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 2018

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Treading, Not Running, Victoria A. Rielly

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Grieving Through Day of the Dead: the Influence of Culture on Processes and Resources, Sadie Layne Rockford

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Some Assembly Required: computational simulations of dusty plasma, Isabel J. Rodriguez

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Examining Sense of Place for Marginalized Communities in Community Gardens, Jocelyn Rodriguez

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Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Aircraft Wing, Julian M. Rogers

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Optimum Suspension Geometry for a Formula SAE Car, Nathan Roner

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Socializing Public Space: Benches in the Urban Setting, Kelsey I. Sagrero

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Facility Location Model for Free Clinics to Address Healthcare Disparities in Portland, OR, Mikhaela C. Sample

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Close: a Collection of Short Stories, Samantha Saxby

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“The Criminal Class” -- Long Term Social Health Consequences of Mass Incarceration, Spencer D. Schaaf

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"I didn't want to say it's a bad thing": Supporter Experiences with Autistic Patients in Healthcare, Mirah L. Scharer

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Masculinity, Mental Health, and Modern Psychotherapy: From the Practitioner’s Mind, Logan Schwartz

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A Queer and Trans-Inclusive Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Leighann Shields

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Terrace House Versus The Real World: a Cross-Cultural Comparison of Participants’ Approaches to Conflict in Japanese and American Reality Television Programs, Graham A. Smith

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Survey of Security in Home Connected Internet of Things, Benjamin Spriggs

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Optimization of Carbon Supported Palladium and Gold Nanoparticles for Hydrodechlorination, Candice Stauffer

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Internet of Things Security: Ongoing Threats and Proposed Solutions, Samuel Strba

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Analysis of Avian Diversity and Richness in Relation to Urban Park Size Using eBird, Jordan J. Tippetts

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The Effect of Light Exposure on the Total Chlorophyll Content, Chl a/b Ratio, and Car/chl Ratio in the Barks of Fraxinus latifolia Seedlings, Trang T. Tran

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Molecular Probes Selectively Targeting Pancreatic Cancer for Imaging, Brian Viet Truong

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"I Do Not Speak French": Cruising, Magic, and Proust's Queer Sociability, Finn Turner

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Current and Potential Uses of Green Roofs on Hospitals, Arjun Viray

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A Technical Translation of Melentiev's Graph Representation Method with Commentary, Asya Volkova

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Painting a New Narrative: Facilitating the Social Integration and Personal Empowerment of Schizophrenic Individuals Through Art, Erica M. Vollmer

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Toll-like Receptor 7 Expression and Function on Sensory Nerves, Karol Wai

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The Origins of the Alliance Between the United States and the Republic of Korea, Michelle K. Waite

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Cyanobacteria Ecotypes in the North Pacific, Samantha Ward

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Notes from a Native Son and Other Stories, Jacob K. Warren

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The Semiotics of Wine Labeling: a Study of Millennial Perception, Abby Williams

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A Comparative Examination of Primary Care Physician Shortages in Oregon, Arizona, and South Carolina, Jamie L. Wimmer

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A Woman Named Fulvia: Life, Actions, and Perceptions, Jeneveve T. Winchell

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A Literature Review on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement, Steven Witt

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Managerial Accounting Strategies for Optimal Costs, Ivy Wong

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Bitcoins in Venezuela: Examining the Origins, Nature, and Viability of Cryptocurrencies in the Hyperinflated Country of Venezuela, Connor Wulf

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Neoliberalism and Psychological Subdisciplines: a Reformulation of Personhood Disseminated by Theories and Practices, Jeffrey Yoder

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Gerrymandering and the Courts: Evaluating Judicially Manageable Standards, Amelia L. Zuidema

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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Hydrostratigraphy of Warren Bench and Surrounding Area, Columbia County, Oregon, Eli Thomas Ahern

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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 Create 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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Why Do People Volunteer in Free Clinics?, Lucas A. Bennington

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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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L2 Motivation in Japanese Elementary EFL Classrooms: a Review of the Literature, Cassandra Brown

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The Doormen, Sean Burns

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

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The Queer Innocence of James Baldwin in Giovanni's Room, Grace C. Carroll

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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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A Case for Collaborative Resource Management: Comparative Analysis of Public Resources to Establish Fish Consumption Advisories in the Pacific Northwest, Alyssa Clayton

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

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Delays in Treatment: a Literature Review of Pathways to Treatment for Psychosis, Daniel S. Connelly

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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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Witchcraft and the Performance of Womanhood in L.M. Alcott's Behind a Mask, Jovian M. Davis

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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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Minimize: Possessions & Identity, Maggie Denham

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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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Global Intersections: a History of Women's Liberation in Egypt, Jordan Earls

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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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We Are Suffering and We Know What We Want: the Role of Health in the 1935 and 1940 Copperbelt Strikes, Jessica Gaudette-Reed

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Stigma vs Stigma: the Difference of Stigma on Mental Health between Argentines and Americans, Dominique A. Giampieri

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Using High Resolution Archived Transit Data to Quantify Congestion at Intersections of Urban Arterials, Travis Bradley Glick

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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 Gougeon

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Translation and Transformation: Uncovering the Source of Alchemy’s Association with Magic through a Study of its Translation into Latin in the High Medieval Period, Morgan Taylor Greer

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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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Misconceptions of "Stupendous Antiquities" : Native American Mounds, Euro-Americans, and Racial Ideas, Lily Isabelle Hart

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Cooperative Learning through Storytelling and the Plant World, Emma Hathaway

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Peruvian Food: the Social and Cultural Origins of Peruvian Food, Kari 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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Student Voice, Kaitlin N. Hoback