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Masters Theses from 2020

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The Economics of Global Saturated Fat Intake and Implications for Public Health, Amelia Grace Ahles

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Assessing the Role of Biased Competition in 5- and 11-month-old Infants, Amanda Marie Ainsley

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Fission Gas Behavior in Nuclear Fuels, Abdullah Alani

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GRANT: Ground-Roaming Autonomous Neuromorphic Targeter, Jonathan Daniel Ambrose

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Zone-based Manufacturing, Abhay Rajendra Bajpai

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Towards a Counter-History of the Maghreb: Rewriting the Precolonial Past in the Works of Driss Chraïbi, Tahar Djaout, and Assia Djebar, Allison Grace Becha

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Impact of Insecticide on Pollinator Communities in a Forested System: A Model System Using Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, Rosebay Rhododendron, Rhododendron maximum, and Imidacloprid, David Bechtel

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Biaxial behavior and design of steel-concrete composite columns, Amirfarzad Behnam

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TEACHING BEHIND BARS: THE TEACHING LIFE HISTORIES OF EDUCATORS WHO HAVE WORKED IN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS, Karina Beltran

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Predicting voluntary forage intake of supplemented beef cattle, Connor Biehler

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2S Mobile Battery Charger with Integrated Cell Balancing, Quillen Vaughn Blalock

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Cool-season annual cover crop species and dual-use forage cover crops in no-till Tennessee production systems, Weston Michael Bracey

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It’s All in the Mix: Physiological Effects of Fatty Acid Supplementation on Enterococcus faecalis, William Thomas Brewer V

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Supplementing White Light with Narrow-Band Light Wavelengths Impacts Cilantro Yield, Colin Brice

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Stochastic Neuron Design for the mrDANNA Neuromorphic Architecture, Samuel Denis Brown

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Tweet diffusion over space and time: A comparison of a winter-weather and tornado-outbreak case study, Alyssa Margaret Cannistraci

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Assessment of Laminar-Turbulent Boundary Layer Transition and its Application to Rotorcraft, Jared Alexander Carnes

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Emotional Destruction: How Supervisors Can Transform a Subordinate’s Emotions Towards the Workplace, Diane K. Carr

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A Multi-Proxy Record of Paleoenvironmental Change from a Southern Belizean Pine Savanna, Jacob Cecil

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Synthesis of Well-Defined Binary Mixed Brushes on 20 nm Silica Nanoparticles and Asymmetrically End- Functionalized Semicrystalline Poly(ε-caprolactone)s, Andrew J. Chancellor

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Retrospective Reports of Fathering and New Fathers’ Parenting Identities, Shelby Taylor Clouthier

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Optical Measurements of Viscous Interactions on a Hollow-Cylinder / Flare in a Mach 4 Freestream, Jack William Cobourn

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Borderline Features Mediate the Association between the Experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Opioid Misuse among Pregnant Women, Chloe T. Cohen

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The Impact of Objects’ Visual Properties on Infant Reaching Strategies, John Paul Connell

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Making Orange Green? A Critical Geographic Approach to Carbon Footprinting Tennessee Football Tourism, Jacob Alexander Cooper

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Conservation of Terrestrial Salamanders Through Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Management in Eastern Hemlock Forests within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jonathan Lawrence Cox

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Methodology for Source Term Analysis of a Molten Salt Reactor, Sarah Creasman

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The IBC-Why Model: Juggling structure and rhetorical theory in the first-year composition classroom, JESSICA ANNE CYPHERS

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Utilization of Raman Spectroscopic Techniques for Forensic Science Applications, Alyssa Rose Daniel

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A System Dynamics Approach to Sediment Management at Small Hydropower Facilities, Sarah Ann Dowda

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ALTERNATIVE MODERATOR CONCEPTS FOR MODULAR/MICRO HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS-COOLED REACTORS, Edward Matthew Duchnowski

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Measurement and Analysis of Pressure Profile for Nozzle Based Single Screw Extrusion Systems, Jake Dvorak

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Study of a Position Sensing Gas Proportional Detector for Decommissioning, Christopher Echterling

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DETECTION OF METASTATIC CANCERS IN BONE: A COMPARISON OF MACROSCOPIC AND RADIOGRAPHIC METHODS, Sara Fatula

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Network Analysis of Protein Structure Networks Upon Ligand Binding, David Foutch

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Strength and Reliability of Bolted Connections Susceptible to Tearout, Nicolo Franceschetti

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Carbon Metabolism in Cave Subaerial Biofilms, Victoria E. Frazier

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Development and Testing of a GIS-Based Method to Detect and Characterize Sinkholes, Bridgette Ingram Fritz

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ALTERED EXPRESSION OF BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR IMPAIRS REM SLEEP ACTIVITY IN SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS: A SECONDARY ANALYSIS, Jennifer Marie Garner

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Modeling Stress Distribution within Structural Materials Through Multi-Resolution Discontinuous Galerkin Method, Elina Geut

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A Neuroscience-Inspired Approach to Training Spiking Neural Networks, James Michael Ghawaly Jr.

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Roles of Select Cytochrome P450 Epoxygenases in Brown Adipogenesis, Katherine Marie Graham

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Impacts of Tariffs and Trade Agreements on Japanese Wine Imports by Source, Emily Katherine Greear

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Asch and AI: Conformity to Non-Human Intelligence, Andrew Stephen Heim

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The Use of Optical In-Situ Data of Tensile Samples to Model Porosity for Part Qualification of AM 316L, Caitlin Hensley

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The Parent Influence: The Relationship Among Family Communication Patterns, Student Financial Literacy, and College Choice, Casey Lynn Hillon

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CHOICE OF CRITERION MEASURE MATTERS FOR VALIDATING ESTIMATES OF YOUTH SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR: DIRECT OBSERVATION VERSUS INDIRECT CALORIMETRY VERSUS BOTH, Minttu Karoliina Hukka

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Pinocchio: An Opera in Two Acts, Aaron Lee Hunt

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Information Theory Problem Description Parser, Gary Brent Hurst

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Efficacy of a Mushroom Derived Saltiness Enhancer in Increasing Saltiness and Consumer Acceptance in Low Sodium Applications, Lindsay Jenkinson

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Media Representation of Prostitutes in the British Empire, Allison Wittmer Johnson

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SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF AZIDE- TAGGED BIOMIMETIC PROBES FOR GLOBAL LABELING OF THE SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE GLYCEROLIPIDOME, Matthew R. Johnson

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The Effects of Geometry and Material Variations on the Onset Voltage of Electrospray Emitters, Justin Michael Jones

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Linking Theory of Disruptive Technology with Nuclear Security: UAS as an Emerging and Disruptive Technology, Jason J. Karcz

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Developer Reputation Estimator: Increasing the Transparency of Developer Contributions in Open Source Software, Andrey Karnauch

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Interdisciplinary Artists: The Collaboration of Interdisciplinary Artists Foster Interdisciplinary Education, Ninut Karnthaworn

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"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing": Dissimulation within Sixteenth-Century Castile’s Luterano Community, Susana Joy Kenyon

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Comparison of Three Rapid Commercial Canine Parvovirus Antigen Detection Tests with Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR), Niloofar Khajeh-Kazerooni

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Informing Safety Analysis and Transient Testing for the Transformational Challenge Reactor, Robert Forrester Kile

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Forage species selection for transitional organic production in the Southeastern United States, Jonathan Kubesch

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An Explicit Asymptotic Approach Applied To Neutrino-Electron Scattering In The Neutrino Transport Problem, Aaron Michael Lackey - Stewart

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Defining Bee Pollinator Community Composition in Tennessee Soybean, Andrew L. Lawson

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Improvements to Solanum tuberosum cv. ‘Desireé’ cell suspension culture and Nicotiana tabacum cv. ‘Petit Havana’ shoot induction., Jessica Slade Layton

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Electron microprobe in situ monazite dating of the Slide Lake shear zone, Jeremy Leierzapf

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Morphology and Decomposition of Roots Under Organic Management in the Southeastern U.S., Karen Leu

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Random Search Plus: A more effective random search for machine learning hyperparameters optimization, Bohan Li

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Producer Perceptions and the Use of Conservation Practices in Middle and West Tennessee, Yung-Lun Lo

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“HOME SWEET HOME TO ME”: FIRST YEAR WRITING ATTITUDES IN ROCKY TOP, Bethany Wood Martin

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Predicting Surface Heat Flux and Temperature via a Pulse-Echo Acoustic Transducer for Inverse Heat Conduction Applications, Kevin Jiju Mathew

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An Inconsistent God: Attachment to God and Minority Stress among Sexual Minority Christians, Adam David Anthony Maughan

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Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Ca12Ga14O33, Sabrina Emerson McCoy

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Hunter’s Response to the Emergence of Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee, Abigail Louise Meeks

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Assessing Geomorphic and Habitat Metrics for Functional Lift from Urban Stream Restoration in the East Tennessee Ridge and Valley Province, Jeremy Melton

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Aroma Chemistry of Daldinia childiae Fermentation, Andrew Jason Moore

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Development of a Capacitive Sensor for In-Pile Materials Monitoring, Tyler M. Naughton

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APPLICATION OF PUROMYCIN ASSOCIATED NASCENT CHAIN PROTEOMICS (PUNCH-P) TO PLANT SAMPLES, Aleksandra Izabela Noras

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Evaluating the Effects of Various Painting Techniques on Athletic Field Surface and Root Zone Characteristics, Bryan McKinley Ogle

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Building containerized environments for reproducibility and traceability of scientific workflows, Paula Fernanda Olaya

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Vital Sign Detection Using Millimeter Wave Radars, Kellen Oleksak

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LA RELIGION ET L'OPPRESSION DES FEMMES DANS LES ROMANS DE FATOU DIOME ET MBAREK OULD BEYROUK., Julius Yaw Osei

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Mathematical Model to Design a Reliable Flow of Materials using Supermarkets, Vaikrant Sachin Pandav

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Mill dynamics: Exploring factors that influence closure patterns of primary forest product mills in the Southern U.S., Nidia Cristina Panti

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Effects of Cooling and Postharvest Storage Methods on Broccoli Quality, Sarah Parker

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Nostoc Colonization Driven by Sphagnum Host Genetic Variation, Megan Nicole-Ujjval Patel

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HEAT TRANSFER OF 316L – A356 INTERPENETRATING HYBRID MATERIALS, Alex Pawlowski

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Design of Power Receiving Units for 6.78MHz Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Hoang Phuc Tran Pham

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Flight Test Optimization of Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Planetary Boundary Layer Research, Brittany Lane Porcelli

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Predictors of Sustained Breastfeeding in Low-income Mothers, Rebecca Gayle Renegar

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Genome-wide Associations Detect Allele Dose-dependent Metabolism and Transport Genes as Basis for Variation in Sweetpotato Storage Root Culinary Profiles, Tara Elizabeth Rickman

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Working with What You Know: Examining how L2 Graduate Students Negotiate Writing Knowledge, Brenna Mary Ritzert

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Biomass Potential in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Development: Switchgrass Production Optimization and Carinata Oilseed Enterprise Viability Analysis, Kevin Alan Robertson

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Investigating Localized Performance and Mass Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Water Electrolyzers, Frida Helena Roenning

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Oops, Did I Do That? Uncovering Apparent Mishandling, Tax Fraud, and Illegal Contributions via a Systematic Study of Cryptocurrency Donations to US Political Campaigns, Dakota Blake Sanders

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Giving Transit a Voice: A Case Study of TriMet’s Social Media, Nicholas Peter Sarafolean

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Big Data and Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach to Understand Why People Ride E-Scooter in Nashville, Tennessee, Nitesh Shah

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Improving Conservation and Recreation in Environments Shared by Humans and Bats, Hannah Shapiro

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Ergonomic Workload Balancing, Kshitij Krishna Sharma

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Grid Frequency Regulation Provided by High Power Motor Drives, Taylor Lee Short

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Phytophthora capsici in Tennessee: Fungicide resistance, population genetics and cultural control, Timothy Brent Siegenthaler

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Appalachia Abroad: The University of Tennessee and Cold War Rural Development Programs in India, 1954-1972, Kaitlin Amanda Simpson