Honors Research Day

Each spring the Honors Program hosts a conference-style research day to celebrate the work of graduating honors students.  Students present oral presentations of their honors theses for family, friends, fellow students, and professors.  The event is open to the public. 


Honors Research Day 2019

Saturday, April 13th

8:30 AM

Lang Hall


Research 1

Research 3

Research 2 

Research 4

Examples of Past Thesis Topics: 

Leslie Aboud (Music) - Playing Like a Girl: An Analysis of the Role of Gender in Trumpet Performance

Sarah Brandt (Sociology) - Myth and Reality of Prom: A Qualitative Examination of the American High School Prom Experience

Emily Burney (English) - Savannah: A Short Story Cycle in the Tradition of American Literary Craft

Adam Campbell (Geography: Environmental) - Spatial, Geologic and Land Use Characteristics of Sinkholes in a Karst Landscape: Waverly, Iowa

Rachel Dengler (Elementary Education) - The Use of Productive Questions in the Early Childhood Classroom

Michelle Formanek (Biology: Biomedical) - The Effect of Homocysteine on Development of Contractions and β-Catenin Expression in Chick Embryo Precardiac Mesoderm

Ali Horsted (Communication) - In the Ali Way

Darcy Lane (Political Science) - School Finance Reform in Iowa: Where to Turn for Improvements in Equity?

Kelly Mateas (Movement and Exercise Science) - Burnout in Scholarship & Non-Scholarship Female College Swimmers

Stacy McMullen (Economics) - Who Should Own the Air? A Closer Look at Smoking Bans

Erin Powell (Biology) - The Effects of Atrazine on Human Liver Cells

Emily Prinsen (Management) - Implications of Physical Attractiveness on Time Allocations from Salesperson to Customer

Natalie Turner (Sociology) - Wandering Socially: Technology and the Modern American Hobo Community

For full-text examples visit Rod Library's UNI ScholarWorks