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 2014

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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

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THE DUCHESS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF LOUISA LANE DREW, Rivka Kelly, Theatre

EFFECT OF HEXAGONALITY PERCENT ON THERMAL CONDUCTIVTY IN SILICON STRUCTURES., Samuel P. Kessler, Mechanical Engineering

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Functional Data Analysis With Application to United States Weather Data, Katherine S. King, Mathematics and Statistics

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Explaining Hospital Length of Stay of Patients Admitted with Seasonal Influenza Infection, Anna B. Lidofsky, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

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The Dust, a novel, Ian J. Martel, English, Philosophy

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Determining Shared Working Memory Systems for Rhythmic Incongruities in Music and Language using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Jackson T. Mathews, Neuroscience

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Le Devoir du journaliste : François Mauriac, Albert Camus et la Libération de la France, Andrew D. McCue, French

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The Relationship between Landscape, Tree and Bird Biodiversity throughout Vermont, Juliana M. Morris, Mathematics and Statistics

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A Susceptible, Infected, Recovered Chagas Disease Model with Multiple Households Analyzed in Parallel, Trevon George Noiva, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Messaging in Scalaness: A Programming Language for Wireless Sensor Networks, Rebecca C. Norton, Computer Science

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Quantitative determination of fatty acids in the University of Vermont's CREAM herd followed over the course of six months, John F. O'Day III, Animal Science

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Periodic Nulls in Pulsars B0751+32 and B0525+21, Daniel Jerome Orfeo, Physics

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Genetic Study of Recent Samples of American Marten (Martes americana) from Vermont, Katherine A. O'Shea, Biology

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Gender and Vision Through the Lens of Cindy Sherman and the Pictures Generation, Samantha Rosemary Owen, Art and Art History

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Elastic Behavior of Oligolamellar Structures, Scott G. Patterson, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

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Factors Affecting Bobolink Home Range Size in Vermont's Champlain Valley, Gina Ann Payeur, Animal Science Department

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Intervention or Inaction: Bridging the gap between realism and constructivism by examining American decision-making in humanitarian crises, Tyler D. Purinton Mr, Political Science

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Molecular Identification and Immunolocalization of Purinergic Signaling Receptors in the Mammalian Vomeronasal Organ, Hannah Rickner, Biology

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The History of the Ethnographic Collections at the Fleming Museum, Corrie Roe, Anthropology

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Exploring Complex Disease Gene Relationships Using Simultaneous Analysis, Joseph D. Romano, William G. Tharp, and Indra Neil Sarkar, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Subsidized School Meal Programs: Examining Access, Nutritional Quality, and Improvement Initiatives in Vermont Schools, Kathryn M. Seelen, Leadership and Developmental Sciences

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Ekphrasis in the Modernist Aesthetic: Virginia Woolf's Use of Painting in "To The Lighthouse" and its Effect on Linguistic Expression, Jessica M. Slayton, English

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Incongruity Theory and the Explanatory Limits of Reason, Ian Jaeger Straus, Philosophy