Students who fulfill all the requirements of the Honors College, including successfully completing a senior thesis or project, earn the special distinction of graduating as an Honors College Scholar. This distinction is noted on student transcripts and the designation of Honors College Scholar is conferred at UVM's commencement ceremony.

The following is a collection of theses submitted by Honors College Scholars.

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Theses from 2016

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Necroptosis of Glycolytic Dendritic Cells Enhances Activation of Gamma Delta T Cells, Kathleen R. Bashant, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Differing Prefrontal Cortical Activation Across Multiple Forms of Discourse Production, Max Walter Breidenstein Mr., Neuroscience

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Writing Fantasy, Ethan H. Childs, English

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The Effectiveness of the Implementation of Drug Courts on the Opioid Epidemic in the State of Vermont, Jacqueline A. Collins, Community Development and Applied Economics

Blowing My Lines, Aidan Charles Dolbashian, English

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The Abolitionist Archetype: Andrew Delbanco and the Ethics of Political Protest, Ariel F. Eaton, Political Science

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The Impact of Full Practice Authority of Nurse Practitioners and Resulting Patient Satisfaction, Kayleigh Ehler-Vock, Nursing

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Making Something From Nothing: Exploring Food, Transition, and Globalization in Post-Socialist Poland, Julianna F. Fedrizzi, Global & Regional Studies

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Discourse Communication in Individuals with and without Traumatic Brain Injury, Emma L. Feldmann and Michael S. Cannizzaro, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Farmer Resiliency in a Changing Climate: A Comparative Study of Massachusetts and Vermont Farmers, Ann G. Fitzgerald, Environmental Program

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Parental Tobacco Use: Impact on Child Emotion Identification Ability, Allison R. Giroux, Neuroscience

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Rumination, Negative Life Events, and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of College Students, Molly B. Gormley, Psychological Science

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Inclusion of Mobile Home Parks in Vermont Emergency Planning, Rachel A. Heath, Community Development and Applied Economics

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A Peculiar Approach to Death: The Work of Edward Gorey, Lydia Horne, Art History

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Wingstrokes: Linking migration citizen science data for Blue-headed & Red-eyed Vireos to spring climate in Vermont as depicted visually in art, Jessica Mailhot, Environmental Sciences

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A Market for Water Transfers in the Upper Colorado River Basin and the Role of Transaction Costs, Genevieve Meller, Economics

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(Hetero)sexual Grooming: A content analysis of female sexualization in American pre- and young-teen television, Anne Moyerbrailean, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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The effects of thermal acclimation on feeding rates and thermal tolerance in the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Lake Champlain, VT, USA, Marissa Ng, Biology

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Dectin-1 Mediated Regulation of Dendritic Cell Metabolism, Alexandra Ojemann, Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

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Brazilian Perspectives on the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Kishan Patel, Anthropology

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Hard Work, Cows and Community: Why young people in Bethel, Vermont are choosing to stay on dairy farms, Mikayla Sandra Peront, Environmental Studies

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Optimization of a Diagnostic Platform for Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Measurement in Human Plasma and Exploration of ORP after Trauma, David A. Polson, Biology

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Use of a Chemical Chaperone to Attenuate Allergic Airway Inflammation, Gurkiranjit Kaur Rattu, Department of Biology; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Effects of Insulin on Brain Functioning in Postmenopausal Women, Sienna Marie Searles, Department of Psychiatry

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Queering Time and Space: Mediated Desire in The Golden Bowl and Mrs. Dalloway, Alana J. Smith, English