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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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OPTIMIZATION AND COMPARISON OF OVER-EXPANDED AND OTHER HIGH EFFICIENCY FOUR-STROKE SPARK-IGNITED BOOSTED ENGINES, Zhuyong Yang

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OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF ARRAYS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jianyang Lyu

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PADDLE MIXER-EXTRUSION REACTOR FOR TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS, Stas Zinchik

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PALEOMAGNETIC INVESTIGATION OF IGNEOUS ROCKS DEFORMED BY THE KEWEENAW FAULT IN THE NORTHWESTERN KEWEENAW PENINSULA., Daniel Trekas

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Pathogen and Indicator Organism Inactivation and Quantification for Low-Cost Low-Tech Biosolids Treatment, Karina Eyre

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Perceptions of Forest Change in the Governmental Region of Kaffrine, Senegal, Rhiley E. Allbee

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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF A SINGLE CYLINDER, AIR-COOLED, SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE UTILIZING 1-D CYCLE SIMULATION, Chun Wang

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Physics and applications of exceptional points, Qi Zhong

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Plant community response to novel silvicultural treatments in Great Lakes northern hardwoods, Stefan F. Hupperts

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Quit Doing the Lesson and Start Doing Physics, Katelyn McCarthy

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Reexamining the Utility of Existing Climate Adaptation Frameworks Through Application on a Northern Forest, Alexander Rice

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Remotely controlled industrial robotic arm and simulation of automated thermal furnace, Prince Mehandi Ratta

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SEISMIC SIGNALS AND SOURCES AT FUEGO VOLCANO, GUATEMALA DURING JANUARY 2012, Kyle Brill

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Some results on partial difference sets and partial geometries, Eric J. Neubert Jr

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF HYDROTHERMAL MINERALS AND SOURCES OF HYDROTHERMAL FLUIDS INFERRED FROM LIGHT STABLE ISOTOPES, KEWEENAW PENINSULA NATIVE COPPER DISTRICT, MICHIGAN, Thomas Bodden

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SPATIOTEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN WINTER SEVERITY: CONSEQUENCES FOR WHITE-TAILED DEER POPULATIONS AND HABITAT SUSTAINABILITY, Grace Parikh

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Spread of Emerging Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems, Danielle Pilarski

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR PHEWAS, Xueling Li

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MIXED FREQUENCY DATA SAMPLING MODELS, Yun Liu

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Synthesis of Oligodeoxynucleotides Containing Sensitive Electrophiles, Shahien Shahsavari

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TECHNOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED GROYNE-VETIVER EROSION REDUCTION (TIGER): CASE STUDY IN A WEST AFRICAN RIVER, Chase M. West

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TESTING THE USE OF VEGETATION INDICES AS INDICATORS OF PRE-ERUPTIVE VOLCANIC UNREST AT KILAUEA VOLCANO, HAWAII, Quelyn Bekkering

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE POSTINDUSTRIAL: SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES FOR STUDYING THE PAST IN THE PRESENT, Daniel Trepal

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The Impact of Household Biocides and Antibiotics on Aquatic Microbial Community Composition, Abdulaziz Saud M Alrashdi

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR CHINESE WOMEN: A CULTURAL STUDY OF THE CHINESE ERA OF REFORMS, Wenjing Liu

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THE OREXIN SYSTEM IN DOCA-SALT HYPERTENSION: REGULATION OF VASOPRESSIN, Jeremy Bigalke

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THE ORIGIN OF AN ARCHEAN BATHOLITH IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA, Brandi Petryk

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THE ROLE OF EPHEMERAL STRATIFICATION, ANOXIA, AND ENTRAINMENT IN MEDIATING SPATIOTEMPORAL TROPHIC STATE DYNAMICS IN A LAKE MICHIGAN DROWNED RIVER MOUTH SYSTEM (MONA LAKE, MI), Hayden Henderson

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The Solvation Energy of Ions in a Stockmayer Fluid, Cameron John Shock

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TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE OF NITRIC OXIDE (NO) MEASUREMENTS IN IN VITRO CELL CULTURE STUDIES, Maria Paula Kwesiga

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS AND FUELS FROM THE FAST PYROLYSIS OF WASTE POLYOLEFIN PLASTICS, Ulises Gracida Alvarez

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TOWARDS THE DISCOVERY OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDE CROSS-LINKING AGENTS, Bhaskar Halami

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UNDERSTANDING THE VERY HIGH ENERGY γ-RAY EMISSION FROM A FAST SPINNING NEUTRON STAR ENVIRONMENT, Chad A. Brisbois

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Universal Central Extensions of Direct Limits of Hom-Lie Superalgebras, Dale Bigler

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URBAN EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN WATER SCARCE REGIONS ESTIMATES FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE BASIN, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, Jessica Alger

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Using Frequency Based Substructuring to Optimize Multi-Axis Resonant Plate Shock Tests, Erica M. Jacobson

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USING SHORT-TERM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO INCREASE SCIENCE TEACHER CONFIDENCE FOR INTEGRATING THE NGSS ENGINEERING STANDARDS, Janet Lalonde

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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A BAYESIAN NETWORK APPROACH TO BATTERY AGING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION AND GRID INTEGRATION, Mehdi Jafari

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A Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Sensor Platform for Continuous Monitoring of a Bioreactor Environment during Cell Manufacturing, Brad Nelson

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ABOVE-GROUND BIOMASS AND CARBON ESTIMATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FORESTS IN TURKEY, Cuma Uykun

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Accessing Library Space: Spatial Rhetorics From the U.S. to France and Back Again, Emily Simmons

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A COMBINED HIGH SALT PLUS FRUCTOSE DIET MEDIATES HYPERTENSION, Taija Marie Hahka

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Active and Reactive Power Control of Flexible Loads for Distribution-Level Grid Services, Jingyuan Wang

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ACUTE AND CHRONIC RESPONSES TO EXERCISE WITH BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION, Matthew A. Kilgas

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ACUTE CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO NOVEL COMBINATIONS OF RESISTANCE AND AEROBIC EXERCISE, Travis Wakeham

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ADDRESSING POLICY CHALLENGES TO WOODY BIOPOWER PRODUCTION: SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, BIOMASS CERTIFICATION AND LIMITED POLICY SUPPORT, John B. Barnett

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AGILE–STAGE GATE MANAGEMENT (ASGM): NPD IMPLEMENTATION PRACTICES FROM GLOBAL FIRMS DEVELOPING COMPLEX, PHYSICAL PRODUCTS, John J. Salvato

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A JOURNEY TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY HOLISTICALLY AT THE NANOSCALE, Trevor Moser

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ALGORITHMS FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FROM HIGH -THROUGHPUT GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Wenping Deng

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A LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND SENSORS WITH BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY, Todd O. Arney

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A model to predict concentrations and uncertainty for mercury species in lakes, Ashley Hendricks

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ANALYSIS OF INJECTION PARAMETERS INFLUENCING GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION COMPRESSION IGNITION (GDICI) ENGINE OPERATION IN LTC USING NAPHTHA, Devyani Patil

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Analysis of the Shock Response Spectrum and Resonant Plate Testing Methods, William Larsen

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ANALYZING THE LIFE-CYCLE OF UNSTABLE SLOPES USING APPLIED REMOTE SENSING WITHIN AN ASSET MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK, El Hachemi Y. Bouali

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A New Technique to Determine Accommodation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants, Kishan Bellur

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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AN INJECTABLE THERMOSENSITIVE BIODEGRADABLE HYDROGEL EMBEDDED WITH SNAP CONTAINING PLLA MICROPARTICLES FOR SUSTAINED NITRIC OXIDE (NO) DELIVERY FOR WOUND HEALING, Nikhil Mittal

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ANOMALY INFERENCE BASED ON HETEROGENEOUS DATA SOURCES IN AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Yachen Tang

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Application of remote sensing and machine learning modeling to post-wildfire debris flow risks, Priscilla Addison

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APPLICATION OF SEISMIC RADIAL ANISOTROPY FOR NEAR-SURFACE FRACTURES IDENTIFICATION, Jer-Yu Jeng

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APPLICATIONS OF ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM (ROS) TO MOBILE MICROGRID FORMATION OUTDOORS, John Naglak

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Articulating Digital Archival Practice Within Writing Program Administration: A Theoretical Framework, Amanda Girard

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Automatic Selection of MapReduce Machine Learning Algorithms: A Model Building Approach, Fraggle Franklin

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Bridging the Gap Between Micro- and Macrocognition: Testing the Multifunction Mental Model Hypothesis, Brittany Nelson

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA, Zachary S. Blehm

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CHARACTERIZING CDOM SPECTRAL VARIABILITY FROM SEAS TO SPACE, Brice Grunert

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change: from Conviction to Persuasion, Emma Lozon

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COMPARISON OF KARSTIFICATION METHODS AND ISOSTATIC REBOUND IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN, FLORIDA, Toni Larche

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CONTEXTUALIZING “CHANGE”: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE “CHANGE” SLOGAN IN NIGERIAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE (2014 TO PRESENT), Olayemi Benjamin Awotayo

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Controlling light with metadevices, Xu Zhang

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Control Oriented Modeling of an Automotive Drivetrain for Anti-Jerk Control, Gurijala Venkat Prithvi Reddy

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Cyber-Based Contingency Analysis and Insurance Implications of Power Grid, Zhiyuan Yang

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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AUDITORY-SUPPORTED AIR GESTURE CONTROLS IN VEHICLES, Jason Sterkenburg

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DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUN, Nihar S. Brahmbhatt

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SERVICE MODEL TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL HEALTH LIBRARIES FOR CONSUMERS, Nathan Gauss

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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Development of Open Source Software and Hardware Tool-Chains for Novel Electronics, Shane Oberloier

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Digitization of the World: A Phenomenology of Digitization, Thomas C. Adolphs

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DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF RUPTURE FORCE OF SINGLE TRIAZOLE MOLECULE BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF MONODISPERSE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS, Ashok Khanal

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DISASTER RISK IN THE LAKE NYOS AREA, CAMEROON: EFFECTS OF THE GAS HAZARD AND SOCIALLY PRODUCED VULNERABILITY, Mary Witucki

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ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF FORAGING AND LIFE-HISTORY IN THREE COLD-ADAPTED SPECIES, Andrew Von Duyke

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ECOLOGIES OF SPONSORSHIP: WHAT FITBIT USERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT DIGITAL LITERACY, Kimberly Tweedale

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Effect of Hierarchical Structure and Orientation on Water-Repellent Legs of Water-Walking Insects, Georgia Hurchalla

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EFFECTS AND LIMITATIONS OF RESIDUAL ALLOYING ELEMENTS IN SILICON SOLID SOLUTION STRENGTHENED FERRITIC DUCTILE IRON, Julia Scruton

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EFFECTS OF APPLYING STUDENT-CENTERED TECHNIQUES IN MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT: A CAMEROON CASE STUDY, Jomara Alexandra Laboy Rivera

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EFFECTS OF CO-PRODUCT USES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF HYDROCARBON BIOFUEL FROM ONE- AND TWO-STEP PYROLYSIS OF POPLAR, Daniel G. Kulas

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EFFECTS OF MASS AND DISTANCE UNCERTAINTIES ON CALCULATIONS OF FLUX FROM GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS, Matt Coel

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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-THERMAL MODELING AND STABILITY OF PULSED POWER LOADS ON A DC NETWORK, Joshua Allen Dillon

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ELEVATED L-LACTATE DRIVES MAJOR CELLULAR PATHOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODEGENERATION, Jessica Behnke

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EMPLOYING DIELECTRIC-BASED MEDIA FOR CONTROLLING FIELD PATTERNS AND WAVE PROPAGATION IN ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES, Navid Pourramzan Gandji

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Energy Storage Control and Requirements For Inverter-Based Microgrids, Mehrzad Mohammadi Bijaieh

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ESTIMATION OF DBH USING TREE VARIABLES DERIVED FROM AERIAL LiDAR FOR FORD FOREST, BARAGA, MICHIGAN, Tugay Demiraslan

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Atmospheric Refraction Models in Predicting Sunrise and Sunset Times, Teresa Wilson

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EVALUATING THE INTERACTIVE ROLES OF SOIL NUTRIENTS AND POLYPLOIDY ON COMPETITIVE OUTCOMES OF CHAMERION ANGUSTIFOLIUM, Angela Walczyk

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EVALUATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND APPLICATION OF MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND TRANSPORT OF ATMOSPHERE-SURFACE EXCHANGEABLE POLLUTANTS (ASEPs), Tanvir Khan

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EVALUATION OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR AT HIGHWAY-RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND DRIVER DEMOGRAPHICS, Alawudin Salim