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Theses/Project Reports from 2013

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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

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Investigation of ASTM E 238 Bearing Pin Properties for Various Aerospace Alloys, Trevor J. Lee

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Women and the Second Estate in 16th Century Zambezia: Gendered Powers, a 'Puppet' African Queen and Succession in vaKaranga Society, 1500-1700, George G. Levin

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An Experimental Investigation of the STOL Performance of Cal Poly's AMELIA in the NFAC, Jonathan Andrew Lichtwardt

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Constant Voltage Hot-Wire Anemometry for the Boundary Layer Data System, Hon Yee Li

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MICROPHONE-BASED PRESSURE DIAGNOSTICS FOR BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, Spencer Everett Lillywhite

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BACTERIAL GROWTH ON METAL AND NON-METAL SURFACES IN A STATIC BIOREACTOR, Rolan Yuk Loong Liong

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THE EFFECT OF SENSOR MASS, SENSOR LOCATION, AND DELAMINATION LOCATION OF DIFFERENT COMPOSITE STRUCTURES UNDER DYNAMIC LOADING, Albert Darien Liu

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Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Personality Development among African American Male Repeat Offenders, Tiffany Nicole Lockett

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Post-fire Response of Little Creek Watershed: Evaluation of Change in Sediment Production and Suspended Sediment Transport, Andrew Wood Loganbill

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Administrative Draft: Sea-Level Rise & Climate Adaptation Plan for the City of Carpinteria, Jean Long

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UAV Formation Flight Utilizing a Low Cost, Open Source Configuration, Christian W. Lopez

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RELATING NATURALISTIC GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) DRIVING DATA WITH LONG-TERM SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF ROADWAYS, James Michael Loy

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Bi-Directional Flyback DC-DC Converter for Battery System of the DC House Project, Austin J. Luan

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE IN YOUNG ADULTS, Julie Ann Lucca

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Fabrication and Characterization of a Palladium/Porous Silicon Layer, Nicholas Hong Lui

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Determinants of food insecurity among vulnerable White and Latino households: Contextualizing the impact of sociodemographic and household-level factors, Alexandra Lund

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THE ACCESSIBLE USER INTERACTION FRAMEWORK FOR ANDROID APPLICATIONS, Xiaoxi Luo

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SPORK: A SUMMARIZATION PIPELINE FOR ONLINE REPOSITORIES OF KNOWLEDGE, Steffen slyngbae Lyngbaek

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Design of Portable DC Light Bulb for the DC House Project, Jan Marvin Perez Macairan

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System Design Considerations and the Feasibility of Passively Compensated, Permanent Magnet, Iron-Core Compulsators to Power Small Railgun Platforms, Collin Taylor MacGregor

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Design, Fabrication, and Testing of an EMR Based Orbital Debris Impact Testing Platform, Jeffrey J. Maniglia Jr

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Adaptive Control Techniques for Transition-to-Hover Flight of Fixed-Wing UAVs, Brian Decimo Marchini

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Computational and Experimental Comparison of a Powered Lift, Upper Surface Blowing Configuration, Jay M. Marcos

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Seismic Performance Comparison of a Fixed-Base versus a Base-Isolated Office Building, Nicholas Reidar Marrs

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CONSTRUCTING AND OPTIMIZING A SINGLE WAFER SOLAR CELL ARRAY IN THE MICROFABRICATION LAB AT CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY AT SAN LUIS OBISPO, Rod Marstell

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NUMERICAL FLOW FIELD ANALYSIS OF AN AIR AUGMENTED ROCKET USING THE AXISYMMETRIC METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS, Jeffrey Massman

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The Relationship Between Vitamin D Status of Adult Women and Diet, Sun Exposure, Skin Reflectance, Body Composition, and Insulin Sensitivity, Marisa M. McAdler

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Auto-Motives: Unraveling the Riddle of Alternative Transportation to School, Mikki Amano McDaniel

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Hollow Plume Mitigation of a High-Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster, Scott Alan McGrail

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Surgical Tooling Designed for the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty, Jon-Peter Meckel

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ATTITUDE ESTIMATION FOR A GRAVITY GRADIENT MOMENTUM BIASED NANOSATELLITE, Arash Mehrparvar

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The Effects of Variation in Collagen D-Spacing on Compact Bone Viscoelasticity: A Finite Element Analysis, Miguel A. Mendoza

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALIDATION OF HIP JOINTS WITH THE MAIN TYPES OF FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT, Kevin Lucas Mitchell

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Comparing Class A Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) Against Plain Water Suppression in Live Fire Gas Cooling Experiments for Interior Structural Firefighting, Sean Carter Mitchell

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Algorithms for Library-based Microbial Source Tracking, Aldrin Montana

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THE EFFECTS OF 8 WEEKS OF LOW DOSE SUPPLEMENTATION OF CREATINE AND SODIUM BICARBONATE ON EXERCISE PERFORMANCE, Amanda Jessica Morris

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IMPACT OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM PENETRATION ON THE OPERATION OF VOLTAGE REGULATOR EQUIPMENT, Abesh Sorab Mubaraki

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The Effect of 2D and 3D Menus on Memory Retention in User Interface Design, Angela Michelle Muscat

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Social Isolation and Cell Phone Use by College Students, Nichol Elise Myers

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ESCHERICHIA COLI STRAIN DIVERSITY IN HUMANS: EFFECTS OF SAMPLING EFFORT AND METHODOLOGY, Emily R. Neal

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The Effects of Microfluidization and Homogenization on the Composition and Structure of Liposomal Aggregates from Whey Buttermilk and Commercial Buttermilk, Tracey Mai T. Nguyen

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Scale Model Shake Table Testing of Seismic Earth Pressures in Soft Clay, Ron Edward Noche

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Characterization of the Effects of a Sun-Synchronous Orbit Slot Architecture on the Earth's Orbital Debris Environment, Connor David Noyes

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A Novel Unit Cell Antenna For Highly Integrated Phased Arrays in the SHF Band, Timothy Bryan Ogilvie

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Measuring the Counter/Assumption Model's Effect on Argumentation Quality, Evan D G Ovadia

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Qualitative Methods Used to Develop and Characterize the Circulation Control System on Cal Poly's AMELIA, Eric N. Paciano