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 2010

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The PostSecret Phenomenon: A Contemporary Application of Existential Psychotherapy, Dan Martin

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The PostSecret Phenomenon: A Contemporary Application of Existential Psychotherapy, Dan Martin

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Exposure: Making Changes in American Public Education, Katharine McAllister

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3rd Grade Bullying Assessment, Jenna Moschetto

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Facilitating Behavior Change of Coastal Communities in Regards to Climatic Hazards, Marisa Nixon

Comparative Mitochondrial Genomics: Red Algal Alloparasites, Megan O’Brien

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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Ballroom Dance Choreography, Jennifer Paquette

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Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing a Children’s Book, Sarah Payne

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A South County Almanac, Nevan Richard

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A South County Almanac: Recollections and Observations of the Outdoors in Southern Rhode Island, Nevan Richard

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Ethical Orientation of Future Business Leaders, John Rooney

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Campaigns from the Classroom to the Boardroom, Kathleen Slocum

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Designing a Model of an Online Business and Writing a Business Plan, Katherine Swick

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Art in Our Surroundings: An Exploration in Recycled Art Influenced by the Environment, Armine Tahmassian

Manuscripts from 2009

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The Discriminatory History of Gun Control, David Babat

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Categorizing Humans, Animals, and Machines in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Martha Bellows

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Powering the Future: The Fabrication of a Novel Passive Micro Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell, Zachary Chin

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Copper(II) Catalyzed Aminomethylation of Alkanes with Amine N-Oxides via C-H Bond Activation, Matthew Cipolla

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Reel Life Lessons: Using Film to Engage Adolescents in Valuable Discussions About Life, Catherine Collazzo

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Healthcare Disparities Between Older and Younger Adults, Megan Coral

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Likely Outcomes in the National Debate over Greenhouse Gas Emissions -a public policy analysis, Maureen Coyle

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Assessing the Feasibility of Wind Power Production for the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus, Kenneth A. Critz

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Peer Grief Support at the University of Rhode Island, Ariana Darcy

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Campus Consignment, Krista DeAngelo

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Factors Influencing Interactions between Ticks and Wild Birds, Amy A. Diaz

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BFF Study: Relationship between Physical Activity, Fitness levels, and Blood Glucose Concentrations, Leah Dorfman

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Trade Policy and the Geography of Fashion, William Doscher

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Effectiveness of a Multidisciplinary Patient Assistance Program in Diabetes Care, Edward Joseph Doyle, III

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Rural Outreach of Little Compton, Jessica Doyle

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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