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Prize eligible deadline: 4/18/2019
2nd deadline: 4/30/2019

Prize eligible deadline: 4/24/2019
2nd deadline: 5/07/2019

The Honors Thesis Process Varies by College & Major

No matter your undergraduate program or major, there is a path through the Honors Thesis process for you.  Whether you continue on to graduate school, professional school, or enter the work force, your Thesis is the centerpiece of your professional portfolio.

Latest Honors Thesis News

2019 Thesis Presentation Day Schedule

April 22, 2019

Hello Honors Thesis presenters! Below is our finalized Honors Thesis Presentation Day schedule! Presentation day takes place on Wednesday May 1st, 2019 in the Hall of Languages.  The schedule below groups each room together and sorts the presentations by individual present time.  We have accommodated time requests according to your responses to our previous inquiry regarding scheduling conflicts. There will be printed copies of this schedule available during Presentation Day, however you if you would like to load the table on your phone or device,…

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Protected: Thesis Assembly Attendance Registration

August 15, 2018

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An Honors Thesis Can be Anything You Want it to Be

August 13, 2018
Jackie Homan with capstone book

An Honors Thesis Can be Anything You Want it to Be Jackie Homan, ’18, used her Crown Award Thesis funding to turn a two-year project into more than an essay: she published a book!  Her work is entitled “On the Record: Notes from 20 Powerful Women in Journalism,” and has a corresponding website, Her writing is aimed at high school and college students who want to learn about and make a difference in journalism and digital media. The book and website consist of interviews…

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An Opportunity to Travel the World

August 6, 2018
Caitlin Harrison standing next to brick building

An Opportunity to Travel the World Caitlin Harrison (‘18), received funding to complete her Honors Capstone entitled Refugees Welcome? Why Governments Decide to Accept or Reject Refugees.  She focused on whether or not public opinion plays a role in governments’ decisions to accept or reject refugees. Caitlin used the Syrian refugee crisis as a case study and analyze the responses of the United States, Germany, Jordan, and Hungary to the crisis. Her project looked at differences between policy elite opinion (researchers, journalists, public officials, NGO…

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Set Apart from the Rest

July 31, 2018
Anthe Stylianou, with arm raised, smiling

Set Apart from the Rest Anthe Stylianou used Crown funding to complete her Capstone entitled Characterizing Pitx2 Tooth Morphology and Candidate Genes of Axenfeld- Rieger Syndrome in Zebrafish. Her research focused on Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome (ARS), which is classified as a rare autosomal dominant disorder that includes defects in the eyes, teeth and craniofacial design. Her first goal was to discover the earliest signs of a Pitx2 mutation in tooth morphogenesis. Her second goal was to analyze expression of candidate genes that were found in pitx2…

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Texture of Memory

July 27, 2018
Amanda Liberty in Venice Ghetto

Texture of Memory The definition of memory is “the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms.” For her research, Amanda used the memory of the site of the Ghetto Nuovo to challenge the notion of memory as an individual’s recollection of a place, but rather the memory of the site to remember its past.   Amanda used her Crown funding to travel to Venice to study historical Jewish ghettos, its historical use, construction methods, alterations…

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Networking and Innovation

July 20, 2018
Yejin Lee holding capstone paper

Networking and Innovation Yejin Lee researched how to utilize already explored blockchain potentials as a guide to explore and introduce new potentials in blockchain for supply chain in omni-channels. Her Crown Award funding allowed her to attend two very-exclusive conferences, where only top blockchain researchers and leaders congregated. She was not only able to gain insights and research information (not available to the public), but also meet many professionals from Fortune 500 companies.   Her favorite part of completing her Capstone was taking on its…

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An Opportunity to Conduct Research that no one else is Doing

July 13, 2018
Greg Walsh with research poster

An Opportunity to Conduct Research Nobody Else is Doing In his capstone project, A Compact Binary Coalescence Search for Gravitational Wave Counterparts to Fast Radio Burst Events, Greg Walsh used multi-messenger astronomy to probe an astrophysical event known as a Fast Radio Burst, an energetic, millisecond radio pulse of extragalactic origins. His project brought him to the forefront of the field of Physics, conducting research that only very few, or possibly no one else, conducts.  He credits his advisor, Dr. Ryan Fisher, with helping him…

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A Feeling of Accomplishment

July 6, 2018
Margaret McCoy standing next to research poster

A Feeling of Accomplishment Margaret McCoy’s research project, Control of Meiotic Prophase One Progression in the Perinatal Mouse Ovary, focused on developing an in house method for analyzing meiotic prophase one. Margaret created a timeline of meiotic prophase one mice ages 17.5dpc to PND 4, and analyzed the effect estrogen deficiency and MEK inhibition have on meitoic prophase one progression.  One of the major challenges of her project was finding enough mice of the correct age to work with. Her capstone funding allowed her to…

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2018 Capstone Presentation Day Schedule

April 27, 2018
Pictures of dogs and capstone titles

2018 Capstone Presentation Day Schedule Take a look! It’s the Capstone Presentation Day schedule! We hope you’ll join us! Details in the PDF below. To search for a student, or anything in particular, just Ctrl + F. If PDF does not load, you can download it here: *Updated 5/1/18*    

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