Archive for January, 2011

Abstract: The Effect of Palatable and Unpalatable Food Preference on Infant Satiety Point

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I find the problem of childhood obesity to be particular prevalent in our culture, and I intend to draw conclusions regarding infant’s eating habits when the foods presented are either preferential or not. This particular research is interesting and …



The Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas on Coral Reef Protection and Socioeconomic Implications

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

There is an incredible variety of definitions of marine protected areas, or MPAs, throughout the globe.  Researching and analyzing only MPAs aimed specifically at coral reef protection, I intend to explore the varying definitions and enforcement of th…



Abstract: The Design and Fabrication of Memristors

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Memristors are a class of recently discovered electronic circuit components that are passive, and as fundamental as resistors, capacitors, and inductors.  A memristor behaves as a variable resistor whose resistance varies with the amount and direction…



Abstract: Koasati Language Preservation

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During the summer, I will be spending about a month living right outside of the Koasati Native American reservation in Elton, Louisiana. Currently the Koasati language is going extinct: English is taught to children as their primary language, and the n…



Abstract: Barriers to educational achievement in Cuje, Nicaragua

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Research of both national and international development efforts emphasizes the value of education to community development, but poverty imposes realities that act as powerful barriers to educational achievement. This study seeks to explore the structur…



Abstract: ECG Anomaly Detection and Data transmission via Wireless Network

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My project is about the ECG anomaly detection and its data transmission via wireless net work. The ECG anomaly detection is devoted to automatically detecting any abnormal activities in a human heart rate by a small sensor. If there are any abnormal ac…



Elucidating the nature and significance of interplay between Ulp1, SUMO, and Ufd1

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Shortly after synthesis, cellular proteins can become modified with small molecules, chemical groups, or even entire proteins. These post-translational modifications greatly increase the complexity and functionality of a cell’s proteome. Many of thes…



The Portrayal of Women in Contemporary American Literature: Realism or Misogyny? (Abstract)

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The purpose of my project is to investigate the portrayal of women, feminist elements and gender roles in fictional texts published between the time frame of 1966 and 1987 in order to draw a consensus about the depiction of women by contemporary Americ…



An Exploration of Journalism

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Journalism takes on many different forms and is constantly evolving. For my summer research, I will be exploring these different forms of  journalism with a series of mini projects. I will be running an active blog, writing pieces on various topics i…



A Comparison of George Gordon, Lord Byron and Alexander Pushkin as Romantic Figures (Abstract)

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The English Poet Lord Byron and the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin were similar in many ways, including (but certainly not limited to) their style of writing and their cultural appeal; both Byron and Pushkin were celebrities in their own time, for thei…