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 2015

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Exploring the Evolution of Modularity in Gene Regulatory Networks, Mariko L. Totten, Computer Science

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Lifetime Estrogen Exposure, COMT Genotype, and Cognition in Postmenopausal Women, Jennifer Alice Trimble, Biology

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American Food Aid: Disruption and Development in Haiti, Kaitlyn Vitez, Anthropology

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Parenting as a Mediator of the Link between Parental Depressive Symptoms and Child Depressive Symptoms, Abigail Waite, Department of Psychological Science

Theses from 2014

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Eating in Crisis: Culturally Appropriate Food and the Local Food Movement in the Lives of Domestic Violence Survivors, Rachel A. Aronson, Anthropology

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Plant-Derived Bioactive Lipids Impacts Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Metabolism in Mice, Pamela L. Bay, Shae Rowlandson, Jana Kraft, Mina Peshavaria, and Thomas Jetton, Animal Science; Medicine

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Anglo or Apeman? Transatlantic Caricature and the New Irish Race, 1861-1872, Rob Benner, History

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Using Crowdsourcing to Discover Correlational Relationships, Alex Berger, Computer Science

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Queen City Stories, Charles Tanner Bowden, English

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Changing Actors and Discourse: An Analysis of Ten Years of Media Coverage In Vermont’s Wind Power Debate, Neil E. Brandt, Environmental Studies

“It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”: MTV, Postmodern Theory, and Generational Shifts in the United States, Marissa A. Bucci, Individually Designed-American Studies

The Impact a Final Four Appearance has on the Number of Applications and Average SAT Scores at a University, Sandro Carissimo, School of Business Administration

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Instructions for uploading to Scholarworks, Brit Chase, Honors College

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Evaluating Workplace Democracy in Mondragon, Anders Asa Christiansen, Political Science

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Electrical Characterization of Deuterium-Doped Gallium Antimonide Grown on Silicon Substrates, Justin T. Dao, Electrical Engineering

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Knights & Neighves, Laura N. Davenport, Film & Television Studies

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Why Does Modern Science Need a Father?: French Cartesianism and the Performance of the Scientific Subject, Daniel M. Davis, History

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Using Backpropagation Neural Networks for the Prediction of Residual Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils, Luke Detwiler, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

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Statistical Analysis and Graphic Representation of the Correlation of Bach and Chopin Preludes, Stephanie M. Donato, Department of Mathematics

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Belle Femme: An Interpretation of a Play to Raise Awareness for Violence Against Women, Kelsey L. Giustra, Theatre

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The Greenleaf Farm Resiliency Project: An Ecological Landscape Design, Holly Lee Greenleaf, Environmental Studies

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The Demise of the Citizen-Soldier and its Implications for the Role of the American Army, John S. Hart, History

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Poetry as a Complex System, Bronwen E. Hudson, European Studies

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“Dual Track Advocacy:” Legal Strategies, Political Strategies and Their Intersection in the Marriage Equality Movement, Alexander Wade Jones, Political Science

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Exploring the Laffer Curve: Behavioral Responses to Taxation, Samuel B. Kazman, Economics