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

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The Effect of Grief on Bonding With a Deaf Child, Gabriela Cardona

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The Impact of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (BDE-47) Administration in Mice and its Implications in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Kristen Ciampi

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Is CA-125 the Leading Biomarker in Determining Early-Onset Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis in 2016?, Alexa Clark

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Creating Therapy Materials to Improve Communication of Young Children, Allison J. Corey

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High-stakes Standardized Testing in Schools, Samantha Destremps

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Play Time Theater: A Non-Profit Children's Theatre Company, Alexander Diehl

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Global Worming: A Quantitative Study about Greenhouse Gas Flux in Surface Soils Facilitated by the Anecic Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris, Under Rising Global Temperature, Rachel Briden Frei and Jose A. Amador

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Effective Coping Mechanisms for Nurses Following Patient Death, Tiffany Gagliardo

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Video Campaign on Behalf of the RISPCA, Kara M. Guezze

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Examining the Effectiveness of Coral Restoration Nurseries, Grace Hanson

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Eating Local at URI: The Real Food Challenge, Kayleigh M. Hill

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Close Reading Workshop, Nida Islam

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The Effect of Past Institutional Structures on Current Economic Development Levels: The Former French African Colonies, Ana May Jerolamon

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The World of The Cat's Table: Literature Through Production Design Analysis, Andrea J. Johnson

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Exploratory Research into the RNA Transcripts Present within Beluga Whale Blow Samples, Hannah T. Kaplan

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Metamorphosis through Modern Poetry, Emilee D. Kilburn

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The Role of Cellulose Synthase-like D Genes in Tip Growth of Physcomitrella patens, Erin E. Killeavy, Arielle Chaves, and Alison Roberts

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Closing the Achievement Gap: Assessing Best Practices in Rhode Island After-School Programs, Joseph Korzeb

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SSRI Use in Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Defects: A Meta-Analysis of Population Based Cohort Studies, Elizabeth A. Kowalik

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Investigating Oral Health Disparities in Individuals with Neurological Disorders, Julia A. Lafen

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Forget The Bank: The Future is Peer-to-Peer Lending, Nicholas K. Lemieux

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The Complicated Process of Disenfranchised Grief While In College, Daniella Markowski

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Effects of Environmental Factors on the Abundance of Blacklegged Ticks, Jasmine L. Miller, Roger A. LeBrun, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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Bleeding Keaney Blue: An Analysis of Sports Fandom and the Supporters of URI Basketball, Lia M. Moceri

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Maritime Paraphernalia: Weights, Bells, and Rings, Ali Morrow

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Spring 2016 Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Alexa Munoz

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Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression During Spermatogenesis, Karishma Nayak

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Relationships Between Social Media Exposure & Levels of Body Dissatisfaction, Helen Nguyen and Andrea L. Paiva

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Illustrations of Child Anxiety, Erica G. O'Connell

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Social and Scientific Implications of Genetic Testing in the Digital Age, Yaruska A. Ordinola

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Environmental Impacts on the Success of Bermuda's Inhabitants, Alyssa V. Pietraszek

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Aesthetic Sport Pressures For Men Of Suicidal Minds, Keilani-Lyn R. Rudderham

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Impact of Pornography Use in Adolescent Boys: Boys’ Self-Reports on Their Use of Pornography, Sarah R. Sangeado

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Norm Mispercetion Among College Students at the University of Rhode Island, Kelly Serna and Lindsey R Anderson

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Inequality and Financialization, Oscar C. Soons

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Exercise Is Medicine, Colby A. Sousa

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Waiting on The Fed, Luke M. Stabile

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Intercultural Communication within a Multigenerational Afghan Family, Sarah Sultan

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"Paying for Success": Structuring Reimbursement of Free Healthcare for Pre-insured Patients Using the Social Equity Bond Model, Nikkole Turgeon

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Becoming a Bridge, Elizabeth Tutu

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Implementation of Exercise is Medicine On Campus at URI, Gabrielle E. Tyer

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Cultural Competence in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Taylor Vetrano

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Predicting Depression in Older Adults: Community vs. Nursing Home, Hannah Vitello and Skye Leedahl

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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Diurnal Variation of Testosterone in Beluga Whale Blow, Renee Bakker

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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