Since November 1, 2008, students submitting Master’s theses and project reports are required to submit their work in electronic format to DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Prior to November 1, 2008, deposit of printed copies of master's theses was required. To locate a thesis written before November 1, 2008, please search the Kennedy Library catalog using the terms "Cal Poly master's thesis."

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Theses/Project Reports from 2016

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Effects of Curing Cycle and Loading Rates on the Bearing Stress of Double Shear Composite Joints, Mateja Andrejic

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PINK AND DUDE CHEFS: IMPACT OF A NUTRITION AND CULINARY EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AN AFTERSCHOOL SETTING, Jessie R. Bierlich-Wesch

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Development of a Model and Optimal Control Strategy for the Cal Poly Central Plant and Thermal Energy Storage System, Daniel Douglas Castro

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AUTOMATED VEHICLES: A GUIDE FOR PLANNERS AND POLICYMAKERS, Charlie Coles

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EFFECT OF LOW VELOCITY IMPACT ON THE VIBRATIONAL BEHAVIOR OF A COMPOSITE WING, Richard M. de Luna

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Out-of-Loop Compensation Method for Op-Amps Driving Heavy Capacitive Loads, Shubham Gandhi

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Coffee Queue Project, George Dimitrov Gargov

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Nutrition and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults in the US, NHANES 2009-2012, Jessica Anne Hews

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FULL-SCALE SHAKE TABLE CYCLIC SIMPLE SHEAR TESTING OF LIQUEFIABLE SOIL, Jasper Stanford Jacobs

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Synthesis and Optimization of Emulsion Polymers, Daisy Jauregui

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SPEST - A TOOL FOR SPECIFICATION-BASED TESTING, Corrigan Redford Johnson

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A STUDY OF OSTEOCYTE APOPTOSIS IN MECHANICALLY LOADED AND UNLOADED MURINE TIBIAE, Josiah Elihu Kessler

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Multi-level Analytic Network Process Model to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions in Disaster Recovery Planning, Martina Ursula Kroener

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Exploring Transit Ridership Using Census, Routing & Scheduling, and Stop Characteristic Data, Douglas Harvey Moody

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SEASONAL AND DILUTION RATE IMPACTS ON NANNOCHLOROPSIS OCEANICA PRODUCTIVITY IN ALGAE RACEWAY PONDS, Garrett Dameron Murawsky

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Structural Damage Detection By Comparison of Experimental And Theoretical Mode Shapes, William George Rosenblatt

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Reducing Costs in Human Assisted Speech Transcription, Justin Rovin

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Design and Analysis of a Lift Assist Walker, Deep P. Shah

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Evaluation of Strength Reduction Factor for Concentrically Braced Frames Based on Nonlinear Single Degree-of-Freedom Systems, Ryan Michael Slein

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Wide-band Gap Devices for DC Breaker Applications, Olukayode O. Sodipe

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NUMERICAL DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF A PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL SOLAR THERMAL STORAGE UNIT SYSTEM MODEL, Jared Tower

Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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Polymer Transcrystallization Induced by Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Fibers, John Abdou

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Lyme disease ecology in San Luis Obispo County: The role of the western gray squirrel, Ryan William Baker-Branstetter

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Divergent Plume Reduction of a High-Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster, Christopher M. Barlog

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A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF TIBIAL STEM GEOMETRY FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS, Aaron Isidro Bautista

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Characterization of two Vernier-Tuned Distributed Bragg Reflector (VT-DBR) Lasers used in Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT), Greg M. Bergdoll

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USING ARCHIVED TRANSIT DATA TO ANALYZE THE EFFECT OF RAINFALL ON TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AT THE ROUTE LEVEL, Nicholas F. Bleich

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An Invasive Grass and a Desert Adapted Rodent: is there an Effect on Locomotory Performance and is it Modified by Prior Experience or Familiarization?, Camille D. Boag

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Effect of Surfactant Architecture on Conformational Transitions of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes, Greg A. Braggin

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Locating Optimal Water Quality Monitoring Locations Using Demand Coverage Index Method, Jeffrey Scott Brake

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Aerospike Rocket Motor Structural Webbing, Andrew Brock

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Bishop Peak Natural Reserve Conservation Plan Update, Douglas J. Bush

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The impact of a controlled 10-week pistachio feeding crossover trial on blood lipids and measures of adiposity, Alison Helen Bushnell

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Nonnegative Matrix Factorization and Document Classification, Stephen Calabrese

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The use of Sphingomyelin to protect against UV induced DNA damage in Human Keratinocytes, Kevin Campbell

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AXISYMMETRIC BI-PROPELLANT AIR AUGMENTED ROCKET TESTING WITH ANNULAR CAVITY MIXING ENHANCEMENT, Allen A. C. Capatina

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Effects of supplemental hydration on physiology and behavior of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus), Griffin D. Capehart

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Exploring the Physiological Role of Vibrio fischeri PepN, Sally L. Cello

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The Smart Growth Implications of the Los Angeles Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, Forrest F. Chamberlain

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Telepresence: Design, Implementation and Study of an HMD-controlled Avatar with a Mechatronic Approach, Darren Michael Chan

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THE EFFECTS OF FOLIAR NUTRIENT APPLICATIONS ON SPLIT, YIELD, AND INTERNAL FRUIT QUALITY OF 'WONDERFUL' POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.), John Matthew Chater

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Investigating the Correlation between Freeway Service Levels and Freeway Service Patrol Assists, Nora Chin

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Medical Image Registration Using Artificial Neural Network, Hyunjong Choi

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Composition Effects on Sheen and Spread Rate of an Interior Flat, One Coat Latex Paint Formulation, Dana James Christensen II

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Calculating Staircase Slope from a Single Image, Nicholas Joseph Clarke

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SPARSE APERTURE SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY TELESCOPE ACTIVE OPTICS CONTROL SYSTEM, Matthew Clause

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High Moisture Extrusion of Oatmeal, Brandon F. Coleman

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Consumer evaluation: The link between body mass index, reward sensitivity, product liking and emotion, Malori Comer

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Detecting Learning Styles in Video Games, Benjamin Cooley

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A Risk Analysis Model for the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pipes in a Water Distribution System: A Statistical Approach, Hernan Cortez

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The effects of massage on perceived physical soreness, pain and markers of inflammation following high intensity unaccustomed exercise, Courtney Lynn Crow

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A Finite Element Analysis on the Viscoelasticity of Postmenopausal Compact Bone Utilizing a Complex Collagen D-spacing Model, Austin C. Cummings

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THE EFFECTS OF A NOVEL EXERCISE TRAINING SUIT ON CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS, BODY COMPOSITION AND LEG STRENGTH, Trevor M. Curry, Steven C. Davis, Aydin Nazmi, and Don Clegg

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Development and Validation of a Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model and Subsequent Gait Analysis of Intact ACL and ACL Deficient Individuals, Nicholas Czapla

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OPTIMIZING THE PISTACHIO SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS NETWORK FOR FRESNO COUNTY USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS NETWORK ANALYSIS METHOD, Farnaz Daneshpour

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Analysis of the United States Hop Market, Michael W. Dasso

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Improved Detection of Gold Nanoparticle Labels for Paper-based Analytics, Brian Taylor Daugherty

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Three-Phase Generation Using Reactive Networks, Tattiana Karina Coleman Davenport

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Development of Local Transient Heat Flux Measurements in an Axisymmetric Hybrid Rocket Nozzle, Christopher D'Elia

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Universal Programmable Battery Charger with Optional Battery Management System, Michael Duke DeSando

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Screening of biocontrol organisms for the management of phytopathogenic fungi and foodborne pathogens on produce, Antoinette BoYee de Senna

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Demographics and Transfer of Escherichia coli Within Bos taurus Populations, Joshua Ryan Dillard

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Designing a Visual Front End in Audio-Visual Automatic Speech Recognition System, Junda Dong

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROPHORECTIC SEPARATIONS ON A CELLULOSE PAPER-MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Kyle Robert Fast

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A Three-Dimensional Anatomically Accurate Finite Element Model for Nerve Fiber Activation Simulation Coupling, Shain Ann Fischer

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Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization Suite (STOpS): Optimization of Multiple Gravity Assist Spacecraft Trajectories Using Modern Optimization Techniques, Timothy J. Fitzgerald

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IR-Depth Face Detection and Lip Localization Using Kinect V2, Katherine KaYan Fong

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Platforms for Teaching Distributed Computing Concepts to Undergraduate Students, J. Forrester

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GPUHElib and DistributedHElib: Distributed Computing Variants of HElib, a Homomorphic Encryption Library, Ethan Andrew Frame

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HEIDE: An IDE for the Homomorphic Encryption Library HElib, Grant Taylor Frame

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REST API to Access and Manage Geospatial Pipeline Integrity Data, Alexandra Michelle Francis

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ECG Classification with an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System, Brad Thomas Funsten Mr.

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Early Forest Fire Detection via Principal Component Analysis of Spectral and Temporal Smoke Signature, David Casimir Garges

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Multi-stress proteomics: The global protein response to multiple environmental stressors in the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes, Michael A. Garland

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VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING OF ROTATING SYSTEMS WITH GYROSCOPIC EFFECT, Nenad Gavrilovic

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Methodologies for Simplified Lifeline System Risk Assessments, Michael Germeraad

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TOWARD THE SYSTEMATIZATION OF ACTIVE AUTHENTICATION RESEARCH, Daniel Fleming Gerrity

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Identifying and Predicting Rat Behavior Using Neural Networks, Jonathan A. Gettner

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Outdoor Adventure Therapy to Increase Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Elizabeth C. Gill M.S., Suzanne Phelan Ph.D, Marni Goldenberg Ph.D, and Heather Starnes Ph.D

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METHODS AND OBSERVATIONS FOR THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE ON VOLATILE LOSS FROM WINE FERMENTATION, David Martin Goldfarb

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DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS NEEDED FOR RADIATION ANALYSIS OF A CUBESAT DEPLOYER USING OLTARIS, MaryCarmen Gonzalez-Dorbecker

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A Hybrid Approach to General Information Extraction, Marie Belen Grap

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The Development of a High-Performance Distributed Battery Management System for Large Lithium Ion Packs, Christopher B. Grasberger

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MODELING AND TEST OF THE EFFICIENCY OF ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLERS FOR BRUSHLESS DC MOTORS, Clayton R. Green

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Scaled Synthetic Aperture Radar System Development, Ryan K. Green

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Benchmarking, Characterization and Tuning of Shell EcoMarathon Prototype Powertrain, Eric J. Griess

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Development and Lab Calibration of the Pnuematic In-situ Soil Caving Index Sampler (PISCIS), Michael A. Grolle

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Measuring the Influence that Components have on Pedestrian Route Choice in Activated Alleys, Samuel Hirsher Gross

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Three Degree-of-Freedom Parallel Actuator Telescope Mount, Garrett Daniel Gudgel

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Modeling Viscoelastic Behavior in Compact Bone through a Distribution of Collagen D-Spacing: A Finite Element Analysis, Christopher Ha

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Inductive Monitoring Systems: A CubeSat Ground-Based Prototype, Michelle Haddock

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Adaptive Automotive Lighting Systems, Marc W. Haeberlin

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THE PROTEOMIC RESPONSE OF THE CARCINUS MAENAS Y-ORGAN OVER THE COURSE OF THE MOLT CYCLE, Mark S. Hamer

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Gods and Gurus in the City of Angels: Aimee Semple McPherson, Swami Paramananda, and Los Angeles in the 1920s, Amy Hart

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ANALYSIS OF MOS CURRENT MODE LOGIC (MCML) AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MCML STANDARD CELL LIBRARY FOR LOW-NOISE DIGITAL CIRCUIT DESIGN, Marcus Edwin Allan Heim

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A Customer Value Assessment Process (CVAP) for Ballistic Missile Defense, Alex Hernandez

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SRAM Compiler For Automated Memory Layout Supporting Multiple Transistor Process Technologies, Brandon Hilgers

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Detecting Change in Central California Coast Coho Salmon Habitat in Scotts Creek, California, from 1997–2013, Ashley Brubaker Hillard

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EIGHT DEGREE OF FREEDOM VEHICLE MODEL WITH PITCH, YAW, TIRE CONTROL AND SENSOR INPUTS, Sean T. Hirtle

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Stability Analysis of Negative Resistance-Based Source Combining Power Amplifiers, Hannah S. Homer