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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.


Hitting My Hale Stride

The beginning of the year has been a continual process of reading and researching, reading and researching, and more reading and researching. Before I began actually formulating my tight, focused thesis, my advisor and I wanted to have covered as much ground as possible, so that when it came time to tighten focus, I had…
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September update!

Now that September has come to a close, I have plenty to share with you all. Firstly, I recently returned from the Summer Research Showcase. I was very impressed with the projects the others had made, and enjoyed sharing my own work as well. There were plenty who shared my interests in Psychology, and it…
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A Quick September(ish) Update

Hi everyone! Sorry for being a little AWOL for the last month or so — with classes and extracurriculars starting up again, trying to fit in 20 hours a week of lab work takes up just about all of my free time. But I’d love to get you all caught up on how the last…
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Up and Running

I want to first and foremost apologize for this blog post being so brief.  This month, I have been mostly figuring out the logistics of my interview procedure.  I have been preparing an SPSS database to enter all of the collected information, and my lab partner created an Excel spreadsheet so that we can easily…
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Let’s Get Down to Business

And defeat the Huns! No, I kid, I kid, but bonus points if you understood that reference. This past month really has been getting serious about my thesis. As I’ve thought through and talked with my wonderful advisor about my thesis it has really started to come together. I (finally) have an outline and am…
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