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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Feminized Asians and Masculinized Blacks: The Construction of Gendered Races in the United States, Emy P. Takinami, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

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Testing Potential Fish Fraud in Community-Supported Fisheries, Ryan J. Tartre, Biology

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Renewal of an Extinguished Behavior in the Context of a Preceding Response, Jeremy M. Trott, Psychological Sciences

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The North-South Divide: Regional Economic Inequality in Contemporary Italy, Ashley N. Usseglio, Sociology

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Cortisol as a Moderator of Acute Distress in Predicting PTSD, Hannah L. Ward, Psychological Science

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The United Tasks of Healing and Witnessing: The practice of combined ethics within Médecins Sans Frontières, Emma Clare Waters, Romance Languages

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Phosphorus uptake in emergent macrophytes: An evaluation of Vermont-native wetland plant suitability for floating treatment wetland applications in urban stormwater settings, Kelly Westhelle, Environmental Sciences

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Cognitive Flexibility and Academic Performance in College Students with ADHD: An fMRI Study, Ellen K. Wixted, Irene J. Sue, Sarahjane L. Dube M.S., and Alexandra S. Potter Ph.D., Psychiatry

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The role of the low affinity cyclic nucleotide-binding site B in the activation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase Iα, Jessica Wohlfahrt, Biochemistry

Theses from 2015

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DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF STRETCHABLE THERMOELECTRIC NANOWIRE COMPOSITES, Cory M. Arcovitch, Mechanical Engineering

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Functional Characterization of a Drosophila Transgenic Line Expressing a Chimeric Flightin: Implications on Flight Muscle Structure and Mating Behavior, Harshal Athalye, Biology

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UVM Big Data? Aggregating Campus Databases and Creating a Data Warehouse to Improve Student Retention Rates at the University of Vermont, Emily Bates, Business Administration

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Wine-Dark Sheep: Ancient Color in a Modern Greek Odyssey, Alana R. Benson, Classics

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Hard Incompatibilism and Criminal Law, Samantha M. Berthelette, Philosophy

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Modeling and Analysis of UVM's Campus Energy System with Energy Hubs, Micah Botkin-Levy, Electrical Engineering

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Affinity Seeking in the Writing Center: An Analysis of One-on-One Tutoring Sessions, Allie G. Brimlow and Sarah N. Heiss, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Correlates of Parasocial Interactions Across Various Media Figures, Casey Patricia Coddaire, Department of Psychological Science

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Resilience Through Relationships: Understanding Care for Children With Life-Limiting Illnesses, Madeline Cody, Social Work

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Reevaluating the Sublime in Art through the Use of Language and Text, Danielle M. Curran, Art and Art History

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Inclusive Branding Strategies for Domestic Violence Agencies: Embracing Opportunities to Reach and Better Serve Male-Identified Survivors, Morgan D. Dewey, Community Development and Applied Economics

Parents in Prison: An Examination of Parental Incarceration in the State of Vermont, Julia Dillavou, Sociology

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Vermont Life Dotcom: Culture and Economy in the Burlington, VT Web Tech Industry, Luke Dorfman, Anthropology

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Timber vs. Steel Bridge Superstructure Construction: A Simplified Structural, Economic and Environmental Analysis, Jack Dugdale, Civil Engineering

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Narrative Language and the Use of Story Grammar and Evaluative Language in Children with Williams Syndrome and 7q11.23 Duplication Syndrome, Kara E. Freeman, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Factors Impacting Women's Participation in STEM Fields, Lila Carly Gilbreath, Secondary Education: Mathematics