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The Influence of Arch Height on Propulsion and Landing Mechanics during Jumping and Hopping Tasks 

Wilburn, Christopher (2017-08-15)
Arch height has served as a major indicator of foot function during locomotive tasks. Previous studies have identified that structural alterations in arch height, specifically low arch heights, can produce maladaptive ...

Developing and Testing a Consumer Attributes Model to Measure the Effectiveness of Facility Naming Rights Sponsorships in a Professional Baseball Setting 

Stephan, John Jr (2017-08-14)
Although the effectiveness of facility naming rights is generally assumed, there is a general lack of academic research into both how effective these facility naming rights agreements are to both the sponsor and team as ...

Determination of the Allowable Parametric Uncertainty in the Closed Loop Via a Skew-μ Based Technique with an Application to the Yaw-Roll Vehicle Model 

Brown, Lowell (2017-08-14)
In this dissertation, a methodical approach is presented that quantifies how well model parameters need to be known or by how much they can vary in order that the performance of a controller in closed loop is maintained. ...

Optimizing a Standard Sampling Program to Evaluate Fish Community Structure for Non-wadeable Rivers in Alabama 

Dattilo, Jason (2017-08-03)
Alabama’s non-wadeable rivers support exceptionally high biodiversity of fishes but no formal sampling program has been developed to monitor the fish community in these systems. Recent developments in Alabama have caused ...

Evaluation of Pine Bark Mulch-Herbicide Combinations for Weed Control in Nursery Containers 

Burrows, Matthew (2017-08-03)
Weed control is a continuing challenge for greenhouse, field, and container nursery growers across the United States. Weed control techniques in container grown ornamentals include hand pulling, herbicide applications, ...

Language Style Matching and Older Adult's Marital Satisfaction 

Burke, Benjamin (2017-08-03)
Poor marital communication is a leading reason that couples seek therapy. Because of its importance in marriage, marital communication is one of the most studied aspects of relational functioning. In fact, recent works ...

Analytical and experimental analysis of the permanent deformation after collisions 

Ghaednia, Hamid (2017-08-03)
This work studied the normal and oblique impact of elastic-plastic metals. The focus of this work was to investigate the relations between the permanent deformations after the collisions and the motion of the impacting ...

Program Evaluation of Elementary School Field Trips to a Botanical Garden 

Lewis, Elizabeth (2017-08-03)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve’s 4th grade environmental science pond studies field trip programs. Student knowledge gain and attitude towards subject matter was ...

Transcriptional rearrangement by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in priming drought tolerance in plants 

Liu, Wenshan (2017-08-01)
In recent decades, the scarcity of water, referred to as drought, has become one of the most main problems in agriculture throughout the world. Especially since recent increases in human population, and the global climate ...

Three Essays on the Application of Second Generation Cointegration Analysis in Time Series Econometrics 

Gueye, Ghislain (2017-07-31)
Frank (2009) constructed a comprehensive panel of state-level income inequality measures using individual tax filing data from the Internal Revenue Service. Employing an array of cointegration exercises for the data, he ...

Petrofacies Evolution of Upper Siwalik-equivalent (?) Pliocene-Pleistocene Dupi Tila Formation, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh 

Munim, Mustuque (2017-07-31)
Nearly 2.5-km-thick Pliocene-Pleistocene Dupi Tila Formation of the Bengal basin is composed of yellow, light brown, and pink, coarse- to very fine-grained, moderately to loosely indurated sandstone, siltstone, silty clay, ...

Evaluating the Effects of Omission Errors during Token Economies 

Luna, Odessa (2017-07-31)
A token economy is a differential-reinforcement of alternative-behavior (DRA) procedure that can be used to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior and involves the delivery of tokens on a specified ...

Novel Lipid Nanoassemblies with Advanced Functionality: Design, Photosynthesis Mimicking and Self-Assembly 

Wang, Mingming (2017-07-31)
Model lipid membranes have attracted considerable attention over the past several decades. They are ideal biomimetic models for studying cells and cellular processes. Due to their unique properties and functional versatility, ...

Evaluating the Agreement of Methods using Gaillard-Makki Method 

Makki, Golbou (2017-07-31)
In many laboratory studies such as medicine, fisheries, and chemistry comparison of two different methods of measurement is of great importance. These measurements are critical when the methods are changed, a new or ...

Investigation of bioactivity and variations in alkaloid and hydrocarbon profiles of Solenopsis invicta Buren minim workers in relation to their age 

Chen, Meng (2017-07-31)
Red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a significant invasive pest introduced into the United States in the early 1930s. Venom alkaloids and hydrocarbons play important roles in the social life of the red ...

Theoretical predictions and experimental measurements of sound transmission through a flat plate and a cylindrical shell 

Taha, Fatima E (2017-07-31)
Sound transmission through a flat plate and a cylindrical shell was studied both theoretically and experimentally. The theory consisted of using statistical energy analysis (SEA) to predict the transmission loss of each ...

Theoretical Moment-Rotation Curve for Steel Piles Embedded in Concrete 

Hammett, Stephen (2017-07-31)
The accurate modelling and analysis of connections formed by embedding steel piles in concrete is a difficult undertaking that has only recently begun to receive attention in the research community. These connections are ...

Aging Induced Evolution of the Fatigue Behavior and Microstructure of Sn-Ag-Cu Lead Free Solders 

Fu, Nianjun (2017-07-31)
Solder joints in electronic assemblies are often subjected to cyclic (positive/negative) mechanical strains and stresses. Such exposures can occur in variable temperature application environments or during accelerated ...

Sustained-Release Voriconazole-Thermogel for Subconjunctival Injection in Horses: Ocular Toxicity and in-vivo Studies 

Mora Pereira, Mariano (2017-07-31)
Subconjunctival (SC) injection of a thermosensitive voriconazole-hydrogel poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide-b-ethylene glycol-b-DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) may allow for sustained delivery of voriconazole to the ...

An Examination of Effectiveness and Visual Attention to Visual Instructional Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Irwin, Jacqueline (2017-07-31)
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display widespread motor deficits in addition to the core social-communication and behavioral deficits. Children and adolescents have consistently demonstrated poor performance ...

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