Mahurin Honors College  Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

 

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Submissions from 2019

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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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Modifications for an Overnight Camp for Children with Chronic Illnesses, Victoria Walker

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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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Beyond Light, Medium, and Dark: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Makeup and Beauty Industries, Adrienne Werle

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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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Meteorological Comparison of Three Cave Systems, Matthew Wine

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Public Perceptions of Angela Merkel and Other Female Politicians in Germany: A Mixed Survey Approach, Erin Woggon

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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

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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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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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Decreasing Stigma Against Depression in Chinese International Students, Elizabeth Trader

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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

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