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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Fusion of Audio and Visual Information for Implementing Improved Speech Recognition System, Vikrant Satish Acharya

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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Search and Rescue, Juan Gonzalo Cárcamo Zuluaga

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Modeling of Cold Compressor Pump Down Process, Kyle A. Dinger

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Privileged and Complicit: Education and Understanding of White Privilege at a Predominately White Institution, Chase Rourke Dolan

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Occupancy and detection of Yellow Perch in Great Lakes coastal wetlands, Kaitlyn M. Dykstra

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Incidence, Clinical Manifestations and Risk Factors of Acute Rheumatic Fever: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Global Perspective, Jessica Fritzler

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14-3-3 Protein Rad24 and its Effect on Mid1 Localization and Contractile Acto- Myosin Ring Assembly During Cytokinesis in S. pombe, Anissa P. Grawe

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An Examination of the Relationship between Use of Counseling Services and Emotional Resiliency Development, Chelse M. Hawkins

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Annie Dillard: At the Altar of Nature, Kelley A. Kasul

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“Who has a right to say what focus is the legitimate focus?” Tennessee Williams and Julia Margaret Cameron’s Theatrical Portraits of Women, Jennifer M. Klug

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Reaching the Sacred Through the Secular: Biblical Elements and the Superiority of Divine Love in Three of Marie de France’s Lais, Sarah J. Kooienga

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Home-range Dynamics and Resource Selection of American Marten (Martes americana) in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula, Angela Kujawa

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Use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as an Early Indicator of Tumor Progression in Patient with Stage III and IV Gliomas, Eric David Laney

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Cold Careers and Occupational Hazards: The Occupational Preferences of Canadian Serial Killers, Christina E. Ledezma

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Genetic structure of invasive baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) populations in a Michigan dune system, Hailee B. Leimbach-Maus

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Intergenerational Incarceration and Inmate Adjustment, Sarah C. Light

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Modelling the Financial Effects of Naïve Neutral Zone Limits on Energy Storage Systems Participating in Midwest ISO Energy Markets Under Frequency Regulation Prioritization Policies, Patrick J. McCarthy

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What to Expect? An Exploration of International Student Experience, Meagan Mullen

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Investigating Erosion and Ecological Impacts to an Urban Coldwater Stream Using Multiple Techniques, Daniel T. L. Myers

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Impacts of Sediment Dredging on Phosphorus Dynamics in a Restored Riparian Wetland, Kimberly Oldenborg

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Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) on Mouse Endothelial Cell Health, Spencer C. Pageau

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The effect of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) on endothelial cell expression of connexin43, Benjamin Pichette

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Effects of fire season and temperature on a spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) infested grassland, Zachery T. Pitman

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Effects of Chronic Atrazine Exposure on Male Reproductive Function in Sprague Dawley Rats, Josh Quinn

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Access to Higher Education through Community-Based Organizations, Irma Y. Ramirez

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The Breast Kind of Tattoos: A Study of Tattoos on Mastectomy Scars, Kaitlin Sarah Reed

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Assessment of invasive Gypsophila paniculata Control Methods in the northwest Michigan dunes, Emma K. Rice

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Identification of the Seizure Onset Zone by Auto-Regressive Model Residual Modulation Applied to Intracranial EEG and its Correlation to Channels with High Preponderances of Detected HFOs, Allison L. Rogutich

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Time Evolution of ECoG Network Connectivity in Patients with Refractory Epilepsy, Michael J. Selesko

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A Case Study on Application of Fuzzy Logic based Controller for Peak Load Shaving in a Typical Household's Per Day Electricity Consumption, Krishna P. Sharma

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Linguistic Features of Medical English for Curricular and Instructional Purposes, Yi Shi

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Student Perceptions of Vocabualry Gain during Study Abroad, Yuan Sui

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Enhancement of fast scan cyclic voltammetry detection of dopamine with tryptophan, Sarah E. Thompson

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Estimating Components of Stream Metabolism Using the Free Water Dissolved Oxygen Method, Jay R. Zuidema Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Nest-Site Selection and Neonate Survival of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula, Joseph T. Altobelli

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Black Male Persistence Through Stereotypes in College, Taylor B. H. Boyd

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Effective Population Size, Demography, and Viability of Eastern Massasaugas (Sistrurus catenatus) in Southwest Michigan, Danielle R. Bradke

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Effect of Michigan State-Funded Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) in Directing the Health and Wellness of West Michigan's Oakridge School District, Amber M. Bytwerk

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Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Event-Free Survival in Children Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Jordan L. Chester

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“The cracked pots of humanity”: Post-World War II American Literary Perspectives on Psychiatric Treatment/Containment of Mental Disorders, Jennifer Chichester

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Yellow Perch Genetic Stock Structure in Eastern Lake Michigan: What is the Importance of Drowned River Mouth Lakes?, Gregory M. Chorak

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Exploring the Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Career Maturity Among High Profile Student Athletes in Revenue Producing Sports Attending a Division II Institution, Renida S. Clark

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Vascular Effects of Dietary Supplement BMPEA on Mesenteric Porcine Vasculature, Clifford Cooper

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Reckoning: Detroit’s Literary Crisis of Conscience, Danielle E. J. Cope

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Effects of Aging and Dietary Phytoestrogens on Sperm Production in Sprague Dawley Rats, Brian Cutler

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Query Expansion Techniques for Enterprise Search, Eric M. Domke

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The Role of Affective Forecasting and the Impact Bias in Nutritional Health Behaviors, Matthew D. Fallon

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Assessing the Predictive Validity of the Youth Level of Service Case Management Inventory 2.0 in a Sample of Rural Juvenile Offenders, Julie Frick

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Surveying the Circular Rep Encoding Single Stranded (CRESS) DNA viral consortium found in invasive quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and sediments of the central Lake Michigan benthos, Nicholas Gezon

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The Effect of Dietary Specialism and Generalism on Evolutionary Longevity in an Early Paleogene Mammalian Community, Samantha Glonek

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Nutrition and the Person-in-Environment Perspective: Implications for Social Work, Kayla Harter

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A Comparative Content Analysis of Sports Concussions in News and Entertainment Print Media Publications in 2005 versus 2015, Shayla N. Henrikson

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A CFD Study of a Multi-Element Front Wing for a Formula One Racing Car, Shardul C. Kachare

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Role of Race/Ethniciy, Pre-Pregnancy BMI, and Socioeconomic Status on Risk for Large-for-gestational (LGA) Infants Born to Women with Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), Anna M. Kiefer

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Phosphorus Retention in West Michigan Two-stage Agricultural Ditches, Emily Kindervater

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Spatial Ecology of the Adult and Neonate Eastern Box Turtle in a Forested Landscape, Patrick B. Laarman

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Seasonal Ecology of Mottled Sculpin and Brown Trout in a Coldwater Michigan Stream, Susanna K. LaGory

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Assessing the Potential Benefits of Recreational Therapy on Functioning Outcomes, Samantha R. Lamkin

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Religion, Science, and Truth in the Human Experience: Poetry as Living Synthesis in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Karen E. Luidens

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The Romance That Didn’t Last: An Analysis of Language in Chrétien de Troyes Le Chevalier de la Charette, Elizabeth F. Pafford

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Racial Ideology and Black Students’ Leadership Experiences at a Historically White Institution, ReChard Peel

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations in Fish from Lake Michigan Tributaries and a Preliminary Risk Assessment Concerning their Consumption by Sport and Tribal Fishermen, Amanda K. Potter

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Midwives for Haiti: Process Evaluation, Denielle M. Riley

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Reasons for Their Departure: A Look at Undergraduate Women who Abandon STEM Majors, Nicole S. Rombach

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From Subject to Cyborg: Reframing Identity within Female Spaces in Neil Gaiman's Black Orchid and A Game of You, Mary A. Ruge

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The Effect of Good Form Running Gait Retraining on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Ground Reaction Forces, Alyssa Schaefbauer

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Effect of Arm Motion on Standing Lateral Jump Performance, Arif Ahmed Sohel

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Visualization of the Cardiac Excitation and PVC Arrhythmia on a 3D Heart Model, Pranav Sreedharan Veliyara

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Recently Released Women’s Time Spent with Mentors and Achieving Reentry Goals, Rebecca R. Stoddard

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The Role of Metastasis Suppressor CD82 in the Deactivation of the c-Met Signaling Pathway in Prostate Cancer, Katie L. Uhl

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Information Theoretic EEG Analysis of Children with Severe Disabilities in Response to Power Mobility Training: A Pilot Study, Joshua O. Usoro

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Embedded processors on FPGA: Hard-core vs Soft-core, Vivek J. Vazhoth Kanhiroth

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Using Figurative Language in American English: Challenges and Successes of Adult English Learners, Abbey L. Ventrone

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Brook Trout Behavioral Thermoregulation and Habitat Selection in a Small Michigan Coldwater Stream: Implications for Successful Management, Justin Emory Wegner

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Identification of Deletions in the Hdc Gene of Drosophila Melanogaster Generated Through Transposon-Excision Mutagenesis, Gregory A. Wesseling

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Detection and Attribution of Long-Term Vegetation Changes in Northern Alaska, Robert Barrett

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Design and Realization of a Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvester for Cost Effective Additive Manufacturing, Rodrigo Barriuso de Juan

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Reading Vice: The Christian Text in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Brittaniae, Nancy S. Bell

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Comparison of Load Carrying Capacity of Three and Four Lobed Polygonal Shaft and Hub Connection for Constant Grinding Diameter, Ravi Bhatta

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Health Care Fraud Across Time and Delivery Systems: Assessing the Legal Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Dana K. Bonnell

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In This Together: Secondary Language Arts Teachers’ Responses to Learning Labs, Lisa A. Britten

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“Such night till this I never passed” : How the Dreams of Adam and Eve Lead to the Decision to Fall in Paradise Lost, Robert B. Chapman

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The Effects of Three Seating Arrangements on Players’ Preference of Sound in a String Orchestra, Tammy J. Clark

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Does Phosphorus from Agricultural Tile Drains Fuel Algal Blooms?, Delilah R. Clement

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Scalable Parallelization of a Markov Coalescent Genealogy Sampler, Philip E. Davis

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The Effect of Seasonal Fish Migration on Energy Budgets in Two Coastal Michigan Streams, Emily M. Dean

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From Land to Lake: Contrasting Microbial Processes Across a Great Lakes Gradient of Organic Carbon and Inorganic Nutrient Inventories, Deborah K. Dila

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A Transcutaneous Data and Power Transfer System for Osteogenesis Monitoring Sensors, Deepak Dileepkumar

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Aerodynamics of Race Car Wings: A CFD Study, Simon Durrer

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Chance, Chaos, and Chloral: Lily Bart Gambles It All in The House of Mirth, Stacey L. Fitzpatrick

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Racial Identity Development of African American Students in Relation to Black Studies Courses, Ja'Kia M. Fuller

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Macroinvertebrate Community Composition, Food Web Structure, and Emergence Rate in Neotropical Cloud-Forest Streams in Mindo, Ecuador, Anna M. Harris

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Assessment of a New Healthy Food Policy at Two Food Pantries in Grand Rapids, MI, Katherine D. Hekstra

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Evaluation of the Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Program: Mitigating Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes through Food Pantries, Sarah L. Henning

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Trophic Transfer of a Naturally Occurring Algal Toxin from a Freshwater Lake to Little Brown Bats, Devin Jones

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Re-optimization of Radiation Therapy Dose to the Prostate Using CBCT: Reducing Dose to Organs at Risk, R. Charles Keider Jr.

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Perception of Roles of General Education Teachers & Special Education Teachers in Regard to the Inclusion of Students with a Cognitive Impairment in the General Education Classroom, Justine B. Keuning-LaFrence

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Becoming Self: A Jungian Approach to Paradise Lost, Geoffrey Kishbaugh

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Madness, Death, and Civilization: Non-European Women under Patriarchy and Imperialism, Mengying Li

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Building Principals’ Self-Efficacy Regarding Their Ability to Supervise Special Education Programing and Staff, Candida J. Marek