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Computational Modeling, Design and Synthesis of Selective Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2) Agonists 

Neel, Logan (2021-12-08)
Synthetic cannabinoids that are synthesized and used recreationally are a world-wide health problem. They are synthesized in order to mimic the euphoric effects similar to THC, but due to the higher affinity at the cannabinoid ...

Understanding the Alabama agritourism industry: Motivation, value, and cost 

Casey, Meredith (2021-12-08)
Agritourism, the business of hosting visitors on a farm or ranch, is a popular diversification strategy for farmers and ranchers for a myriad of reasons. Understanding why farmers and ranchers choose to start agritourism ...

Experimental Testing and Analysis of S50 Beam with Finite Element Modeling of Splice Connection 

Chitty, Hunter (2021-12-08)  ETD File Embargoed
Large Area Maintenance Shelters, LAMS, are commonly used as deployable shelters by the US Air Force to store and maintain equipment. This work is specific to the LAMS located at Tyndall Air Force Base manufactured by ...

Collaboration and Competition in Interest-Driven Cyber Ecosystems 

Hou, Jing (2021-12-08)  ETD File Embargoed
The next-generation cyber ecosystems are characterized by novel distributed paradigms composed of various network entities, such as individuals, devices, and software. The efficiency, scalability, and security of the systems ...

On Functional Sure Independence Screening (fSIS) and Dynamic Spectral Featuring Extraction for Neuroscience Data 

Yuan, Yuan (2021-12-07)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation is composed of two parts. The first part introduces a methodology for high-dimensional functional variable screening and selection--the functional sure independent screening (fSIS). The fSIS method is an ...

STRAHL modeling of iron impurity transport with on- and off-axis heating during the first divertor campaign on Wendelstein 7-X 

Traverso, Peter (2021-12-07)
Impurity transport characterization and ultimately impurity control is critical to the future prospects of magnetic confinement fusion energy. In particular for an optimized stellarator like Wendelstein 7-X the characterization ...

Examing Litter Sampling Methodology and the Persistence of Nontyphoidal Salmonella in Reused Poultry Litter 

Talorico, Aidan (2021-12-07)
Nontyphoidal Salmonella is responsible for a significant proportion of foodborne illness in the United States and is prevalent in broiler houses all over the world. The study of environmental detection methods, management ...

What Type of Maximizer Are You? Uncovering Latent Profiles of Maximizing 

Willits, Taylor (2021-12-07)  ETD File Embargoed
Maximizing, originally defined as the tendency to seek the best decision through alternative search and decision difficulty, has undergone significant revision since the construct was introduced nearly two decades ago. ...

The Effect of Throwing Intensity on Overhand Throwing Mechanics 

Wasserberger, Kyle (2021-12-07)
Overhead throwing is a dynamic and demanding movement that places great amounts of stress on the throwing arm. Current consensus attributes most throwing-related injuries to repeated microtrauma of the musculoskeletal ...

Spectrum Awareness Testbed 

Walker, Andrea (2021-12-06)
This thesis presents a flexible and scalable spectrum awareness testbed targeting a wideband frequency range. Due to the static frequency allocation scheme, spectrum scarcity has become a problem in communications. ...

Solids Retention Governs Nitrification of Poultry Processing Wastewater using an Algal-bacterial Consortium 

Sprague, DIllon (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
As water demand increases worldwide, the utilization of alternative water sources, such as wastewater, is becoming necessary. The poultry processing industry generates nutrient-rich wastewater that could be treated and ...

ESSAYS ON PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS 

Zhang, Jingfang (2021-12-06)
This dissertation includes three essays conducting analyses of firm performance with the emphasis on estimating production technology, productivity, cost effectiveness and their relations with closely related aspects of ...

Modeling and Experimental Behavior Studies on Tin Whiskers 

Wang, Zekun (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The spontaneous growth of tin whiskers can occur under room temperature conditions. However, under more extreme external conditions (e.g., high temperature, high humidity, or thermal cycling), the rate of such growth tends ...

An Examination of Self-Directed Learning and Learning Styles among Army Noncommissioned Officers 

Harris-Truitt, Nicqolle (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Organizations need well trained and educated staff who regularly take the initiative to assess their learning needs, plan and follow through with enhancing their skills. The purpose of this study was to explore learning ...

A Guideline For Designing Electric Bicycles 

Lee, Ian (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Society is on the verge of a radical swing in the way that we commute and travel, at least in part due to the climate crisis. There is a rapid shift towards urban living and away from dependence on personal automobiles. ...

From Trees to Lumber: Essays on Forest Management, Logging and Lumber Price 

He, Mingtao (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The forestry sector includes silviculture, forest management, logging, and wood utilization. Forestry has been experiencing dramatic transformation due to technological advances, changing markets of labor, capital, and ...

A Longitudinal Relationship Between Resource Allocation and Student Performance in Postsecondary Education 

Adkison, David (2021-12-06)
Amidst increased enrollment, economic recession, and state budget cuts to postsecondary education over the past two decades, two and four-year colleges and universities have employed a multitude of different approaches to ...

Applied Writing Instruction for Students with Writing Difficulties 

Hinton, Vanessa (2021-12-06)
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2011, documented that seventythree percent of students in grades 4th thru 12th are performing below the proficiency level for writing in the United States. Writing in ...

Biogeographical and Genomic Analysis of Eleusine Species 

Owoyemi, Adekola (2021-12-06)
Abstract Eleusine Gaertn. (Poaceae, subfamily Chloridoideae), is a small taxon of closely related and distinct diploids and tetraploids endemic to Africa that have been scrutinized from vegetative, floral, cytological, ...

Role of the P2Y2 receptor/tissue factor axis in endotoxemia and atherothrombosis 

Peng, Qianman (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Inflammation and coagulation play a critical role in the pathogenesis of thrombosis. Biologically active substances initiate the inflammatory response in vascular endothelial cells (ECs) and immune cells, including ...