Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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

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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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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

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Maternal Health in Eastern Tanzania: Antenatal, Delivery and Postnatal Care, Christina Sego

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Perception: Exploring Cognition and Consciousness Through Visual Art, Summer Shepherd

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The Relationship Between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicide-Attempts and Resilience, Life Satisfaction, and Subjective Happiness in Minority Groups, Anna Siewers

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The Picnic: Fancy Farm's Homecoming, Elijah Smith

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The Art of Connecting: A Collection and Study of Community-Based Arts as Restorative Practice, Hilarie Spangler

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Debt Accumulation and Economic Growth in Emerging Market Economies: Is Debt Promoting or Hindering Growth?, Kelly Stone

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Transcendence: An Elegy to Transgenerational Systematic Adaptation, Nicholas Struck

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She's the Jazz: An Exploration of Dance and Society in the Age of the Flapper, Jillian Terry

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ASME Student Design Competition, Marcus Todd

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The Hottest Color for the Fastest Ride: A Problem-Based Unit of Instruction for the Elementary and Middle School Science Classroom, Madison Wells

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Motivated to Learn: Motivational Differences in High School and University-Level Foreign Language Classroom Experiences, Roy Williams IV

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When Youth Run for Office, P. Francis Wilson

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The Importance of Clothing in 1960s Protest Movements, Nicole Ziege

Submissions from 2018

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Project-based and Problem-based Instruction: A Literature Review, Sarah Angelle

A Kingly Trichotomy: Spirituality, Lineage, and Deeds in Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings, Lydia Anvar

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Landscape Genetics of Ambystoma opacum in Mammoth Cave National Park, Haley Austin

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Highway Construction or Stream Destruction: A Water Quality Analysis in the Black Warrior Basin, Walker County, Alabama, Cayla Baughn

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Student Attitudes Toward Sex Offender Policies and Laws in an Era of High Profile Sex Crimes in the News, Amber Bennett

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Chinese Environmental Protection Policies and Implementation, Dana Biechele-Speziale

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All Is Fair in Love and War: An Exploration of the History, Tactics, and Current Status of the Guerrilla Girls, Elise Blankenship

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The Role of Traditional and Cyberbullying Victimization in Predicting Emotional Difficulties in Elementary Schools, Sarah Bleam

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Fostering Peace and Leadership: A Project for the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, Tomo Brown

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Use of Dead Mussel Shells by Madtom Catfish in the Green River, Jacob Brumley

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Leadership Lessons from Christ and Clergy, Noah Edmonson

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Vlogging in Korea: From Film Student to YouTuber, Kalyn Edwards

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Sexual Victimization, Trauma, & Resilience to Disordered Eating, Ava Fergerson

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The Voice of Iceland: Communication of Climate Science through Choral Music, Jason Fox

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A Thousand Words: Celebrating the Power of Visual Language in Picture Books, Emilie Gill

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White-Identifying Populations' Perceptions of Muslims in the United Kingdom and United States, Ashley Gilliam

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A Social Media Analysis of Users, Their General Happiness, and the Impact on Marketers, Megan Hamberg

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Journalism and Human Rights: From the Abolition of the British Slave Trade, the AIDS Crisis, and Injustices Beyond and In-Between, Andrew Henderson

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The Relationships among Moral Judgement, Social Identification, and Stigmitization, Rebecca Isaacs

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Adaptive Reuse: Breathing Life into America's Railways, Carter Jackson

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RAPS—Measuring Problem Solving in Children With and Without Autism, Haley Jones

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CADA DÍA POR DIOS (EVERY DAY FOR GOD): A LOOK INSIDE LA LUZ DEL MUNDO AND THE EXPANSION OF HISPANIC EVANGELICALISM, Jennifer King

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Animals Don't Hate: A Social Commentary on the Political Climate in America, Lane Lewis

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Perspectives of Italian Fresco: Creation and Conservation, Sarah Linder

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Testing the Relationship Between Dialect Density and Social Interaction, Madeline Marita

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Women on the Floor: A Study of Feminism in Modern Dance History, Hannah McCarthy

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Strong Female Characters: Jane Austen's vs. The Mashups', Rachel McCoy

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Using Computational Bayesian Statistics to Analyze Parameters in a Differential Equation Model, Jacob Menix

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Investigating the Synergistic Effects of Two Curcuminoids and Cisplatin on Cancer Cell Reactive Oxygen Species, Matthew Millay

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Fighting the Good Fight: Transforming Expectations of Women in Front of and Behind the Camera, Victoria Mills

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An Analysis of Urban Heat Islands in Kentucky, Logan Mitchell

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Writing Under the Influence: The Effects of Opium on John Keats' Poetry, Katherine Moffitt

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Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities as Advocates for Immigrants, Lindsey Moore

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The Dynamics of Higher Education in Countries Experiencing Ethnic Conflict, Lillian Nellans

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Investigating the Synergistic Effects of Two Curcuminoids and Cisplatin on Cancer Cell Migration, Blaine Patty

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Natural and Artificial Object Recognition: The Superiority of Natural Shape Features, Lauren Pedersen

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How Policy Affects Workplace Health: A Comparison Of Workplace Health Policies Between Kentucky & Colorado, Mackenzie Pennington

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The Effectiveness of Minority Party Legislative Strategies in Congress, Jocelyn Porter

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Restoration of Phage Growth on a Non-Permissive Host by Bypassing Transcription Termination Signals, Millicent Ronkainen

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The Rock of Red Power: The 1969-1971 Occupation of Alcatraz Island, Sarah Spalding

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Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Soils, Jessica Vaughan

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Family Literacy and Engagement: A Framework, Hannah Wells

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Extensive Experience with Multiple Languages May Not Buffer Age-Related Declines in Executive Function, Kaitlyn Weyman

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The Impact of Region of Origin on Industry of Choice, Anna Williams

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The Use of American Sign Language on the Sight Word Acquisition for Primary Elementary English Language Learners, Kaitlin Woodrow

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The Fine Arts in Architecture: Creation of the WKU College of Fine Arts, Austin Young