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 2011

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Influence of Vineyard Floor Management Practices on Soil Aggregate Stability, Total Soil Carbon and Grapevine Yield, Kimberly Ellen Adams

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'Better Make It a Double': Perceived Relatedness Increases Reported Attractiveness, Benjamin R. Ainley

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An Investigative Study of Gurney Flaps on a NACA 0036 Airfoil, Gregory F. Altmann

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Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of a Thin-Film Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloy Diaphragm for Use in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Brian Joel Alvarez

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CdSe-ZnS CORE-SHELL QUANTUM DOTS FOR INCREASED QUANTUM YIELD, Joshua James Angell

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EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT IMPLEMENTATION OF DEMYELINATED HUMAN NEURON IN SPICE, Nathan A. Angel

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The Zook Commission:Reassessing World War II Veterans’ Influence on Higher Education, Jeffrey Scott Aranguena

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Measuring the Nanoindentation Properties of Alendronate-Time Treated Canine Cortical, Folorunso Ashaolu

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ASCE 7-05 DESIGN RULE FOR RELATIVE STRENGTH IN A TALL BUCKLING-RESTRAINED BRACED FRAME DUAL SYSTEM, Lisa J. Aukeman

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CITY OF MCFARLAND LAND USE ELEMENT UPDATE, Jeffrey James Ballantine

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LASER ETCHED PMMA MICROFLUIDIC CHIP DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE WITH APPLICATIONS IN CAPILLARY ZONE ELECTROPHORESIS, Evan Allen Barbre

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Synthesis and Characterization of Linear and Branched Polylactic Acid for Use in Food Packaging Applications, Kyle C. Bentz

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AN AUTOMATED TEST STATION DESIGN USED TO VERIFY AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS, Joshua Berrian

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TWO TEST FIXTURES TO TEST THE LONGITUDINAL AND TRANSVERSE TENSILE PROPERTIES OF SMALL DIAMETER TUBULAR POLYMERS, Carolyn Berry

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EXPLORING TRADE-OFFS IN AUV CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR SHARK TRACKING, Louis James Bertsch IV

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Structure Climbing Monkey Robot, Paul Bessent

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Bridgeless Active Power Factor Correction Using a Current Fed Push Pull Converter, Jeramie Seth Bianchi

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In-Plane Cyclic Shear Performance of Interlocking Compressed Earth Block Walls, David William Bland

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A Computational Study of Engine Deflection Using a Circulation Control Wing, Bryan Holly Blessing

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Reducing Moisture Damage in Asphalt Mixes Using Recycled Waste Additives, Anthony John Boyes

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INVESTIGATION OF MICROALGAE GROWTH KINETICS USING COAL-FIRED FLUE GAS AS A CARBON SOURCE, Bryan Daniel Brooker

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DEVELOPMENT AND EXTRAPOLATION OF AN UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORY EXPERIMENT TO AN ELASTOMERIC SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY BRACE, Richard Sterling Brose

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A SPACE BASED PARTICLE DAMPER DEMONSTRATOR, John Brown

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GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MGA-DSM PROBLEMS USING THE INTERPLANETARY GRAVITY ASSIST TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZER (IGATO), Jason M. Bryan

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Impact of Collateral Enlargement on Smooth Muscle Phenotype, Alexander Jerome Bynum

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Seasonal and Anatomical Variation in Compact Bone Remodeling in the Adult Sheep, Joseph Calcagno

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PERFORMANCE OF THE CRACK, SEAT, AND OVERLAY REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA, Reed Calkins

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A Novel Exercise Device for Users in Wheelchairs: A Study of Abdominal Muscle Activation, Rebecca Jo Campbell

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Creating software libraries to improve medical device testing of the Pacing System Analyzer (PSA) at St. Jude Medical, Joel Canlas

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An Exploratory Biomechanical Analysis of the Side-to-Side Swing Patterns of Three Skilled Switch Hitters, Francesca Marie Castellucci

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PCR Primers for The Detection of Propane and Butane-Oxidizing Microorganisms, Brian Jeremy Chan

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A STUDY OF OSTEOCYTE APOPTOSIS BY REGION AND QUADRANT IN MURINE CORTICAL BONE, Jessica Kristen Chan

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HYDROLOGIC ALTERATION AND SEDIMENTATION IN THE UPPER HENRY’S FORK WATERSHED, Amelie Jeanne Charnaux

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Small Wind Turbine Blade Sensor for Condition Based Maintenance, Chun Kau Cheung

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Automated SG-DBR Tunable Laser Calibration Optimized for Optical Coherence Tomography Applications, Christopher Louis Chiccone

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Integration of Aeroservoelastic Properties into the NASA Dryden F/A-18 Simulator Using Flight Data from the Active Aeroelastic Wing Program, Alexander Wong Chin

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Analysis of Contrast Enhancement Methods for Infrared Images, Sprinkle Christian

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The Development of an Online Interactive Resource for Enhancing Motivation in Swimmers, Richard Judson Clark

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The development of a novel technique to evaluate binding between probiotic bacteria and phospholipids, and the creation of a dairy-based food product rich in milk bioactives, Megan Ann Cleveland

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Dynamic Inversion and Backstepping Controller Robustness Analysis for a Reusable Launch Vehicle, Janet M. Coakley

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COMET: CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPLE-DIMENSIONS FOR EFFICIENT TRAJECTORIES, Michael Curt Conrad

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Effects of Season, Size and Parasitism by the Acanthocephalan, Profilicollis altmani, on the Carotenoid Concentration and Composition of the Pacific Mole Crab, Emerita analoga, Lauren F. Constancio

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Residential Water Conservation: A Cross Comparative Analysis, Jeffrey M. Cook

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The Influence of Chilling and Heat Accumulation on Bloom Timing, Bloom Length and Crop Yield in Almonds (Prunus dulcis (Mill.)), Melanie M. Covert

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Onboard Video Stabilization for Unmanned Air Vehicles, Nicholas Stewart Cross

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Design and Modeling of the Cal Poly DC House Power Distribution System, Joseph J. Crowfoot

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Mammary Epithelial Cell Growth on a Three-Dimensional Scaffold in an Operating Bioreactor, Melissa Marie DaValle

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The Effects of a Damage Arrestment Device on the Mechanical Behavior of Sandwich Composite Beams Under Four-Point Bending, Richard Anthony Davis

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SIMULATION AND VALIDATION OF TWO-COMPONENT FLOW IN A VOID RECIRCULATION SYSTEM, Oscar Eduardo Daza

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THE STATE OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MATURITY AND LICENSURE, Travis Lawrence Dean

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Artificial Neural Networking as a Decision Tool for Natural Gas Investment, Micah D. Denecour

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The Preparation of Functional Surfaces, Philip Thomas Dirlam

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Universal Engineering Programmer - An In-house Development Tool For Developing and Testing Implantable Medical Devices In St. Jude Medical, Khoa Tat Do

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Photovoltaic Emulator Adaptable to Irradiance, Temperature and Panel Specific I-V Curves, Joseph Gamos Durago

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Supporting Introductory Test-Driven Labs with WebIDE, Thomas C. Dvornik

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A CASE OF RECLAMING RUIN: BEYOND THE HYPE & HYPERBOLE OF NEW YORK’S HIGH LINE, Bryan D. Eck

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Effects of Milk Processing on the Milk Fat Globule Membrane Constituents, Xiomara E. Elías-Argote

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ENHANCEMENT OF LIGHT ABSORPTION EFFICIENCY Of SOLAR CELL USING DUAL, Ashton Ellaboudy

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EVALUATION OF VACUUM PACKAGING ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SOLUBILITY, AND STORAGE SPACE OF DAIRY POWDERS, Hadi Eshpari

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Take Me Back: A Study of the Back Button in the Modern Internet, Bryan G. Estrada

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Impact of Exercise on Brain Responses to Visual Food Cues: An fMRI Study, Nero Erezi Evero

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Interoperation for Lazy and Eager Evaluation, William Jeffrey Faught

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OPTIMIZATION AND MODELING TOOLS FOR TELESCOPE HEXAPOD STRUCTURES, Michael Edward Feeney

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Modeling and Analysis of the Effects of PCB Parasitics on Integrated DC-DC Converters, Darwin Domingo Fernandez

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CLUSTER THINNING EFFECTS ON METHOXYPYRAZINE, RESVERATROL AND BERRY CHEMISTRY IN VITIS VINIFERA CV. CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Thomas Jerome Fertel

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Conformal Microstrip GPS Antenna for Missile Application, Andrew Cassidy Fischer

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Conceptual Requirement Validation for Architecture Design Systems, Gregory M. Flanagan

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IMPEDANCE-BASED DETECTION OF TISSUE USING A MULTI-ELECTRODE DEVICE, Shane Killian Fleshman

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LOSING THE COLONIES: HOW DIFFERING INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION CAUSED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Brian M. Flint

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State Estimation for Tracking of Tagged Sharks with an AUV, Christina Forney

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Development of an Open Source Prosthetic Hand Platform, Scott James Garrett

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Point-Based Color Bleeding With Volumes, Christopher J. Gibson

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Molecular Analysis Reveals Unique Microbiome in Ileal Pouch During Pouchitis Compared to Healthy Pouches in Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Tiffany Wallingford Glavan

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The Effect of Processing Parameters and Methylcellulose on Texture and Consumer Acceptability of a Non-Melting Dairy Protein Gel, Joshua Goldman

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Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Concrete with Recycled Concrete Aggregates, Paul Mark Gordon

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Vascular and Mechanical Changes in Bone in Response to Chronic Ischemia and Mechanical Loading, Michael Govea

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Designing the Human-Powered Helicopter: A New Perspective, Gregory Hamilton Gradwell

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The Education Reform of TAP and Value-Added Assessment: Teacher Merit Pay that Reinvigorates Standardized Testing and Detracts from 21st Century Learning Skills, Shawn Scharer Greenelsh

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An Efficient Primer Selection Process Combining Progressive and Iterative Multiple Sequence Alignment Strategies: ClustalW and HMMER, Michael C. Green

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Combining Conventional Tests and Terminal Restriction Fragment Analysis to Evaluate Microbial Quality of Raw Milk, Haibin Guo

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EFFECTS OF COLUMN STIFFNESS ON SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALLS, XuHua Guo

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Structural Analyses of Wind Turbine Tower for 3 kW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Tae gyun Gwon

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EFFECTS OF WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE FUEL TREATMENTS ON POTENTIAL FIRE BEHAVIOR AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA, Christopher C. Hamma

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Effects of Disinfectants and Anti-Browning Agents on the Shelf-Life of Cauliflower Florets, Joel David Harris

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Expanding Planning Public Participation Outreach Through Social Networking, Wesley Brian David Harris

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Evaluation of Stain Blocking Primer Coatings with Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content and Effects of Drying Conditions on the Properties of Water Reducible Coatings for Polypropylene, Megan Alexandra Hart

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Recommendations for Economic Development in Guadalupe, CA, Larissa Requa Heeren

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Characterization of the equine spermadhesin HSP-7 found on stallion spermatozoa as it relates to stallion fertility and sperm capacitation, Melodee Kathleen Heidmiller

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WATER AND AIR QUALITY PERFORMANCE OF A RECIPROCATING BIOFILTER TREATING DAIRY WASTEWATER, Seppi Matthew Henneman

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STUDYING MILK COAGULATION KINETICS WITH LASER SCANNING CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY, IMAGE PROCESSING, AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING, Richard Joseph Hennessy

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Optimization of Point-of-Use Water Treatment Device for Disaster Relief, Margaret June Herzog

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Madonna Inn: A Hotel In Context, Galadriel Bree Highhouse

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ENERGY HARVESTING FROM ELLIPTICAL MACHINES USING FOUR-SWITCH BUCK-BOOST TOPOLOGY, Alvin Jay Hilario

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FREIGHT TRUCK TRAFFIC ASSOCIATED WITH THE PORT OF OAKLAND: A CASE STUDY OF ROADWAY IMPACTS, James Hinkamp

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A STUDY OF SEMI-AUTOMATED TRACING, Jeffrey Holden

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Short-distance Translocation of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus o. oreganus): Effects on Volume and Neurogenesis in the Cortical Forebrain, Steroid Hormone Concentrations, and Behaviors, Matthew L. Holding

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THE TESTING AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF A NERVE STIMULATION DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES, Alyssa Erin Hopkins

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DESIGN OF A UNIVERSITY RESEARCH NETWORK: ANALYSIS, SELECTION, AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING, Anna P. Hopper

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Developing Dendrifrom Facades Using Flow Nets as a Design Aid, Jonas H. Houston

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Active Pen Input and the Android Input Framework, Andrew S. Hughes