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 2019

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    Evaluating the Efficacy of Foliar Insecticide and Soybean Seed Treatment in South Dakota, Cole Dierks

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    Level of Satisfaction Among Food Pantry Clients, Staff/Volunteers, and Directors and its Association with Client Choice in Food Pantry Layouts, Myranda Dunmire

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    Techno-Economic and Sustainability Study of PV Inverter Controllers in Distribution Networks for Voltage Regulation, Kapil Duwadi

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    Investigating Anions and Hydrophobicity of Deep Eutectic Solvents by Experiment and Computational Software, Amos Kwabena Dwamena

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    Advanced Analysis of Compounds of Toxicological Importance by Ice Concentration Linked with Extractive Stirrer (Icecles) GC-MS and RP-HPLC-ESI-MS-MS, Joseph K. Dzisam

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    African American Student-Athletes: Factors Influencing Choice of Graduate School, Tanner Feterl

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    Anabolic Hormone Exposure during Various Stages of Growth: Effects on Post-Weaning Performance, Frame Size, and Carcass Characteristics of Calf-Fed Steers, Wesley W. Gentry

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    Comparative Assessment of the Flow State Scale and the Work-Related Flow Inventory: A Relative Weights Analysis, Samantha Gildemeister

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    Effects of Energy Development on Movements, Home Ranges, and Resource Selection of White-Tailed Deer in the Western Dakotas, Bailey S. Gullikson

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    Stoichiometric Homeostasis in Two Native and Two Invasive South Dakotan Grasses, Joshua Thonas Harvey

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    Development of a Neural Network-Based Object Detection for Multirotor Target Tracking, Spencer Harwood

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    Eat Smart, Play Hard The Oyate Way: Impact of a Culturally Tailored Nutrition and Physical Activity Curriculum on Elementary Youth, Abbey Hillestad

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    Analysis of Factors Influencing College Choice Decisions of Mid-Major NCAA Division I Swimmers, Kaden Huntrods

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    Using Social Network Analysis to Examine the Connections within a Noyce Community’s Facebook Group, Amanda Jensen

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    Daily Pork Consumption as a Part of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet Influences Body Consumption and Preserves Muscle Mass in Older Adults Consuming Controlled Intakes, Alyssa Anne Kauffman

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    Agronomic and Quality Response of Hard Red Spring Wheat Genotypes to Management Systems in South Dakota, Jonathan Kleinjan

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    Identifying an Optimal Bald Eagle Monitoring Program for Southwest Alaska National Parks, Rebecca Kolstrom

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    Effects of Oats and Distiller’s Dried Grains Fibers on Fortification of Asian Noodles – Evaluation of Glycemic Response, Noodle Quality and Nutritional Composition, Kara Konst

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    Estimating Soil Organic Carbon in Cultivated Soils Using Soil Test Data Remote Sensing Imagery from Satellites (Landsat 8 and PlantScope), and Web Soil Survey Data, Muhammed Halil Koparan

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    The Efficacy of Protein Supplementation on Attenuating Muscle Atrophy Following Disuse in the Collegiate Population, Leah Kroeger

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    Perceptions of Health Coaching and its Associations with Personality Style and Weight Loss in Meal Replacement Program Participants, Bailey Judith Larson

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    Undoing Gender: An Analysis of How Women Communicate Within the Agricultural Industry, Shala R. Larson

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    Some Studies on Leaf Spot of Oats and Triticale, Mohammed Abdullah Lashram

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    The Relationship between Campus Wellness Center Usage and Symptoms of Depression in College Freshmen, Allison Leonard

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    A Comparison Between the Efficacy of Traditional Periodization, Undulating Periodization, and Plyometric Training and Their Lasting Effects on Performance Outcomes in Youth Athletes. A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis, Andre McIntyre