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    Muñoz, Maria De Lourdes
    When thinking about extinction, rarely do fish come to mind. Marine life has become a popular topic over the years, but people rarely consider fishing as one of the main causes of endangerment of many of the ocean's inhabitants. Overfishing is the act . . .
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    Retherford, Margaux
    The integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the national airspace system presents itself with a myriad of technical problems. One of the key requirements for this integration is the human equivalent level of safety, which requires the abil . . .
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    Tran, Linh
    Currently, there is an estimate of 160 million Americans who are obese and overweight1. Studying the molecular mechanisms that are involved in the development, maintenance, and regulation of adipocytes (fat cells) could provide insights on developing . . .
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    Ortega, Matthew
    GPS navigation is utilized in a wide scope of applications from providing vital information for rescue efforts to the navigation of robots built upon a robot operating system (ROS). The critical aspect of this research is to perform efficient point to . . .
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    Leon, Judy
    It is estimated that about 54% of Americans in the U.S. drink coffee on a daily basis. Equaling to 3 cups of coffee a day per person. The end result to all of the coffee drinking is a total waste of 60 billion paper coffee cups of waste that end up in . . .
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    Blockinger, Hayley
    Powdery white mildew is a fungal disease that infects crops, decreasing quality of growth and yield. Interestingly, there is a plant that contains a mutation in a pectate-lyase family of genes that appears to enable resistance to powdery mildew diseas . . .
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    Omenwu, William
    The corrosion underneath thin molten salt films is a major problem in some industries. A notable example is the "hot corrosion" of turbine blades in aircraft flying over marine atmospheres or land-based turbines located near the sea. Simulating this t . . .
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    Gao, Ping-Yang
    Today, removing objects in photos is very common. However, image processing not only includes pictures and photos but also videos. People produce a variety of videos every day, and therefore, video processing becomes very important, whether it pertain . . .
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    Aley, Daniel
    The development of user interfaces and interactive technology has become a dominate presence in almost every experiential setting imaginable. These interactions and user experiences, especially experiences that require users to learn tasks via interac . . .
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    Perez, Erwin
    This presentation discusses the use of stereoscopic vision as a means of sensing and detecting obstacles and other aircraft for collision avoidance systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The importance of this research has become increasin . . .
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    Lee, Yoo Jin
    The branding of a company can easily be overlooked and seen as a trivial thing. This project shows the importance of creating a cohesive brand and the steps it takes to brand a company. For this particular project I branded a music studio. I conducted . . .
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    Gadon, Angela
    In Electroencephalograph (EEG) readings, eye blinks are considered an obstacle to brain-oriented analysis. Blinking causes a distinct disturbance in the time series, allowing one to track when eyes open and close. Many programs aim to filter out these . . .
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    Angel, Aaron
    The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill introduced massive amounts of oil into Louisiana saltmarsh ecosystems. The main toxic component of DWH oil are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAH metabolites react with molecular oxygen to create reactiv . . .
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    Gerfen, Kyle
    Automating home appliances is a process of making mundane, dull tasks, such as turning on and off light bulbs, or opening and closing blinds more interesting and interactive, as well as convenient. In doing this project, the purpose is to grow as engi . . .
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    Kilduff, Tim
    Following the success of the Voyager missions launched in the late 1970s to explore the outer regions of our solar system, there has been an increased amount of interest to design more missions to travel beyond our planetary system in hopes of someday . . .
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    Faull, Raymond
    The purpose of the project is to determine whether it is possible to design a nozzle that takes compressed air at 60 psi with entrained molten aluminum particles and outlets the flow to atmospheric air at subsonic velocity with an organized distributi . . .
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    Green, Michael
    The world has seen a rapid development in the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technology due to the advantages they offer over conventional manned aircraft. They are simpler and cheaper than manned aircraft, and pose no threat to human operators. Incre . . .
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    Kizito, Daniel
    This project is a S-curve motion controller which implements a second-degree S-curve acceleration algorithm. The motion controller can be used to control various types of systems including motors, laser cutters, and other technologies. The algorithm's . . .
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    Southerland, Claire
    Hyperthermia from high environmental conditions or from illness, can result in animal death. Wool has insulatory properties that can interfere with heat loss. Sheep that have been shorn (with shorter wool coats) may have an easier time maintaining iso . . .
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    Guan, Jingyi
    The hospitality industry has been growing dramatically throughout the past decades, which made it become one of the most popular subjects nowadays. Among many diversified hospitality segments, hotels are offering different kinds of appealing promotion . . .
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    Vixie, Tirragen
    Hair whorls (trichoglyphs) have long been correlated with trends in animals' behavior, temperament, response to stimulus, and preferred laterality. Recent studies in these areas have lent some scientific backing to horseman's legends, but relatively l . . .
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    Nguyen, Helen
    Accelerometers are commercially available in devices that are used to quantify human and pet activity. One such tri-axial accelerometer that is marketed to dog-lovers who wish to quantify their pet activity levels is called the FitBark2. It is a small . . .
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    Patel, Shivani
    Co-electrospinning of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and synthetic black iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles was performed to prepare polymer composite nanofibers. The polymer composite nanofibers were heat treated at 250oC in the air to oxidize the PAN first. . . .
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    Shen, Larissa
    Crude oil is a severe environmental problem because of its high organic content, antimicrobial and phytotoxic phenol compounds, and the difficulty of cleaning and containing spills. The goal of this experiment was to determine if three common, edible . . .
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    Greene, Holly M
    Effect of a Lactate-Guided Conditioning Program on Fitness Markers in the Equine Athlete A.L. Fisher, H.M. Greene MS, R.J. Talmadge PhD, Y.S. Nout-Lomas DVM, PhD Hypothesis: A lactate-guided conditioning program (CP) implementing twice-weekly short-du . . .
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    Shen, Larissa
    Crude oil is a severe environmental problem because of its high organic content, antimicrobial and phytotoxic phenol compounds, and the difficulty of cleaning and containing spills. The goal of this experiment was to determine if three common, edible . . .
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    Ramirez, Ruby
    Throughout the United States, college campuses have experienced an increase of student parent attendants; nevertheless, often these students go unnoticed (Adam 2014). It is important to consider, investigate, and recognize the student parent experienc . . .
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    Yassa, Daniel
    It is important to understand and advance the flow in order to lower any issues with the production and or transportation of powders. In this research the effects of surface modifications on the properties of cohesion, bulk density, and specific charg . . .
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    Navarro, Christine
    Processes capable of transforming biomass into renewable substitutes for petrochemicals are in high demand. Such a process must be cost efficient, eco-friendly, and use an abundant resource. The deoxydehydration (DODH) reaction was chosen because it i . . .
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    Rothberg, Eitan
    As proficient as image classifiers have become, they still fail to recognize images in the way that we might hope. They can detect airplanes accurately, but the sky plays an important role in that detection. They can detect cars, but are likely to use . . .
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    Rickerl, Kaitlin
    Trazodone hydrochloride (TZN) is a medication typically prescribed to humans to treat for depression. Due to rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) delicate anatomy and physiology, prescribing medication can be a challenge. In a previous study, it was found . . .
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    Phan, Brian
    Measuring temperature is an important aspect of daily human activities. With the technological advances in smart devices, many tasks are now being automated to maximize performance. From smart phones to autonomous self-driving cars, the possibilities . . .
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    Patel, Urval
    California Dairy Farms produce more than 30 million tons of manure waste annually. Improper disposal, and run off impact surface and groundwater, which affect wild life and public drinking wells. Nutrient recovery from organic wastewaters using microa . . .
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    Markson, Jordan
    The Aspergillus species are fungal agents that cause respiratory infections in people and animals. The poultry industry is especially impacted by aspergillus associated airway diseases. A candidate vaccine has been developed by Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) P . . .
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    Bechtol, Kimberly
    Dexamethasone Sodium-Phosphate is a synthetic glucocorticoid used in a variety of species to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. It has also been used as an immunosuppressive agent in studying disease common to immunosuppressed animals, such . . .
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    Tran, Tristhan
    Depleting fossil fuels has been undergoing issue that calls for the attention of many scientists around the world, as the demand for it increases with the increasing population. Thus, various types of renewable energy sources are being studied and eva . . .
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    Mancilla, Librado
    Hyperbolic Metamaterials (HMMs) allow for the propagation of Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) and Long-Range Surface Plasmon Polaritons (LRSPPs), which interact to form what we call Bulk Plasmon Polaritons (BPPs). These HMM structures are promising i . . .
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    Ghazarian, Sydney
    Julia mishimaensis is a sacoglossan sea slug that is distributed across the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is a small (roughly 3mm in length), green colored species, belonging to the family Juliidae, whose members are characterized by having bivalve sh . . .
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    Estrada, Israel
    For the past few decades, polymeric structures' abilities to spontaneously form into larger, more intricate conformations has been of interest. This "self-assembly" can be achieved through addition and modification of strong, non-bonding intermolecula . . .
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    Paz, Ricardo
    Over the last few decades, multicopters, a type of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs), have become increasingly popular for a wide variety of missions ranging from surveillance of disaster hit areas to precision agriculture. With an overall reduced siz . . .
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    Halaapiapi, Leni
    In this day and age, information is power. With a lot of our data stored digitally and online, it could be susceptible to malicious cyber attacks. The only way to defend against these attacks is to use better encryption methods. Standard encryption pr . . .
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    Mumford, Claire
    The apparel industry has been regarded as a major contributor to global climate change, especially due to the rise of "fast fashion." As more consumers become aware of this and adopt environmentally friendly practices, an increased number of apparel b . . .
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    Govington, Kyle
    During nuclear fission of uranium, various elements including lanthanides and actinides are created through a cascading transfer of neutrons. Processes have been developed to separate actinides from nuclear waste for their continued use, which are use . . .
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    Angel, Aaron
    The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill introduced massive amounts of oil into our saltmarsh ecosystem of Louisiana. The main toxic component of DWH oil are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAH metabolites have the capability of reacting with mo . . .
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    Sun, Jianfeng
    Many people experience a great deal of exposure to the sun during their daily routines. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of premature skin aging. It also places individuals at a much higher risk for skin cancer, sunburn, d . . .
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    Villarreal, Aarron
    For many multilingual individuals, speaking in one language for so long can lead to a ‘delayed recovery’ from suppressing their 2nd or 3rd languages. Previous research has shown that the delayed recovery leads to audible delays in language switching, . . .
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    Moran, Rebeka
    According to educational statistics, Latinos are underrepresented in the percentage of the U.S. population that holds a Ph.D. The purpose of this research is to understand the experiences of various Latina women who began their educational journey at . . .
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    Sitan, Ana
    A fuel cell is a system that produces electricity from chemical reactions, between a hydrogen/hydrogen-containing fuel and oxygen (typically from air). One type of fuel cell is the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). The main advantage of usin . . .
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    Callaway, Kristin
    The paper reviews consumer perception of alternative textiles on the basis of recycled water bottle t-shirts. The objective of the research was to determine whether or not consumer perception of alternative textiles would change after learning more ab . . .
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    Hirao, Brenton
    The San Jose fault is a relatively little-known fault that runs from the eastern San Gabriel Valley towards the Chino Basin and through the Cal Poly Pomona campus, with a total length of 18 km. The fault is considered a significant hazard due to its p . . .