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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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

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

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

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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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Synthesis and reactivity of transition metal complexes supported by oxazolinyl borato ligands and the functionalization of silica surface, Abhranil 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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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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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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Articulating silence, sexuality, and survival: Women's lives under Caribbean dictatorships in literature, Anik Chartrand

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

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Three essays on human capital in China, Yulong 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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Analysis of a precast concrete barrier subjected to varying loads, Kenneth Coblentz

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

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

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Compatibility testing for rooted phylogenetic trees, Yun Deng

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

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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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The effect of automated fluency feedback on written text production, Emily Nicole Dux Speltz

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The rhetoric of real and fictional space in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Brittany Eide

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Digital forensic imaging: A quasi-experimental comparison of simulator to traditional training, Douglas G. Elrick

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"Before drugs it's almost like I didn't exist" Contextualized drug narratives: Structure, stories and identity, Jacob H. Erickson

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Microscale modeling of phase transformations and plasticity, Seyyed Ehsan Esfahani Rashidi

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Visual literacy education: Developing a curriculum for designers and non-designers, Vitoria Faccin-Herman

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Fracture risk of braces in ductile concentrically braced frames, Mahmoud Faytarouni

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Evaluation of diagnostic tools for naturally occurring lameness in swine, Anna Forseth

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Interpersonal sensitivity and well-being: Investigating relatedness and motivation as potential mediators, Elise A. Frickey

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Increased biosecurity in feed manufacturing through effective hydrothermal treatment and recontamination prevention during drying, cooling and handling, Michelle Ann Friedmann

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Exploring the organizational emergence of academic leadership programs, Katherine L. Friesen

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Power or progress: What terrorist group leaders really want, Samantha A. Fuller

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Technical communication as design: A design pedagogy study, Philip Brandon Gallagher

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Robotic batting and motion estimation of objects in free flight, Matthew Gardner

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Real-time generalized convolutional neural network for point cloud object tracking, Timothy Garrett

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Score-based likelihood ratios and sparse Gaussian processes, Nathaniel Morrissey Garton

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Human trafficking in the hospitality industry: Employee awareness, beliefs and training, Marilyn Lea Gasienica

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An examination of the rhetoric surrounding gun violence in the United States through the voices of student activists, Danielle Nicole Giles

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Shards & Scraps: A reflection on personal connections to glass vessels and food, Sarah Ann Godfrey

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Additive printing for civil infrastructure: Assessing concrete mix design, printability and nozzle effects, Karthick Manikandan Gopalakrishnan Deivanai

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Real-time aerodynamic load estimation and aircraft prognostic control using distributed flush air data system (FADS) sensor network, Ruchir Goswami

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Looking for a bottleneck: Assessment of factors influencing post-stocking survival of advanced fingerling Walleye Sander vitreus, Emily E. Grausgruber

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Heinrich Himmler's solution to his homosexual question: Guiding the youth to resist temptation, Adam B. Grimm

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Associations of step counts and aerobic stepping cadence with arterial stiffness in older adults, Leidys Gutierrez Martinez

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Design, implementation, and analysis of efficient tools based on PUFs for hardware security applications, Hala Hamadeh

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Determining the effects of tire pressure and soil condition on the Brixius equations for predicting net tractive force, Austin Robert Hamm

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Novel methods for identification and quantification of iron fortificants in cereal flours, Nicole Clare Hanson

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Psychopathy, adverse childhood experiences, and antisocial behavior, Mark H. Heirigs

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The effect of mindfulness and self-compassion on behavioral self-handicapping via an unstable self-concept, Lanmiao He

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Characterization of plant cell wall polysaccharides with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic imaging, Qing He

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Revealing chemical evidence from fingerprints through matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization - mass spectrometry imaging, Paige Lauren Hinners

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Factors contributing to upscale convective growth in the Central Great Plains of the United States, Zachary Aaron Hiris

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Data-driven framework for modeling deterioration of pavements in the state of Iowa, Seyed Amirhossein Hosseini

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An exploration of the effect of multi-sensory experience on the doorway phenomenon, Bree C. Howard

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‘"Them who have ears, let them hear": A qualitative analysis of African-American vernacular English used in Black children's literature audiobook narration performances, Vashalice Howard

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Understanding site location factors of food pantries and free meal programs in the Des Moines, IA metro, Jacob Howe

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Study on the WeChat to improve user experience for Chinese older adults, Nan Hu

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Application of the quadrature-based conditional moment closure to hydrogen combustion and computational fluid dynamics simulations of stirred tank reactor for gas-liquid systems, Aziz Dogan ilgun

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Polarization-dependent dark-field scattering spectroscopy of differently shaped isolated gold nanostructures and their orientation mapping, Md Monirul Islam

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The behavioral and neurophysiological effects of music training on cognitive and motor inhibition in aging adults, Patricia Izbicki

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Innovative use of UHPC in unbonded post-tensioned floor system, Satish Hansmukhlal Jain