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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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

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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