Symposium

During the last full academic year before graduating, each student in University Honors will design, propose, and complete a Senior Honors Project on a topic applicable to that student's major and personal academic interests. Each student will work with a faculty project advisor. The completed project will be featured in the student's presentation at the annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, which is held at Arkansas Tech University each Spring semester. Among the recent subjects of Senior Honors Projects are the following:

  • Colorblindness: An Overview (Kelsey White, Class of 2014)

  • Grooves (Jesse Wyatt Owens, Class of 2014)

  • ClassOut of Control (Elizabeth Ash, Class of 2014)

  • Chromatin's Essential Aspect in Development of Eukaryotic Organisms and Formation in Cancer (Nick Kuburich, Class of 2013)

  • The Acute Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance on Older Adults (Rachel Pennington, Class of 2013)

  • Sundown Towns in Northwest Arkansas (Emily Slape, Class of 2013)

  • The Zombie Gallery (Eli Virden, Class of 2013)

  • The Anatomy and Physiology of Krav Maga (Haley Parsons, Class of 2012)

  • Orion Engine (Jesse Higdon, Class of 2012)

  • Customer Perceptions of Service Quality in the Fast Food Industry (Brent Armstrong, Hannah Goetz, and Elliott Brown, Class of 2012)

  • Effectiveness of Neuroscience Findings for Enhancing Academic Performance (Amber Acord, Class of 2011)

  • Manuel Gutierrez Najera: Style, Lyricism, and Translation (Caitlin Harris, Class of 2011)

  • Rhetorically Speaking: Archetypal Metaphor in the Boston Tea Party and Tea Party Movement (Kent Butler, Class of 2011)

  • Teaching Mathematics Effectively (Meagan Allen, Class of 2010)

  • Visually Genesis (Jeff Bridgman and Nicholas Amis, Class of 2010)

  • Ionization Rate and Shock Conditions for Breakdown Waves Propagating into an Ionized Medium (Robert Peden, Class of 2010)

  • The Fibonacci Sequence (Rebecca Strodtman, Class of 2009)

  • An Exaggerated Illustrated History of World Exploration (Cody Harris, Class of 2009)

  • The Simultaneous Extraction-Transesterification of Castor Seeds into Biodiesel (Sean Morell, Class of 2009)