Honors Projects Across the Curriculum: From Schools to Spittlebugs

Left to right: Seniors LaShanda Harbin, Zoe Wood, Eric Giesler, and June Lei

In the final days of the academic year, nearly 80 seniors defended their honors projects in front of faculty panels. Honors projects are intensive, yearlong studies pursued independently by students in majors across the curriculum. Here is a complete list of seniors who completed honors projects this year.

We’ve highlighted four projects completed to show the breadth of subjects that students pursued.

LaShanda Harbin ’18, Africana studies: Keeping Poor Black Children Safe: Gun-Violence and Gang-Violence Prevention Measures in Chicago’s Public Schools

Zoe Wood ’18, Biology: Host plant preferences of a generalist herbivore, the meadow spittlebug

Eric Giesler ’18, Economics: The Effect of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative on Student Achievement: An Evaluation of a One-to-One Laptop Program

June Lei ’18, English: Lustre

 

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