WHAT THEY LEARNED: Alison Reynolds ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Alison Reynolds ’15

For most of us, mosquitos are a nuisance, but for biology major Alison Reynolds ’15 they were a source of fascination. Her thesis research project, “Exploring The Evolution Of Embryo-Shaping Genes – Identification Of A Possible Homolog Of The Essential...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Catherine Casem ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Catherine Casem ’15

Catherine Casem is looking towards a career in film production. But for her senior thesis the comparative literature major approached movies from a different angle. With help from her advisor, Barbara Riley Levin Professor in Comparative Literature Israel Burshatin,...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Adam Van Aken ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Adam Van Aken ’15

The Myo gesture-control armband Adam Van Aken wants to use technology to help people. The computer science major’s thesis, “Processing Electromyographic Signals For Use as Computer Input,” was, he says, “motivated by the attempt to provide a new method of computer...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Marla Dominguez ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Marla Dominguez ’14

The subject of Marla Dominguez’s history thesis— “From Migrants in a ‘Host Country’ to Transnational Permanence: Dominicans in New York City, 1965 – 2000”—wasn’t just an academic interest; it was inspired by her own family. “I knew ever since I matriculated [at]...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jen Reeve ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Jen Reeve ’14

Chemistry major Jen Reeve’s senior thesis (“Investigations Into The Fungal Degradation of Crude Oil”) was an outgrowth of the work that her advisor, Assistant Professor Helen White, is doing related to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. But it was also...