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 Environment, Economics, and Politics
  • Best Senior Thesis in Gender Studies
  • Best Senior Thesis in Government
  • Best Senior Thesis in History
  • Best Senior Thesis in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • 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 2010

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Effective Environmental Management of the National Park Service: A Case Study of Channel Islands National Park, Daniel T. Olmsted

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Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Sexual Education in the United States, Therese B. Orbea

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Humanizing the Other, Cynthia A. Ortega

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Disability in America: A Minority Group for Everyone, Nicholas W. Ostreim

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Some Professionals Play Minimax: A Reexamination of the Minimax Theory in Major League Baseball, Jeffrey Park

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The Relationship Between Competitive Balance and Revenue in America's Two Largest Sports Leagues, Matt D. Pautler

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Canopy Demographics at the Firestone Reserve, Costa Rica, Gizelle M. Pera

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Spain and the 2004 Expansion of the European Union: A Case of FDI Diversion?, Christopher M. Preston

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Laying Bare the Sins of the Father: Exploring White Fathers in Post-Apartheid Literature, Casey M. Reck

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The Value of the Sovereign Credit Default Market: Domestic Stock Market Interaction and Contagion Effects during Credit Crisis, Alexander M. Reichert

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Epigenetics: Blurring the Line Between Nature and Nurture, Elizabeth H. Rose

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Ergodic and Combinatorial Proofs of van der Waerden's Theorem, Matthew Samuel Rothlisberger

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El Sistema de Pensiones Español: ¿Puede la Inmigración Prevenir una Crisis Futura?, Gregory J. Sanford

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Short Term Strategies for Long Term Power: The Rise and Potential Fall of Hugo Chávez, Linden E.S. Schult

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A False Sense of Security: The Social Security Debate, Chris Shipman-Sercu

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La Vilaine, Cordelia Solomon

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The Case of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the Outset of the Iraq War, David C. Spiller

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The Role of Fair Value Accounting in Bank Failures: 2001-2010, Jacob Edward Eugene Spring

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A Valuation of U.S. Not-For-Profit Summer Camps with a Comparison of Two Members of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Kristine N. Staley

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The Consequences of Increasing Ocean Acidification on Local and Global Fishing Industries, Alyson N. Stark

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Solar Development in the Mojave Desert, Joseph B. Swartley

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Airline Bankruptcy: The Determining Factors Leading to an Airline's Decline, Jason Tolkin

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Sustaining Rural Economies with Wind Development, Eric J. Van Oss

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Do Investors View Excess Capacity as a Determinant of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry?, Jennifer M. Volk

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Ethics and Leadership: How Personal Ethics Produce Effective Leaders, Jessica Waggoner

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Saving America's Automobile Industry: The Bailouts of 1979 and 2009, An Overview of the Economic Conditions, Factors for Failure, Government Interventions and Public Reactions, Taylor A. Wall

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Motivation Behind Volunteerism, Emmeline Widjaja

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The Untold Story Behind California's Scapegoat: An Analysis of Proposition 13, Corinne Williams

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Interpretations of Medievalism in the 19th Century: Keats, Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelites, Shannon K. Wilsey

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Reducing Recidivism in the State of California: An Evaluation of California's Prison and Parole Programs, Heidi C. Wolfgruber

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The Unintended Consequences of Increased Transparency in American National Government, Abigail K. Woodruff

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Transfer Pricing: Current Problems and Solutions, Ronald Wu

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On Collective Self-Determination and a Palestinian State, Jackson Brown Wyrick

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Activist Investor Impact on CEO Compensation of Investment Targets, Eric Zacharias

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Multicultural Education: What is it and Does it Have Benefits?, Celestial J. Zaldana

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Improving the Status of Indigenous Women in Peru, Jennifer Zavaleta

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Analysis of Acquirer Stock Performance in Mergers and Acquisitions in Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry, Harrison A. Zivot

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Moral Agency and Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Arielle L. Zuckerberg

Senior Theses from 2009

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Advancement of the Adivasis: The Effect of Development on the Culture of the Adivasis, Jantrania Akta

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Ask for It: The Impact of Self-Esteem, Situational Characterization, and Gender on the Propensity to Initiate Negotiation, Anna Beninger

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Jeane Kirkpatrick and the End of the Cold War: Dictatorships, Democracy, and Human Rights, Ilan Wurman

Senior Theses from 2008

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Confrontation Cinema in the Age of Neoliberalism; Where Brazil and the United States Meet, Rachel F. Rosenfeld

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Good Nietzsche, Bad Nietzsche: The Role of Friedrich Nietzsche in Richard Rorty’s Political Thought., Paul A. Snell Jr.

Senior Theses from 2006

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Sustainability Reporting At Higher Education Institutions, Robert Heilmayr

Senior Theses from 2001

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Contested Land: The Bernard Biological Field Station, Lara A. Glueck