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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Safety analysis of interchange functional areas, Akinfolarin O. Abatan

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Data-driven algorithms for enhanced transportation infrastructure asset management, Ahmed Abdelaty

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Vapor grown Perovskite solar cells, Hisham Abdussamad Abbas

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Potential new drug targets and therapeutic approaches for parasitic nematode infections, Melanie Abongwa

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The detection and quantification of aquatic reptilian environmental DNA, Clare Isabel Ming-Ch'eng Adams

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Subjective beliefs and decision making under uncertainty in the field, Sandip Kumar Agarwal

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Phytoglobin as catalytic enzyme for production of ammonia from hydroxylamine and hydrazine, Jagannathan Alagurajan

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A game-based design studio: An exploration of an interior design studio environment for implementing game-based learning, Zina Alaswad

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Intimate partner violence: Early adverse experiences in male offenders, Maria B. Alcivar-Zuniga

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RANS-SLFM and LES-SLFM numerical simulations of turbulent non-premixed oxy-fuel jet flames using CO2/O2 mixture, Adel Alghamdi

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Motivations and intentions of tourists to visit dark tourism locations, Heather Renee Allman

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L2 Learners’ Perceptions and Preferences of Automated Corrective Feedback, Nawaf Alsallami

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Food Pirates: An exploration of food, technology and the future through sequential art, Bridgette Alsbury

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Energy efficient planning and operation models for wireless cellular networks, Ahmad Alsharoa

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A Woman Lies Bleeding on the Ground: Prostitution and Underground Economy in Nineteenth Century Charleston, Sarah Pillman Amundson

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Black feminist criminology in action: A study of racial discrimination, ethnic-racial socialization, and offending among African American females, Alexia Angton

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Facebook: Help or hindrance? A study of the relationship between Facebook uses, gratifications, and depression symptoms in the older adult population, Katherine Michelle Anthony

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An experimental and statistical study of 2D hopper flow of binary mixtures, Ashton Rose Archer

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Studies on factors affecting the evolution of agroecosystems in the Dakotas, Gaurav Arora

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Attack-resilient state estimation and testbed-based evaluation of cyber security for wide-area protection and control, Aditya Ashok

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Rural quilt shop entrepreneurs in Iowa: Pull and push motivations, Jody Ann Aultman

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Challenges African-American Graduate Students Face at Iowa State University, Darryl Austin

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Use of praziquantel for treatment of flatworm parasites in centrarchid fish, Christopher Ryan Bader

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Development of an assessment tool to measure the Latino market nutrition environment, Jenny Lynne Baier

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Contextual information, answerability, and the logical construction of social how-to questions, Matthew John Baker

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Improving testing performance by dynamic prioritization of tests based on method invocation orders, Sriram Balasubramanian

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Methanobactin: Metal binding properties, physiological function and biosynthesis, Bipin Sharma Baral

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Examining the safety performance of intersections on arterial roadways and near service ramp terminals, Timothy P. Barrette

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Who commits what? An evaluation of offenders convicted of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Iowa, Taylor Jo Barry

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Development of methods to study plant-parasitic nematode chemotaxis and the effect of ILeVO and VOTiVO seed treatments on the soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines, Augustine Quirarte Beeman

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Soy Biocomposite Turfgrass Fertilizer, Jake Behrens

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Electrocatalytic conversion of biorenewable feedstocks for electricity and chemicals cogeneration in anion exchange membrane fuel cells, Neeva Benipal

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A preliminary trial of achieving change through values-based behavior for incarcerated intimate partner violence offenders, Meg Berta

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The Transdifferentiation of brain derived neurotrophic factor secreting mesenchymal stem cells for neuroprotection, Metzere Bierlein De La Rosa

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Applicability of online education to large undergraduate engineering courses, Devayan Debashis Bir

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Rational design and validation of DNA fragments for gene assembly based on thermodynamics, Bhagyashree Shreekant Birla

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Mining Creativity: Video Game Creativity Learning Effects, Jorge Alberto Blanco-Herrera

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Optical-based spectroscopic methods for measuring chemical, optical, and physical properties of thin polymer waveguide films, Jonathan M. Bobbitt

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Markov Chain analysis of packet sequence for intrusion detection, Chad Bockholt

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Geographic variation in nesting behavior and thermally-induced offspring phenotypes in a widespread reptile, Brooke Lee Bodensteiner

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Numerical Investigations of Bio-Inspired Blade Designs to Reduce Broadband Noise in Aircraft Engines and Wind Turbines, Andrew Lee Bodling

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Where to draw the line: Chasing energy extrapolations, cluster convergence, and molecular trajectories, Jeffery Boschen

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Application of a satellite-derived potential evapotranspiration product for operational streamflow prediction, Angela Loraine Bowman

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Scoria: Poetry and Prose, Taylor Clinton Brorby

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"To Dress Against Nature and Reason": fashion and transgressive dressing in the mid-to-late eighteenth century British North Atlantic, Brenna Buchanan

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Considering the Role of Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem: Attachment Style, Conflict Behaviors, and Relationship Satisfaction, Amanda Katherine Buduris

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Measuring aggressive driving motivations: Instrument development and validation, Ashley Buller

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Bone strain change as a result of a long distance run modeled on a finite element tibia, Jenna Kirstin Burnett

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Systematic analysis of industry engagement activities on student learning in the undergraduate technology program, Caleb Burns

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Effect of Particle Packing on Flow Property and Strength of Concrete Mortar, Wenjing Cai

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The Positive and Negative Valence of Gender in Traditional and Non-Traditional Career Choices, Megan Norene Callahan

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A 3D maximum likelihood analysis for studying highly extended sources in VERITAS data, Joshua Cardenzana

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Prevalence of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and antibiotic resistance of E. coli isolates from the ceca of poultry fed Original XPC, Jasmine Carroll

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The influence of college readiness and institutional intervention upon intention to persist among GED credentialed community college students, David Carson

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Gratifications associated with Snapchat usage among young people: Uses and gratifications analysis, Dina Chang

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Developing an integrated system for biological network exploration, Jennifer Chang

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Optimization of a Crystallographic Protocol for Screening Inhibitors of the DNA Polymerase from the Apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum, Ai Chen

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The extension of Two-Higgs-Doublet Model with a color-octet scalar, Li Cheng

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Sustainability analysis of soybean refinery: soybean oil extraction process, Ming-Hsun Cheng

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Distributed Data Streaming Algorithms for Network Anomaly Detection, Wenji Chen

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A world in a flower, Xiaohan Chen

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Three essays on trade policies in developing countries, Yoonho Choi

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Evaluating the effectiveness of select bacteria against Clostridium difficile, Kelsey Choquette

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Pest management of soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode: Host-plant resistance, entomopathogens, and seed-applied pesticides, Eric Harold Clifton

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The use of lime sludge for soil stabilization, Haluk Sinan Coban

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The impact of motivation, festival attachment, place attachment, and psychological ownership on volunteerism: Understanding the Traverse City Film Festival from the volunteer perspective, Vanessa Phoebe Cooper

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A comparative survey and investigation into the functional role of root anatomy in the Poaceae, Monica Cox

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Modeling long-term impacts of alternative subsurface drainage systems and quantifying impacts of cover crops, Kristina Jo Craft

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Evaluating disintermediation in regional food systems using agent-based modeling, Teri Jo Craven

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Soybean root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum and Fusarium graminearum: interactions with biotic and abiotic factors, David Ricardo Cruz Jimenez

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Studies of Energy-Relevant Materials by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Jinfang Cui

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Large Deviation Results for Random Walks in a Sparse Random Environment, Kubilay Dagtoros

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One Half for Me / the Other for You, Kristen Paige Daily

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Bagged projection methods for supervised classification in big data, Natalia Da Silva Cousillas

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Intercultural competence and employability of students at Iowa State University: Outcomes assessment of study abroad, Katie Marie Davidson

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Attributing rhetorical agency: Corporate social media interactions on Twitter, Katlynne Amy Davis

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Volatile organic contamination analysis in packaged foods, Nathan W. Davis

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Hybrid fs/ps coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for multiparameter measurements of combustion and nonequilibrium, Chloe Elizabeth Dedic

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Fashioning high-heeled identity: Material culture and identity formation in Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, Sonia Marie Del Hierro

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A structural biology approach to the problem of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Jared Armand Delmar

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Living the creed: How chapters of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., contribute to civic engagement, Manuel Del Real

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Elucidation of regulatory mechanisms of the ITK and its substrate PLCγ1, Sujan Devkota

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Climate dependent heat stress mitigation modeling for dairy cattle housing, Katlyn Renea DeVoe

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Negation-induced forgetting: Is there a consequence to saying "no"?, Rachel Elizabeth Dianiska

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A computer-adaptive test of productive and contextualized academic vocabulary breadth in English (CAT-PAV): Development and validation, Victor Dias De Oliveira Santos

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Genetic studies on self-fertility in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) with implications for hybrid breeding in allogamous grasses, Javier Do Canto Fagundez

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Maternal Experiences Breastfeeding Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism: A Qualitative Approach, Leslie June Dooley

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Exploring international student adaptation through a first-year experience course at Iowa State University, James Dorsett

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The role of host genetics in susceptibility to viral disease in pigs, Jenelle Renae Dunkelberger

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Ultrasonic thickness structural health monitoring of steel pipe for internal corrosion, Thomas John Eason

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A Comparison of Conventional Annual and Alternative Perennial Cropping Systems Under Contemporary and Future Precipitation Scenarios in the US Prairie Pothole Region, Patrick Michael Edmonds

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Using soybean-derived materials to rejuvenate reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) binders and mixtures, Mohamed Elsayed Elkashef

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Implementation of Specialized Software in Hospital Foodservice Departments: A Multi-Case Study Approach, Ann Elizabeth Embry

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Beyond Transhumanism: The Dangers of Transhumanist Philosophies on Human and Nonhuman Beings, Benjamin Shane Evans

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Prototyping learning and congruence in new realities, Peter Mcneil Evans

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Optimizing co-products production in dry-grind corn fermentation, Lei Fang

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Teachers’ beliefs and classroom practices related to students’ heritage language and culture, Liuran Fan

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Developing soybean oil-based coating and binding materials and environmental friendly solvent system for recovery of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), Tao Fei

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Quantifying the Effects of Crop-cultural Practices on Growth and Development of Herbaceous Annuals and Perennials in Novel Bioplastic Biocontainers, Nicholas Julian Flax

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Use of ultraviolet laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for plant metabolite imaging, Katherine-Jo Galayda