Archive for December, 2011

Nepal, here we come!

By • Dec 31st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Two days from now, I will be in Kathmandu, Nepal with my fellow team members of Swastha Nepal. The forever anticipated service trip to Nepal by this team is finally becoming true.  This anticipation that started over a year ago is now becoming a reali…



Giving Adia More Voice

By • Dec 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

What a crazy couple of months! Finals, interviews, applications, and now, home for Winter Break, I’ve been in recovery. Despite my crazy schedule of late, or perhaps because of it, I have actually been surprisingly productive towards the end of November and beginning of December. Since coming home I’ve managed to reconnect with my story…
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The Writing Continues

By • Dec 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Not much to update, but I thought I’d at least post something. The introduction and first chapter, save for a few edits, are finished. It’s a big relief. Twenty-nine pages so far. Hoping to start the second chapter this weekend (and hopefully have gone through a couple of drafts before classes start up again). As…
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End of the Year, End of the Data Collection

By • Dec 17th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, it’s the holiday season and doing work is inappropriate, so I think I’m going to keep this short…. First of all, more good news!  I finished up collecting all my data – that’s all the sherds I tested over the summer redone, plus 30 new sherds from the Chickahominy River, plus a sample of…
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AGU Fall Meeting.

By • Dec 3rd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t believe how fast the past few weeks of my last fall semester at W&M have flown by. Tuesday morning, and a flight to San Francisco, will be here before I know it. I’ll be heading to the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, along with 3 other geology students and 3 of our…
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Sorry for the lack of recent posts!

By • Dec 2nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! I apologize for the lack of updates, and for the shortness of this update. My semester has been hectic to say the least. I have taken the Mathematics Subject GRE twice now and I am currently working on finishing my 12 (!?) graduate school applications, so my research has been pushed to the…
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Analysis and incendios

By • Dec 2nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I write this blog post in the sticky heat of December in Iguazu, Argentina. Blogging is the last piece of my Monroe left, and it feels like both a pleasure and a shame to finish. This past August a housefire in my host family`s home in Argentina somewh…



Neutrinos and Mid-Year Reports

By • Dec 1st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Here is a link to the online version of our paper.  I’m not sure if just anybody can access that link.  If you’re in the William & Mary network, it should work.  I apologize to anyone for whom access is forbidden. Our main focus this semester has been on the neutrino flux from dark-matter decays.…
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