Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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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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Chinese Environmental Protection Policies and Implementation, Dana Biechele-Speziale

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

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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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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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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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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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Development of a Statistical Threat Level Detection Indicator Assessment for Deception Tactics, Morgan Taylor

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Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Soils, Jessica Vaughan

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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

Submissions from 2017

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Intergenerational Living between College Students and Senior Housing Residents: A Framework, Laura Allen

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Finding a Link Between Circadian Rhythms and the Immune System of Captive Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia Guttata), Amber Bishop

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Storm Chasing Across the Plains: An Experience Portfolio, Isaac Bowers

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Investigating the Student Enrollment Decision at WKU, Alec Brown

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Nutritional and Behavioral Repercussions of Food Insecurity and the Impact of Nutrition Education, Kelly Burgess

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Healthcare and Its Impact on Nurses: The United States vs. the United Kingdom, Alexandria Colovos

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Detection of Tetracyclines in an Anaerobic Waste Digester Using Solid Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Courtney Cruse

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Cytotoxicity of Platinum Anticancer Drugs in Mammalian Cell Lines of Metastatic Cancer, Hosannah Evie

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Using Mixed Effects Modeling to Quantify Difference Between Patient Groups with Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Rachel French

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The Transformation of Gender and Sexuality in 1920s America: A Literary Interpretation, Taylor Gilkison

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An Approach to Identify Mycobacteriophage Diversity Prior to DNA Sequencing, Charles Gregory

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Substrate-Borne Communication in Chameleons: Do Vibrations Induce Behavioral Changes?, Emily J. Hamilton

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Assessment of Endpoint Criteria and Perceived Barriers During Maximal Cardiorespiratory Testing Among Pregnant Women, Caitlin Hesse

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Fostering Forever Families: Implementing Trauma-Based Interventions in Diverse Settings, Natalie Higgs

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Keeping Love Alive: Communication Modes, Relational Satisfaction and Communication Satisfaction in Long-Distance Dating Relationships, Taylor Hillard

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The Financial Exploitation and Abuse of the Elderly, Christopher Hodges

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Investigating the Synergistic Effects of Cisplatin and Two Curcuminoid Compounds on Cancer, Denis Hodzic

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Hidden WKU: Abstract Photography as a Tool for Discovery, Logan Houchens

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Growth and Survival of Salamanders Exposed to Different Formulations of Glyphosate-Based Herbicide, Jessica Johnson

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The Effects of Sexuality and Gender Norm Conformation on the Male Drive for Thinness and Drive for Muscularity, Merry Krueger

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Applying Social Media Marketing Content Strategies from the Entertainment Field to Professional Dance, Lindsay Lambert

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Comparing Building Modeling Software to the Energy Record of a Preexisting Structure, Nathan Lasley

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Integrating Art Into the Classroom: A Necessary Component of a Well-Rounded Education, Kate Latham

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Geekreformation.com, Jacob Leonhardt

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Language Choice of Bilingual Musicians, Macy Lethco

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Age-Related Differences in Context-Specificity Benefits Ambiguous Predictive Learning, Catherine Luna

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Nineteenth-Century American Religion and Politics in the West: Doctrinal Shifts in Mormonism and the Creation of Utah, Katherine Manning

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An Investigation of the Accuracy of Parallel Analysis for Determining the Number of Factors in a Factor Analysis, Mandy Matsumoto

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Redefining the Roles of Women and Sexual Ethics in the Roman Catholic Church, Kenneth Nauert

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Letters to Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman

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The Menstrual Taboo and Modern Indian Identity, Jessie Norris

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Thicker than Blood, Kendall Norwood

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Game Specific Approaches to Monte Carlo Tree Search for Dots and Boxes, Jared Prince

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Evolution of the Cello in Music, Joshua Propst

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Academic Freedom as a Human Right: The Problem of Confucius Institutes, Jay Todd Richey

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The Validity of Submaximal Exercise Testing in Obese Women, Gabrielle Ringenberg

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Evaluating the Social Behavior and Activity Patterns of Clouded Leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) at the Nashville Zoo: Research and Literature Review, Meghan Ryckeley

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Shaking up Shakespeare: Teaching for the Contemporary High School English Classroom, Megan Sampson

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Solving the Aperture Problem: Perception of Coherent Motion, Lindsey Shain

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#ReviewBowlingGreen: Food and Attractions Guide for International Students, Kanyawee Skulsillapakorn

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Prison Programming and Recidivism as a Method of Social Bond Theory: A Meta-Analysis of Research from 2000-2015, Madalyn Smith

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Stitched Past, Sawyer Smith

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The Retainer-Based Model of Financial Planning, Savannah Stone

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Numerically Solving a System of PDEs Modeling Chronic Wounds Treated with Oxygen Therapy, Stefan Stryker

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Dante and the “Dead White Dude” Dilemma: Exploring the Complexities of Diversity and Controversy in Medieval Literature, Grace Therrell

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Functions, Forms, and Accessibility of English as a Second Language Courses in South-Central Kentucky, Mollie Todd

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Effect Assessment of TiO2 Nanoparticles Exposure on Medicago by Monitoring Morphophysiology, Charles Towey

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Taiwanese Perceptions of Refugees: Results of an Experimental Survey, Stella Treumann

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Analysis of Population Structure in a California Newt (Taricha torosa) Metapopulation, Jessica Vincent

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Low-Income Housing Communities, Kaitlin Ward

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A Wood-Powered Lawn Mower: Separating the Rules of Thumb from Engineering Design, William White