Honors Program

 

Mission Statement for the Alfred University Honors Program:
Alfred University's Honors Program aims to enrich your undergraduate education by providing seminars that give you the chance to explore ideas, topics, cultures, and obscurities outside your normal academics. Without interfering with the courses required for your major or minor, our program allows you to breathe, have fun, and explore the new and unusual with others who are as excited as you are about enriching their collegiate experience.

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  • Kimball, Dominique (2017-05)
    As a student at Alfred University, I have expanded my skills in the theatrical world over the past four years. During this time, I have found a passion for stage management, as well as the many tasks the job entails. While ...
  • Flint, Madeleine N. (2017-05)
    Mineral wool is a truly engineered material in that at room temperatures it is a glass, but when heated above the crystallization temperature, it crystallizes. The main application of mineral wool is fireproof insulation, ...
  • Percy, Emma (2017-04-22)
    As a new generation of people enter adulthood and the next generation is becoming aware of the world, we have an opportunity to change the way we exist on the planet. This thesis became an opportunity for the artist to ...
  • Schnepf, Robin (2017-05-06)
    This thesis is a personal account of the relationship between art and mental health. It is a common misconception that being mentally ill is a ticket to creativity. While there is a known and studied phenomenon of mentally ...
  • Corrigan, Graeme (2017-04-27)
    The researcher explored the social acceptability for going out on a Friday night, in the eyes of college students, for a college-aged person and an older adult. This particular area of research is growing in importance, ...
  • Maley, Madison F. (2017-05)
    Bioglass, silver-doped bioactive glass and hydroxyapatite were observed and analyzed to determine their mechanical and chemical properties. These materials are commonly used in the medical field for multiple such as coating ...
  • Elsewhere 
    Paschkes, Sarah (2017-05-09)
    This artistic project explores side characters in fiction through a common trope in anime and manga: the cute animal sidekick. It strives to reconcile the influences of pop culture and the world of fine art by mixing mediums ...
  • Piraino, Lindsay (2017-05)
    The structural properties and bioactivity were investigated for scaffolds fabricated from a series of 42SiO2-24Na2O-21CaO-14P2O5 wt% glass compositions with incremental substitutions of TiO2 for SiO2. X-ray diffraction ...
  • Cardillo, Valerie (2017-04)
    The search for life beyond Earth has inspired research for hundreds of years. In order to search for life, we must look to the places that could harbor it: exoplanets. Exoplanet is an abbreviation for the term Extrasolar ...
  • Weese, Cassidy (2017-05-01)
    While YA novels span a variety of topics, one of the most popular genres features a “mean girl” character. Mean girls are presented as the character that everyone loves to hate. As easy as it is to read mean girls as snobby ...
  • Hoskins, Peter B. (2017-05-01)
    In a composite material, thermomechanical behaviors of the constituent materials affect those of the final product. Near boundaries between the matrix and the reinforcement, stresses develop from temperature changes that ...
  • Carosa, Catarina L. (2017-05-02)
    This epidemiological study focused on prevalence of the personality trait, alexithymia–the inability to recognize and describe one’s own emotions–among college-aged students. Levels of normative alexithymia (measured by ...
  • Lomax-Vogt, Madeleine C. (2017-05-02)
    My research intends to bridge the gap between scientists and indigenous people by using common interests and ideas to encourage discourse and the exchange of a variety of perspectives and stories. Glaciers are of particular ...
  • Stewart, Kiara N. (2017-05-01)
    The goal of this thesis has been to create a more complex and full depiction of the surroundings and circumstances in which I work. To that end, I developed a project that would measure and compare my artistic practice and ...
  • Groh, Catherine E. (2017-05)
    The object of this paper is to analyze the past and examine the present in order to speculate about the future of storytelling and books. It surveys the history of information and entertainment media in order to identify ...
  • Laskaris, Krystal (2017-05)
    Social groups are a common phenomenon among animal species including humans. While there are many evolutionary advantages to this, there is also the increased risk of infection due to being in close proximity to other ...
  • Carney, Ava (2017)
    This thesis consists of two investigations. The first explores how stylization and fragmentation of different parts of the figure influence emotional and psychological responses to the human form. I have especially focused ...
  • Schmidt, Richard (2017-05-04)
    Beyond being a staple of the world we inhabit, vehicles serve as a complex example of the application of many areas of engineering. This thesis describes the process of designing and creating a complex vehicle as a team ...
  • Galarneau, Lydia (2017-04-18)
    This thesis describes a course of research into recognition of emotional abuse, and the ways in which media affect our perception of healthy and unhealthy relationships. A survey was taken by a diverse group of people, and ...
  • Mullen, Jillian (2017-05-09)
    This project examines the problem of gender socialization as it begins in childhood. My campaign, Genderation, reflects the difficulties of discussing gender. It centers on parents, the key audience, in an informal way ...

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