The University Honors Program will be an intellectually stimulating and socially nurturing community of students of exceptional academic achievement. Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

From this page, you can browse our Honors Program Theses by academic department or by the year of completion Some theses and dissertations are not eligible for open access.

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Submissions from 2016

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Tessellations: an artistic and mathematical look at the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Emily E. Bachmeier

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Branding the UNI/Wellness Recreation Center: creating a cohesive cross-media collegiate recreation identity, Rachael Bair

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Celebrating 100 years of the National Park System in the classroom, Kailyn Louise Bettle

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Exploration of Empfindsamer stil: The creation and performance of an informed performance edition of CPE Bach's Concerto in D minor for flute and orchestra, Emily C. Bicknese

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Chimera: a multigenre exploration of the postmodern self, Keegan D. Bosch

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Motion virtual manipulatives in the elementary math classroom, Cole Boudreau

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Intellectual virtues and the epistemic evaluation of disagreement, Hansen Garlington Breitling

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Inclusion: learning without barriers, Amy Lois Bucciferro

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Brand new scars: complex characterization and literary craft elements in Ed Brubaker's Captain America, Lexi Nicole Byrnes

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Still going bump in the night: a structural-esque analysis of yurei, death, and dying in Japanese folklore and anime, Samuel Nicholas Calonkey

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Craic in the concert hall: The benefits of playing Irish traditional music to the classically trained musician, Hannah Carr-Murphy

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Equitable discourse in middle school mathematics classrooms: With emphasis on girls and the mathematically gifted, Merci F. Day

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The efficient recovery of deleted data from NAND flash memory, Lisa Diercks

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The determinants of NFL player salaries, Trevor Draisey

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Education: an unexplored variable on millennial volunteer attitudes, Darian N. Everding

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Excess folic acid as a potential competitor of glutamate may interfere with neural development, Benjamin Fick

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The impact of teacher prompting and questioning on third grade students' comprehension, Jenna Francois

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The effect of rearing temperature on somite formation and skeletal development in the zebrafish, Danio rerio, Sarah Jean Freeland

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"Yeah, I taught myself on YouTube": young women and navigating the world of traditional crafting, Emily A. Gardner

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Frequently-used discipline and management techniques in the Cedar Valley, Gabriel Gedlinske

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Liberty and justice for all? : Ethics in the American criminal justice system, Haley Hasenstein

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The adolescent refugee experience: cultural attitudes of high school Burmese refugees living in Iowa, Alexis Helgens

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To make a better music school, Alissandra Henkle

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Magnetic properties of polymeric framework materials with cobalt, Cassara Higgins

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Proportional reasoning in middle level mathematics textbooks, Rebecca Holzrichter

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Concussions in female collegiate diving: an exploratory study, Sarah Kemp

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The effects of argumentation on student motivation in mathematics, Julie Kirkpatrick

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A book club for children with autism spectrum disorder, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki

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An analysis of how public relations professionals use social media, Abigail Jen Kreun

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The Civil Rights Movement through the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Hannah Lodge

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Determinants of per game average annual attendance for NBA teams, Kevin Joseph McGee

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Valproic acid activates hyperactivity in cultured neurons: possible support for overconnectivity hypothesis of autism, Alexis McGinley

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A healthy herd: addressing the justifications for vaccine denial and applying the health belief model to the current anti-vaccination movement, Sarah L. McHugh

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A grading catalogue of selected works for solo trombone and piano, Brent Michael Mead

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Testing for modularity in the axial skeleton of fishes, Emily Meier

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Examining the renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus in sub-Saharan African countries, Luke Neuhaus

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The effects of colonial origin on economic growth, Erica Lynn Pabst

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No one is here : Poems, Jennifer Pauk

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Dropping in on dropouts: an analysis of withdrawals from the University of Northern Iowa, Lindsey Marie Pedersen

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The secondary interview : Ethical concerns regarding social media scanning in the commercial hiring process, Christopher Pollpeter

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Contrasting American and Chinese exceptionalism : Representations of political corruption, Tatiana Rice

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Visualizing interactions between Bacillus anthracis bacteriophages and macrophages, Abigail Shew

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Observations of music and literacy in early childhood education, Ann Strom

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A benefit to the profession: Teacher retention in the middle years, Claire Vander Wiel

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Mindfulness in the classroom: Cultivating peace from within, Maya VanDriel

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A case study: language environment analysis of a bilingual child with speech-language delay, Sarah Van Maanen

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Morphometric analysis of simple, lobed, and compound leaf development in the genus Ampelopsis (Vitaceae), Austin Joseph Voves

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Statistical modeling of earthquake damage, Allison Nicole Waters

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Initiation of communication from users of AAC and preceding communication partner's utterances, Lauren Vaughn Welser

Submissions from 2015

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Female mate selection criteria : preferences in short-term and long-term mating, Elizabeth R. Agey

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Finding community: the importance of intergroup dialogue within diversity workshops, Joslyn Nycole Aldape

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Juror misperceptions of eyewitness evidence : impact on expert testimony and credibility, Tiffany M. Anderson

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Age variation in nonverbal cue recognition in computer-mediated communication, Nathaniel Beyerink

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Documenting the state of kindergarten classrooms: a picture is worth a thousand words, Britney Nicole Bockstahler

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Non-destructive DNA extraction methods that yield DNA barcodes in spiders, Reva Ann Bork

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Primer efficacy in the DNA barcoding of spiders, Rhennetta Jo Bork

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Assessing study abroad outcomes: Groundwork for change in curriculum, Avary Bradford

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The early demagogues : the rise of the plebeian tribunate and their exclusive interests, c. 550-450 BCE, Conner James Brakeville

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Relevant decision criteria and their level of importance in consumers' choice of hospital, Jordan Brelje

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Similar but different: an analysis of differences in clarinet and saxophone pedagogy and doubler’s misconceptions, Nicholas Jeremy Carlo

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Attention test performance and normal aging: the effect on executive function, Rachel Carmen

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A new system of first-order predicate logic based on Wittgenstein's single operation N, Benjamin Castle

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The benefits of legalizing marijuana and products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, Pat Chizek

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The effects of hibernation on the hemostatic properties of the American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, Kiana Cullinan

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Refractoriness of a transit reaction: Respiratory and aerodynamic response, Michele Dacy

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Measuring the stability of iso-1-cytochrome c variants using heme spectra, Sarah Elizabeth Eikenberry

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The impact of hyped IPO's on the market, Elias Escobedo

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Investigating educational quality at one comprehensive university, Blake Thurston Findley

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The American symphony orchestra: factors affecting concert attendance and predictions for the millennial ticketholder, Hayley Graham

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The impact and evaluation of forgiveness education with early adolescents, Hillary Karyn Elda Hilbert

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Gleaning in the Cedar Valley: a post-evaluation study, Dylan Thomas Hillyer

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Solving Lights Out on parity graphs, Derek Hofland

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The Pura Belpré Award and the portrayal of disability, Zoe Houser

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Diagnosing an international health crisis: A structural exploration of Ebola 2014, Maddison Zayn Jansen

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Updating the classroom: Incorporating modern technology into elementary schools, Allison Kehoe

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Eastern Iowa lithics and their effects on Oneota culture, Caitlin Mary Kelly

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Pre-service teacher beliefs on gender and aggression within the PreK-6th grade classroom, Kelly Marie Krueger

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Music therapy in the treatment of migraine: a comparative literature review of migraine treatments, Grace Lau

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Analysis of Ipomoea (morning glory) leaf mutants, Abigail Anne Lee

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Impact of cost barrier on high school chemistry laboratory teaching practices, Robin Livermore

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Higher education expenditures and revenues : a case study on the University of Northern Iowa, Thomas Keld Madsen

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Losing Robin Williams: an analysis of user-generated Twitter content following the sudden death of a celebrity, Samantha Mallow

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Understanding community literacy practice through multimodal storytelling, Sarah Marston

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The Son-Rise Program: strategies for teachers working with students on the autism spectrum, Danielle Martens

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Functional analysis of drought-resistant genes in barley using VIGS, Natalie Catherine Martin

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The analysis of diruthenium compounds on human cells as potential chemotherapeutic agents, Elizabeth McCulloch

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Perspectives on why the glass ceiling still exists for women in advertising and media and tools to help shatter it, Olivia Hottle Mossman

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NuMuzArt: an original, multi-sensory, creative experience, Tori Christine Ovel

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Asset-based community development practices in international service-learning: a content analysis of short-term programs in Nicaragua, Kara Christine Poppe

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Digital action: An exploratory documentary of artistic process, Dana Renee Potter

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The future of restorative dental care, Carl Reitz

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Effects of ATP and ATP inhibitors on the P2X7 receptor, Holly Marie Salzbrenner

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Investigating the linguistic identity development of dual language learners, Elizabeth Silbernagel

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Analysis of protein expression for potential biomarkers in human pancreatic tumor cell lines, Jade Ashley Simpson

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Cross-cultural differences regarding participation in University of Northern Iowa classrooms, Suzanne C. Sontag

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Does religion affect economic growth?, Parash Upreti

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Comparing application development between desktop and Android platforms, Ramya Varadaraju

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Therapy and treatment crossover for language production impairment between populations with Broca’s aphasia and sequential bilinguals, Nicole Catherine Wakeman

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Turkish identity in poetry before and after the 1928 language revolution, Angela Marie Wrage

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How inclusion is defined and implemented in elementary classrooms, Bailey Jo Wright