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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Flow and transport from a stream to a well in an unconfined aquifer, Cynthia Louise Maroney

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Development of a novel, bicombinatorial approach to alloy development, and application to rapid screening of creep resistant titanium alloys, Brian William Martin

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Women’s motivations to sew clothing for themselves, Addie Martindale

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Does the money matter? Analyzing the relationship between the change in veteran expenditures and the changes in veteran suicide and homeless rates, Michael Joe Martinez

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Principal rank characteristic sequences, Xavier Martinez-Rivera

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Extending removal and distance-removal models for abundance estimation by modeling detections in continuous time, Adam Martin-Schwarze

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Characterization of strain PTV-2 USA/IA65463/2014 and strain PTV-11 USA/IA09592/2013 of Teschovirus A: Experimental inoculation, distribution of nucleic acids and development of Teschovirus encephalomyelitis, Franco S. Matias Ferreyra

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Electrochemical hydrogenation of muconic acid: Application to the production of biorenewable polyamides and polyesters, John Edward Zeug Matthiesen

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Effects of chromium (Cr) and zinc (Zn) supplementation on metabolism, inflammation, and production parameters in heat-stressed and nutrient-restricted pigs, Edith J. Mayorga Lozano

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Where does the Oxygen go? – Pathways and Partitioning in Autothermal Pyrolysis, Ross David Mazur

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Placed: Assessing the developmental progression of remedial math students at a large Midwestern community college using ALEKS, Jeanice Ann McCarville Kerber

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Morphologic characterization of upland depressional wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe of Iowa, Samuel Marcus McDeid

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Young alumni perspectives about philanthropically supporting their alma mater, Kimberly Mae McDonough

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Smoking Cessation: A Human Factors Solution Approach, Kellie Ann McGrath

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Development of a multi-agent quadrotor research platform with distributed computational capabilities, Ian Scott Mcinerney

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A liberal arts education in film production: Instructional assessment of student film projects, Troy Daniel Mckay

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BlossomUP (BUP): A pilot randomized control trial to assess strategies to reduce sedentary time during pregnancy, Caroline Lund Mckinney

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Cloud composition technologies in multimodal composition program documents, Philippe Peter Meister

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Modeling and control to improve blood glucose concentration for people with diabetes, Yong Mei

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Interstices news on mobile media: A comparison between the United States and China, Sha Meng

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Reverse credit transfer: Associate degree attainment in the State of Iowa, Eric Neil Merten

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Psychophysiological measures of mental effort and emotion within user research, Chase Rubin Meusel

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Three essays on environmental and resource economics, Kevin Michael Meyer

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Our Animal Anatomy, Camille Meyers

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The horticultural potential of six species of North American hickories, Brandon Michael Miller

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Kill line, Jeff Miller

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Strength in diversity and diversity of strengths of state FFA officers: An analysis of Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment data for state FFA officers, 2006-2010; 2012-2015, Denise Mills

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Cortisol and testosterone in association with history of sexual abuse within incarcerated adolescent youth, Olga Miocevic

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Seismic design study of concentrically braced frames with and without buckling-controlled braces, Seyedbabak Momenzadeh

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Leadership Competencies in Data Driven Decision Making, Brett Monaghan

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Common-mode termination requirements in concurrent dual-band push-pull power amplifiers, Byron Montgomery

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Synthesizing species trees from gene trees using the parameterized and graph-theoretic approaches, Ju Cheol Moon

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Evaluating the potential roles of body dissatisfaction in exercise avoidance, Kimberly Rae More

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Development and initial results for roller-deposition metal powder bed laser fusion additive manufacturing, Dakota Wayne Morgan

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Characterization of multiphase flows integrating X-ray imaging and virtual reality, Timothy Burkgren Morgan

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Do differing levels of physical activity influence markers of appetite?, Courtney Mork

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Physical activity in the preschool classroom: An approach to enhance executive functioning through the Move for thought prek-k program, Morgan Nichole Morse

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Herbivore effects on plant coexistence and diversity, Brent Mortensen

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Coloring problems in graph theory, Kevin Moss

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Roll bonding of metal-polymer-metal sandwich composites, Saeed Mousa

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Positivity-preserving finite volume methods for compressible Navier-Stokes equations, Heather Muchowski

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Creation and evaluation of multimedia materials to promote development of current and prospective international students’ pragmatic competence in academic settings, Ananda Astrini Muhammad

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Dynamic space utilization of lame and non-lame sows as determined by their lying-standing sequence profile, Jared M. Mumm

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Magnetohydrodynamic flow in closed channels, Monalisa Munsi

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Understanding electronic defects in organic solar cells: Defect identification, characterization & mitigation, Tanvir Muntasir

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An instrument for assessing the public communication of scientists, Rachel Collier Murdock

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Analysis and modeling of structure formation in granular and fluid-solid flows, Eric James Murphy

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Spanish listening comprehension test development project: Considering learner L2 listening comprehension in the course placement equation, Jennifer Elise Musgrove

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Synthesis of new classes of ionic liquids and their utilization in biological and pharmaceutical analysis, Omprakash Nacham

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The asymmetric cell division machinery in early annelid embryogenesis: Maternal and embryonic contributions, Aron Nakama

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Verification of Well-formedness in Message-Passing Asynchronous Systems modeled as Communicating Finite-State Machines, Shiva Shankar Nalla

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The human-alloprimate interface in Gandoca, Costa Rica: an ethnoprimatological approach to assess conflict between residents and three Neotropical primates, Giselle M. Narvaez Rivera

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Prevalence of Salmonella species and Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in organically managed cattle and food safety status of selected meat products, Joshua Raymond Nazareth

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RR Lyrae stars as high-precision standard candles in the mid-infrared, Jillian Rose Neeley

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ISEConf: A management tool for the ISEAGE Environment to allow users to create a custom mock internet for testbed research, Jeffrey Lincoln Neel

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Bridewell’s Fall: Summary Justice in London, 1730-1800, Benjamin Nelson

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The relationship between sleep and sedentary time, and the impact of varying sleep patterns, Claudia Lynn Nelson

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Architecture of care in the urban public space: A philosophical inquiry in ‘Ethics of care’ to inform the nature of the urban public space, Rucha Vivek Newalkar

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The effect of trace mineral supplementation on natural and conventionally raised feedlot beef cattle, Emma Kay Niedermayer

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Effectiveness of median cable barrier in Iowa, Ellen E. Nightingale

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"If you have money, you have water": Intersectional influences on women’s participation in irrigation management in Batken, Kyrgyzstan, Rebecca E. Nixon

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Topics in self-interacting random walks, Steven Ronald Noren

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Negotiation Based Resource Allocation to Control Information Diffusion, Sai Sravanthi Nudurupati

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A numerical investigation of cavitation in valves and techno-economic analysis of Pinewood solvent liquefaction, Daudet Nsabengo Nzombo

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Building Eugene, Matthew Brian Obbink

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Exploring Iowa school district funding: Equity of costs per pupil and rules of the road, Steven David Oberbroeckling

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Chimpanzees in the Island Of Gold: Impacts of artisanal small-scale gold mining on chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Fongoli, Senegal, Kelly Morgan Boyer Ontl

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Engagement experiences: Adult English language learner students in advanced manufacturing at a midwestern community college, Ahmed Kwasi Onwona-Agyeman

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Bridge design efforts and cost estimation models for PPCB bridge projects, Tejas Ostwal

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Assessment of genetic diversity and recombination in maize, Alina Ott

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Effect of a dual enteric and respiratory pathogen challenge on swine growth efficiency, carcass composition, and pork quality, Amanda Outhouse

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Engineering tunable bio-inspired polymeric coatings for amphiphobic fibrous materials, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso

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Peer Response in L1 Writing: Impact on Revisions and Student Perceptions, Altay Ozkul

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Acceleration of bridge construction with prolonged service life, Anmol Mohiniraj Pakhale

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Trajectories in religious development among African American young adults, Yuk C. Pang

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Computational models for turbulent bubbly flows in bubble columns, Nithin Panicker

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Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of N-doped ordered mesoporous carbons and functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas, Bosky Lalitkumar Parikh

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Rhetorical dilemmas in funded science annual reporting, Sara Beth Parks

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Flattening methods for adaptive location-based software to user abilities, Thitivatr Patanasakpinyo

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Estimating production losses from disruptions based on stock market returns: Applications to 9/11 attacks, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy, Aditya Kiran Pathak

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Repairing Casting Defects by High Pressure Cold Spraying Method, Prathamesh Shivakumar Patil

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Ultrafast laser dynamics and interactions in complex materials, Aaron E. Patz

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Periodically patterned structures for nanoplasmonic and biomedical applications, Akshit Peer

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User data spectrum theory: Collecting, interpreting, and implementing user data in organizations, Andrea J. Peer

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Design and structural testing of tall Hexcrete wind turbine towers, Robert Peggar

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Effect of negative work-to-family spillover on adolescent externalizing behavior via parental stress and parental involvement, Cheng Peng

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Topics in statistical inference for massive data and high-dimensional data, Liuhua Peng

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An investigation of train drag reduction using sub-boundary layer vortex generators on a simplified intermodal well car geometry, Alexander Montgomery Peters

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Linking process-structure-property relationships: Modeling and optimization in thin film morphologies, Spencer Pfeifer

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Vowel variations among speakers of Malaysian English, Sock Wun Phng

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Virtual learning community: Utilizing learning communities in hybrid and online graduate programs, Amy J. Pilcher

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Comprehensive partnering management model for highway construction projects delivered using traditional and alternative methods, Milagros Del Carmen Pinto Nunez

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Search for Type III Seesaw Heavy Leptons in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Daniel Pluth

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Nitrogen fertilization and crop diversity effects on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling in Iowa cropland, Hanna Jane Poffenbarger

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Behavioral and physiological responses of a freshwater turtle to anthropogenic activity, Rebecca Leigh Polich

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An investigation of passive antibody and its effects on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection, Korakrit Poonsuk

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Development of the naturally occurring Severe Combined Immunodeficient pig model of Iowa State University with an emphasis on characterization and immunological exploration of porcine Natural Killer cells, Ellis Jordan Powell

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Physical and chemical effects of citrus fiber as a natural alternative to sodium tripolyphosphate in uncured all-pork bologna and oven-roasted turkey breast, McKenna Jane Powell

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Morality and Medicine: Opium and Addiction in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale and The Moonstone, Joshua John Prindle

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Measuring the testing mode in general chemistry: The effect of computer versus paper mode on test performance, cognitive load, and scratch paper, Anna Agripina Prisacari