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 2016

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Non-Governmental Organization Vulnerabilities: Donors and Resource Dependence, Carolyn A. Islam

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Sustainability in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Interaction Design, Samuel Jackson

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Caring About Sharing: Regulating Uber and Airbnb in California, Jessica Jin

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Corrosive Culture and the Individual, Jessica Jin

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Never Look Away: Changing Societal Norms to Eradicate Domestic Violence in Tamil Nadu, India, Adrienne P. Johnson

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Comparative Susceptibility and Mechanisms of Resistance to Host Defense Peptides in Daptomycin-Susceptible and Non-Susceptible Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Colin Wolcott Johnson

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Regional Determinants of the Gender Pay Gap in the United States, Kyle Johnson

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Assessing Equity in Artisanal Mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Maya Kale

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"I Voted": Examining the Impact of Compulsory Voting on Voter Turnout, Nina A. Kamath

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Tracing Islamic Extremist Ideologies: The Historical Journey of Jihad from the Late Antique Period to the 21st Century, Nikhil Kanade

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The Effects of Gender Diversity in Boards and Top Management of Companies, Tooba Karim

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Different Person? Nta Kibazo: An Analysis of Trauma and Personal Identity, Lauren M. Kelley

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A Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Conditional Cash Transfers in Indonesia: Can CCTs Reduce Conflict?, Glenys Kirana

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“Let Joy Size at God Knows When to God Knows What”: Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Struggle for Comfort, and the Illuminating Nature of Unwarranted Suffering, Joel Kirk

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Assessing the Suitability of Python as a Language for Parallel Programming, Manav S. Kohli

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Bitcoin: Implications for the Developing World, Makari Krause

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Evaluation of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Individuals with Aphasia., Michelle Lam

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The Importance of Strong Governmental Institutions in Military Subordination: Mexico and Argentina, a Comparative Study, Eli Landman

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Recognizing the Flaws of the Emotive Regime: The Benefits of Pragmatic Criminal Justice Policies in the United States, Shelby Lane

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Rethinking Venezuela’s Relationship to Oil: A Proposal to Reform Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA), Erin Larsen

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A Unified Framework of the Shared Aesthetic Experience, Huakai Liao

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Activity versus Achievement: A Closer Look at Young Adult Participation in the Political Process between 1972-2008, Kwali N. Liggons

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The Dock, Yvonne Likomanova

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Examining the Effects of Differential Language on Social Skills in Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nataly Lim

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"And the Winner is..." Predicting Presidential Elections, Amanda Lin

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For Fox Sake: Animal Roles and Interspecies Empathy, Kari K B Linder

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Cat Videos or Campaign Websites: Does Internet Access Make You More Likely to Vote?, Sara L. Linssen

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A Cross-Examination of Global Homicide Rates, Alec Linz

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Are You Smarter than an Ostrich: Does “Skin in the Game” Influence an Investor’s Portfolio Monitoring Behavior?, Iris Liu

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How Cutting the Cost of Using a Bank Affects Household’s Behavior of Remittance Transfers: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Rural Malawi, Chuyuan Lu

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The Benefits of Having a Comprehensive Financial Plan for the Average Consumer, And the Necessary Components Comprised to Make an Effective and Efficient Plan, Nicholas M. Lund

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Wireless Networking Technologies in the Contexts of Energy Efficiency and Internet Interoperability, Dhruv Manchala

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Using a Data Warehouse as Part of a General Business Process Data Analysis System, Amit Maor

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Did the Founding of the United States Federal Reserve Impact the Financial Markets of the United Kingdom?, James Q. Markwith

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U.S. Intervention in Latin America: An Evolving Policy, or a Quest for Supremacy?, John G. Marshall

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The Effects of Co-Occurrence on the Collaborative Process of Establishing a Reference, Nicole Maslan

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The Cognitive Implications of Aristotelian Habituation and Intrinsic Valuation, David F. McCaslin

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Expanding Borders: The Fallacies of EU Policy Toward Irregular Immigration, Graham E. McMillan

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Liberalism and Conservatism in Latin America, Robyn J. Meister

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从里到外:The Relationship Between China’s Domestic Issues and Foreign Policy in the Context of Territorial Disputes in the East and South China Seas, Kiana Mendoza

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The Burial of Richard Nixon: A Case Study in Academic Bias, Kailas Menon

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An Evaluation of Performance Regarding the Contract Year in Professional Baseball, MacKenzie Menthen

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A Preference for Freedom: Kantian Implications for an Incompatibilist Will and Practical Accountability, Maggie Miller

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Forces of Change: Silicon Valley's Developing Relationship with American Government, Marissa C. Mirbach

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The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games: The Miscalculation of Cost-Benefit Analyses and Why Cities Continue to Bid, Zachary E. Mobilian

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The Value of Attending University: An Analysis on the Novels of Evelyn Waugh and their Adaptations, Evan J. Molineux

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Hooliganism and Supporter Violence: Examining the Rome, Lisbon and Athens Derbies, Joseph J. Mondello

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A Comparative Examination of International Carbon Trading Mechanisms, Allison Moors

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Universalism and Multiculturalism: The Failings of French and American Civic Education, Bridget A. Moran

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Manipulation That Matters: The Manipulation Debate Considered, Samuel C. Nordstrom

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Military Threat or Political Tool: An Examination of Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus as a Threat to the Roman Republic from 88-63 B.C., Samuel O'Braitis

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Best Friends Forever? The Influence of Technology on High-Quality and Low-Quality Childhood Friendships, Molly R. O'Donnell

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From Ruby-Red to Deep Purple: How New Hampshire Became a Top-Ten Swing State, Hannah Oh

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Are Personality Traits a Viable Indicator of the Agency and Disposition Effect?, Tavin Olarnsakul

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The Numerous Forms of Occam’s Razor and their Effect on Philosophy of Mind, Mikayla L. O'Neal

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The Effect of Changing Environmental Factors on the Resurgence of Dengue Fever and Severe Dengue, Shannon M. O'Neill

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Who Plays Nice? Mechanisms Behind Individual Differences in Children's Altruistic Tendencies, Nicole A. Orozco

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A Re-Examination of Rating Shopping and Catering using Post-Crisis Data on CDOs, Robert H. Owlett

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Poetic Labor: Meaning and Matter in Robert Frost's Poetry., Lina Pan

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Music Festivals: A Secondary Market Analysis, Julian Perez

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The Effects of Experience and Familiarity on Performance in Virtual Environments, Paul Perrone

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A Philosophically Appealing Nietzschean Theory of Value, Gustavo Pires de Oliveira Dias

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Repealing Section 1031: The Economic Impact, Alex Poltash

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Jonestown: Recovering Peoples Temple from Jim Jones’s Shadow, Aurelio Puente

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Decrypting Bitcoin Prices and Adoption Rates using Google Search, Varun Puri

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Does Size and Industry Affect CEO Performance? The Effect of CEO Succession Announcements on Firm Value, Eduardo A. Ramirez

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CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Restoration of Dystrophin Expression and Inhibition of Myostatin: A Novel Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Apoorva Rangan

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Evolution of Interactive Entertainment: An Economic History and Analysis of the Videogames Industry in the United States, Evie Amanda Rathburn

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Employer-Provided Health Insurance as a Potential Deterrent to Entrepreneurship, Kethan Reddy

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A Quantitative Analysis of the Influence of Food Availability on Obesity in the United States, Alexander B. Reeser

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Social Safety Nets: An Analysis of American Social Safety Net Policy and The Ethics Behind Welfare Rights, Fernanda D. Reyes

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Perspectives of Work-Life Balance: The Path to Maximizing Individual Well-Being and Organizational Productivity, Carlene M. Roberts

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The True Cost of Our Entertainment: An Inside Look to Modern Method Acting and its Consequences, Jhanneu Roberts

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How to Enhance Financial Statement Reliability in the United States, Tara Robinson

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Trends and Changes of Precipitation in Costa Rica, Christopher Rojas

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Conditional Cash Transfers and Their Effect on Poverty, Inequality, and School Enrollment: The Case of Mexico and Latin America, Maria Romano

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Bikei Cohomology and Counting Invariants, Jake L. Rosenfield

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Diversity and Innovation: The Effects of Diverse Creator Teams on Video Game Characteristics and Sales, Jill C. Rosok

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Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16: An Examination of the Escrow Industry in California, Molly A. Rubidoux

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Refuge for the Non-Refugees: The Responsibility to Protect Civilians in the Syrian Civil War, Kate Ruston

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The Modern Administrative State: Why We Have ‘Big Government’ and How to Run and Reform Bureaucratic Organizations, Sean Y. Sakaguchi

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What are the Determinants of Length of a Football Manager’s Reign Before His Sacking Within the Top Clubs of England, Spain and Italy?, Sumaer Sandhu

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Disaster Capitalism: Impact on the Great Flood of 1993, Katherine J. Savard

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Insuring the Success of Microfinance: The Application of Cluster Analysis to Conduct Customer Segmentation on Microcredit Borrowers, Alessandra L. Savino

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The Effects of Cognitive Load and Stereotyped Groups on Punitiveness, Daniel Schmidt

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Evolution of the Gulf, U.S.-Gulf Relations, and Prospects for the Future, Matthew D. Scott

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The Importance of Heidegger’s Question, Surya Sendyl

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The Effects of Managerial Turnover on Share Prices Of Publicly Traded English Football Teams, Sharan Seth

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The Role of Disruptive Innovation, Personality Characteristics, and Business Models on Entrepreneurial Success, Will Shannon

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Topic Analysis of Tweets on the European Refugee Crisis Using Non-negative Matrix Factorization, Chong Shen

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Transformative Experience: Are Real-world Experiences as Transformative as We Think?, Janelle Shiozaki

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The Best Bang for your Bonus: Identifying Over and Undervalued Prospects in the Major League Baseball Draft, Theron Simpson

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U.S. Immigration Policy and the Transnational Expansion of Gangs in the Northern Triangle, Isabel M. Skilton

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The Effect of Negative Special Items on Future Income in Different Sectors, Andrew Sova

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Population Ethics: A Metaethical Comparison, Clay W. Spence

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Player Performance and Team Revenues: NBA Player Salary Analysis, Tyler Stanek

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Corporate Tax Inversions: An Event Study on the Impact of Treasury Regulations on Domestic and Foreign M&A Target Firms, Gabriel Sunga

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Identification of RNA-binding proteins associated with H19 lncRNA translation avoidance, Michael A. Swift

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An Explanation of "Keynes Meets Markowitz: The Trade-Off Between Familiarity and Diversification", Fred C. Taylor

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Smoggy with a Chance of Acid Rain: A Comparison Between California's and China's Environmental Degradation and Response, Catherine Teebay