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 2017

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Short - term Investing, Matt J. Abraitis

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Evaluation of Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (PFHxS) Exposure to Risk of Liver Disease Caused by High Fat Fructose Diet, Dwight C. Anderson

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The Pharmacognosy and Therapeutic Efficacy of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa): A Systematic Review, Maghan Ballantyne

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The Power of Plants, Rebecca Barchus

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The Biomechanics of Music Performance, Rachel F. Bellisle and Jessika Decker

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Redefining “Success”: Toward a Community Minded Restaurant Industry, Molly Bennett

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A Behavioral Prerequisite for the Genetic Analysis of Auditory Feature Detection Mechanisms in Female Crickets, Rebecca L. Blisko

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Cultural Hegemony in American Democracy, Mark A. Bocchini

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Mindfulness Meditation: Effects on Stress Management and Public Speaking Ability, Maggie E. Buell

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Drunkorexia and the Motives Behind Substance Abuse and Eating Disorder Pathology Amongst College Culture, Nicole Caron and Ginette Gosselin Ferszt

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Inspire-On: Stereotype Threat Taught as a Motivation for College/Success, Benjamin Concepcion and Coral Maack

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Rorschach's Immunology: The Hematopoetic Cells, Shannon Cron

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The Hard Science of Soft Skills, Marisa J. DeCollibus

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Smuggling on Lopez Farm, Jonah Delasanta

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The Hidden Realities of Our Immigration System, Ewelina Dembinska

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A True Fairytale “Happily Ever After”: An In-Depth Communication Analysis, Courtney E. Dempsey

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Why Are We Fascinated with Violence? An Investigation of Mass Media’s Role in Depicting Violence as Entertainment., Kseniya I. Dmitrieva

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Mechanism of Lck Activation in Driving Leukemia Cell Proliferation, Hannah E. Dobson

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Building Better Health: Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, Portia Eastman

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Democracy Ends Here: U.S. Collective Bargaining Decline and an Alternative Policy Approach to Business Ownership, Sara Estep

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A Process for Field Studies in Behavioral Economics, Victoria Ferraro

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A Step Towards a "Greener" Dining Services: Procuring Locally for the Health of Students and the Earth, Jessica Fischer

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Microloans, Macro Impact, Kelly M. Frank

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"Transnational" Eating: The Food Culture of Dominican Immigrants in RI, Vanessa Garcia Polanco

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Do Halogenated Natural Products Bioaccumulate in Narragansett Bay?, Christine Gardiner, Anna Robuck, and Rainer Lohmann

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The Rhody Chronicles, Danielle J. Gariglio

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Effects of Educating URI General Education Students on Physical Activity, Exercise, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Julie Gastall

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The Enlightening: A Young Adult Novel, Hannah C. Georgiades

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The Effects of Spondylolisthesis on the Human Body, Kayla L. Govoni

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Aurora Athletics: A sustainable active wear brand., Molly Gram

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Artistic Concrete Stamping: A Branding Strategy, Kristen L. Gregory

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#KeepVolunteeringCool - A Marketing Analysis of the URI Service Corps, Caroline L. Hacunda

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A Floral Assemblage of the Upper Cretaceous El Gallo Formation, El Rosario, Baja California, Mexico, Reilly F. Hayes, Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros, Gerardo Álvarez-Reyes, René Hernandez-Rivera, and David E. Fastovsky

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The Human Library Project, Rachael Holmes

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Tour Guides Take Technology: Mobilizing the Coverage Process, Cassie Jes Jacob

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Nutrition and Fitness in Norwegian Culture, Marte E. Johannessen

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Solving a Rubik’s Cube: An Analysis of Problem Solving Strategies, Nicole Kerrigan

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Start the Ruckus: The Influence of Fan Organizations, Taylor Kohler

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Opioid Use in Rhode Island - Review and Suggestions, Vanessa S. Kolb

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The Interaction of Involvement, Message Framing, and Brand-Cause Fit in a Cause-Related Marketing Context, Jessica L. Kosak

Improving the Employment Outcomes of Rhode Island Foster Youth: A Successful Transition into Adulthood, Brittany Kraft

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Mental Health 101: Teaching Students and Campus Leaders How to Help Those in Crisis, Megan B. Kuhnly

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Flexible Dieting and Metabolic Adaptation During Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Review, Bryce LaHaie

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Lionfish: Food for Thought, Jennifer Noelle Lander

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Ultrasonically Responsive Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for the Temporal Control over Osteo-Inductive Growth Factor Delivery, Catherine Linh

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Exploring Mindfulness: College Students' Journey Through an Abbreviated Program, Nicole M. Long and Kathryn E. Barrall

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ADHD Symptomology and Prescription Stimulant Misuse in College Students, Kelsey L. Manfredi, Lisa Weyandt PhD, and Shannon May

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Testing in Today's Education: Meeting Standards or Falling Short?, Paige E. Mangione

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The Golden Girls: Addressing Issues of Gender, Stigma, and Illness on Network Television, Miles Martin

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Reproductive Justice URI, Jessica L. Mayernik

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Grief After Death, Allison McCormick

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English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, Julia McCormick

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Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. McGrainer

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Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine: Stand-up Comedy, Humor, and Healthcare, Haran Mennillo

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Alternative Process Photography: Beyond Digital and Film, Laura Michaud

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Self-affirmation: The Antidote for Lateral Violence in Nursing, Amanda Millan

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The Impact Spectrum of Head Injuries on the Sport of Hockey, Caleb W. Neal

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Bilingualism and the American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson

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Soul Simplicity: An Inquiry into Dance, Women and Islam, Mariam T. Odetunde

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Violence Against Central American Unaccompanied Minors: From Home to United States Border, Katherine A. Owens

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Preliminary Study Examining the Presence of a Wolbachia Endosymbiont in Winter Moth Populations, Matthew Pederson

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Do Non-Human Primates Have Gender?, Aaron Pelchat

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Helping Hands, Raquél Pérez

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Perceptions of diversity among URI undergraduate students: An ethnographic study, Emily Pitek

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Nurses' Views on Incorporating Mindfulness in the Acute Care Setting, Davi Prak

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Science, Between the Lines: Rosalind Franklin, Rachael Renzi

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Overused and Neglected: Conceptual Designs for Spaces on Campus, Cayla A. Riehl

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Project Anonymous: When Anonymity meets Artwork, Robert J. Riglietti

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ChangeFest: Creating Significant Positive Change in Just One Day, Elana Rivkin

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Organization Restructuring and Leadership Development, Elizabeth Rogers and Danielle Wolf

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The Mitochondria is the Powerhouse of the Cell: Life Lessons Never Taught in School, Jacob David Santos

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Bleeding Ink: Creativity in Grief for Resilience, Gabriel E. Sayre

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Now Presenting: URI Theatre, Allyson Schiller

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Nurses’ Perspectives on Hope in Outpatient Oncology Patients: A Concept Analysis, Natalie-Jo Sidman

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Food Pantry Outreach and Research, Ethan J. Snow

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Healing Through Bibliotherapy, Kristina N. Spinelli

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Rate Acceleration of Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization rough the Application of Bis- and Tris- ( io)Urea H- Bond Donors, Samuel S. Spink

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Using LENA to Examine Associations between Parental Speech and Child Language Skills, Courtney T. Swanson

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Critical Analysis of Breastfeeding Education Provided in the Hospital, Abigail Sweet

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Global at URI: International Exchange Students Within URI’s 21st Century Learning Environment, Wilfredo J. Tangui

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Investigating the Genetic Basis for Hominoid Taillessness, Samantha M. Tickey-McCrane, Holly Dunsworth, and Johanna E. Wegener

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Learning to Sing, Nicholas Tierney

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Treatment of Vaso-Occlusive Pain Related to Sickle Cell Disease in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review, Rebecca L. Tourtellotte

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Creative Nonnatives: Painting Invasive Insects of the United States, Monica Tynan

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In A World Where We Are Constantly Connected, How Connected Are We?, Samantha Valenza

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Kinetic Studies of DNA Repair Enzyme ALKBH2, Michael R. Vittori

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From Playwriting to Production, Lauren Wade

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Family Planning Dynamics In Zimbabwe, Heidi Weidele

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Project Anonymous, Kira Wencek

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Designing Towards a Dream, Danielle Alexys Williams

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Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Classical Greek and Roman Treatments Compared To Modern Treatment, Morgan A. Wynes

Manuscripts from 2016

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Retention Effects of an Experiential Pedagogical Approach, Kelsea E. Adams

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Epidemiological Characteristics of Clinically-Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya in Teculutan, Guatemala , Annaly Aldana

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A Case Study of Cochlear Implants and Complications, Carly E. Amurao

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Gone With the Wind: Soil Moisture Effects on Gaseous Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater, Faith L. Anderson

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Assessing the Potentiality of a Counselor-In-Residence Program at the University of Rhode Island, Sara Atash

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Feminism on Campus: Why Students Do and Don’t Identify As Feminists, Savanna A. Bebe

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Regionalizing Institutional Food at URI, Lauren A. Breene

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Social Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness Among College Students, Samantha M. Brown

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Prevalence of Sexual Harassment and Assault in URI STEM Graduate Students, Ivy Burns and Holly Dunsworth