The Honors Program Presents their Spring 2023 Thesis Presentations

The University Honors Program is pleased to announce the Senior Honors Thesis presentations schedule. Presentations will be held at the 2023 Strike a Spark Conference at the Convocation Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. We welcome all to attend!


The University Honors Program

Honors Student, Brittany Brommer, presenting her thesis

During Strike a Spark on Wed. April 19 there will be several PennWest California Honors Students presenting their Theses.

During the morning session there will be six students presenting with various topics.

9AM-11AM Session

Taylor Barr: Shape and Typographical Semantics: Connecting Shape Psychology to Visual Linguistics

Sarah E. Camp: Making a Movie: An Informative Exercise in the Creation of a Short Film

Christopher Girardi: The Neglected Protagonist through Rose-Tinted Glasses

Alyssa J.D. Lambert-Alonso: The Impact Wrongful Conviction Cases Have on College Students’ Perceptions of the Criminal Justice Program

Ian A. Materkowski: Anglo-Saxon Holiday Traditions

Madison Murphy: The Current State of Population-Specific Measures for Estimation of the Biological Profile of Asians/Pacific Islanders Based on Skeletal Analysis

During the afternoon session there will be five students presenting with various topics.

1PM-3PM Session

Nicholas Bulik: Comparing Bird Strike in City and Suburban Environments

Jenna Eberly: The Threat of Deepfakes and Their Implications on Criminal Justice

Chelsea Howard: Covid-19 and Technology Goods: A Statistical Summary

Kerry Ann Katz: Assessing Invertebrate Diversity as Part of the Mitigated Wetland Monitoring Process: A Case Study from Southwestern Pennsylvania

Olivia Galarza: The Negative Effects of Being Shy as a Child on Personal Relationships and Self-Exploration in Adulthood

Be sure to attend one of the Thesis Presentations and have the opportunity to connect with a fellow student about their research. Students may ask questions at the end of each presentation.