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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Learning Markov Logic Network Structure by Template Constructing, Yingbei Tong

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The debt prison: The effect of court-ordered monetary sanctions on recidivism, Jennifer Jewel Tostlebe

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Precise control over morphology and density of metal and transition metal nanostructures for sensing and energy related applications, Minh Hoang Tran

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Comparison of design/analysis methods for pile reinforced slopes, Yuderka Trinidad Gonzalez

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Nonparametric regression models with and without measurement error in the covariates, for univariate and vector responses: a Bayesian approach, Eduardo Antonio Trujillo-Rivera

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Simple and accurate quantification of odorous volatile organic compounds in air with solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography - mass spectrometry, Madina Tursumbayeva

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Creating a Binary-Free World: H.G. Wells and Disability Studies, Brenda Tyrrell

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Factors related to superintendent retention and turnover, Jesse Dean Ulrich

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Installation guidance for centerline and edgeline rumble strips in narrow pavements, Bijan Vafaei

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Closing the achievement gap through parent education and quantitative linguistic feedback: The use of LENA Start to improve the home linguistic environment and parental knowledge of child development, Craig Van Pay

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Two drivers of acute phase response variation in free-living passerines, Grace Vaziri

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Numerical analysis of the internal and external dynamics of a fluidic oscillator, Chelsea Velasquez

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Quantitative models for supply chain risk analysis from a firm’s perspective, Arun Vinayak

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Heating up after the Cold War: The effect the Cold War had on military interventions, Johnathan Robert Vonderhaar

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Young children, computer coding, and story creation: An examination of first- and second-grade children’s multimodal stories and literacy practices when engaged with a multimedia coding application, Sam Robert Von Gillern

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Rural revitalization throughout the midwest: Preserving our past to create a sustainable future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell

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A mass balance based model to evaluate the impact of amino acid profiles on the feeding and processed value of soybeans, Kortney Paige Wagner

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Exploring dependence in binary Markov random field models, Kenneth William Wakeland

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Evaluation of pig and cattle performance under small scale farmers’ management conditions, Muhammed Walugembe

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A geometric framework for immersogeometric analysis, Chenglong Wang

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Computational modeling of impact and deformation, Feifei Wang

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Probing breast cancer cell contact guidance in organized collagen environments, Juan Wang

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A low offset dynamic comparator with morphing amplifier, Xilu Wang

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Effects of nanoparticles on the properties of cement-based materials, Xin Wang

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How packaging characteristics change the perception of product net weight, Zhonglun Wang

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Numerical methods in soil hydrology: TDR waveform analysis and water vapor diode simulation, Zhuangji Wang

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Quantifying the impacts of a winter cereal rye cover crop and no-till on soil moisture, soil temperature, and nitrate loss via subsurface drainage, Emily Rose Waring

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Methods for improving diagnostic techniques used for the identification and isolation of Brachyspira species from swine, Hallie Warneke

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Occupancy forecasting methods and the use of expert judgement in hotel revenue management, Rex Nelson Warren

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Utilization of polyanhydride nanoparticle encapsulated fungicide seed treatments against seedborne and soilborne Fusarium graminearum on maize, Lauren Alicia Washington

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Monitoring of antibiotics and Atrazine in tile drained Landscapes., Maurice Taylor Washington

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Rainbow paths and trees in properly-colored graphs, Isaac Clarence Wass

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Mixed glass former effect of 0.5 Na2S + 0.5[xSiS2 + (1-x) PS5/2] and 0.67 Na2S + 0.33[xSiS2 + (1-x) PS5/2] glass systems, Deborah Watson

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Curbside recycling as a public service: Evidence from Tipton, Iowa, Miranda Lyn Wehde

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A novel ex vivo model of equine corneal wound healing, Rita Fay Wehrman

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The impact of xylanase and body weight, and their interaction, on the utilization of dietary components in swine, Sarah A. Weiland

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Low-cost methods of on-demand fluid flow, nematode egg separation and counting, Matthew Philip Weinstein

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Production, perceptions and limitations of organic small grains in Iowa, David Weisberger

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Measuring system value in the Ares 1 rocket using an uncertainty-based coupling analysis approach, Christopher Wenger

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“Where the west began: Environment, transportation, and capitalism in Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig

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Platyhelminth drug targets: Identification, annotation, and validation, Nicolas James Wheeler

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Exploring the relationship between beginning science teachers’ practices, institutional constraints, and adult development, Jesse Wilcox

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Methods to enhance embryo quality and recovery rates in superovulated beef cows, Caitlin Elizabeth Wiley

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Methods for extracting data from the Internet, Joel Willers

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Evaluation of a SoC for Real-time 3D SLAM, Benjamin Williams

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First-generation community college students and their sense of place: An opportunity to succeed; an opportunity to belong, Cheryl J. Williams

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Late Pleistocene extinction of the flat-headed peccary on the Ozark Plateau: Paleozoological insights from Peccary Cave, Arkansas, Kurt M. Wilson

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Hydrogeological and Geochemical Investigation of Recharge (Leakage) through Till Aquitards to Buried-Valley Aquifers in Central and Northeastern Minnesota, Alyssa Witt

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Fats, oils, and oleogels: Their significance in and impacts on comminuted meat products, Taylor Wolfer

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Developing specialty corn for niche markets in the public sector: A story of tradition and innovation, Hannah Worral

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Magically modified Grimm’s: Storytelling in the agricultural classroom, Adam Blake Wright

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Towards predicting dry cable galloping using detached eddy simulation, Xingeng Wu

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Age-related impact of proteobacteria colonization on mucosal homeostasis and the microbial community in gastrointestinal health and disease, Meghan Joyce Wymore Brand

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Thermochemical conversion of organic and plastic waste materials through pyrolysis, Yuan Xue

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The effects of website quality on customer satisfaction, use intention, and purchase intention: A comparison among three types of booking channels, Xiaowei Xu

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A dynamic taint forensic analysis tool for Android apps, Zhen Xu

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Adolescent frugality and perseverance as functional extensions of personality, Zhengzheng Xu

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A situation-centric, knowledge-driven requirements elicitation approach, Jingwei Yang

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Factors influencing Kosher food purchase intention: An investigation on non-Jewish customers, Qian Yang

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A resource allocation model for deep uncertainty (RAM-DU) with application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Lei Yao

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Efficient Parallel All-Pairs Computation Framework: using Computation - Communication Overlap, Venkata Kasi Viswanath Yeleswarapu

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The self-distracting mind in the digital age: Investigating the influence of a brief mindfulness intervention on mind wandering, Caglar Yildirim

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Adaptive Detached Eddy Simulation and Passive Scalar Transport Modeling for Hybrid RANS/LES, Zifei Yin

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Intergenerational relationships of Korean older adults and implications for their health and well-being: Co-residence and grandchild care, Jaeeon Yoo

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Efficient cloud computing system operation strategies, Min Sang Yoon

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Development of a multifunctional photovoltaic integrated insulated concrete sandwich panel, Mostafa Yossef

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Multi-level voxel representation for GPU-accelerated solid modeling, Gavin Young

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Mixed methods assessment of project-based learning in a senior-level highway design course, Steven Kurtis Younkin

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Computational investigation of effects of crosswinds on detailed locomotive geometry with rotating wheels and moving ground plane, Ryan Christopher Zehr

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Efficacy of a trickling system for ammonia, particulate matter, and odor removal from livestock production buildings, Yatong Zeng

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Demand forecasting and decision making under uncertainty for long-term production planning in aviation industry, Minxiang Zhang

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Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of corn biorefinery and bioprocessing operation, Weitao Zhang

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A study of sensor movement and selection strategies for strong barrier coverage, Xiaoyun Zhang

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Clubs’ environmentally responsible behavior: The perspectives of club managers in North America, Xingyi Zhang

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Exploring the production of high-value compounds in plant Catharanthus roseus hairy roots and yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, Le Zhao

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Novel biomarker assays based on photothermal effects and nanophotonics, Yunfei Zhao

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How anti-corruption policy of mainland China affects Macau gaming industry, Fanli Zhou

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Accurate and robust spectral testing with relaxed instrumentation requirements, Yuming Zhuang

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pH responsive gels that deliver anti-inflammatory drugs, Lida Zhu

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Distributed optimization of multi-agent systems: Framework, local optimizer, and applications, Yue Zu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Factors affecting expression of soybean sudden death syndrome: Flooding, oxygen level, and ethylene hormone, Noor Abdelsamad

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Catalytic enantioselective α,β,γ-trioxygenation and anti-1,2-diol from α-oxyaldehydes and its application in total synthesis of oxylipins isolated from Dracontium loretense, Gayan Aruna Abeykoon

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International Students’ Decision to Attend a Small, Rural Community College in Iowa, Sarah Ellen Adams

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Focusing immune response on key neutralizing epitopes of HIV- 1 through immune complex vaccination, Aditi Agrawal

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Syntax errors identification from compiler error messages using ML techniques, Shubham K. Agrawal

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Bridging the skills gap and the rise of the short-term certificate: A case study of a short-term manufacturing certificate at a mid-size comprehensive community college, Valentina Ahedo

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Understanding the geological basis of the Iowa Pore Index, Muhammad Firdaus Ahmad Ridzuan

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A cross-disciplinary study of stance markers in research articles written by students and experts, Secil Akinci

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Impacts of the amount of hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca) litter on abiotic and biotic conditions in prairie pothole wetlands, Andrew J. Albertsen

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Civic engagement with traditional government and mobile government: comparing rural to urban citizens in Saudi Arabia, Abdulmohsen Saud Albesher

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Single-Mother Families: An Interactionist Perspective to Examine Cognitive Functioning in Middle Childhood, Lailatul Ali Husin

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The effects of moral disengagement and avatar identification on player experience of guilt, Johnie Joe Allen

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Investigating impacts of altered central metabolism on ovarian function, Ahmad Abdulrahman Al-Shaibi

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Women's representation in majlis al shura in Oman: how do gender ideology, Islam, and tribalism matter?, Ahlam Khalfan Al Subhi

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Restoration of the forest herbaceous layer: genetic differentiation, phenotypic plasticity, and opportunities for conservation and nursery professionals, Emily Anne Altrichter

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Boundaries and political agency of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Zeinab Amiri

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Multi-objective optimization of transonic airfoils using variable-fidelity models, co-kriging surrogates, and design space reduction, Anand Amrit

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An economic comparison of high moisture feedstock biofuel production, Mitchell J. Amundson

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Conceptualization and practice of information literacy instruction in community colleges, April Lynne Anderson

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I can so I will, now we must: a creative response to selfie culture, Eric Andren