"There are a lot of really great theses that get done, but we never get to hear about them," said sophomore Maren Orchard, director of online promotions for SHC. "We want this to be a chance for seniors to show off their hard work. We also hope it will give underclassmen an idea about what they'll eventually be expected to do."
To encourage attendance, Orchard said SHC will serve brunch before and during the presentations. Orchard said afternoon start time was established to respect weekend worship and sleeping schedules.
Elementary education major Joanna Ziarko will read excerpts from her thesis project during her presentation. Ziarko, a senior graduating in May, created a children's book about a Polish holiday.
"There are no children’s books in existence about Paczki Day," Ziarko said in an email. "I’m honestly so proud of my thesis."
"[My thesis] is a groundbreaking new application for permutations in music theory.," Weigel said in an email. "This the only number-based music theory I know of that panders to today's set theorists and microtonalists at the same time."
The Honors Thesis Expo is expected to last until 3 p.m. Orchard said the atmosphere of the event should be "chill."