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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Rumination, Negative Life Events, and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of College Students, Molly B. Gormley, Psychological Science

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Evaluation of the Development of Crystals on Smear Ripened Cheese through Polarized Light Microscopy and X-ray Diffraction, Mariam Haq, Biochemistry

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Inclusion of Mobile Home Parks in Vermont Emergency Planning, Rachel A. Heath, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Coping Strategies in Middle Childhood: The Role of Parental Modeling, Jamie A. Herold, Psychological Sciences

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A Peculiar Approach to Death: The Work of Edward Gorey, Lydia Horne, Art History

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Repackaging Grand Narrative: From Narrative to Database in the Remakes of Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam, Aaron J. Kane, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

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Effects of a Secretin Receptor Antagonist on Cerebellar Learning, Josefina M. Kather, Psychological Science

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Life history of Monocystis parasites and genetic diversity of their hosts, the invasive Amynthas earthworms, Erin L. Keller, Biology

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NEW DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO IDENTIFYING CLIMATE DRIVERS IN NORTHERN CONIFERS, John Burns Kilbride, Geography

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An Improved Model of House Dust Mite Allergic Sensitization, Susan F. Kostin, Biology

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Fear Conditioning and Extinction: Examining the Role of GSK3β ser 389, Benjamin Liebman, Psychology

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Wingstrokes: Linking migration citizen science data for Blue-headed & Red-eyed Vireos to spring climate in Vermont as depicted visually in art, Jessica Mailhot, Environmental Sciences

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Impacts of chronic stress on urinary bladder function & recovery through modification of PACAP signaling, Morgan E. Mathews, Neurological Sciences

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Multiple Queens versus Multiple Mates: A Test of the Polygyny/Polyandry Tradeoff Hypothesis in the Ant Veromessor pergandei, Rachel Mellen, Biology

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A Market for Water Transfers in the Upper Colorado River Basin and the Role of Transaction Costs, Genevieve Meller, Economics

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(Hetero)sexual Grooming: A content analysis of female sexualization in American pre- and young-teen television, Anne Moyerbrailean, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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The effects of thermal acclimation on feeding rates and thermal tolerance in the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Lake Champlain, VT, USA, Marissa Ng, Biology

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Dectin-1 Mediated Regulation of Dendritic Cell Metabolism, Alexandra Ojemann, Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

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Spatial cognition during the active avoidance task: The role of the prefrontal cortex and preempting impairment following febrile status epilepticus, Matias V. Page, Neurological Sciences

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Photocatalytic degradation of an organophosphorus compound by porous Au- and WO3- modified TiO2, David M. Parker, Chemistry

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Brazilian Perspectives on the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Kishan Patel, Anthropology

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Hard Work, Cows and Community: Why young people in Bethel, Vermont are choosing to stay on dairy farms, Mikayla Sandra Peront, Environmental Studies

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Modeling Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica) occupancy in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia, Emily C. Peterson, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

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Optimization of a Diagnostic Platform for Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Measurement in Human Plasma and Exploration of ORP after Trauma, David A. Polson, Biology

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Use of a Chemical Chaperone to Attenuate Allergic Airway Inflammation, Gurkiranjit Kaur Rattu, Department of Biology; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine