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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.

Aug
03

July Update

Aug
03

Measuring the Accuracy of Gender-Identification Programs

  I’m proud to say that the first phase of my project is well underway. With the help of my lab, I’ve made a program that analyzes the gender of authors of Tweets. The program compares each Tweet’s handle to census data on male and female names. If a handle contains a conventionally female name,…
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Aug
03

Public Art vs. Hate Speech: Where Do We Draw the Line?

My primary research question involves redefining antifascist graffiti as a contribution rather than a crime punishable by fines or imprisonment.  My latest research has been into the concept of “public art”–any piece of artwork that is designed to exist in the public domain.  Traditional examples include sculptures and architecture that can be admired by any…
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Aug
02

DSSCs: Connecting the dots through modeling

Hopefully my last post left you with a hankering for more about DSSCs! A good amount of my focus for the summer was on modeling experimental data, so let’s get tech-y and math-y together.

Aug
02

DSSCs: The Blueprint and Experiments

Whether you’re interested in science, chemistry, renewable energy, or just stumbled on this page, welcome! I’m more excited than a hedgehog in a field of balloons for my honors research – this will really tie together the last three years of research and open up a new chapter for my project. Before I get carried…
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