Honors Theses

 

Honors Theses is the collection of undergraduate research final theses written by Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College seniors.

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21st Century Technological Innovations and its Impact on Greatly Reducing the Existential Quality of Territoriality of the Modern Nation-State while Maintaining Nation State Empirical Strength, Olivia Fahrmann

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Academically Productive Classroom Discourse, Elizabeth Burford

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Acceptance of marginalized couples, Shaquela Hargrove

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A Critique of Environmental Rhetoric Used During World Environment Day, William Calderon

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Adopting Lactobacillus and Organic Acids as Alternative Treatments to Necrotic Enteritis, Javad A'arabi

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A Genetic Analysis of the Invasive Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) in the Cayman Islands, Blaklie Mitchell

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Alternative Inhibitors of Canonical Wnt Signaling, Abigail Grant

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A mathematical model for inhibitor drugs in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Richard Young Leonard III

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Analysis of the Inhibitory Potency, Oxime-mediated Reactivation Profile, and Binding Characteristics of Metabolites of Phorate, Luke Acuff

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An Analysis of County Level Energy Burdens in Mississippi, Nirmal Bhatt

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A New Look at Northern Influence on Tolkien's Elves, Samuel Lucas

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An examination of the use of additive manufacturing for small satellite technologies, Jacob Easley

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A Novel Analysis of Angles-only Initial Orbit Determination Conundrum, Ryan Cobb

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A novel spin-light polarimeter for the Electron Ion Collider, Prajwal Mohanmurthy

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Antibacterial effects of silver magnetic nanoparticles against Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and S. Anatum, Hannah Kruse

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“As a father you shall be to me”: Examining the Anglo-Saxon Oath in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Brady Kruse

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Becoming Inhuman, Becoming Monstrous: Representation and Sacrifice in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace and Lauren Beukes's Broken Monsters, Anna Catherine Bills

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“Being a Chi O to a Fraternity Boy is the Greatest Thing That Could Happen”: Reputation, Heterosocialization, and Status Among Sorority Women, Anne Elizabeth Harrington

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Bio-printed, bio-functionalized PLGA-KGN scaffolds as an augmentation to microfracture, James D. Warren

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Characterization of pyridostatin and its interactions with c-MYC g-quadruplexes, Zachary G. Cuny

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Cicero and Epicureanism, Ryan Williams

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Citizen trust of the police in the United States: How bad is it, and what can we do to fix it, Mariah K. Warner

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Colorblind Racism in White Women's Education Activision in the South, Emily Tingle

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Comparison of PLGA and PCL Ratios in Kartogenin-Containing Nano-Scaffolds Produced Via the Electrospinning Process, John Graham Roberson

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Corporate Equity Performance and Changes in Firm Characteristics, Cole McLemore

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Corporate social responsibility and effective tax rates: Higher ratings, lower rates, Zane D. Parker III

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Critias of Athens and the Sisyphus Fragment, Sarah Adison Phillips

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Decoding the contents of working memory using EEG provides evidence for the sensory recruitment hypothesis, Allison L. Bruning

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Determining the photometric capabilities of the CTIO 0.9-m telescope, Cameron Clarke

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Developing a Python-based Workflow to Modernize User Interaction with Legacy Programs, Robert H. Hunter

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Development and Prototyping of Motion Capture Hand Cluster using 3D Printing, Griffin Adcock

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Development of a Novel Chemical Timer, Mitchell Harvey

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Documented: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of ICE Raids of Mississippi Poultry Plants, Ben Mackin

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Effect of Declaw Bans on Shelter Cat Populations, Lauren Bowles

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Effects of TCDD on B Cell Populations in Various Anatomic Locations in EAE, Amye McDonald

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Evaluating the Impacts of Undergraduate Research Programs at Mississippi State University for Developing Science Professionals, Isabella JoAnn Durham

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Evaluation of a natural challenge model of zebrafish with Influenza A virus, Kelvin Blade

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Examining the Intentional Use of Rhetoric in Legal Argumentation to Advocate for Foster Care Reform, Marisa Laudadio

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Examining the Role of Wnt Signaling in Vascular Calcification, Kaylee Bundy

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Exploring and improving the uses of near-term quantum annealers, Nic Ezzell

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Extinguish the Spark: Mass Protests as a Determinant of Journalist Killings, 1992 - 2020, Ryan Jarrat

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Factors impacting retention among African American students at Mississippi State University, Ariel Johnson

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“Fragrantasia: 24 Ekphrastic Poems about Scent”, Maeve Rigney

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Gene Expression Changes by Neuroprotectant Novel Antidotes to Organophosphates, Meghan L. Brino

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Gentry's Mississippi: The Southern Gothic in Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe, Gentry Burkes

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Geothermal energy potential in Oktibbeha County: Is Mississippi really hot?, Cary Ruth Lindsey

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Golf Glove Data-based Swing Classification through Machine Learning, Jackson D. Fletcher

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Healing Hands: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Germanic Understanding of Medicine and Monarchy, Elizabeth Lucas

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"He's going to play": The Influence of Timing in Return-to-Play Decisions, Seth Lenoir

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Identification of Plant Gene Families Using Machine Learning of Sequence Similarity, Motif Conservation and Evolutionary Distances, James Stevens

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Identifying Drought Stress Tolerance Characteristics in Brassica carinata Lines at Germination, Sarah Frey

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Impact of Antibiotic Alternatives on Concentrations of Escherichia Coli Harbored by Broiler Chickens Challenged with Coccidiosis, Emma King

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Impact of single amino acid mutations in the rhomboid protease Pcp1p on Pcp1p catalytic activity, cellular respiration, mitochondrial morphology, and mitochondrial DNA maintenance, Andries Pieter Both

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Independent Investigations of the Relationships Between Altruistic Behavior and Empathy With Depression, Colton Watson

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In Other Words, Socialized Medicine: Journal of the American Medical Association Versus the International Labour Organization, Tanner DeYoung

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Intervention and Self-Efficacy in Computing, Liane Solomon

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Investigating Differing COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes Within Families, Sarah Dulaney

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Investigation of Radiation Effects on Tungsten and Numerical methods to Determine Indentation Modulus, Erin M. O'Quinn

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Investigations on the involvement of dopamine in the gustatory responses of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, Emily Anne Ousterhout

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Invisible men and women: A critique of the critiques of particularity in African American literature, Donald Mayfield Brown

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Is it Harder to Run for Office As a Republican Woman? Attitudes Among Republican Voters Towards Women Candidates, Georgiana Swan

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KOH Treated Biochar: An Improved Material for the Removal of Aqueous Contaminants, Cody Layne

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Language Endangerment in an Urbanizing Tanzania, David Sides

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Language Maintenance and Cultural Identity: Case Studies of Filipino Immigrant Families in Mississippi, Joy Cariño

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Loss, Reckless Behavior, and Jane Austen’s Realism in Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion, Lindsey Downs

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Love of the law: The ethical Christology of Southern Baptist rhetoric and language concerning the LGBTQ community, Alexander James Ward

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"Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again:" Burke's Perspective by Incongruity and the Shifting Image of the Handmaid, Morgan Hydrick

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"Make Margaret Atwood fiction again": Burke's perspective by incongruity and the shifting image of the Handmaid, Morgan Hydrick

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Masked Up and Feeling Down: The Association Between Mental Health and Preventative Regulation During the Covid Pandemic, Mary Margaret Mitchell

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Measurement of material thickness using X-ray attenuation, Oliver Mikhail H. Gaerlan

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Measuring Immigrant Integration in the United States South, Ashton Porter

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Media multitasking in relation to cognition and socioemotional well-being: A literature review, Kaitlyn May

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Microscopic analysis of Rickettsial co-infection in the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum, Amanda Benton Harper

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Model Validation of the Thermospheric Neutral Mass Densit, Martin Geary McCandless

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Motion Elicits Emotion, Emma Denson

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Neurodiversity and Online Communities: Why They Matter, Laura Ingouf

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Neuroscience and You: A look into societal interaction with neuroscience both internally and online, Ciarra Smith

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Novel Automated Drill Apparatus for Accessing Equine Hoof Wall, Wellesley Dittmar

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On the feasibility of using genetic algorithms to optimize the structure of small multilayer perceptrons, Nicholas Dinep-Schneider

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Out of place: Stories, Molly Beckwith

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Phase space simulation of relativistic twisted electron Mott scattering, John K. Madsen

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Potential of Biochar for the Removal of Waterborne Microbial Contaminants, Shankia Musser

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Preliminary study on the effects of Akkermensia muciniphilia on Akt phosphorylation in diabetic pig models, Brian Ko

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Process Simulation for Styrene Prodcution from Toluene and Methanol, Deonante Frazier

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Proteogenomic mapping of Gossypium mustelinum Leaf, Heather Leanne White

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Reducing social demands in child eyewitness memory using robot interviewers, A. Zachary Buchanan

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Reestablishing a New Normal: Addressing the Social Injustices at the Heart of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic and Examining the Role of Feutin-A as a Potential Therapy, Christopher Robinson

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Remittances and entrepreneurship: An analysis of the developing world, Steven Weirich

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Removing aflatoxin M1 from milk using activated carbon and its effects on protein concentration, Kaylin Chaney

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Rise of Spiritually Aware Healthcare Professionals: Importance of Servant Leadership in Educating Future Healthcare Porfessionals, Hamsini Balaji

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Romance, War, and Narrative Ethics in Graham Greene's The End of the Affair and Ian McEwan's Atonement, Avery Ferguson

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Sentiment trends in political tweets: a case study of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madeline Enlow

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Shakespeare's own Metamorphosis: Transformations in the reception of Ovid in Shakespearean plays, Lien Van Geel

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Speech Therapy for ASD: Funding Curriculum, Potential for Success, Lillian McElreath

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Straddling the Color Line: The Parallels of Passing as a Motif from William Wells Brown to Nella Larsen, Claire Schwartz

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Suicidality and depression of those raised in kincare, Theresa Fitchie

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Terror Tactics: Vehicular attacks in Israel, Garrett Smith

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Test-retest reliability of self-reported lifetime history of aggression: A unique longitudinal assessment over one year using Mechanical Turk, Jenna Kilgore

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The Antifungal Occidiofungin Disrupts Morphological Switching in the Polymorphic Fungus Candida albicans, Aaron Albee

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The BCL11A Gene and the 3D Printing of an Adjustable Hyperextension Orthotic Knee Brace for Patients with Hypotonia, Reilly Reeves