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 2019

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From Reformatories, to Today, and into the Future: What Needs to Change for Female Offenders, Alyson Berry

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Tutor Training Program on the Importance of Confidence in Education, Lauren Black

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The Rhode Island Earned Income Tax Credit: History and Analysis, Andrew Boardman

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Juggling Junior Year: The Junior Leadership Experience, Natascha Borgstein

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Lending a Hand: Healthcare Cost and Treatment Impact of Peer Recovery Services, A Review of the Literature, Nicholas J. Bush

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Humans of the Peace Corps: URI Edition, Jessica Cohen

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The Effect of Music, Art, Photo, Animal Assisted, and Alternative Therapies on Quality of Life in Patients with Dementia: A Systematic Review, Angela Ferlo

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The Role of Head Trauma in Emotion Dysregulation among Victims of Partner Violence, Aleksandra Fryc

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Do Metabolic Networks Follow a Power Law? A PSAMM Analysis, Ryan Geib, Lubos Thoma, and Ying Zhang

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Customer-Centric Design in Wearable Products for Ergonomic Support, Nathan Guillemette

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The Impact of Social Media on Reputational Risk, Samantha Claire Hamilton

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Policy Implementation on the Flint Water Crisis, Esoheosa Igbineweka

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Villains, Morality, and Redemption: A Content Analysis of Children’s Movies, Iqra Ishaq

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Do PFAS Precursors Induce Lipid Accumulation in the Hepatocytes, Vanessa Jabbour

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Bridging the Molecular/Material Divide: An Investigation into the Properties of Polyesters, Terra Marie M. Jouaneh

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A Study of Communication and Hispanic Cultural Values Within the Family, Gabrielle Lafond

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Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: A Case Study Correlating Cytogenetic Abnormality with Prognosis, Alyssa Lamond and Theresa Tellier-Castellone

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Learning the Interdisciplinary Aspects of Stage Management, Brandon Lovejoy

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Finding Inner Peace: My Journey to Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Shannon Mitchell

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Nanopore Sensing for Single-Molecule Glycomics, Melissa Morris

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Integration of Native American Medicinal Plants into the Heber W. Youngken Jr. Garden, Emily Lyn Murray

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China in Africa: A New Scramble, Adelola Ojutiku

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Sports Broadcasting: A Workshop, Jack O'Marra

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Juul Like It?, Kim Petit

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From the Process Through the Premiere, Arianna Rizzo

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Effects of Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury on Cytochrome P450 Activity, Milleah Sawtelle

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The Importance of Interprofessional Education to Develop Successful Interprofessional Collaborative Teams in Healthcare, Christina Sebastiao

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Decades of Distraction: How the United States Ignores Climate Change, Kaitlyn Sheehan

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Surveying Apicomplexan Diversity and Dynamics in Narragansett Bay, Evelyn Spencer

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Charter School Performance in Rhode Island, Lena Vye

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An Analysis of Providers’ Perceived Barriers to Contraceptive Access and Reproductive Healthcare, Ashley Weadick

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Criminal Justice Systems: Impacts that Transcend Borders & Prison Bars, Erika Yeager

Manuscripts from 2018

Insight into the Regulation of the Fanconi Anemia D2 protein, a Major DNA Repair Protein, Morganne Adroved and Niall G. Howlett

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Service Based Learning of Income Taxes, Britny Andersen

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Multivitamin Usage and Anemia in College Students, Jordan Balletto

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A Wandering Guide to Rhode Island: short and long walks for all to enjoy, Lianna Blakeman

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Climate Change In Narragansett Bay, Victoria Bond

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Climate Change, Colonialism, and Second-Class Citizenry: A Case Study of the Impacts of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, Aislyne Calianos

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The Effect of High Maternal Milk Production During Pregnancy on Neonatal Health and Metabolism, Katelynn Cameron and Maria L. Hoffman PhD

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Vegan in College: Simple, Affordable, Healthy Meals for Students, Haley Cedarholm

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Investigations into Ring-Opening Polymerization of Functionalized ϵ-Caprolactones, Danielle N. Coderre and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Rhetorical Question, Zoe Comingore

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Creating a Happy Ending for socially relevant television, John Thomas Cunha

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Service Leadership: The First Year Student Experience, Connor Curtis

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Improving Access to Collegiate Substance Use Prevention Resources, Sarah Danko

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Transgender Identity and Dress Behavior, Lauryn Devine

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Storytelling Through Hip Hop, Brandon Donohoe

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KHA Drama Club, Hayley Doyle

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Polarization and the Supreme Court, Kyla Duffy

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The Effects of Post Activation Potentiation on Upper and Lower Extremities, Aaron Eighmey

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Stat Crew for Dummies, Meghan Ellis

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Understanding Deaf Culture, Meghan Flanagan

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Sophomore Breakthrough Experience, Hailey Flavin

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Physician Suicide: An Overlooked Epidemic, Emily Gallagher

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Ethnographic Insight into the Developmentally Diverse Worlds of Twins: “L & J”, Allison Gallant

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Color Across Cultures, Lindsay Geitz

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Standing Their Ground: The fight against land loss and climate change in Dulac, Louisiana, Bridget Hall

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Veterinary Training Practice in Pinnipeds, Samantha Hatfield

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Priorities: a film investigation into the quality of HIV education in RI public high schools, Ellis Iacono

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Going Viral: Facebook and Effective Models of Vaccine Information Communication, Lauren Intravaia

Investigation of pharmacochaperone actions of antipsychotic drugs at the D2-dopamine receptor, Dean Kareemo

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Food Is Medicine, Katherine Keane

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Modeling EEG and tDCS in SCIRun Software Packages, Aiden Keene and Aiden Thomas Keene

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Cloning and Functional Analysis of the Escherichia coli Cell Division Protein ZapE, Katherine Kellenberger

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"Good Vibrations", Shannon Kolasinski and Lucy Moyes

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Women in Science: A Course, Krystyna Krupinski

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Promoting Mental Health Awareness at URI, Megan Kurose

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Evaluating Implicit Self-Compassion in College Students, Emily Kutok

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Impact of Facebook on Employability, Ileana LaGrutta

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Regulation of Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 2 (USP2) by the Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Doris W. Lee

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The Beauty of Business, Steve Leone and Kate Marcellino

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The Influence of Politics on Modern Art: A Curated Exhibit of Art Reflecting the 2016 Presidential Election, Naama Malomet

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Online Fitness Social Networking Communities, Caitlyn Martinez

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Diagnostic Value of KRAS Mutation in Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Julianna Mastroianni

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Physical Activity in the School and its Role in Child Cognition, Victoria Matrullo

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Physics of Acting, Cassidy McCartan

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Crackin' Open a Cold Barefoot Moscato with the Gals: A market campaign proposal, Emily Miller

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Multiple Streams Framework, Advocacy Coalition Framework, and the Passage of the National Trails Systems Act of 1968, Harrison Miller

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Genetic Testing and a Real World Case of Lynch Syndrome, Paige Montanaro

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Cops vs. Live PD, Samuel Moor

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Policing for the Community, Jeffrey Munoz

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The Future of Radio, Samuel Murray

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Computer Science Minor Marketing Plan, Shannon Oryniak

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Speak Up, Reach Out: A Suicide Education and Prevention Plan, Jessica Parker

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Theatrical Scenic Design: Creating and Presenting a Professional Portfolio, Isabella Pellino

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Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Behavior in a Domestic Goat Herd, Stephanie Peramas

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An Investment Guide for Millennials, Joshua Perkins

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Music as Influence: How has society been shaped by musical genres throughout history?, Cody Poulin

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A Girl's Guide to Nail Art, Emma Rohnstock

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An Analysis of Time Management as a Collegiate Student-Athlete, Owen Sammarone

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Theater as a Civic Practice, Charlie Santos

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Leadership Development in the Nursing Student, Jessica Shaw

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Finding Valhalla: An Investigation of Writing in the Mystery Genre, Patricia Shea

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CRISPR Gene Editing in the Sea Squirt, Ciona intestinalis, Evelyn Siler and Steven Irvine

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URI Theatre Presents: Rob Neill and The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan

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Incorporating Multiple Intelligences Within Instructional Strategies, Hannah Smith

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Distribution of Dengue and Zika Virus IgG Immunoglobulin, Madison Smith, Awadalkareem Adam, and Anuja Mathew

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Iodine to Calcium Ratios in Marine Carbonates as an Indicator of Oxygen Levels, Angela Stahl

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Behind the Scenes of Jumpstart: More Than Just Working With Preschoolers, Danielle Stalnaker

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The Social and Interpersonal Impacts of Sexual Violence, Brenna Sullivan