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 2016

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    Urea Pre-treatment of N2-annealed Transition Metal Oxides for Low Cost and Efficient Counter Electrodes in Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, Hytham Elbohy

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    Corncob Grit Application as an Alternative to Control Weeds in Two Crop Production Systems, Mauricio Erazo-Barradas

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    The Effect of NBA Free Agency on Player Utility, Austin Erikson

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    Government Policy and Initiatives on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria, Enifome U. Eto

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    Assessing Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in South Dakota and Identifying Drivers of Assemblage Variation, Kaylee L. Faltys

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    Evaluation of Essential Oils (Stay Strong) for Dairy Calves, Kelly Ann Froehlich

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    The Effect of Copper and Zinc Source on Pre-Weaning Performance of Cows, Health and Performance of Suckling Calves, and Post-Weaning Feedlot Performance, Carcass Composition, and Meat Quality of Calves, Jesse Fulton

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    Role of Exopolymeric Substances in Biofilm Formation on Dairy Separation Membranes, Nuria Garcia-Fernandez

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    Attitude Comparison Among South Dakota Family Members Regarding Estate Planning and Farm Transitions, Heather Gessner

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    Manufacture, Concentration, and Functionality of Micellar Casein Concentrate, Dustin Grossbier

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    A Descriptive Study of International Students’ Needs and Service Satisfaction at South Dakota State University, Xiaoyu Guo

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    Analysis of Starch Branching Enzyme 1 (SBE1) Gene in Maize, Abiskar Gyawali

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    Development and Characterization of A Recombinant Orf Virus Vector Expressing the Spike Protein of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, Kyle Hain

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    Reuse of Aqueous Waste Streams For Transportation-Related Applications, Gregory L. Hansen

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    The Nurse as a Family Caregiver: Their Experience, Their Story, Julie A. Hansen

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    Pilot Study of the Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on Perceived Stress, Perceived Coping Ability, and Resilience in Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Andrea J. Harmelink

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    Effect of Poisson’s Ratio on Material Properties Characterization by Nanoindentation with a Cylindrical Flat Tip Indenter, MD Mehadi Hassan

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    Soybean Yield and Plant Response to Phosphorus Fertilization, Rebecca L. Helget

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    Breast Cancer Classification of Mammographic Masses Using Circularity Max Metric, A New Method, Tae Keun Heo

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    Oscillating Heat Pipe Performance with Evaporator Section Modifications, Mitchell Hoesing

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    iCook 4-H: 0 to 24-Month Accelerometer-Derived Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Youth, Emily Hofer

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    Relationship of Grain Stocks and Farmer Marketings, Tyler Holmquist

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    Lead Free CH3NH3SNI3 Perovskite Thin-Film with P-type Semiconducting Nature and Metal-like Conductivity, Anastasiia Iefanova

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    Financial Investment Management for Forest Sustainability, Zarina Ismailova

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    Fiber Orientation Prediction and Strength Evaluation of Composite Spur Gears Reinforced by Discontinuous Fiber, Nawrin Jahan