The Senior Thesis, a long running program, has been replaced by RISE, Research Intensive Senior Experience. RISE retains the best elements - such as student-center research projects that can lead to publications and direct interactions with faculty and their lab members - while expanding the program to allow a broader range of experiences. Additionally the student assignments have changed from a written thesis to a manuscript and a poster, both of which are more commonly encountered in professional scientific settings.

RISE is optional for students and is offered as a year-long commitment for 3-cr in each the fall and spring terms. For more information on RISE, click here.


The link below are lists of senior theses (through 2011) and RISE projects (starting in 2012) that have been conducted over the past 15 years. They are organized by graduation year, and then alphabetically by student name.  The list includes thesis titles and the research mentors.


Thesis titles/ independent research projects by class year.