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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Osei, Vida Samantha. Influence of Environmental Factors and Fishing Effort on Demersal Fish Species in Ghana

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Parker, Haley Wynne. Maternal Sociodemographic Characteristics and Prenatal Diet Quality

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Park, Jeong-Yong. Numerical and Experimental Study of Flapping Foils with Dynamic Wall Effect

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Patry, Emily. Predictors of Concomitant Use of Prescription Opiods and Benzodiazepines in Rhode Island

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Perkins, Matthew. Development and Modeling of a Biomimetic Punting Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

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Polta, Andrew T.. Disorderly House Keepers: Poor Women in Providence, Rhode Island, 1781-1832

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Ribeiro, Alyssa. The Effects of Child Literacy and Self-Control on School Readiness Based on Teacher Report

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Riley, Daniel. Food Insecurity and its Association with Testing

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Rivera, Kevin. SENSORS FOR CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE (CMC) ENGINE COMPONENTS

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Rodriguez, Jennifer. SYNTHESIS OF THIOFLAVIN T ANALOGUES

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Rossi, Andrew S.. METAL OXIDE CATALYSTS FOR THE DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES: METHODOLOGY AND MECHANISM

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Rudnickas, Donald William Jr.. Isopycnal mixing in the North Atlantic oxygen minimum zone revealed by RAFOS floats

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Ryan, Valerie. Modeling Dynamic Social Networks of Children in After-School Care Programs

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Schleier Hernández, Sandra L.. THE RESPONSE OF CARIBBEAN CORAL REEF COMMUNITIES TO THE RESTORATION OF ACROPORA CORALS

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Schmidt, Laura. BEHAVIOR OF FRP PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES UNDER HUMAN INDUCED EXCITATION

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Schoske, Lukas. COMPARISON OF AMERICAN, GERMAN AND JAPANESE CAR DEALERSHIP APPROACHES FOR SALES AND SERVICE

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Schülke, Luisa. EVALUATION OF AASHTO RULES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMBING LANES ON TWO-LANE HIGHWAYS

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Schwertner, Niklas. DRIVING BEHAVIOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION ESTIMATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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Serrano, Itza. EVALUATING THE SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF AN INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS

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Shaikh, Mahrukh. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HIGHLY ALKALINE WATERS OF THE COAST RANGE OPHIOLITE IN CALIFORNIA, USA

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Shea, Kelly J.. THE IMPACTS OF TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON PRIMARY GRADE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF SCIENTISTS AND SCIENCE SELF-CONCEPT

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Simanto, Md. Hasan Shahriar. ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR FOR SUSTAINABLE TEAM PERFORMANCE

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Simas, Samuel. The Men That Sleep Built

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Small, Christopher J.. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED HYDRODYNAMIC AND COASTAL RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR CHARLESTOWN, RI

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Sperling, Richard. DESIGN OF A TENDON DRIVEN SOFT CONTINUUM ROBOTIC ARM USING PROPRIOCEPTIVE SENSORS

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Staud, Rolf. CARBON NANOTUBE INTERACTIONS WITH HUMAN CELLS UNDER SHEAR USING MICROFLUIDICS

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Suganda, Diky. THE IMPACT OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON CORAL REEF FISH COMMUNITIES AND LIFE-HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS

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

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Sullivan, Ryan K.. ASSESSMENT OF CERAMIC WATER FILTERS AS A POINT-OF-USE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR TREAMENT OF MICROBILOGICAL, ORGANIC, AND INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER

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Sun, Caoxin. Bayesian Model Averaging of Space Time Car Models with Application to U.S. House Price Forecasting

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Tamayo, Michael. Automated High Frequency Oscillation Detection and Seizure Onset Zone Estimation Using TCRES

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Truesdale, Corinne L.. Fishery and Biological Characteristics of Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis) in Rhode Island Sound

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Tucker, Andrew. Robust Spectral Classification

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Tucker, Sara K.. CARPENTER BEE NECTAR ROBBERY EFFECTS ON FRUIT QUALITY AND NESTING PROVISIONS IN RHODE ISLAND

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Underwood, Grace. Isolation and Identification of Probiotic Bacteria for the Management of Epizootic Shell Disease

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Unrein, Kerry. MEASUREMENTS OF MODAL ATTENUATION USING BROADBAND SOURCES IN THE NEW ENGLAND MUD PATCH

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Vazquez, Maria. A Shade Above: An Analysis of Parasols in a University Collection

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Viducic, Katherine. LIFE HISTORY PARAMETERS OF BLUE SHARKS

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Voss Urquidi, Roxana. Electric Vehicle Charging Behavior in Existing Infrastructures: A Rhode Island Case Study

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Walcutt, Noah L.. An Assessment of Holographic Microscopy for Quantifying Marine Particle Size and Concentration

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Weisfeld, Natalie Ruth. Evaluation of a School-Based Fruit and Vegetable Intervention Using a Digital Photography Method

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Westcott, Gregory. PREDICTING 100-YEAR STORM WAVE'S RUNUP FOR THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND USING A FULLY NONLINEAR MODEL

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Whitney, Elizabeth. Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale on Early Seasonal Development of Eastern Hemlock

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Witkop, Robert. DEVELOPING CONSEQUENCE THRESHOLDS FOR STORM MODELS: CASE STUDY OF WESTERLY RHODE ISLAND

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Yang Gonzalez, Berenice. PERSPECTIVES FROM SELECT WOMEN WORKING IN ALASKAN COMMERCIAL FISHERIES

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Yapa Abeywardana, Maheeka. INCREASED CYCLING PERFORMANCE OF LI-ION BATTERIES BY PHOSPHORIC ACID MODIFIED LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 CATHODES IN THE PRESENCE OF LITHIUM BIS(OXALATO)BORATE

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Yuan, Li. Implementation of Self-Organizing Maps with Python

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Yumi, Heva Hayuqo. The Relationship of Marine Tourism, Fishing Activities, and Conservation Efforts on Derawan Island

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Yumi, Heva Hayuqo. The Relationship of Marine Tourism, Fishing Activities, and Conservation Efforts on Derawan Island, Indonesia

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Zhang, Yazhou. DEEP GENERATIVE MODEL FOR MULTI-CLASS IMBALANCED LEARNING

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Zottoli, Joseph. QUANTIFYING FISHERIES BALANCE WITH A NOVEL PRODUCTION ESTIMATION METHOD

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Zuelke, Robin Timo. IMPROVING HELICAL ANCHOR EFFICIENCY: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Acharya, Sunandha Sharma. Tools for Anti-Microbial Peptide Editable Database

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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 Litter 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