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Graduated in 2025

Michael Carey, Chemistry (CHEM) 2025, Understanding the ATP-Mediated CFTR Gating Mechanism Using Biophysical Chemical Techniques

Navya Murahari, Biology (BIOL) 2025, RBM39 Degradation Catalyzed Aberrant Splicing Confers Cellular “Sight” for Human Cancer Immune Response

Graduated in 2024

Nada Abdalla, Economics (ECON) 2024, Cash Transfers in Korea: Is This the Best Policy to Increase Fertility?

Victoria Aguado, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Muggins

Noorah Aldaghlas, Economics (ECON) 2024, Who Called the Stork and Where Did it Fly? Women's Empowerment and Fertility

Noorah Aldaghlas, Natalie Bax, Jasmine Choi, Elena Ea, and Augustus Williams, Statistics (STAT) 2024, Beyond the Average: Exploring the Relationship Between Income Inequality and the Mortality Distribution of US Counties using Quantile Regression

Spencer Alvey, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, The Mathematics of Compressed Sensing

Ryan Antrim, Economics (ECON) 2024, Bridging Gaps and Building Equity: The Role of the Paycheck Fairness Act in Addressing Gender-Based Wage Disparities

Aryan Arora, Economics (ECON) 2024, A Date with Destiny: Relative Age Effects in High School and Beyond

Aryan Arora, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Beyond Arrow: Revealing True Preferences

Mem Awad, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Crafting Engaging Lessons: Integrating Manipulatives and Demonstrations in High School Algebra

Conor Babcock O'Neill, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Human-Accelerated Regions (HARs) & Schizophrenia: Evidence for a Genetic Driver and Recent Negative Selection

Mauricio Badillo, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Bardo

Audrey BadjouenDzouabet, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2024, “Even the Loudest Black Girls are Silenced in Schools”: Black Girlhood, The School-to-Confinement Pathway, & Reimagining Education

Jonah-Kai Baker, Religion (RELG) 2024, Un-Orthodox Icons: Adaptations of the Byzantine Iconographic Tradition in the Contemporary Christian West

Adrian Balvuena, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, BOYS IN THE SUN

Matt Banovetz, Economics (ECON) 2024, Bank Bailouts Costs and Benefits Analysis

Alana Berger, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, Quenching Radiationless Relaxation: Towards Understanding and Controlling the Charge Processes that Lead to Efficient Organic Solar Cells

Esmeralda Bessor-Foreman, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Late Shift

Brian Best, Economics (ECON) 2024, Searching for Sophistication: Negative Amortization in Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Jack Bettner, Economics (ECON) 2024, Understanding and Attacking The Gender Wage Gap With Specificity

Mary Blanchard, Physics (PHYS) 2024, How Do We Understand Magnetism?

Margaret Blaney, Biology (BIOL) 2024, The Autoimmune and Disease-Specific Susceptibility Tradeoffs of Protective Pathogen-Driven Selection

Malachy Bloom, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Cosmic Inflation

Ariana Borlak, Devin Lewis, and Charles Roslansky, Computer Science (CS) 2024, The Pipeline to Root: A Hackable Machine

Henry Bowman, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Here Comes the Sun: An Overview of Semiconductor Photovoltaics

Tehmi Bozicevich, Economics (ECON) 2024, Sisterhood and Scholarship: Impact of Sibling Gender on Women's College Major Choice

Paloma Bravo, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Intestinal Epithelial Cells Expressing Toll-like-Receptors Communicate with T Regulatory Cells by Shaping the Commensal Microbial Community to Promote Gut Homeostasis

Kevin Bui, Aaron Bronstone, Riaz Kelly, AJ LeSure, and Daniel Linder, Computer Science (CS) 2024, How Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis Articulate (Mis)Representation in Written Media

Thien Bui, Annelise Sokolow, and Erin Watson, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Avoiding Atlantis's Fate

Kate Burton, Biology (BIOL) 2024, A New Immune System Danger Signal: Virally Induced Celiac Disease

Eve Butler, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2024, "Is there anything else I can do for you?": Investigating Gender Scripts in Heterosex among College-Aged Women in Monogamous Relationships

Huanchen Cai, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You: A Systematic Review of Perceived Discrimination and Intraminority Intergroup Relations

Corrina Callahan, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Geothermal Energy

Nathan A. Campbell, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Rush Week

Bee Candelaria, Classics (CLST) 2024, The Economy of Elegy: Abjection and the Fiction of the Mutuus Amor in Propertius' Elegy 4.5

John Carragher, Statistics (STAT) 2024, An Introduction to Spatial Statistics Clustering Methods

John Carragher, Economics (ECON) 2024, Bank Bailouts: A Trade-Off Analysis

Benjamin Chamberlain, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, Nurture and Neuroimaging: Integrating Neurodevelopmental Changes Associated with Childhood Trauma and Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Treatment

T'airra Champliss, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2024, Cultivating Healing Within: Spirituality, Self-Love, and Personal Empowerment for Black Women, Femmes, and Non-Binary Folks

Amy Chen, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Targeting proteins in the midgut of mosquitoes to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite

Mollie Choo, Linguistics (LING) 2024, Developing a Gradient Representation Using Stochastic Harmonic Grammar Model Tools

Luisa F. Cichowski, Philosophy (PHIL) 2024, Seeing “A Landscape of Genocide:” Decolonial Aesthesis and the Aesthetics of Agricultural Landscapes

Arden Clauss, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, Metal-Organic Frameworks for Single-Atom Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Margaret Clauss, Linguistics (LING) 2024, Spilling the Beans on Idioms: A Syntactic Journey

Olivia Corbo, Economics (ECON) 2024, From Social Class to Preschool Class: The Effect of Parental Socioeconomic Status on Early Childhood Development in Ireland

Natalia Crimmel, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Differential Regulation: Brains, Behavior and Disease

Ella Cunningham, English (ENGL) 2024, Myth, Movement, and Reimagining the Anthropocenic Future

Vanessa Czerniecki, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Disordered Flanking Regions of Viral Short Linear Motifs potentially enhance Antibody Recognition

Maika Danford, Linguistics (LING) 2024, Getting an ansā: The development and usage of English loanwords in Japanese

Elena D'Avanzo, Evan Lauer, and Kenton Young, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, MCM Searching for Submersibles

Sonya Davidson, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2024, “With Women in Every Way”: Minnesotan Nurse-Midwives’ Identities and Perceptions as Abortion Providers

Margaret De Fer, History (HIST) 2024, Rethinking Narrative Identity: Jewish Assimilation Through a Fictional Lens

Seven Delgado, Studio Art (ARTS) 2024, Familia Descocida

Clayton Dippold, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2024, Legacy Admissions and the Perpetuation of Racial Hierarchies

Rowan Dong, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Whales: The Physics of Underwater Life

Ed Dowling, Economics (ECON) 2024, Evaluating the Efficacy of the Paycheck Fairness Act of the 118th Congress in Eliminating the Sex Wage Gap

Sophie Draper, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Early Evolution of Homo sapiens: Origins From a Weakly Structured Stem

Sigrid Edstrom, Religion (RELG) 2024, Eric Metaxas' Portrait of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The American Evangelical

Sigrid Edstrom, Religion (RELG) 2024, Eric Metaxas' Portrait of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The American Evangelical

Cecilia Ehrlichman, Batmend Batsaikhan, Mary Blanchard, Andreas Miller, Petrichor Park, and Hugh Shanno, Computer Science (CS) 2024, The Match: An ILP Application

Martín Escutia, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Deeper Conversation

Liam Etelson, Ed Dowling, and Xingyi Zhang, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Fractals: The Attractors of Iterated Function Systems

Soren Eversoll, English (ENGL) 2024, Minotaur

Alex Falk, Linguistics (LING) 2024, Mixed Structures and Mixed Feelings: The Case of Surzhyk

Nyemade Fallah, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, Measurement of Emotion Recognition in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jon Fernandes, Economics (ECON) 2024, Solving the Unsolvable: An Analysis of the Determinants and Policies Surrounding the Gender Wage Gap

Ian Ferrucci, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, Considering Classical Psychedelics in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Luke Floquet, Economics (ECON) 2024, South Koreas dropping fertility rate

Isabel Folger, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2024, The Role of Source Forgetting in Misinformation Acceptance: Insights from Philosophy and Psychology

Isabel Folger and Yichen Zhang, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, The Effects of Immersiveness on the Restorative Impact of Nature Exposure

Emmett Forster, History (HIST) 2024, Bordering on Divine: Mosaic Framing Elements in the Early Middle Ages

Anna Frankel, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2024, To Endure Pain Without Proof: The Invalidation and Erasure of Women’s Chronic Pain Conditions

Teddy Friedman, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, The Characterization of Individual Atmospheric Aerosol Particles: A Review of Methods and Future Goals

Bella Frost, English (ENGL) 2024, A Parable of Reproductive Rights: (Re)reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Light of Louisa Hall’s Reproduction

Grace Gatewood, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Astronomical Imaging

Katherine Geist, Amanda Khouw, Casey MacVeagh, Frank Sheffield, Caleb Wataoka, and Wanying Na, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, Alabugin Group Chemistry Comps

Alex Gibbens, Economics (ECON) 2024, How Does Policy Aligned With ESG Affect A Firm's Ability And The Decisions Process To Implement Renewable Energy.

Sam Gilbert, Religion (RELG) 2024, Humor, Play, and World-Traveling: Acts of Indigenous Self-Recognition in the Contemporary Water Protector Movement

Zev Goldhaber-Gordon, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Shockingly Static: Models of the Triboelectric Effect in Solids

Alejandro Gonzalez, Sophie Boileau, Hugh Shanno, Grace Hanson, and Ammy Lin, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Binary Quadratic Forms: Properties, Groups, and Ideals

Anna Greenlee, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Future consequences of woody encroachment in U.S. grasslands

Josh Grossman, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Sexuality and Perversion in Sion Sono's "Antiporno"

Aaryan Gulati, Economics (ECON) 2024, Striking a Balance: Investigating the Duration of Manufacturing Strikes

Avery Hall, Sophie Boileau, Jeremiah Mensah, Armira Nance, Brie Sloves, Victor Huang, and Muno Siyakurima, Computer Science (CS) 2024, Algorithmic Fairness in Clustering: A Study in Replication

Oryan Hamlin, Economics (ECON) 2024, Sports Finance: Effect of a Unsuccessful Stars on Team Valuation

Grace Hanson, Studio Art (ARTS) 2024, Fluttering and Falling

Emma Henry, Psychology (PSYC) 2024, Are Addictive Behaviors Freely Chosen? Implications for Moral and Legal Responsibility

Frances Hose, Economics (ECON) 2024, Improving Corporate Sustainability: An Analysis of Emission Reporting Policies

Isabel Hoyt-Niemiec, English (ENGL) 2024, "Slashing Women into the Texts": Women's Resistance through Language in The Handmaid's Tale and Matrix

Cassie Huang, David Pille, Vivianne Soforenko, Jack Nelson, and Katie Munro, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, Homogeneous Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol

Scott Hudson, History (HIST) 2024, “50% Pornography, 50% Sentimental Dirt, 100% Poison”: Censoring the Films of Marlene Dietrich in Nazi Germany and the Irish Free State

Abby Ignasiak, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Turn Up the Heat: The Importance of Temperature-Mediated Regulation of fHbp in N. meningitidis

Yusuf Ismail, Physics (PHYS) 2024, Experimental Quantum Computing

Shaheer Jaffar, Economics (ECON) 2024, The Impact of Family Income and Citizenship Status on Individual's SAT Performance.

Byron Jia, Chemistry (CHEM) 2024, Exploring Electrochemical Deposition Parameters in Semiconductor Production for Solar Water Splitting

Trevor Jones, Biology (BIOL) 2024, The Molecular Pathology and Therapeutic Potential of Autophagy in Alzheimer's Disease

Leo Jordan and Ashley Cohen, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2024, Environmental Communication in Rice County, Minnesota: Channel and Message Framing Preferences

Jelimo Kaitany, Biology (BIOL) 2024, Influence of Symbiodinium Heat Tolerance is Larger than Scleractinia on Coral Holobiont Recovery after Bleaching

Adam Kamp, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2024, Gender, Labor, and Futurity: Imagining New Paradigms In The Apocalypse