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 wmu-scholarworks@wmich.edu.

Follow


Theses from 2020

PDF

Influence of Reactant Stoichiometry on the Composition of Nanojar Product Mixtures, Ali Al Maamuri

PDF

The Impact of First Child on Salaries of Women: A Comparative Analysis. (The gender pay-gap in Saudi Arabia, partly caused by women's greater social role in caring for children, can be improved by creating unbiased system such as equal compensation schemes wherein the human resource management would initiate what is effective to level the playing field and be fair to everyone regardless of their gender.), Khadejah Al Muhaisin

PDF

Using a Progressive Time Delay to Increase Mands in a Child with Autism, Brielle Babcock

PDF

Organized Caudal Photoreceptors in the Medicinal Leech, Baylee Bancroft

PDF

Intervention Approaches and Potential Impacts of Nutrition Education in Youth Ages 3-14, Lauren Barnhard

PDF

Implementing AskMe3 Approach to Adult Learning Through the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Hailey Beyer

PDF

Atlantic Abolition in the Borderlands: the interesting narrative of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, Alexandra Bicknell

PDF

Field Research Exploring Female Leadership Roles and Challenges in the Workplace, Grace Biddinger

PDF

Increasing the Echoic Repertoire of a Child with Autism Using an Imitation and Echoic Sequence, Rose Bridges

Graduating Presentations 2020: Six Point Convergence - "The Neapolitan Regional Lady Swimmers", Will Brighton

PDF

Interdisciplinary and Standards Based Curriculum Plan to the Theme of Fairy Tales, Alyssa Brouwer

PDF

Aerodynamics of Wind Loading on Buildings, Kayla Burch

PDF

Design of a Carbon Fiber Composite Monocoque Chassis for a Formula-Style Vehicle, Alexander Carline

PDF

Graduating Presentations 2020: Six Point Convergence - Inner Workings, Jasmine Clark

PDF

Adverse Childhood Experience Scores of Social Work Students vs. Non-Social Work Students at Western Michigan University, Grace Conrad

PDF

Anxiogenic Effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide in Adult Sprague-Dawley Rats, Catherine Conway

PDF

Paper Recycling Fiber Recapture, Abigail Cortright

PDF

The impact of vaccine coverage and exemptions on the resurgence of vaccine preventable disease: A review of the literature, Kara Costantino

PDF

Development of a Flexible Printed Paper-Based Battery, JustOne Crosby

PDF

The effects of involvement in religious practices on recovering substance users., Taylor Currier

PDF

A Comparative Study of Security Systems at O'Hare International Airport and JFK International Airport, Violet Dagadu

PDF

Periscopes: A Play Exploring Neurodiversity and Family, Noa Dahan

PDF

Analysis of Diet Quality of Pregnant Women in the WIC Program Using the Healthy Eating Index, Taylor Dale

PDF

The Effect of Pre-workout Supplementation on Fitness Assessment Tests, Kassidy Davis

PDF

Senior Viola Recital, Kennedy Dixon

PDF

Electron Repulsion Corrections to the Energy for the Ground State of Helium., Conor Doig

Pringles Chip Cooling, Austin Dosh

PDF

Housing Pre-Fabrication and Resource Optimization, Emma Dubensky

PDF

An Analysis of the Potential Impacts of a Points Based Immigration System on Specific Markets, Claire Dziewicki

PDF

Comparison of Pretreatment Methods for Cellulosic Ethanol, Michael Eaton

PDF

Steam Valve Thermo-Performance Analysis, Benjamin Evans

PDF

Effects of Biochar and Remnant Soil as Additives in Prairie Restoration, Jacob Evans

PDF

Social Work Students' Attitudes Towards Using Yoga, Alexis Freed

PDF

Providing a Safe Space for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, Alexis Garcia

PDF

A comparison of traditional methods of osteological cutmark analysis versus the implementation of new-age technology in the field of anthropology, Kayla Genord

PDF

Future Teachers of Color: A Documentary, Sarah Giramia

PDF

The Effects of Music and Music Therapy on Inmate Behavior, Virgil Glew

PDF

Fundamentals of Business - Introduction to Information Technology, Joy Goldschmidt

PDF

Strategic Analysis of Knowledge Management Practices, Mason Gordon

PDF

The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Planarian Wound Closure, Jacqueline Greene

Production of a Life-Saving Pharmaceutical, Lindsay Gubow

PDF

Resident Assistants and Race Relations, Megan Gust

PDF

ECE Senior Design Project - Cost-Effective DIY Electrometer, Benjamin Hahn

PDF

National Student Advertising Competition: Formulating an Integrated Marketing Campaign for Adobe, Michelle Halagian

PDF

Software Tool for Analyzing the Bending Strength of Gear Teeth, Tayla Hall

PDF

The Effect of the Working Environment and Job Factors on the Western Michigan University Resident Assistant Position, Holly Harmon

PDF

Understanding Individual Color Perceptions within Print and Digital Media, Morgan Haskins

PDF

Bio-mass to Bio-oil: Direct Conversion vs Companion Coal Gasification, Gabriel Hayes

PDF

Adobe Advertising Campaign Capstone, Ariana Hempfling

PDF

An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Health Equity as Evaluated through the COVID-19 Response Concerning French-Speaking Refugees., Margaret Henning

PDF

Perspectives of Health Care Providers in the Dominican Republic towards Pregnant Haitian Women, Diana Hernandez

PDF

Paper Recycling Fiber Recapture, William Hettel

PDF

Design of a Carbon Fiber Composite Monocoque Chassis for a Formula Style Vehicle, Mitchell Hiller

PDF

Working as a healthcare professional on the frontlines during a pandemic, Lauren Hodlick

PDF

Odonate Species Richness and Canopy Gradient in Ludington State Park, Madison Holm

PDF

Student Loan Debt, Lauren Howley

PDF

School District Boundaries Map, Nick Huffman

PDF

Reading a Literary Passage: Anticipation, Emotion, and Comprehension, Jacob Hurwitz

PDF

Prevalence of Sexual Harassment among Nursing Students, Emily M. Johnson

PDF

Cost-Effective DIY Electrometer, Emily R. Johnson

PDF

Reinventing the Adtech Market: A Look into Corporate Awareness Campaigns, Leyanna Jordan-Brown

PDF

Sign language usage in teaching Deaf children and student performance on Bahasa Malaysia Examinations, Dahlya Kamarudin

PDF

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Guide for Caregivers, Camryn Keane

PDF

Examining the Prevalence of Loneliness and Social Support of Undergraduates in Western Michigan University's Sociology Department, Michael Kemme

PDF

Crude Oil Spill Response in the Great Lakes Region: Before and After the 2010 Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill, Marshall Kim

PDF

White Supremacy Culture and Capitalism as Co-dependent Systems of Oppression, Allegra Kistler Ellis

PDF

The Opioid Crisis: Implications for Western Michigan University, Kenney Koebbe

PDF

Tiny Homes as a Method to Increase Equitable Housing: Tiny Homes Detroit and Kalamazoo, Katie Kozlowski

PDF

Senior Recital, Kenneth Kressin

PDF

A Comparison Study of Naming, Kassidi Krzykwa

PDF

Comparison of Cardiac Muscle between Male and Female Rats with Exercise and Aging: Analyzing Vitals, GDNF Expression, NGF Expression, RNA Expression, Sympathetic Innervation, Parasympathetic Innervation, and Sensory Innervation, Katelyn Kurrie

PDF

Sunseeker Display and Driver Controller, Alec Kwapis

PDF

International News from Differing National Perspectives: Spanish-speaking Newspaper Coverage of the 2019 Venezuelan Presidential Crisis Protests, Lauren LaLonde

PDF

Manufacturing Facility for a Biopharmaceutical: Monoclonal Antibody, Allison Lemons

PDF

The Effects of Ambient Light on Memory Consolidation., Jonathan Lo

PDF

Understanding STEM Instructors’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: The First Step towards Increasing Access and Inclusivity, Makayla Long

PDF

Silicon Oil Drop Experiment, Jacob Lutz

PDF

Collegiate Dance Club Marketing Plan, Aubrie Malhoit

PDF

The Rhetorical Functions of Levantine Burial Practices during the Chalcolithic Period: Form, Function, and Symbolism as a Pedagogical Tool, Moline Mallamo

PDF

The Effects of AI on Children’s Use of Politeness, Pooja Mandagere

PDF

Effects of Maternal Chemotherapy on Fetal and Childhood Development, Payton May

PDF

Sunseeker Solar Car Display and Driver Unit, Conner McCarthy

PDF

An Analysis of the Potential Impacts of a Points Based Immigration System on Specific Markets, Dakota McCracken

PDF

Retail Merchandising with New Holland Brewery, Samantha McGrath

PDF

The Textile Industry: A Deep Look into the Environmental Impacts of Fast Fashion, Jordan Miller

PDF

Learning by Doing: How Higher Education is Innovating to Adapt to Students' Learning Needs, Megan Miller

PDF

Parker Family Comprehensive Financial Plan, Max Murphy

PDF

Westbound, Genevieve Nicolow

PDF

MAT Capstone: A Visual Novel Entitled Ink Spots, Elijah Olson

PDF

Button Box: An Exploration of Matriarchy and Material, Rozlin Opolka

PDF

Nursing Students’ Bladder Health Behaviors During Clinical Shifts, Peyten Oudekerk

PDF

NCAA Athletes Getting Paid, Cari Padula

PDF

The Evolution of the Slave Trade in South-East Asia, Rosanna Pathmanathan

PDF

The Roles of Teaching Assistive Technology and the Age of a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Rachel Pavone

PDF

Sustainability trends in higher education: An analysis of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Jessica Poling

PDF

Stimulus Fading on Teaching Receptive Identification, Dennis Pomorski

PDF

A Behavioral Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Victims, Maryssa Presbitero

PDF

A Behavioral Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Victims, Maryssa Presbitero

PDF

Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities in Iatrogenic In-Hospital Torsades de Points, Bradley Reinoehl

PDF

Formulated Ataxia, Alexandra Renner