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Honors theses from 2022

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Beheaded: an alternate look into the life of England's most notorious queen, Marion Renee Burgess

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Social change through rhetorical action: case studies of two Tennessee women in the archives, Dalton Burks

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Creating a classroom culture, Molly Cahill

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The effects of dissolved and suspended solids on freshwater meiofauna, Jessica Cline

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Speech acts as contingent encounters: realizing agency in contaminated worlds, Zachary Cross

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Reimaging take-up in challenging times: determining the predictive value of publicly available socio-demographic data for social assistance programs, Margaret Dempsey

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Assessing the damage: moral realism and the evolutionary debunking argument, Olivia Denton

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An argument and model for Garden Corps, Sydney Ellis

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Studying suspended sediment concentrations in the south Chickamauga Creek of Chattanooga, TN using satellite imagery, digital image processing, and numeric modeling, Abigail Faxon

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Aboutness: the lyric essay, Alicia Gladman

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Standards for conducting an iflora: using iNaturalist to conduct a vascular flora of the Charles B Henson Cave Preserve in Dade County, Georgia, Alana Hicks

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Belongingness needs, personality, and the influence of virtual socialization, Katrina Johnson

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The impact of water infrastructure inequality on marginalized communities, Indra Khalsa

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Understanding the lived experiences of immigrants in the United States, Isabelle Koslin

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Multistage modeling of fatigue of Ti-6Al-4V fabricated by different additive manufacturing techniques, Lionardo Lado, Saeed Ataollahi, and Mohammad J. Mahtabi

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Theoretical studies of benzoquinone reactivity in acidic and basic environments, Natali Majoras

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A seminar for student leaders to engage and retain members in student-led organizations, Luke McPherson

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Junior year GPA - understanding its predictive relationship to high school ranking, ACT score, and the shift to online learning, Emily Nicole Miller

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Media sexualization and its impact on college aged women, Madelyn Moncrief

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A small stem assay for chestnut blight resistance in hybrid American chestnut trees, Evelyn Odle

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Community schools: effectiveness of addressing barriers to education in suburban communities, Tiffany Patterson

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Authors as figures, functions, and persons: theories on intention, Tyler M. Preston

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Bee pluribus unum: Vergil as an imperial advisor, Oleander Reagan-Artemis

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Corrosion assessment of biodegradable metal implants for orthopedic applications, Wendy B. Reynoso-Diaz

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Analyzing the survival rate of clinically pathogenic bacteria on occupational therapy devices used during full hip replacement rehabilitation, Meredith Rippy

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Poetry, prose, and the loss of verse, Jackson Rowe

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Incorporating in situ measurements of energy into a designed method of detection of radiation induced degradation in embedded systems, Delwyn Sam

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Analyzing staphylococcal contamination on surfaces and bedside areas of a neonatal intensive care unit of a children's hospital, Daniel See

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An argument for sensuous revolution and its manifestation in the food system, Anna Smith

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Examining the intersections of art and science through photomicrography, Lauren Marie Solomon

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Synthesis and characterization of organometallic complexes for biological imaging, Emily Stumbo

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My female gaze, Sawyer Suerth

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Representing whiteness: the omission of white, southern, working-class stereotypes in Shots Fired, Eliana Teel

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fear of missing out, anxiety, and loneliness, Hannah Turner

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#BlackLivesMatter: critical political implications of Twitter discourse in the wake of George Floyd, Jillian C. Waterhouse

Honors theses from 2021

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Reparations, JheDienne Adams

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Reluctant Republican, nominal Democrat: Harry F. Byrd Sr. and modern Republican conservatism, Noah Allen - Darden

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Examining the effects of exogenous polyunsaturated fatty acids on the antimicrobial activity of piscidins in Vibrio cholerae, Elizabeth Allen

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Associations among academic motivational styles, purpose in life, and depressive symptoms in college students, Linnea V. Anderson

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The effects of urbanization on insect morphology: a meta-analysis, Evann L. Bailey

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Reading on the home front: the evolution of U.S. children’s literature and American values during wartime conflicts, Sophie Barton

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Suspension, Michael Beard

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Counselors' experiences of a virtual summer camp, Catherine Bell

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Young adult: a poetic exploration of modern American life, Ellie Bixler

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An analysis of the pollinators of Echinacea purpurea in relation to their perceived efficiency and color preferences, Carmen Black

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Analyzing the mutability of oral and digital media, Bennett Bowden

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Mental health and its impact on the school-to-prison pipeline: A look at Tennessee schools, Briana Brady

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Efficacy of stress relieving interventions through Zoom, Francesca Cable

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Security fatigue and its effects on perceived password strength among university students, Chase Carroll

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Could SOX be better? : exploring the advantages and shortfalls of Sarbanes-Oxley, Christopher Clark

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Effects of gender and sexual orientation on perceptions of the bereaved, John Dickinson

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Examining an intersection of environmental justice and COVID-19 risk assessment: a review, Ashley Ellis

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Terrorists or freedom fighters : an analysis of the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland with respect to the idea of just war, Allison Jean Fritz

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The state of healthcare policy education in nursing school curricula: a literature review, Katelyn Gebelein

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Design during a pandemic: application of the WELL Building Standard to historic Engel Stadium, Laurel Getty

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Building a (great) wall: a semiotic analysis of the rhetoric of President Donald J. Trump, Lauren Gilmore

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“Sticks and stones”: experiencing microaggressions from the perspectives of the victim, bystander, and perpetrator, Emily Halvorson

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It crits different: analysis of Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop roleplaying games as an oral, collaborative, and immersive genre of literacy, Olivia Haslett

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Simplifying the creation of virtual topologies using MPI Sessions, Tom Herschberg

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The changing classroom: a thematic analysis on the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on children and educators of a Montessori school, Briley Holbrook

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Molecular dynamic simulation of the complex folding patterns of Apolipoprotein A1 in various concentrations of potassium chloride, Hannah Holmberg

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The combined influences of race, sexuality, and gender on perceptions of sexual harassment, Courtney House

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Accessibility, aesthetics, and community: lessons for designers from the zine archives, Lilith Jackson

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Calibration study of a bacterial quantification technique using transport swabs and line inoculations on agar growth medium, Seth LaRue

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A metabolomics-based approach to the screening of endometrial cancer: development of a gas chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry-based method, Allycia Lee

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Increasing stress tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using lipocalin genes, Ximena Leon

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The role of A-layer in polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-mediated effects on Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida, Allen Lin

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“A penny for your thoughts:” developing an adapted stimulus reward association – Stroop task to assess the impact of individual difference factors on cognitive control, Mia Melone

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Shining a light into the darkness: the developmental impacts of internment in U.S. immigration detention centers on detained Latinx children, Rebecca Messer

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The Oakland Athletics use of sabermetrics and the rise of big data analytics in business, Jacob Moorefield

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Mentally restorative areas for students: impacts of nature on psychophysiological state, Jesse Moore

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Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of organometallic complexes for catalytic carbon-hydrogen bond activation, Sophia Neglia

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Troglofauna of Van Buren and White County: a survey of four caves in the mideastern Cumberland plateau, Gavin Page

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The effect of the apolipoprotein A1 (APOA1): the stability and folding in potassium chloride environment, Alexandra Paladian

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Gasification based waste tire integrated energy conversion systems, Karah Powell

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Governmental repression: the cases of China, Akbar Rahmani

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Breast cancer treatment causing cardiovascular complications: how can we prevent it?, Abigail L. Reese

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Discrepancies amongst UTC students' diets and their understanding of their role in environmental activism, Claire Reticker

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Presidents and populist politics, Brooke Sobo

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Race, sex, exoneration, & compensation: how do they relate? what is done? and what needs to be done?, Sarah Emily Still

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American sissy: original poetry, Jonah Stokes

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Factors impacting the decision to report sexual assault: a qualitative study, Sarah Swaney

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Amateur photography: finding new perspectives and seeking authenticity, Stephanie Swart

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Albinism in Africa: examining identity formulation, Corinne Tinkham

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Retrospective analysis of injuries and persisting injury effects among students who have participated in club sports and intramural activities during the prior year, Daylia Wallace

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Understanding shear thinning using Brownian dynamics simulation, Mackenzie Nicole Wall

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Weird and cosmic short horror fiction and the illustration of existential fears, Brianna Williams

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An exploration into constructed space, Lauren Elise Williamson

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Analyzing the social aspect of e-cigarette prevention with college-aged consumers, Emily Wilson

Honors theses from 2020

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Identifying observation unit as best practice, Justin Abraham

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Through the elementary school years: self-regulation predicting social competence with student-teacher relationships as mediators, Kelsie Anderson

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“A moral imperative to prevent AIDS”: race and religion in Atlanta’s AIDS activism, 1981-1993, Madison Bailey

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What's in a name? an assessment of degradation of women in the name of climbing routes, Raiza Barahona

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A comparative analysis of Appalachian and Chukchi folktales, Maggie Bishop

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Forest kindergarten and the perception of parents, Rebecca Boyer

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Predictive modeling of iPhone 7 charge rates using least squares curve fitting, Grace Cahill

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The problem-solving workshop: adapting process improvement methodologies for K-12 educators, Madison Chan

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Melamine-derived graphene foam as a thermal additive for water harvesting applications, Emily Chase

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Analysis of the soil lead contamination issue of South Chattanooga, Tesros Cherian

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Politicized prayer: how thoughts and prayers hinder gun legislation, Hope Cody