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 2015

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Development of a Human Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model to Investigate the Effects of Obesity and Knee Malalignment on Joint Contact Pressure, Meghan Sylvia

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Effect of Sustainable and Composite Materials on the Mechanical Behavior of Sandwich Panels under Edgewise Compressive Loading, Justin A. Tafoya

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Conservation Through Limited Development: An Approach for Land Conservancies, Catherine Joy Tarone

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Development of Electronics, Software, and Graphical User Control Interface for a Wall-Climbing Robot, Lynda Beatriz Tesillo

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Native Small Mammal Use of an Invasive Grass: Heermann's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys heermanni) and Veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina) in Coastal California, Juliana P. Trunzo

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Virulence gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the viable but nonculturable state, Tiffany Pui-Yun Tse

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A CONCEPT VALIDATION OF A MAGNETOMETRY-BASED TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTING CONCEALED WEAPONS IN VEHICLE DOOR PANELS, Nar Vang

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HYBRID ROCKET MOTOR SCALING PROCESS, Joseph B. R. Vanherweg

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Hydrologic Response to Conifer Removal from an Encroached Mountain Meadow, Gregory F. Van Oosbree

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EVALUATION OF DESIGN TOOLS FOR THE MICRO-RAM AIR TURBINE, Victor Fidel Villa

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Dialogue education is effective as a method to teach maternal toddler feeding practices, Grace Voorheis

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Development of an Interactive Wave Drag Capability for the OpenVSP Parametric Geometry Tool, Michael Jon Waddington

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Spatial Variability of Soil Velocity using Passive Surface Wave Testing, Daniel Raymond Wagstaffe

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Process Development for Compression Molding of Hybrid Continuous and Chopped Carbon Fiber Prepreg for Production of Functionally Graded Composite Structures, Corinne Marie Warnock

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Characterization of Pressure-Driven and Electro-Kinetically Driven Flow in a Micro-Fluidic Chip Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Alexis Weckel

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PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THE WESTERN FENCE LIZARD (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS) FOR THE LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, Kyle Russell Weichert

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ANALYSIS OF EMBRYO SCORING AND COMPARISON OF CLINIC PERFORMANCE IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION, James W. Whistler

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THE IMPACT OF SELF-PRACTICE QIGONG ON STRENGTH GAINS AND WELLBEING DURING OFF-SEASON TRAINING FOR FALL SPORT ATHLETES, Christopher Shawn White

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Design of a Non-Contact Home Monitoring System for Audio Detection of Infant Apnea, Daniel T. White

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Validation of a CFD Approach for Gas Turbine Internal Cooling Passage Heat Transfer Prediction, Daniel G. Wilde

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Moxel DAGs: Connecting Material Information to High Resolution Sparse Voxel DAGs, Brent Robert Williams

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Net Zero Residential Design for Solar CalPoly, Bryce Reiko Willis

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Effects of testosterone on the spatial ecology, coloration, and brain regions in western fence lizards, Sceloporus occidentalis, Rachel Catharine Wilson

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Clarification of Recreational Pool Water using Biological Additives Produced by BiOWiSH(TM), Reese Nathaniel Wilson

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Understanding and Incentivizing Workforce Housing: A Professional Project for the City of San Luis Obispo, Jennifer L. Wiseman

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Program Visualization: An exploration of graph based visualizations to assist in student learning and programmatic evaluation, Taylor Woods

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Geospatial Data Modeling to Support Energy Pipeline Integrity Management, Austin Wylie

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Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Oil-Based Drill Cutting Mud Using BiOWiSH Bioaugmentation Products, Diego Jose Cardenas Zepeda

Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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PROCEDURAL MUSIC GENERATION AND ADAPTATION BASED ON GAME STATE, Timothey Andrew Adam

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Analysis and Optimization of the Scheffler Solar Concentrator, Simone Alberti

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MATERIAL DIFFERENCES IN EQUINE CORTICAL AND TRABECULAR BONE, Ryan B. Allen

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City of San Luis Obispo Open Space Vegetation Management Plan, Danielle Rose Althaus

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Analysis of Tumble Rate and Spin Axis Orientation for Rocket Bodies near Geostationary Altitude, Kimberly Andersen

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Amphibious Architecture : Living with a Rising Bay, Heather Christine Anderson

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Relative Expression of Germination Genes SleB, GerAC, and gpr in Heat Treated Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, Valerie Paige Arechiga and Valerie Paige Arechiga

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Compacting Loads and Stores for Code Size Reduction, Isaac Asay

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Creating a Testing Framework and Workflow for Developers New to Web Application Engineering, Tag G. Ashby

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PROLIFERATION, MIGRATION, AND SURVIVAL OF CELLS IN THE TELENCEPHALON OF THE BALL PYTHON, PYTHON REGIUS, Thomas B. Bales

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The Effect of Clay, Cement and Fibers on the Strength and Durability of Compressed Earth Blocks, Wyatt Adair Banker-Hix

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City of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos

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Sensitivity of Stormwater Management Solutions to Spatial Scale, Jeffrey Michael Barich

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Effect of Adaptive Tabs on Drag of a Square-Base Bluff Body, Brian W. Barker

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Performance of No Vibration/No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement of Portland Cement with Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Eric Bateman

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Development and Implementation of Dispersion Phase Diagrams (DPDs) for Four Different Hydrophobically Modified Ethoxylated Urethane (HEUR) Based Acrylic Paint Systems, Tyler J. Bell

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AC Power Combining Strategy with Application to Efficient Linear Power Amplifiers, Rudi Matthew Bendig

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MICROCOSM STUDY OF NATURAL ATTENUATION, BIOSTIMULATION, AND BIOAUGMENTATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED WITH PCBS, DIOXINS, PAHS, AND PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS, Mackenzie L. Billings

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CLASSIFICATION OF PLOT-LEVEL FIRE-CAUSED TREE MORTALITY IN A REDWOOD FOREST USING DIGITAL ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY AND LIDAR, Brian David Bishop

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Optimization of Growth Parameters for Algal Regrowth Potential Experiments, Chadwick D. Boggess

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Development of Novel Anti-Microbial Plant Essential-Oil Treatments to Reduce the Postharvest Incidence of Botrytis cinerea of Strawberries, Ryan C. Brantley

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Oceano Community Health Plan, Eugene Phillip Brennan

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Modeling and Simulation of Parallel D-STATCOMs with Full-Wave Rectifiers, Jason Brinsfield

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JUICINESS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE COMPUTER GAMES: ANALYSIS OF A PROTOTYPICAL GAME, Eric D. ebucktha Buckthal

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A Set Union Based Formulation for Course Scheduling and Timetabling, Jesse Paul Bukenberger

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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dot Sensitized PCPDTBT-P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics, Buddy J. Bump

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Photobioreactor Design for Improved Energy Efficiency of Microalgae Production, Alexander Burns

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BEEF EXPORT PRICE RESPONSE TO SANITARY STATUS AND TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PARAGUAY, Silvana Careaga

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Effects of Low Velocity Impact on the Flexural Strength of Composite Sandwich Structures, Jeffrey Scott Carter

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A Comparison of Fatigue during Cardiocerebral Resuscitation with Different Compression Rates Among Layperson and Professional Rescuers, Christopher Cassidy

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Design, Implementation, and Test of a Micro Force Displacement System, Evan Derek Cate

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Draft Environmental Impact Report: City of Clearlake General Plan Update, Hannah Cha

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Investigation of Dairy Wastewater Using Biowish, Ada Mingwah Chan

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Water and Nutrient Recycling in High Rate Algae Ponds Fed in Primary Treated Municipal Wastewater, Michael Field Chang

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Stabilization of Horseradish Peroxidase Using Epoxy Novolac Resins for Applications with Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, Cory A. Chaplan

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Flight Testing Small UAVs for Aerodynamic Parameter Estimation, Adam Thomas Chase

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE THAI NATURAL RUBBER MARKET EQUILIBRIUM: DEMAND AND SUPPLY RESPONSE ANALYSIS USING TWO-STAGE LEAST SQUARES APPROACH, Chadapa Chawananon

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Development of Safety Standards for CubeSat Propulsion Systems, Liam Jon Cheney

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The Role of Sirtuin Inhibitors on the Proteomic Responses of the Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus trossulus to Menadione Induced Oxidative Stress, Hayley C. Chilton

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OPTIMIZING LEMPEL-ZIV FACTORIZATION FOR THE GPU ARCHITECTURE, Bryan Ching

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Stereo Vision System Module for Low-Cost FPGAs for Autonomous Mobile Robots, Connor Citron

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Avoided Water Cost of Electricity Generation for Solar PV and Wind Technologies in Southern California, Matthew Cohen

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Proteomic Analysis of Mammary Epithelial Cell Development, Alyssa Kay Conly

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Evaluating five years of soil hydrologic response following the 2009 Lockheed Fire in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Mary Theresa Crable

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Assessment of Microbial Biodegradation of Mixed Soil Contaminants at the Santa Susan Field Laboratory Using TRFLP, qPCR, and Culturing, Kenny William Croyle

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Control of a Spacecraft Using Mixed Momentum Exchange Devices, Blake J. Currie

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Data Chunking in Quasi-Synchronous DS-CDMA, Trevor Dalke

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Development of a Digital Controller for Motor Control Experiments in the EE472 Lab, Jeffrey David D'Amelio

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Applied Mass Properties Identification Method to the Cal Poly's Spacecraft Simulator, Long H. Dam

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Vegetable Production Concentration in Northwest Mexico, Desiree Michelle Danel

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Autonomous Close Formation Flight of Small UAVs Using Vision-Based Localization, Michael B. Darling

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A Rubric for Electrochemical Testing of Metallic Biomaterials, Frederick G. De La Fuente

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A CASE STUDY ON THE APPLE HILL GROWER'S ASSOCIATION: AN AGRITOURISM AREA IN CAMINO, CA, Christine J. Delfino

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EFFECT OF LIQUID CONTAMINATION ON HERMETICITY AND SEAL STRENGTH OF FLEXIBLE POUCHES WITH LLDPE SEALANT, Francesca Delle Cese

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A Multi-GPU Compute Solution for Optimized Genomic Selection Analysis, Trevor DeVore

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COOPERATIVE CONSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA, John Mauck Donley

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A PERFORMANCE STUDY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SINGLE USE PHARMACEUTICAL VIBRATIONAL MIXER USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, Michael C. Eichermueller

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Design and Validation of a Wearable, Continuous, and Non-Invasive Hydration Monitor that uses Ultrasonic Pulses to Detect Changes in Tissue Hydration Status, Zoie Engman

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NEIGHBORHOODS, PROXIMITY TO DAILY NEEDS, & WALKABILITY IN FORM-BASED CODES, Evan Evangelopoulos

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Examining Ambiguities in the Automatic Packet Reporting System, Kenneth W. Finnegan Mr

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The Role of Carotenoid Cleavage Dioxygenase 4 in Flower Color of the Allopolyploid Brassica napus, Leanne Denice Fogg

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Cayucos Community Health Plan, Jennifer Joyce Franich

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On the Growth Rate of Turbulent Mixing Layers: A New Parametric Model, Jeffrey L. Freeman

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Climate Planning in Politically Conservative Cities: A Case Study of Seven Climate Action Plans, Coleman Moore Frick

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Photosynthetic thermal tolerance and recovery to short duration temperature stress in desert and montane plants: A comparative study, David William Gallagher

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Investigation of chromosome size effect on the rate of crossovers in the meiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lanie Maria Galland

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Twill: A Hybrid Microcontroller-FPGA Framework for Parallelizing Single- Threaded C Programs, Douglas S. Gallatin

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Influence of Grain Size and Widmanstätten Colonies on Variability of Tensile Properties of Forged Ti-6Al-4V, Blake T. Gaspar

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Structural Damage Detection Utilizing Experimental Mode Shapes, Evan Jamison Gerbo

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Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Hazards: Incorporating Disaster Mitigation Strategies in Climate Action Plans, Michael Germeraad

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City of Merced Bellevue Community Plan, Patrick Gary Gilster

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A Study of Shock Analysis Using the Finite Element Method Verified with Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory; Mechanical Effects Due to Pulse Width Variation of Shock Inputs; and Evaluation of Shock Response of a Mixed Flow Fan, David Jonathan Gonzalez Campos