The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) is the University of Tennessee’s largest university-wide honors program. Founded in 1985, CHP membership is approximately 5-10% of undergraduate students. Admission to the program is highly selective and usually occurs when students matriculate from high school. The typical entering Chancellor’s Honors student has excelled in a rigorous high school curriculum and demonstrated exceptional leadership potential.

In recognition of their specialized course work, faculty-mentored independent scholarship, international & intercultural learning, and exceptional academic performance, Chancellor’s Honors students earn an honors-designated diploma and are bestowed an Honors Key. Chancellor’s Honors students often earn membership in one or more college and department-sponsored honors programs and provide leadership for a variety of UT student organizations, honors societies, and community outreach efforts.

For questions or comments concerning the Honors Thesis Project collection, please contact honors@utk.edu

Physical copies of the Chancellor's Honors projects are housed in the University Archives. If the project is not available for download in this collection, contact the University Special Collections for access to the original copy.

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Projects from 2015

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Identifying Temporal Differences in Vibration Receptor Activation in the Sand Fiddler Crab, Uca Pugilator, Andre' Matthew Agassi

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Refuge in the Rubble : A Contemporary Garden of Eden for the War-orphans of Iraq, Ali Ahmad Alsaleh

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The Role of Social Context in the Production of Scientific Knowledge, Kristen Lynn Beard

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A Defense for Night, Emily Jean Bingham

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Comfort Objects and Relationship Satisfaction, Stephanie Capps, Deborah P. Welsh, and Jerika C. Norona

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Forest or Phylogeny?: Untangling Phylogenetic Signal from Selection Pressure Using Barronopsis texans, Alexandra I. Chatman

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Coup d'état and International Trade, Brian Alan Childers

Political Polarization: An Analysis of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jacob T. Clabo

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Loewner Space-filling Curves, Hannah Marie Clark

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Disaster Resilience in Rural Appalachia, Erin K. Conley

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Incorporating redispersal into myrmecochory: Addressing the uniqueness of microsites near ant nests in an eastern North American forest, Kent Connell

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The College Experience: Exploring the Relationship between Sleep, Executive Function, and Alcohol Use, Evelyn R. Conner

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Influence of tlp5, che1P, tlp4A, and che4STAS Promoters on Chemotaxis in Azospirillum brasilense, Brian W. Connor

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Regulation of Flagellar Motor Movement in Azospirillum brasilense, John M. Cook

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The Impact of Pre-Exercise State on Self-Selected Exercise, Emily K. Cornelius

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Healthcare Policies and the Knox County Guatemalan Population, Taylor Lee Cox

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Common Core State Standards: Analysis and Policy Proposal, Savannah Rae Dabney

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A City Divided: “Fragmented” urban space in 20th century Buenos Aires, Marianela D'Aprile

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Accelerator Facility Shielding Design, Kaitlyn Hope Darby, Tucker Caden Mcclanaha, Adrian Moore, Christopher Tyler Crutcher, and Melissa Alexis Megonigal

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Positive Regulation of Localization of Cell Division Proteins in Escherichia coli, William P. Deaderick

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Media and Mobilization: The Effects of Western Media in Post-Conflict Uganda, Victoria Anne Delaney

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Partial Differential Equations Resource, Joseph Richard Dorris, Wilson Parker, Joey Allen, and Alex Kotzman

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Increasing Efficiency of Thermal Desalination, Jarrod A. Edwards, MacKinzie Washington, Chan Jung, and Ben Garrison

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Cross-dressing in Greek Drama: Ancient Perspectives on Gender Performance, Abbey Kayleen Elder

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Cellular localization and metabolomic analysis of the Arabidopsis thaliana Major Intrinsic Protein NIP2;1: A root-specific lactic acid transporter induced in response to hypoxic stress, Taylor K. Fuller

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A Failed Dream: Literacy Education in the Global South, Allison Haley Gose

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The characterization of amyloid fibrils and novel synthetic heparin-binding peptides binding to cell surfaces, Nicole Marie Hackenbrack

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A Comparative Evaluation of Auricular Surface Aging Methods Using the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, Kelsey Jo Hailey

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Cirugía Cosmética: un análisis de su historia y prevalencia en Latinoamérica, Elena R. Hamilton

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Factors Influencing Kinetics of Electrode Processes in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, Emma Hollmann

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Investigating subcellular localization of tPA and PAI-1 in the mammalian circadian clock, Grayson T Hunley

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Intercultural Competence: The Intersection of Intercultural Sensitivity and Self-Authorship, Zachary J. Hyder

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2015-2016 Pebble Smartwatch Advertising Campaign, Robert W. Jellicorse

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Gains by the Pound: Analyzing the U.K. as a Growing Global Business Power, Cody Joiner

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Molecular Epidemiology, Genotyping, and MAT Testing of Toxoplasma gondii, Jack Kang

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The relationship between measures of reproductive soundness, behavior, and hair testosterone concentrations during performance testing of bulls, Margaret La Flamme

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Guiding Transhumanism: The Necessity of an Ethical Approach to Transhumanism, Marian L. LaForest

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CPAS - Campus Parking Availability System, Jacob Lambert

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A Study of Greek and Roman Stylistic Elements in the Portraiture of Livia Drusilla, Chloe Elizabeth Lovelace

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Campus Parking Availability System, David Lu

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Obesity in the United States during the Great Recession, Benjamin C. Mallicoat

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Parental Responses to Outcomes of Developmental Screening Among Children: A Pilot Study, Ashley Elaine Manus

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EMR Optimization in a Medical Clinic Environment: An Analysis of IT Support, Lydia Maples

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Fiber Optic Bandage, Logan McNeil

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“Una caja de plomo que no se podía abrir”: Una crítica del sistema militar estadounidense en Puerto Rico durante la época de la Guerra de Corea, Ashton Monks

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Increasing Attendance in the National Premier & Women's Premier Soccer League, Madison M. Moreland

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SO(8) Fermion Dynamical Symmetry in Graphene, Matthew Murphy

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Placial Identity, Garrett Keyes Nelli

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The Influence of Cultural Attitudes and Norms on Smartphone Use, Technostress, and Life Satisfaction, Miki S. Nolin

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Provisions for Togetherness: A Community Cafe in Downtown Knoxville, Coleen Elizabeth O'Leary

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Craft Beer: Manufacturing Muscle Meets Local Tastes, Jessica L. Pendleton

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Voices from the Sand: Graffiti and Identity of the Roman Army in the Near East, Emma Elisabeth Pugmire

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Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Nerve Block Simulator, Avik Purkayastha, David Call, Alex Zare, and Michael Fister

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Troubled Asset Relief Program: Impact as seen in the Agricultural Sector, Georgia Maye Ralston

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Permitting Memory, Cody Alan Rau

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Fabrication, Evelyn T. Reed

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Jesus in Man’s Image: Influence of Gender Role Identity on Identification with Warmer Images of Jesus, Melinda A. Reed

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International Power Relations and State Collapse: The Ephemeral State of Sovereignty in the Modern World Order, Christopher Allen Reese

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Dominance of Old End Growth is Inherited in Fission Yeast, Julie Tia Rich

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Applying the Epidemiologic Transition Theory To Emerging Antibiotic Resistance, Katey Robinson

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Systematic Review of Literature Concerning Lesbian and Gay Work-Life Balance, Kelly Roth

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Social and Emotional Adjustment Outcomes for Bullies and Victims, Aimee Rovane

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Trends and Patterns in the Ossification of Thyroid Cartilage, Nichole Theresa Schultz

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Effects of different brands of coffee on the transcriptional activity of Drosophila Cyp6a8 gene promoter, Marie Ashley Scott

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Empowering Women and Girls through Sports: An Evaluation of a U.S. Department of State Sports Diplomacy Initiative, Alexis Morgan Skaggs

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Investigating the Effects that Dipole Moments, Atomic Partial Charges, Vibrational Coupling, and the Potential Energy Function have on the HNO Molecule (Nitroxyl) , James Roger Smith

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Revisiting the stoichiometry and binding sites of PAI-1 in complex with vitronectin: VN a potential mediator of PAI-1:PAI-1 interactions?, Sierra M. Sorter

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Mindset Manifestation: The Environmentally Conscious Mindset, Alexander Speed

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Cleveland Sidewalk Studies: Plan for Blythe Avenue Area Sidewalk Extension to 20th Street SE And Plan for Neighborhood Connector Sidewalks to Wildwood Avenue, Thuy Trieu, Kelly Nicholas, Scott Rice, Michael Williams, Heath Sain, and Jonathan Reagan

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Bone Degradation under Differing Environments, Kirby Alyssa Trovillo

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Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Dwellings for the Redevelopment of Downtown Knoxville, TN, William Twickler, Ben Webb, and Georgia White

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An Economic Analysis of the Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from WPPA Sand Tailings Waste Stream, Luke Weber, Tyler Leek, and Abdullah Alzubairi

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Dwell: Reinhabiting Elkmont, Joseph Wessels

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Industrial Paper Tray, Kristin L. Woodward, Brady Bauer, Kevin Brown, and Austin McLaurine

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Mitigation of aging in low voltage power cables in nuclear power plants, Robert Jonathan York, Joseph Benjamin Ulrich, Grant Murphy, and Daniel George Prather

Projects from 2014

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Study Level Design and Economic Analysis of a 7 MW Bromine-Polysulfide Redox Flow Battery, David Lawson Allen, Kelli Jean Byrne, Amanda Marie Jones, and Allie Southerland

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A Transnational Novel in Disguise: The Influence of Brazil in Nella Larsen's Passing, Grant M. Andersen

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Bromine-polysulfide Redox-flow Battery Design: Cost Analysis, Ashley Androsov, Adithi Amarnath, Michelle Scott, and Ang Hu

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Who Gives a Dollar? A Qualitative Study of Young Alumni Donors, Paige K. Atchley

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Windows of Change: A Transitional Dwelling for Milton Julian, Leah Brooke Baker

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The Grave Disparities in Modern Education, Segregation, and School Budgeting: A Comparison Between Brown v. Board of Education and San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, Kristin Anne Ballenger

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The Importance of Interpretation: How the Language of the Constitution Allows for Differing Opinions, Christina J. Banfield

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Health Care Delivery and the Hispanic Community in Knox County, Sean C. Barton

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Recovery or Bust: Is the Eurozone Recovering More Slowly Than the Rest of the European Union?, Laura E. Bassett

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Impact of the Financial Crisis on Derivative Valuation, Samuel M. Berklacich

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Physical Activity Helping to Reduce Depression, Ellen Margaret Bier

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Design and Economic Analysis of a Geothermal Vertical Coupled Heat Pump System for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus, Joseph W. Birchfield IV, Will Kester, and Jason Cho

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SYNTHESES OF PRECURSORS TO FLUORINE-18 LABELED PET IMAGING AGENTS, Lindsay B. Boling

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Spatial Co-variation between Distance from Mining Activity and Water Chemistry on East Tennessee's Northern Cumberland Plateau, Bryan Benjamin Bozeman

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Gender Difference in Emotional Reactions to Media: Examining Self-Report During Bittersweet Video Clips, Catherine C. Brown

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What Constitutes "Success" for Professional Musicians?, Jonathan M. Brown

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Business Analytics: Converging Expectations, Laura Katherine Burgin

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The Phenomenon of Outbound Medical Tourism in the United States, Tanner Douglas Cabbage

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Reverse Engineering of Reciprocating Saw, Nicholas Alexander Cavopol, Candice Kinsler, Carly Jania, and Joseph Richard Creekmore

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Is there variation in the effects of primate size as seed dispersers?: Seed and seedling performance after gut simulation treatments in hydrochloric acid, Denise Chac

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Smart Utility Poles, Jason Yen-Shen Chan

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Wind Cave Bison Station, Nathaniel R. Cimala

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Vols Compost, Rachel C. Clagett

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Associations Between Local Health Department Maternal and Child Health Programs and Low Birth Weight in Rural Communities, Krista Marie Cowan