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 2021

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Analyzing the Impacts of Loss of the FANCA Protein on Chromatin State, Mileena Nguyen

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An Intersectional Analysis of LGBTQ+ Healthcare in the United States, Nicole Niles

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Combating Public Vaccine Misinformation Through an Educational Podcast for Middle and High School Students, Vincent Nocella

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Plato, Aristotle, and the Political Landscape of the Present, Tanner J. Pacheco

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Examination of the Effects of Speech Disorders on Juvenile Delinquency and the Potential Benefits of Speech Therapy for Offenders, Katie Paparelli

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Impact of COVID-19 Related Deaths on New Nurses in Rhode Island, Jessica Petonak

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Seeing Color: America's Judicial System, Elizabeth Poulin

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Tomorrow is Not Promised, Dalia Rajeh

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The Association Between Type-2 Diabetes Pathophysiology & Exercise Adherence, Sydney Raymond

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Early 20th Century African American Women's Suffrage Movement in Rhode Island, Katherine Riordan

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“This is (still) a man’s world”: Gender Inequality in Hollywood from the Silent Era to #MeToo, Kiana Ross

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Predicting and Measuring Support for Populism, Jay Rumas

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Project Title: Home Birthing: Analyzing the Value of Home Births to American Mothers, Julia Santini

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Particle tracking reveals Pelagic Red Crabs as indicators of climate-driven range expansion in the California Current, Elizabeth Saraf

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on College Students through an Analysis of Oral Histories, Miranda Segalla

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An Analysis of Forty Years of Gender Archetypes on the American Silver Screen, Xaviera I. Valencia

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Comparative Gait Analysis of Transtibial Amputees versus, Charlotte Vitale

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Fostering Ethical Awareness in Youth: A Technological Game, Ariana Wynn

Manuscripts from 2020

Improving Survivor Support: An Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, Jean Amore

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The World is our Oyster: Natural Products used in Medicine Today, Michaela Anelundi

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Educating Youth about Relationships through Video Games, Allegra Angell and Daria Cerce

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Let's Talk about Death: An Open Forum for Challenging and Changing URI’s Response to Student Bereavement, Molly Beluk

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“Mortality’s Wilting Flower:” Terror Management Theory and Music in Animated Films, Lauren Bertsch

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Body Image and Dance: Achieving Perfection at Any Cost, Carolyn Bollerman

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Bilingualism's Effect on GPA, Siobhan Bowser

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Gelatinous Zooplankton Response to Interannual Variation in Sea Surface Temperature in New Zealand, Anna Byczynski

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Calf Heath and Oxidative Stress, Samantha Cardin

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Exploring Gendered Attitudes Towards Time as an Economic Resource, Paige Carmichael

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Human Trafficking in the United States, Amanda Centone

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Supporting Student-Veterans Transitioning to College Life, Isabella Channell

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Life in the Medical Field Before, During, and Projected After COVID19, Eliza Clarke

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Oxidative Stress Responses in Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Kaileigh Cloutier-LeBlanc

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Cyber Seniors: Creating a Framework for Program Expansion to RI High Schools, Sarah Cruz

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Cyber Seniors: Creating a Framework for Program Expansion to RI High Schools, Sarah Cruz

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The Culture Shock of Crisis: A Psychological Review, Melody U. DeMers

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The World On Pause: A Children's Book About Living During a Pandemic, Amanda Desmarais

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy, Amanda Diehl

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Year Long Water Quality Analysis of White Horn Brook, Kevin Dyer

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Can We Make It? Coming-of-Age in a Covid Kitchen, Maila Erickson

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Signatures of tail posture and wagging in dogs skeletons: A new method for identifying domestic dogs in the archaeological record, Kathryn Fish

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Is the Establishment Clause Asymmetrical?, Sam Foer

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Protistan Diversity of Benthic Habitats in Narragansett Bay, Erin S. Frates

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A Review of Epigenetic (Acyl) Modifications to Histones, Ed Gallucci

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Introducing IPE to URI, Julia Gervais

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The Impact of Deep Brain Stimulation on Speech and Swallowing in Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Julia Gluck

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'Gangstas' and Preachers: A Deeper Look into the Code of the Street and Hip-Hop and Rap Music, Alise Greco

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Don't Dis My Ability, Alexis Grosso

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Rethinking the Evolutionary Tree of Life using Machine Learning, Caitlin Guccione

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Understanding the Varying Causes and Effects of Mass Shootings as Influenced by the Media from a Criminological and Thanatological Point of View, Hannah Marie Ilagan

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Taylor Swift Can't Keep Shakin' It Off, And Neither Can We, Sophie Jackson

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Investigating the Role of Student Perceptions of Research with Self-Esteem and Math Anxiety, Jessica Janus

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Tackling Ocean Plastics, Gal Jennings

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Locked Up and Locked Out: True Stories of Individuals Who Experienced the Intersection Between Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, Jean Johnson

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Metabolomic Investigation of the Putative Probiotic Bacterium Pseudoalteromonas piscicida, Victoria Johnson

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Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Versus Prescription Hearing Aids, Camille Kefor

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The Impact of Unified Sports at the Collegiate Level, Kimberly Kluglein

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Safe Sleep: Developmental Implications for Hospitalized Infants, Katherine Kohlsaat

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The Implementation of Engineering Practices for the Research and Design of a Surfboard and Wetsuit Surf Booties, Ethan Koproski

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Solitary Confinement as Protective Custody, Arielle LaCroix

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U.S. War Crimes and Accountability with the International Criminal Court: A Critique, Johanna M. Leffler

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Late Preterm Infants Progression of Adaptive Functioning Skills from Age 8 to 23, Kimberly L'Etoile

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Socrates as a Philosophical Exemplar, Aria Mia Loberti

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What Went Wrong with Economics?: Milton Friedman, Alexander Meiklejon, and the Reorientation of Freedom, Aria Mia Loberti

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Growth Rates and Developmental Stages of Encapsulated Chain Catsharks and Little Skates, Alyssa Lopez

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Mental Health Outcomes in Adolescent Sports: More Helpful or Harmful?, Kristen Maher

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Constructing Identity: The Journey of Former Child Refugees in the U.S., Ndaya Cynthia Malambi

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Plant-Based Diet: How it Affects Health, Sarah Marsland

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A New Nurse Faces Her Fear of End-of-Life Care, Gabriella Massa

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Structural Changes in Spinal Motoneurons and Immunohistochemistry of 5HT-7 Receptors in a Rabbit Model of Cerebral Palsy, Emma Mather

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Overcoming Iron Stress: Genome Analyses of Marine Bacteria, Emily McDermith

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The Benefits of Intramural Sports on College Students at The University of Rhode Island, Emily McVerry

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Teaching Economic Risk Management through a Video Game Concept, Samantha Montella

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30 Minutes of On Scene CPR in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Bridget Montle, RI EMT-C/ NREMT-A and Andrew Kettle, NRP

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Brexit: Britain's Best Bad Option?, Kyle Patrick Moran

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Constructing a Series of Informative Videos and Building Social Media Platforms for Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, Cassandra Munroe

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Iatrophobia: How it Impacts Health, Jessica Newbury

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Coming to Terms with Online Activism: Defining Impacts of New Social Movements in the Case of #MeToo, Amanda Notarantonio

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Genome Sequencing Analysis of Laboratory Isolate of Francisella noatunensis subs. orientalis, Joseph Paquette

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Rhetoric and International Human Rights: The Case of the Senegalese Talibés, Christopher Parisella

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Helpful Hand, Lyndsay Patriquin

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The Work-Life Balance of a College Student, Reilly Peloquin

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Functional Studies of Ribosomal Protein bL27 of the Model Bacterium Thermus thermophilus, Mackenzie Plouffe

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The Shades of Black and Brown At URI, Brianna Polanco

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Honest Sex Education Advocacy, Kyleigh Richard

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Renal Function and Maternal Programming: A Literature Review, ELISABETH RICKS

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The Impact of Stress on Diet, Sleep, and Exercise Amongst College Students, Jessica Rizzo

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Anti-Vax: Learn the Facts, Shaela Salinger

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The Realities of Plant-Based Dieting, Katie Sause

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A Guide to Freshwater Aquariums, Noah Savastano

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Phonetic Algorithm Performance, Aaron Schneidereit

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Phonetic Algorithm Performance, Aaron Schneidereit

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Learning the Ropes: The Link Between Neuroscience & Adventure-Based Experiential Learning, Ray Schrager

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Horror Literacy: Why We Write the Stories that Scare Readers, Ashley Schwegler

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Contemporary Leadership Theory in Biomedical Engineering, Anna Seifried

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1 in 2 Million: A Children's Book About Parental Incarceration, Julia H. Sharma-Mathias

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Understanding rplD Gene Mutations of Rhodothermus marinus through Mutagenesis using Thermus thermophilus, Sophie Silvia

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Flow Model of Offshore Input of Nitrogen into the Narragansett Bay, Christopher M. Sireci

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Eye on IR Podcast, Liam Smith

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Potential Benefits of Physical Therapy for Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Rebecca Soito

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Do humanitarian actions truly improve the lives of refugees?, Laeticia Soro