The Carleton collection of Comps, Honors Papers, and Prize-Winning Works is a collaboration between academic departments and the library. Students self-submit their work with the guidance of their departments and programs. Descriptive information about each comps, honors paper, or prize-winning project is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of projects is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about the collection, including how to submit and how to request access to the full text of works.

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Graduated in 2020

Seth Calvin, Ebb and Flow, 2020, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Alexander Frieden, Abstract Visual Pre-Cue Improves Reaction Time to a Syllabic Differentiation Task, 2020, Psychology (PSYC)

Graduated in 2019

Ahmed Abdirahman, What Is Interaction? Embodied Interaction in Human-Computer Interaction, 2019, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Nicholas Almonte, Age and provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group turbidites, Northern Prince William Sound, Alaska, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Gifty Amos Nwankwo, “That Actually Hurts”: Exploring Black Women’s Believed Immunity to the Effects of Negative Body-Image Perpetuated by Media, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Hanna Anderson, Realizing the Really Real: Schizophrenia in a Traditional Indian Healing Temple, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Kessa Andrews, Selling the Suburban American Dream to Modern Consumers: The Cooptation of “Family Diversity” by Obama Era Advertisers, 2019, American Studies (AMST)

Derin Arduman, The Causes, Manifestations and Prevention of the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in Eastern Europe and China, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Jack Atkins, Fake News and Social Media: How an Oversupply of Information Results in Negative Policy Outcomes, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Levi Atkinson, Untitled (44.623731, -122.723401), 2019, Art History (ARTH), Art Studio (ARTS)

Tianna Avery, Quinn Mayville, Yingying Wang, and Megan Zhao, Using Natural Language Techniques to Identify the Hero, Villain, and Victim in News Articles, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Yuta Baba, Redefining Nature: Makuzu Tadano and Her Bricolage of Thoughts, 2019, History (HIST)

Ryan Baldwin, Constructing Coherence and Moralizing Change: The Cartographic Foundation of Bison Conservation and its Implications, 2019, History (HIST)

Lynn Barbera, tHiNk again, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Jesse Barrera-Ledezma, The Elusive Quest for Equality? U.S. Education Policy in the Post-Brown v. Board Era, 2019, American Studies (AMST)

Kyle Berglund, Why Do We Kill? A Review of Past and Current Theories on the Nature of Murder, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Andrew Biehl, Brianna Fitzpatrick, Dallas Keate, and Janna Wennberg, Number Theory Without Numbers, 2019, Mathematics (MATH)

Juliette Bobrow, Exhibiting Empire: London’s India Museum as a Contested Site of Imperial Display, 1875-1914, 2019, History (HIST)

Tate Bosler, Cryptocurrencies, Regulatory Changes, and Market Efficiency, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Sydney Botz, The Unforeseen Consequences of Chromebooks in Public Education: Rethinking the Digitally Intimate Relationship between Google and Students, 2019, American Studies (AMST)

Emily Boxrud, Fit-Ideal Media and Eating Disorder Development: Pathways for Influencing Disordered Thinking and Behavior, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Shannon Branigin, Education, Engagement, and Advocacy: A Framework for the Roles of Social Media in LGBTQA Identity Development and Expression, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Michael Bruno, The Lonely Hero of Someplace Else, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Elizabeth Budd, Re-Centering Agency: Hearing the Voices of the Poor in Late Nineteenth-Century London, 2019, History (HIST)

Sophia Colette Moore Buehrer, Nathaniel Lovin, Mahdi Hassan Mohamed, Benjamin Stone, and Kiran Tomlinson, Beyond the Buzzword: Demystifying Blockchains, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Natalie Bulger, How Drug Metabolism Plays a Role in Drug Therapy Development for Major Depressive Disorder, 2019, Chemistry (CHEM)

Sara Canilang, Invented Tradition and Authentic Ayurveda: Integrative Medicine in the West, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Sara Canilang, Ian Seong, and Nicolas Graese, Kuratowski Closure-Complement-Frontier Operators on Sorgenfrey and Usual Topology on a Real Line, 2019, Mathematics (MATH)

Hans Carlson, Adopting a New Monetary Policy Decision Making Structure: A Discussion of Discretion, Rules, and Frameworks, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Matthew Carter, Promising Methods, Questionable Results: Developing an Inverse Model of the Fossil Ridge-Transform Intersection in the Troodos Ophiolite in Cyprus, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Proud Chanarat, Tracing Back to the Gene Content of the Last Universal Common Ancestor: Approaches in Taking Horizontal Gene Transfer into Account, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Jen Chan, Kymlicka's Aporia: Arguing for a Culturally Adaptive Model of Multicultural Liberailsm, 2019, Political Science/International Relations (POSI)

Jen Chan, “The White Man’s Burden” in Liberating Enslaved Africans: Unspoken Paternalism & Rhetorical Humanitarianism in the Autonomous Decisions of Colonial Officials, 1833-1845, 2019, History (HIST)

Jennifer Chan, Empathizing with Criminal Intent: Taking Moral Transgressors' Perspectives, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Yitong Chen, Reflexive Constructions in Maltese, 2019, Linguistics (LING)

Yitong Chen, Delroy Mangal, Ethan Somes, and Anna Johnson, Art, Interactivity and Robotics: Redesign a Course, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Nathaniel Chew, Reanalyzing the Past: An Experimental Study on Non-standard -ed in Singapore Colloquial English, 2019, Linguistics (LING)

Ursula Clausing, Should Congress Require the Federal Reserve to use the Taylor Rule?, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Cecily Conour, The Moderating Roles of Maternal Solicitousness and Catastrophizing in Child Pain Severity and Functional Disability, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Kristina Conrad, The behavior of nectar robbers and effects on flowering plants for mutualism maintenance, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Amanda Crawford, Epigenetic Regulation of APOE in the Etiology and Progression of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Joshua Crotts, How Foreign is too Foreign? The "Westernization" of Contemporary Japanese, 2019, Asian Studies (ASST)

Rachel Cruz, Modern Muslims: Rethinking Conversion in the Autobiographies of Muhammad Asad and Malcolm X, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Jackie Culotta, How is honesty maintained in colorful condition dependent mate quality advertisements? The roles of costly signals and indicator traits, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Mallika Dargan, Langerhan cells, Langerin, and HIV transmission in the Female Reproductive Tract, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Laura DeMane, Blunts and Borders: Marijuana Market Segmentation Over State Lines, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Brynne Diggins, Imagining Indian Womanhood: Identity and Independence in the Novels of Krupabai Satthianadhan, 2019, English (ENGL)

Tris Dodge, The curious case of the cane toad (Rhinella marina): using local context to predict top-down trophic cascades driven by invasive, allelochemically-defended prey, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Eveline Dowling, Hate Trumps Love: What is the Role of Contempt in American Politics?, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

August Ducharme, The Maiden: The Savior, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Madeline Egan, A Tibetan Buddhist View on Death and Dying: The Heart-Mind’s Role in a “Good” Death, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Fayzeh El Banna, Epigenetics of BDNF Gene in PTSD Intense Fear Memory Formation and Lack of Extinction, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Ethan J. Ellis, Preferences for Nonwage Amenities in Early Career Job Choices of Undergraduate Seniors: A Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Survey Approach, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Logan Emholtz, Enhancing Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Biogenesis: The Effects of Endurance Training and Glycogen Levels, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Emilee Erdel, Till Death Do Us Part: Contextualizing Citizenship and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States AIDS Epidemic, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Roger Faust, Invasive Ecosystem Engineers in a Non-Native Habitat: Ecological Impacts of Zebra Mussel Induced Nutrient Shifts, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Noah Feldman, Dylan Rye, Christian Zaytoun, and Elliot Cahn, Ranking Rankings: Alternate Ways to Evaluate NCAA Football Teams, 2019, Statistics (MAST)

Brendon Fischel, New Product and Earnings Announcements’ Effect on Stock Returns: A Case Study of The Mobile Phone and Tablet Industry, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Spencer Francis, Internalizing the Cost of Injuries and Game-Day Attendance: An analysis of the National Football League from 2009 -2018, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Aaron Frankl, The Intersection of River Channelization, Soil Properties, and Agriculture: A Case Study of Mud Creek in Northfield, Minnesota, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Benton Franklin, Lateral Variability and Biodiversity of the Permian Park City Group, Utah and Eastern Nevada, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Cory Renay Friendshuh, The Efficacy and Potential of Therapeutic Communities as an Alternative Model of Mental Health Care, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Joseph Gais, The Thermodynamics of Black Holes, 2019, Physics and Astronomy (PHYS)

David Gallagher, Obligation and Autonomy: Legal Paternalism in the Context of Oppression, 2019, Philosophy (PHIL)

Matt Ganter, Inefficiency in the Market for National Football League Kickers, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Pedro Girardi, The Impact of Inflation on Wages of the Brazilian Poor, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Pedro Girardi, Trevor Freeland, and Joseph Nardi, A Statistical Analysis of Changes in Extreme Precipitation in the Coastal Carolinas, 2019, Statistics (MAST)

Lauren Goboff, Gene Expression Disruption as a Model for Tissue Specificity in Laminopathies, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Maggie Goldberger, Suburban Holy Lands: The Battle for Hindu Presence in Suburban New Jersey, 2019, Religion (RELG)

Daniel Gold, Little League, Big Bucks? The Effect of Youth Sports Participation on Future Wages, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Noah Goldman, Bézout’s Theorem and Algebraic Geometry, 2019, Mathematics (MATH)

Winston T. Goldthwaite, Classical Laser Cooling and Trapping, 2019, Physics and Astronomy (PHYS)

Aaron Goodman, Do Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards Affect Firm-Level EBITDA and Stock Performance?, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Hebba Ashraf Gouda, Oh, Buoy!, 2019, Physics and Astronomy (PHYS)

Lea Gould, Home is where the bird flies., 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Benjamin Krischer Greene, Galen William Quinn Berger-Fletcher, Tenzin Dophen, and Malcolm Grossman, Storytelling with Skynet, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Sacha R. Greenfield, Conceptualizing quantum mechanics in pilot-wave theory, 2019, Physics (PHYS)

Anne Guttridge, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”: Exploring the Narratives of Female Documentary Filmmakers, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Anne S. Hackman, Searching for a Japanese American Language in Nisei Daughter and No-No Boy, 2019, English (ENGL)

Kaitlyn Jeanette Hamers, A Syntactic Account of Tense, Mood, and Aspect in the Haitian Creole Preverbal Marker System, 2019, Linguistics (LING)

Apoorva Handigol, BROWN & BLACK: South Asian American AntiBlackness & Brown-Black Solidarity in Chicago, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Jack Hardwick, Afslørende For Violin & Interactive Electronics, 2019, Music (MUSC)

James Harren, Mayte Aldrett, and Emma Dempsey, Tapping into Sustainability: How Local Craft Breweries Foster an Ethic of Sustainability through Community Building and Development of Placed Based Identity, 2019, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Zoe Harris, The Magic of Summer Camp? The Effects and Mediating Features of a Camp Experience on Adolescent Self-Perceptions, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Dylan Harsch, Countercurse: Poems, 2019, English (ENGL)

Julian Hast, Dionysian Woolf: Nietzschean Subversion of Truth And the Redemptive Power of Art in Woolf’s Novels, 2019, English (ENGL)

Katharine Hauge, Response to Trauma Across Cultures, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Hannah Hemmerly, Reimagining Our Domestic Lifestyle: Philip Johnson and The Glass House, 2019, Art History (ARTH)

Abigail Herscovici, Going with the Flow? Physical Models of Pedestrian Behavior, 2019, Physics (PHYS)

Austin Heuer, Cookstoves and the Environment: How Traditional and Improved Cooking Technology Affects Earth’s Climate, 2019, Chemistry (CHEM)

Makala Hieshima, Don't Just "Wikipedia This Sh**": Kanaka Maoli Perspectives on Hapa Identity, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Quentin Hirsch, Tropical Cambrian Ice: Petrographic Study and Oxygen Isotope Composition of Carbonates from Clumped Isotope Thermometry, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Clara Hobbie, Zika Virus Infection of Placental Macrophages Leads to Placental Dysfunction and Subsequent Fetal Demise, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Sophie Homans, Using astrochronolgy to constrain the age of the Late Cretaceous Inoceramid Extinction Event in Gubbio, Italy, 2019, Geology (GEOL)

Andrew Hoyt, Tame and Untamed: Nature as Dichotomy in Two High Medieval Textual Traditions, 2019, History (HIST)

Anna Huber, Relating Nutrition to Alzheimer's Disease Pathology Through Sirt1-Dependent H4K16 Deacetylation, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Adriana Hudson, Induction of Senescence by Progerin in Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) Cells is Not Reliant on Oxidative Stress, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Lon Hutchinson, Epigenetic Modulation in Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics: The Potential of SIRT1, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Phuoc Thuan Huynh, Inhibition of Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 Reduces Tumor-Initiating Ability of Cancer Stem Cells and Induces Proinflammatory T Cell Responses in Glioblastoma Multiforme, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Abby Ilardi, Examining the Relationship Between Gratitude and Well-Being in Populations with Chronic Illness, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)