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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
27

Abstract: Why Dieters Overeat

Hello!  My name is Gabrielle Mecca, and I am a Psychology Major and an Italian Studies Minor.  Before going into my abstract, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my project.  I really could not have done this without your support.  As for my research, it will be conducted through the psychology department. …
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Apr
27

Abstract: High-Accuracy BCI for Classification of Motor Intention in Single-Trial EEG

The abilities of orienting ourselves, navigating through, and interacting with our environments rely on the appropriate functioning of neural to motor pathways. In absence of this, due to circumstances such as paralysis or amputation of a limb, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can help bridge the gap to restore appropriate functions. This project explores implementing a BCI…
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Apr
22

Introduction: Compensating Wage Differentials in a Time Series Framework

I’m eager to begin my honors research! Some information about myself first: I’m a math and economics double major at the College, and I plan on applying to PhD programs in economics this fall (yikes!). Last summer, I executed independent research through my Monroe scholarship on the impact of the minimum wage on employment dynamics.…
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Apr
19

An Introduction to my Project: Objects and the Mind

Hello everyone! I would like to start off my blogging experience here by extending my heartfelt thanks to those who helped support my project. I am truly humbled to know that there are people out there who find my efforts worthwhile. I will certainly do my best to make sure my project is something worthy…
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Apr
17

The Journey Begins: Modeling Monarch-Milkweed Interactions

Hello!  I am very excited to fully immerse myself in the tradition of research excellence beginning this summer. I began my research experience when I was selected for the freshman research program at the College. I was paired with Dr. Michael Drew LaMar because of my appreciation for computational models that represent biological phenomena. I…
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