Student Research

Honors Student Research 

Honors Week Spring 2020

Each spring, the Honors College showcases the work of students who are completing one of the Honors College tracks and recognizes the faculty and staff members who have contributed to their success. Featured below are some interesting thesis projects that were presented virtually this past spring:

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Saul Abreu in the Biology Honors Track presented a thesis entitled “Neuroprotective Effects of KCNQ Potassium Channels after Traumatic Brian Injury with Acute and Chronic Alcohol Use.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAP6CcKY8hE

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Shannon Super in the Business Honors Track presented a thesis titled “The Effect of Physical Activity on Mental Health and Academic Performance in College Aged Students.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRrqP6UgDzw&feature=youtu.be

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Kiara Guerra in the Cognitive Science Honors Track presented a thesis titled “How Accent Affects Employability.” Watch the presentation here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua6rO-50jpY&feature=youtu.be

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Hasmin M. Llamoca in the Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Honors Track presented a thesis entitled “Neurobehavioral and Neurogenetic Correlates of Information in Children and Young Adults: A Review of the Literature.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZggrVIXWts&feature=youtu.be

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Mfon Essiet in the Humanities Honors Track presented a thesis entitled “Perception and Reality: An Exploration of Black Double Consciousness in Contemporary U.S. Society.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm8feygGaI0

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Ryan Hernandez in the Music Honors Track presented a thesis entitled “The Influence of Charlie Parker on Jack Kerouac and Allan Ginsburg: The Effects of Interdisciplinary Research on the Personal Growth of an Artist." Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3apuBMav9J0&feature=youtu.be

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Kadesha Bryan in the Nursing Honors track presented a thesis entitled “The Effects of Bias and Racial Disparities on Maternal Mortality in the African American Population.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XN4Wj9PNRo

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Katherine Martinez in the Performing and Literary Arts Honors Track presented a thesis project of spoken word poetry entitled “Life Lessons from Around the World.” Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/nFWbrKpQGK4

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Joe McCaffery in the Performing and Literary Arts Honors Track presented a thesis project entitled “Conversations in Jazz.” Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAd3R3AE4_Q&feature=youtu.be

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Vanessa Louise Cajes in the Social Sciences Honors Track presented a thesis project entitled “Ethnic Identification and Assimilation Among 2nd Generation Filipino American College Students.” Watch he presentation here:  https://youtu.be/-BtDpr_I0YQ

 


National Regional Honors Conference 2019

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Pictured above is Emma Gritsch presenting her project at the National Regional Honors Conference in Baltimore in 2019.

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Pictured above is Honors student Melanie Ventura presenting her project “Racial Disparities in Diagnosis, Prognosis and Progression in Alzheimer’s Disease” at the National Regional Honors Conference in Baltimore 2019.


Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 

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Pictured above is Honors Biology Track student Sabrina Galloza presenting her project “Detecting Differences Between Honey Bee Gut Microbiomes in a Quick Economical Assay” at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring 2019.

In this event, the College of Science & Health at William Paterson University has provided a forum for undergraduates to present their original research to their peers and professors. This event provides students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science-related fields. The conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the sciences that were created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research.