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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.

Dec
20

Winter Break Grind

In about five months, I will have—hopefully—completed writing this thesis. That kind of sounds far away but seeing how fast these few months have been, I’m convinced that day will come much faster than I expect it to. So I plan to be on top of things for the next few months because I still…
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Dec
14

Coding Coding Coding

Hello all! I’ll keep this brief, because exam week doesn’t pity the weak and there’s much to be done before we’re released into the season of good tidings.  After scouring journal publications, internet databases, and the State Library of New South Wales, I’ve completed my literature review, and am well into my data coding! I…
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Dec
04

Queer Economics: Market Reform and LGBT Identity

Over the past couple of months, my research regarding the Chinese LGBT movement and cooperative marriages between China’s gays and lesbians has been greatly aided by input from students in my Chinese Popular Culture class. Portions of this class were devoted to discussing sex and love in contemporary China, and I was able to give…
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Dec
02

Checkpoint 1

The situation surrounding my thesis has taken off in the past month. I am proud to say that, according to the William & Mary Physics Department, I am officially halfway through my thesis!

Dec
01

November Check-In

Well, November is over, and the semester is quickly winding up. It is all very surreal. The good news is that work on my research is going well. We wrapped up data collection earlier this month. I’ve been coding all the videos that are usable. I am really excited about this project and cannot wait…
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