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Honors Theses from 2017

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Investigation of Three-Axis Accelerometer Calibration Techniques, Alec Archer

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Pivot, Dorothy Armstrong

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Hedge Fund Activism: A Review of Wealth Creation, Operational Efficiency and Corporate Strategy in Targeted Firms, Nicholas Barry

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War of the Words: Development of Inter-Lexical Inhibition in Typical Children, Christina Blomquist and Bob McMurray

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Shame On You: An Exploratory Study of Shame in the an African American Community, Kyah Bridges

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Talented and Gifted Teaching Methods: Are Teachers Prepared to Teach the Talented and Gift, Kristen Budreau

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Branding Yourself as an Artist, Jaelynn Burkamper

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I Sing Of Misogyny and Sexual Assault: Rape Culture in Contemporary American Pop Music, Chloe Cable

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Child and parent perspective of effective and ineffective therapeutic alliance during treatment for stuttering, Mallory Carr and Patricia Zebrowski

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Effects of Neonatal Supplemental Oxygen and High Fat Diet on Weight Gain, Ventricular Hypertrophy and Contractility, Shreya Chandrasekar, Melissa L. Bates, Shilpa Vellookunnel, Michael J. Hoover, Madison E. Sturgeon, and Austin Murphy

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Romani Musicians: The Fantasy of the Exotic in Film and Popular Culture, Grace Coleman

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Iowa High School Journalism Project, Julia Davis

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Cooperative Capital Contractarianism: A Response to David Gauthier’s Morals by Agreement, Nathan Davis

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Ship Airwake Computational Modeling Method Verification, Gregory Dooley

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Newbery Award-Winning Books and Gifted Readers, Jennifer Dreyer

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Latino Nativity Status and Cancer Screening Behaviors within the U.S., Alejandra Escoto

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Dissecting Chinese Involvement in Road Construction Projects in Tanzania, Isabel Flores

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Songwriting: An Exploration of Collaborative Practices, Haviland Gilbert

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Memes, Romanticized Jealousy & Abuse: How Neo-liberal Capitalist Ideology Upholds Gender Essentialism in Relationships., Marissa Gordinier

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Iowa Settlers & Chief Che-Neuse's Band: Familial Exchanges, Meskwaki Exiles, & the Importance of Storytelling, Keegan Gormally

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The Interfaith Initiative: An Interfaith Dialogue Experiment, Jessica Graff

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Phenotypic consequences of sexual conflict in the context of reproductive mode polymorphism, Emma Greimann

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Evaluating the Degree of STEM Curriculum Incorporation in the Elementary Classroom, Mary Grismer

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26 Coffee Cups: An Exploration In Book Design, Scott Christian Hage

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Characteristics of Mergers & Acquisitions – A Survey on Value Creation, Synergies, and Market Cyclicality, Eric Hale

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Constrained Channel Estimation Methods in Underwater Acoustics, Emma Hawk

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Parental Verbal Responsiveness during Prelinguistic Vocal Development: Variability and Association with Language Outcomes, Yelim Hong and Julie Gros-Louis

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Bits and Pieces: A Case for Holistic Analysis in the Study of Ceramic Archaeology, M. A. Hoofnagle

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Human Water Security: It Boils Down to State Bureaucratic Capacity, Seth Howard

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The Art of Art Education, Kaylee Huber

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In the Spirit of Dada Man Ray, The Ridgefield Gazook, and TNT, Emma Husar

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Politics Beyond the Personal: Reading Wolin In the Age of Trump, Christopher Jackson

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Parent perspectives on effectiveness of speech language pathologists during home visits for early intervention, Madeline Judisch

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Inverse Relationship between Progesterone Receptor and Myc in Endometrial Cancer, Tamar Kavlashvili

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Issues Regarding Hawaiian 'Ki'i': An Analysis of the Commercialization and Mass Production of Ancient Sacred Hawaiian Objects, Loxley M. Keala

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Capturing the Political Climate of 2017, Marissa Kelly

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Public Policy and the Influence it Holds, Rylee Kerper

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Sensing Extracellular Stress: Key Features of the Anti-Sigma Factor RsiV in Sensing Lysozyme, Paige Kies

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Beyond Boundaries-Interacting with Unfamiliar Material, Ari Kim

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Littlel Looks & Big Pictures- a Personal Blog, Kylie Kreischer

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Body As Apparatus, Jonathon Laufersweiler

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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act: Spending and Poverty, Emily Legel

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Tensor Renormalization Group Method Study in Z5 Model, Zhuohao Liu

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Does Racial Bias in the Identification of Threatening Stimuli Generalize to Older Black Men?, Gustav Lundberg

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From Religiosity to Atheism, How Gender Shapes Non-Belief, Gustav Lundberg

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The Effects of Defendant Characteristics and Judicial Discretion on Length of Imprisonment for Young Federal Offenders, Austin Maas

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Experimental White Glazes, Elizabeth Mann

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Intercultural Advocacy and Communication: Establishing Campus Food Pantry at the University of Iowa, Benjamin Marks

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"Sick, Dead, or Lying:" A critical textual analysis of asexuality in popular culture, Benjamin Marks

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Creating Pinhole Cameras and Images with Limited Resources, Carly Matthew

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Subliminal, Mary McDonald

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Teachers' Conceptualization of Diversity, Teaching, and Learning In a Culturally Responsive School, Kelly McElroy

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Under Water: Aesthetics and Function in Alexis Rockman's Flooded Landscape, Amy Folkedahl Meehleder

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The Effects of Music on Short-Term and Long-Term Memory, Alexandria Miller

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Nice, But Not Necessary: An Examination of Narrative in Horror Games, Jey Moriconi

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No, How are YOU Feeling?, Miranda Mulcrone

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Am I not a Woman and a Sister and an Immigrant?: Approaching Intimate Partner Violence in Black Immigrant Communities Within an Intersectional Framework, Azzah Nasraddin

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Getting Out From Under: Transcending Genre and Trauma, Paige Netzel

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Breaking the Silence: Women’s Stories as Agents of Change for Abortion Rights in Ireland, Kelsey O'Donnell

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Law and Society: The Justice Divide in the United States, Abigail Olson

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Tomb 70 3D Reconstruction, Elissa Opfer

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Vascular Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Prematurity After O2 Supplementation, Amanda Owens

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The Storyteller's Apprentice, Kaycee Pancake

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Quanta, Miranda Pederson

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Shift to Fire Creation: Flint-Knapping as Potential Fire Creation, Joann Pfeiffer

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Novel Roles of Adhesion G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Cardiovascular Development, Andrew Poggemiller

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Intervention to Enhance the Use of Sit-Stand Desks in College Students, Ashley Raulli

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The Role of gpx-8 in DNA Repair of C. elegans, Grant T. Read

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Effects of Medial Olivocochlear Auditory Reflex Activation on Cochlear Vibration, Alexandra Redfern and Shawn Goodman

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Utilizing Tumor Exome Variation to Predict Cancer Treatment Outcomes, Michael Rendleman

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Do Illustrations Influence Reading Comprehension in Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities?, Kiara Rivera

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Characterization of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 UL51 Self-Interaction, Samantha Ryken

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Fairly Local, Alison Schwebach

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The Case of the Boy with Anomia: Contributions of Visual and Language Processing in Naming, Sharon Serper

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Relation Between Park Characteristics and Physical Activity Levels in a Rural Midwest Community, Haley Sevening and Kathleen Janz

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Soft Seated Tall Back Chair, yejia shao

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Mental Health Parity Legislation (2008-2015): Effects on Mental Health Outcomes, Tyler Shearer

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Synergy Recognition: Do CFOs with Investment Banking Backgrounds Make More Acquisitions Than Their Peers?, John Sheeley

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La instrucción explícita de la pronunciación: Los efectos a la adquisición de los sonidos de una segunda lengua, Samantha Steier

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The Greatest American Comeback: Harry S. Truman and the 1948 Election, Joshua Stringer

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The Design of an Electro-Mechanical Bicycle for an Immersive Virtual Environment, Oliver Stroh

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Neonatal Supplemental Oxygen Exposure Promotes the Development of Metabolic Disease in Adult Rats, Madison E. Sturgeon, Michael Hoover, Rachel Leuhrs, Shilpa Vellookunnel, Shreya Chandrasekar, Austin Murphy, and Melissa L. Bates

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An Analysis of the Social and Economic Relations Between the Pharaonic and Artisan Classes of New Kingdom Egypt, Maja Stina Sunleaf

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Creating Health-Related Digital Media Abroad, Helaina Thompson

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Blockade Of Both Il-1A And Il-1B Are Necessary For Maximal Anti-Inflammatoryand Cognitive Benefit Following TBI, Brittany Todd

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Another Summer, Laura Townsend

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Electroforming on ceramic, Yen-Lin Tsai

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Good Grief: How to Lose the Ones You Love, Celine Uhl

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Vessel Reactivity and Blood Flow in Rats Exposed to Neonatal Supplemental Oxygen, Shilpa Vellookunnel, Melissa Bates, Michael Hoover, Madison Sturgeon, Shreya Chandrasekar, and Austin Murphy

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Abiotic Degradation of Trichloroethylene by Iron Minerals, Samuel Wallace

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Are In-group Social Stimuli more Rewarding than Out-group?, Ann Walsh

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Say Cheese: An Analysis of Olympic Medalists’ Smiles, Raelyn Webster

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Los métodos de tutoría y el aprendizaje de la escritura en español como lengua extranjera, Katherine Will

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Lost Soul: The Process of Revision in Fiction, Nathan Woolard

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Beauty vs Medicine, Jiayi Xiao

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Learning Motor Skills with Rewarding Feedback and Variability, Weijie Xiao

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The Effects of Response and Stimulus Repetition across Sequences of Trials in Go/No-go Tasks, Chan Xu

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Traffic Poles: a Real Abstraction of Nature and Being, Xin Yu

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Analysis of Parental Leave Policies for Staff at Big Ten Schools, Rachel Zuckerman