Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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Submissions from 2016

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Incorporating Exponential Functions into an Optimal Control Model for a Chronic Wound, Peter Agaba

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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Physical Therapy, Greg Austin

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Parental Sensitivity Predicted by Parent Personality and Infant Temperament, Lauren Bailes

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A Classification of the Intersections Between Regions and their Topical Transitions, Kathleen Bell

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Southern Distinctiveness: Is the South Still Unique?, Erika BInnix

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Cultural Diversity and the Impact of Acculturation and Personal Experience on Perceptions of Suicide, Susan Breidenich

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The Rise of Nuclear Energy in Arab States: Future Impacts, Brittany Broder

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Toward Autonomous Multi-Rotor Indoor Aerial Vehicles, Connor Brooks

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Maternal Sleep Loss During Fetal Development Alters Offspring Endocrine Responses to Stress Throughout Life, Audrey Brown

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Tragedy and The Vicious: Moral Education in Aristotle’s Poetics and Future Applications to Contemporary Art, Erika Brown

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Tipping The Scales: Is Right-To-Work Legislation On The Path to Prosperity?, Jessica Canada

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An Assessment of Scholastic Basketball Programs: Administration, Facilities, and Support, Leah Cannady

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Optimizing an Organizational Program for Halton Company, Chandler Clark

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Effects of an Electronic, Motion-Activated Scarecrow on Foraging Time in Nocturnal Vertebrate Crop Pets in South Africa, Mallory Clouse

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Sound Data Collection and Transmission Noise Reduction, Bradley Cockrel

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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidal Behaviors, And Body Investment in Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Young Adults, Emily Cox

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Stigmatization fo HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Analysis, Jamie Doctrow

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A Study of Chemistry: For Wind Ensemble, Morgan Duff

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Toxicity of Platinum Containing Compounds with Variable Leaving Ligands on Cancer Cells, Brooke Duke

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Immigration After Mckinley: How A President’s Death Breathed Life into Immigration Policy, Carolyn Evans

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The Lagging State of Renewable Energy in Kentucky, John Evans

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Extracurricular Involvement and Anxiety in Relation to Suicide Ideation among College Students, Paula Floyd

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How Best to Study for a Test: A Comparison of Practice Retrieval and Self-Explanation, Casey Fortney

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Outcomes of Speech and Language Pilot Program for International Students, Kelly Fussman

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Do Ask, Do Tell: The Exclusion of Gay Men from Universal Male Conscription in the Republic of Turkey, Barrett Greenwell

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Contribution of a Putative UP Element DNA Sequence to the Activity of a Newly Identified Phage Promoter, Courtney Hamilton

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Get in the Zone: A survey of Dental Professionals' Knowledge of Ozone Therapy, Emily Hannah

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Cross-Cultural Comparison of Credit Transfer Practices, Lending and Financial Inclusions in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Jessica B. Henao

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Transforming the Office of Sustainability's Front Yard into an Edible Landscape, Alexandra Hezik

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Organizational Justice and Social Media in the Employee Selection Process, Hayden Hickey

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Association of Body Weight with Athletic Success and the Occurrence of Female Athlete Triad in Cross Country Athletes, Lindsey Hinken

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Testing the Effects of Professional Development on Elementary Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs about Mathematics Inquiry Instruction, Courtney Inabnitt

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Western's New Deal: The Shaping of College Heights during The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson

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Language Proficiency Benefits of an Arabic Language Immersion House, Bailey John

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The Language of Fashion: Communication, Conceptual Clothing, and The Runway Performance, Jarred Johnson

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Designing and Building an Automatic Chamfer Grinder, William Johnson

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The Effects of Community-Building on Achievement, Motivation, and Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics, Hannak Keith

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The Debussy Problem: Debussy the Impressionist, the Neo-Impressionist, the Symbolist, Katherine Knight

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A Quantitative Analysis Of Hugelkultur And Its Potential Application On Karst Rocky Desertified Areas In China, Megan Laffoon

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The Effect of Prescribed Fires on Vernal Herbs, Janis Lemaster

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Muscle Dysmorphia and Athletic Identity, Taylor McGohan

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Case Study from Inside A Presidential Campaign in the 100th New Hampshire Primary, Christopher McKenna

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Case Study from Inside a Presidential Campaign in the 100th New Hampshire Primary: Analyzing the Hillary for New Hampshire Field Organization, Christopher McKenna

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Voter Turnout in a Low Interest, Off-Year Election: A Field Experiment, Zachary Miller

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Exercise to the Rescue: An Analysis of Altered Metabolic Gene Regulation Post-exercise in Lean and Obese Individuals, Brandon Mudd

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Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball in the Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass

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Predictive Abilities of Past Performance Versus Self-efficacy, Across Contexts and Goal Types, Alexandra Oldham

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More than Cookies: A Study of Trends and Promising Practices in Programming for Older Girl Scouts, Jennifer Ottersbach

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Benefits of a Flexitarian Diet: Educating College Students of Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce the Risk of Developing Breast and Prostate Cancer, Abbigail Pace

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Student Perceptions of Services for Veterans and Military Personnel, Philip Parsons

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An Engineering Approach to Industrial Research and Development of Pillows, Wesley Patterson

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Fluency: A Steady Beat in the Making, Nicole Patton

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Steps in Time: An Exploration of Tap Dance Education, Sara Pecina

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27 Floors of Support: Effectively Advertising Campus Resources to College Students, Amanda Peerce

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To Cheat or Not to Cheat: Impacts of Learning Disability Status and Impulsivity on Cheating, McKenzie Perdew

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Gender Role Identification, Sexual Orientation, and Disordered Eating in Young Adults, Natalie Perkins

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The Preservation of Identity: A Narrative Examination of National Parks in Kentucky, Abigail Ponder

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Cases of the Mammoth Cave Bug: The Fascination of Exploration at Mammoth Cave, Dakota Pope

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Olive in an Oak Grove: A Novel, Haley Quinton

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Examining Patient-Centered Care through the Eyes of an Occupational Therapist, Molly R. Ray

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Snapple: Integrated Advertising Campaign, Hayley Renneker

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A Spatial Analysis of Settlement, Accessibility, and Quality of Life of the Burmese Refugee Population in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Matthew Riggle

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The Age-Friendly Cities Project in Bowling Green: A Narrative History, Hannah Ruggles

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Universities and Sustainable Food Practices: An International Comparison Along the Pacific Coast of North America, Alexandra Schulte

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What Goes Up Must Not Come Down: The Tweet Retraction Process of Politicians, Paige Settles

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Performance Prediction of Drying Process in Residential Clothes Dryer Using Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation, Molly Shircliff

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A Targeted Approach? A Study of NGO Roles and Practices in Promoting Economic Development, Emma Shoaf

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Invisible Children: The Effectiveness of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Primary Education in Central America, Megan Skaggs

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Icelandic Fisheries: Scenario Planning for Climate Change, Tara Sorrels

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A Multi-wavelength Analysis of Cold Evolving Interstellar Clouds, Mary Spraggs

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The Prospect of Democracy: China’s Possibility of Political Reform, Chase Thomas

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The Implementation of Alternative Pain Control Methods by Dental Hygienists, Alejandra Valadez Rodriguez

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The Effects of Drought on Diets of Apex Predators in the South African Lowveld Inferred by Fecal Hair Analysis, Shelby Wade

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Expanding the Applicability of Raman Spectroscopy for Monitoring Photocatalytic Degradation, Franklyn Wallace

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Analyzing the Regionalized Awareness of Distraction Osteogenesis, Ali Weinzapfel

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CSR Reporting and the University, Corbin Wilson

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Culture Shock: Understanding World Cultures through Arts Integration, Shelby Wooldridge

Submissions from 2015

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Analysis of Seed Preference Trials of Red Veld Rats and Smith's Bush Squirrels and Trap Effectiveness in the Lowveld of South Africa, Brooke A. Barber

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Women's Contraceptive Choices: A Look Into the Women of Warren and Allen Counties, Kentucky, Mollie M. Berger

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Horses' Responses to Receiving Masterson Method™ Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork™ Treatments, Carla O. Beu

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The Importance of Educating Dental and Dental Hygiene Students on the Correlation between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dental Caries, Sara Brown

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老人与海: The Cultural Classroom Handbook, Jessica Ann Brumley

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Risk Assessment of Hazardous Materials Transported by Rail through the WKU and Bowling Green, Kentucky Corridor, Rebecca Center

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Evaluate Me: The Effects of Anticipated Rapid Feedback and Beliefs about Ability on Performance, Joanna Chang

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Targeting Nonconformity in Elizabethan England: Colonial Rhetoric as a Tool of Religious Differentiation, John Corum

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Trypanosoma cruzi Prevalence in the Domestic Canine Population in Central and Eastern Kentucky, Katelyn Cox

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Blood from Blood and Earth from Earth: Examining Cultural Identity in Second and Third Generation Hispanic Americans, Caroline E. Culbreth

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Gender and the History of Philosophy: An Analysis of Essentialism and Gender Disempowerment, Forrest T. Deacon

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The Assignment: How the Videographer's Role is Shaped by the Job Assignment, Ian J. Dowty

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Women’s Perceptions of Muscular Body Image and Its Impact on Eating Disorders, Juliana Eovino

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Endothelin-1 Promotes Bovine Corneal Endothelial Cell Proliferation via a MAPK Pathway: Implications for Keratopathy and Deturgescence, Brandon C. Farmer

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Synthesis and Application of PDIB Nanostructures in Solar Cells, John T. Ferguson

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Architectural Bridge Consequence, Jennifer Gaiko

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A Critical Analysis of Volunteer Tourism and the Implications for Developing Communities, Haley A. Garrison

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The Effects of New Materials and Teaching Methodologies on Low-Level Biology Courses, Rebecca L. Garrison

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Best Practices of Organizational Communication in Group Travel Planning, Natalie N. Gilliam

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Gendered Legislation: Effects of Percentages of Females in Legislatures on Policy, Elizabeth Gribbins

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Impact of Working Alliance on Clinical Outcomes in Veterans Enrolled in Suicide-Specific Group Therapy, Brittany N. Groh

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The Correlation of Childhood Obesity and Dental Caries in South Central Kentucky, Christina Guthrie

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Aerosol Size Distribution Measurements During the 2014 NASA SARP Campaign in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, Victoria A. Hampton