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 2019

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The Rise of Mass Incarceration: Black Oppression as a Means of Public “Safety”, Maleny Santiago

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Voter Income, Demographics, and Political Polarization, Harrison Sattley

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Abnormal Returns around Lock-Up Expiration Date and the Explanatory Power of Insider Trading for Technology Firms, John Savard

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White Skin, Black Masks: Jewish Minstrelsy and Performing Whiteness, Joshua Scal

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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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Growing Earnings Response Coefficients: Are analysts getting smarter, or are investors getting lazy?, Joseph L. Scheuer

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Constructing Memory in the Wake of Tragedy: An Analysis of Film as a Tool of Collective Memory in the Aftermath of the Dictatorships in Argentina and Chile, Megan C. Schneider

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Finding Balance between the Needs for Conformity and Individuality: An Exploration of Identity, C.C. Schwab

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Beauty and Politics, With Special Reference to Politics, Nicolas Segura Dobjanschi

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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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The Importance of Cultural Identity to Liberal Democracy, Rebecca Ilana Shane

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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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Swinging Babe's Bat: Optimizing Home Run Distance Using Ideal Parameters, Patrick Shore

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How Political Hegemony is Secured Through Technology What 21st Century Dystopian Literature Can Teach Us About How Political Institutions Affirm Legitimacy, Jacqueline Siegler

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An Overview of Computational Mathematical Physics: A Deep Dive on Gauge Theories, Andre Simoneau

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Truman - Trump, why are there inconsistencies in presidential policy towards Israel?, Sean A. Smooke

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Putting Educational Reform Into Practice: The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act On Students, Teachers, and Schools, Timothy Song

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Consonant and dissonant music chords improve visual attention capture, Graham Spurrier

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Love at First Byte: An Economic Analysis of the Internet Dating Apocalypse, Hamsa Srikanth

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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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Giving to Get: A Neorealist Explanation of Japan’s Foreign Aid Program, Tiana Steverson Pugh

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

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Persistent Populism: Uncovering the Reasons behind Hungary’s Powerful Populist Parties, Michael Stolarski and Michael Malcolm Stolarski

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The War on Plastics and Other Environmental Damages: An Analysis of Innovative Environmental Policies, Rebecca Strong

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International Music Preferences: An Analysis of the Determinants of Song Popularity on Spotify for the U.S., Norway, Taiwan, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, Brendan Joseph Suh

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The Use of High-Throughput Virtual Screening Software in the Proposal of A Novel Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects, Caitlin D. Suh

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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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Establishing a Viable Protected Area in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tristan Svenson

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The Rhesus Macaque Corticospinal Connectome, Sydney Talmi

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Controlling Switches Between Attractors in a Time-Delayed Dynamical System, Jackson Tate

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The Effect of In-Country Conflict on the Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants from Syria and Lebanon, Christian Tchamitchian

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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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Financing Method and Abnormal Returns in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Patrick Thomas

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Generosity in Gaming: The Effect of Prosocial Video Games on Charitable Donation Behavior, Ethan Tom

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

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Teaching the Leisure Skill of Photography to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alicia Tsai

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The Effects of Financial Liberalization in Myanmar and its Implications for Exchange Rates & Monetary Policy, Win Lei Lei Tun

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An Analysis of California Drug Courts: Why Drug Treatment Programs Should Have Teeth, Kimberly Tuttle

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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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Dissecting Sino-African Economic Relations, Avinash Vemuri

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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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TARP Fund Allocation and Return to Taxpayers Post 2008, Brian Wahl

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Russian Intervention in Syria: Examining Moscow’s Goals and Success in the MENA Region, Elizabeth Wainstein

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A Slight Re-telling of the David and Goliath Story: Surprising Power Dynamics in Proxy Relationships, Ruiyang Wang

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From NAFTA to USMCA: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Forces Producing North America's Regional Trade Agreements, Edgar G. Warnholtz Perez

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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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Civilly Disobedient: Justifying Juror Misconduct, Grace K. Wilson

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Presidential Political Realignment in the Southern United States: Beyond the Civil Rights Act, but not Beyond Race, Richard Wiltshire-Gordon

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“The air seems to infatuate the ear”: Confederate Anthems, Union Battle Cries, and their Respective Contrafacta, Melia Wong

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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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Strongly Eutactic Lattices From Vertex Transitive Graphs, Yuxin Xin

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

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The Impact of Processing Fluency on Liking and Memory of Consumer Products, Kristin M. Yang

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Operating Leverage and Systematic Risk of the U.S. Airline Industry, Yujia Yao

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Monte Carlo Methods in Option Pricing, Haocheng Ye

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Catching Congress Up: Restoring the Office of Technology Assessment, Bruno Youn

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The Predictive Power of the VIX Futures Prices on Future Realized Volatility, Siran Zhang

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

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The Effect of Business Tax to Value-Added Tax Reform on Tax Burdens and R&D Investments of the High and New Technology Enterprises in China, Xiaoshi 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

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Modern Supreme Court Jurisprudence Through the Lens of the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, and Obergefell v. Hodges, Nolan Anderson

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From Parilla to Pa' amb Tomaquet: Argentine Migrant Identity in Barcelona, Spain, Vera Armus

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A Critical Analysis of Humanitarian Intervention as a Source of Reputational Credibility, Margaux Arntson

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Optimize Your Fitness, Optimize Your Business: The Balanced Scorecard, Analysis and Application for the CrossFit Affiliate, Jordan G. Aronowitz

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and the Search for Justice: A Comparative Study of Chile, Argentina and Guatemala, Pastor Jose Arroyo

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A Path Towards Visibility: Chicana Feminist Organizing During the 1970s, Rebecca Ayala

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The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Type 2 Diabetes Rates, Grace Bailey

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Profligate or Prudent: The Efficacy of Development Expenditures in Indian States, Anna Balderston

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The Effect of Chinese Capital Control Liberalizations on Shanghai Stock Market Integration, Emily Bassett

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Shifting Priorities? Civic Identity in the Jewish State and the Changing Landscape of Israeli Constitutionalism, Mohamad Batal

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An Investigation into the Effects of Social Influences on the Paradox of Choice in Retirement Plans, Claire Baxter

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Changing the Character of the City: The History of the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in Los Angeles, Nisha Behrman

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Legal and Scientific Implications of Daubert: An Empirical Analysis of Expert Psychological Testimony, Zachary Bern

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A History of United States and North Korean Relations with Strategies for a new era of Bilateral Cooperation, James Bilko Jr.

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An Event Study to understand the Varied Response of Demonetization on the Indian Stock Exchange, Abhishek Biyani

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Strength Through Diplomacy: A Fundamental Review of the Relationship between North Korea and the United States, Benjamin D. Blackstone

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IPO Underpricing and Insider Wealth Maximization in Internet firms, Bhavika Booragadda

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Investor Assessment of Reputational Penalties for Environmental Violations: A Replication and Extension Study of U.S. Firms from 1980-2016, Jacob Brady

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The Presence of Collateral Damage in Financial Restatements and its impact on Securities Litigation, Johnny Brandt

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The Mortgage Interest Deduction and Implications of Its Limitation in Tax Reform, Cara Brinster

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The Effects of the Correspondent Banking Network on the Real Economy, Jack Brown

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Proposed Study of Landscape Behavior in Claremont, CA, Lindsay Brown

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Pollution and Persuasion: An Investigation of Corporate Toxic Releases and Lobbying Expenditures, Alexander Brussell