The Honors Research Project is an integral part of the UA Honors experience, and every Honors College student must complete an acceptable Honors Research Project. See also the web page answering Frequently Asked Questions about the Honors Research Project.

Research Thesis - original scholarship investigating a significant question
Research Report - a formal written presentation of technical, laboratory, or investigative research
Artistic or Creative Performance or Production - in the fine arts, applied arts, or performing arts; a written report, introduction, or commentary is required.

The project must meet high standards of scholarship. The student must also meet any additional department of college requirements for this project, such as prerequisite coursework or experience, qualifying examination, or oral presentation. Study abroad or field experience may be accepted, with the approval of the student's Honors Faculty Advisor, as part of the project.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Understanding the Millennial Buying Process in the Modern Digital Era - Primary Research, Matthew B. Cimperman, Austin Harrison, Julia Hatch, Kelly Pillar, and Tara Snipes

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Understanding the Millennial Buying Process in the Modern Digital Era - Secondary Research, Matthew B. Cimperman, Austin Harrison, Julia Hatch, Kelly Pillar, and Tara Snipes

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Adaptive Repurposing of Smith Elementary, KELSEY L. FIELDS

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An Analysis of the Factors which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, and Benjamin Beckman

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An Analysis of the Factors which Effectively Attract College Graduates, Mandy Kaur, Kaleb Oney, Joseph Chadbourne, Kayli Bookman, and Benjamin Beckman

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Altering Oligomerization of EphA2 via Mutations in the Intracellular Domain, Ryan W. Lingerak

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Exchange Parking Deck Solar Feasibility Study, Rich DeVito Vineyard

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Quantification and analysis of carbon-13 and nitrogen-15 stable isotope variation in brood V cicada nymph exoskeletons, Eric Aho

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Packmule, Jared M. Alexander, Jared J. Ford, Timothy J. Griffiths, and Andray Pennington

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The Effects of Polyunsaturated Aldehydes on Pelagic Microbial Food Webs in the Chesapeake Bay Area and Atlantic Coastal Waters, Chase Alfman

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Design of Natural Rubber Extraction from TKS Dandelion, Jehad S. Alrawajfeh, Trevor Cody, and Jason Pogozelski

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The Impact of Court Ordered Sobriety: A Test of Labeling Theory, Monica B. Andress

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System for Workout Information Management, Mark Archual and Ethan E. Schweinsberg

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Lighted Ear Curette, Kelsey Ashmore, Kaitlin Klotzle, Crysta Yamamoto, Katrina Elfrink, and Cynthia Stoller

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Using Accounting Information to Forecast Market Performance, Tyler Atanasov

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Water Jet Cutting Head Actuator, Jacob D. Augustynovich

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Assessment Protocol for Cognitive and Auditory Processing Skills for Clients Receiving Neurofeedback Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion: Literature Review, Elexea N. Aurilio and Miranda Hendrus

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Nanoparticle Targeting to the Central Nervous System, Emily Baker

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Creating a Game with Procedural Generation, Kirsten Baker

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Forget-Me-Not, Daniel Barber-Cironi, Shawn Nicholson, Jake Kruse, and Nicole Dent

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The Effects of Music Therapy on Stuttering, Nicole Baumann and Dr. Scott Palasik

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Hypertension Prevalence in College Seniors, Eric Beaujon and Jared Mooney

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Designing for a Demographic: How to Reduce Poverty and the Homeless Population Through Design, Danielle M. Becker

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Underwater Robot, Joseph E. Beck, Matthew Crislip, Cody Bobek, and Peyton Lucas

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Australian Strategic Culture: A Case Study, Eric Begue

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The Impact of Union Membership and Economic Policy on Income Inequality in the UnitedStates, Zarek L. Bell

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Modulus Enhancement of Hydrogels of Squid Ring Teeth Proteins, Zachary Benekos

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Pressure Dependence of Polycrystalline Magnesite and Dolomite, Cole Blasko

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Ohio Student Government Summit Planning, Megan Bodenschatz

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Mercury Increases in Lake Tanganyika since ~1850, Troy A. Bole

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A Systematic Review - The Effect of Hospice and Palliative Care, Justin M. Brown, David J. Havener, and Jeffrey T. Byrne

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Measuring Bacterial Growth Using a 3D-Printable Spectrometer, Samuel R. Bunting

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Effectiveness of School-based Interventions versus Family-based Interventions in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Ashley Capestrain, Emily Montague, and Meghan Frantz

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Effects of novel fragment-warhead adducts in situ and in vitro with glutaredoxin orthologs., Andrew J. Caras

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Smart Fan, Jacob A. Carroll, Joshua B. Blanchard, Peter A. Gross, and Joshua D. Riegel

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Louden Hugely: The Piano Music of Percy Grainger, Jackson Carruthers

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Las pesticidas en Argentina: la tensión entre proteger o producir, McKay M. Cavanaugh

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Developing AFM Techniques for Testing PEG Hydrogels, Hannah L. Cebull, Jessica Stukel, and Rebecca Willits

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Stealing Home: The Akron Baseball Documentary, Daniel Cermak

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Effects of Workplace Environment on Recruitment and Retention, Gino Ciarimboli, Madison Frericks, Tyler Riemenschneider, and Michael O'Neill

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Design of Rubber Extraction Process from TKS Dandelion, Trevor A. Cody

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"The Mouth of the Void," "Hum", Hannah L. Comeriato

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The Influence Of Light On The Electrochemical Characteristics Of Pure Aluminum, Hongbo M. Cong

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A Guide to Functional Communication Training and Autism, Elizabeth M. Connolly

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Protein Release Study using Heparin Modified Methacrylamide Chitosan Hydrogels, Dakotah G. Cox

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The Relationship between Alcohol Use and Familial and Social Influence in College Nursing Students, Darren C. Crooks and Kathleen A. Gillota

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Process Control Laboratory Skid Refurbishment, Danny Crowder

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The GOJO Smartlink Observation System: Research for Adoption, Robert Cuenot, Austin Reich, Joseph Tuck, Sarah Dick, and Sean Poholski

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Teaching Tuba Students to be Complete Musicians, Brandon E. Cummings

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COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) AND ADOLESCENT BODY MASS INDEX (BMI): A NATIONAL POPULATION-BASED STUDY, Laura Y. DeFrain LPN

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Corrosion Resistance of Silane Coatings on Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys, John Demopoulos

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NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, Ean H. Dickerhoof

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THE EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE EXPOSURE ON CARDIOVASCULAR DEVELOPMENT IN COMBINATION WITH HYPOXIA IN DANIO RERIO, Sarah Donaldson

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Exploring Autism and the Caregiver Burden Relationship, Mary C. Drockton

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Evaluation of epoxy coatings for protecting aluminum alloy 2024 from corrosion caused by Aspergillus niger, Kamshat Dukenbaeva

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Notes of Hope: Experiential Learning in Music Education, Eden A. Dunning and Jordan Wessel

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Comparison of Physiological Adaptations in Highly Trained Aerobic Endurance Athletes and Highly Trained Resistance Athletes, Sarah Falbo

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Foundation for Analysis of Early Childhood Intervention for Hearing Loss: Birth to Three, Katherine E. Fike

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Nosocomial Infection in the Intensive Care Unit: Case Control Comparison of Trauma vs Surgical vs Medical Patients, Catherine A. Fisher

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Using Singing as a Teaching Tool in Brass Playing, James G. Gates

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Effects of Education and Exposure on Associative Stigma of Psychiatric Nursing in Junior Level Nursing Students, Geoffrey George, Hayley Groubert, and Gabrielle Glandorf

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The Potential Role of Oxidative Stress in Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure Vascular Reactivity, Abigail J. Gindlesberger

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Experiential Learning and its Place in a Quality Business Education, Zach Gollwitzer, Callie Mack, and Brenna Mack

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Normal Subgroups of Wreath Product 3-Groups, Ryan Gopp

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Instruction Pamphlet Insertion Machine, Jim Griggs, Scott Miller, and Michael Kubala

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Examination of Hamstring Flexibility and Maximal Sprint Speed, Zach J. Guiser

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Implementation of CUDA Accelerated Bayesian Network Learning, Joseph Haddad

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Cross Cultural Classroom Study, Stephanie Halle

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Holiday Cheer for Children in Treatment, Rachel A. Hall

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Socioeconomic Status, Academic Success, and Relationship with Parent/Guardian: Contributions to Marijuana Use in Teens, Justin Hamas

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A Descriptive Analysis of Stadiums as Non-Sporting Event Venues: A Study of the Use of Football Stadiums in an NCAA Division I Athletic Conference, Andrew J. Hammond

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Measurements of Important Meteorological Parameters’ Variations in the Akron Area, Adam Harpley

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Effects of Corrosion Inhibitor on the Corrosion Behavior of Low Carbon Steel in CO2 Environment, Michael Harris

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The Design and Testing of a High Performance Formula SAE Powertrain, Ryan T. Harty

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Compressive Strength Relative to Sustainable Materials in Concrete, Brad Harvey

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Titanium Nanoparticles Synthesized Via Hydrothermal Reaction, Kyle W. Hodge

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Wetland Connectivity and Macroinvertebrate Diversity, Samantha M. Hodgson, Jacob Pollock, and Dr. Anne E. Wiley

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Chocolate Bar Wrapping Machine, Austin M. Hoff, Daniel R. Trepke, and Caleb B. Krichbuam

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An Assessment of Tire-Buying Among Millennial Consumers, John R. Hojnacki, Caleb P. Ohrn, Ben M. Nelson, Addie A. Hujar, and Taylor J. Kirian

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The Outlook Impact on A.M. Best Ratings, Ashley Holder

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Fungal Iron Oxidation in Brazilian Iron Caves, Braxton L. Hornick

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Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy Across Pediatric Care Settings: A Systematic Review, Holly Howser, Thomas Dixon, and Jessica Nunez

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Statistics-Bierce Library Study, Tyler J. Hushour

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Swagelok's Hand Tube Bender, Chapin Hutama, Seth Bills, William McConnell, and Tyler Brown

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Synthesis and Fluorescent Properties of a New Flavonoid Compound, Ashley L. Ingle

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The Hult Prize: A Guide on How to Be Successful, Kelsey T. Jones

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Augmented Reality Helmet, Kevin Kapko

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The Use of Seclusion and Restraints in the Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Angela M. Kaucic

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A Comparison of Changes in Women's Cardiovascular Fitness and Body Composition After Performance in Zumba, Tabata, and Cycling, Kristi N. Kester

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Millennials on the Move, but to Where?, Zach Kisor, Shelby Hoge, Ashley Cosher, Bethany Gump, Derek Carson, and Kristi Mitchell

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On Unaccompanied Horn Music, Jason D. Klinect

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Lighted Ear Curette, Kaitlin Klotzle, Kelsey Ashmore, Crysta Yamamoto, Katrina Elfrink, and Cynthia Stoller

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Metabolomic Profiling of Chiari Malformation Type I: Comparison of Bioinformatic Programs for Untargeted Analysis, Hunter W. Korsmo

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Design and Testing of Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries, Ryan C. Kramanak, Matt A. Murrow, Matt Stolfer, Jered Tyler, and Aaron Moser

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Role of Salt on Coating Failure, Kyle Krause

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Pitting Corrosion of 410 Stainless Steel in HCl Solutions, Paul D. Krell

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Improving Patient Throughput in Akron General Cleveland Clinic Postpartum Unit, Emily Lather

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Wellness Wednesday: Community Nutrition Education, Autumn M. Laurito

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Lehmier Launch System, Dylan Lehmier 5248813

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Game Collection Development and Marketing, Todd R. Locker Jr