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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.

Nov
24

Almost There

As the end of the semester approaches, I finally have some exciting news about my project! After running countless photochemistry experiments over the past few months, I now have enough data to include in a paper.  However, I still need two other experiments to work before I am completely finished with my project.  First, I…
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Nov
13

Back to the books

Hello all, I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last post. As I should have anticipated, the first half of the semester (and change) was a whirlwind of activities and deadlines.  In what time I can spare from daily class assignments and such, I’ve been plugging away at coding my data and drawing up…
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Nov
10

Framework for Framework

Hello All, The first important question for my first section: Why does what the Welsh Government does (or doesn’t) important? Why does it matter that the Labour Party is in control?

Nov
09

November Update

So I haven’t written a blog in quite sometime, and I apologize for that. I fell behind for a bit and didn’t want to post until I felt like I had something substantial to write. The biggest thing that I’ve learned about the process of conducting a thesis is just how fast time flies. It…
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Nov
06

SRS Poster Presentation

Hello again! Hope everyone is staying dry on this rainy day in Williamsburg. The SRS (or Summer Research Symposium) Poster Presentation the first week of October was an illuminating experience for me. All of the students who received funding from the Charles Center—including Monroe Scholars, Summer Research Grant recipients, and other Honors Fellowship recipients—were in…
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