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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Awarded in 2023

Xingyi Zhang, MurphyKate Montee, Erik Carlson, Willem Fletcher, and Chi Nguyen, Mathematics (MATH) 2024, Graphs with Many Hamiltonian Paths

Awarded in 2021

Grace Leslie, Yoshiko Lynch, and Tuomas Sivula, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2021, Climate Migration: Implications of Duluth as a “Climate-Proof City”

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

Sophia Rogers, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, things i hold onto when i get worried it'll all go away

Benjamin Wightman, History (HIST) 2021, A Paragon of Virtue: Conceptions of Imperial Authority in Fourteenth-Century Japan

Shane Zerr, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2021, Scared into Submission? Hardly: The Unusual Affects of Economic Anxiety on Support for Authoritarianism

Awarded in 2020

Avery Davis, Studio Art (ARTS) 2020, Large Scale Figure Drawing

Naseem Dillman, Psychology (PSYC) 2020, The Nature Buffer: The Missing Link in Climate Change and Mental Health Research

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

Awarded in 2019

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

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

Russell Li, History (HIST) 2019, Debating Ancient History in Early Italian Renaissance: Antiquarian Historiography, Morality, and Politics in the Scipio-Caesar Controversy

Fabio Silva, Economics (ECON) 2019, Financial Development and Economic Growth - Channels of Transmission at Different Stages of Economic Development

Awarded in 2018

Jared Oak Johnson, Music (MUSC) 2019, Composition and Production

Awarded in 2017

Malcom Halpern Fox, Political Science (POSC) 2017, Buying Elections in a Post-Citizens United World: The Effect of Campaign Spending in House Elections Since 2010

Noriega Alondra Rodriguez, Political Science (POSC) 2017, Power in Positive Advertising? Spanish Political Campaigns Say Sí

Awarded in 2016

Claire Anne Kelloway, Political Science (POSC) 2016, Cows, Colleges, and Conservation: How Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges managed erosion and promoted biodiversity on their rented agricultural lands

Hannah Jean Nayowith, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2016, Being Palestinian, It's a Curse: Non-Activist Women's Perspectives on Palestinian National Liberation

I-Hsuan (Claire) Su, Madeleine Lewis, YaQin (Jessica) Zhou, and Camila de la Vega 2016, The promise and threat of copper-sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: How sense of place shapes opinions and perceptions of the recent mining proposals.

Awarded in 2015

Samantha Chao, Ellen Currier, Grace Fremont, Sarah Meister, and Sarah Olson, English (ENGL) 2016, Carleton College English Theatre & Literature in London: A Commonplace Book

Anna Kathleen Lascher Guasco, American Studies (AMST) 2016, Anacapa and the American Sublime: Perceptions and Representations in Channel Islands National Park

Ian R. B. Reeves, Geology (GEOL) 2015, Seismology in Theory and Practice: Translation of the Disputatio Philosophica De Terraemotibus Anni 1670

Kathy Yu, Crystal Lai, and Benjamin Russell, Mathematics (MATH) 2015, A solution to the arithmetic problem of finding a number which, divided by given numbers, leaves behind given remainders [translated from the original Latin by Carleton math students]

Awarded in 2014

Alexander Monroe Deetz, Chemistry (CHEM) 2015, Formation of Chlorosilyl Pincer-Type Rhodium Complexes by Multiple Si-H Activations of Bis(phosphine)/Dihydrosilyl Ligands

Will A. Gray, Political Science (POSC) 2014, Emilean Self-Sufficiency, Or, Rousseau's Education of Cosmopolitan Love

Danny William Shields, Economics (ECON) 2014, The Impact of the Competitive Balance Tax on Major League Baseball: Does the Luxury Tax actually work?

Awarded in 2013

Linnea Monroe Bullion, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2013, ... AND FOR A MOMENT, TIME STOPS

Andrew Alan Chael, History (HIST) 2013, Sitting at the Feet of the Ancients : Gerbert of Auillac's Search for Meaning in the Classical World

Awarded in 2012

Margaret Constance Holladay, Religion (RELG) 2014, Issues and Questions in Language Endangerment and Revitalization

Colin Prescott MacArthur, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Finding the Lost Navigation Guidelines: Next Generation Website Usability Guidelines

Awarded in 2011

Anna Hare Newman, Biology (BIOL) 2011, Investigating flowering in Chamaecrista fasciculata: Unpacking genetic and environmental influences

Samantha Leigh Thompson, Chemistry (CHEM) 2011, Emissions from the Construction-Related Grinding of Metal and Carpet Glue

Hillary Jane Doesche Wiener and Amy S. Teller, Environmental Studies (ENTS), Psychology (PSYC) 2011, Variation in bitter taste perception between moral vegetarians and non-vegetarians

Awarded in 2008

Kate Webb, Undeclared 2011, Dwellings in the Cradle of American Slavery: An Archaeological Analysis of Slave Household Structures in the Early Chesapeake