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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Media Representation of Prostitutes in the British Empire, Allison Wittmer 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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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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Informing Safety Analysis and Transient Testing for the Transformational Challenge Reactor, Robert Forrester Kile

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

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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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Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Ca12Ga14O33, Sabrina Emerson McCoy

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

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States of Penetration: The Body Cavity Search and Its Visual Representations, Vivian A. Swayne

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City of Ill Repute: Labor and Sex Work in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1890-1914, Emma G. Thompson

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The Ontology of Kont: A New Epistemology of Temporal Aesthetics in Afro-Caribbean Speculative Fiction, Zoie C. Timothy

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Fieldable Neutron Imaging System: Simulation and Experimentation into the Viability of Associated Particle Imaging in Austere Field Environments, Benjamin Charles Troxell

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The Relationship Between Demographic Similarity in Youth Mentoring Dyads and College Student Academic and Emotional Functioning, Alayna Joi Watson

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Barriers to Recreation for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as Perceived by Recreation Service Providers, Kelsey Phillips Webb

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“PULL UP A CHAIR!”: ACCOMMODATION, PARTICIPATION, AND DISABILITY IN OLD TIME AND BLUEGRASS JAM SESSIONS, Emily Elaine Williams

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Jump Rope Connecting the Past, Present and Future, Nicholas Woodard

Masters Theses from 2019

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Conventional and Over Molded Sheet Molded Compound (SMC), MOHAMMED ZAHID ABBAS KHURAISHI

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Assessment of Antiviral and Photodynamic Inactivation Activity of Different Compounds Against Hepatitis A Virus, Mostafa Mahmoud Abotaleb

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HYDRAULIC RESPONSE TO EMULSIFIED VEGETABLE OIL BIOSTIMULATION: IN-SITU TEST IN A HIGHLY HETEROGENOUS URANIUM CONTAMINATED AQUIFER, Benjamin Gregory Adams

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Optimal Prevented Planting Decisions for Corn and Cotton, Kevin Ray Adkins

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COALESCED CHEROKEE COMMUNITIES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: A SPATIAL AND ELEMENTAL ANALYSES OF THE CERAMIC ASSEMBLAGE AT MIALOQUO (40MR3), AN OVERHILL CHEROKEE TOWN IN MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Christian Allen

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Synechocystis: Low Dosage and Rapid Response to Ethylene, Cidney Jean Allen

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Good Intentions: Exploring Short-Term Missions in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Hannah Archer Miss

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Integrative Ethical Education: A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of a Theoretically Grounded Intervention on College Students’ Moral Development, Drew Thomas Ashby-King

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genben: A Framework for Benchmarking Genomic Data Analysis Methods on Scalable Systems, Eric Auel

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Athletes’ Perceptions of Their High School Sport Ecology and Life Skills Development, Kylee Jo Ault

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A stochastic continuum damage model for dynamic fracture analysis of quasi-brittle materials using asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin (aSDG) method, Bahador Bahmani

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Analysis of the Effects of Four Forage Mixtures Designed for Tennessee and Kentucky Organic Dairy Systems, Hannah Ruth Bailey

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Studying the Plant-Microbe Interface of Populus Using Constructed Microbial Communities, ADITYA BARDE

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Enzyme-Sensitive Lipid Trigger-Mediated Release of Payload from Liposomes, Sara Barker

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Saudade for String Quartet, Dennis Patrick Belisle

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The Impact of Large-scale Dynamic Load Modeling on the U.S. Eastern Interconnection, Melanie Bennett

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Estimating Production of Brewery and Distillery Spent Grains in Tennessee and Identifying Sustainable Uses, Sarah Elizabeth Best

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Youth Can! Grow their Community: Qualitative Evaluation of a Gardening-Enhanced Positive Youth Development Program, Marissa Black

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EXAMINING THE NATURE, QUALITY, AND REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER IN POPULAR CHILDREN’S DIGITAL PICTURE BOOK APPS, Marie Patricia Bliss

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Coaches' Perceptions of Girls' Sport at Title I High Schools, Katie Shelgren Boggs

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MUSIC AND THE MONSTER: SOUNDING FEAR AND MENTAL ILLNESS IN CRIMINAL MINDS, Andrew James Borecky

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Atmospheric Entry Performance of the Hercules Single-Stage Reusable Vehicle at Earth, Braxton Lott Brakefield

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Multiple Object Tracking Across Social Contexts, James Bramlett

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AMERICAN BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus) MOVEMENTS AND FOOD-CONDITIONING ALONG THE INTERFACE OF GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AND PRIVATE LAND, Jessica Leigh-Ann Braunstein

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The study of polymeric binders and their role in concomitant solid-electrolyte interphase formation on silicon anodes, Katie Browning

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SYNTHNOTES: TOWARDS SYNTHETIC CLINICAL TEXT GENERATION, Kris Allen Brown

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Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk, Jared Matthew Bruhin

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On the Road to Maturity: Families, Rebellion, Relationships, and Gender in Contemporary German “Coming of Age Stories”, Jacob Buford