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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.

May
05

A Vision for Nationwide Expansion of Preschool Education in the U.S.

Hello all, My name is Sunny Heo and I’m currently a junior at the College majoring in Public Policy & Finance. As briefly mentioned in my introductory video on the W&M Honors Fellowships site, I will be looking at various public funding instruments to finance early childhood education in the U.S. for my honors project. What…
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May
05

Are certain study methods more effective?

Hi, my name is Matthew Wong. I am really excited to be able to conduct honors research next semester with Dr. Stevens!

May
05

Panqualityism as a Solution to the Mind-Body Problem

Hello!  My name is Cody Turner and I am a philosophy major here at the college.  I am very excited to start working on my honor’s thesis this summer.  The research that I am doing will be building off of the research I did last summer as a part of my Monroe scholarship.

May
04

Abstract: Producing of “Who Loves Like That?”: A Full Length Play on Sex Trafficking

For this honors project, Christine Fulgham will complete edits on a play she wrote in Fall 2014 titled “Who Loves Like That?” Edits will include specializing the dialogue to varieties of English which are spoken by all eleven characters in the play as well as adding humor to increase the breadth of emotion throughout the…
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May
04

The final hurdle

Hello again, It’s extremely refreshing to have the honors thesis complete! But I can’t settle down yet, I’ve still got my thesis defense tomorrow. I’m so nervous! But regardless of how it turns out, I suppose I’m still proud of the work that I accomplished; I’ve never written anything of this scale before. Seriously, this…
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