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 2010

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GLORIOUS CONSTRUCTIONS: The Struggle to Preserve Salvation-Themed Visionary Art Environments, Molly Elaine Sheehan

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Applied System Identification for a Four Wheel Reaction Wheel Platform, Seth F. Silva

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Ordinal Logistic Regression Analysis of RFID Doorway Portal Performance as a Function of System Design Parameters, Anton G. Slobodnik

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Sense of Community and Neighborhood Design: A Comparative Case Study of Four Arroyo Grande Neighborhoods, Jamie Kathleen Smith Miss.

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THE IMPACT OF PERCEIVED RISK FROM CHALLENGE COURSES ON GROUP COHESION, Ryan R. Soares

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California Printing History and the Shakespeare Press Museum, Laura Sorvetti

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Assessing the v2-f Turbulence Models for Circulation Control Applications, Travis M. Storm

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The Effectiveness of Damage Arrestment Devices in Delaying Fastener-Hole Interaction Failures in Carbon Fiber Polyurethane Foam Composite Sandwich Panels Subjected to Static and Dynamic Loading Under Increased Temperatures, Dominic E. Surano

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The Development and Validation of a Finite Element Model of a Canine Rib For Use With a Bone Remodeling Algorithm., Scott J. Sylliaasen

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Design techniques to improve time dependent dielectric breakdown based failure for CMOS circuits, Emanuel S. Tarog

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Distributed Generation: Issues Concerning a Changing Power Grid Paradigm, Scott G.M. Therien

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Remediation of Soil Hydrophobicity on a Coastal USGA Sand-Based Golf Green, Troy David Thompson

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN QUALITY OF LIFE AND LEED-ND CERTIFIED / CERTIFIABLE NEIGHBORHOODS, Stephanie Nicole Timm

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Corrosion Dynamics of Cobalt-Chromium Alloy F-75 Powder, Tedman Tong

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An Investigation of Initially Delaminated Composite Sandwich with Delamination Arrest Mechanism under Buckling Loading, Tony D. Tran

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Enhanced Light Extraction Efficiency from GaN Light Emitting Diodes using Photonic Crystal Grating Structures, Simeon S. Trieu

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Class-F Power Amplifier with Maximized PAE, Kai Shing Tsang

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Implementation of a Conrad Probe on a Boundary Layer Measurement System, Charles Rocky Ulk

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Parameter Estimation of Fundamental Technical Aircraft Information Applied to Aircraft Performance, Michael Vallone

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Finite Element Analysis of a Golf Ball and Driver Head Impact: Understanding the Feasibility of an Acoustical Optimization, Nickolai A. Volkoff-Shoemaker

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Software Internationalization: A Framework Validated Against Industry Requirements for Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs, John Huân Vũ

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DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL AND INEXPENSIVE TERRAIN AVOIDANCE SYSTEM FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE VIA POTENTIAL FUNCTION GUIDANCE ALGORITHM, Shane Alan Wallace

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Determining the Fate of Hybridized Genomes in the Allopolyploid Brassica napus, Tina Y. Wang

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Parking Management for Silicon Valley--A guide for planners, decision makers, and the general public, Tracy Wang

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ASYNCHRONOUS MIPS PROCESSORS: EDUCATIONAL SIMULATIONS, Robert L. Webb

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A Standoff Approach to Monitoring Infant Apnea, Lauren J. West

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MERLIN.NET AUTOMATION OF EXTERNAL REPORTS VERIFICATION PROCESS, Gabriel John Wettlaufer

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Accuracy of Forest Road and Stream Channel Characteristics Derived from LiDAR in Forested Mountain Conditions, Russell Alan White

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California as Music to American Ears: Migration, Technology, and Rock and Roll in the Golden State, 1946-2000, Toby T. Willett

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Biomechanical Comparison of Wire Circlage and Rigid Plate Fixation for Median Sternotomy Closure in Human Cadaver Specimens, Mark Steven Wong

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THERMAL MODELS FOR A 3 CM MINIATURE XENON ION THRUSTER, Coleman Thomas Younger

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The Effects of Applied Strain and Heat Treatment on the Properties of NiTi Wire During Shape Setting, Frank Zapoticla

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Space-time adaptive processing with multi-staged Wiener filter and principal component signal dependent algorithms, Zheng N. Zhou

Theses/Project Reports from 2009

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A PDMS Sample Pretreatment Device for the Optimization of Electrokinetic Manipulations of Blood Serum, Timothy J. Abram

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A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF APOPTOTIC OSTEOCYTE CORRELATION TO CORTICAL BONE REMODELING PARAMETERS, Michael Stephen Alexander

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CARBON FIBER LEAF SPRINGS FOR ADAPTIVE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, William Drew Atkinson

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The effect of the fastener of different configuration composite panels on failure analysis, Robert Austin

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Programming and Conceptual Design Using Building Information Modeling, Mary-Alice Avila

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Effect of water on micronutrient content and yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.), Sheila Lorraine Baker

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Development of an Integrated Gaussian Process Metamodeling Application for Engineering Design, Collin R. Baukol

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Measurement and Modeling of Blocking Contacts for Cadmium Telluride Gamma Ray Detectors, Patrick R. Beck

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HOLE-TYPE AEROSPIKE COMPOUND NOZZLE THRUST VECTORING, Stanley Ikuo Beebe

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF RAPID BATTERY EXCHANGE SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO BE USED AS EFFICIENT STUDENT TRANSPORTATION, Jonathan A. BeVier

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Development of a High Performance Micropropulsion System for CubeSats, Christopher Lorian Biddy

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Extraction of Causal-Association Networks from Unstructured Text Data, Brett N. Bojduj

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No-Till Tomato Production, Bradley L. Booker

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On-Board Orbit Determination and 3-Axis Attitude Determination for Picosatellite Applications, John Arthur Bowen

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Phytoremediation of Weathered Petroleum in Groundwater by Arroyo Willows in Nutrient Amended On-Site Mesocosms, Sarah E. Bragg-Flavan

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ANALYSIS OF A Pinus radiata SEED STOCK FIELD TRIAL IN THE NATIVE AÑO NUEVO STAND IN CALIFORNIA, Christina Brassey

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SIMULATION OF AN OXIDIZER-COOLED HYBRID ROCKET THROAT: METHODOLOGY VALIDATION FOR DESIGN OF A COOLED AEROSPIKE NOZZLE, Peter Alexander Brennen

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TIME-FREQUENCY ANALYSIS OF INTRACARDIAC ELECTROGRAM, Erik Brockman

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THE EFFECT OF ALL-TRANS RETINOIC ACID AND FATTY ACIDS ON MCF-7 BREAST CANCER CELL PROGRESSION, David A. Brown

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The Economic Impact in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties if a Fruit and Vegetable Processor Left as a Result of Changes in the Food Processing Byproduce Use Program, Jessica Erin Bylsma

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The War Powers Resolution: Reassessing the Constitutional Balance of Power, Kasey Elizabeth Cable

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Design and Performance of Load Bearing Shear Walls Made from Composite Rice Straw Blocks, Kevin Robert Camann

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EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION CAUSES PROTEOMIC CHANGES IN EMBRYOS OF THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS, Joseph Paul Campanale

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NORTH VENTURA AVENUE AREA PLAN (DRAFT UPDATE), Rick A. Casswell

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Preparation for nerve membrane potential readings of a leech, laboratory setup and dissection process, Jason Patrick Caulfield

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Analysis of Stabilized Adobe in Rural East Africa, Grace Ying Yu Chen

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The Development and Pilot of a Culinary Intervention Designed using the Social Cognitive Theory to Teach Nutrition to Adolescent Girls, Julie Anne Chessen

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Shielding Effectiveness of Superalloy, Aluminum, and Mumetal Shielding Tapes, Cindy Suit Cheung

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Efficacy of Botanical and Mineral Oils on Willamette Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae), Elizabeth Ruby Begonia Church

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City of Patterson Sustainability Plan, Colin Brian Clarke

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Point-of-Use Water Treatment Device for Disaster Relief, Patricia Marie Compas

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Incremental Validation of Formal Specifications, Paul S. Corwin

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THE IMPACT OF LIPID PERCENTAGE ON FIBROUS CAP STABILITY IN ATHEROSCLEROTIC LESIONS, Anita Lorraine Crompton

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A Longitudinal Study of the Outcomes from Participation in Wilderness Adventure Education Programs, Jason Phillip Cummings

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Does Student Leadership Participation Enhance the Development of Emotional Intelligence, Michelle Breanne Curro

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IMPACT OF DIETARY ARGININE ON IMMUNITY IN BROILER CHICKS, Jennifer Lynn D'Amato

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Cost Minimization for Hot Gas Defrost System, Jarubutr Dansilasirithavorn

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PHYSIOLOGIC FLOW CONDITIONS IN A BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC BIOREACTOR SYSTEM FOR THE EVALUATION OF INTRAVASCULAR DEVICES, Marc Cody Dawson

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A Graphical Approach to Testing Real-Time Embedded Devices, Steven M. Day

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A Strategy Oriented, Machine Learning Approach to Automatic Quality Assessment of Wikipedia Articles, Gabriel De La Calzada

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Development of an In-Vitro Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Mimic Using Human Large Vessel Cell Sources, Dimitri E. Delagrammaticas

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Evaluating Head Gestures for Panning 2-D Spatial Information, Matthew O. Derry

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ATTITUDE DETERMINATION OF A STUDENT SATELLITE USING ON-ORBIT MAGNETOMETER AND TEMPERATURE DATA, Jacob Daniel DiMiceli

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LEAN ERP SYSTEMS: EXISTENCE AND VIABILITY IN TODAY’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, Miroslav Djuric

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Spatial, Seasonal, and Size-Dependent Variation in the Diet of Sacramento Pikeminnow in the Main Stem of Chorro Creek, Central Coast California, Brian G. Dugas

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COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING OF SMALL WIND TURBINE BLADES- UTILITY SCALE METHODS APPLIED TO SMALL WIND, Bryan Kyle Edwards

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Effects of Delamination on Composite Sandwich Structures Under Static and Fatigue Loading, Eugene Everett Eswonia

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Design, Fabrication, and Implementation of a Single-Cell Capture Chamber for a Microfluidic Impedance Sensor, Joshua-Jed Doria Fadriquela

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Accessibility of Bay Area Rail Transit Stations: An Evaluation of Opportunities for Transit Oriented Development, Kevin M. Fang

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ORBITAL PROPAGATORS FOR HORIZON SIMULATION FRAMEWORK, Mitra Farahmand

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Substituting Residential Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Reuse for Public Water Supply: Tools for Evaluating the Public Cost, Jennifer L. Ferguson

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Regression Analysis of Fracture Toughness for Secondary Osteons Located in Human Cortical Bone, Chase A. Fetzer

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Santa Barbara Tea Fire Multi-Hazard Mitigation Benefit Cost Analysis, David S. Flamm

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ENHANCING DYNAMICS COURSES WITH MODEL ELICITING ACTIVITIES, Lawrence H. Fong

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR‐CYCLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS, Christopher James Forster

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Nutrient Removal by Algae Grown in CO2-Enriched Wastewater over a Range of Nitrogen-to-Phosphorus Ratios, Laura Michelle Fulton

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Viability of Alternative Genetic Improvement Strategies Using Whole Genome Selection on Commercial Dairy Operations, Levi W.M. Gassaway

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The Effect of Embryo Biopsy and Vitrification on the Development Potential of Equine Embryos, Richard O. Gearhart

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AN EXPERIMENT ON INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT USING METALLIC FOAM, Derek M. Geiger

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Swept-Frequency Sampled Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector Lasers Optimized for Optical Coherence Tomography Applications, Brandon J. George

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Aerodynamic Performance Enhancement of a NACA 66-206 Airfoil Using Supersonic Channel Airfoil Design, David Michael Giles

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Development of an Imager System Optimized for Low-Power, Limited-Bandwidth Space Applications, Kalia R. Glassey

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The Next Generation Router System Cooling Design, Garrett A. Glover

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EVALUATING THE ELECTRICAL RESPONSE OF POLYANILINE TO MECHANICAL STRAIN, Matthew L. Goebel

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Computers for the Masses: The American Socio-technological Change of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Robert Bryan Goodman

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The Effect of Particle Surface Area to Volume Ratio on Ion Release from CoCr Spheres, Darin J. Grandfield

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SEX AND MICROHABITAT INFLUENCE THE ALLOCATION OF MYCOSPORINE-LIKE AMINO ACIDS TO TISSUES IN THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS, Sarah A. Gravem