Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

April Updates: Thesis Defense and Recent Conference

By • Apr 24th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone! I will be defending my thesis this Thursday, on April 26. I’m excited to share my research with my friends and committee, but I’m also quite nervous. I will update you in my next blog post about how my defense went, but in this post, I want to talk about a conference I…
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Abstract: Identity and the Italian Language in Switzerland

By • Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I will be studying the relationship between language and identity within the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.  Italian is one of four national languages in Switzerland, but less than ten percent of the country’s population speaks it.  I am interested in the way the Italian language shapes the community of Ticino, the canton which represents the bulk […]

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Mechanism of Flower Patterning in Plants

By • Apr 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Complex patterning traits such as speckling and spotting offer a great opportunity to explore fundamental principles of plant evolution and development. In our system, the hybridization between two inter-fertile sister species from the Chile Mimulus luteus complex, M. l. variegatus (lavender color) and M. cupreus (orange color) yield a novel, highly patchy distribution of red […]

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Abstract

By • Apr 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The question I am hoping to answer in my research is “Is there a higher mortality rate for Black incarcerated women compared with non-incarcerated Black women?” The maternal mortality rate for black women is extremely high and it is important to determine if it is higher in the subset of black women in prison. The […]

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Locative Media and QR Codes- Abstract

By • Apr 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Locative media is a term first coined by Karlis Kalnins and is derived from a Latvian verb tense that declares a “final location of action” (Zeffiro, 2012). Christian Licoppe defines locative media as “any kind of networked service available on mobile terminals which is able to provide to users on the move some reflexive awareness […]

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Sungbum Hong research blog

By • Apr 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research would primarily focus on performance and security improvement in GPU. Unlike CPU that has been core compartment of the computer for very long time, GPU recently became crucial processing unit for the computer. However, popularity of GPU started increasing dramatically in recent years. Now, GPU not only processing graphic but also other computer […]

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Totally Positive Matrices and Completion Problems

By • Apr 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

A matrix is an array of numbers with a certain number of rows and columns. In each matrix, we can find submatrices, or smaller matrices within it, as well as calculate what is called the determinant of the matrix.  A matrix is called totally positive (TP) if the determinant of every square submatrix is a positive number, and …
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Abstract: The Effect of Ego Depletion in Restrained versus Unrestrained Eaters on Attentional Bias

By • Apr 19th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I will be conducting my research this summer with Dr. Catherine Forestell. Much research has been dedicated to the relationship between weight, food type, and intake, yet obesity and overweight continue to be a growing problem in the United States and abroad. I am interested in looking at particular cognitive factors that may affect self-control […]

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Tilings in a hexagonal grid

By • Apr 18th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my paper, I will research on tilings in more complicated geometry, a hexagonal grid. Denote the n-set as {p1, p2, …, pn}, where pi is a point on the hexagon grid. Any set, which is obtained by an n-set via reflection, translation and rotation, is considered as its congruent set. We will examine whether a…
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Eclogitization and Shear Zone Kinematics: Conclusions

By • Apr 18th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a long research process but an incredibly rewarding one. Below are the conclusions I was able to draw from my results and analyses: The rocks both within SZ2 and adjacent to it derive from the same gabbroic-gabbronoritic host protolith based on a variety of petrologic data and analyses. The rocks are massive…
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