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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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Limited Bandwidth Wireless Communication Strategies for Structural Control of Seismically Excited Shear Structures, Benjamin Winter

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LOW-COST OPEN-SOURCE GMAW-BASED METAL 3-D PRINTING: MONITORING, SLICER, OPTIMIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS, Yuenyong Nilsiam

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Magnetic Petrophysics of the Vulcan Iron Formation (Michigan, USA), Matthew Laird

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MASSIVELY PARALLEL ALGORITHMS FOR POINT CLOUD BASED OBJECT RECOGNITION ON HETEROGENEOUS ARCHITECTURE, Linjia Hu

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METHANE FLUXES AND POREWATER DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON DYNAMICS FROM DIFFERENT PEATLANDS TYPES IN THE PASTAZA-MARAÑON BASIN OF THE PERUVIAN AMAZON., Jhon del Aguila-Pasquel

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MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Zn-Ti ALLOYS FOR BIODEGRADABLE STENT APPLICATIONS, Zhiyong Yin

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Minimizing Run Time of Finite Element Analyses: Applications in Conformable CNG Tank Modeling, Paul M. Roehm

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MINIMUM TIME CONTROL OF PARALLELED BOOST CONVERTERS, Shishir Patel

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Akshat Abhay Raut

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THE PERISTALTIC FLOW OF NEWTONIAN AND NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS WITH APPLICATION TO THE HUMAN BODY, Samer Alokaily

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Modeling Mass and Thermal Transport in Thin Porous Media of PEM Fuel Cells, Vinaykumar Konduru

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MODELS OF FOREST INVENTORY FOR ISTANBUL FOREST USING AIRBORNE LiDAR AND SPACEBORNE IMAGERY, Mustafa Kagan Ozkal

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Molecular Modeling of Aerospace Polymer Matrices Including Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Epoxy, Matthew Radue

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Multi-Modal and Short-Range Transmission Loss in Ice-Covered, Near-Shore Arctic Waters, Miles B. Penhale

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MULTISCALE MODELING: THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF GRAPHENE/CYCLOALIPHATIC EPOXY COMPOSITES, Sorayot Chinkanjanarot

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MUSICAL EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, Ridwan Ahmed Khan

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NANOTEXTURED TITANIUM SURFACES FOR IMPLANTS: MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING ASPECTS, Sachin Bhosle

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NEUTRAL AND ADAPTIVE GENETIC VARIATION IN NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Sudhir Khodwekar

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NONLINEAR DIELECTRIC BEHAVIOR OF FIELD-INDUCED ANTIFERROELECTRIC/PARAELECTRIC-TO-FERROELECTRIC PHASE TRANSITION FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CAPACITOR APPLICATION, Mingyang Li

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NOVEL METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGE IN GLACIATED AND SUBAQUEOUS ENVIRONMENTS, Jordan Mertes

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Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Multiphase Flows Using an Improved Two-phase Flow Solver, Olabanji Shonibare

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ONLINE MAPPING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GEOSPATIAL DATA, Aysen Sozen

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ON THE EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN BAYESIAN AND FREQUENTIST NONPARAMETRIC HYPOTHESIS TESTING, Qiuchen Hai

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ON THE LOGIC, METHOD AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSITY OF TECHNICAL SYSTEMS: AN INQUIRY INTO THE DIAGNOSTIC MEASUREMENT OF HUMAN SKIN, Joel Beatty

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ON THE SAME PAGE: THEORY, PRACTICE & THE ELA COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, Jessica Lauer

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Performance Comparison of Binarized Neural Network with Convolutional Neural Network, Lopamudra Baruah

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PERFORMANCE OF HARD DISK DRIVES IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS, Trinoy Dutta

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PERFORMANCE SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE PHASED ANTENNA ARRAY USING ADAPTIVE BEAMFORMING AND GENETIC ALGORITHM TECHNIQUES, Ian Thomas Cummings

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Personality over Policy: A Comparative History of the Founding and Early Development of Four Significant American Manuscript Repositories of Business, Industry, and Technology, Erik Nordberg

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PLANNING FOR INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY IN SMALL GRAVITY-FED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: CASE STUDY IN RURAL PANAMA, Frank B. Dubasik

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POLYMER WAVEGUIDE MANUFACTURING AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INTEGRATION, Brandon Swatowski

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POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA) FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBER CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT CAN INHIBIT NODULE FORMATION OF COLON CANCER STEM CELLS BY REGULATING GENE EXPRESSION OF NOTCH SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY, Li Chen

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Position Control of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle From a Mobile Ground Vehicle, Astha Tiwari

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PREDICITNG FAILURE OF CULVERTS AND ASSOCIATED IMPACTS IN LOW ORDER STREAMS OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN, Charles King

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PRESERVING THE VERNACULAR POSTINDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE: BIG DATA GEOSPATIAL APPROACHES TO HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND INTERPRETATION, John D. M. Arnold

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QUANTUM INSPIRED SYMMETRIES IN LASER ENGINEERING, Mohammad Hosain Teimourpour

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Research And Development Of Industrial Integrated Robotic Workcell And Robotrun Software For Academic Curriculum, Siddharth Y. Parmar

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RESTORING AND SUSTAINING SMALLHOLDER Kappaphycus alvarezii FARMING POST-TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA IN MOLOCABOC, CENTRAL PHILIPPINES, David C. Fenlon

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Rock Magnetic Investigation of the Michigan Basin Soils and Sediments Overlying the Oil-Bearing Silurian Pinnacle Reefs, Jake Tresnak

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ROLE OF BLUEBERRY IN PANCREATIC β-CELLS, Weixiang Liu

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Search for High-Energy Gamma Rays in the Northern Fermi Bubble Region with the HAWC Observatory, Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares

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SECOND-LIFE BATTERY ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY MODELING AND APPLICATION TO A RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM, Busra Ovali

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Simulation of Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration using Lattice Boltzmann method, Kshitiz Kumar Jain

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Simulation of Human Ankle Trajectory during Stance Phase of Gait, Leslie Castelino

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SIMULATION STUDY ON EFFECT OF GAS CHARGING AND EGR IN A DUAL-FUEL ENGINE, Satyavenkata Naga Sai Sharath Gorthy

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Social, Economic, and Technical Feasibility of Ablution Gray Water Reuse in Tong, Ghana, Adrienne Masterton

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SOURCE PROTECTION AND DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA, Leigh Miller

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STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF BIO-DEGRADABLE ZN-LI ALLOYS IN STENT APPLICATION, Shan Zhao

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STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF FINGER LAKES GEOLOGY USING A FIELD STUDY, Jonathan D. Pragle

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SURFACE ENABLED LAB-ON-A-CHIP (LOC) DEVICE FOR PROTEIN DETECTION AND SEPARATION, Zhichao Wang

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TECHNO-ECONOMIC AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS OF BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM WOODY BIOMASS THROUGH TORREFACTION-FAST PYROLYSIS AND CATALYTIC UPGRADING, Olumide Winjobi

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The Effect of Myosync™ Supplementation on Physical Performance in Division II College Football Players, Matthew Gage

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THE EFFECTS OF EARLY PRUNING ON THE NEAR-GROUND BRANCH DENSITY OF FOUR LIVE FENCING SPECIES, Aric Devens

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THE EMISSION AND PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER WITH A DOWNSTREAM SCR, Sagar Sharma

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THE IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON SPARK IGNITION ENGINE PERFORMANCE UNDER HIGH LOAD OPERATION, Jeremy Worm

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THE INFLUENCE OF NATIVE WOODY SPECIES, COMBRETUM GLUTINOSUM AND PILIOSTIGMA RETICULATUM, ON SOIL FERTILITY IN DIALACOTO, SENEGAL, Gwen Jacobson

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The Intrinsic Variability of the Water Vapor Saturation Ratio Due to Mixing, Jesse Anderson

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The Role of Active Flow-Control Devices in the Dynamic Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbine Rotors, Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

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THE SPATIAL ECOLOGY OF GRAY WOLVES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, 1994–2013, Shawn O'Neil

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THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS IN THE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION CLASSROOM: REINFORCING THE UNIVERSITY'S INTERNAL COMMUNITY LITERACY VIA SERVICE-LEARNING, Richard L. Ward

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(The Work of) Play in the Age of Electronic Reproduction, Alexis Newton

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TIGHTENING THE LOOP ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: DISTRIBUTED PLASTIC RECYCLING WITH AN OPEN SOURCE RECYCLEBOT, Shan Zhong

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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE USE IN CHAMORRO CUÉ, GRAL. E. AQUINO, SAN PEDRO, PARAGUAY, Noah Goyke

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TURBULENT TRANSITION SIMULATION AND PARTICULATE CAPTURE MODELING WITH AN INCOMPRESSIBLE LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD, John R. Murdock

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UNDERSTANDING PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS TO INTERNATIONAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIFIC TEAMWORK AND THE EXPANSION OF MEXICAN OIL PALM PLANTATIONS, Erin Pischke

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USING LiDAR TO MAP THE GEOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY OF ALLUVIAL FANS: SALTON SEA AREA, CALIFORNIA, Eric Alexander Macleod

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Using Lower Extremity Muscle Activations to Estimate Human Ankle Impedance in the External-Internal Direction, Lauren N. Knop

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USING REMOTE SITE INCUBATORS FOR RE-INTRODUCTION OF ARCTIC GRAYLNG (THYMALLUS ARCTICUS) TO THE BIG MANISTEE WATERSHED, Sunflower Wilson

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Utilizing RepRap Style 3D Printers for the Manufacturing of Composite Heat Exchangers, John Laureto

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WETLAND POLICY DESIGN IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES STATES: CASES OF POLICY SUCCESS AND FAILURE, Miranda N. Smith

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WATER QUALITY CONDITIONS AND POLLUTANT LOADS IN SURFACE WATERS NEAR THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT’S COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, Nathan Zgnilec

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A Cultural and Technical Study of Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance in a Small Community in Peru, Rebecca C. Midkiff

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A FAULT TOLERANT, DATA FUSION SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATION APPLICATIONS TO A DUCTED FAN VTOL UAV, Jian Lu

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A HIGH ACCURACY MINIMALLY INVASIVE REGULARIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBER, Mustafa Aggul

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AIR CHARGE ESTIMATION FOR AN SI ENGINE USING IN-CYLINDER PRESSURE SENSOR, Arya Yazdani

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A latent-class discrete-choice model to demonstrate how course attributes and student characteristics influence demand for economics electives: the challenge to increase enrollment, Reginald T. Dillingham II

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Analysis on the Performance Limitations of an Interferometric Geolocation Device, Michael Witt

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AN ANALYSIS OF STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNICATION IN COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, Wei Zhang

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VALIDITY OF THE KINETIC MODEL FOR LIQUID-VAPOR PHASE CHANGE BY EXAMINING CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, Kishan Bellur

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON NOx REDUCTION IN A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Saksham Gupta

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION REGIMES IN A LIGHT DUTY ENGINE, Kaushik Kannan

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND SPACE VELOCITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A CU-ZEOLITE FLOW-THROUGH SCR AND A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF WITH AND WITHOUT PM LOADING, Vaibhav Kadam

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AN INVESTIGATION OF A FOREST FIELD TRIP FOR ELELMENTARY STUDENTS: WHAT STRATEGIES WERE USED, AND TO WHAT EXTENT WERE THESE STRATEGIES EFFECTIVE IN SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING?, Michelle M. Miller

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A NOCSAE DROP TEST/ 3D-FEM STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KINEMATIC RESPONSE OF THE HEAD, HEAD IMPACT CONTACT PRESSURE (HICP) AND KINETIC RESPONSE OF THE BRAIN TO DELINEATE THE RISK OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI)., Raghavendra Krishna Tej Bhamidipati

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A NOVEL LOW LATENCY, HIGH RESOLUTION AND LOW COST TIME SYNCHRONIZATION, Ali Aghdaei

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A PETROPHYSICAL EVALUATION FOR PERMEABILITY OF A GAS RESERVOIR IN THE TARANAKI BASIN, NEW ZEALAND, Musa Cetin

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ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI OF NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR (Thuja occidentalis L.): HABITAT EFFECTS ON FUNGAL COMMUNITIES AND INOCULUM EFFECTS ON PLANT GROWTH ON ACID PEAT SOILS, Guswarni Anwar

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Archaeological Investigations And Historical Survey, Fort WIlkins Historic State Park: Keweenaw County, Michigan, Eric T. Pomber

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A SELF-NORMALIZING APPROACH TO THE SPECIFICATION TEST OF MIXED FREQUENCY MODELS, Henriette Groenvik

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A SMALL-SCALE WATER BUDGET APPROACH AND WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT: A CASE STUDY FOR CALDERAS LAKE, GUATEMALA, Edrick Ramos

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ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF INLAND LAKES IN MICHIGAN, Kaitlin Reinl

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A STUDY ON REGIONAL WATER RESOURCE SHORTAGE IN THE BEIJING-TIANJIN-HEBEI REGION: DOMINANT ISSUES, EXISTING PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS, Yuxiao Wang

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A SUSTAINABILITY-BASED PROJECT SELECTION ALGORITHM: SOCIO-TECHNICAL-ECONOMIC PROJECT SELECTION (STEPS) ALGORITHM, Bharathi Bhattu

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AUTONOMOUS DC MICROGRID WITH SELF-CONFIGURABLE FEASIBILITY, Amir Farshad

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A WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEM WITH DIGITALLY CONTROLLED SIGNAL CONDITIONING CIRCUIT FOR FORCE MONITORING AT BONE FIXATION PLATES, Govindan Suresh

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Barriers to and Efficacy of Point-of-Use Chemical Drinking Water Treatment in Kolda, Senegal, West Africa, Barbara L. Michel

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Composition In A Rural Zambian Stream, Bradley Wells

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CAN SEISMIC VELOCITY STACKING ERRORS RESULT IN THE LOW-FREQUENCY SHADOW?, Umit Serhan Inan