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Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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Oceano Community Health Plan, Eugene Phillip Brennan

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Modeling and Simulation of Parallel D-STATCOMs with Full-Wave Rectifiers, Jason Brinsfield

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JUICINESS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE COMPUTER GAMES: ANALYSIS OF A PROTOTYPICAL GAME, Eric D. ebucktha Buckthal

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A Set Union Based Formulation for Course Scheduling and Timetabling, Jesse Paul Bukenberger

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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dot Sensitized PCPDTBT-P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics, Buddy J. Bump

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Photobioreactor Design for Improved Energy Efficiency of Microalgae Production, Alexander Burns

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BEEF EXPORT PRICE RESPONSE TO SANITARY STATUS AND TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PARAGUAY, Silvana Careaga

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Effects of Low Velocity Impact on the Flexural Strength of Composite Sandwich Structures, Jeffrey Scott Carter

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A Comparison of Fatigue during Cardiocerebral Resuscitation with Different Compression Rates Among Layperson and Professional Rescuers, Christopher Cassidy

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Design, Implementation, and Test of a Micro Force Displacement System, Evan Derek Cate

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Draft Environmental Impact Report: City of Clearlake General Plan Update, Hannah Cha

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Investigation of Dairy Wastewater Using Biowish, Ada Mingwah Chan

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Water and Nutrient Recycling in High Rate Algae Ponds Fed in Primary Treated Municipal Wastewater, Michael Field Chang

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Stabilization of Horseradish Peroxidase Using Epoxy Novolac Resins for Applications with Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, Cory A. Chaplan

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Flight Testing Small UAVs for Aerodynamic Parameter Estimation, Adam Thomas Chase

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE THAI NATURAL RUBBER MARKET EQUILIBRIUM: DEMAND AND SUPPLY RESPONSE ANALYSIS USING TWO-STAGE LEAST SQUARES APPROACH, Chadapa Chawananon

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Development of Safety Standards for CubeSat Propulsion Systems, Liam Jon Cheney

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The Role of Sirtuin Inhibitors on the Proteomic Responses of the Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus trossulus to Menadione Induced Oxidative Stress, Hayley C. Chilton

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OPTIMIZING LEMPEL-ZIV FACTORIZATION FOR THE GPU ARCHITECTURE, Bryan Ching

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Stereo Vision System Module for Low-Cost FPGAs for Autonomous Mobile Robots, Connor Citron

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Avoided Water Cost of Electricity Generation for Solar PV and Wind Technologies in Southern California, Matthew Cohen

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Proteomic Analysis of Mammary Epithelial Cell Development, Alyssa Kay Conly

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Evaluating five years of soil hydrologic response following the 2009 Lockheed Fire in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Mary Theresa Crable

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Assessment of Microbial Biodegradation of Mixed Soil Contaminants at the Santa Susan Field Laboratory Using TRFLP, qPCR, and Culturing, Kenny William Croyle

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Control of a Spacecraft Using Mixed Momentum Exchange Devices, Blake J. Currie

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Data Chunking in Quasi-Synchronous DS-CDMA, Trevor Dalke

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Development of a Digital Controller for Motor Control Experiments in the EE472 Lab, Jeffrey David D'Amelio

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Applied Mass Properties Identification Method to the Cal Poly's Spacecraft Simulator, Long H. Dam

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Vegetable Production Concentration in Northwest Mexico, Desiree Michelle Danel

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Autonomous Close Formation Flight of Small UAVs Using Vision-Based Localization, Michael B. Darling

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A Rubric for Electrochemical Testing of Metallic Biomaterials, Frederick G. De La Fuente

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A CASE STUDY ON THE APPLE HILL GROWER'S ASSOCIATION: AN AGRITOURISM AREA IN CAMINO, CA, Christine J. Delfino

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EFFECT OF LIQUID CONTAMINATION ON HERMETICITY AND SEAL STRENGTH OF FLEXIBLE POUCHES WITH LLDPE SEALANT, Francesca Delle Cese

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A Multi-GPU Compute Solution for Optimized Genomic Selection Analysis, Trevor DeVore

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COOPERATIVE CONSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA, John Mauck Donley

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A PERFORMANCE STUDY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SINGLE USE PHARMACEUTICAL VIBRATIONAL MIXER USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, Michael C. Eichermueller

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Design and Validation of a Wearable, Continuous, and Non-Invasive Hydration Monitor that uses Ultrasonic Pulses to Detect Changes in Tissue Hydration Status, Zoie Engman

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NEIGHBORHOODS, PROXIMITY TO DAILY NEEDS, & WALKABILITY IN FORM-BASED CODES, Evan Evangelopoulos

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Examining Ambiguities in the Automatic Packet Reporting System, Kenneth W. Finnegan Mr

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The Role of Carotenoid Cleavage Dioxygenase 4 in Flower Color of the Allopolyploid Brassica napus, Leanne Denice Fogg

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Cayucos Community Health Plan, Jennifer Joyce Franich

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On the Growth Rate of Turbulent Mixing Layers: A New Parametric Model, Jeffrey L. Freeman

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Climate Planning in Politically Conservative Cities: A Case Study of Seven Climate Action Plans, Coleman Moore Frick

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Photosynthetic thermal tolerance and recovery to short duration temperature stress in desert and montane plants: A comparative study, David William Gallagher

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Investigation of chromosome size effect on the rate of crossovers in the meiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lanie Maria Galland

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Twill: A Hybrid Microcontroller-FPGA Framework for Parallelizing Single- Threaded C Programs, Douglas S. Gallatin

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Influence of Grain Size and Widmanstätten Colonies on Variability of Tensile Properties of Forged Ti-6Al-4V, Blake T. Gaspar

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Structural Damage Detection Utilizing Experimental Mode Shapes, Evan Jamison Gerbo

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Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Hazards: Incorporating Disaster Mitigation Strategies in Climate Action Plans, Michael Germeraad

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City of Merced Bellevue Community Plan, Patrick Gary Gilster

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A Study of Shock Analysis Using the Finite Element Method Verified with Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory; Mechanical Effects Due to Pulse Width Variation of Shock Inputs; and Evaluation of Shock Response of a Mixed Flow Fan, David Jonathan Gonzalez Campos

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LATINO RHYTHMS IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES: A CASE STUDY OF THE SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF “LA BROADWAY”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez

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THE USE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN PROFESSIONAL PLANNING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PRACTICE, Kayla Gordon

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DEVELOPMENT OF A SILICON NANOWIRE MASK USING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY, Ross Gregoriev

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Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) tree preference and intersite movement at California overwintering sites, Jessica Lynn Griffiths

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DEVELOPENT OF A PHOSPHOLIPID ENCAPSULATION PROCESS FOR QUANTUM DOTS TO BE USED IN BIOLOGIC APPLICATIONS, Logan Grimes

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Historic Preservation Approaches for the City of Arroyo Grande, Rachel Elizabeth Grothe

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ARTS and CRAFTS: Predictive Scaling for Request-based Services in the Cloud, Andrew Guenther

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The Effects of Atomic Oxygen on the Outgassing Properties of Spacecraft Materials, Eli Z. Gurnee

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Integrated Senior Housing, Kyungok Ha

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STUDIES AND RESEARCH REGARDING SOUND REDUCTION MATERIALS WITH THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING SOUND POLLUTION, Timothy G. Hawkins

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Vascular Reactivity in Newly-Formed and Mature Arterialized Collateral Capillaries, Sara K. Hellstrom

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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