Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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Conventional functional assays (FAs), which are used to describe the behaviors and assess the impacts of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), have extensive human factor related errors (i.e. extraction process errors due to human laboratory skills), and consume considerable amounts of laboratory material. Consequently, there is a need and opportunity to improve conventional FAs by minimizing the potential for human factor related errors, reducing the usage of ENMs and reagents, and increase experimental reproducibility. The goal of this study was to simplify the conventional FAs and evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of the simplified FAs. The underlying hypothesis implies that simplified FAs ...

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Chen, Zhihao, Hristovski, Kiril, Kidd, Justin, et al.

My Barrett Honors Thesis Paper synthesizes three components of my Thesis Project, which demonstrates the process of developing strong research from the beginning stage of investigation of a problem to implementation of an intervention to address that problem. Specifically, I engaged in research on the topic of mathematics and students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). My review of the literature demonstrated a current dearth in the knowledge on effective interventions in math for this population of students. As part of my project, I developed and implemented an intervention to address the problem and help improve the knowledge base in the ...

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Cleary, Shannon Taylor, Barnett, Juliet, Farr, Wendy, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

How do children understand how others see the world? I examined correlations between 4-8 year old children’s understanding of beliefs and their understanding of other ways that people represent the world. Beliefs that I measured are understanding of pretense, understanding that things can have multiple identities, understanding that people can know things by inference, and understanding that people can look at the same thing and have different representations of it. I predicted that there would be correlations among these tasks. In particular, I predicted children would be able to understand these tasks when they understood true and false beliefs, based ...

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Laitin, Emily Lynne, Fabricius, William, Glenberg, Arthur, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

The field of soft robotics is a very quickly growing field that has yet to be fully explored or implemented in all of the possible applications. Soft robotics shows the greatest degree of possibility for mimicking biological systems effectively and accurately. This study seeks to set the groundwork for the development of a biomimetic nautilus using soft robotic methods. The study shows background research and discusses the methods used to develop a nautilus themed sub aquatic robot that uses a double bladder system and a pump to generate thrust for movement. The study shows how the unit would be fabricated ...

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Carlson, Caleb Elijah, Polygerinos, Panagiotis, Parsey, John, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 Section 1: Background 3 Section 2: Survey Development 6 A: Survey Objectives 6 B: Methodology 6 C: Question Construction 8 D: Implementation 10 Section 3: Analysis and Interpretation 11 A: Evaluation Criteria 11 B: Analysis 11 Section 4: Conclusion & Recommendations 21 Appendix A 23 Appendix B 31

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Durfee, Kristen, Martin, Thomas, Brady, Jennifer, et al.
Created Date
2017-06-17
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I admire people who take a stand and rise up to defend their homeland, tradition, and identity. Like my people, the Jews, who are Israel’s indigenous people, the Native American people also suffered genocide and were expelled from their homeland forced to wander. Like us, after centuries of persecutions and sufferings they were given a tiny land back that nobody else wanted previously and they still need to defend it. Like us, they rose up from the ruins with wounded people and formed a nation. Cultural Expression in the 21st Century celebrates the culture that surround us, yet many of ...

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Henenson, Elite, Smith, Stephen Mark, Hood, Mary, et al.
Created Date
2014-08

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.