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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Sediment Oxygen Demand and Stoichiometry of IRL Nutrient Fluxes, Iulia Bibire

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Navigating the Glass Ladder: A Qualitative Exploration of the Challenges Women Leaders Experience throughout the Process of Promotion in the Manufacturing Industry, Jamie Birdwell

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Improving Wake-Up-Word and General Speech Recognition Systems, Gamal Mohamed Bohouta

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Attitudes and Risk Perceptions of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adults with Mental Health Disorders, Alexis Leeann Booth

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Student Veterans: Factors Impacting Campus Adjustment, Allyssa Lynn Borak

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Improving the Efficiency of Coupled Hydrodynamic Predictions by Implementing a Fetch-based Parametric Wave Model, Samuel Carter Boyd

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Women’s Health: The Impact of Child Abuse on Healthcare Utilization, Brianna Mae Brandon

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Strategic Organizational Sustainability Climate: Scale Development and Validation, Petra Brnova

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Optimal Onboard Renewable Energy Charging Method to Improve Micro-Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Deployment Life, Brooklynn Dawn Byford

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Analysis of Sex Offender Subgroups Using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory- Second Edition- Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), Isabella Campanini

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Beacon Aided Robotics for Martian Cave Mapping, Ryan Joseph Capozzi

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A Study of Grit in the CrossFit Population, Cierra Carter

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A Modified Peng-Robinson Cubic Equation of State Based on Bayesian Framework, Wei Chen

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Different paths, same destination? Comparison between two approaches to developing situational judgment tests on cross cultural competency, Xiaowen Chen

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Practical Adversarial Attacks Against Black Box Speech Recognition Systems and Devices, Yuxuan Chen

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J-85 Model Development For Performance Optimization, Austin Childers

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A Finite State Automata-Based Description of Device States for Function Modeling of Multi-State Technical Devices, Ahmed Mohammed Sobhan Chowdhury

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Living Docks: Structural Implications and Determination of Force Coefficients of Oyster Mats on Dock Pilings in the Indian River Lagoon, Ryan Christiansen

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Flight Testing of the Piper J4A Cub Coupe, Kenneth Burton Connick

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Stress, Burnout, and Experiential Avoidance in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students, Katie Marie Connor

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Optimal Control of Multiphase Free Boundary Problems for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations, Evan Cosgrove

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Application of Classification in Machine Learning: An Analysis of Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Systems Safety, Christopher John Helmer Cox

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A Parametric Evaluation of IoT Applications to Freight Transportation Using Model-Based Systems Engineering, Paul George Crawford

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Microgravity Emergency Medical Containment System – A Concept of Architecture, Prototyping, and Usability Research, Keith Elliott Crisman

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Organic Sediment Impacts on Seagrasses and their Associations with Benthic Fauna, Sean Matthew Crowley

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The Effects of Exaggerated Social Comparison Feedback on Work Performance, Michael Patrick Cusick

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Analysis Of The Role Of Dnaa Recognition Site Position In Directing Assembly Of The Pre-Replicative Complex In Escherichia Coli, Christopher Aaron Czerwonka

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Voltage Controlled Laser Scribed Graphene (LSG) Microstrip Attenuator, Nathaniel Michael D’Agati

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Biometric Face Skintone Data Augmentation Using A Generative Adversarial Network, Rosalin Dash

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Model Optimization For Edge Devices, Adolf Anthony D’costa

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Real-time Full Face Closed Eyes Detection, Lucas de Morais Tramasso

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Predicting the Course of Mild Cognitive Impairment in a Memory Disorder Clinic Sample, Amanda Denny

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Medication Non-Compliance: Compliance to Psychotropic Medications within Community Mental Health, Emily DePetro

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Convergent Validity of Baseline Concussion Measures, Shannon N. Dugan

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Valued Living and Fibromyalgia, Sean Elizabeth Edwards

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Mechanical and Material Properties of Nitinol and its Application to Stents, Ariana Solis Eichler

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Revisiting Elliptic Curve Cryptography with Applications to Post-quantum SIDH Ciphers, Wesam Nabil Eid

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Efficient Edge Analytics: Addressing Cyber-Physical MASINT with Machine Learning on Audio at the Edge, David Elliott

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Dynamics in Recommendations of Updates for Free Open-Source Software, Shakre Elmane

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Evaluating a Graduated Exposure Treatment to Teach Mask Tolerance Among Children with Autism, Hallie Marie Ertel

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A Novel Design of Broadband Antennas with a Defected Radiating Patch Structure for Wireless Communication Systems, Ali Giuma F Esseid

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Thermal Management Design of a 6U CubeSat with a High-Power Additive Manufacturing Payload Using Analytical Modeling with Experimental Validation, Todd Wayne Fennell Jr.

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Biracial and Bicultural Identity Formation: Lessons Garnered from Sense of Belonging and Code-Switching in Fostering Optimal Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health, Kimberly Foley

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Resume Ratings: The Influence of Rater Individual Differences, Emily Ann Frye

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Critical Elliptic Boundary Value Problems with Singular Trudinger-Moser Nonlinearities, Shiqiu Fu

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Existence of Ballistic Capture Transfer Trajectories from Trans-Lunar Injection to Lunar Polar Orbit for all Lunar Phases at Time of Departure, Anthony Lawrence Genova

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Analysis of Polyester Interleafs for Toughness Enhancement in Composite Structures, Adnan Gheryani

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Toward the Development of a Practitioner-Friendly Delay Tolerance Assessment and Treatment for Typically-Developing Children, Kaitlynn Mary Gokey

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Analysis of the Primary and Global Factors of the 16PF to Evaluate Individual Traits the General Population can Predict as they Relate to the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP), Brittany Allison Haage

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Optimal Control of Coefficients for the Second Order Parabolic Free Boundary Problems, Ali Hagverdiyev

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Characterization of Written Text Using Data and Network Science, Harith A. Hamdon Hamoodat

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Polymer-based Capacitive Gas Sensor for Machine Olfaction, Mohamed Fathy Hassan

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Media and Technology Use Education in Pediatric Primary Care, Greta Jayne Hilbrands

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An Assessment Protocol for Tolerating Medical Procedures: Evaluating Operant and Physiological Behaviors, Ansley Catherine Hodges

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A Quantitative Analysis of the Robinson R44 Performance Characteristics, Jon Carroll Holzman

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Design, Analysis, and Demonstration of a Multipurpose Fluid Tank Dynamics Characterization Platform, Cameron Ian Hume

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The Negative Effects of Interruptions on Job Performance and Affective Well-Being, Christopher James Juszczyk

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Examining the Impact of Student Motivation on Performance in Mechanical Engineering Design Courses, Elisabeth Kames

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Assessment and Function-based Treatment of Elopement in Children with Autism, Marissa Elizabeth Kamlowsky

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Mathematics that Clarify Slope & Scale, Help Set Standards, and Improve Interrater Agreement on Time-Series Graphs, Chad Erick Liming Kinney

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A Blockchain Approach for Negotiating Trust in IoT, Skailer Knezevic

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Investigating the Use of 3D Printing Pens for Additive Manufacturing Component Repair, Kyle Andrew Koren

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Determinants of Safety Outcomes in Organizations: Exploring O*NET Data to Predict Occupational Accident Rates, Lavanya Shravan Kumar

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Framework for reasoning with speech processing, Ahmed Laarfi

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Symbiosis and Immunity at the Tri-kingdom Interface, Stephen Alexander Lazar

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A Systematic Quantitative Review of Effective Implementation of Self-Monitoring (1983-2020), Mary Louise Lewis

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Finite Element Method for Assessment of Air Cushion Skirt Performance, Thomas Arthur Lipscomb

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The Effect of Intensive Auditory Cues on Flight Passengers’ Safe Behaviors, Tianhua Li

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General Aviation Airport Runway Incursions: A Qualitative Approach to Examining Reasons for, Barriers to Addressing, and Lessons Learned from Airport Managers' First-Hand Experiences, Indira Maharaj

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Salt Transport to Saturated Porous Media under Unstable Conditions: Experimental, Analytical, and Numerical Studies, Kamal Mamoua

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Development and Validation of an Instrument for Measuring Instructor Satisfaction in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Yahya Mathashi

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Optical Nanoantenna Coupled Detector and Hybrid Surface Waveguide, Shenjie Miao

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A Bio-inspired Classification System for Cyber-Physical-Human Identity Resolution, Mary Catherine (Kay) Michel

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Break Interrupted: The Role of Interruptions to Work Breaks in Momentary Recovery Outcomes, Alyssa Michels

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Development of NIRS Based Noninvasive Cerebrovascular Regulation Assessment, Stephanie Marie Miller

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Graphene Surface Plasmon Applications in Designing Novel Nano-Heterostructure Arrays, Seyededriss Mirniaharikandi

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1, 2, or 3 in a HAT? How a Human-Agent Team’s Composition Affects Trust and Cooperation, Dan Manh Nguyen

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Communion, Agency, and Authenticity: How Gendered Expectations Influence Trust in Leaders, Allyson Day Pagan

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Blockchain Interoperability with Cross-chain Stablecoin Payments, Ravi Balvantrai Pandhi

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A Study on Reaction Rate Factors of a Single-Step Combustion Mechanism for Gasoline HCCI Combustion, Pakawat Panuwatsuk

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Feminine Gender Identification and Mother-Daughter Connectedness as Predictors and Sociocultural Buffers Against Adult Sexual Victimization in Latinas and Caucasians, Erika A. Pobee-Mensah

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“Say Something!”: Examining the Bystander in Sexual Harassment, Lida Ponce

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General Electric J85 Engine Flame Holder Tooling, Jacob Portugal

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Infrared Detection and Waveguiding Using Metasurfaces, Navaneeth Premkumar

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The Relationship between Place Attachment and Socioscientific Reasoning among High School Students in Puerto Rico after Negotiation with Local and Foreign Socioscientific Issues, Lorraine Judith Ramírez Villarín

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Set Your Sights High: The Effect of Heads-Up Displays on Situation Awareness and Performance for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Summer Lindsey Rebensky

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Together We Can An Analysis of Barriers to Women in Leadership and the Unique Challenges Facing Women of Color, Alexandria Redmond

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The Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP): Predicting Low, Medium, or High SAPP Scores from the 16PF Primary and Global Factors, Cayleigh Katherine Reeder

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The Effects of Firm Age and Firm Size on Strategic Agility and Performance, Jonathan Henry Reed

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Test and Evaluation of an Artec Leo 3D Scanner, Chelsea Alexis Reichard

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Using Disruptive Coloration and Ultraviolet Light to Prevent Barnacle Settlement, Kailey Nicole Richard

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Nonlinear Frequency Tuning of Pre-curved Micro-scale Beams, Mackenzie Rae Robatin

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Megafaunal Extinction in the Neotropics: A Landscape Approach, Angela Rozas Davila

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Evaluation of Accumulated Strain from both Cyclic Triaxial and Static Creep Tests on Unbound Pavement Materials, Amir Mohammad Sajjadi

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Cloud Computing Service Interoperability and Architectural Concepts, Anmar Salih

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Improving long-term vascular graft viability using peritoneal pre-implantation and epsin-mimetic peptides, Mahyar Sameti

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An Experimental and Computational Mechanical Analysis of Bone Anchors and Substrate Interface, Samantha May Schultz

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Leading Together: Exploring Conditions for Shared Leadership Emergence in Teams, Charles Percy Reed Scott

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Who Emerges as a Leader? A Study on Cultural Values, Citizenship, and Trust, Jacklyn Marie Scymcyk

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Optimal Control of the Second Order Elliptic Equations with Biomedical Applications, Saleheh Seif