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 2013

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

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Formulation Development of a Polymer-Drug Matrix with a Controlled Release Profile for the Treatment of Glaucoma, Eric W. Tsoi

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A Lateral Flow Smart Phone Image Analysis Diagnostic, Christina Holly Tyrrell

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Tracking points on a pacing lead in a beating heart, Avinash Ramesh Varma

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GETTING BIOLOGISTS TO DROP ACID, Ryan Verdon

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ROBOTIC FINGERSPELLING HAND FOR THE DEAF-BLIND, Jerry Vin

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Nanoparticles and Polymer Crystallization Kinetics in Hybrid Electronic Devices, Taylor William Wagner

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Development and validation of a human knee joint finite element model for tissue stress and strain predictions during exercise, Spencer D. Wangerin

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Baby Boomer Living: Designing a Modern Continuing Care Retirement Community, Ryan Michael Wassum

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Accurate Hardware RAID Simulator, Darrin Kalung Weng

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THE EFFECT OF A TRIPHASIC PULSE ON SCS TO ICD CROSSTALK, Ryan James Wensley

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PARIS: A PArallel RSA-prime InSpection tool, Joseph R. White

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DESIGN OF A LOW POWER CARGO SECURITY DEVICE USING A MICROPOWER ULTRA-WIDEBAND IMPULSE RADAR, Brian M. Wihl

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A COMPACT, RECONFIGURABLE UHF COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN FOR USE WITH POLYSAT’S EMBEDDED LINUX PLATFORM, Austin Williams

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Multiple Input Single Output (MISO) Tablet/ Phone Charger, Kevin Wong

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Eye “R” Glasses: Development of an Infrared Sensor System for Detecting the Human Body, Rick Wong

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EFFECTS OF DAMAGE ARRESTMENT DEVICES ON THE FATIGUE LIFE OF IMPACTED COMPOSITE SANDWICH BEAMS, Yvette Vanessa Wood

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Reassessment of Biowish Activation Procedure for Denitrification, William Wah Yee

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AD-HOC REGIONAL COVERAGE CONSTELLATIONS OF CUBESATS USING SECONDARY LAUNCHES, Guy G. Zohar

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PLANNING FOR A COASTAL CITY: SAN CLEMENTE’S LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM, Atousa Zolfaghari

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Effect of Fatigue Cycle Loading Amplitude Tension-Tension on Composite Laminated Plates with Initial Delamination, Walter Zuluaga

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An Analysis of Generational Caching Implemented in a Production Website, Marc E. Zych

Theses/Project Reports from 2012

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Validation of the Self-Compassion Scale: Correlations with the Beck Depression Inventory-II, Pär Daniel Andréasson

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Post-fire Mortality and Response in a Redwood/ Douglas-fir Forest, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, Garren M. Andrews

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THE NEW BICYCLE MODEL: INTRODUCING SOFTWARE CONSIDERATIONS EARLY INTO THE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND INTEGRATION PROCESS, Nathaniel Dinglasan Angat

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Microcontroller Design of a Bidirectional Three-Level Pulse Width Modulation AC/DC Converter for Vehicle-to-Grid Application, Joshua Jonn O. Aquino

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A FREQUENCY-MODULATED CONTINUOUS WAVE-BASED BOUNDARY DETECTION SYSTEM IN A SMALL PCB PROFILE, Hamid R. Asgarian

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MORTALITY ASSESSMENT OF REDWOOD AND MIXED CONIFER FOREST TYPES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FOLLOWING WILDFIRE, Steve R. Auten

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COMPARING THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF TWO STEELHEAD POPULATIONS AND THEIR HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS, Eileen Ann Baglivio

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CUDA Web API Remote Execution of CUDA Kernels using Web Services, Massimo J. Becker

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Automated Student Code Assessment with Symbolic Execution and Java PathFinder, Karl Bell

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Space Vehicle Testing, Charlotte Ann Belsick

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Teaching Introductory Programming Concepts: A Comparison of Scratch and Arduino, Anne Beug

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MEASURING IMPEDANCE OF TISSUES USING A MICROFABRICATED MICROELECTRODE ARRAY, Ashwini Bhat

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Confined Mixing of Multiple Transverse Jets, Allen J. Bishop

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VITAMIN D SUB-SET ANALYSIS FROM THE FLASH STUDY, Megan Bishop, Laura Hall, Ann McDermott, and Aydin Nazmi

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Pullout Strength of Epoxy Anchors Installed Underwater, Jeffrey Lee Blanchette

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CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MONITORING PROGRAM AND PROCEDURES FOR INCLUSIONARY HOUSING, Shannon Marie Blomst

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A Resistance Based Structural Health Monitoring System for Composite Structure Applications, Dennis N. Boettcher

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Nonlinear UAV Flight Control Using Command Filtered Backstepping, Brian M. Borra

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Quantum Dot Deposition into PDMS and Application onto a Solar Cell, Christopher Marcus Botros and Richard N. Savage

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Control System Development for small UAV Gimbal, Nicholas J. Brake

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Determination of Human Powered Helicopter Stability Characteristics using Multi-Body System Simulation Techniques, Sean M. Brown

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Effect of Short-Term Estrogen Depletion on Compact Bone Microdensitometry in the Ewe, Cailyn Bugbee

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Performance Based Analysis of a Steel Braced Frame Building With Buckling Restrained Braces, Margaux Claire Burkholder

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A PROPOSED CONTROL SOLUTION FOR THE CAL POLY WIND ENERGY CAPTURE SYSTEM, Kent R. Burnett

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Optimal Slewing of a Constrained Telescope Using Seventh Order Polynomial Input Torques, Julia K. Bush

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Dynamic Model Creation and Scripting Support in the Horizon Simulation Framework, Brian Jeffrey Butler

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Hungry No More: A Food System Study & Hunger-Free Community Plan for San Luis Obispo County, Jenny Cadigan

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Effects of Compost, Legume Cover Cropping and Vermicompost Extract Foliar Applications on Nutrition and Yield of Washington Navel Oranges, William Payton Carling

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Quantifying the Life Cycle Benefits of Performance-Based Design in Sustainable Design, David Isaac Carmona

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CUBESAT MISSION PLANNING TOOLBOX, brian castello

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DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTATION TO SYSTEMATICALLY DETERMINE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ELECTROSPINNING VARIABLES AND TO OPTIMIZE THE FIBER DIAMETER OF ELECTROSPUN POLY (D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTS, Yvette S. Castillo

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THE EFFECT OF STRETCH WRAP PRE-STRETCH ON UNITIZED LOAD CONTAINMENT, Evan A. Cernokus

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MECHANICAL OPTIMIZATION AND BUCKLING ANALYSIS OF BIO-COMPOSITES, Cameron D. Chan

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DEVELOPING AND BUILDING A LEAN BASED RFID ELECTRONIC KANBAN PROTOTYPE, Ryan Chang

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Development of In Vitro Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Mimics in Complex Geometries for Coronary Stent Testing, Robert Dalton Chavez

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Light Extraction Enhancement of GaN Based LEDs Using Top Gratings, Patterned Sapphire Substrates, and Reflective Surfaces, Greg Chavoor

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VEHICLE-TO-GRID (V2G) BIDIRECTIONAL POWER CONVERTER DESIGN AND INTEGRATION FOR 2011 CHEVROLET VOLT - EXTENDED RANGE ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EREV) DRIVETRAIN, Rithy-Newton Mao Chhean

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Flying Qualities Built-In-Test For Unmanned Aerial Systems, Alton Pak-Hin Chiu

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Evaluation of textural properties of cooked beef batters, Lee M. Christensen

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Laboratory Investigation of the Effects of Temperature and Moisture on Interface Shear Strength of Textured Geomembrane and Geosynthetic Clay Liner, Taki Stavros Chrysovergis

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Comparing Anti-VEGF Antibodies and Aptamers on Paper Microfluidic-Based Platforms, Katherine Noel Clayton

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POLICY AND PRACTICE AUDIT AND GHG REDUCTION STRATEGY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE, Cheryl Lynn Cochran

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Thermal Qualification Program of NASA’s Multiple Payload Ejector (MPE) for Responsive Deployment of Small Satellites on a Single Launch Vehicle, Roland Coelho Mr.

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DC Dielectrophoretic Assisted Anti-Fouling Filtration System, Nathan M. Cohen

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Noise Reduction with Microphone Arrays for Speaker Identification, Zachary Gideon Cohen

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GROWING GARDENS: BOTANICAL GARDENS, PUBLIC SPACE AND CONSERVATION, Terra Celeste Colburn Mrs.

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Improving Broadband Noise Filter For Audio Signals, Alexander Conway

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Stratigraphy of Quaternary Dunes by Sand Mineralogy and Pedogenic Features, Los Osos, California, Lyssa A. Cousineau

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DETECTING NETFLIX SERVICE OUTAGES THROUGH ANALYSIS OF TWITTER POSTS, Cailin Cushing

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The Impact of Increased Collateral Flow on Transverse Arteriolar Microvascular Tree Morphology, David Danzeiser

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Early Forest Fire Detection using Texture Analysis of Principal Components from Multispectral Video, Timothy M. Davenport

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Investigating the Instructor's Role in New Student Sense of Classroom Community, Alix E. Davidson

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Finite Element Modeling of Ballistic Impact on a Glass Fiber Composite Armor, Dan M. Davis

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Tissue Engineering A Blood Vessel Mimic While Monitoring Contamination Through Sterility Assurance Testing, Navid Djassemi

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IMPROVEMENT OF STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AT ST. JUDE MEDICAL'S CARDIAC MANUFACTURING FACILITY, Christopher Lance Edwards

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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