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 2020

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Iron-Deficiency Anaemia (IDA): Socio-Cultural Misconceptions Intersect the Health of Vulnerable Populations in Developing Countries, Samantha G. Alarcon Basurto

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Post-fire Changes in Interior Alaska’s Vegetation Composition, Jannike E. Allen

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Portland’s I-5 Expansion: Evaluating the Environmental and Cultural Impact of ODOT’s Rose Quarter Improvement Plan, Mason Ashmore

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Exploring Telepractice for Stuttering: A Case Study, Yatta D. Barnett

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The Role of Marketing Education in Reactions to Advocacy Advertising, Tobin Carlberg

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Imperialism: A Case Study of America's Neorealist Domination of Power, Hannah Daniels

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Pro Life until Birth: Race as a Primary Driver of State Abortion and Concurrent Natalist Policy, Tasha Danner

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Increasing Organizational Commitment: Empowering Employees in the Workplace, Kathryn Davidson

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A Review of Methodologies Applied for Determining Particulate Matter Characterization in Urban Regions, Garrett F. Diehl

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Survivor Perceptions of Well-Being After Working with Domestic Violence Advocates in Healthcare, Passion Donais

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The Relation Between Spinoza’s Monism and Kabbalistic Monotheism, Naomi H. Fredgant

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The Lasting Effects of U.S. Intervention in Guatemala, Katherine A. Gaffey

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How Restorative Justice Practices Affect Adolescent Recidivism Rates: An Examination, Jordan A. Grant

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Examining Integration and Sense of Belonging Among Undergraduate Students Participating in STEM Support Programs, MacKenzie Gray and Erin E. Shortlidge

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Two Black Utopias of The United States: Self Determination and Survival, Makaveli Gresham

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Thorpes Falls, Natalie Guerin

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Facilitating Mixed Self-Timed Circuits, Alexandra R. Hanson

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Exploring Consumer Psychographics of Ethnic Representation within the Cosmetic Industry, Johnny A. Hickman

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Dictionary Learning for Image Reconstruction via Numerical Non-convex Optimization Methods, Lewis M. Hicks

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A Literature Review on Police Encounters with Women, Cecilia I. Hinsley

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Working Around Political Divides: A Multidisciplinary Examination of Political Identity as a Factor of Organizational Diversity, Blake D. Horner

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Developmental Programming Effects of Maternal Obesity, Carolle J. Kassab

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The Pursuit of Democracy: The Racial Subject and Sympathy’s Limits in Leaves of Grass, Aidan Kennelley

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Projections of Change in Frequency and Persistence in Atmospheric Ridging over the Pacific Northwest using CMIP6 Models, Ellen Koukel

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The Representation of Rape and Sexual Assault Within News Media, Katherine E. Layman

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Interactions between the Azoarcus Ribozyme and Manganese (II) Divalent Cations, Joshua Martwick

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21st Century Supply Chain Innovations in the Fast Food Industry, Saitoti Meekisho

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Meta-Analysis of Tobacco Control Policies for Reducing Tobacco Consumption, Arya Kevin Naghdi

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Creating an Ethics of Love: Encountering Nonduality through Buddhism and Phenomenology, Dakota Parmley

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Modeling and Visualizing Power Amplification In Fiber Optic Cables, Gil Parnon

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Dynamic Assessment for Evaluating Bilingual Children's Potential for Language Development Over Time: A Pilot Study, Camryn R. Perez

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The Rise and Infiltration of Pac-Man and Street Fighter, Angelic Phan

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An Analysis of the Competitive Advantages and Threats for Micro, Small & Medium-sized Businesses (MSMEs) in Mexico, Jose Luis Pool Sierra

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What Makes Inclusion Work: An Autoethnography on Coordinating an Inclusive Youth Advocacy Program, Megan Price

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults with Long-Chain 3-Hydroxyacyl Coa Dehydrogenase Deficiency (LCHADD), Ajesh Saini

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Straying From the Norm: Which Single Mothers Choose Non-Traditional Last Names For Their Children?, Cyrena Selden

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Impact of the Urban Heat Mosaic on the Leaf Senescence in Two Acer Species, Jeffrey D. Smith

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Unipolarity and Foreign Policy: An Examination Of The Unipolar U.S And Its Subsequent Foreign Policy Constraints, Madeleine Smith

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Lifeblood/Vampires, Fandom, and Feminism: Updating the Vampire Horror Screenplay Through Themes of Empowerment, McKinzie Smith

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Laurent Series Expansion and its Applications, Anna Sobczyk

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The Stuttering Characteristics of Spanish-English Bilingual Adult Speakers, Sima Sokolov

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The Role of Redox Chemistry of Disulfide Bonds in Cysteine Residues of Membrane Proteins by Cuprous and Cupric Ions in Cell Death of E. coli, Morgan R. Stewart

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Long Term Effects of Concussions and the Frequency of Injury to the Different Regions of the Human Brain, Marissa S. Swadener

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The Development of an Art Practice: Reflecting on My Experiences in the Undergraduate Art Programs at Clackamas Community College and Portland State University, Justin M. Taylor

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Reviewing the potential link between grain-free diets and dilated cardiomyopathy in canines, Larissa J. Webster

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Fem or Foe?: Non-Communal Women Who Report Sexual Harassment Receive Fewer Career Advancement Opportunities, Katherine A. Werth, Larry R. Martinez, and Heather A. Firestone

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Centering Children In Co-Parenting, Kristen Wiidanen

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Best Practices for a Translingual Pedagogy: An Undergraduate Perspective, Jacob S. Wilson

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Trauma-informed Care as a Service Approach for Youth Experiencing Houselessness: A Scoping Review of the Literature, Crystal Wink

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Asian American Women in Leadership and Abusive Supervision, Mari A. Wu

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"Maus," Masks, and the Performance of Identity, Amie Zimmerman

Theses from 2019

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Literature Review on the Effects of Water Fluoridation on the Human Health, Diana Abdeljawad

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Comparative Examination of Two Police Departments in Portland, Oregon’s Greater Metropolitan Area, Analyzing Assault Related Offense Reports Against: Departmental Community-Policing Practices and Clearance Rates, Elizabeth R. Ackerman

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Metallodithiolate Ligands for the Reversal of Metal Ion Induced Beta Amyloid Aggregation, Eleanor K. Adams

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Our Lips are Sealed: A Social Constructionist Approach to Understanding Menstrual Concealment at Menarche, Olivia S. Agrusa

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Designing Katana : Unsheathing the Potential of Gameplay for Constructing Cultural Memory, Tracy Alan

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Métis in Oregon: Intermarriage, Agency, and Religion in French Prairie, 1830-1840, Annie B. Amsden

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Behavioral Analyses of Zalophus californianus and Eumetopias jubatus at Bonneville Dam as Tools to Understand Salmonid Take and Inform Regulation Changes, Coral A. Bailey

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Critique of European Union Intervention in Mediterranean Migration: An Examination of How Territory Can Be Used to Understand Migration Phenomena, Erin B. Bangs

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High Rates of Diabetes and Hypertension amongst Non-Latinx African-American Women as Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight: Contributing Causes and Potential Solutions, Liliana Barber

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Virginia Woolf and Freud : The Implications of His Work on Her Mental Health, Kenidee M. Barner

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Pilot Study Investigating the Effectiveness of the Active Workplace Study through a Dissemination Lens, Mary Beth Barnum

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Is it Possible to Change Someone's Mind Online? A Graphic Design Thesis, Laurel Benson

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Social Correlates of Paternal Postpartum Depression: a Statistical Analysis, Sonia Bosch

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Testing the Bechdel Test, Kathryn Gray Bouchat

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Racial Capitalism and Expropriation in American Welfare Reform, Sam A.G. Bruns

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Stratification of Protein Expression across the Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Disease Axis to Inform an Early Detection Platform, Sarah Bumatay

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Maximizing Community Resiliency Through LINC, Ariel R. Bushnell

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How Schools Encourage Incarceration: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and How It Fails Our Children, Madeline S. Buss

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The Liberal and the Limits of Discourse in Waiting for the Barbarians, Matt W. Cardoza

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Impacts of a Parental Consent Law on Teen Birth and Abortion Rates in Kansas, Cameryn Carr

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Colocha: a Memoir, Julieta Castro

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Political Queerness against Reproductive Futurism in J.M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K., John J. Caufield

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Moving beyond Migrant Disposability: Interrogating History and Identity, Marisol M. Cendejas

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The Ethical Challenges of Community-Based CS Training at Portland State, Joseph W. Christman

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The Elvis Yurt: a Novel in Progress, Christine J. Bailey Claringbold

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An Equitable Approach to Addressing Mental Illness Within U.S. Study Abroad Programs, Katie J. Clark

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Impulsivity in Science: Students' Beliefs in Their Science Abilities with and without ADHD Symptomology, Deza'Rae M. Collins and Lisa Marriott

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The Image of the Virgin in Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda’s Sab (1841) and Carolina Coronado’s Poesías (1843) as a Configuration of Female Literary and Social Independence, Myrna C. Conroy

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A Systems View of Cardiovascular Disease, Madisen Cotter

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Utilizing Parallelism in the Conjugate Gradient Algorithm, Adam James Craig

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Equitable Academia for Students with Disabilities, Mia Cremer

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How Urban Land Use Contributes to Inequitable Health Outcomes: An Interdisciplinary Review & Analysis, Bliss Storm Croton

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Wayless: a Capability-Based Microkernel, Waylon Cude

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Integrating Multiple Narratives in Human Behavior Across the Lifespan Curriculum, Amethyst R. Dawson

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Design and Construction of a Filter Bank Assembly for Low Volume Air Sampling, Marianne H. de Haan

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Fighting Back Against Criminalization of Homelessness: Martin v. City of Boise Case Study, Kaitlyn Dey

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Efficient and Scalable Event Tracing, Rupika Dikkala

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Alina Troyano: A Proposed of Methodology for the Art Historical Analysis of a Literary Performance Artist, Rachel Done

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Sustaining Rural Place: Rethinking Design Principles for Social Sustainability in Rural America, Carlie C. Donnelly

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"Infinite Time and Just a Little Bit of Mystery": Time, Theme, and Playability in 17776 and The Stanley Parable, Rachel Dutton

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"Music That Binds Us": Development and Production of an Electroacoustic Concert, Christina Diane Ebersohl

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The Death of Physical Media: The Dangers of Streaming and the End of the Home Library, Amelia Eichler

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Adolescent Executive Dysfunction and Distant Parental Relationships: Influences on Tobacco Use in Youth Under the Age of 18, Aaron M. Eisen

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Attrition Effects in Mandarin-English Bilinguals of Varying Proficiencies, Sarah Charlotte Elkinton

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Glitch Art as an Expression of Medium, Maxwell Ettel

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Chart Review Observing Depression and Anxiety in a Cohort of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Patients, Megan N. Feely

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Understanding Dignity Through Survivor Testimony, Rachel Fessenden

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The ‘Girl Student’ and Modernity: Imagining a Place for Women in the New Nation, Kayla Fish

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Collaborative Features of Graphic Narratives: Research for "Lovely, Satisfied, Indifferent Eyes", Brigid K. Fitzpatrick