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    Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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    Beta Glucan Enriched Oat-wheat Naan - Nutritional, Sensory, and Rheological Evaluation of Par-baked Leavened Flatbreads, Anjana Adhikari

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    Diversity and Inclusion in Science Teaching Learning (DISTL): Focusing On the Perspectives of Undergraduate Students and Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Chemistry Classroom, Albert Aidoo

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    Characterization of Shear Strength and Cracking Resistance of a Chemically Stabilized Clayey Soil, Abdulaziz Alhawiti

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    Exploring Bioprocessing Technologies for Diverse Industrial Application of Canola, Ahmad Fawzi N Alhomodi

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    Relative Radiometric Correction of Pushbroom Satellites Using the Yaw Maneuver, Christopher Begeman

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    Examining Culture in Rural High-Poverty Schools, Kassandra E. Champion

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    Phomopsis Stem Canker of Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus L.): Etiology and Epidemiological Conditions Affecting Endophytic Population of Diaporthe Spp., and Fungicide Efficacy, Nabin Kumar Dangal

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    Microbial Communities and Nitrogen Dynamics in Prairie and Cropland Soils, Bikram Kumar Das

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    Study on Performance of Pruned CNN-based Classification Models, Mengling Deng

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    Assessment of Aged Woodchip Bioreactor Physical and Hydraulic Properties, Shelby Duncan

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    Learning by Doing: Student Group Fitness Instructors Gain Leadership, Communication, and Relationship Building Skills in Campus Recreation, Morgyn Felty

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    Outdoor Recreation Benefits and Promotion through a Youth-Focused Program in State Parks, Kiley Foss

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    Characterization of Porcine Respiratory Epithelial Cells and Their Innate Immune Responses to Bacterial and Viral Ligands, Yam Prasad Gautam

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    Combining Soil Health and Fertility Measurements to Improve the Accuracy of Predicting Corn Grain Yield Responses to P and K Fertilization, Benjamin Groebner

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    Development of a Chromatographic Method to Authenticate Aspirin Brands, Megan Guetzloff

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    Identifying Sources of Resistance and Fungicide Efficacy Against Fungi Causing Phomopsis Stem Canker in Sunflower, Renan Guidini

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    Totally Multicolored Rado Numbers For the Equation x_1 + x_2 + x_3 + ... + x_(m−1) = x_m, Skylar Halverson

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    Using Long Short-Term Memory Networks to Make and Train Neural Network Based Pseudo Random Number Generator, Aditya Harshvardhan

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    Repairable Precast Bridge Bents for Seismic Events, Kallan Hart

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    Middle American Gothic, Jordan Heisler

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    Identifying ADP-Ribosylation as the Biochemical Signal that Marks DNA-Protein Crosslinks for SPRTN-Dependent Proteolysis, Katelyn Hurley

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    Managing Water Quantity and Quality with Subsurface Drainage in Eastern South Dakota, Morghan Hurst

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    Heuristic Algorithms for Transmission Switching to Reduce Load Shedding, Tanveer Hussain

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    E. Coli Persister Cell Survival and Rhizobia Attachment to Soybean Roots, Tanim Islam

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    Leveraging Queueing Theory to Develop Advanced Synthetic Biological Circuits, Prajakta K. Jadhav

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    Impact of Storage Conditions and Varieties on the Composition, Physical Properties, and Functionality of Dry Peas, Sushmita Karki

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    Role of Host Restriction Factors on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) Replication, Pratik Katwal

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    Production of Calcium Reduced Micellar Casein Concentrate Powders and Their Use in Process Cheese Products, Anil Kommineni

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    Trace Mineral Source and Inclusion Level on Wean-to-Finish Pig Production, Marissa LaRosae

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    Fire Emissions in the Tropical Indonesia: Improved Estimation And Driving Forces Investigation, Xiaoman Lu

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    Nanomechanical Characterization and Comparison of Additively Manufactured Grcop-42 Alloy, Trupti Suresh Mali

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    Effects of Conservation Management Practices on Soil Health and Crop Yields in Eastern South Dakota, Alex McLain

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    Regenerative Agriculture Effects on Invertebrate And Bird Communities And Insect-Provided Ecosystem Services, Alex Michels

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    Disclosing for Closure: Negotiating Boundaries for Self-Expansion After Violence, Jadah M. Morrison

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    Newcomer Adjustment and Affective Commitment: A Two-Wave Moderated Mediation Model, Shay Norris

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    A Non-Reacting Passive Scalar Comparison of StarCCM and OpenFOAM in a Supersonic Cavity Flame Holder, Thomas Nuese

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    Genome-Wide Identification of WRKY Transcription Factor Encoding Genes in Amborella Trichopoda Baill. (Amborellaceae), Bijaya Pradhan

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    Formulation, Structure, and Applications of Therapeutic, Amino Acid, and Water-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents, MD Sajjadur Rahman

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    Modeling the Flow and Creep Compliance Properties of Ice-Cream Mixes, Hiran Ranaweera

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    Optimization Based Parameter And State Estimation Framework For Remote Microgrid Frequency Dynamics Modeling Using Probing Signals From Energy Storage Systems, Manisha Rauniyar

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    Factors Associated with Increased Breastfeeding at Initiation and Continuation at Two Months in American Indian Women, Addison Reimer

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    Development of Genomic Resources in Vitis Riparia for Discoveries on Pre- And Post-Transcriptional Molecular Regulators of Early Induction into Endodormancy, Michael Robben

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    Mitakuye Oyasin : Pedagogy and Design in Composition I, Jody Lee Rust

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    Impact of Natural Cheese Composition on Proteolysis and its Effects on Process Cheese Functionality, Natasha Scherber

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    It's Not Just No-Till: Crop Rotations are Key to Improving Soil Quality and Grain Yields at Dakota Lakes Research Farm, Natalie Sturm

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    CRISPR/Cas9 Whole-Genome Screens Identify Genes Critical for Neutral Lipid Metabolism in Macrophages, Rifat Sultana

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    Efficient Numerical Optimization for Parallel Dynamic Optimal Power Flow Simulation Using Network Geometry, Rylee Sundermann

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    The Efficacy of the South Dakota State University Summer Jacks LeaP Program, Tessa M. Sundermann

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    Soil Hydro-Physical Properties, Computed Tomography Measured Pore Parameters, and Soil Health Indicators as Influenced by Tillage and Crop Rotation Systems, Goutham Thotakuri

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    Polymeric Nanovaccine Delivery System for Influenza Vaccine, Chaitanya K. Valiveti

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    Response of Soil Biochemical and Physical Properties to Long Term Prairie Cordgrass and Kura Clover Intercropping System, Vaishnavi Varikuti

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    Identity Negotiations in Family Relationships: Discussing Substance Use Disorder Through the Communication Theory of Identity, Sarah-Michele Q. Weaver

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    The Impact of Facebook Affordances on Doomscrolling Behaviors during the Relational Dissolution Process, Emma Williams

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    Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions to Improve Nutrient Uptake and Biotic Stress Response in Crops, Jaya Krishna Yakha

    Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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    Viral and Immune Studies on Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) in Bovine Species, Karim Abdelsalam

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    Quantifying the Benefits of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Using Biomarkers for Chronic Disease Risk, Richard Acquah-Sarpong

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    A Study of Geographic Information System-Based Watershed Processing for Hydrologic Analysis of Ungauged Watersheds, Philip Adanbe Adalikwu

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    Profiling of FDA-Approved and Clinical Trial Drugs Revealed Shared Cytotoxicity And Collateral Sensitivity In Resistant (H69ar) And Non-Resistant (H69) Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells. (Drug Repurposing in Cancer Chemotherapy), Pius Reyderg Agyemang

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    Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds: Petroleum Emissions and Microbial Degradation, A K M Ahsan Ahmed

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    A Hydrologic Climate Study for an Arid Region, Ali Alsubeai

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    Genome-wide Association Analysis Permits Characterization of Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) Resistance in Hard Winter Wheat, Rami Altameemi

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    A Hydrologic Study of Climate Variability in Arid Region, Abdullah Alzaydani

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    Auxin-Based Herbicide Program and Rhizobia Application for Weed Control and Nodulation Potential in Auxin Tolerant Soybean, Joy Amajioyi

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    The Interactions of Change in Nutrition Prior to and After Artificial Insemination on Plasma Metabolites, Steroid Hormones, and Uterine Histotroph in Beef Heifers, Taylor N. Andrews

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    Genetically Modified Corn Diffusion and Biofuel Usage: Impacts on Corn Belt Cropping Systems Changes, Kenneth Annan

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    Exploration of Host Health Benefits by a Defined Consortium of Butyrate-Producing Human Gut Bacteria In Gnotobiotic Mouse Model, Linto Antony

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    Evaluating Canola Genotypes for Growth and Yield under Different Environmental Conditions in South Dakota, Unius Arinaitwe

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    Development of a Probabilistic Multi-Class Model Selection Algorithm for High-Dimensional and Complex Data, Madeline Anne Ausdemore

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    Traditional and Local Food Procurement Motivators, Barriers, and Desires from Foodservice Directors in South Dakota Schools with High Enrollments of Native American Students, Anna Barr

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    Quantifying the Impacts of Land Use, Management and Climate Change on Water Resources in Missouri River Basin, Arun Bawa

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    Advanced Analytical Techniques for the Analysis of Therapeutics of Toxic Inhalation Agents and Pharmacokinetic Investigation, Subrata Bhadra

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    Implications of Broadleaf, Grass, and A Blend of Broadleaf And Grass Cover Crops on Soil Health and Corn Production in South Dakota, Hunter Bielenberg

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    Revegetating Salt-Impacted Soils in The Northern Great Plains, Abigail P. Blanchard

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    The Role of the Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling in Soybean Root Nodule Development, Mucahid Bozkus

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    Exploring Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping for Bud Fruitfulness and Bud Break Traits in Grapevine F2 Population, Seyma Bozkus

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    Prebriefing in Simulation, Brittany A. Brennan

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    Detailing the Connection Between a Family of Polar Graphs and Tremain Equiangular Tight Frames, Nicholas Brown

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    Corn Grain Alternatives and Coated Versus Non-Coated Trenbolone Acetate and Estradiol Impants for Feedlot Finishing Animals: Influence on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Efficiency of Dietary Net Energy Utilization, Beef Production per Hectare and Digestiblilty, Elizabeth Buckhaus

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    Genome Wide Association Study on Kernel Size in Avena Sativa (Oats), Koryne Ann Carlson

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    Develop Biochar-based Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizers, Zhisheng Cen

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    Hyperspectral Empirical Absolute Calibration Model Using Libya 4 Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site, Manisha Das Chaity

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    Improved Secure and Low Computation Authentication Protocol for Wireless Body Area Network with ECC and 2d Hash Chain, Soohyeon Choi

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    Nanoscale Spatial Realization of Grain Boundary Defects And its Passivation In Perovskite Solar Cells, Ashraful Haider Chowdhury

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    Exploring the Determinants of Aspects of Rotational Grazing in the U.S. Great Plains, Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury

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    Evaluating Impacts of Tryptophan and Branched Chain Amino Acids in Swine Diets Containing Corn Based Dried Distillers Grains on the Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Grow-Finish Pigs, David Alan Clizer

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    Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Sympatric Bobcats (Lynx Rufus) and Coyotes (Canis Latrans) in an Agricultural Landscape, Marlin M. Dart

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    Human-Robot Collaboration Enabled By Real-Time Vision Tracking, Travis Deegan

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    Soil Organic Carbon, Hydro-Physical Properties, Pore Structure and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes under Integrated Crop-Livestock System, Jashanjeet Kaur Dhaliwal

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    Analysis of Metabolites and Therapeutics for Toxic Inhaled Agent Exposure, Abigail Bemah Donkor

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    Predictors of Faculty Retention and Turnover Intent in State System Institutions: An Institution's Work Environment (Organizational Structure) Impacts on Faculty Gender Composition and Intention to Leave or Stay, Joyce Eduful

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    The Influence of Carcass Weight on Beef Primal Temperature, Tenderness, and Palatability, Samantha Egolf

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    Cortisol in Hair as a Measure of Chronic Stress during Sow Gestation and the Pattern of Cortisol in Blood during Parturition in Sows, Talia Everding

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    Classification and Evaluation of Extended PICS (EPICS) on a Global Scale for Calibration and Stability Monitoring of Optical Satellite Sensors, Juliana Maria Fajardo Rueda

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    Population Genetic Structure of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in South Dakota: Using Harvested Samples to Inform Management, Stuart C. Fetherston

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    A Bitten Apple and a Bloody Key: Feminist Revisionism at the Intersection of the Eden Myth and the Bluebeard Tale, Jacob Ford

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    Material Analysis of 3D Welded 5356 Aluminum Alloy, Ryan Fouts

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    Investigating the Development of Fecal Bacterial Communities in Growing Dairy Calves, Emily Fowler

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    Characterization of the Rumen Bacterial Communities of Bison Heifers Fed a Grass-Based Diet vs a Grain-Based Free-Choice Diet, Anlly Miley Fresno Rueda

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    The Effects of Hip Rotation on Hip Abductor Muscle Activation during Lateral Band Walk Exercise, Gina M. Fritz

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    Additive and Interface Engineering of Lead-Tin Mixed Low-bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells for Higher Efficiency and Improved Stability, Nabin Ghimire