Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2017

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Production of Phenol-formaldehyde Adhesives from Catalytic Pyrolysis Oil, Angela M. Akude

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Teacher Perceptions of Factors Influencing Technology Integration in K-12 Schools, Clarence W.M. Ames

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Essays on the Economics of Energy and Transportation, Ryan N. Barnes

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Transportation Related Challenges for Persons' with Disabilities Social Participation, Graydon Bascom

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Impact of Antidementia Medications on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Informal Costs of Caregiving in Dementia, Stephanie Behrens

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A Descriptive Case Study of Writing Standards-Based Individualized Education Plan Goals Via Problem-Based Learning in a Virtual World, Peter J. Blair

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An Examination of the Relationship of Oral Reading Fluency, Silent Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, and the Colorado State Reading Assessment, Christy L. Bloomquist

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The Use of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist for Human Services to Increase Paraeducators’ Effective Implementation of Error-Correction Procedures During Discrete Trial Training, Melissa Bowe

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Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in an Effluent-Dominated Stream: Seasonal Variability and Downstream Fate, Bradley R. Buswell

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Participation in Dual Language Immersion Programs: Using Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Enrollment, Andrea Call

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Changes in Floodplain Inundation under Non-Stationary Hydrology for an Adjustable, Alluvial River Channel, Bruce C. Call

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A Comparison of Park Access with Park Need for Children: Case Study in Cache County, Utah, Shuolei Chen

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Symbolic Versus Sustainable: Tracking the Apparel Industry’s Response to Crisis Over Time, Sadell R. Crabb

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Understanding the Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in Phlebotomus papatasi and Lutzoymia longipalpis Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), David Delinger

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Integrated Life Cycle and Techno-economic Assessment of the Conversion of High Productivity, Low Lipid Algae to Renewable Fuels, Chad R. De Mill

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Utah Elementary School Principals’ Preparation as Technology Leaders, Nathan Esplin

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Design and Characterization of a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for Composition Measurements in the Upper Atmosphere, E. Addison Everett

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Effects of Gestational Dietary Intake on Calf Growth and Early Feedlot Performance of Offspring, Jose Gardner

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Analysis of Beef Steaks of Varying USDA Quality Grades and Thicknesses Cooked on Low and High Grill Surface Temperatures, ToniRae Gardner

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The Magic of the Magic Kingdom: Folklore and Fan Culture in Disneyland, David Giles

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Adolescent Relationship Concerns and Perceived Gains from a Relationship Education Course, Jenny Harris

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Beam Steerable Reconfigurable Antenna with Smart RF Switching on 3D Parasitic Level, Mohammad Ababil Hossain

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A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Multicellular Models Applied to Biofilm Wrinkling, Christopher Douglas Johnson

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Attitudes and Experiences of Close Interethnic Friendships Among Native Emerging Adults: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Merrill L. Jones

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The Inevitable Fusion: A Mixed-Methods Sociological Approach to Comprehensive Kodiak Bear Viewing Management, Jacqueline M. Keating

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Mechanism of Substrate Reduction by Nitrogenase, Nimesh Khadka

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Multifunctional Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays Operating at 60 GHz band, Abdurazag Mohamed Khalat

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Nitrogen Excretion of Lactating Dairy Cows Fed an Alfalfa Hay- or Birdsfoot Trefoil Hay-Based High-Forage Diet, Mohammad Ghelich Khan

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Enhancing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills through Computer-based Scaffolding in Problem-based Learning, Nam Ju Kim

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Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Plant Populations and Communities in Sagebrush Steppe, Andrew R. Kleinhesselink

Role of Dispersion and Functionalization on Mechanical Properties in Carbon Nanotube - Polymer Composite, Medisetti Sai Praveen Kumar

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Effects of A Classroom Intervention on Academic Engagement of Elementary School Students with Anxiety, Lychelle Leatham

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Wearable Computing: Accelerometer-Based Human Activity Classification Using Decision Tree, Chong Li

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Optimization of Roadway Electrification Integrating Wireless Power Transfer: TechnoEconomic Assessment and Lifecycle Analysis, Braden J. Limb

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Tracking System with Out-Of-Sequence Measurement in a Discrete Time-Delayed Extended Kalman Filter, Roque Lora

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Spatial Ecology of Coyotes and Cougars: Understanding the Influence of Multiple Prey on the Spatial Interactions of Two Predators, Peter J. Mahoney

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Modeling and Projection of the North American Monsoon Using a High-Resolution Regional Climate Model, Jonathan D.D. Meyer

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Foreign Fighter Recruitment Messaging and the ‘Islamic State’, Jacob M. Nelson

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Statistical Models of I-15 Bridge C-846: Changes in Natural Frequencies due to Temperature, Gilbert Nichols

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Applications of Relative Motion Models Using Curvilinear Coordinate Frames, Alex C. Perez

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Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater: Effects of Inoculants and Nutrient Management on Biomethane Production and Treatment, Jason Peterson

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The Short and Long-Term Effects of Temperature and Strain on a Concrete Bulb-Tree Girder Bridge, Ethan Pickett

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Prestress Losses and Temperature Effects on a Deck Bulb Tee Girder Bridge, Phillip Powelson

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The Effects of Previous Concussions on the Physiological Complexity of Motor Output During a Continuous Isometric Visual-Motor Tracking Task, Adam C. Raikes

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Diversity-Related Experiences Among College Students in the Promotion of Social Justice Orientation, Multicultural Openness, and Community Involvement, Alexandra K. Reveles

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Propagating Perfection: Eugenic Sterilization at the Utah State Training School, 1935 - 1974, Jennifer Rust

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Autonomous Highway Systems Safety and Security, Imran Sajjad

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Precision Drought Stress in Orchards: Rootstock Evaluation, Trunk Hydration and Canopy Temperature, Lance V. Scott

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Role of ATP Hydrolysis and Mechanism of Substrate Reduction in Nitrogenase, Sudipta Shaw

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Intentional Mentoring through 4-H: The Role of 4-H in a Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth and Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd

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Recreation Community Branding: A Comparative Analysis within Utah’s Wasatch Front, Lynda D. D. Smith

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An Exploratory Study of Fifth-Grade Students’ Reasoning About the Relationship Between Fractions and Decimals When Using Number Line-Based Virtual Manipulatives, Scott Smith

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The Development of English Learners as Writers of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire

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Real-time Vision-Based Lane Detection with 1D Haar Wavelet Transform on Raspberry Pi, Vikas Reddy Sudini

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Effects of Computer Simulation and Animation (CSA) on Students’ Problem Solving in Engineering Dynamics: What and How, Seyed Mohammad Tajvidi

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The Behavior and Ecology of Cursorial Predators and Dangerous Prey: Integrating Behavioral Mechanisms with Population-level Patterns in Large Mammal Systems, Aimee Tallian

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Investigating Patterns of Fluvial Form and Incision Near the Yellowstone Hotspot — Alpine Canyon of the Snake River, Wyoming, Daphnee Tuzlak

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Hydrocarbon and CO2 Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Well Pad Soils Comparative to Background Soil Emissions in Eastern Utah, Cody S. Watkins

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Redefining Landscape Norms: Exploring the Influence of Normative Landscaping Patterns in Washington County, Utah, Ryan White

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Uncertainty of Stereo PIV Calibration and Self-Calibration, Braydon J. Williams

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A Comparison of Design Processes Between Sustainable SITES Certified and Noncertified Urban Open Space Projects, Jennifer A. Wilseman

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Utah Farm Field Days, Paige Wray

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Effect of n-3 and n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Inflammation, Tao Xu

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Short and Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of Highway Bridges, Navid Zolghadri

2016

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The Effects of Rootstock, Scion, Grafting Method and Plant Growth Regulators on Flexural Strength and Hydraulic Resistance of Apple, Stuart W. Adams

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Student Satisfaction at Utah State University Regional Campuses, Taylor K. Adams

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Comparing Conventional and Noninvasive Monitoring Techniques for Assessing Cougar Population Size in the Southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Peter D. Alexander

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Toward a General Parametric Model for Assessing the Impact of Video Transcoding on Objective Video Quality, Nawaf Omar N. Alsrehin

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The Relationship Between Adolescents' Use of Internet-enabled Mobile Devices and Engaging in Problematic Digital Behaviors, Ryan Atwood

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Structural and Lithological Influences on the Tony Grove Alpine Karst System, Bear River Range, North Central Utah, Kirsten Bahr

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To Dot Product Graphs and Beyond, Sean Bailey

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From Crisis to Crisis: A Big Data, Antenarrative Analysis of How Social Media Users Make Meaning During and After Crisis Events, Adam R. Bair

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A Study of the Pedagogical and Structural Elements Being Incorporated into the Design of Hybrid Courses for Higher Education, Deborah Kezerian Baird

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Investigation into Regional Climate Variability using Tree-Ring Reconstruction, Climate Diagnostics and Prediction, Daniel A. Barandiaran

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A Mixed-Method Study of Mobile Devices and Student Self-Directed Learning and Achievement During a Middle School STEM Activity, Scott Bartholomew

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Effects of Thermosonication on Microbial Population Reduction and Solubillity Index in Skim Milk Powder, Nicola F. Beatty

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Effects of a Flavonoid-Rich Diet on Gut Microbiota Composition and Production of Trimethylamine in Human Subjects, Justin S. Bell

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Spider Aggregate Glue Sequence Characterization and Expression, Kyle Berg

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Rapid Savanna Response to Changing Precipitation Intensity, Ryan S. Berry

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Diversity-Related Experiences and Academic Performance Among Ethnic Minority College Students, Amabda K. Blume

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The Market Potential for Food and Agricultural Tourism in Utah, Miranda Bradshaw

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An Allometric Approach to Evaluate Physiological and Production Efficiencies in Tree Size for Tart Cherry and Apple Orchard Systems, Zachary T. Brym

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Increasing the Sustainability of Utah Farms by Incorporating Quinoa as a Novel Crop and Protecting Soil Health, Kristine R. Buckland

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Cluster-Based Salient Object Detection Using K-Means Merging and Keypoint Separation with Rectangular Centers, Robert Buck

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An Automatic Algorithm for Textured Digital Elevation Model Formation using Aerial Texel Swaths, Taylor C. Bybee

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The Art of Devotion: Style, Culture, and Practice in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Kashmir, Nina Cavazos

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Investigating and Improving Bridge Management System Methodologies Under Uncertainty, Minwoo Chang

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Effects of a Self-Management Procedure Using Student Feedback on Staff Members' use of Praise in an Out-Of-School Time Program, Cade T. Charlton

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Optimizing the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Architecture in Smart Grid, Alireza Chasempour

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Exploiting Adaptive Techniques to Improve Processor Energy Efficiency, Hu Chen

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Efficient Device to Device Communication Underlaying Heterogeneous Networks, Xue Chen

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Impact of Mass and Bond Energy Difference and Interface Defects on Thermal Boundary Conductance, ChangJin Choi

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Perceived Alzheimer's Disease Threat as a Predictor of Behavior Change to Lower Disease Risk: The Gray Matters Study, Christine Clark

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The Effects of Upstream Straight Pipe Length on Magnetic Flow Meter Accuracy, Bradley C. Clawson

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Parenting Styles and Child Outcomes in Puerto Rican Families, Jeisianne Rosario Colón

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Production of Synthetic Spider Silk Fibers, Cameron G. Copeland

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Training Early Childhood Educators to Identify Behavior Function and Select Function-Matched Interventions, Laura V. Cox

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Oocyte Quality: Molecular Constituents Altered in the Oocyte Due to Various Environmental Factors, Lindsay Cox

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The Effects of Federal, State, and Private Oil and Gas Ownerships on County Wages in the Intermountain West, Benjamin A. Crabb

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Control of Large Stands of Phragmites australis in Great Salt Lake, Utah Wetlands, Chad R. Cranney