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 or here. View summarized submission instructions (PDF).

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Manuscripts from 2017

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Testing, Revisions, and Teacher Explanations: The Common Core State Standards in the United States Education System, Samantha Lindquist

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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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A Review of Epstein Barr Virus Immunity, Pathogenesis and Immunotherapies, Heather Stuart

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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

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Benefits of Reduced Meat Consumption in the U.S.: Cost-Benefit Analysis of an Increase in Plant-Based Diets, Rebecca Zahora

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

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

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LEAN Government Initiatives and the Origins of Administrative Reforms, Sterl Carpenter

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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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Skewing Democracy: The Impact of State Voter ID Laws on Voter Participation, Rachel Ann Flaherty and Rachel Ann Flaherty

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Improving Our Understanding Of Ocean Circulation: A Modeling Study, Nicole M. Flecchia

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Molecular Measurement of Toxicity in Fish; Case Examples and Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman

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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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Intercultural Communication within a Multigenerational Afghan Family, Sarah Sultan