Archive for October, 2011

On October…

By • Oct 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

October has been another doozy month (Is that an acceptable word for an academic blog? Hope so.). For starters, it flew by! Seems like just yesterday I was spending Fall Break in Swem reading Galt papers. I’ve just started writing a couple very rough, small chunks that I know will be included in the final…
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So It Begins

By • Oct 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, in preparation for grad school applications, I have started working on my first chapter (which I intend to use as a writing sample). I’ve been going at it for about two weeks now and am about halfway through my first draft. Some other assignments have been taking up my time and attention, but I am hoping…
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So It Begins

By • Oct 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, in preparation for grad school applications, I have started working on my first chapter (which I intend to use as a writing sample). I’ve been going at it for about two weeks now and am about halfway through my first draft. Some other assignments have been taking up my time and attention, but I am hoping…
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Stuff Works Out

By • Oct 22nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, when I left you last, I believe I was at a bit of a low point in my research.  Well, good news – things have gotten so much better!  Fortunately, because they were getting kind of gloomy, there.  Now, however, I’ve figured out how I’m going to get all of my data, and the…
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Independent Research in Developmental Psychology

By • Oct 19th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Greetings everyone, I am a senior here at W&M and for the past few months I have been involved in a really great research experience in the psych department.  Over the summer I had a class with Dr. Dallaire, who welcomed me into her research study…



Independent Research in Developmental Psychology

By • Oct 19th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Greetings everyone, I am a senior here at W&M and for the past few months I have been involved in a really great research experience in the psych department.  Over the summer I had a class with Dr. Dallaire, who welcomed me into her research study…



September Successes

By • Oct 16th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to post another blog, but midterms and applications have taken over my life! Anyways, the last time I posted I had talked about switching to a new coating polymer, PVCoCo, for my nanoparticles. Since then, I have had beautiful results that are paper-quality. These…
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September Successes

By • Oct 16th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to post another blog, but midterms and applications have taken over my life! Anyways, the last time I posted I had talked about switching to a new coating polymer, PVCoCo, for my nanoparticles. Since then, I have had beautiful results that are paper-quality. These…
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Taking a Step Back.

By • Oct 15th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While I may have been remiss in blogging these past few weeks, I’ve been hard at work, chipping away at my research to-do list. I have put together a cohesive outline for our Schmidt Hammer paper, and I’ve spent hours working on a program which calculates width-to-depth ratios for different heights in any channel where…
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Memorialization Practices

By • Oct 11th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Memories are the basis of who we are. Our histories shape us into who we are today. Through daily repeated rituals and memorialization practices, from archives, monuments, tool making, to where our trash is deposited after we set it out every Wednesday…