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

Caroline Carty, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, Unsettling Enclosures

Joey Castaneda, Geology (GEOL) 2020, What Percent of Can, Won’t? A Look Into the Function of a Saturated Buffer in Southwest Minnesota, Its Hydraulic Properties, and Implications for Midwestern Farmers

Christian Cavan, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Reduced Age and Premature Juvenile Salmon Migration Impacts a Decrease in Adult Size

Tyler A. Chang, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2020, Emergence of Hierarchical Syntax in Neural Machine Translation

Tyler A. Chang, Mathematics (MATH) 2020, Topology of Second Order Tensor Fields

Katie Chavez, Bryan Kim, Jay Na, Aaron Prentice, Jin Ruan, and J. Liralyn Smith, Statistics (MAST) 2020, Respondent Driven Sampling

Celeste Chen, Biology (BIOL) 2020, The Role of β-NGF in Induced Ovulation in Camelids

Sam Chen, Marietta Geist, Alex Kiral, and Brody Lynch, Mathematics (MATH) 2020, Fermat's Last Theorem: Kummer's Special Case

Ben Chesler, Economics (ECON) 2020, Industrial Revolutions: Fourth Verse Same as the First? A Brave New World of Unknowns

Cecily Choy, Biology (BIOL) 2020, The Role of Autoimmunity in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Proposed Mechanism of Attack

Darryl Colcol, Biology (BIOL) 2020, KV1.3: An Ionic Driving Force for Neural Degradation

Joey Cook-Gallardo, Japanese (JAPN) 2020, The Hikikomori Phenomenon: A Road to Peace and Destruction

Vicente Cortes, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Return of the Luddites: Labor Market Implications of Projected Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Bea Crow, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, Studio Comps

Ingrid Dai, Economics (ECON) 2020, Eliminating Homelessness: An Evaluation of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Quincy D'Alessio, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, Sugar High: An Analysis of Excessive Sugar Intake in an Addiction Framework

Kathleen Danielson, English (ENGL) 2020, At This Time a Queen Shall Be Burned

Avery Davis, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, Trans Utopias

Thais Del Rosario Hernandez, Biology (BIOL) 2020, The Role of Asymmetry in Epithalamic Structures on Psychiatric Disorders

Sergio R. Demara, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020, Altar for a Future Love

Naseem Dillman, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, When the Nature of 'Nature' Is Inconsistent: Evaluating the Natural Environment in Attention Restoration Theory

Kyle Duplessis, Chemistry (CHEM) 2020, Effects of Quantum Tunneling on Low Temperature Reactivity in Astrochemical Contexts

Hannah Eglinton, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Regulating Antigen Stimulation to Improve Memory Formation and Mitigate Exhaustion in CAR T Cells

Jithran Ekanayake, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Preliminary Model for a Biomimetic Space Radiation Shield

Estee Emlen, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Helminth Parasites and Allergens Initiate Type 2 Immune Responses by Inducing IL-25 and IL-33 Signaling to Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells

Madeleine Emmons, Isabel Olson, Sahil Chhugani, Justin Washington, and Liam Sullivan, Computer Science (CS) 2020, The Key Comps 2020

Maria Fairchild, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Redox or Detox? The Role of the Ladderane Lipid Membrane in Anammox Metabolism

Julia Felderman, Geology (GEOL) 2020, A Search for Impact Glass in the Sirius Formation, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica

Emma Ferrer, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Mechanisms for Modulating Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) after Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy

Lydia Field, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2020, Identifying Threat: A Quantitative Study of the Influence of Identity on National Security Threat Perception in American Public Opinion

River Fiocco, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, Measurement of the Gender Minority Stress Model in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Jonah Fisher, Political Science (POSC) 2020, To Be Taken Seriously, but Not Literally: An Analysis of Memes as a Unique Form of Political Humor and Expression on Social Media

Jonah Fisher, Narun Raman, Nathaniel Sauerberg, and Addison Partida-Vasquez, Computer Science (CS) 2020, Revisionist History: Predicting Wikipedia Article Quality With Edit Histories

Jen Fonder, Political Science (POSC) 2020, The Tribal Sovereignty Doctrine and the State of Indigeneity in the United States

Rachel Freeman-Cook, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, "I just go cry in the car if I have's just one of those things:" Prison Doulas, Emotional Labor, and the Personal Costs of Care

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

Phil Gagnon, Economics (ECON) 2020, Does Airbnb Presence Increase Rental Values? Evidence from Portland, Oregon Neighborhoods

David Galambos, Biology (BIOL) 2020, RNA Transcripts Assemble Nuclear Bodies That Regulate Chromatin Organization and Transcription Machinery

Sharan Ganjam, Economics (ECON) 2020, Minneapolis 2040: An Incomplete Roadmap to Housing Supply and Affordability?

Sharan Ganjam, Physics (PHYS) 2020, Quantum Dots: Bridging Classical Chaos and Quantum Mechanics

Celeste Gaughan, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, I Want To Show You Something

Emma Gautier, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2020, Nowness: ​A Space for the Unfolding of Queer Politics

Marietta Geist, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, A Ring

Malik Gibson, Economics (ECON) 2020, First Among “Equals:” An Analysis of Gendered Differential Human Capital Investments by Parents in India

Emma Goidel, Philosophy (PHIL) 2020, Reconstituting the Relational-Self: The Multitudes of Harms on Victims/Survivors in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault

Seth Greengo, Biology (BIOL) 2020, N-6-Methyladenosine Promotes HIV Replication through Its Interactions with Host YTHDF Proteins

Zane Grinde, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020, Anoka

Madeline Hagar and Caroline Hall, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2020, Reaching Carbon Neutrality: An Analysis of Higher Education Institutions' Approaches to Mitigating Scope 3 Emissions

Peter Hagstrom, Economics (ECON) 2020, Artificial Intelligence and the Displacement of High-Skilled Labor

Josh Hauser, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Wingbeat Frequency Negatively Correlates with Flexural Stiffness to Mitigate Damage in Birds with Rapid Wingbeats

Erica Helgerud, English (ENGL) 2020, Creating Community: Synthesizing the Black Experience of America Through Literature AND Pieces of Skin or Palm Tree Heartbeats: Immigrants and Sex in The Lonely Londoners and “We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?”

Abby Hirshman, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, Using Drug Treatments for Opiate Use Disorder to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Abby H. Hirshman, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, Using Drug Treatments for Opiate Use Disorder to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Augustus Holley, Asian Studies (ASST) 2020, Nányīn as “Living Fossil:” Uses of the Past in Nányīn Discourse

Oskar Houck, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Effect of Light Rail Network Expansion on Single-Family Homes in St. Paul, MN

Adam Hruby, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Is This Canon? Both Replicative and Oncogene-Induced Cellular Senescence Activate the Canonical NF-κB Pathway, but Only Oncogene-Induced Senescence Activates the Noncanonical NF-κB Pathway

Tyler Hruby, History (HIST) 2020, Global yet Local: Karatani Kōjin’s The Structure of World History as a Response to Japanese Socialist History

Tyler Hruby, Philosophy (PHIL) 2020, Mediating the Procreation Asymmetry Through the Distinction Between Existent and Potential People

Berit Hudson-Rasmussen, Geology (GEOL) 2020, Evaluating Two Critical Zone Hypotheses Using Active Source Seismic Refraction in Antelope Valley, California

Natalie Hummel, Geology (GEOL) 2020, Statistical Analysis of Small Structures in Rotated Crustal Blocks Near the Husavik-Flatey Fault, Northern Iceland

Emily (Pilot) Irwin, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020, Play Among the Stars

Ann Isaacs, Physics (PHYS) 2020, Gamma Ray Bursts: Phenomenology and Origins

Jacob Isaacs, English (ENGL) 2020, The Kings of Nowhere: Challenging Place and Identity Boundaries in NW and There There

Christopher Jabbarpour, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Destabilization of Fish Schooling Behavior Due to a Changing Climate

Abby Jackson, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Allogeneic DAP12-based CAR NK Cells as an Anti-HIV Immunotherapy to Target the Latent Viral Reservoir

Zane Johann, Economics (ECON) 2020, Health, Subjective Well-Being, and Development: An Analysis of the Effect of Development Level on How Health Impacts Life Satisfaction

Daniel Johnson, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Engineering Safety Switches to Manage the Toxicities of CAR T Cell Therapy

Todd Johnson, Adam Kral, Aaron Li, and Justin Soll, Mathematics (MATH) 2020, Pathologies of the Axiom of Choice

Graham Kaegi, Art History (ARTH) 2020, Sustainable Critical Regionalism: Rick Joy and Ethical Architecture

Katerina Katakalides, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, Navigating Global Beauty Standards: Natural Hair and National Representation

Kamran Kelly, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Driving Out Autoimmunity: Generating a CAR T Regulatory Cell Against Multiple Sclerosis

Hannah Kennicott, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Confirming Diurnal Oscillations and Scrutinizing the Potential Circadian Rhythm of the Gut Microbiome

Caroline Kern-Allely, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Inclusion of the Landscape of Fear and Mesopredator Release in a Trophic Cascade Model to Predict Effects of Apex Predator Extirpation

Jin Kim, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, Gehenna, or, a map of love and death

Rebekah Kissel, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: GABA Mediated Neuroendocrine Origins

Ben Koppel, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Effect of Local Elementary School “Quality” on Housing Value

Cecilia Kryzda, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020, Expanded Form, Enhanced Body: Cyborg as Multimedia Metaphor in the Oeuvres of Janelle Monáe and Björk

Oleksandr Kyrysyuk, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Boolean Logic-Gated CAR T Cells with TCR Mimic Recognition Overcome Critical Antigen Targeting Barrier in Solid Tumors

Russell Lack, History (HIST) 2020, Close to Home: Suburbanization, Residential Segregation, and Jewish-Black Relations in St. Louis Park and North Minneapolis, MN

Dillon Lanier, Cameron Kline-Sharpe, Kellen Dorchen, Carlos Garcia, Javin White, and Emilee Fulton, Computer Science (CS) 2020, Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System

Chris Lasch, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2020, The Piraiba

Cece Lasley, English (ENGL) 2020, “Double, Double, toil and trouble?” The Multiplicitous Nature of the Weird Sisters and its Effects on Culpability in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Anna Lauriello, History (HIST) 2020, The Pox and the Strangling Angel: Anti-Vaccination in Philadelphia

Emma Lederer, Biology (BIOL) 2020, CD28 CAR Regulatory T cells Prevent Graft Rejection and Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Danielle Lewis, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, You Can Make Money Too: The Audience and Messages of Personal Finance Books

Joe Lewis, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Pleistocene Megafauna Extinction: Combining Prehistoric Data with Modern Experiments to Determine the Impact on Vegetation

Clara Liang, American Studies (AMST) 2020, “A Church Without Walls”: Glide Memorial (Methodist) Church and Postsecular Potential in Urban Religion

Jean Liang, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, Digital Figure Studies

Grace Liao, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, “We Are Not Secondary Citizens”: Conceiving a Parallel Social World Outside the Secondary Food Economy

Sarah Lieberman, American Studies (AMST) 2020, The Basel Effect: Global Art World Impacts on Local Neighborhood Culture in Wynwood, Miami

Joe Liesman, Jared Kannel, and Nasra Mohamed, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2020, Plastic Art and Activism: How Artists are Taking on Plastic Pollution

Brendon Lin, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Oxygen and Temperature May Be Able to Predict Size-based Responses to Global Warming in Polar Waters

Jonas Lindholm, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2020, A Caring Ethos for a World of Global Risk: Living in the Age of Climate Change

Lawrence Lin, Physics (PHYS) 2020, The Physics of Star Trek

Colin Liphart, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, Interactions Between Microglia and Tau in an Aging Primate Model

Eve Liu, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, Symbols of Differentiation: Configuring Chineseness in Haute Cuisine and Couture

Nicola Lowry and Mariah Casmey, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2020, Looking Back to Look Ahead: Providing Temporal Context for the Spare or Share Debate Using Land Use Change and Bird Populations

Carlos Lua Pineda, Economics (ECON) 2020, Analyzing the Combination Effect of Corruption and Administration Type on Education

Heather Luedke and Emma Thomley, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2020, A Comparative Study of Climate Action Plans in Liberal Arts Colleges: Planning Processes, Climate Action Strategies, and Implementation Techniques

Jason Maier, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, The Brilliance of Resilience: Understanding and Measuring It