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    ETDS from 2019

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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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    Perceptions of Wyoming Agriculture Teachers about the Importance of SAE’s, Casey Styvar

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    The Economic and Social Values Associated with Small South Dakota Lakes, Aaron Patrick Sundmark

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    Differences in Running Mechanics and Tibial Plateau Dimensions between Overweight/Obese and Healthy Weight Children, Claire Sylvestre

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    Political Connectedness, Firm Performance and Corporate Risk Taking: Are Emerging Markets Different?, Augustine Tarkom

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    A Study of the Effect of Heat Treatment on 3D Printed PLA Impact Strength, Suresh Thota

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    How are Interannual Variations of Land Surface Phenology in the Highland Pastures of Kyrgyzstan Modulated by Terrain, Snow Cover Seasonality, and Climate Oscillations? An Investigation Using Multi-Source Remote Sensing Data, Monika Anna Tomaszewska

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    Novel Approaches to Evaluate and Enhance Neonatal Calf Gastrointestinal Health and Development, Fernanda Trindade da Rosa

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    Preservice Agricultural Education Majors’ Perceptions of Integrating Science into Agriculture, Kasey Trocke

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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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    New Approach for Temporal Stability Evaluation of Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Sites (PICS), Fatima Tuz Zafrin Tuli

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    Reducing the Large Class Code Smell by Applying Design Patterns, Bayan Turkistani

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

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    Direct and Indirect Effects of Recent Gizzard Shad Introductions in Four South Dakota Small Impoundments, Brandon Vanderbush

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    Development of Computational Techniques for Identification of Regulatory DNA Motif, Cankun Wang

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    Comparing Gut Microbiome and Virome in the Breast Milk- and Formula-fed Late Preterm Infants, Zyi Wang

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    Identifying Critical Genes for Cholesterol Metabolism in Macrophages Using CRISPR-Cas9 Whole-Genome Screens, Kevin Wanniarachchi

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    Assessing Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) Assemblages and Effects of Eutrophication on Pyganodon grandis in Lakes of Eastern South Dakota, Katherine M. Wollman

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    Increasing Accumulation of Glyceollins in Soybeans via Optimization of the Fungal Incubation Process, Stephanie Wootton

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    Effects of a Low Allergenic Soybean Variety on Gut Permeability, Digestibility and Growth Performance in Pigs, Katelyn M. Zeamer

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    The Tortoise (Wildfire) and the Hare (Heavy Winter Grazing) for Promoting Heterogeneity and Improving Ecosystem Services, Lucas W. Zilverberg

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    Improvement of Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles Utilizing Pretreatments and Fungal Fermentation, Burgandy Zschetzsche

    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

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    Volumetric Three-component Velocimetry Two-phase Flow Measurements of Sediment Suspension under Regular Plunging Waves, Deryn Ann Beck

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    Aspects of White-tailed Deer Ecology and Management: Effects of Imidacloprid and an Evaluation of Management at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Elise Hughes Berheim

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    Repairable Precast Buildings and Bridges, Abdullah Boudaqa

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    Urban Gardens and Nutrition in Sioux Falls, SD, Austin Brynjulson

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    Efficacy of Seed Treatments, Microbial and Biochemical Pesticides for Managing Early Tan Spot and Stripe Rust Diseases of Wheat, Collins Bugingo

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    Identification of QTL Modifying the Activity of the Tcb1-s Locus and Characterization and Sequencing of Two Plutonium-Beryllium Induced Reduced Gametophyte Transmission Mutants in Maize, Merritt Bryer Burch

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    Analysis of 3D Printed Cylindrical Members, Salvador Caballero

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    Air-Propelled Organic Fertilizer Grits Can be Used to Control Weeds and Provide Nitrogen, Michael Carlson

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    Transcriptome Analysis of Root Development in Wheat Triticum Aestivum Using High Throughtput Sequencing Technologies, Ghana Challa

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    Soybean Iron Deficiency Chlorosis: Quantitative Trait Locus Validation and Grain Yield Evaluation, Ahmed Charif

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    Mechanisms by which Mechanotransduction Promotes Proliferation in Keratinocytes, Chhavi Chaudhary

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    Wi-Fi Finger-Printing Based Indoor Localization Using Nano-Scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Appala Narasimha Raju Chekuri

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    Simulation of Non-premixed Ethylene-air Crossflow Jet Flame, Jennifer Onyinye Chikelu

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    Life Sucks: Classifying Transgressive Fiction, Jena Christianson

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    Soybean Aphid Biotype 4 Resistance in Soja and Soybean Plant Introductions, Sophia R. Conzemius

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    A Longitudinal Examination of Eating Disorders and Associated Risk Factors in Division I Student-Athletes, Nicole Court-Menendez

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    Mechanical Bar Splices for Accelerated Construction of Bridge Columns, Puskar Kumar Dahal

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    Regulation of Local Auxin Metabolism during Soybean Nodule Development, Suresh Damodaran

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    Nonlinear Stochastic Filtering for Online State of Charge and Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Lithium-ion Battery, Suresh Daravath

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    LCD 3D Printing of a Photocurable Elastomer for Tissue Engineering, Beatriz Luiza De Souza

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    Adoption of Conservation Practices and Precision Technologies in South Dakota: An Empirical Analysis, Allen P. Deutz

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    Evaluation of the Effect of Tack Coat Type, Application Rate, and Surface Type on Interlayer Shear Strength, Chamika Prashan Dharmarathna

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    Vulnerability of Protected Areas to Human Encroachment, Climate Change and Fire in the Fragmented Tropical Forests of West Africa, Francis Kwabena Dwomoh

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    Study of Anti-proliferative Activity of Cucurbitacins Inspired Estrone Analogs on Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Sara Elgazwi

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    Cross Calibration and Validation of Landsat 8 OLI and Sentinel 2A MSI, M. M. Farhad

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    Walleye Fishery Ecology in Lake Oahe of the Dakotas, Eli Felts

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    A Quantitative Environmental Assessment of Incorporating Torrefaction into Farming Enterprises in Eastern South Dakota, Dinesh Fuyal

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    Topology Optimization of Lightweight Structural Composites Inspired by Cuttlefish Bone, Varun Kumar Gadipudi

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    A Development of Travel Time Equation for Overland Flow as Affected by Vegetation, Naga Vara Prasad Ganti

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    Evaluating Bighorn Sheep Herd Response After Selective Removal of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae Chronic Shedders, Tyler J. Garwood

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    Acculturation and Belongingness: The Keys to International Student Satisfaction, Semehar Ghebrekidan

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    Novel Technique of Fabrication of Porous Copper and Copper Oxide to Improve the Lithium Ion Battery Performance, Raju Prasad Ghimire

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    Simulation of an Ethylene Flame with Turbulence, Soot and Radiation Modeling, Santu Golder

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    Modeling the In-state Geographic Market Changes of South Dakota Public University Enrollments, 2006 to 2015, John Green

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    Molecular Level Encapsulation of Chromophores Using Pillar[5]arenes for Enhanced Photostability, Manik Gudimani

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    Role of Non-muscle Myosin II In Hs578T/Hs578Ts(i)8 Triple Negative Breast Cancer Progression, Shimara Gunawardana

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    Extending the Utility of Public Use Microdata, Eric A. Guthrie

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    Development of an Indoor Multirotor Testbed for Experimentation on Autonomous Guidance Strategies, Kidus Guye

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    "I Don't Want to Hear About Your Dick": Communicatively Managing Stigma Surrounding Foreskin Restoration, Joshua Hartelt

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    Insecticidal Seed and In-Furrow Treatment Recommendations for Soybean and Sunflower, Brady Hauswedell

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    Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) State-and-Transition Model for Loamy Ecological Sites in MLRA 62 in Custer State Park, South Dakota, Mark R. Hendrix

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    Flexural Analysis of 3D Printed Members, Yazen Hindieh

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    Quantification of Understory Fuels in the Superior National Forest Using Lidar Data, Jeffrey R. irwin

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    Simulation of Different Rib Shapes in Square Channel, Md Sahedul Islam

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    Determinants of Tipping Behavior: Evidence from US Restaurants, Nusrat Jahan

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    Localization of Microcalcification on the Mammogram Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network, Jieun Jhang

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    Evaluation of Dietary Phytochemicals as Rumen Modifiers in Lactating Dairy Cows, Sonia Rodriguez Jimenez

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    Western Prairie Stream Fisheries: An Assessment of Past and Present Fish Assemblage Structure, Biotic Homogenization, and Population Dynamics in Western South Dakota Streams, Stephen Jones

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    Land Use Change Sustainability and Carbon Turnover Rate in the Northern Great Plains Soil, Deepak Raj Joshi

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    Tripartite Interactions of Legumes with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Rhizobial Bacteria: Insight into Plant Growth, Seed Yield, and Resource Exchange, Arjun Kafle

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    Satellite Remote Sensing of Woody and Herbaceous Leaf Area for Improved Understanding of Forage Resources and Fire in Africa, Milkah Njoki Kahiu

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    Electro-magnetic Responsive Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 Nano-particle Composite, Jaiprakash Kanagaraj

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    Expression Analyses and Identification of Key Molecular Participants in Plant Responses to Environmental Cues, Praveena Kanchupati

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    Nutritional Value of Modified Novel Oilseed Meals in Teleost Diets, Tom Kasiga

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    Mapping and Risk Assessment of Juniper Encroachment Into a Prairie Landscape, Kyle D. Kaskie

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    Study of Seasonal change and Water Stress Condition in Plant Leaf Using Polarimetric Lidar Measurement, Prabeen Kattel

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

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    A PCR/Sequencing Technique to Identify Species and Genotypes of Haemonchus from Mixed Trichostrongyle Egg DNA Recovered from Livestock Fecal Samples, Pratiksha Khanal

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    Location Optimization of a Coal Power Plant to Balance Coal Supply and Electric Transmission Costs Against Plant’s Emission Exposure, Najam Khan

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    Genetic Component Effects of Two Loci on Seed Dormancy, Awn, Low-Temperature Germination, Plant Height, and Flowering Time in Rice (Oryza sativa L.), Ugur Korkmaz