Senior Honors Projects Class of 2015

Kayla Arnold
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Enhancing the Quality of Life for Children With Life Threatening Conditions: The Need for Pediatric Palliative Care” (NS 323)

Austin Begin
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Dispute Resolution Design Tailored Towards Student Leaders” (MG 360)

Sarah C. Birney
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Comparison of Reported Functions of Reminiscence and Recorded Functions of Spontaneous Reminiscence in Older Adults” (PY 395)

Cameron F. Bowen
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Efficiency of Municipal and For-Profit Electric Distribution” (AC 398)

Hannah Opal Bowie
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Strategies for How Fairfield University Students Can Address Growing Health Concerns in Ayapal, Nicaragua” (NS 330)

Lauren Kathleen Brodeur
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Jaw Muscle Activation in Marine Stingrays Dasyatis and Urobatis ” (BI 393)

Katherine M. Brundage
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Temperamental and Cognitive Risk Factors for Anxiety” (PY 395)

MaryKate A. Callahan
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “On The Underside: A Collection of Short Stories and Essays” (ENW 399)

Jessica Ann Caputo
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Effects of Acute Prenatal Exposure to Valproic Acid on Anxiety, Social, and Sociosexual Behaviors in Female Rats in an Animal Model for Autism ” (PY 395)

Laura Rino Cecchetto
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Effectiveness of Static and Dynamic Support Surfaces in the Management of Pressure Ulcers” (NS 321)

Camille Alise Coffey
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Rhino Poaching: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do” (AE 399)

Alexander J. Cucchi
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Masculinity under Destruction or under Renovation: Progressing Towards Modern Manhood” (EN 390)

Kathryn Anne Dennen
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “On the Note of Music in the Classroom” (EN 399)

Joanna C. Durgin
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Household Expenditures on Bottled Water: An Economic Analysis of Survey Responses from Guatemala” (EC 298)

Lily Shiva Etemad
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Design and Synthesis of Capture-Tag-Release (CTR) Probes for Protein Labeling” (CH 398)

Martin Joseph Gallagher
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “SpinLeaf v2: Electric Powered Greens Spinner for a Small Scale Commercial Farm” (EG 390)

Margaret M. Germain
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Macroprudential Tools:A Literature Review” (EC 298)

Jason Raymond Gorski
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Attachment Style of College Students as a Predictor of Responses to Romantic Relationship Conflicts that Differ in Sexual Orientation” (PY 395)

Mackenzie Ann Halter
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Importance of Children’s Literature through the Lens of Developmental Psychology” (EN 399)

Caitlin R. Healey
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Economics of Cybercrime” (EC 298)

Connor B. Kelley
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Politicization of Liberty: The Modern American Libertarian Movement” (PO 398)

Brendan Joseph Lang
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Development of an Efficient Eethod for PCR Amplification of Protease Inhibitor Genes in Otospermophilus beecheyi ” (BI 392)

Tara Lenehan
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Feminist Analysis of Women's Rights Versus Human Rights: Education as the Key to Equality” (IL 300)

Megan Lynch
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Evaluating the Potential for a Near Term Carbon Tax in the United States” (PO 169)

Kaitlin R. Maciejewski
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Historical and Mathematical Overview of Einstein’s General Relativity” (MA 399)

Benjamin Maloney
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Photonic Methods for Distinguishing Aggressive and Non-Aggressive Cancers” (PS 392)

Marie Matta
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Unspoken Truths: An Immersion into Systemically Unprivileged Education” (ENW 347)

Dylan J. Meyer
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “COQ and Theorem Verification” (MA 399)

Elizabeth R. Morena
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Transforming Perceptions of Clovis I: From Barbarian Pagan to Roman Christian” (HI 399)

Melissa Rose Muroski
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Effect of Infertility on Women's Mental Health” (PY 381)

Kelsey Elizabeth Murphy
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Comprehensive Review of the Impact of Cholesterol Metabolism and Inflammation on Biological Disease” (BI 392)

Michaela Erin Nichols
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Evolution of Public Relations as a Marketing Tactic: From Paper Press Clips to Social Media in the Media Industry” (ENW 346)

Hannah Beth Nofsinger
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Concept Analysis” (NS 332)

Lauren Alyse O’Donnell
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Compassion Fatigue: A Plague in Contemporary Nursing” (NS 360)

Ashley Rose Paholski
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Contemporary American Literature: Characters as a Synecdoche for the American People and Reoccurring Societal Issues” (EN 399)

Elizabeth Anne Parks
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Governmental Structure and Its Influence on Poverty: The Cases of Germany and China” (IL 300)

Alice Francesca Paterson
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Personal Finance and Investments for a Recent College Graduate” (FI 397)

Marilyn Peizer
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “General Motors and Toyota Motors: A Case Study in the Ethical Application of Public Relations in Crises” (ENW 346)

Kaitlin A. Premus
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Gender Exploration in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing ” (EN 399)

Danielle Briana Renzi
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Cross-Cultural Research Study of Music Therapy as an Intervention for Chronic Pain Management” (PY 322)

Timothy Rhone
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “‘Apocalypse Then’: Paradigmatic Shifts in the Apocalypse Narrative” (EN 399)

Mary Catherine Rice
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “The Advancement of Education Shaping the Historical Perception of Nursing” (NS 321)

Katherine Michelle Rockwell
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “House of Change? Institutional Differences in the House andSenate and Female Representation of Women’s Interests” (AS 399)

Katherine E. Rufo
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “A Comparative Study and Evaluation of Medical and Nursing Interventions Used in the Treatment of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Critical Care Setting” (NS 360)

Elizabeth Sheerin
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Will You Empathize with Me? Attachment Styles in Relation to Positive and Negative Empathy” (PY 395)

Jake David Shemtob
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Household Consumption of Bottled Water: An Economic Analysis of Survey Responses from Guatemala” (EC 298)

Margaret Siu
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity Analysis of SNS Zinc(II) and Copper(I) and (II) Complexes” (CH 398)

Melissa Sulciner
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “SpinLeaf v2: Electric Powered Greens Spinner for a Small Scale Commercial Farm” (EG 391)

Farah Themistocle
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Modulating Growth Factor Delivery of FGF-2 by Thiolated-Hyaluronan Crosslinking of a Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte Delivery System” (BI 397)

Joseph M. Wik
Senior Honors Project (HR 399): “Water Systems as Sustainable Resource Distributors: Opening a Conversation between Free Market and Common Pool Systems of Belief” (MG 397)