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    The Honors Fellowship

    All students who were approved to conduct departmental Honors in the 2013-2014 academic year were eligible to apply for fellowships through the William and Mary Honors Fellowship program. Representing a variety of disciplines, the Fellows receive funding to devote 10 full-time weeks during the summer for research and additional money during the year for project-related expenses.

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    The Blog

    All Honors Fellows will submit posts to the W&M Honors Fellows blog for a full year as they research and write their honors theses. Follow along as these students experience the highs and lows of creating, conducting, and completing an individual research project.

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    The 16th Annual Honors Colloquium

    Each February the Roy R. Charles Center hosts the Honors Colloquium, a presentation forum for Honors students working on theses. W&M Honors Fellows will participate in the Colloquium, presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience of their peers, faculty, family, and friends. The Colloquium are open to the public, and everyone is welcome!

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    The Thesis

    The Departmental Honors Program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-semester, six-credit research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense.   Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student’s undergraduate career.

Jun
30

Live from the Old Power Plant

Hello readers!  The past month in the OPP studio has been a great one.  I returned from a short stay at Dan Finch’s Blueberry Nursery/Pottery Studio on June 1 with a couple boxes full of new stoneware pots that I got to fire in Dan Finch’s wood kiln with Justin Lambert, Logan Wannamaker, and several…
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Jun
30

Finishing up June- Opening up Ideas about Culture

Hello everyone, June is ending and my thesis is advancing greatly. This advancement however comes with both clarity and realization as to how much I still have to do and develop about my project. At first, my project looked at how language was used in science and how it relates to African American student learning…
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Jun
30

June Update

Hello again everyone!   I’m well into the research for my honors thesis now, and progress is going well. I’ve never had to write a paper of this sheer scale before, so I’m making sure to carefully research and plan everything out before I write. Usually my writing style is to get down the things…
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Jun
30

A productive start to the summer

It has been a great first month in lab this summer, with a lot of learning and even some fun on the side. The first few weeks were the hardest with learning how to set up photochemistry experiments. My last project was more focused on electrochemistry, so the photochemistry set-up was new. With that said,…
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Jun
30

Reading, Writing, and Relaxing.

Hello all! I’ve been busy this June reading up on literature that can help me write my thesis.  Plenty of research articles and theoretic articles as well!  So far, I’ve read a decent amount so I have a pretty set background about all of the Psychology research that could interplay with my work!  As a…
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