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 2023

Hannah Babcock, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Body and place

Sophie Baggett, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Alzheimer's Disease: Turning Towards Tau

Avigail Bailon, Dominic Calicdan, and Chloe Truebenbach, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2023, Environmental Justice Curricula in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Programs: Examining the Variance of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Institutions that Include Environmental Justice Curricula.

James Berger, Computer Science (CS) 2023, PictaPhone: Using smartphones as Controllers

Eledon Beyene, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Eledon's Fall Comps

Avery Blumenthal and Lucas Cantrell, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2023, Politics and Economics in the Endangered Species Act: Evaluating Endangered Species Delistings

Maddie Boulis, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Human Cytomegalovirus RNA2.7 aids Viral Immune Evasion

Robert Breyer, Economics (ECON) 2023, The October 2019 Conundrum: Testing How Zero-Commission Trading Has Influenced Market Efficiency

Anders Brodnax, Economics (ECON) 2023, How the Paycheck Fairness Act Would Reduce the Gender Wage Gap

Emma Burke, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2023, Virtue/Vice

Ross Burnside, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Common Is Not Always Optimal: The Reasons for Using Rare Codons in Genes

Emma Carlson, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Codon usage bias as a regulatory mechanism of gene expression

Isabella Charlton, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Regulation of Abiotic Stress Response in Arabidopsis Via Alternative Splicing

Robin Cheatham, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Reflection On Self

Eleanor Chen, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Torpor-Associated Thermoregulation and Appetite Regulation in Endothermic Mammals: A Concerted and Tailored Process

Jared Chen, Thomas Zeng, Teagan Johnson, and Nathan Hedgecock, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Replication of "Counterfactual Fairness in Text Classification through Robustness"

Kevin Chen, David Chu, Anna Neiman-Golden, Chisom Oguh, Ben Aoki-Sherwood, and Lita Theng, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Is a Dollar Worth a Thousand Words? Visualizing the Connections Between U.S. Congress Members’ Funding and Speech

Yoonho Choi, Chemistry (CHEM) 2023, Producing Semiconductors Suitable for Water Splitting with Metal Nitrates

Jackson Cleveland, Chemistry (CHEM) 2023, PHAding Away - Marine Biodegradable Polymers and the Potential of PHAs

Canute Collins, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Behavioral Torpor Regulation of the Little Brown Bat

Justin Crawmer, Biology (BIOL) 2023, SRSF1 is an Oncoprotein and is a Key Regulator of Bcl-x Alternative Splicing in Lung Cancer

Cassie Cunniff, Diaraye Diallo, Beck Woollen, and Zia NoiseCat, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2023, Watering the West: An Exploratory Case Study of Indigenous Water Rights in the Colorado River Basin

John Daley, History (HIST) 2023, Block Communities Inc.: Less than helpful hands during the War on Poverty.

Alyssa Ehrhardt, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Interactions Between Copper Dysregulation and Biological Markers of Alzheimer's Disease

David Espinoza, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2023, Mi Vecina, La Llorona

Grace Farwell, Linguistics (LING) 2023, Third Language Acquisition: Investigating the Roles of L2 Proficiency, The Typological Primacy Model, and the L2 Status Factor Model on German Vowel Perception in L1 English, L2 French Individuals

Max Felland, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Calcium Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: A view on NMDA receptors and Calcium Homeostasis Modulator Proteins

Ryan Flanagan, Political Science (POSC) 2023, The Olympic 'City of Exception' and the Subversion of Pluralism: Observing Convergence between Beijing and Rio de Janeiro

Allie Fridkin, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Phenological mismatch and specialist pollinators: a comparison of current hypotheses and case studies

Alex Gallin, Economics (ECON) 2023, Does the Federal Reserve Have an Advantage When Forecasting Housing Data?

Eve Gorman, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Gorman Studio Arts Comps Fall 2022

Faith Hanshaw, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Balancing the Autonomic Regulation of Metabolism in Diving Mammals During Voluntary Dives

Elliot Hanson, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Genomic Plasticity in Prokaryotes and its Benefits in Dynamic Environments

Bailey Harmon, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Viral Inhibition of MHC I Pathways: Essential for Enhanced Efficacy of Oncolytic Virotherapy

Abdisalan Hawadle, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Sponge Microbial Response to Thermal Stress and Ocean Acidification is Species-Specific

Kenta Hikino and Kairah Foster, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2023, Live or Die: Survival Strategies of Organizations Promoting Clean Cooking

Elise Hudson, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, The Feminine Grotesque

Christian Irons, Political Science (POSC) 2023, Brexit Voting Inconsistencies Throughout the Celtic Fringe: Analyzing the Interplay of Pro-Brexit Populist Movements With Devolved British Systems of Multi-Level Governance

Claire James, Biology (BIOL) 2023, An Un-Bear-ably Incredible Phenomenon: Atrophy Prevention via IGF-1/Akt Signaling Pathway in Skeletal Muscle of Hibernating Bears

Caroline Jimenez, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Altered Perceptions

Tatiana Jimenez, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Humans and Nature

Elijah Jones, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Role of Climate Change and Microbial Communities in Increased Coral Reef Disease Prevalence

Trevor Jones, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Molecular Pathology and Therapeutic Potential of Autophagy in Alzheimer's Disease

Connor Kelly, Economics (ECON) 2023, The effects of Microfinance on poverty in Central Ghana

Nadia Khayat, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Marine Food Web: Low pH Alters Marine Invertebrate Behavior via Chemical Cue Reception Impairment and Drives Predation Rate

Katherine Kimball, History (HIST) 2023, Reflections in the Water: Placing Salt Lake Valley's Warm Springs in History

Samuel Kim, Statistics (MAST) 2023, Using Statistical Classification Methods to Predict Hits Using Statcast

Aya Klos, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Evolution of the early nitrogen cycle in the face of the Great Oxidation Event (GOE): How transition metal abundances influenced the evolution of the modern nitrogen cycle

Joella Lai, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Abstraction of Movement

Gabriela Lazo, Linguistics (LING) 2023, Baby (Not Quite) Sign Language: A Comparative Analysis of ASL and Baby Sign Language Complexity and Ideologies

Bryan Le, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Microbial Warfare in the Permafrost Front: How Direct & Indirect Competition Influence Bacterial Composition in Thawing Permafrost

Brad Lee, Economics (ECON) 2023, Local Zoning Laws: The Cause or The Cure to The Affordable Housing Crisis

Aashutosha Lele, Biology (BIOL) 2023, MicroRNAs Aid in Herpes Virus Latency: a Strategy for Immune Evasion

Katrina Li, Cathy Guang, Matthew Smith-Erb, and Emanuel Linton, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Social Bot Detection

Amanda Lilienfeld, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, Psychedelics as Rapid Relief for Psychiatric Symptoms in Terminal Palliative Care Patients

Emily Litton, Henrie Friesen, Alia Babinet, Wenlai Han, Viktor Chekhovoi, and Kelly McGucken, Computer Science (CS) 2023, GeoDE: An Interactive Web Tool for Carleton's Geothermal Data

Walt Li, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, Measuring Multidimensional Meaning in Life

Arianna Lone, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Dots & Loops

Emma Long, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Early Snowmelt and Phenological Mismatch Between Migratory Birds and Plant-Pollinator Interactions in Arctic and Alpine Environments

Aliza Louis, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, Bringing The Support Where it is Needed: Generalizability of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools for Minority Youth

Emily Luna, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Untitled (family portrait collage)

Kalju Maegi, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2023, Negotiating Worlds: The Reconstruction of Racial Identity in the Twin Cities' Somali Diasporic Community

Lane Maitland, Mathematics (MATH) 2023, Error Processing for Linear Block Codes

Lane Maitland, Statistics (MAST) 2023, The Effect of Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels on Plant Mass: A Meta-Analysis

Nicole Marsh, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2023, Striking Out

Clara Mayfield, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Impact of Methanogens on Climate Change: Improving our Understanding of Methanogenesis in Thawing Permafrost

Elena Morales-Grahl, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Vital Role of Microglia and Astrocytes in Synaptic Loss and Disruption in Alzheimer’s Disease

Anwesha Mukherji, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Impact of Climate Change on Juvenile Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) Freshwater and Marine Juvenile Development

Rehana Naik Olson, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, Neuroplasticity, Sleep, and Recovery in the Adult Visual Cortex

Beck Page, Economics (ECON) 2023, The Role of Zoning in the Affordable Housing Crisis

Cate Patterson, Biology (BIOL) 2023, All a-bat the UPRER: A Cellular Stress Response in Hibernating Bats

Georgia Paulig, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale: Literature Review and Analysis of Psychometric Properties

Ben Pham, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Influenza A mRNA splicing disrupts host mRNA splicing

Isabella Pozzi, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Role of Microglia and Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Sophia Prichard, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Not So Silent: The influence of codon usage bias on gene expression

Tyler Quitmeyer, Biology (BIOL) 2023, SRSF1 Enhances Splice Site Recognition through an ESE-Independent Mechanism

Utsha Rai, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Subjective Nature of Optimality in Biology: Exploring Codon Usage Bias

Lora Randa, Biology (BIOL) 2023, [4Fe-3S] Clusters Mediate Oxygen Tolerance in [NiFe] Hydrogenases

Gabrielle Lindy Reynaga, Psychology (PSYC) 2023, Novel Pharmacotherapies for Female Sexual Assault Survivors with PTSD Could Aid Research on Female Sexual Dysfunction

Scout Riley, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2023, Valley Fever

Daven Rock, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Zika Virus Induced Downregulation of Tight Junctions and the Extracellular Matrix Disrupts Intercellular Integrity and Enhances Transplacental Pathogenesis

Amer Said, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Zika Virus Entry into Host Cells Is Mediated By Axl TAM Kinase and Its Associated Ligand Gas6

Adi Satish, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Human Disease in a Fluctuating World

Shelly Seth, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Mechanisms for Codon Usage Bias and its Influence on Translational Efficiency and Gene Expression

Ming Shen, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Host MicroRNAs Provide Means of Innate Immune System Evasion During Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infection

Jonathan Singleton, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Climate change induced mismatches between various predator-prey interactions in different life stages of the anadromous Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.)

Maya Stovall, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2023, We Need to Save Us: Climate Justice as Revolution

Irene Sullivan, Economics (ECON) 2023, The Effects of Mental Health on Labor Market Consistency Across Racial Groups

Karina Suwal, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Microglial activation propagates tau pathology of Alzheimer's Disease

Neda Tehrani, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Nostalgia, Memory, and Illusions of the Past

Neda Tehrani, Biology (BIOL) 2023, The Protective Immune Role of 17β-Estradiol against HCV Infection, Proliferation, and Progression

Kelsea Turner, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2023, WILD Pilot

Eleazar Villagomez, Economics (ECON) 2023, Rethinking Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Tori Winter, Biology (BIOL) 2023, RNA Binding Protein Rbfox1 is Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder Through its Dual Role in Alternative Splicing and Gene Expression

Ian Wojtowicz, Physics (PHYS) 2023, The Interiors of Neutron Stars

Patrick Wolesky, Economics (ECON) 2023, Opening the Doors for Opportunity: Reimagining Inclusionary Zoning and Affordable Housing Policies in Major American Cities

Ella Woodruff, Biology (BIOL) 2023, Dive to Survive: Dive Response, Myoglobin, and Antioxidants in Aquatic Mammals

Magdalena Worman, Studio Art (ARTS) 2023, Empty White Space

Matt Wyffels, Economics (ECON) 2023, Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Daisuke Yamada, Yilong Song, and Antonio Marino, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Replicating "Image-Adaptive GAN Based Reconstruction"