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

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Design of Inexpensive and Easy To Use DIY Internet of Things Platform, Samuel R. Jaffe

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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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EVALUATION OF THE ESTROGENIC AND OSMOREGULATORY IMPACTS OF EXPOSURE TO 4-NONYLPHENOL POLLUTION IN THE ESTUARINE ARROW GOBY, CLEVELANDIA IOS, Kaitlin Marie Johnson

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Complex Filters as as a Cascade of of Buffered Gingell Structures: Design from from Band-Stop Constraints, Samuel Robert Johnston

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Characterizing Neurotransmitter Receptor Activation with a Perturbation Based Decomposition Method, Stephen Gregory Jue

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Policy & Privilege in Photovoltaics: a Community Level Analysis In San Diego County, Rose M. Kelly

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

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Does GRID Alternatives Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets in Central Coast Climate Action Plans?, Sandra V. Knapp

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Fluid Flow Characterization and In Silico Validation in a Rapid Prototyped Aortic Arch Model, Alexandra Mariel Knauer

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Genes Encoding Flower- and Root-Specific Functions are More Resistant to Fractionation than Globally Expressed Genes in Brassica rapa, Naiyerah F. Kolkailah

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The Effects of Latency on 3D Interactive Data Visualizations, Allen Korenevsky

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After the Paris Agreement: How India Can Use Climate Financing to Implement a Sustainable Clean Cookstove Program, Hannah Kornfeld

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A Comparison of Wavelet and Simplicity-Based Heart Sound and Murmur Segmentation Methods, Joshua David Korven

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Separation and Characterization of Reconstituted Skim Milk Powder Treated with Mineral Chelators, Amy Kringle

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Novel Integration of Conductive-ink Circuitry with a Paper-based Microfluidic Battery as an All-printed Sensing Platform, Rishi A. Kripalani

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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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Comparison of Foaming Properties between Chelated Reconstituted SMP and Caseinates, Boya Liu

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Development and Characterization of Reagent Pencils for Microfluidic Paper Based Analytical Devices, Cheyenne H. Liu

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HYDROLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SUMMER STREAM TEMPERATURES IN LITTLE CREEK AND SCOTTS CREEK AT THE SWANTON PACIFIC RANCH, Justin M. Louen

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SUBSYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS WITHIN THE HORIZON SIMULATION FRAMEWORK, Ian M. Lunsford

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SYSML BASED CUBESAT MODEL DESIGN AND INTEGRATION WITH THE HORIZON SIMULATION FRAMEWORK, Shaun Luther

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OPTIMIZATION OF RFID SYSTEM COVERAGE IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT, Scott D. Malatesta

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Nanoindentation techniques for the evaluation of silicon nitride thin films, Weston T. Mangin

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THE EFFECTS OF QUORUM SENSING AND TEMPERATURE ON THE SOLUBLE PROTEOME OF VIBRIO SALMONICIDA, Christopher L. Massey

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Pharaonic Occultism: The Relationship of Esotericism and Egyptology, 1875-1930, Kevin Todd McLaren

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Low-Frequency Series Loaded Resonant Inverter Characterization, Alfredo Medina

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Automating Self Evaluations for Software Engineers, Jonathan Rodrigo A. Miranda

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Physically Effective Fiber Threshold, Apparent Digestibility, and Novel Fecal Microbiome Identification of the Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis), Breanna Paige Modica

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

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Design and Validation of a Fall Detection Application for iOS, Connor Lewis Mosley

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A Simulation Model for Decision Support in Business Continuity Planning, Marissa Anne Mosunich

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EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL NOISE EXPOSURE ON SONGBIRD NESTING BEHAVIORS AND NEST SUCCESS, Tracy I. Mulholland

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

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EVALUATING THE MYTH OF ALLELOPATHY IN CALIFORNIA BLUE GUM PLANTATIONS, Kristen Marie Nelson

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A Comparison of Risk Assessment Models for Pipe Replacement and Rehabilitation in a Water Distribution System, Lyle John Nemeth

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INCORPORATING HISTOGRAMS OF ORIENTED GRADIENTS INTO MONTE CARLO LOCALIZATION, Michael K. Norris

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Integration and Qualification of The P-PODs on The Vega Maiden Flight, Ryan Nugent

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EFFECT OF REDUCED SODIUM CHEESE ON THE GROWTH OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIA AND INACTIVATION OF LISTERIA INNOCUA USING SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION WITH CO2, Suyapa Padilla Antunez

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Feasibility of Fused Deposition of Ceramics with Zirconia and Acrylic Binder, Lindsay V. Page

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EYE TRACKING FOOD CUES IN SUBJECTS WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT/OBESE, WEIGHT LOSS MAINTAINERS, AND NORMAL WEIGHT, Carrie A. Petro

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Toward High Performance Nanocarbon Fibers, Michaela R. Pfau

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A Study of Constant Voltage Anemometry Frequency Response, Alex D. Powers

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Diagonal Tension Testing of Interlocking Compressed Earth Block Panels, Sean Anthony Pringle

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Exploring Travel Time Reliability Using Bluetooth Data Collection: A Case Study in San Luis Obispo, California, Krista Purser

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WILDFIRE DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND IMAGE PROCESSING OF REMOTE-SENSED VIDEO, Ryan F. Radjabi

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The "Creative Workspace”: A Comparative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions, Augustina Radziunaite Ms. and Augustina Radziunaite Ms.

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Inducing Emotional Response in Interactive Media, Keenan M. Reimer

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An Ergonomics Analysis of Redundancy Effect in Touch Screen Design for the Aged Population, Sarah Riesenberg

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Development of Cal Poly's Shock Table, Christopher D. Risner

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Metabolic regulation and cryotolerance of in vitro-produced Holstein embryos, Melissa Ann Roberts

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IDENTIFICATION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND USE IN CALIFORNIA THROUGH REMOTE SENSING, Todd Allen Robinson

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Finite Element Modeling of Delamination Damage in Carbon Fiber Laminates Subject to Low-Velocity Impact and Comparison with Experimental Impact Tests Using Nondestructive Vibrothermography Evaluation, George Rodriguez IV

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Predicting Changes to Source Code, Justin James Roll

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

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The use of Lactic Acid Bacteria to control the growth of foodborne pathogens on fresh-cut fruits and sprout vegetables, Franca Gabriela Rossi

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Reducing Costs in Human Assisted Speech Transcription, Justin Rovin

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Design of an Integrated Acceleration Acquisition Subsystem to Satisfy High-Speed and Low-Area Requirements for CubeSats, Ryan J. Rumsey

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EVALUATION OF EFFICIENCY OF VARIOUS MATERIALS TO SHIELD FROM RADIATION IN SPACE USING THE MONTE CARLO TRANSPORT CODE CALLED FLUKA, Roman Savinov

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SCALED SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADER DEVELOPMENT, Jason Garvey Schray

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An Investigation into the Use of Polymer Bound Boronic Acid for Glucose Detection in Paper Based Microfluidic Devices, Spencer A. Schultz

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PiaNote: A Sight-Reading Program That Algorithmically Generates Music Based on Human Performance, Drew Schulz

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PHYSICAL TESTING OF POTENTIAL FOOTBALL HELMET DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS, Michael Jeremy Schuster

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The Impact of Cargo Bikes on the Travel Patterns of Women, Jana E. Schwartz

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

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Astro - A Low-Cost, Low-Power Cluster for CPU-GPU Hybrid Computing using the Jetson TK1, Sean Kai Sheen

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Exploring Data Driven Models of Transit Travel Time and Delay, Bobjot Singh Sidhu

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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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PROCESSING OF SIMULATED AND EXPERIMENTAL IMAGES OF CLOSELY SPACED BINARY STARS USING SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY, Niels Smidth

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

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Field Emissions of (Hydro)Chlorofluorocarbons and Methane from a California Landfill, Alexander H. Sohn 2173675

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REGROWTH OF CHLORELLA SOROKINIANA ON RECYCLED MEDIA WITH REPLENISHED NUTRIENTS, william h. spence

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Family Influences on Ethnic Identity Development among Transracial Adoptees, Holly Mee Seong Stangle

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Design and Testing of a Novel Adhesion and Locomotion Method for Wall Climbing Vehicles, Jim R. Stefani

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Graph-Based Data Visualization in Virtual Reality: A Comparison of User Experiences, Paul Andrew Sullivan

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C-SALT: CONVERSATIONAL STYLE ATTRIBUTION GIVEN LEGISLATIVE TRANSCRIPTIONS, Garrett D. Summers

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AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS’S ENDING THE SILENCE PROGRAM, Sarah L. Taniyama

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Study of Rehydration Properties of Powder Produced from Chelated Skim Milk, Kristina Ellice Tan

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How Organizational Communication Shaped the Hearst Ranch Conservation Easement, Mo Tehrani

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THE EFFECTS OF A UNIFORMLY WEIGHTED EXERCISE SUIT ON BIOMARKERS OF BONE TURNOVER IN RESPONSE TO AEROBIC EXERCISE IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH LOW BONE DENSITY, Haley Frances Terndrup, Alison K. Ventura, Todd Hagobian, and Scott Hazelwood

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

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Effects of Bisphenol-A and Styrene on Fertilization and Development of the Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus), Nicole C. Uibel, Nikki L. Adams, Jennifer Carroll, and Sean Lema

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Autonomous Formation Flying and Proximity Operations Using Differential Drag on the Mars Atmosphere, Andres Eduardo Villa

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MATERIAL SELECTION AND TESTING FOR A RADIATION THERAPY CATHETER, Philip James Wadlow

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NCMA GROUNDWATER MODEL USING USGS MODFLOW-2005/PEST, Brian Matthew Wallace

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT DIFFUSION HELMET THROUGH A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS APPROACH, Steven Paul Warnert

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Continuum Modeling of the Densification of W-Ni-Fe during Selective Laser Sintering, Connor M. West

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The Preservation and Protection of Native Biodiversity in the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Complex, Lindsey M. Whitaker, Matthew Ritter Ph.D., Scott J. Steinmaus Ph.D., and Jonathan Hall

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Empirical Validation of an In Silico Model Predicting the Fluid Dynamics of an Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Rachel E. Willis

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NATIVE CRYPTOGRAPHY IN THE BROWSER, AN EXPLORATORY APPROACH, Joseph A. Wilson

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Towards Improved Estimates of Upper Ocean Energetics, Alexander Grant Wineteer

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The Importance of the Multicomponent Display in Sexual Selection of Black Morph Girardinus metallicus (Pisces: Poeciliidae), Erin M. Wojan

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A Multi-Carrier Collaborative Solution to Minimize Connectivity-loss, Michael Wong

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BIM and Communication: Implementation of Building Information Modeling into an Integrated Project Delivery contract to encourage project teams to communicate, Kathleen Worden

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SKEWER: Sentiment Knowledge Extraction With Entity Recognition, Christopher James Wu

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WHISK: Web Hosted Information into Summarized Knowledge, Jiewen Wu

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An Iteration on the Horizon Simulation Framework to Include .NET and Python Scripting, Morgan Yost

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A 3-D Multiplex Paper-microfluidic Platform, Mitchell Patrick Young

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Analysis Of Machine Learning Classifier Performance In Adding Custom Gestures To The Leap Motion, Eric Yun