Senior Thesis Projects in Natural Sciences

Each academic experience builds toward your senior thesis project. It’s required for graduation, and our students tell us that while it’s demanding, it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Here are some thesis projects in Natural Sciences: 

Informal Math Education: Using Origami to Teach Elementary School Students Math Concepts” by Gina Fawks

"Food is the Best Medicine": Enhancing Post-Surgery Recovery with Diet” by Ariel Hart

Save the Vagina Forest! Addressing Challenges in the Sustainable Treatment of Acute + Chronic UTI, BV & VVC” by Leandra Argyros

Sensitivity Analysis of Biochemical Networks: Computer Algebra Application to the Escherichia Coli Trypyophan Operon” by Casey Henderson

Water Purification in the Global South” by Megan Patrick

MircoRNA Regulating Networks: Analyzing Structural Changes in Time Series Data” by Raymond Roberts

Mathematical Models in Population Dynamics” by Alexander Salisbury

A is for Asthma: Asthma in Elementary School Children in Alachua County, FL” by Molly Burges

Raman Studies of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Suspended in Polystyrene” by Ross DeMike

Comparing Health Systems: HIV/AIDS in India and the United States” by Anita V. Tambay

The Susceptibility of the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida, to Selected Soil Applied Insecticides” by Bradley R. Lovett

Excitotoxicity in Traumatic Brain Injury” by Dell MacLean

Partial Synthesis of a Synthetic Model for Rubisco: A Potential Strategy for Improved Sequestration of CO2” by Julie Midgette

Investigating the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and the Crazy Ant, Paratrechina longicornis Latrielle, as Potential Predators for Small Hive Beetle Larve, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulisae)” by Falon Mihalic

Critical Aggregation Behavior of SDSPEI Mixtures in Bulk Solution and in Multilayer Films” by Raea Hicks

A Theoretical Design of an Environmentally Sustainable School” by Melissa Gomez

Puffer Fish Poisoning” by Kristin J. Masel

Cell Therapy: A Logical Investigation of the Role of Non-Human Cells in Regenerative Medicine” by Caroliz Perez

Rebuilding the Silk Road How New Technologies are Enabling a Global Software Services Market” by Josh Steiner

Baculovirus Overexpression of RNA Helicase A from C. elegens and Bandshift Analysis of Its RNA Binding Properties” by Shelley Batts

A Fatal Attraction: HIV-1 and DC-Sign” by Sara Latshaw

The Epiphytic Diversity and Abundance in Quercus Virginiana and Quercus Laurifolia” by Moana McClellan

Purification and Kinetic Characterization of C.elegans Malate Dehydrogenase” by Sara Kathryn Bondi

Investigation of Cholesterol Binding in the Active Site of Cholestrol Oxidase Streptomyces” by Angel Trail

Dynamic Regulation of Cytoskeletal Spatial Orgnization: A Discrete Model” by Elisabeth Lyn Humphris

The Effects of Environment on Artificial Reefs in Sarasota Bay” by Coraggio Maglio

Magnetotherapy with Research Appendix: Regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala Undegoing Magnet Therapy” by Kirsten Partlan

A Comparative Investigation of the Tectal-Telencephalic Visual Pathway of Coral Reef Teleosts” by Sarah Goff

Mathematical Models Simulating Pattern Formation” by Rachel E. Labes

The Impact of Lead and Mecury on the Common Loon (Gavia immer)” by Ushma Mehta

Proposal for a Coral Reef Microcosm in the Pritzker Marine Laboratory” by Jeffrey Welgos

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The Division of Natural Sciences hosts a series of lectures throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. The lectures are held at the Heiser Natural Sciences Building's Soo Bong Chae Auditorium.

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