Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2015

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Lifestyle Intervention in Emerging Adulthood: A Brief Acceptance-based Behavioral Intervention with Young Adults, Spencer M. Richards

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Relations among Teachers' Implicit Theories of Intelligence, Standardized Achievement Testing, and Classroom Goals, Sydnie W. Ringle

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Students' Task Interpretation and Conceptual Understanding in Electronics Laboratory Work, Presentacion Rivera-Reyes

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Classification of Five-Dimensional Lie Algebras with One-dimensional Subalgebras Acting as Subalgebras of the Lorentz Algebra, Jordan Rozum

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Novel Techniques to Determine Soil Evaporation Rates: Heat Pulse Probe and Automated Microlysimeter, Kashifa Rumana

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Stormwater Bioretention: Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Metal Removal by Plants, Malgorzata Rycewicz-Borecki

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Modeling Transportation Planning Applications via Path Flow Estimator, Seungkyu Ryu

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The Effects of Brief, Localized, Intensive, Social Skills (BLISS) Training on Social Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive School Settings: Form and Function, Christian V. Sabey

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Relationship of Nutritional Factors to Cognitive Decline in the Progression of Dementia: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study, Chelsea Sanders

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Growth Performance, Ruminal Fermentation Characteristics, and Economic Returns of Growing Beef Steers Fed Brown Midrib, Corn, Silage-Based Diet, Christopher Scott Saunders

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Analysis of Quality of Two Different Varieties of Peaches With Respect To Organic and Conventional Cultivation Techniques, Shruti D. Sawant

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A Neural Network Approach to Fault Detection in Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control Systems, John N. Schreiner

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Explicit Construction of First Integrals for the Toda Flow on a Classical Simple Lie Algebra, Patrick Seegmiller

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Improving the Scalability and Usability of the Public Information Officer Monitoring Application, Rohan D. Shah

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Linking Marital and Parenting Quality in Parents of Early Adolescents, Megan L. Sheldon

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"It is not in the Stars to Hold our Destiny but in Ourselves": Tales of Saudi Muslim Women Maintaining their Identities in U.S. Higher Education, Debi Sheridan

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Western Duck Sickness: Avian Botulism and Conservation in the Bear River Marsh, Andrew J. Simek

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Understanding Westerners' Relationship with Public Lands and Federal Land Managers Through Attachment to Public Lands, Chris Sisneros

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Continuous Unbonded Post-Tensioned Members: Quantifying Strand Stress Increase, Philip D. Six

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Effects of Differential Rates of Alternative Reinforcement on Resurgence of Human Behavior: A Translational Model of Relapse in the Anxiety Disorders, Brooke M. Smith

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Indicator 13 Training for Transition Teachers: Comparison of Pre-And Post Test Scores on Writing of Goals, Christina B. Smith

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Learning from the Teaching Practices of Successful Teachers of Latina and Latino Students, Glori H. Smith

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Potential of Forage Kochia and Other Plant Materials in Reclamation of Gardner Saltbush Ecosystems Invaded by Halogeton, Rob C. Smith

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Arsenic Release from Dechlorination Remediation Processes of Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation, Suzy Smith

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Effects of Blue and Green Light on Plant Growth and Development at Low and High Photosynthetic Photon Flux, Michael Chase Snowden

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Dementia Caregiver Personality Traits and Coping Strategies: Association with Care Recipient Outcomes, Christine M. Snyder

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Transportation Economics and Energy, Ali Soltani Sobh

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Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Algal Biomass and a Supplemental Carbon Source Material to Produce Methane, Yousef Soboh

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Electrokinetic Flow in a Nanochannel with an Overlapped Electrical Double Layer, Zhuorui Song

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Effect of Manufacturing Processes on the Loss Factor and Other Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Brian P. Spackman

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Validation of a Noninvasive Technique for the Assessment of Physiological Stress in Coyotes (Canis latrans), Erika T. Stevenson

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Effectiveness, Facilitator Characteristics, and Predictors of the Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge (PICK) Program, J. Wade Stewart

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Mitigation of Medusahead (Teaniatherum caput-medusae) Through Grazing and Revegetation on the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, Clint Stonecipher

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Matching Watershed and Otolith Chemistry to Establish Natal Origin of an Endangered Desert Lake Sucker, Deanna Strohm

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Microscopic Modeling of Crowds Involving Individuals with Physical Disability: Exploring Social Force Interaction, Daniel S. Stuart

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Techno-Economic Feasibility and Life Cycle Assessment of Dairy Effluent to Biofuel via Hydrothermal Liquefaction, Hailey M. Summers

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Statistical Dependence in Imputed High-Dimensional Data for a Colorectal Cancer Study, Anvar Suyundikov

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Bio-Inspired Materials and Micro/Nanostructures Enabled by Peptides and Proteins, Swathi Swaminathan

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Evaluation of Tracking Regimes for, and Security of, PLI Systems, Shayan Taheri

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Two Types of Conformal Antennas for Small Spacecrafts, Salahuddin Tariq

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The Legend, The Madman, and the Prophet a Memoir about Fathers and Sons, Erik K. Thalman

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Extensions of High-order Flux Correction Methods to Flows With Source Terms at Low Speeds, Jonathan L. Thorne

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Innovative and Efficient Simulation-Optimization Tools for Successful Groundwater Management and Conflict Resolution, Bassel Timani

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A Chronostratigraphic Record of Arroyo Entrenchment and Aggradation in Kanab Creek, Southern Utah, Kirk F. Townsend

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Validation of Tissue Nutrient Status for Tart Cherry (Prunus cerasus) and Peach (Prunus persica) in Utah, Emily Tsai

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An Exploratory Study of Attributes, Affordances, Abilities, and Distance in Children's Use of Mathematics Virtual Manipulative iPad Apps, Stephen I. Tucker

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"They Are Hiring the White Women but They Won't Hire the Colored Women": Black Women Confront Racism and Sexism in the Richmond Shipyards During World War II, Paige Tuft

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Tropical Arithmetics and Dot Product Representations of Graphs, Nicole Turner

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College Student Perceptions of Secondary Teacher Influence on the Development of Mathematical Identity, Kathryn Van Wagoner

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The Onion Name System: Tor-Powered Distributed DNS for Tor Hidden Services, Jesse Victors

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Clinician Recasts and Production of Complex Syntax by Children With and Without Specific Language Impairment, Rebekah Wada

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High Regression Rate Hybrid Rocket Fuel Grains with Helical Port Structures, Sean D. Walker

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Where the Action Is: An Analysis of Partisan Change in House of Representatives Open Seat Elections, 2000-2014, Kyle B. Wallace

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Successful Paths to Becoming a Lean Organization in the Construction Industry, Robert D. Warcup

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The Effect of Polydimethylsiloxane Substrate Modification on A549 Human Epithelial Lung Cancer Cell Morphology and Biomechanics, Sherissa A. Ward

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The Effectiveness of an Intervention Designed to Increase the Positive to Negative Ratio of Instructor Interactions During After-School Programming, Rikki K. Wheatley

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Great Salt Lake Past and Present: Elevation and Salinity Changes to Utah's Great Salt Lake from Railroad Causeway Alterations, James S. White

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Microfabrication of Electrochemical Analytical Devices for Detection of Pathogen Species DNA and Toxic Metal Ions, Spencer Williams

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Structural and Compositional Patterns in Forest Communities in the Intermountain West Across Multiple Scales, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione

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Democracies Waging Counterinsurgency in a Foreign Context: The Past and Present, Scott J. Winslow

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Optical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Forests, Brian D. Wood

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Molecular Sensing and Imaging of Human Disease Cells and Their Responses to Biochemical Stimuli, Lifu Xiao

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Examining the Association Between Children's Fruit and Vegetable Intake at and Away from School, Velarie Yaa Ankrah Ansu

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Effect of High Intensity Ultrasound on Crystallization Behavior and Functional Properties of Lipids, Yubin ye

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Advancement of Computing on Large Datasets via Parallel Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, Ahmet Artu Yildirim

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Synthesis of Flouronogenic Probes for Studying Biomass Degradation and Synthesis of New Antifungal Aminoglycosides, Qian Zhang

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Pregenomic and Genomic Effects of 24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, Yang Zhang

2014

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Beetles, Fungi and Trees: A Story for the Ages? Modeling and Projecting the Multipartite Symbiosis Between the Mountain Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, and Its Fungal Symbionts, Grosmannia clavigera and Ophiostoma montium, Audrey L. Addison

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Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Compact Binary Systems, Eric Addison

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Quantum Mechanical Study of Weak Molecular Interactions, Upendra Adhikari

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E3: Emotions, Engagement, and Educational Digital Games, Ani Aghababyan

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Decision Making Using Trust and Risk in Self-Adaptive Agent Organization, Kamilia Ahmadi

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Exploring Extension Faculty Members' First-Time Experience With Funded Couple Relationship Education, Jacquelyn M. Alderete

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Ghrelin Concentrations in Milk and Plasma of Dairy During Early Lactation, Sameer Alhojaily

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A Study of the Variability Versus the Assumed Constancy of Manning's n, Tyler G. Allen

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Metabolic Modeling of Spider Silk Production in E. coli, Sarah Allred

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A Survey of Utah's Public Secondary Education Science Teachers to Determine Their Preparedness to Teach Engineering Design, Roland Tyler Ames

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Causes and Countermeasures for Nappe Oscillation: An Experimental Approach, Aaron Allan Anderson

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Examining the Impact of DIfferent Virtual Manipulative Types on the Nature of Students' SMall-Group Discussions: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Case Study of Techno-Mathematical Discourse, Katie L. Anderson-Pence

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Foreign Policy Through Aid: Has United States Assistance Achieved its Foreign Policy Objectives?, Jessica Andreasen

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Minimizing Aggregate Movements for Interval Coverage, Aaron M. Andrews

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Computational Topics in Lie Theory and Representation Theory, Thomas J. Apedaile

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Hamiltonicity, Pancyclicity, and Cycle Extendability in Graphs, Deborah C. Arangno

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The Role of Masculinity, Masculine Capital, and Spousal Social Control on Men's Health Behaviors, Melinda Gean Arnell

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The Analysis and Manufacturing of the Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber II, Rhet B. Astle

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Automatic Registration of Multiple Texel Images to Form a 3-Dimensional Texel Image, Neeraj S. Badamikar

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Lifecycle Assessment of Microalgae to Biofuel: Thermochemical Processing through Hydrothermal Liquefaction or Pyrolysis, Edward P. Bennion

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Conditioned Reinforcement and the Value of Praise in Children with Autism, Ben Beus

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A Cultural Topography of the Sovereign Citizens Movement: Are They a Terrorist Threat?, Piper Blotter Biery

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Plant and Animal Performance in Tall Fescue and Tall Fescue/Legume Pastures, Troy J. Bingham

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Analysis of False Data Injection in Vehicle Platooning, Bidisha Biswas

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Foraging Ecology of Cougars in the Pryor Mountains of Wyoming and Montana, Linsey Blake

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Experimental Studies of Delta Wing Parameters in Open Channel Raceway Determined Via Validated Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cole David Blakely

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Does the Way Exposure Exercises are Presented Matter? Comparing Fear Reduction Versus Fear Toleration Models, Ellen J. Bluett

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A Comparison of Antlions, Bees, Darkling Beetles and Velvet Ants Across Sand Dune and Non-Sand Dune Habitats at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nicole F. Boehme

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Restoring the Lost Fishery: An Environmental History of Northern Nevada's Pyramid Lake and Lower Truckee River Fishery, David Bolingbroke

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An Investigation of the Change in Motivation of Fifth-Grade Students on Writing Activities After Being Taught Computer Programming Using Similar Teaching Strategies, Raymond E. Boyles

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The Baker Cave Bison Remains: Bison Diminution and Late Holocene Subsistence on the Snake River Plain, Southern Idaho, Ryan P. Breslawski

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Factors Influencing the Successful Regeneration of Aspen in Southern Utah, USA, Justin M. Britton

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Doctoral Dissertation Research in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT): A Content Analysis, Clinton L. Broadbent