Student Honors Theses

 

Recent Submissions

  • Johnson, Emma (2022-04-20)
    With consumers constantly exposed to brands, it is very important for businesses to ensure their brand stand out in the marketplace. Building brand loyalty creates a competitive advantage through increased customer ...
  • Raposas, Christine (2022-05-07)
    I focused my honors thesis research on three types of ceramic glazes, lichen, lava, and gloop. These became especially interesting to me after I took a glaze class a few years ago. I decided to take the glaze class because ...
  • Quintas, Jocelyn (2022-05)
    Sugar, like silicates, can be heated to molten temperatures and become glass once cooled. Confectioneries use a mixture of several sugars to create hard candies, and a sugar glass is another name for this. Sugar glass, ...
  • Poklop, Natalie (2022-05-06)
    Through the past four years, ceramics has gone from a practice to ease my mind to a practice that activates it. I have begun to question what motivations drive me to do ceramics and what need it fulfills in my life. I have ...
  • Peterson, Sabastian (2022-05-05)
    Upon starting Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, the reader will be immersed in what seems like a distinctly patriarchal story. The beginning of the series concerns a member of a violent all male organization pining ...
  • Morling, Karina (2022-04-26)
    University of Washington’s Associate Women’s Head Soccer Coach, Amy Griffin, has created a list of 268 athletes that have been diagnosed with cancer after playing on an artificial turf field at some point in their athletic ...
  • Torthe, Talulla (2022-05)
    Some films have a special allure, a spark that evokes a deep feeling of pleasure in the viewer. It is my objective, through The ABCs of Cinematic Beauty, to put into writing what gives some films that spark—what make these ...
  • McDonald, MacKenzie (2022-04-25)
    My honors thesis is my BFA exhibition: Garden Variety (figure 1). The exhibition is a garden; a landscape constructed from sculptures that are as subversive as they are sweet. The subversive power of decorative arts employs ...
  • Lafferty, Katherine (2022-05-07)
    During lockdown, one of the only things that was still consistently there was nature. Nearly every day I would take a hike around a local park/nature reserve. Once we were able to come back to school, the obvious thing to ...
  • Joyner, Grace E. (2022-05-10)
    My artwork speaks to a dramatization of personal history through metaphor and figurative storytelling. My creative investigation is based upon the need to process personally challenging experiences. In these installation-based ...
  • Grass Fed 
    Johnston, Sally (2022-04-26)
    The way we consume meat currently in America is ruled by capitalistic greed and profit without concern for the effects that it has. Meat products are pushed out at an enormous rate for people to consume every day, and so ...
  • Backer, Lilith (2022-05)
    The purpose of this thesis is to compare the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and the philosophy of Plato in order to determine the extent to which Plato was influenced by Pythagoras.To do so we will be analyzing writings ...
  • Baldwin, Grant L. (2022-05)
    Alumina (Al2O3) is currently the industry standard substrate for thick film circuit conductors. Recently developed high speed/precision femto-second lasers can fabricate fine diameter thru-vias on fine pitches in glasses ...
  • Brewer, Thomas (2022-05-02)
    The refractory high entropy alloy that consists of refractory and oxidation-resistant elements is a rather new material that has shown excellent resistance to oxidation at both high temperatures and long periods of time. ...
  • Bulonza, Merveille (2022-04)
    Healthcare-acquired infections are common in medicine because they are often developed during hospitalization and cause rapid increase in mortality and morbidity rates. These infections are difficult to treat because many ...
  • Cashmer, Makenzie (2022-05-10)
    This senior capstone project was a redesign of a vacuumed sealed hot press. This hot press and the funding was a joint effort between Alfred University and the University of Central Florida. The press on site had many ...
  • Elliot, Megan (2022-05)
    In this work, a new process for the synthesis of pseudo lunar agglutinates was investigated. Agglutinates are agglomerates containing glass and minerals. A synthetic lunar mineral blend of anorthite, diopside, enstatite, ...
  • Farchione, Daniel A. (2022-05)
    Natural polymers such as alginate are highly desired in the medical field due to their excellent biocompatibility. However, like most materials, this pure alginate is far from perfect. In order to enhance and optimize this ...
  • Evans, Grace J. (2022-05)
    If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. My work is inherently sentimental: I explore my own memories, investigate my family history, and navigate my feelings as I settle into young adulthood. This ...
  • Giancarlo, Robert (2022-05)
    In the 21stcentury, tuberculosis is a largely treatable and curable disease. Despite this, the lengthy treatments involved in fully ridding the body of tuberculosis often are riddled with embarrassing and/or dangerous side ...

View more