Thesis and projects submitted to this collection are the senior projects of students in the University Honors Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A central part for the Honors experience is the senior project, either independent research or participation in creative or collaborative academic activities. The format of the project depends on the program requirements, the traditions of the academic discipline, and the nature of the project selected. Mentored research and creative activities in all disciplines allows students to develop skills and experiences that enhance their professional or graduate school credentials and career opportunities. Students have described their Honors senior projects as the "most intellectually exciting and rewarding experience" of their college careers. Support for undergraduate research is strong at Nebraska. The University funds research scholarships that pair faculty mentors and students in their second and third years (UCARE-Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience). Academic departments also sponsor internships and cooperative education programs in the business and scientific communities in the state and in the nation.

The theses and projects here are open to the general public. Honors theses or projects that have been withheld from public disclosure are archived at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/honorsembargoedhttp://digitalcommons.unl.edu/honorsembargoed

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2018

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Copy Number Variation in the Porcine Genome Detected from Whole-Genome Sequence, Rebecca Anderson

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STRATEGIC AUDIT OF PANDORA MEDIA, INC., Bridget Bailey

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An Analysis of the Social and Political Barriers to Wind Energy Development in Lancaster County, Nebraska, Corrin Bemis

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Modular Scheduling System for Westside School District, Tyler Bienhoff

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Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology to Enhance Conservation Biology Research, Ann Briggs

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Intuit Strategic Audit, Tara Brookhouser

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Information Disorder and the Need for News Literacy Education in the Digital Era, Lauren Brown-Hulme

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Strategic Audit of the Public Accounting Industry with a Focus on EY, Mary Candela

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Adobe Systems Inc. Strategic Analysis and Recommendation, David Cao

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A Strategic Audit of Medtronic PLC, Jozzy Carter

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Automated Outlier Detection in Crime Data Using Programming, Aidan Connolly

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Factors Affecting the Parasitism of Gregarine Species in Grasshoppers In Western Nebraska, Alexandra Creigh, Kristin McLarty, and Scott Lyell Gardner

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Citigroup Strategic Audit, Kurt Cronican

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A Strategic Audit of Tesla, Inc.: Electrifying our Future or About to Run out of Energy?, Chloe Dana

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Language Use by Spanish Heritage Speakers in the Classroom and the World and the Implications for Educators, Amanda Deras

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Walt Whitman: The Man Behind the Words, Sara Duke

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Parallels of Morality: Wilde and Nietzsche’s Challenge to Social Obligation, Amzie A. Dunekacke

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Strategic Audit of National Instruments, Grant Fishburn

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An Analysis of Project Setup and Organization in Software, Adam Fitzgibbon

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Marketing Process at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Promote Avenue Q, Bridget Fleischer

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Genetic Diversity and Distinctness of Wild Nebraska Hops and Hop Cultivars (Humulus lupulus L.), Megan Franklin

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Free Medical Clinics in America, Amanda Golden

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Arsenic Toxicity and Mitochondrial Metabolism in Astrocytes, Reilly Grealish

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Duality in Carnivàle: An Exploration of Light and Dark, Nathan Hittle

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A Strategic Audit of Tesla, Abigail Hoelzlhammer

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Fanfiction as a Form with Merit, Alyssandra Holmes

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Strategic Audit of Spreetail, Aryn Huck

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Strategic Business Audit of Nelnet, Matthew Kachek

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StudioHub: Streamlining Communication in Private Music Studios, Joseph Klinck

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Preliminary Analysis of Hieroglyph and Iconography Placement on Freestanding Monuments at Copán, Honduras, Elizabeth Koenen

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Sexual Assault in the Political Sphere, Robert Larsen

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Understanding Unconventional Methods of Self-Disclosure in New Relationships, Brandon Lepard

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Characterization of Metabolic Networks in Differentiated CD4+ T Cells, Bailee Lichter

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Strategic Audit on Tesla, Zitong Li

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Differences in Retention-Related Risk Factors and Potential Resources across First-Generation and Non-First-Generation College Students, Taylor Lofdahl

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Black Lives Matter: An analysis of Social-Political Activism in Social Media, Ivy Lutz

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The Reality of Escape in Fantasy, Abbigail Mazour

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Czech Immigrants in Nebraska: A Question of Identity and Assimilation, Katharine Meegan

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A Strategic Audit of Chegg, Jacob Melcher

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Mental Health and TeamMates, Carly O'Dell

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Support for Open Borders: A Case Study of Spanish Society, Anna Ondracek

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The Impact of Past Experience with Tornadoes on Future Decisions, Emily Paltz and Michael Hayes

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Olfactory learning capabilities of Paraphrynus laevifrons, John Perez

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Development & Analysis of a Science Outreach Event for Elementary Aged Children: Archie's Late-Night Party, Bailey Peterson

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The Psychosocial Effects of Microtia on Family's Decision Process, Alexandra Puatu

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Lumos Literacy: Utilizing Harry Potter as a Guide for English Language Learners, Kayla Punt

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Equine Anthelmintic Resistance, Kate Rawlinson

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Strategic Audit of WWE, Henry Recker

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A Comparison of India and the United States: A Look at Innovative Child Welfare Service Practices, Kaitlin Roselius

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Applications of Varying Leadership Structures for Software Engineering Teams, Elliot Sandfort

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Why Gun Violence Continues Its Rampage Across America: A Comparison of American and Australian Firearm Policies, Daniel Schaub

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A Reason to Daydream, Corinne Schipull

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Strategic Audit: Deloitte, Yibing Shen

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Music Education for Mental Health: Creating a Participatory Music After School Program, Nicole A. Shively

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Dynamic Classification of Moisture Stress Using Canopy and Leaf Temperature Responses to a Step Changes of Incident Radiation, Erin E. Stevens, George E. Meyer, and Ellen T. Paparozzi

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Campbell Elementary Afterschool Nutrition Science Club: Fun with Food, Natalie Strawhecker

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Enjoyment of Sexualization is Associated with Alcohol Use, Self-Objectification is Not, Christine Tack and Scott F. Stoltenberg

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NVIDIA Corporation: A Strategic Audit, Daric Teske

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Therapeutic Effects of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and the Use in Athletic Populations: A Literature Review, Jenna Treloar

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This Book is Valuable: An Anthology of Essays on Design and the Perception of Value in Luxury Fashion Objects, Carlos Velasco

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Gendered Responses to Stress: Differences Across Type of Stressor and Mental Health Outcomes, Erin Voichoski

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Using the SOAR Approach to Teach Middle School Students about Math and Science Concepts Found in Engineering, Rachael Wagner

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Effects on Producers of the Transition to Revenue-Based Federal Crop Insurance Programs, Evan Wiese

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From Rain’s A-gonna Fall to Bricks in the Wall: A Comparative Analysis of Humanity’s Core Themes in the Music of Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd, Alec Williams

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Why Nebraska? An Analysis of UNL's International Student Recruitment Touchpoints and Messages as Compared to Student Outcomes, Carolyn Willis

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Animal-Assisted Activities Survey at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assessing Student Opinions and Determining Possible Implementation Strategy, Emma Winters

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Google Strategic Audit, Margaret Witzenburg

2017

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Enduring Chronic Kidney Disease: An Investigation of Psychosocial Factors and Life Satisfaction in Older Adults Receiving Dialysis Treatment, Bailee Sobotka

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Lactose Intolerance: An Overview of the Facts and Their Implications, Noelle M. Yeo

2007

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Ganging Up Against the Courts: Congressional Curtailment of Judicial Review, 1988-2004, Benjamin J. Keele