Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Placebo-induced changes in force production for types of muscle contractions, Nicholas Antonacci

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The Army National Guard: Recruitment, retention, and the balance of life, Stephanie Ashwell

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Analyzing the onset and resolution of nonstate conflict in the Middle East & North Africa, Emily Barbaro

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Revealing the impact of singing in an aphasia group, Ava Barton

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Relationship between muscular strength and balance in an elderly population, Mikayla Nicole Basil

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The impact of prison facility characteristics on the various uses of solitary confinement, Emily Berst

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Investigation of potentially catalytic residues of Uba5 through mutagenesis, purification, and structural characterization, Grant Bradley and Chris E. Berndsen

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The effects of childhood trauma on romantic support and adult problem behavior, Keiva Brannigan

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Generating acoustic projections using 3D models, Jake Brazelton

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The Third Teacher: An analysis of aesthetic and intentionality of space in the classroom, Madeline F. Brown

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The effect of map orientation on wayfinding, Danielle Cabiran

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Balance and motivic unity in the finale of Robert Schumann's Piano Sonata, Op. 11, Robert Carlson

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The impact of anxiety on college students' academic lives, Alex Connolly

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Touch as bond: Exploring the use of Contact Improvisation in an ensemble process, J Travis Cooper

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Savoring the moon: Japanese prints of the floating world, Madison Dalton

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Student beliefs about what factors influence their GPA, Emma Denelsbeck

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Whole genome sequence analysis of a transmissible multidrug-resistance plasmid captured without cultivation from poultry litter, Emma Eisemann

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Using the Alliant Intercultural Competency Scale to develop behavioral scenarios for assessing sociocultural awareness, Catherine Fisher

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Adolescent social experiences and anxiety as predictors of adult romantic jealousy, Jordan E. Gamache

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A pilot study on the impact of teaching assistant led CS1 study sessions using Peer Instruction, Megan Elizabeth Gilbert

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Lightning activity in the continental United States on an ENSO time scale, 2002-2015, Tyler Gingrich

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Expectation gaps between high school mathematics courses and college calculus, Lauren Godfrey

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Repatriation: The convergence of cultural heritage and technology, Megan Goldsworthy

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The effects of caregiving robots on mortality salience with the elderly, Mira Gruber

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The health literacy knowledge and skills among undergraduate students, Madelaine Grygo

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Less-Java, more type safety: Type inference and static analysis in Less-Java, Charles Hines

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Characterizing the role of β-amylase3 in cold stress response and recovery in Arabidopsis thaliana, Isabelle Houston

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Engagement behaviors on social media in higher education: Content analysis study on Facebook pages of 12 universities, Caroline Jessup

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An economic analysis of the short-term rental market: Local regulatory decisions, Joseph L. Kauffman and Harrison D. Hooper

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Narratives of immigration: NBC and CNN coverage of border “crisis”, Shanna Kelly

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Female leaders navigate the arts, post 'me too', Peyton Kennedy

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The function of the intrinsic foot muscles during turns and mediolateral shifts in balance, Hope Kircher

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The efficacy of a verification stage for determining VO2max and the impact of sampling time, Emily Kontos

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The correlation between personal stressors, anxiety and caffeine consumption among JMU faculty, Erica LaRocca

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Beaver Creek restorative design using engineering in nature, Lindsay Levatino

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Detecting credit card fraud: An analysis of fraud detection techniques, William Lovo

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Effect of ambient temperature on recovery of surgically instrumented Sprague-Dawley rats, Gianna Mangone

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Difference in stigma between anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, and the effect of eating disorder symptomology in college students, Ashley Matkins

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El peligro de contar historias: un análisis de ​Tu rostro mañana​, de Javier Marías, Madison Morgan

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A novel approach to updating municipal tax parcel impervious surface calculations, Patrick Muradaz

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A pilot study on a mindfulness intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, Meredith Obaytek

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Integrating Psychological Theory into the Legal Doctrine of Deterrence, Alexander G. Parseghian

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Application for student safety in Harrisonburg, Clara Rose Peirce

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Identification and characterization of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage, Rachel Persinger

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From branches to fibers - investigating f-actin networks with biochemistry and mathematical modeling, Melissa Riddle

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Women in socialist Cuba: Political and economic equality, Julia Rogers

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Detours in Music - Podcast, Laura Ruple

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Memorable messages and young adults’ sexual beliefs and behaviors, Caroline Ryan

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Towards natural language understanding in text-based games, Anthony Snarr

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An analysis and comparison of knot polynomials, Hannah Steinhauer

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Understanding the failure of universal healthcare proposals in the U.S. and paths forward, Nicholas Telesco

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The artificial leaf: An investigation into the sociotechnical integration of new solar energy innovations, Alexandra K. Treml and Jamie M. Mears

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Curvature in compressed thin cylindrical shells approaching the isometric limit, Nicole Voce

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Evaluating the effectiveness of quantitative easing: An SVAR approach, Seth Walker

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Comparative analysis of state policies for former foster youth, Erin Watkins

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Correlation between victim-blaming attitudes and victim gender in non-sexual crime scenarios, Caroline Whitlow

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CampusPartner: An assistive technology for pedestrians with mobility impairments, Cynthia Zastudil