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

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Senior Theses from 2013

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TARP and the Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act: An Examination of Constitutional Protection of Economic Liberties, Patricia Ingrassia

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Baby GAAP, A Creditor's Solution to Financial Reporting, Ryan P. Irish

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India: Subsidy State or Developmental State?, Annie Jalota

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The Fullerton Tapes, Javed Jasani

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The Effect of Heavy and Light Rail Transportation Systems on Car Ownership, Kyle RL Jenkins

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Magic and Skepticism in Woody Allen's Films, Lauren Jessen

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The Relationship between Decision Making Deficits and Drug Addiction: A Neurobiological Approach, Alex R. Johnson

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The Role of Islamic Banking in Economic Growth, Katherine Johnson

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The End Game of California's Juvenile Justice System: The Case for Complete Realignment and the Elimination of the Division of Juvenile Justice, Bennett Jones

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How Many Barack Obamas Does it Take: An Analysis of the Effect of Charter Schools on Real Estate and Crime, Aananditaa Kakkar

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The Impact of Mega Sporting Event Host Country Selection on Construction and Industrial Sectors of Stock Markets: An Event Study, Arjun Kapur

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The Effect of the iA Writer iPad Application on the Writing Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Erica Karp

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Eduard Shevardnadze: The Modern Day Machiavel, Sam Katz

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An Old Dragon in a Changing Safari: An Investigation of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Africa and Its Implications for Beijing's Foreign Policy Goals of 'Non-Intervention’, Michele Siang-Hwa Kee

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Kvetching with Comics: How 20th Century American Comics Reflect the Ashkenazi Ethos of Pride and Shame, Aliza C. Kellerman

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Content-Based Image Retrieval for Tattoos: An Analysis and Comparison of Keypoint Detection Algorithms, Neal Kemp

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Hostile Takeovers and Corporate Governance in India, Shrivats Khaitan

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How do Shareholders Use Their Say-on-Pay Votes in the United States? Evidence from 2011 and 2012, Peter Kimmey

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How Dangerous Can A Lady Be?: Challenges of Female Recidivism and a Case for Gender-Responsive Policies, Subin Kim

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Why Don't I Look Like Her? The Impact of Social Media on Female Body Image, Kendyl M. Klein

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The Impact of Participatory Notes on the Indian Rupee Exchange Rate, Rohan Kothari

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When and How Does Reconciliation Work? A Comparative Study of South Africa and Sri Lanka, Koffi Rene Yves Kouassi

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Reexamining Originalism, Shane Kunselman

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The Word Made Flesh, Tyler S. Lamon

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Mass Shootings and Gun Control: Obama’s Road to Reform, Alexander M. Lane

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The Consequences of Mental Illness on Labor Market Decisions, Vanessa Lanuza

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A Question of Values: Overpopulation and Our Choice Between Procreative Rights and Security-Survival, Megan T. Latta

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Aiding the Mdg's: How Important is Development Assistance in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Nikhil Ledlie

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Funding the Black Hole: The Ineffectiveness of the Current Retirement Plan Structure and Future Solutions, Chih Yun Lee

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Examining China's North Korea Policy During the Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping Administrations, Ju Young Lee

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Applications of Fourier Analysis to Audio Signal Processing: An Investigation of Chord Detection Algorithms, Nathan Lenssen

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Fundamental Limits of Detection in the Near and Mid Infrared, Nathan Lenssen

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A Closer Examination of the Psycoanalytc Theory in Order to Properly Define Sigmund Freud’s Legacy, Frederic C. Levine

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Contemporary Women's Employment in Japan: The Effects of State-Mandated Gender Roles, Wars, and Japan, Inc., Megan Levonian

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An Analysis of Competing Stereotype Threat Theories, Joseph R. Liekweg

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The Great Fermentation: A Study of the Social and Economic Evolution of the American Brewing Industry, David A. Link

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Tradition. Passio. Poesis. Retreat: Comments around “The Gallery”, Daniel B. Lipson

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Women in Computer Science: A Pseudo-Cohort Analysis of the Technology Industry's Gender Gap, Helen Liu

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Identity Development for the Multiracial Individual, Nicole M. Lotte

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Sports Programs as a Vehicle to Empower Adolescent Girls in Muslim Countries, Carmen Lundell

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Perspectivas Mexicanas Sobre la Política Migratoria en los Estados Unidos: Hacia un Enfoque Bilateral, Jeffrey S. Macdonald

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An Economic and Political Analysis of the United Kingdom's Membership in the European Union, Robert J. MacGregor

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Reducing Employee Turnover in the Big Four Public Accounting Firms, Erin L. MacLean

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Laughing Our Way To Revolution: A History and Analysis of African American Humor, Ralph S. Martin

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The Indian Premier League: What are the factors that determine player value?, Damini Y. Marwaha

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Water Governance in Bolivia: Policy Options for Pro-Poor Infrastructure Reform, Daniel M. Maxwell

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Imágenes Imaginarias: La Ficción de España Bajo Francisco Franco, Joseph H. McCann IV

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POPULAR MEDIA AND SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE: INTERPRETING RECENT HISTORICAL TRENDS IN INTERMARRIAGE, Rachel K. McMillan

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The Effects of Exchange Traded Funds on Emerging Market Equities, James R. McNab

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Case Study of the 2012 Campaign Strategies: How Campaign Strategies Promote Democracy and Enrich Participation, Emily L. McNitt

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Javascript and Politics: How a Toy Language Took Over the World, Sean McQueen

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Render Weight of Animation Scripts: A Framework For Identifying Performance Pain Points In Mobile Web Applications, Juan C. Medina

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More Than a Bath: An Examination of Japanese Bathing Culture, Adam M. Merry

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Engines of Change: China's Rise and the Chinese Auto Industry, Huston Middlesworth

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The North Korea Problem: US policy toward North Korea from 2001-2013, Mary E. Mildenberg

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Peaceful Verses: Political Ideology in Newspaper Poetry of the War of 1812, Sydney A. Miller

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Trends in Pro Forma reporting during the Great Recession, Dakota W. Mivshek

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Los Derechos Económicos de Las Mujeres en Chile Bajo el Gobierno de Pinochet, Karol C. Molina-Lopez

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Real Estate Market Growth in Los Angeles County and New York County, Bryanna Moore

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Thailand's Hidden Labor Force: Solutions to Improve the Situation of Burmese Migrant Workers, Manassinee Moottatarn

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Leveraged Buyouts and Value Creation: Examining the Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts, Blake A. Morell

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Heart Attack Experiences Described in Weblogs: An Analysis of Sex Differences, Stephanie R. Morley

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The War on Tobacco: The Impact of Advertising Bans on Tobacco Consumption, Iman Naqvi

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The Residential Real-Estate Industry in India: Investigating Evidence for an Asset Bubble, Nikhita Narendran

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TTranquilo Sanlucar: Discrepancies Between Rural and Urban Communities in Francoist Spain, Brooke A. Nayden

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Transformational Leadership in an Era of Change: An Evaluation of Theory and Literature, Jasaswi Nayudu

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Female Flights: A Contemporary Approach to Cyberfeminism, Kathryn A. Nichols

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Creating Purpose: the Use of Stalinist and Post-Soviet Literary Trends, Jessica Noblet

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The Gender Wage Gap across Male-Dominated, Female-Dominated, and Gender-Neutral Occupations, Erin J. Olesen

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Organized Crime Violence in Mexico, John E. Oliphant

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Information Imbalance in the Age of Technology, Isabela Osthoff-Magalhaes

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Comparing Consequentialist Solutions to the Nonidentity Problem, Emily K. Ott

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Fact or Fiction: The Home Advantage in Athletic Competition, Kris K. Otterholt

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The American Colonization of Liberia & the Origins of Africa's First Republic, Aaron Outland

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Native Newspapers: The Emergence of the American Indian Press 1960-Present, Russell M. Page

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An Examination of the Interest Rate Sensitivity of Business Development Company (BDC) Stock Returns, Timothy Park

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Earnings Management and Accounting Fraud: Examining the Necessity of Regulation, Chris M. Pei

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Accounting Conservatism and the Prediction of Corporate Bankruptcy, Alexander H. Perkins

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Civilian Populations as Bomb Targets: A Historical and Psychological Study on the Effect of Strategic and Morale Bombing on Civilian Enemy Will to Resist, Claire Peterson

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The Rule of Law and U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Elizabeth J. Petit

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The Ethics of College Admissions, Lauren E. Phillips

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What's Love Got to Do with It? An Exploration of the Symposium and Plato's Love, Remy P. Pinson

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Implications of Individualism and Collectivism on the Individual's Social Identity, Sarah B. Powers

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Start-up Craft Brewery Strategies: A Look into What Factors Correlate with Demand, Daniel Price

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The Law and Economics of Monopsony in the NFL: An Analysis of the NFL Rookie Draft and Countervailing Force, Benjamin D. Pyle

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From Housewife to Household Weapon: Women from the Bolivian Mines Organize Against Economic Exploitation and Political Oppression, Catherine A. Raney

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Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in the United States by Harvesting them for Human Consumption, Katherine Recinos

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Gender Disparity Among Entrepreneurs Seeking Venture Capital Funding in the U.S., Pooja Reddy

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Indie Music In The Age Of The Internet, Bryan E. Reinke

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Enabling Successful Environmental Partnerships, Meredith Reisfield

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The International iPad Index: Price Variants across Countries and Associated Population Factors, Laura A. Renfroe

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Injuring Eternity: Reflections on Time Bought and Wasted, Matt R. Richardson

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The Portrayal of Harlem Globetrotters' Owner Abe Saperstein: A Historical Investigation of Modern Perspectives, Peter Richman

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Aristotle on Habituation, Voluntariness, and Moral Responsibility: To What Extent is Virtue Up to Us?, Clare E. Riva

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Using Music to Increase Reading Comprehension in Children With Autism, Betty Rosenfield

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Poems, Paul Rosiak

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The Explicit Finite Difference Method: Option Pricing Under Stochastic Volatility, Jacob M. Roth

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The Effectiveness of ASEAN under External Pressure: Cases of Myanmar's Accession and the South China Sea Disputes, Timothy Rotolo

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Countering Insurgency in Colombia: Building State Capacity to Confront the FARC and Reduce Violence, Nicholas Rowe

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Roots and Leaves: A Story for High-Functioning Autistic Youth, Cameron H. Ruby