Honors Thesis and Thesis Celebration

Stephen John and Joseph Barnett with their NeoVent invention.

The honors thesis is the hallmark of the Lee Honors College. All students complete a significant project of undergraduate research or creative scholarship and are published in the ScholarWorks online repository. Our collection of honors theses extends back to the 1960s and comes from every academic discipline at Western Michigan University. Prior to submitting the final honors thesis for publication, students must defend their thesis before the committee of faculty they have selected to mentor their project. The Lee Honors College hosts many of these thesis defenses during Thesis Celebration Week late in each fall and spring semester. All honors students, WMU faculty and staff, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend these thesis defenses and help our outstanding students celebrate this huge accomplishment! 

This fall semester, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thesis Celebration Week is going virtual and will be held December 7-11. During the first week of December, we will list the full schedule of defending students along with their thesis titles and Webex links to attend their presentations. Please mark your calendars now to help us celebrate student success! 

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