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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An Assessment of Morro Bay Residents' Attitudes Toward and Knowledge About Tourism: Setting a Foundation for Sustainable Tourism Development, Tyson Matthew David Stockton

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The MA-10 Cell Line as a Model of insl3 Regulation and Leydig Cell Function, Mary E. Strong

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ISCHEMIA IMPAIRS VASODILATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE RESISTANCE ARTERY, Kyle Remington Struthers

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Groundwater Recharge Areas: Identification and Protection within the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Jurisdiction, Justin Corser Sutton IV

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A Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave-Based Boundary Detection System for Determination of Monitoring Region for an Indoor Ultra-Wideband Short Range Radar-Based Eldercare Monitoring System, Wilson Tang

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Assessing near-field black carbon variability due to wood burning and evaluating regression models and ISC dispersion modeling, Stella Tan

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Wind- Chimney (Integrating the Principles of a Wind-Catcher and a Solar-Chimney to Provide Natural Ventilation), Fereshteh Tavakolinia

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Design and Analysis of a Wind Energy Harvesting Circuit Using Piezoelectric Polymers, Jameson J. Thornton

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Evaluating the Potential of Using Passive RFID Technology as a Real Time Location Tracking System to Assist an Individual with a Visual Impairment, Zachary Lim Tiulentino

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Factors that Relate to Overweight and Obesity in Preschool Children: An Investigation of Preschool Children in San Luis Obispo County, Kyla Tom

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Geomagnetic Compensation for Low-Cost Crash Avoidance Project, John C. Torres

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A STUDY INTO THE USE OF MICROPROCESSOR RELAYS FOR MOTOR OPERATED VALVE (MOV) ELECTRICAL PROTECTION IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, James Andrew Tuccillo

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ROVING RESTAURANTS: MOBILE FOOD VENDORS AT THE INTERSECTION OF PUBLIC SPACE AND POLICY, Timothea Larisa Tway

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IMPACTS OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE ON RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM USING STOCHASTIC AND SENSITIVITY APPROACH, Henry Chigozie Ureh

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Thermodynamic Based Model Eliciting Activities For Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Education, Paul Nicholas van Bloemen Waanders

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AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF DRAGON BOATING ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL-BEING OF FEMALE CANCER SURVIVORS, Clara Therese Louise Vanherweg

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Intensity and duration of deficit irrigation on Erythroneura elegantula (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) on grape (Vitis vinifera), Shawn T. Veysey

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Investigation of a Simulated Annealing Cooling Schedule used to Optimize the Estimation of the Fiber Diameter Distribution in a Peripheral Nerve Trunk, Arya Vigeh

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Bioflocculation and CO2 Supplementation in Wastewater Treatment by Algal High-Rate Ponds, Paul Eugene Ward

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Classifying and mapping diversity in a species-poor system: the mangrove meta-community of Laguna Chacahua National Park, Oaxaca, Mexico, Elizabeth Kay Weisgerber

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Quantification of nitrate sources and sinks using a water quality network in Morro Bay Estuary, California, Johanna Nadia Jean Weston

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ADAPTIVE COMPONENT USAGE FOR THE THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF PICOSATELLITES, William D. Whalen

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A Neural Network Receiver for EM-MWD Communication, Timothy P. Whitacre

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HIGH-FRAME-RATE OIL FILM INTERFEROMETRY, Jonathan Charles White

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EFFECTS OF HIGH-DENSITY, SHORT-DURATION PLANNED LIVESTOCK GRAZING ON SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION POTENTIALS IN A COASTAL CALIFORNIA MIXED GRASSLAND, Kristina Michelle Wolf, Marc Horney, Brent Hallock, Robert T. Rutherford, Anthony T. O'Geen, Royce Larsen, and William Plummer

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A MULTIPLE-INPUT SINGLE-OUTPUT DC-DC CONVERTER FOR THE DC HOUSE PROJECT, Chi Kin Taffy Wong

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RFID Classroom Management System, Andrew W. Wright

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A Parametric Method of Perspective Alignment and Color Correction for Skin Lesion Imaging, Jian Xu

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Verification and Expansion of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Transformation Factors for Beams Using a Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Non-Linear Numerical Analysis Method, Takayuki Yokoyama

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A Framework for Developing and Integrating Effective Routing Strategies Within the Emergency Decision Support System, Joseph W. Yu

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Utilization of Geographic Information System for Research, Management, and Education in the Natural Resources Management Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, David In Yun

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Isolation of Antifungal Lactic Acid Bacteria from Food Sources and Their Use to Inhibit Mold Growth in Cheese, Dan Zhao

Theses/Project Reports from 2010

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Pulse Density Modulated Soft Switching Cycloconverter, Jesse Timothy Adamson

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Performance-Based Analysis of Steel Buildings: Special Concentric Braced Frame, Scott Michael Adams

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Assessing Potential Industry Growth for Economic Development in Oakland, CA, Sonia Aery

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EFFECTS OF CHANGING ATTENTIONAL FOCUS REMINDER RATES ON LEARNING TO THROW DARTS, Arya Alami

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A Comparison of Analytical Methods for Quantifying Denatured Whey Proteins and Their Correlation to Solubility, Michelle D. Allen

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Static and Fatigue Failure Response of Woven Carbon Fiber Specimens with Double Edge Notches, Ahmad J. Amini

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL: AN OBJECT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE FOR EMBEDDED AND REAL-TIME MEDICAL DEVICES, Atila Amiri

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Piedras Blancas Motel Feasibility Study and Redevelopment Alternatives, Gordon Douglas Anderson

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Autonomous Satellite Operations For CubeSat Satellites, Jason Lionel Anderson

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Water Conservation for the County of San Luis Obispo, Dimitri Theodore Antoniou

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NEAR REAL-TIME EXERCISE MACHINE POWER STATISTICS REPORTING, Brendan C. Asche

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The Effects of Hiking Pole Use on Physiological Variables and Rate of Perceived Exertion While Hiking Uphill, Sunny Blue Atchison

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ESTABLISHING BUFFALOGRASS IN FINE FESCUE TURFGRASS ON THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA, Brittani Jean Axtell

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PLED Enhancement and Re-use, Carlos A. Ayala

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An Investigation of Damage Arrestment Devices Application with Fastener/Hole Interaction, Richard Vincent S. Balatbat

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The Effects of a Combined Supplementation of Creatine and Sodium Bicarbonate on Repeated Sprint Performance, James Jeremy Barber M.S., C.S.C.S.; Todd Hagobian Ph.D.; Karen McGaughey Ph.D.; Ann Yelmokas McDermott Ph.D., M.S., LDN; and Jennifer Davis Olmstead M.S., C.S.C.S.

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Nonlinear Modeling of a Sustainable Material, Jorien Gill Baza

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PREFERENCE DRIVEN UNIVERSITY COURSE SCHEDULING SYSTEM, Heather A. Bellardo

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Bus on Shoulder: Local Assessment of Shoulder Transit Lane for Regional Buses in San Luis Obispo County, Jessica R. Berry

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FORMULATION OF A SEARCH STRATEGY FOR SPACE DEBRIS AT GEO, James Patrick Biehl

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Receive Sensitivity Characterization of the PolySat Satellite Communication System, Ivan M. Bland

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THE USE OF CONTEXTUAL CLUES IN REDUCING FALSE POSITIVES IN AN EFFICIENT VISION-BASED HEAD GESTURE RECOGNITION SYSTEM, Brian M. Blonski

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Multiple Robot Boundary Tracking with Phase and Workload Balancing, Michael Jay Boardman

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Tribological Comparison of Traditional and Advanced Firearm Coatings, Greg Boban

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ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES INFLUENCING THE SEVERITY OF PIERCE’S DISEASE IN CALIFORNIA GRAPEVINES, Christopher James Boisseranc

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Assessing Body Composition Among Male Collegiate Runners and Swimmers Using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA), Christopher Patrick Borgard

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Bone Density Measurement via Radiographic Calibration, Amber Jean Bowen

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PERFORMANCE OF A STORMWATER FILTER AND BACTERIA INACTIVATION USING BIOCIDAL MEDIA, Alexander Scott Bowerman

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HYDROELECTRIC SYSTEM DESIGN, Timothy McDonnell Brown

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Development of CubeSat Vibration Testing Capabilities for the Naval Postgraduate School and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Marissa Brummitt

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Control of Longitudinal Pitch Rate as Aircraft Center of Gravity Changes, John Andres Cadwell Jr

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A Three Dimensional Vortex Particle-Panel Code For Modeling Propeller-Airframe Interaction, Jacob S. Calabretta

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Systems Engineering Analysis and Digital Communication Bus Design for the Cal Poly SuPER Project, Matt Marcus Camack

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Multi-Frequency Processing for Lumen Enhancement with Wideband Intravascular Ultrasound, Rory A. Carrillo

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AEROSPIKE THRUST VECTORING SLOT-TYPE COMPOUND NOZZLE, William Scott Case

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Greywater as a Method of Water Conservation in Arroyo Grande, Danielle Castle

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FRANKLIN BOULEVARD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA MARKET ANALYSIS, Joshua Chapman

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DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROSTATICALLY-ACTUATED SILICON MICRO-MIRRORS, Dylan L. Chesbro

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City of San Luis Obispo: Community and Municipal Operations 2005 Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Geoffrey M. Chiapella

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Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antenna Design and Analysis, Michael Paul Civerolo

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HIDRA: Hierarchical Inter-Domain Routing Architecture, Bryan Clevenger

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Controlling the Uncontrollable: A New Approach to Digital Storytelling using Autonomous Virtual Actors and Environmental Manipulation, Matthew J. Colon

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PLANNING FOR STOP SPACING UNDER THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BUS STOP CONSOLIDATION PROPOSAL, Erin Marie Cooper

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A University Course to Facilitate the Transition Into, Through, and Beyond College Life, Matthew A. Crivello

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Scale Model Shake Table Testing of Underground Structures in Soft Clay, Victor A. Crosariol

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THE EFFECT OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN-2 ON THE OSSEOINTEGRATION OF TEMPORARY ANCHORAGE DEVICES, Eden E. Cruz

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OSSEOINTEGRATION OF TEMPORARY ANCHORAGE DEVICES USING RECOMBINANT HUMAN BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN-2, Erin E. Cruz

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Automated Requirements Traceability: the Study of Human Analysts, David Cuddeback

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Finite Element Analysis and Modeling of a .38 Lead Round Nose Ballistic Gelatin Test, Danielle Datoc

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Alternative Methods and Forums to Optimize Public Participation in the Planning Process, Joseph James David

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Intelligent Planning and Assimilation of AUV-obtained Measurements within a ROMS-based Ocean Modeling System, Benjamin J. Davini

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Studies on Real-Valued Negative Selection Algorithms for Self-Nonself Discrimination, Shane E. Dixon

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Adaptive Control Applied to the Cal Poly Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics Simulator, Matthew C. Downs

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VERIFICATION PROCESS OF THE ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC MONITOR DEVICE, Jimmy Quoc Hy Duong

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Development of Measurement Methods for Application to a Wind Tunnel Test of an Advanced Transport Model, Robert S. Ehrmann

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High Order Finite Elements for Lagrangian Computational Fluid Dynamics, Truman Everett Ellis

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BUILDING A BRIDGE BETWEEN PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BUSINESS PLAN FOR SAN LUIS SPORTS THERAPY CLINICS, Ashley August Fittz

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INTEGRATION OF MICROFLUIDICS WITH SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE, Scott B. Fratzke

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Control Law Design and Validation for a Helicopter In-Flight Simulator, Brian T. Fujizawa

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Modular Laser Combat System for Remotely Operated Vehicles: Bridging the Gap Between Computer Simulation and Live Fire, Thomas Edward Fulenwider

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Effects of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer on Willamette Spider Mite (Eotetranychus willamettei) (Acari: Tetranychidae), Whitney Ann Geddes

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INFLUENCE OF CLAY MINERALOGY ON SOIL DISPERSION BEHAVIOR AND WATER QUALITY, Jessique L. Ghezzi

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ASSESSMENT OF MORPHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS IN NORMAL AND REMODELED MICROVASCULATURE WITH PARAMETER SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS, Shilpi Ghosh

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DIGITAL SIGNALING PROCESSOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL OFFICE PHONE SYSTEMS, John T. Gilkeson

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THE PRESENCE OF MICROPTERUS SALMOIDES (LARGEMOUTH BASS) INFLUENCES THE POPULATIONS OF RANA DRAYTONII (CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG) AND PSEUDACRIS REGILLA (PACIFIC TREEFROG) IN TWO PONDS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Kenneth Lee Gilliland

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DEVELOPMENT OF A SUBJECT SPECIFIC FINITE ELEMENT MODEL USED TO PREDICT THE EFFECTS OF A SINGLE LEG EXTENSION EXERCISE, Garrett Thomas Gleeson

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The Study of the Forward-Voltage to Junction-Temperature Coefficient Degradation in Light-Emitting Diodes, Christopher B. Grasberger

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Effect of sodium chloride addition during diafiltration on the solubility of milk protein concentrate, Scott J. Gualco