabinoids has gone through several distinct phases: A. Research on the plant cannabinoids [mostly on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)] B. Research on the endogenous ...
  • Makriyannis - Institute of Cannabis Research Conference 2017 

    Contributor:Makriyannis, Alexandros
    Date:2017-04
    Cannabis has been used over the millennia for therapeutic purposes. It has also been used as the basis for discovering a key biochemical lipid network, the endocannabinoid system. Among the lipid modulators endocannabinoids ...
  • How and why marijuana research is biased toward negative effect 

    Contributor:Hart, Carl L.
    Date:2017-04
    Streaming video: https://youtu.be/54P99A18wkU
  • What is your ALTernate reality: a snapshot of the current use of text equivalencies in 84 U.S. academic library websites 

    Contributor:Pardue, Karen Terrell
    Date:2014
    ALT represents "alternative text." It is the attribute of the HTML image (IMG) tag that provides a text equivalency or description for an image element in a webpage. Images include logos, decorative elements, photographs, ...
  • Project 22: a new beginning 

    Contributor:Bell, Blake; McGettigan, Tim
    Date:2017
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that, due to post traumatic stress, 22 veterans take their own lives every day. Project 22 intends to bring this little-known calamity to the attention of the American ...
  • Keeping the good faith: how often are cannabis doctors sanctioned by the medical board of California? 

    Contributor:Colbert, Michell
    Date:2017
    California was the first American state to legalize medical cannabis in 1996. The industry operated without any regulation until SB420 was passed in 2003, though SB420 did little to regulate the industry, leaving much up ...
  • Legal cannabis: what is food & medicine freedom? 

    Contributor:Casida, Tisha
    Date:2017
    What is Food and Medicine Freedom? Non-psychotropic cannabis (like hemp) and its natural plant compounds have proven benefits for people’s quality of life. Are you ready to practice peaceful civil disobedience and stop ...
  • Job quality in Colorado's cannabis industry 

    Contributor:Gilbreath, James Bradford; Radigan, Patrick
    Date:2017
    This study focuses on job quality in Pueblo County’s hemp- and marijuana-related businesses. The study draws upon the work of job-quality researcher Arne Kalleberg to construct a thorough assessment of whether the legal ...
  • Job quality in Colorado's cannabis industry 

    Contributor:Gilbreath, James Bradford; Radigan, Patrick; Michalski, Elena
    Date:2017
    This study focuses on job quality in Pueblo County’s hemp- and marijuana-related businesses. The aim of our study is to determine the quality of jobs the legal cannabis industry is creating. The study draws upon the work ...
  • Development of best-in-class medical cannabis products 

    Contributor:Cape, Steven; Mulder, Michael; Schwarz, Susan; Chupka, Kris; Johnson, Paul H.; Colagiovanni, Dorothy B.
    Date:2017
    At Next Frontier Biosciences, we use advanced pharmaceutical methods to develop best-in-class purified cannabinoid products for nasal and sublingual administration. Our development program is science-based and evidence-driven ...
  • Perpetual harvest protorype - development of a unique vertical farming design 

    Contributor:Gehlhoff, Kelly; Cooper, Meral
    Date:2017
    Growing cannabis indoors can be quite costly in both energy and water usage, although the benefits include increased potency of the medicinal quality and the ability to harvest year-round. By considering how to maximize ...
  • Hemp: 100% renewable energy, soil remediation and waste diversion 

    Contributor:Cooper, Meral; Gehlhoff, Kelly
    Date:2017
    Growing cannabis indoors can be quite costly in both energy and water usage, although the benefits include increased potency of the medicinal quality and the ability to harvest year-round. By considering how to maximize ...
  • Industrial hemp fibers as reinforcing agents in 3D-printing filament composites 

    Contributor:Jaksic, Nebojsa I.; Druelinger, Melvin L.; Mandicello, Lucas A.
    Date:2017
    This paper addresses mechanical and chemical properties of various plastic 3D-printing filament composites reinforced with industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) fibers. Hemp fibers are considered an economically advantageous ...
  • Industrial hemp fibers as reinforcing agents in 3D-printing filament composites 

    Contributor:Jaksic, Nebojsa I.; Druelinger, Melvin L.; Mandicello, Lucas A.
    Date:2017
    This research project studies mechanical and chemical properties of PLA plastic 3D-printing filament composites reinforced with industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) fibers. The aim is to investigate the use of hemp fibers ...
  • Recreational cannabis use is associated with decreased use of prescription and over-the-counter sleep medications 

    Contributor:Arnsten, Julia
    Date:2017
    Cannabis may improve the quality and duration of sleep and help treat various sleeping disorders, but no states have approved medical cannabis for treating sleep disorders. Understanding whether recreational users are using ...
  • Self-reported recreational cannabis use characteristics, motives for use, and effectiveness 

    Contributor:Arnsten, Julia
    Date:2017
    Little research has investigated the demographic and symptom profile of recreational cannabis users in states with legal use. We surveyed customers of two recreational cannabis stores to examine demographic characteristics, ...
  • Comparison of nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia: safety matters 

    Contributor:McCulley, Zolanye; Seminoff, Maggie; Ackley, Claire; Mathis, Trisha; Chambers, Terra; McCue, Stacie Gray;
    Date:2017
    Laboring mothers have many options for pain control during their labor. In the U.S., the epidural is commonly used for pain control. Historically, many countries use a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen ("nitrous oxide") ...

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