This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    Monopile Foundation Offshore Wind Turbine Simulation and Retrofitting, William A. Schaffer

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    A Comparison of Land Use and Land Cover in Public Lands of the Northwestern Great Plains and High Plains Ecoregions and the Implications For Grassland Birds, Dawn L. Siemonsma

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    Dual Enrollment And Its Impact on College Freshman Persistence: A Modification of Tinto's Model of Student Departure, Douglas L. Simon

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    Associations Between Child Weight Status and the Home Environment: An Analysis of Parental Eating Policies, Emily Smith

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    Phenotypic Plasticity of Native and Invasive Grasses in Responses to Frequency of Moisture Availability, Ming-Yu Stephens

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    Impacts of Crop Residue and Cover Crops on Soil Hydrological Properties, Soil Water Storage and Water Use Efficiency of Soybean Crop, Kopila Subedi-Chalise

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    Assessment of Watershed Condition and Vulnerability of Forecasted Land Use/Land-Cover Change in the Northwestern Great Plains of Western South Dakota, Aaron Suehring

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    Understanding the Impacts of Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX™) Pretreatment and Densification on Densified Products Quality and the Bioproducts Yield Through Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fast Pyrolysis, Vijay Sundaram

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    The Determinants of Rural Outmigration in the United States: 2010-2014, Munia Sunjid

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    Reagents and Tools to Identify Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus-2, Meghan Syrstad

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    The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Structural Break Analysis, Christian Tchamda

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    Understanding the Effect of BVDV on Innate Immune Response of Neutrophils, Neelu Singh Thakur

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    A Pilot Study of a Summer School Food Backpack program for Students and Their Caregivers, Brittany Thompson

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    The Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Exercise Tolerance and Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Gavin Van De Walle

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    Intransal Immunization of Pigs with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus like Particles Plus 2’, 3’ –cGamp Vaccigrade™ Adjuvant Exacerbates Viremia After Virus Challenge, Alexandria Marie Van Noort

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    Graduate School Decisions: The Impact of Out-of-class Communication on First-generation College Students, Kaitlyn Voges

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    Advanced Carbon Materials Based Electrodes for High Performance Symmetric Supercapacitors, Keliang Wang

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    Measuring Central Bank Credibility From the Effect of Inflation Shocks on Asset Prices, Junmei Xu

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    Smart Image Search Using Personalized Semantic Search Method, Fangyu Zhang

    Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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    Role of Microglial α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulator in Neuroinflammatory Pain Models in Mice, Muzaffar Abbas

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    Role of T Lymphocyte Trafficking in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy, Chowdhury Sayef Abdullah

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    Three Overlooked Issues: Water Quality, Forage Quality, and Forage Blends Impacting the Feed Efficiency of Dairy Cows, Ishwary Prasad Acharya

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    Distribution and Characterization of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines (HG) Types in South Dakota, Krishna Acharya

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    Protein and Fiber Fortification of White Pan Bread Using Food-Grade Distiller’s Dried Grains, Ashley Adamski

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    Nanoscale Study of Perovskite Solar Cells for Efficient Charge Transport, Nirmal Adhikari