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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 2022

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Speechless: Understanding the Manufacture of Omission in an Effort Toward a More Responsible Ethnography, sophie goldstein, Bachelor of Science

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Investing Green to Become More Green: An Analysis of Whether S&P 100 Companies are Decreasing their Carbon Footprint Proportional to their Liquidity, Ashley Hendler and Ethan Hunter, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Dataset Evaluation for Data Trading Using Expected Loss and Homomorphic Encryption, Minsung Joo, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Do Chief Executive Officers with Higher Compensation Assume More Innovative Risk Within Their Firms? Unearthing the Relationship Between Chief Executive Officer Compensation and Firm Innovation Levels: An Analysis of S&P 500 Companies, Hailey Kleban and Abhay Bhandari, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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“That’s what hospice is supposed to do”: How U.S. hospice care staff bridge philosophy and institutions, Morgan Alexa Leff, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Factors Determining Attraction of Neurodivergent Applicants to Organizations, Barri Levitt, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

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"Nothing but the Son of a Black Woman": Anti-Blackness, Gender Dynamics, and Muslim Communities of Memphis, Zari Muhammad, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Alimentary Politics and Algorithms: The Spread of Information about “Healthy” Eating and Diet on TikTok, Sara Pierce, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Omega-3 and Omega-6 Rebalancing in Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) for the Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Children Aged 8-24 Months in Pujehun, Sierra Leone: An analysis of the differences in acceptability between a Docosahexaenoic acid-fortified standard RUTF, a Docosahexaenoic acid-fortified oat-based RUTF, and a standard RUTF, Max Zalta, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2021

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Development of a Diamond Defect Quantum Sensing Platform for Probing Novel Quantum Magnetic Phases, Jeffrey Ahlers, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Land Consolidation and Registration in Kenya: Landlessness and Threats to Nation Building, Ellen Bresnick, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Mineralogy of Aeolian Deposits in Gale Crater, Mars: The Bagnold Dunes to Glen Torridon, Eleanor Moreland, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Picky Eating in Children: Associations with IQ and Executive Functioning, Ara Nazmiyal, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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"Yeah I'm Still That Bitch, but Now I'm Feelin' Like the Man": How Black Women Rappers Queer Masculinity in Hip Hop, Efua Osei, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Radical Support: Understanding Doula Work as Resistance to Routinized Violence, Arianna Parkhideh, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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A Vanguard at the Intersections: Black Girls and the Black Panther Party's Oakland Community School, Logan Phillips, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Explanatory Necropolitics: Physicians’ Perspectives on Compliance, Culture, and Competence in the Management of Chronic Disease, Rithvik Ramesh, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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The St. Louis Legacy: Understanding Racial Disparities in Health and the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Black Americans, Helen Stephens, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Individuality and Autochthony in Kenya's Coastal Landscape, Julia Stewart, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Modular Neural Network and Clustering using Diffusion Basis Spectrum Imaging (DBSI) metrics improves Prostate Cancer Grading, Anthony Wu, Bachelor of Science

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A Phonological Analysis of the Word-Borrowing Process in Volapük, Yutong Zhang, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2020

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Conceiving Freedom: An Analysis of Black Motherhood in Twentieth Century American Black Women's Novels, Amanda Everett, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Bolstering Hyde’s Basic French Conversations I & II as a Resource for Missouri French Dialect Learning, Henry Greenstein, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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A Generative Approach to Oscan Syntax: Towards an Analysis of the Conditional Construction, Jennifer McLish, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Black Delilahs: Black Female Sexuality and Resistance in Progressive Era New York City, Kayla J. Smith, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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“the Depth Within:” Black Women, Creative Media & the Aesthetics of Interiority, Taylor Smith, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2019

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In a Child's Place: Centering Black Girlhood in Black Feminisms through the Bildungsroman, Taylor L. Bailey, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Toward Devices for Exploring PT-symmetry in Electronic Transport of Graphene, Michael Carovillano, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Studies of Nucleation and Glass Formation in Metallic Liquids, Ryan Chang, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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"Can I work with your group?" Assessing Preferences Among the Washington University in St. Louis Undergraduate Community Towards International Students in Classroom Group Formation, Marisa Ippolito, Aneesha Bandarpalle, and Hank Michalski, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

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The Casualties of U.S. Grand Strategy: Korean Exclusion from the San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Pacific Pact, Syrus Jin, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Ticket to Abide: The Role of Implicit Bias in Chicago Parking Ticket Distribution, Annelise Morgan and Ryan Farhat-Sabet

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The Effects of Oklahoma's Universal Preschool Policy on Long-Term Educational Outcomes for Students, Betsy Morgan and Madison Stoecker, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

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Real-time RFI Mitigation in Radio Astronomy, Emily Ramey, Nick Joslyn, Richard Prestage, Michael Lam, Luke Hawkins, Tim Blattner, and Mark Whitehead, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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A War of Words: The Circulation and Interpretation of Taiping Depositions, Jordan Weinstock, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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Investigating Supernova Remnant Kinetics using 1420 MHz HI Hyperfine Emission, Nathan Whitsett, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Theses from 2018

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Seeing Shadows: FBI Surveillance, Gender, and Black Women Activists, Kiara Sample, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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.)

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Investigating Localization and Activity-Dependent Translation of Astrocyte mRNA, Rohan Khazanchi, Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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SuppFriends: Empowering Friends, Changing Culture, Allie Liss and Lily Grier, 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)