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Theses/Project Reports from 2013

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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

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Thermal Modeling and Validation Testing of a Miniature Xenon Ion Thruster, Samuel R. Parker

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Parsing of Natural Language Requirements, Jamie L. Patterson

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Improvement of Electromagnetic Railgun Barrel Performance and Lifetime by Method of Interfaces and Augmented Projectiles, Aleksey D. Pavlov

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RFID TECHNOLOGY SELECTION AND ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION FOR HEALTHCARE ASSET TRACKING, Tyler Robert Peabody and Tali Freed

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MODELING FLOOD REDUCTION SCENARIOS FOR A SMALL COASTAL COMMUNITY, Evan J. Perez

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Benchmarking San Luis Obispo's Municipal Energy Use: An Audit Implementation Plan, Elizabeth Laura Pfafflin

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Design of a Robotic Arm Manipulator Camera Unit for Mini Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles, Michael John Poretti

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EFFECTS OF CHELATING AGENTS ON TEXTURE OF LOWFAT CHEDDAR CHEESE, Mariela Fernanda Poveda

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Development and validation of a human hip joint finite element model for tissue stress and strain predictions during gait, Jeffrey D. Pyle

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BONE DUE TO SOST EXPRESSION: NANOINDENTATION ASSESSMENT OF MURINE FEMURS, Amir Rafie

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SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF A BRIDGE-TYPE BUILDING STRUCTURE, Pablo D. Ramos Jr.

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MORPHOLOGY AND CONFORMATION OF POLYTHIOPHENE DERIVATIVES IN ANISOTROPIC CORE-SHELL NANOCOMPOSITES AND SOLUTION, Neil Redeker

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AN ANALYSIS OF ELIMINATING ELECTROOSMOTIC FLOW IN A MICROFLUIDIC PDMS CHIP, Cecile D. Redington

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How Land Use Regulations Inform Sustainable Development: A Look at Commercial Development in Bakersfield, California, Darcy Marie Reed

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Investigating the Relationship between Operations Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction, Monica Jane Reinwald

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Changes in Soil Salinity Levels with the Use of Recycled Water on Cool Season Vegetables, Dana Cameron Ripley

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SETTLING PERFORMANCE IN WASTEWATER FED HIGH RATE ALGAE PONDS, Elliott Blake Ripley

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Applications of Artificial Neural Networks to Synthetic Aperture Radar for Feature Extraction in Noisy Environments, David James Roberts

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Nutrient Removal Using Microalgae in Wastewater-fed High Rate Ponds, Matthew N. Rodrigues

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EFFECTS OF OVARIECTOMY AND ANATOMICAL LOCATION ON OSTEONAL ENCROACHMENT IN ADULT CORTICAL OVINE BONE, Paige Brell Ryan

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IN-GROUND PLASTIC HINGE ANALYSIS FOR PILES USED IN MARINE OIL AND LNG TERMINALS, Neda Eva Saeedy

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Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel Moment Frames Vulnerable to Soft-Story Failures Through Implementation of Rocking Cores, Juan Carlos Sanchez

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Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel Concentrically Braced Frames Vulnerable to Soft-Story Failure through Implementation of Rocking Cores, Francisco Sanchez-Zamora

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Phase Behavior and Rheology of Latex, Thickener, Surfactant Mixtures and Liquid Crystal Based Compositions for Printing High-Efficiency Flexible Electronics, Franceska Anna Santos

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The Feasibility and Application of Observing Small LEO Satellites with Amateur Telescopes, Brock Schmalzel

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Real Time Visibility Culling With Hardware Occlusion Queries and Uniform Grids, Ilya iseletsk Seletsky

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A Gravity Gradient, Momentum-Biased Attitude Control System for A CubeSat, Ryan J. Sellers

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Pink and Dude Chefs: A nutrition and culinary intervention for middle school students, Tianna R. Sheehan

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DNA Purification Process Optimization at Life Technologies Corporation, Trevor J. Shepherd

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL WITH SWAM INTELLIGENCE ANT COLONY OPTIMIZATION, Pang-shi Shih

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Investigation into the Mitigation of the Effects of Uncertain Optical Degradation on an Interplanetary Solar Sail Mission Using a Single Model Update, Jordan Smiroldo

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Mode I Fracture Toughness of Eight-Harness-Satin Carbon Cloth Weaves for Co-Cured and Post-Bonded Laminates, Josh E. Smith

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SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR RAPID DETECTION OF RANGE AND AZIMUTH VELOCITIES IMPLEMENTED IN MATLAB, Cheuk Yu David So

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CPLOP: The Cal Poly Library of Pyroprints, Jan Lorenz Villaceran Soliman

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Confused Spaces: Theatricality as a device for defining different types of public space, Danton Christopher Spina

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Investigation of Parameters Influencing Reverse Fault Rupture Propagation to the Ground Surface, Kevin V. Stanton

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THERMAL ANALYSIS OF A MONOPROPELLANT MICROPROPULSION SYSTEM FOR A CUBESAT, Erin C. Stearns

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Computer Sketch Recognition, Richard Steigerwald

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Variability of Practice and Strength Training Periodization: When Theories Collide, Katherine Lauren Streder

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Planning Sacramento's Cleantech Zone: A Case of Policy, Practice, and Place Branding, Nicole M. Streegan

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FUNCTIONAL 3-D CELLULOSE & NITROCELLULOSE PAPER-BASED, MULITPLEX DIAGNOSTIC PLATFORMS WITHOUT COUPLING AGENTS, Mackenzie Elizabeth Tageson

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Characterization and Modeling of an O-Band 1310 nm Sampled-Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector (SG-DBR) Laser for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Applications, Desmond Charles Talkington

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Effect of Antimicrobials and Sodium Replacement Agents on the Survival of Pathogenic Bacteria in Low Sodium Low-Moisture Part-Skim (LMPS) Mozzarella Cheese, Tiffany M J Taylor

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Action Potential Simulation of the Hirudo Medicinalis's Retzius Cell in MATLAB, Zechari Ryan Tempesta

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CITY OF LOS ANGELES CORNFIELD ARROYO SECO SPECIFIC PLAN: PARKING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, Miriam L. Thompson