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 2022

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Classifying Dead Code in Software Development, Arman Alavizadeh

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Space and Identity in J.M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K, Joshua R. Baker

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Exploring Stress Relief Methods and the Efficacy for the Houseless at Urban Settings, Lexis Bates

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Mental Health as a Predictor of Bone Stress Fractures in Female Collegiate Athletes: A Literature Review, Phoebe Brown

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"Real" Marketing Within the Fast Fashion Industry: An Analysis of Internal vs. External DEI Practices, Marinda Lynn Carlyle

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Monetizing Attention and Branding Strategy: Assessing the Effects of Personal Branding on Amateur Athletic Compensation, Abby Christiansen

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Minimality of Integer Bar Visibility Graphs, Emily DeHoff

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Does Restoration of Urban Riparian Zones Impact Stream Water Quality in Portland, Oregon, Ash Ivanov

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"There is Great and Awful Immorality in this Place": Environment, Character, and Reform in South Wales, 1847-1919, Allison Kirkpatrick

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A Literary Examination of the Efficacy of Zoological Conservation in the United States versus Foreign Efforts, Madeleine M. LeCorre

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Perversion: A Genealogy of Deviance and Creation of the "Other", J D. Lyell

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Quantification of Reynolds shear stress wave-phase dependence in fixed-bottom offshore wind turbine via quadrant analysis, Cerrina Mouchref, Bianca Viggiano, Raul Bayoan Cal, and Ondrej Fercak

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Child Success and Parental Marital Status: the Impact of Mental Health, Poverty, and Trauma, Cambria Ort

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Gender Does Not Equal Genitalia: A Review of the Implications of Inclusivity in School-Based Sexual Health Education on the Identity Development of Non-Binary and Transgender Adolescents, Sol N. Rise

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Enhancing Exchange of Knowledge on the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis, Harper C. Thomas

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LGBTQ+ Social Services and Needs in Portland Oregon, Jay M. Tomlinson

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Story and Play: Applying Narrative Game Scholarship to Game Design, Rodale Wenger

Theses from 2021

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NHANES III Mortality Follow Up: Social Determinants Creating Disparity within the Health Outcomes of Persons with Diabetes, Claire B. Adams

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The Journey to El Norte: An Analysis of Gendered Violence on Central American Migrant Trails, Rachel A. Adams

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A Hidden Crisis During COVID-19: How Have Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guidelines for Pregnant Patients Changed Since the Start of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic?, Zayba Afshar

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A Buddhist-Informed Conceptual Framework for Compassion Fatigue Prevention, Andrei A. Agapi

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Happy 😊, Sad 😥or Pizza 🍕: A Review of Emoji Effects on Reading Times and their Relation to Mood, Fetheya Alattar

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The Significance of Christian Iconography in Communist Mexican Muralism of Diego Rivera, Rachel Renee Amaro

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Expression and Function of Transcription Factors FOXA1, HOXB13 and CDX2 in Prostate Cancer, Hamsat B. Anwar

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Understanding the Effect of Dietary Palmitic Acid on Glycolysis During Innate Immune Memory in Macrophages, Khaleda A. Aqaei

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Should Synergy Alone be Accepted as Justification for Premia Paid in M&A?, Sebastian Araguas

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Childhood Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Fiction, Alana Baldwin-Joiner

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Towards an Evolutionary-Institutional Analysis of Landlordship, Jarod Balentine

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Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on Gene Expression in the Amyloid Processing Pathway of Ovariectomized Rhesus Macaque Females Under an Obesogenic Diet, Megan Ball

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The Wounded Inheritance: Epigenetics and the Family Line, Lisa Banta

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How to Escape 130 Years of Being Unnatural, Incompetent, and Unviable: American Women Presidential Candidates Take to Social Media, Izabella Becherer

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Disaster and the Built Environment: How the PREPhub has the Potential to Impact Preparedness and Create Resilience during Natural Disasters., Sequoia Bellanca

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COVID-19 & BLM: Racial Inequity in Healthcare, Laken Berndt

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Noise as Music: Effects of Physical and Digital Noise in One's Life, Juliana Bigelow

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The Relationship Between Regulation and Care Access in the Doula Industry, Charissa Billings

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Methods of Memorialization: Holocaust Commemoration in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Kylee Bolinger

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Seabedding: Stories, Hayley Boyd

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Quantifying Biotic VOC Emissions from Moss: Air Quality Impacts of Isoprene and Monoterpenes in Urban Environments, Danlyn L. Brennan

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North American Expatriates in Mexico: a Discourse Analysis of Facebook Groups, Liliana Carolina Brock

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), Future Adult Incarceration, and Poor Mental Health- A Literature Review, Letasi M. Burgess

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Racialized Space: Historical, Economic, and Social Factors Contributing to the Gentrification of North & Northeast Portland’s Albina Neighborhoods, Red Burkett

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Anatomical Analysis of Somatic Mutation Accumulation in Mimulus guttatus, Amanda Burrell

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Genome-Wide Sequencing in Clinical Genetic Counseling, Brianna Burroughs

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Mary: A Creative Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley through the Lens of Her Interpersonal Relationships, Julien-Pierre E. Campbell

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Suppressing Our Vote: How Vote-by-Mail Affects Latino Voter Turnout, M. Karen Casas-Gonzalez

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Metabolism and Oncology: the Role of Nutrition in Improving Cancer Outcomes, Michael A. Chapek

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An Investigation into the Relationship between Obstetric Racism and Postpartum Depression in Black Women, Miguel A. Claxton III

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Legal Financial Obligations & Rehabilitation: How the Ability to Pay Fines And Fees Disproportionately Affects Citizens Based on Socioeconomic Status, Bailey R. Code

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Breaking the Feedback Loop: Experimental Filmmakers Confronting Everyday Surveillance Technologies, Taz Coffey

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Scratch a Desert, Produce a Garden: The American Failure to Facilitate a Two-State Solution, Sophie Myers Concannon

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Higher Education for All Law Enforcement Officers, Johana Constantino Madrigal

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A Tale of Two Narratives: The Role of Storytelling in Racial Dialogue, Lane Cooper

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Exploring the Criminal Justice System Through a Case Study Approach: Exploring the Intersections and Interventions of the Juvenile Justice System Through a Case Study Approach, Adriana Cordova-Perez

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An Integrative Review of Fathers' Needs During the Transition to Fatherhood: Implications for Perinatal Education, Carli Cox

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The Effects of Mental Illness on Capital Sentencing in the State of Oregon, Mirtill E. Csikos

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"Memories of a Family" (2021): a Reflection on My Process as an Interviewer and Filmmaker, Kyle Day

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Witches as Queer(ed) Comrades: How Patriarchy, Sexism and Religious Fanaticism Fueled the Early Modern European Witch Hunts, Iris S. De Lis

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Pandemic Music: Developing Music Compositions for Performance During Covid-19, Maia R. Denzler

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The Effective Opening: Nonviolent Movements and How They Can Help to Enforce International Law Pertaining to Human Rights, Emmalyn A. Dewing

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Trauma and Child Development: The Effects That Ice Detention Centers May Have On Our Children, Natalie A. DeWitt

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Building a Leader's Identity on Social Media, Morningstar Dickson

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The Effect of Diazepam on Early Neural Stem Cells Proliferative Activity and Hippocampal-Dependent Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury, Van Khanh Doan

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Our Peer the Pigeon: Impacts of the COVID-19 "Anthropause" on PSU Campus Urban Foragers, Audrey Douglass

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A Comparison of Particulate Matter Deposition onto Green Roof Species and White Roof in Portland, Oregon, Amelia Drake

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emmenagogue: poems of the body, Jessamyn Duckwall

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Corporate Sociopolitical Activism and Nonprofit Identity Orientation on an Individual’s Likelihood to Support, Tara Duenas

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Spanning Trees of Complete Graphs and Cycles, Minjin Enkhjargal

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Remote Data Collection: How Broadband Connectivity Affected the Conversion of Physical Performance Testing to the Remote Setting During COVID-19: A Research Assistant's Assessment, Ramyar Eslami

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Examination of Exhaustion in Larval Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus Tridentatus) Through Variations of Temperature, Flow, and Cover, Jessica Falcon

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Preparing to Perform: Brillance, by Ida Gotkovsky, Connor Fast

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A Study of Stable Isotopes in Snow on Mt. Hood, Oregon, Maya Felix

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What's Important to You? A Look into the Historical and Social Significance of Buttons, Hope JE Ferns

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The Transition of American Theatre Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic from March 2020-May 2021, Taylor Fischer

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Optimization of 3D Printed Mold Performance for Injection Molding via Hollow Infill Patterns, Alan Fong

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Plastic-Eating Microbes: a New Potential Solution to Waste Mitigation?, Megan Forbes

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Portland Park Signage: an Exploration into Reimaging Placemaking, Samuel Garcia

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How Transitional, Restorative, and Transformative Justice Will Address Racial Injustice, Isabelle Garnand

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A Student Led Assessment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Environmental Science and Management Department at Portland State University, Aneesha Gharpurey

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Dual Panics: A Media Analysis of Narratives on the Role of Unauthorized Migration in America's Overdose Crisis, Morgan Godvin

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Relationships Between Coping Mechanisms and Perceived Stress of Portland State University Community Members Amidst COVID-19, Julie Goldman

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Human Impact on Pacific Harbor Seals in Urban Southern Puget Sound, Washington, Vicky Gomez

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Reducing Stigma Associated with Growing Up Poor: How to Create a More Equitable Future for Working Class Adolescents, Jessica Goodpaster

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CONNECTION, COMPASSION, and HONESTY: Using Picture Books to Help Build a Healthier Relationship to Death in a Death-Denying Culture, Kami Sahalie Upshaw Gould

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The Community Case for Violence: Toward a Materialist Perspective on Community Work, Aven Handley-Merk

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How to Decide Whether and How to Sell a Small Family Business, Gabriel Harlow

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Consejos para la Cuarentena para Personas que Vienen de Pueblos Pequeños, Jane Eden Hartle

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How Has Cultural Marxism Been Used as a Political Tactic in Order to Decrease Trust in Higher Education?, Drew Havnaer

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Density of Free-Roaming Cats Related to Feeding Stations on Hayden Island, Oregon, Olivia Helback and Joe Liebezeit

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Automated Decision Making and Machine Learning: Regulatory Alternatives for Autonomous Settings, Alyssa Heminger

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The Role of Cognitive Load and Individual Differences When Interpreting Human-Resource Data Visualizations, Zachary Hesson

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Partizan: Separating the Human from Propaganda with Film, Raymond Hill

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All Changelings Have Autism: How to Make a Better Book for Autistic Children, Nadia L. Hitchcock

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Comparing Instruments for Measuring Runoff from Experimental Ecoroof Platforms: A Case Study on Test Plots at Portland State University, Chance F. Hodges

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The Meghan Markle Effect: An Analysis of a 21st Century Celebrity through a Veblenian Perspective, Lucy Jensen

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A Corpus Approach Study on the Manzanar Free Press, Danielle Jochums

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Literature Review: Pollutant Removal Efficacy of Floating Treatment Wetlands Across Water Bodies, Sophie Johnson

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Exploring Connections Between Food Sovereignty, Cultural Food Access and Urban Health Promotion: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Stephanie L. Kenyon

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Functional Role of the N-terminal Domain in Connexin 46/50 by in silico Mutagenesis and Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Umair Khan

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Colorism in Mexico: An Examination of Inequality and the Psychological Impact in the Form of Depression, Ana K. Kinzie

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Queer: A 25 Year History, A Blooming Identity, Greer Klepacki