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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.

Oct
15

Return to the ‘burg

Hello authentic admirers, Liked the new alliteration? Or was the greeting too narcissistic? I felt that “admirers” was too strong of a label for readers, but I was running out of options. I’ll switch it up in my next post.

Oct
15

Hygiene-Related Infectious Diseases: A Belated Coding Update

I spent the bulk of September translating and cleaning up the transcriptions of my interview work in Nicarauga and uploading those transcripts to a qualitative coding platform. I also developed and refined a coding protocol building off of the Health Belief Model (HBM) that served as a basis for the interview structure, while focusing in…
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Oct
13

Back at the College

Phew! September has been a very long month back at the College. I have gone from working alone and having a primary focus on my thesis to the usual William & Mary load. However, I’ve found that being back under guidance has been very useful for productivity and I have been able to get much…
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Oct
11

The final third

Hello again everyone, I know! So soon! This is my way of keeping all of my readers on their toes: I post pretty regularly, then disappear, and THEN I bombard the blog newsfeed with all that’s happened in the Allen lab.

Oct
11

The return: a delayed 2/3 update!

Hello faithful followers, I know it’s been some time since my last blog post, but I am finally able to sit down long enough to compose yet another blog post to keep you informed on my research.