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Spring 2019 Honors Thesis Symposium

Mark your calendars! The Spring 2019 Honors Thesis Symposium will be held Friday, May 10th in SSB 420, CAVEA.


Join us at the Honors Thesis Symposium to see honors students present their research in a public forum. This semester's symposium will feature five student panels and a celebratory luncheon.

For the luncheon, all guests must RSVP here

Honors Thesis Symposium Spring 2019 – Full Schedule


9:30-10:30  Panel I: Responsibility, Justice, and Representation:

  • Hali Marquez “Criminal Justice and Minority Demographics: Utilizing Minority Representation”
  • Jessy Perez “(How) Does Identity Taxation Impact Community Practice?: The Narratives of LGBTQ and Undocumented Paid Community Members”


10:45-11:45 Panel II: Solutions to Real Life Problems Through Cultural Understanding

  • Meredith Nation “The Stories Behind the Data: Using Anthropology to Create Culturally Proficient Immigrant Services
  • Shelby Lafrinere “H.I.P. H.O.P. Healing Inter Personally, Healing Our Planet”


12:00-1:00  Luncheon (Tivoli 440/50) (remarks at 12:30) (RSVP Required)


1:15-2:15  Panel III: Creative Expression and Literacy: Practice and Accessibility for Our Youth

  • McKenna Beam “Literacy Practices Comparison: Bridging the Gap Between Literacy Practices Used in the Elementary Classroom and the Practices that Teachers Value”
  • Hannah Haddadi “Accessibility of Art Therapy in the Daily Lives of Children and Teens for Support and Active Expression"


2:30-3:45 Panel IV: Our Pasts Create Our Present: Stories and Histories in the Making

  • Brook Castillo “Archaeological Assessment of Rueter-Hess and Cherokee Mountain”
  • Melody Orellana “The Accused: The Pre-Production Process of a TV Mini-Series”
  • Ted Richthofen “A People’s History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1917-1933”


4:00-5:15  Panel V: The Future is Now

  • Eric Kearney “Humanity’s Place in a Machine’s World”
  • Dalton Rupp “Data-Driven Authoritarianism: A Case Study of the Chinese Social Credit System”
  • Kaitlynn Skinner “Capture, Conversion and Utilization of Abundant CO2 and Various Martian Natural Resources for Energy Production for in situ Research and Short-Term Habitation”



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