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 2015

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Risk Perception of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Healthcare Related Majors at the University of Rhode Island, Iman Aberra

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Cultural Humility: A Lifelong Process for Professional Nurses, Jenny Adelstein

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Embracing the ASSET of Cultural Identity for URI Nursing Students, Janelle Amoako

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Internship Impact in Early Intervention, Morgan E. Anderson

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A Survey of Horse Training in New England, Shelby C. Ashworth and W. Michael Sullivan

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Examining the role of consciousness and the Absurd in suicide, Alexandra R. Azevedo

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Phenotyping Cesa4KO Mutants in P. patens, Kristina Bischak

Herbivore Impacts on the Invasive Marine Alga Grateloupia turuturu, Emily Bishop and Carol Thornber

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Herbivore Impacts on the Invasive Marine Alga Grateloupia turuturu, Emily Bishop and Carol Thornber

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The Major Dilemma, Erin Bohan

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Impact of Prior Healthcare Experience on Self-Reported Confidence and Competency Among Third Year Clinical Nursing Students, Conrad N. Bukoski and Jennifer Fuvich

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The Woods Ate Them, Amanda J. Burgess

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Pairing Technology with Effective Literacy Strategies, Alexis L. Carlson

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Periodontal disease: molecular visualization through computer modeling and 3D printing, Catherine Chatowsky

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The Purchasing Power of Tomorrow: An Analysis of the Buying Habits of Children Ages 6-15, Peter Collins

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The dangers of the 'no pain, no gain' mentality in modern exercise., Allison B. Costa

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The Psychology of Cyberbullying as Seen Through the University of Rhode Island, Meaghan Rose Costello

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Is America Still Free?, Connor P. Daigle

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The Square of Opposition: Innovations in Teaching Logic, Marc R. DiMartino

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Significance of mentoring students in public schools: A literature review and naturalistic observation of academic & socio-emotional implications, Brittney A. Easter

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Associations between family functioning and adolescent health behaviors, Megan S. Fleming

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Mala Lā’au Lapa’au: Preserving the Hawaiian ‘Āina and Mo’omehue, Sandra Fogg

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The Financial Lives of Low-Income Rhode Islanders: Challenges and Opportunities, Keegan Glennon

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Walking Alone At Night, Amanda L. Grattan

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Combating infectious diseases in aquaculture with an original probiotic product, Meagan Hamblin, Saebom Sohn, Christine Ahn Dao, Marta Gomez-Chiarri, David R. Nelson, David Worthen, and David Rowley

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The autistic child: developmental diversity in the early childcare classroom., Olivia J. Harrison

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Manipulating the Mass Distribution of a Golf Putter, Paul J. Hessler Jr.

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Evaluation of BDE-47 and -99 lipid modulating effects in HepG2 human carcinoma cells, Eileen A. Holovac

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Dysarthria: A Study of Effects on Communication, Casey Johnsen

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Are Cycling and Running Comparable Metabolic Physical Activities?, Stacey L. Joubert

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Marriage and Gender: A History Through Letters, Victoria Kern

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Bridging the Generational Gap: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We are Going, Lauren E. Kidd

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Persister Cell Control Mechanisms in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli, William H. Law III

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Examination of Polymorphism in the Serine Proteinase Inhibitor Gene in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica., Aine Lehane

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Identifying the Education Needs and Conveying Related Information on Nutrition Topics for Pre-School Age Children by Educating Parents Through Writing and Media Communication., Melissa E. Lichtman

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Chemical Warfare in Narragansett Bay: Determining the Allelopathic Effects of Ulva, Fiona P. MacKechnie, Lindsay A. Green, and Carol S. Thornber

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Experts as teachers: Can we Abate the Disconnect between Expert and Student?, Bailey Mallon

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The Weight of Gender, Bintou Marong

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The Effects of Discrimination in Public Goods Games, Melinda Maroto

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The Effects of Rhein and Thymoquinone on Obesity and Diabetes in Diet-induced Obese Mice., Emily Martell

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving, on Food Stamps, Sam L. McCaughey

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English National Identity in English Colonial and Imperial Literature and Undergraduate Publication Research, Megan A. Medeiros

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Improving Rhode Island’s health care system: lessons from the Cuban model, Sarah R. Moffitt

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The Cost of Caring: Compassion Fatigue in Hospice Nursing, Stephanie O'Neil

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Cars for a Cause, Lauren Pagani

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Understanding the Construction of Difference: Cultural Competency as a Tool of Consciousness and Social Justice, Kevin Pajaro

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A Critical Analysis: Infusion of Social Media and Traditional Media Strategies and Tactics in the Recipe for Success for Local, Main Street USA Restaurants, Tori Partykevich

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HumAn: A Cat Dissection Tutorial, Sean P. Pierel

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The Role of Safety Net Clinics After the Implementation of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga

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The Theology and Agency of Love as the Substance of Kingian Non-Violent Philosophy and Activism., Matthew Quainoo

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How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?, Mikaela E. Reisman

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The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA): Breast and Ovarian Cancers, Laura Ann Riccio

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The Learning Landscape: An assessment of state science standards and application in a URI Outreach Center youth education program, Sarah A. Robinson

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Setting Fires: Literary Women Blazing Trails for Contemporary Women, Laura Salinas

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History and Recent Advances of Stem Cell Biology and the Implications for Human Health, Hanaa Shihadeh

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Cloning of the SOX2 gene from Diplosoma listerianum, Jessica M. Simonelli and Steven Q. Irvine

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Elucidation of the Microbial Consortium of the Ubiquitous Shore Sponge, Tedania ignis, Clarisse Sullivan

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Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Post- Conflict Northern Uganda, Emily Thomesen

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They Tried to Make Me Go To Rehab: A Study of Rehabilitation in United States Corrections, Kayla J. Toole

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Clinical Judgment of Differentiating the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Arjun Ughreja and Chloe Hwang

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Effect of an Exercise and Dietary Intervention on Cognitive Function in Obese Older Women, Kathleen Mae Uy

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An Investigation of Correlates to Compliant Sex in College Students, Elizabeth-Ann R. Viscione

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Propagation Methods for Growing Spartina alterniflora for Salt Marsh Restoration, Samantha Walker

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Development of an In Vivo Exsheathment Assay of Infective L3 Haemonchus contortus Larvae in Fistualated Sheep, Holly N. Williams, Katherine Petersson, and Carly Barone

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Diplomatic Normalization between the US and Cuba in Light of Recent Changes in US Foreign Policy More Generally, Ethan Zawatsky and Ashley Gemma

Manuscripts from 2014

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Working Memory, Sonya Badigian

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The Effects of Silicon Applications on Wear and Drought Stress of Cool Season Turfgrass, Mike J. Badzmierowski and W. Michael Sullivan

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Bullying: Prevention/ intervention strategies with high school students, Chloe Blau

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A Continuous Learning Strategy for Self-Organizing Maps Based on Convergence Windows, Gregory T. Breard

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Competency-based Education in Public High Schools, Angus M. Cantwell

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Retrospective Writing, Melissa B. Cavaliero

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Recording the Learning Curve during the Mastery of Glassblowing, Katie L. Corticelli

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Crisis PR Then and Now: Mitigating Damage Through Real-Time Communication, Hailey Cowan

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Zutrition: Analyzing and Evaluating Diets Fed to Captive Mammals at Capron Park Zoo, Briell M. Dzierga

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Honor the MOLST, Teresa Guarino

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A case study of an all female workplace: The Coffee Crew, Ashley C. Henry

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Return on Involvement: The True ROI, Paul A. Knott

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A Study of College Influences on Selected Health Behaviors, Kaitlyn S. Krajanowski

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A Study of Baroque Technique and Style in Violin Repertoire, Jen Langevin

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

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

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Paid Family Leave, Rachel-Lyn Longo and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz

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Poems For Public Education: an exploration of the film making process, Ryan W. MacGowan

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LRH1 as a Driving Factor for Cancer Development, Alissa M. Margraf

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Assessing the sources of risk and risk management strategies surrounding poverty traps and mangrove ecosystem services in rural coastal Tanzania, Sarah Martin

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Defining the Sites of Interaction of the FANCD2, FANCE, and FANCL proteins, Joseph McClanaghan

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Ban the Bag: Narragansett, Emma E. Meyer

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ClpXP Modulates Cell Growth and Morphology in Cell Shape Mutants of E.coli, Ryann Murphy

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Complementary Therapies as Stress-Reduction in Children with Mental-Illness, Meghan M. Neubauer

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Top 10 Medicinal Plants and their Groundbreaking Impact on Modern Medicine, Jordan N. Patterson and JOAN MARIE LAUSIER

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Macroinvertebrate Assemblages and Dynamic Soil Properties: Influence of Dredging, Bianca Peixoto

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Cold War, Chilly Memories: The Role of Political Socialization on International Perceptions, Allison Shea

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High-Skilled Immigration in High-Skill Labor Markets: The Impact of the H-1B Visa Program on the Employment of Workers in the STEM Industries in the United States, Pitu Sim

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Violence Sensitivity and Gender, Alexander Sovet

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Global Malnutrition: Challenges Associated With Current Intervention Strategies and Prevention Initiatives, Duncan Stiller

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Molecular Chaperone Tools for Use Against Neurodegenerative Diseases, Matthew Tinkham

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Building Homes, Building Hope: Learning Leadership Through Service, Melanie Tomlinson

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The Sand in the Glass: A Journey Through the Writing Process, Cory Wentworth

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The Influence of Elevation and Guilt on Attitudes and Intentions to Perform Prosocial Behaviors, Desiree' N. Williford

Manuscripts from 2013

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