Mahurin Honors College  Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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Submissions from 2020

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Evaluating Constituent Representation Among Southern Members of Congress: The Cases of Georgia and Kentucky, Mary Adams

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Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Identify Invasive Species, Tithe Ahmed

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A Look at Gene Control: Tracking the CCND1 Gene, Bryan Anders

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Impact of Geographic Location and Social Determinants of Health on Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates, Katherine Ashley

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Mathematical Modeling of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Optimal Design and Mixed-Modeling Techniques, Michael Belcher

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Assessing Access to Healthcare for Limited English Proficient Patients, Hannah Bergamini

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A Political Perch: A Historical Analysis and Online Exhibit of the U.S. Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Bowers

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Nice Food: A Nonprofit Food Truck, Nathan Brooks

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The Consumer and Self-Service Technology, Daisy Brosi

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College Women's Knowledge and Understanding of Women Health Issues: A Descriptive Study, Dana Brown

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The Impact of Exercise in Spaceflight and Microgravity Environments, William Bybee

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Learning to Jump Like Corbin Bleu: The Physics Behind Jump Rope, Caroline Camfield

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Keeping Faith: A Qualitative Study on Religiosity Among Young Catholics in Ireland, Michael A. Clements

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Effects of Supplemental Whole Cottonseed on Weaned Calf Production, Zachary DeBord

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The Oceans Above Us: An Augmented Reality Experience, Chris Nalani DiMeo

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The Effect of Size Upon Haptic Shape Discrimination, Jessica Dukes

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A Hard Row to Hoe: Suicide Among Kentucky Farmers, Olivia Eiler

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The Economic Determinants of American Professional Sports Franchise Valuations, Ryan Flora

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Geochemical Flux Analysis of Glacial River Runoff for Sólheimajökull, Iceland, Jessica Garrison

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Assessing Biomass Fuel Consumption in Kasigau, Kenya as a Predictor of Hypertension, Conner Hounshell

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Infant Temperament and Cardiac Physiology as Predictors of Infant Locomotion, Mequeil Howard

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Qualitative Case Review of a Male with Down Syndrome, Mary Josephine Hoyer

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Ototoxicity of Cisplatin, Pyriplatin, and Phenathriplatin in the Auditory Hybridoma Cell Line, HEI-OC1, Alexandra Johnston

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An Ethnic Cultural Landscape: German Breweries and Social Institutions in Covington, Kentucky, 1860-1920, Andrew Jones

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WKU Greeks Go Green: Mobilizing Community for a Cause, Claire Kaelin

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Geographic and Partisan Patterns of Support for Electoral Reforms, Aubrey Kelley

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The Role of Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier 1 (MPC1) in Heart Failure and Its Implications for Cardiac Recovery, Obadiah Issachar Kirk

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A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Trust, Traditional Social Values, and Partisanship in East and Southeast Asia, Lucas Knight

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A Study of Kindergarten Language Screening Performance Across Schools with Variable Demographic Compositions, Baylee Lackey

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Female Cartographers: Historical Obstacles and Successes, Eva Llamas-Owens

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Bridging the Food Gap: Founding and Sustaining a Food Recovery Network Chapter at WKU, Elaine Losekamp

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Factors Contributing to Continuing Democratic Victories in Some Southern House Districts, 1994–2008, Dillon McCormick

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Determining Atmospheric Boundary Layer Behavior over Mountainous Terrain Using Aircraft Vertical Profiles from 2009-2018 NASA Student Airborne Research Program Data, Dallas McKinney

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Scotchwhisky101.com: A User-Friendly, Persona-Driven Website, William Dillon Miller

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The Bird, the Oak, and the Stories that Build Us, Alicyn Newman

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Morphological Correlates of Auditory Sensitivity in the Inner Ear of Two Species of Invasive Carp, Tyler Patty

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Developing the Rapid Assessment of Problem Solving for Kids (RAPS-K), Emily Phillips

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A Description of a Humans Knowledge using Artificial Intelligence, DJ Price

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Dark Magic Part 1, Rachel Quaid

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Landscape Genetics of Salamander Populations at Mammoth Cave National Park, Jackson Resser

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Baudrillard and the Viral Violence of Cyber Security, Alex Rivera

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The Age of the Advertorial: Incorporating Sponsored Content into the Newsroom, Hayley Robb

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Novel Integrated Nano-Sensors for Analysis of Chemical Compounds in Natural Gas Applications, Taylor Robinson

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An Analysis of the Success of Farmers Markets in Kentucky Using Logistic Regression and Support Vector Machines, Jeron Russell

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Bridging the Music Education Gap: Designing a Curriculum for Students with Autism to be Taught by Pre-Service Teachers, Josie Schultz

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An Investigation on the Cover Preference of the Mountain Madtom (Noturus eleutherus), Mariah Slaughter

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Rodent Seed Preference Trials of Ecologically Important Plants in Kentucky, Katelyn Thomason

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Let My People Stay: A Nonprofit's Role in Immigrant Lives, Karla Villa

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Creating a Social Communication Module for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Erin Walton

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First Past the Poll: A Blog About Political Statistics, Bradley Wascher

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Tap for the Times: A Study of Contemporary Tap Dance, Elise Wilham

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The Secret Houses: A Study in Theatrical Translation from Spanish to English, Rebecca Willenbrink

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A Vocation in Preservation: An Ethnographic Study of Historic Preservation and Allied Trades, Ginny Willoughby

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Mentor and Mentee Ratings: Are They the Same or Different?, Brooke Zarotny

Submissions from 2019

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Approaches to Parenting and Information Processing, Alyssa Berry

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Natural Mummies of Northern Europe: An Exploration into the Biocultural Importance of Bog Bodies, Reilly Boone

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From the Hill to the World: Increasing Diversity Abroad Through Intentional Outreach, Ar'Meishia Burrow

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Analysis of Permaculture’s Water Conservation and Crop Supporting Abilities, Hannah Chaney

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WKU’s Brand Personality, Nicole E. Childress

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An Experimental Test of an Online Growth Mindset Intervention: Challenging College Students' Beliefs about VAK Learning Styles, Colten Collings

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Synthesis and Characterization of Degradable Polymers, Christopher Collins

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The Effects of Organic and Inorganic Nanoparticles on Bacterial Deactivation, Lauren Cooper

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Fire and Skye: The Magic and Mayhem of Filming Traditional Music Videos in Scotland, Katie Daniels

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The Antagonist of the Sino-Children, Danielle Earley

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Sustainable Messaging in Film: A Survey of a College Community, Chelsea Faught

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Self-Regulation: A Cross-Sectional Study of Preschool-Age Children, Sam J. Fugate

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Developing TALE Proteins as a Biosensor for Detecting Pathogen Specific Double-Stranded DNA, Kathrine Gaiko

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Racial Hierarchies in Latin America, Tiye Gardner

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The Influence of Mental Illness on the Perception of Guilt, Sydney Garrison

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Opioid Overdose and Unemployment in the UK, Hayden Grace

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Faculty and Staff Perception of Financial Fraud in Higher Education, Stephanie Hammons

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The Effect of Knowledge on Attitudes towards the US Supreme Court, Harlee Havens

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A Rhetorical Analysis of President Bill Clinton's First Term Presidential Rhetoric, Ireland Hill

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Why Do You Want to Teach? Interpreting STEM Pre-Service Teachers' Motivations through a Semantic Lens, Delaney Holt

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Age-Related Metric Invariance of the BIS/BAS, William Hornsby

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Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston

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Exploring the Community Integration and Involvement of Immigrant Children in the US through Jump Rope Camps, Murray Huber

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Impact of Remembering vs. Knowing on Strength of Belief in Neuromyths, Kailee Jackola

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Investigation of Transient Expression System in Nicotiana bethamiana to Produce Novel TALEs and the Development of (Ds)DNA Detection with Quantam Dot-Labeled Proteins in Graphene Oxide Quenching Arrays, Colleen Jackson

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Video Game Sociology and Public Relations/Marketing Efforts: An Analysis and Application of Sociological Elements and Efficacy of Public Release in the Bioshock Series, Bethany Johnson

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Age Differences in Attentional Capture Effects of Emotional Faces, Shelby King

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Development of an Autonomous Aerial Toolset for Agricultural Applications, Terrance Life

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Investigating the Change in the Out-of-Pocket Cost of Insulin Over Time, Jared Long

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The Effect of Birth Order on Behavior on Behavior and Academic Performance, Maria Long

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Factors that Promote Women Representation in State Legislatures, Kara Lowry

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Storytelling in Contemporary Ballet, Abbey Lutts

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Addicted to Drug Control: The History of American Drug Prohibition and its Consequences for Modern Psychedelic Medicine, Seth McDowell

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Language Sampling Methods for Early Adolescents with Specific Language Impairment, Anna McKay

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Taking Action: A Case Study Analyzing the Deficiencies and Potential Opportunities for Improvement in the Severe Weather Warning System, Carson Meredith

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Factors Affecting Juvenile Drug Use in Medellín, Colombia, Kendall Miller

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Mental Health Stigma in College Students by Academic Major, Kristen Miller

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Modifiable Factors that Influence Infant Motor Development at 4 Months and 12 Months of Age, Lauren Miller

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Clarity for Due Diligence in 401(k) Qualified Retirement Plans, Erin O'Reilly

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Through Children's Eyes: Teaching Inclusivity and Understanding of Communication Disorders with Children's Books, Rachel Peavler

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Rapid Assessment of Problem Solving for Kids (RAPS-K), Hannah Perdew

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Communication Goals of American Universities: A Social Media Content Analysis, Travis Ryan

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2019 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition: A Systems Engineering Approach, Emily Sage

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Scalable Containerized Security Training Environment, Robert Sauer

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Effects of Terrorism on the U.S. Stock Market: Evidence from High Frequency Data, Kyla Scanlon

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The Use of Music in the Cinematic Experience, Sarah Schulte