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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.

Aug
31

Prospectus and Emerging Connections/Ideas about the Roots of Counterinsurgency

My prospectus is finished and my primary documents are all uploaded and organized. As I begin the formal part of synthesizing these sources and producing the actual beginnings of my thesis, I’ll illuminate my current thinking about the topic.

Aug
31

learning maintenance

My research was halted due to the fact that the requisite instrument was malfunctioning,  I got to help upkeep the rest of the instruments in ion lab which boasts another three working mass spectrometers, two ion traps and and a triple quadrupole.  The first practical thing to know about mass spectrometers(mass specs) is that they…
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Aug
31

Start of Research

Research in the ion lab started with a major snag.  The instrument I am to be working on is currently offline, after running through some tests my professor and I determined that the diode multiplier power supply was malfunctioning.  It was giving off a few hundred volts at most instead of the 5000 volts it…
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Aug
31

Blog Post: Children’s Processing of Smoking-Related Cues

The summer sessions ended well with a brief reprise back home in New Jersey before I was back for the full semester! Since I was actually only on campus for about a week and a half in August, there haven’t been too many developments so far. Unfortunately, I find that there tends to be a bit…
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Aug
31

Jewish Bodies, Sexuality, and Gender

So, the summer has ended, those slowly creeping up classes have finally pounced, deadlines are flying in like bullets, and the pile of books on my desk just seems to keep getting bigger. But, let’s not talk about that. The pile of books always grows faster than you can whittle away at, I think that…
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