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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Correlates of Parasocial Interactions Across Various Media Figures, Casey Patricia Coddaire, Department of Psychological Science

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Resilience Through Relationships: Understanding Care for Children With Life-Limiting Illnesses, Madeline Cody, Social Work

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Study of the molecular mechanism of beta-Hydroxy beta-methyl butyrate (HMB) in Drosophila., James S. Contompasis, Biology

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Reevaluating the Sublime in Art through the Use of Language and Text, Danielle M. Curran, Art and Art History

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Inclusive Branding Strategies for Domestic Violence Agencies: Embracing Opportunities to Reach and Better Serve Male-Identified Survivors, Morgan D. Dewey, Community Development and Applied Economics

Parents in Prison: An Examination of Parental Incarceration in the State of Vermont, Julia Dillavou, Sociology

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Vermont Life Dotcom: Culture and Economy in the Burlington, VT Web Tech Industry, Luke Dorfman, Anthropology

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Timber vs. Steel Bridge Superstructure Construction: A Simplified Structural, Economic and Environmental Analysis, Jack Dugdale, Civil Engineering

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Narrative Language and the Use of Story Grammar and Evaluative Language in Children with Williams Syndrome and 7q11.23 Duplication Syndrome, Kara E. Freeman, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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What Angle Will You Take? Patterns of Perspective-Taking in a Body-Based Task, Tegan West Garon, Secondary Education

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No Time for Lyme: Public Health Approaches to Lyme Disease in Vermont, Jessie Gay, Anthropology

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Factors Impacting Women's Participation in STEM Fields, Lila Carly Gilbreath, Secondary Education: Mathematics

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Strange Days: The American Media Debates The Doors, 1966-1971, Maximillian F. Grascher, History

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Semi-Firm, Aged Gold: Rural Economic Effects of AOC Comté and Their Implications for Vermont Agricultural Policy, Hailey P. Grohman

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Deconstructing Systemic Oppression Through Teaching Community Organizing: A students-teaching-students course, Francesca A. Hall, Environmental Studies

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The Place of Classical Chinese Literature in Modern Sino-Japanese Pop Culture: The Case of Cao Cao in Sanguo Yanyi, Jonathan M. Heinrichs, Asian Studies

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The Forest in the Depths of Her Eyes: Sayoko’s Silence and Art-Making as a Reparative Force in Medoruma Shun’s Me no oku no mori, Alisa Holm, Japanese

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Design and Fabrication of Flow-Focusing Devices for Tissue Engineering Applications, Samuel Hotaling, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

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Investigation on Heat Flux Measurements in Plasma Ground Test Facilities for Aerospace Heating Applications, Camden B. Houghton Mr., College of Engineering

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Inhibitory Effects of Ethanol on the NLRP3 Inflammasome, Laura Rose Hoyt, Medicine

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A Pain in the Brain: How PACAP CeA Infusion Alters Mechanical and Thermal Sensitivity, Julia Grace Huessy, Neuroscience

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Deeper Effects of Climate Change: The Influence of Temperature and Diet Quality on Fish Metabolism, Frances M. Iannucci, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

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Research and Costume Design for "Our Town", Alyssa R. Korol, Theater

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The role of PLXNA1 in visual system development of Danio rerio, Sarah Light, Neuroscience

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The Muslim Brotherhood: How its Troubled History Suggests that it Will Not merely Survive but Thrive in the Twenty-First Century, Ben Morris Lindstrom-Ives, Global Studies