Fourteen seniors at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh recently presented capstone projects at the fall 2022 Honors Thesis Symposium. They spent two semesters of planning and researching their topics with a faculty or staff adviser. The projects serve as the final requirement of their Honors College curriculum.
The students, their capstone topics and their UW Oshkosh advisers include:
- Jordan Betts: The Price of Valor: An Examination of the Role of Moral Injury and Stigma in Military Veteran PTSD, with Kathy Phillippi-Immel. Betts is a psychology major from Fond du Lac.
- Theodore Bucur: Synthesis and Characterization of Bipyridine Derivative for Product Selectivity in Carbon Dioxide Reduction, with Sheri Lense. Bucur is a chemisty major from Berwyn, Illinois.
- Jack Feye: Chronic Effect of Postactivation Potentiation in High School Baseball Players, with Brian Wallace. Feye is an exercise and sport science major from Oshkosh.
- Quill Graham: Animals and Autism in Middle-Grade Literature, with Stewart Cole. Graham is a history major from Oshkosh.
- Gwendolyn Gruber: The Effects of Education on Adolescents’ Gender Development and Mental Health, with Courtney Bauder. Gruber is a psychology major from Oshkosh.
- Emily Holland: Student Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Business Formation, with Jeffrey Sachse. Holland is a finance major from Oshkosh.
- Spencer Lebedun: The Impact of Blockchain on Sustainability: An Empirical Study, with Michael J. Tippins. Lebedun is an economics and supply chain management major from Oshkosh.
- Oliver Long: Examining Oxidative Stress Response in Deinococcus aquaticus, with Sabrina Mueller-Spitz. Long is a French and microbiology major from Oshkosh.
- Jerrett Netzer: Wire Fraud: A Look into Modern-Day Scams, with Donald Heath. Netzer is a radio TV film major from La Crosse.
- Josh Stortz: Methods for Archaeological Lipid Extraction and Analysis, with Brant Kedrowski. Stortz is a biology and chemistry major from Hubertus, Wisconsin.
- Jessica Tischaefer: Harmony Within: Music and Cognition, with Quin Chrobak and Beth Hubbard. Tischaefer is a psychology major from Oconomowoc.
- Reegan Van Camp: Composing Educational Big Band Jazz Repertoire, with Marty Robinson. Van Camp is a music education major from Hortonville.
- Breana Vander Wielen: A Comparison of Potential Methods for Reporting Human Capital in Audited Financial Statements, with Nathan Stuart. Vander Wielen is an accounting and human resources management major from Kimberly.
- Emilee Wise: Paint It with Your Pen: Narrative Impressionism and the Motif of Hair in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Under the Umbrella (oil-on-canvas painting), with Don Dingledine. Wise is an English education major from Neenah.
Bucur, Gruber, Long, Netzer, Stortz and Wise graduate Dec. 17; the others are set to graduate May 13.
UWO’s Honors College, led by Dean Larry Carlin, offers high-achieving students small, interactive seminars and team-taught classes, personalized advising and the opportunity to live on the Honors floor of a residence hall.