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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.


Finishing Up for the Summer

Summer research has come to an end, and while I am excited to have a few weeks to relax with my family before coming back to school, I also wish I had more time to work in lab.  Throughout the month of July, I performed numerous trials of the organometallic reactions using cobalt, nickel, copper,…
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Wrapping up July!

It has been a whirlwind of a month, and my only regret is that so much of it was spent indoors. Between class, scribing, and this research, it has been a fruitful few weeks since my last post, and I am certainly looking forward to what August has to offer.


Siddha Yoga

While I have enjoyed and learned from my experience with Transcendental Meditation, it is time for me to explore new techniques. I have chosen a tradition with more of a Hindu feel. Swami Shantananda’s The Splendor of Recognition has been my guide in this new adventure.


Rain of July

The summer has been busy with many rain samples to collect and analyze! To recap, I am testing a flux-based model of sodium-22 delivery for the purpose of dating young freshwaters. To do so, I collect 20 gallons of rain every two-four weeks and analyze it for sodium-22. The rain is first stripped of its cations such…
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My first foray into meditation

So far my research has focused on personal meditation and developing my own personal relationship with infinity. To this end I have taken a one-on-one introductory course on Transcendental Meditation (TM) here in Williamsburg. We met early in the mornings over a four day period. Since then, I have meditated twice daily, once before breakfast…
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