A Successful Senior Thesis Symposium 2021

Successful Senior Honors Thesis Symposium held on April 17, 2021

This past Saturday, 24 Honors students came together virtually and live on-screen to present the results of their Senior Honors Thesis research. Many Honors students consider their Honors thesis the culminating intellectual endeavor of their time as Honors students at UW-Madison. A number of the students had received research grants from the Honors Program (thank you, generous donors!) that allowed them to embark on these ambitious projects.

Projects came from more than a dozen departments and many different disciplines. Students researched current and local conditions—such as the effect of mask-wearing on communication and school reform in Milwaukee—but also the international arena and the near or distant historical past, racial justice, and cultural difference. Talks featured findings on politics and aesthetics, in computer science and education. They investigated human intuition and cosmic rays, the workings of the body, and of society in general. Many projects aim to support health and develop new medical treatments, to further social justice and education. The final presentation, on the role of indigenous activism in art, additionally served to remind us that UW-Madison is located on Ho-Chunk land, a location with thousands of years of indigenous tradition.

For more information on the Symposium, including the Symposium outline, the sessions and presentations, and even the abstracts for each thesis, please visit our dedicated Senior Thesis Symposium 2021 Webpage.