Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2017

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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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How High School Records and ACT Scores Predict College Graduation, Lianqun Sun

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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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Relationship Between the Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease Among Individuals with Disabilities in Rural Communities, Nicholas F. Tanner

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Eportfolio Adoption's Mediating Influence On Faculty Perspectives: An Activity Theory View, Jonathan M. Thomas

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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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Modeling De Novo Granulation of Anaerobic Sludge, Honey Varghese

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Heat Transfer Analysis of Localized Heat-Treatment for Grade 91 Steel, Jacob D. Walker

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Effects of Intentional Electromagnetic Interference on Analog to Digital Converter Measurements of Sensor Outputs and General Purpose Input Output Pins, David A. Ware

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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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Bridging Post-Wildfire Communication Gaps between Managers, Researchers, and Local Communities, including a Biological Soil Crust Case Study, Hilary Louise Whitcomb

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

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Assessment of Restoration Seedings on Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative Project Sites, Lacey E. Wilder

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Seasonal Development of the Biological Control Agent of Dalmatian Toadflax, Mecinus janthiniformis (Curculionidae: Coleoptera), in Utah: Phenology, Overwintering Success, and Mortality, Samantha A. Willden

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

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Combinatorial Games on Graphs, Trevor K. 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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Evaluation of Flux Correction on Three-dimensional Strand Grids with an Overset Cartesian Grid, Dalon G. Work

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Utah Farm Field Days, Paige Wray

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A Tournament Approach to Price Discovery in the US Cattle Market, Jeffrey Wright

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Effects of Parent Training on Increased Knowledge and Changes in Perceptions Regarding Transition to Adulthood for Middle School Youth with Disabilities, Lauren E. Wright

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Neutro-Connectedness Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Min Xian

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Acculturation and Language use in Intimate and Sexual Relationships Among Chinese Bilinguals, Tianyi Xie

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

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Rancher Perceptions of Ecosystem Services from Rangelands of the Intermountain West, Elisabeth C. York

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Geometric Facility Location Problems on Uncertain Data, Jingru Zhang

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Facilitation of Nanoscale Thermal Transport by Hydrogen Bonds, Lin Zhang

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Using Silkworms as a Host to Spin Spider Silk-Like Fibers, Xiaoli Zhang

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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

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Best Practices for Volume Flow Rate Measurements Using PIV at the Exit of a Turbulent Planar Jet, Rick Cressall

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Assessing Plant Community Structure in the Upper Las Vegas Wash Conservation Transfer Area, Nevada: The Influence of Biotic and Abiotic Variables, Amy A. Croft

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Soil Nutrient Cycling and Water Use in Response to Orchard Floor Management in Stone-Fruit Orchards in the Intermountain West, Catherine Mae Culumber

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Size Scale Effects on Linear Weir Hydraulics, Kedric W. Curtis

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Amelioration of Chikungunya through Inhibition of the Inflammatory Response, Ashley L. Dagley

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Fluorescent Probes to Investigate Homologous Recombination Dynamics, Eric Parker Davenport

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Exploiting Self-Organization in Bioengineered Systems: A Computational Approach, Delin Davis

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West Point of the West: A History of the Department of Military Science at Utah State University, Camon Davison

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From TeachLivE™ to the Classroom: Building Preservice Special Educators’ Proficiency with Essential Teaching Skills, Melanie Rees Dawson

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Identifying and Reducing Risk of the Female Athlete Triad in Division 1 Athletes, Jennifer Day

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Cryostat System for Spacecraft Materials Testing, Justin Dekany

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Anaerobic Digestion Process Stability and the Extension of the ADM1 for Municipal Sludge Co-Digested with Bakery Waste, Morris Elya Demitry

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Quantifying the Removal of Trichloroethylene via Phytoremediation a Hill Air Force Base, Utah Operational Unit 2 Using Recent and Historical Data, J. Oliver Diamond

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Understanding the Characteristics of Successful Projects and Post-Campaign Activities in a Crowdfunding Platform, Madhavi Reddy Dontham

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Sagebrush Ecology of Parker Mountain, Utah, Nathan E. Dulfon

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A Spatiotemporal Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Model Predicting Severity, Cycle Period, and Invasion Speed, Jacob P. Duncan

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Stable Isotopes and the Ecology and Physiology of Reptiles, Andrew M. Durso

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Synthetic Spider Silk Sustainability Verification by Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Analysis, Alan Edlund

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The Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Precision Agriculture: Chlorophyll, Nitrogen, and Evapotranspiration Estimation, Manal Elarab

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Modified Trajectory Shaping Guidance for Autonomous Path Following Control of Platooning Ground Vehicles, Ishmaal T. Erekson

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Effects of Carboxymethyl-Lysine in Heat Processed Foods on the Plasma Metabolome in Mice, Zhou Fang

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Rudder Augmented Trajectory Correction for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Decrease Lateral Image Errors of Fixed Camera Payloads, Thomas M. Fisher

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Separation of Points and Interval Estimation in Mixed Dose-Response Curves with Selective Component Labeling, Darl D. Flake II

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Emerging Technology to Exclude Wildlife from Roads: Electrified Pavement and Deer Guards in Utah, USA, Joseph P. Flower

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Migratory Waterbird Ecology at a Critical Staging Area, Great Salt Lake, Utah, Maureen G. Frank

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An Examination of How Qualitatively Different Delayed Outcomes are Discounted, Jonathan Friedel

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Refugee and Employer Perceptions of the Effects of Capital on Refugee Employability in Utah, Christian L. Fritz

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Europa's Bane Ethnic Conflict and Economics on the Czechoslovak Path From Nationalism to Communism, 1848-1948, Mathias Fuelling

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The Utah Forest Dynamics Plot: Long-Term Ecological Monitoring and Theoretical Ecology in a High-Elevation Subalpine Environment, Tucker J. Furniss

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Low-Temperature Aqueous Corrosion Behavior of Uranium Molybdenum Alloys, Levi D. Gardner

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Evaluation of Interactive Computerized Training to Teach Paraprofessionals How to Implement Errorless Discrete Trial Instruction, Kristina R. Gerencser

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Douglas-fir Beetle Mediated Changes to Fuel Complexes, Foliar Moisture Content and Terpenes in Interior Douglas-Fir Forests of the Central Rocky Mountains, Andrew D. Giunta

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Investigating Biosynthetic Steps of an Angucycline Antifungal, S. Gabrielle Gladstone

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The Ideal Educator: Investigating Teaching Culture and Teaching Styles through Teacher Self-Efficacy and Social Acceptance, Jared R. Glenn