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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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2012 2017

The focus shift towards Silicon Valley and similar ecosystems in the past decade, the recent boom in startups and entrepreneurship, and the resurgence of venture capital funding is fueling rapid advancement of modern technologies, such as software, biotechnology, and renewable energy. One facet of the growing entrepreneurial landscape features healthcare technology—a field of research centered upon various technical advances in medicine, software, and hardware. Trends in healthcare technology commercialization represent a promising opportunity for disruption in the healthcare industry. The integration of rapidly iterating software with medical research, timed perfectly with the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the ...

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Patel, Nisarg, Yun, Kwanho, Wang, Xiao, et al.
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2014-05
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Duran, Regina, Peck, Sidnee, Essig, Linda, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

This project is a business analysis of Corner Archery, a Glendale, AZ Archery shop. It addresses the various roles of the different employee positions within the company with a focus on the owner’s responsibilities in particular. It also analyzes the business from an operations and revenue driver standpoint, making proposals to improve each of these areas.

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Becwar, Alea Louise, Peck, Sidnee, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Challenging project-based learning, this 3-part thesis analyzes the current environment of business and university relationships, examines an experimental course at W.P. Carey and proposes a unique, execution-based teaching strategy. The outcome is a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship between business and universities that allows each to operate at its maximum potential while bridging the gap for students between classroom theory and its application in the real world of business.

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Mccaleb, Emily Anne, Peck, Sidnee, Hillman, Amy, et al.
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2015-05

The following creative project was a two part study regarding the wedding and event planning industry. Part one consisted of planning and executing an event followed by an analysis of the event in terms of strengths, weaknesses, and customer feedback. Part two consisted of evaluating a potential wedding planning company by the standards of the Business Model Canvas Method. The overall goal of this project was to determine if I would be pursuing a career as an independent wedding and event consultant or exploring other career options based on the research conducted and which option would be best aligned with ...

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Hawbaker, Christina Elizabeth, Peck, Sidnee, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

I currently run a used off-road shop that buys, sells, trades, and repairs off-road vehicles such as dirtbikes, ATVs, and UTVs. Given the success of our current location in Mesa, Arizona, I have decided to explore the possibility of expaning the business. There are a plethora of ways I could expand the business, but I chose to research opening a new location in California. After looking at many different criteria for franchising a business, I narrowed my criteria down to the six most important factors: Number of riding locations, number of repair shops, pricing, cost of real estate, taxes, and ...

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Jarvis, Nick bruce, Peck, Sidnee, Faris, Kay, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Entreprenurshift: An Era of Transition asks the questions: what is an entrepreneur? Has the definition changed? Or is the landscape changing around the individuals? The thesis surveys the entrepreneurial landscape, starting with early inventors in the 19th century to today’s top minds in technical fields, finding common characteristics all entrepreneurs share. Then, the analysis focuses on how the entrepreneurial landscape has shifted, specifically looking at the change in technological advances, avenues for fundraising capital, and the concept of virality, which ultimately create an entirely new playing field. In the end, although the process of being an entrepreneur is the very ...

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Underseth, Kyle Philip, Peck, Sidnee, Sebold, Brent, et al.
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2014-05

My thesis is a creative project in which I designed, developed, marketed, and sold a mobile application on the iOS (iPhone) platform. In addition to developing a mobile application, I also formed a Limited Liability Company, Flem LLC, which I will own, manage, and operate for the duration of this project and beyond the thesis project. Flem LLC allows me to create a unique brand for my company, separate from myself, as well as providing legal protection for my personal assets. My initial application is titled “Derpy Calc”. It is a basic calculator for iPhone capable of adding, subtracting, multiplying, ...

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Fleming, William Patrick, Peck, Sidnee, Nemanich, Louise, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The goal is to develop a long term collaborative partnership that benefits the four main stakeholders: Arizona State University, The City of Phoenix, Westward Ho residents, and Westward Ho ownership. Arizona State University gains unique access to a research and learning environment for faculty and students of a variety of health disciplines. The City of Phoenix receives stability and safety to the neighborhood and protects the city’s investment in the Westward Ho. The residents gain needed services through participation in ASU programs and initiatives. They acquire new life skills that contribute to their independence, thereby reducing the demand for costly ...

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Kwan, Jason, Peck, Sidnee, Reyes del Valle, Jorge, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The following contains the reasons why one would want to start and own their own business, a brief analysis of the author's experience with his own business, and an eight step guide that will lead an individual through the preliminary work that is necessary when starting a small business.

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Griffen, Jack Henry, Peck, Sidnee, Vanasek, James, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.