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Alternative Approaches for Repressible Transgenic Sterilization of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) 

Ye, Zhi (2017-10-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Transgenic sterilization has the potential for accomplishing 100% reproductive confinement to avoid genetic communication of transgenic or domestic genotypes with wild populations. Two strategies of transgenic sterilization ...

An Adaptive Control System for an Accelerating Rotor Supported by Active Magnetic Bearings under Unbalance Disturbances 

Wang, Xianglin (2017-10-12)
This thesis describes an adaptive control system capable of rejecting unbalance disturbances for an accelerating rotor supported by active magnetic bearings (AMBs). The control of accelerating rotor during start-up and ...

Employer Perceptions Toward Hiring People with Disabilities 

Merckerson, Clarence (2017-10-12)  ETD File Embargoed
The objective of this research was to identify hiring manger perceptions in the workforce toward hiring and working with people with disabilities. The concepts of stigma, attribution theory, and the spread effect are ...

Development of a Multi-mode Adaptive Controller and Investigation of Gain Variations with Speed and Balance Changes 

Jantz, James (2017-09-21)
Magnetic bearings offer a number of advantages over conventional rolling element bearings. Magnetic bearings provide support for rotating systems through magnetic levitation rather than by mechanical contact, nearly ...

Characterization of Moisture and Thermally Induced Die Stresses in Microelectronic Packages 

Nguyen, Quang (2017-09-20)
Moisture has been one of the major concerns for package designers and reliability researchers. It is well-known that high humidity combined with high temperature can cause a number of failure modes to electronic devices, ...

Evaluating the Antimicrobial Efficacy of White Mustard Essential Oil against Salmonella 

Porter, John Adam (2017-09-20)
Currently, it is estimated that non-typhoidal Salmonella causes approximately 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths per year in the United States. Reduction of Salmonella-related foodborne infections can be achieved through ...

Perceptions of Soft Skill Development in Secondary Agricultural Education Programs by Agricultural Teachers 

Free, Daniel (2017-09-12)
The research embodying this study replicates the study performed by Mitchell (2008), which explored the essential successes of soft skills in the twenty-first century workforce as perceived by Alabama business/marketing ...

Development of a Mass Concrete Specification for Use in ALDOT Bridge Construction 

Gross, Eric (2017-08-29)
Special precautions must be taken when constructing concrete elements designated as mass concrete. These precautions may be satisfied through the formation of a mass concrete specification. Temperature requirements must ...

Preparation and Characterization of Activated Biochar for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Application 

Sajib, Sourov Kar (2017-08-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Utilization of low-value, abundant and sustainable biomass materials for high-value energy storage application was the main goal of this thesis. Energy storage for vehicle electrification and intermittent renewable energy ...

Field Aligned Currents Derived from Pressue Profiles Obtained from TWINS ENA Images 

Wood, Keith (2017-08-21)
Field aligned currents (FACs) are an important mechanism coupling the Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere. The Two Wide-Angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers (TWINS) mission is the first stereoscopic neutral atom ...

Improving Lettuce Production in Deep Water Culture in the Southeastern United States 

Holmes, Sydney (2017-08-21)
Greenhouse lettuce production is a small, but growing industry in the Southeastern United States. High variability in the weather makes growing greenhouse lettuce in the southeast difficult. Growers need improved cultural ...

Use of sample entropy to study equine gait lameness. 

Rane, Amey (2017-08-21)
Administration of a sedative is occasionally required to perform a nerve or joint block in the horse during the course of a lameness examination. Because sedatives have analgesic properties, we investigated as to whether ...

Estimating Use, Density, and Productivity of Eastern Wild Turkey in Alabama 

Gonnerman, Matthew (2017-08-21)  ETD File Embargoed
An important component of effectively managing wildlife is understanding the size and structure of their populations. The optimal management action for a population will change depending on its current size and demographic ...

Leveraging Behavioral Economics-based Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence 

Owensby, Justin (2017-08-18)  ETD File Embargoed
Poor medication adherence to chronic medications can lead to added patient harm and increased costs. Concepts from behavioral economics have guided interventions to help overcome the tendency toward non-adherence with ...

Laboratory Testing of Transverse Joints in Precast-Panel Bridge-Deck Replacement Systems 

Matthews, Jamieson (2017-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
Out of the 614,387 bridges in the United States, 56,007 are structurally deficient (FHWA 2016). In many instances this structural deficiency relates to the deck of the bridge. Deck degradation is very common in bridges ...

Quantifying Flow and Sediment Yield of an Ungauged Catchment using a Combination of Continuous Soil Moisture Accounting and Event-based Curve Number Method 

Tamang, Sagar (2017-08-17)
A serious aggradation problem has been identified in the Soapstone branch, a tributary to Little Choctawhatchee River. A study of historical aerial imageries shows deforestation of the catchment by a significant amount in ...

Analysis of Braided Composites Structures and Yarns for Compression Loading and Design for First Bending Mode 

Mysore, Shivacharan (2017-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
The open architecture composite structures team at Auburn University has developed prototypes of strong, ultra-lightweight braided lattice structures for primary application in the aerospace sector. This research focuses ...

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)  ETD File Embargoed
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)  ETD File Embargoed
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. ...

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