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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    Assessing Listeria Risk during Different Stages of Ice Cream Manufacturing and Storage, Neha Singh

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    Modeling Runoff from Small Agricultural Watersheds in Eastern South Dakota, Bryce Siverling

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    Impacts of Small Intestinal Enzyme Activity and Varying Corn Grain Processing Types on Feeding Behavior, and Growth Performance of Finishing Beef Steers, Wyatt Smith

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    Assessing the Impact of Interprofessional Education on the Attitudes and Interprofessional Competencies of Health Care Professionals: A Mixed methods Study, Jessica L. Stadick

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    A Study of Several Applications of Parallel Computing in the Sciences Using PETSC, Nicholas Stegmeier

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    Maximizing Ecosystem Services provided to the New Oil Crop Brassica carinata Through Landscape and Arthropod Diversity, Shane Stiles

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    Relationship of Weight-Related Eating Behaviors and Weight-Loss of Participants in a Proprietary Weight-Loss Program, Megan Tschakert

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    The Role of a Community Coach in Rural Food Councils in Six Midwestern States, Kaitlyn Tusha

    ETDS from 2018

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    Urea and rGO Additives to Iodine/Triiodide Electrolyte for Higher Efficiency Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Salem Abdulkarim

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    Evaluation of the Moisture-Induced Damage Potential of Asphalt Mixes and Asphalt Binder-Aggregate Systems, Rajan Acharya

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    Development of an Odor Management Plan for South Dakota, Suraiya Akter

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    Development of Polylactic Acid (PLA)-Based Nanocomposite Films for Smart Food Packaging Applications, Zeyad Albahr

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    Nutritional and Health Benefits Enhancement of Wheat-Based Food Products Using Chickpea and Distiller’s Dried Grains, Waleed H.M. Alrayyes

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    A Comprehensive Analysis of Aromatic-Proton Mediated Hydrogen Bonds, Mona S. Alshamrani

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    Diversity of Free – Living Nitrogen – Fixing Bacteria in Soil of Sioux Prairie of South Dakota, Nabilah Ali Alshibli

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    Development of a High Performance Liquid Chromatography Method for the Analysis of Next-generation Cyanide Antidote, 3-mercaptopyruvate, in Plasma, Elaf Alzhrani

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    Evaluating E. Coli Particle Attachment and the Impact on Transport During High Flows, Louis Amegbletor

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    Optimization of Heat Sinks in a Range of Configurations., Archibald Allswell Amoako

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    Synthesis, Characterization and Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Aqueous Choline Chloride Deep Eutectic Solvents, Sampson Asare

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    A Study of African Savanna Vegetation Structure, Patterning, and Change, Christoffer R. Axelsson

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    Impacts of Altered Precipitation Frequency, Clipping, and Competition on Perennial Grasses Mediated Through Belowground Bud Bank in Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie, Surendra Bam

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    Adaptive Interventions Treatment Modelling and Regimen Optimization Using Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (Smart) and Q-Learning, Abiral Baniya

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    Evaluation of Alternative Weed Hosts and Management Strategies for Soybean Cyst Nematode in South Dakota, Pawan Basnet

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    Assessment and Development of Cold Temperature Germination Tolerance in Oat and Hard Red Spring Wheat, Jacob Baustian

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    Variable Selection Techniques for Clustering on the Unit Hypersphere, Damon Bayer