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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.


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I learned an important lesson last week on the importance of updating your sources/re-checking facts you come across when researching.


Better Late Than Never

My sincerest apologies for the delays in my next two posts! August was a whirlwind of a month, but rest assured — I have some updates on my research!


Summer Reflections and Moving Forward

Hello! We’re now into September and school is feeling like its in full swing. The summer really flew by! Since my last blog post, I spent about 6 weeks in Europe doing a multitude of studies that all have helped me moving forward with my thesis.


Visits to St. Mary’s and St. John’s

Hello all! The fall semester has begun, and with it, my senior year at W&M! This past month, I conducted most of my research at home, but also had the opportunity of visiting the archives at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Minnesota. The…
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Carbon Individuality?

A new semester has started and my few weeks off have rejuvenated my enthusiasm for my project! When I last posted, I was having issues keeping my chloroform dry enough to get good NMR spectra. To solve this problem I removed some chloroform from the larger bottle and filtered it to get rid of any…
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