Category Archives: Honors thesis

Derek Pyland: A Biophysics Conference Retrospective

Honors biochemistry major Derek Pyland was invited to present his work with proteins through hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry at the 57th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Philadelphia this semester. The trip gave Derek a peek into the world of … Continue reading

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Katelin Cherry: Engineering a Skeletal Cell Derived Biomaterial

Honors biomedical engineering student Katelin Cherry began working with mentor Dr. Jeffrey Wolchok last spring to create a biomaterial from skeletal cells that would ideally represent the complex components of skeletal muscle. A biomaterial of this type could be used … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Taylor Spicer and Ilha de Maré

Taylor Spicer, an honors anthropology major from Tennessee, used her Honors College undergraduate research grant to travel to Brazil and learn more about the country’s people.  I utilized the research grant to continue my anthropological field research on an island … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Ali McAtee and Algae-based Biofuel

Ali McAtee is an honors college fellow in the College of Engineering studying chemical engineering. She and her research team were featured on a Planet Forward Earth Day special for their work with algae and butanol fuel. Ali received honorable mention … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Sammi Jones Pursues Campus Community Garden

Inspired by gardens she visited in Scotland, Sammi Jones, an environmental, soil and water sciences major in Bumpers College, wants to see a community garden grow at the U of A. In November she’s defending her thesis, which documents best … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Kelly Toner Presents her Work to Midwives for Haiti Board

Honors nursing student Kelly Toner is creating a volunteer orientation module for Midwives for Haiti for her honors thesis. Last week, she traveled to their headquarters in Richmond, Va. to present her work. You can read more about Kelly in … Continue reading

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Research: Taylor Yust and Project Pond

When you think “honors thesis,” a mobile game app is probably not the first thing that springs to mind.  But Taylor Yust, an honors computer science student in the College of Engineering, will be submitting his original game app,  called … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Kelly Toner, Honors Nursing Student

Senior nursing student and Honors College Fellow Kelly Toner has participated in missionary trips since the age of 14. For her honors thesis, Kelly found a new way to make a difference by developing an orientation module for volunteers in … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Annie Fulton, A Case Study in California

Annie Fulton recently graduated with a B.S. in architectural studies with minors in environmental, soil and water science and geography. For her honors thesis Annie studied the redevelopment of two industrial shipping sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Maria Brune/New Jewish Identities

In my Honors thesis, I analyzed the Jewish identity  in selected works of the two contemporary German-Jewish authors, Barbara Honigmann and Gila Lustiger. As children of survivors, both writers push for a new Jewish identity, one that is not based … Continue reading

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