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 2024

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Psilocybin with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Aspen E. Allred

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Health Equity in Stroke Prophylaxis for New Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department, Mariam Anwar

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Hell’s Tails: Localizing the tail proteins of the hyperthermophile-infecting virus SSV1, Jane M. Arterberry

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Remediating History – A Review of Restoration for Creeks Polluted from Historical Mining Sites, with the Red Boy Mine as a Primary Case Study, Kara Atiyeh

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Designing and Building a Concrete Climbing Robot for Non-Destructive Testing of Infrastructure, Weston H. Baker, Scott DeMay, Sara Muttaleb, and Raya Sodwilai

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Speech & Language Services: Examining the Experiences of Deaf / Hard of Hearing People, Milayna N. Barker

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At the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings: A qualitative analysis of the relationship between IPV and gun violence, Troy P. Bleau

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Providing Incarcerated Youth With a Community of Their Peers, Providing Resources, and Modeling Healthy Attachment May Lead to Prosocial Behaviors, Emilee Brnusak

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It's Disco, Baby: Queer Possibilities and Conservative Outrage, Lottie Bromham

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“Your Food is Who You Are”: Food Sovereignty within a Native Urban Community Garden, Zoe Buhrmaster

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Investigating How Celebrities Monetize Black Culture for Their Business and Investment Ventures, Abbie Carey

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Unlocking Potential: The Transformative Power of Trauma-Informed Schools on Students' Well-Being and Academic Success, Tiffany Carolino

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Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Machismo on Pregnant Women in Mexico: A Systematic Review, Amber Casarrubias-Enriquez

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Early Detection of Alcohol Related Dementia Across the Lifespan: An Integrative Literature Review for Primary Care Providers, Kaylee A. Chapman

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Biofeedback Gaming for Substance Use Disorder, Rebecca L. Chevrel

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Exhibiting the Museum: Interrogating Spaces of Institutional Knowledge Production through Interactive Print Design, Malcolm M. Church

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What Explains Male and Female Decision Making to Enter Law? Evidence From a Survey of US-Based Undergraduate Students, Abigail Cohen

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Capstone Review: Filament Unit Multiplexing Engine, Gal Cohen

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Enhancing Miter Saw Safety: Challenges and Prospects of Brake Incorporation with an Automatic Blade Retraction System, Derek S. Cole

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Microplastic Pollution in Stormwater: Preliminary Findings from the Oregon Coast, Jazmine R. Compton

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Zombies From Cultural Origin to Contemporary Uses, John C. Davenport

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Power to the Pedal: Assessing barriers to adoption of closed-access bike share in low-income communities, Jordan Brock Del Valle Tonoian and John MacArthur

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Risk Analysis in Financial Statements, a Comparative Study of AI vs Human Risk Assessment, Andre V. Denegri

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Commercial Property Vacancies in American cities, Ngan Nguyen Kim Dinh

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Perceptions of Educators on the Inclusion of Students With Disabilities, Abigail R. Donde

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Preliminary Reactions for DO3MBn ester Design of Experiments With a Separation Procedure for DO2MBn ester and DO3MBn ester ligand, Cerys A. Easton

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Examining the Effects of Emotional Support and Therapy Animals on Anxiety and Depression in University Students: A Literature Review, Alexys R. Endries

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The Ashes of The Forest, Guzide Erturk Guzeldere

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The Realm That I Am: An Interdisciplinary Memoir on Identity and Healing, Maria R. Flores

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Supply is not Limulus: Research Review of Horseshoe Crab Conservation in the Face of Intense Pharmaceutical Demand, Zoya Galeev

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Neverland Theory: An introduction to a Childish-positive framework, Daniel M. Gardner

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Tea Leaves and Other Stories: Expressing Themes of Change and Loss through the Magical Realist Style, Olivia Geist

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An Argument for the Integration of Black Psychology in Undergraduate Psychology Program, Kelsey D. Glass

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Enhancing Robustness of Machine Learning Models against Adversarial Attacks, Ronak Guliani

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Wraithstruck: Chapters from the Adorese Forests, Clover L. Gullans

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Cards with Class: Formalizing a Simplified Collectible Card Game, Dan Ha

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"Crush the Monster": Homosexuality and Moral Panic in 1950s Idaho, Ian Hadrick

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You, Me, and the Unknown: A creative exploration into the emotions we feel about what we don’t understand, Selena G. Hall

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Risk Factors of Dental Anxiety and Exploration of Interventions, Katelin A. Hancock

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Prochlorococcus Death by a Ubiquitous Zooplankton Filter Feeder, Avery E. Harman

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Multi-scale variability of heavy metals in a snowpack in the Triple Divide region of the western United States, Kelsey Hefner

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Exploring Gender in Classical Music Through Coded Weaving, Laura Helgeson

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How Different Modes of Photosynthesis Impact Stormwater Runoff and Weed Growth on Ecoroof Trays During Early Establishment?, Michelle Hesek, Olyssa Starry, Samantha Hartzell, and Kimberly Sanderford

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Business Capstone Review: Analysis of Startups in Technology and Artificial Intelligence, Grayson Hoffman

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Development of a Two-Photon Imaging System, Jesseca Hollenbaugh

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Death, Grief, and Loss Through the Eyes of Child: The Importance of Teaching Children About Death using Children’s Literature, Sara M. Holzschuh

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The Pursuit of Productivity: A Marxist Analysis of How Frederick Winslow Taylor and Dr. W. Irving Clark Revolutionized the American Factory During the Early Twentieth Century, Stephen N. Hood

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Using Stable Isotopes of Meteoric Water to Evaluate the Efficacy of Manmade Canals at Maintaining Lake Habitats for Salmon and Waterfowl, Adrian A. Jimenez, John Bershaw, Mae Saslaw, Scott Gall, and Emma Rahalski

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Sex Toys in the City: Pleasure, Profit, and Sex-Positive Cultures in Portland, Abigail Jobe

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Gut Feelings: A Literature Review on The Gut-Brain Axis and its Potential Influence on Mood, Grace Johnson

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The Rainbow Wave: Rethinking LGBTQ Representation in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Research, Tyler J. King

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Moss Biomonitoring of Lead Emissions from Hillsboro Airport, Daria Kolpakov

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The Institutional Challenges of a Quantified Self Study An attempt to ascertain how data collected from a mobile device can be an indicator of personal mental health over time., Julian E. Lazaras

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Edward’s New Welsh: The Foundations of English Colonialism, 1282-1343, Joshua S. Lembke

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Building Climate Resilience: How Climate Groups Can Channel Anxiety and Grief into Action, Martin Lemke

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Talking Yourself Up: Multimodal Conversation Analysis of Status in an Improvised Setting., Aubrey Renee LeWarne

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Native American and First-Nations Canadian and Physical PFAS Accumulations: A literature Review, Laurel Liebeseller

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Exploring Attrition and Linguistic Shifts: The Impact of COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Discrimination on the East and Southeast Asian Diaspora, Amy Wan-Ling Lin

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Exploring How Factors Affecting Exercise Adherence May Inform Strategies to Increase Adherence in General and Depressed Populations: A Literature Review, Henry D. Link

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Technologies for Wearable Seizure Detection: A Systematic Review, Rhema E. Losli

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Trial by Rat Infestation, Elias M. Lunsford

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Evolution of Morning Sickness and How it Relates to Maternal Nutrition and Fetal Development, Leena Macias

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Our Body-Minds Are Not Apologies: How Systemic Oppression, Beauty Standards & Desirability Politics Impact the Body-Image & Sex Lives of Trans & Non-Binary People with Physical (Dis)abilities, Elm L. Mack

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American Evangelicalism and the Status of Women: Biblical Interpretation, Politicization, and a Future for Secularism, Ivy C. MacNeil Blackwood

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Business Capstone Review: Team Dynamic Effects on Business Decision-Making, Lauren S. Mann

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An exploration of degrowth: Reimagining the economy in the face of climate change, Nicole K. Martinez-Bergman

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Compassionate Practice: A Review and Framework for Integrating Medical Humanities into Pre-Medical and Medical Curricula, Megan E. McCoy

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The Cascading Effects of Database Design, Liam C. McCracken

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Spectroscopic End Point Detection With an Electron Beam Evaporator, Ryan McGraw

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We're Here to Stay: Nonviolence and the Disability Rights Movement, Sky McLeod

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Nostalgia Marketing: An Integrative Framework, Yasamin Mehdian Rad

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Birkhoff Summation of Irrational Rotations: A Surprising Result for the Golden Mean, Heather Moore

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Genome Editing Using CRISPR-Cas9 in Annual Killifish Species, Keria Moritsugu-Vandehey

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Evaluation of Trauma Informed Care for Indigenous Victims of Human Trafficking: A Qualitative Discussion of Best Practice, Nina G. Munson

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Breaking The Barriers: Enhancing Mental Health Care for Muslim Communities through Cultural Proficiency and Community Awareness, Rashid A. Muse

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Early Reading Instruction Methods: An Analysis on the Outcomes of Whole Language Instruction and Phonics Instruction, Kaitlin E. Nims-Fournier

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Henna Chatbot Capstone Review, Kobe Norcross

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To Surpass Convention, Alexander James Odom

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The Impact of Western Beauty Standards on the Identity Formation and Self-Perception of Young Latinx Women, Pricila Orduno

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Assessing Nicotine Intake and Cotinine Levels in Inbred High Drinking in The Dark (iHDID) Mice: A Potential Model for Nicotine Use Disorders (NUDs), Jonathan Palacios Aragon

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Intersectionalities of Systematic Barriers Set Upon Underrepresented Students in STEM: Capturing the Potential Benefits of Online Modality, Raiyasha Aiyanna Paris

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Biophilic Design Strategies in Healthcare: Using Nature to Promote Wellness in Small-Scale Mental and Behavioral Health Facilities, Skyler Peckham

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Piloting a Drain Gauge as a Method of Measuring Runoff from Ecoroofs in Portland, Trinity Perrin

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A Thorough Examination of Different ELISA Kits to Determine the Concentration of S100B linked to Intracranial Hemorrhage, Anthony Phan

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The Construction of Character and Authenticity on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Carli Pickett

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The Cost of Healthy Eating, Diana Prychyna

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Death with Dignity: Queer Representation in Deathcare Systems, Esmé Ringelstetter

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Youth Mental Health and Help-Seeking Behaviors, Azya Ripley

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Coercion, Conversion, Control: Techniques Utilized to Recruit and Indoctrinate New Members into Cult Organizations, Hailey S. Robertson

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Attrition and Assimilation: The Neural Mechanisms of Mandarin-English Bilingualism, Natalie P. Robison

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The Health Risks of Deportation: Impacts of Family Separation on Relationships and Wellbeing in Latinx Communities, Shantay Rocha

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The Lewis Acidity of Imidazole-derived Diaryliodonium Zwitterions, Cyrus Rose

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FPDR and Portland: A Concerned Accountant's Perspective, Noah A. Roth

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Student Perceptions: How STEM Students Value Belonging Interventions, Elizabeth A. Runkel Baez

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Can Artificial Intelligence Be Used As a Stepping Stone Towards Face-To-Face Therapy?, Zachary Salcido

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Virtual Field Environments Capstone Software Review, Ashton Sawyer

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Three Chapters from a Dayless World, Alex Schotzko

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Impacts of Stream Habitat Restoration on Macroinvertebrate Assemblages: A Systematic Literature Review, Morgan E. Seitzer

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Once, I Was Very Very Scared and More: An Exploration into Depictions of Interpersonal Trauma in Children's Literature, Emma K. Siepmann

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Assessing the Reliability of the Pairwise Variability Index for Differential Diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, Celeste Sinko