Student Research

All honors students perform substantial, independent senior projects, and many pursue internships that complement their academic interests. 

Ruben Circelli (English, ‘18)

Ruben’s senior research thesis was about the HBO television show Game of Thrones, specifically the ways in which the show represented women, gender, and sexuality–as well as the how the show’s being on a ‘premium’ network influenced said representation.

Esthanette Reid (Psychology, ‘17)

Racism can adversely impact an individual's well-being and mental health. To further understand these effects, Esthanette examined the intersection of race, gender, and socioeconomic status, investigating potential effects that racial microaggressions have on depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms for Black women with different occupational prestige.

Victoria Woytowicz (Biology '17)

Victoria's senior research project examined the role of a certain receptor in the brain and how it was affected by amphetamine, in the hopes of further understanding how we could someday find a pharmacological approach to helping treat amphetamine addiction.

Kyle Thebado (Exercise Health Science '15)

We know the impact exercise has on the physical health of an individual, but what about the mental health? Kyle's focus examined how exercise can help alleviate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in war veterans.