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 2018

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    Can Solvent-or Mechanically-Extracted Carnita Meal Be Used as an Effective Source of Supplemental Protein to Cows Fed Poor Quality Forages?, Emily Jacklyn Rosenthal

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    Computational Intelligence Approaches for Energy Optimization in Microgrids, Tamal Roy

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    Comparison of Retaining Replacement Heifers in a Straight-bred Angus System Versus Purchasing Crossbred Replacement Heifers to Be Bred in a Terminal Sire, Grady D. Ruble

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    Laboratory Evaluation of Internal and External Nutrient Removal to Control Algal Bloom in Eutrophic Lakes, Sepideh Sadeghi

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    Enabling Low Cost WIFI-Based Traffic Monitoring System Using Deep Learning, Sayan Sahu

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    Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Composites, Max James Sauer

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    Evaluation of Berberine as an Alternative to Antibiotics in Nursery Pig Diets, Emily Scholtz

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    Strategies to Improve Calf Performance: Improving Water Quality, Feeding Microbially-enhanced Soy Protein, and Supplementing Condensed Whey Solubles, Nirosh Dias Senevirathne

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    Quantifying the Short-term Impacts of Cover Crops and Grazing on Soil Health Under an Integrated Crop-Livestock System in South Dakota, Vishal Seth

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    Application of Drainage Water Management and Saturated Buffers for Conservation Drainage in South Dakota, Abhinav Sharma

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    Effects of Exogenous Amylase and Protease on Ruminal Metabolism, Nutrient Digestibility, Ruman Microbiome, and Lactation Performance of Dairy Cows Fed Freshly Ensiled Corn Silage Based Diets, Lauren Kaye Shearer

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    Design, Implementation and a Pilot Study of Mobile Framework for Pedestrian Safety Using Smartphone Sensors, Aawesh Man Shrestha

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    Exploiting the Genetic Diversity of Wild Ancestors and Relatives of Wheat for its Improvement, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu

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    Exploring the Relationship Between Quality of Written School Wellness Policy and the Degree of Wellness Policy Implementation in Elementary Schools, Josie Sieberg

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    Successes and Challenges in Services for Victims of Sex Trafficking: An Organizational Analysis, Annelieke Sinnema

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    Evaluation of Microbially-converted Soybean Meal as an Alternative to Fishmeal in Weaned Pig Diets, Sue Sinn

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    The Effects of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus and Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 on Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells, Jacob Sobraske

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    Replication, Virulence, and Pathogenesis of Influenza Viruses, Chithra Chembil Sreenivasan

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    No “I” in Team: A Sport Communication Ethnography of Cohesion and Leadership of a Collegiate Track and Field Team, Dean Stier

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    Development of Vegetation Mapping with Deep Convolutional Neural Network, Sae-han SUH

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    Effects of Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Yeast Supplementation and Supplementation Frequency on Immune Parameters, Performance, and Digestibility among Periparturient Beef Cows and Calves, Janine Swartz

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    Implications of Macroeconomic Controls in Ghana, Wisdom Takumah

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    Evaluation of an Essential Oil Blend and a Novel Soybean Variety as Alternatives to Preventative Antibiotic Use in Monogastrics, Samantha Tauer

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Soil Applied Nitrogen Fertilizers, Samuel Thies

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    Trunk Stability and Postural Stability in People with Multiple Sclerosis, Derek Tolbert