Senior Honors Projects
The Senior Honors Project gives you the opportunity to build on the knowledge acquired in your major (or minor) and to explore in depth an issue, question, or creative challenge of special interest to you. Your research project can be presented in these formats:
- A written thesis
- A play
- A musical recital
- An artistic presentation
You will present your project before your faculty committee and other students.
Your project will demonstrate your:
- understanding of the tools (methods, theories, and models) of your discipline and your ability to use these tools;
- ability to develop an informed, well-reasoned, and creative response to a question or problem; and
- ability to effectively communicate the results of the project, both orally and in writing.
Honors Projects, 2011
Here is just a sample of student projects:
Michael Blatnik: "Quantifying Dissonance in Piano Intervals and Chords"
Tabitha Bollinger: "SET: Game Theory and Other Explorations"
Nicholas Como: "General Electric Executive Performance as CEO at Other Companies"
Maddie Coultrip: "Street Art: Inside Out and Outside In"
Caitlin Gibb: "Comparison of Wetland Protection and Policy in the United States and Costa Rica"
Conor McFarland: "Cyber Warfare: Why Nation-States Do Not Use Physical Force in Response to Cyber-Attacks"
Ben Phelps: "Modulation of Glutamate-Mediated Neuronal Cell Death by Neurosteroids"
Sabrina Ripperger: "Silencing HER2/neu Protein Production Using Small Interfering RNA"