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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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.


Date Range
2013 2018


The object of the present study is to examine methods in which the company can optimize their costs on third-party suppliers whom oversee other third-party trade labor. The third parties in scope of this study are suspected to overstaff their workforce, thus overcharging the company. We will introduce a complex spreadsheet model that will propose a proper project staffing level based on key qualitative variables and statistics. Using the model outputs, the Thesis team proposes a headcount solution for the company and problem areas to focus on, going forward. All sources of information come from company proprietary and confidential documents.

Contributors
Loo, Andrew, Brennan, Michael, Sheiner, Alexander, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This thesis examines contemporary cinematic adaptations of the Ovidian Pygmalion story. The films Blade Runner (1981), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Ruby Sparks (2012), and Her (2013) are analyzed. This thesis seeks to understand why this particular myth is so resonant in today’s popular culture and what this relevance reveals about modern society. The roles of female subjugation, sexualization, and relationship with technology will be major areas of concern. Research includes film criticism, Ovidian scholarship, and new advances in computer technology.

Contributors
Story, Sara Katherine, Corse, Taylor, Ellis, Lawrence, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

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 ...

Contributors
Patel, Nisarg, Yun, Kwanho, Wang, Xiao, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The constant evolution of technology has greatly shifted the way in which we gain knowledge information. This, in turn, has an affect on how we learn. Long gone are the days where students sit in libraries for hours flipping through numerous books to find one specific piece of information. With the advent of Google, modern day students are able to arrive at the same information within 15 seconds. This technology, the internet, is reshaping the way we learn. As a result, the academic integrity policies that are set forth at the college level seem to be outdated, often prohibiting the ...

Contributors
Mohan, Sishir Basavapatna, Brake, Elizabeth, Martin, William, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

A look at current 3D printing capabilities, and exploring the potential for additive manufacturing to transform the economy in the future.

Contributors
Bennewitz, Chase, Paul, John, Parker, Kerry, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The abortion debate has been a heated topic since the early 1970’s when the monumental case, Roe v. Wade was decided. Roe v. Wade, along side of it’s sister case Doe v. Bolton, ruled that no law restricting abortion could be passed and set the precedent that life did not exist before birth. Before this time, people were largely unaware of what life inside the womb looked like and therefore had no reason to believe that life truly began at conception. As medical technology has revealed more about life inside the womb, the pro-life movement has been tasked with the ...

Contributors
Snyder, Lorne Lynn, Critchlow, Donald, Anderson, Owen, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

An English ballad several centuries old first introduced the world to a heroic outlaw named Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. The theme is a familiar one and one that is currently playing out in the tale of Aereo and its founder; a modern day Robin Hood accused of stealing form the rich (television broadcast companies) and giving to the poor (consumers). This paper will explore Aereo, its founder Chet Kanojia and the legal battle between the broadcast networks and Aereo; look at the history of television and broadcasting, explore why Aereo was a ...

Contributors
Fitzgerald, Darby Nicole, McGuire, Tim, Dodge, Nancie, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

All of the modern technology tools that are being used today, have a purpose to support a variety of human tasks. Ambient Intelligence is the next step to transform modern technology. Ambient Intelligence is an electronic environment that is sensitive and responsive to human interaction/activity. We understand that Ambient Intelligence(AmI) concentrates on connectivity within a person’s environment and the purpose of having a new connection is to make life simpler. Today, technology is in the transition of a new lifestyle where technology is discretely living with us. Ambient Intelligence is still in progress, but we can analyze the technology we ...

Contributors
Pascua, Roman Paolo Bustos, Yang, Yezhou, Caviedes, Jorge, et al.
Created Date
2018-05

Museum evaluation is an important process that aims to study an exhibit’s effectiveness in engaging visitors and in teaching concepts. Imperatives and methods to strengthen museum evaluation have been suggested and implemented in the past, but ultimately faced several challenges including the collection of visitor feedback in an efficient, non-intrusive way. The Ask Dr. Discovery project seeks to address the challenge of conducting efficient, affordable, and large-scale science museum evaluation via an interactive app aimed at collecting direct visitor feedback through use of the app and through questionnaires that also collect demographics. This thesis investigates how the demographics of metro ...

Contributors
Fernandez, Ivan, Bowman, Judd, Bowman, Catherine, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

In an effort to gauge on-campus resident's satisfaction with services provided by Century Link and the University Technology Office as well as understand the resident's technology usage habits, the Performance Based Research Studies Group at ASU conducted a survey to collect the data needed to initiate improvements. Unlike previous years, the 2015 edition of the survey was distributed more efficiently by engaging University Housing staff members (those who work closest with the residents). The result was a 288% increase in responses from the previous year, totaling 2352 respondents and a 167% increase in the number of Residential Halls surveyed, totaling ...

Contributors
Mcculloch, John Patrick, Kashiwagi, Dean, Kashiwagi, Jacob, et al.
Created Date
2015-05