Student Spotlight: Senior Thesis and Colloquium-Emma '20

Senior Thesis and Colloquium is the culmination of a seven-year journey. Bosque seniors undertake a yearlong independent research project and deliver their findings in a twenty-page research essay, as well as in a public presentation at Colloquium. Over the course of the year, students will submit a formal prospectus, conduct text-based research and fieldwork, and test their arguments at a defense. Stay tuned for more information about Colloquium and other major events.

Emma ‘20
How consecutive sports-related concussions negatively affect the emotions of an adolescent.

About Emma’s Thesis:
Emma is looking at aspects of football and soccer to discuss preventative measures and educational data that athletes should know. She is discussing the athlete's mind and the expectations that are encountered by athletes. She’s gathering data through interviews with fellow athletes as well as discussions with doctors.

The reason Emma chose this topic is because she has sustained multiple concussions throughout her time playing sports. Her goal was to bring to light something that people usually don't talk abouthow concussions can affect the mind of an athlete.

Researcher Bio:
Emma has played soccer for all four years of high school and ran track for two of them. She is also involved in theater and directed a One-Act performance last year for the Thespian Society. She is interested in studying psychology and Spanish in college.