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 2019

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The Nature of Latin American Markets in the Presence of Credit Events, Patricio Aguilar

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Le Café Parisien et la Sociabilité Française: Un Travail Socioculturel et Historique à Travers les Derniers Trois Siècles., Ellie Aldous

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An Evaluation of the Sri Lankan Government’s Policies in the Defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Chloe Amarilla

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Wealth for Health: Applying Rawlsian Principles to Healthcare, Anugraha Anand

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ESG Disclosures & Materiality, Mariakamila Arias

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children Following the Bosnian Genocide, the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina, Ajlina Basic

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Liquidity Risk and Mutual Fund Manager’s Stock Choice, Hannah Berg

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Examining the Relationship Between Salary, Performance and Individual Characteristics in Major League Soccer, Simon Bjerkholt

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Mobster Pioneers: A Western Jewish Perspective on the Founders of Modern Las Vegas, Ben Bleier

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To Rely or Not to Rely? A Study of how Analyst Earnings Forecast Error Changes Leading up to Recessions, Mackenzie Bradford

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The Convergence of the War on Terror and the War on Drugs: A Counter-Narcoterrorism Approach as a Policy Response, Lindsay Burton

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The Effectiveness of Collaboration Within Supply Chain Management: A Case Study of Adidas Group, Daniel Carr

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What's Going Wrong in Nevada? A Comparative Analysis of California and Nevada Gun Control Laws as They Relate to Gun Violence, Danielle Chami

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Should Highly-Skilled Parkinson’s Disease Patients Undergo Deep Brain Stimulation or Thalamotomy?, Alice Chen

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The Impact of Regional Return on Education on the Self-selection of Mexican Immigrants, Warren Chen

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Accounting for Goodwill: The Effectiveness of Amortization and Impairments Before and After ASC 350, Jessica Cruz

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Long-Term Financial Success of Ethical Companies, Evan Davis

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Venture Capital Investment Duration: Asia, Europe, and North America, Nicholas GR DeGallier

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Approximating Solutions for NANIP-Blackstart, Varun Dhananjaya

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The changing nature of work, leadership, and organizational culture in future ready organizations, Saloni Dhir

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How Organizations and Their Brands Leverage Marketing Partnerships to Enhance Their Success: The Guidelines to Navigating Both Reaffirming and Repositioning Strategic Partnerships, Remi A. Edwards

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Do Increases in Labor Productivity Still Drive Wage Growth?, Will Edwards

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Ethical Dilemmas in Pain Management Within the Context of Addiction, Adele English

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Welfare Losses from First-Come-First-Serve Course Enrollment: Outcome Estimation and Non-Market Maximization, Rory Fontenot

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The 2011 NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement: Intentions vs. Incentives, Andrew Friedlander

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Winning in Professional Sports Isn’t Everything, But it May Increase Home Values in Your Area, Henry Frome

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The Impact of FutureCare on the Well-Being of Bermuda, Harouna Gadio

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Directed Nickel-Catalyzed Allyl Methylation of Unactivated Alkenes Utilizing a Monodentate L-Type Directing Group, Timothy Gallagher

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Pro Tanto Principles in Public Policy, Marisa Galvez

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Fostering Transformational Leadership in Asian Americans: How to Reach the C-Suite, Khadija Ganijee

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Analyzing Factors that Impact Company Age at Time of Initial Public Offering, Madison Geary

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What Paternalism Suggests we Should do About Marijuana in the United States, Marion Goldberg

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IFRS in the United States: An In-depth look at the Differences with U.S. GAAP and Potential Adoption, Julian Gordy

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The Winchester Gospel: The 'Supernatural' Fandom as a Religion, Hannah Grobisen

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Tech, Maya Gutierrez

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Nonprofit Organizations: A New Method to Increase the Quality of Education in the United States, Julian Hernandez Jr

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Combining a helminth infection with BM32 vaccination for the treatment of grass pollen allergy, Riley Hoffman

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The Impact of Independence-Related AAERs on the Provision of Non-Audit Services, Kevin Hsu

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Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Implementing Motivational Strategies to Combat Decision Fatigue, David Huang

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Mystical Experience and Epistemic Injustice, Jake Hudson-Humphrey

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An Analysis of Gender and Racial Diversity in the Big Four Accounting Firms, Victoria Huynh

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Leveraged Buyouts: The Predictive Power of Target Firm Characteristics, Yutao (James) Jiang

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Reduced Expression of Single 16p11.2 CNV Genes Alters Neuronal Morphology, Adrienne Jo

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The Denial of Transcendental Freedom is Self-Refuting, Theodore Kahn

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Accounting for Earnings Management through Bad Debt Expense, Caroline Keeney

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Modeling Returns on Carbon Emission Allowances: An Application to RGGI, James Keneally

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Identifying Inhibitor-Specific Resistance Mutations in Src Kinase, Gayatri Ketavarapu

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The Use of Personality Testing in Personnel Selection, Riya Kumar

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CENH3 Suppression of Centromeric Drive in Mimulus Guttatus, Silvia Leblanc

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Assessing Made in China 2025, the US - ­China Trade War and Ways Going Forward, Boris Lee

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The Effects of Connectivity on GDP per Capita Across Diverse Economic Landscapes, Catherine Leon

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The U.S. Social Contract with Pakistan: A Theoretical Analysis of U.S. Drone Use in Relation to Sovereignty, Alexander Li

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The Effect of CFO Gender On: Auditor Turnover, Audit Fees, and Financial Reporting Timeliness, Franny Lin

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The Growth of Socially Responsible Investing Practices in U.S. Equity Markets and Abnormal Sin Stock Returns, Jack Lori

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California, the Land of Opportunity Zones: Using the Real Estate Market to Evaluate a New Tax Program, Logan Miller

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Investigating the role of black carbon in S. pneumoniae quorum sensing, Charlotte Morrissey

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The Transition Tax: Why it was Created and How it Could be Altered, Ryan Motter

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Healthy Skepticism: The Relationship between Funding Source and Conclusion in Nutrition-Related Scientific Articles on Saturated Fat, Lili Muskal

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Self-Ownership, Equality, and Socialism, Eric C D Myers

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An Evaluation of a Simple Merger Arbitrage Strategy in Middle-Market Mergers and Acquisitions, Charles Novogradac

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The Effects of Luxury Brands’ Social Media Marketing on Purchase Intention and Consumer Behavior, Jenia Petrova

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Why Empirical Studies of the Groupthink Model have Failed, Nolan Rajakumar

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ASC 842: The Leasing Update and its Impact on Investors, Kelly Ransom

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The Neuroscience of Fashion Browsing as an Aesthetic Experience, Nina Rathi

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The Psychology Surrounding Legal Standards of Competency and Representation for Children in U.S. Immigration Court, Natasha Reyes

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An Examination of California's 2030 Transportation Electrification Goals, Patricia Rivera

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Entrepreneurial Spirit and Immigrant Self-employment, Alejandro Sandell-Gandara

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The Digitalization of Development: Understanding the Role of Technology and Innovation in Development through a Case Study of Kenya and M-Pesa, Kara Schachter

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Metabolic Changes in Pulmonary Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells Exposed to Increased Mechanical Forces from an Ovine Model of Congenital Heart Disease with Increased Pulmonary Blood Flow, Elena Seifert

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Racial Discrimination in Home Ownership: Impact of the 2008 Economic Crisis, John Severtson

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Investigating the Fluoride Content in Black and Green Tea, James Shelley

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Trump, 2018 Trade War Edition: An Analysis Through the Political and Economic Perspectives, Yue Shen

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Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Media and Mass Culture, Savannah Stern

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A Critical Interpretation of Aristotle's Ethics, Louis Stervinou

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Considering Parental Alienation When Assessing Best Interest of the Child, Danielle Stewart

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Do There Exist Industry-Specific Predictors of Deal Failure in Technology M&A?, Mark Sui

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Are Women Executives Hurting Firm Performance? An Examination of Gender Diversity on Firm Risk, Performance, and Executive Compensation, Krystal Diane Sung

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The Rhesus Macaque Corticospinal Connectome, Sydney Talmi

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Spanish Employment's Never-Ending Siesta: An Investigation of Hysteresis, Celeste Terni

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The 'Push' Factors of International Venture Capital, Meredith Thieme

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How the Mexican Cartels have capitalized on U.S. policies, Ande Troutman

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Are (Liberal Arts) Colleges Making Students More Liberal? Examining Millennials’ Party Identification Preferences in College and Beyond, Tess van Hulsen

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Unveiling the Burqa Ban: An Examination of Humanitarian Intervention in Martha Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach, Kai Vogel

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God's Divine Hiddenness, Michael Wagenveld

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Nukes and Niceties: North Korea’s Warming Tensions and Growing Nuclear Power, Tyler Welty

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Mouse Model Behavior in APP/PS1 Mice Treated with a BBB-penetrating Erythropoietin Fusion Protein, cTfRMAb-EPO, Kathrine Whitman

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Evaluating the Impact of ASC 606 on the Preparation and Presentation of the Financial Statements and the Corresponding Market Reaction, Peter Williams

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“Of Every Sort”: Conceptions of Property Rights at the Time of the American Founding, Zachary Wong

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Differences in Seasonality Based on Movie Quality, Alex Wrenn

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Deterrence in Gray Zone Conflicts: China’s Rise in the South China Sea, Gina Wu

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IPO Underpricing: The Role of Expected Future Business Conditions, Shujie Xia

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Ambient Air Pollution in Beijing: Short-term Policy for Political Events, Shutian Xu

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Is the Linked Exchange Rate System Still Viable in Hong Kong – A Comparative Analysis with Singapore, Kristy Zhu

Senior Theses from 2018

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Step-Selection Functions for Modeling Animal Movement -- Case Study: African Buffalo, Maia Adar

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Synthesis of N-methyl acetazolamide and N-methyl methazolamide, Christopher Ahn

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The Influence of Home Country Factors on Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the U.S., Kayalin Akens-Irby

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Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: A Case for Meaningful Involvement, Bailey S. Albright

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Why the U.S. Needs to Implement Integrated Reporting, Aakriti Anand

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The Effect of Mandatory Adoption of IFRS on Transparency for Investors, Crystal Anderson

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Review of Previous Analyses and Graphical Model, Danyon Anderson