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 2009

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Time to Die?, Josh Dunn

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Are We Fooling Ourselves??? Eelgrass and Subaqueous Soils as a Refuge for Fecal Indicator Bacteria, Jessie Dyer

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An Examination of Accounting Education in Mexico and the United States, Jaime Eastman

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Nonviolence Education and Youth Self-Esteem, Jenlyn Furey

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A Mounted Strengthening and Stretching Program to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injury In Equestrians, Abigail Guy

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Exploring the scientist-practitioner model in clinical psychology, Jami Halpern

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The Green Bean Coffee House: An exploration of the specialty coffee Industry and sustainable business practices, Evan Hunt

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Secret Identities: Graphic Literature and the Jewish-American Experience, Brian Klotz

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The Effects of Tail Flukes on the Swimming Pattern of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Lauri Leach

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Starring Mark Twain and Hank Morgan: Performance in A Connecticut Yankee, Lisa McGunigal

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Analyzing the Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Programs, Victoria Miceli

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Persuasion in Contemporary Presidential Campaigns, Dylan Moore

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The Mechanism of Prozac: A Study in High-Tech Pedagogy, Nicholas O'Brien

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War and Video Games, Nicholas A. Perry

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Teaching Sustainable Education and the Energy Conservation Ethic, Pia C. Peterson

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Protozoan Vaccine Candidate Homologues in Tetrahymena thermophila, Justin Schumacher

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Student Interest in Genetic Testing for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Sajel Shah

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Sex Trafficking and Decriminalized Prostitution in Rhode Island, Melanie Shapiro

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Role of the p21 Protein in the Fanconi Anemia Pathway, Mae Shen

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Postmodernism & Paradise Lost: Reconsidering Knowledge, Politics and Literature, Mary Smith

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Coping with Loss: A Khmer Perspective on Guiding Children and Adolescents upon the Death of a Loved One, Sekboppa Sor

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An Investigation of Cardiac Dynamics and Substrate Metabolism in an Animal Heart Failure Model, Anna Stanhewicz

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French Fashion Industry: The Introduction of a Fashion Brand to the French Market, Kristen Thomas

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The Evolution of Outsourcing, Michael L. Videira

Manuscripts from 2008

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Opening the Aperture: Examining Images of War in the Press, Jeffrey Albanese

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URI Student Bridge, Nicole Aragi

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A New Voice for Chariho, Christopher Barrett

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Records of natural fires and the Sorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Black Carbon and Carbon Chars in sediments from Oriole Lake (Sequoia National Park), Kevyn Bollinger

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Healthy Habits: An Exploration of Family Eating Choices and Practices, Stephanie Bramley

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Therapeutic Children’s Mural, Natalie Brooks

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Differential Equations: A Universal Language, Bethany Caron

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Promoting Locally Grown Foods in Schools through Developed Classroom Curriculum and Foodservice Educational Tools, Meredith F. Carter

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A Cello Anthology, Alina R. Castro Swonger

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Hip Hop is Dead: The Rhetoric of Hip Hop, Kalyana Champlain

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Greenpeace, Earth First! and The Earth Liberation Front: The Progression of the Radical Environmental Movement in America, Christopher J. Covill

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Native American Flute Meditation: Musical Instrument Design, Construction and Playing as Contemplative Practice, Daniel Cummings

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Sparkle: What Every Teenage Girl Should Know, Alexandria D’Angelo

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Midnight Dawning: A Reconciliation, Astrid Drew

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A Hike Through the Forest: The Knapsack Problem in Graph Theory, Bridget K. Druken

Fighting for Another Country’s Democracy: An Analysis of Democratic Aid and Military Intervention Through the Vietnam and Iraq War, Cassandra Feeney

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Assessment of Whole Grain Intake in a Population of College Students, Sarah Flinn

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Building a Non-Profit Organization: Project Venue, Alanna K. Green

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System Analysis of the URI Hurricane Preparedness Plan, Rebecca Harlow

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Modern Leonidas: Spartan Military Culture in a Modern American Context, Samantha Henneberry

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Cowboys and Shoguns: The American Western, Japanese Jidaigeki, and Cross-Cultural Exchange, Kyle Keough

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Chrysalis: An Interpretation of Memory through Rhythm and Movement, Valerie Kitchin

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A Foray into Food Writing: A Philosophical Approach to Contemporary Food Movements, Rebecca Long

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Rendre compte de l’inconscient : Une exploration surréaliste d’expression créatrice, Emily Macaux

A Look Into Cape Verde Save Our Children: The African Way, Kristin MacDougall

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A Look Into Cape Verde Save Our Children: The African Way, Kristin MacDougall

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Corporate Ethics and CEO Compensation, Martin Mack

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Senior Honors Recital, Mark Maguire

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Gender Minority Elder Care, Yisrael Malotte-Berger

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The Act of Writing a Children's Book, Alexandra Mancini

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New Freedom: An Investigation into the World of Prosthetics, Jenna Marcus

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Give The People What They Want, When They Want It, And They Won’t Sit All The Time: Consumer Behavior in the Online Music Market, Maxwell Mathews

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Evaluating Long Term Political Consequences of Economic Restructuring Programs, James McGee

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Non-Fiction Perspective/ Just a Kid: Emily’s Diabetes Story, Kristen Moody

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Traditional Natural Resource Use and Development in Northeast Thailand, Christie Moulton

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A Winding Rhode: An Event Planning Manual for Every Rhody Ram, Jennifer Nussinow

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Novice Coach’s Guide to Coaching Novice, Catherine Pruszynski

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Diagnosing David Foster Wallace, Amanda Redinger

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Time Post-Hatch Caloric Value of Artemia salina, Jessie M. Sanders

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World Voice: Invisible Lines & Mindfulness and Peaceful Living, Joseph A. Santiago

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“Do you not know what happens to Mothers in America?”, Angela Santopietro

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Characterization of the Interaction between the Fanconi Anemia (FA) D2 Protein and Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA), Carolyn Schmiedel

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Lowering Cholesterol: through the use of Plant Sterols and Stanols, Nicole St. Jean

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AIDS Art: Activism on Canvas, Lucy Sumners

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La Théorie de Weber et la Mentalité du Travail en France et aux États-Unis, Kristina Suorsa

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Analysis of Students' Misconceptions of Research Methods in Relations to Thinking Style, Tonya Tavares

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The Katrina Project, Alison Traver

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The Value of Humanities Education and What Higher Education Must Do to Keep it Alive, Stephen A. Yang

Manuscripts from 2007

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Rhode Island Family Court and the Best Interests of Children, Alexandra Arnold

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Beliefs of Violence-Sensitive and Violence-Tolerant People, Amethyst Brell

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L'Avenir de la Pharmacie: Une Comparaison des Modèles Français et Américain, Amber Castle

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LIVING PROOF: The decline in Northeast Arts Education - and what can be done about it., Chris Comer

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Teaching English in the Dominican Republic, Cassandra Craig

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International Development Education, Adam Crawley

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Hao Bu Hao: A Survival Guide for Zhejiang University, Jenna N. D’Amico

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Synthesis of Polythiophenes using Oxidative Coupling, Suchismita Datta

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Mechanics of Suction Generation During Feeding in Little Skates, Danielle Duquette

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The Convenient Alliance: President Reagan and Pope John Paul II, Cold Warriors, Tighe P. Flatley

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The Tragedy of Death in the Pursuit of Spiritual Immortality, and the Physician’s Response, Rachel Furman

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Nietzsche’s Doctrine of Eternal Return, David R. Gadon

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From Script to Stage: A Costume Designer’s Perspective, Laura M. Gifford

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Students Sharing Feelings of Grief: An Elementary Curriculum on Loss, Kristen Gloumakoff

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Darfur: Genocide in the 21st Century, Victoria Goff

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Where Have All the Protest Songs Gone?, Dan Goniprow

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Recruitment and Retention of Childhood Bereavement Center Facilitators, Katherine A. Guilfoyle

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Music, the Non-Governmental Actor Changing Political Policy: Have We Failed the Power of Music?, Alex Hershey

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Lasser Voir: Experimental Film Revealing the Dichotomy of the Mind, Valerie Kitchin

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Newport Restoration Foundation’s Historic Houses of “The Point”, Jennifer Lalli

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The Power of Ridicule: An Analysis of Satire, Megan LeBoeuf

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The Evolution and Impact of Documentary Films, Amma Marfo

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A Medical Mission: Healing Wounds, Improving Health, and Discovering Hope in Honduras, Michaela Maynard

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La Mondialisation qui Menace L’identité Française et ses Relations avec le Commerce, Kelly McBrien

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The Moral and Legal Aspects of Protecting Human Rights: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Intervention, Adam Mellion

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A Comparison of Pyronin Y-Methyl Green Stain and Methylene Blue Stain for Somatic Cell Count in Sheep Milk, Emily Mirek and Stacey O’Donnell

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The Paper Trail: Paper Use and Disposal at the University of Rhode Island, Katherine Modzelewski

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Are Television News Programs Becoming Nothing More Than Infotainment?, Nicole Morell