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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    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