Current dissertations and theses from UVM graduate programs are submitted electronically and will be available in this collection approximately twelve weeks after the final submission by the candidate. Older theses and dissertations that are available electronically (mostly since 2007) are in the process of being added to this collection. Print dissertations and theses, and pre-2014 electronic ones not yet added to this collection, are searchable at UVM Theses & Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating Alternative Technologies And Monitoring Methods For Water Quality In A Field Setting; Research On Effects On Phosphorous And Solids Removal From Cheese Factory Wash Water And Stormwater Runoff Treatment, Dana J. Allen, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Enhancing The Content Of Bioactive Fatty Acids In Bovine Milk For Human Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Melissa Lee Bainbridge, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Comparing the Smoking Topography of Usual Brand Cigarettes in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Smokers, Cecilia Louise Bergeria, MA, Psychology

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Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Tools in Primary Care, Lee John Bizon Jr, MS, Nursing

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Status Monitoring Of Inflatables By Accurate Shape Sensing, Justin Matthew Bond, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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College Students' Development of Civic Commitment: Experiences of Service Learning Across the College Years, Kailee Ann Brickner-McDonald, EdD, Educational Leadership

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Rumen Microbial Ecology And Rumen-Derived Fatty Acids: Determinants Of And Relationship To Dairy Cow Production Performance, Laura Marie Cersosimo, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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The Use Of Bokashi As A Soil Fertility Amendment In Organic Spinach Cultivation, Dana Mae Christel, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes in Vermont: Media Framing and Public Perception, Benjamin Lloyd Crosby, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Seaweed to Sealant : Multifunctional Polysaccharides for Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery Applications, Spencer Lincoln Fenn, PhD, Bioengineering

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Target Identification Strategies for MMV Malaria Box Inhibitors of Toxoplasma gondii Growth, Jenna Elizabeth Foderaro, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Designing for Economic Success: A 50-State Analysis of the Genuine Progress Indicator, Mairi-Jane Venesky Fox, PhD, Natural Resources

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Uncovering The Lived Experience Of Community-Dwelling Jewish Women Over 80 Who Self-Identify As Aging Successfully: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca Fredman, MS, Nursing

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Crustal Deformation During Arc-Flare Up Magmatism: Field And Microstructural Analysis Of A Mid-Crustal, Melt Enhanced Shear Zone, John Bennett Gilbert, MS, Geology

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Regeneration responses to management for old-growth characteristics in northern hardwood-conifer forests, Aviva Joy Gottesman, MS, Natural Resources

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Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns of Obesity Management with Pharmacotherapy, Brittany Granara, MS, Nursing

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Everyone is Anxious: A Narrative for Admissions Professionals, Students, and Parents, on College Admissions and Anxiety, Sarah Hecklau, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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An Examination Of College Persistence Factors For Students From Different Rural Communities: A Multilevel Analysis, Andrew Hudacs, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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4d Strain Path Recorded In The Lower Crust During The Transition From Convergence To Continental Rifting, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, Michael Ingram, MS, Geology

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Co-Localization of Basal and Proliferative Cells in the Murine Main Olfactory Epithelium and Vomeronasal Organ after Injury with Cyclophosphamide, Kyle Barnes Joseph, MS, Biology

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Early Feeding In Lake Trout Fry (salvelinus Namaycush) As A Mechanism For Ameliorating Thiamine Deficiency Complex, Carrie L. Kozel, MS, Natural Resources

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Weighted Networks: Applications from Power grid construction to crowd control, Thomas Charles McAndrew, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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Hedonic Mechanisms of Weight Changes in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Elizabeth McDonald, MS, Nursing

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Education For Sustainability: Exploring Teaching Practices And Perceptions Of Learning Associated With A General Education Requirement, Lisa Watts Natkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Cyclopentadienyl Compounds of the First Row Transition Metals and Early Actinides: Novel Main-Group Bond Forming Catalysis and New Metallacycles, Justin Kane Pagano, PhD, Chemistry

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Multidimenional Assessment Of Parenting Across Three Developmental Stages, Justin Parent, PhD, Psychology

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Coaching Students For More Than A Career: Preparing Students For Life Beyond College Via Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing, Akshar Patel, MEd, Educational Leadership

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Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Social Change in a New Economic Paradigm, Cyrus O. Patten, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Myo2 Motor Function in the Contractile Ring and the Regulation of Fission Yeast Cytokinesis, Luther Woodrow Pollard, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Cmos Programmable Time Control Circuit Design For Phased Array Uwb Ground Penetrating Radar Antenna Beamforming, Nicholas James Reilly, MS, Electrical Engineering

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The Moderating Role of RSA Baseline, Reactivity, and Recovery in the Link between Parental Socialization of Emotion Regulation and Children's Internalizing Symptoms, Wesley Sanders, PhD, Psychology

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Transitions in Subtypes of Withdrawn Behavior from Childhood to Adolescence: The Role of Sports Participation, Meghan Conboy Schreck, PhD, Psychology

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Spawning Site Selection and Fry Development of Invasive Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Lee Simard, MS, Natural Resources

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Molecular Mechanisms Of Mrna Transport By A Class V Myosin And Cytoplasmic Dynein, Thomas Edward Sladewski, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Predictive Modeling of Adolescent Cannabis Use From Multimodal Data, Philip Spechler, MA, Psychology

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Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economic and Ecological Challenge, Phoebe Spencer, PhD, Natural Resources

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The Role of Inflammasomes in Asbestos-Induced Mesothelial to Fibroblastic Transition, Joyce K. Thompson, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Investigation of Pyrolysis Gas Chemistry in an Inductively Coupled Plasma Facility, Corey Tillson, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning: Perspectives Of Three Vermont High School Social Studies Teachers, Catherine K. Toland, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Generation Of Electron Deficient Carbodiimides And Their Application In The Guanidine Forming, Zwitterionic 1,3-Diaza-Claisen Rearrangement, Joel Walker, PhD, Chemistry

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Interdisciplinary Research Experiences For Undergraduates: Two Mixed-Methods Studies, Beth White, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Transdermal Testosterone For Menopause-Related Hyposexual Desire Disorder: Current Guidelines And Provider Perceptions, Knowledge, And Practice, Kelly Christine White, MS, Nursing

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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My Ántonia and Willa Cather's Reciprocal Regionalism and W.T. Benda's Illustrations, Sean Michael Abrams, MA, English

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Methods for the spatial modeling of forest carbon in the Northern Forest, Alison Adams, MS, Natural Resources

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Reviewing Power Outage Trends, Electric Reliability Indices and Smart Grid Funding, Shawn Adderly, MS, Statistics

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Unprecedented Ractivity Of 1-Aza-2-Azoniaallene Salts: New Methodologies And Mechanistic Studies For The Formation Of Diazenium Salts And Tetrahydropyridazines, Nezar Al-Bataineh, PhD, Chemistry

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A Preliminary Study On The Interfacial Strength Of Red Abalone, Saleh Jaman Alghamdi, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Assessment Of Surface-CatalyzedReaction Products From HighTemperature Materials In Plasmas, Luke Daniel Allen, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Defining Platelet-Derived Components Regulating The Prothrombinase Enzyme Complex, Francis Ayombil, PhD, Biochemistry

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Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surface Waters in Chittenden County, Vermont, USA, Joseph Hollis Bartlett, MS, Natural Resources

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Passion In A Non-Traditional Student Through Higher Education: The Guiding Points That Made Her...her., Leahn Rachael Bass, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Role of Src Kinase Activation in Lung Epithelial Alterations in Response to the a,b-Unsaturated Aldehyde Acrolein, Robert Bauer, MS, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Taming The Elephant: An Examination Of The Identity, Coping Strategies, And Educational Aspirations Of Two Adolescent African American Males Who Live And Attend School In A Predominantly White Community, Jeremy LyDell Beauregard, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Nile Project: Creating Harmony Through Music In The Nile Basin Region, Kelly Mancini Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Characterization of inter-animal variation in the innate immune response of the bovine and its relation to S. aureus mastitis., Aimee Benjamin, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Mapping the Substrate of Atrial Fibrillation: Tools and Techniques, Bryce Eric Benson, PhD, Bioengineering

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The Structural Evolution Of A Portion Of The Median Batholith And Its Host Rock In Central Fiordland, New Zealand: Examples Of Partitioned Transpression And Structural Reactivation, Hannah Jane Blatchford, MS, Geology

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An Alternative Sensor Fusion Method For Object Orientation Using Low-Cost Mems Inertial Sensors, Joshua Lee Bouffard, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Use Of Sacrificial Embankments To Minimize Bridge Damage From Scour During Extreme Flow Events, Matthew Willi Brand, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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An Analysis Of Agricultural Decision-Making For Phosphorus Runoff Reduction In The State Of Vermont, Bethany Brown, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Walking With A Ghost: Sodomy, Sanity and the Secular, Kyle Joseph Campbell, MA, English

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Patterns Of Asthma Exacerbation Related To Climate And Weather In The Northeast Kingdom Of Vermont, Quincy McKenzie Campbell, MS, Nursing

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Mechanisms and Dynamics of Oxidative DNA Damage Repair in Nucleosomes, Wendy J. Cannan, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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A Mechanistically Guided Approach to Treatment of Multi-Wavelet Reentry: Experiments in a Computational Model of Cardiac Propagation, Richard T. Carrick, PhD, Bioengineering

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Using Real Time Statistical Data To Improve Long Term Voltage Stability In Stochastic Power Systems, Samuel Chevalier, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Barcoding the actin track: Differential regulation of myosin motors by tropomyosin, Joseph Emerson Clayton, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Renewable Energy Transition: Dynamic Systems Analysis, Policy Scenarios, and Trade-offs for the State of Vermont, Christopher Ernest Clement, PhD, Natural Resources

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A Study Of The Physicochemical Properties Of Dense And Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles That Impact Protein Adsorption From Biological Fluids, Alden Michael Clemments, PhD, Chemistry

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Mathematical Modeling of Public Opinion using Traditional and Social Media, Emily Cody, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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Preservation and Sediment Cycling Beneath "Ghost Glaciers": How Cold-Based Ice Dictates Arctic Landscape Evolution, Lee Corbett, PhD, Natural Resources

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Evaluating Stormwater Pollutant Removal Mechanisms by Bioretention in the Context of Climate Change, Amanda Cording, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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The Stare-In-The-Crowd Effect: Phenomenology, Psychophysiology, And Relations To Psychopathology, Eileen Tara Crehan, PhD, Psychology

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Parent Preferences for Baby Formula in China and Potential Implications for U.S. Dairy Product Exports, Hao Cui, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Ecological Dynamics in Compost-Amended Soils and the Resulting Effects on Escherichia coli Survival, Anya Cutler, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Development of a Physical and Electronic Model for RuO2 Nanorod Rectenna Devices, Justin Dao, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Impacts Of Forest Disturbance On Small Mammal Distribution, Allyson Lenora Degrassi, PhD, Biology

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Uncommon (in)stability properties in the numerical method of characteristic applied to hyperbolic equations, Zihao Deng, MS, Mathematics

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Investigating The Influence Of Gold Nanoparticles On The Photocatalytic And Catalytic Reactivity Of Porous Tungsten Oxide Microparticles, Daniel P. DePuccio, PhD, Chemistry

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Civic Engagement and Peace Corps Recruitment Efforts in the State of Vermont, Kelly Dolan, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Middle Grades Students as Teacher Educators: Consulting with Students in Professional Development, John Matthew Downes, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Social Construction Of Mental Illness Among State Administrators And Consumer-Advocates, Paul Arthur Dragon, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Life at 6 Miles Per Hour: Running at My Own Pace for Mind, Body and Spirit and its Applications for Advising in Higher Education, Elizabeth S. Dunbar, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Evaluation Of The Engine Exhaust Particle Sizer (eeps) For Real-Time Measurements Of Diesel And Biodiesel Exhaust Particulate Matter, James Robert Dunshee, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Exercise in developing rats promotes plasticity in the prefrontal cortex: behavioral and neurobiological indications, Meghan Eddy, PhD, Psychology

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The Feasibility And Validity Of Novel Dietary Assessment Methods In A Pre-School Setting, Harley Eriksen, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Cognitive Vulnerability to Mood Disturbance in an Exercise Withdrawal Paradigm, Margaret C. Evans, PhD, Psychology

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Zero-Group-Velocity Propagation Of Electromagnetic Wave Through Nanomaterial, Taian Fan, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Identification Of Regulatory Factors That Control Clostridium Difficile Sporulation and Germination, Kelly Ann Fimlaid, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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How One Life Coach Attempts to Inspire Mindful Music: The Morality of the Soul, Jared M. Ford, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Integrating management for old-growth characteristics with enhanced carbon storage of northern hardwood-conifer forests, Sarah Eliot Ford, MS, Natural Resources

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Options Counseling and Abortion Education in Undergraduate Nursing School Curricula, Abigail S. Foster, MS, Nursing

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Learning Related Regulation of a Voltage-Gated Ion Channel in the Cerebellum, Jason R. Fuchs, PhD, Psychology

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Development of an Additively Manufactured Microthruster for Nanosatellite Applications, Kevin Russell Gagne, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Placing natural resource decisions in social and historical contexts: Sociological inquiries into agency communications, management rationalities, and community change, Emilian Geczi, PhD, Natural Resources

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Master of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics, Andrew Gerlicz, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Investigations Into Carbon Nanotube And Natural Product Synthesis., Geoffrey Giampa, PhD, Chemistry

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Real-Time Strategies for the Deployment of Wireless Repeaters in Uncharacterized Environments, Andrew Giroux, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Quantifying Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Soil Carbon Storage To Determine Best Management Practices In Agroecosystems, Tyler Goeschel, MS, Natural Resources

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A Role For Transforming Growth Factor-Beta In Urinary Bladder Dysfunction With Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis, Eric James Gonzalez, PhD, Neuroscience

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A Pilot Study Of The Effectiveness And Usability Of The Myenergybalance Iphone App And Website, Joanna Graff, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences