Honors Program Theses

 

The University Honors Program is 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.

Browse Honors Program Theses by academic department:

College of Business Administration

Follow


Submissions from 2020

PDF

Histological morphology and structural integration in the four major morphologies of the Cypriniform Weberian apparatus, Jeremy Raymond Abels Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

A statistical analysis of the NFL draft, Jaedon Bettle Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Eating behaviors in autism, Kayla Diane Beyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Role of guns in child mortality, Alexandria Bibbs Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Genetic variation within a broadly distributed chewing louse genus (Thomomydoecus), Clarissa Elizabeth Bruns Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Meet your audience where they are: The dissemination and reception of political messaging among young voters, Bailey Marie Caskey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Adapting instruments, not students: A study of adaptive musical instruments, Cheyanne Maria Chapin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The influence of state political orientation on firm environmental practices, Trisha Coberly Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

How to create a radically inclusive math classroom with regards to gender and sexual orientation, Alexa DeVore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Identification of genome-linked bacillus bacteriophage proteins, Katherine Dyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Association between wild bee communities and floral resources in the Conservation Reserve Program, Allison Eagan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Measuring meaningful learning in a chemistry laboratory, Kylie Engstrom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Life and death: Quantifying the risk of heart disease with machine learning, Jack Scott Glienke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Determinants of long-term care insurance: Are spouses substitutes?, Jacob Harold-Matthew Haag Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Treatment of proximal hamstring tendinopathy with active release technique in collegiate track athletes: A case series, Madison Hagedorn Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Analysis of gene expression in early-stage pancreatic cancer and investigation of 1,2,3,4,6-Penta-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranoside as a therapeutic, Zachary R. Heinzman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Preparation of the CRISPR Cas-9 system for directed mutagenesis of the FSR1 gene of the filamentous fungi Fusarium verticillioides, Jacob Horn Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

An empirical analysis on major league soccer player earnings, Aaron Michael Anderson Iehl Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Perceptions of dementia in faith-based organizations, Megan Elizabeth Kooker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

An alternative approach to malware research, Christopher James May Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Caregivers' perceptions of literacy toolbox for children in foster care, Raelynn Meade Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Construction of a target-specific CRISPR-Cas9 vector for the purpose of introducing mutations into the FUM1 gene of Fusarium verticillioides, Jennifer Petsche Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The impact of school-based mindfulness programs on the externalizing behavior of students, Madison Ruhlmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Editing Fusarium graminearum using CRISPR/Cas9, Grace Marie Sack Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Respiratory differences in spontaneous and scripted speech among bilingual adults, Anna Irene Sagan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Testing the effects of mindfulness meditation in reducing music performance anxiety as measured by cortisol and self-report, Anya E. Shorey Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award

PDF

Sir Deadpool: A revival of Arthurian morals in modern anti-heroes, Jane Katherine Sible Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Spectral time: How Gérard Grisey’s concept of musical time is still relevant today, Isaac Raymond Smith Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award

PDF

Seasonal habitat usage of Iowa wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta), Amanda Stewart Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free": A case study analysis of U.S. immigration policy and public perceptions of Latin American immigrants, Erin Thomason Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The effects of intercalating molecules on the polymer properties of DNA, Joseph Tibbs Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Literature review: The role of inflammatory biomarkers in the connections between sleep and chronic health conditions, Madeline Walker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Frauds in K-12 school districts, Cassandra Lorraine Zinnel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2019

PDF

Construction of CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for directed mutagenesis of Fusarium graminearum, Rebekah Akers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

College students' awareness and utilization of campus sexual health resources, Emma A. Alman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

The relation between disordered eating, stress, and anxiety in first-year college women, Jenna K. Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The determination of gender roles and power dynamics within female same-sex couples, Sydney Faith Atwood Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The study of artistic and stylistic continuities in solo piano music from the 17th century to the early 20th century, Bethany Brooks Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Alcohol and marijuana: Substitutes or complements and a deeper evaluation of marijuana prohibition, Nicholas Andrew Brown Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

System for beating CAPTCHA using artificial intelligence, Rishabh Dalal Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

The tuba and tape: An exploration of repertoire for solo tuba and fixed electronic media, Adam Christopher Denner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Analysis of leukocytes in Ebola infected skin explants, Alyssa J. Deuso Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

The effects of strain-counterstrain on chronic ankle instability: A validation case study, Samantha Dewey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Determining and addressing the needs of transracial Korean adoptees in higher education, Alison Yoo-Jung-Kim Dickinson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Crafting culture: The impact of women artists in Mexican folk art, Jordan Edberg Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

How evangelical ministries create social identity on college campuses: An analysis of The Salt Company, Hannah Gregor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The effect of arch height on variances in gait phases: A kinematic analysis, Mackenzie J. Haag Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Integrating movement in the elementary classroom: Creating innovative materials that incorporate movement with content areas, Hannah Kristine Harrison Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Summer melt and socialization: Informing retention strategies for higher education, Cecelia Alice Hawbaker Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Where was I?: Engagement strategies for students with attention deficit disorders, Brenna L. Herrmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Synthesis and characterization of Cp2Ru2(dppm)2(CH3)2, Nina Jocic Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

PDF

The effects of casinos on unemployment: A county level analysis, Sally Anne St. Clair Kron Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Learning and literacy in music: activities for integrating children's literature into the elementary general music curriculum, Taryn Jeanette Kroymann Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

PDF

Finding the fantastic in Magic: The Gathering: Rhetorics of fantasy and collectible card games, Tait Larson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

The effect of math tracking on students' growth mindsets, Amber Lawrence Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Effects of political ingroup/outgroup rejection on behavior and physiology, Hannah Rose Lentfer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Can human rights be ignored for a price?: An analysis of lobbying power and U.S. foreign policy towards human rights, Collin Lint Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Case study in the emotional and social benefits of joining a women's organization in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Hailey Lorenzen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Communicating the status of Alzheimer's disease treatment research to the general public, Abigail Manderfield Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Foreign-born workers' effect on agricultural industry in Iowa, Hannah McDevitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

"It's important to just have your voice heard": Young voters' change perception of political efficacy, Christopher Matthew Merck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Work-related outcomes and organizational commitment, Mushaun Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Intrinsic vs extrinsic job search factors: What is more attractive to the younger workforce?, Danielle Nardini Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

The effects of fluoride on macrophage THP-1 cellular functions, Ashlee Renee Osier Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Informed hearing loss prevention for Theatre UNI, Mallory Park Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Synthesis and coupling schemes of naphthalimide compounds with target drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Silyation of carbon-hydrogen bonds using diruthenium catalysts, Joshua Wesley Prybil Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

PDF

The impact of chronic poverty on children's behavioral health and learning outcomes, Anna Catherine Rasmussen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

System for retrieval of data on adverse drug reactions, Mohammed Rawwas Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

PDF

The relationship between psychological factors and the gait analysis of a total knee arthroplasty patient: A case study, Tyler S. Rogers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The anthropological significance of Knockloon Hill, Emma Rosentrater Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Wandersoul of the South: Situating 20th century Alabama poet Clement Wood in a literary tradition, Skye Rozario Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Code readability: A proposal on the effects of psychology and comprehension in software development and maintenance, Ethan Brian Sankey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Factors influencing attitudes toward survivors of brain injury, Carrie Nicole Shea Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Genetic analysis of a parasite contact zone in the southwestern United States, Tanner Storbeck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Breathe in, breathe out: An exploration of the impacts of yoga on self-regulation and classroom community, Shaylyn Trenkamp Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award

PDF

Examining the NCAA selection process for bias against mid-majors, Jackson Twait Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Inhibition of the P2X7 receptor and its effects on epithelial cell actin distribution and fiber size, Shayla Warrick Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Vinyl advertisement in the UNI Bookstore windows, Emma Wilker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The domestic impacts of industrial wind energy in the United States, Collin John Woods Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2018

PDF

The effects of strain-counterstrain on patients with trapezius muscle conditions: A critically appraised topic, Cassandra Renee Adamson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

A narrative study: Utilizing personal strengths to manage foreign language anxiety, Lauren Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Imágenes de identidad: Student expressions of identity and culture in the college Spanish classroom, Elizabeth Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Determining arts consumers' motivations: Marketing to patrons of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Anna Baughman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Structured dance routines as an effective form of supplementary treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, Kate Bergin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Can God Know Tomorrow?, Jacob Kristian Bergman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

A graphical file system visualization tool for operating systems, Jacob Bundt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Organized Gaming and Its Effect on Collegiate Academics, Mark Cochran Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The rise of social media marketing: How an entire industry has transformed, Ryan Steven Doser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The use of mod in Old English: Tracking semantic drift in the Anglo-Saxon period, Joanna Eyanson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Personality in politics, Rachael Fix Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Analysis of vibrational modes of chemically modified tone wood, Madison Flesch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Van der Waals interactions in ultrafine nanocellulose aerogels, Byron John Fritch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

"Night Devils:" An exploration of identity in a long form adult novel, Johnathan Cody Galbreath Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

An examination of the moderating role of hormones on the relationship between sleep patterns and mood regulation, Claire A. Guderjahn Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

A study in positive psychology: An analysis of pictured victims and empathetic reaction, Alyssa Hanken Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

Effective leadership: Prior research vs. the millenials, Marissa Heinzerling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

PDF

The effect of asthma on transitions to college: An exploratory study, Meghan June Hirsch Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

PDF

Attitudes on education policy in Iowa, Sarah Lois Hofmeyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)