Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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Submissions from 2012

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The Exchange: A Novella, Katie Knecht

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The Concise Guide to the Modern Calvinist/Arminian Debate, David J. Leonhardt

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Olympia: A Musical Composition for Wind Ensemble, Kyle MacDonald

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Large, Long-Lived Convective Systems Over Subtropical South America and Their Relationships With Atmospheric Teleconnections, Kyle Mattingly

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Reaction of Halogenated Hydrocarbons with Cysteine and Nucleotides, Brittany S. Morgan

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The Lyme Disease Spirochete in Tick Species Collected from Warren County, Kentucky, Cheryl C. Onwu

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Semipermeable Membranes, Diffusion, and Osmosis Inquiry: Effective Modeling in a High School Classroom, Amar Patel

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Environmental Friendly Synthesis, Characterization of Surface Modifiable Starch Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles with Bactericidal and Catalytic Activity, Dillon Pender

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Oxaliplatin and Oxaliplatin Derivatives: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity with Biologically Relevant Ligands, Amy Poynter

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African Agency in the Rally of French Equatorial Africa, August-November 1940, Mark Reeves

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Hispanic Outreach in Bowling Green, KY: Defining the Needs of the Hispanic Community, Caitlin Reyes

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(Re)Incorporating Poetry into the Secondary English Curriculum, Bethany L. Riggs

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A Virtual Tour of WKU’s Main Campus, Zachary Ryle

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The Ages and Metallicities of Type Ia Supernova Host Galaxies from the Nearby Galaxies Supernova Search Program, Suzanna Sadler

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The Reaction of Methionine with a Non-C2-Symmetrical Platinum (II) Diamine Compound, Nilesh Sahi

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Host Specificity of Ecuadorian Bat Flies (Diptera: Streblidae), Eric Stamper

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The Influence of European Union Policy on Capital Punishment in the United States Judicial System, Jennifer Thomas

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The Ecological Roles Of Podostemum ceratophyllum and Cladophora in the Habitat and Dietary Preferences of the Riverine Caddisfly Hydropsyche Simulans, Brenna Tinsley

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Empowering the World Through Dentistry, Charles W. Vittitow

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The Growing Use of Social Media in Political Campaigns: How to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to Create an Effective Social Media Campaign, Kaitlin Vonderschmitt

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A Change in Competition: Assessing the NFA-LD Community and Its Views on Topical Counterplans, Matthew Whitman

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Rhythm of My Sole, Jessica Williams

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The Prevalence of Essential Hypertension in Kasigau, Kenya, Lindsay Williams

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Biomass Assisted Synthesis of Antibacterial Gold Nanoparticles and Commentary on its Future Potential and Applications in Medicine, Chad Willis

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Debating Immigration: Arizona's Controversial Response to Illegal Hispanic Immigration, Parker M. Wornall

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Using Two Different Approaches for the Creation of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene)-Functionalized Siloxane Nanoparticles for Organic-Based Solar Cells, Nicholas A. Wright

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Reviving the Surrealist Revolt: A Retracing of Surrealism’s History and a Reimagining of its Future in Translation, Kyle Young

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Synthesis and Characterization of Metallocorrole and Metalloporphyrin Complexes for Catalytic Oxidations, Zhibo Yuan

Submissions from 2011

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The Transition From 3-D to 2-D Visual Stimuli and its Effect on Paired-Associate Learning, Amanda Beers

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Fighting for Fairness: The History of Kentucky’s Local Movements to Enact Fairness Ordinances in 1999, Micah Bennett

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Once On The Dark Continent, Katrina Alexandria Bidwell

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Objecting Objectification: Finding The Links Between Self-Objectification, Views On Harassment, And Agreement With Traditional Sex Roles, Amy M. Bishop

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Insincerity and Depravity Get Noticed, Alexandria M. Boswell

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Human-Wildlife Conflict on Small, Subsistence Farms in Kenya, Christopher B. Colonna

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Children’s Stories From Across Borders: A Contrastive Analysis of Children’s Folk Tales in Ecuador and Appalachia, Teresa Cox

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Community-Based Research in LaGrange, KY, Kathryn Crimm

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The King, the Cardinal, the Concubine, and the Chronicler: A Lesson in Fluid Prejudice, Sarah Crites

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Written in Stone, Michelle Day

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A Turn of the Century Lady, Grace Delahanty

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The Formation History Of Layered Chondrules In Acfer-139 (CR2), Matt Downen

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Masculinity in Musicals: A Comparison Between the 1950s and Present Day, Emily M. Eisenbrey

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Assessing Social Benefits of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting in Southern Kenya, Lindsey M. Filiatreau

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A Comparative Analysis Of Judicial Selection Methods In Tennessee And Kentucky: Appointed V. Elected, Eileen M. Forsythe

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Promoting Unity Through Propaganda: How the British Government Utilized Posters During the Second World War, Elizabeth Tate Goins

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Using the Web Wisely: Assisting the Nonprofit Sector with Internet Use, Lesley N. Greenwell

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Social Media For Social Good: A Guide To New Media For College Activists, Charles Harris

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The Effects Of Housing And Childcare On Academic Persistence: Perceptions Of Scholar House Residents, Jessica Hawkins

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Chemistry - ACS Certification, Daniel Hinson

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Reliability Of a Lunar, Amanda Michelle Huff

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Citizen Journalism: Historical Roots and Contemporary Challenges, Wally Hughes

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Avian Abundance and Diversity in CREP and Fescue Fields in the Summer and Winter Related to Vegetation Structure in the Upper Green River Watershed, KY, Thomas A. Hulsey

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A Series of Un-breathable Events: The Clean Air Act and the Transformation of Environmentalism in American Society, Chelsea Kasten

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Youth and Legends: A Short Story Collection, Jennifer Kiefer

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The Casualty of Home, Molly Koeneman

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The History Of Zoological Gardens And The State, Federal And International Laws That Govern Them, Morgan Maxwell

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DNA Sequence Variation in the Wingless Gene Product in Buckeye Butterflies (Genus Junonia), Bonnie McCullagh

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PCR Amplification Of Trypanosoma Cruzi - Specific DNA from Raccoon Blood Samples, Colin Moss

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The Proliferation Of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Depends On Thioredoxin 1 Protein In A Model Of Pulmonary Hypertension, Viktoria Nelin

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The Federal IMD Exemption and Cost-Shifting, Todd Rainey

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Reactions With Platinum (ll) Complexes And Selenium-Containing Amino Acids, Stephanie Robey

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Exploring the Relationship between Facebook, Face-to-Face and Intercultural Communication, Rebecca Schaefer

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Helping Those Who Are Dedicated To Helping Others: A Campaign For The IRHDR, Tracy Leigh Scherzer

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Implementation Of An Inexpensive 3d Scanner, Robert Michael Sivley

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Assessment Of Prenatal Care And Perinatal Outcomes In Kasigau, Kenya, Allison Smith

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Estriatus, Nate Spicer

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We Can Grow It: Reporting on Women in Agriculture in India, Belize and the U.S., Colleen Stewart

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Lessons From Gilead: Producing a Student-Directed Musical at Western Kentucky University, Stephen G. Tabor

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Effective and Affordable Novel Arsenic Removal Technology, Benadin Varajic

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Making WKU a Fair Trade University, Matthew John Vaughan

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The Culture of Skydiving, Steven Wade

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Screening RNAi Transformants Of Chlamydomonas For Reduced Expression Of The Photoreceptor Cryptochrome, Jeremy Webb

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The Effect of Music on the Social Behavior of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rachel Weinzapfel

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Prescribed Fire Effects on the Summer and Fall Herbs of Mesic Deciduous Forests, Margaret Wilder

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Health Care In America: How To Fix Costs and Employer Provided Insurance Through Consumer Driven Health Care, Jonathan Williams

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Predictability Time of Chaotic Cosmologies, John Max Wilson

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Changes In Newspaper Portrayals Of Women, 1900-1960, Laurel Wilson

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Examining Type Ia Supernova Progenitors from Local Event Rates, Schuyler Wolff

Submissions from 2010

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Search for Advocacy: A measure of local attentiveness to homelessness, Courtney L. Aldrich

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Incorporation of Europium (III) coordination compounds into silica microspheres, Johnathan Nathanael Brantly

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Growing Up Financially Literate: A Lifelong Curriculum, Amanda J. Brown

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Learning to Talk to an Other: Stories and Thoughts on Community Organizing in a Divided Nation, Greg James Capillo

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Counting the Number of Locally Convex Topologies on a Totally Ordered Finiate Set, Thomas Tyler Clark

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Social Information Processing: The effect of Affective ties on children's social goals, Amanda C. Drake

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The Efficacy of Chemistry Outreach Programs on Middle School Students, Erica M. Dumeyer

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Costume Design and Dramaturgical Analysis of The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Garcia Lorca, Geneva ged

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To Live and Die in Dixie: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Nationalism, Jacob A. Glover

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Sensitivity of Planetary Boundary Layer to Varying Volumetric Soil Moisture: A Mesoscale Models Comparision, Asrid Suarez Gonzalez

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Servant Leadership and Sir Winston Churchill, Benjamin Hardy

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Roads to the Great Eucatastrophie: The Christian Mythology of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Laura Anne Hess

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Preservation and Renovation of Historical Downtown Bowling Green: The Galloway Resort, Brandy Nicole Hill

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Reliability Of A Lunar Excavator, Amanda Huff

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Reliability of a Lunar Excavator, Amanda Michelle Huff

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Management Training: An Assessment of Undergraduate Education Programs in Preparing Teachers for Classroom Management, Matthew Jenkins

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Integrating Counselor Teambuilding and Leadership Training into the Annual Honors Freshman Orientation Retreat, Alexandria L. Kerns

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Guns and Porn: A Look at the Semantic Effects of the Relationship Between Aggression and Sexuality, Niki J. Kersey

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What Appeals to the WKU Honors Student? A Promotion Mix Designed to Intrigue, Brittany T. Kettleman

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The Israeli Armored Paradigm in the Yom Kippur War: An Evaluation, Joseph C. Leonhardt

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J. Graham Brown School, Jessie Magee

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Mean Girls: A Reflection of Middle School Relational Aggression, Kerry Jean Markham

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Molecular Tools for Understanding the Population Genetic Effects of Habitat Restoration on Butterflies, Joseph R. Marquardt