Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

There are many factors that influence the college decision process, but rural students face a unique set of challenges because of the environment in which they make the decision. This is a qualitative study that combines a review of previous literature on the subject with a survey of twelve students from the graduating class of 2011 in a rural area of Arizona. Results from the interviews found that the rural students consider the perception of importance of a college degree, parental influence, and self-discovery as important factors in the decision making process. In addition, not all non-college-going students felt that ...

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Crow, Ellyse Diann, Wang, Lili, Hollin, Michelle, et al.
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2015-05

ABSTRACT: After attending the Major League Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida (the largest gathering of baseball executives in the world), it was affirmed how valuable a pitcher is to a team. “Which pitcher will be worth the pay or hurt your pay?” This is a multimillion-dollar question asked every season by managers, teams and organizations in Major League Baseball. This is a question that has been mulled over in the past, present and will be a highly regarded question in the future in the baseball industry. While technology is still being developed to analyze and test pitchers for the future, ...

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Chavez, Tiana Monique, Doig, Stephen, Lodato, Mark, et al.
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2013-12

The goal of this creative project is to explain the different roles of advanced practice nursing as well as the role of a registered nurse. Advanced practice nursing roles include Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Certified Nurse Midwife. The role of the registered nurse is included in this website because this role is the foundation for becoming an advanced practice nurse and is an equally important role. The target audience for the website is potential nursing students, current nursing students, and licensed nurses who desire to advance their career and are looking for ...

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Thompson, Rachel, Banchik, Jennifer, Peterson, Katherine, et al.
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2015-12

Starting in 2002, Arizona State University (ASU) began a rebranding effort to transition from having a reputation as a top 10 party school to being known as a prestigious research institution. Over the last 15 years, ASU has successfully reached some of these goals, eventually being named the #1 most innovative university in the country by the U.S. News and World Report. Part of this success can be attributed to the university’s communication and marketing efforts, which seek to improve the university’s reputation and build relationships with stakeholders. This study analyzes ASU’s communication entities, how they interact and what messages ...

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Harrelson, Savannah Lee, Renzulli, Virgil, Bovio, Sonia, et al.
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2017-05

My thesis is an experiment on the influence of new methods and the public opinion. The compelling question is: If there are animal rescue operations that obtain the ability to function fully, increasing revenue and the number of animals they save daily, then why is euthanasia still utilized as a means of population control within other shelters? Instead of our shelters progressing in a direction that eliminates euthanasia, there is a number of recently innovated shelters that are uprising today with this dreadful sequence to fulfill vacated cages, once reached capacity— euthanize, replace the deceased, and repeat. This is a ...

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Nehrenz, Kalin Rae, Shockley, Gordon, Morefield, Michael, et al.
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2016-12

Sports gambling is an illegal multi-hundred-billion-dollar industry in the United States today. Due to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), 46 states are denied the opportunity to offer state-sponsored sports gambling (Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon are exempt). The problem with this law is that sports gambling is still occurring over the internet and through bookies. The government’s attempt to control the choices of the American people isn’t stopping them from gambling on sports, rather it is pushing them to underground channels where regulation has no foothold. The American government is failing to take advantage of tax revenue ...

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Nypen, Tyler Dempsey, Kashiwagi, Dean, Kashiwagi, Jacob, et al.
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2016-05

Utilizing a compilation of existing literature, theory and current praxis, a clear case for instituting a needle exchange in Maricopa County is visible.. Research on HIV rates are consulted to establish a foundation for understanding the value of needle exchange programs nationally and in Maricopa County. Case studies on existing needle exchange efficacy are also used to support the proposal and outline the success of needle exchanges in reducing rates of infection.

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Guntermann, Christel Young Shin, Jacobs, Bertram, Jackson, Danielle, et al.
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2013-05

An investigation of the Caregiver Autism Residential E-health (CARE) system composed of low-cost, end-user deployable smart home technology and accompanying heuristics for rule-based models of human behavior has been evaluated for its potential as an empowering assistive technology with the capacity to enhance the well-being of people living with autism, their caregivers, and family members. It allows adults living with autism to create personalized smart home interventions that provide motivational support and is accompanied by guidelines for a safe and effective means of behavioral change. This investigation contributes a participatory co-design approach which addresses both the role of flexibility for ...

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Newman, Naomi Catton, Burleson, Winslow, Brotman, Ryan, et al.
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2013-05

Waste generation in the U.S. has reached new heights, but the exploitation of Native American lands for waste disposal is nothing new. Many of the negative effects of massive waste production and toxic pollution, such as poor health outcomes and decreased property values, disproportionately burden impoverished, minority communities inside and outside the United States (Brulle and Pellow, 2006). Native American communities have long been exploited for their natural resources and land-use, but in recent decades Indian country has also become a common place to store nuclear, hazardous and municipal wastes. This project is a case study of a local Indian ...

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Scott, Nicole Danielle, Kinzig, Ann, Harlan, Sharon, et al.
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2015-05

This honors thesis study aimed to gain a better understanding of millennials and how to effectively use interactive marketing to advertise to this generation. The thesis was broken up into three segments. The first segment includes a literature review on: identifying and comparing within the millennial generation, millennials impacts on marketing, and an introduction to interactive marketing. The second segment covered the methodology study including the application of the research findings to analyze the effectiveness of interactive marketing and the shift brands have made to reach millennials. Lastly, the final section covered an overall conclusion and recommendations. This paper first ...

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Ramsey, Victoria Rebecca, Eaton, Kathryn, Montoya, Detra, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

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.