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Computer Vision Based Cooperative Navigation for UAVs and Ground Vehicles 

Kamrath, Daniel (2022-06-30)
This thesis is not approved for public release.

The Impact of Criticism and Social Media on College Females’ Mental Health 

Ausmus, J.C. (2022-06-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Research has shown that utilizing social media sites and receiving weight-teasing or critical comments about one’s body appearance can lead to depression, anxiety, and disordered eating behaviors. However, research examining ...

The effects of fluctuating embryonic incubation temperatures and nighttime light exposure on the physiology of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) 

Choi, Madeline (2022-06-29)
Anthropogenic effects, such as fluctuating incubation temperatures and light pollution, can have both behavioral and physiological impacts on an organism, particularly within avian species. Specifically, when parents leave ...

Geographical Access, Implementation Experience, and Patient Perception of Genetic Testing in the United States 

Fahim, Shahariar Mohammed (2022-06-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Backgrounds: Genetic testing is thriving, and its impact on human lives is enormous. However, the slow uptake of genetic testing into routine clinical practice indicates that much remains to be explored with regards to ...

Evaluating the Impact of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems on Watershed Contamination, Choccolocco Creek Watershed, Alabama 

Jordan, Mallory (2022-06-29)  ETD File Embargoed
There is increasing evidence that onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs) can be a significant, and possibly underestimated, source of water contamination. OWTSs effectively treat wastewater when located in suitable ...

Measurement and Modeling of Damage in Mechanically Cycled Lead Free Solders 

Haq, Mohammad Ashraful (2022-06-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Solder joints in electronic packages often experience fatigue failures due to cyclic mechanical stresses and strains in fluctuating temperature environments. This cyclic loading of the solder is induced by mismatches in ...

Evaluation of Cover Crops as an Alternative Forage Source for Beef Cattle 

Carrell, Russell (2022-06-27)
Grazing of cool-season cover crops has been shown to be a viable tool for extending the grazing season while mitigating environmental risks associated with row-crop farming systems. Grazing cover crops is not novel, but ...

The effect of an intravenous injection of branched chain amino acids on body temperature of cats undergoing general anesthesia. 

Sakata, Hisashi (2022-06-27)
Perioperative hypothermia is a common complication in anesthetized cats. Nutrient induced thermogenesis (NIT) with intravenous administration of amino acids (AAs) is a technique used to increase endogenous heat production, ...

“Tell Your Friends to Pull Up”: Development and Validation of the Measure of Allyship Identity (MAI) 

Hanley, Erika (2022-06-24)  ETD File Embargoed
The present study describes the development and validation of the Measure of Allyship Identity (MAI), an instrument intending to assess the development of one’s identity as a social justice ally across a continuum. Items ...

The Master’s Tools Will Do Just Fine: Booker T. Washington, Racial Capitalism, Immigration, and the Utility of Differentiation 

Wytch, Sedric Jr (2022-06-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Booker T. Washington understood capitalism quite well. It was a system that not only promoted uneven social terrain but depended on such conditions to sustain itself. Washington had an acute grasp on the reality that ...

Deep tissue imaging of B16 melanoma in mice by Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography 

Bahauddin, Ammar (2022-06-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that can metastasize to draining lymph nodes and distant organs. Early detection of melanoma holds the promise of improved patient outcomes by enabling earlier surgical ...

Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in children and their caregivers following pediatric SOT: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Young, Margaret (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
A significant proportion of pediatric solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients and their caregivers experience psychosocial consequences that negatively impact clinical outcomes following SOT. As the SOT procedure involves ...

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE FUNNY? THE DOUBLE-EDGED NATURE OF ENTREPRENEUR HUMOR EXPRESSION IN EQUITY-BASED CROWDFUNDING 

Waddingham, Jacob (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Humor is omnipresent in our daily interactions. However, we know surprisingly little about how potential investors react to entrepreneurs who use humor during fundraising, a critical stage of the entrepreneurial process. ...

CEO protective responses to short seller attacks at rival firms 

Song, Ruixiang (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Short sellers prosper by betting against the interests of shareholders and managers of public firms. In recent years, however, some short sellers have escalated the intensity of short selling by organizing campaigns that ...

What moves you? The Role of Enhanced Expectancies and Reward Processing in Motor Performance and Learning 

Faria Braga Bacelar, Mariane (2022-06-21)
This dissertation describes a research program focused on dissecting the contributions of motivation and rewards to motor skill acquisition and learning. Two prominent theories served as a framework for this work: the ...

The relationship between energy flow, mechanics, and performance in softball hitting 

Bordelon, Nicole (2022-06-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Energy flow through the kinetic chain is one of the most foundational concepts in softball hitting literature. However, to the author’s knowledge, previous literature has yet to examine the relationships between mechanics ...

Quantifying Within-field Variability in Soil Moisture and Nutrients and Scheduling Site-Specific Irrigation Using Numerical Modeling 

Kumar, Hemendra (2022-06-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The increasing global population is expected to increase pressure on water and food demands, which means intensification and improvements in irrigated agriculture are required to satisfy future needs. More than 70% of ...

The Impact of the Physical Environment in the Hospitality Industry 

Nanu, Luana (2022-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The physical environment is amongst the few tangible cues available for customers when it comes to hospitality services and is meant to draw the customers into space and create a visual narrative that they can remember ...

Post-weaning, Feedyard, and Carcass Performance of Alabama Feeder Cattle: The Current State of Alabama Cattle and the Effect of Backgrounding Diet 

Tigue, Daniel (2022-06-01)
Understanding the effect of post-weaning management strategies on feedyard performance, health, and carcass characteristics of Southeastern beef calves can help cattle producers add value to their operations. However, due ...

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Dynamics along the Terrestrial-Ocean Continuum in Changing Environment: Integrating Geospatial Data with Process-based Model 

Bian, Zihao (2022-06-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) are critical elements required by organisms for cellular processes and are the key limiting nutrients in most terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, massive nutrients have entered the ...