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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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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MICROWAVE ASSISTED COMMUNITION OF SULFIDE ORE, Matthew D. Andriese

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

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THE USE OF JATROPHA CURCAS TO ACHIEVE A SELF SUFFICIENT WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY IN RURAL SENEGAL, Alexandra Archer

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

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

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

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THE ROUTINE DISASTER: A CASE STUDY IN EL SALVADOR, Tyler M. Barton

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UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF SHEA TREE Vitellaria paradoxa DISTRIBUTION IN AGROFORESTRY PARKLANDS OF THE UPPER WEST REGION, GHANA, Fahimeh Baziari

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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

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

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

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

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

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CYBER-BASED CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS FOR POWER GRIDS, Rashiduzzaman Bulbul

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

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MICROFLUIDIC DIODE PUMPING (PART I) AND RAPID DETECTION OF STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION USING INDIUM TIN OXIDE OPTO-ELECTRIC SENSING (PART II), Jen-Yung Chang

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MICRORNAS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER, Li Chen

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

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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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SPRAY AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIMETHYL ETHER UNDER VARIOUS AMBIENT CONDITIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY, Khanh D. Cung

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COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE AEROELASTIC DYNAMICS OF A WIND TURBINE BLADE WITH VARIABLE-SPEED STALL CONTROL, Nimish Deshpande

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SEARCH FOR LONG-LIVED WEAKLY INTERACTING PARTICLES USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY, Niraj Dhital

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UNDERSTANDING ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN NANOSCALE JUNCTIONS, Kamal B. Dhungana

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

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

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IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF HOME HIV TEST RESULTS: CAUSES, BENEFITS, AND DECISION AIDS, Katrina M. Ellis

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

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

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SYNTHETIC OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE PURIFICATION VIA CATCHING BY POLYMERIZATION, Suntara Fueangfung

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

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

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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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AN ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLICATIVE REGULARIZATION, Elaheh Gorgin

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CYBERDEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION GRID, Yonghe Guo

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

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

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THE INFLUENCE OF PASSIVE ANKLE JOINT POWER ON BALANCE RECOVERY, Stephanie E. Hamilton

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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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THE DISPERSION AND SELECTIVE FLOCCULATION OF HEMATITE ORE, Howard James Haselhuhn III

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

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INVESTIGATION OF METHODS OF MITIGATING NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES OF FOSSIL FUEL COMBUSTION IN NORTHERN AREAS, Negin Heidari

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

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

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STATE OF CHARGE BALANCING DROOP CONTROL, Rui Hu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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