Archive for March, 2015

Content Analysis of Egyptian Newspapers

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Egypt’s transition from hopeful revolution to failed democracy was a dynamic, fast-paced process. From the ousting of the first democratically elected president to the return to military dictatorship, the rapid development of polarization in Egyptian political opinion suggests that elite actors—strategically deploying the media— attempted to push a political agenda that eventually led to the […]



The Social Status of Women as Seen Through Renaissance Art

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I plan to write a research paper examining the social status of women as seen through Renaissance art. I am interested in this topic because I have studied Renaissance art in my art history class, and I would like to gain a more thorough understanding of its social context, especially in terms of women’s social history. […]



(Abstract) Exploring language acquisition: the influence of one’s first language on learning another

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Languages have always been a source of fascination for me, and this summer I will be conducting research in the field of psycholinguistics, specifically how a person’s first language influences the acquisition of a second. My main goal is to gain a better understanding of the cognitive processes behind learning a language, expanding on that […]



Abstract

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The purpose of this project is to model quantum dots using the AdS-CFT correspondence.  Quantum dots are semiconductor crystals that exhibit quantum properties visible at large scales.  When a photon in the ultraviolet spectrum interacts with the dot, an electron enters an excited state.  When the electron returns to its ground state, it releases energy […]



Abstract: Ideas in Linear Algebra

By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One of the major fields in mathematics is linear algebra. Many people have been exposed to these ideas throughout their life even if it was not labeled as such. In short, anything that has to do with matrices or solving a system of equations is based i…



Impact of U.S. National Park System on American Environmentalism

By • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The U.S. National Park Service began August 25, 1916 and the U.S. has seen a significant development in its environmental since that formation.  With climate change recognized as a real, global phenomenon, the National Park System becomes emblematic of a belief in preserving what is naturally beautifully about this earth.  The goal of this project […]



Investigation of Cobalt-Salen Complexes for Hydrogen Generation Abstract

By • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Global energy consumption continues to increase along with global population. Therefore, it is critical to research methods of harvesting renewable energy.  My project will explore a solution to this problem through specific analysis of a device proposed for artificial photosynthesis (AP).  AP serves as a potential solution to the storage problem associated with solar energy.  […]



Complicity with Ontographical Materials: Towards an Object-Oriented Criticism

By • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“In Shawwal of 783 AH, Um al-Ghathra was in a caravan heading to Khurasan, Iran for trade and pilgrimage. Towards the end of its journey, the caravan changed its direction in the night because what they sighted ahead in their assumed direction was a lagoon instead of a city. After a few days of wandering, […]



End of Thesis is so near!

By • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

March has simply flown by, and I cannot imagine how the time has slipped past me. I am nearing the end of the process, I have a draft of methods and results written up and now it is time to move on to writing and introduction as well as discussion section. I am slightly delayed…
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Abstract: Hybrid/Orchestral Composition

By • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My goal is to explore the interaction between synthetic and acoustic sound palettes to create a significant work of evocative and unique recorded music. In my project, I will explore the boundaries of electronic and acoustic music. (What is there to be…