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Senior Capstone Projects from 2016

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What is health? Exploring conflicts in perceptions of health and illness, Margaret Ginoza

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Not now, but soon: Justification for continued research on CRISPR-Cas9 germline genetic modification before clinical application, Sylvia Haigh

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The certified nurse-midwife as a path to female agency in modern childbirth in the United States, Kate Hennessy

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HIV/AIDS in the Islamic world: Dissecting the relationships between religion, disease and public health decisions, Colin Hepburn

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Reality check: A theoretical exploration of virtual reality, Shahira Idris

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Medicine as an evolving system: The analysis of cultural and ethnic disparities to diversify medicine, Alana Lashley

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Farm sanctuary geriatrics: A biopolitical examination of the American Veterinary Medical Association and United States animal agriculture, Kaden Maguire

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Polaroid Corporation's valued users: Denying a linear model of technology to embrace the importance of user feedback in shaping technology, Molly Osborn

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Contexts and consequences of Network Neutrality debate in the United States, Divya Pathak

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A misunderstanding of spacetime throughout "space" and "time", Matthew Schwartz

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The Descartes-Newton paradox: Clashing theories of planetary motion at the turn of the eighteenth century, Jean-Sébastien Spratt

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The origins and effects of role-playing games, Christopher Sundberg

Senior Capstone Projects from 2015

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The Emergence of the Biomimicry Movement, Elizabeth Berridge

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Who is Driving This Thing?: Self-Driving Cars and ‘Automobility’ in the United States, Owen J. Brady

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An Analysis of the Verisante Aura in the United States, Cass Carpenter

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Application of New Genetic Engineering Technologies to Combat Malaria: Prospects, Challenges, and The Road Ahead For Genetically Modified Mosquitos, Alison Ehrlich

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Through the Looking Glass: Perspectives from Three Stakeholders in the Google Glass Debate, Viviane Ford

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The Protection of Individual Inviolability: Nazi Doctors and their Mark on Biomedical Research, Zoe Fullerton

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The Injustice of “Just” A Nurse: How Perceptions and Stigmas of Gender Have Influenced Nursing and How Compassion-Based Care and The Goals Of The American End-Of-Life Movement Can Shape Medicine Moving Forward, Carolina M. Gustafson

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Envisioning Cyborg Hybridity Through Performance Art: A Case Study of Stelarc and His Exploration of Humanity in the Digital Age, Cara Hunt

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Using Public Policy as a Tool to Combat Obesity in the United States, Heather Ingraham

Professional Experts: (Non)Human Medical Associations, Public Policy, and Reproductive Control, Rockwell Schwartz

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The 2014-2015 Ebolavirus Disease (EVD) Epidemic in West Africa: An opportunity to reform the Standard approach to clinical research during an outbreak response by reconciling two seemingly competing ethical obligations, Yael Schwartz

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Lessons from Humanitarian GMOs: Case Studies of Vitamin a Biofortified Crops, Madison Senior

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Energy Security in the United States Department of Defense: How and why the U.S. Army and Navy are reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and the electrical grid, and what it could mean for the rest of us., Meg Slattery

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The Success of Antimicrobials: A Scientifically and Societally Influenced Germ-Panic, Katherine Taylor

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Digital Communities and Cyborgs: E-­sports and Hybridity of Community and Individuals, Marcos Vargas

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Moving Towards a Nuanced Understanding of Human Mating Preferences and Strategies: A Critique of Evolutionary Psychologists’ Emphasis on Sex Differences, Kathryn V. Walter

Senior Capstone Projects from 2014

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Crowdsourcing for Emergency Preparedness: Towards a Collaborative Approach For Improving Resilience Against Disaster, Sharon Atieno Adongo

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Commercial Camaraderie: The Facebook Dialectic, Sam Brucker

Obesogen Infiltration: Chemical Drivers of American Obesity and Related Conditions, Benjamin Joseph Chipkin

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Physician-Assisted Death: Vermont’s Contribution to the Emerging Conversation on Death and Dying, Tatum S. FitzGerald

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Hot off the Press: 3D Bioprinted Human Tissue!, Emma Kading

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Repackaging Racism: The Role of Sickle Cell Anemia in the Construction of Race as Biological, Margaret Kwateng

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The War on Minority Women: Reframing Disparities in Women’s Reproductive Health Care, Alexandra Lowe-Server

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Greywater Treatment Systems and Participatory Frameworks for Successful Implementation of Technology: The Jordanian Experience and lessons for the West Bank, Eleni Macrakis

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The 1900-1904 Plague Epidemic in San Francisco’s Chinatown: Newspapers’ Distorted Reports and the Reasons Behind those Falsifications, Rebecca Pearce-Probst

Living until Death in Rural America: End-of-Life Care and Hospice, Hannah Root

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Brewing Against The Grain: An Explanation Of The Craft Beer Renaissance in America, William Carlisle Schaeffer

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Community Health Worker Movement in the Mississippi Delta: A Work in Progress?, Lesli Vaughan

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Constructing Nature Through Cartoons: Cultural Worldviews of the Environment in Disney Animated Film, Lucas Wager

Senior Capstone Projects from 2013

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Nature’s Dualisms: Wilderness and the American Environmental Imagination, Olivia Arnow

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“No Compunction Whatsoever:” An Examination of the Institutional Norms of Science at the MIT Radiation Laboratory During the Second World War and Implications Beyond, Alaric Chinn

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Unrolling the Roll: Toilet Paper as a Socially Constructed Symbolic Artifact, Elizabeth Edgaro

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Message in the Bottle: The consumption of private water, Melina Harris

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Positive Transitions in a Changing World, Keiko Kurita

Genetic Engineering and Food: An analysis of the safety regulation and labeling issues, Henry Liang

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Urban Agriculture in Detroit: Sustenance, Sovereignty, and Security, Amanda McCarthy

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A Multifaceted Comparison of Concentrated and Distributed Solar Power, Nicholas Michel

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Vehicle To Grid: Plugging In the Electric Vehicle, Sean Morash

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The Unintentional Consequences of the Smartphone, Michael Perrone

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Tuberculosis in the Modern Era and the Public Health Catastrophes that Lead to its Resurgence, Caroline Picher

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The Democratization of Popular Music: The evolution of music production and distribution technologies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Aaron Steinberg

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Revisting Technology in the Classroom: Secondary Schooling, Ipads, and Implications of Actor-network Theory, Samuel Wagner

Senior Capstone Projects from 2012

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Antiretroviral Expansion in Resource Limited Settings, Caitlyn Anderson

Cryonics: Definitions of Death and Ethical, Legal, and Moral Implications, Emily Beer

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Influences Affecting Smoking Initiation Among Chinese American Adolescents, Steven Chan

The Age of Gamification: Why the Recent Trend and Where Gamification is Heading, Alexander Cheung

Preimplantation Genetic Diangoses, Julia Ding

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Analysis of HIV Microbicides in the Context of Equality Feminism vs. Difference Feminism, Michelle Farinella

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Genetically Modified Crops and Ethiopia: A Solution to Alleviate the Hunger Crisis?, Rebecca G. Guenoun

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Surrogacy Policy in The United States and Germany: Comparing the Historical, Economic and Social Context of Two Opposing Policies, Hannah McDermott

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Reconciling Intellectual Property Rights and the Need for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals, Nina Punukollu

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From the Science of Music to the Physics of Sound: The Fragmentation of Science in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe, Matthew Rosenthal

A Vision for the Future: Adaptive Spectacles as a Solution to Global Visual Impairment, Kristin Simoncelli