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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Timing and Consequences of Pleistocene Megafaunal Population Collapse in South America, Marco Felipe Raczka

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Effects of Rich and Lean Treatment Contexts on Renewal, Sandhya Rajagopal

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A Real-Time Solution Strategy for Estimation of Aerothermal Heating for Reentry Vehicles, Bhuvaneswari Rajendra

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Effects of Virtualization in Database Benchmarking, Jigarkumar Jayantibhai Rathod

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Hybrid Phonon Polaritons Mimic TE Surface Wave Enhanced Supercoupling, Delroy Dominic Rebello

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Exploring Usability in Web-Based Aviation Weather: An Assessment of the Aviation Weather Center Website, Benjamin Remy

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Age And Growth Of Bonefish, Albula Species Among Cuban Habitats, Jacob Joseph Rennert

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A Comparative Study of Discovery Learning Scientific Community Laboratories and Traditional Laboratories in Physics at an Independent University, Florida, U. S., Muhammad Riaz

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Efficiency Analysis and Optimization of Light Trapping in Amorphous Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cell with Lumerical FDTD/DEVICE, Muhammad Riaz

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Male Student Veterans: A Survey of Current Transition Challenges and Issues from Active Duty to Collegiate Life, Mara Alyce Rowcliffe

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Language Relations on Twitter: A Network Science Approach, Priya Saha

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The Effects of Thunderstorm Static and Quasi-Static Electric Fields on the Lower Ionosphere, Mohammad Ahmad Salem

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Late Holocene Climate and Vegetation Change in Central Michigan, Rachel Kathleen Sales

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Improving Crash Safety of Jet Dragsters Through Modeling and Analysis, Paige Leigh Sanchez

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Towards Green Building: Energy Efficient Roof System for Buildings, Dhruv Sangal

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Measurement Comparison of RF Receivers in UMTS 1900MHz, Mohammed Najat Mohammed Sayan

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Factors Contributing to Millennial Turnover Rates in Department of Defense (DOD) Organizations, Christine Danielle Schaefer

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Consumers’ Willingness to Fly in Augmented Cognition Equipped Aircraft, Eric Schanafelt

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Impact of Electrospun Conduit Composition and Peritoneal Pre-conditioning on Patency and Remodeling of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts, Mozhgan Shojaee

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Biological, Cognitive and Psychosocial Variables Associated with Female Students’ Pursuit of STEM or non-STEM Major in College, Anna Brenner Shuman

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Using Auditory Extinction Cues to Mitigate Resurgence, Samuel Shvarts

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Feedback and Effort: A Translational Study, Andressa Arana Sleiman

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Synthesis and Characterization of 3-D Tissue Engineered Tumor Models for Melanoma Study and Extracellular Matrix Investigation, Joseph L. Spano

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Population Genetics of the Florida Scrub-Jay at Kennedy Space Center, Cory James Spern

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Predatory Capacity of King Crabs in Antarctica, Brittan V. Steffel

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A Physical and Computational Comparison of Floating Breakwater Design Efficiencies for Habitat Restoration in the Indian River Lagoon, Abigail Lynn Stehno

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Two-Week Test-Retest Reliability of the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction, Lisa Dawn Stewart

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Substance Abuse and Other Factors That Influence Recidivism for Mental Health Court Graduates, Justine Maria Swanson

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Surface Modification of Core-Shell Silver-Titania Nanocomposites with Copper Bipyridine–Phosphonates and Studies on Ag@TiO₂ Mediated Degradation of Organophosphates, Somayeh Talebzadeh Farooji

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Mapping Tools for Measuring Gross Motor Function in Conductive Education, Jara’ Nicole Templet

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Design of a Compact Helical Counterflow Heat Exchanger, Aravindakshan Thirumalai Ananthanpillai

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Effective Parental Cooperation and Communication as Protective Factors for Adult Offspring of Divorce, Damla Til Ogut

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Mining Location and User Information from Users’ Trajectories, Marcello Tomasini

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Corporate Social Responsibility Motivations: How Audiences Respond to a Company’s Motivations Post-Crisis, Sara Torabi

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Give and Take: Validity, Personality Profiling, and Individual Success, Sara Katarina Trané

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Examining the Safety Climate of U.S. Based Aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Organizations, Kole Osaretin Uhuegho

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Effect of CPAP Compliance on a Cognitive Screening Test in a Memory Clinic Population with Sleep Apnea, Tatiana Marie Vallejo-Luces

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Evaluation of a Tool to Identify the Variables responsible for Poor Parent Treatment Implementation: The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Parent, Jamie Villacorta

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Investigating the Influence of Functional and NonFunctional Requirements on Change and Change Propagation, Nathaniel Conde Voris

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PEGDA Pouches to Prevent Adhesions with in vivo Bioreactor- based Vascular Graft Strategies, Kranthi Vuppuluri

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Sensitivity of Facial Organs of Pythons as Deduced by Radiation Heat Transfer Analysis Under Varying Environmental Conditions, Rama Wairagkar

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Monitoring Heart Rate Variability in Relation to Sleep Quality, Yi-Tzu Wang

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Metastable-State Photoacids and the Related Photo-Responsive Polymers, Zhuozhi Wang

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The Gritty Black Single Mother: Protective Factors and the Influence of Black Single Mother’s Grit on Young Adult Outcomes, Keara Cherrell Washington

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A Comparison of Simultaneous and Delayed Conditioning of Visual Stimuli in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stephanie Wathen

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Holistic Methodology for Stochastic Space Mission Utility Analysis, Ja'Mar Alexander Watson

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Reef-Building Threatened by Ecosystem Decline: A Case Study from Buck Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Elizabeth M. Whitcher

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Optical Nanoantenna Impedance Matching and Duality and hybrid Surface Phononic Waveguide, Yuancheng Xu

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5-Oxo-ETE Antagonists in Allergic Disease; Design and Synthesis of Affinity Chromatography Ligand for 5-HEDH; and Synthesis of Isoprostanes as an Index for the Diagnosis in Alzheimer’s Disease, Qiuji Ye

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Temporal Transformation of Barrier Islands A round Nakdong Estuary, Sukzun Youn

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Systems Engineering Approach for Plant Layout Management & Optimization, Abdulelah Saeed Algarni

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Numerical Study of Erosion of the Internal Wall of Sales Gas Piping by Black Powder Particles, Ahmed Saud Al-Haidari

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Proactive Approach for the Prevention of DDoS Attacks in Cloud Computing Environments, Brad Alshehry

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The Controlled Human Gyroscope, Randy Claude Arjunsingh

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Analysis Tools and Defense Mechanisms for DoS Hash Attacks, Pratick Henry Bakhtiani

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Categorizing “Muck” in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, Based on Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics, Katherine Mae Beckett

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Examining the relationships of socioeconomic status, perceived parental supervision, and reported neighborhood safety on adolescents’ smoking behaviors and mental health using the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, Colette Laroy Beetz

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Flight Test Investigation on the Effects of Aircraft Flap Configuration Change on Longitudinal Trim, Tiziano Bernard

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Phytotoxicity of Silver Species to Egeria Densa and Applications to Phytoremediation, Leonard James Bernas

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Soteria: A Persuasive eSecurity Assistant, Punica Bhardwaj

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Robust Structured Tracking, Ivan Bogun

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An Analysis of the Moisture and Moist Static Energy Budgets in AMIP Simulations, Kristine Adelaide Boykin

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Supervision of Primary Care Behavioral Health Trainees: A Survey of Current Practices, Karly Anna Branch

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Phycotoxin Loads in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) from the Indian River Lagoon Estuary System and Coastal Altlantic Waters, Florida: 2002-2011, Jeremy Alan Browning

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A Robust Speaker Identification Algorithm Based On Atomic Decomposition and Sparse Redundant Dictionary Learning, Thomas James Bryan Jr.

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Rapid Generation of 3D Microchannels Using a Multiphoton Laser System in Blended Hydrogels to Serve as Templates for Microvascular Generation, Stephanie Renée Burtch

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Modeling Reef-Coral Response to Climate Change, Christopher William Cacciapaglia

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Studies with Dynamic Nuclear Imaging Image Reconstruction Algorithm, Haoran Chang

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Behavioral Economic Analyses of Reinforcement in the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior, James Allen Chastain

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A Maximum Entropy Approach to Identifying Important Statistical Moments to Best-Represent Spray Distribution Data, Cheng Chen

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The Kinematics and X-ray Emission Mechanism of the Large-Scale Jet of 3C 111, Devon Clautice

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A Self-Organized Approach for Detecting Communities in Networks, Ben Collingsworth

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Trust in Automation: A Study of Helicopter Pilot Perception on Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), Nicholas Colby Currie

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Google Speech Recognition using Embedded System, Anita Devi

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The Design of an Articulating Five-Headed In-Water Grooming Tool to Maintain Ships Free of Fouling, Caglar Erdogan

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Modeling and Analysis of a Novel Imbedded Organic Thermal Cycle, Joel Maker Faure

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Dynamics and Control of Three-Dimensional Perching Maneuver under Dynamic Stall Influence, Mir Alikhan Bin Mohammad Feroskhan

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Instructional Approach and Mathematics Achievement: An Investigation of Traditional, Online, and Flipped Classrooms in College Algebra, Dustin Daniel Files

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Robotic Arm Tracing Curves Recognized by Camera, Timothy Karl Findling

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Digital Quorum Sensing for Self-Organizing Malware, Mark E. Fioravanti II

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Leader Emotion Management Behavior and Perceived Leader Effectiveness: The Moderating Roles of Gender and Culture, Julianna Fischer

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Global Mindset: Examining the critical components for successful global leadership decision-making, Agnes Flett

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Generalization across Modalities of Expressive and Receptive Language Acquisition through the Use of Multiple Exemplar Training and Errorless, Melinda Galbato

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Reverberation Mapping of the Dusty Torus in Active Galactic Nuclei, Erich Franz Geisert

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Surface Cooling Due to Precipitation in the Tropics, Camila Gomes Martins Ramos

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The Effects of Elevated pCO₂ and Temperature on the Embryonic Development, Larval Survivorship, Condition, Calcification, Morphology, and Behavior of the Florida Stone Crab, Menippe Mercenaria, Philip Michael Gravinese

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Psychological Well-Being and Heart Disease: The Utility of Mental Health and Management Plans, Jennifer Anne Heath

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The Tolerance of Benthic Infauna to Fine-Grained Organic Rich Sediments in a Shallow Subtropical Estuary, Daniel Christopher Hope

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Quantification of Frictional Drag due to Biofouling on In-Service Ships, John Travis Hunsucker

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Discrete and Continuous Operational Calculus in Stochastic Games, Kenneth Ibe Iwezulu

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How Shared Leadership Improves Team Performance: Exploring the Role of Team Knowledge and Team Learning, Hairong Jiang

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Angle of Attack Visualization: A Proposal for a Tangible Interactive In-flight Loss of Control Recovery System, Nicholas Kasdaglis

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Proactive Coping Style and Employee Well-being: Workplace Stressors and Recovery Experiences as Mediators, Erica Christine Keeton

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Geological Conditions Required for the Fluvial Erosion of Titan’s Impact Craters, Rebeca M. Kinser

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The Role of Biotic and Environmental Factors in Spatial and Temporal Variability of Indian River Lagoon Copepod Communities, Hannah G. Kolb

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Multi-Axial Fiber Optic Reference Strain Sensor for Flexible Dynamics of Structures, Gabriel Lapilli

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AES Encryption Algorithm using ARM TrustZone Technology, Chia-Che Lee

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Depletion Today Keeps the Apple Away: Effects of Workplace Resource Processes on Daily Health Behavior and Recovery, Chelsea Alyce LeNoble

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A Robot Platform for Intelligent Ground Vehicle Research, Jihang Li

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Consumer Likelihood to Complain in the U.S. Commercial Airline Industry, Xinpei Lu