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 2009

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Plant Growth Regulator Sprays and Girdling: Potential Horticultural Techniques to Increase Fruit Retention and Yield of Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) Trees in California, Leila Anne Graves

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SHEAR STRENGTH AND ARTIFICIAL AGING CHARACTERIZATION FOR SILICONE BONDING OF POLYISOBUTYLENE (PIBS) BLENDS IN RELATION TO THEIR USE AS LEAD INSULATION MATERIAL, Shawn Grening

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Evaluation of Herbicide Efficacy as Influenced by Adjuvant and Nozzle Type, Catherine L. (Grissom) Ansolabehere

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Two-Phase Boost Converter, Tadeus Gunawan

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Do Canines Experience the Effects of Heart Rate Turbulence?, Melanie Ann Gurunathan

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Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) Life History, Population Status, Population Threats, and Habitat Assessment of Conditions at Fort Hunter Liggett, Monterey County, California, Jacquelyn Petrasich Hancock

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Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Applied to Flight Training, Joel D. Hanson

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“BUT NOT IN VAIN:” THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 1947-1969, Joshua M. Harmon

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A RAPID PROTOTYPING METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A COMPLEX THREE-DIMENSIONAL SUBSTRATE, Kathryn Jacoba Hart

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Boundless Fluids Using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method, Kyle J. Haughey

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The Armor of Democracy: Volunteerism on the Home Front in World War II California, Christopher Michael Head

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Feasibility of Ellipsometric Sensor Development for Use During PECVD SiOx Coated Polymer Product Manufacturing, Daniel Lynn Helms

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SPECIFIC PLANS: AN IMPLEMENTATION TOOL FOR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION. A SPECIFIC PLAN PROPOSAL FOR DOWNTOWN DELANO, CALIFORNIA, Emily Suzanne Henderson

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NANO-MECHANICS OF CARTILAGE GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHODS, Kevin Neil Hendrickson

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Investigating the Roles of NDJ1 and TID1 in Distributive Segregation Using Non-Exchange Chromosomes, Jonathan V. Henzel

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Single Cell Impedance Measurements using Microfabricated Electrodes and Labview Graphical Programming, Stephanie Sophia Hernandez

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Solar Power for Deployment in Populated Areas, Nathan Andrew Hicks

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ACUTE NITRATE EXPOSURE CAUSES PROTEOMIC CHANGES CONSISTENT WITH THE REGULATION OF REACTIVE OXYGEN AND NITROGEN SPECIES, Lauren R. Hitt and Lars Tomanek

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Dissolved organic matter influences the timing of embryonic development of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus., Corbin J. Hodges

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City of South Lake Tahoe Subdivision Ordinance: An Opportunity for Smart Growth, Sustainability, and Application Streamlining, Hilary Kay Hodges

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The Effects of Alterations to Upper Limb Inertial Properties on Vertical Point-to-Point Movement, Adrian K. Hongo

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COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF ALENDRONATE EFFECTS ON CANINE RIB REMODELING AND MICRODAMAGE, Emily Huang

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JDiet: Footprint Reduction for Memory-constrained Systems, Michael John Huffman

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Three-Dimensional Target Modeling with Synthetic Aperture Radar, John R. Hupton

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Robust Unconstrained Face Detection and Lip Localization using Gabor Filters, Robert E. Hursig

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EXTRACTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LIPIDS FROM MICROALGAE GROWN ON MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER, Matthew W. Hutton

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Potential Migration of ε-Caprolactam to Water and Wine as Affected by Transportation and Storage, Joseph C. Ianneo

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The Interaction between Throttling and Thrust Vectoring of an Annular Aerospike Nozzle, David Michael Imbaratto

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Assessment of electrospinning as an in-house fabrication technique for blood vessel mimic cellular scaffolding, Colby M. James

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Development and Formative Implementation of a Nutrition Assessment and Peer Education Program Based on Dietary Analysis at a California State University, Janay Jelso

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OPTIMIZATION OF GAN LASER DIODES USING 1D AND 2D OPTICAL SIMULATIONS, Sean Richard Keali'i Jobe

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The Fundability and Marketability of Green Buildings at Public Universities: Transcending the Funding Paradigm at Cal Poly, Eileen E. Joseph

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Bamboo: An Alternative Building Material for Urban Ethiopia, Bewketu Z. Kassa

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Application of PV Panels in Large Multi-Story Buildings, Sara Kayal

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Development of a Low Cost Handheld Microfluidic Phosphate Colorimeter for Water Quality Analysis, Sean C. Kaylor

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Orizaba Urban Design Plan, Timothy J. Kelly

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DESIGN EVALUATION OF AN ANAEROBIC CHAMBER PROTOTYPE, Anthony M. Kendig

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Target Tracking Using Various Filters in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data and Imagery, Jessica L. Kiefer

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Drain Diverter, Hyung Joon Kim

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SOLVING REVERSE LOGISTICS: OPTIMIZING MULTI-ECHELON REVERSE NETWORK, jun kim

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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF Marmara gulosa GUILLÉN AND DAVIS IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Crystal A. Kirkland

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The Effects of Aging on Muscle Loss and Nuclear Factor Kappa-B Levels in Rats Fed a Diet Containing Suboptimal Leucine Levels, Corinne Rose Kohlen

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STORE AND FORWARD ROUTING FOR SPARSE PICO-SATELLITE SENSOR NETWORKS WITH DATA-MULES, Trevor Joseph Koritza

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Optimization of Two-Way Post-Tensioned Concrete Floor Systems, Gaelyn B. Krauser

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Seismic Performance of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Retrofitted with Post-Tensioning Tendons, Daniel Louis Lazzarini

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Non-Linear Contact Analysis of Meshing Gears, Chun Hung Lee

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Pipelined Apache HTTP Server, Kevin Le

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ADVANCED THERMOSONIC WIRE BONDING USING HIGH FREQUENCY ULTRASONIC POWER: OPTIMIZATION, BONDABILITY, AND RELIABILITY, Minh-Nhat Ba Le

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The Relationship Between Plasma Steroid Hormone Concentrations and the Reproductive Cycle of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus, Craig Michael Lind

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Enhancement Plan for Downtown Cayucos, Ca, Rachelle Sarai Sneh Lopez

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Detection and Tracking of Stealthy Targets Using Particle Filters, Philip M. Losie

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General Direction Routing Protocol, Sean Michael Lydon

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Feeding Phishers, Nicholas J. Lynch

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FRP CONFINED REINFORCED CONCRETE CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION SEISMIC APPLICATIONS, Jeffrey G. Lyon

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Performance of a Catch Basin Filter and Leachate from Biocidal Media for Stormwater Treatment, Ryan Scott MacLure

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An Assessment of Indoor Infiltration Parameters for Black Carbon from Residential Wood Combustion and the Spectral Dependence of Light Absorption for Organic Carbon, Christopher John Malejan

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AFFINE REGION TRACKING AND AUGMENTATION USING MSER AND ADAPTIVE SIFT MODEL GENERATION, Matthew James Marano

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Moving Towards Self-Reliance: Living Conditions of Refugee Camps in Lebanon and Opportunities for Development, Dana Masad

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The Fruiting and Berry-Chemistry Responses of Zinfandel Grapes to Cluster Thinning, Cameron John Mauritson

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Temperature Influence and Heat Management Requirements of Microalgae Cultivation in Photobioreactors, Thomas Hagen Mehlitz

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A VISCOELASTIC RESPONSE FROM THIN METAL FILMS DEPOSITED ON SILICON FOR MICROSYSTEM APPLICATIONS, Steven L. Meredith

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A System for Natural Language Unmarked Clausal Transformations in Text-to-Text Applications, Daniel Miller

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A SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE LIFT AND DRAG FORCES OF A SPINNING GOLF BALL HELD FIXED WITHIN A WIND TUNNEL, Ryan R. Miller

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COMPARISON AND DESIGN OF SIMPLIFIED GENERAL PERTURBATION MODELS (SGP4) AND CODE FOR NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, ORBITAL DEBRIS PROGRAM OFFICE, Nicholas Z. Miura

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Effectiveness of Thermal Oxidation in Relation to Anterior Cervical Plates, Katherine A. Miyashiro

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Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of an Extreme Aspect Ratio HALE UAV, Bryan J. Morrisey

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Internet-Scale Reactive Routing and Mobility, Daniel B. Nelson

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Rayleigh Flow of Two-Phase Nitrous Oxide as a Hybrid Rocket Nozzle Coolant, Lauren May Nelson

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EFFECT OF STARTER CULTURES ON LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS SURVIVAL AND GENE EXPRESSION IN YOGURT, Elizabeth W. Ng

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND LIFE PREDICTION FOR SMALL WIND TURBINE BLADES: A WOOD LAMINATE CASE STUDY, Christopher James Nosti

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ETHNIC IDENTITY AND SENSE OF SCHOOL BELONGINGNESS: BEHAVIORS AND BELIEFS OF IMMIGRANT HISPANIC STUDENTS AND PARENTS, Francisco B. Ortiz

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Prestressing Concrete with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers, Skye M. Orvis

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A UNIFIED RESOURCE PLATFORM FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SCALABLE WEB APPLICATIONS, Russell Palmiter

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NOVEL CURRENT-FED BOUNDARY-MODE PARALLEL-RESONANT PUSH-PULL CONVERTER, Jonathan David Paolucci

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Automation in CS1 with the Factoring Problem Generator, Joshua B. Parker

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STT EVENT STREAM FEATURE TO ASSIST SOFTWARE TESTING OF IMPANTABLE DEVICES IN ST. JUDE MEDICAL, Yong J. Park

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An Investigation of E-glass Structure with Different Filler Material under Vibration and Bending Loading, John R. Parra

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) Scaffolds for Vascular Tissue Engineering and the Advancement of an In Vitro Blood Vessel Mimic, Tiffany Richelle Pena

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Agricultural Buffer Criteria for the City of Arroyo Grande, Laura A. Pennebaker

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INFLUENCE OF CROP LOAD ON FRUIT COMPOSITION USING PINOT NOIR GRAPES, Patrick G. Phelan

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Impacts of Delayed Drawdown on Water Quality and Aquatic Biota in Seasonal Wetlands of the Grassland Ecological Area, Los Banos, California, Kyle Nathan Poole

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A Study of the Seismic Performance of Early Multi-Story Steel Frame Structures with Unreinforced Masonry Infill, Kristin Potterton

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An Approach Based On Wavelet Decomposition And Neural Network For ECG Noise Reduction, Suranai Poungponsri

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Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs: A Means-End Study, Daniel Thomas Pronsolino

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REMOVAL OF BORON FROM PRODUCED WATER BY CO-PRECIPITATION / ADSORPTION FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE, Imran Yusuf Rahman, Yarrow Nelson, and Tryg Lundquist

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A FLIGHT SIMULATION STUDY OF THE SIMULTANEOUS NON-INTERFERING AIRCRAFT APPROACH, Brian H. Reel

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL WITH ANT COLONY OPTIMIZATION, David T. Renfrew

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Validation of Linearized Flight Models using Automated System-Identification, Keith Eric Rothman

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Sensor Integration for Low-Cost Crash Avoidance, Stephane M. Roussel

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Restoration of A. fasciculatum at Rocky Canyon Granite Quarry, San Luis Obispo, CA, Catherine L. Roy

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Harmonic Analysis of a Static VAR Compensated Mixed Load System, James David Ruckdaschel

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ANALYSIS & DESIGN OF IMPROVED MULTIPHASE INTERLEAVING DC-DC CONVERTER WITH INPUT-OUTPUT BYPASS CAPACITOR, Rudi Rudianto

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IMPACT OF WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON GRAPEVINE GROWTH, YIELD COMPONENTS, PLANT AND ARTHROPOD ABUNDANCE, AND CARABID SEED PREDATION IN PASO ROBLES VINEYARD, paolo sanguankeo

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Simulated in MATLAB, Matthew Schlutz

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Hyperspectral Image Compression Using a Two-Stage KLT, Seton S. Schroeder

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Techniques for triggering germination of Adenostoma fasciculatum in revegetation projects at Rocky Canyon Quarry, Stephanie B. Scolari

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A Study of Dempster-Shafer's Theory of Evidence in Comparison to Classical Probability Combination, Scott J. Seims

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EFFECT OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON TEXTURE, COMPOSITION AND APPLICABILITY OF HIGH PROTEIN DAIRY FOOD, MAULIK SHAH

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Tall Fescue (Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) S.J. Darbyshire) Cultivar Performance in the Central California Coastal Region, Seril Shimizu

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DESIGNING A MICROBIAL PROLYL PEPTIDASE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF CELIAC DISEASE, Matthew J. Shurtleff