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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    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

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    Effects of Standards-Based Grading on Students in Agricultural Education, Matthew Tripp

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    #Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook, Kendall Uhrich

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    Role of Bovine Ileal Sub-epithelial Myofibroblasts and Epithelial Cells in Innate Immunity, Tirth Uprety

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    Simulation of Gas Dynamic Cold Spray Process, Sai Rajkumar Vadla

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    Palmer Amaranth in South Dakota: Growth, Herbicidal Control, and Soybean Yield Loss, Brian Van De Stroet

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    Effects of Parent Role Modeling Behaviors in Correlation to Child Overweight and Obesity in Preschool-aged Children, Nicole Van Heek

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    Relationship of Physical Health Risk Screenings in Seriously Mentally Ill with Self-efficacy for Health, Perception of Health Risk, and Intention to Follow-up with Medical Care., Dawn (VanRuler) Bos

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    Surveillance of South Dakota Mosquito Abundance, Infection Rate, and Insecticide Susceptibility, Geoffrey P. Vincent

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    Impacts on Salmonid Rearing Performance with Use of Dietary Bioprocessed Plant-Based Protein and Water Velocity, Jill Voorhees

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    Development of Material for 3D Printed Habitats with Extraplanetary Applications, Taylor Wait

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    Baseball in the Background: Season Ticket Holder Retention in Summer Collegiate Baseball, Susan Wallrich

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    Additive Manufacturing with High Density Polyethylene: Mechanical Properties Evaluation, Calvin Wampol

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    Service Integration Design Patterns in Microservices, Meng Wang

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    Universal Swine Influenza Antigen and Vaccine, Zhao Wang

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    Influence of Production System on Animal Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Meat Quality, Environmental Impacts, Production Economics, and Consumer Preference for Beef, Megan Jean Webb

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    Compaction Testing of Granular Material, Jason Jerome Weber

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    Modeling Soil Organic Carbon in Select Soils of Southeastern South Dakota, Shaina Westhoff

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    Pilot Study: Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Sport-Related Concussion in a Rural Interscholastic Sport Sample, Austin Westland

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    “The Problem with the Haitians is their Language”: Language as Color-Blind Racism, Ruthie Wienk

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    Food Availability, Including Traditional Foods, in Grocery and Convenience Stores in 6 High Obese Counties in South Dakota, including Native American Reservations, Francesca Willard