Seniors in the Departmental Honors Program pursue an intensive, yearlong research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense. Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student's undergraduate career.
This year we challenged all Honors students to present their research using the graduate-level Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) format. The goals of the three-minute video are to cultivate students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Students learn to effectively explain their research in three minutes in language appropriate for a general audience. The choice to require only ONE PowerPoint slide was to challenge students to think critically about what exactly they want to showcase about their research.
KEY: Student Name 'YY: Project Title, advisor: Advisor Name, Department
Art & Art History
- Sarah Roberts '21: Animal Imagery in Transition in Early Modern Europe, advisor: Catherine Levesque, Art & Art History
- Lemai Vo '21: Methylglyoxal Brown Carbon Photolysis, advisor: Rachel O'Brien, Chemistry
- Madeleine Havranek '21: Python Video2Scenario, advisor: Denys Poshyvanyk, Computer Science
- Jonathan Malks '21: Viewing Nature with Edith Wharton, advisor: Melanie Dawson, English
- Louise Strange '21: Resisting Essentialism in The Satanic Verses and The Impressionist, advisor: Mary Lynn Weiss, English
Modern Languages & Literatures
- Daisy Garner '21: Exploring Far-Left and Far-Right Football Fans’ Cultural Expressions, advisor: Robin Ellis, German Studies
- Barham 'Beau' Nardo '21: Reconciling Andalusian Identity with Spanish and European Influence, advisor: Carla Buck, Hispanic Studies
- Tristan Ramage '21: Computed Semantics of Complicated Words, advisor: Dan Parker, Linguistics
- Alison Reynolds '21: Using Machine Learning to Track Hypersonic Plane Engines, advisor: Gregory Hunt, Mathematics
- Ian Cropley '21: The Relationship Between Nicotine and Anxiety in Rats, advisor: Robert Barnet, Psychology