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The Moose is Loose!: Gonzaga University Honors Program: Case 5

Case 5- The Interdisciplinary Thesis

Case 5- The Interdisciplinary Thesis

As a capstone to the Honors Program curriculum, seniors are required to produce a 40-page interdisciplinary thesis on any topic of their interest. As you can see from the variety of theses in this case, the thesis assignment allows seniors a great deal of freedom for their research.

Painting by R.C. Townsend, BA Honors Art, class of 2004.

Painting by R.C. Townsend, BA Honors Art, class of 2004.

“The American Fast Food Epidemic: Why are We Getting Fat?” by Drew Blackman, BS Honors Biology, class of 2004.

“The American Fast Food Epidemic: Why are We Getting Fat?” by Drew Blackman, BS Honors Biology, class of 2004.

Drew studied at University of Washington Medical School after graduating from the Honors Program.

“And Then a Miracle Occurs: The Origins and Consequences of the Measurement Problem in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,” Cameron Gibelyou, BS Honors Physics and Mathematics, class of 2007.

“And Then a Miracle Occurs: The Origins and Consequences of the Measurement Problem in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,” Cameron Gibelyou, BS Honors Physics and Mathematics, class of 2007.

“Developing Energy for a Developing World: A Study of Sustainable Decentralized Energy Production in Sub-Saharan Africa” by Collin James Keck, BS Honors Civil Engineering, class of 2008.

“And Then a Miracle Occurs: The Origins and Consequences of the Measurement Problem in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,” Cameron Gibelyou, BS Honors Physics and Mathematics, class of 2007.  × “And Then a Miracle Occurs: The Origins and Consequences of the Measurement Problem in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,” Cameron Gibelyou, BS Honors Physics and Mathematics, class of 2007.    Add / Reorder   Feb 6, 2017 “Developing Energy for a Developing World: A Study of Sustainable Decentralized Energy Production in Sub-Saharan Africa” by Collin James Keck, BS Honors Civil Engineering, class of 2008.

Collin landed a job in environmental engineering after graduating, but died tragically in a bicycle accident four months after graduation.

“Compassionate Capitalism: An In-Depth Analysis of the Implementation of Service Learning in the Business School” by Michael Merz, BBA Honors International Business, class of 2009.

“Compassionate Capitalism: An In-Depth Analysis of the Implementation of Service Learning in the Business School” by Michael Merz, BBA Honors International Business, class of 2009.

Michael was accepted for a Fulbright Teaching fellowship in Venezuela, but turned it down for Notre Dame’s Ace Teaching Program and taught in Tampa, Florida.

“Living with Robots: An Exploration through Science Fiction of the Manifestations and Consequences of the Integration of Intelligent Machines into Society” by Ben Elder, BS Engineering, class of 2009.

“Living with Robots: An Exploration through Science Fiction of the Manifestations and Consequences of the Integration of Intelligent Machines into Society” by Ben Elder, BS Engineering, class of 2009.

Ben joined the Army Corp of Engineers and works at Bonneville Dam.

“’To See the World in a Grain of Sand’: A Mathematical and Cultural History of Infinity” by Alex Baumgartner, BS Honors Mathematics, class of 2011.

“’To See the World in a Grain of Sand’: A Mathematical and Cultural History of Infinity” by Alex Baumgartner, BS Honors Mathematics, class of 2011.

Alex is currently studying at Brown Medical School.