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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Wireless sensors for quality monitoring and management of stored grain inventories, Guy Roger Aby

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The role of carbohydrates when applying different nutritional interventions to nursery and growing pigs, Jesus Alberto Acosta Camargo

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Alternative protein and iron sources for infant and young child nutrition, Isaac Agbemafle

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Photographic distortion and design ideation: Engendering creativity in entry-level interior design students, Sasiwong Akkisopa

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A framework for Cybersecurity of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Alaa Al Ghazo

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Gaming as psychologically nutritious: Does need satisfaction in video games contribute to daily well-being beyond need satisfaction in the real world?, Johnie J. Allen

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Reducing integrated circuit test cost through improvements in multisite testing and built-in self-test, Abdullah O. Al-Obaidi

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Comparison of baroreceptor sensitivity with other psychophysiological measures to classify mental workload, Amanda Anderson

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Investigating students’ affective states toward laboratory and context-based chemistry, Jiwoo An

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Evaluating the effect of sensor limitations in flight vision systems on pilot performance, Ramanathan Annamalai

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Manufacture and characterization of natural fiber biocomposites for automotive application, Cindu Annandarajah

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The effects of social support, social networks, and functional ability on life satisfaction among oldest old adults, Rotem Arieli

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Three essays in behavioral economics, Sher Afghan Asad

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Human-centric verification for software safety and security, Payas Awadhutkar

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CRISPR interference strategies for studies in essential gene function and live cell fluorescent imaging of DNA elements in Escherichia coli, Nicholas John Backes

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Research project to study cadmium selenide (CdSe) solar cells, Behrang Bagheri

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Parallelizing unit test execution on GPU, Taghreed Bagies

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A computation study on contextual self-organizing maps for subset data integration, Holly Deann Baiotto

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Macroevolution of microhabitat, climate, and morphology in lungless salamanders (Family: Plethodontidae)., Erica Karin Baken

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Efficacy of two commercial disinfectants against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in livestock trailers under freezing conditions, Kimberlee L. Baker

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Modeling of cluster-induced turbulence in particle-laden channel flow, Michael Christopher Baker

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Data efficient assimilation of multi fidelity information, Sangeeth Balakrishnan

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Wetland use by spring migrating ducks in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region, Derek Ballard

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Deep learning and GPU-accelerated algorithms for computer-aided engineering, Aditya Balu

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Media influence on migration expectations: Experiences of Sub-Saharan Black African students, Annie Vwananji Banda

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Examining the role of feedback on agricultural communications students’ writing self-efficacy and self-determined motivation, Haley Marie Banwart

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Assessing alternative textile recycling methods: Combining chemical processing with electrospinning technology for life-cycle circularity, Courtney Jo Barbour

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Stereotyped perceptions of student-athletes' career choices, Nathan Ryan Barker

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Exploring the autonomic responsivity of exposure to salient financial stressors within an experimental paradigm, Neil P. Barnett

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Evaluation of data usability generated by wearables & IoT-enabled home use medical devices via Telehealth to identify if blockchain can solve potential challenges, Steffen Baumann

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Improving quality management of pavement condition data, Bahareh Bazargani

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The gambling world of Asian Americans in Des Moines, Iowa, Steven Andrew Beeman

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Root structure design for hybrid manufacturing of multi-material structures, Logan Beguhn

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Reconstructing baseball's image: Landis, Cobb, and the baseball hero ethos, 1917 – 1947, Lindsay John Bell

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A new solution for Markov Decision Processes and its aerospace applications, Joshua R. Bertram

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Electrokinetic focusing of charged and neutral species for bioanalytical applications, Beatrise Berzina

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Analysis of transcription factor FOXO in the regulation of stress, aging, and neuromuscular tissue homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster, Allison Birnbaum

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Synthesis and reactivity of transition metal complexes supported by oxazolinyl borato ligands and the functionalization of silica surface, Abhranil Biswas

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Regularity theory for nonlocal space-time master equations, Animesh Biswas

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Active air spring control as a method of agricultural sprayer boom system suspension, Kyle Blaylock

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Domination problems in directed graphs and inducibility of nets, Adam Blumenthal

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Development and characterization of a novel, edible bigel system with the potential to protect probiotics during in vitro digestion, Mark A. Bollom

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Synthesis and reactivity of rare earth and alkaline earth metal complexes, W Kasuni C. Boteju

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Two sides to every story: The influence of audience on autobiographical memory, Abby Sue Boytos

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Chelation-based enhancement of novel and commercially available antimicrobials against foodborne pathogens, Allison Brost

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Inhabit, abandon: Stories and a novella, Kartika Budhwar

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Approaches to sustainable management of sudden death syndrome of soybean, Joshua Winaya Budi

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Attachment style and emotion dysregulation as serial mediators of betrayal trauma experiences and level of satisfaction in romantic relationships, Amanda Katherine Buduris

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Evaluating potential mechanisms of a multiple health behavior change intervention, Kathryn Bunda

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Stacked generative adversarial networks for learning additional features of image segmentation maps, Matthew John Burke

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Examination of viral infection and host response to define therapeutic potential of oncolytic mammalian orthoreovirus, Luke Daniel Bussiere

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"Save our Black schools": Examining North Carolina A&T student activism and challenges towards progressivism in the New South, Malika Butler

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Sonication assisted protein extraction from some legumes, and improvement of nutritional profile of ingredients through fermentation, Bibek Byanju

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Enabling tall towers in wind energy production, Bin Cai

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Monotonic loading behavior of calcareous sands with increasing particle crushing, Wenjing Cai

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Postprandial glycemic response of whole peas and lentils and their flours in adults with type 2 diabetes, Mariel Camacho-Arriola

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Experimental investigations of a semi-batch Taylor vortex reactor using hexane and water, Charlton Campbell

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Three essays on family economics, Jia Cao

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Hospitality and tourism research rankings by author, university, and country using six major journals: The second decade of the new millennium, Yuehan Cao

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Decoding the translation initiation mechanism of maize chlorotic mottle virus, Elizabeth Jacqueline Carino

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Late Quaternary paleoecology of the North American midcontinent, Hannah M. Carroll

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Cost-efficient solutions for analog and mixed-signal test and calibration challenges, Shravan Kumar Chaganti

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Flexible resonant sensor fabrication and applications in biological, chemical, and physical sensing, Sadaf Charkhabi

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Articulating silence, sexuality, and survival: Women's lives under Caribbean dictatorships in literature, Anik Chartrand

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Knowledge self-awareness, financial behavior, and economic pressure, Isha Chawla

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Modification of the dual pathway model for binge eating, Davelle May Cheng

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3D printing of cellulose derivatives based-biogel matrices as the drug delivery system and support structure, Yiliang Cheng

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Three essays on human capital in China, Yulong Chen

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Understanding test preparation behaviors of TOEFL iBT repeater test takers in China, Zhi Chen

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Diagnostic utility of caudal vena cava measurements in dogs with cavitary effusions or heart failure, Yen-Yu Chou

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The lucky ones: A genocide forgotten, a childhood remembered, Zara Chowdhary

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Encouraging soil health practices: The influence of identity, norms, and language on soil health behaviors of Iowa farmers, Denise D. Coberley

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Analysis of a precast concrete barrier subjected to varying loads, Kenneth Coblentz

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Physical activity needs, preferences, perceptions, and current practices of community residing older adults, Annette Elise Contrady

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Genetics and genomics of vulva traits and their relationship with first-parity performance in pigs, Flor-Anita Corredor

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Hurricane Florence and disaster preparedness: Investigating risk through the intersections of technical communication and user experience, Samantha Jo Cosgrove

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Bayesian hierarchical modeling for the forensic evaluation of handwritten documents, Amy Crawford

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The influence of regular physical activity on affective and mood state response to acute moderate intensity exercise in adults with major depressive disorder, Gabriel Cruz Maldonado

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Trim line: Essays and stories, Brendan Curtinrich

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Statistical analysis of queueing problems using real data, Dong Dai

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Reassessment of late quaternary bison diminution on the Great Plains of North America, Daniel Martin Dalmas

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NIR hyperspectral imaging for animal feed ingredient applications, Princess Tiffany Galaura Dantes

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Food security, diet quality, and nutrition knowledge of adult male food pantry users in Story County, Iowa, Elizabeth Davitt

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Slaveholders’ Paradise: Conceptions of heaven in antebellum southern Presbyterian thought, Matthew Dawdy

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Causes and consequences of variation in maternal investment strategies, David Delaney

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Compatibility testing for rooted phylogenetic trees, Yun Deng

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Metabolomic characterization and quantitative genetic dissection of cuticular surface lipid accumulation on the stigmatic surfaces of maize, Tesia Dennison

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Who’s at the kitchen table?: A study rearticulating kitchen-table educator-activism and reclaiming black Iowa women’s educator identity, Madison DeShay-Duncan

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Nutritional modulation of oxidative stress in beef steers during the feedlot receiving period: A focus on transit stress, Erin L. Deters

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Impact of boom height sensor placement and quantity on boom height error, Mark Deutsch

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School meal or packed lunch: What are the motivators?, Sarah L. Dhillon

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Lying and memory in forensic interviews: The influence of voluntary deception and repeated interviews on memory for the truth, Rachel Elizabeth Dianiska

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Evaluation of the slope stability of streambanks at saturated riparian buffer sites, Loulou Claire Dickey

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Improved pretensioning procedures for anchor bolt connections in sign, luminaire, and traffic signal structures, Zachary Dietrich

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Semantic relatedness in L2 vocabulary learning: Does it really matter?, Brody Dingel

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Winter annual alternative crops for enhanced sustainability in Iowa cropping systems, Gunnar Dinkla

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Characterization of the C-terminal binding domain from bacterial Enzyme I, Rochelle Rea Dotas

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Understanding intuitive gestures in wearable mixed reality environments, Karen Marie Doty

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A valley so sweet: Community and market development in the antebellum Midwest, Wayne Duerkes

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Investigating serviceability issues related to thermal movement accommodation in bridges, Conor Duffy