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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POST-LIQUEFACTION RESIDUAL STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF THE LAS PALMAS, CHILE TAILINGS FAILURE, Tristan Reyes Gebhart

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ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER DESIGN AND MODELING, Garrett Ross Germany

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Assessment of micronutrient status in pregnant Malawian women before and after treatment for moderate malnutrition, Cambria M. Glosz

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Effect of oxygen-limiting tidal conditions on muscle metabolism and structure in the giant acorn barnacle, Balanus nubilus, Katie O. Grady

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Inquiry of Graphene Electronic Fabrication, John Rausch Greene

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FLUID FLOW CHARACTERIZATION IN RAPID PROTOTYPED COMMON ILIAC ARTERY ANEURYSM MOLDS, Daniel Cole Greinke

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Effect of Lactose Source, Lactose Level, and Type of Emulsifying Salts on the Properties of a Processed Cheese Product, Gabrielle Alyss Gunter

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THE EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON RESULTANT KNEE JOINT LOADS FOR GAIT AND CYCLING, Juan Gutierrez-Franco

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DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, DYNAMIC TESTING, AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A COMPOSITE 6U CUBESAT, Yanina Soledad Hallak

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Pacifying Paradise: Violence and Vigilantism in San Luis Obispo, Joseph Hall-Patton

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THE EFFECTS OF 4-NONYLPHENOL ON THE IMMUNE RESPONSE OF THE PACIFIC OYSTER, CRASSOSTREA GIGAS, FOLLOWING BACTERIAL INFECTION (VIBRIO CAMPBELLII), Courtney Hart

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Peering In: Improving Existing Buildings with Colorful Increments, Daire Heneghan

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Torsional Stiffness and Natural Frequency Analysis of a Formula SAE Vehicle Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Chassis using Finite Element Analysis, Manuel Herrmann

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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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University Fundraising Through Special Events: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior, Megan Elizabeth Hobbs

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TRPINav: A System for Terrain, Route, Points of Interest, and Navigation, Lana Hodzic

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Functional 3-D Cellulose and Nitrocellulose Paper-based, Microfluidic Device Utilizing ELISA Technology for the Detection/Distinction Between Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Strokes, Alicia Leanne Holler

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Determination of Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Walls through Finite Element Analysis, Michael Iannelli

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A Solution to the Circular Restricted N Body Problem in Planetary Systems, Jay R. Iuliano

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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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The Water Table and Soil Moisture Response Following the Removal of Conifers from an Encroached Meadow, Thomas W. Sanford

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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