The Honors Research Project is an integral part of the Williams Honors College experience, and completion of an acceptable Honors Research Project is a requirement to graduate as a Williams Honors Scholar. Interdisciplinary, creative projects are encouraged, and could incorporate original research investigating a significant question, a unique artistic or creative work, or the design of an original concept to meet a societal need. In all cases the project must meet high standards of scholarship. The student must also meet any department or college requirements for this project, such as prerequisite coursework or experience, qualifying examination, or oral presentation. More information about the Honors Research Project is available online.

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Honors Research Projects from 2021

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Impact of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Generosity on Re-employment Wages during the Great Recession, Hayden Cobb

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With Love, Greta Conley

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Military Influence on Middle Eastern Democratization Following the Arab Spring, Andrew Fleming

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Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Hemoglobin A1C in the Lower Income African Americans, Lisa Gabel, Joci Verb, and Lauren Windham

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The Issue of Cyberbullying: A Literature Review, Hannah Hartzler

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The Richard Hansen Kidnappings, Sarah Lacey

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Smart Home Pet Feeder, Andrew Markja, Simona Zdravev, Timothy Zubek, and Christian Jackson

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Think Beyond the Literary Canon: The Potential for Young Adult Literature within a High School Classroom, Megan Mayle

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What Accounts for the Variation of Immigration Policies in Western Democracies since 9/11?, Hayley McElroy

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Adolescent Identity Development in an Art Classroom, Katherine McGormley

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Neural Stem Cell Metabolic Changes in the Presence of Interferon-gamma, Dylan McKibben

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The Effect of Low Skill Job Opportunities on Postsecondary Enrollment, Mallory Radesic

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The Cycle of Violence and Its Effect on Revictimization, Shelby Stevens

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Front Pew Reflections: Redefining the Role of Women and Solid Theology in the Church, Yanna Telyeten

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Every Seed Counts, Lindsey Wasnak

Honors Research Projects from 2020

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Accuracy of AVS Life Expectancy Reports, Ariya Aghababa

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Tropical Cyclone Vulnerability of Atlantic Coastal Counties in the United States, Zachary Alexander

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Jominy Hardenability Tester with In-Situ Heating, Luke Allen

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A Meta-analysis on Non-Cognitive Predictors of College Student Academic Performance, Maggie Allphin

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Simulation of Lubricant Evaporation / Flow from a Nanoscale Film under Laser Heating for Cloud-Storage Applications, Sean Anthony, Hannah Verbanac, and Turki Alkhelaiwi

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Behavior of Sandwich Core Under Extreme Temperature Conditions, Mikayla L. Aowad

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High-throughput two-stage dereplication of cave bacteria to discover novel antibiotic compounds, Alexander Archey

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The Corrosion Behavior of AISI 304L Stainless Steel in Simulated Concrete Pore Solution. And A New Marketing Plan for Stainless Steel Rebars., Kenny Aronson

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Evaluating Rubber Aging on Tire Durability: Quantitative Evaluation of Rubber Aging, Brian Auffenberg

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The Future of Roundabouts in Northeast Ohio, Bret Baker