The Honors Project

The honors project offers seniors the opportunity to engage in original scholarship under the supervision of a faculty member in their major department or program and results in a written thesis and/or oral defense, artistic performance or showing, depending on the student’s field of study.

The catalog record for each honors thesis can be seen here. Print versions of honors projects created between 1924 and 2019 are available in the Bowdoin College Library’s Department of Special Collections & Archives.

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2022

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Identification of genes involved in Helicobacter pylori glycolipid and glycoprotein biosynthesis, Adedunmola Praise Adewale

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Antimicrobial Compounds in the Lobster, Homarus americanus: An Investigation of Lobster Shell Extracts, Usira Ahmed Ali

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Modern Love and Marriage: The Problems and Insights of Rousseau, Beauvoir, and Plato, Isabella Angel

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Genetic Analysis of Adhesion Protein ELMO3 in Arabidopsis thaliana, Garrison Asper

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The Role of ELMO5 in Arabidopsis thaliana Cell Adhesion, Isabel Kristina Ball

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Characterization of Spaetzle Protein in the Mediterranean field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) and its role in central nervous system plasticity, Anthea L. Bell

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Directed Information Flow During Episodic Memory Retrieval at Theta Frequency, Patrick F. Bloniasz

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“Something most girls don’t do” An Ethnographic Study of Women in Extreme Sports, Jacqueline Boben

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Characterizing Toll Receptors in the Mediterranean Cricket, Warsameh Bulhan

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Predicting Anionic Pharmaceutical Sorption to Soils Using Probe Compounds, Francesca Ann Cawley

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Sex- and age-specific susceptibility of parvalbumin neurons to DNA methylation in a model of early life adversity, Alissa Chen

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"Possessive gentleness": Insecure Attachments in American Literature, Ella Pearl Crabtree

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Outlier Detection in Energy Datasets, Stephen Crawford

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Forests as Fuel? An Investigation of Biomass’ Role in a Just Energy Transition, Brianna Cunliffe

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Impact of SR-Like RNA-Binding Protein (Slr1) Structure on Splicing in Candida albicans, Michael Christopher Dean

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A Conscious Image of Liberation: Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) in the Late Franco Regime, Through the Lens of the Press, Sebastian de Lasa

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Crazy American, Emma Quan Dewey

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The sex specific effects of acute ketamine treatment on parvalbumin and anxiety and depression following early life adversity, Seneca N. Ellis

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Finite Element Modeling of Piezoelectric Surface Wave Focusing, Kieran Enzian

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Narration, Nation et Nationalisme dans les récits d’enfance de Mouloud Feraoun et Mohammed Dib, Reed Foehl

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Economic Analysis of the Critical Habitat Designation Process for Endangered and Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, Katherine Fosburgh

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Urban Pastures: A Computational Approach to Identify the Barriers of Segregation, Noah Gans

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Enhancer usage variation assessed via chromatin-conformation within and among three species of Drosophila, Maia B. Granoski

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Hot Boy Summer? Analyzing Managerial Reactions to Season-long Fluctuating Player Performance In Major League Baseball, John Rodgers Hood

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Photosynthetic phenology of a boreal spruce forest observed at stand and needle scales, Jeremy A. Hoyne Grosvenor

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A Comprehensive Survey on Functional Approximation, Yucheng Hua

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Binding Energy Determination of CO2 Adsorption in MOF-74 with Diffusion Monte Carlo, Yucheng Hua

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Re-envisioning the Tropics: Nick Joaquin's Philippine Gothic, Ella Marie Jaman

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Characterizing variation in enhancer usage within and between natural populations of Drosophila by comparing chromatin conformation in non-coding DNA, Serena Jonas

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Unraveling Paradise: Colonialism and Disguise in German Language Literature, Brigita Kant

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Bacterial Coat of Armor: Probing how Glycan Biosynthesis in Helicobacter pylori Modulates Host Immune Recognition, Francis Jacob Kassama

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Literary Stolpersteine that Produce Memory, Identity, and Belonging in Contemporary German Narratives of Migration, Lauren Katz

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Clones, Corporations, and Community: Cyborg Bodies Onstage, Grace Kellar-Long

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Echoing Memories and Synchronicities of an Adoptive Family: A Memoir, Gemma Jyothika Kelton

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Minor, Ugly, and Meta: Feelings in Contemporary Korean American Literature, Kyubin Kim

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Sensitivity Analysis of Basins of Attraction for Gradient-Based Optimization Methods, Gillian King

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Investigating the Effects of Mixed Solvents on the Excited State Proton Transfer Mechanisms of 8-Amino-2-naphthol, Alexander Avrom Kreines

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From American Dream to American Reality: The Effect of Educational Expenditures on Intergenerational Mobility and the Great Gatsby Curve, Isabel Krogh

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Greening the Market: Natural Groceries from the Countercuisine to Whole Foods, Livia Kunins-Berkowitz

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Role of the Dopamine Subtype 1 Receptor (D1R) Modulation of the Ih Current in Rhythmic Spinal Mammalian Motor Networks, Grace Soeun Lee

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The Current Hunt for Nitric Oxide's Effects on the Homarus americanus Cardiac Ganglion, Joanna Lin

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New Institutional Economics: Political Institutions and Divergent Development in Costa Rica and Honduras, Maynor Alberto Loaisiga Bojorge

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Metabolic Glycan Labeling in Bacteria Using Rare Azido L-sugars, Phuong Luong

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Illumination, Inspiration, and Inquisition: The 15th and 16th century reception and reaction of Dante’s Divina Commedia in Spain, Francesca Mauro

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A Stepping-Stone? An Analysis of How the Minimum Wage Impacts the Wage Growth of Individuals in Monopsonistic Industries, Levi McAtee

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Parole lievitanti: La panificazione spirituale di S. Caterina di Bologna, Katherine Aiello McKee

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Empire of Horror: Race, Animality, and Monstrosity in the Victorian Gothic, Grace Monaghan

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An Investigation on Data Gaps in Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Disclosure using 2010-2021 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Questionnaire Responses, Samara Nassor

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Tracking photosynthetic seasonality at needle and forest scales in pines experiencing mild winters., Sara Elizabeth Nelson

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Ink, Andrew MacGregor Nicholson

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Investigating the photoacidic properties of 8-benzylideneamino-2-naphthol, Oliver M. Nix

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Discovery and characterization of novel crustin family antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in the American lobster, Homarus americanus, using transcriptomics and peptidomics, Emily Yuan-ann Pan

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"Italianos por todos lados (Italians Everywhere)": Italian Immigrants and Argentine Exceptionalism, Julia Elisabeth Perillo

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Bridging the Bergschrund: Depictions of Glaciers in the Berner Oberland and Wallis Regions of the Alps and the ‘American Alps’ from the late 18th-century to the Present, Lily Poppen

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Sexual Knowledge in Late-Colonial Bombay: Contested Authority, Politicized Sciences, Rahul Prabhu

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The Photocatalytic Degradation of Ibuprofen and Three Beta-Blockers using BiOCl: An Investigation into the Mechanisms Responsible for Photocatalytic Activity, Jeffrey Charles Price

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Hypersensitization of Helicobacter pylori to Antibiotics Through Perturbation of Bacterial Glycan Armor, William J. Rackear

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Characterization of the ELMO2 Protein that Mediates Cell Adhesion in Arabidopsis thaliana, Devaki Rajiv

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Mitigation of Negative Effects of Ocean Change on Oysters by Eelgrass and its Implications for Aquaculture in Midcoast Maine, Fiona G. Ralph

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The Regulatory Effect of High Dopamine on the Hyperpolarization-Activated Inward Current (Ih) and its Role in the Stability and Rhythmicity of Mammalian Locomotor Neural Networks, Abigail Raymond

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Examining the Ability of Remote Sensing to Characterize Turfgrass Stress Physiology, Benjamin Ross

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A Time for Every Purpose: Race, Medical Professionalism, and the Physicians’ Dilemma, Reuben Mindlin Schafir

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Accretion Onto a Black Hole at the Center of a Neutron Star: Nuclear Equations of State, Sophia Christina Schnauck

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Characterizing and Investigating the Electrophysiological Properties of the Plastic Cricket Auditory System in Response to Cooling, Hannah Tess Scotch

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Sensitivity Analysis of Basins of Attraction for Nelder-Mead, Sonia K. Shah

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Digital Market Concentration: An Institutional and Social Cost Analysis, Jack Shane

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"Proud Flesh and Blood": Phineas Fletcher, Gabriel Daniel, and Seventeenth-Century Theories of Embodiment, Micaela Elanor Simeone

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Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Unidirectional Interdigital Transducers, Shane Anthony Smolenski

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Rebellion as an Approach to Life in the Work of Albert Camus, Emily Ruth Staten

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The experience of crunch in the video games industry amongst current and aspiring developers, Radu Ioan Stochita

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Nuevas posibilidades para la subjetividad feminista en la literatura del Cono Sur, Kate Elizabeth Tapscott

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Evaluating Dam Relicensing and River Herring Habitat Restoration from a Broad, Multi-Ecosystem Perspective, Matthew L. Thomas

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"In Loving Virtue": Staging the Virgin Body in Early Modern Drama, Miranda Viederman

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Transforming the Humane: Human/Animal Relationships in Marlen Haushofer’s Die Wand and Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung, Joosep R. Vorno

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Theories of Thanks: Affect Studies, Reciprocity, and Theoretical Perspectives on Gratitude, Clayton James Wackerman

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Instability in a Time-Modulated Lattice, Evelyn Wallace

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Localizing Potential Messenger RNA Transport Protein Ips1 in Candida albicans, Yi Peng Wang

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An analysis and characterization of Sonic Hedgehog and Fgf genes in Danio rerio embryonic tooth development, Lauren Kanoelani Waters

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Relations between four-point amplitudes in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and N=8 supergravity at one, two, and three loops, Theodore Wolcott Wecker

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Building Home in Diaspora: New York’s Jewish Left and the History of the Bronx Housing Cooperatives, Micah Benjamin Wilson

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Effects of myosuppressin, a peptide neuromodulator, on membrane currents in the crustacean cardiac ganglion, Anthony Yanez

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Comparing natural variation in enhancer usage within and among Drosophila species, Justin K. Yang

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Enlightenment as Global History: The Reception of Confucianism in Eighteenth-Century France, Rachel Yang

2021

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Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs) in the Lobster, Homarus Americanus: Isolation and Activity, Ruby Chimereucheya Ahaiwe

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Regional Identity, Devolution and Ethnic Outbidding: The Rise and Radicalization of Ethnoregionalist Parties in Spain, Alex Baselga Garriga

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Improving Energy Efficiency through Compiler Optimizations, Jack Beckitt-Marshall

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Experiments in Gender: A Comparative Analysis on the Literary Representation of Women in Medicine and Science during the Weimar Republic, Rachel Bercovitch

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LE VAL ET LE CADRE : ESPACES MORTIVITAUX DE RIMBAUD ET DE MOUAWAD, Dylan J. Bess

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Genetic Analysis of Cellular Adhesion in Arabidopsis thaliana, Andrew Close Bolender

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Can Small Donations Have Big Consequences? Candidate Ideology, Small Donations, and Election Results in the 2016 and 2018 Congressional Cycles, Michael Borecki

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Maïssa Bey : comment dire le traumatisme et la violence des guerres en Algérie, Anna Bosari

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ALGOrhythms: Leveraging Markov Chain-Based Generation of Functional Harmonies with User-Defined Musical Corpus as a Compositional Tool, Coleman Brockmeier

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Seasons Without Borders: the Ali Smith Quartet, Claire M. Burns

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Stuck in Limbo: Temporary Protected Status, Climate Migrants and the Expanding Definition of Refugees in the United States, Noelia Calcaño

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The Mérida Initiative and the Violence of Transnational Criminal Organizations in Mexico, Brianna Madison Canning

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Testing conservation of an mRNA transport pathway in yeast, Kyu Young "Kevin" Chi

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Probe Compounds at Predicting Anionic Pharmaceutical Sorption to Soils, Ben Cook

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Daily, seasonal, and yearly timescales of seawater carbonate chemistry variability in Harpswell Sound and the Gulf of Maine, Eugen Florin Cotei

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A Comparative Perspective on Colonial Influence in the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid in South Korea and Algeria, Viv Daniel

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The United States’ and United Kingdom’s Responses to 2016 Russian Election Interference: Through the Lens of Bureaucratic Politics, Katherine Davidson