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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Are the Public Subsidies of Professional Sports Stadiums Worth the Cost of Building Them?, Spencer Abraham

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What do we know about the recent performance of Indian banks?, Laira Aggarwal

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

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Images of the Part Sharing Stories for the Future: The Social, Political, and Aesthetic Influence of Chicana Revisionist Muralism in Los Angeles, Kathryn Ahmanson

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The Effects of Relational Savoring on Maternal Responsiveness: Investigating the Role of Culture, Ashley Ahn

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Populist Power- Examining the Rise of PiS and Fidesz in Poland and Hungary, Jessica Ainslie

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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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Are Nudges for Alternative Transit Persistent?, Mitchell J. Allan

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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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Colonialism and Catastrophe: Hurricanes, Empire, and Society in Puerto Rico and Cuba, Jeremy Anderson

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ESG Disclosures & Materiality, Mariakamila Arias

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Dynamic Motivation to Lead: Construct Validity of Motivation to Lead, Leya Aronoff

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The Triple Bottom Line: A Study into Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Accounting Trends, Moe Myat Aung

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PIPE Discounts, Premia, and Performance, Jason S. Barbarosh

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Golden Years: Gold Mining Equity Returns After Introduction of the All-In Sustaining Cost Metrics, Jared Scott Barclay

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A Contentious History: How Operation Pedro Pan is Remembered in Cuba and the United States, Camerin Barney

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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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Leveraging Trade Agreements to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Accordance with the Paris Agreement, Sam Becker

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Reason And Imagination, Nicholas Bell

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

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Lewisian Properties and Natural Language Processing: Computational Linguistics from a Philosophical Perspective, Lucy Berman

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Counterfactual conditional analysis using the Centipede Game, Ahmed Bilal, Yaron Raviv, and Dustin Locke

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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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How do Democracies Address Malnutrition?: A Synthetic Theory to Explain Brazil and Peru’s Success, Megan Blomberg

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The Feasibility of Whole-Blood-System Genotyping: A Case Study using the San Diego Blood Bank, Connor Bloom

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Global Consciousness: A Functionalist Neurophilosophical Perspective, Connor C. Bowen

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The Rise of Populism in 21st Century France: Normalizing Islamophobia, Evan Boyer

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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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Bayesian Hierarchical Meta-Analysis of Asymptomatic Ebola Seroprevalence, Peter Brody-Moore

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“Ni a fuego, ni a pleto” as Jewish Lament: Re-Animating Diversity and Challenging Monolithic Assumptions in the Late Ottoman Empire and Nascent Middle Eastern Nations, Lauren Broidy

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The Homecoming of the Negro Spirit: Black Spiritual Intelligence as a Structural Form of Intelligence, Quincy Brown

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Snap Scholar: The User Experience of Engaging with Academic Research Through a Tappable Stories Medium, Ieva Burk

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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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Identity Invalidation among Multiracial Individuals: Do the Identities of the Source and Target of Invalidation Matter?, Lauren Calogero

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

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The War on Drugs in Contrast to the War on Big Pharma: Contextualizing Shifts in Drug Policy During the Opioid Crisis, Alexandra Carter

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What Would You Buy? The Effect of Color and Font Size on Purchase Intention in Digital Advertisements, Julian E. Castañeda

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Eigenvalues and Approximation Numbers, Ryan Chakmak

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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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Truth or Consequence?: Navigating Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Resources for Sexual Minority Women, Isabel Chavez

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A Theory of Systemic Racism in America and a Partial Remedy, Lauren Chavez

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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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Does Managerial Risk-Taking Incentive for R&D Investments Translate to Future Earnings?, Ha Yun Cho

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The Ghost of Modernity: Normative Power of Modernity as Propaganda, Seoyoon Choi

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Selfies for Health Care, Caroline Chou

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The Earnings Effects of Conscription: Lessons from Conscription Reforms in the Netherlands and Italy, Jay Chung

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Assessing and Addressing Threats to the US from Sovereign Wealth Funds: Case Studies on the Russian, Chinese, and Saudi Arabian Funds, Natalie Coffin

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Yield-Curve Momentum, Mackenzie C. Cooney

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A Global Hybridity: Snakehead Influence on Identity and Migration, Teeana Cotangco

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Walking in Their Shoes and Around Their World: Perspective-Taking in Fiction, Allison Crum

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

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A Comparative Analysis to Understand the Subnational Motivations for Renewable Energy Development in India, William Cullen

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Why Hollywood Isn't As Liberal As We Think and Why It Matters, Amanda Daily

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The Fall of the 10-K Report: Measuring the Impact of Accounting Ratios on Financial Performance, Matthew Daruty

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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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Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, Jassmin Del Rio

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Rise, Rule, and Graduation: A Study of U.S. Manufacturing Offshoring to China from 1990 to 2016, Pallavi Deshpande

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Malfunction, Namrata Dev

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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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The Ballot and the Bible: an Examination of the Role that Faith Played in the 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial Election, Robert Dobie

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"The more they’re beaten the better they be": Gendered Violence and Abuse in Victorian Laws and Literature, Danielle T. Dominguez

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Project Shanghai: An Experimental Short Film Commenting on Income Inequality in Shanghai, Jichen Dong

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Alleviating Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, owen dubeck

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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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Passive Investing's Implications for Actively Managed Funds, John M. Everett

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The Mythic Army: Cultural Militarism in Germany from 1648 to 1945, Jacob Eynon

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Money and Power: Industry Concentration as a Determinant of Corporate Lobbying Activity, Nicholas R. Fedorochko

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Raising Children in the Digital Era: The Impact of Digital Technologies on Early Childhood Development, Emmanuel Feleke

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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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Value of Corporate Political Ties in Southeast Asia, Roma Eliana Forest

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The Catastrophe Artists: Understanding America’s Unaccountable Foreign Policy Elite, Samuel Fraser

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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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Detection of Sickle Cell Disease-associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Using a Graphene Field Effect Transistor, Kandace Fung

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

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All Recessions Are Not Equal: The Effect of Sectoral Shifts on Unemployment Using Regional Data, Eamon Gallagher

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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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Explorations of Women's Narrative Agency in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Mariechristine Garcia

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Predicting Acculturation Orientation in Third Culture Individuals: Where Do They Call Home?, Parinita Garg

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

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Believing Fictions: A Philosophical Analysis of Fictional Engagement, Jack Rhein Gleiberman

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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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Is Community-Policing Effective?, Brittany Griffin

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The Effect of Shifting Cases from District Courts to Administrative Proceedings at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Reeve Grobecker

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

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Mulan: Journey in a Time of Change, Elaine Guo

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Tech, Maya Gutierrez

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The Second Amendment: A States’ Right, for the People, Protected by the Federal Government, Marie Hardwick

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FDR and Economic Rights in the American Tradition, Charles Harris

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Coverage of American Anthem Protests in the Kaepernick Age, Torrey Hart