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Biomimetic Antenna Design for an Atmospheric Probe 

Prather, Johnathon (2019-06-18)
This dissertation discusses the design and implementation of a biomimetic, flexible antenna system for an airborne atmospheric probe. The antenna is designed for an airborne sensor system known as the GlobalSense eMote. ...

Understanding of Road-Bioretention Strip Design and Improvement from Hydraulic Perspective 

Li, Xiaoning (2019-06-17)
This study is to understand and quantify the hydraulic and hydrological performance of road bioretention facilities as well as the basic problems in urban drainage and road bioretention design. An open-source two-dimensional ...

An Examination of the Influence of Guided Practice on Overhand Throwing Competence in Preschool Children in a Mastery Motivational Climate 

Johnson, Jerraco (2019-06-17)
It is widely accepted that fundamental motor skills (FMS) are considered the building blocks for successful participation in sports and physical activity for children, adolescents, and adults (Haywood & Getchell, 2014), ...

On The Number of Cylinders Touching a Sphere 

Yardimci, Osman (2019-06-14)  ETD File Embargoed
The kissing number problem is a packing problem in geometry where one has to fi nd the maximum number of congruent non-overlapping copies of a given body so that they can be arranged each touching a common copy. The ...

Using pre-deployment planning for maintaining network connectivity in MANET models 

Chapman, Jarrett (2019-06-13)  ETD File Embargoed
Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) allow communication with little or no network infrastructure. Assuming no infrastructure is available, user nodes are defined as service demanding and agent nodes as service providing, ...

Development and uncertainty characterization of 3D particle location from refocused and perspective shifted plenoptic images 

Hall, Elise (2019-06-13)
In recent years, the development of non-invasive 3D diagnostics has become a significant area of research due to the wide variety of available techniques and the multitude of engineering problems that benefit from these ...

On the study of atomic and molecular processes affecting Astrophysical Plasma using high-resolution optical and UV spectroscopy 

Nemer, Ahmad (2019-06-13)
Rydberg Enhanced Recombination (RER), a recombination process related to dielectronic recombination in which electrons are captured into energy states below the ionization threshold, has been theoretically predicted to ...

Healing the hearts of bereaved parents: Impact of legacy artwork on grief in parents whose children died of cancer 

Schaefer, Megan (2019-06-13)  ETD File Embargoed
Approximately 12% of youth with cancer do not survive, representing a devastating loss for parents. Strategies to improve parent coping have been understudied, and no studies have examined the impact of legacy-making ...

Examining Characteristics and Barriers on the Adoption of School Gardens among Agricultural Education Teachers 

Giliberti, Marco (2019-06-13)
The overall purpose of this study was to understand the influence of selected factors on the adoption of school gardens by Agricultural Science teachers in Alabama. This study looked at how the relationships between ...

Three Essays on Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture 

Le, Trang (2019-06-12)
In the first chapter, we evaluate the effects of climate change on Vietnam’s rice market. Results suggest that under a low-emission scenario and without interventions, rice production would drop by as much as 18% by 2030 ...

Functional Genomics Investigation of Siroheme and Heme d1 Biosynthesis 

Owens, Victoria (2019-06-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Many bacteria and archaea grow under anaerobic or microaerophilic conditions. In order for these organisms to survive under these conditions, many utilize nitrate or nitrite as terminal electron acceptors for anaerobic ...

The Blood-Brain Barrier as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 

Al Rihani, Sweilem (2019-06-10)  ETD File Embargoed
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective and protective membrane that preserves brain homeostasis and prevents the free entry of chemicals, toxins and drugs to the brain. The BBB barrier function is primarily ...

Geology of the Moscow Landing Section, Tombigbee River, Western Alabama, with Focus on Ichnologic Aspects of the Lower Paleocene Clayton Formation 

Foster, Carleton III (2019-06-07)
Sedimentologic and ichnologic studies were performed on units of the Moscow Landing section, a ~1.5-km exposure of Upper Cretaceous and Lower Paleocene strata along the west bank of the Tombigbee River, Sumter County, ...

Vicarious Trauma, Subthreshold PTSD, and Resilience in Professional Counselors Working with Traumatized Populations 

Flint, Sarah (2019-06-07)
As counselors empathically listen to their clients’ traumatic experiences on a regular basis, there is a potential for counselors to be negatively impacted and become impaired (Abassary & Goodrich, 2014). Without effective ...

Self-Rated versus Clinician-Rated Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Evaluation of Diagnostic Discrepancies between the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) and the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) 

Kramer, Lindsay (2019-06-07)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly assessed with self-rated or clinician-rated measures. Self-rated measures are more widely used, but clinician-rated measures are considered the gold standard for diagnosis. ...

Dynamics of Chemotaxis Models in Heterogeneous Environments 

Issa, Tahir Bachar (2019-06-07)
Chemotaxis describes the oriented movements of biological cells or organisms in response to chemical gradients in their environments and is crucial for many aspects of behaviour such as the location of food sources, ...

Symptom Centrality and Bridge Symptoms in Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multi-Sample Network Analysis in Trauma-Exposed Adults 

Spitzer, Elizabeth (2019-06-07)
As self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB) remain a pressing public health concern, research continues to focus on risk factors, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prior research on SITB and PTSD has primarily ...

Advanced Statistical Learning Approaches to Healthcare 

Simsek, Serhat (2019-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
In this dissertation, we propose a novel statistical modeling methodology that effectively analyzes and extracts information from large datasets. Two real datasets were employed to validate the proposed methodology: breast ...

A Comparison of Sites Colonized in Broilers Challenged Through Various Routes and Feed Administration with Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Heidelberg at Day 14 

Brooks, Lasheda (2019-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and Salmonella Heidelberg (SH) are among the top Salmonella serovars associated with poultry. Broiler grow-out facilities may contain these organisms and can be introduced to the broiler through ...

ASSESSING INPUT UNCERTAINTY AND SENSITIVITY OF THE PROCESS-BASED WETLAND WATER QUALITY MODEL, WETQUAL 

Kanber, Recep Tayyip (2019-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Wetlands are among the most important natural ecosystems having numerous benefits to people and wildlife. One of the key functions of wetlands is water purification. Wetlands are known to improve water quality and act as ...

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