Apr
30

Thesis=Defended

Today I concluded the longest research project I’ve ever worked on. Over the past year I’ve learned and matured through this project. Additionally, this project has catalyzed my academic career, as I am pursuing a PhD this coming fall! In summary from my study on the light limitation of eelgrass by mud snail egg capsules…
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Mar
31

March Update: T-minus 30 Days

During the past month I have made continuous progress on my thesis and I hope to have a complete draft ready to review by this upcoming Friday. In addition to writing, I’ve in parallel been collecting data on the last few pet projects of mine to support my thesis. Specifically, I’ve been measuring the light…
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Mar
01

Honors Blog 11: Writing and Replication

Over the past month I’ve primarily focused on assembling my honors committee, writing the methods and results sections of my thesis, and preparing for some supplementary experiments. Specifically I plan on using the Light Attenuation Measurement Apparatus to measure how much photosynthetically active radiation mud snail egg capsules block. I plan on measuring how egg…
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Feb
10

Honors Blog 10: Beginning The Write Up

Now that I’m back in Williamsburg it is time to put my nose to the grindstone and write up my honors thesis and carry out a few supplementary experiments to my thesis. My advisor and I have laid out an action plan through which I will write up my thesis in a non-linear order beginning…
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Dec
31

Honors Blog Post 9: More Stats

Over the past month I’ve worked primarily on repeating statistical tests that my advisor and I performed in SPSS in R. I also began writing the methods for the portion of my experiments in which we tested how much light egg capsules block. I believe we will do some follow up experiments in the spring…
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