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 2018

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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

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Choose Your Own Adventure: An Analysis of Gender Inequality in Higher Education, Topaz Szewczok and Bethany Parslow

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The Effect of Season on in vitro and in vivo Exsheathment Efficacy of Stored Infective Haemonchus contortus Larvae, Amy Vigneau

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The Relationship Between Science and Policy, Michaela Warren

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Is There a Housing Bubble in China?, Grant West

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Instagram Influencer Engagement and the World of Social Media, Miranda Zangara

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Make the Uteri of America Great Again, Victoria Zeyl

3D Printing Applications in the Business World, Dennis Zhitkovich

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Redactándome a Mi Misma: Writing Place, Process, and Identity across Two Languages, Jenna Ziegelmayer

Manuscripts from 2017

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Short - term Investing, Matt J. Abraitis

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OPENPediatrics: Integrating Technology into Pediatric Healthcare Education, Marisa Albert

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Evaluation of Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (PFHxS) Exposure to Risk of Liver Disease Caused by High Fat Fructose Diet, Dwight C. Anderson

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The Pharmacognosy and Therapeutic Efficacy of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa): A Systematic Review, Maghan Ballantyne

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The Power of Plants, Rebecca Barchus

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The Biomechanics of Music Performance, Rachel F. Bellisle and Jessika Decker

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Redefining “Success”: Toward a Community Minded Restaurant Industry, Molly Bennett

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A Behavioral Prerequisite for the Genetic Analysis of Auditory Feature Detection Mechanisms in Female Crickets, Rebecca L. Blisko

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Cultural Hegemony in American Democracy, Mark A. Bocchini

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Mindfulness Meditation: Effects on Stress Management and Public Speaking Ability, Maggie E. Buell

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Drunkorexia and the Motives Behind Substance Abuse and Eating Disorder Pathology Amongst College Culture, Nicole Caron and Ginette Gosselin Ferszt

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Inspire-On: Stereotype Threat Taught as a Motivation for College/Success, Benjamin Concepcion and Coral Maack

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Existential Counseling for an Extraordinary Community, John Cox

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Rorschach's Immunology: The Hematopoetic Cells, Shannon Cron

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The Hard Science of Soft Skills, Marisa J. DeCollibus

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Smuggling on Lopez Farm, Jonah Delasanta

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The Hidden Realities of Our Immigration System, Ewelina Dembinska

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A True Fairytale “Happily Ever After”: An In-Depth Communication Analysis, Courtney E. Dempsey

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Why Are We Fascinated with Violence? An Investigation of Mass Media’s Role in Depicting Violence as Entertainment., Kseniya I. Dmitrieva

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Mechanism of Lck Activation in Driving Leukemia Cell Proliferation, Hannah E. Dobson

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Building Better Health: Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, Portia Eastman

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Democracy Ends Here: U.S. Collective Bargaining Decline and an Alternative Policy Approach to Business Ownership, Sara Estep

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A Process for Field Studies in Behavioral Economics, Victoria Ferraro

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A Step Towards a "Greener" Dining Services: Procuring Locally for the Health of Students and the Earth, Jessica Fischer

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Microloans, Macro Impact, Kelly M. Frank

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"Transnational" Eating: The Food Culture of Dominican Immigrants in RI, Vanessa Garcia Polanco

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Do Halogenated Natural Products Bioaccumulate in Narragansett Bay?, Christine Gardiner, Anna Robuck, and Rainer Lohmann

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The Rhody Chronicles, Danielle J. Gariglio

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Effects of Educating URI General Education Students on Physical Activity, Exercise, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Julie Gastall

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The Enlightening: A Young Adult Novel, Hannah C. Georgiades

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The Effects of Spondylolisthesis on the Human Body, Kayla L. Govoni

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Aurora Athletics: A sustainable active wear brand., Molly Gram

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Artistic Concrete Stamping: A Branding Strategy, Kristen L. Gregory

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Soapbox History: The Life and Lessons of Mother Jones, Autumn Guillotte

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#KeepVolunteeringCool - A Marketing Analysis of the URI Service Corps, Caroline L. Hacunda

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A Floral Assemblage of the Upper Cretaceous El Gallo Formation, El Rosario, Baja California, Mexico, Reilly F. Hayes, Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros, Gerardo Álvarez-Reyes, René Hernandez-Rivera, and David E. Fastovsky

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The Human Library Project, Rachael Holmes

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Tour Guides Take Technology: Mobilizing the Coverage Process, Cassie Jes Jacob

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Nutrition and Fitness in Norwegian Culture, Marte E. Johannessen

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Solving a Rubik’s Cube: An Analysis of Problem Solving Strategies, Nicole Kerrigan

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Start the Ruckus: The Influence of Fan Organizations, Taylor Kohler

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Opioid Use in Rhode Island - Review and Suggestions, Vanessa S. Kolb

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The Interaction of Involvement, Message Framing, and Brand-Cause Fit in a Cause-Related Marketing Context, Jessica L. Kosak

Improving the Employment Outcomes of Rhode Island Foster Youth: A Successful Transition into Adulthood, Brittany Kraft

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Mental Health 101: Teaching Students and Campus Leaders How to Help Those in Crisis, Megan B. Kuhnly

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Flexible Dieting and Metabolic Adaptation During Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Review, Bryce LaHaie

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Lionfish: Food for Thought, Jennifer Noelle Lander

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Testing, Revisions, and Teacher Explanations: The Common Core State Standards in the United States Education System, Samantha Lindquist

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Ultrasonically Responsive Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for the Temporal Control over Osteo-Inductive Growth Factor Delivery, Catherine Linh

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Exploring Mindfulness: College Students' Journey Through an Abbreviated Program, Nicole M. Long and Kathryn E. Barrall

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ADHD Symptomology and Prescription Stimulant Misuse in College Students, Kelsey L. Manfredi, Lisa Weyandt PhD, and Shannon May

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Testing in Today's Education: Meeting Standards or Falling Short?, Paige E. Mangione

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The Golden Girls: Addressing Issues of Gender, Stigma, and Illness on Network Television, Miles Martin

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Reproductive Justice URI, Jessica L. Mayernik

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Grief After Death, Allison McCormick

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English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, Julia McCormick

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Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. McGrainer

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Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine: Stand-up Comedy, Humor, and Healthcare, Haran Mennillo

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Alternative Process Photography: Beyond Digital and Film, Laura Michaud

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Self-affirmation: The Antidote for Lateral Violence in Nursing, Amanda Millan

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The Impact Spectrum of Head Injuries on the Sport of Hockey, Caleb W. Neal

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Bilingualism and the American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson

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Soul Simplicity: An Inquiry into Dance, Women and Islam, Mariam T. Odetunde

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Violence Against Central American Unaccompanied Minors: From Home to United States Border, Katherine A. Owens

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Preliminary Study Examining the Presence of a Wolbachia Endosymbiont in Winter Moth Populations, Matthew Pederson

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Do Non-Human Primates Have Gender?, Aaron Pelchat

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Helping Hands, Raquél Pérez

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Perceptions of diversity among URI undergraduate students: An ethnographic study, Emily Pitek

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Nurses' Views on Incorporating Mindfulness in the Acute Care Setting, Davi Prak