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 2023

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Associations Between Acute Respiratory Infections, Cooking Fuel Sources, and Climate Change in Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps From 2018-2020, Nicole E. Paolo, Department of Global Studies

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Discovery of a Novel Long Non-Coding RNA that Regulates Bone Formation, Michelle Pawlowski, Biochemistry

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Achieving Stereoselective Control Over the Conjugate Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to Vinyl Diazoniums, Isabelle E. Petrucci, Chemistry

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Spatial Accuracy in Pten/Raptor Double Knockout Mice: Implications for the Underlying Cause and Treatment of Cognitive Impairments in an Animal Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rachel D. Pressman, Neuroscience

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Automating Differential Obliviousness in Zero-knowledge Proof Systems, Levi Putman, Computer Science

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth?: A Study in the Values of Visitors, Horses, and Ecological Management on Assateague Island, Nora K. Ripley-Grant, Environmental Studies

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Application of a Multi-sample Carousel Apparatus for Rapid TPS Material Screening in a High Enthalpy Plasma Facility, William P. Robinson, Mechanical Engineering

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The Impact of Environmental Factors on Invasive Vinca major Management in the Sonoran Desert, Emma S. Rosenau, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

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FABRICATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF CARBON FIBER MICROELECTRODES FOR IN VIVO DETECTION OF ACETYLCHOLINE IN RAT HIPPOCAMPI, Anna M. Sellon, Chemistry

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The Role of LSD1 and TRβ in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, Noah M. Smith, Pharmacology

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Hiring Discrimination against Transgender Individuals in the US Labor Market, Ivy Stanton, Economics

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An Analysis of the Influence of Social Factors on State Level Covid-19 Outcomes in 2020, Olivia Teng, Health and Society

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ANALYSES OF THE EFFECTS OF DISRUPTING TALIN-PROTEIN KINASE A INTERACTION ON FOCAL ADHESION MORPHOLOGY AND DYNAMICS, CHEUK YI GEORGIA TSE, DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

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The Effects of News Framing on Hope and Optimism for the Future, Mia Umali, Psychological Science

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Enhanced Biofilm Formation Between R. insidiosa and L. monocytogenes, Sophie G. Unger and Matthew J. Wargo, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation as Moderators in the Relationship Between Sexual Shame and Attitudes Toward Casual Sexual Behavior, Rebecca Vanden Bergh, Psychological Sciences

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Structural and Functional Analysis of Plasmodium flaciparum Bromodomain Protein 1, Mirabella Vulikh, Biochemistry

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An Illustrated Great War, Nicholas H. Wendell, History

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The Optimization of Tissue Culture Conditions for the Production of Cultivated Meat, Gabriella Alfaro White, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

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The Value of Metas in Social Deduction Games, Julia Williamson, Philosophy

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Three-Dimensional Fractal Analysis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, William Wright, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

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Use of Artificial Nest Boxes by American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) in Western Vermont, Grace Yaros, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Theses from 2022

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An Investigation of College Students' Attitudes Towards Immigration to the United States, Holly C. Abrams, Sociology

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Attractive Investments: The Impact of CEO Facial Attractiveness on Risky Corporate Policies and Company Risk, Sean W. Anderson, Grossman School of Business

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Performance of Political Agroecological Principles at University Farms: Site Assessment of the Horticulture Research and Education Center, Avi H. Bauer, Community Development and Applied Economics