Online thesis collection highlights the work of CALS undergrad researchers

The CALS Honors and Undergraduate Research Program Collection is a growing online library of undergraduate students’ theses. Since 2007, the CALS Honors Program and Steenbock Library have collaborated to create the collection, which is part of the university’s Digital Repository. The theses are indexed by Google Scholar, Google, and other internet search engines. There are now 89 senior theses in the collection representing the following areas:

  • Animal Sciences (3)
  • Biochemistry (39)
  • Biology (25)
  • Food Science (1)
  • Forest and Wildlife Ecology (3)
  • Genetics (22)
  • Horticulture (1)
  • Landscape Architecture (1)
  • Microbiology (4)
  • Nutritional Sciences (2)
  • Soil Science (1)

The CALS Honors Program introduces highly motivated students to the Campus’ great research tradition. Honors students participate in the scientific process through observation, systematic investigation, and the dissemination of research findings. The senior thesis represents a student’s culminating work demonstrating the student’s abilities to conduct meaningful research and communicate effectively with the research community.

This growing collection of theses is a great resource for students who would like to see examples of final honors projects, and can help promote the outstanding work CALS students produce.

Please share this collection with your advisees and encourage your students to deposit honors theses for inclusion in the collection.  If your department wishes, you may also contribute capstone papers.

For additional information about participating in this program or linking to your department’s section of the collection from your website, please contact Beverly Phillips at Steenbock Library (, 263-2411)


  • Explore Minds@UW, the campus digital repository
  • Learn more about MINDS@UW
  • If your department is interested in distributing and archiving other digital materials as part of Minds@UW, you can learn more about it by contacting your liaison librarian