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 2018

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Positive allosteric modulators of VPAC1 receptor-mediated ERK activation, Justin Abbott, Neurological Sciences

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Reviving Ophidia: Godly Serpents in Ancient Egyptian Magic and Mythology, Ariadne Argyros, Classics

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Modeling and Mapping Coyote (Canis latrans) Abundance in Northwestern Vermont, Lucas Karl Beck, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

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Critical Films on Graphene Substrates, Renee Beneeski, Adrian Del Maestro, Juan Vanegas, and Valeri Kotov, Physics

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Spectacular Tropes: Representations of the Roman Arena, Tiger Maurice Britt, Classics

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Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whale Song in Pacific Central America, Emma P. Chereskin, Department of Biology

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The Effect of a Trehalose Diet on Cold Tolerance in Aphaenogaster Picea, Julia Clare Cline, Biology

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Worker Retention, Response Quality, and Diversity in Microtask Crowdsourcing: An Experimental Investigation of the Potential for Priming Effects to Promote Project Goals, Brian J. Colombini, Computer Science

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The Influence of Pain on the Development of PTSD Across the Acute Post Trauma Period, Julie P. Connor, Psychological Science

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Facilitated Self-Assembly of Hydrazone-based Molecular Cages and their Binding Properties, Natavan Dudkina, Chemistry

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Charging down the Road: A Historical Analysis of the American Auto Industry and Tesla Inc., Bryce Dzialo

Slant, Mattie Friberg, Film and Television Studies

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Early Phonological Systematization in Children with Williams Syndrome: A Longitudinal Study, Claudia G. Garber, Linguistics

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The Role of Sex Hormones in Inducing Maternal Uterine Remodeling and Vasodilation During Pregnancy, Annie D. Glessner-Fischer, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Art as Power: Francis I's Incorporation of the Italian at Château de Fontainebleau, Alaina Irene Hendrickson, Art History, French

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At Sea, Joshua D. Holz, Film and Television Studies

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Welcome Here: Defining History Through Playwriting, Stephen D. Indrisano, Theater

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The Differential Effect of Cyclophosphamide Treatment on Salt Taste, Benjamin Carter Jewkes, Neuroscience

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Investigating a Catalytic Approach for the Polymerization Reaction of Dichlorophosphinylphosphorimidic Trichloride, Aimee Johnston, Chemistry

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De Jure School Segregation as the Result of Racist Housing Policies, Devin C. Kane, Economics

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Keeping Up with the Psychoanalysts: Applying Lacanian and Feminist Theory to Reality Television, Catherine E. Leary, Film and Television Studies

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE STRUCTURE OF THE PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT AND ISOKINETIC FLEXION/EXTENSION STRENGTH FOUR YEARS POST ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY AND RECONSTRUCTION WITH A BONE-PATELLAR TENDON-BONE AUTOGRAFT, Kendra Lennon, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

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Dying to Eat: Terror Management and Attitudes Toward Eating Plants, Erika J. Lewis, Psychological Sciences

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Performance Analysis of an Ecological Wastewater Treatment System (Eco-Machine), with Emphasis on Nitrogen Transformations, Adam T. Miller, Environmental Science

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The Intervening Role of Urgency on the Association Between Childhood Maltreatment, PTSD, and Substance-Related Problems, Rebecca Darya Mirhashem, Psychological Sciences