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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    Quality Evaluations of Hard Red Spring Wheat Grown in South Dakota, Lance Merrick

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    Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Heidi M. Meyer

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    Characterizing Spatiotemporal Patterns of White Mold in Soybean across South Dakota Using Remote Sensing, Confiance L. Mfuka

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    Changes in Vertical Jump Components Utilizing the Myvert Device in Female Collegiate D-1 Volleyball Players, Samantha Modrick

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    Effect of Water Velocity and Temperature on Energy Use, Behavior, and Mortality of Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Larvae, Joseph Thomas Mrnak

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    Coordinated Smart Home Thermal and Energy Management System Using a Co-simulation Framework, Prateek Munankarmi

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    Understanding the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Health: Mediational Effects Drug Use, Sarah Nelsen

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    Identification and Characterization of Stress Responsive Genes in Soybean and Sunflower, Surendra Neupane

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    Pilot Scale Evaluation of E. Coli Filtration Removal From Stormwater Using Recycled Steel, Jason Neville

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    Using Maximum Power as a Variable for 1RM Prediction in the Squat and Bench Press, Sean O'Connor

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    Species of Fusarium Causing Root Rot of Soybean in South Dakota: Characterization, Pathogenicity, and Interaction with Heterodera Glycines, Paul Nyawanda Okello

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    Evaluation of Effects of Methods Used for Forage Analysis and Dietary Inclusion of Buffer on Fiber Digestibility and Rumen Fermentation in Diets High in Distillers Grains, Lydia Kehinde Olagunju

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    Parents in Urbanized Areas and Their Perceptions of 4-H Youth Development Programs, Matthew Ryan Olson

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    Energy Optimization and Coordination Frameworks for Smart Homes Considering Incentives From Discomfort and Market Analysis, Priti Paudyal

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    Quantifying the Performance of the Protodune Single Phase Neutrino Detector Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Dillon Pedersen

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    Repairable Moment-Resisting Steel Buildings, Heath William Pederson

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    The Effects of 3D Printing Parameters and Surface Treatments on Convective Heat Transfer Performance, Lucas N. Pereira

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    Menstrual Cycle and the Vascular Properties of Remote Preconditioning, Shelby Rachel

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    Flexure Properties of 3D Printed Nylon Carbon Fiber Composite and Stiffness of 3D Printed Modified Cuttlefish Bone Structure, Shashikanth Reddy

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    Our Stigmatized American Heroes: Examining How Veterans with PTSD Communicatively Manage Stigma, Rikki A. Roscoe

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    Stream Flow Analysis of the Big Sioux River Just South of Brookings, South Dakota, Samuel Ruppert

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    Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Multiple Hip Pathologies in a Division I Football Player: A Case Study, Kelsey E. Sanders

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    Evaluation of Flax Oil Supplementation on Performance of Growing Dairy Heifer Calves and Lactating Cows, Chelsea Rose Schossow

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    The Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Water Quality in the Big Sioux River: 2007-2016, Dinesh Shrestha

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    Effect of Mineral Ions on the Functional Properties of Starch Films, Aliza Sigdel