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  • Electron Beam Processing on Raw Grains Used in Wheat Beer Production 

    Ochoa, Daniel C (2015-11-18)
    One of the key obstacles encountered in the beer brewing industry is the microbial contamination of raw grains used in the production of beer. The barley and wheat grains used in the brewing industry are vulnerable to both ...
  • Characterization of Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Intestine 

    Heravi, Amin (2015-09-23)
    Circadian clocks drive rhythmic gene expression to enable biological functions to perform optimally at the most appropriate time of day. Circadian rhythms rely on the binding of the transcription factor CLOCK:BMAL1 to ...
  • Urban Heat Island in San Antonio, Texas 

    Neely, Matthew Lawrence; Rosenmayer, Michaela (2014-09-26)
    Research of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) is an area of continuous investigation for reasons including the potential effects it may have on the living conditions for people, such as increased heat stress. Problems like this ...
  • A Novel Concept for a Positron Emission Tomography Scanner 

    Kelly, Brian P; Lee, Matthew C; Levin, Elliot; Khatri, Jeena (2014-10-03)
    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) allows physicians and researchers to visualize metabolic data in the human body and is widely used in cancer and neurological imaging. Traditional PET scanners consist of a thin ring of ...
  • Millennials' Engagement with New Music 

    Bishop, Danielle Marie; Piwonka, Meagan Clare (2014-12-11)
    Data collection methods for the larger study was to describe and compare consumers of music and their purchasing habits. Current reports have predominantly focused on the consumer habits of multiple generations, but have ...
  • Fresnel Lens Characterization for Solar Concentration Efficiency 

    Hallam, Mark; Harris, William (2014-09-17)
    Due to the inexpensive and light weight nature of Fresnel lenses, they are key components in many solar energy concentration systems. Thus, the ability to effectively characterize Fresnel lenses over large areas is essential ...
  • Fiber Coil Resonator for Optical Gain 

    Laxton, Steven R; Bravo, Tyler E (2014-09-19)
    We have developed a cheap design for a device using 3D printed parts and simple motors to fabricate a rare earth metal doped fiber coil amplifier. We also have measurements for bending losses in a small coil and absorption ...
  • High Resolution MRI of Spinal Cords 

    Yu, Xiangdong; Li, Peng (2014-09-02)
    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a common injury in incorrect sitting position, sports and car accidents. Noninvasive imaging methods play a critical role in diagnosing SCI and monitoring the response to therapy. Magnetic ...
  • GEM Single/Double Mask and Sensitivity Studies 

    Mohamed, Taif; Al-Qahtani, Shaikha
    The Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) is a gas based detector used to detect charged particles in high-energy physics applications. It amplifies signals related to particle interaction within a detector and provides high gas ...
  • Dare to Be First 

    Piazza, Caroline Yang
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? The goal of the Dare to Be First campaign is to inspire girls and women to be trailblazers by seeing how historical female figures from the past rose above to ...
  • Pollutant Loads and Distributions Following a Major Flooding Event in Galveston Bay, Texas. 

    Leonard, Laura
    The inundation associated with flooding events often transfers otherwise abnormal levels of contaminants into the ecosystem. The Houston/Galveston region poses a unique threat due to the high concentration of petrochemical ...
  • Healing Spaces: Memorial Expression in Guatemalan Genocide Museums and Murals 

    McIntire, Ella Victoria
    Following the signing of the Guatemalan Peace Accords in December 1996 ending the country’s 36-year internal armed conflict, the Commission for Historical Clarification (CEH) was formally established. Its purpose was to ...
  • Removing the Vegetation Signature from Digital Elevation Models of Coastal Areas Surveyed by Unmanned Aerial System Photogrammetry 

    Bordelon Prouse, William Michael
    Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) photogrammetry is a popular method for generating digital elevation models (DEMs) of large areas in a timely and precise manner. The DEMs produced from UAS photogrammetry can be referenced to ...
  • Multi-Agent Persistent Task Performance 

    Motes, James Donald
    A method to control a system of robots to persistently perform a task while operating under a constraint such as battery life is presented. Persistently performing a task is defined as continuously executing the task without ...
  • Solving the RMTP with an Unknown Bound on Reordering using Bounded Counters 

    Kirchhofer, Grant W
    This research analyzes the reliable message transmission problem, or RMTP, with a different set of constraints than has been previously studied. The RMTP describes the task of simulating a reliable computer communication ...
  • An Alignment Scheme for Atomic Force Tomograms of Conductive Filaments in Resistance Switching Devices 

    Anderson, Joseph Pierre
    The search for a memristive device for use in neuromorphic circuits has brought great interest to research regarding resistance switching devices (also known RRAM devices). These devices, which grow metallic filaments ...
  • Choosing Forgiveness After Genocide 

    Dietz, James W
    Thomas Aquinas has written on the topic of mercy and justice as virtues. I use his theories to outline an idea of how forgiveness is an act of mercy. I build off Glen Pettigrove’s Forgiveness and Love to define forgiveness. ...
  • Additive Manufacturing of Bioinspired Bulk Gradient Structures to Enhance Mechanical Performance 

    Carter, Julia Kay
    The research objective of this project is to investigate the effects of energy density-based process parameters on the resulting mechanical properties of stainless steel 316L built by a powder-bed additive manufacturing ...
  • Adult Impulsivity and the Role of Parental Smoking: The Role of Gender 

    Manzanares, Alejandra; Becerra, Samantha
    Literature Review Research confirms that parental smoking is a consistent risk factor for an individual’s smoking habits (e.g. Tyas and Pederson, 1998; Biglan, et al., 1995). There has been minimal research exploring the ...
  • Prevention Of Spontaneous Tumors By Pharmacological Inhibition Of The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 

    Eichner, Jared Hart
    The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a ligand-activated tyrosine kinase receptor that is often overexpressed in cancers and plays a significant role in cell proliferation and inhibition of apoptosis. Mouse model ...

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