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

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

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

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

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They're Watching Us: Conspiracy Theorists in Popular Media, Parker A. Hanna

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Baby Names as a Determinant of Cultural Assimilation in the Continental and Non-Continental United States, Paige M. Harrison

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The Effect of Cheese on the pH Levels in the Oral Cavity, Madison R. Hayden

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Mythological Influences on Southern American Authors, Natalie L. Hayden

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Multimedia Reporting: Creating Unique Content that Spans Multiple Platforms, Joshua Carl Holland

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Subgingival Air Polishing in Dentistry, Chelsea T-P. Howell

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Bone Stimulation Implemented Using the L-PRF Technique within the Clinical Setting in Kentucky and Tennessee, Kyndall A. Hudson

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Geothermobarometry and Petrographic Interpretations of Christensen Ranch Meta- Banded Iron Formation from the Ruby Range, Montana, Jacob Hughes

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No Absolutes: A Fantasy Collection, Tiffany M. Hughes

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Assessment of Estrogenic Compounds in a Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent and Effluent, Alexandra L. Hunter

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Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Catalytic Oxidations by Manganese(III) Porphyrin and Iodobenzene Diacetate, Kawai Kwong

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Flaher for Wind Ensemble, Benjamin W. Lee

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Just-in-Time Management in Healthcare Operations, Jinglin Li

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Burning Resources: Traditional Fuel Uses on the Mongolian Steppe, William T. Linder

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The Interaction of Glutathione with Platinum, and the Role of pH in Altering Ligand Formation between Platinum and N-Acetylcysteine, Kyle B. Mann

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Anxiety, Uncertainty, Distress Tolerance, and Eating Disorder Symptoms as Related to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Young Adults, Mandi L. Martin

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The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership Emergence and Leadership Styles, Grace E. McCullough

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Barriers to Care and Buyer Behavior in Relation to Oral Hygiene, Allison E. McCutchen

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From Public Good to Public Disgrace: Eugenics in North Carolina, Meghan M. McGuirk

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Investigation of Asymmetric Impacts on Protective Headgear, Kristina Medero

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GATHER, Katie M. Meek

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The Female Perception of Safety on a College Campus, Kimberly N. Miles

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Dietary Overlap of Native White Bass and Introduced Yellow Bass in Barren River, Micaela L. Montgomery

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Backwards in High Heels: Examining the Careers and Artistic Contributions of Fred Astaire’s Female Dance Partners, Fiona Mowbray

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Heaven's Disco Dances, Savannah Leigh Osbourn

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Launching and Maintaining a Wedding Photography Business, Shelley D. Owens

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A Miniseries of Unfortunate Events: Realizing the Full Potential of Lemony Snicket's Book Series through Television Adaptation, Ryan T. Pait

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Elliott Carter’s March: An Applicable Analysis, Troy W. Palmer

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Incorporating Democratic Pedagogy Into a Traditional Classroom and the University Experience: Benefitting the Community and Country, Phillip Pearson

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Applications of Latin Hypercube Sampling Scheme and Partial Rank Correlation Coefficient Analysis to Mathematical Models on Wound Healing, Hannah M. Pennington

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Seeing the Sacred, Emily Potter

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Fusion of Art Forms across the World: An Examination of Contemporary Dance Improvisation in England and America, Jade Primicias

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The World in Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Youth Perceptions in China and America, Tyler D. Prochazka

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Google's #freeandopen Campaign: Using a Documentary to Raise Awareness of Internet Regulation among University Students, Shelby N. Rice