It's Turn in Time! Follow our Thesis completion process below.

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

A Pyramid for the 21st Century

December 14, 2017

A Pyramid for the 21st Century By: Meredith Coccoluto Maximilian Kronauer (Architecture ‘17) completed his capstone project entitled Charon’s Passage: A Pyramid for the 21st Century. Maximilian’s project focuses on the role cemeteries can play in modern day architecture. It postulates whether or not tombs and mausoleums can perform a social role in modern day life. Funding allowed Maximilian to explore cemeteries of Europe first hand to better understand how places of the dead could interact with the living which he would have been otherwise…

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Race, Values, and Social Welfare

December 13, 2017
Picture of Chris Pulliam

Race, Values, and Social Welfare By: Dulce Morales “Do not be afraid,” shares Christopher Pulliam, Class of ’17. Pulliam offers this advice to anyone working on their capstone. As he worked on piecing his project, he found it challenging to remain confident in his research. He says it is easy to second guess your ideas and to get lost in the literature, but he continues to push until the finish line. Through his project, Pulliam is conducting an experimental survey to examine how an individual’s…

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Going the Distance for Science

December 13, 2017
Picture of Genevieve Pilch

Going the Distance for Science by: Dulce Morales Are you planning your capstone and realizing you might have to do research off campus? Genevieve Pilch ’17 had a similar challenge as she was working on her capstone. Through her capstone, she is researching Mimulus guttatus’, the common monkey flower, genetic composition and its phenotype. Her lab is combining phenotypic observations with genetic data from sequencing, which allows them to locate regions of the genome responsible for controlling traits of interest. Ultimately, they will observe how…

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Dinner Parti

December 4, 2017
Evangeline Soileau laying out blanks for picnic

Dinner Partii by Grace Crummett Evangeline Soileau ’17 completed her capstone in architecture titled “Dinner Parti” under her advisor, Professor Amber Bartosh Evangeline was interested in investigating the architectural relationships between events and spatial production via the lens of social dining. The way a space is designed—its materials, structure, and technology, in relation to rapidly changing cultural transformations—affect the functionality of a space. She used four contemporary dining events as project sites for observation, research, and analysis. The dining events she chose to study were…

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Rural Retreat / Urban Myth

November 28, 2017
Celeste Pomputious

Rural Retreat / Urban Myth By Meredith Coccoluto Celeste’s project focused on understanding the changing landscape of camping vacations. No longer are these for the nuclear family loading the station wagon with tent, sleeping bags, camping gear, and miscellaneous R.E.I. accessories – but she looks at a younger, less established camper. Celeste focuses on New York City’s Plum Island park as an ideal location for camping excursions for young urbanites from the city to go. As the park is pending for sale by the government,…

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Concrete, So Sweet!

November 8, 2017
Steven Carlson at Paul Rudolph's Dana Arts Center at Colgate University

Concrete, So Sweet! by: Anna Feldman Steven Carlson (SOA ’17) completed his Architecture Capstone under the advisement of Nicole McIntosh. Concrete, So Sweet! A Study in Sustainable Durability seeks to counter concrete’s perception as uninviting and environmentally irresponsible by highlighting its ability to create buildings that are playful and sustainable in their durability. The ambitions of this project are well-summarized by the following 2016 quote from Swiss Architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein: “[We] are interested in contributing to the environment by allowing things to…

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Using Your Personal Story

October 26, 2017
Hasmik at Convocation shaking hands with Dean

Using Your Personal Story By Giovanna Saccoccio You might hear your professors say that your personal story is your best asset and needs to be integrated in your scholarship. Through her Capstone, Hasmik Djoulakian (AS ‘17) fully understood the weight and power of bringing poetry about her personal life into her academic analysis. Hasmik’s Capstone, titled Literary Interventions into Genocide: A Feminist Reading of Texts by Zabel Yesayan, looks at the texts written by Zabel Yesayan, an Armenian writer, activist, and teacher who lived through…

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Crisis Text Line Benefit Festival: So Much More than a Capstone

October 20, 2017

Crisis Text Line Benefit Festival: So Much More than a Capstone By: Dulce Morales & Giovanna Saccoccio You might hear your capstone advisors say, “You can do whatever you want to do for your capstone.” Rebecca Duke, a senior in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries, took this advice to heart. Rebecca used her Crown Award to organize and bring to life the Crisis Text Line Benefit Festival, which will be held at Funk ‘n Waffles in downtown Syracuse on October 25.…

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2017 Capstone Presentation Day Schedule

April 25, 2017

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.

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Senior Collection Fashion Show 2017

April 10, 2017

Senior Collection Fashion Show 2017 APR 27, 2017 Senior fashion design majors (including Honors senior Laura Fidati) will present their collections at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows. SHOW TIMES Matinee: 12:30 p.m. Evening: 7:30 p.m. TICKETS Matinee: all seats $6. Evening show: floor seats $30; balcony seats $20 for general public; $15 with SU I.D. or senior citizen I.D. Tickets will be available at the Schine Box Office beginning on Monday, April 3. Contact the box office at 315.443.4517.

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