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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    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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    Evaluation of Feeding Alternative Feedstuffs Including Hydroponic Barley Sprouts and Carinata Meal to Dairy Cattle, Rhea D. Lawrence

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

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    Mean Nutrition and Physical Activity Knowledge Score of Children Ages 3-5 years in the iGrow Readers Intervention, Mollie Loes

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    A Review of the Genus Acrisis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with a New Species from American Licorice and a Survey of Aphid Parasitoids of Soybean Fields in Eastern South Dakota, Abigail P. Martens

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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 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Andre McIntyre

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    Students’ Relationships with First-Year Advisors and the Transition to Faculty Advisors: A Qualitative Study of Appreciative Advising and its Effects on College Students., Robert McLean

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    Younger Millennials and Outdoor Recreation: Understanding Outdoor Recreational Pursuits of Millennial College Students, Jason Mehlhaf

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    Static Load Bolted Joint Elastic Resilience Testing Methodology, Paul Melino

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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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    Effects of Resistant Starch Type 4 on Gut Microbiota Derived Medium and Long Chain Fatty Acids and Bile Acids, Elizabeth Nagel

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    Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of GUNW-3 as a Brain Targeting Agent, Asim Najmi

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    Efficacy of Synthetic and Biopesticides on Bacteria Leaf Streak Management and Influence of Cultivar and Environment on Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity on Wheat Seeds, Marilen Nampijja

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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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    Augmenting Land Cover/Land Use Classification by Incorporating Information from Land Surface Phenology: An Application to Quantify Recent Cropland Expansion in South Dakota, Lan Hoang Nguyen

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    The Influence of Preovulatory Estradiol on Uterine Transcriptomics and Proteomics Around Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in Beef Cattle, Emmalee J. Northrop