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Honors Scholar Theses from 2021

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The Effect of Social Comparison and Fear of Missing Out on Anxiety Symptoms in Late Adolescents, Olivia Adams

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Development of Physiological Markers for Tetrabenazine-Induced Motivational Dysfunctions Using Electroencephalography in Male and Female Rats, Stephanie Akosa

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Differential White Blood Cell Counting, Gregory Austin

Reeling in New Antibiotics: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Zinc-Binding Clavanins from Styela clava (Sea Squirt), Eduardo Badillo-Colberg

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Effects of a Play-Based Intervention on Locomotor Skills and Strength Performance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amber Bardsley

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Effects of Probiotic Supplementation on Growth and Health of Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves, Lily Bello

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Une exploration du style et du message dans une sélection d’œuvres d’Annie Ernaux : L’écriture « qui ne ment pas », Maya Benson

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Darkness Falls Upon America’s Backyard: An Evaluation of Central Appalachia’s Past Economic Woes and a Blueprint for the Region’s Future Economic Development, Jack Bergantino

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Potential Improvements for Underwater Sound Speed Measurement Devices, Matthieu Bernier

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The Effects of Poor Maternal Nutrition During Gestation on Colostrum and Milk Quality and Immunoglobulin G Concentrations in Sheep, Alexandra Bettencourt

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Replacement of the Transfer Act: The Impact of Connecticut's Effort to Expedite Contaminated Site Remediation, Avery Bikerman

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The Emerging Role of Pancreatic β-Cell Primary Cilia in Diabetes Mellitus, Emily Blackburn

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Stoichiometry and parasitism: changes in nutrient concentrations in the three-spined Stickleback-Schistocephalus solidus system, Megan Braat

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Evaluating Quality Control Methods for Genomic Testing and Analyzation of DNA/RNA, Raabiah Chaudhry

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A Deep Learning Model for Predicting COVID-19 Transmission in Connecticut, Nathan Choi

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Evaluating The Effect of Glyphosate on Host Survival and Microbiome, Sandro Cloiseau

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Effects of tree felling in wetlands on the community composition and diel activity of mammals, Eve Cullerton

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Meta-Network Analysis of Complex Construction Systems: Improving Project Efficiency Using Novel Computer-Based Analytic Methodology, Ethan Cummiskey

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Does Anodal tDCS Over the Left Prefrontal Cortex Using the F3-RSO Montage Improve Cognitive Control?, Sydney Darling

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Identificando determinantes sociales de la salud en la comunidad de Granada, España (Identifying social determinants of health in the community of Granada, Spain), Mukund Desibhatla

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The Development and Evaluation of Novel DA Transport Inhibitors and their Effects on Effort-Related Motivation: A Review, Mukund Desibhatla

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Synthesis and In-Vitro Voltage Sensitivity Testing of Two-Component Voltage Sensitive Dyes, Daniel Fairchild

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Assessing Leadership in Business – Finance: A Critical Investigation of Jamie Dimon, Kelly Finn

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Climate Change Preparedness in the Insurance Sector, Daniel Fischler

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The Influence of the United States on Nuclear Laws, Michael Francomano

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Molecular Markers of Climate Adaptation of Thysanoessa longicaudata (Euphausiacea) in the Arctic, Alexandra Frenzel

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What the 123rd Congress Will Look Like: Examining the Gender Gap in Political Ambition of College Students, Maddison Gates

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Seasonal plumage condition variation and the thermal value of the feather coats of house sparrows (Passer domesticus), Jordana MF Graveley, Margaret Rubega, and Kevin R. Burgio

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Methodological and Theoretical Extensions to the TRACE Model of Spoken Word Recognition, Samantha Grubb

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Identifying the Cell Composition and Clonal Diversity of Supratentorial Ependymoma Using Single Cell RNA-Sequencing, James He

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The Regulation of Chemokinesis by the soil amoeba, Dictyostelium Discoideum, Julia Horan

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Linking Human Activities to Water Quality in Coastal New England: Past and Present, Amelia Hurst

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A Picture of Hartford's Community Food Environment: An Image Recognition Approach, Evelyn Johnson

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Using Citizen Science to Determine the Age of Alewife Fish, Rodchill-Paul Jules

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The Effects of Infliximab on the Fibrosis Response of Three-spine Stickleback, Mita Kale

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Exploring an Alternative to IPOs: Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Vaishali Kanamalla

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Modeling and Monitoring of Water Quantity and Quality in Permeable Pavement Systems Using Geophysical Equipment, Abby Klimowicz

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Machine learning-based recognition on Crowdsourced Food Images, Aditya kulkarni

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Relating Electrode Impedance and Recording Quality in the Rat Hippocampus, Mitchel Kuperstein

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Use of Antisense Oligonucleotides to Target Notch2 in Mouse Chondrocytes, Gabrielle Viviana Lanza

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The Rise of Alternative Early Stage Financing Methods, Tyler Lasicki

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The Impact of ASU 2016-14 on Not-for-Profit Operating Cash Flow Presentation, Grace Lauber

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Effects of hippocampal inactivation with DREADDs on water maze performance, Julia Levin

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Tax Efficient Supply Chains: Analysis of Multinational Corporations with Swiss Subsidiaries, David Liu

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Comparative Analysis of Longevity and Stress Resiliency Benefits of Supplementation with High-Antioxidative Capacity Juices in Organisms That Are Representative of Humans, Meghan Long

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Stuck in Ireland: Representations of Purgatory in Irish Literature, Rebecca Lynn Maher

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Analyzing Non-Strophic Forms through the Facets Model: The Early Compositional Style and Technique of Trey Anastasio and Phish, William Mandelbaum

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Assessing Rat Behavioral Response to Novelty, Neha Mathew

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The Effects of a Play-based Intervention on Imitation-based Rhythmic Drumming Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pranati Mathur

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Assessing Leadership in Business – Marketing: A Critical Investigation of Reed Hastings, Nolan McAndrew

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Visual Spatial Memory in Young Typical Developing Children and Children with Developmental Language Disorder: A Pilot Study, Samantha McKenna

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Development of a Binge-Like Eating Animal Model Using Foods of Varying Palatability: Effects of the Catecholamine Uptake Blocker Lisdexamfetamine, Ariba Memon

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Impact of Angiogenic and Osteogenic Factors in the Presence of Biodegradable Piezoelectric Films, Jayla Millender

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The Microfinance Experiment: An Evaluation of Programs and Effectiveness in St. Louis, Maxwell Miller

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Environmental Policy and Employment: The Effect of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on the Labor Market, Kelly-Anne Moffa

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Synphilin-1 and its Effects on Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease, Mirghani Mohamed

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Self-management of Chronic Low Back Pain in the Hispanic Population: A Feasibility Study, Jasmeen Mohammed

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The Effects of MAPK Signaling on the Development of Cerebellar Granule Cells, Kerry Morgan

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The Effectiveness of Play-Based Interventions Delivered Face-to-face and via Telehealth on Motor and Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Catherine Myers

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Knowing China, Losing China: Discourse and Power in U.S.-China Relations, Shankara Narayanan

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Math and Voting: Voting Methods, Fair Representation, and the Electoral College, Sarah Nelson

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Headache and its Association with ADHD/ADD and Stimulant Medication, Claire Nitzsche

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Explaining Reproductive Health Disparities: Violence in the “Colorblind” Institution of Medicine, Chineze Osakwe

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The Effects of the NBA COVID Bubble on the NBA Playoffs: A Case Study for Home-Court Advantage, Michael Price

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Sobolev Inequalities and Riemannian Manifolds, John Reever

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Sundered: A Novel-in-Progress, Erik Renner

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Evaluating Urban Parks Accessibility and Equity: A Case Study of Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT, Natalie Roach and Mara Tu

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A Computational Analysis of Selective Metabolism of Bupropion by Cytochrome P450 2B6, Alyssa Santos

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Planning for Every Tomorrow: Connecticut’s Past, Present, and Future Responses to Climate Change, Sarah Schechter

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Changing Fashion: An Analysis of Social Media Activism Targeting the Fashion Industry, Grace Scully

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The Effects of Maternal Diet During Gestation on Offspring Frame Size and Growth in Sheep, Caroline selesky

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Preferred Narratives and Their Impact on Historical Memory: An Examination Through Comparison of Twentieth Century Pandemics, Renee Semple

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Impact of Covid-19 on City Streets, Mihir Sharma

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Deconstructing Urban Sprawl: Differing Perspectives on a Pervasive Problem, Angela Simonetti

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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Women, Ava Stallone

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Asians and the Study Habits of Non-Asians in the United States, Sabrina Tang

Comparing African Cultural Retention and its Effect on Racial Attitudes in the Music and National Identities of Cuba and the United States, Lucie Turkel

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The Impact of Information Shocks and Partisanship on the Evolution of COVID-19 in Connecticut, Joslin Valiyaveettil

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The Impact of Crises on the Shift in Capital Flows from Active to Passive Investment Strategies, Jordan Wang

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A Comparison of Medical Article Transport Approaches, Andrew White

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Utility of Novel Genomic Technologies for Biomarker Identification in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Christina Yacoub

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A Study of Autism in Children's Literature, Jane Yalof

Honors Scholar Theses from 2020

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Study of a Putative Niche Adapting Operon in Microbes Inhabiting the Gut of Blood Digesting Animals, MARLENE ABOUAASSI

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Investigation of Neoprene Medical Gloves: Analysis of Material Properties, Durability, and Bacterial Barrier Efficacy, Amanda Agui

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Analyzing Competitive Balance in Professional Sport, Kevin Alwell

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Remapping of Place Cells in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus in Response to Environmental Change, Aditi Anam

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Language Abilities as a Function of Lateralization of Language-Specific Brain Networks, Jacey Anderson

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Evaluating the Effects of Muscle Force Production Strategies and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Forces (Strain) on Gait Patterns During Running, Amanda Astrologo

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Investigation of Activated Carbon and Protein Polysaccharide Amendments in Capping Applications for Sediment Remediation, Mehdi Begag

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Neoliberal Legacies: Peru, Potatoes and the Challenges of Agricultural Reform, Emma Belliveau

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Hydrolytic Degradation Study of Polyphosphazene-PLGA Blends, Riley Blumenfield

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Effects of Lisdexamfetamine and Haloperidol on a Binge-Like Eating Model & Preliminary Investigations of the Dopaminergic Mechanism Underlying Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Maxime Braun

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Research Methodology of Aerobic Compared to Resistance Training to Reduce Insulin Resistance in Obesity, William F. Brincheiro

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Consumer Response to Green Brands vs. Traditional Brands on Digital Platforms: An Analysis Through a Series of Case Studies, Madison Busick

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Effects of Tetrabenazine on Work Output in Rats Responding on a Novel Progressive Ratio Task: Behavioral, Pharmacological, and Electrophysiological Studies, Danielle E. Canfield

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Intersectionality, Access, and Women’s Health: Engaging and Enacting a Feminist Model of Health Care, Nidhi Chawla

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Flexible Box-Cox Transformation Model for Analyzing Energy Usage at UConn, Yutong Chen

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Is China Stealing our Tech? A Look into the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in US-China Trade relations, Ryan Chester

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Computational Analysis of a new Planar Mixing Layer Flame Configuration to study Soot Inception, Carmen Ciardiello

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User Research and Real User Problems: Improving the User Experience of Online Shopping, Lauren Ciulla