CMC gives yearly awards for the best theses. Search on the award title in quotes will result in a list of the award winning theses:

  • Best Senior Thesis in Biological Sciences
  • Best Senior Thesis in Gender Studies
  • Best Senior Thesis in Government
  • Best Senior Thesis in History
  • Best Senior Thesis in International Relations
  • Best Senior Thesis in Literature
  • Best Senior Thesis in Mathematics
  • Best Senior Thesis in Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Best Senior Thesis in Neuroscience
  • Best Senior Thesis in Philosophy
  • Best Senior Thesis in Psychology
  • Best Senior Thesis in Physical Sciences
  • Best Senior Thesis in Religious Studies
  • Robert Day School Prize for Best Senior Thesis in Economics and Finance
  • Robert Day School Prize for Best Senior Thesis in Economics (Accounting) and Finance
  • Fulbright Fellowship

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Senior Theses from 2017

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Is Silence The Answer?, Gator Adams

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An Evolution of the Kurdish Issue in Turkey: Beyond a State-Centric Perspective, Jack Adolfson

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Short-Termism and Corporate Myopia: The Values Assigned by the Market to Short-Term and Long-Term Firms, Justin Alexander

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Ask Your Doctor if Psychedelics are Right for You: A Closer Look at the Clinical Uses of Psychedelics, Haya Al-Hejailan

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Optimizing Urbanization in South Asia, Aleena Ali

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Bay Area Real Estate Boom or Bust, Erik Michael Anderson

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Holding Back: An Analysis of the History, Utility, and Effects of Academic Redshirting, Athena Andrew-Sfeir

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The 2016 "White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr": An Analysis of its Positioning, Reception, and Conditions of Implementation, Hunter Lee Ashburn

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Determinants of Professional Soccer Team Values: Analyzing the International Effects on the Value of Professional Soccer Teams, Muhammad Fadri Attamimi

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Platform Companies: Explaining the Emergence of High-Value Technology Firms, Muhammad Farhan Attamimi

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Daily Traffic Flow Pattern Recognition by Spectral Clustering, Matthew Aven

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Aristotle on the Family: An Analysis of Books I-III of Aristotle’s Politics in reference to Plato’s Republic, Leili F. Azarbarzin

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Negotiating Intersectionality: Women in the Civil Rights Movement and the Zapatista National Liberation Front, Jessica Azerad

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La Oscuridad Detrás de los Ojos Azules, Anoush Baghdassarian

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Negotiating Human Rights Abuses through the Moral Foundations Theory: An Attempt to Understand the Moral Motivations behind the Male Guardianship System in Saudi Arabia, Female Genital Modification, and Child Marriage., Anoush Baghdassarian

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Financial Intermediation and Economic Development in 12 Central and Eastern European Economies, Eric S. Bakar

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Diagnosing and Correcting Problems with Project Selection at the World Bank, Nico Banks

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Competition, Compromises, and Complicity: An Analysis of the Humanitarian Aid Sector, Fiona Bare

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The Potential and Limits of Extended Producer Responsibility: A Comparative Analysis Study, Jessica Bass

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Management in Major League Baseball: How General Managers Succeed and Fail Using Statistics to Build Winning Franchises, Sam Baughman

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Xenophobia, Populism, and the Rise of the Far-Right in France and Germany, Veda Elizabeth Beltran

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The Role of Individualism and Masculinity in the Formation of a Global F&B Brand’s Extended Identity, Aviva Bhansali

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Financial Performance of Football Teams: Effects of Win Maximization, Performance and Transfer Spending on Stock Prices, Tanvi Bhargava

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Analysis and Empirical Testing of Income Smoothing Using Discretionary Accounting Changes, Jacques Bialostozky

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The Efficacy of Biofeedback and Its Use Towards ADHD, Darius Witold Bieganski

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Measuring Health Inequalities: What Do We Want to Know?, Alice Bishop

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The Effects of a Text Message Intervention on Conversational Speech between Dyads of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julia Blanco

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Render Unto Caesar: How Misunderstanding a Century of Free Exercise Jurisprudence Forged and Then Fractured the RFRA Coalition, John S. Blattner

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On the Purpose & Ethics of Elite Higher Education, Nicolas C. Blumm

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Reader's Guide: A Foray into Violence, Trauma and Masculinity in In Our Time, Sara-Rose Beatriz Bockian

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Four Years with Russell, Gödel, and Erdős: An Undergraduate's Reflection on His Mathematical Education, Michael H. Boggess

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El “Gran Experimento” del Socialismo Cubano: Los Retos Durante la Transición Económica, Hannah Bottum

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Gender Division in Sport: Through the Eyes of Female Student-Athletes at CMS, Kris Brackmann

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"The Best Bad Things": An Analytical History of the Madams of Gold Rush San Francisco, Sophie Breider

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A Brighter Future: An Integrated Strategy for Increasing Renewable Distributed Generation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Maximilian Breitbarth

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Islamic State Online Recruitment: Narratives and Counter-Narratives, Makella Brems

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Virtual Reality: The Game Changer for Residential Real Estate Staging through Increased Presence, Alexander Julian Brenner

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Salary Inequality in the NBA: Changing Returns to Skill or Wider Skill Distributions?, Jonah F. Breslow

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Sing to Me: the Effects of Sung Vocals and Melody on Memory, Jack M. Brown III

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Can Business News Provide Insight into a Stock’s Future Price Performance?, Andrew Burgard

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Grave Breaches: American Military Intervention in the Late Twentieth- Century and the Consequences for International Law, Calla Cameron

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Mission Barrio Adentro: Venezuela's Virus, Cara Cancelmo

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A Deep Dive into Technological Unemployment: A State-Level Analysis on the Employment Effect of Technological Innovations, Yuqing "Jenny" Cang

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Taking Good Works to the Next Level: Increasing Investment in and Support for Higher-Risk Innovation, Jessie Capper

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The Corporate Exploitation of Fundamental Rights: A Nation of Arbitration, Melanie A. Carlson

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Estimating the Relative Value of Individual Strokes Gained on the PGA Tour, Alex Censullo

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Healing from Racism with Compassion Meditation: Effects of Coping on Mental Health, Courtney Chan

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Innovating for a Sleeker, Greener, Friendlier Ride, Andrew Chandler

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Phoenix Reborn: The Revival of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party from 2008-2016, Melody Chang

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A Study of the Tradition of Extreme Literature, Matthew Chi Hei Chan

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The Internet of Things: An Analysis of Barriers to the Adoption of Smart Cities and Smart Homes, Shek Hin Justin Chan

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Environmental Justice Litigation in California: How Effective is Litigation in Addressing Slow Violence?, Deedee Chao

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Using Machine Learning to Detect Malicious URLs, Aidan Cheng

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The Role of the Dosage Compensation Complex as a Pathway for Spiroplasma to Induce Male Lethality in Drosophila melanogaster, Becky Cheng

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Nudging Towards Social Change: The Application of Psychology and Behavioral Economics in Promoting Responsible Consumption, Larissa Chern

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Economic Interdependence between Taiwan and Mainland China, Sharon Chiang

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Virtual Links with Finite Medial Bikei, Julien Chien

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The Effects of Efficient Innovation on Industry Stock Returns During 2008 Financial Crisis, Alexander Choi

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Discovering Hidden Networks Using Topic Modeling, Wyatt Cooper

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Protecting the "Worst of the Worst": The Constitutional Rights of Non-Citizen Enemies in World War II and the War on Terror, Lane Hannah Corrigan

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The Rise of Uber: Economic Effects of Ride Sharing Services on Taxis and the Implications for the Sharing Economy, Olivia Cowley

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The Real Estate and Stock Market During the Great Depression: Construction Permit Growth as a Leading Economic Indicator for Stock Returns, Will Cresap

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The Myth of Persephone: Body Objectification from Ancient to Modern, Melanie Daifotis

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An Empirical Study of Marginal Value Obtained Through Additional Years of College in Professional Basketball Players, Nicholas Kimon Daifotis

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Examining Lebanon’s Susceptibility to Foreign Influence: Institutional Roadblocks to State Stability, Malek Debbas

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The Interconnection of the Great Recession, Income Disparity, Segregated Metropolitan Districts, and Their Significance to All in the U.S., Marcellus Demer

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A Journey to New Narratives: How Sri Lankan Migrant Women Challenge Perceptions through Resistance, Kimaya de Silva

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Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, John Dewald

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Blood Ba'ath: The Rise and Fall of the Ba'ath Party in Syria and Iraq, Alisha Malika Dhalla

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The Differentiating Personal and Tactical Dimensions of Head Coaches in the NFL: Why is Bill Belichick Successful When Others Are Not?, Patrick Dixon

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Collective Memory and History: An Examination of Perceptions of Accuracy and Preference for Biased “History” Passages, Stephanie Doi

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A Problematic Business Model: The Effect of Private Prisons on Arrests, Claire Donnelly

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The Fear Factor: Determinants of Entrepreneurial Fear of Failure, Pema Donyo

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Factors Effecting Departure Delays in Multi-Airport U.S. Regions, Spencer Drazovich

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The Due Process Clause: Analyzing The Supreme Court's Substantive Due Process Jurisprudence, Eleanor Eaton

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The American Nightmare: Failures of Juvenile Justice and Recommendations for Change, Jennie Egan

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What are the Potential Impacts of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the Auditing Profession?, Chantal Evett

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Revenue Incentives and Referee Propensity to Make Foul Calls in the NBA Finals, Daniel Fallon-Cyr

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The Factors that Affect First-Generation Students’ College Enrollment and Success, Arielle B. Farias

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Determinants of Organ Donor Registration Rates Among Young Americans, Syed Umar Farooq

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This is Fun: A Memoir, Katelyn Faust

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An Analysis of Latino Trump Voters in the 2016 Election, Micaela Ferguson

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The Adventure of a Lifetime: Examining Life Lessons in Eighteenth Century Literature, Griffin Ferre

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Phage display to identify functional resistance mutations to Rigosertib, Nedim Filipovic

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Education in Nazi Germany: Ideology, Hitler Youth, and Elite Schools, Jonathan David Finkelstein

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A Golden Opportunity: An Analysis of Gold and the VIX as Safe Haven Assets, Samuel Firth

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Antisocial Media: Information Mismanagement in Vietnam, Nora Flaherty

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The Progression of Agile Software Development, Kayla Flaten

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Qué Tan Lejos Hemos Ido y Qué Tan Lejos Nos Queda: Los Niños Trabajadores y La Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil en Ecuador, Alicia Serna Frausto

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Well-Being, Capabilities, and Health Measurement: Conceptual Similarities Between the Capability Approach and Daniel Hausman’s Liberal State, Benjamin James Fusek

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Tapping the Potential of Sports: Incentives in China’s Reformation of the Sports Industry, Yu Fu

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Parental Bargaining and Gender Gap in Primary Education Expenditure, Qianyun Gao

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The Impact of Macroeconomic Changes on Restaurant Segment Stock Returns, Jack Gerstenberger

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Postfeminism Analysis of Sexualized Images in Fashion Advertisements, Sara A. Ginsburg

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Pitch it to Me: The Determinants of a Professional Baseball Pitcher’s Salary, Jacob Glasser

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The 1936 Nazi Olympic Games; The First Truly Modern Olympiad, Quinn Glosniak

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Children in the Dark, Shannon Golden

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Who Can Retire with a 401(k)? Assessing the Effectiveness of Plans in the Changing Environment Around Retirement Planning in the United States, Ramon Gomez

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Paternal Incarceration, Spousal Abuse, Parental Illness, and the Unknown Causes of Childhood Homelessness, Brandon Granaada

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Jeb Bush and Donald Trump: An Analysis of Campaign Finance in the 2016 Presidential Elections, Zachary Robert Grau