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Spring 2019 Honors Thesis Symposium

Overview of the Panels and Presenters

The Spring 2019 Honors Thesis Symposium was held Friday, May 10th 2019 in SSB 420, CAVEA. This symposium featured five student panels, where honors students presented their research in a public forum in front of their advisors, colleagues, friends, and family.


Panel I: Responsibility, Justice, and Representation:

  • Hali Marquez “Criminal Justice and Minority Demographics: Utilizing Minority Representation”
  • Jessy Perez “(How) Does Identity Taxation Impact Community Practice?: The Narratives of LGBTQ and Undocumented Paid Community Members”
  • Panel Video Link


Panel II: Solutions to Real Life Problems Through Cultural Understanding

  • Meredith Nation “The Stories Behind the Data: Using Anthropology to Create Culturally Proficient Immigrant Services"
  • Shelby Lafrinere “H.I.P. H.O.P. Healing Inter Personally, Healing Our Planet”
  • Panel Video Link


Panel III: Creative Expression and Literacy: Practice and Accessibility for Our Youth

  • McKenna Beam “Literacy Practices Comparison: Bridging the Gap Between Literacy Practices Used in the Elementary Classroom and the Practices that Teachers Value”
  • Hannah Haddadi “Accessibility of Art Therapy in the Daily Lives of Children and Teens for Support and Active Expression"
  • Panel Video Link


Panel IV: Our Pasts Create Our Present: Stories and Histories in the Making

  • Brook Castillo “Archaeological Assessment of Rueter-Hess and Cherokee Mountain”
  • Melody Orellana “The Accused: The Pre-Production Process of a TV Mini-Series”
  • Ted Richthofen “A People’s History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1917-1933”
  • Panel Video Link


Panel V: The Future is Now

  • Eric Kearney “Humanity’s Place in a Machine’s World”
  • Dalton Rupp “Data-Driven Authoritarianism: A Case Study of the Chinese Social Credit System”
  • Kaitlynn Skinner “Capture, Conversion and Utilization of Abundant CO2 and Various Martian Natural Resources for Energy Production for in situ Research and Short-Term Habitation”
  • Panel Video Link



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