Undergraduate students at Washington University in St. Louis are encouraged to participate in research. These opportunities are organized through the Office of Undergraduate Research or through department-specific honors courses. This collection contains senior research papers or honors theses from across disciplines at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Theses from 2017

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Comparisons of Intrinsic Motivation for Novel Stroke Rehabilitation Interventions for UE, Dorothy Kalmbach, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2016

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Elements of the Mathematical Formulation of Quantum Mechanics, Keunjae Go, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Conceiving of Contraception: St. Louis Women's Perspectives on Family Planning & Contraception, Priya Suri, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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One Step Forward, Twelve Steps Back: Examining Alcoholics Anonymous and its Neo-Colonial Implications for Men in Cuenca, Ecuador, Jason Tinero, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2015

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Black Culture: A Societal Problem, Quamesha Brown
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Ghosts in the Garden: Cultural Critique through the Lens of the Absurd, Andrew T. Catanese
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Investigating the Role of Wolbachia Endosymbionts in the Expansion of the F Element in Drosophila ananassae, Elizabeth J. Chen
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Investigating the Role of Cholesterol During Murine Norovirus Infection, Emily Condiff, Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Word Muscles, Jimena O. Gracia
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The C-terminal Linker of FtsZ Acts as an Intrinsically Disordered Peptide during Cell Division in Bacillus subtilis, Steven Grigsby
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Landmarks for Sleepwalkers, Isaac S. Howell
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Imagining New Possibilities Through Social Practice, Sarah O. Hull
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Cosmological Signatures of Massive Self-Interacting Neutrinos, Christina D. Kreisch, Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, Olivier P. Doré, Francesc Ferrer, Mike Seiffert, and Kris Sigurdson, Physics, Bachelor of Arts

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Pharmacology of Organic Cation Transporters: Focus on Structure-Function Relationships in OCT3 (SLC22A3), Dan C. Li
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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In-Betweeness On Stage, Qiyuan Liu
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The Girl Who Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Singing, REBECCA M. LOTHAN
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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1. What is the relationship of the finite subject to the infinite ground? 2. How do we use where we segregate the subject from the ground to construct reality? 3. In what ways can we destabilize this constructed reality to highlight its inherent instability?, Calvin M. Miceli-Nelson
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Ritual Embodiment: The Body Remembers Through Ritual, Ayesha Mohyuddin
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Development of Molecular Markers for Non-Invasive Detection of Lung Inflammation, Neveda Murugesan, Biology, Bachelor of Science

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The Final Frontier: Navigating from Material to Virtual, Alexandra Neuman
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Unguided Tour, Catalina Ouyang
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Pressing: Where the Objective Meets the Subjective, Mariana Parisca
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Information Oscillation: The Permeable Boundary Between Infinity and One, Grace J. Park, Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Contemporary Family Portrait: The Hidden Uncomfortable Truth of Family Dynamics, Ji Won Park
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Untitled (Too real is this feeling of make-believe), Tucker Pierce
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Syncing Umbanda and Science (SUS): Using Umbanda’s Holistic Healing Methods to Increase Access to Healthcare, Alex E. Rosenthal, Bachelor of Arts

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The Disinheritance of Power, Jared Stein
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Into the Fold: Deleuze, Desire, and Art, Madeline Wells
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Theses from 2014

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Experiments in Remix and Worldmaking, jesse firestone
Art (Photography), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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NMR Studies of Oil Shale, Erin Gauger, Physics

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Chimaera, Charlotte E. Greenbaum, Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Implicit Prejudice and its Implications for how Communities should Respond to Racial Injustices, Harry Kainen
Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

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Simus inter Exempla: Exempla and Innovation in Valerius Maximus, Seneca and Juvenal, Grace Kroner
Classics

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Effects of temperature, antibody attachment methods, and antibody affinity on the oxidative signal of an Aβ micro-immunoelectrode, Hyo Lee, Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Paiting, Lucas Page
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Something Gained: Translation as Process, Amanda V. Rothschild
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Wouldn't It Be Funny If, Taryn Sirias
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Survey of ‘Low-Z’ Particles from the Interplanetary Dust Collection in Search of IDPs, Harison Wiesman
Physics

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The Stardust Interstellar Dust Collector Crater Origins and Hypervelocity Cratering at Oblique Angles in Aluminum Foil, Harison Wiesman
Physics

Theses from 2013

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Determination of Average Loss Lifetimes for Near‐Earth Electrons in Solar Storms, John Blears
Physics

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From the Museum to the Parking Lot: A Scrutiny of the Everyday, Julie D. Cronan
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Parenting Preschoolers with Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Does Child Gender Matter?, Antonya M. Gonzalez
Psychology

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Risking It: An Examination of Risk Perception Amongst Obstetricians and Certified Professional Midwives in Missouri, Allison R. Horan
Anthropology

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Humanitarianism and the Anthropology of Hunger, Kate Klein
Anthropology

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Active, Disorienting, and Transitional: The Aesthetic of Boredom(s) in the Multimedia Works of Nam June Paik (1932-2006), Eugene Kwon
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities

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Aliquot Cycles for Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication, Thomas Morrell
Mathematics

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Evolutions in Class Visibility, Morality, and Representation in Chilean Teleseries: From Military Regime to Current Moment, Sadie Smeck
International and Area Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Always Be A Wilderness: to cross over and rise, Katharine E. Walker
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Superfluidity in Neutron Stars, Samuel J. Witte
Physics

Theses from 2012

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Suppressing Expression of Hepatic Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Reverses Gallstone Susceptibility in Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein Knockout Mice by Reducing Canalicular Cholesterol Secretion, Ho Yee Joyce Fung, Biology