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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2022

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Visualizing World Happiness: Exploring Databases For Web Applications, Basliel Ababayehu
Department: Computer Science

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Moral Responsibility And Gendered Implicit Bias In The Workplace, Maryam Abdul Hye
Department: Philosophy; Psychology

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The Evolution Of Chinese Media In Africa: From Kung Fu Movies To Television And Internet, Frank Adams
Department: History

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Existence, Logic, Language, And Mathematics: Some Reflections, Muhammad Afaq
Department: Philosophy

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Desperate Democrats In The Reagan Revolution: A Party Determined To Win The White House, Matthew Maxwell Akins
Department: Political Science; History

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"What Is The Recipe For Emotion?", Ivan M. Akiri
Department: Art and Art History; Theatre and Dance

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It Pays To Be ‘Good’: Measuring The Effect Of Corporate Social Responsibility On Profitability., Azza Ali
Department: Business Economics

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Rockin' Cities Underground: An Urban Morphological Lens In The Archaeological Cavate Sites Of Derinkuyu And Naours, Anabelle Valeur Andersen
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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Isotropic Particle Trajectories Around A Light Emitting Optical Nanofiber, Bennett W. Anderson
Department: Physics

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The Impact Of Emotional Support And Coping On The Psychological Well-Being Of Students Of Color At A Predominately White Liberal Arts College, Talia Anderson
Department: Psychology

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Phenotypic Rescue Of Key Social Behaviors In M. Xanthus By The Desulfotalea Psychrophila Arginine Kinase, Nathaniel J. Arday
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Decreased Expression Of Innate Immune Response Rel/Nf-Kb Transcription Factor Genes Relish And Dif In Cholinergic Neurons Alter Sleep Patterns In Drosophila Melanogaster., Kayla Audette
Department: Biology; Neuroscience

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Abbyssinia: The Design And Development Of A Tower Defense Game, Raey Aweke
Department: Computer Science

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Investigation Of The Photodegradation Kinetics Of Para-Aminobenzoic Acid Under Acidic Conditions, Andrew Baeder
Department: Chemistry

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Women Of Appalachia: Common Ground, Different Matriarch, Cecelia A. Bagnoli Ms
Department: Communication Studies

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La Percepción De La Variación Sociolingüística En Los Dialectos De Español En Los Estados Unidos Por Hablantes De Herencia, Catherine Baker
Department: Spanish

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Exploring Heritage Through Music: Jewish, Swedish, And Scottish Identities In Art Song, Annika Balish
Department: Music

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The Physiological And Psychological Effects Of Accelerated Rehabilitation, Visualization, And Virtual Reality On ACL Rehabilitation, Julian Mendez Ballesteros
Department: Biology

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Tracing Source Material For Bræðravirki Ridge Through Isotopic Analysis, Layali N. Banna
Department: Geology

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If There Is A God, He's Probably On Wall Street: A Genre Analysis Of Social Criticism In Horror And Melodrama Films, Lily G. Barnett
Department: Communication Studies

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Applications Of Constraint Programming In Sports Scheduling, Troy Baughman
Department: Mathematics

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Role Of Tight Binding In Negative Cooperativity In The Dimeric Mitochondrial Taurocyamine Kinase From Arenicola Brasiliensis, Robert M. Beal
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Sioux Resistance: How The Lakota, Dakota And Nakota People Maintain Their Fight Against The United States For Sovereignty And Land, Natalie Bean
Department: History

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Phages, On The Rocks: Development Of A Bacteriophage Cocktail Infecting Pseudomonas Chlororaphis 14B11, Clara Becker
Department: Biology

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Identification And Detection Of Biomarkers Of Dilated Cardiomyopathy In A Cohort Of Amish Patients With Propionic Acidemia Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Alexa Nicole Bencic
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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An Inquiry In Human Flourishing: Alasdair Macintyre And John Dewey In Dialogue, Nicole Benya
Department: Philosophy

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Unearthing The Effects Of European-American Settlement On A Northeast Ohio Kettle Lake Through Diatom Stratigraphy, Justine Paul A. Berina
Department: Geology

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Tau Masks Sleep Differences Found In High And Low Expression Of Drosophila Neurotrophin 1, Nathaniel James Berle
Department: Biology; Neuroscience

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Tau Masks Sleep Differences Found In High And Low Expression Of Drosophila Neurotrophin 1., Nathaniel James Berle
Department: Neuroscience

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To Clean Or Not To Clean: Exploring The Ability Of Biocidal Compounds To Induce Physiological Changes In Bacteria That May Increase The Spread Of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Kayla R. Bertholf
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Testing The Accuracy Of Galfit In Measuring The Morphological Properties Of Multi-Component Disk Galaxies And Exploring The Working Of The Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm Used In Optimization, Shivam Bhasin
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Boolean Model Of Mesenchymal Cell'S Resistance To Chromosomal Senescence, Arnav Bhatnagar and Erśebet Regan
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Fatty Acids And The Innate Immune System: A Study Infecting Caenorhabditis Elegans With Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Shankar A. Bhat
Department: Biology

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Healthy Democracy, Healthy Citizens: Examining How The Quality Of Democracy Impacted The Public Health Responses In South Africa’s Hiv/Aids Epidemic, Shankar A. Bhat
Department: Political Science

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Are The Eyes The Window To The Soul? An Investigation Into The Importance The Eyes Play In Emotion Recognition, Katherine A. Billetdeaux
Department: Neuroscience

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Synthesis, Characterization, And Biological Activity Of Silver (I) Fatty Acid Complexes Against Candida Albicans, Macy Faith Bischoff
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Influence Of Accent, Gender, And Ethnocentrism On Stereotype Content, Cammy Bly
Department: Psychology

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“What Does The Black Legend Have To Do With Cusco?”: Un Discurso De La Alteridad, La Evangelización, Y El Arte Religioso En El Cusco Colonial, Cammy Bly
Department: Spanish

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Studying The Effect Of The RNA-Binding Domain And Expression Level Of Nab2 On Tau-Mediated Neurodegeneration In The Fruit Fly, Drosophila Melanogaster, William C. Bodary
Department: Neuroscience; Biology

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Mortal Bones: An Exploration Into The Use Of The Skeleton As A Mirror Of The Self In European Symbolist Art, Lili E. Bosler
Department: Art and Art History

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Eradicating Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilms Through Synergistic Interaction Of Bacteriophage Pf7 And Manuka Honey, Emma Bossaert
Department: Biology

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Recommender Systems, Pavithra Brahmananda Reddy
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Gaming The System: A Game Theoretic Approach To Risk Management And Cybersecurity, Abigail Breitenbucher
Department: Mathematics

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The Seven Deadly Pathways: A Boolean Model Of Yeast Apoptosis In Response To Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA Damage, And Salt, Andrea Brown
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Molecular Recognition Within The Es Complex: A Mechanistic Investigation To Discern How 6-Hydroxynicotinate-3-Monooxygenase (Nicc) Distinguishes Between Substrate Analogues When Enhancing Its Rate Of Nadh Oxidation, Joel K. Brown
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Lake Erie And The Economy: Harmful Algae Blooms And Property Values, Sarah Brunot
Department: Environmental Studies

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Labor Market Discrimination, Expected Returns & Enrollment In Higher Education For African American Scholars: Evidence From The High School Longitudinal Study, Michelle S. Bryant
Department: Business Economics

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“It’S Not Just A Phage, Mom”: An Examination Of Antibiotic Resistance In Pseudomonas Aeruginosa In Response To Bacteriophage Treatment, Kirsten Buchan
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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“It’S Not Just A Phage, Mom”: An Examination Of Antibiotic Resistance In Pseudomonas Aeruginosa In Response To Bacteriophage Treatment, Kirsten N. Buchan
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Barriers To Entry: Do Students’ Perceptions Of Economics Contribute To The Underrepresentation Of Women And Gender Minorities In The Field?, Madison Buckley
Department: Economics; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Hand-Feeding Impacts Hunting Behavior: A Study On Behavioral Plasticity In Chinese Praying Mantis Tenodera Aridipholia Sinensis, Charles A. Burrows
Department: Biology

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What Factors Play The Most Prominent Role In Knee Injury For Professional Football Players In The NFL? A Study Of Injury Risk And Career Longevity For High-Level Athletes, Kellen W. Calhoun
Department: Biology

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Assessment Of The Association Between Male Ejaculate Parameters And Pornography Habits, Marissa Camacho
Department: Biology

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Tactilely Tubular Passageways: A Sculptural Exploration Of Accessible Play Spaces, Griffin Morgan Rose Carnett
Department: Art and Art History

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On The Basis Of Biological Sex: Examining The Social Impacts Of The Maintenance Of The Two-Sex System In Sports, Camille Carr
Department: Religious Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

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Chevy: Like A Rock, Dylan Lee Carr
Department: History

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Left In The Ashes: An Examination Of The Valley Of The Ashes In The Great Gatsby, Mei Carter
Department: Environmental Studies

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The Scars Of China’s One-Child Policy And The Birth Of A New Reality: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis Of Chinese Netizens’ Reactions To The Three-Child Policy, Zoe B. Carter
Department: Chinese Studies; Communication Studies

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The Scars Of China’s One-Child Policy And The Birth Of A New Reality: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis Of Chinese Netizens’ Reactions To The Three-Child Policy, Zoe Boh Carter
Department: Communication Studies; Chinese Studies

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Creating An Arcgis Dashboard For Climate Data Management And Visualization, Sydney Noel Case
Department: Earth Sciences

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A Year Of N-Confusion: Determining Aggregation In N-Confused Porphyrins Using Uv-Vis Spectroscopy, Nina E. Catalfo
Department: Chemistry

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Pretty In Panopticism: How The Inescapability Of The Internalized Male Gaze Exemplifies Michel Foucault's Theory Of The Panopticon, Rachel Catus
Department: Political Science

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Investigating Intraday Impact Of Earning Reports On Stock Prices In The Technology Sector From 2010 To 2019, El Yazid Chalabi
Department: Business Economics; Statistical and Data Sciences

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A Comprehensive Empirical And Simulation Analysis On How Minimum Wage Increases Impact Unemployment, Brandon Charles
Department: Computer Science; Economics

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Analyzing The Effects Of Climate Change On Glacier Loss In The Himalayan Region And The Agriculture Economies Of The Indo-Gangetic Plains Using GIS Techniques, Srushti Chaudhari
Department: Earth Sciences

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An Investigation Of The Clinical Considerations Of Speech-Language Pathologists When Working With Spanish-English Bilingual Adults With Aphasia, Mia Chen
Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Modeling Meets Mirror Lake: How Highly Urbanized Areas Influence Surface Water- Groundwater Interactions At The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Mazvita Marilyn Chikomo, Shelley Judge, Audrey H. Sawyer, and Kathleen M. Meiner
Department: Earth Sciences

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Causal Beliefs, Stigma Of Mental Illness, And Help-Seeking Behavior In Vietnam: The Impact Of Media On Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, Ha Chu
Department: Psychology

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A Comparative Study To Predict End Of The Year Award Voting In Baseball For The North Coast Athletic Conference Using An Empirical Analysis., Tyler T. Chumita
Department: Mathematics

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The Sound Of Study: Examining The Effect Of Music On Attention, Learning, And Memory, Elly H. Ciesinski
Department: Neuroscience

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Class, Clubs, Work, Or Relax: Evaluating The Relationship Between College Activities And Earnings Immediately After Graduation, Justin Clement
Department: Economics

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Clifton Canidae: An Anthropological And Sculptural Exploration, Sydney D. Clifton Ms
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Art and Art History

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Ethical Considerations Of Wilderness Spaces, Sophia Cloyd
Department: Philosophy

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Cutting Their Losses: Exploring The Effects Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Undergraduate Coping, Annabelle R. Cohen
Department: Psychology

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If You Want To Be Heard, Start By Listening: An Investigation Of Educational Professionals’ Familiarity, Perceptions, And Implementation Of Services Needed For Mainstreamed Children Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Tori A. Collins
Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Math Anxiety Can Harm Learning: Exploring The Relationship Between Instructor Behavior, Parental Opinions Of Math, And Math Anxiety, Taylor L. Commings
Department: Psychology

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The Impact Of Relationships On Perception Of Symptoms And Stigma In Individuals With ADHD: A Moderation Analysis, Elizabeth Constance
Department: Psychology

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Anthem Of The Stars, Zachary A V Corwin
Department: English

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Who Gets To Know? Combating Colonial Epistemic Oppression, Timothy J. Cotter
Department: Philosophy

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Biopolitics And Immunitary Paradigm: Understanding College Of Wooster Students Opinion Towards The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sky Crain
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Effects Of Xenobiotic Pollution On Histopathological Alterations And Cyp1A Expression On Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus Nebulosus) In Wooster, OH, Madison A. Crucs
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Effects Of Parental Messages, Weight Teasing, And Acculturation On The Development Of Disordered Eating And Body Image Shame In Latinx Individuals, Alma Yaredi Cruz
Department: Psychology

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Critical Theory As Critical Philosophy Of Self: Agency, Authority, And Emancipation Through Dialectical Imagination, Ryan Curnow
Department: Political Science; Philosophy

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Discovering Relevant Factors For Successful Goal Scoring: An Analysis Of Collegiate Field Hockey Player Positional Data, Katie Anne Curry-Agatucci
Department: Statistical and Data Sciences

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Identity Crisis: The Internet As An Alternative Source Of Sex And Reproductive Health Information For LGBTQ+ Individuals, Ruth Dahlhausen
Department: Sociology and Anthropology

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Time Flies: An Analysis Of Circadian Impact Upon Cell Cycle Regulation Using Boolean Modeling And A Developmental Drosophila Model, Emma Elizabeth Davidson
Department: Neuroscience

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Gender? I Barely Even Know Her!: Examining The Intersections Of Gender Identity And Neurodiversity, Kai A. Davis
Department: Psychology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Association Between Bisphenol A And Male Ejaculate Parameters, Kylie Reannon Davis
Department: Biology

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Building Resistance: An Examination Of Characteristics And Mechanisms Of Alzheimer's Disease And Intervention Methods Which Can Provide Resilience Against Alzheimer's Pathology, Marc R. Dehoorne
Department: Neuroscience

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The Virome Of Aedes Japonicus And Culex Spp., Collected In Wooster, Oh, Usa, Alexander R. DeLong
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Honk For Milk! A Nod To My Nostalgia For Not-Nowhere, Ohio, Etta Rain DeMartino
Department: Art and Art History

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The Role Of Age And Past Parenting On Mothers, Yichun Deng
Department: Psychology

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Teammates On And Off The Field: Why Queer Athletes On Women’S Sports Teams Need A Safe Space, CC Dent
Department: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Impacts Of The Securitization Of Development In Colombia, Libbie DePastino
Department: Global and International Studies; Spanish

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Microplastics As Carrier Of Pahs Released From Oil Spills: Measuring Ingestion And Bioaccumulation Rates In Copepods, Manasi Desai
Department: Environmental Studies

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What’s In The Air: Characterization Of Particulate Matter In Wooster Ohio, David Rainier DiGena-Segal
Department: Chemistry

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Comparing Three Approaches To Webcrawling, Salim Dohri
Department: Computer Science

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Optimizing Paths In A Weighted Plane Featuring Mario Kart Wii, Jack Doughty
Department: Mathematics

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Little Boxes, Zoe K. Dudack
Department: English

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Our Questions Have Too Many Answers: A Rejection Of Formalism And Determinate Truth In Mathematics, Brendan Dufty
Department: Mathematics; Philosophy