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Virtual Honors Thesis Forum 2020


The Honors Thesis Forum is an opportunity for thesis writers to present their research and findings to the wider Tulane community. Presentations vary in length and format with a mixture of brief and extended, panel-style and individual, and lecture hall and classroom talks.

The central aim of the Thesis Forum is to provide thesis writers a formal academic setting to talk about their projects.  Students who write Honors Theses at Tulane devote an extraordinary amount of time and effort to developing their research during, and often-times before, their senior year.  The Forum showcases the incredible projects they produced.  Thesis writers also improve their presentation and expository skills through the experience.  In addition, the event demonstrates to younger students the myriad possibilities that come from writing a thesis, inspiring them to work towards their own projects as they approach their senior year.  

Panel: Derby Belser (English, Music Composition), Jonathan Gutmann (Linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese), Olivia Henderson (English, Medieval and Early Modern Studies), and Mary Tyler Storms (English).  Moderated by Prof. Scott Oldenburg (English).


Madeline Ninno (Economics, International Development)

"Remittances in El Salvador: Economic Decision-Making in Transnational Households"


Chinwe Orie (Biomedical Engineering)

"Developing a Model to Assess Fluid Composition Using Acoustic Levitation"


Josh Axelrod (English)

"Greetings from New Jersey: Mapping Literary New Jersey"


Andrew Cerise (History)

"The All-American: An Examination of the Political Career of Louisiana Congressman F. Edward Hebert"