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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Sullivan, Joseph P.. Rheological Characterization of Fluids for Lithium Ion Batteries and Thermal Ablation of Tumors

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Agostinelli, Matthew. Density-Based Clustering Heuristics for the Traveling Salesman Problem

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Agostinucci, Kevin. The Physiological Glucagon Receptor in Rat Heart

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Alvarez, Melvin. The Continuum of Beach Enclosure: Socioeconomic Implications for Coastal Communities in the Dominican Republic

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Babcock, Aram. Concomitant Use of Central Nervous System Stimulants and Depressants Prescribed in Rhode Island

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Behrmann, Hannes. Assessment of Activity of Bacteria in Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge

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Benn, Sara L.. The Exploration of Young Audiences and Identity Development Through Social Media Platforms

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Benson, Sara. Investigating Rhode Island Town Beaches Littler Policies

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Benton, Erik Lane. Simulation of a Bidirectional DC-DC Boost Converter Using a State-Space Averaged Model

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Bowden, William R.. Virginia Woolf's Pedagogical Art

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Breard, Gregory T.. Evaluating Self-Organizing Map Quality Measures as Convergence Criteria

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Carlson, Alexis. The Relationship Between Pre-Service Benchmarks and Student Teaching Performance

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Cattaneo, Flavia. A Carbohydrate Counting Intervention for Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

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Cay, Gozde. Design of a Wearable fNIRS Neuroimaging Device with an Internet-of-Things Architecture

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Chambers, Britta Marie. Simulating Thermal Stress in Rhode Island Coldwater Fish Habitat Using SWAT

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Clarkin, Daniel. Dynamic Response of TI2ALC Under Radial Confinement at High Temperature

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Constant, Nicholas. An Intelligent Fog Centric Network for IoT-Driven Smart Communities

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D'Aversa, Nelle. Perspectives on Emerging Monitoring Technologies: Understanding Factors that Affect Adoption

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Davis, Sierra Madeline. Utilizing Empirical Eigenfunctions and Neural Network to Describe and Model RI Coastal Morphology

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DeNardo, Nicholas A.. Dynamic Collapse of Double Hull Composite Cylinders: Hydrostatic and Shock-Initiated Implosion

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Denman, Cathrine L.. Perceptions of Participants in the NOAA Marine Sanctuary Nomination Process: A Case Study of Mallows Bay-Potomac River

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Devoid, Courtney. Conserving Milkweed: The Effects of Environmental Change and Viral Prevalence on Asclepias syriaca

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Duball, Chelsea Elizabeth. Environmental Impacts of Oyster Aquaculture on the Coastal Lagoons of Southern Rhode Island

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Ferguson, Sarah. Agronomic Characteristics of Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) in the Northeast

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Fruehauf, Alric. Development of a Locally Adapted Deterioration Model for Bridges in the State of Rhode Island, USA

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Gerber-Williams, Anna. Assessment of Salt Marsh Shoreline Degradation and Restoration on Benthic Invertebrate Infaunal Community

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Gerdes, Christoph. Development of a Practical Method for Sustainable Routing in Manufacturing Enterprises

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Glaab, Julian. Extracting Parking Areas from Remote Sensing Imagery and Spatiotemporal Traffic Data

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Gomes, Nathaniel. Trace Detection of TATP Vapors Using a Low-Mass Thermodynamic Sensor

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Goodwin, Jennifer L.. Effect of a Nutritiion Intervention on Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Elementary School Students

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Gravison, Michael. An Online Study of Actors, Self-Promotion, and the Personal Brand

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Hassan, Syed Amir. Development of Input Parameters to Predict the Performance of Rhabilitated Asphalt Pavements

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Hayward, Scott J.. Modeling Sediment Transport Around Artificial Reefs in Southern Rhode Island

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Hoffman, Herman Noel. Program Acceleration in a Heterogeneous Computing Environment Using OpenCL, FPGA, and CPU

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Irving, Craig Michael. Receptor-Protein Interactions Mediated by the Fourth Transmembrane of D2R can be Altered by Treatment with Antipsychotics

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Jacavone, Jared. The Paid Vote: America's Neutrality During the Greek War for Independence

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Jaegle, Stephen H.. Plat: A Web Based Protein Local Alignment Tool

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Jaladhanki, Sindhura. Epidemiology of Browser-Based Malware

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Johnson, Abigail M.. Mineral Identification and Preliminary Mapping of Organic Compounds in Serpentinite-Related Lithologies Using μFTIR

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Johnstone, Julia W.. Investigating Lateral Line Canal Morphogenesis as a Bone Remodeling Process in Lake Malawi Cichlids

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Josephs, Lauren I.. Social Outcomes of Coastal Ecosystem Management: The Role of Stakeholder Values and Norms

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Kando, Nathan. Testbed for Trajectory Control of a Two-Wheeled Robot

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Kanter, Moritz. Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Monitoring Bridge Scour and the Identification of Shallow Bedrock

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Killion, Bryana E.. Moderating Effects of Gender and Coping Style on the Relationship Between Childhood Maltreatment and Social Anxiety

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Kim, Sylvia Minjee. Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Co-Occurring Phytoplankton Species in the Ross Sea Polynya

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Kinney, Heather. Aquaculturists' Perceptions of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)

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Kohr, Elizabeth. A Comparison of SERS and MEF of Rhodamine 6G on a Gold Substrate

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Kovach, Shannon. The Effect of Coaching on the Ability to Identify and Pass a Measure of Insufficient Effort

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Kowlasky, Daniel. Quantifying Behavioral Impacts on Electric Vehicle Efficiency

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LaPorte, Jason. Biocontrol of Acute Hepatopacongreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND)

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Laurent, Wendy K.. Field Study of Scour Critical Bridges in Rhode Island

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Lepe, Silvia X.. Process of Evaluation of an EFNEP-Enhanced PSE Intervention in Urban Schools

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Levine, Rebecca M.. Interactions of Polymers and Energetic Materials

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Liu, Tasia. Predictors of Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Using Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents

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Li, Zhi. The Impact of Communication Technology: The Influence of Task Type on Group Performance

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Lobach, Anton. Bubble Modeling by Mixed Casual-Noncausal Autoregressive Processes

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Lonngren, Karalyn. Effect of Birdsfoot Trefoil on Exsheathment of Haemonchus contortus in Rumen Fistulated Sheep

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Lyu, Haifeng. Multivariable Control of a Rolling Spider Drone

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Lyu, Haifeng. Multivariable Control of a Rolling Spider Drone

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Mallinger, Mary M.. A Native Lepidopteran is Impacted by Host Defenses Induced by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)

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Marczak, Marek Matczynski. Circadian Rhythm: A Functional Connection Between SHP and DEC1 Transcription Factor

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Mason, Irene McIvor. Increasing Pediatric Health Care Providers' Referrals to Early Intervention Services

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Ma, Yiping. The Impact of Social Media Use Motives on Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment of International Students

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Miller, Tracy-Lee. Content Validation of a Home Parenteral Nutrition Patient Reported Outcomes Questionnaire

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Morley, Peter John. Multi Mthreaded Pattern Searching of Large Files Using Limited Memory

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Muniz, Joshua A.. Predictors of Alcohol Use Among Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians

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Paolucci, Andrew James. Assessing Dynamic Soil Properties in Southern New England Using an Ecological Site Framework

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Redmond, Neil. Assessment of Fluid Imaging for Determination of Diatom Assemblage Composition and Biometrics of Southern Ocean Sediment

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Rejeleene, Rick. Kodai: A Software Architecture and Implementation for Segmentation

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Renna, Emily. Relationship Between Arthritis and Muscular Strength in Older Women with Symptoms of Sarcopenia

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Riedel, Johannes. Evaluation of Geospatial Features for Forecasting Parking Occupancy Using Social Media Data

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Ross, Bianca N.. Assessing Hydrology, Carbon Flux, and Soil Spatial Variability Within Vernal Pool Wetlands

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Roy, Chelsea. Determination of Age and Size at Sexual Maturation of Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the NW Atlantic Ocean

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Ruginski, Marissa Christina. Associations Between Nighttime Eating and Total Caloric Intake in College-Aged Students

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Salisbury, Bryan. Portable Wireless Measurement and Control System

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Santos, Cláudia Yang. Resting-State Cardiac Workload in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

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Sardana, Nupur. Development of a Dyed Verification Standard

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Schambach, Lauren. A Comparison of Wave and Erosion Modeling Methods for the 100-Year Storm in Southern Rhode Island

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Schmidt, Paul David. Performance of a Novel Sustainable Binder Under Extreme Dynamic Loading Conditions

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Schweig, Sarah. Variety Trials and Production Methods for Vegetable Amaranth in the Northeast

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Serman, Emily A.. Identifying Regional Climatic and Human Influences on Dengue Fever Transmission in Puerto Rico

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Slezak, Samuel. Effects of 10 Weeks of Periodized Resistance Training on Sarcopenia Classification in Older Women

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Smith, Benjamin R.. Toxicant Isomers Characteized Using Fluorescence Emission of Coumarin Attached to Beta-Cyclodextrin

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Stearns, Rachel B.. A High-Resolution Reconstruction of Late-Holocene Relative Sea Level in Rhode Island, USA

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Sylvia, Richard Tucker. Interactions of Buoyant Upwellings with Subduction Induced Mantle Wedge Flow

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Szura, Katelyn Ann. Impact of Chronic Nitrogen Loading on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Coastal Wetlands

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Torres, Marissa J.. A Coupled Wave-Surge Modeling Study in Rhode Island Coastal Waters

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Tremper, Casey. Investigating the Relationship Between Tourism and Artificial Coral Reefs in New Providence, Bahamas

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Tsai, Maggie You Ming. Diet Quality of Preschool Aged Children in Family Child Care Homes

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Tzepos, Katherine. Associations Between Weight Dissatisfaction, Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Personality Traits

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Varada, Keely. Distributed Cooperative Control of Heterogeneous Multi-Vehicle Platoons

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Wagner, Fabian. Surveying and Projecting Sustainability and Urban-Water-Energy-Nexus Applications in Rhode Island

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Walden, Margarete. Hibernal Phenology of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina

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Wallin, Brenton. Implementation of Moving Magnet Actuation in Very Low Frequency Acoustic Transduction

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Xu, Zhen. Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase-3 and 5: Tissue Distribution, Age-Related Expression and Regulation by Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

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Yopak, Regina R.. Visual Detection and Tracking Methods for E. superba (Antarctic Krill)

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Zelaya-Rincón, Blanca. Structural Transformations in Diluted Micellar and Lamellar Systems

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Zhang, Yichen. Development of Ceramic Water Filter Clays Selection Criteria

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Aljutayli, Abdullah. Effect of Disease State on Human Carboxylesterase 1 Expression and Activity

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Amin, Daven. Risk Classification in High Dimensional Survival Models