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Browsing Scholarship, Student (Honors theses) by Title

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  • Monroe, Robert (2018-05-08)
    This honors thesis covers the design and construction of the aircraft built by Alfred University's Gold Team for the Design, Build, Fly competition hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • Gai, Anthony David (2013-05)
    Solar prominences are the massive formations of ionized gas collecting above the Sun's surface. Even after more than half a century of research, there is not a full understanding of the processes involved in the formation, ...
  • Johnson, Vienna (2015)
    Many college students today are plagued with questions and uncertainties. They are struggling to discover what values they hold most dear and other such indicators of who they are as people. Emerging adulthood is a time ...
  • Naclerio, Allison (2018-04-16)
    Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati are zoonotic parasites that primarily infect dogs and cats. Toxocara is especially relevant to human health because humans frequently live in close contact with companion animals. Young ...
  • 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 ...
  • Woznica, Elizabeth (2018-04-25)
    My main goal with The Alfred Book of Ghastly Tales is to showcase the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) here at Alfred University. Seeing an anthology of student and faculty writing for sale on Amazon and Barnes ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muehl, Madison (2019-05-10)
    My research focuses on identifying and classifying the sources of all novel compound isolations published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Natural Products from 2015 to 2017. This project acts as a guide about ...
  • Turner, Alexander; Knapp, Michael (2015)
    Previous thesis work has recently built on the fact that quartz dissolution rims are dependent on dwell temperature. It was sought after to determine if the dissolution rims were also dependent on the temperature at which ...
  • Wach, Valerie (2019-05-09)
    Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) has been using heritability estimates to breed for desirable behavioral traits in their dogs. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an organization that breeds, raises, and trains dogs—specifically ...
  • Pettit, Corine (2014-05-13)
    It is common for industrial polycrystalline alumina to contain a significant amount of liquid, but it is unclear what dictates the densification temperature. It is proposed that the viscosity of the grain boundary liquid ...
  • Esham, Kathryn (2014-05-13)
    Nuclear energy makes up a significant portion of today's energy industry, unfortunately the by-products are radioactive and need to be safely contained. Glass is currently being considered for use in such a containment ...
  • Sloane, Kristin E. (2000-05)
    Pine Hill is a tract of land that is used often by Alfred University students and faculty, but its history has not been well recorded. The forest has been mentioned fondly in diaries and memoirs of students and faculty, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arteev, Polina (2019-05-07)
    Equal parts art and creative writing, this project is an exercise in worldbuilding that recontextualizes original character design ideas to fit into a brand new world.
  • 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 ...
  • Piedmonte, Allison (2018-05-09)
    This project aimed to teach the Alfred community more about a topic that most shy away from: Feminism.
  • Rice-Mitchell, Ean (2012-05)
    I examined the effects of environmental variables on benthic macroinvertebrate community structure in four stream catchments in the Upper Genesee Watershed of Allegany County. I proposed that some variables would be more ...
  • Denne, Roselynn (2016-05-06)
    This project has been about exploring the cosmos through glass and light. I wanted to create an interactive piece that emulated the light from the sun striking the earth, following the night, dawn, day, twilight cycle. ...
  • Angie, Juliann (2015-05-07)
    My Senior Honors Thesis is a science fiction novel draft edited with the eventual goal of publication. The manuscript follows Keith Hayes, a seventeen year-old immigrant who moved with his father from Earth, to a new ...

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