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Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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THE EFFECT OF PRETREATMENT METHODS ON METHANE YIELD AND NUTRIENT SOLUBILIZATION DURING ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF MICROALGAE, Alexander Scott Hill

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A PARETO-FRONTIER ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE TRENDS FOR SMALL REGIONAL COVERAGE LEO CONSTELLATION SYSTEMS, Christopher Alan Hinds

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Laser Speckle Imaging: A Quantitative Tool for Flow Analysis, Taylor A. Hinsdale

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Communicative Design: Transit Architecture for Growing Cities, James Derek Holloway

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A spatial analysis of changes in recreational fishing pressure on the central coast of California subsequent to MPA implementation, Morgan Ivens-Duran

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SEASONAL VARIATION OF MILK IN CENTRAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA AND THE ASSOCIATION OF MILK VARIATION WITH THE COMPOSITION AND TEXTURE OF LOW MOSITURE PART SKIM MOZZARELLA, VAIDEKI JAI

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Development of a Bicycle Level of Service Methodology for Two-Way Stop-Controlled (TWSC) Intersections, Nathan R. Johnston

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THE EFFECT OF ARTERY BIFURCATION ANGLES ON FLUID FLOW AND WALL SHEAR STRESS IN THE MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY, Zachary Ramey Jones

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Modification of the Cal Poly Spacecraft Simulator System for Robust Control Law Verification, TOMOYUKI KATO

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THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND EXTRACTION TECHNIQUE ON THE BINDING INTERACTIONS AND HYDROLYSIS OF β-LACTOGLOBULIN WITH MILK FAT GLOBULE MEMBRANE (MFGM), Corbin R. Kembel

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Public Art: Context & Process in San Luis Obispo, CA, Kristin Ann Kiefer

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Addition of a Stanton Gauge to the Boundary Layer Data System, Brittany Reanne Kinkade

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An Examination of an Environmental Change in Beverages Available to High School Students in Santa Maria, California on Their Consumption Behavior, Susan Eileen Klucker

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EFFECTS OF OVARIECTOMY AND ANATOMICAL POSITION ON THE COMPACT BONE AS SEEN IN THREE MONTH SUMMER OVINE MODEL, Bryan C. Kraft

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Adapting Monte Carlo Localization to Utilize Floor and Wall Texture Data, Stephanie Krapil

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Element Detection in Japanese Comic Book Panels, Toshihiro Kuboi

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ATREngine: An Orientation-Based Algorithm for Automatic Target Recognition, Justin Ting-Jeuan Kuo

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Towards an automated weight lifting coach: introducing LIFT, Michael Andrew Lady

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH PRECISION QUANTUM DOT SYNTHESIS METHOD UTILIZING A MICROFLUIDIC REACTOR AND IN-LINE FLUORESCENCE FLOW CELL, William Henry Lafferty

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Addressing Childhood Obesity Through the Built Environment: The Guadalupe Case Sudy, Sophia Y. Lai

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Design of Controlled Environment for Tissue Engineering, Malcolm Gerald Lapera

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Assessing Rodent Species Counts and Diversity in the Not-Grazed Montana De Oro State Park and the Rotationally Grazed Pecho Ranch, Nancy Marie Lemos

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COFFEE: Context Observer For Fast Enthralling Entertainment, Anthony M. Lenz

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Experimental Study of Delay of Separation on a NACA 0015 Wing Model Using Synthetic Jet Actuators, Alan M. L'Esperance

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Barriers to Adoption of Methane Digester Technology on California Dairies, Desiree Lee Libarle

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ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MARKING INK FOR MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONICS, Liang Li

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STUDY THE EFFECTS OF CORE ORIENTATION AND DIFFERENT FACE THICKNESSES ON MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF HONEYCOMB SANDWICH STRUCTURES UNDER THREE POINT BENDING, Joshua m. Lister

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Learning About LED Lighting Technology Through Patents, Joe C. Liu

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROPERTIES AND FABRICATION METHODS OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, Ann E. Livingston-Peters

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A Multicultural Nutrition and Culinary Intervention for Middle School Students: Pink and Dude Chefs, Phase 2, Jaime Lynn Lockhart

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Characterization of changes in composition and physicochemical properties of casein micelles from raw milk to buttermilk, Melissa Ann Looney

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TUNNEL ROAD SAFETY: A LOOK AT OLDER DRIVERS’ PERFORMANCE AND SIGHT IMPAIRMENT, Edith Lopez

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Interfacial Interactions between Carbon Nanoparticles and Conjugated Polymers, Yanqi Luo

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Smarticles: A Method for Identifying and Correcting Instability and Error Caused by Explicit Integration Techniques in Physically Based Simulations, Susan Aileen Marano

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Consumer Evaluation of Cheese: Linking Hedonics, Emotions and Perception of Product Attributes, Kristine Patricia Martinez

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The Relationship between Bicycles and Traffic Safety for All Road Users, Jasmine A. Martin

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MOS CURRENT MODE LOGIC (MCML) ANALYSIS FOR QUIET DIGITAL CIRCUITRY AND CREATION OF A STANDARD CELL LIBRARY FOR REDUCING THE DEVELOPMENT TIME OF MIXED-SIGNAL CHIPS, David Marusiak

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Investigation of Degradation Effects Due to Gate Stress in GaN-on-Si High Electron Mobility Transistors Through Analysis of Low Frequency Noise, Michael Curtis Meyer Masuda

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Tools for Financing Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements: Moving from Planning to Implementation in a Fiscally Constrained Environment, Elissa McDade

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THE IMPACT OF LOCAL ON MEAT PURCHASING DECISIONS, Steven McLennan

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A PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR CROWDSOURCING COLOR PERCEPTION EXPERIMENTS, Ryan Nathaniel McLeod

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A Study on the Vibrational Performance Characteristics of an E22 Isolator After Outgassing and Bake-out, Alma Melendez

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SMART WALL OUTLET DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE DC HOUSE PROJECT, Kevin Roy Mendoza

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Real-time 3d person tracking and dense stereo maps using GPU acceleration, Kendall Merriman

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DecaFS: A Modular Distributed File System to Facilitate Distributed Systems Education, Halli Elaine Meth

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Spatial and temporal comparisons of gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) life history and condition in south central California, Natasha Leigh Meyers-Cherry

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A Comparison of Meat Purchasing Attitudes Across Generations, Jamie M. Mickelson Ms.

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Walking Assistant - A Mobile Aid for the Visually-Impaired, Adin T. Miller

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AN INVESTIGATION OF POLY(N-ISOPROPYLACRYLAMIDE) FOR APPLICATIONS WITH MICROFLUIDIC PAPER-BASED ANALYTICAL DEVICES, Haydn Thomas Mitchell

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Flight and Stability of a Laser Inertial Fusion Energy Target in the Drift Region between Injection and the Reaction Chamber with Computational Fluid Dynamics, Tiffany Leilani Mitori

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High-Speed Mobile Networks for Modern Farming and Agricultural Systems, Santos Najar

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Delineating Wetlands in Serpentinitic Soils, Ariel Nikole Namm

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Inspiration By Nature: Biomimetic Research Informs Adaptable Building Skin System for Natural Ventilation and Daylight in Hot Dry Climate (Yazd, Iran), Parisa Navidi

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Protective Effects of Milk Phospholipids against UV-induced DNA Damage in Human Skin Cells, Lan-Anh Nguyen

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Growth Media and Lipid Determination Comparison of High Rate Algae Ponds, Eric Alexander Nicolai

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Pismo Beach Public Art Program, Garrett Tyler Norman

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INVESTIGATING PRESENT AND FUTURE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, Michael Nobuhiro Ochi

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Improving Hybrid Solar Cells: Overcoming Charge Extraction Issues In Bulk Mixtures of Polythiophenes and Zinc Oxide Nanostructures, Grant T. Olson

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Thermal Numerical Analysis of Vertical Heat Extraction Systems in Landfills, Michael Thomas Onnen

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WATER FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: NONPROFIT ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY, Matthew Alexander Orbach

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Experiment and Simulation of the Acoustic Signature of Fatigued-Cracked Gears in a Two-Stage Gearbox, Matthew James Ostiguy

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Comparative Analysis of Two Successive Vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon Must and Pre-Barrel Wine from Two Distinct Soil Types, Jon Garret Page

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Variable Precision Tandem Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), Colton A. Parsons

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TSPOONS: Tracking Salience Profiles Of Online News Stories, Kimberly Laurel Paterson Ms

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DEFY: A Deniable File System for Flash Memory, Timothy M. Peters

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TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR AND CORTICAL BRAIN PLASTICITY IN ADULT MALE SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS, Daniel R. Pfau

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Improving and Expanding the Capabilities of the Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer, David Pignatelli

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CHARACTERIZING THE REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROSPUN POLY(D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE-ENGINEERED BLOOD VESSEL MIMICS, Toni M. Pipes

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Field and Greenhouse Studies of Phytoremediation with California Native Plants for Soil Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons, PAHs, PCBs, Chlorinated Dioxins/Furans, and Heavy Metals, Matthew Robert Poltorak

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Gender Identity, Ethnic Identity, and Self-Esteem in Latino Adolescent Males, Miriam Asya Reder

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Toward General Purpose 3D User Interfaces: Extending Windowing Systems to Three Dimensions, Forrest freiling Reiling

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A Comparison of Image Processing Techniques for Bird Detection, Elsa Reyes

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Development and Use of Moisture-Suction Relationships for Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Jacob Law Risken

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Development of a Finite Element Model for Predicting the Impact Energy Absorbing Performance of a Composite Structure, Matthew Lowell Roberts

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A Frequency-Domain Method for Active Acoustic Cancellation of Known Audio Sources, Ryan D. Rocha

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Optimization Based Touchscreen Graphical User Interface Design, Christian D. Royer

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Neuromodulation: Action Potential Modeling, Vladimir Ruzov

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Jester: A Device Abstraction and Data Fusion API for Skeletal Tracking, Kevin Samuel Schapansky

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Reduced-Order Reference Models for Adaptive Control of Space Structures, Alexander I. Scherling

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INTEGRATING SOLAR ENERGY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESILIENCE PLANNING, Stephan Wayne Schmidt

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A STUDY TO DETERMINE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE CAL POL VETERINARY CLINIC, Fallon Bliss Sheridan

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TREATMENT OF NITROGEN OXIDES BY CHLORELLA VULGARIS ALGAE IN PHOTOBIOREACTORS, Steven Shihady

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BATTERY ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION INCLUDING A BATTERY-IN-WING CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, Mark H. Shushnar

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dCAMP: Distributed Common API for Measuring Performance, Alexander Paul Sideropoulos

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PREDICTING MUSIC GENRE PREFERENCES BASED ON ONLINE COMMENTS, Andrew J. Sinclair

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Examining the impacts of State Route 101 on wildlife using road kill surveys and remote cameras, Sara Ann Snyder

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Grid-Scale Energy Storage: A Proposed Control Algorithm for Sodium Sulfur Batteries, Daniel Spaizman

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Recognizing specific errors in human physical exercise performance with Microsoft Kinect, Ryan Staab

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A SYSTEM FOR CELL PHONE ANTI-THEFT THROUGH GAIT RECOGNITION, Cameron P. cstearns Stearns

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Experimental Investigation of Active Wingtip Vortex Control using Synthetic Jet Actuators, Peter J. Sudak

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A NOVEL DUAL MODELING METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING HUMAN NERVE FIBER ACTIVATION, Frank Daniel Sugden

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COLD FLOW PERFORMANCE OF A RAMJET ENGINE, Harrison G. Sykes

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EVALUATION OF RED ALDER MORTALITY IN THE LITTLE CREEK WATERSHED FOLLOWING THE 2009 LOCKHEED FIRE, Dylan Robert Theobald

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Methane Production by a Packed-Bed Anaerobic Digester Fed Dairy Barn Flush Water, Sean Richard Thomson

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The Ecological Effects of Cattle Grazing on Reptiles and Small Mammals in a San Joaquin Valley Grassland, Michael William Tom

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Hybrid Silicon Mode-Locked Laser with Improved RF Power by Impedance Matching, Bassem M. Tossoun

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THE EFFECT OF FIBER DEPTH ON THE ESTIMATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DIAMETER USING GROUP DELAY AND SIMULATED ANNEALING OPTIMIZATION, Nam Tran

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University Square Development Proposal, Tom Gregory Van Pelt

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Virtual Reality Engine Development, Varun Varahamurthy

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NERVE FIBER DIAMETER MEASUREMENTS USING HEMATOXYLIN AND EOSIN STAINING AND BRIGHTFIELD MICROSCOPY TO ASSESS THE NOVEL METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DISTRIBUTIONS BY GROUP DELAY, JORGE ARTURO VAZQUEZ