Past Senior Thesis Titles

2013

  • Machiavelli to Mussolini, Evan Arkin
  • Read the Eddas of Iceland: The Intertextual Reception of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature in teh World of William Blake, Shelby Cauley
  • Optimal Foraging in the Intertidal: The Relationship Between the Glaucous-Winged Gull and Its Prey, Grace Ferrera
  • Choices in an Interdependent Economic Environment: Inequity Aversion and Bargaining Games, Andrew Galbraith
  • The New Master: Power and Wealth in Edward P. Jones' the Known World and Short Stories, Chloe Hunt
  • Cross-cultural Perception of Pain, Annika LaVoie
  • Beyond Hippies and Rabbit Food: The Social Effects of Vegetarianian and Veganism, Anna Lindquist
  • Receiving the King: Pageantry and Politics in the First Royal Progress of Henry VII, Erin Lindsey
  • Determining Activity of Wnt Pathway Genes During Zebrafish Oocyte Maturation, Nathan Pincus
  • The Sunk Costs of Development: Bargaining in the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project, Sohan Punatar
  • Moving Toward Zero: Reducing the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile and Implications on Global Stockpiles, Lauren Raemhild
  • Peruvian Cocaine: A Cycle of Economic Instability, Gillian Schroff
  • Deathwatch: A Gothic Fantasy Novel, Ariana Scott-Zechlin
  • Methods of Resistance in NeoPagan Culture, Rebecca Short
  • What the Eyes Reveal: A Study of Emotion Recognition and Callous Personality Traits, Hilary Tighe
  • Where's My Ferry? Support Vector Machines for Modeling Ferry Tardiness, Kyle Wenholz

2012

  • Anticipatory Testosterone response to Competition in Female Collegiate Endurance Athletes, Rebecca Adams
  • Recruitment, Regulation, & Restructuring: Cellular & molecular processes that underlie memory formation, Westley Dang
  • Some Comfort to the Order of Things: A Journey through the Terrain of Silence, Grief, and Nature, Laura Derr
  • Starve the Beast: An Empirical Evaluation of State Tax Revenues and Expenditures, Alec DiMario
  • ROK and Rac mediation of PRL-1 over-expression in the wings of Drosophila melanogaster, Rosemary Dinkins
  • Nation-State Building and Ethnic Minority Oppression: Turkey, Bulgaria, and Sri Lanka, William Engell
  • Death Hilarious: Dark Comedy in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, Megan Fries 
  • The Impending Electrification of the American Transportation Industry - a.k.a., - The Electric Car, George Funk
  • Angry Youth: Patriotic Education and the New Chinese Nationalism, Rachael Gary
  • Nuclear Fallout: Responses to Proliferation from North Korean Sanctions to the India Nuclear Deal, William Gent
  • Silencing Sacagawea: Eva Emery Dye & the Origin of an American Myth (1902-1905), Tedra Hamel
  • [Breaking] the back of words: Dimensions of Gothic Unspeakability in Poe, Faulkner, and Toni Morrison's Beloved, Elizabeth Kirsch
  • Color polymorphism in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus, Mary Krauszer
  • Reclaiming Aztlan: Pre-Columbian Imagery and the Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Chicano Murals, Kelsey Mahler
  • DestroyingThe Path to Knowledge and the False University: Democratic Participation and Identity Assertion in Chicano Education and Mural Movements, Jennifer Miller
  • Hyperthyroidism Changes Pancreatic Acinar Cell Identity, Charles Nguyen
  • Judicial Cosmopolitanism and the War on Terror: How the Supreme Court is Undermining Presidential Power and American Sovereignty, Amanda Nicol
  • Understanding Flowering Pathways: Flowering Locus C expression in synthetic Arabidopsis allopolyploids, Gerad Thornton
  • The Successes and Failures of Political, Social, and Economic Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking, Tristan Zielinski
  • (de)Constructing the Real American, or What Vitamins, a Prayer, and 24-Inch Pylons Can Teach Us About American Identity in the 1980s, Michael Leveton