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Including the "other 80%": Developing a culturally diverse secondary music curriculum 

Kempfer, Brittny (2020-08-05)
American high schools and middle schools have been using the same model as a basis for music curriculum for about a century (Williams, 2011). This model of the large group performance ensemble has filled many aesthetic ...

Power control, Neighbor Discovery, and Backup Scheme for Emerging Wireless Networks 

Wang, Yu (2020-08-04)
With the booming wireless applications and services there has been a drastic increase in mobile data in recent years, as observed in several industrial white papers (e.g., Cisco Visual Network Index Report and Qualcomm’s ...

Three Essays in Applied Economics 

Muntifering, Matthew (2020-08-04)  ETD File Embargoed
The dissertation begins with a brief discussion of the benefits of using an essay style approach compared to a traditional opus in chapter one. Chapter two examines the consumers facing the implications of energy regulation ...

An Analysis of Factors that May Influence Student Satisfaction in Computer Programming Courses at an Online Midwestern University 

Patton, Belinda (2020-08-04)  ETD File Embargoed
The rise in demand for computer programming jobs has created a significant need for computer programming training. Online learning can be an effective tool for meeting the needs of these job demands. The challenge for ...

Filamentation and Formation of Imposed Patterns in Low-Pressure Magnetized Electric Discharges: A Numerical Approach 

Menati, Mohamad (2020-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Presence of strong magnetic fields (B ≥ 1.0 T) in magnetized dusty plasma experiments can result in a variety of phenomena in the background plasma and in the dust cloud. In the background plasma, the magnetic field induces ...

A Superintendent’s Trust-Building Practices with Principals: A Case Study 

Norden, Julie (2020-08-03)
Researchers have identified the benefits of trust within school organizations from various perspectives, but little is known about trust between a superintendent and campus principals. School districts are under great ...

DevSecOps of Containerization 

Cui, Pinchen (2020-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Containerization is a new concept of virtualization, one that has attracted attention and occupied considerable amount of market size due to its inherent lightweight characteristics. However, the lightweight advantage is ...

Phosphorus Characterization of Alabama Soils and Evaluation of Extractants for Environmental Phosphorus Loss Risk Assessment 

Bhatta, Anjan (2020-08-03)
Poultry industry is the second largest agricultural industry in Alabama and generates 1.5 million tons of poultry litter, which contains approximately 19,000 tons of phosphorus (P). Long term application of fertilizers and ...

Novel Fault Injection Attacks on Logic Locking using ATPG 

Jain, Ayush (2020-07-31)
The outsourcing of the design and manufacturing of integrated circuits (ICs) in the current horizontal semiconductor integration flow includes untrusted entities that have posed various security threats, such as overproduction ...

Toolpath Static Analysis Testing for Additive Manufacturing 

Searle, Kyle (2020-07-31)
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printers are the most common 3D printers in the world. However, most of the world’s 3D printers have little-to-no security to prevent cyber-attacks. Most small businesses that employ 3D ...

Improving Drought Stress Tolerance of Peanut Using PGPR and Orange Peel Amendment 

Bagwell, John (2020-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Peanut provides approximately $4 billion to the US economy. Drought lowers that amount with disease and nutrition and yield loss. Due to a rising global population, less water will be available for agriculture. Inoculating ...

Selective PPARγ agonism attenuates pathologies and improves cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease 

Govindarajulu, Manoj (2020-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
The continuous increase association of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with the increasing aged population and mortality rate indicates an unmet medical need and the critical need for establishing novel molecular targets for ...

Charter Schools in Alabama: Superintendents' Perceptions in Relationship to Competitive Education Marketplace and the Impact on Traditional Public School Funding 

Eller, Jerri Michele (2020-07-31)
After 20 years of taking a clear stand against charter schools, Alabama turned the tables in March of 2015 when Senate Bill 45 was passed. This bill opened the door for charter schools to enter the state. The Alabama School ...

Establishing Viability of a Novel Wire Induction Extrusion 3D Printing Method 

Knotts, Michael James (2020-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Metal additive manufacturing is an emerging alternative to traditional manufacturing. While several systems currently exist within the realm of metal 3D printing, there is room for further innovation and development to ...

Social Network Formation in Translocated Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) 

Schulte, Philip (2020-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
The gopher tortoise is a fossorial species native to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. The species occurs spatially in colonies, or aggregations of individuals on the landscape, which were recently found ...

PEANUT PROTEIN SUPPLEMENATION TO AUGMENT MUSCLE GROWTH AND IMPROVE MARKERS OF MUSCLE QUALITY AND HEALTH IN OLDER INDIVIDUALS 

Lamb, Donald (2020-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
It is generally accepted that resistance training (RT) in conjunction with protein supplementation has positive effects on strength and muscle mass in older individuals. However, to date, no study has examined the effects ...

Evaluation of Processing Head Measurements in Merchandizing Southern Yellow Pine in the Southeast US 

Sitanggang, Marisa Margareth (2020-07-30)
Today’s timber market in the Southeast US demands a specific size log; thus, the harvested trees need to be processed at the landing. The utilization of a processing head in the logging industry is encouraged due to the ...

Strength Assessment of Soil Cement Base in Alabama 

Scales, Matthew (2020-07-30)
Soil cement is a mixture of soil, portland cement, and water that is compacted and cured to form a strong, durable pavement base. Variances among construction practices and core strength data have led to questions concerning ...

Comparison of Poultry Litter and Commercial Fertilizer Rate and Application Timing on Environmental Nitrogen Loss, Corn Grain Yield, and Mineral Composition 

Singh, Rajveer (2020-07-30)  ETD File Embargoed
For efficient use of poultry litter (PL) as a nutrient source, it is critical to balance the amount of nitrogen (N) needed to maximize corn (Zea Mays L.) grain yield while reducing N loss to the environment. Besides, there ...

Developing Successful Conductors: A Survey of Feedback Methods for Undergraduate Instrumental Conducting Courses 

Webb, LaToya (2020-07-30)
Few studies have explored feedback methods in undergraduate instrumental conducting courses. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the various methods of verbal (spoken/written) and nonverbal feedback ...

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