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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Experimental Study of Progressive Crushing Behaviour in Pultruded E-Glass Tubes Using Crown Triggers and A New Perforated Trigger, Chirag Mohan Dodani

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Medication Assisted Treatment: Examining Enrollment and Demographic Factors of Treatment, Antwana Letoya Drayton

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Design and Synthesis of Polymeric Metastable State Photoacid and Photo CO-Releasing Materials, Adnan Abdallah Muftah Elgattar

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Over the Ocean RF Propagation Modeling and System Design for Wireless Broadband Systems, Rayan Enaya

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Uplink Throughput Prediction and Device Geolocation in Cellular Communication System Using Machine Learning Methodology, Engin Eyceyurt

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Flight Test Evaluation of Elevator Stick Force Gradients on General Aviation Aircraft, Isaac Lee Faust

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Modeling and Energy Simulation of a Zero Energy Building: A Case Study for Florida, Mariana Migliori Favaretto

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Embedding Reinforcement in Choice Making During Free Play in Children with ASD, Julianne Isabella Fernandez

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Studies on How Grooming Can Improve the Performance of Fouling Control Coatings, Lauren Elizabeth Foy

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Assessment of the Skeletonization and Motion Monitoring System for the Security Efficiency of the United States Airports, Haoruo Fu

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Extraction of Pendulum Model Parameters from Steady-state Slosh Data with Adaptive Gradient Descending Optimization Method for Spacecraft Propellant Tanks, Tengjie Gao

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Measuring the Relationship of Gender Misclassification and Automated Face Recognition Match Accuracy Relative to Skin Tone, Afi Edem-Edi Gbekevi

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Development and Optimization of a Denitrification System to Promote Biological Nutrient Removal in a Subtropical Estuary, Abigail Gering

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Evolutionary Algorithms for Function Model Synthesis, Amaninder Singh Gill

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A Biological Assessment of Oyster Restoration Mats throughout the Indian River Lagoon: Changes in Community Composition and Filtration Capacity of Living Docks, Morgan Katherine Gilligan

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Development of a Correction for Defensiveness in the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Second Edition-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Profiles of Adult Male Sex Offenders, Katie Marie Glauner

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Divergent Regulatory Roles of NuRD Chromatin Remodeling Complex Subunits GATAD2 and CHD4 in Caenorhabditis elegans, Nicole Lynn Golden

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Perceptions of Naloxone Training and Administration Among Law Enforcement Officers, Katelyn Rae Goodall

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Vaping, Smoking, Dual Use, and Stealth Vaping/Smoking Among First Responders: Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Shifra Leah Gross

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Performance on the Texas Functional Living Scale in a Memory Disorder Clinic, Kathryn Kim Grueninger

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The Brezis-Nirenberg Problem for the Generalized Kirchhoff Equation, Erisa Hasani

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An Investigation of Runway Risks Using a Systems Approach, Mehnaz Hassan

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Scaling Laws for Fixed-Wing Single-Engine Electric Propulsion Systems, Fnu Hem Lata

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Want more positive outcomes? Leader cultural intelligence and the facilitation of a quality feedback environment, Mara Lou Hesley

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Flagellation Testing of Composite Finger Skirts for Surface Effect Ship (SES) Application, Natalie Marie Holliday

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Helicopter Flight Energy Modeling and Scaling for Urban Air Mobility Applications, Nolan Gene Hopkins

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On a class of critical N-Laplacian problems, Tsz Chung Ho

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Assessing the Predictors of On-campus Student Wellbeing in the Time of COVID-19, Victoria Lynn Hrzich

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Pre-existing Anxiety and Vestibular Symptoms: The Relationship to Coordination, Balance, and Reaction Time in College Athletes, Sydney Danielle Hurt

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Endothelial Response in 2D and 3D to Doses of Photosensitive Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules with Improved Activation, Nicholas Duc Huynh

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The Moderating Effect of Proactivity in Role Accumulation and Work-Family Enrichment, Sarah Jensen

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The Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Aircraft Crewmember Health, Erin Johnston

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3D Printed Bioglass Incorporated Collagen Matrices for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering, Nilabh Sunil Kajave

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Adaptability as a Moderator on the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Courtney Marie Kalmanson

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Feasibility Analysis and Performance Study of a Pulsed Solid Propellant Integrated Propulsion System for Small Satellites, Tahir Kanchwala

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Near-Shore Sediment Transport Under Cnoidal Waves Using Particle Image Velocimetry, Jenna Rose Katrina

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Sales Application Engineer Turnover Intentions: An Exploration of Education, Age and Job Tenure Through the Met-Expectations Perspective, William Kelley

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Enhanced Solar Receiver Design: Using Modern Materials and Manufacturing Methods, Paul John Kepinski

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Effects of Precessional Forcing in the Early Stages of the 100-k World, Molly Kingston

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Characterizing the Demographic Effects Relative to Race, Gender, and Skin Tone on the Accuracy of Deep Convolutional Neural Network Based Face Recognition Systems, Krishnapriya Kottakkal Sugathan

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A Machine Learning-Based Approach to Predict and Optimize the Performance of Zero Energy Building (ZEB): A Case Study for Florida, Benjamin Kubwimana

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Better safe than sorry? Examining the effectiveness of defensive impression management and supplication techniques in attracting minority applicants to public safety careers, Temitayo Opeyemi Lawal

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An Assessment of Image-Cloaking Techniques Against Automated Face Recognition for Biometric Privacy, Brandon Scott Ledford

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Evaluating Matrix Training to Teach Children With Autism to Tact Private Events, Abbi Dell Lee

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Development and Validation of the ITF scale: An investigation of Airline Passengers’ Intention to Fly During a Global Disruption, Guangda Liang

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The Effects of Noise on Parametrically Excited Systems with Nonlinear Damping, Donghao Li

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Profiles and Culture: Multi-Level Latent Profiles Based on Personality Traits and Facets and Profile Influences on Performance Outcomes across Cultures, Weiwei Liu

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Comparing the Effects of Noncontingent Reinforcement and Environmental Enrichment on Problem Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcement, Mary Llinas

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Coupling a Parametric Wave Model into Hydrodynamic Ocean Circulation Forecasts to Improve Efficiency of Nested Estuarine Storm Surge Predictions, Caleb Tye Lodge

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Beyond Resource Depletion: An Examination of Sleepiness, Self-Regulation, and Goal Progress, Kauyer Lor

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Autonomous Feature Detection for Capture Path Planning for Rendezvous and Docking with Non-Cooperative Spacecraft, Trupti Mahendrakar

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The Impact of a Transformational Leader on Employees Displaying Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Two Medium-Sized Customer Support Organizations, Jameen Heleena Mathews

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Design and Analysis of a Pipe and Pump System Constructed to Connect Port Canaveral to the Banana River, Nicole Ann McClain

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Experimental and Computational Investigations of Type III Deep Eutectic Solvents for BTX Removal from Light Naphtha, Kyle McGaughy

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Impact of Antecedent Wetness and Rainfall Spatial Variability on Design Floods, Rachael Nicole McMahon

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Shared Leadership Emergence: The Role of Leader Identity and Leadership Structure Schema, Erica Medrano

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Cathodically Protected Steel Mesh as an Environmentally Friendly Material for Oyster Reef Restoration, Afanasy Melnikov

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Teaching Rule-Governed Behavior to Children with Autism, Alicia Mingione

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Charged Particle Environment Testing of a Deep Space Radiation Shield with Associated Fabrication and Calibration of Pulsed Power Systems, Mark Bedford Moffett

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Pattern Based Classification of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, Melissa Megan Moreno Cole

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Effects of Graphical In-Flight Weather Information and Graphical Depictions of Airspace Restrictions on Pilots’ Decisions to Continue VFR Flight into IMC, Andrew James Nakushian

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Scaling Flight Test Data Between a Scaled Aircraft and a Cessna 172 for Use in Trajectory Energy Model Validation, Cody William Nettleton

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Variations in Otolith-Zinc Concentrations of Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus) Between Marine Protected Areas and Fished Reefs, Matthew Austin Nichols

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Reduced Sample Minimum Strength Estimates for Novel Material Systems: Effects on Confidence and Structural Risk, Andrew Carl Ollikainen

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Analysis and Uncertainty Reduction through Data Augmentation in Hurricane Risk Modeling in the State of Florida, Daphne Raquel Otarola Farah

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Intermittency Scaling Laws in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence: Theory, Simulations and Observations, Juan Carlos Palacios Caicedo

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A Comparative Study to Assess the Osteogenic Potential of Competing Bioceramics for Bone Tissue Engineering, Nashaita Patrawalla

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Validation of Arterial Distensibility Neural Network Model with Clinical Data, Cassondra Michelle Petersen

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Increasing Transgender-Inclusive Behaviors Via Self-Monitoring, Abigail Kaylyn Petronelli

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Distinct Spatiotemporal Regulation of the Cytoprotective Heat Shock Response in Caenorhabditis elegans, Rosemary Nadine Plagens

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The Effects of Reinforcer Absence and Availability of Alternative Activity on Delay of Gratification in Children with Autism, Hailey Rose Prechtel

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Organizational Effectiveness in Women-Owned Small Businesses Within the Defense Sector of Northern Alabama: A Case Study Approach, Kerry Shurron Prowell

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16PF Couples Counseling Report: Gender Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Personality Similarity, and Relationship Adjustment of Dual-Veteran Couples Following Deployment, Bliss Quintana

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Utilizing the RADSM Process: Developing an Unobtrusive Measure of Cohesion, Zachary Lee Rahner

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Teaching Individuals to Tact the Intensity of Sensations, Sandhya Rajagopal

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The Role of the Top Management Team in Orchestrating Big Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage, Sujatha Rayburn

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Development of Axial-Chiral Lewis Base Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis, Carlyn Louise Reep

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ARION 33: A Prospective Mission to Near-Earth Asteroids, Alita Regi

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Algorithms for Algorithms: Teaching Problem-Solving in Computer Science, James Riswick-Estelle

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Brevity vs. Breadth: Can Memory Disorders Be Diagnosed Using Fewer Neuropsychological Assessments?, Analise Roccaforte

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Performance Profile Testing of the Dassault Falcon 10/100, Thomas Henry Bolek Roman

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Design and Evaluation of a Variable Camber Morphing Wing with Compliant Flex Core and Retractable Wing Skin, Ferruccio Rossi

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Development and Evaluation of an Object Relations Measure for the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank, John Thomas Rucker III

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Spatial Ecology and Stable Isotope Composition of Cetaceans in the Bohol Sea, Edna Sabater

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Behavior of selective oxygen functional groups upon hydrothermal carbonization and pyrolysis of biomass and their roles on selective applications, Nepu Saha

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A Numerical Study of Jovian Moist Convection with a new Convective Adjustment Scheme, and Implications for Jupiter’s Water Abundance, Ramanakumar Sankar

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Measurement of the top quark mass using leptonic observables in tt events produced in pp collisions at sqrt s = 13 TeV with the CMS Experiment at the LHC, Mark Douglas Saunders

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Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate History from the Lake Junín Plateau, Jacob Daniel Schiferl

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A Joint Soft Warping and Clustering Approach to Detecting Time Series Anomalies, Christopher John Schuchmann

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Thermoelectric-Based Cooling Systems for Building Application: A Sustainable Solution, Seyedehmohadeseh Seyednezhad

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Roles of Holocene Climate and Pastoralism in Shaping Andean Landscapes, Courtney Renee Shadik

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Exploring the Effects of Communication Delays and Personality on Stress during Simulated Space Missions, Shayan Shirshekar

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Timing Properties of Active Galactic Nuclei, Evan Arnold Smith

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Machine Learning Approach To Predict Mortality Rates Based On Hospital Clinical Data, Rebecca Smith

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Bioink Optimization and Effects of Microgravity on 3D Bioprinted Cell Laden Constructs, Likitha Somasekhar

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Changes in the Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Mollusks in Polluted Sediments of a Shallow Subtropical Estuary, Rachael Holtsberg Stark

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Schur Complement Algebra and Operations with Applications in Multivariate Functions, Realizations, and Representations, Anthony Dean Stefan

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A Glint Contaminated Pixel Correction Algorithm and Potential Application for Estimating Water Visibility, Andrea Taggart

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Role of Topography and Land-Sea Contrast on Precipitation in the Maritime Continent during Madden-Julian Oscillation Propagation, Haochen Tan

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Forecasting SEP Events based on Merged CME Catalogs using Machine Learning, Peter William Tarsoly