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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A portrait of one woman's resilience in navigating her multiple worlds' challenges within community, family, school, and individual/peer experiences, Linda Michelle Abbott

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Second order characteristic based schemes for chemotaxis system, Saleh Albashrawi

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Does categorical perception interfere with drawing accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold

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Measurements of diffusion and clustering of integrin receptors in the plasma membrane of live cells using fluorescence-based techniques, Neha Arora

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Automated logistic processing and downtime analysis of commercial level multi-pass corn stover harvesting systems, Jeff C. Askey

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Genotypic and Phenotypic comparison of Bacteroides ovatus, B. thetaiotaomicron, and B. xylanisolvens isolates obtained from cow, goat, human, and pig feces, Todd Atherly

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An integrative approach for germplasm utilization, genetic diversity and QTL mapping in Camelina spp. and crop-production issues in Thlaspi arvense, new promising oilseed crops for bioenergy and industrial uses, Ivan Mauricio Ayala Diaz

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Social movement organizations in the local food movement: Linking social capital and movement support, Mark Richard Bauermeister

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Recurrent selection to alter seed phytic acid content and iron bioavailability in maize, Alyssa Whitney Beavers

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A qualitative look at middle SES preschoolers: media consumption and social behaviors, Jaime S. Bell

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Grains of God: planting faith and growing cold war fears in Iowa during the 1950s, Lindsay John Bell

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Instance selection for model-based classifiers, Walter Dean Bennette

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The foundation of the nation: Exploring tenets of property ideals in nineteenth-century American literature, Rebecca Blanchette

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An investigation of viral fitness using statistical and computer models of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus infection, Derek Blythe

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Enhanced Salmonella virulence instigated by bactivorous protozoa and investigation of putative protozoan G protein-coupled receptors associated with bacterial engulfment, Matt T. Brewer

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Polymer-based delivery systems for support and delivery of bacteriophages, Alyssa Marie Brown

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Get Engaged: An investigation of rural community college faculty's experiences with work engagement, Jennifer Kate Burrell

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Investigation of sustainable pavement technologies evaluating warm mix asphalt using recycled asphalt materials, Ashley Faye Buss

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Fractal-based cloud shadow and irradiance model for power system analysis with high penetration of photovoltaics, Chengrui Cai

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A study of effects of a new agricultural-based deicer on the properties of pavement concrete, Jianing Cao

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The identification and characterization of electronic defect bands in organic photovoltaic devices, John A. Carr

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Educational attainment, college major choice, the gender wage gap, and average starting salaries of college graduates in the United States, 1967-2011, Nicole Stefanie Caviris

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Energy-efficient and cost-effective reliability design in memory systems, Long Chen

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Policy based reinforcement learning approach Of Jobshop scheduling with high level deadlock detection, Mengmeng Chen

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Bio-based polymeric materials from vegetable oils, Ruqi Chen

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A comparison of the covers of Elle magazine for Mainland China and U.S., Xiaohan Chen

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Phylogenetics and Evolution of the Paleotropical Woody Bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae), Hathairat Chokthaweepanich

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Labor in school meal programs: Measurement of direct costs and their influence on menu planning, Nancy Christensen

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A test of productive English grammatical ability in academic writing: Development and validation, Yoo-Ree Chung

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Diversity and flexibility in sustainable supply chain design, David HC Correll

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The garden of open mouths, Lindsay D'Andrea

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Theoretical foundations for finite-time transient stability and sensitivity analysis of power systems, Sambarta Dasgupta

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The doubly-fed induction generator in the rotor-tied configuration, Nicholas David

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Infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Streptococcus suis changes the pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur hydrochloride in swine, Deanne Nicole Day

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Assessing the style of advance and retreat of the Des Moines Lobe using LiDAR topographic data, Sarah Elizabeth Day

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The impact of pig health on public health: quantitative data for risk assessments, Amber Jo DeClercq

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Harsh parenting, deviant peers and adolescent risky behavior: understanding the meditational effect of adolescent attitudes and intentions, Jui C. Dhalewadikar

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The historic rehabilitation of the E.E. Warren Opera House in Greenfield, Iowa: Design of a café, chamber of commerce, and art gallery focused on wayfinding and adaptability, Brittany Noel Dieleman

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Effects of heat treatment and processing modifications on microstructure in alnico 8H permanent magnet alloys for high temperature applications, Haley Marie Dillon

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Registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership and dietetic students' consideration of school nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

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Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations, Uri Donnett

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Native mice in a novel ecosystem: Morphology, behavior, and sociology predict the role of prairie deer mice in agriculture, John Watson Doudna

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Three papers on inverse optimization algorithms, PEV sales forecasting, and PEVs' potential impact on power systems, Zhaoyang Duan

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Modeling, inference and clustering for equivalence classes of 3-D orientations, Chuanlong Du

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Secondary school agricultural teachers understanding of the differences between agricultural awareness and agricultural literacy in Iowa, ASHLEY NICOLE EASON

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Methods and techniques for improving the figure of merit for wide tuning range quadrature voltage controlled oscillators, Amany El Gouhary El Gouhary

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Designing a molecular watchdog timer for safety critical systems, Samuel Jay Ellis

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Relationships between foliar applied micronutrients, soil and tissue tests, and grain yield in soybean, Joshua T. Enderson

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Toward a collaborative model of surface water management: Lessons from the Boone River watershed nutrient management initiative, Stephanie Enloe

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Sign patterns that require eventual exponential nonnegativity, Craig Jeremy Erickson

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Intensifying intrinsic genetic variation in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] inbred lines, Katherine Espinosa

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Extreme privatization: A performance analysis of the "Sandy Springs model", Jack Feldman

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Predicting transfer students' selection of a STEM major and academic adjustment: A study of community college students at a midwestern university, Terry Burdell Gaalswyk

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Assessing monitoring and modeling approaches to improve water quality in the Hickory Grove Lake, Rohith Gali

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Isotyping of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus antibody response and its diagnostic use, Sara Ghorbani Nezami

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The use of formative assessments in traditional and hybrid lecture-labs of industrial engineering undergraduates and their motivational profiles, Sarah Gidlewski

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Party identification: The covert influence on media's construction and portrayal of women's political identities, Hallie Madison Golay

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Push and pull factors in determining the consumers' motivations for choosing wedding banquet venues: A case study in Chongqing, China, Ling Guan

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Enzymatic components and physiological roles of mitochondrial fatty acid biosynthesis in plants, Xin Guan

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Statistical analysis of multiple hydrostatic pump flow loss models, Samuel Jason Hall

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Bio-based thermosetting copolymers of eugenol and tung oil, Harris Handoko

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Systems engineering in commercial and government organizations, Jordan Hansen

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A New Metric for Parental Selection in Plant Breeding, Ye Han

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The effects of technology on interpersonal fraud, Andrew Justin Harrison

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On the spectrum of discontinuous Galerkin methods for linear convection-diffusion equations, Diana Hay

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The Technology Question: Adolescent Identities of Home in Dystopic Young Adult Literature Post-Hunger Games, Ashley Ann Haynes

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Prevention of heterologous Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) infection using an antibody-virus complex vaccine, Khushboo Hemnani

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Structure learning in Bayesian networks and session analysis of people search within a professional social network, Ru He

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Deciphering the genetic architecture of native resistance and tolerance to western corn rootworm larval feeding, David Alan Hessel

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Characterizing diurnal and interannual variability in the atmosphere through physical and stochastic models, Jonathan Michael Hobbs

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Evaluating the PGC-1 alpha pathway and a new preclinical model to advance treatment options for dystrophinopathies, Katrin Hollinger

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Post-disaster Building Deconstruction, Qiaolin Huang

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Analysis of Risky and Aggressive Driving Behaviors among Adult Iowans, Yundi Huang

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A quantitatively accurate theory of stable crack growth in single phase ductile metal alloys under the influence of cyclic loading, Peter Huffman

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Estimating preconstruction services costs for highway projects, Kate Hunter

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The effects of socialization on beginning science teachers' pedagogical decision making and science instruction, Lori Ihrig

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Phenology of infection on apple fruit by sooty blotch and flyspeck species in Iowa apple orchards and phylogenetic analysis to assess the evolutionary origins of sooty blotch and flyspeck on apple, Siti Izera Ismail

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Auditions for the volunteer mission to Mars: Stories, Geetha Iyer

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Rhetoric of warning labels: Human figures in cross-cultural design, Kylie M. Jacobsen

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Voltage and reactive power regulation by photovoltaics in distribution systems, Pedram Jahangiri

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Cracking the glass ceiling: A phenomenological study of women administrators in higher education, Lori J. Jarmon

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Efficient satisfiability solver, Chuan Jiang

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Decision to join the Iowa State University Alumni Association: Experiences of five African American alumni of Iowa State University, Jeffery W. Johnson

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Facebook and romantic relationships: A daily diary analysis, Melissa A. Johnson

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An FPGA architecture for the recovery of WPA/WPA2 keys, Tyler Blaine Johnson

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Impact of dietary fat intake on carcass iodine value and pork fat quality, Trey Allen Kellner

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Soil hydraulic conductivity in a non-wheel traffic corn row, a wheel traffic corn row, and a reconstructed prairie, Sitha Ketpratoom

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Security implications of implantable medical devices, Shelby David Kobes

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Polarity trend analysis of public sentiment on YouTube, Amar Krishna

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Type 4 resistant starch diminishes Citrobacter rodentium induced diarrhea in C3H mice, Kirsten Leigh Larson

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Growth and allocation in seedlings of three shade intolerant species: the role of biotic and abiotic factors, Nilsen Leonardo Lasso-Rivas

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Anion exchange capacity of biochar, Michael Lawrinenko

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The effects of product information on consumer attitudes and purchase intentions of fashion products made of fur, leather, and wool, Minjung Lee

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High quality three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement using intensity-optimized dithering technique, Beiwen Li

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3D machine vision system for robotic weeding and plant phenotyping, Ji Li

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Individual differences in the impact of odor-induced emotions on consumer behavior, Meng-Hsien Lin

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Advancements in active surface wave methods: modeling, testing, and inversion, Shibin Lin

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Process modeling and supply chain design for advanced biofuel production based on bio-oil gasification, Qi Li

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Function and application of TAL effectors, Ting Li

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Nitrogen removal by combined nitritation-anammox process in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor, Xiaojin Li