This growing collection consists of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from 1998-present submitted to the library with their authors' permission for either open access or on-campus access only.

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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE OF ANKLE AS A FUNCTION OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SIGNALS OF LOWER LEG MUSCLES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK, Chen JIA

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MOWER : A NEW DESIGN FOR NON-BLOCKING MISPREDICTION RECOVERY, Zhaoxiang Jin

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APPLICATION OF A HAZARD RATING SYSTEM FOR ROCK SLOPES ALONG A TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR USING REMOTE SENSING, Samantha M. Justice

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSES OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS UNDER HEAVY VEHICLES’ LOADING, Rezwana Kabir

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Bayesian change-point analysis in linear regression model with scale mixtures of normal distributions, Shuaimin Kang

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Blind area target aiming system and preference selection training system design, Zhine Kang

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Wolf depredation on domestic animals in Europe and the United States: Characteristics and explanatory factors, and a case study of wolf-dog conflicts, Linda Kartano

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Can Community Connection Be Learned? A Case Study, Carrie L. Karvakko

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THE FANNED FLAMES OF DISCONTENT: A SOLIDARITY-INSPIRED HISTORY OF THE IDENTITY/IDEOLOGY, CULTURAL HISTORY, AND RHETORICAL STRATEGIES OF THE WOBBLIES DURING THE 1916 MINNESOTA IRON ORE STRIKE, Gary Kaunonen

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CHANGE FOR GOOD? AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN PERCEIVED BENEFITS BY ENGOS AND USER SATISFACTION OF SOLAR BOTTLE LIGHTS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH, Naima Khan

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MODELLING AND CONTROL OF COMBUSTION PHASING OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Kaveh Khodadadi Sadabadi

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN INTERNAL CONDENSING AND BOILING FLOWS: THEIR SENSITIVITY TO PRESSURE FLUCTUATIONS AND HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENTS, Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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K-12 SCIENCE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: CONTENT ENRICHMENT AND LESSON DESIGN, CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS, AND ASSESSMENT, Mark F. Klawiter

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE NANOPLATELET/EPOXY COMPOSITES, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald

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MODELING OF BIOMASS TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Jordan L. Klinger

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THE HYDROSOCIAL COSTS OF HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A TALE OF TWO COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN, Amanda Kreuze

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MULTI-MODE AND SINGLE MODE POLYMER WAVEGUIDES AND STRUCTURES FOR SHORT-HAUL OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS, Kevin L. Kruse

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A technical and cultural feasibility assessment of household microbial fuel cells for use in Hanan'g District, Tanzania, Erinn Kunik

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DON'T GET TESTY ABOUT IT: CAN TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IMPROVE ACT SCORES?, Glenda L. LaBruyere

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GENERATING PLANS IN CONCURRENT, PROBABILISTIC, OVER-SUBSCRIBED DOMAINS, Li Li

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MULTI- HOLE IMPINGING JET SPRAY ANALYSIS IN ENGINE-LIKE CONDITIONS, Sanjeet Limbu

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THE ROLE OF HYBRIDIZATION AND THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BIOLOGISTS’ DISCRETION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl

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ORIGIN AND QUANTIFICATION OF DIFFUSE CO2 AND H2S EMISSION AT CRATER HILLS, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Peipei Lin

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DEVELOPMENT OF HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CONTROLLER TESTING, Chuanliangzi Liu

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The Bootstrap Estimation In Time Series, Yun Liu

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EXTRACTING FLOW FEATURES USING BAG-OF-FEATURES AND SUPERVISED LEARNING TECHNIQUES, Yifei Li

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GELATIN MICROGEL INCORPORATED POLY (ETHYLENE GLYCOL) BIOADHESIVE WITH ENHANCED ADHESIVE PROPERTY AND BIOACTIVITY, Yuting Li

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Hitchhiking Bats on the Great Lakes of North America, Saska E.H. Lohi

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IMPACT OF ANTECEDENT GROUNDWATER HEADS AND TRANSIENT AQUIFER STORAGE ON FLOOD PEAK ATTENUATION IN AN UNCONFINED KARST AQUIFER: STUDY OF THE UPPER SUWANNEE RIVER, FLORIDA, USA., Jeremy Loucks

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WRITING A COMMUNITY GUIDEBOOK FOR EVALUATING LOW-GRADE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FROM FLOODED UNDERGROUND MINES FOR HEATING AND COOLING BUILDINGS, Edward Peace Louie

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BIO-INSPIRED OPTIMAL FIN SHAPE AND ANGLE FOR MAXIMUM SURFBOARD STABILITY, Megan S. MacNeill

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COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF MICROSTRUCTURE-PROPERTYMECHANISM RELATIONS IN FERROIC COMPOSITES, Fengde D. Ma

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STUDY OF NON-RECIPROCAL DICHROISM IN PHOTONIC STRUCTURES, Anindya Majumdar

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ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION OF FLOW FIELDS USING INFORMATION-THEORETIC TECHNIQUES AND GRAPH-BASED REPRESENTATIONS, Jun Ma

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INSIGHTS INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MIXING DURATION AND VOLCANIC EXPLOSIVITY INDEX (VEI): PACAYA AND FUEGO VOLCANOES, GUATEMALA, Nicola Mari

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COMBINED FLOW AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF PLASTIC EXTRUSION DIE, Abhilash Marthi Somashankar

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INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOSYNTHETIC RESPONSE TO TEMPERATURE OF MATURE FOREST CANOPIES AND EXPERIMENTALLY WARMED SEEDLINGS, Alida C. Mau

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ENGINEERING APPROACHES FOR SUPPRESSING DELETERIOUS HOST RESPONSES TO MEDICAL IMPLANTS, Connor McCarthy

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RITUAL COMMUNICATION AND SELF-ADVOCACY IN THE AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS COMMUNITY: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY, Rebecca Miner

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THE MECHANISMS OF α-AMANITIN RESISTANCE IN THE FRUIT FLY DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, Chelsea L. Mitchell

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ASSESSMENTS OF LOW EMISSION ASPHALT MIXTURES PRODUCED USING COMBINATIONS OF FOAMING AGENTS, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan

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A SUB-BASIN WATER RESOURCE QUANTIFICATION AND AQUIFER PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE NORTHWEST BOREHOLE SCHEME NEAR OPUWO, NAMIBIA, Lucas C. Moilanen

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REDUCING RELEASES OF PAHS: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY OF COAL TAR SEALANT BANS IN THE UNITED STATES, Margaret Morrison

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INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUNGAL COMMUNITIES ON THE DECOMPOSITION OF WOOD-DERIVED CARBON IN FOREST SOILS, Samantha L. Mosier

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SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE CONTROL USING MAGNETIC ACTUATORS, Karthik Mysore Srinivasa

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DEVELOPMENT OF UNSTEADY TWO-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION TOOLS FOR ANNULAR INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS – AND THEIR USE FOR RESULTS ON HEAT-TRANSFER RATES, FLOW PHYSICS, FLOW STABILITY, AND FLOW SENSITIVITY, Ranjeeth R. Naik

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PH RESPONSIVE, ADHESIVE HYDROGELS BASED ON REVERSIBLE CATECHOL - BORONIC ACID COMPLEXATION, Ameya Ravindra Narkar

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF REACTIVITY CONTROLLED COMPRESSION IGNITION (RCCI) COMBUSTION, Mohammadreza Nazemi

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FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT UNDER HISTORICAL AND PREDICTED LAND USE CHANGE USING CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING, Jonathan T. Nelson

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOBILE TEST CELL, Timothy J. Okkema

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TRANSLOCATION AND TELEMETRY TRACKING OF LAKE STURGEON IN THE MENOMINEE RIVER, MI / WI, Jeremy G. Olach

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF GENOMIC RESOURCES FOR TWO NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TAXA, Sandra Acheampong Owusu

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ENGAGING METIS: EXPLORING AN AFRICAN WOMAN'S NEGOTIATION OF CHANGE, Ruby Pappoe

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THE INFLUENCE OF DIET COMPOSITION, PLANT DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS, AND WINTER SEVERITY ON THE NUTRITIONAL CONDITION OF A FREERANGING, GENERALIST HERBIVORE, Grace L. Parikh

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SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE STUDIES WITH NOSTRUM IMPINGING FUEL INJECTOR WITH VARIABLE START OF INJECTION AND DETERMINATION OF FUEL VAPORIZATION WITH SKIP INJECTION, Janak V. Parmar

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STRUCTURE AND AGENCY IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS OF WOMEN IN STEM, Sidouane Patcha Lum

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EVALUATING THE OIL SANDS RECLAMATION PROCESS: ASSESSING POLICY CAPACITY AND STAKEHOLDER ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING IN ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS, Tyler Patterson

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DOUBLE VAULT COMPOSTING LATRINES IN RURAL PARAGUAY : FEASIBLE CONSTRUCTION AND OPTIMAL USE, Paul T. Pebler

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A NATURALISTIC COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN NAVIGATION AND SEARCH TASKS, Brandon S. Perelman

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Observations of Hippopotamus H. amphibius in the Little Scarcies River of Sierra Leone and Arguments for their conservation based on roles they play in riverine grasslands and nutrient loading, Lindsey R. Perry

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UNDERSTAND LEAD STRESS IN VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. NASH), Venkataramana R. Pidatala

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TRANSIENT THERMOELECTRIC SUPERCOOLING: ISOSCELES CURRENT PULSES FROM A RESPONSE SURFACE PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERFORMANCE EFFECTS OF PULSE COOLING A HEAT GENERATING MASS, Alfred Piggott

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PRECAMBRIAN GEOMAGNETIC FIELD AND GEODYNAMICS RECORDED BY SELECTED MAFIC DYKE SWARMS IN INDIA AND NORTH AMERICA, Elisa J. Piispa

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POSE ESTIMATION AND 3D RECONSTRUCTION USING SENSOR FUSION, Anuj S. Potnis

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TIMETABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN RAILWAY CAPACITY ANALYSIS: DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYBRID OPTIMIZATION OF TRAIN SCHEDULES (HOTS) MODEL, Hamed Pouryousef

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MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF VOLCANIC OUTGASSING AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA., Carlo Prandi

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EVALUATING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF LOGGING RESIDUE REMOVALS IN GREAT LAKES ASPEN FORESTS, Michael I. Premer

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Legacy and Opportunity in Northern Hardwood Forests, Wilfred Previant

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTRODEPOSITED POLYANILINE BIOSENSOR PLATFORM FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 DETECTION, Sterling Prince

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A mobile image enhancement technology for visually impaired, Fahao Qiao

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FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF HIGHLY EXPRESSED MICRORNAS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA BY APPLYING STTM STRATEGY, Mengmeng Qiao

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ACCESS CONTROL PROGRAMMING LIBRARY AND EXPLORATION SYSTEM, Zhitao Qiu

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF NO2 AND TEMPERATURE ON THE PASSIVE OXIDATION AND ACTIVE REGENERATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER, Krishnan G. Raghavan

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EXAMINING POLICY CAPACITY INITIATIVES WITHIN CLIMATE CHANGE FRAMEWORKS IN THREE US AND CANADIAN SECTORS USING NVIVO CONTENT ANALYSIS, Mehjabeen Rahman

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Rice callus suspesion culture acts as an efficient anticancer agent on lung cancer cell line inducing apoptosis, Nafeesa Rahman

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AUTOMATED SCOUR DETECTION ARRAYS USING BIO-INSPIRED MAGNETOSTRICTIVE FLOW SENSORS, Baibhav Rajbhandari

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ELEMENTARY ASSESSMENTS AND SIMULATIONS BASED PROPOSALS FOR NEW HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATIONS AND FLOW REGIME MAPS FOR ANNULAR/STRATIFIED REGIME OF SHEAR DRIVEN INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS, Siddharth Ravikumar

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS, Meysam Razmara

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DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNDAMENTAL RATING SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING SPRAWL: A CASE STUDY UTILIZING SMALL CITIES IN MICHIGAN, Jonathan T. Riehl

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WOMEN, CYCLING, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: HOW DISCURSIVE AND COMMUNITY PRACTICES AFFECT ENGAGEMENT, Elsa L. Roberts

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SHUNT REACTOR BANK SWITCHING TRANSIENTS AND ANALYSIS, Salil S. Sabade

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Moving Beyond Hastiness and Superficiality: Being an Ethical Technical Communicator via Digital Communication Technologies in Health Care, Victoria L. Sage

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BEAUTIFUL FORMS AND COMPOSITIONS ARE NOT MADE BY CHANCE: EXPLORING THE EFFICACY OF PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TO SORT AND SOURCE ENGLISH LEAD GLAZED CERAMICS, Steven J. Sarich

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CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN WITH 3D PRINTING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, Benjamin L. Savonen

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WOOD TYPE ARCHAEOLOGY: AN INQUIRY INTO WORKER SKILL IN WOOD PRINTING TYPE MANUFACTURE, Daniel Schneider

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MODIFIED DESIGN OF THE COIL PROBE FOR HIGH FIELD MRI, Bahram Seifi

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LABORATORY AND FIELD INVESTIGATION OF MIXING, MORPHOLOGY AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOOT AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOLS, Noopur Sharma

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Three-dimensional Mesenchymal Stem Cell Spheroids and Zn-based Biomaterials as Potential Cardiovascular Treatments, Emily Shearier

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WATER USE AND SYSTEM RELIABILITY UNDER DIESELGENERATOR AND SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED PUMPING SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF SOLLA TOGO, Alicia R. Sherrin

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SEGMENTATION OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL IN THE LAND-CHANNEL DIRECTION, Udit N. Shrivastava

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CELL MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS TOOL TO EVALUATE THE ULTRASOUND VIBRATIONAL EFFECTS ON CELL ADHESION, Joseph M. Smith

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Academic Feminist Activism on a Traditional STEM Campus: The Case of a Feminist Newspaper at MTU, Katie Snyder

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An Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contamination in Fish from the Inland and Great Lakes of Michigan, Emily Sokol

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IMPROVED SENSITIVITY OF RESONANT MASS SENSOR BASED ON MICRO TILTING PLATE AND MICRO CANTILEVER, Xiaoyu Song

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BARIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN ROCK SALT BY LASER INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY, Kiley J. Spirito

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IMPACTS OF DISTRACTION ON DRIVING: AN ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, AND EMOTIONAL DISTRACTION, Jason Sterkenburg

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EXPLORATION OF THE MTSAT2 SATELLITE CAPABILITIES FOR REAL TIME DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS, Nicholas R. Stewart

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EXTRACTION OF PICTORIAL ENERGY INFORMATION FROM CAMPUS UNMETERED BUILDINGS USING IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, Yachen Tang

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ENABLING TECHNIQUES FOR EXPRESSIVE FLOW FIELD VISUALIZATION AND EXPLORATION, Jun Tao

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PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, Raquel Taveras