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Top 10 downloaded electronic theses and dissertations

May 14, 2011 – Virginia Tech has required that theses and dissertations be submitted in an electronic format since 1997. We have also been scanning print copies to put online. These efforts have greatly increased usage of our graduates works, both locally and around the world. Here are the top 10 downloaded ETDs this academic year:

  1. Footprint analysis of the transcriptional control of glycogen phosphorylase 2 in dictyostelium discoideum / Col, Bekir (1997, Biology, Master's Thesis)
  2. Personal financial wellness and worker job productivity / Joo, So-hyun (1998, Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management, Dissertation)
  3. Chiral separations on HPLC derivatized polysaccharide csps: temperature, mobile phase and chiral recognition mechanism studies / Cabusas, Maria Elena Ybarbia III (1998, Chemistry, Dissertation)
  4. relations / Sakimoto, Hideki (1998, Architecture, Master's Thesis)
  5. Phylogenetic analysis of iliamna (malvaceae) using the internal transcribed spacer region / Bodo Slotta, Tracey A (2000, Biology, Master's Thesis)
  6. Development of a novel cam-based infinitely variable transmission / Lahr, Derek Frei (2009, Mechanical Engineering, Master's Thesis)
  7. Design of class-e radio frequency power amplifier / Al-Shahrani, Saad Mohammed (2000, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dissertation)
  8. Modeling and implementation of controller for switched reluctance motor with AC small signal model / Wang, Xiaoyan (2001, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master's Thesis)
  9. Teaching and learning styles of community college business instructors and their students: relationship to student performance and instructor evaluations / Tucker, Shelia Yvonne Jr. (1998, Human Resources and Education, Dissertation)
  10. A holistic approach to taxonomic evaluation of two closely related endangered freshwater mussel species, the oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) and tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) / Jones, Jess Walter (2004, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Master's Thesis)

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