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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.

Jul
21

The Curious Case of OipA gets even more curious

While the cagPAI/ OipA project is underway, I decided it would be worthwhile to begin exploring another interesting phenomenon observed regarding OipA. In some Asian strains of Helicobacter pylori, there is a duplicate copy of the oipA gene on a completely different part of the genome. It is worth noting that Asian populations are at greater…
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Jul
20

July Update – Pyruvate Kinase Oxidation

After nearly a month of trying to work out some kinks with protocols, the results are coming in much more smoothly. It’s great to see some payoff for the time I’ve put into this project. These past few weeks have seen a lot of progress. I’ve been able to demonstrate some of the results I…
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Jul
20

“D’où je viens, où je suis, où je vais?” (Where am I coming from, where am I, where am I going?)

“D’où je viens, où je suis, où je vais?” (Where am I coming from, where am I, where am I going?)

Jul
19

Finishing Up MATLAB Coding

It’s mid-July, and I’m nearly finished with my MATLAB coding! I have three out of the four MATLAB documents finished, and a large portion of the monotonous work out of the way. The final thing to be done is enter concentration data for the species in my model. Because my model is one giant matrix…
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Jul
18

Bambi’s mother didn’t die after all

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying your research! It’s 90 degrees here in Boulder and 23% humidity – a different kind of hot than what I experienced while doing field work in swampy, humid Williamsburg last summer. It’s actually been quite the summer for facing weather extremes and natural disasters as…
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