The Senior Honors Project allows undergraduate students to pursue independent research, scholarship, and creative work under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. It culminates in the production and presentation of the student's own substantial creative work.

To submit an electronic thesis, click the Submit Research link in the sidebar. View summarized submission instructions (PDF).

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Manuscripts from 2014

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Business Leadership Traits Developed by Participation in College Athletics, Kasey Lefebvre

Manuscripts from 2013

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Examining the Confluence of Literature and Mathematics through Art, Sofia Alavosius

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Rhody's Run for Dana Farber 5k, Mark Albanese and Bryan Poston

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Seeds Of Success: Rerouting The Lineage In Our Diverse Communities, Gisel Bello

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Precautionary Protocol for Educational Professionals in Caring for a Newly Diagnosed Student with Type I Diabetes, Sandra Berard

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Exempa440: the cataloguing of Tod Dockstader's computer, Justin H. Brierley

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Exploring the role of CESA5 in the synthesis of cellulose using Physcomitrella patens, Oumie Ceesay

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The Importance of Epigenetic Phenomena in Regulating Activity of the Genetic Material, Sin Chan

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Guns of Fortune: How Guns Move to Fulfill Demand, Michael J. Coates

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The Effects of Refuge on Escape Responses of Two Caribbean Goby Species, Russell P. Dauksis

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Reimagining the Silver Screen: Contemporary Film Stills, Kyle DeMartino

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Virginia Woolf & Michel Foucault: Methods of Justice, Elizabeth K. Doré

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Subtlety of Sound: A Study of Foley Art, Jack Doyle

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Community Building Through A Recovery Oriented Sytems of Care Model for Tobacco Cessation in the Elderly, Ginny L. Hamolsky

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The Manly-Man Can, An Original, Full-length Screenplay Exploring the Societal Influences of Masculinity., Kevin Hein and Cory Wentworth

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Cheaper by the Dozen: Communication in Large Families, Hayley R. Hutchins

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La Barbe: Feminine Beards and Other Mysteries of French Grammatical Gender, Robin F. Keller

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This Existential Life: It’s Not About Cigarettes and Black Berets, Emma E. Kilbane

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Compassion Meditation Vs. Mindfulness Meditation: Effect on Attitude and Disposition, Graham G. Maione

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The Utility of Planning and other Spatial Concepts in Marine Spatial Management, Samuel Martin and Brandyn Lucca

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The Utility of Planning and other Spatial Concepts in the Marine Spatial Management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Marine Reserves, Marine Zoning, Marine Sanctuaries and Parks, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and Seascape / Marine Design., Samuel Martin, Brandyn Lucca, and Dr. William R. Gordon Jr.

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A Need for Green: An Approach for Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices at the University of Rhode Island, Alyssa Mason and Mary Vidal

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European Tapestries: History, Conservation, and Creation, Chelsea Missaggia

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Shape Changes in Hyoid Arch Elements in Four Shark Species, Isabel S. Nowinowski

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Bird Bone Taphonomy in the Tse-whit-zen Site, Marielle Lara Orff

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An Analysis of White Masculinity in 2013, Edward Pare

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A College Study on Grief, Depression, and Anxiety, Briana Alexandre Paulo

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Radical Student Activism in the 1930s and Its Comparison to Student Activism During Occupy Wall Street, Andrew J. Pierce

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Rhody's Run for Dana-Farber 5K, Bryan P. Poston and Mark Albanese

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A Search for Light-detecting Proteins in the Free-living Protist, Tetrahymena thermophila: Does Tetrahymena Have Opsin-like or Bacteriorhodopsin-like Proteins?, Jillian Marie Rainville

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Aerobic Degradation of α-, β-, γ-Hexachlorocyclohexane by Narragansett Bay Bacterioplankton, Ian M. Rambo

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Brown Algal Diversity in Bermuda Revealed Using Molecular Tools, Alyssa L. Rogers

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Cape Verde Fishing Documentary, Ali Sandler

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China's 80后 and 90后: The Next Generation of Leaders in the World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin

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"Happy Teeth, Happy Me" - Teaching Oral Health in Campur, Guatemala, Staci Smith

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Original, Wearable Art: Starting a Small Business, and Success Through Failure, Kristie A. Solecki

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Analysis of the Chondroitinase Operon of Flavobacterium Columnare, Erin L. Sorlien

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Marriage Equality: Media Coverage and Public Opinion, Amanda Studley

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Isolation and Structural Elucidation of Phytochemicals Present in Red Maple Flowers, Holly Tran

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The Effects of Participation in Marching Band on Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in College Aged Men and Women, Joseph Vallee and Kristen Leander

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How do Prey Refuges Affect Predator-Prey Interactions?, Justin Vendettuoli

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A Need for Green: An Approach for Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices at the University of Rhode Island, Mary Vidal and Alyssa Mason

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Exploring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Beaver Ponds in Southern Rhode Island, Molly K. Welsh

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The Manly-Man Can, An Original, Full-length Screenplay Exploring the Societal Influences of Masculinity., Cory Wentworth and Kevin Hein

Manuscripts from 2012

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Assessment of Self-Reported Studying Habits in a High-Risk Business Calculus Course, Stephanie Allen

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Of/By/For: The Rhode Island Student Political Boot Camp, Scott Andrews

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Répétez s’il vous plaît !: L’enseignement de la compréhension auditive dans la salle de classe, Jordan M. Bessette

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Overcoming Negative Perceptions through an Effective Communication Plan, Amanda Blau

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A Mathematical Model for Dengue Fever in a Virgin Environment, Jason K. Bowman

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Street Sights: Empowerment Through the Written Word, Hillary Brady

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The French Community at URI: A Study of Cultural and Linguistic Identity, Kayla L. Butts

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Breaking Free of Managed Democracy in the United States, Sean Cunningham

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The “Green Eating” Project: A Pilot Intervention to Promote Sustainable and Healthy Eating in College Students, Kelleigh E. Eastman

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Mutation and Complementation of a Cellulose Synthase (CesA) Gene, Ahmed Y. El-Araby

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Moss Mural, Chelsea Fredrikson

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Emergency Preparedness Nursing, Emily A. Ganjei and Patricia Grimes

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Essence, Existence, and Necessity: Spinoza’s Modal Metaphysics, Austen Haynes

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Anonymity and Consumption: How Modern Technology and Pressure Affect the Eating Habits of College Students, Jessica A. Laso

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Hydra vulgaris as a high throughput invertebrate for anti-epilepsy drugs, Bianca Marie Lauro

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Microfinance: A Tool for Poverty Reduction?, Kirsten Leikem

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The Starting Line: Examining Inequality in United States, Tristany Leikem

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Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on Cognitive Function during Weight Loss in Obese Older Women, Alice R. Marolla

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Care of the Self, Foucauldian Ethics, and Contemporary Subjectivity, Christopher J. Menihan

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Road Map to Becoming a Physician Assistant, Maguire J. Miller

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Food Ethics: Traceability in the Restaurant, Jake Monaghan

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Barriers to Latina Access of Higher Education, Marissa Montalban

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The Herring River Estuary: Understanding Salt Marsh Restoration and How to Predict the Response of Phragmites australis to Increased Tidal Flow, Theresa Murphy

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Big Blue and You: An Interdisciplinary Look at Science and the Ocean, a Students Teaching Students Course, Benjamin Negrete Jr., Megan Nepshinsky, and Alexa Kretsch

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Big Blue and You: An Interdisciplinary Look at Science and the Ocean, a Students Teaching Students Course, Megan M. Nepshinsky, Alexa Kretsch, and Benjamin Negrete

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An Exploration into Project Management: A Grassroots Experience in a Developing Nation, Brittany L. O'Brien

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Improving the Quality of Life of a Homeless Person Using Co-Design and Paul Polak's 12 Steps to Practical Problem Solving, Nana Ama Ofei-Tenkorang

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Ban the Bag: Narragansett, Marisa A. O'Gara

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Make It Bright Foundation, Jessica Peterson

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Analyzing Traffic Engineering Applications in the Rhode Island Transportation System to Determine Potential Environmental Sustainability, Michael R. Pezzullo

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Transitional Justice and the Truth Commission in Nepal, Andrea Russell

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Exploring the Function of GT2 in Physcomitrella patens, Tess Scavuzzo-Duggan

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Potential Impact of Herbivorous Fish on Ulva Bloom Biomass, Tanja Schollmeier

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Understanding the Importance of the Zinc Binding Domain in CESA Protein Interaction: Some Assembly Required, Alfred Schupp III

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Roger Williams Park Edible Forest Garden, Mark S. Scialla

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The End of Nowhere: The History of Tuberculosis in RI, Emma G. Sconyers

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Students Teaching Students: LGBTQ History, Brian Stack

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Identifying the Relationship Between Benzene Exposure and the Development of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Jacqueline G. Tally

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Cultural Complexity in Medieval Sicily, Rebecca S. Wrightson

Manuscripts from 2011

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Lived Philosophy: How We Define Ourselves and Our Lives, Molly A. Bandola

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Care of the Self and the Will to Freedom: Michel Foucault, Critique and Ethics, Stephanie M. Batters

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Nonviolence Education in Rhode Island, Gillian Bell

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Navigating the Fourth Dimension: Nonlinear Narratives in Film, Literature, and Television, Jason R. Boulanger

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Development for the Past, Present, and Future: Defining and Measuring Sustainable Development, Max Cantor

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Development for the Past, Present, and Future: Defining and Measuring Sustainable Development, Max Cantor

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Love: A Biological, Psychological and Philosophical Study, Heather M. Chapman

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From Inspiration to Reality- Starting a Business Today, Nicole Christie

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Wrench Yourself, Luca W. Cintolo

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An Environmental and Economic Analysis of the Printing Practices of Periodicals and Publications by the University of Rhode Island and Similar Universities Nationwide, Matthew B. Cotton

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Replicants and Cyborgs: Exploring the Future of Technology Through Science Fiction Films, Lindsay Cox

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Transitional Curricula in Leading Research and Land Grant Universities, James T. Crowley

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What Is a Human Person? An Exploration & Critique of Contemporary Perspectives, Emmanuel Cumplido

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Rising Navies and New World Order, Victoria S. Daigle

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The Perpetual Creation and Provocation of the Self, Krista Damico

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Hong Kong and the Future of Green Energy, Kelly DeAngelis

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The Psychology and Behavior of Consumers in the Fashion Industry, Jessica DeLace