Mark your calendars! The Spring 2020 Honors Thesis Symposium will be held Friday, May 8th on YouTube Live.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, this semester's symposium will feature five student in an online format. Join us at the Honors Thesis Symposium to see honors students present their research in a public forum, where they discuss topics of health, heritage, hardships, and more, and prove that a bad virus can't keep good honors students down!
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Honors Thesis Symposium Spring 2020 – Full Schedule
9:00-10:00 Panel I: Exploring Public Health: Mosquitos, Melanoma and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Kaylee Mackenzie “Using a Two-port Olfactometer to Determine the Ideal Attractants for Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti Mosquito Species”.
- Deisy Rosales “Traditional Chinese Medicine as an Alternative to Treating Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis in Children”
- Sophia Nem “Early Detection of Acral and Subungual Melanoma: A Proposal on Education Protocols for Increasing Awareness and Referral Patterns in Nail Salons”
10:15-11:15 Panel II: Reclaiming Heritage: Interracial Adoption, Mayan Linguistics and Indigenous Literature
- Liam Price “Vowels and Culture: A Sociophonetic Analysis of Ch'orti' Mayan”
- Shayla Bischoff “Go Smudge Yourself: Empowering Indigenous Youth through Young Adult Literature”
- Jeancasia Nolen “An Analysis of the Consequences of Interracial Adoption in America”
11:30-1:00 Celebration Ceremony and Lunch Break
1:15-2:00 Panel III: A Beginner's Guide to Designing a Library: What Rhetoric and the Creation of the Universe Have in Common
- Anna Erickson “Spatial Rhetoric in Relation to Industrial and Interior Design”
- Colton Lee “The Infinite Predicate of god”
2:15-3:00 Panel IV: It’s a Dirty World: Who’s Going to Clean it Up
- Nick Sundstrom “Can Golf Lessons Help Save the Environment?”
- Sara Dahabreh “A Program Analysis to Assess the Effectiveness of Paris Climate Agreement: Comparing Outcomes and Processes of Two Case Studies, China and Ethiopia”
3:15-4:00 Panel V: The Profit Motive, Deregulation, and their Impacts on Aviation and Private Prisons
- JayAnn Villalobos “Inmates for Profit”
- Steven Luu “Re-Regulate the Deregulated Aviation Era?”