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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    ETDS from 2020

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    Burning with Potential: Understanding the Relationship between Biochar and Agriculture of the Northern Glaciated Plains Ecoregion, Kaitlyn Abrahamson

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    Different Treatments of Biochar Carbon YP-50F to Enhance Specific Capacitance of Supercapacitor, Ezaldeen Adhamash

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    Examining Communication Patterns and Identity in Families with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Amber L. Alvey

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    The Parmesan Cheese Model System: Alleviation of Browning Defect in Parmesan Cheese, Megan Huegli Aubrey

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    Impact of Postweaning Management Strategies on Beef Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality, Christina Elaine Bakker

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    Identification and Genomic Characterization of Candidate Starch and Lactate Utilizing Bacteria from the Rumen of Beef Cattle, Venkata Bandarupalli

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    In-Season Crop Management Effect On Soybean Yield and Grain Quality in Eastern South Dakota, Kelsey Bergman

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    Description of Mental Health Responses on an Electronic PPE at a NCAA Division I Institution: A Pilot Study, Megan Blomberg

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    Using Computational Fluid Dynamics To Accurately Model Agricultural Spray Nozzles, Zachary Chapman

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    The Status of Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae Skinner) in Eastern South Dakota and the Effects of Land Management, Kendal Annette Davis

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    Scavenger Hunt: The Search for Sulfur Mustard-Neutralizing Compound in 2-Chloroethyl Ethyl Sulfide (CEES) Treated Human Keratinocyte (HACAT) Epithelial Cells, Tanner Diemer

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    Investigating Post-Concussion Neurocognitive Deficits Using the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Tool, Megan Ekern

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    Epidemiological Investigations of Bighorn Sheep Respiratory Disease and Implications for Management, Brandi L. Felts

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    Genomic and Culturomic Analysis of Gut Microbiota Function and Salmonella Enterica Expansion, Gavin Fenske

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    Phytoremediation of Saline-Sodic Soils in East Central South Dakota Utilizing Perennial Grass Mixtures, Douglas J. Fiedler

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    Quantitative Imaging of Cell-Level Auxin Cytokinin Outputs in Soybean and Model Plants, Paul Gaillard

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    Epitope Mapping and Mechanisms of Action of Human Influenza Antibodies Derived from Transchromosomic Cattle, Rongyuan Gao

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    Mechanistic Studies to Understand the Role of Human Gut Microbiota in Colonization Resistance and Gut Health, Sudeep Ghimire

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    Genetic Study of Alkane Production and Oxic Nitrogen Fixation in Anabaena SP. PCC 7120, Jaimie L. Gibbons

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    The Relationship between Developmental Opportunities, Burnout, and Turnover Intentions: An Exploration of Potential Moderating Effects, Derek Gravholt

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    Global Gene Expression and DNA Methylation of the Hypothalamus in Feeder Calves Fed a High Concentrate Diet upon Entering Feedlot Phase, Jason E. Griffin

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    Development of Analytical Methods for Toxic Inhaled Hazards (TIH) and Their Metabolites, Obed Adu Gyamfi

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    The Impact of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures on Subchondral Bone Density in Collegiate Populations, Zach Harbaugh

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    Rural NPO Leadership in Time of Volatility: A Study of Nonprofit Organizations in South Dakota, Mellissa Heermann

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    Investigation of Influenza B Virus Replication Potential in Swine Primary Respiratory Epithelial Cells and Phylodynamic Analysis of Equine Influenza A H3N8 Viruses, Sunayana Shyam Jandhyala