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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Conservation Practices and Payment for Ecosystems Services: An Inquiry into South Dakota Farmers' Preferences and Decision-Making, Damilola T. Adereti

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Effects Of Isoacids Supplementation in Lactating Cows’ Diet Varying in Forage Fiber Level on Performances, Feed Efficiency, and Milk Fatty Acids Profile, Sumon Ahmed

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Physiochemical and Functional Properties of Sweet Potato Bread and Dietary Fiber Enriched Wheat Bread, Raed Alayouni

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Assessing the Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Rainwater Harvesting for High Tunnel Production Across Climates in the Continental United States, Mustafa Aydogdu

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Developing Machine Learning Models for Selection of Management Zones, Sravanthi Bachina

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Delivery of Gemcitabine, Stearoyl Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel Through PLGA Nanoparticles and Its Effect on the Desmoplasia of Pancreatic Cancer Spheroids, Rishabh Bahl

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Integrating Early Season Clover Cover Crops as a Living Mulch in Broccoli and Transitional Organic Winter Squash Production in Eastern South Dakota, Alexis Rose Barnes

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Estimating South Dakota’s Capacity to Meet K-12 School Meal Fruit and Vegetable Requirements With State-Grown Produce, Bridgette Bienias

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Effects of Low-Cost, Low-Tech Tools for Riparian Restoration on Prairie Streams in Western South Dakota, James Andrew Joseph Bolyard

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Longevity in Afrikaner Cattle: A Survival Analysis, Allison M. Bot Steffl

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Advancing Karl Jaspers: The Connection Between the Theory of Existential Communication and Mentoring Satisfaction, Nolan Patrick Bowers

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Nutrient Intake, Performance, and Body Composition in Preseason Wrestlers, Gregory Coapstick

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Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry for Sensing Salinity and Sodicity in Glacial Northern Great Plains Soils with Machine Learning Models, Adam Devlin

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Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Different Varieties of Spring and Winter Peas of South Dakota, Prakriti Dhakal

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Organizational Culture's Impact on Job Satisfaction: A Reconceptualization of the Competing Values Framework, Isaac Thor Erickson

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The Relationship of Macronutrient Intake with Growth in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Jessica L. Freeling

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Rado Numbers for Two Systems of Linear Equations, Anthony Glackin

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Evaluation of AASHTO Seismic Design for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns, Andrew LeRoy Grismer

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Development of Innovative Flocculation Technologies for Agricultural Water Treatment, Noor Haleem

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The Hutton Project: Long-Term Agricultural Impacts on Soil Loss and Carbon Dynamics in Eastern South Dakota, Eli Halverson

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Scaffold Hopping for the Lead Optimization of the Orally Active Antileishmanial Pyrrolo-Quinazoline Alkaloid Natural Product Peganine, Sunitha Jada

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Effects of Storage Regimes on Chemistry, Functional Properties, and Vitamin Profile of Different Varieties of Chickpea, Shirin Kazemzadeh Pournaki

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The Effects of Degradation on PLA when Combined with Additives in a Single Screw Extruder, Jack Koester

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Impact of Solar Radiation on Perchlorate Formation in the Atmosphere: Evidence from Ice Core Measurements, Bishnu Kunwar

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Structural Construction and Surface Modification of Copper Current Collectors for Lithium Metal Batteries, Yaohua Liang

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Removal of Phosphorous, Copper and Zinc from Stormwater Using Powdered Activated Carbon (Pac) Based Water Treatment Residuals, Foysol Mahmud

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Computational and Experimental Modeling of Particle Transport Inside Respiratory Pathways and Indoor Environments, Abir Malakar

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Utilizing Soil Sensors to Assess Soil Health and Investigating Cover Crops Impact on Methane Emission, Shailesh Pandit

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Contrastive Learning, with Application to Forensic Identification of Source, Cole Ryan Patten

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Primary Cilia and Intraflagellar Transport are Essential Regulators of Lymphangiogenesis and Modulate Cellular Trafficking of Ve-Cadherin, Delayna Paulson

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I Can't Look Away: Parasocial Relationships with Dance Mom Characters Across TV and Social Media, Kennedy Kay Pirlet

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Species Distribution Modeling of Aquilegia brevistyla (Ranunculaceae): A Critically Imperiled Black Hills Disjunct Species, Eric Daniel Puetz

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Advancing Biological Applications Through Microfluidic-Based Tool Development, K.M. Taufiqur Rahman

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Nitrogen Application Timing and Cereal Rye (Secale Cereale L.) Cover Crop Influence Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Graig Reicks

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Feasibility Study of Managing Peak Cooling Loads to Achieve Energy Cost Reduction in a Northern Climate Campus, Mark Rizkalla

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Valuation of Soybean Meal Versus Distillers Co-Products as a Protein Supplement for Finishing Beef Cattle: Effects on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Efficiency Of Dietary Net Energy Utilization, Cassidy R. Ross

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Artificial Intelligence and Image-Based Phenotyping for Monitoring Morpho-Physiological Dynamics in Grapevines, Prakriti Sharma

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Breast Tissue as a Local Drug Reservoir for Anticancer Therapy in Breast Cancer, Sanila Shchinar

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Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Crop Progress at Field Scales by Fusing Observations from Both Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites, Yu Shen

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Influence of Reduced Salt in Fully Cooked Ham and Sausage Cured with Natural Celery Powder on the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes At 4⁰C, Anne Sherod

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Evaluation of Dietary Fiber Technologies in Sow Diets, Garrin Shipman

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Investigating the Role and Mechanism of Host Cell Death in Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus Infection, Michelle Steyn

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The Spatial Ecology of Plains Spotted Skunks in South Dakota: Insights from Species Distribution, Resource Selection, and Co-Occurrence Models, Kara M. White

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Mechanical Testing of Novel Biopolymers for the Replacement of Petroleum-Based Plastic Hay Bale Net Wrapping, Logan Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Computer Vision/AI to Better Understand the Performance of Agricultural Sprayer Nozzles, Praneel Acharya

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Performance and Durability Assessment of Concrete Bridge Deck Sealants, Bipin Adhikari

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Methods for Improving Potassium Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn in South Dakota, Andrew J. Ahlersmeyer

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NiO Nanoparticles-Decorated Carbon Fiber Cloth as Lithiophilic Host Material for Stable Lithium Metal Batteries, Sarwar Ahmed

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Modeling of Transport in Anatomic Respiratory Airways: Applications in Targeted Drug Delivery and Airborne Pathogenic Transmissions, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Akash

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Extraction, Characterization, And Utilization of Yellow Pea Starch, Abdulmalik Albu Tuwaybah

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Comprehensive Analysis and Forensic Investigation of Cyanide, Thiocyanate, and 2-Amino-2-Thiazoline-4-Carboxylic Acid In-Ante- and Postmortem Blood Utilizing Advanced Analytical Techniques, Abdullah Hamad Alluhayb

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Evaluation of Welded and Polished Stainless-Steel Surfaces in Supporting Sporeformer Biofilms In Dairy Plants, Taghreed Almalki

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Understanding Human Gut Bacterial Interactions and Their Role in Colonization Resistance Against Clostridioides Difficile Using Mini-Bioreactor Array And Caenorhabditis Elegans as Model Systems, Achuthan Ambat

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Fighting for What is Right: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Fan Campaign to Save Anne with an E from Cancellation, Marie E. Anderson

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Modulatory Effects of Deacetylated Sialic Acids (a Sugar Residue) in NK-Mediated Cytotoxicity and Targeted Therapy by Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors, Mathias Tawiah Anim

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Genome-Wide Association Studies and Advanced Genomic Selection Strategies: Towards the Optimization of Oat (Avena Sativa L) Breeding, Girma Ayana

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Enhancing Nitrogen Use Efficiency Through Ai-Powered Image Analysis and Innovative N-Rich Spot Method, Bobby Azad

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Impact Of Covid-19 Relief Packages on U.S. Household Food Security and Food Expenditure, Bridget Yeboah Bafowaa

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Change and Professional Development for Educators: An Assessment of a Master’s in Chemistry Program for High School Science Teachers, Mary Charlotte Bautista

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Development of Corn Kernel-based Biocomposite Films for Food Packaging Applications, Swastika Bera

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Some 2-Color Rado Numbers For A Linear Equation With A Negative Constant, Rachel Bergjord

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Building No-Tillage Maize Nitrogen Recommendation Algorithm that Considers Improvements in Soil Health, Dwarika Bhattarai

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Mechanical Properties Evaluation of 3D Printed PETG and PCTG Polymers, Kalpesh Krishnarao Bhosale

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Firm-level Political Risk and Corporate R&D Investment, Emmanuel Boah

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Effects of Agricultural Chemicals on Native Plants of the Northern Great Plains, Gabrielle Bolwerk

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Physically Adjusted Neutral Detergent Fiber System: Effects of Dextrose and Non-Forage Fiber on Performance, Feeding Behavior, Digestibility, Rumen Fermentation and Rumen Bacterial Abundance in Dairy Cattle, Jorge Luis Bonilla Urbina

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Regional Assessment of Live Cattle and Carcass Characteristics in the Northern Plains, Harlee A. Brauckmuller

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Improving The Utility of Precision Agriculture Through Machine Learning and Climate-Smart Practices, Skye Brugler

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In-Vivo Assessment of a Direct-Fed Microbial on Lactation Performances, Blood Biomarkers, Ruminal Fermentation and Microbial Abundance in Transition to Mid-Lactation Holstein Cows, Marcela Bulnes Lopez

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On the Simulation of Supersonic Flame Holder Cavities with OpenFOAM, Zachary Chapman

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C3 and C4 Grass Dominated Plant Communities Differ in Response to Future Larger and Less Frequent Rainfall, Zigeng Chen

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The Role of Carbon Credits on Farmers’ Adoption of Climate-Smart Practices in South Dakota, Stephen Cheye

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Would AI Stocks Estimate Be as Surprised to USDA Stocks Reports As Private Market Analysts?, Asif Mahmud Chowdhury

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Control of Persistent Environmental Listeria Monocytogenes Using Phenotypic and Genomic Approaches, Bhaswati Chowdhury

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Protein Purification for Value-Added Agriculture Feed and Packaging Applications, Matthew L. Cole

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Investigating Dormancy and Germination Characteristics to Promote Restoration Success in the Northern Great Plains, Gregory A. Cooper

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Walleye Feeding, Movements, and Energetics Reveal the Importance of Connected Wetlands in Glacial Lakes, Logan M. Cutler

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Evaluating Precision Supplementation Technology and Mathematical Nutrition Models for the Development of Heifers Grazing Dormant Rangeland in Western South Dakota, Anna Katherine Dagel

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Polysaccharide-based Hydrogel Beads for Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Prashant Dahal

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Removal of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water Using Biological Filtration, Peng Dai

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Exploring Disparities in Prenatal Smoking and the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Patricia Da Rosa

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Electrospun Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Microfibers as an Asphalt Mix Additive, Debbrata Datta

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Writing Young Adult Fiction: Reflections on Narration and Theme in Young Adult Literature, Kimberly Davidson

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Quantifying the Effects of HVAC Operation to Mitigate Aerosol Concentration in a Classroom using CFD, Scott DePrez

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Role of Human Gut Microbiota in Shaping the Diet-Induced Metabolome, Samitinjaya Dhakal

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Characterizing Vaginal Gene Expression in Prepubertal Gilts, Shannon Lee Dierking

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Novel Delivery Systems of Curcumin and Resveratrol, Mohamed Salem Elfaruk

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Tracking Nitrogen Mineralization in the Presence of Biochar Utilizing Complementary-Method Assays in East Central South Dakota, Andrew Calvin Engel

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Fusarium Head Blight Resistance Assessment in Barley, Tasneem Fathima

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Relating Predator Community Ecology and Duck Nest Survival in Eastern South Dakota, Samantha R. Fino

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Feeding Strategies to Improve Gastrointestinal Health and Growth Performance of Confinement Fed Ruminants, Forest Laine Francis

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Biological Control of Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat Using Antagonistic Rhizobacteria, Ashley Frederickson

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Understanding the Role of HBA/HBD Variations on Deep Eutectic Solvent Properties and Activity Using Acetylsalicylic Acid as a Model Drug, Michael Frimpong

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A Class of Regression Models for Pairwise Comparisons of Forensic Handwriting Comparison Systems, Cami M. Fuglsby

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Development of Probiotic Whipped Cream and Butter Using Whey Protein Hydrolysate-encapsulated Probiotic Organisms, Kritika Gaba

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Effect of Genotypes on Rancidity Development During Storage of Naked Oats, Aastha Gautam

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Identifying Optimum Germination Temperatures and Analysis Weights in Seed Testing for Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) and River Bulrush (Bolboschoenus fluviatilis), Rachel Geary

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Soil Health Influenced by Livestock and Cover Crops Integration in Row Cropping Systems in South Dakota, Namrata Ghimire

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Genomics-Assisted Approaches to Improve Grain Yield And End-Use Quality In Hard Winter Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.), Harsimardeep Singh Gill

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Extended Cross-Referenced Analysis Using Data from the Landsat 8 And 9 Underfly Event, Garrison Gross