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Meet Our Honors College Alumni

Below are the graduates from the Honors Program/College, 2011-2015, as we know them. For past alumni, visit the Meet Our Alumni page for years 1998-2010. If you are an honors graduate and are missing from this list, please let us know at
NameMajor FieldThesis Title
Scott AnkiewiczChemical Engineering with a Biological Engineering concentrationPractical Use of Continuous Relaxation Spectra for Characterization of Polymers
Andrew AntonitisPlastics EngineeringFormation of Amine-Cured Epoxy Microparticles
Mark AustinElectrical Engineering with a Finance/Management concentrationIV Site Savers
Ayah AwadallahComputer Science with a Journalism/Professional Writing concentrationAM Women Magazine Project
Virinchi BalabhadrapatruniElectrical Engineering with a double major in Computer Science
Matthew BardenComputer Science
James BenedictMechanical EngineeringUser Guide for the Conductive-Printing Robotic
Katherine BilodeauExercise Physiology
William BoagBiology with a Data Science Option concentration
Courtney BradleyNursing with a Biotechnology concentrationAnalysis of the Freshmen Undergraduates' Metacognitive Awareness in Relation to Semester Grades
Seth BrownmillerBiologyHigh Throughput Chemical Screening of Zebrafish: Novel Compounds for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Kathleen CameronNursingThe Benefits of Prenatal Yoga on Gestational Diabetes Risk Reduction in the Hispanic Population: A Literature Review
Nicole ComerHistoryChina's New Culture Movement: Changes Desired and Methods Utilized
Erek CroteauMechanical EngineeringAn FEA/Mechanical Behavior Study of Embedded Microvascular Channels Used in Self-healing Smart Composite Materials
Emily DaseySociologyRespect Culture: An Analysis of UML Reports of Sexual Assault and a Direct Response to Rape Culture
Flavio DaSilva-SouzaPolitical ScienceMedia at Work: The Effect of Media Freedom and Internet Access on Worker's Rights
Mercedes DunhamPhilosophy with a double major in PsychologyPartiality and Kantianism
Marcelle DurrenbergerMechanical EngineeringGuide to Footwear Fluidflow Testing Apparatus
Patrick FacendolaPlastics EngineeringMechanical Testing of Re-Workable Unsaturated Polymers
Eilish FahertyNutritional ScienceJumpstart: Nutrition Education
John FordCriminal Justice with a Homeland Security Option concentrationThe Forgotten Population: An Overview of Police Intervention Strategies for Diversion of the Mentally Ill
Nairoby GabrielPolitical Science
Nicholas GatesHistory with a double major in Political Science
Robert GayHistoryFrom the Screen to the Courthouse: Popular Culture's Path to Marriage Equality
Vijay GentyalaChemical EngineeringThe Possible Implementation of the Shewanella Oneidensis in the Ganges River
Kelsey GilbertPsychologyThe Efficiency of Studying Related Reading and Video Content Simultaneously or Sequentially
Erin GraceffaElectrical EngineeringAttaining Ability in Conjunction with Sustainability
Nicholas ImperilloCriminal Justice with a Homeland Security Option concentrationTrends in Sentencing Terrorists in America
Steven JacekChemical Engineering with a Nanomaterials Option concentrationSynthesis, Purification, and Characterization of Organic Precursors for High-Performance Materials
Fabiane KelleyHistory
Elizabeth KenderPlastics EngineeringReworkable Vinyl Ester Composites
Laura KenderPlastics EngineeringReworkable Vinyl Ester Composites
Chung KowPhysics with a double major in Mathematics
Mary KrissBusiness Administration with a International Business/Marketing concentrationThe Small Business Marketing Mix in a Technology Advanced Economy
Cody LangloisPlastics EngineeringMaterial Characterization of a Reworkable Unsaturated Polyester
Peter LarsenBiologyeNABLE: Digital Humanitarianism
Khyteang LimComputer Science
Mary Kate MahasselBusiness Administration with a Management/Marketing concentrationAtlas Box & Crating Rebrand
Tasha MandevilleNursingDrug Use Education
Kaitlyn McHughExercise PhysiologyShort Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) as a Predictor of Disability in Elderly Adults
Bridget McSherryBusiness Administration with a Accounting concentrationInterviewing Matters
Zachary MichaelsPsychologyObserving Behavioral Gaze Patterns with Realistic and Cartoon Stimuli in Participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Daniel MuisePolitical ScienceCommunication and Costly Institutional Deterrence in a Public Good Experiment
Erika NadileBiologyThe Role of Student Motivation in Academic Success in a Freshmen Biology Course
Christian NambuPolitical SciencePathways & Roadblocks to Democracy
Anthony OmobonoPolitical ScienceUniversity as Authority
Forrest OtsukaMechanical EngineeringDesign and Application of a Microcontroller-Based Data Acquisition System
Shivam PatelBiologyLisinopril, an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, Mitigates Neutron-Gamma Radiation-Induced Nephropathy in a Rat Model
Nandana PenukondaBusiness Administration with a Finance concentrationSocial Media Marketing Plan for the Non-Profit Organization Acre Family Child Care
Joseph PerroneBusiness Administration with a Accounting/Finance concentrationState Street Global Advisors: A Strategic Analysis
Sarah RubinBusiness Administration with a Accounting/Finance concentrationHemingway and War: Understanding and Processing the Consequences of Combat
Stephanie SantosEnglish with a Journalism/Professional Writing concentrationChange in the Making: Service Learning at the Tsongas Industrial History Center
Abigail SheehanExercise PhysiologyEarly Specialization in Sports
Joshua SmolinskiComputer ScienceGuardian - Advanced Rider Protection
Brittany TheocharesBiologyExamining the Role of Lamin A and Lamin C in the Maturation and Functionality of Mouse Neutrophils Using an In Vitro Model
Kevin WacomeComputer Science
Alan WishMechanical EngineeringFinite Element Analysis of the UML FSAE Space Frame
Bobby YassiniChemical Engineering with a Biological Engineering concentrationGold Nanoparticle Synthesis Optimization and ScaleuUp

NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Jeanna AggourasNursingHealthy Children of Nashua, New Hampshire Community Outreach
Vanessa AukshunasManagement, MarketingBudget Buddies Marketing Plan
Jessica BurgettPsychologyChild Care Policies in the United States and Scandinavian Countries
Meghan BurkeBiologyAn Anatomical and Histological Atlas of Alloteuthis Morphology
Andrea ByrneEconomicsImplications of Dodd-Frank for Financial Institutions
Kayla ColuciFinance, AccountingMSB High Achieving Woman's Recruitment Initiative
Shelby CreamerNursingChildhood Nutrition Education in Methuen, Massachusetts
Cristi Diaz-ContrerasExercise PhysiologyEffects of 7 minute workout on VO2max and Body Composition during a 6-week Intervention
Melanie DoucetPsychologyAversive Childhood Events and College Experiences
Kellie FokinExercise PhysiologyMaximal Oxygen Consumption and Repeated Sprint Ability in NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Players
Edward Fratto JrChemical EngineeringSynthesis of Novel Solder Nanoparticles and their Application for Copper-Copper Joining
Richard GiadoneBiotechnologyStudying the Effects of Aberrant Sun2 Expression on the Development and Function of Mouse Neutrophils
Julieth GiraldoPsychologyThe Effects of Practice Test Format on Memory for Concepts
Yoarmerby GomezCriminal Justice
Sarah Gulcius-LaGoyBiotechnologyEffects of an Enriched, Social Environment on Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
Samantha GuzziNursing
Tyler HarrisonChemistryToward New Solid State Organic Reactions
Emily HouleNursingExercise in Methuen, Massachusetts
Melissa KeisslingEnglishTeaching Theatre: A Curriculum Designed in the Field
Maureen KellyCivil EngineeringJustification for the Recognition of Haitian Voodoo as a Legitimate Religion
Dean KennedyMechanical Engineering
Jacob KinsmanComputer ScienceSymbolic Regression via Pareto Genetic Programming
Madeline KoufogazosEnglishMy Collaboration with the Lowell Green Restaurant Program
Deepti KumarFinance, ManagementTechnology in the French Classroom
Meghan LulsdorfChemistryInvolve Me and I Learn
Taylor MatteBiotechnologyFirst Year Biology: Development and Assessment of a Freshman Seminar and Analysis of Student Confidence
Kaci McLaughlinPolitical ScienceAicardi Syndrome: Review and Case Report
Michelle NellsonPsychologySimple and Complex Samples to Teach Conditional Discriminations and Category Responses
Lauren NelsonBiologyMultielectrode Arrays and their Use in Neurotoxicity Research
Brittany PalaskiClinical Lab SciencesAutism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination of the Potential for Earlier Diagnosis
Patrick RaynorManagement, FinanceWhy Law School Should be on the Table for MSB Undergrads
Thomas ReimonnChemical EngineeringGenome-Scale Dynamic Flux Balance Analysis of Hybridoma Cell Cultures
Kelly RuschEnvironmental HealthSummary and Evaluation of the Food Diversion Program at UMass Lowell
Saead SabouryFinanceThe Game Plan
Olivia StanislasStudio Art
Bridget SullivanEnglishHerbert Read and William Wordsworth: An Analysis and Comparison of "The Happy Warrior" and "The Character of the Happy Warrior"
Justin TometichBiotechnologyBeta-Testing of the MinION: A Miniaturized DNA Sequencing Device for Characterizing Black Widow Spider Venom Genes
Kayleigh TurgeonModern LanguagesThe Journey of a Poem: From Creation to Publication
Jun WangMathematicsYour Child, Your Computer, and You
Michael WilkinsonSociologyA Study of the Federal Government Theory with Practical Experience at the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mine Reclamation and Enforcement: A Portfolio of Work Completed at the Washington Center
Zachary ZweibelMusic StudiesWhy Music Matters: The Importance of Music Education in Public Schools
Nicholas ZylkuskiPsychologySchool Discipline and Student Disability Status
NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Tyler AlmquistCriminal JusticeInfluencers of Crime
Brittany AndersenEnglishThe role of a woman: reversing gender binaries in Jane Campion's "Bright Star"
Seda BabroudiBiotechnologyRole of A- and C-type Lamins in the Morphologic and Functional Maturation of Mouse Neutrophils
Melissa CampbellEnglishCash is God: Johnny Cash and American Heavy Metal
Jonathan CampelliMechanical Engineering
Courtney ClarkPsychologyPerceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Regarding Physical Accessibility on a University Campus
Daniel CookMarketing, Finance3D Printing Business Plan
Alexander CronisEnglishBurt's Crossing
Alexandra DerderianArtBuffering...: The Art of an Honors Project
Sean GibsonMechanical EngineeringLow Cost Linkaged Prosthetic Hand
Christopher HorneEconomicsUrban Agriculture and Education: College Students Attitude
April HuntPsychologyTechnology use and its Relationship to Impatience, Mood, Delayed Gratification
Emily JarmolowiczHistoryUrban Transformation in Medieval Iberia: 750-1250
Kyle LukeCriminal Justice
Peter MackComputer EngineeringDevelopment and Implication of a Proposed Telemedicine System for Rural India
Brianna ManaloMusic StudiesPor la Noche: An Original Choral Composition
James McDermottCivil EngineeringLowell: The Engineering City
Kaela McLaughlinExercise PhysiologyExercise Intensity Levels of Popular Fitness Apps
Rachel PaquetteBiologyEducation and Implementation of the BioBubbler in Haiti
Eric PearyAccounting, Finance
Brendan ReillyComputer ScienceA Scratch Laptop Orchestra
Andrew SanginarioBiotechnologyCharacterization of the E2+ and the E2- tan isoforms in Alzheimer's disease brain tissue
Connor SullivanCivil EngineeringA Disposable Volammetric Sensor for the Detection of Lead in Water
Divya SundararamanBiotechnologyEffects of Metformin and Abraxane on Breast Cancer Cells at Varying Glycemic Levels
Katerina ThanopoulosPsychologyThe Effects of Experimentally Establishing Meaningful Stimuli on Equivalence-Class Outcomes
Elizabeth Samantha WhiteNursingHealthy Eating for a Healthier Future of Children in Nashua, New Hampshire
NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Ashley AnthonyEnglishPsycho-Aesthetico-geography: Joyce as a Posthumanist Cartographer
Katriina BibboNursingPerinatal Bereavement: Nurses sharing their experiences
Alixandra BoucherPsychologyListen Up!
Janelle BourgeoisHistory"The union is the place of combat; the cooperative must be a financial and moral support:" Franco-Belgian Immigrants in the Textile Industry 1900-1912
Thomas CahillSound Recording TechnologyDurgin Hall 113 and 114: An Acoustic Analysis
Katherine CainMechanical EngineeringLow Cost Linaged Prosthetic Hand
Kathleen CampbellExercise PhysiologyPerceived Associations Between Hormonal changes and reward-seeking behaviors in women
Robyn CirielloExercise PhysiologyPerceived Associations menopause and mood changes in post-menopausal women
Sean CroninComputer SciencePredict bus arrival times using random forests
Daniel DaceyClinical Lab SciencesKilling power of cleaning agents on MS2 bacteriophage, a Viral Surrogate
John FallonComputer ScienceCollaboration in Weave
Rujuta GadgilBiotechnologyMolecular Evidence of Inhibitory Cysteine Knot Toxins in Black Widow Spider Venom
Jillian GilesPhysicsApplication of Terahertz Reflection Ellipsometry to Layered Dielectric Materials
Evana GizziMathematicsInfusing Computer Science into Middle School Math and Science Classrooms: A Pilot Study
Megan HadleyEnglish"But first they must catch you"
Timothy HansenPhilosophyThe Occupation Movements: an analysis of the ideology of neoliberalism and neoconservative myths
Mary-Kathryn HazelHistory"Our Watchword is 'Onward and Upward to the Prize:'" The political activism of african american female freedom narrative authors, Civil War-1910
Jacqueline HughesCriminal JusticeRehabilitative Treatments Reduce Recidivism in High Risk Juvenile Offenders
Olivia KeaneMechanical EngineeringLow Cost Linkaged Prosthetic Hand
Rebecca KriegerExercise PhysiologyAn online social networking intervention to promote physical activity in ethically diverse populations
Cassandra LowneyMusic StudiesTeaching Mathematics through musical concepts
Stephanie LyonGraphic Design
Robert MartinPhysicsTransmission properties of infrared electromagnetic waves through ultra thin slits consisting of epsilon-near-zero material
Stephanie McGrathEnglishThe Princess Fantasy: a critique of three popular fairy tales and their disney adaptations
Heather MerhiBiologyFuture Climate: Enabling Climate Change Learning through an Intergenerational Roleplaying Simulation Game
Ryan O'KeeffeHistoryA Critical History of Counterinsurgency Warfare
Caitlin PinkhamHistorySeeking security and hope in Mill City: How Lowell experienced the first few years of the Great Depression
Amanda RayMusic StudiesCommunicating Across Cultures: Teaching with Music to Students of Other Languages
Shalini ShahBiologyOvercoming Cultural Differences in Healthcare
Erin WebsterComputer EngineeringTime Out with relaxing lights and music
Owen WelshMathematicsTwo results concerning Venn Diagrams: a test for reducibility and the impossibility of two-sided chambers in simple venn diagram of three or more curves
NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Matthew CampelliComputer EngineeringUsing Smartphone Technology to Bring Intelligent Text-to-Speech to the Nonverbal Disabled Community
Molly CaslinPsychologyGeographic Location and Identity
Brendan DeCourcyMathematicsMathematical Analysis of the alpha-effect in Geo-Dynamo Theory
Jared DeFoeMechanical EngineeringDevelopment of a Particle Tracking Velocimetry System Which Facilitates Undergraduate Experiential Learning
Elizabeth FarmosaSound Recording TechnologyThe development of piano sonatas over time
Anthony FillMechanical EngineeringAntennae Motorization and New Range Redesign for the Ultra-High frequency compact radar range at the submillimeter-wave technology laboratory, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Maryann FordEnvironmental HealthGenerativity and the Family Environment
Phillip FrangulesLiberal ArtsThe Vampire in Folklore, Literature and Film
Ianna Hondros-McCarthyPsychologySame Same, but Different: A collegiate Memoir
Asma HussinPolitical ScienceA Comparative Study of Women in the United States and Egypt
John McCormackElectrical EngineeringWireless Scoreboard for Use by children with Disabilities at Shore Collaborative
Daniela NedbalekLiberal ArtsVercingetorix as the Seminal French National Hero
Tyler OuelletEconomicsTurbulence in the Labor Marker: Data and theory
Shauna PowerPsychologyEating Disorders and Identity
Bonie RosarioComputer EngineeringFive Senses Sensory Lounge
Marc RuchChemical EngineeringMCNPX-PoliMi as a Tool for Analyzing Capture Gated Neutron Detectors
April SandlandBiologyMouse Models of Novel Drug Treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome and Allergic Conjunctivitis Pilot Studies II. Ex vivo cultured mouse bone marrow identifies differentially expressed nuclear proteins during myeloid cell maturation
Peter SteerePhilosophyEducational Acquisition
Jonathan ZlotnikHistoryActors at the End of a Bad Play
NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Courtney AndersenBiologyTargeting cancer through TRAIL-mediated theraputics
Andrew BalchunasPhysicsElectroabsorption of Semiconducting Polymers
Andrew BaranauskasCriminal JusticeBadges vs. Masks: Portrayals of Formal and Informal Crime Control in Graphic Novels
Maor BaruchChemistryQuenching of Colloidal Oxide Nanoparticle growth
Josiah BoteBiologyCardiovascular Disease Disparities in the African-American Community compared to non-hispanic white americans in the united states
Evan Chan-AldebolSociologyRemoving humans from the identity: pure collective identities in the examination of social movements
Bryan CromptonMathematicsAn Introduction to fractional calculus and the fractional diffusion-wave equation
Alex DeFronzoCriminal JusticeLearning in Common: a neo-marxist examination of academic libraries in the 21st century
Liam DriscollPlastics Engineering
Timothy EdsonCriminal JusticeConcerning unwarranted data mining and unrestricted information sharing: the legal ramifications and consequences of the surveillance state
Robert FinesHistory
Raymond GrinnellLiberal ArtsThe Mole that Roared, or, E.M. Forster: Of Moles and Men
Thomas HarringtonPhysicsDigital Signal Processing: Neutron gamma ray discrimination
Angela HuPlastics Engineering
Kate JohnstonExercise PhysiologyFeasibility of using nintendo wii gaming to encourage exercise in older adults: recommendations for implementation and report of average heart rates for selected wii sports and wii fit activities
Heather LaCountPolitical ScienceJapanese Discrimination during World War II
Randy LaiClinical Lab SciencesHeavy Metal Toxicity Review: From Historical Risks and New Potential Threats
Tinuviel LathropPolitical ScienceAnalyzing Global Effects of Anti Americanism
Emily LegereMathematicsActuarial Exam P and the Use of Excel
Kimberly LuciaAccountingAn Analysis of the Potential Financial Benefits of the Corporate Social Responsibility Accounting
Charles MahdyPhilosophy
Caryn McCowanBiologyEvolutionary analysis of the venom-specific peptide latrodectin in widow spiders and their relatives using venom gland transcriptome analysis
Ryan McGovernElectrical EngineeringThe use of infrared sensors in the design of an assistive technology device
Bianca MeloBiologyA Qualitative Study of University Residents' Perceptions of Food Options in Dining Halls
Patrick O'ConnellEntrepreneurship, ManagementZipBike: A better way to travel
Michael ReidManagement, FinanceThe Effect of Proposed Regulations on For-Profit Institutions' Market Value
Rachel RockPlastics EngineeringDecrasging Frictional Forces between PC and ABS in a medical injection molding application
Allison RumoreBiologyA Mouse Model of Dry Eye Syndrome for Efficient Testing of Novel Theraputics to Treat a Frequent Ocular Affliction in Humans
Kimberly ScarfoHistoryThe Battle of Thermoplae: The Mythology of the 300 Spartans and the Reality
Theodore SerozynskyCriminal JusticeMilitary Veterans Among Domestic Terror Suspects 1996-2005
Gabriel SikarovElectrical EngineeringSpeechSense Final Report
Kristina SmithEnglishCultural Values and Star Power: Adapting Louisa May Alcott's Little Women for the Big Screen
Melissa SquibbBiology
Nicholas TamvaklisAccounting, FinanceFair Value Accounting: The tradeoff between investor transparency and potential management manipulation of unobservable inputs
Emily TrudeauExercise Physiology
Lucy WafoBiology
Amber ZapatkaPlastics EngineeringDecreasing the frictional force between pc and abs in a medical injection molding application
NameMajorTitle of Thesis/Project
Jillian BensonPsychologyThe Office Recording Studio. Where Your Music is Our Business
Amanda BoutrusBiologyThe Effects of Teams Working with Limited Resources in Higher Education
Danane ChhorBiologyUniversal Access Guitar
Helen ChimBiologyPortable DVD and CD Player
Sarah CirasHistoryElectronic Orchestra Simulator
Vanessa ColombaPsychologyMoral tale to secular entertainment: the changing role of puritanism in shaping white and native american relationships as evidenced through captivity narratives
Jamie ConnellyPsychologyShelley & Stevenson: An abstract account of history
Donna CorbinManagementProtection of the "Old South" through the romanticized white southern womanhood in William Faulkner's The Sounds and the Fury
William D'AngeloChemistryMaggie in a world of hopes and dreams
Jennifer FernandesEnglishThe New Lowellians: A Study on Latino and Portuguese Speakers
Meredith FlemingGraphic DesignThe emergence of literature during the Rosas Years
Allison GeissertNursing
Russell HallPolitical ScienceThe influence of multi-national corporations on the development of the economic, social and political atmosphere in Haiti
David KlisiewiczFinance, Information SystemsThe American Primary and Caucus System: The Eliminating Power of States that have the Initial Vote in the Primary Elections
Molly KorobkinPsychologyFeelings of Self Confidence in Adolescents with Autism Specturm Disorders: The Role of Music Intervention Programs
Zachary LaplanteLiberal ArtsCollege Experiences and Adjustment among UMass Lowell Foster Care Alumnae
Anne LaraiaEnvironmental ScienceTrauma history, attribution style, and adjustment to college
Jaye McLarenPsychologyNarrative Study of Best and Worst Experiences in Sport
Maria MilletHistory
Nicholas MonroeEnglishAllergies and the Immune System
Eric MurrayComputer EngineeringMurine Model of Allergic Conjunctivitis
Danielle O'SheaNursingStabilization of Nerve Cells: The Role of Motor Protein Dynein
Jenna ReedAmerican StudiesConstruction and Use of a Low Cost Apparatus for the Study of Catalyzed Reaction Kinetics in the Undergraduate Laboratory
Kevin RosarioElectrical EngineeringAn Ab Initio Study on the Properties and Reactivity of ZnO Quantum Dots
Brian Wei SoperComputer EngineeringTotal Internal Partition Functions for the HITRAN2008
Richard VoChemistryAn examination of stairwell appearance and its effectiveness on stair use on a college campus
Scott WalfieldHistoryEvaluation of the H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell