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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A CASE STUDY OF DATA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE GUNNISON RIVER BASIN, COLORADO, Rhianna L. Williams

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ACCESS CONTROL PROGRAMMING LIBRARY AND EXPLORATION SYSTEM, Zhitao Qiu

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ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF SMART WIND-TURBINE BLADES, Sanket Seetaram Bhogle

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A FIELD INVESTIGATION OF COMPOSITE MUD BRICK COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, Kevin D. Hale

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A MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO 3D PRINTING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, Wade Aitken-Palmer

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A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MASS COMPOSITION OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAYS BY PREDICTING THE DEPTH OF FIRST INTERACTION OF INDIVIDUAL EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS, Tolga Yapici

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A mobile image enhancement technology for visually impaired, Fahao Qiao

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

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AN ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S BIOFUELS POLICY AND CHINESE DISCOURSE ON LAND ACQUISITION FOR BIOFUELS IN AFRICA, Xuna Yang

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AN ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLICATIVE REGULARIZATION, Elaheh Gorgin

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

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AN ENERGY BASED MINIMUM-TIME OPTIMAL CONTROL OF DC-DC CONVERTERS, Amir Zandnia

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A PETROPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF THE TRENTON-BLACK RIVER FORMATION OF THE MICHIGAN BASIN, Lu Yang

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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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APPLICATION OF HYDRODYNAMIC MODELS IN SIMULATING THE THERMAL REGIME OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Rasika K. Gawde

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ASSESSMENT OF LAND COVER AND RIPARIAN ZONES FOR THE FORD RESEARCH FOREST - HICKEY CREEK/STURGEON RIVER AND FALLS RIVER SUBWATERSHEDS, Fay Dearing

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

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

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

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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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BIAS-CORRECTED MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION OF THE PARAMETERS OF THE WEIGHTED LINDLEY DISTRIBUTION, Wentao Wang

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING IN LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES: SEASONALITY, QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF EXPORT, Ashley Anne Coble

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

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BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS: PART A. TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS AND DRUG DELIVERY AND PART B. POLYMER MODIFICATION OF FISH SCALE AND THEIR NANO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, Xu Xiang

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BLOOD TYPING DEVICE WITHOUT REAGENTS: SENSING ELECTRODES TO REPLACE OPTICS, Nupur Bihari

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BUILDING A DISCOURSE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN NEW MEDIA'S CONVERGENCE AND RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION'S MULTIMODALITY, Katherine G. Aho

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

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SEISMICITY AT VOLCÁN BARÚ, PANAMA: MAY 2013 THROUGH APRIL 2014, Chet J. Hopp

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORMATION OF AIR POLLUTANTS OBSERVED IN THE FREE TROPOSPHERE OVER THE CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC, Bo Zhang

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CLIMATE ANOMALIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN LAKE SUPERIOR, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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

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

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF BODIPY-BASED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSING AND IMAGING OF CYANIDE, Zn (II) IONS, LYSOSOMAL pH AND CANCER CELLS, Jingtuo Zhang

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

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A RADTHERM MODEL TO PREDICT EXHAUST SYSTEM BEHAVIOR FOR A HYBRID XM1124 HMMWV, Souman Haldar

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

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

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

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DYNAMIC MESHING AROUND FLUID-FLUID INTERFACES WITH APPLICATIONS TO DROPLET TRACKING IN CONTRACTION GEOMETRIES, Ahmad Baniabedalruhman

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SUGAR MAPLE ROOTS TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, Mickey Philip Jarvi

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ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN MICROFLUIDICS SYSTEMS UNDER AC ELECTRIC FIELDS, Ran An

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

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ENVISIONING QUEER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA: DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP IN MEDIA ANALYSIS FOR LGBTQIA+ YOUTH, Cynthia Delaney

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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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EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR PASSIVE GREYWATER IRRIGATION IN NORTHERN GHANA, Chelsea L. Fagan

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EVALUATION OF MAGNESIUM AS A HALL THRUSTER PROPELLANT, Mark A. Hopkins

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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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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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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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FINITE VOLUME METHODS FOR LINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH DELTA-SINGULARITIES, Nattaporn Chuenjarern

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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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FOSSIL PLANTS AND PALYNOMORPHS FROM THE LATE PALEOZOIC CUTLER FORMATION, EASTERN PARADOX BASIN, Kendall R. Grazul

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

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

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GEOMETRY INDUCED MAGNETO-OPTIC EFFECTS IN LPE GROWN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS, Ashim Chakravarty

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HOUSEHOLD BIOSAND WATER FILTERS: MATERIALS, CAPACITY, AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE, Nathan B. Arnold

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

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

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IMPROVING FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN SMALL-SCALE WATER-SUPPLY SYSTEMS THROUGH THE USE OF FLOW-REDUCING DISCS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOLAR POWERED PUMPING FOR A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL PANAMA, Briana I. Drake

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

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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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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATIC VARIATION ON THE WATER USE OF THREE NORTHERN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Alex R. Collins

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Investigating within-canopy variation of functional traits and cellular structure of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves, Adam P. Coble

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LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF LAMÚD, PERÚ: A STUDY OF HYDROLOGY, COSTS AND MAINTENANCE OF APPROPRIATE STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs), Olga M. Cano

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

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

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF MICROSTRUCTURES, MECHANISMS, AND DIFFRACTION EFFECTS IN ENERGY MATERIALS: FERROELECTRICS AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY CATHODE MATERIALS, Jie Zhou

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

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

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF EPON 862-DETDA / CARBON COMPOSITES, Cameron Hadden

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

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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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MULTISCALE EXAMINATION AND MODELING OF ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS AND DEVICES, Douglas R. Banyai

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NET ASSET VALUATION OF WHITING PETROLEUM’S ACQUISITION OF KODIAK OIL AND GAS, Alexander M. Beeker

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NON-PULSITILE SHEAR DRIVEN ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING INVESTIGATIONS, Timothy M. Frasier

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OBJECT-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGERY USING MACHINE LEARNING, James Bialas

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ON THE PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES OF GLYCINE BASED OSMOLYTES IN A THIOL REDUCING ENVIRONMENT, John Michael Hausman

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Optical Access Engine Setup and Validation, Jiongxun (Justin) Zhang

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PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING FOR EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING NON-DUCTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING AFTERSHOCK HAZARD, Ruilong Han

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PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS AND ROCK-PHYSICS BASED PREDICTION OF SONIC VELOCITIES IN CARBONATES, Yeliz Egemen

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

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

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RATE OF CONVERGENCE OF MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATORS UNDER RELAXED SMOOTHNESS CONDITIONS ON THE LIKELIHOOD FUNCTION, Brent Halonen

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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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RESTORATION OF HEADWATER AND COASTAL FENS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN OF UPPER MICHIGAN, James A. Bess

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Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso, Justin Gelb

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SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE CONTROL USING MAGNETIC ACTUATORS, Karthik Mysore Srinivasa

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STABILIZATION OF IRON MINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION, Noah D. Buikema

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STATE OF CHARGE BALANCING DROOP CONTROL, Rui Hu

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF A NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG FUEL TANK, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande

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

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STRUCTURES, PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF MAGNETIC DOMAIN WALLS IN THIN FILMS, NANOWIRES AND ATOMIC CHAINS: MICROMAGNETIC AND AB INITIO STUDIES, Liwei D. Geng

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

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SYNTHETIC OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE PURIFICATION VIA CATCHING BY POLYMERIZATION, Suntara Fueangfung

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THE CRISIS OF IMAGES: A READING OF FEED A CHILD’S CONTROVERSIAL 2014 ADVERTISEMENT, Marcel Tchatchou