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Theses from 2021

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Border Town: Preserving a 'Living' Cultural Landscape in Harlingen, Texas, Shelby Parrish, Architecture

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Housing for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Creating an Integrated Living Community in Salem, MA, Tara Pearce, Architecture

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Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the Estimation of Beam Corrosion of Steel Bridge Girders, Gabrielle Pryor, Civil Engineering

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Effect of Phase Composition of Tungsten Carbide on its Catalytic Activity for Toluene Hydrogenation, Aditya Rane, Chemical Engineering

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The Cunning Little Vixen: A Folktale Illustrated On Stage, Mikayla Reid, Theater

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Teacher's Discipline Practices and Race: The Effect of "Fair" and "Unfair" Discipline on Black and White Student's Perceptions and Behaviors, Adrian Rivera-Rodriguez, Psychology

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Mechanical Design and Analysis: High-Precision Microcontact Printhead for Roll-to-Roll Printing of Flexible Electronics, Mehdi Riza, Mechanical Engineering

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Fat Lowering Effects of Fisetin in Caenorhabditis elegans, Nikolas J. Rodriguez, Food Science

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Examining the Co-Infection Effects of Helminths and Malaria in an Indonesian Community, Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez, Public Health

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Parental Conflict in the Context of Multiethnoracial Relationships, Christina A. Rowley, Psychology

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Coastal Groundwater Catchments of the Gulf of Alaska, Aeon Russo, Geosciences

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Hsp70 Phosphorylation: A Case Study of Serine Residues 385 and 400, Sashrika Saini, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Memory Vague: A History of City Pop, Jeffrey Salazar, Japanese

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A Religião e o Papel da Mulher na Desestabilização e Humanização do Discurso Judaico-Cristão em duas Obras de José Saramago: O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo e Caim, Camila C. Santiago, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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From Sanctuary to Home in the Post-Interstate City, Morgan B. Sawyer, Architecture

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An Assessment of Four Selected Communities Along the Appalachian Trail in Relation to Emile Benton Mackaye's Original Vision of Regional Planning, Jessica Ann Schottanes, Geography

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The Role of Low-Molecular Weight Fungal Metabolites in Eutypa Dieback Grapevine Trunk Disease, Dana Sebestyen, Microbiology

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Activation of Nrf2 at Critical Windows of Development Alters Protein S-Glutathionylation in the Zebrafish Embryo (Danio rerio), Emily G. Severance, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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The Slow Violence of Business As Usual Planning: Racial Injustice in Public Health Crises, Monika Sharma, Regional Planning

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Utilizing Fluorescence Microscopy to Characterize the Subcellular Distribution of the Novel Protein Acheron, Varun Sheel, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Petco Park: Evaluating Economic Health of the Dining Establishment Industry in the Vicinity of a Downtown Major League Baseball Stadium, Georgy Shukaylo, Regional Planning

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Exploring the Use of Grid-Scale Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Urban Landscape, Connor S. Slover, Architecture

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Incorporating Epoxy and Amine into Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) for a Crosslinkable Waterborne Coating, Jichao Song, Chemical Engineering

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Bridging the Gaps in Public Conversation by Fostering Spaces of Activism, Karitikeya Sonker, Architecture

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Spatiotemporal Metabolic Modeling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Expansion, Robert Sourk, Chemical Engineering

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Jet Breakup Dynamics of Inkjet Printing Fluids, Kashyap Sundara Rajan, Mechanical Engineering

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Cryptic Materials And Coacervates, Yimin Sun, Chemical Engineering

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Assessing the Structure and Function of Utility Forests in Massachusetts, Ryan Suttle, Environmental Conservation

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The Dual Process Model of National Identification: Harmonious and Dangerous Worldviews as Antecedents of National Attachment and Glorification, Stylianos Syropoulos, Psychology

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Parametric Study of Integral Abutment Bridge Using Finite Element Model, Asako Takeuchi, Civil Engineering

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Re-envisioning the American Dream, Elain Tang, Architecture

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Factors Influencing Stopover and Movement of Migratory Songbirds within the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Jessica Tatten, Environmental Conservation

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Synthesis of Functionalized Acrylic Nanoparticles as a Precursor to Bifunctional Colloids, Guinevere E. Tillinghast, Chemical Engineering

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Modeling and Characterization of Optical Metasurfaces, Mahsa Torfeh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Patterns and mechanisms of intraspecific trait variation across thermal gradients in a marine gastropod, Andrew R. Villeneuve, Environmental Conservation

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Metabolic Modeling of Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbiota from Patient Samples, Arsh Vyas, Chemical Engineering

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Ground Source Heat Pumps: Considerations for Large Facilities in Massachusetts, Eric Wagner, Mechanical Engineering

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TickNet: A Lightweight Deep Classifier for Tick Recognition, Li Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Women in a Fallen City: The Rape of Nanking and The Flowers of War, Tianle Wang, Chinese

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Lecture Video Transformation through An Intelligent Analysis and Post-processing System, Xi Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Algorithm Performance on the Estimation of CDOM and DOC in the North Slopes of Alaska, Monica Weisenbach, Geography

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Tall Timber in Denver: An Exploration of New Forms in Large Scale Timber Architecture, Andrew P. Weuling, Architecture

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Correcting For Terrain Interference, Attenuation, and System Bias for a Dual Polarimetric, X-Band Radar, Casey Wolsieffer, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Evaluating Public Masking Mandates on COVID-19 Growth Rates in U.S. States, Angus K. Wong, Public Health

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Mending What’s Invisible, Chaehee Yoon, Art

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Beautiful "Looks" Created by Women: New Aesthetics on Makeup for Overturning the Traditional Japanese Beauty, Yurina Yoshikawa, Japanese

Theses from 2020

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Seeing Like a State Cultural Agency: Creative Place-Making Transcripts of Local and State Actors, Jennifer Abrams, Sociology

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Modeling of Electrical Grid Systems to Evaluate Sustainable Electricity Generation in Pakistan, Muhammad Mustafa Amjad, Mechanical Engineering

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Analysis of Protein Phosphatase 1 Regulatory Subunit 35 (Ppp1r35) Knockout Mouse Embryos, Danielle Archambault, Animal Science

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Composing the Performance of Ōto Shōgo’s The Water Station, Vishnupad Barve, Theater

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The Role of Translation Style in Fostering Cultural Connections through World Literature, Bridget Baudinet, French & Francophone Studies

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Urban Inter-Space: Convergence of Human Interaction and Form, Clayton Beaudoin, Architecture

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The Hues of Hadley Massachusetts: Pioneering Places for Preservation and Growth, Elisha M. Bettencourt, Architecture

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Letting the Body Lead, Amanda Boggs, Art

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Understanding Agrihoods: An Exploration into the Growing Trend of Farm-to-Table Communities Across the United States, Benjamin Breger, Regional Planning

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Processes, Patterns, and Predictions of Soil Moisture Variation in Upland and Peatland Cranberry Farms in Massachusetts, Rebecca Brennan, Plant Biology

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Habitat Associations of Priority Bird Species and Conservation Value on Small, Diversified Farms in New England, Isabel Brofsky, Environmental Conservation

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Associations between Cumulative Concussion and Academic Success in University Students, Michael Broggi, Psychology

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Stop Making Sense: Hegel’s Critique of Common Understanding, Daniel A. Burnfin, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Designing Surveys on Youth Immigration Reform: Lessons from the 2016 CCES Anomaly, Saige Calkins, Political Science

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LITERARY PORTRAYALS OF RELIGIOUS AWAKENING THROUGH SUFFERING AND LOSS - BUDDHIST, DAOIST, AND CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES, Robert Canning, Chinese

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Reinvigorating Englewood, Chicago Through New Public Spaces and Mixed-Income Housing, Givan Carrero, Architecture

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Cadence as an Indicator of the Walk-to-Run Transition, Colleen Chase, Kinesiology

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INVESTIGATION OF THE CONSONANT ENDINGS OF THE CHAOSHAN DIALECT: A RESULT OF LANGUAGE CONTACT AND HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION, Jin Chen, Chinese

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Frying Oil and Frying Oil-Derived Polar Compounds Exaggerate Colitis in Mice, Xijing Chen, Food Science

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Food-Based Businesses and the Creative Class in New England's Post-Industrial Cities, Francesca Cigliano, Regional Planning

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Autonomous Recording Units as an Alternative Method for Monitoring Songbirds, Lindsay Clough, Environmental Conservation

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Reproductive Factors and Postmenopausal FSH Levels, Rebecca Costa, Public Health

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Our Souls are Already Cared For: Indigenous Reactions to Religious Colonialism in Seventeenth-Century New England, New France, and New Mexico, Gail Coughlin, History

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Impact of Predators on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in the Eastern and Western United States, Ryan Crandall, Environmental Conservation

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Before the Flood Washes it Away: The Road Connecting Urban & Regional Planning and Emergency Management Planning, Ian Cyr, Regional Planning

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The Reception of Liszt’s Faust Symphony in the United States, Chloe Danitz, Music

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New England’s Underutilized Seafood Species: Defining And Exploring Marketplace Potential In A Changing Climate, Amanda Davis, Environmental Conservation

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The Art of Not Seeing: The Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Failed Search for Nazi Collaborators in the United States, 1945-1979, Jeffrey Davis, History

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LE CONTE AFRICAIN DANS L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANCAIS : ASPECTS SOCIO-EDUCATIFS ET EXEMPLES PRATIQUES, Maguette Diame, French & Francophone Studies

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A Study on Latent Thermal Energy Storage (LTES) using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) 2020, Ritvij Dixit, Mechanical Engineering

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Predictors of Cognitive Decline in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Midlife Women: A Longitudinal Study, Jasmine Dixon, Psychology

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Numerical Simulation of Thermoelectric Transport in Bulk and Nanostructured SiSn Alloys, Venkatakrishna Dusetty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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DEVELOPMENT OF HEADSPACE ANALYSIS OF LIVING AND POSTHARVEST FRESH PRODUCE USING SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY (SERS), Xinyi Du, Food Science

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Sexual Experiences and Association with Depression and Anxiety Among Sexual Minority Women, Brie Engelbrecht, Public Health

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An Imitation of Life: The Strength and Struggle of Women in Murakami Ryū, Joseph Erobha, Japanese

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School Bus Routing To Allow Later School Start Times, Rana Eslamifard, Civil Engineering

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Becoming Quasi-Colonial Political Subjects: Garveyism and Labor Organizing in the Tennessee Valley (1921-1945), Ashley Everson, Political Science

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SunDown: Model-driven Per-Panel Solar Anomaly Detection for Residential Arrays, Menghong Feng, Mechanical Engineering

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Enforcing Higher Standards for Flood Hazard Mitigation in Vermont, Tamsin Flanders, Regional Planning

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Nozzle Clogging Prevention and Analysis in Cold Spray, Alden Foelsche, Mechanical Engineering

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Early Neural and Environmental Predictors of Later Emotion Dysregulation in Children with and without ADHD Symptoms, Shannon Gair, Psychology

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A Textbook-Based Study on Cultural Knowledge Acquisition in Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Feng Gao, Chinese

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Magnetite Mineralization of the Hammondville Pluton: Poly-Phase Kiruna Type IOCG Magnetite-Apatite Deposits in the Lyon Mountain Granite, Phillip Geer, Geosciences

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Architectural Agency Through Real Estate Development, Hitali Gondaliya, Architecture

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Validity Parameters for Step Counting Wearable Technologies During Treadmill Walking in Young People 6-20 Years of Age, Zachary Gould, Kinesiology

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Deep Reinforcement Learning For Distributed Fog Network Probing, Xiaoding Guan, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Shopping for Vibrators with my Abuela… #Space #Representation and #Latinidad in @JanetheVirgin, Maria Guarino, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Recursion in Language and Number: Is There a Relationship?, Diego Guerrero, Psychology

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An Experimental Investigation of How Peer Criticism and Praise Affect Urges for Self-Injury, Lauren Haliczer, Psychology

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COMPRESSIVE PARAMETER ESTIMATION VIA APPROXIMATE MESSAGE PASSING, Shermin Hamzehei, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Exodus, a Museum of Between: Directing an Original Staging of Object Journalism, Oral Testimony and Early Italian Opera, Gabriel Harrell, Theater

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Crustal Evolution of the New England Appalachians: The Rise and Fall of a Long-Lived Orogenic Plateau, Ian Hillenbrand, Geosciences

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Multimodal Transit and a New Civic Architecture, Samuel Bruce Hill, Architecture

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Kofifi/Covfefe: How the Costumes of "Sophiatown" Bring 1950s South Africa to Western Massachusetts in 2020, Emma Hollows, Theater