Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

The Artistic Portrayal of the Mexican Revolution and its Effect on the Common Understanding of its Values and Success

By • Apr 23rd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

With this project, I hope to answer the question of whether or not the US public understanding of Mexican Revolutionary art presents a whitewashed, less radical image of what the revolutionaries and the artists actually believed in. How, if at all, have very radical revolutionary values like workers’ rights, land redistribution, and indigenous rights been […]

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The Influence of Exposure to Dark Humor on Individual Perceptions of Social Issues and Tragedy

By • Apr 23rd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

With this research I propose to explore the relationship that exists between one’s exposure and enjoyment of dark humor and their perception of various social issues and atrocities that are targeted by this form of comedy. Dark humor, also known as black humor, is commonly refers to a form of humor that makes light of […]

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Research Abstract

By • Apr 22nd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This project aims to understand if there are any differences in the psychosocial development of children whose mothers are incarcerated. This will be done by comparing literature that follows children who were born prior to their mothers being incarcerated, with those children who were born while their mothers were incarcerated. In approaching this project, I […]

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Abstract: Implementation of PHA bio-plastic to improve stream and runoff water quality

By • Apr 22nd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last year, I began working in Dr. Randy Chambers’ lab with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), organic material produced by certain kinds of bacteria under conditions of high carbon availability and low nutrient presence. Bacteria sequester this carbon polymer product and can use it as an energy source for growth. When removed from the bacteria that produced it, […]

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Corticosterone hormone as an indicator for environmental mercury stress in migratory versus resident bird species

By • Apr 22nd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Abstract The goal of this project is to learn more about how migration affects a bird’s reaction to environmental mercury stress. I will be measuring corticosterone (CORT), a stress hormone, as well as mercury in feather samples from a migratory and nonmigratory species. I expect that nonmigratory species will exhibit more mercury but less CORT […]

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Abstract: Integration of Advanced Analytics into University Athletics

By • Apr 22nd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

As advanced analytics are being slowly incorporated into businesses of all industries and applications, the world of sports remains polarized. There are some who have embraced using player performance data—the most prominent example being 2003’s Moneyball. However, there are some schools of thought that reject using analytics, citing that an athlete’s performance cannot be reduced […]

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Abstract: Writing Horror

By • Apr 21st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For my upperclassman Monroe project, I will be writing and revising a full-length screenplay, titled Mother Knows Best, that I prepared a treatment for in my screenwriting course last semester. Screenwriting is my intended career path, and I cannot think of a better way to set myself up for success than by adding a polished […]

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Isolated Ecuadorian Communities and Environmental Perspective

By • Apr 21st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Much of the current conversation around climate change and environmentalism involves the concept of environmental equality. On a global scale, developing countries have little voice in the international discourse on conservation, despite often being the first to feel the effects of climate change. This inequality is further exacerbated at the local level, as vulnerable populations […]

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Abstract: Race and Pedophilia

By • Apr 21st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Lately, there has been a surge of crime documentaries and podcasts, such as “Making a Murderer” and “The Ted Bundy Tapes,” that document every detail of heinous crimes, and Americans are obsessed with them. Criminals don’t need anymore spotlight; their victims do. Therefore, the research question I hope to answer is, “How is racial identity […]

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Synthesis and properties of a [2.2.2]-diazabicyclic polymer

By • Apr 19th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Polymers represent a general class of molecules consisting of many repeated units, or monomers. Traditionally, polymers consist of hydrocarbon monomers and can vary drastically in complexity and functionality. Due to their high molecular weight and chain-like structure, polymers have unique properties that differ significantly from their monomer counterparts, including durability and malleability. For this reason, […]

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