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 2022

Rachel Heilbronner, History (HIST) 2022, Powder to the People: Growth Management and Environmental Justice in Aspen, Colorado

Vincent F. He, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Antimatter: Theoretical Foundations and Beyond

Rebecca Hicke, John Groos, Jade Kandel, Ephraim Benson, and Haruki Yoshida, Computer Science (CS) 2022, Practicum 2.0: An Interactive Tool for Practicing Introductory CS Topics

Paul Hinton, Economics (ECON) 2022, Early Childhood Intervention and Income Inequality: An Analysis on the Intergenerational Mobility of Head Start Participants

Paul Hinton, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, The Rationality of Economic Discounting

Alison Hong, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Constructing the Female Grand Narrative - Chantal Akerman in the 1970s

Anna Hori, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Minnesota Television Coverage of Female Candidates in 2008 and 2016

Becca Horwitz, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Investigating the Potential Overlap Between the Mid-Atlantic Bight Cold Pool and Proposed Offshore Wind Areas

Lilian Hurtubise, Economics (ECON) 2022, Monetary Policy Spillovers into Small Open Economies: The United States vs. The Euro Area

Julaluck Intasin, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Two-speed Genome Theory in Fungi

Josh Isaacs, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Tracing the petrogenesis of Siletzia through geochemistry and petrography; the case for slab window-plume volcanism in the Crescent Formation

Maya Jensen, Economics (ECON) 2022, Credit Source and Consumption in Mongolia: Do Microloans and Informal Loans Impact Consumption Differently?

Leah Johnson, History (HIST) 2022, Narrating the Nation: Constructions of Identity and Nationalism in Estonian Museums

Leah Johnson, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Urban and Rural Divide: Co-residence and Female Labor Supply in Brazil

Tate Yee Johnson, Philosophy (PHIL) 2022, Vasubandhu’s Illusory Elephant: Alternative Philosophical Methods Yielding Unconventional Results

Zachary Johnson, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Reaching for the Stars: The Physics of Space Elevators

Julia Johnston, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Chatting with Lucidity: The Connection Between Sleep Talking and Dream Disorders

Julia Johnston, English (ENGL) 2022, Silhouette in the Doorway

Sydney Marie Jones, Biology (BIOL) 2022, When Fire Feeds Fire: Evolution of Flammability Induces Positive Fire-Vegetation Feedback Loops in Subgenus Pinus

Robert Josowitz, Theater Arts (THEA) 2022, The Effect by Lucy Prebble: A Theater Comps Production by Will Josowitz

Ethan Karp, Geology (GEOL) 2022, From Earth to Art: Exploring Sustainable Ceramics and the Cowling Arboretum's Clay

Gabriel Keane, Economics (ECON) 2022, U.S. Military Spending: Developing or Destroying

Allison Keen, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Quenching: The Death of Galaxies

Oscar Kimzey, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentrations on Soybean Biomass Production: Implications for Global Food Systems in a Changing Climate

Rahul Kirkhope, Political Science (POSC), Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, A Descent into the Dissident Right: How White Victimhood and the "Great Replacement Theory" Went Mainstream

Kapani Kirkland, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Fatal Eggs, Mad Scientists, and Carnival Galore: Satirical Narrative as Political Expression

Logan Knutson, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, A Foregone Conclusion? Race, Wealth, and the Modern Application of the American Death Penalty

Jamie Kortanek, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Vaginal Epithelial Thickness and Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase in Sexually Naïve and Experienced Female Rats

Alec Kotler, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Alternative Splicing: A Focus on Disruptors to the Mechanism Leading to Disease and Illuminating Therapeutic Possibility

David Krakaur, Economics (ECON) 2022, Skill-biased Technical Change As A Source Of Income Inequality: An Investigation Of Changes In Wage Returns To Job Tasks In The 21st Century

Todd Laffaye, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Role of Cilia and Hedgehog Signaling in Medulloblastoma: Complex Drivers and Advantageous Targets for the Treatment of Shh-Dependent Oncology

Natalie Lafferty, American Studies (AMST) 2022, The Monster of Mental Illness: The Representation of Mary Todd Lincoln’s Mental Health in American Culture

Nghi Lam, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Alternative splicing: determinative role of cis elements and trans factors in disease and therapy

Kate Lanier, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Climate Change and the Framing Effect

Bethany Lazo, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Mind the Gender Gap: Examining Measurement of Violence Risk in Women

Grace Lee, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, The Extra(Ordinary)

Serena Lee, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Disturbance Amplifies Predator Pressure: An Analysis of Predators in Restoration Projects

Siena Leone-Getten, American Studies (AMST) 2022, American Individualism: White Supremacy, Patriarchy, and the Curtailing of American Democracy

Alec Leonetti, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Evolution of the Role of Cilia in Asymmetric Left-Right Axis Patterning

Zachary J. Lewis, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The transcription factor Bach2 drives memory B cell differentiation from the germinal center as a result of low-affinity B cell receptor signaling.

Gabriel Lobet, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Soil Properties of Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area in Rice County, MN: The Influence of Land Use History and Prairie Restoration

Carly Lo, Biology (BIOL) 2022, An Explosion of Aquatic Life: A Comparative Evaluation of the Impact of Wildfires on Freshwater and Marine Phytoplankton Communities

Jeremiah Mackin-Alonzi, Karryn Leake, Sagal Ahmed, and Henry Farnsworth, Statistics (MAST) 2022, Survival Analysis: An Application with Censored Head and Neck Cancer Data

Hannah MacLeod, Elias Franzen, Ella Stack, and Abigail Sutcliffe, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2022, "A new normal": the rise of Anthropocene rhetoric in local news media coverage of wildfire

Manjari Majumdar, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Bike Dream

Jeep Maneenoi, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Investigating the potential factors behind microplastics distribution along the beaches in Southern California

Nothando N. Mangena, Biology (BIOL) 2022, In malaria, Interferon gamma induced T-bet expression increases B cell affinity but reduces their capacity to clear infection

Sydney Marsh, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Therapeutic Application for Cis and Trans Splicing Mutations

Jacob Martens, David Krakaur, and Bryan Boehnke, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, Seeking Lines Using Resultants and More: Statistics on Cubic Surfaces Over Finite Fields

Carl Marvin, Economics (ECON) 2022, Evaluating the Paycheck Fairness Act: Do Not Let Perfect Be the Enemy of Good

Carl Marvin, Political Science (POSC) 2022, The Best of Both Worlds: Making the Most of the Middle Ground Between the US and China

Elizabeth McCrea, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Debiasing the Influence of the Hindsight Bias and Anchoring Effect on Juror Decision Making

Katherine McFerrin, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Genomic Signatures of Virulence: The Effects of Pathogenicity Islands on Pathogen Fitness

Brooke McKelvey, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Roots

Christopher McTaggart, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Sardines

Ashley Mei, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2022, Encrypted: A Study on Reactions to Anti-Asian Sentiment

Ben Mellin, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Faunal Biodiversity and Pyrodiversity in Western North American Forests: Flaws in the Current Literature

Elie Mer, Chemistry (CHEM) 2022, Serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography as a tool for the characterization of protein structure and dynamics

Ayasa Michii, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Alternative Splicing in Development, Aging, and Diseases

Miyuki Mihira, History (HIST) 2022, Pluralizing History and Silence of Hibakusha: Operations of Stigmatized Identities and Memories of Nagasaki Buraku

Colleen Milligan, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Restoring Patchy Coniferous Forests through Prescribed Fires and Thinning Efforts to Better Prepare Them for the Effects of Climate Change

Ella Milliken, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Unique E. globulous Chemistry in Eucalypt Forests Influences Abnormal PyOM Production in Response to Fire Severity

Arya Misra, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, I HOPE YOU REMEMBER THIS MOMENT

Kristin Miyagi, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Conflict and Hope for a Better Life: Transformative Gender Roles and Women’s Economic Empowerment During the Syrian Civil War

Yuto Miyazawa, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Quantum teleportation and its experimental realization

Emmanuel Morales, Economics (ECON) 2022, Understanding Remittances: How the 2008 Financial Crisis Affected the Impact of Remittances

Ayaka Moriyama, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Physics of Plasma Gasification with Plasma Arc

Ayaka Moriyama, Dance (DANC) 2022, ψ( )

Myat Thant Sin Naing, Economics (ECON) 2022, Social Institutions and Economic Growth

Sarah Nakamoto, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, The Immunological Effects of Music Therapy

Adam Nakasaka, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, Revisited

Jordan Navarro, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2022, Effect of Religiosity on the Conjunction Fallacy

Jordan Navarro, Philosophy (PHIL) 2022, The Liar Paradox: Considering Fuzzy Logic and Trivalent Truth Conditions

Chi Nguyen, David Chae, John Groos, Xander Roti, and Sabrine Shanaa, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, A Modern Take on the Proof of Jacobi's Four-Square Theorem

Adam N. Nik, Molly Kammann, Jack Rybarczyk, and Sue He, Computer Science (CS) 2022, Scenify: Using AI to Generate Scenic Walking Paths

Katherine Nowak, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Optogenetics as a Means to Improve Human Perception

Katherine Oda, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Boldly Going, But Should We?: The Next Generation of Extremely Large Telescopes

Win Wen Ooi, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, “We Believe in Intercultural rather than Multicultural”: Negotiating Place-based, National, and Global Cultural Imaginations

Folasade Orepo, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Rhythm Of Life

Mark Paine, Biology (BIOL) 2022, A Comparison of the Ciliary Mechanisms and Genetic Mutations Underlying Situs Inversus and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Daria Palenova, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Physics of Neural Signals

Ben Perry, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, Figure Gestures in India Ink

Jackson Piccirillo, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Improves Plant Health, Productivity, and Tolerance to Environmental Stress By Influencing Plant Physiology, Soil Ecological Interactions, and Soil Structure Engineering

Allegra Pihlaja, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, "Special Water": Water as Community in Wisconsin's Chequamegon Bay

Noah Pinkney, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Quantum Biology, Photosynthesis, and Resonance Energy Transfer

Noah Pinkney, Shira Julie, and Elliot Heyman, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, Algebraic Topology and Discrete Morse Theory for Finite Spaces

Kellan Pinson, Economics (ECON) 2022, Regulating The Retail Investor

Logan Plasch, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Physics of Nuclear Fusion Reactors

Colette Pollard, Nathan Hayes-Rich, Dominic Enriquez, and Emily Schulenberg, Statistics (MAST) 2022, COVID-19 Incidence Rate in Minnesota: A Bayesian Spatial Analysis

Zoe Poolos, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, Existing Somewhere in Between: Examining Experiences of Non-Binary Athletes on Collegiate Sports Teams

Clara Posner, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Therapeutic Trips: Efficacy of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Isak Poulsen, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Fire-Induced Evolutionary Traits and How They Will Fare Against Short-Interval, High-Intensity Fires

Phoebe Pugh, History (HIST) 2022, Rights of Reason : Newspapers and Public Discourse on American Women’s Roles in a Post-Revolutionary World

Ali Purdum, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2022, The Tic-Reducing Effect of Music on Tourette's Syndrome

Shaw Qin, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, What Makes Bilinguals Different from Monolinguals? A Systematic Review of Language Background Measurement in the Bilingual Cognitive Advantage Literature

Tyrone Quigley, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, Seeing the Figure

Declan Ramirez, Geology (GEOL) 2022, A Quantitative Survey of Sphaeriid Abundances within Spring Creek Habitats, Northfield, MN

Javier Ramirez, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Quantifying Interpretation Bias in Social Anxiety Research

Paul Ready, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Pancreatic cancer as a ciliopathy: the role of primary cilia in driving and suppressing tumorigenesis and metastasis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas

Cecelia Ringrose, Music (MUSC) 2022, The Blank Slate