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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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

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Design, analysis and simulation of a Jitter Reduction Circuit (JRC) system at 1GHz, RUN BIN YU

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The impact of a Smarter Lunchrooms Makeover on children's food choice and consumption, Polina Zhuzhina

Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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Polymer Transcrystallization Induced by Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Fibers, John Abdou

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Lyme disease ecology in San Luis Obispo County: The role of the western gray squirrel, Ryan William Baker-Branstetter

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Divergent Plume Reduction of a High-Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster, Christopher M. Barlog

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A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF TIBIAL STEM GEOMETRY FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS, Aaron Isidro Bautista

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Characterization of two Vernier-Tuned Distributed Bragg Reflector (VT-DBR) Lasers used in Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT), Greg M. Bergdoll

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USING ARCHIVED TRANSIT DATA TO ANALYZE THE EFFECT OF RAINFALL ON TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AT THE ROUTE LEVEL, Nicholas F. Bleich

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An Invasive Grass and a Desert Adapted Rodent: is there an Effect on Locomotory Performance and is it Modified by Prior Experience or Familiarization?, Camille D. Boag

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The Creation, Analysis, and Verification of a Comprehensive Model of a Micro Ion Thruster, Maxwell J. Bodnar

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Effect of Surfactant Architecture on Conformational Transitions of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes, Greg A. Braggin

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Locating Optimal Water Quality Monitoring Locations Using Demand Coverage Index Method, Jeffrey Scott Brake

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Aerospike Rocket Motor Structural Webbing, Andrew Brock

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Bishop Peak Natural Reserve Conservation Plan Update, Douglas J. Bush

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The impact of a controlled 10-week pistachio feeding crossover trial on blood lipids and measures of adiposity, Alison Helen Bushnell

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Nonnegative Matrix Factorization and Document Classification, Stephen Calabrese

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The use of Sphingomyelin to protect against UV induced DNA damage in Human Keratinocytes, Kevin Campbell

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AXISYMMETRIC BI-PROPELLANT AIR AUGMENTED ROCKET TESTING WITH ANNULAR CAVITY MIXING ENHANCEMENT, Allen A. C. Capatina

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Effects of supplemental hydration on physiology and behavior of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus), Griffin D. Capehart

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Exploring the Physiological Role of Vibrio fischeri PepN, Sally L. Cello