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 2021

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Plasmaspheric dynamics studied using a three-dimensional machine learning-based plasma density model in the inner magnetosphere and the ionosphere, Hannah Ace, Physics

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Hydrologic Modeling of a Small Wetland Complex to Inform Estimates of Phosphorus Retention, Isabelle C. Augustin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Cyanobacteria Phage S-RSM4 Optimization of Pentose Phosphate Pathway via Glucose 6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Homologous to Synechococcus Host, Zachary J. Babbitz, Biochemistry

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Inferring the demographic history of red spruce (Picea rubens) from chloroplast genome sequences, Katherine Anne Bardsley, Plant Biology

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Sexual Orientation, Gender, & Self-Styling: An Exploration of Visual Identity-Signaling, Julian Ash Barritt, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies

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Cooking Interventions and Perceived Stress Levels Among College Students, Nicole Marie Bellhorn, Health Sciences

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Nitrogen Removal Performance of Roadside Bioretention Cells Amended with Aluminum-Based Drinking Water Treatment Residuals, Carl Betz

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La Balena: A Weird Fiction Representation of Women’s Asylums and Emigration in Fascist Italy, Aiden McGwire Blasi, English

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The Relationship of Fatigue and Parental Disability in Mothers with Inflammatory Arthritic Conditions in Comparison to Mothers Without Chronic Diagnoses., Chrystina Maria Bonelli, Victoria Priganc, Susan Kasser, and Kris Winston, Health Sciences

Estrogen replacement in ovariectomized rats during acquisition delays the habit formation consistently observed in intact female rats with the same level of instrumental training, Gillian P. Bremer, Neuroscience

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The Parental Experience of Having a Child Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Paige M. Brower, Professional Nursing

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China's Soft Power in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative: Three Case Studies, John W. Bush, Political Science

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Impacts of Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement During Acquisition on Habit Formation in Ovariectomized Female Rats, Francesca Carasi-Schwartz, Psychological Sciences

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"Forgive Me, Lisa:" P.T., Allegory, and the Monstrous-Feminine, Kyra Chevalier, Community Development & Applied Economics

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Eco-Anxiety in “the Climate Generation”: Is Action an Antidote?, Isabel Grace Coppola, Environmental Studies

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Characterizing Insecure Error Distributions For Various RLWE Problems, Alec Lee Critten, Mathematics and Statistics

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France’s Asylum Seeker and Refugee Populations in the Age of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Alexandra Crosby, Global & Regional Studies Department

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Prison, Punishment, and Premature Death: Group-differentiated Health Impacts of Incarceration during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Valentina Czochanski, Global Studies

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Toward a More Efficient and Effective Method for Tracking 3D Bone Position and Orientation in Fluoroscopic Images, Harrison M. Davis, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

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Anxiety Responses Across the Estrous Cycle in Relation to BNST-PACAP Interactions, Claire Deckers, Psychological Sciences

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The Influence of Vegetation and Green Spaces on Air Quality and Outdoor Air Temperature Mitigation on Multiple Scales, McKinley Deery, Environmental Studies

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A Model of Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) Occupancy in the Northeastern United States, Kayley J. Dillon, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

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Drug Use and Psychological Distress Among UVM College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Allison M. Feeney, Psychological Science

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Informing Resource Recovery and Reuse using Grid-Based Spatial Modeling, Maya Fein-Cole, Environmental Sciences

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Malevolent Associations: Understanding Florida Law Enforcement Union Power Through a Fundamental Analysis of Police Violence, Daniel Felde, Economics