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The Honors Project is a research project for which eligible students apply during their junior year and complete in their senior year. A successfully completed thesis project leads to the awarding of the bachelor of arts degree with the notation "honors," "high honors" or "highest honors" in the student's major subject.  Each student is asked to archive his or her project in Smith ScholarWorks for access and preservation.

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Honors Projects and Theses from 2021

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Our great curse : negative partisanship and social polarization in the United States, Molly St. Clair Aber

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Gendered impacts of climate change on labor force participation in India, Prachi Adhikari

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Constructing assembly scaffolds for viral data in the protein data bank, Sakina Ali

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The enduring life of Black art : looming expectations and Freestyle's aesthetics of aliveness, Camille Gallogly Bacon

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Describing the geometry of the ear canal from CT scans, Auden Pendar Balouch

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Addressing the scientific reproducibility crisis through educational software integration, Audrey Margaret Bertin

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Modern art and Yidish literature in interwar Paris : translating Wolf Wieviroka and Chil Aronson, Sarah Faye Biskowitz

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Computational and experimental protein engineering for targeted drug delivery, Jessica Bonsu

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The impact of weather shocks on employment outcomes : evidence from South Africa, Harriet Margaret Brookes Gray

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Analysis and design of a gimbaled thrust model rocket, Halle E. Brown

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ACT iCoach for undergraduates with disordered eating : feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes, Hallie Anne Brown

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At the intersection of patriarchy and empire : mothers and daughters in Salt and Document of flames, Quinn Lovely Bulkeley

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"You're exactly what I'd expect from the Confesh" : identity and catharsis in a digital space of localized anonymity, Abigail Camille Butera

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TimeTracks & TimeTrails, Camille Harker Butterfield

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It takes two : symbiont contributions to the sea anemone (Exaiptasia pallida) stress response, Quinton Oliver Celuzza

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Remembering state violence and resistance : contested memories of the Gwangju Uprising in South Korea, 1980-2021, Jeanne Cho

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Life on a shellfish : the diversity and community dynamics of Epizoic foraminifera, Adena Beth Collens

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Irish American identity and its fluidity : a study in culture, politics and its evolution, Maeve Brenna Conway

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"We shall express our darker purpose" : curious intimacy between audience and antagonists in Shakespeare, Elizabeth Eileen Cronin

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Food for thought : an investigation into sortals and object individuation in preverbal infants, Jenna Lea Croteau

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Elemental tungsten partitioning in the SE Greenland Archean Thrym Complex, Victoria Eileen Devlin McLoughlin

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Machine learning approaches to multi-animal behavioral analysis, Annie Aurora Dobroth

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Engineering a cancer vaccine, Yacine Diama Fall

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The gendered healthcare wealth gap : examining the correlation between gender bias in healthcare, chronic pain, and the gender wealth gap, Isabel Corbett Fields

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Concerning small data : body mass index as a case study of normative implications embedded in data, Dayln Elizabeth Gillentine

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Glow with the flow : visualizing bioelectric patterns and their relationship to axis determination in Danio rerio, Elora Celine Greiner

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Evaluating redox conditions during the Cambrian SPICE event, western Newfoundland, Canada, Amy Patricia Isabelle Hagen

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La medicina narrativa : un confronto fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti, Juliet Therese Jarrell

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The space in between : bridging borderlands identity and the transgender movement, Sky Karp

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Oh shit : centering nonbinary voices in the trans bathroom debate, Sam Krauss

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Cool girl : an album of original songs : annotated lyrics, production notes and documentation, Shannon Joy Lambert

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Finding distances between quantal states in a chaotic system, Yuxin Lan

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Machiavelli's theory of virtue, Juanchu Li

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Attention-based handwritten text recognition with spatial transformer networks, Sophie Milan Li

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Of the grassland with no boundaries which no fire can burn down : a studio art honors thesis exhibition, Lucy Xiaochuan Liu

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Mining the masquerade : Angela Calomiris, queerness, and the Cold War, Ruby Treinen Lowery

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"A few good murders" : the case of the golden age "cozy" mystery, Hyla Maddalena

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Discerning demographics : biodiversity of testate amoebae based on analyses of single-cell transcriptomes, Clara Rojan Malekshahi

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Tentacular thinking : Medusa in and of the Anthropocene, Lilian Rose McCarthy

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Historicizing Coming out : a cinematic encounter between national heterosexuality and gay identity in East Germany, Madeline Grace Michels

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Bilattices and the logic of goal modeling, Isabel Grace Montesanto

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Who is in charge? : exploring the connection between connexin dependent bioelectrics and morphogen signaling during axis determination in zebrafish, Janeth Mora-Martinez

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Between a cell and a hard place : mechanisms of shell-building in the Arcellinid testate amoebae, Naomi K. Ostriker

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Investigating strike-slip faulting parallel to the Icelandic plate boundary using boundary element models, Anna Elaine Rogers Pearson

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Environmental inequality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of China, Morgan Corinne Peirce

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The Jews of Kippenheim, Germany 1852-1940, Emma Catherine Platte

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Fall of the blue wall : a statistical analysis of the 2016 presidential election, Marcelina A. Przespolewska

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Social mobilization and pension reform in Chile : Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores No+AFP, Carla Esther Sarai Puentes Hernandez

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No questions about it : promising, asking, and negating answers to the wh- questions, Lydia Ysabel Quevedo

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How to remember a plague : TV, film and the collective memory of AIDS, Lauren V. Ramos

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McDonald's : a case study in corporate responsibility in the age of Black lives matter, Jacqueline Richardson

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Light and nutrient stress elicit different responses in clonal anemone (Exaiptasia pallida) lines, Giovanna Sylvia Sabini-Leite

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Light and nutrient stress elicit different responses in clonal anemone (Exaiptasia pallida) lines, Giovanna Sylvia Sabini-Leite

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Aash Min Shaafak : He, who saw you, lived, Clare Elspeth Sabry

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Model of undisturbed ground temperature in Northampton, Massachusetts, Jiwoo Seo

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Depicting concubines in inner quarters : the portrayal of marginalized womanhood in south Song China, Yixuan Doris Tang

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Differential gene expression of transposable elements in ciliates, Anna Elizabeth Tenerowicz

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Dopamine production by gut bacteria and its role in the progression of Parkinson's disease, Arianna Ratih Tidball

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Virtue and talent : can women in late Imperial China have both?, Bella Tseeva

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Multilingual dreams and exophonic realities : lessons from Tawada Yōko's essay "Capetown" in her story "Cinema of the night", Kerry Linda Walker

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Developing a method to determine whether a shell-shaped cold atomic gas is a condensate, Quincy Webb

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Transgressions, impermanence, and the humanity within Euripedes' Alcestis, Faith Julianna Marie Wykle

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The home music environment for children, Ran Yan

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The dream of the moon rocket the glory and the sorrow of belonging to the girls' culture : 1970 to 1990, Sowon Yoon

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Escaping escapism : racebending as genre-bending in fanfiction, Katarina Feng Yuan

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An investigation of the tolerance principle with two productive rules in child language acquisition, Shengqi Zhong

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Perception of Mandarin nasal codas by Shanghainese-Mandarin bilingual listeners, Yanwan Zhu

Honors Projects and Theses from 2020

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Creating finely tuned ultrathin polymeric films on silica via pre-functionalization and post-functionalization methods, Elizabeth Awuor Apiche

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Modeling variation in brook trout and brown trout seasonal survival under a changing climate, Julia Kreth Barron

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The construction of a noise eater using a neural network to stabilize laser power output, Caitlyn Marlowe Battle-McDonald

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Constructing the female subject : narrative forms and the illusion of agency in Austen, James, and Wharton, Abigail Grace Bavaria

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"Such silent misery, such secret despair" : female suffering and tragic "sensation" in Victorian fiction, Mayrose Carter Beatty

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Modelling Parkinson's disease in cultured mouse salivary gland cells, Anna Jacoba Benton

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The freaks are coming : bearded women, biopolitcs, and social reproduction in the 19th century freak show, Razi Esther Beresin-Scher

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The connection between language and imitation abilities in three and four year olds, Lily Braedenrose Berlstein

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The androgenic effects on motor neuron morphology, Andrea Botello

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Extremely bright x-ray pulsar breaks all the rules, Alyssa Cassity

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Some applications of quantum entanglement to cryptography, Wenqin Chen

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Seedlings and photosynthesis : using response curves to inform carbon models, Alonwyn L. Clauser

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Tales from our dusty, warped past : lensing environments of Planck-selected submillimeter galaxies observed with Gemini, Olivia Rae Cooper

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Useless objects // useful things, Antonia Jane DaSilva

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Book lovers and pot-boilers : representations of reading and writing in twentieth-century English feminine middlebrow fiction, Audrey L. Davis

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Quantifying circadian disruption in mice with randomized light pulse regimens, Juliane Sophie Donahue Bombosch

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Testate amoeba community diversity across space and time in New England bogs, Olivia Katherine Dufour

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Ecclesiastical reform and church-and-state relations in Ukraine (1917-1930), Caroline Stephanie Dunbar

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Hydrophilic Si(100) with varying typography via post-hydrosilylation functionalization, Yuhui Du

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Investigating carceral systems : prisons and immigration detention in the United States, Alexandra Sophia Eleazar

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Developing Transmedia Engineering Curricula using Cognitive Tools to Impact Learning and the Development of STEM Identity (RTP), Glenn Ellis, Jeremiah Pina, Rebecca Mazur, Al Rudnitsky, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, Isabel Huff, Sonia Ellis, Crystal M. Ford, Kate Lytton, and Kaia Claire Cormier

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No refuge : decline of a northern forest herb, Clintonia borealis, at multiple sites along a broad elevational gradient suggests impacts of recent climate change, Ashley Marie Fishbein

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Photomediated post-fabrication modification of azlactone-functionalized gels for the development of stimuli-responsive hydrogel actuators, Emily Ruth Fitzgerald

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Characterization of a Brugia malayi POU-homeodomain transcription factor binding to its cognate promoter, McKayla Elizabeth Ford

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Authenticity and its attendant myths : a case against the isolated individual, Kendall Futrell

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Chan-Lam O-methylation of aliphatic alcohols and phenolic n-heterocycles, Uma Bhagwat Gaffney

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"Anticipatory illuminations" : the performance of the Jewish sabbath as queer futurity, Liel C. Green

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Coral Gardens Reef, Belize: A Refugium in the Face of Caribbean-Wide Acropora Spp. Coral Decline, Lisa Greer, Tara Clark, Tanner Waggoner, James Busch, Thomas P. Guilderson, Karl Wirth, Jian-xin Zhao, and H. Allen Curran

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Fiddler crab burrowing and oil polution alter greenhouse gas fluxes from salt marsh soil, Adrianna K. Grow

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"I don't want everyone to vote"¹ : voter disenfranchisement and suppression in the American electorate, Emma Rose Guyette

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A long distance interstellar dance : testing the physical association of an extremely-wide substellar companion to a nearby M-dwarf binary, Michaela Susan Guzzetti

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Olympic legacy 2016 : the violence of peacekeeping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Abigail Megan Hanna

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Simone Weil's theology of mathematics, Halley Turpin Haruta