This study addresses women's experiences in higher education at Oregon Agricultural College between 1870 and 1916. The experiences of these women illustrate how they were affected by society's beliefs and values, and further, how their education encouraged them to develop skills necessary to transform their role in society. Education has...
This research addresses the relationship between television
programming and body image. It specifically investigates what the Music
Television network's (MTV) dance show, "The Grind," communicates
about female body image. Two studies were conducted. Study one used
seven coders from a western United States high school to record female
The albedo of Arctic sea ice depends greatly on the formation of melt ponds. These ponds form in depressions on the ice as surface snow melts during the summer months, and their location is determined mainly by the initial snow topography. Using a high resolution sea ice model forced with...
The behavior of small atomics cluster largely depends on their geometry,
due to the high ratio of surface atoms to interior atoms. One interesting aspect
to study clusters centers around characterizing the transition behavior between
nite and bulk materials, where the ratio of surface atoms to interior atoms is
As the embodiment of the religiously unsettled Victorian Era in which she lived,
George Eliot sought to discover a system of belief that would allow her to reaffirm and
maintain her feelings of faith and morality. She believed that the subjective nature of
traditional Christianity needed to be replaced with...
Reflux condensation tests examining steam condensation in a PWR steam
generator (SG) were conducted at the Oregon State University (OSU) Advanced
Plant Experiment (APEX) Test Facility from 2005 through 2007. The
experimental data collected will provide a basis to assess TRACE steam generator
modeling techniques and assist in development of...
THE THESIS OF
Brian A. Collins for the degree of Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
The underlying aim of my dissertation was to contribute knowledge that may better support and foster STEM education improvement initiatives at public research universities. The two research studies included in my dissertation advance knowledge per perspectives of key stakeholders targeted by initiatives attempting to foster change, students and faculty. In...
Maternally-derived transcripts and proteins support early bovine and ovine
embryo development until the 8- to 16-cell stage, at which time embryonic
transcripts become essential for continued development. One purported
mechanism for the switch from maternal to zygotic control of development
(maternal to zygotic genome activation; MZGA) is the appearance of...