Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2016

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Towards Alternative Pathways: Nontraditional Student Success in a Distance-delivered, Undergraduate Engineering Transfer Program, Angela L. Minichiello

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Ground Vehicle Platooning Control and Sensing in an Adversarial Environment, Samuel A. Mitchell

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Aligning Conservation Goals and Management Objectives for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus Clarki Utah) in the Logan River, Utah, Harrison Mohn

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Modulation of the Nutritional Context and Early Experience as New Tools to Increase the Use of Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae ssp. asperum) by Grazing Sheep, Juan J. Montes

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A Risk-Based Assessment of Agricultural Water Scarcity Under Climate Change in a Semi-Arid and Snowmelt-Dominated River Basin, Hossam Moursi

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Effects of Environmental Water Rights Purchases on Dissolved Oxygen, Stream Temperature, and Fish Habitat, Nathaniel R. Mouzon

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Thermal Property Measurement of Thin Fibers by Complementary Methods, Troy Robert Munro

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Investigation of the Tailoring Steps in Pradimicin Biosynthesis, Kandy L. Napan

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Quantum Mechanical Studies of Charge Assisted Hydrogen and Halogen Bonds, Binod Nepal

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Anthropogenic and Natural Stressors and Their Effect on Immunity, Reproduction, and the Stress Response, Lorin A. Neuman-Lee

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An Evaluation of a Stimulus Preference Assessment of IPad Applications for Young Children with Autism, Lyndsay D. Nix

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Teacher Attitudes and Perceptions of Low and High Socioeconomic Status Students, Patty C. Norman

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Effect of Chronic Administration of Oxytocin on Corpus Luteum Function in Cycling Mares, Katherine Clissold Parkinson

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The Association Between Shared Values and Well-being Among Married Couples, Travis G. Parry

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An Energy-Efficient Semi-Partitioned Approach for Hard Real-Time Systems with Voltage and Frequency Islands, Jesse Patterson

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Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics, Denis Peralta

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"Reasonably Bright Girls": Theorizing Women's Agency in Technological Systems of Power, Emily J. Petersen

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Educational Experiences and Goals of Homeless Youth and Barriers to Reaching these Goals, Rachel Peterson

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The Intersection of School Ethnic Composition and Structure: Predicting Social and Academic Outcomes Among Latino Students, Benjamin Pierce

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Urban Agriculture and Small Farm Irrigation: Case Studies from Cache Valley, Utah, Tyler Pratt

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An Investigation of Clinically Significant Change among Child and Adolescent Clients of a Graduate-Level Training Clinic, Kerry K. Prout

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Design of Miniaturized Time-of-Flight Reflectron Mass Spectrometer for Upper Atmosphere Density Measurements, Michelle Lynn Pyle

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Effects on a Wedge Flowmeter Installed Downstream of a Double Elbow Out of Plane, Devan S. Radle

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Developing More Efficient Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Reinforcements, Matthew J. Rahmeyer

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Investigating the Effect of Carbon Nanotube Functionalization in a Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Through use of a Stepped Bar Apparatus, Matthew I. Ralphs

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Hidden History: A Mobile Application for Discovering Surrounding Landscapes, Sri Ram Ramineni

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Translating Temporal SQL to Nested SQL, Venkata Rani

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Structural Insights into the Regulation of Electron Transfer in Nitrogenase, and Modulating the Reactivity of the Isolated Iron Molybdenum Cofactor, Andrew J. Rasmussen

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The Influence of Small Displacement Faults on Seal Integrity and Lateral Movement of Fluids, Eric A. Rasmusson

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A Vision-Based Bee Counting Algorithm for Electronic Monitoring of Langsthroth Beehives, Sai Kiran Reka

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Establishment and Trends in Persistence of Selected Perennial Cool-season Grasses, Craig W. Rigby

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Chromium Oxidation by Disinfectants and Oxidants Used in Drinking Water Treatment, Nathan D. Rogers

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Examining the Utah 4-H Volunteer Program: The Effects of Donation and Motives in Relation to Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, Kelsey W. Romney

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Balancing Agricultural and Urban Water Needs in Transitioning Arid Landscapes, Bonnie Roos

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The Demography and Determinants of Population Growth in Utah Moose (Alces Alces Shirasi), Joel S. Ruprecht

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Greater Sage-Grouse Vital Rate and Habitat Use Response to Landscape Scale Habitat Manipulations and Vegetation Micro-Sites in Northwestern Utah, Charles P. Sandford

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Fake Likers Detection on Facebook, Prudhvi Ratna Badri Satya

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The Role of Farmers' Market Incentives on the Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Food Security Status of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants, Mateja R. Savoie Roskos

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MotionScan: Towards Brain Concussion Detection with a Mobile Tablet Device, Shantanu Saxena

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What in a Good Cause Men May Both Dare and Venture, Karen Schwarze

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Analysis and Modeling of Pedestrian Walking Behaviors Involving Individuals with Disabilities, Mohammad Sadra Sharifi

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Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Flow Measurement and Meter Design, Zachary B. Sharp

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Synthesis, Structure-Activity Relationship Study, and Mode of Action Study of 1,4-Naphthoquinone Based Anticancer and Antimicrobial Agents, Jaya P. Shrestha

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A Counting-Focused Instructional Treatment for Developing Number System Knowledge in Second-Grade: A Mixed Methods Study on Children's Number Sense, Jessica F. Shumway

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The Effect of Behavioral Skills Training on Teachers Conducting the Recess-to-Classroom Transition, Sarah C. Smith

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ATP Usage in the Dark-Operative Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase, Mark S. Soffe

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Quantifying the Lateral Bracing Provided by Standing Steam Roof Systems, Taylor J. Sorensen

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Throttleable GOX/ABS Launch Assist Hybrid Rocket Motor for Small Scale Air Launch Platform, Zachary S. Spurrier

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Impulsive Choice, Alcohol Self-administration, and Pre-exposure to Reward Delay, Jeffrey S. Stein

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Utah Lotus: North American Legume for Possible Use in Rangeland Revegetation in the Southern Great Basin of the Western United States, Jason M. Stettler

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Developing a Method for Quantifying Nitrogen Transformation Rates Using In Situ Benthic Chambers Dosed with Isotopically Labeled Nitrate, Chelsea A. Stewardson

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Global Thermospheric Response to Geomagnetic Storms, Padmashri Suresh

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Socialization of Respeto in Immigrant Mexican Families, Marsha Tafoya

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Benefits, Barriers, and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Outreach in Extension: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment, Blake H. Thomas

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Geologists and the British Raj, 1870-1910, Aja B. Tolman

Development of a Three-Dimensional High-Order Strand-Grids Approach, Oisin Tong

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Microalgae Sorption of Ten Individual Heavy Metals and their Effects on Growth and Lipid Accumulation, Eric M. Torres

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Live Load Testing and Analysis of a 48-Year-Old Double Tee Girder Bridge, Victor J. Torres

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Effects of Feeding High-Moisture Corn Grain with Slow-Release Urea in Dairy Diets on Lactational Performance, Energy and Nitrogen Utilization, and Ruminal Fermentation Profiles by Lactating Cows, Braden M. Tye

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Interpreting Risk: Variations and Explanations of Resident Perceptions of Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts, Adrian B. Uzunian

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The Bat and the Spider: A Folkloristic Analysis of Comic Book Narratives, Wesley Colin Van de Water

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Analyzing Irrigation District Water Productivity by Benchmarking Current Operations Using Remote Sensing and Simulation of Alternative Water Delivery Scenarios, Jonna D. van Opstal

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The MH-2 Core from Project Hotspot: Description, Geologic Interpretation, and Significance to Geothermal Exploration in the Western Snake River Plain, Idaho, Jerome A. Varriale

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Computational Studies of Microscopic Superfluidity in the 4He Clusters, Angeline R. Wairegi

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Refining Methods for Quantifying Macroinvertebrate Estimates of Preference for Use in Stream Bioassessments, Ellen F. Wakeley Tomlinson

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Engineering of polyketide biosynthetic pathways for bioactive molecules, Siyuan Wang

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Examining the Effects of Caregiver Coping Strategies on Care Recipient Outcomes, Joseph S. Wanzek

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The Effect of Weight on the Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa, Allison E. White

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Investigating the Effect of Capping Layers on Final Thin Film Morphology After a Dewetting Process, Benjamin C. White

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Investigating the Effect of Capping Layers on Final Thin Film Morphology After a Dewetting Process, Benjamin C. White

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Self-determination Training: A Collaboration Model for Schools and Vocational Rehabilitation, Shannon M. Williams

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Quality of Experience Aware Spectrum Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Over Wireless Heterogeneous Networks, Yiran Xu

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Transparent Solar Panel Antenna Array, Taha Shahvirdi Dizaj Yekan

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Vision Based Extraction of Nutrition Information from Skewed Nutrition Labels, Tanwir Zaman

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Anaerobic Hydrogen and Methane Production from Dairy Processing Waste: Experiment and Modeling, Jianming Zhong

2015

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Catalytic Pyrolysis of Olive Mill Wastewater Sludge, Hamza Abdellaoui

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Welfare State Context and Individual Health: The Role of Decommodification in Shaping Self-Perceived Health, Karin M. Abel

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The Influence of a Fluctuating Water Table on Arsenic Mobility in a Western U.S. Aquifer, Allia Maher Abu-Ramaileh

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Perceptions of Customized Employment Among Employers: A Survey and Focus Group, Melanie D. Adams

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Spatial Patterns of Rural and Exurban Residential Settlement and Agricultural Trends in the Intermountain West, Saleh Ahmed

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An Evaluation of Group Activity Schedules to Train Children with Autism to Play Hide-and-Seek with their Typically Developing Peers, Jessica S. Akers

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Systems Optimization Models to Improve Water Management and Environmental Decision Making, Omar Alminagorta Cabezas

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Improving Reuse of Distributed Transaction Software with Transaction-Aware Aspects, Anas Ahmad AlSobeh

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Design of Reliable and Secure Network-On-Chip Architectures, Dean Michael B Ancajas

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Image Blur Detection with Two-Dimensional Haar Wavelet Transform, Sarat Kiran Andhavarapu

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Organizational Adaptation in Local Stormwater Governance, Andrea Armstrong

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An online wear state monitoring methodology for off-the-shelf embedded processors, Srinath Arunachalam

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Geochemical Characterization of the Mountain Home Geothermal System, Trevor Alex Atkinson

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Understanding Myth and Myth as Understanding: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mytho-Logic Narration, Sandra Bartlett Atwood

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Late Taino Occupation of Jamaica: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Faunal Materials from the Bluefields Bay Site, Diana M. Azevedo

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Factors Related to Successful Completion of Developmental Mathematics Courses, Jason Bagley

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The Effects of Social Norms Feedback on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Skin Carotenoids Among College Students, Troy A. Bailey

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Binding Interactions of (R)- and (S)-hydroxypropyl-CoM Dehydrogenases and the Zinc Knuckle Proteins Air1 and Air2, Jeremy W. Bakelar

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Computational Modeling to Study Disease Development: Applications to Breast Cancer and an in vitro Model of Macular Degeneration, Qanita Bani Baker

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Annotation Tools for Multivariate Gene Set Testing of Non-Model Organisms, Russell K. Banks

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The Effect of a Class-wide Training on Prosocial Bystander Behaviors, Charity Deanne Barnes

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Romantic Relationship Quality and Technological Communication: Examining the Roles of Attachment Representations and Rejection Sensitivity, Ron C. Bean

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The Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Conventional and Engineered On-Site Wastewater Drain Fields, James Beardall

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Claiming the Best of Both Worlds: Mixed Heritage Children of the Pacific Northwest Fur Trade and the Formation of Identity, Alanna Cameron Beason

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Characterization of an E2V Charge-Coupled Device for the Michelson Interferometer for Global High-Resolution Thermospheric Imaging Instrument, James Beukers