ETD’s Top 20

With commencement just around the corner, many students are putting the finishing touches on their final papers, presentations, theses and dissertations. In this post, we’d like to highlight the top 20 most-downloaded Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) of all time. ETDs in the collection range from 2002 to the present (2014).


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Author Department Title Total Hits Date Submitted URL
Romo, Abel Javier Linguistics and English Language An English for Specific Purposes Curriculum to Prepare English Learners to Become Nursing Assistants 104,697 Jul 11, 2006


Pittard, Matthew Thurlow Mechanical Engineering Large Eddy Simulation Based Turbulent Flow-induced Vibration of Fully Developed Pipe Flow 61,748 Oct 8, 2003
Crane, Nathan B. Mechanical Engineering Compliant Centrifugal Clutches: Design, Analysis, and Testing 53,252 Sep 9, 2003
Blattman, William R. Mechanical Engineering Generating CAD Parametric Features Based on Topology Optimization Results 42,605 Apr 16, 2008
Oliphant, Alma H. Mechanical Engineering Numerical Modeling of Friction Stir Welding: A Comparison of Alegra and Forge3 37,989 Apr 27, 2004
Jensen, Robin S. History Gleaning the Harvest: Strangite Missionary Work, 1846-1850 34,131 Jul 15, 2005
Murdock, Jennifer Melody Communications An External Audit of the National Tropical Botanical Garden 33,022 Apr 21, 2003
Aoyama, Kazumasa Instructional Psychology and Technology Using A Diglot Reader to Teach Kanji: The Effects of Audio and Romaji on the Acquisition of Kanji Vocabulary 31,847 Jul 6, 2005
Bushnell, Tyler Dwight Exercise Sciences A Biomechanical Analysis of Sprinters vs. Distance Runner at Equal and Maximal Speeds 30,337 Dec 2, 2004
Hundley, Nicholas James Chemistry and Biochemistry Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Compounds Isolated from Endophytes of Alstonia scholaris and Acmena graveolens 28,635 Sep 2, 2005
Taniguchi, Stacy Tooru Educational Leadership & Foundations Outdoor Education and Meaningful Learning: Finding the attributes of meaningful learning experiences in an outdoor education program 28,402 Jun 6, 2004
Zeng, Yi Chemical Engineering Stable Polymer Micelle Systems as Anti-cancer Drug Delivery Carriers 28,248 Jun 1, 2005
Christensen, Sherie Marriage and Family Therapy The Effects of Premarital Sexual Promiscuity on Subsequent Marital Sexual Satisfaction 28,125 Jun 25, 2004
Snyder, Jeffrey Civil and Environmental Engineering Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3×5 Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts 27,863 Mar 15, 2004
Lee, Wayne Yeung Civil and Environmental Engineering Numerical Modeling of Blast-Induced Liquefaction 27,537 Jul 13, 2006
Jevtic, Elizabeta German and Slavic Languages Blank Pages of the Holocaust: Gypsies in Yugoslavia During World War II 27,286 Jul 1, 2004
Bishop, Gregory Loren Mechanical Engineering A Comprehensive Model for Technology Push Product Development 26,930 Mar 19, 2004
Remund, Craig Timothy Electrical and Computer Engineering Design of CMOS Four-Quadrant Gilbert Cell Multiplier Circuits in Weak and Moderate Inversion 26,645 Nov 24, 2004
Xiang, Yanqiao Chemistry and Biochemistry Capillary Liquid Chromatography Using Micro Size Particles 26,056 Jul 30, 2004

Sterling, Colin J. Mechanical Engineering Effects of Friction Stir Processing on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Fusion Welded 304L Stainless Steel 24,379 Jun 17, 2004