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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The implication of rapid technologies on the design process, Esra'a Abdel-All

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Design, construction, and performance of heated concrete pavements system, Hesham Abdualla

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Multi-omics reveal nuanced pathways in placental development, Majd Abdulghani

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The effect of perceived authenticity of food towards experience and place attachment at the State Fair, Zahidah Ab Latif

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Chimpanzees as ecosystem service providers: Seed dispersal of an economically important plant resource at Fongoli, Senegal, William Aguado

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Characterization of lithium thiosilicophosphate glasses prepared by high energy ball milling, Mark Anthony Paul Aguilar

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Automatic incident detection, Lakshay Ahuja

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Surface energy balance partitioning in tilled and non-tilled bare soils, Ohene Akuoko

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A sustainable campus for the higher education institutions in the U.S., Md Imtiajul Alam

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Investigating immunological responses of WC1+ gamma delta T cells in cattle naturally infected with mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), Saleh Mohammed Albarrak

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An integrated model for the probabilistic prediction of yield strength in electron-beam additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V, Thomas Kiel Ales

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Predicting pavement performance utilizing artificial neural network (ANN) models, Fawaz Alharbi

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Optimizing performance and energy efficiency of group communication and internet of things in cognitive radio networks, Abdullah Almasoud

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Perceived distance and instructional design in online agriculture and life science courses, Yahya S. Alotibi

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Towards privacy-aware mobile-based continuous authentication systems, Mohammad Al-Rubaie

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Toward salt-scaling resistant concrete, Kamran Amini

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Adopting and incorporating crowdsourced traffic data in advanced transportation management systems, Mostafa Amin-Naseri

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Multi-objective aerodynamic design exploration using multi-fidelity methods and pareto set identification techniques, Anand Amrit

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Beginning teachers perceptions of curriculum for agricultural science education training and classroom implementation, Katelyn Marie Anderson

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A continuum approach to modeling the vibrations within a block subjected to free rocking, Julia Raye Anderson-Lee

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Development of high performance liquid chromatography compatible microextraction techniques using ionic liquids as extraction solvents, Jiwoo An

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Energy and food security in the context of biomass, crop production and soil quality in Uganda, Nataliya Apanovich

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Training reduces the drawing detriments associated with categorical perception, Larissa F. Arnold

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Using values to communicate agricultural science: An Elaboration Likelihood Model approach, Allison Arp

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Advanced bale weighing with integrated mass yield system for large square balers, Jeffrey Clark Askey

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An FPGA-based hardware accelerator for iris segmentation, Joseph Avey

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Energy savings techniques in out-of-order pipeline through value approximation of instructions with data dependencies, Mohd Tariq Azmy

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Racial threat: The effect of racial and economic demographics on police spending, Julianne Bacon

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The role of personality in successful aging, Yousun Baek

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Women's empowerment in high value cash crop activities in the rural hills of Nepal, Ramesh Bahadur Balayar

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Meme as a rhetorical concept for digital media genres, Thomas Ballard

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Refinement and utilization of the marine climate proxy Arctica islandica: An ideal replication strategy for stable isotope studies and an investigation into the shell growth and hydrographic variability of Georges Bank (Northwestern Atlantic), Jared Daniel Brenzink Ballew

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Automated plant phenotyping using 3D machine vision and robotics, Yin Bao

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Molecular mechanisms governing plant parasitic nematode signaling and host parasitism, Stacey Nicola Barnes

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Integrated project delivery for industrial projects, Philip James Barutha

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Who votes for Islamists? A cross-national study of 10 Muslim-majority countries, Ahmed Barziq

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Evolution of Tektin and ODF3 family genes and the role of gene duplication in the specialization of motile ciliary structures in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii, Benjamin Bastin

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High-quality 3D shape measurement with binarized dual phase-shifting method, Saptarshi Basu

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Functional characterization of a fungal polyamine oxidase FvPO1, Jordan Lillian Baumbach

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Techno-economic analysis of biochemicals and biofuels production via thermal and electrochemical processes, Denis Bbosa

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A surrogate head system for blunt impact experiments, Timothy J. Beavers

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Sediment and phosphorus dynamics within the channel and floodplain of Walnut Creek, Iowa, William Beck

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How Twitter users #sayhername: Discursive framing of gender justice in Black Lives Matter, Darcy Besch

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Disrupting diffusion: Critical nodes in network, Preeti Bhardwaj

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Gene editing of rice miRNA and argonaute genes, Honghao Bi

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GET – Get Together, Get Along., Muhammad Bilawal

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Analysis of high temperature effects on piezoelectric based ultrasonic transducers, Prathamesh Bilgunde

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Development of a novel anti-infectivity platform for the treatment of neglected tropical and infectious diseases, Andrea Marie Binnebose

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Statistical methods for gene expression studies using next-generation sequencing experiments, Ran Bi

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A rotational moving target defense solution for web servers, Steffanie Bisinger

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Understanding diurnal cycle mode intensification and its effect on interannual and interdecadal warm season precipitation trends over the U.S. Corn Belt, Amanda Black

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Milkweed patch size effects on monarch butterfly oviposition within Iowa prairies and roadsides, Teresa Rose Blader

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Methods for analysis of derivative strains from metabolic evolution experiments, Erin Boggess

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Fulfillment of the employee psychological contract in a healthcare system: Does it drive employee engagement and reduce turnover intention?, Jennifer C. Bonilla

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Tuning of environmental probes, Paige Bouc

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Solvent liquefaction of waste materials, Joel Braden

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Virtual ICS test bed, Roxanne Brooks

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FFA generation during dry-grind corn ethanol fermentation, Brett Brothers

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Experiences of Black faculty members within agricultural education departments at predominantly White institutions, Zachary Brown

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Villains, victims, and virgins: Asexuality in the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Erick Burdock

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Undergraduate research training environments: Impact on research self-efficacy, perceived utility of research, and willingness to engage in research post-graduation, Kaitlyn Burke

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Genetic diversity and population structure of Topeka shiners (Notropis topeka), Alexander Peter Bybel

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Investigation of driver behavior during crash and near-crash events using naturalistic driving data, Qiuqi Cai

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Constraints on neutrino oscillation parameters with the NOvA experiment, Erika Cantano-Mur

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Fumonisin B1 in Bt and non-Bt maize: A meta-analysis, Kayla Cappelle

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Improving convective mode and streamflow forecasts through the use of convection-allowing ensembles, Bradley Carlberg

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The power of belief: Implementing self-efficacy in the studio and the classroom, Taylor M. Carlson

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The Great Game’s new player: China’s Belt and Road strategy for Central Asia, Darrell James Carter

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Electrocatalysis for selective oxidation of biomass-derived compounds, David Chadderdon

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Electrochemical conversion of biomass-derived furanics for production of renewable chemicals and fuels, Xiaotong Han Chadderdon

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Evaluating the effectiveness of two training formats for grain dust explosion prevention, Wesley Tzungju Chang

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Essays: Growth and return to education in China: 1988-2013, Yun Chang

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Income inequality in China by industry, Yun Chang

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Resonant sensors for passive, real-time, and wireless characterization of biological analytes, Sadaf Charkhabi

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An application of fuzzy logic to prospect theory, Jorge Omar Chavez Salas

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Impact of implementing national minimum wage on the Malaysian hotel employees, Nur Hidayah Che Ahmat

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Performance evaluation of polymer modified asphalt binders utilizing soybean-derived materials, Conglin Chen

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Multiscale modelling of martensitic phase transformation: Example of Si I to Si II, Hao Chen

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A design framework for additive manufacturing based on the integration of axiomatic design approach, inverse problem-solving and an additive manufacturing database, Sarath Chennamkulam Renjith

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Biodetection and biointerface based on Nanostructured Aluminum Oxide (NAO): From fluorescence enhancement to MS effect on single neural cells, Xiangchen Che

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Food security and the effects of climatic factors on livestock reproduction, Josue Chinchilla- Vargas

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Modeling and control of complex building energy systems, Venkatesh Chinde

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Korean fashion media, beauty ideals, and colorism: Examining the prominence of whiteness between 2013 and 2017 in Céci magazine, Eunji Choi

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Liquid-phase diffusion bonding and the development of a Cu-Ni/Sn composite solder paste for high temperature lead-free electrical connections, Stephanie Michele Choquette

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The effects of brand involvement and message strategy on user responses on Facebook brand pages, Su Yeon Cho

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Magnetic ionic liquids in bioanalytical chemistry, Kevin Clark

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Self-exciting spatio-temporal statistical models for count data with applications to modeling the spread of violence, Nicholas John Clark

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Science learning opportunities and the Project Approach in preschool classrooms, Melissa Clucas

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Rapport: A system designed to limit digital distraction within romantic relationships, Alexandria Collins

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Soybean nitrogen dynamics: Nitrogen fixation, yield, and residue decomposition, S Carolina Cordova Martinez

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The potential role of nitrite-embedded film technology in extending the color stability and shelf life of alternatively-cured meat products, Michael Stephen Cropp

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Structure and function of Xyloglucan Xylosyltransferases, Alan Culbertson

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Effects of flanking DNA and a transcriptional activator on the histone acetyltransferase activity of the SAGA complex, Sannie J. Culbertson

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Mixed glass former effect in borate and thioborate sodium-ion conducting glass systems, Brittany Curtis

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Integrating systematic design for sustainability in design education to stimulate sustainability awareness in developing countries: A case study in Rwanda, Aziza Cyamani

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The effects of guardrail placement at signalized railroad-highway at-grade crossings in Iowa, Justin David Cyr

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On exponential domination of graphs, Michael Dairyko

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Xenophobia and its implications for refugee policies: A cross-national study, Elisa A. D'Amico

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Effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on health-related quality of life in inactive adults with elevated blood pressure, Heather Rose Danzer

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Understanding heat carrier effects in a laboratory-scale auger pyrolyzer, Tannon Jeffrey Daugaard