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Theses/Project Reports from 2012

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Becoming Cittaslow: A City's Journey to Becoming a Cittaslow Member, Megan Alexis Elovich

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ERP EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, Ryan Engebrethson

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Distributed Forcing on a 3D Bluff Body with a Blunt Base, An Experimental Active Drag Control Approach, Ethan Bruce Erlhoff

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An Assessment of Expenditures by Camp Henry Patrons in Newaygo County, Amy Diane Fitzpatrick

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Reliable Software Updates for On-orbit CubeSat Satellites, Sean Fitzsimmons

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Feasibility Study Into the Use of 3D Printed Materials in CubeSat Flight Missions, Daniel Fluitt

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A Case Study Considering Impacts of Active Membership in the Young Professionals Networking Group on Sense of Community and Social Capital, Casey Albert Fodness

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Calibration and Characterization of Cubesat Magnetic Sensors Using a Helmholtz Cage, Justin Dean Foley

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Algae Lysis with Pulsed Electric Fields, Garrett Foltz

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Efficiency Performance Improvement Using Parallel DC-DC Converters with a Digital Controller, Daniel Forbes

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NETWORK CHANNEL VISUALIZING SIMULATOR: A REAL-TIME, 3D, INTERACTIVE NETWORK SIMULATION PLATFORM, Sean Michael Forsberg

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Development of a Quantitative High Throughput Method for the Early Detection of Corrosion on Coated Aluminum, Jeffrey Clayton Foster

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EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTALLY INCREASED TESTOSTERONE ON MOVEMENT AND THE EFFECTS OF SEX AND AGE ON RELATIVE CORTICAL VOLUMES IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RATTLESNAKE (CROTALUS O. OREGANUS), Julius A. Frazier Mr

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THE IMPACT OF OUTWARD REMODELING ON VASODILATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE RESISTANCE ARTERIES, Ryan Robert Gallagher

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BASELINE GROUNDWATER COMPOSITION AND QUALITY BELOW IRRIGATED ALMOND AND WALNUT ORCHARDS IN DURHAM, CA, USA., Candace A. Gallion

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HOUSE FINCHES, CARPODACUS MEXICANUS: HORMONES, STRESS, AND SONG CONTROL REGIONS, Katherine Olivia Ganster

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The Application of Systems Engineering Principles to Model Lithium Ion Battery Voltage, George Gibbs

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Point-Spread Function Assessment of SG-DBR Based Swept Source for OCT Imaging, David Wilkey Gilbert

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Development of a Ground Based Atomic Oxygen and Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Simulation Apparatus, Max Jay Glicklin

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THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A MICROFLUIDIC REACTOR FOR SYNTHESIS OF CADMIUM SELENIDE QUANTUM DOTS USING SILICON AND GLASS SUBSTRATES, Peter Robert Gonsalves

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Finite Element Model Updating for Rotary Machinery, Nathalie Gotin

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HAPSS, Hybrid Aircraft Propulsion System Synthesis, Michael W. Green

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Design and Analysis of a Reusable N2O-Cooled Aerospike Nozzle for Labscale Hybrid Rocket Motor Testing, Daniel Joseph Grieb

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Viscoelastic Anisotropic Finite Element Mixture Model of Articular Cartilage using Viscoelastic Collagen Fibers and Validation with Stress Relaxation Data, Matthew Alexander Griebel

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Impedance Sensing of N2A and Astrocytes as Grounds for a Central Nervous System Cancer Diagnostic Device, Fraser Traves Smith Grove

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LOW COST LOCALIZATION METHODS FOR A MARIO KART GAME APPLICATION, Anuranga Sajith Gunaratne

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Performance-Based Analysis of a Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Building, Garrett Richard Hagen

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Measurement and analysis of the standby power of twenty-seven portable electric spas, Andrew Ian Hamill

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Anti-Corrosion Performance of Primer and Top Coat Formulations for Metal Substrates, Laural Elizabeth Hargrove

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CHARACTERIZATION OF MIXING IN A T-STYLE MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Brian Eric Harley

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Real-time Musical Analysis of Polyphonic Guitar Audio, John E. Hartquist

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Development of a Standardized Method for Comparing Biomechanical Properties of Various Sternal Closure Techniques, Ramzi P. Hawit Mr

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Mapping Plant Biodiversity Hotspots at the County Scale: A New Tool for Establishing Resource Conservation Strategies, Kristie Haydu

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A Kinetic Study of anti-VEGF-A Polyclonal Antibodies and anti-VEGF-A ssDNA Aptamers, Heather A. Hedeen

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The Effects of Color Concentrates on the Rheology of Tint Bases, Doug James Herrick

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Investigation of Out-of-Plane Properties of Interlocking Compressed Earth Block Walls, Nicholas Anthony Herskedal

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Polar Field Oriented Control with 3rd Harmonic Injection, Martin Todd Hess

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Getting on the Bus: Marketing San Luis Obispo's Regional Transit Authority, Jenna Higgins

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Evaluation of A Novel Axial Flux Variable Reluctance Machine, Derek Braden Hines

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Spectral Shape Division Multiplexing (SSDM): Apparatus, Transmitter, Receiver and Detection, Fausto Daniel Holguín-Sánchez

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DSM64: A DISTRIBUTED SHARED MEMORY SYSTEM IN USER-SPACE, Stephen Alan Holsapple

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Critical Node Analysis for Water Distribution System Using Flow Distribution, Michael Hopkins

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CONSUMER PURCHASE DECISIONS REGARDING SCREW CAP WINES, Lauren M. Jeter

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Application of a Heuristic Method to a Water Distribution System For Determining Optimal Water Quality Monitoring Locations, Lawrence David Johnson

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The Micro Check-in Framework for the Next Generation of Location-based Applications, Shraddha Kacha

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HYDRODYNAMIC FOCUSED PASSIVE SEPARATION UNDER CONTINUOUS FLOW IN A MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Jad Kanbar

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Predicting Quality of Life Based on Humor Style, Zachary M. Kasow

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RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF LOW-SILVER BGA SOLDER JOINTS USING FOUR FAILURE CRITERIA, Erin A. Kimura

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Linear Power-Efficient RF Amplifier with Partial Positive Feedback, Matthew E. King

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Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Model to Analyze Sustainability of the Atascadero Subbasin, Matthew Timothy Klinchuch

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Implementation of a ¼ Inch Hollow Cathode into a Miniature Xenon Ion Thruster (MiXI), David Wayne Knapp

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STUDY OF STATISTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE METHODS OF DETECTING TEMPORAL SIGNATURE OF FOREST FIRE HEAT PLUME FROM SINGLE-BAND GROUND-BASED INFRARED VIDEO, Daniel G. Kohler

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THE PROTEOMIC RESPONSE OF SEA SQUIRTS (GENUS CIONA CONGENERS) TO HYPOSALINITY STRESS, James S. Koman

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NEURAL NETWORKS PERFORMANCE AND STRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS, Ariel Kopel

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An Alternative Dual-Launch Architecture for a Crewed Asteroid Mission, Steven M. Korn

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Energy Harvesting from Elliptical Machines: DC-DC Converter Design Using SEPIC Topology, Martin Kou

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Scale Model Shake Table Testing of Shallow Embedded Foundations in Soft Clay, Steven Kuo

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HIERARCHICAL ROUTING PROTOCOLS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, Andrew David LeBeau

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Investigation of a Commercial Product (BiOWiSH TM) for Nitrogen Management, Eva Lee

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Development of Simulation Platform for Oropharyngeal Airway Placement and Design Evaluation of the Bardo Airway, Lewis On Hang Lee

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Bioflocculation of Wastewater Treatment Pond Suspended Solids, Louis Lefebvre

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ENHANCED HYDROCARBON BIODEGRADATION USING BIOAUGMENTATION WITH BIOWISHTM-AQUA FOG, Michael Robert Lehrer

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Activity Node Based Flight Software as a Benefit to Systems Engineering, Eugene Daniel Lewis

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Design of DC Light Bulb for the DC House Project, Kent Chin Liang

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ALOE STRIATA PLANT DEFENSE COMPOUNDS PRODUCED IN RESPONSE TO JASMONIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID, AND ERIOPHYID MITE SALIVARY EXTRACT ELICITOR COMPOUNDS, Fritz Light

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City of Watsonville Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, Emily Margaret Lipoma

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Economic Impact of the Williamson Act in San Luis Obispo County, Hayley Nicole Loehr

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Like Laws and Sausages: The tale of a mere portion of the process to develop the South Broad Street Corridor Plan, Amy R. Lopez

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Optimizing the Mechanical Characteristics of Bamboo to Improve the Flexural Behavior for Biocomposite Structural Application, Jay Lopez

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CASCADED HIGH VOLTAGE CONVERTER WITH VARIABLE CONTROL FOR PULSED ELECTRIC FIELD APPLICATIONS, Emmanuel Loza

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Multi-circle Detections for an Automatic Medical Diagnosis System, Dingran Lu

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Modeling and Analysis of a Photovoltaic System with a Distributed Energy Storage System, Anthony Winston Ma

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Characterization of Tight Junction Formation in an In-Vitro Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier, Michael Robert Machado

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Form-Based Codes, Design Guidelines and Placemaking: The Case of Hayward, Ca., Cindy Ma

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Improved Microalgal Biomass Harvesting Using Optimized Environmental Conditions and Bacterial Bioflocculants, Derek C. Manheim

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AUTONOMOUS TRACKING AND FOLLOWING OF SHARKS WITH AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE, Esfandiar Manii

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FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TORSIONAL MICRO-HINGE STRUCTURES, Mike Madrid Marrujo

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Performance of a Wastewater Treatment Pond System with Microfiltration, Eric Todd Martin

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Fault Mapping with the Refraction Microtremor and Seismic Refraction Methods along the Los Osos Fault Zone, Justin Riley Martos

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American Pika (Ochotona princeps): Persistence and Activity Patterns in a Changing Climate, Cody P. Massing

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The Effect of Polarization and InGaN Quantum Well Shape in Multiple Quantum Well Light Emitting Diode Heterostructures, Patrick M. McBride

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The Creation of an Anodic Bonding Device Setup and Characterization of the Bond Interface Through the use of the Plaza Test, Tim M. McCrone

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The effects of growth hormone on primary bovine mammary cell models, Lisa McDonnell

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Automatic Document Classification in Small Environments, Jonathan David McElroy

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Political Feasibility of Implementing Smart Growth Development Strategies in the Monterey Bay Area, Kristin McKee

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Mapping and Visualizing Ancient Water Storage Systems with an ROV -- An Approach Based on Fusing Stationary Scans within a Particle Filter, William D. McVicker

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Landbird Response to Fine-scale Habitat Characteristics within Riparian Forests of the Central California Coast, Ronald E. Melcer Jr.

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The Characterization of Biofilm Attachment to Metal Interfaces: Effects of Substratum Properties, Marcel D. Mendes

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Hard Drive Command Capture and Sequential Stream Detection, Adam David Miller

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JOINT USE PARTNERSHIPS: EVALUATING THE FEASIBILITY OF A JOINT USE PARTNERHSIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO, Kathryn S. Mineo

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Techniques to Characterize Vapor Cell Performance for a Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance Gyroscope, James Julian Mirijanian

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AN IN- HOUSE CUSTOM BIOREACTOR FOR THE CULTIVATION OF A TISSUE ENGINEERED BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER, Amin Hadi Mirzaaghaeian

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CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPACT ANALYSIS OF GLASS FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE PLATES, Brady J. Mitchell

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EARLY FOREST FIRE DETECTION USING TEXTURE, BLOB THRESHOLD, AND MOTION ANALYSIS OF PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS, Georges Fouad Moussa Mr.

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Small-Scale Solar Central Receiver System Design and Analysis, Daniel Murray

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Characterization Of Raw Milk Fouling On Plate-Type Heat Exchangers Using Different Alloys And Cow Phenotypes, Stephen Ernest Nelson

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Hot-Wire Anemometer for the Boundary Layer Data System, William D. Neumeister

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Investigation of Bacillus subtilis as a Biopesticide Against Botrytis cinerea, Kenneth K. Ng

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Accelerating Ray Casting using Culling Techniques to Optimize K-D Trees, Anh Viet Nguyen

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Implementation of Novel Group Delay Decomposition Method and Surgical Protocol for Assessing Peripheral Neuropathy, Sammy Paul Nicolas