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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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Accuracy Assessment of 3D Point Clouds Generated by Photogrammetry From Different Distances, Zhongming An

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Advanced Uses for Carbon Nanotubes: A Spherical Sound Source and Hot-films as Microphones, Micaela M. Thiery

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A HOST BOARD DESIGN FOR AN EXPERIMENT SYSTEM OF UNDERWATER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, He Huang

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AIR INJECTION AS A SCOUR COUNTERMEASURE AT BRIDGE PIERS, Ravi Teja Reddy Tippireddy

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A Landscape of Water and Waste: Heritage Legacies and Environmental Change in the Mesabi Iron Range, John Baeten

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AMENDING THE CORPORATE CRISIS RENEWAL MODEL: LESSONS FROM OIL AND PALM CRISES IN WEST AFRICA, Vincent Manzie

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AN ALGORITHM FOR RECONSTRUCTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES FROM OVERLAPPING TWO-DIMENSIONAL INTENSITY MEASUREMENTS WITH RELAXED CAMERA POSITIONING REQUIREMENTS, WITH APPLICATION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai

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ANALYSIS OF AEROELASTIC EFFECTS ON THE 3-DIMENSIONAL INTERFERENCE OF WIND-TURBINE ROTORS, Anurag Rajan

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ANALYSIS OF ALEKS MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST DATA, Teresa Woods

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ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM A STUDY TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS TO INDICATE RENAL INJURY, Mitchell D. Tahtinen

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An Investigation of Historic Landscape Occupation, Transformation, and Interpretation at Windigo, Isle Royale National Park, Marley Chynoweth

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An Optimal Energy Management Strategy for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Amir Rezaei

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND IMMUNE-MODULATING EFFECTS OF RICE CALLUS SUSPENSION CULTURE AND BLUEBERRY EXTRACT ON AN IN-VITRO INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE MODEL, Kyle Michael Driscoll

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A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Linguistic and Visual Frames of the Dark Side in the Multimodal Classroom, Lindsay Hingst

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ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THREE ASSESSMENTS OF INQUIRY SKILLS IN TENTH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS, Heather K. Murphy

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ASSESSING GROWTH, YIELD, AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN UPPER GREAT LAKES JACK PINE AND HYBRID POPLAR MANAGED FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION, Ashlee Baker Lehner

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ASSESSMENT OF ANNULAR FLOW BOILING IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) SIMULATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXISTING CORRELATIONS, HRISHIKESH PRASAD RANGA PRASAD

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ASSESSMENT OF ARCTIC GRAYLING RE-INTRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE BIG MANISTEE RIVER, MICHIGAN., Cameron Goble

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN INVASIVE EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL AND LITTORAL FISH AND INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN THE KEWEENAW WATERWAY OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Carmen Leguizamon

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A Study of High Temperature Heat Pipes and the Impact of Magnetic Field on the Flow of Liquid Metal, Udit Sharma

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A TESTBED DESIGN FOR MONITORING THE LONG-TERM SPATIAL-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC CHANNELS, Krishna Chaitanya Poduru

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A WIRELESS, PASSIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE AT ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT SITES FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS, Salil Sidharthan Karipott

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Black-Americans in Michigan’s Copper Mining Narrative, Brendan Pelto

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BLOSSOMSTTM HUB – AN ONLINE TOOL FOR DESIGNING STTM VECTORS AND VISUALIZING PHENOTYPIC CHANGES OF STTM TRANSGENIC LINES, Avinash Subramanian

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BRUISE DETECTION IN APPLES USING 3D INFRARED IMAGING AND MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, Zilong Hu

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Catalytic Hydrotreatment for the Development of Renewable Transportation Fuels, LiLu Funkenbusch

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ECOLOGICAL WATER STRESS IN THE U.S. GREAT LAKES REGION USING A GEOSPATIAL MODELING APPROACH, Sara Alian

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIC MICROSATELLITE MARKERS (EST-SSRS) IN THE ENDANGERED OAK SPECIES QUERCUS GEORGIANA M.A.CURTIS, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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Characterization of kinetics and performance in a microbial fuel cell supplied with synthetic landfill leachate, Zhimin Song

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COMPARISON OF AMBIENT NOISE METHODS TO FIND SURFACE - WAVE DISPERSION CURVES AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA, Simone Puel

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Computational Studies on Biomechanics of Concussion and on Efficacy of Football Helmets, David Labyak

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COMPUTATIONAL ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY: A FEASIBILITY STUDY, Yu Wang

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CONSENSUS BASED DISTRIBUTED CONTROL IN MICRO-GRID CLUSTERS, Syed Ahmed Fuad

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CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER IN TEXAS, Khalid Samady

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Controlling Properties of Agglomerates for Chemical Processes, Joseph A. Halt

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CONTROL OF A POWERED ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS: FROM PERCEPTION TO IMPEDANCE MODULATION, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro

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CO-OCCURRENCE OF NITROGEN FIXATION AND DENITRIFICATION ACROSS A STREAM NITROGEN GRADIENT IN A WESTERN WATERSHED, Erin K. Eberhard

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DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR CARBON NANOTUBE CIRCUITS CONSIDERING PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY OPTIMIZATION, Lin Liu

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DESIGN, LABORATORY TESTING, AND YIELD LINE ANALYSIS OF A FERROCEMENT PIT LATRINE SLAB, Larry Alan Schirmer Jr

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DESIGN OF ROBUST HYDROGEL BASED ON MUSSEL-INSPIRED CHEMISTRY, Yuan Liu

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Detecting Overpressure Zones by Using Model Based Inversion in Kupe Field, New Zealand, Timucin Cakir

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DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE IN SHEAR CONNECTIONS USING ACOUSTIC WAVE PROPAGATION, Zichao Wang

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DEVELOPING A GIS TOOL FOR INFINITE SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS (GIS-TISSA), Jonathon Sanders

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HISTIDINE-TAGGED HPV16 L2 AND MS2-ARGININE-TAGGED RECOMBINANT PROTEINS FOR DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES, Tahiyat Alothaim

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-FIDELITY MODEL AND KALMAN FILTER BASED STATE ESTIMATOR FOR SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF NOX REDUCTION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Venkata Rajesh Chundru

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVAPORATION SUB-MODEL AND SIMULATION OF MULTIPLE DROPLET IMPINGEMENT IN VOLUME OF FLUID METHOD, Sathya Prasad Potham

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DEVELOPMENT OF BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS FOR IDENTIFYING PATHWAY REGULATORS, INFERRING GENE REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS AND VISUALIZING GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Chathura J. Gunasekara

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DEVELOPMENT OF GENE-BASED MICROSATELLITE MARKERS IN Acer saccharum MARSH., Monica Harmon

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DIRECT SAMPLING METHODS FOR INVERSE SCATTERING PROBLEMS, Ala Mahmood Nahar Al Zaalig

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Distance magic-type and distance antimagic-type labelings of graphs, Bryan Freyberg

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Distance Perception in Virtual Environment through Head-mounted Displays, Bochao Li

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Distribution of permutation statistics across pattern avoidance classes, and the search for a Denert-associated condition equivalent to pattern avoidance, Joshua Thomas Agustin Davies

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DYNAMICS OF WILD RED RASPBERRY (RUBUS IDAEUS L.) AND THE INFLUENCE ON TREE REGENERATION WITHIN SILVICULTURAL OPENINGS IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD STAND, Matthew J. Widen

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EASILY VERIFIABLE CONTROLLER DESIGN WITH APPLICATION TO AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAINS, Mohammad Reza Amini

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ECOLOGICAL SANITATION OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL PANAMÁ: EFFECTIVENESS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF INTRINSIC AMMONIA-BASED TREATMENT FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION AND INCORPORATION OF FERROCEMENT TECHNOLOGY, David Kierys

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Effect of spark advance and fuel on knocking tendency of spark ignited engine, Abhay S. Joshi

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EFFECTS OF GROUP SELECTION WITH YELLOW BIRCH (BETULA ALLEGHANIENSIS) RETENTION ON THE UNDERSTORY AND SAPLING LAYER IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Megan A. Petras O'Neil

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EFFECTS OF IN-SITU LEAF-LEVEL CANOPY WARMING IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD FOREST, Kelsey Carter

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EFFECTS OF POST-FIRE SALVAGE LOGGING ON COMPACTION, INFILTRATION, WATER REPELLENCY, AND SEDIMENT YIELD AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUBSOILING ON SKID TRAILS, Iskender Demirtas

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Effects of Wildfire Severity on Early Successional Dynamics in Boreal Peatland Complexes, Elizabeth Ernst

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EFL EDUCATION IN MAINLAND CHINA: WORD MEMORIZATION AND ESSAY WRITING AMONG HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES, Rehema Clarken

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Electromagnetic Signal Feedback Control For Proximity Detection Systems, Adam K. Smith

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ELECTRO-OPTIC CONTACT POLING OF POLYMER WAVEGUIDE DEVICES AND THIN FILMS, Michael Briseno

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Electrospinning Novel Aligned Polymer Fiber Structures for Use in Neural Tissue Engineering, Rachel Martin

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ESTIMATING FISH HABITAT SELECTION AND MONITORING STREAM HABITAT QUALITY REQUIRES MORE THAN SIMPLY COUNTING FISH, Tony Matthys

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EVALUATION OF THERMAL STABILITY OF AUSFERRITE IN AUSTEMPERED DUCTILE IRON USING DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY, Karl Warsinski

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Experimental investigations of temperature controlled innovative annular flow-boiling of FC-72 in millimeter scale ducts – steady and enhanced pulsatile realizations, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul

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FEA ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING FOR FATIGUE STRESSES AND FATIGUE TEST DESIGN TO STUDY SKIN EFFECT IN DUCTILE IRON, Swapnil A. Pandey

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Feasibility & Discovery using FOX System to Generate Gain-of-Function Mutations with Hybrid Poplars, James Rauschendorfer

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Feature and Decision Level Fusion Using Multiple Kernel Learning and Fuzzy Integrals, Anthony Pinar

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Fluorescent Probe Development for Fructose Specific Transporters in Cancer, Joseph Fedie

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FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF SHALLOW PRECIPITATION TRIGGERED LAHARS IN 2016 ON CONCEPCIÓN AND MADERAS VOLCANOES, OMETEPE ISLAND, NICARAGUA, Lindsay Ellingson

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Formulation and testing of biodegradable polymeric coating on zinc wires in cardiovascular stent application, Avishan Arab Shomali

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FROM FEMALE ENGINEERING CO-OP TO CYBORG ENGINEER: PURPOSEFUL PARTICIPATION WITHIN THE BINARIES OF A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, Kirsti M. Arko

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Frontal Crash Analysis of a Conformable CNG tank using Finite Element Analysis, Datta Sandesh Manjunath

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Gamma/Hadron Separation for the HAWC Observatory, Michael J. Gerhardt

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Guaranteed Rendezvous for Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Cycle Length, Li Gou

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HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS IN A PADDLE REACTOR FOR BIOMASS FAST PYROLYIS, Ankith Ullal

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HETEROGENEOUS MULTI-SENSOR FUSION FOR 2D AND 3D POSE ESTIMATION, Hanieh Deilamsalehy

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Heterologous Expression and Purification of Full-Length Human Polybromo-1 Protein, Sarah Hopson

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High Performance Multiview Video Coding, Caoyang Jiang

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Human Centered Design of an Open-Drum, Treadle Thresher for Quinoa Farmers in the Andes of Northern Peru, Robert A. Hayes

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IDENTIFICATION OF NITRIC-OXIDE DEGRADATION PRODUCTS OF ASCORBIC ACID, Sushant Satyanarayan Kolipaka

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IMPACT OF E20 FUEL ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, TWO-STROKE ENGINE, Jon Gregory Loesche

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IMPACT OF NATURAL GAS DIRECT INJECTION ON THERMAL EFFICINECY IN A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE, James Sevik

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IMPACT OF PRETREATMENT METHODS ON FAST PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS, Yash Donepudi

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IMPACTS TO BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FROM BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT: A PAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Colin Phifer

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Implantable Wireless Sensor Networks: Application to Measuring Temperature for In Vivo Detection of Infections, Praharsh Madappaly Veetil

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Improving everyday computing tasks with head-mounted displays, James Walker

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Improving Planning: Quantitative Evaluation of the Premortem Technique in Field and Laboratory Settings, Madeline Peabody

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Incorporation of Higher Carbon Number Alcohols in Gasoline Blends for Application in Spark-Ignition Engines, Kristina Lawyer

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Influence of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Magnetic Stress on an Ionic Liquid Electrospray Source, Kurt Joseph Terhune

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INVESTIGATING MIRNA FUNCTIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC (STTM), Yiyou Gu

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Investigating the Importance of Detail Interest Level and Learning Objectives on the Seductive Detail Effect, Kay Tislar

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INVESTIGATING THE UTILITY OF RAPID ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT WORK OF PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Mariah Maggio

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INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF 3-D PRINTER PLATFORM AS BUILDING BLOCK FOR RAPID DESIGN OF RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING TOOL, Handy Chandra

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LABORATORY, COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF ICE NUCLEATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR MIXED PHASE CLOUDS, Fan Yang

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LAKEBED CHARACTERIZATION USING SIDE-SCAN DATA FOR INVESTIGATING THE LATEST LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS, Hasan Salih Kulunk

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LANGUAGE, RHETORIC, AND POLITICS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: A DECOLONIAL CRITICAL DISCOURSE PERSPECTIVE ON NIGERIA’S 2015 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, Yunana Ahmed

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF ORE TRANSPORTATION ROUTE ALTERNATIVES FOR EAGLE MINE, Soumith Kumar Oduru