WHAT THEY LEARNED: Whitney Mueller ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Whitney Mueller ’15

French major and Greek minor Whitney Mueller put her language skills to the test in her senior thesis, “Mutatis mutandis: La perspective et les transformations spatiales dans Gargantua et Pantagruel.” “‘Mutatis mutandis’ is a bit of Latin meaning, roughly, ‘the things...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jessica Poling ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jessica Poling ’15

You never know where inspiration will strike. It was, for example, a casual reading of The New York Times that eventually led to sociology major Jessica Poling’s senior thesis. An article on art therapy in prison sparked Poling’s interest in the intersection of mental...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jordan Dworkin ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jordan Dworkin ’15

For his senior thesis, “Capturing Emotional Suppression as it Naturally Unfolds in Couple Interactions,” psychology major Jordan Dworkin set out to discover how people regulate their emotions when interacting with romantic partners. Dworkin, who also minored in...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Sweeney ‘15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Sweeney ‘15

Like many Fords who major and minor across disciplines, religion major and education minor Abigail Sweeney wanted her thesis to combine her interests.  “Initially [I] thought that I would look at how textbooks addressed religion as a facet of history and society,” she...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Matthew Holmes ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Matthew Holmes ’15

For his thesis, “Exploring Bacterial Factors Mediating Wolbachia Development During Drosophila Embryogenesis,” Matthew Holmes ‘15 studied how bacteria that live inside flies interact with their host. It was work that combined his previous biology interests, which...