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Spring 2020 Honors Thesis Symposium

Overview of the Panels and Presenters


The Spring 2020 Honors Thesis Symposium was held Friday, May 8th on YouTube Live. As COVID-19 continued to spread, the Spring 2020 symposium featured five student panels in an online format where they discussed topics of health, heritage, hardships, and more, and proved that a bad virus can't keep good honors students down!

Link to the recording on YouTube Live: Click Here


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”


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” 


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” 


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” 


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?” 

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