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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.


Math Education: November

Unfortunately, November was a slow month for my research. Most of my attention over the past few weeks has gone to other classes and final papers. My most important bit of thesis progress was planning a trip back to New York this January. When I was there this summer, I spent a lot of time…
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Louis von Linkensdorf: Swiss Officer of the German Regiment

I apologize for the short post, much of it is an excerpt from writing my chapter about the officer corps of the German Regiment. The end of the semester is coming and I have much other work that requires my attention.


Discernible Patterns

The semester is approaching its conclusion and I’m very pleased with the work I’ve done thus far. I’ve gotten a great start on my thesis which I plan to continue working on over the break. Data collection has also progressed nicely as I now have 45 participants worth of data. This weekend, I will begin…
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Going Deeper into Heliodorus and the Odyssey

So, my last post talked about investigating ancient novels.  I’ve been turning my attention to more deeply focusing on one novel: Heliodorus’ Aithiopika.  There are more than a few avenues of research worth investigating, even in the realm of the Aithiopika and intertext with other works, particularly the Odyssey.  Those include the author’s narrative strategy…
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November Progress

This month, I repeated my assay of toxin and biofilm interactions on four different types of media, using both K2 and K28 toxin-producing strains and two different biofilm-forming strains.