The honors thesis is a time-honored tradition in the Lee Honors College. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate to themselves and others the knowledge and skills they have developed during their undergraduate studies and honors experience. The general purpose of the thesis is to create a capstone work that reflects the expertise they have developed in their major field of study or interest.

Honors theses completed at Western Michigan University are entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors or we have been unable to reach the authors, so the theses may be only available from on-campus computers. If you are an author of an honors thesis and would like to make it available off campus or if you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

Follow


Theses from 2016

PDF

Children of Coalwood, Maria Smith

PDF

CubeSAT ADCS Validation and Testing Apparatus, Jacob Stevens

PDF

Can a student write a novel in a month?, Julia Tanner

PDF

Attitude Determination Control Testing System (Helmholtz Cage and Air Bearing), Nicolas Theoret

PDF

The World of Finance in Russia, Matthew Thomas

PDF

Discriminative Stimulus Properties of 3.0 mg/kg Mephedrone in Rats, Nathyn Thompson

PDF

We Learn to Walk by Falling: Portraits and Wisdom from Women, Jennifer Townsend

PDF

The Greek Campaign, Victor Tran

PDF

Nicole VandenBosch's Senior Horn Recital: "Water", Nicole Vanden Bosch

PDF

A Five-Year Integration Plan for Syrian Refugees Residing in Italian Refugee Camps, Megan Vander Boon

PDF

Movement in the Classroom to Practice Sight Words, Galina Vander Meer

PDF

Characteristics of Patients who Experience Fear During Hospitalization, Marlena Vande Streek

PDF

An Analysis on the Growth of Student Loans and its Implications on the U.S. Economy, Jensine Voon

PDF

A Survey of English Teaching Practices and Goals in Japan, Zachary Waber

PDF

Effects of Creatine, Leucine, and Ethanol on Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells, Daniel Waters

PDF

Bioinformatics and Laboratory Study of Tanapox Viral Protein 91L, Kurt Wendland

PDF

Study in the States: Making an Impact on Honors Education, Hayley Weston

PDF

A Guided Inquiry to the Bromination of Alkenes: An Effort to Foster Student Understanding of Thin Layer Chromatography in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Casey Wright

PDF

"Patterns in the Abundance of Benthic Algae in Streams", Courtney Wright

PDF

Private vs. Public Healthcare in South Africa, Montgomery Young

Theses from 2015

PDF

Importance of Preserving History: A Conservation of an Edwardian Wedding Dress, Brittany Aris

PDF

Design of a Quick Connect Coupler for a Surgical Drill, Alexander Auer

PDF

Learning from the Past: a comparative analysis of the influences of the Great Depression on the recent financial crisis., Shirish Bade Shrestha

PDF

Stage Management Document Sourcebook, Christy Baumeister

PDF

The Insights of Hannah Arendt and Virtue Ethics on Education, Benjamin Bellinger

PDF

Technology and Nutrition: Interactive Strategies for Children to Learn Nutrition, Nicole Bogden

PDF

The Age of the Caudillos: Power Structures, Masculinity, & Neglect in the Argentine National Period, Tyler Bos

PDF

The Effects of Adderall on Maternal and Fetal Health, Alyson Brady

PDF

A Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of the Assessment and Treatment of Delusional Speech, Rebecca Braginton

PDF

Horses: How Saddle Style Defines a Culture and the Skeletal System, Elizabeth Brandon

PDF

From the Aztecs Towards Modernity: a Thesis on the Early History of Mexican Surgical Practice, Julia Buck

PDF

The Elements of Healing and Wellness Post Diagnosis of Cancer: A Review of the Literature and a Personal Account, Tiffany Bystra

PDF

Paper Mill Water Streams, Abigail Cameron

PDF

An Analysis of Free-Will, Matthew Campbell

PDF

Devoile ou Degage: An Examination of the Debates Surrounding Female Islamic Dress in France, Kristen Canavan

PDF

Bridget Cappel: Senior Recital, Opera and Art Song, Bridget Cappel

PDF

The effect of exercise training on skeletal muscle GDNF content and neuromuscular physiology in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis., Nicole Carpp

PDF

Physical Therapy Treatments for Diseases Involving Cerebellar Ataxia, Rachel Carpp

PDF

Karafuto 1945: An examination of the Japanese under Soviet rule and their subsequent expulsion, Cameron Carson

PDF

"Aiding in the Transition: An Analysis of WMU's First-Year Experience Programs", Courtney Conrad

PDF

Competing in the International Collegiate Sales Competition, Christina Cook

PDF

Cross-examining the United States and Germany's Education and Employee Treatments in Relation to the Unemployment Rate, Natalie Cook

PDF

Incidental Phonological Awareness Instruction in Early Childhood Education: The Development of an Observational Tool, Emma Cooper

PDF

Managing the Credibility of a Nonprofit Organization in the Face of Unexpected Publicity, Regan Crowell

PDF

Design and Fabrication of an Instrumented Cane for the Blind, Aaron Dean

PDF

Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Jacob Dean, James Mixter, and Jordan Barr

PDF

Mud Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser Event Supporting the Water Project, Morgan Deboer

PDF

Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Laureate, DJ Delong

PDF

The Waste Land, Mariesa DeSantis

PDF

Influence of Road Salt Deicers on Anaerobic Respiration and Metal Speciation in Soils, Danielle Dupuis

PDF

The Social World of Drug Forums: Knowledge Exchange and Application on the Margins of Science and Medicine, Scott Duxbury

PDF

Expressive Identification of Pictures, Jordyn Elliott

PDF

The Historical Evolution of Endoscopy, Sarah Ellison

PDF

"Aiding in the Transition: An Analysis of WMU's First-Year Experience Programs", Kelsi Feriend

Doublebass Recital, Steven Fernandez

PDF

Bitter Bonds: A Graduating Presentation, Amanda Fitzpatrick

PDF

Autism and its Effects on Students, Shane Fitzsimmons

PDF

The Effects of Colorimetry and Spectroscopy Using the ISO M0, M1 and M2 Modes, Kaylee Flannery

PDF

Habitat Suitability Study of Parcel in Gourdneck State Game Area for Downy Woodpeckers, Emma Fojtik

PDF

I'm right here., Emily Gadzinski

PDF

Mud Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser Event Supporting the Water Project, Autumn Gammon

PDF

Outline Plan for a Student-Involved Fitness Assessment Program at Western Michigan University, Joanna Gangwisch

PDF

Increasing Capacity of a Hydraulic Rebuild Center, Matthew Garvin

PDF

Effects of Cane Tip on Winter Travel for Blind Pedestrians, Eleni Gaves

PDF

Local Response to Climate Change: A Case Study Approach, Nora Gimpel

PDF

Chemosensory Receptors: Conditioned or Not? And Effect on Consumer Taste Perception, Kimberley Gira

PDF

"Bachelorette": A Footlight Production, Tamsen Glaser

PDF

Integration of Resistant Starch in Homemade Pasta, Anja Grommons

PDF

"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants", Lasse Grunewald

PDF

Quality of Life in Adolescents with Cancer, Alexis Guastella

PDF

Joseph Harkins' Senior Recital: An Exploration of Jazz and Popular Music, Joseph Harkins

PDF

Unsteady Nasalance Traces Among Sustained Vowels in Typical Adult Speakers: Prevalence & Potential Causes, Catherine Hearit

PDF

Black Butterfly: An English Translation of a Short Story by Yoshimoto Banana, Kathryn Hemmen

PDF

Saving OurSelves (S.O.S.): A spoken anthology of State-on-Black violence, Ryeasha Hester

PDF

Cross-Cultural Comparison for Treatments of Autism Between Germany and the United States, Jenna Hicken

PDF

Living in the Shadow of ISIS, Alexis Hickey

PDF

Making and Breaking Men: Michigan Colleges, Manliness, and the Civil War, Christopher Hickey

PDF

Gender inclusive and gender specific language in English and Spanish, Elyse Hogan

PDF

A Comparison of Gastrointestinal Bacterial Population Between Indoor Cats and Outdoor Cats, Farhana Binti Ikmal Hisham

PDF

Fueling performance: Determining the efficacy of low-carbohydrate diet models for athletic populations, Chelsea Jackle

PDF

"Sacred Symbols: A Critical Discussion of Modern Worship and Designs for the Series of Advent", Jenna Johnson

PDF

Design of Novel Respiratory Equipment, Stephen John

PDF

Is the zebrafish zombie mutant caused by a mutation in CDC20?, Peyton Johnston

PDF

Access to Healthcare: Understanding Disparities among LGBT & Black Communities, Taylor Jones

PDF

The Difference Between the On Premise and Off Premise Craft Beer Experience: Implications for the Craft Beer Category, Karen Kalinski

PDF

The Effects of Tourism in Jamaica, Natalie Kearns

PDF

Comparison of Shareholder value between Full-Service Airlines (FSAs) and Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs)., William Kee

PDF

Unrealized Disconnections in Opioid Analgesic Design, Jorden Kegeler

PDF

Family Centered Care in ICU Settings, Victoria Kingsinger

PDF

Effects of minimum wage changes on the development and use of the student employee pay rate structure at Western Michigan University, Kristin Kinney

PDF

Recommendations for the Development of New Hospital Guidelines Due to the Effects of Antibiotics on Clostridium difficile Colitis, Megan Kohsel

PDF

Design of a Tandem Rotor Hovering Vehicle, Brent Kostich

PDF

Making Marriages Work: Common Factors of Marriage Theories, Jilynn Leeuw

PDF

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A case study of Mikey, Gabrielle Lober

PDF

Electronic Medical Record for Patients with Autism, Julia Maassen

PDF

Western Client: A Business Plan, Connor Makowski

PDF

Genetic and Morphological Study of the Role of UNC-82 and UNC-89 Kinases in Thick Filament Assembly, Emily Manzon

PDF

Preferential methods used by CELCIS students to enhance conversational skills., Karina Mariadas

PDF

For the Fund$ of it: Product Development, Josie Marshall

PDF

Art as Work: Value in Vulnerable Populations, Ann Marta