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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.

Apr
22

Nanoscale Antenna

Hi everyone, I am super excited for the summer. I am going to be starting my senior research project.  My project is to build an antenna that is the size of a molecule. The molecular antenna will allow lower intensities of light to be used in rudimentary nanotechnology applications. These applications range from 3D printing…
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Apr
21

Mathematical Analysis of ALS Biochemistry: Final Product

I have finally completed my thesis! I tested three treatment states: 1) IP3 inhibitors (inhibit calcium influx) 2) Minocycline (inhibit cytochrome C release from the mitochondria) and 3) a cocktail of both. There were varied results of the treatment states in terms of decreasing certain X variables (e.g. mitochondrial dysfunction, peroxynitrite, toxic mSOD1 buildup, etc.).…
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Apr
17

Synthesis of Aristopyridinone A

As this semester comes to an end, I am ready to jump into summer research and kick off my Honor’s Thesis!

Apr
16

Balancing the Scales: Integrating Methods to Study International Nutrition

I came to the College of William and Mary to do research. I didn’t know on which subject I would eventually focus when I was dropped off at Monroe Hall, but after four years I finally have a clear idea of the subject and the passion that I want to follow. When I first began…
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Apr
16

Neural Plasticity in Developing Embryos

Hello! My name is Eri Anastas and I am a biology major. My senior honors project will be investigating the timing and nature of the plasticity of the central nervous system. Plasticity is the ability to re-differentiate and change phenotype in response to a different stressors and environments. This plasticity is essential for vertebrate central…
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