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Theses from 2018

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Effort-Related Motivational Dysfunctions: Behavioral and Neurochemical Studies of the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Depression, Brendan Abbott, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Bangladeshi Cultural Center: for the Bangladeshi Population Living in New York City, Sabrina Afrin, Architecture

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Transposable Elements in Fusarium oxysporum & Growth Inhibition of Fusarium oxysporum Using Pepper Extracts, Taylor Aguiar, Plant Biology

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Investigating the Role of RNA-Binding Protein 5 in the Life Cycle Differentiation of Trypanosoma Brucei, David Anaguano Pillajo, Microbiology

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Mapping a Pup-responsive Pathway from the Medial Preoptic Area to the Ventral Tegmental Area., Matias Andina, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Regression Analysis for Ordinal Outcomes in Matched Study Design: Applications to Alzheimer's Disease Studies, Elizabeth Austin, Public Health

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Mapping Sandbars in the Connecticut River Watershed through Aerial Images for Floodplain Conservation, Bogumila Backiel, Environmental Conservation

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THE ENHANCEMENT OF LEARNING THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCCESS: RENOVATING THE FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN AMHERST, MA, Reyhaneh Bassamtabar, Architecture

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Infants of the Spring: Disrupting the Narrative, Ifa Bayeza, Theater

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How the Light Gets In: A Reflection on the Costume Design Process for Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, Christina Beam, Theater

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Electroplating of Copper on Tungsten Powder, Richard Berdos, Mechanical Engineering

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A NUMERICAL FLUTTER PREDICTOR FOR 3D AIRFOILS USING THE ONERA DYNAMIC STALL MODEL, Pieter Boersma, Mechanical Engineering

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Magma Envelopes, Enclaves and Rogue Crystals in the Atascosa Lookout Lava Flow: Magma Communication Across a Range of Crustal Levels, Christine Burrill, Geosciences

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Life Course Effects of Polyvictimization: Associates with Depression and Crime, Richard Carbonaro, Sociology

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Assessing Adaptive Capacity of Pioneer Valley Farmers, Angelica Carey, Regional Planning

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Understanding Relational Competence in Emerging Adult Adoptees: A New Way to Conceptualize Competence in Close Relationships, Krystal K. Cashen, Psychology

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Driver Understanding of the Flashing Yellow Arrow and Dynamic No Turn on Red Sign for Right Turn Applications, Elizabeth Casola, Civil Engineering

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Probing into the Historical and Geographical Variants of Mandarin: A Computational Approach, Annie Chen, Chinese

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Development and Application of A SERS Needle for One-step Multi-phase Analysis, Haoxin Chen, Food Science

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The Effects of Reward and Risk Level Associated with Speeded Actions: Evidence from Behavior and Electroencephalography, Xingjie Chen, Psychology

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LEARNING SPACES: DISCOVERING THE SPACES FOR THE FUTURE OF LEARNING, Michael Choudhary, Architecture

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Does the Way Parents Fight Matter? Parents' Conflict Resolution Styles and Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Problems, Alexandrea L. Craft, Psychology

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Does the Elicitation Mode Matter? Comparing Different Methods for Eliciting Expert Judgement, Claire Cruickshank, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Adding Increased Value to Strawberry Puree by Adding Xylo-oligosaccharides to Improve Health, Haochen Dai, Food Science

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Optimization of Vegetative Filter Strips for Mitigation of Runoff from Golf Course Turf, Barbara DeFlorio, Animal Science

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The Application of Usability Engineering Methods to Evaluate and Improve a Clinical Decision Support System, Kristine DeSotto, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Traditional Health Practices Among Cambodian Women (15-35 Years) Living In Massachusetts, Nan Dou, Nutrition

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The Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis as a Problematic: Beyond "Falsificationism", Paul Erb, Sociology

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Integrating Cover Crop Mixtures and No-Till for Sustainable Sweet Corn Production in the Northeast, Julie S. Fine, Plant Biology

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You Must Estimate Before You Indicate: Design and Model-Based Methods for Evaluating Utility of a Candidate Forest Indicator Species, Jillian Fleming, Environmental Conservation

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Children's Self-Regulation during Reward Delay, Abigail Fontaine, Psychology

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Phonon Transport at Boundaries and Interfaces in Two-Dimensional Materials, Cameron Foss, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Impact of Bodyweight on Tissue-Specific Folate Status, Genome Wide and Gene-Specific DNA Methylation in Normal Breast Tissues from Premenopausal Women, Armina-Lyn Frederick, Nutrition

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Reactive Carbonyl Compounds: Their Control and Consequences in Foods, Michael Freund, Food Science

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Association of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Depression and Depressive Symptoms in Older Postmenopausal Women, Dana Fritz, Public Health

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Strangers in a Strange Land: Foreign-born Mangaka and the Future of the ‘Japanese’ Comic Industry, Michele Fujii, Japanese

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Optimization of Peracetic Acid as an Antimicrobial Agent in Postharvest Processing Wash Water, Tiah Ghostlaw, Food Science

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Disintegrating Loops of Uprooted Plastic, Jacin Giordano, Art

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Acercamiento al Conflicto Identitario Peruano en la Novela Cocinero en su Tinta de Gustavo Rodríguez, Karla Giorgio, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Performance of Floristic Quality Assessment in Massachusetts Forested Wetlands, Carolyn Gorss, Environmental Conservation

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Streamwise Flow-Induced Oscillations of Bluff Bodies - The Influence of Symmetry Breaking, Tyler Gurian, Mechanical Engineering

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Mantle, David Hannon, Art

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The Impact of Intraspecific Density on Garlic Mustard Sinigrin Concentration, Mercedes Harris, Environmental Conservation

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Shattering Visual Narratives through Lighting Design: A Reflection of Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, Tamara Harris, Theater

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Effects of Solid Fat Content, Synthetic Antioxidants and Headspace Oxygen Reduction on the Rates of Oxidation in Surface and Total Lipids of Crackers, Collin Alexander Hayes, Food Science

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Use of alamarBlue as an Indicator of Microbial Growth in Turbid Solutions for Antimicrobial Evaluation, Precious Henshaw, Food Science

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Psychological with a Xuanyi Afterthought: A Translation of Cai Jun's "Kidnapped" and a Critical Introduction to His Popular Suspense Fiction, Katherine G. Holtrop, Chinese

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Alien Nation, Adam Hoole, Political Science

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Designing Antimicrobial Polymer Coating to Inhibit Pathogenic and Spoilage Microorganisms, Anne Yu-Ting Hung, Food Science

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Evaluating the Toxicity and Formation of Halobenzoquinones in Point-of-Use Chlorinated Drinking Water, Stephanie Hung, Public Health

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A Precise Steroid-responsive Centrifugal Feedback Projection to the Accessory Olfactory Bulb, Tal Inbar, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Modulation of the Redox Environment During Sensitive Developmental Periods Impairs Pancreatic Organogenesis in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Haydee Jacobs, Public Health

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transit, Christopher Janke, Art

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Categorizing Abortions By Safety Category: A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Approach, Zhenning Kang, Public Health

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Borderline Personality and Risk-Taking: Examining the Role of Impulsivity Across Domains, Colten Karnedy, Psychology

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Thermal Radiation Measurement and Development of Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Strain-induced Buckling in Metallic Layers, Amir Kazemi-Moridani, Mechanical Engineering

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Evaluating the Impact of Double-Parked Freight Deliveries on Signalized Arterial Control Delay Using Analytical Models and Simulation, Aaron J. Keegan, Civil Engineering

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SkinnySensor: Enabling Battery-Less Wearable Sensors Via Intrabody Power Transfer, Neev Kiran, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Developmental Exposure to Xenoestrogens: Effects on the Mouse Mammary Gland Development and Response to Estrogen, Durga Kolla, Public Health

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Remains To Be Seen: Recollecting Memory, Nathanael Kooperkamp, Art

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Real-Time Dengue Forecasting In Thailand: A Comparison Of Penalized Regression Approaches Using Internet Search Data, Caroline Kusiak, Public Health

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Mineral and Redox Controls on Soil Carbon Cycling in Seasonally Flooded Soils, Rachelle LaCroix, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Impact of Oyster Mushroom Mycelium on the Growth of Kale and Forage Radish, Levi Lilly, Plant Biology

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Influences of Antroquinonol and 4-Acetylantroquinonol B on Inflammatory Tumorigenesis in the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line with or without TNF-α Stimulation, Ting-Chun Lin, Nutrition

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Immersive Pre-travel Training Application for Seniors and People with Disabilities, YANG LI, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Analog Computing using 1T1R Crossbar Arrays, Yunning Li, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Study of the Intertexts in The Stone Of Goddess Nüwa (Nüwa Shi 女娲石), Zhimo Li, Chinese

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Plants, Parasites, and Pollinators: The Effects of Medicinal Pollens on a Common Gut Parasite in Bumble Bees, George LoCascio, Environmental Conservation

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Radiation Induces Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Genomic Surveillance to Restrict Mammary Progenitor Cell Expansion, Aliza Majewski, Animal Science

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Human and Climate Change Influences on Black (Diceros bicornis) and White (Ceratotherium simum) Rhinos in Southern Africa, Hlelolwenkhosi S. Mamba, Environmental Conservation

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Adapting for a New Audience: Ta'zieh-Between Two Rivers, Nikoo Mamdoohi, Theater

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Screening of Commercially Available Chlorine Based Sanitizers and their Efficacy in Reducing Microbial Load Levels of E. coli O157:H7 at High and Low Organic Load Environments, Paola Martinez-Ramos, Food Science

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Age Group Differences in Affect Responses to a Stressor, Molly Mather, Psychology

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Extractable And Non-Extractable Polyphenols From Mango, Yuchao Ma, Food Science

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Influence of Household Chaos on Associations Between Physiology and Behavior, Sarah McCormick, Psychology

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A Religious Pilgrimage for Retired Women: a Translation and Analysis of Jippensha Ikku's Togakushi Zenkō-ji Ōrai, Johnathan McGlory, Japanese

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Evaluation and Validation of Distraction Detection Algorithms on Multiple Data Sources, Shashank Mehrotra, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Interpreting Dreams: Directing an Immersive Adaptation of Strindberg's A Dream Play, Mary-Corinne Miller, Theater

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APPRENDRE ET ENSEIGNER AVEC LA BIENVEILLANCE : POUR UNE NOUVELLE PEDAGOGIE FRANÇAISE, Amena Moinfar, French & Francophone Studies

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The Role of Hypothalamic Vasopressin Cells in Male Sociability and Anxiety-Linked Behavior, Prakruti Nanda, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Play in the Woods: The Role of the Dramaturg in Facilitating a Holistic, Slow Theater-Making Process, Claudia Nolan, Theater

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Watershed-Scale Modeling for Water Resource Sustainability in the Tuul River Basin of Mongolia, Javzansuren Norvanchig, Environmental Conservation

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“Movers and Stayers” Movement Ecology of Yellowtail Snapper Ocyurus chrysurus and Horse-eye Jack Caranx latus Around Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ashleigh Novak, Marine Sciences and Technology

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"First Nations First": Understanding the Status of Aboriginal Involvement in British Columbia's Community Forests, Sean O'Donnell, Regional Planning

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Reward Allocation For Maximizing Energy Savings In A Transportation System, Adewale O. Oduwole, Civil Engineering

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The Publication and Initial Reception of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: Victorian Gender Norms and Intertextual Modern Interpretation, Juliana Ohrenberger, English

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The Lily's Revenge: Staging Love and Community in the Style of the Ridiculous, Jennifer Onopa, Theater

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Caenorhabditis Elegans Model To Study Antimicrobial Treatment On E. coli O157:H7, Parita Patel, Food Science

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On-Chip Communication and Security in FPGAs, Shivukumar Basanagouda Patil, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Curating Place: Using Interpretive Design to Metabolize Change in the Rural, Post-Industrial Landscape of Woronoco Massachusetts, Clark G. Piers-Gamble, Landscape Architecture

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A Tale of Force: Examining Factors that Influence Police Officer Use of Force, Kayla Preito-Hodge, Sociology

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Studies on L2 Acquisition of Chinese Verbs of 'Change' by English Speakers, Baoqing Qian, Chinese

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Old English Modern Mestizaje, Vick Quezada, Art

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ARCHITECTURAL SYNERGY: A FACILITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING IN ACADEMIA AND PRACTICE, Ryan Rendano, Architecture

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How Students of Japanese Perceive and Use Technology, David Rubino, Japanese

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Impact of S-Curve on Speed in a Modern Roundabout, Akshaey Sabhanayagam, Civil Engineering

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Restructuring Controllers to Accommodate Plant Nonlinearities, Kushal Sahare, Mechanical Engineering

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Translating Arab Cuisine into English: 101 Recipes, Paiman Salih, Comparative Literature

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Tocopherol regeneration by phospholipids in soybean oil-in-water emulsions: effect of tocopherol homologue and emulsifier type, Gautam Samdani, Food Science

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ClpXP-regulated Proteins Suppress Requirement for RecA in Dam Mutants of Escherichia coli K-12, Amie Savakis, Microbiology