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 2015

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DESIGN METHODS FOR REMOTELY POWERED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, William Beaman Howe

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Design of an Ultra-Wideband Spiral Antenna for Ground-Penetrating Microwave Impulse Radar Applications, Bradley Curtis Hutchinson

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Challenges In Transitioning From Waterfall To Scrum, Rini Iyju

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ANALYSIS OF PARTICLES THOROUGH THE AORTIC ARCH DURING TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT, Andrew Joseph Janicki

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Cytoflow Optics Analysis, Matthew Wayne Janke

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THE CITY OF MILPITAS HISTORIC GATEWAY BACKGROUND REPORT AND DESIGN GUIDELINES, Jaime Marie Jaramillo

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THE MEXICAN AMERICAN VIETNAM WAR SERVICEMAN: THE MISSING AMERICAN, Teresa Moreno Jimenez

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Density-Based Clustering of High-Dimensional DNA Fingerprints for Library-Dependent Microbial Source Tracking, Eric Johnson

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Synthetic Aperture Radar: Rapid Detection of Target Motion in Matlab, Daniel S. Kassen

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cranial Molding for Treatment of Positional Plagiocephaly Using Finite Element Analysis, Maziyar Keshtgar

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MORPHOLOGICAL RESPONSE IN SISTER TAXA OF WOODRATS (GENUS: NEOTOMA) ACROSS A ZONE OF SECONDARY CONTACT, Michaela M. Koenig

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NUTRIENT REMOVAL FROM CLARIFIED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER USING MICROALGAE RACEWAY PONDS, Justin Andrew Kraetsch

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Mathematical Model Validation of a Center of Gravity Measuring Platform Using Experimental Tests and FEA, Michael Lashore

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Cost-based decision making model for regional in-house versus outsourcing logistics, Henrik Darren Lee

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BICYCLE TOURISM PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A TEMPLATE FOR RURAL AGRICULTURAL TOWNS AND A CASE STUDY FOR THE CITY OF WINTERS, CALIFORNIA, Marisa Rene Lee

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO PARTITIONING ALGORITHMS FOR AUTOMATIC HETEROGENEOUS COMPILERS, Antonio M. Leija

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Design and Fabrication Techniques of Devices for Embedded Power Active Contact Lens, Errol Heradio Leon

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Fog Protocol and FogKit: A JSON-Based Protocol and Framework for Communication Between Bluetooth-Enabled Wearable Internet of Things Devices, Spencer Lewson

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TEMPORAL CHANGES TO FIRE RISK IN DISPARATE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE COMMUNITIES, Nicola C. Leyshon

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Automated Multi-Modal Search and Rescue using Boosted Histogram of Oriented Gradients, Matthew A. Lienemann

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A Low-Cost Loop Measurement Tool For DC-DC Converters, Shouee B. Lin

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PREDICTING INVASIVE RANGE OF Eucalyptus globulus IN CALIFORNIA, Anthony J. Lopez

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Optimizing Harris Corner Detection on GPGPUs Using CUDA, Justin Loundagin

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Digitally Controlled Zero-Voltage-Switching Quasi-Resonant Buck Converter, Brian R. Luc

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Identification of Saccharina groenlandica (Phaeophyceae) around the Svalbard Archipelago: DNA barcoding using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI), Anniken Lydon

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF MALATHION ON ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY OF PSEUDACRIS SIERRA, Michael Jonathan Maples

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Using The Papathoma Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment Model to Forcast Probable Impacts, and Planning Implications, of a 500-year Tsunami in Cayucos, California, Andrew Robert Marshall

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SWEEP STABILITY CHARACTERIZATION OF A VERNIER-TUNED DISTRIBUTED BRAGG REFLECTOR (VT-DBR) ALL-SEMICONDUCTOR TUNABLE SWEPT LASER SYSTEM AT 1550 NM FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS, Roric Christian Martens Biersach

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ANALYZING GENERAL-PURPOSE COMPUTING PERFORMANCE ON GPU, Fanfu Meng

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Increasing Expression of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Maize through Breeding, Erin Suzanne Miller

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Utility Scale Solar Projects in California: An Initial Survey, Meaghan Mroz-Barrett

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Development of an Autonomous Single-Point Calibration for a Constant Voltage Hot-Wire Anemometer, Ryan Murphy

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SURVEY OF PHYTOSEIIDS (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE) ON THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA, Maria Elena Murrietta

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THE BLE CLOAKER: SECURING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE COMMUNICATION OVER BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY LINKS, Taylor Anthony Nesheim

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EMBEDDED POWER ACTIVE CONTACT LENS, Benny Ng

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A Wearable 1.6GHz Non-Invasive Midfield Wave-Based Blood Glucose Sensor, Danielle Nishida

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INDOOR LOCATION TRACKING AND ORIENTATION ESTIMATION USING A PARTICLE FILTER, INS, AND RSSI, Cameron Ramin Nouri

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Ergonomics Analysis of Touchscreen Utilization as a Function of Preferred Hand and Gender, Jordan E. Odell

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Two-Phase Anaerobic Digestion to Reduce the NOx Emission Potential of Biogas, Nathaniel Manuel Olivas

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EVALUATING URBAN DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN LOS ANGELES, Kerby Andrew Olsen

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REGIONAL WINE REPUTATION: HOW IT INFLUENCES TRADE AND CONSUMER PURCHASING BEHAVIOR, Joseph Bernard Ostrander

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Open Source Toolkit for Reentry Object Modeling, Christopher Lloyd Ostrom II

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Inlet Shape Considerations For Split-Wing Electric Distributed Propulsion, Kurt VonderHaar Papathakis

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Comparison of Regular Ringer’s Solution and Glucose Ringer’s Solution on the Longevity of the Hirudo medicinalis’ Retzius Cell, Nicole Arielle Peretti

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AERODYNAMIC DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE FOR SMALL HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE, Dylan R. Perry

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The California Coastal Commission’s Approach to Lower Cost Overnight Visitor-Serving Accommodations Mitigation: A Policy and Legal Analysis, David Francis Pierucci

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prediction through Heart Rate Variability Analysis, Luke Joseph Plewa

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Investigation of larval sensory systems in the marine bryozoan, Bugula neritina, Heather Leigh Price

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Analysis of a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Impact Attenuator for a Formula SAE Vehicle Using Finite Element Analysis, John T. Rappolt

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NUTRIENT TRANSFORMATIONS IN ALGAE RACEWAY PONDS FED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER, Carter Michael Reiff

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Production and Harvest of Microalgae in Wastewater Raceways with Resource Recycling, Alexadner Colin Roberts

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Psychosocial Motivators for Obstacle Course Racing: A Qualitative Case Study, Aracely Rodriguez

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How are rare species maintained?: Reproductive barriers between Layia jonesii, a rare serpentine endemic, and L. platyglossa, Natalie L. Rossington

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Criticality and Risk Assessment for Pipe Rehabilitation in the City of Santa Barbara Sewer System, Rossi Carmelo Rossi II

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STRUCTURAL MICROMETEOROID AND RADIATION SHIELDING FOR INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT, Jared Allen Ruekberg

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Increasing Isentropic Efficiency with Hydrostatic Head and Venturi Ejection in a Rankine Power Cycle, Nathan Daniel Ruiz

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Micro Electrostatic Actuation of a Silicon Diaphragm, Matthew W. Samples

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Does Scenic Make Cents?, Sara Ann Sanders

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QUANTIFICATION OF BLOOD FLOW VELOCITY USING COLOR SENSING, Aditya Deepak Sanghani

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Development of CPANEL, An Unstructured Panel Code, Using a Modified TLS Velocity Formulation, Christopher R. Satterwhite

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Experimental Investigation of Drag Reduction by Trailing Edge Tabs on a Square Based Bluff Body in Ground Effect, Scott R. Sawyer

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Una Legua Cuadrada: Exploring the History of Swanton Pacific Ranch and Environs, Jeanine M. Scaramozzino

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The Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Neurostimulation on Analgesia and Peripheral Perfusion, Leah I. Schafer

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DIGESTIBILITY OF TWO COMPLETE PELLETED DIETS BY THE HORSE (EQUUS CABALLUS) AS A MODEL ANIMAL FOR NONDOMESTIC HINDGUT FERMENTERS, Emily M. Schwartz

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Combination of a Probabilistic-Based and a Rule-Based Approach for Genealogical Record Linkage, Pooja P. Shah

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Structural Damage Assessment Using Artificial Neural Networks and Artificial Immune Systems, Arthur Q.X. Shi

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Parametric Performance-driven Passive Solar Designed Facade Systems, Thomas Paul Shorey Jr.

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Interplanetary Ridesharing: Exploring Potential CubeSat Trajectories, Liam Colin Smith

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Syneresis and Rheology Mechanisms of a Latex-HEUR Associative Thickener System, Travis Bruno Smith

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An Investigation to Detect Delamination in Composite Laminated Plates Under Dynamic Loading, Jason Christopher Starnes

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Barriers to Implementation of a Health, Hygiene, & Sanitation Program: Chennai, India, Kelsey A. Steffen

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Revision-Polyurethane-Graphene Nanocomposites for Corrosion-Resistant Coatings, Alexandra Rose Stevenson

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A LiDAR Based Semi-Autonomous Collision Avoidance System and the Development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator to Aid in Algorithm Development and Human Studies, Thomas F. Stevens

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Development of a Human Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model to Investigate the Effects of Obesity and Knee Malalignment on Joint Contact Pressure, Meghan Sylvia

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Effect of Sustainable and Composite Materials on the Mechanical Behavior of Sandwich Panels under Edgewise Compressive Loading, Justin A. Tafoya

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Conservation Through Limited Development: An Approach for Land Conservancies, Catherine Joy Tarone

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Development of Electronics, Software, and Graphical User Control Interface for a Wall-Climbing Robot, Lynda Beatriz Tesillo

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Native Small Mammal Use of an Invasive Grass: Heermann's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys heermanni) and Veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina) in Coastal California, Juliana P. Trunzo

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Virulence gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the viable but nonculturable state, Tiffany Pui-Yun Tse

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A CONCEPT VALIDATION OF A MAGNETOMETRY-BASED TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTING CONCEALED WEAPONS IN VEHICLE DOOR PANELS, Nar Vang

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HYBRID ROCKET MOTOR SCALING PROCESS, Joseph B. R. Vanherweg

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Hydrologic Response to Conifer Removal from an Encroached Mountain Meadow, Gregory F. Van Oosbree

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EVALUATION OF DESIGN TOOLS FOR THE MICRO-RAM AIR TURBINE, Victor Fidel Villa

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Dialogue education is effective as a method to teach maternal toddler feeding practices, Grace Voorheis

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Development of an Interactive Wave Drag Capability for the OpenVSP Parametric Geometry Tool, Michael Jon Waddington

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Spatial Variability of Soil Velocity using Passive Surface Wave Testing, Daniel Raymond Wagstaffe

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Process Development for Compression Molding of Hybrid Continuous and Chopped Carbon Fiber Prepreg for Production of Functionally Graded Composite Structures, Corinne Marie Warnock

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Characterization of Pressure-Driven and Electro-Kinetically Driven Flow in a Micro-Fluidic Chip Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Alexis Weckel

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PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THE WESTERN FENCE LIZARD (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS) FOR THE LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, Kyle Russell Weichert

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ANALYSIS OF EMBRYO SCORING AND COMPARISON OF CLINIC PERFORMANCE IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION, James W. Whistler

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THE IMPACT OF SELF-PRACTICE QIGONG ON STRENGTH GAINS AND WELLBEING DURING OFF-SEASON TRAINING FOR FALL SPORT ATHLETES, Christopher Shawn White

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Design of a Non-Contact Home Monitoring System for Audio Detection of Infant Apnea, Daniel T. White

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Validation of a CFD Approach for Gas Turbine Internal Cooling Passage Heat Transfer Prediction, Daniel G. Wilde

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Moxel DAGs: Connecting Material Information to High Resolution Sparse Voxel DAGs, Brent Robert Williams

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Net Zero Residential Design for Solar CalPoly, Bryce Reiko Willis

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Effects of testosterone on the spatial ecology, coloration, and brain regions in western fence lizards, Sceloporus occidentalis, Rachel Catharine Wilson

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Clarification of Recreational Pool Water using Biological Additives Produced by BiOWiSH(TM), Reese Nathaniel Wilson

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Understanding and Incentivizing Workforce Housing: A Professional Project for the City of San Luis Obispo, Jennifer L. Wiseman

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Program Visualization: An exploration of graph based visualizations to assist in student learning and programmatic evaluation, Taylor Woods

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Geospatial Data Modeling to Support Energy Pipeline Integrity Management, Austin Wylie