Honors Theses / Independent Study Projects

Sims Jacob (Spring 2023) Testing scorpion locomotory behavior under natural UV conditions. Independent Study Project

Kristen Speer (Spring 2019) Can scorpions detect the “flash” of an infrared camera?: An investigation into scorpion infrared sensitivity.

Sara Kelley (Spring 2019) Do inhibitory neurons function as a governor in scorpion peg sensilla?

Jonna Vanderslice (Spring 2018) Across the rainbow: assessment of scorpion light responses to different wavelengths of light.

Conner Howard (Spring 2018) A biological approach to indoor localization: modifying an insect-inspired navigation technique to accurately locate a point.

Megan Mont (Spring 2016) Technological applications of navigation by scene familiarity.

Jacob Mitchell (Spring 2015) Scorpion light sensitivity and relation to fluorescence.

Jay Vinnedge (2015) Determination of in-lab site fidelity and movement patterns of Paruroctonus utahensis (Scorpiones:Vaejovidae).

Danielle Vinnedge (Fall 2013) Sensory biology of scorpion pectines and pedipalps.

Caleb Cosper (Spring 2013) Assay of shelter-seeking behavior in desert grassland scorpions.

Andrea Jordan (Spring 2010) Can scorpions detect fluorescing scorpions?

Steven Carter (Spring 2003) Are mechanoreceptors involved in the neural circuitry of scorpion peg sensilla?

Mujahid Hines (Spring 2002) Use of a micro-engineered chemical delivery device to evaluate scorpion peg sensillum response to organic stimulants.

Vail Stephens (Spring 2000) Seismic echolocation: do scorpions use this novel method of orientation to aid in locomotion?

Michael Falgiani (Spring 1999) Electrophysiological investigation of the sensitivity of scorpion basitarsal compound slit sensilla to vibratory stimuli.

Mahdieh Parizi (Spring 1998) Investigation of spiking frequency of chemosensitive neurons in scorpion pectines in relation to photoperiod.