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

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    Differences in Running Mechanics and Tribal 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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    Preservice Agricultural Education Majors’ Perception of Integrating Service 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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    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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    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

    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