Thesis and projects submitted to this collection are the senior projects of undergraduate 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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A Historical Analysis of the Causes of the French and Indian War, Jake Althouse

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Metacognitive Function in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Grace Amadon

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Product, Process, and Professionalism: An Analysis of Industry Practices in Senior Design, Samuel Anderson

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The Development of Sensory, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor Performance Through an After School Club Curriculum: Using Dr. Seuss Stories to Create Occupational Therapy Based Interventions, Madelyn Beck

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Advanced Technologies in Music Production and Collaboration, David Besonen

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Spatiotemporal Interactions Between Deer and Cattle, Sydney Brewer

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Not-So-Full-Ride Scholarship: Analysis of Merit-Based Aid GPA Renewal Requirements, Samuel Brown

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Study of Neon Collisional Negative Ion Compound Resonance Using a Trochoidal Electron Monochromator, Will Brunner

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Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart: A Synopsis and Archive for a First Amendment Landmark, Sydney Brun-Ozuna

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A Home Run for Turnout: An Analysis on the Use of Sports Facilities to Increase Voter Turnout, Drew Bydalek

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Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Construct Knockout Mutants in DNA-Repair Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana, David Campbell

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Full Spectrum Space Deterrence: From Laws to Technology, Joshua Carlson

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Growth Perspectives in Tree Campus Higher Education and Tree City USA, Olivia Coffey, Logan Lewis, Michael Schneider, Mason Ellis, Austin Vandersteen, and Nicholas Lennon

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Relational Dialectics in College LDRs: Managing the Tensions of Long-Distance Dating in College, Kenessa Copeland

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An Analysis Of State Attorney General Attempts At Policy Influence Through NAAG Multistate Advocacy Letters, Sam Crowley

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A Mathematical Model of Pancreatic Cancer Growth and Response to Treatment, Allison Cruikshank

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Information Search and Political Ideology: Examining How an Individual’s Political Ideology Relates to the Category and Depth of the Political Information they Pursue, Megan Elbel

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Native. A Look into Interior Design's Impact in Rural Communities., Ashlynn Engelhard

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Criminal Law and Parricide in a Reflection of Social Parameters from the Roman Monarchy into the Early Empire, Sierra Epke

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Study of Native Colombian Tribes: Art as a Means of Inspiration, Sofia Fernandez

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The Effect of Agkistrodon Contortrix and Crotalus Horridus Venom Toxicity on Strike Locations with Live Prey., Chase Giese

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A Person-Centered Care Model’s Effectiveness for Older Adults with Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Karen Goeschel

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The Importance of Managerial Positions in the Agile Development Process, Adam Gray

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Looking Beyond Binaries: How Native Activists Create Decolonized Futures, Sam Guido

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Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Selective, Sustained Attention, Brain Neural Oscillations, and Short-term Memory, Anamaria Guzman

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Zara Strategic Analysis, Jessica Ha

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Best Practices In Industry and CSE Senior Design, Conner Hallett

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Practicality or Principle: A Comparative Study of the Origin of Legal Protections on Gun Rights, Robert (RJ) Haskin

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Perceptions of Black Lives Matter: An Analysis of the Movement and Its Impact on the Relationship Between the Lincoln Police Department, the Media and the Public, Paige Heinemann

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Modernizing Legacy Business Practices and Maintaining Backwards Compatibility When Replacing Legacy Software, Thomas Hillebrandt

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The Importance of Nutrition and Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults: A Literature Review and Informational Booklet, Sophie Johnson

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Rehabilitation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: A Written and Video Guide for Athletes Today and in the Future, Braeland Jones

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Printed Repeat Pattern Development for Textiles: Design Theory and Process, Erin Kelly

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Implications of Information: An Analysis of How State Secrecy Prevails Over The Rights of Free People, Cassandra Kostal

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Strategic Litigation and the Evolution of Regional Human Rights Norms: Cases from Germany and The Netherlands, Cole Kovarik

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Mass Incarceration in Nebraska: Data and Historical Analysis of Inmates from 1980-2020, Anna Krause

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“Don’t Confuse Patriotism with Nationalism”: A Literature Review and An Analysis of Two Domains of Post-WWII Nationalism in Germany, Ashton Krueger

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A Changing Narrative for Englishwomen's Authorship During the Early Modern Period, Erin Kruger

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Building A Comprehensive Tree Index, Lauren Leapley

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Madthrifters: An Integrated Social Media Marketing Campaign With An Emphasis On Secondhand Fashion, Madeleine Leblanc

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Electron Beam Dispersion Compensator Using a Wien Filter, Jackson Lederer

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An Exploration of Western Graphic Design Art Movements Through the Korean Lens, Hyunjung (Anna) Lee

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Pacific Life Strategic Analysis, Jake Litel-Smith

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Term Limits, Political Polarization, and Voter Behavior: An Analysis of the Nebraska Unicameral, Jared Long

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Mapping Brexit: Analysis of the Results of the 2016 EU Membership Referendum, Jessica Long

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The Rise of the Goddess is Always with a Little Bit of Help From My Sisters: An Analysis of the Need for a Documentary on Multicultural Greek Sororities, Natalie Lopez Herrera

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Spoken Barriers: The Effects of Spanish-English Interpretation Within the United States Health System, Michelle Lounsbery

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Trader Joe's Case Study, Madisson Magee

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Evaluating a New Software Engineering Program: Performance and Confidence of Majors, Colin Maly

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Cohen and Milstein Strategic Analysis, Noah Marik

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TwitchTV Strategic Analysis, Carter Matt

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Take a Look Around: An Analysis of Food Insecurity and Awareness on a College Campus, Allison McElroy

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Unconventional Agriculture: An Exploration of Hydroponics and Aquaponics and Their Role as a Solution to Food Scarcity, Kai Meacham

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The Influence of Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Community Type on Visuospatial Attention Scores in Young Adulthood, Sophia C. Menting

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Structure of Clostridium perfringens Type IV Pili, Alexander R. Meyer

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Learn, Try, Repeat: Experiential Learning in Adult Second Language Acquisition of Spanish in Higher Education, Veronica Miller

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Engineering Src Homology 2 Domains with Improved Specificity for Sulfotyrosine, Anya Morozov

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Exploring Factors in Choosing STEM Majors and Careers: Improving Science Education Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory, Lauren Mott

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Arbor Day Foundation Programs: Analysis and Recommendations, Justin Myers, Emily Alston, Cameron Claborn, Charles Erker, Braelyn Isernhagen, and Jonathan Jameson

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Two-dimensional & Three-dimensional Microarray Cell Culture using Elastomeric Assembly Substrates, Angel Olivera-Torres

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Identifying, Analyzing, and Using Discriminatory Variables for Classification of Neutrino Signal and Background Noise in Multivariate Analysis in the Askaryan Radio Array Experiment, Jesse Osborn

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The Relationship between Time and Plant Diversity in Prairie Restorations within the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch, Elizabeth Park

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Free to Hate: Hate Crimes' Intertwinement with the Evolution of Free Speech in the United States, Lee F. Paulson

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Understanding Spaces of Abandonment Through Virtual Frameworks in Landscape Architecture, Aus Perez

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Effective Gamification Within Educational Virtual Reality Environments, Adrian Pilkington

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Isometric Exercises and Stretching Warm-Up Program for University String Musicians: An Intervention Study, Emma Porter

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Allianz Life Strategic Audit, Evan Powell

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A Kinesiological Analysis of Dancers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Vanessa Reiser

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Setting the Stage: The Phantom of the Opera and Gothic Space, ZitaAnne Reno

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A Vernacular for Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins

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Eyes on the Future, Brooke Schmidt

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Avoiding the Basilisk: An Evaluation of Top-Down, Bottom-Up, and Hybrid Ethical Approaches to Artificial Intelligence, Cole Shardelow

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How Local School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists Facilitate Skill Transfer and Generalization For Students Who Stutter, Chloe Strong and Naomi Rodgers

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Climate Change is a Drag: A Mini-Collection Exploring the Intersection of Drag and Sustainability, Joelle Tangen

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Advertising During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: The Rise of Influencer Marketing Strategies in a Recession, Bre TenHulzen

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Self-Determination in American Discourse: The Supreme Court’s Historical Indoctrination of Free Speech and Expression, Jarred Williams

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Self-Determination in American Discourse: The Supreme Court’s Historical Indoctrination of Free Speech and Expression, Jarred Williams

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Mediating Asian-ness: How and why does Asian Identity Salience vary by Biracial Status?, Kaitlan Wong

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Predictors of Separation Anxiety in Dogs, McKenna Yohe

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Trader Joe’s: A Case Analysis of Trader Joe's Competitive Strategy, Holden G. Adams

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The Parasite Giardia, Ashley Anderson

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Adaptations of Interferon Regulatory Factor 3 During Transition from Terrestrial to Aquatic Life, Monica Angeletti

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A Design Framework for Rural Community Prosperity, Austin Arens

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Cold Sintering Diisopropylamonium Bromide to Form Organic Ceramic Pellets, Darren Armstrong

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Green Delivery: A New Approach for the Arbor Day Foundation, Cassandra Arritt, Vincent Malene, Anthony Hare, Sarah Schilling, David Petersen, and Ross Grieb

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The Impact of State Legislative Term Limits on Descriptive Representation, Matt Baldwin

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Population Demographics: Predictors of the Relationship Between Alcohol Use Disorder and Major Depression, Mei Grace Behrendt

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The Role of the Piano in The 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland, Krista Benesch

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Racial Bias and the Death Penalty in Nebraska (2005-2019), Natalie Bielenberg

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Error in DNA Mixture Analysis: Why the Application of Forensic DNA is not a Perfect Science, Rachel Bisbee

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A Strategic Audit of Hudl, Jennifer Bogle

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Understanding the Relationship between Child Internalizing Problems and Familial Cohesion following Child Sexual Abuse: The Moderating Role of Caregiver Abuse History, Erika Boohar

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Secondary Mathematics Teachers' and Students' Approaches to Engagement and Motivation for Mathematics Learning in the Classroom, Leenah Bouzid

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Reinforcement in the Classroom: Reference Guide, Morgan Buehler and John Maag

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A Case Study of Barriers to Dental Care in Nebraska, Kaitlin Buhler

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The George Eliot Archive: Current Reception & Comparison of DH Projects, Mackenzie Burch

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The Unique Demands of Playing Posture on Youth Violinists and Violists, Liam Carroll

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Strategic Audit of Optum, Connor Crow

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NRC Health: Loyalty Insights, Grace Dickas, Allie Rauner, Keenan Allen, Utkarsh Hardia, and Teckhong Lee

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Anthropogenic Change on the Distribution of Marine Megafauna and Their Prey, Baylie Fadool