Day: August 30, 2011

Seminar: Submitting your Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School

Students planning on finishing a thesis or dissertation fall 2011 or spring 2012 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time.

If you are unable to join us, a taped version of this seminar is available online from our May 19th presentation.

Students who are interested in learning more about the formatting requirements and resources available to assist them should visit our formatting web page and refer to our January 27 seminar.

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New theses and dissertations available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses and dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Alejandro Avendano Cecena
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Bruce Mork
Dissertation title: Transformer Modeling in ATP: Internal Faults & High-Frequency Discretization

Renee Blackburn
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Susan R Martin
Thesis title: Preserving and Interpreting the Mining Company Office: Landscape, Space and Technological Change in the Management of the Copper Industry

Matthew Chye
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Tony Neal Rogers
Dissertation title: Development and Characterization of a Rechargeable Carbon Foam Electrode Containing Nickel Oxyhydroxide Active Mass

Darrin Evans
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: Determining Bridge Deck Deterioration Through the Use of3D Photogrammetry

Rasika Kishor Gawde
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Modeling Particulate Organic Matter Diagenesis withSED2K

Lisa Gillis
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Samuel R Sweitz
Thesis title: Lighthouses as an Overlapping Boundary Between Maritime and Terrestrial Landscapes: How Lighthouses Served to Connect the Growing Industries of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the World Market

Nayyer Islam
Master of Science in Geological Engineering
Advisor: Wayne D Pennington
Thesis title: Sonic Log Prediction in Carbonates

Rajni Kalavendi
Master of Science in Chemistry
Advisor: Sarah A Green
Thesis title: Metal Accumulation in the Flora of Houghton County

Paul Koning
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: A Comparative Study of Anchorage Strengths of Epoxy Coated Hooked Bars

Melanie Laffin
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Co-Advisors: Melissa Sue Keranen and Sibel Ozkan
Thesis title: Fixed Block Configuration GDDs with Block Size 6and (3,r)-Regular Graphs

Nicole McMahon
Master of Science in Geophysics
Advisor: Gregory Phillip Waite
Thesis title: Automation of Shear-Wave Splitting Parameter Determination of Local Earthquakes at Yellowstone: Application as Indicator of Crustal Stress and Temporal Variation

Margus Paesalu
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Co-Advisors: Thomas Grant Pypker and Eric Agestam
Thesis title: Tracing the Source of Groundwater for Three Different Coastal Peatlands Along Lake Superior

Anand Puranik
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Gordon G Parker
Dissertation title: Dynamic Modeling, Simulation and Control Design of a Parafoil-Payload System for Ship Launched Aerial Delivery System (SLADS)

Scott Robinson
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Advisor: Martin F Jurgensen
Thesis title: Assessing Visual Disturbance Conditions on the Custer National Forest

Jesse Silverman
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: William I Rose
Thesis title: “The Need Obliged Us”: Culture as Capacity During the Hurricane Stan Emergency Response. A Case Study from Tectitan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Helen Thomas
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Co-Advisors: Iain Matthew Watson and Simon Anthony Carn
Dissertation title: Observations of Volcanic Emissions Using Satellite Remote Sensing

Samantha Wojda
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Seth W Donahue
Thesis title: The Effects of Hibernation on Bone in Yellow-Bellied Marmots

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