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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Face Detection And Lip Localization, Benafsh Nadir Husain

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Effect of Au Content on Microstructural Evolution of SnAgCu Solder Joints that Undergo Isothermal Aging and Reliability Testing, Patrick J. Hyland

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Formulation of an Optimal Search Strategy for Space Debris At GEO, Daniel J. Jackson

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Magnetostatic Modeling for Microfluidic Device Design, Kirsten Marie Jackson

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Forced Vibration Testing and Analysis of Pre- and Post- Retrofit Buildings, Erica Dawn Jacobsen

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Impacts on a Central California Residential Distribution Circuit, Darren Janigian

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Growing Conflict: Agriculture, Innovation, and Immigration in San Luis Obispo County, 1837-1937, Douglas P. Jenzen

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Living with emerging contaminants: Proteomics of 4-nonylphenol exposed arrow goby (Clevelandia ios), Sarah Emily Johnson

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Modern Leadership Compared to Historical Leadership Shown Biblically, Forrest Jones

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The Historical Influence of Railroads on Urban Development and Future Economic Potential in San Luis Obispo, Adrianna L. Jordan

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902-928MHz UHF RFID Tag Antenna Design, Fabrication and Test, ChiWeng Kam

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Poroelastic Finite Element Analysis of a Heterogeneous Articular Cartilage Explant Under Dynamic Compression in ABAQUS, Kelsey Kiyo Kam

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UNSTEADY TOTAL PRESSURE MEASUREMENT FOR LAMINAR-TO-TURBULENT TRANSITION DETECTION, Akane Sharon Karasawa

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Racetrack Engineered Surface Project Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, Christina M. Keller

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A MICROSIMULATION OF TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND EMISSIONS AT CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY- SAN LUIS OBISPO, Steven Michael Kilbert

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Investigating the roles of NDJ1 and TID1 in crossover assurance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rianna Knowles

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Go Farm, Goleta: Urban Agriculture Protection for Eastern Goleta Valley, Eli M. Krispi

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Effects of pruning level and canopy management practices on berry maturation rate and harvest parameters of Syrah wine grapes, Jeffery S. Landolt

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Polymorphic Variation of the DGAT1 Gene in Cal Poly Holstein and Jersey Breeds and the Correlation of Milk Fat Content, and Genetic Values, Andrea M. Laubscher

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Semiconductor Laser Device-Level Characteristics, Clement K. Law

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Full Custom VLSI Design of On-Line Stability Checkers, Chris Y. Lee

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Effect of an Online Social Network on Perceived Social Support and Self-Efficacy to Adopt and Maintain Health Behaviors, Caitlin K. Leff

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Off-Grid Public Lighting System - Design and Characterization of an LED Luminaire, Quanghuy Le

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SENSITIVITY OF SEISMIC RESPONSE OF A 12 STORY REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDING TO VARYING MATERIAL PROPERTIES, Colin Leung

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Intake, apparent digestibility, and digesta passage in leopard tortoises (Geochelone pardalis) fed a complete, extruded feed, Laura Evelyn Lickel

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Energy Harvesting From Exercise Machines: Forward Converters with a Central Inverter, Nicholas Keith Lovgren

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Seawater/Wastewater Production of Microalgae-based Biofuels in Closed Loop Tubular Photobioreactors, Joshua Bradley Lowrey

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Fault Tolerant and Flexible CubeSat Software Architecture, Greg D. Manyak

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DIGITALLY CONTROLLED, MODULAR ELECTRONIC LOAD, Jason L. March

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Impact of marine extracts applications on cv. Syrah grape (Vitis vinifera L.) yield components, harvest juice quality parameters, and nutrient uptake, Jonathan Martin

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TOWER-TRACKING HELIOSTAT ARRAY, Joel T. Masters

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The Effects of Anti-Price Gouging Legislation on Supply Chain Dynamics, Jason Edward Maynard

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Part A: THE USE OF NONIONIC ASSOCIATIVE POLYMERS FOR THE THICKENING AND EMULSIFYING OF PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS/ Part B: THE SYNTHESIS OF A MANGANESE SOD MIMETIC FOR REACTIVE COATINGS, Mallory Lynn McMahon

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IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF HYPERGLYCEMIC CONDITIONS FOR THE CREATION OF A DIABETIC BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC, Vikramaditya Mediratta

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The Effectiveness of Milestone versus Duration Projects in a University Environment, Nicholas James Mehas

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Assessment and Improvement of Fire Resiliency for Structures Located in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Allen L. MesKimen

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL: BI-VENTRICULAR AUTOCAPTURE, Alexander H. Mihov

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IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICINAL LEECH PREPARATION TO INVESTIGATE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MOTOR NEURON AND MUSCLE FIBER VIA SHARP ELECTRODE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, Chandra Nikole Miller

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Sustainable Waterfront Revitalization: Baltimore, San Francisco, and Seattle, Lindsey L.M. Miller

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Experimental Investigation of a 2-D Air Augmented Rocket: Effects of Nozzle Lip Thickness on Rocket Mixing and Entrainment, Trevor Allen Montre

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PREDICTING THE ACOUSTIC RESPONSE OF THE GOLF CLUB & BALL IMPACT USING FINITE ELEMENTS AND THE BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD, Scott Henry Moreira

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Nitric oxide synthesis by chicken macrophages results in coordinated changes of multiple arginine transporters, Michael Moulds

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Reliable Ethernet, Aleksandr Movsesyan

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Flood Capacity Improvement of San Jose Creek Channel Using HEC-RAS, Erland Kragh Mowinckel

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MITIGATING MOISTURE SUSCEPTIBILITY IN HOT-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE, Tom P. Nguyen

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Development and Prototyping of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for 3-Phase 480 Volt Systems, Matthew R. Norlander

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Effects of chainring design on performance in competitive cyclists, Christiane Rose O'Hara

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Dimensional Stability of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Landfill Applications, Gregory R. Olsen

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Mirages Solidified: Myth, Beautification, and Tourism In The Creation of Santa Barbara’s El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District, Michael D. Orth

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SIMULATED EFFECTS OF VARIED LANDSCAPE-SCALE FUEL TREATMENTS ON CARBON DYNAMICS AND FIRE BEHAVIOR IN THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA, Kevin J. Osborne

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"Food & Shelter": Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments in California and Access to Grocery Stores, Darci Coleen Palmer

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THE COLLAPSE OF YUGOSLAVIA AND THE BOSNIAN WAR: THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION IN A REGIONAL CONFLICT, Jeffrey Scott Passage M.A.

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SAR MAP OF GEL PHANTOM IN A 64MHz MRI BIRDCAGE BY FIBER-OPTIC THERMOMETRY AND FDTD SIMULATION, Chirag Mukesh Patel

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OPTIMIZING MICRONUTRIENT INTAKE OF LACTATING WOMEN IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, THROUGH INCREASED WILD EDIBLE PLANT CONSUMPTION, Kerry Pearson

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Downtown Revitalization Strategy Report for Glenrock, WY, Mary Phillips

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Digitally-Controlled Deep Brain Stimulation Lead Implant System, Matthew Joseph Phillips

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Modeling and Analysis of a Four-Switch Buck-Boost Dynamic Capacitor, Oscar Plasencia

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ECTOPARASITISM ON WESTERN FENCE LIZARDS (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS): HOST SEX, TESTOSTERONE, REPRODUCTIVE CONDITION, AND BEHAVIOR, Nicholas B. Pollock

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A PMMA CONDUCTIVITY PRETREATMENT MICROFLUIDICS DEVICE FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTROKINETIC MANIPULATIONS, Cameron Paul Purcell

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A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE WELDABILITY OF INCONEL 718 USING GLEEBLE AND VARESTRAINT TEST METHODS, Sean Quigley

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Evaluation of Drip Applications and Foliar Sprays of the Biocontrol Product Actinovate on Powdery Mildew and Other Fungal Diseases of Tomato, Therese Angelica Quintana-Jones

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IMPLEMENTATION AND VALIDATION OF THE ζ-f AND ASBM TURBULENCE MODELS, Dustin Van Blaricom Quint

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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Communities and Co-Occurring Species in Relation to Near Shore Ocean Dynamics in San Luis Bay, California, Samuel Christopher Rankin

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Investigation of the Behavior of Free-Standing Gabions in Seismic Regions, Amy Ransom

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Planning Connected: Using Online Social Networks to Improve Knowledge about Places and Communities, Aaron Parker Ray

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City of King West Broadway Master Plan, Christopher Anderson Read

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Detecting Suspicious Behavior With Low-cost Sensors, Ahren Alexander Reed

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Irish Hills Natural Reserve Conservation Plan Update, Bijan N. Riley

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Hedonic Price Analysis of Cool Climate Wines in Selected Regions, Jennifer Leigh Ritchie

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Changing the City Landscape: From Garages to Second Residential Units, Scott Andrew Robidoux

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Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis For Reverse Faults and Surface Rupture Scale Invariance, Zachary E. Ross

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BENEFITS OF NEAR-TERM CLOUD LOCATION FORECASTING FOR LARGE SOLAR PV, Timothy Robert Rudd

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The Gendered Geography of War: Confederate Women as Camp Followers, Rachael L. Ryen

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ENHANCING PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE RESISTANCE OF STEEL BUILDING FRAMES USING THIN INFILL STEEL PANELS, Victor M. Sanchez Escalera

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Bond Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars Under Hinged Beam Conditions, Ryan James Sandstrom

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Upper Salinas Headwaters Conservation Plan, Justin T. Saydell

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Influence of Nozzle Pressure, Standoff Distance, and Reinforcing Steel Cage on Water Jetting of CIDH Pile Anomalies, Matthew Jason Schaffer

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SHRINKAGE & MODULUS OF ELASTICITY IN CONCRETE WITH RECYCLED AGGREGATES, Brett Michael Schoppe

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DEVELOPING DIGITAL FIELD GUIDES FOR PLANTS: A STUDY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF USERS, Emily Roseanne Schwarz

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The proteomic response of sea squirts (genus Ciona congeners) to heat stress: Evidence for differential thermal sensitivities, Loredana Serafini

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AUTOMATION OF FIRMWARE CODE REVIEW PACKET GENERATION PROCESS, UDAYKUMAR RASIKLAL SHAH

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High-Resolution, Non-Contact Angular Measurement System for PSA/RSA, Ronald D. Sloat

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Learning to Fly: The Untold Story of How the Wright Brothers Learned To Be The World's First Aeronautical Engineers, Daniel Lawrence Slusser

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CubeSat Constellation Analysis for Data Relaying, Bradley Ryan Smalarz

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CHARACTERIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A DECELLULARIZED PORCINE VESSEL AS A BIOLOGIC SCAFFOLD FOR A BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC, Aubrey N. Smith

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An Advanced Controller for a Semi-Active Wheelchair Suspension, David J. Smith

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California Polytechnic State University Wind Resource Assessment, Jason Allan Smith

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Survival Analysis of Commercial Stock Pinus radiata (D.Don) Outplanted in a Pitch Canker Infected Stand, Nathan A. Smith

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Predicting Soil Erosion in the Santa Rosa Creek Watershed Using RUSLE2 and Geographic Information Systems, Stacey Carol Smith

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Response to Management Strategies in Young-Growth Giant Sequoia Stands at Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest - Remeasurement Twenty Years After Treatment, Joshua Soderlund

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VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING OF MULTIPLE-STAGE GEAR TRAIN AND DIFFERENTIAL PLANETARY TRANSMISSION INVOLVING TEETH DAMAGE AND BACKLASH NONLINEARITY, Andrew Patrick Sommer

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Characterizing Nerve Fiber Activation By Varying Fiber Diameter And Depth Within a Conductive Medium: A Finite Element Approach, Nathan Daniel Soto

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An Optimization Approach To Employee Scheduling Using Fuzzy Logic, William G. Spence

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ANAEROBIC CO-DIGESTION OF MICROALGAE WITH FOOD WASTE AND WASTEWATER SLUDGE, Ruth E. Spierling

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Transverse Isotachophoresis Using Polyacrylamide Gel Electrodes, Mark P. Stambaugh

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Adhesion and Durability of Coatings on Polypropylene Exterior Sidings, Logan Riekio Stark

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ANGIOSTATIN LIKE PEPTIDES IN MILK: POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS CAPABLE OF CANCER PREVENTION, Erin Stefanutti

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Predicting Articular Cartilage Constituent Material Properties Following In Vitro Growth Using a Proteoglycan-Collagen Mixture Model, Michael Stender

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The Effect of Transit-Oriented Development on Vehicle Miles Traveled: A Comparison of a TOD versus a non-TOD Neighborhood in Carlsbad, CA, Natalie Louise Stiffler

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Flexural Behavior of Interlocking Compressed Earth Block Shear Walls Subjected to In-Plane Loading, Bradley James Stirling