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    Drinkwater, Justin R.
    The purpose of this project was to develop the framework for a Landscape Maintenance District Master Management Plan (MMP). Key elements of the Master Plan would be developed and applied to a pilot study within the Dunsmuir Landscape Maintenance Distr . . .
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    Munsee, Ann
    The Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum (Committee for Children, 2005) lacks a gendered harassment component. According to Harris Interactive and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the absence of gender is problematic. For students . . .
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    Cheung, Yuk L.
    This paper presents an analytical review on the SMUD’s combined cycle power plant modification project (in Rancho Seco, CA) with solar energy utilization to supplement the steam turbine power generation process. During summer, the change in ambient te . . .
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    Korrapati, Srinivasulu
    The purpose of this project was to optimize the bonding parameters to develop an adhesive wafer bonding process that produces a defect free and relatively strong bond using SU-8 as an intermediate adhesive layer at the lowest possible processing tempe . . .
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    Ekwall, Shannon Barbara
    Sex crimes are an increasing phenomena that are changing society on many levels. Research exploring the statistics of reported sexual abuse has often led to a misconception of what an abuser is and what types of victims are susceptible to the abuse. T . . .
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    Wallen, Michelle Lynn
    The records of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing arrived at the California State Archives in several accessions, some marking the records as restricted and others not. This created a potentially confusing situation for researchers h . . .
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    Owen, Steve Douglas
    The stories in this collection are my attempt at breaking the artificial boundaries between so-called literary fiction and genre. They do this by eschewing traditional realist fetishes such as linearity, free will, imagined or spoken violence, and the . . .
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    Tsymbal, Vita
    This research project is exploratory-quantitative in nature, specifically to address acculturation and assimilation issues surrounding the resettlement process of the present wave of Slavic immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union to Sacra . . .
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    Lewis, Niambi Nichole
    The purpose of the project is to explore the relationship between the cultural competency of social workers investigating abuse and neglect of children in Sacramento County, the removal of those children from their parents and how this affects the dis . . .
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    Lee, Mary C.
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway III: Developing a curriculum, program, or performance related to art . . .
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    Porter-Coronado, Amanda
    A manual is needed to explore how interventions such as culturally relevant treatment programs can contribute to the abstinence and recovery of Native American youth. Additional studies are needed that use experimental designs with a treatment and con . . .
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    Dobbins, Jennifer
    The California state budget crisis of 2008 required state legislators to make numerous fiscal cuts to public health care services. These services play an integral part in the development of children between the ages of zero and five years. The purpose . . .
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    Stinson, Sheila C.
    Develop an on-boarding program specifically for new leaders to Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) corporate that would improve their socialization into the culture of CHW. Sources of Data Employee surveys, company websites, management interviews, needs as . . .
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    Halim, Yasmin-Amy C.
    The welfare reform legislation of the 1990’s was implemented with the goal of ending long-term reliance on human assistance programs by encouraging self-sufficiency. The passing of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation A . . .
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    Nanjaiah, Shashi Kumar
    The multi-core era brings new challenges to the programming community. Parallelization requirements of applications in mainstream computing and applications in emergent fields of high performance computing, such as informatics, must be explored. With . . .
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    Jerome-Surendran, Thomas D.
    The focus of this project is to carry out an accurate simulation study of a 3- element array of rectangle horn antennas forming a focused near field beam. This study has useful application for clinical hyperthermia which is the therapeutic treatment o . . .
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    Pandya, Kunal
    Student transcripts are a critical component of admission, transfer credit processing, and graduation processing. The majority of transcripts come into the University in paper form through multiple points of entry and are processed in multiple areas d . . .
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    Heine, Allison
    The service-learning project documented in this study researched the benefits of arts in education, effective strategies for instructing English language learners (ELL), and successful service-learning methods in an effort to give educators and prospe . . .
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    Szabó, Melissa
    Abuse in foster care is one of the reasons why children in foster care do not experience stable foster placements. Another reason for placement disruption is limited caregiver capacity to care for the children and provide permanency. These circumstanc . . .
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    Gorla, Sharone
    “Combination of cryptography and Steganography for secure communication” is an application, which combines both Cryptography methods (i.e. Encryption, decryption) and Steganography techniques to make the communication more secure. The outcome of this . . .
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    King, Catherine Ann
    Creating educationally useful and legally defensible Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents is one of the main skills demanded of special education services providers. Through periodic reauthorizations of federal special and general educatio . . .
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    Costales, Christine Terese
    This project was designed to create a dance performance which focused on research based choreography while portraying the historical, cultural and emotional significance of color. Various activities were used in order to help dancers gain a greater se . . .
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    Vernali, Janette Nicole
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that severely compromises functioning in multiple developmental domains (Rogers et al., 2006). Children with ASD often show deficits in the social domain (McClellan & Katz, 1 . . .
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    Vora, Komil B.
    It is usually observed that small to medium sized organization with many assets do not have a have a reliable and efficient system for tracking orders, their usage within along with inventory of supplies, equipment and assets. As a result, often there . . .
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    Moore, Kathleen Ann
    Three Story Builder books and a parent handbook were designed to improve literacy in students who are first learning to read, and students who are at risk of reading failure. They can also be used to support phonological awareness and decoding skills . . .
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    Vernon, Shahera R.
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless youth experience or perceive barriers to accessing social services at rates higher than those of their heterosexual counterparts. This occurs for a variety of reasons including societal homophobia (Floyd . . .
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    Lanier, Denise
    The issue addressed in this study concerns whether a positive youth development program, sensitive to Black youth, effectively negates structural and cultural pressures. The environment in this study is important because it is a predominantly Caucasia . . .
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    McLean, Claire
    The changing cultural composition in the United States has contributed to the acknowledgment of the need for the counseling profession to develop multicultural perspectives and competencies. However, research shows that current counselor training prog . . .
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    Palasamudram Ramesh, Balaji
    BPEL stands for Business Process Execution Language; it is a standard executable language for specifying interactions with web-services. “BPEL is [1] essentially a workflow graph that describes interactions between various web services, dependencies a . . .
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    Muralidharan, Mukundan
    Sharing of information is done in many ways and one such way is the online mock tests. The online practice tests are the model tests that are designed exactly like the online competitive exams. This will help people who are preparing to ace competitiv . . .
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    Veeramachaneni, Kalyana Valli
    In today’s environment, people operate in a hectic environment than ever before. For Lawyers and certain practices, the ability to do online scheduling of appointments may work well. Hence, a web-based scheduling calendar is developed for all the empl . . .
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    Navarro, Erika C.
    This project is undertaken in an effort to develop awareness among the community regarding the elderly and their impacted health due to the excessive use of prescription drugs. It is hoped that the information provided here will help in improving the . . .
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    Wangnoo, Samit
    The intent of the project is to study the MySQL design limitations and tradeoffs; and produce a solution of how to tackle these limitations and tradeoffs. Thereby improving the efficiency of the MySQL queries and making the system fast. The goal of th . . .
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    Perron, Joshua Paul
    Many people enjoy outdoor activities, such as riding dirt bikes or all terrain vehicles, camping, and hunting. Sometimes these excursions occur over several days, and it is not always very easy to keep clean. Although water may be available, such as a . . .
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    Brunzell, Kara Lynn
    How do historic preservation activities in Napa, California relate to the theory and practice of preservation? How does Napa’s history fit into broader themes of history, and how does Napa’s historic architecture illustrate that history. Sources of Da . . .
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    Chittimalli, Vijaya Lakshmi
    Steganography is the art of hiding messages inside an image file/Audio file or a Video file such that the very existence of the message is unknown to third party. Cryptography is used to encrypt the data so that it is unreadable by a third party. Keep . . .
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    Leija, Manuel A.
    This project investigates the use to solar energy to heat Anheuser Busch’s storage facility in Fairfield, California, specifically using solar (Trombe) wall and an evacuated tube collector design considerations. This warehouse is currently using 25 st . . .
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    Phillips, David Ray
    This project is an alternative culminating experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Researcher. This project addresses the importance of in . . .
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    Gujjar, Krishna Deepak
    Today there are several different databases systems in the market and many organizations work with multiple databases, heterogeneous in nature. Each of these systems store data and have applications running with them. In such a scenario there are inst . . .
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    Williamson, Susan
    This study examined the knowledge of 48 high school teachers from the same rural community in California about risk factor and warning signs associated with adolescent suicide. A quantitative positivist approach survey research design was used in this . . .
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    Rahimi, Aideen Aisha
    Afghans for most of recorded history have been an isolated and non-migratory people. This began to change in the late 1970’s when the government’s shift to communism and the Soviet invasion in December 1979 caused more than half of the population in A . . .
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    George, Nixon Sunny
    Formal languages use mathematical notations to capture the software specifications precisely. Design by Contract is a technique used during software implementation to ensure that the software conforms to the specifications. However, there is a semanti . . .
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    Amin, Nuruddin
    This project focuses on the experimental study of 3-element linear antenna array operating in the X-band frequency range of 8-12 GHz. The main application of the array design is in microwave hyperthermia treatment of tumors by focused radiation. Typic . . .
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    Yerramilli, Surya
    In this modern age the power system is becoming increasingly large and much more complicated in its operation. Maintaining synchronism between various parts of power system is becoming cumbersome process, which arises stability problems in power syste . . .
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    Doran, David M.
    The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) industry is a unique niche industry that facilitates telephone calls for primarily for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Regulation plays a key role in this industry, and as such traditional market dynami . . .
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    Bowers, Abigail Marie
    Social workers interact with registered nurses, chaplains, and other team members in their work on the hospice interdisciplinary team. Teamwork is integral to the social worker’s role in working with the patients and families. Research has discovered . . .
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    Gautam, Abhimanyu
    This report is the written document of the Master Project I have completed for my Masters Degree at CSUS. This report will help future CSUS students pursuing their masters to get valuable knowledge about the report writing. Also this report will provi . . .
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    Patton, James C.
    Defect monitoring is a necessity in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is a process characterized by the regular inspection of its product during the significant portions of assembly. Defect monitoring is accomplished using automated inspect . . .
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    Bruce, Gail Inouye
    In 2004 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) was reauthorized, Response to Intervention (RtI) was specified as an alternative or supplement to the traditional discrepancy approach, which until then had been the sole . . .
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    Priymak, Nicholas
    Financial crimes against the elderly are social ailments recognized by law enforcement agencies, social services agencies and the general population. The ramifications of these crimes, however, are not clearly understood. Further research is required . . .
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    Hernández, Bertha Elena
    The purpose of this project is to create a guide to introduce English Learner Spanish-speaking preschoolers to early literacy skills and phonological awareness and thereby help them in the process of reading and writing when they enter Kindergarten. T . . .
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    Ogunbitan, Festus
    My motivation to write a classic play about Cincinnatus, the famous Roman consul of 458 B.C., arose from my awareness that playwrights and poets through the centuries have seemed to bypass the great achievements of this important Roman consul. His leg . . .
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    Khoja, Ashif
    The business of software development and maintenance has become increasingly competitive. Software projects need to be cost-effective and provide high-quality products to compete in today's market. Today's software applications are very complex and so . . .
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    Townsend, Michelle Virginia
    The general problem forming the basis of this project was the challenge of incorporating technology in the creation of a mixed media public mural. Schools in America today include a diverse student body. Creating a mural together involved learning to . . .
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    Yalung, Crisostomo A.
    This qualitative study examines the narratives of 14 caregivers (13 Filipinos and a Honduran) around Sacramento County regarding the contribution and influence of spirituality and religion on their motivations and quality of service. Purposive samplin . . .
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    Thouta, Santosh Kumar
    The main objective of this project is to design a synthesizer that can convert mono audio signal into stereo audio signal. This synthesizer proves to be a handy hardware that allows enjoying stereo quality even though the source of the audio is mono. . . .
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    Karam, Karen
    The social issue of methamphetamine use in a rural community has created the need for social workers, law enforcement and probation professionals to address the issue from a multi-jurisdictional approach. As social workers attempt to address the safet . . .
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    Bell Wolfe, Jennifer
    This Project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as educator developing knowledge and skills in a particula . . .
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    Pabustan, Sherley P.
    The purpose of this mixed design research project is to gather pertinent information on the barriers and challenges that contribute to the lack of involvement of teen Latino fathers in the upbringing of their children. The researcher interviewed five . . .
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    Allard, Sarah Lynn
    A unit to teach basic agricultural education to third grade students was piloted to evaluate effectiveness. The first topic of this unit, which is an introduction to agriculture, was piloted and evaluated in a third grade class. Revisions were made to . . .
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    Bruce, Gail Inouye
    In 2004 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) was reauthorized, Response to Intervention (RtI) was specified as an alternative or supplement to the traditional discrepancy approach, which until then had been the sole . . .
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    Saechao, Lune H.
    The harsh realities experienced by Iu-Mien women refugees in Laos, Thailand and the United States have contributed to various mental health challenges. Regardless of the high percentage of mental health problems among the Iu-Mien, there are an increas . . .
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    Siddique, Ziad S.
    Nowadays portable devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDA, net books and laptops have become household items. People, for their own convenience love taking computers or personal data with them at all times. Having these portable devices with us en . . .
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    Jasoliya, Jaymin
    Image compression is getting more and more important in the electronic world with increased amount of bandwidth and storage requirement with increase in the image and video usage over internet. Pioneering advances in the image compression algorithms a . . .
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    Brown, Janet Alicia
    The following research project is a qualitative research study of essential core components and services found in supervised visitation programs providing services to court ordered mandated family reunification clients. A content analysis was conducte . . .
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    Sunku Ravindranath, Raksha
    This project discusses security issues, countermeasures and research issues in the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA system is used in power sector for controlling and monitoring industrial processes. The major components . . .
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    Perron, Joshua Paul
    Many people enjoy outdoor activities, such as riding dirt bikes or all terrain vehicles, camping, and hunting. Sometimes these excursions occur over several days, and it is not always very easy to keep clean. Although water may be available, such as a . . .
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    Allee, Michelle Y.
    Utilizing a case study approach, interviews of 4 parents who were mandated to attend a Student Attendance Review Board (California Education Code 48321, 48325) conference due to the truant behavior of their children were conducted. The data were analy . . .
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    Andrada, Geneva
    Self-injury is a behavior that has long been stigmatized both by the treatment community and the community at large. It is this attitude that often delays or prevents those who engage in self-injury from seeking treatment. There are limited studies of . . .
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    Benjamin, Joseph Antony
    GPS has become a common household item for various purposes, the most obvious one being navigation. It is also used for other purposes and leisurely activities such as running, biking, skating, skiing and even swimming. This project uses a GPS receive . . .
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    Clarke, Caitlin Noel
    This project is a Culminating Experience for a Masters of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis on Arts in Education. The project follows Pathway III: Developing a curriculum, program, or performance related to arts education . . .
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    Thakkar, Ravi
    Hundreds of landslides are mobilized along highway corridors that can affect public safety as well as the trip quality, reliability and maintenance cost of the transportation network. Caltrans GeoResearch Group pioneered the project to identify the la . . .
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    Adams, Jeremy Daniel
    This study is an attempt to develop a statewide systematic approach to the surveying and evaluation of electric transmission structures in California to determine their eligibility for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. As federal . . .
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    Davila, Janelle Catherine
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate. The problem addressed in this project w . . .
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    Asbury, Shauna
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis in Arts in Education. It follows Pathway III: Developing a curriculum project related to Arts Education. The . . .
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    Nguyen, Ana
    The association between culturally competent practice and treatment outcomes among Southeast Asians has become recognized in the field of social work. However, cross-cultural challenges continue to exist, particularly in one field of social work – chi . . .
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    Overton, Stevin T.
    American River College [ARC] is the largest of four community colleges in Sacramento, California. ARC students who are disabled are provided academic counseling and assistance through Disabled Student Programs and Services [DSPS]. During the author's . . .
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    Johnson, Kyle
    The purpose of this project is to explore and document the causes and possible remedies of restoring a heavily degraded campsite and adjacent stream. The campsite and stream in question are Millionaire Camp Site and Big Silver Creek, located within th . . .
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    Amin, Krupen
    This project is about generation of power through the solar panels in Californian highways and storing it in a storage system. The plan is to build up charging stations for electric vehicles on highways and this stored form of energy can be used in th . . .
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    Hosier, Reina
    This project is an alternative culminating experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate and Leader Promoting Arts Confident Teac . . .
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    Pepper, Julie
    This project is a collaborative project between Benjamin Crago-Schneider and Julie Pepper. The work for this project was shared equally by the two authors. This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Masters of Art in Education: Curric . . .
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    Plocher, Lynn
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Masters of Art in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an elective emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway 1: Artist as Educator, developing knowledge and skills in a particul . . .
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    Johnson, Linda Clark
    This Project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Educator. This project examines the question, "Where do . . .
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    Kaur, Harpreet
    This paper provides a detailed study on the algorithms used by an ALU to perform multiplication and division for large numbers, and recommends one algorithm that will give best performance for division and multiplication. The multiplication algorithms . . .
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    Morales-Scott, Kristi
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis in Arts in Education. This Project follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate and Leader. The researcher established a . . .
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    Panchal, Jay Rajeshkumar
    In the past few years, there has been continuing increase in the number and range of products and services that incorporate speech technology. This increase in applications is partly due to the advances made in field of speech synthesis and recognitio . . .
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    Chan, Bena
    This project is a qualitative study about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and its benefits for oncology patients. Due to the growing popularity of this complementary action, and the lack of support from current Western medicine, there are risks to . . .
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    Asrate, Abinet Kutie
    This project presented the sensitivity analysis of dam breach parameters using Lang Creek Dam as a testing basis. Lang Creek Dam is an earthfill dam located in southern California with 62.8 feet height and 345 feet long. The dam was constructed to pre . . .
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    Weil, Jean
    My project is an Alternative Culmination Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Educator, which develops knowledge and skills in a particular area . . .
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    Anumakonda, Ashwin
    The Defense Information provides expert analysis on various areas like National security, International security and Defense policy. This Information promotes wide-range of discussions and debate on security issues such as nuclear weapons, space secur . . .
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    Conley, Charlotte M.
    These researchers interviewed 10 African American clergy who provide counseling services to members of their congregations, in order to examine participant’s beliefs, patterns of responses to presenting problems, and level of knowledge about mental il . . .
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    Olvera, Sylia M.
    This study recorded and identified the perceptions and thoughts regarding both stress and self-care among graduate social work students. The implications stress has on social work graduate students and its effects were also explored in this study. In . . .
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    Isenbarger-Ellis, Harmonee
    This study set forth to examine the rates of compassion fatigue among community health providers. The study included 30 providers from one agency in Alameda County. Data for this project was collected utilizing one scale, The Professional Quality of L . . .
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    Dave, Aditi
    This report discusses about potential Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) security threats and best practices to mitigate the risks caused by the security threats. Issues specifically addressed in this report are threats, vulnerabilities and risks. . . .
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    Williams, Tianna
    The aim of this explorative quantitative study is to examine the culture of silence (also referred as the “no snitching” mentality) that exists in the African American Community. Such attitude encourages African Americans to be uncooperative with the . . .
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    Dunker, Sarah M.
    For families that have a child who has experienced a medical trauma, adjusting to the demands of the injury, both physically and emotionally, can be an arduous task. However, there is a limited amount of literature available to providers to assist fam . . .
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    Patel, Vinit D.
    Human life could be much more comfortable, if global machinery works on voice commands. There are lot of products available in the market those provide us automated voice controlled working experience. Voice-identification is a kind of technology in w . . .
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    Tangri, Archana
    Employee volunteering is one of the recent trends where an increasing number of employees contribute their time and skill towards volunteering activities of their own choice or some designated activities assigned by the organization. It helps fulfill . . .
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    Harvel, Wayne
    For many clients with substance abuse disorders, it can be difficult to be successful in treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine if social work students had different perceptions about a client’s ability to stop drinking based on severity . . .
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    Kikani, Mihir
    The main goal of this project is to design and implement data communication between personal computer and PIC18F452 (Peripheral Interface Controller) microcontroller using USB (Universal Serial Bus) protocol. The major hardware components of this proj . . .