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Theses/Project Reports from 2013

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Design and Modeling of Centralized Distribution Network for the DC House Project, Harpreet S. Bassi

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ENABLING RAPID CONCEPTUAL DESIGN USING GEOMETRY- BASED MULTI-FIDELITY MODELS IN VSP, Joel Brian Belben

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The City of Morro Bay, California Sign Ordinance Update and Tourism-Oriented Directional Sign Plan, Erik Berg-Johansen

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Cloth Filter for Disaster Relief Water Treatment, Shasta Le'ja Billings

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Shark Sim: A Procedural Method of Animating Leopard Sharks Based on Raw Location Data, Katherine S. Blizard

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DC, RF, and Thermal Characterization of High Electric Field Induced Degradation Mechanisms in GaN-on-Si High Electron Mobility Transistors, Matthew Anthony Bloom

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Carton Clamp Methodologies and the Effects on Load Containment and Retention, Tyler D. Blumer

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Calcium Carbonate Particle Size Effects on Titanium Dioxide Light Scattering in Coatings, Jason W. Boke

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EARLY WILDFIRE DETECTION USING TEMPORAL FILTERING AND MULTI-BAND INFRARED ANALYSIS, Ansel John Boynton

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What Comes After the Boom? Baby Boomers in Santa Maria, California A Market Study for People’s Self Help Housing, Elizabeth Anne Brighton

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THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN ELECTROSTATICALLY ACTUATED DIAPHRAGM WITH A SILICON-ON-INSULATOR WAFER, Elizabeth L. Brooks

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APPLYING SUSTAINABILITY FROM A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE:, Timothy Brophy

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Radiance Caching with Environment Maps, Michael Buerli

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A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE AGRICULTURAL PERCEPTIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THE “I LOVE FARMERS…THEY FEED MY SOUL!” ORGANIZATION, Mindy N. Burris

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An Assessment of Habitat Suitability for Pronghorn Populations of the Central Valley Region of California, Virginia Burroughs

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Design, Fabrication and Test of an Operationally Responsive Aircraft with NIIRS Evaluated Imager, Colin Burt

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NOVEL APPROACH TO JUNCTIONAL BLEEDING: TOURNIQUET DEVICE PROPOSAL FOR BATTLEFIELD HEMORRHAGE CONTROL, Kyle W. Cabaniss

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC DATA COLLECTION TOOL AND COMPARISON OF THE ELECTRONIC AND MANUAL METHODS OF LAND USE INVENTORY, Wesley M. Catanzaro

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL: PULMONARY EDEMA MONITORING IN PACEMAKERS AND ICDS, David Wei-Péng Chang

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Maternal Acculturation Levels and Their Effect on Children's Food Intake, Maternal Perceptions of Body Size and Maternal Stress, Tracie A. Chavoor

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APPLIED HW/SW CO-DESIGN: Using the Kendall Tau Algorithm for Adaptive Pacing, Kenneth W. Chee

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Hydrologic Modeling of the San Joaquin Valley Watershed for Purposes of Nitrate Analysis, Stephen Carl Clayton

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Large-displacement Lightweight Armor, Eric C. Clough

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Urban Agriculture Stormwater Management in California Cities, Rachel L. Cohen

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Consumer Evaluation of Low Sodium Mozzarella Cheese and Development of a Novel Method for Evaluating Emotions, Lauren Alyse Collinsworth

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FIELD DECTION DEVICE OF REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES, Danielle Lee Cowgill

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING TO EVALUATE HELICAL ELECTRODE DESIGNS FOR USE IN VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION, Anthony W. Cowley

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Effects of Waste Placement Practices on the Engineering Response of Municipal Solid Waste, Jason Taylor Cox

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Root kinematics in relation to temperature and genome size in wild and domesticated Zea., Avery B. Cromwell

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A Software Development Kit for Camera-Based Gesture Interaction, Devlin rdcronin Cronin

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Testing Subspecies Limits in Monardella villosa, Taylor McLaughlin Crow Mr.

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High School Athletic Directors Perceptions of Athletic Trainer's Professional Knowledge and Competence Based on Attire, Raechel N. Cunningham

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SURFACTANT FORMULATIONS FOR WATER-BASED PROCESSING OF A POLYTHIOPHENE DERIVATIVE, CAMERON DEAN DANESH

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PARENTING NUTRITION SKILLS WORKSHOP: AN EVALUATION OF FACILITATED GROUP DISCUSSIONS TO ENHANCE PARENTING NUTRITION SELF EFFICACY, Lisa A. Dawes Ms.

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Protective Effects of Sphingomyelin against UV Photodamage in Human Keratinocytes, Kathleen De Guzman

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Smarter NEAT Nets, Ryan Swords Dehaven

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Exploring the efficacy of the Community Organization Health Model as a tool for evaluating sport-for-development programs: A qualitative content analysis of three model programs, Lauren Faye Denman

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Design and Implementation of Eight-Legged Robotic Transporter, Jeremy David DePangher

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Effects of Transit-Oriented Development on Affordable Housing, Job Accessibility, and Affordability of Transportation in the Metro Green Line Corridor of Los Angeles (CA), Audrey M. Desmuke

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RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR PIPE REHABILITATION AND REPLACEMENT IN A WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Jan C. Devera

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A STUDY OF THE COLLISIONAL EVOLUTION OF ORBITAL DEBRIS IN GEOPOTENTIAL WELLS AND GEO DISPOSAL ORBITS, Christina R. Diaz

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Addressing the Administration of Planned Developments: The Case of Arroyo Grande, California, Matthew J. Downing

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Home Range and Habitat Use of Santa Rosa Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis santarosae), Elizabeth Marie Drake

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Evaluating Usability Evaluations, Allen Leo Dunlea

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CUDA ENHANCED FILTERING IN A PIPELINED VIDEO PROCESSING FRAMEWORK, Austin Aaron Dworaczyk Wiltshire

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Thermal Envelope Substitution: Energy and Cost Implications of Using Structural Insulated Panels in the Manufactured Housing Industry, Brendan Sean Dwyer

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Manufacturing Execution System (MES) An Examination of Implementation Strategy, Riley F. Elliott

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Soil Nutrient Availability Properties of Biochar, Nicole C. Esposito

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ASSESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS FOR EELGRASS (ZOSTERA MARINA L.) SURVIVAL IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Carolyn Jane Ewers

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CAE Methods on Vibration-based Health Monitoring of Power Transmission Systems, Brian Fang

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Point Based Approximate Color Bleeding With Cuda, Nicholas D. Feeney

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Conjugated linoleic acids alter body composition differently according to physiological age in Moulard ducks, Jeff Fesler and Daniel Peterson

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Comparison of Biofilm Media in Reciprocating Biofilters Treating Dairy Flushwater, Kyle Keoki Tatsuo Fooks

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MODELING THE ZIMMER FITMORE AND ML TAPER IMPLANTATION, Tyler Kazuo Franklin

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San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority: Recommendations for Future Service Demand, Alexander J. Fuchs

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Analysis and Mitigation of the CubeSat Dynamic Environment, Steve M. Furger

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AFFINE IMAGE REGISTRATION USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS, Pramod Gadde

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A Stand-Alone Methodology for Data Exploration in Support of Data Mining and Analytics, Michael Gage

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AN EXPERIMENTALLY GENERATED CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR PEAK STRESS (σ_peak) IN COMPRESSION SAMPLES, Kevin Mathew Lopez Galang

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A Complete Streets Analysis And Recommendations Report for the City of Bakersfield, California, Sherie L. George

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Active Learning using Model-Eliciting Activities and Inquiry-Based Learning Activities in Dynamics, Jeffrey Phillip Georgette

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ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN PRE-COATINGS AND THEIR EFFECT ON ENDOTHELIAL CELL ADHESION IN A TISSUE ENGINEERED BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC, Rachel Ann Gohres

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Design and Performance of Circulation Control Geometries, Rory Martin Golden Mr.

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The Influence of Hydrogeomorphology, Soil Redox Conditions, and Salinity on the Spatial Zoning of Saltgrass, Salt Rush, and Cattails in Scotts Creek Marsh, Swanton Pacific Ranch, CA, Mark D. Gormley

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STATE BRED EVENT DAYS EFFECT ON ATTENDANCE AND ON-TRACK WAGERING IN COMPARISON TO OPEN RACE DAY COUNTERPARTS, Cynthia C. Gumber

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Analysis of Bimetallic Adhesion and Interfacial Toughness of Kinetic Metallization Coatings, Alec D. Guraydin

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Enhancing GaN LED Efficiency through Nano-Gratings and Standing Wave Analysis, Gabriel M. Halpin

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Monitoring and Data-Logging for Stand-Alone and Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems, Nathan Hara

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Modeling and Analysis of a Dynamic Voltage Regulator, Timothy David Haskell

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Analysis of an Inflatable Gossamer Device to Efficiently De-Orbit CubeSats, Robert A. Hawkins Jr.

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Metamaterial Enhanced Wireless Power Transmission System, Travis Jade Heffernan

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The behavioral and physiological effects of long-distance translocation on Western Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus), Kory Hayden Heiken

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SPEED AND AGILITY TRAINING THE MUSTANG WAY: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL DVD FOR CAL POLY ATHLETES' SUMMER TRAINING, Gary D. Heron

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Utilizing ATCS Data to Inform a Dynamic Reassignment System for Muni Metro Light Rail Vehicles Departing Embarcadero Station, April M. Hickey

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Improving WebIDE through Delightful Design and Gamification, Michael Hilton

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Microcapsule Containing Lactic Acid Bacteria for Treatment of Peptic Ulcers, Brandon Jerome Hinkel

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EFFECT OF WARM-UP ACTIVITY ON VERTICAL GROUND REACTION FORCES IN BASKETBALL PLAYERS DURING DROP JUMP LANDINGS, Jacob Wesley Hinkel-Lipsker

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In Perfect Xen, A Performance Study of the Emerging Xen Scheduler, Ryan Hnarakis

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FINANCING PUBLIC SOLAR PROJECTS: CALIFORNIA PUBLIC JURISDICTIONS’ EXPERIENCES IN ACQUIRING AND FINANCING SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS, Dana M.C. Hoffman

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Mantis: A Predictive Driving Directions Recommendation System, Christopher Hoover

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A MULTIPHYSICS SIMULATION OF A CORONARY ARTERY, Garry L. Howe

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Effect of Post Manufacture Thermal Dip Treatment on Proteolysis of Commercial String Cheese During Storage, Melissa Karen Hsu

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STABILIZATION OF NEPHELINE SYENITE FILLER IN A UV-CURE POLYURETHANE DISPERSION WOOD COATING AND VISCOSITY STABILIZATION OF TINTED LATEX ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS, Maung Ye Htet

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Designing Anti-Islanding Detection Using the Synchrophasor Vector Processor, Ruth Christiana Huang

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Misheard Me Oronyminator: Using Oronyms to Validate The Correctness of Frequency Dictionaries, Jennifer G. Hughes

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Establishment and validation of a novel Fucci (fluorescent ubiquitination-based cell cycle indicator) in an in vitro chronic myeloid leukemia model, Jane Marie Isquith

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WOMEN AND THEIR “FOOD TIME” AN INVESTIGATION INTO FOOD PURCHASES, PREPARATION, AND CONSUMPTION ATMOSPHERE USING SMARTPHONE SURVEY TECHNOLOGY, Garland Jaeger

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Feasibility of Microsatellite Active Debris Removal Systems, Karsten J. James

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Modeling and Analysis of a PV Grid-Tied Smart Inverter's Support Functions, Benjamin Anders Johnson

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AXISYMMETRIC AIR AUGMENTED METHANOL/GOX ROCKET MIXING DUCT EXPERIMENTAL THRUST STUDY, Kyle Jacob Johnson

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Transient Small Wind Turbine Tower Structural Analysis with Coupled Rotor Dynamic Interaction, George R. Katsanis Mr.

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INVESTIGATION OF COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE EFFICIENCY, James W. Keeney

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LIPID PRODUCTION BY MICROALGAE TREATING MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER, James Edward Kelley

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Seismic Design Manual for Interlocking Compressed Earth Blocks, Nicholas Edwards Kennedy

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Material Characterization of Nitinol Wires for the Design of Actuation Systems, Sean P. Kennedy

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EFFECT OF pH AND TEMPERATURE ON THE BINDING INTERACTIONS OF CAFFEINE AND CHLOROGENIC ACID WITH SODIUM CASEINATE, Emily S. Kong

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Distribution of Conflict Detection of Aircraft for Next Generation Flight Management Systems, Scott H. Kuroda

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THE EFFECTS OF AGE ON MUSCLE LOSS AND TISSUE-SPECIFIC LEVELS OF NF-ĸB AND SIRT6 PROTEINS IN RATS, Tiev C. LaGuire

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A Tunable Electromagnetic Band-gap Microstrip Filter, Greg A. Lancaster

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A GENERIC DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK FOR AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, Connor Lange