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 2022

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Describing the Effect of Thin Layer Sediment Placement on Coastal Microbial Communities using Foraminifera Diversity, Elizabeth B. Billings

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Ciliate Endosymbiont Imaging Methodology, Aidan Boving and Roxanne Beinart

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Marketing Maple, Kevin Budzenski

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Delving into the Forbidden: Banned and Challenged Literature Syllabus, Grace Burns

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Banana: a scholarly and narrative recollection of my experiences as a Korean American adoptee, Diana Cajolet

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Representing Neurodivergent Children in Fiction, Summer Calvert

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Transgender Gender-Affirming Speech and Voice Treatment TVC: When Does the Voice Change?, Michaela Cameron

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How Covid-19 will change the future of film and television in the United States, Isabel Cappo

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Multicopy Suppression of Ribosomal Protein Deletion Mutants, Jacqualine Cerbone

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Ballasting Distribution Systems for Undersea Vehicles, Zach Champney

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Assessment of the University of Rhode Island's Dining Halls and Student Perceptions of On-Campus Dining, Maria Cherry

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Associations of Lifestyle and Sociodemographic Factors With Dietary Supplement Use in College Students, Sydney Chratian

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Temporal and Spatial Comparison of Pseudo-nitzschia Species Composition and Domoic Acid in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and the Northeast U.S. Shelf, Isabella Church and Bethany D. Jenkins

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The Addiction Epidemic in Rhode Island: A Mini Lecture Series, Katherine Cintron

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RNA-Protein Interactions Influencing Ribosomal Subunit Assembly, Caroline Curll

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Combating Recidivism, Shaylin Daley

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How Sensory Enrichment Influences the Behavior of Two-toed Sloths in Captivity, Jessica Daltorio

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Means of Menstruation, Hannah Eddleston

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Finance and Accounting Dual-Degree Proposal, Meghan Finley

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What socioeconomic factors influence breastfeeding rates?, Keely Ford

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Understanding the Public Perception of Available Scientific Resources in Coastal Southern Maine, James Gallagher

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Inequality, Social Reproduction and Economic Growth, Patrice Geffrard

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Arguments in Opposition of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Kaylee Goyette

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Waves: A Contemporary Piece, Zoie Green

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The effect of cortisol on abdominal fat, Zach Guerrieo

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The Future is Female, Tori Hansen

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Ramming Capitalism: Protest and Dissent at the University of Rhode Island, 1961-72, Kevin Hart

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Sex, Suffrage, and Scandalous Ladies Podcast, Emma Hayes

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The Analysis of Microplastics Found in the Flowers of Rhode Island, Hailey Hendricks and Matthew Kiesewetter

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What China’s Infrastructure Development Abroad Reveals About its International Goals, Gillian Hodge

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Big Business, Small Plastic, Hannah Johnson

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The Met Costume Institute: Evolution, Metamorphosis, and Cultural Phenomenon, Shelby Kanski

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Stigma Surrounding the Use of Food Insecurity Programs Among College Students, Brianna Kelly

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Promoting Adult Pneumococcal Vaccinations Through Pharmacy and Provider Educational Campaigns, Krysia Lesniak

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A Step Toward Reconstructing Climate Variability Druing the Last Ice Age Cycle in the Northeast Pacific Region, Blaine Lynch-Gadaleta

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A pathogen outside its host: F. tularensis survival in water, Aisling Macaraeg

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Sustainability in Supply Chains, Sofia Machado

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Integration of Medicinal Fungi into the Heber W. Youngken Jr. Medicinal Garden, Anthony Makashov

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Soundscapes of South County: RI's Disappearing Coastline, Isobel M. McCullough

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The Invisible Injury, Makenzie McDonald

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Tabletop Game Startup, Jack Meyer

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Emergency Medicine and Mental Health: Are We Adequately Educating and Training Providers to Care for Mental Health Patients?, Abigail Miller

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Make Time for Movement: 5-Minute Exercise Breaks in the Classroom, Catherine O'Donnell

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The Importance of Parent-Teacher Communication and Collaboration and How to Enhance Them for Various Types of Families, Madeleine O'Neil

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'The Game Is Afoot': An Exploration of Mystery Novels and the Gentleman Detective, Anna Pietropaolo

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Ballasting System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Noura Rayes, Bahram Nassersharif, Zach Champney, Kyle Alessandro, and Jason Mirandou

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U.S. Supply Chain Dependency on China, Cristian Rodriguez-Gervais

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Exploring the Strength of Relationships between Group Exercise Instructors and Participants Through Social Media Outreach, Angela Rossi

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Media Bias in the Post-COVID Era, Allison Shinskey

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Promoting the Healthy Development of All Adolescents through an Equity Lens: Continuing Education for Secondary-level Educators, Isabella Simone

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First Generation Female College Students' Health, Stress and Alcohol Use, Melissa Sosa

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Encouraging Adolescents to be Self-Directed Learners: Influences of Classroom Motivation on Student Outcomes, Katherine Stearley

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The Effects of Cranberry Vine on Ewes and their Offspring, Sherbie St franc

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Love and Romance in Early Modern British Literature, Sophia Szeneitas

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Covid's Effect: World Dependency on Chinese Supply Chains, Rhiannon Toole

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Sino-US Trade War, Erin Torgersen

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Performing from Under Penal Gaze: Examining What Incarcerated People Post to TikTok, Lily B. Truppi

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The Impacts of the United States Healthcare System on French-Speaking Immigrants: A Shorty Story, Allison Vanasse

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Generation of a More Immunogenic FH VLP Platform to Support Covid-19 Vaccine Development, Jewel E. Voyer and Xinyuan Chen PhD.

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Femicide in Mexico: 1992-2022, Shannon Watelet

Manuscripts from 2021

Female Perpetrated Violence in Media, Kris Adams

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Sharing Raw Data from Bacterial Genomes for Collaborative Research on the AMPed Server at URI, Deborah Adenekan

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Analysis of Officer Retention and Success in the US Army by Commissioning Source, Daniel Baglini

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URI and Its Students: A Contract for the Provision of a Safe Environment, Danielle Joan Beatrice

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The Public Health Crisis of Alcoholism: What could be done better in Rhode Island?, Carlos Borges

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On the Front Line: URI's Response to COVID-19 and the Role of the Student-Run Emergency Medical Services, Michael C. Brennan

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Exploring the Associations Between Femininity, Burnout, and Health Behaviors Among Middle Age Women, Adelaide Brown

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Reimagining Non-Profit Communications: The Importance of A Digital Media Plan for Rhody Outpost, Madeline Burtt

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A Story Told, Carly Caldarella

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Women's Self Perceptions and Fashion Industry Rhetoric, Grace Cody

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Free Speech in the Internet Era: Reviewing Policies Seeking to Modify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Jacob Cordeiro

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Rhody Raves: What to See, Eat, and Enjoy Near URI's Campus, Brigid Cullen

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Low Wage Labor and The Undervalued Essential Worker Through The Lens of COVID-19, Alexandra DelPico

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Seeking Asylum in a Modern Society: Global Responses to Latin American Migration, Rebecca Dickinson

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Social Justice Attitudes and Health: A Cross Sectional Study, Edward Donovan

Patterns in Groups' Perceptions of Sex Work, James J. Donovan

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An Anthology on Human Suffering in America: Notes on Black Lives Matter, Katelyn Dubois

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A Look at the Anti-Vaccine Movement and its Impact on Covid-19, Kathryn Ann Famiglietti

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Nutritional Data and Corresponding Performance Impacts of URI Student-Athletes, Abigael Fenbert

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Masculinity in 1990's Post-Cold War American Thriller Films, John Ferguson

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Dual Diagnosis: Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mood Disorders, Melody R. Gately

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The Impact of Running Intramural Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Eli Goldfarb

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Swimmers’ Upper Trapezius Activation During Shoulder Abduction Compared to Non-Overhead Athletes, Kendra Graham

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A University Forest Fire: Examining the Spread of the Coronavirus through College Social Networks Using a Modified Forest Fire Probabilistic Model, Raechel Griffin

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Seen and Unseen, The MilSpouse Project, Michelle Henning

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The Future of Taiwan, Gillian Hodge

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Bankruptcy and the Debt-Unemployment Relationship: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Gina C.M. Jouaneh

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Equine-assisted Services for Children with Disabilities, Mara Kleinman

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I Saw the Sunrise in Their Eyes: An Endeavor in the Novel Writing Process, Jordan Laferriere

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The Bloody Reality: An Analysis of Menstruation Representation and Perception in the United States from the 1940s-2010s, Aliya Linder

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Health Communication Support in Baseline Health Literacy Research, Owen Manahan

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Effects of a Pandemic on Supply Chain Networks, Richard Mankavech

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The Journey to Reach Herd Immunity: The United State's Efforts Towards Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Natalina Mastroianni

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The Journey to Reach Herd Immunity: The United State's Efforts Towards Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Natalina Mastroianni

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The New Normal: Crisis and Communication In the Age of COVID-19, Evan McAlice

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Rising Costs, Stagnant Prices: How Video Game Companies Truly Earn Profit, Lucas McCulloch

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Taking the Pulse for URI as an Age-Friendly University, Louisa Melchionno

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The Evolution of Women's Opportunities in the Workplace: A Look at the Past to Interpret the Present, Emily Milich

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Climate Change and Vaccines: Distrust of Science in Politics and the Media, Natalie Montalbano

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