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  1. A Brain-Machine Interface for Regaining Control of a Paralyzed Arm: A Primate Model of Cortically Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation

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    Description: A critical challenge in improving the quality of life for spinal cord injury survivors is to restore the capacity to grasp and manipulate objects. While progress has been made to restore hand function by using functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate muscles, providing the means to control the multiple degrees...
    Keyword: Engineering and Biomedical
    Subject: Biomedical Engineering
    Creator: Eric Pohlmeyer
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

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    Description: This thesis is organized into three essays, each with particular insights involving public policy and family formation: In the first essay, I address the well-documented correlation between the prestige of the university and the labor market income of its graduates by investigating whether a possible medium for this effect is...
    Keyword: Divorce, Marriage, Education, Financial Aid, and College Major
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Benjamin Walter Bohdan Passty
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. The Private and Public Effects of School Reform

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    Description: The expansion of public education at the beginning of the twentieth century had a profound effect on the American economy. This dissertation explores the impact of changing educational institutions on both individuals and communities with a study of Iowa during its introduction of modern grammar schools and high schools during...
    Keyword: History and Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: John Michael Parman
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. The Responsiveness of Prices to Aggregate Technology Shocks and Monetary Policy Shocks

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    Description: I show that the speed of price adjustment to aggregate technology shocks is substantially larger than to monetary policy shocks. In the context of large Bayesian Vector Autoregression models, I establish that aggregate and disaggregate prices adjust very quickly to technology shocks, while they only respond sluggishly to monetary policy...
    Keyword: difference in price responsiveness, sticky prices, real effects of monetary policy shocks, aggregate technology shocks, and rational inattention
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Luigi Paciello
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. Differences in Conceptual Organization Among Types of Wine Experts: The Impact of Goals on Representation

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    Description: Most cognitive research on conceptual structure has studied undergraduate populations and either natural (biological) or artificial (experiment-specific) categories. This project investigates how people with extensive, rich knowledge about a complex real-world domain organize and use that knowledge. The research extends prior work on differences among types of experts within biological...
    Keyword: wine, expertise, categorization, reasoning, and inductive inference
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Julia Beth Proffitt
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for Protein and DNA Delivery: A Platform for Islet Transplantation

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    Description: Tissue engineering offers a promising approach for the replacement of diseased or injured tissues, and is based upon the premise that cells can be induced to form new tissues when presented with the appropriate set of environmental cues. Polymer scaffolds play a central role in most tissue engineering strategies by...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Christopher Rives
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Science-Based Design of High-Performance Bubblegum

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    Description: A multicomponent bimodal poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) polymer composite has been scientifically designed to increase biaxial plastic flow stabilization for the achievement of large biaxial deformations. For this, a systems-based approach was used for the computational materials design of a high performance bubblegum whose mean in-vivo bubble diameter exceeds that of...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Leslie Dale Morget
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Light Field Modulation for Enhanced Image Capture and Projection

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    Description: The light field is a 4D function that describes the flow of light in all directions through every point in free space. Digital cameras only capture a 2D projection of the 4D light field entering the camera lens. In this dissertation I modify the light field as it enters a...
    Keyword: agile spectrum, super-resolution, multispectral, and light fields
    Subject: Computer Science
    Creator: Ankit Mohan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-08
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Metal-organic frameworks as hydrogen storage materials: effects of framework reduction and cation doping

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    Description: The safe and efficient storage of hydrogen is possibly the chief obstacle to its use as a fuel on a large scale. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are well poised to provide unique solutions to hydrogen storage, and gas storage in general, a result of their crystalline, porous networks that present the...
    Keyword: Zn paddlewheel, heat of adsorption, metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen storage, doping, and adsorption
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Karen Lynn Mulfort
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Colloidal Gold Nanoprisms

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    Description: Au nanoprisms are a new type of inorganic nanoparticle that is particularly interesting because these particles can be made in high yield, are composed of a metal with well known surface chemistry, exhibit strong, architecture and environment-sensitive optical features, and have well-defined crystallographic facets. All of these features make Au...
    Keyword: nanoprism, gold, anisotropic, synthesis, nanotechnology, and quadrupole
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Jill Erin Millstone
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation