The collection includes undergraduate theses written by students in the University Honors College

Further University Honors College work is available in the Anthós undergraduate journal

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Theses from 2017

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Lacking Legitimacy: Neoliberal Governance and the Erosion of Local Democracy in the United States and Argentina, Adriane Ackerman

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Exploring the Function of Exon 7 in Drosophila Cacophony in Relation to ALS, Jasmine E. Ahrar

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Methods for Safeguarding Client Data, Jelon L. Anderson

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Making Makeup: A Recipe Book for All-Natural Cosmetics, Jessica Arlich

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Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses and the Need to Include LGBTQ Students, Noor Ayesh

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Does Participation in High Risk Behaviors Creates More Intimate Adolescent Friendships?, Hayden Babby

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WinTHINGS: An Inventory Management System, Manpreet S. Bahl

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An Improved Lower Bound for the Quantum Query Complexity of Collision Finding in Hash Functions with Non-Uniformly Distributed Images, Marko Balogh

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Rings, Rungs, and Rugs: Harmony Hammond’s Floor Pieces and Wrapped Sculptures (1973-1984), Gina R. Barnhill

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Modifying Managerial Accounting Tools for Microbusiness Practices, Sydney A. Beard

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The Use and Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in Policing, Drew A. Beglau

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Modeling Anisotropy in the Earthquake Cycle: A Numerical Multiscale Model, Maricela T. Best Mckay

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Billy Gryphen’s House and Other Important Places: The Children’s Geography of the Arcadia Neighborhood, Sophia K. Biddle

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The Effects of Mercaptocarborane-capped Gold Nanoparticles on Water Transport across Skeletal Muscle Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, Jerry K. Bohlen Jr.

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Towards A Philosophy of Expertise: The Novice-Expert Problem And Contemporary Applications, Cindyjo Keomani Boungnavath

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"So, you're not doing this right": Perception Versus Reality of Transgender Students' Experiences at Portland State, Charles N. Breyer

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The Doormen: A Creative Exploration into the Effects of Modern Technology on the Development of Youth, Sean Burns

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Do Sarcastic Exchanges with Millennial Employees Influence Performance Appraisal Effectiveness?, Karissa G. Burright

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Pro-Life PDX! An Exploration of Values and Feminism in Portland’s Pro-Life Community, Belen H. Chapin

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Are There Discrete Symmetries in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Izzy (Pikting) Cheung

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“If not in this world…”: Rereading Power and Possibility in The Silent Partner, Olivia Clarke

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The Politicization of Climate Change and The United States Department of Defense, Margaret H. Cochrane

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Innovator or Butcher?: Herophilean Research Methods in Early Ptolemaic Alexandria, Annastasia C. Conner

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Low Power, Low Data Rate Transmitter for HF Ionospheric Communications, Minh-Nhut P. Dang

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“To be novelized”: An Investigation of Autofiction & How it Operates in Gwenaelle Aubry’s No One, Ava Dean

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A Study of Diverse, Inquiry-based Science Education in Portland, Oregon, Alivia R. DeGagne

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“Conservatism in a Revolutionary Era:" An Analysis of Challenges Posed by Developing an Exhibit of the Americanism Collection, Mariah C. Denman

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Conversations of Abuse Against Women, Christafien Dixon

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Learning Assessment of Accuracy of Learning between Musicians and Nonmusicians, Emily M. Drapela

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Spotify, Piracy and Patronage: How Consumers Make Decisions Regarding Musical Consumption in the Streaming Age, Joseph K. Drevets

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The Emergence of Portland’s ‘Unique’ Homelessness: Does the City’s Pattern of Compassion Suggest a New Perspective on Poverty?, Katrina Edelen

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El capitalismo y el ciudadano del Distrito Federal: Evolución de la identidad en la Ciudad de México en respuesta a los cambios económicos en dos épocas desde la óptica de La región más transparente de Carlos Fuentes y Hotel DF de Guillermo Fadanelli, Douglas Mitchell L. Emison

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Predictive Policing on Portland State University's Campus, Kiley D. Enger

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A Novel Approach to Assessing the Quality of Coach-athlete Relationships: Can the Coach-athlete Relationship be Evaluated for Motivational Support by Analysis of Published Coach Interviews?, Nikia C. Evans

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Investigating the Psychological Effects Associated with Motor Neuron Degeneration in Persons Diagnosed with ALS, Eloise Colwell Forrest

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Design and Assessment of a Low-Cost, Autonomous, Methane-Ebullition Measurement Apparatus (MEMA), Francesca Frattaroli

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Culturally Responsive Diabetes Interventions within the Context of American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Leilani J. Freeman

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Determining the Effect of Visitor Group Size and Other Variables on the Behavior of Orangutans at the Oregon Zoo as a Measure of Welfare, Kaytlynn Fyock

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Language Shift & Language Maintenance Among Farsi Speakers in Portland, Oregon, Clarissa Gaillardet

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Patient, Victim, or Survivor?: An Analysis of SANE Nursing Curriculum Bias, Samantha D. Gardner

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Stigma Vs Stigma: The Difference of Stigma on Mental Health between Argentines and Americans, Dominique Giampieri

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Investigating the Sources of Decadal-Scale Property Changes in Antarctic Bottom Water in the Southeast Indian Ocean (80-90°E), Kimberly Gottschalk

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France’s Liberation, Women’s Stagnation: France’s Societal Advancement Hindered by the Incarceration of Women to Traditional Gender Roles Following World War II, Helena M. Gougeon

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Increasing Engagement on Nonprofit Facebook Pages through Photos, Christina T. Guiang

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Small Business Valuation: Deviations from Textbook Methods, Paul Hampshire

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Implications of the Nambu Jona Lasinio Model with a New Regularization Renormalization Method, Grant A. Harter

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Cooperative Learning Through Storytelling and The Plant World, Emma Hathaway

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The Social and Cultural Origins of Peruvian Food, Kari A. Hatlestad

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Pollinator Response to Patch Distribution and Reproductive Consequences in Lasthenia californica, Elizabeth C. Hendrickson

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Religious and Political Influence of 1960s Bronx, New York on Costume Design for Doubt: A Parable, Rheid Heska-McJannet

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Work in Progress: A Process Book of the Re-Branding of the Beaverton Farmers Market, Lauren Hurrle

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The Role of Divalent Metals in DNA Replication During Periods of Oxidative Stress, Corinne Hutfilz, Justin Courcelle, Charmain Courcelle, and Brandy Schalow

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Leveraging Behavioral Finance as a Small Business, Christopher T. Huynh

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Clientelism and Citizens' Right to the City in the Province of Buenos Aires, Sara Hyman

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How to Address Music Performance Anxiety (MPA): An Explorative Study, Jing Kappes

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The Power of the Court: Racial Discrimination as Evidenced through Supreme Court Decisions After 1954, Marry A. Karam

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Genetic Diversity in Frankia - Host Plant Relationships, Emily S. Kauffman

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Distance Learning in Physics: An Investigation to Possible Benefits to Female Students in an Online Laboratory Environment, Caitlin Marie J. Kepple

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Women and the Wilderness; A Review of Barriers to Participation, Current Coping Strategies, and Guidance for Future Programs, Naiyear Khajavei

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Elucidating Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Review of Diagnostic Research, Jason K. Koch

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Knowledge Spaces and The Politics of Pedagogy: Politicizing Portland State University’s Environmental Education Paradigms, Sasha Kramer

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Microfinance: The Impacts of a Poverty Reduction Approach and Financial Systems Approach on Poor Rural Households in Vietnam, Cardin A. Le

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How do Acts of Terror Affect Public Discourse Concerning Immigration? A Media Analysis Surrounding the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Braedon Lehman

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Best Practices to Reduce Supplier Power Asymmetries for Microbusinesses, Danielle Lessler

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Determination of Electronic Cigarette Liquid Water Content by NMR Spectroscopy, Michael C. Lethin

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Hookup Culture in Gay Men: An Application of Minority Stress Model, Just World Belief, and Attachment Style on Interpersonal Relationship Choices, Kyle M. Lufkin

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Abstinence-only Sex Education in the United States: How Abstinence Curricula Have Harmed America, Moira N. Lynch

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Supervisor Self-Other Agreement, Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors and Job Attitudes, Luke D. Mahoney

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Arabic Diglossia Within Palestinian-Arab Folk Narratives, Jordan M. Martinez

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A Biological Comparison of Two Sites: An Ecological Approach using Community Ecology Metrics based on Insect Faunal Composition, Kennedy J. Martin

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How Does the 12-step Model of Recovery Benefit and Complicate Harm Reduction Strategies for Substance Abusing Adolescent Youth?, Matthew Matteini

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Interactive Physiological Responses of Nile Tilapia to Salinity- and Temperature-induced Stress: Quantifying the Regulation of Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest in Oreochromis Niloticus, Charlee McGuire

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Not a Dirty Word: Encouraging Feminist Activism through Design and Social Practices, Gabriella L. McKenzie

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Language in the Korean Workplace: An Analysis of Hierarchical Language Use in the Drama Misaeng, Jessie N. McNeill

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The Politics of Gardening in J.M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K, Jessica F. Moore

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The Bowerbird Project, Ryan Morse

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Rape Myth Acceptance among Adolescent Males – How to Integrate Components of Preventative Sexual Assault Programs into Sex Education, Alexandra M. Munford

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A Critical View of Helminthic Therapy: Is It a Viable Form of Treatment for Immune Disorders under the Category of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?, Alyssa M. Murphy

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The Roots and Repercussions of Moroccan Soft Wheat Consumption, Production, and Import Patterns, Anna L. Murphy

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The Shrinehouse, Shauna C. Murphy

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Effect of Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Age-Related Subcellular Damage & Autofluoresence in C. elegans, Ashleigh R. Mustain

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The Relationship of Neighborhood factors, Parental Behaviors and Peer Relations and its Lead to Delinquency, Eric Naramore

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Shifting Advertising Agency Structure and Evolving Technology, Sarah A. Norris

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Diversity and Inclusion in Pacific Northwest Theatre & Strategies to Improve the Success of These Pursuits, Madelyn M. Odegaard

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The Failures of Equal Protection: An Examination of the Supreme Court’s Three-Tiered Test in Equal Protection Claims, Jazmyn A. Ortiz

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Integer Partitions and Why Counting Them is Hard, Jose A. Ortiz

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Cultural Identity and Cuisine in Taiwan, Cassidy A. Pfau

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Association between Willingness to Exert Cognitive Effort and Smoking Abstinence, Austin A. Phanouvong, Darby K. Dyar, and Suzanne H. Mitchell

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Relationship Between Social Anxiety & Facebook Surveillance, Jordan J. Rasmussen

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Reducing Stigma Associated with Schizophrenia, James Reling

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User Centered Design Methods as Applied to Manufacturing Methanol Cookstoves for Mushers in Arctic Climates, Aimee Ritter

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Sounding the Atmosphere during the First World War: American Meteorological Practice in the Signal Corps Meteorological Service, 1917–1937, Ian M. Rollins

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The Role of a Stage Manager: The Importance of Communication, Respect, and Trust within Production Work, Ever D. Rosales

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Developmental Trauma Disorder & Effective Therapeutic Interventions, Ellena C. Rosenthal

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A Probe for Characterization of Natural Phenomena Using the Modulated Scattering Technique, Daniel D. Schaeffer

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Wearable Inertial Sensors Allow for Quantitative Assessment of Arthroscopic Skill in a Cadaveric Shoulder Model, Bryan C. Schreiner

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Adolescents in the Emergency Room: Assessing and Addressing Suicide Risk, Kahae C. Sellars

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To Love a Highly Sensitive Person: A Theoretical Study on Romantic Relationships and Sensitivity, Rose Sherman

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Examining the Reproducibility and Feasibility of Developing Silicon Dioxide Coated Bismuth Nanoparticles as Potential Imaging Contrast Agents, Aishwarya S. Shimpi

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Power Dynamics and Environmental Resource Flows in the Network Society: Water Bottling and Policy Development in the Columbia Gorge, Cody Shotola-Schiewe