Honors Research is a hallmark of an IWU liberal arts education. Eligible students are invited to embark upon a year-long research or creative arts project with a faculty mentor and a committee of faculty from within and outside of their major department.

Any entry that does not have a pdf attached has been withheld from the repository at the author’s request. Bona fide researchers may be consult these works by visiting the University Archives in Tate Archives & Special Collections; contact archives@iwu.edu or visit Tate Archives and Special Collections for details.

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Submissions from 2018

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The Value of Green Certification on Single-Family Houses in the Chicagoland Area, Raymond Bolton

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Why the Right?: Evaluating Vote Choice in Rural America, Zoe Bouras

Evolutionary Social History and Social Facilitation in Non-Human Animals, Maisy Bowden

Exploring the Contributing Factors to Labor Market Assimilation Outcomes across Refugee Groups in the United States, Hsin-Jou Lily Chang

A Prefeeding Oral Motor Therapy and its Effect on Feeding Efficiency in a Thai NICU, Victoria Drake

Right-Wing Populism under Majoritarian Conditions: A Comparison of Support for Brexit and Trump, Olivia Heffernan

Blood and Magic: A Novel of Artiagom, Ross Hettinger

I Heard a Little Birdie Softly Screaming, Paxton Johnson

Blue Life, Jamie Kreppein

The Role of Task-Specificity in Functional Outcome Following Ischemic Stroke in Mice, Shannon Maloney

i pull the trigger and lilies fly out: a collection of poetry, Grace McGovern

Upward Intergenerational Mobility of College Students: Does the Type of Institution Matters?, Caroline Monsen

Effect of Dogs’ (Canis lupus familiaris) Environment on Social Cognition, Kathleen O’Shea

Domestic Dogs Prefer Prosocial to Antisocial Humans, Zachary Silver

Health Literacy and Knowledge of Female Reproduction in Undergraduate Students, Ashley Sons

Lady Gray: The Beginning of a Novel, Savanna Steck

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Sexual Violence against Males in Armed Conflict: How State Masculinity Helps to Explain its Occurrence, Jia Muyi Yang

Algebraic Structures on Riordan Groups, Yuanziyi Zhang

Submissions from 2017

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The Golden Age Exposed: The Reality Behind This Romantic Era, Danny Adams

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Aesopian Language of Soviet Era Children’s Literature: Translation, Adaptation, and Animation of a Western Classic, Boryana Borisova

Teaching Spanish-Speaking: Authors for Social Justice, Elaine Coppe

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Studies In Mesoscopics And Quantum Microscopies, Zhenghao Ding and Gabriel C. Spalding

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Mother Goddesses and Subversive Witches: Competing Narratives of Gender Essentialism, Heteronormativity, Feminism, and Queerness in Wiccan Theology and Ritual, Carly B. Floyd

Effects of Affective State on Neural and Behavioral Indices of Social Exclusion, Tanya Gupta

Predicting Aggressive behavior using Ego Depletion, Provocation and Dispositional Aggressiveness, Grace Hanzelin

Bivariate Spline Functions by Using Barycentric Coordinates over Irregular Triangulation, Rui Jiang

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New Implementations for Tabulating Pseudoprimes and Liars, Wuyang Liu

Haven of Ideas: The Influence of Physical Space on Homosexuality in Post- War France, Zhiyuan Meng

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BRICS Built with STIPs, Evan Mok-Lamme

The Invisible Protagonist: A Reassessment on Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Diana Moody

Counting Multigraph Pairs of λKn, William A. O'Connor

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Accessibility to Food Intolerance and Food Allergy Resources in McLean County, Illinois: An Interdisciplinary Pilot Study, Raelynn Parmely

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Understanding the Influence of Social Networks and Social Roles on Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Providing Opportunities in Order to Assess Quality of Life, Brianna Piro

Examining the Evolution of Cognition Using a Breed Differences Approach, Eric Rydell

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Nurses’ Knowledge of Alcohol-Interactive Medications, Kyle Serafico

The Well-Tempered Tuba (Honors), Jacob Taitel

Sexual Slander in the Ancient Mediterranean From the Late Republic Through Early Christianity, Jenni Tucker

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Encoding Lexicographical Ordering Constraints in SAT, Wenting Zhao

Submissions from 2016

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The Local American Voter: Mayoral Election Turnout in Midsized American Cities, Austin Aldag

Dog Self-Control: The Extent and Limitations, Stephanie M. AuBuchon

Elucidating a Mechanism of Growth Cessation in Heterocysts of Anabaena sp. PC7120, Blake Beehler

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National Identity, Historical Narratives, and the Fate of Poland in World War II, Ziven K. Chinburg

Anatomical effects of exercise following ischemic insult in young and aged c57BL/6 mice, Mark Curtis

Emotional and Social Responses to Stargazing: What Does It Mean To Lose the Dark?, Analeigh Dao

The Cloud Neighborhood, Kristina Dehlin

Multidecomposition and multipacking of complete graph into graph pair of order 6, Yizhe Gao

It Takes a [Latina] Candidate: Discovering the Motivations That Lead Latina Elected Officials to Run for Office, Melissa Guzmán

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Actores transnacionales: un estudio en cinema internacional, Lydia Hartlaub

Decomposition of complete directed graphs into directed graph pairs of order 3 and 4, Jacob Henry

Differences in Spatial Cognition in Captive Tigers and Bears, Jessica Kraut

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Income Mobility Through Education in the United States, Maxwell Leonard

Pimping Caterpillars: Select Constructed and Conscious Performances of Black Masculinity from the 'Minstrel' to the 'Real Negus', Anastasia Lowenthal

Effects of Exercise and Good Limb Training on Functional Outcome Following Stroke in C57BL/7 Mice, Amanda Macuiba

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The Effect of China's One-Child Policy on Male and Female Immigrant Earnings: Does it Pay to be an Only Child?, Stephanie McAtee

Neural and Behavioral Effects of Social Exclusion on Self-Regulatory Control, Anna C. Moczynski

Stress & Well-being: The Role of Relationship Quality with Adult Children, Niccole A. Nelson

One-to-One Computers in the Classroom: One Size Fits All?, Anna Oliveri

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Second-Generation Immigrants: The Effect of Parental Nativity Status on Earnings, Karen Silverman

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An Economic Study of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tyler Stacey

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Neural and Behavioral Effects of Social Exclusion on Self-Regulation, Natalie R. Weimer

Oscillating Chemical Reactions, Ruomeng Zhang

Submissions from 2015

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Anxiety Sensitivity, Stress, and Problematic Drinking Behaviors Among College Students, Kathryn V. Bulandr

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Conflicting Perspectives: Chivalry in Twelfth-Century Historiography, Stephanie L. Carlson

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Between History and Fiction: Visualizing Contemporary Polish Cultural Identity, Dominique Castle

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"Unos seres nacen para vivir": un análisis psicosocial de Nada, Nathan Douglas

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Do Dogs Experience Cognitive Dissonance?, Ethan Fischer

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Domestic Dogs ' (Canis lupus familiaris) Evaluation of Moral and Immoral Actors, Katherine E. Ford

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Movement I. "lo" from Four Moons for Brass Quartet, Gregory V. Goeden

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Examining Whether Body Image Dissatisfaction is a Predictor of Risky Sexual Behavior, Nikki M. Greenhill

The Impact of Dexamethasone on Behavioral Development in Larval Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Casie L. Henrikson

The Effects of Good Limb Training on the Corpus Callosum in C57BL/6 Mice, Ryan Holden

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Economic Analysis of the Labor Market Experience of African Immigrants in the U.S., Ene Ikpebe

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Explaining Legislative Productivity: Evaluating the Effects of Polarization and Divided Government In a Cross-Sectional Study of State Legislatures, Mike Kistner

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Illinois (Honors), Luke J. McLoughlin

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Pushing the Limit: An Analysis of the Women of the Severan Dynasty, Colleen Melone

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Your Story Matters: Theatre for Community in Practice with the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal, Sarah Menke

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Defying the United States: General Douglas MacArthur, Luke G. Mueller

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Construction of Spline Type Orthogonal Scaling Functions and Wavelets, Tung Nguyen

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Intra-regional Currency Linkages and the Evolution of Exchange Rate Regime of the ASEAN Region, Tung Nguyen

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A Computational Study of Icart's Function, Thomas Simmons

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Synthesis and Screen of a Proline-Rich Combinatorial Library Towards the Identification of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymerization Inhibitors, Laura Steenberge

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Levels of Empathy in Undergraduate Healthcare Professions Students, Ashley M. Tegge

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Compensated Cadaver Organ Donation: Will a small fee waiver work?, Daniel Truesdale

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Two Rosa-type Labelings of Uniform k-distant Trees and a New Class of Trees, Kimberly Wenger Diller

Landfall, Michael Wettengel

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Neural Effects of Varying Levels of Social Re-Inclusion After Varying Periods of Social Exclusion, Jessica M. White

Submissions from 2014

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The Sustained Impact of an Engaging Diversity Program on College Seniors’ Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, Josefina Banales

Comparative Perspective of Regional Level Bank Profitability, Alexandra Bechtel

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Development of a Measure of Nurse Vigilance from the Patient ' s Perspective: A Content Validity Study, Jennifer Boll

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Los sistemas de sa Iud: Una comparacion entre Illinois, EE.UU. y Cataluna, Espana (A Comparison of Healthcare Systems in Illinois, USA and Catalonia, Spain), Jennifer Boll

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Carving the Perfect Citizen: The Adventures of Italian Pinocchio in the Soviet Union and the United States, Rachel Branson

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Flow, Tommy Bravos

Peace With No Thing, Patrick Cavanaugh

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Neural and Behavioral Effects of Being Excluded by the Targets of a Witnessed Social Exclusion, Kaitlin R. Dunn

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Come On Down: Investigating an Informational Strategy to Debias the Anchoring Heuristic, Melissa A. Fuesting and Ellen Furlong

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The Effect of Relative Wage on Hours Worked, Mark Giannis

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School Nurse Job Satisfaction, Provision of Health Education, and Student Attendence, Molly G. Guenette

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Normative Beliefs as a Mediator between Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating, Antonia Jurkovic

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The Effects of Background Factors on AFQT Score, Jaret Kanarek

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Self-Reported Experiences of Dating Abuses among College Students in Romantic Relationships, Melissa A. Kinsella