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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2019

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The Future of the Death Penalty in Nebraska: Utilizing Bruce Bueno De Mesquita's Predictioneer's Game to Create a Forecast Model of Capital Punishment, Katie Andersen

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Activist Investors: A Corporate Social Responsibility Perspective on Hedge Fund Activism and the Need for Focus on All Stakeholders, Lucy Marie Ankenbauer

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My Pop-Up Shoppe, Brenna Backemeyer

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Quidlibet audendi potestas: Deviant Word Order in the Odes of Horace, Henry R. Bauer

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Englands Happie Queene: Female Rulers in Early English History, Emily Benes

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Adidas: A Strategic Audit, Rebekah Birch

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Purchasing Products to Make a Difference: A Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, and Cosmetic Purchasing Behavior by College Students, Allegra Blomenberg

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Coming and Going: Identity, Institutions, and the United Kingdom's Resistance to the European Union, Lauren Bruning

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An Exception in Risk-Taking Behavior: Religiosity as a Situation-Specific Predictor of Sexual Risk-Taking, Trenton Buhr

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A Strategic Audit of Runza Restaurants, Chase Caverzagie

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Progress is a Game of Inches: A History and Analysis of Athlete Activism Before and During the Era of Social Media, Elic Chisam

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Boy Scouts of America Concept Site Master Plan and Improvements, Anna Cole, Jacob Chekal, William Seeger, Shanon Al-Brady, and Nicholas Cowles

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A Strategic Audit of Oriental Trading Company, Isaac Coleman

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Strategic Audit of Moody's Analytics, Matthew Dottavio

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Analysis of Error within Forensic Measurements and Photogrammetry Programs, Amy Douglas

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A Strategic Audit of Microsoft, Alexander Eitzman

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Ordered Growth of Ferroelectric Diisopropylammonium-Bromide Microcrystals through Slotted-Jar Growth and Lithographically Controlled Wetting, Andrew J. Fanning

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Trendjacking: A Social Justice Analysis, Rachel Finnegan

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Inform: A Mobile App to Teach Untrained Listeners of Classical Music About Fugue, Sonata, and Rondo Form Through Interactive Information Graphics, Miranda Finn

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A Strategic Audit of Microsoft Azure, Lee Fitchett

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“That’s why I deleted you, Aunt Kathy”: Political Tolerance, Online Selective Exposure, and Relational Closeness, Justice Forte

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A Strategic Audit of Garmin LTD, Jared Frenzel

A Strategic Audit of CoreCivic, Reid Gahan

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The NAA Challenge: Serving Millennials Through Subscription Boxes, Katie Gaul, Tommie Brechbill, Kylee Yakel, Grant Schirmer, Regan Burnham, and Paris Gunderson

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Mandatory Minimum Penalties: An Analysis of Four State’s Penal Codes and Federal Court Policies, Cassie Geiken

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H/L Ratio as a Measurement of Immune Function in Terrapene ornata Species, Vesa Govori

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"The Tyrant Father": Leslie Stephen and Masculine Influences on Virginia Woolf and her Novel, To the Lighthouse, Anya Graubard

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Analysis and Comparison of Multiple Approaches for Software Development Management as Applied to a Design Studio Project, Bethany Hage

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Changes in hemodynamic response to faces, scenes, and objects in a visual statistical learning task: An fMRI analysis, Aaron T. Halvorsen

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Strategic Audit of the National Football League, Jordan T. Hansen

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Treatment of Plastic Wastes Using Plasma Gasification Technology, Zachary Homolka

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Cyanotech: A Strategic Audit, Trent Hoppe

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The Influence of Selected Demographic Factors on the Retention of Middle School Instrumental Music Students, Evan Hoylman

Parent Engagement and Perceptions of Fairness in the Douglas County Child Welfare System: A FIRST Court Program Evaluation, Rebecca Human

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Strategic Audit of Kohl's Corporation, Abigail Jarratt

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Detection of Heteroplasmic Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Using Melt Curve Analysis and Dual Labeled Fluorescent Probes, Emily Jezewski

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President Trump and Civil Litigation: Executive Immunity and the Emoluments Clause, Hayley Kaiser

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Cboe Global Markets: Strategic Audit, Lambros Karkazis

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Defining Authentic: The Relationship Between Native Art and Federal Indian Policy, 1879-1961, Aurora Kenworthy

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Huskers Helping Huskers: A Corporate-Level Analysis of the Nebraska Alumni Association, Rachel Kleist, Jordan Newsom, Jackson Grasz, Anne Conley, Anna Brodersen, and Samantha Turco

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A Strategic Audit of Google, Timothy Knaak

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Student Perceptions Of Reasons For Lecture And Active Learning, Calan Koch

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Democratic Failure in Various Forms of Democracy, Jonathan Lederer

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Investigating the Role of Free Radicals in Huntington's Disease Using Drosophila Melanogaster, Jennifer Libov

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A Strategic Audit of Boston Beer, Jake Lindvall

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The Influence of Female Creative Directors on Women Entering Advertising, Rachel Long

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Strategic Audit of Spotify, Lauren Maciejewski

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Does My Vote Count? Analyzing the Motivations of American Voters and the Obstacles They Face, Kalika Mahato

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A Strategic Audit of Tesla, Inc., Cody McCain

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Ethnic Migration and Cultural Maintenance in Eastern European Ethnic Enclaves in Nebraska: The Poles in Omaha, Germans from Russia in Lincoln, and Czechs in Wilber from 1860-1920, Paige McCoy

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Strategic Audit of Facebook Through the Lens of International Reputation, Ryan M. McManaman

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Escaping Death: Naloxone's Chemical Nature and Potential to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Abigale Miller

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Strategic Audit of MLS, Jacob Reed Miller

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An Evaluation of Police Interviewing Methods: A Psychological Perspective, Cassandra Neal

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Understanding Fear and Self-Blame Symptoms for Child Sexual Abuse Victims in Treatment: An Interaction of Youth Age, Perpetrator Type, and Treatment Time Period, Amanda Nelson

How Media Impact Race Relations: Positive and Negative Historical Examples and Applied Psychological Principles, Sophia Nocera

Intuit, Inc.'s Small Business and Self Employed Unit: A Strategic Analysis, Cat Nyberg

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Intuit, Inc.’s Small Business and Self Employed Unit: A Strategic Analysis, Cat Nyberg

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Theatrical Trailers in the Modern World: Advertisement or Art?, Katherine O'Neil

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A Comparative Analysis of the Fermentation Capabilities of Various Bifidobacterium Strains, Ella Oney

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Microsoft Store Strategic Audit, James Onnen

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The Extreme Effects of ‘Not-so-minor’ Concussions: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Literature Review, Alyssa Pierson

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A Strategic Audit of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Sean Plowman

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No More, Monsanto. A Comprehensive Review of the Most Hated Agriculture/Biotechnology/Chemical/Confectionery/Pharmaceutical Company in America., Gabrielle Robbins

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Strategic Audit of Allianz Life Insurance of North America, Jacob Rosebaugh

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Dietary Polyphenols and Their Perceived Health Benefits, Stephanie Russell

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Strategic Audit, Jessica Salzar

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The Effect of Threat on Preferences for Male Versus Female Candidates, Marley Sandberg

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An Analysis of Performance-Based Perception in Competitive Baseball Players, Grant Schlimgen and Michael Dodd

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The Ralph Mueller Health Galleries: Uncovering the Lost History of UNL’s Morrill Hall, Eleanor Schmidt

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Medicaid Work Requirements: State-Based Innovation or Punitive Policymaking?, Diane Sherwin

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Facebook Inc. Strategic Analysis and Recommendation, Artem Shukaev

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A Strategic Analysis of the Nebraska Alumni Association, Colton Siebert, Michael Eesley, Conrad Shiu, Melissa Newkirk, Joshua DeMers, and Jeb Vavak

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Celtic Tiger Ireland as a Case Study in the Practical Application of Neoliberal Economic Policy, Natalie Sneed

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Studies of Boundary Layer Transition from Laminar to Turbulent, Elizabeth Spaulding

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The Business Case for Industrial Safety: Revealing the Comprehensive Value of Ergonomic Investments for Manufacturing Enterprises in Industry 4.0, Shane Stan

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Interparental Control During Pregnancy Predicts Parental Control Directed Toward Infants, Jaime Stephenson

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A Strategic Audit of Tesla, John J. Stobbe Jr.

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Geophysical Analysis of the Midcontinent Rift’s Subsurface Structure in Southeastern Nebraska, Patrick Szopinski

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Outdoor Education Center Concept Site Master Plan and Improvements as Designed by Wingineers, Christina Thibodeau

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Artistic Syncretism in Latin America: From Olmec to Spanish Colonialism, Nicole Timm

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Sleep-Wake Problems and Daytime Sleepiness as Predictors of Emotion Regulation Strategies: A Longitudinal Study in Early Adolescence, Megan Toney

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Comparing Nebraskan and Finnish Education Policy and Its Impacts on Mathematics Teaching, Elizabeth Tyler

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Strategic Audit of Proxibid, Maxim van Klinken

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The Story of HBO: A Strategic Audit of the World’s Most Innovative Storyteller, Madeline Vavricek

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Nationalism and Education: A Case Study of Germany and Japan, Sarah Vrtiska

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A Strategic Audit of Nintendo Co., Ltd., Emily Wagner

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Pascal's Triangle Modulo n and Its Applications to Efficient Computation of Binomial Coefficients, Zachary Warneke

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Microsoft: A Strategic Audit, Jacob Paul Warner

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Civil Engineering Design of Cornhusker Council's Outdoor Education Center, Kelly Weiler

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Intuit, Inc. Strategic Audit, Bethany Wiles

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Strategic Audit of Adidas, Mason Wright

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Google Ads: A Strategic Audit, Jessee Zhang

2018

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The Rise and Fall of Gilmore Girls' Feminist Legacy, McKenna Ahlgren

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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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Superheroes, Safety, and Social Policy: Induced Levels of Physical Security may Produce Greater Liberal Policy Preferences, Jacob Berggren

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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