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 2012

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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

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Healthcare Issues in the United States and Beyond with Existentialist Philosophy, Kristen D'Entremont

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Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotopes in Fruits and Arthropods that are Eaten by Songbirds during Migration, Sarah E. Donlan

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Cultural Competency: A Student's Examination of Haiti, Heidi Dotson

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Thought and Verse: French Poetry in Conversation with French Existentialist Philosophy, Maxwell E. Edmonds

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Marketing for a Non-Profit, Katerina Foutsitzis

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Investigation of Improvements in the Quality of Life for Cancer Patients, Joelle M. Gagnon

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The Mind in Motion, Shayan A. Gates

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An Exhibition in Student Leadership: The Academic Alternative Spring Break Experience, Elise M. Glidden Ms. and Ryan Kilpatrick

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Students Teaching Students: Changing the URI Honors Program Pedagogy, Bridget C. Griffith

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Marcuse on The Two Dimensions of Advanced Industrial Society and The Significance of His Thought Today, Michael C. Hartley Mr.

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Determining the Effects of Technology on Children, Kristina E. Hatch

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Alternate Models for Forecasting Hedge Fund Returns, Michael A. Holden

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Esophoria and Exophoria in Relation to Personality, Nicole F. Horn

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Exploring the Effects of Hypoxia on Sulfate Reducing Anaerobes, Annaliese K. Jones

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New York: An Analysis of Current Changes in Party Support, Kerianne E. Kane

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The Importance of Course Offerings on the Topic of Environmental Sustainability at The University of Rhode Island, Sarah Kane

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Not Just Another Tea Party, Nicole Kramer

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Assessing the Cultural Competence of Healthcare Professionals in a Psychiatric Setting, Jean Kulas

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Bond Volatility Transmissions Between United States and European Markets, Seth Kulman

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Effectiveness of the URI Senior Nutrition Awareness Project (SNAP) Nutrition Education Programs with Older Rhode Islanders, Brittany L. Loriquet

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The Implications of Merleau-Ponty for the Human Sciences, Ryan Marcotte

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Classic Tailoring for Women's Wear, Michelle McCarthy

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Heartworm in Canines: Trends in Rhode Island Shelter Populations, Kelsey L. McKenna

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Old Media vs. New Media: Characterizations of Free Speech during Times of War, Jamie A. Mercurio

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La Génération Perdue: Youth Unemployment in France and the Policies Behind it, Katharine L. O'Kane

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The Fabrication of Gender: Concept to Catwalk, Emily J. Pascoe

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Library Marketing and Graphic Design, John M. Passa

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Over the Counter (OTC) Analgesics: A Knowledge and Usage Assessment in College Students, Nicole Patel

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The Union Idea in 21st Century America, Amanda M. Perry

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The Effects of Climate Change on Public Health and the Healthcare Provider's Role in Addressing Climate Change, Allyson J. Pfeiffer

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Democratic Nationalistic Privilege and the Exclusion of Europe's "Gypsy", Eli E. Roth

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The Impact of New Social Media on Intercultural Adaptation, Rebecca Sawyer

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A Comprehensive Study of the Patent Process, Andrew Schicho

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Exceling on the Job, Micah Schwartz

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One for All: Employing People with Disabilities, Krista M. Simeone

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The Importance of Undecideds in the Evolution vs. Creationism Debate, Seth Steinman

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Primetime Crime and Its Influence on Public Perception, Katherine E. Stott

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Understanding Autism, Kaileigh J. Sweeney

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A Case Study on Perspectives, Whitney Tallarico

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Finding Healthy in Affordability, Courteney Tucker

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Seasonality on the Oregon Coast: Avian Faunal Remains from Whale Cove (35-LNC-60), Jessica Watson

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How to Excel in the Fashion Industry, Elizabeth Weaver

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Evaluation of RI Middle School Science Kits in Regards to the RI Grade Span Expectations, Melissa L. Wetzel

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Self-Preparation: From New England to the Mississippi Delta, Emily C. Wojtusik

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Associations Between Diet Quality and Perceived Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese Older Adults, Klara Zolotnitskaya

Manuscripts from 2010

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Understanding the Brain-Drain in the African Diaspora: Focusing on Nigeria, Jessica A. Adefusika

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Exploring Health Through the Lens of Homelessness, Faith T. Adewusi

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Hematological Neoplasms: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Andrea Bakalakis

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Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel, Thomas Barkman

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Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel, Thomas Barkman

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Scientific Restraint: The Balance between Progress and Safety, Richard Bell

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Reinterpreting Ancient Egypt through Modern Dress, Sarah Bolton

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A Guide to the Continuing Investigation of the Relationship between the Cytoskeleton and Cell Wall in Developing Buds of Physcomitrella patens, Derek Brockman

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Citrate Synthase and the Visual Interactions Hypothesis, Kristina Camarena

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Addressing the Lack of Palliative Care Resources for ICU Patients and Families, Jeffrey Chiv

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Computer Energy Use: How Does Awareness Impact Behavior?, Kristina DiSanto

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A Comparative Study of Self-Disclosure in Face-to-Face and Email Communication Between Americans and Chinese, Carolyn Durand

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Are Violence-Tolerant Individuals More Susceptible To Involvement in Violent/Risky Behaviors?, Justine Egan

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Language Barriers in Health Care, Lauren Houle

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Intégration en Amérique : des étudiants français et chinois à l’Université de Rhode Island, Marjorie Johnson

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QuikSCAT Analysis of Hurricane Force Extratropical Cyclones in the Pacific Ocean, Peter Jzyk

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Cooking with Tal, Talene Kachigian

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Future of Criminal Justice in America, Andrew Karanikolis

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The Future of Criminal Justice in America, Andrew Karanikolis

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Pharmacist Led Interventions to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Hospitalized Patients and Healthcare Workers, Maria Kluzek

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Pharmacist Led Interventions to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Hospitalized Patients and Healthcare Workers, Maria Kluzek

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Heterologous Expression of the Porphyra yezoensis CesA gene in Physcomitrella patens, Virginia Lai

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The Role of Memory and Eye Witness Testimony, Angela Lang

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The Future of the Rhode Island Economy, James C. LeShane

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A Turbulent Debate In The Ocean State, Dylan D. Lynch