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This collection hosts PDF versions of every thesis and dissertation successfully defended at Auburn University since the 2005 fall semester. Please send questions and comments to etdhelp@auburn.edu, or open a text chat session with a librarian for immediate assistance.

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Does U.S. Soft Power Translate into Foreign Countries' Support for U.S. Foreign Policies? 

Lawniczak, Brent (2021-01-25)  ETD File Embargoed
Power is a central concept in the study of international relations. This dissertation explores soft power as a facet of power which is seen as increasingly important. Joseph Nye’s concept of soft power has caught the ...

A Content Analysis of Minority Representation on Broadcast and Streaming Television in 2019-2020 

Webb, Do'Nyal (2021-01-19)
This study is a content analysis of minority representation on broadcast and streaming television in the 2019-2020 season. This research aims to understand the type of representation of minority groups on television; ...

A Critical Opportunity: Lead in Drinking Water at Child Care Facilities 

Stanbrough, Elizabeth (2021-01-19)
There is no safe level of lead exposure. As exposure from point sources like lead paint have been reduced through legislation, non-point sources such as drinking water have become a greater proportional source of total ...

Development and Application of Composite Beam Theory on FRP Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members 

Sha, Xin (2021-01-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Although there are specifications and approaches for the design of concrete flexural members reinforced with FRP, most of them were derived from empirical data. In order to obtain the rigorous theoretical definition of ...

Use of NMES for Swallowing Habilitation in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: A Survey of Clinical Practice 

Acevedo Bustamante, Deborah (2021-01-19)
Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to identify clinical practice patterns of speech language pathologists who use NMES with the neonate and young infant population, specifically, the modality treatment parameters ...

A Bird's-Eye View of Young Longleaf Pine 

Harris, Natalie (2021-01-11)  ETD File Embargoed
Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests are an endangered ecosystem and a primary focus for restoration in the US. Through the cost-share program Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

Automating Interpretation of Images and Visual Inspections in Modern Manufacturing and Medical Settings 

Rasoolian, Behnam (2021-01-08)
Automating visual inspection is rapidly finding its way into non-invasive industrial and medical processes. In this work, we address detection automation opportunities in the task of interpreting both medical and industrial ...

Southeastern U.S. Upper Coastal Plain Ecological Sites for Dynamic Soil Property Characterization 

Platt, Jenna (2021-01-07)
The Ecological Site (ES) concept groups soils that respond similarly to management to meet conservation goals, develop site interpretations and models for ecological transitions, and construct restoration pathways. The ...

Lactic Acid Production from Filamentous Algae grown using Aquaponics Wastewater 

Burgess, Nicholas (2021-01-07)
Algal Turf Scrubber (ATS) systems are a known method of treating nitrogen and phosphorous rich wastewater by cultivating green filamentous algae biomass. One novel source of this wastewater is from an aquaponics system, ...

Pigs by the sounder: wild pigs, whole sounder removal, and their effects on deer and turkey 

Lewis, Alexandra (2021-01-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species in North America with known negative impacts on agricultural lands and native ecosystems. To explore one commonly used, but ill-described management strategy, we implemented ...

Leverage Sampling for Single-Index Models 

Almutairi, Basmah (2021-01-04)  ETD File Embargoed
In this thesis, a generalized leverage-based sub-sampling method for single-index models is proposed. The approach gives more efficient estimators than random sub-samples of the same size. Also, robust rank-based estimators ...

Theoretical modeling combined with experimental spectroscopic measurements for the diagnosis of high-Z erosion and transport applications in plasmas 

Johnson, Curtis (2020-12-11)  ETD File Embargoed
Understanding plasma-material interaction (PMI) continues to be a challenge for future fusion reactors. High-Z materials (e.g. tungsten, molybdenum) have emerged as leading solutions for plasma facing materials. Erosion ...

Comparative Analysis of Soil Erosion Using Large-, Intermediate-, and Small-Scale Test Plots of Bare Soil and Different Hydromulch Products under Large-Scale Rainfall Simulator 

Ricks, Matthew Dale (2020-12-10)
A study was conducted to compare the test results of three different size erosion-control plots under rainfall simulation to determine if there is a direct relationship to the size of a tested erosion-control plot and the ...

Influences of Parasitic Infection and Aging on Aedes aegypti Wingbeat Frequency 

Park, Doyeon (2020-12-10)  ETD File Embargoed
While there are thousands of species of mosquitos, only a few hundred are responsible for transmitting disease-causing pathogens; however, certain of these species, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are responsible ...

Tomographic Plenoptic Background Oriented Schlieren Imaging 

Davis, Jenna (2020-12-10)
Within the last decade, tomographic background oriented schlieren has become an advanced flow diagnostic used to reconstruct three-dimensional density and/or refractive index fields. These three-dimensional measurements ...

Characterization of Phosphorus in Poultry Litter and Determination of Phosphorus Extraction Efficacy of Extractants 

Dey, Poulomi (2020-12-10)  ETD File Embargoed
Poultry litter (PL) is used as a nutrient source for row crops, horticultural crops, and pasture production. Typically, PL is a mixture of poultry feces, bedding materials, spilled grain and feather than can potentially ...

Warehouse Operations 

Ansari, Mohammadnaser (2020-12-10)
Warehouse operations include the administrative and physical processes related to the storage of materials and goods. Although some view a warehouse as only a place to store goods, the processes of storage, consolidation, ...

Mothers’ and Fathers’ Perspectives of Coparenting Behaviors in Intact Families: The Exploration of the Brief Measure of Coparenting Relationship Scale Factor Structure 

Hess, Courtney (2020-12-07)
The present study’s purpose was to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Brief Measure of Coparenting Relationship Scale in dual-parent families. The study aimed to provide further insight into how coparenting ...

Dynamical Behavior of Nonautonomous and Stochastic HBV Infection Model 

Alsammani, Abdallah Alhadi Mahadi (2020-12-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Mathematical modeling of population and transmission dynamics of an infectious disease considered a critical theoretical epidemiology method provides a strong understanding of the virus dynamics. This dissertation studies ...

Beyond the 9 to 5: A study of family work life balance of female agricultural educators in Georgia 

Guyett, Lindsey (2020-12-04)  ETD File Embargoed
This study had a purpose to examine the family work life balance of female school based agricultural education (SBAE) teachers in Georgia. The research objectives included describing the personal characteristics of female ...

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