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Scheduled Thesis Defenses

Here are the Thesis Defense Presentations currently scheduled for the Spring 2016 semester:

PresenterDate, Time, and LocationPresentation Title

Emily Schoenbeck

December 9, 4:00 PM in Studio Theater, BAC

"The Women of Cheboksary"

Benjamin Nault-Maurer

January 11, 4:30 PM in PENGL 167

"Retrieval of Atmospheric Aerosol Size Distributions Using Stochastic Particle Swarm Optimization"

Bryan Linehan

February 11, 12:00 PM in PENGL 167

"Simulating Neutrino Oscillations with Sterile Neutrinos and Searching for the Cosmic Shadows on the NOVA Far Detector"

Brooke Piepenburg

April 4, 4:00 PM in PENGL 373

"Factors Affecting Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Nestling Resting Metabolic Rate"

Paul Knaak

April 5, 3:00 PM in TRC Board Room (1st Floor Main)

"Blood, Sweat, and Social Control: A Comparative Study of Virginian and Jamaican Slavery"

Kaitlin Knapp

April 6, 4:00 PM in HAB 119

"Facebook: Alienation from Oneself"

Jaquelin Galindo

April 7, 4:15 PM in Main 324

"Elasticities of Married Women's Labor Supply 2007-2009"

Alexandra Streifel

April 8, 3:30 PM in PENGL 373

"The effect of bisphenol-A on Drosophila melanogaster neurodevelopment"

Zachary Bookey

April 8, 3:30 PM in PENGL 248

"Performance Portable High Performance Conjugate Gradient Benchmark"

Sean Deal

April 8, 12:00 PM in PENGL 218

"HPC Made Easy: Using Docker to Distribute and Test Trilinos"

Michelle Hansmann

April 12, 4:30 PM in Gorecki 120

"Understanding Motivations for and Perceptions of Participation in Interfaith Collaboration"

Ben Gooley

April 13, 4:00 PM in Quad 252

"The Community: A Novella on Homelessness"

Mary Franz

April 13, 4:30 PM in HAB 128

"Sex, Milk, and Cookies: Tackling Sexual Health Promotion on a Catholic College Campus"

Ariel Lusty

April 13, 4:00 PM in PENGL 167

"Pulse and Orbital Periods of ASAS182612"

Makenzie Krause

April 14, 4:00 PM in Quad 349

"Facing Our Future: An Examination of Age and Gender in Margaret Atwood's 'The Stone Mattress'"

Shelby Weisen

April 18, 3:00 PM in HAB 119

"Relational-Interdependence and Life Transitions in College: Study Abroad, First-Year, and International Students"

Samuel Hager

April 18, 4:00 PM in PENGL 269

"Adaptive evolution in E. coli via single-nucleotide polymorphisms"

Stephanie Besst

April 19, 4:30 PM in HAB 101

"The Level of Relational Self-Construal Moderates the Relationship between Disclosure and Well-Being"

Haley Chatelaine

April 19, 4:00 PM in Ardolf 142

"Spectrophotometric Analysis of Urinary Iodine of 18-22 Year-Old Women in Central Minnesota"

Holly Spitzer

April 20, 3:30 PM in PENGL 375

"An Analysis of Bacterial Contamination and Antimicrobial Resistance"

Jordan Barthel

April 20, 1:00 PM in Gorecki 120

"Are Forgiving People Less Likely to Experience Cognitive Dissonance Induced Attitude Change?"

Olivia Zajac

April 20, 3:00 PM in Quad 349

"The Consequences of Failing: A Memoir"

Alex Ingulsrud

April 22, 3:00 PM in Quad 347

"Agricultural Policy Reform: An Argument for a Soil Erosion Tax"

Megan Weiss

April 25, 2:30 PM in Gorecki 120

"Interfaith Youth Core: Theology and Religious Commitment in One of America's Most Prominent Youth Interfaith Organizations"

Jeffry J. Anderson

April 27, 4:00 PM in PENGL 369

"High Throughput Sequencing of the Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Enables Identification of Genetic Resources for Evolutionary and Ecological Research"