Archive for September, 2012

Presenting My Research

By • Sep 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As another month comes to a close, I am here to discuss the progress of my honors thesis research. The majority of my time has been spent transcribing primary sources and researching secondary source materials. Most recently, though, I participated in the Showcase of Summer Research, in which I presented my poster detailing my research for…
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All the Adventures

By • Sep 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“Transnational migration is a pattern of migration in which persons, although they move across international borders, settle, and establish relations in a new state, maintain ongoing social connections with the polity from which they originated. In transnational migration people literally live their lives across international borders” (Glick Schiller and Fouron 1999: 344). This quote was…
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Back to school

By • Sep 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This year, the end of summer meant the end of uninterrupted honors research and the introduction of four other classes, a campus job, club responsibilities, and foraging for my own food. In that light, I’m afraid I haven’t kept on the same reading schedule I held myself to during the summer — but I’ve been…
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Summer Research Showcase

By • Sep 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last Tuesday, I had the opportunity to present the research that I conducted last summer at the Summer Research Showcase via a poster format. It was a great experience, and it allowed me to begin organizing my research in a presentable way (especially useful since I will be defending my Honor’s Thesis in December!). I…
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Summer Research Showcase

By • Sep 27th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Today, I presented my summer research at the Charles Center’s Summer Research Showcase.  I enjoyed the opportunity to share my research with those who were attending the fair.  Additionally, I found the research showcase valuable in a couple of ways. My poster board, briefly describing my honors thesis. First of all, the showcase provided an opportunity…
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Poster Time

By • Sep 26th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Yesterday morning I presented a poster on my research as part of the Charles Center’s Summer Research Symposium. The experience was valuable for two reasons. First, it was fascinating and encouraging to swap research stories and lessons learned with the other student presenters. William and Mary students have done some truly interesting work this summer,…
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Last one…just kidding

By • Sep 25th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The weird thing about EEG studies is that you can do data cleaning throughout the entire process of data collection but you really can’t tell what your results are until all the data is collected. So other than saying “this person didn’t respond to five of the stimuli” or “hmm, his brainwaves are nice,” there’s […]



And so it begins…

By • Sep 25th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, the semester is officially started. I am incredibly swamped with my TA job, medical school interviews, classes, and the 40 billion officer positions I decided would be a good idea to take on my senior year. Research is being put on the back burner currently, but I’m almost caught up with things, so it…
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Numbers

By • Sep 22nd, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

From July 31, 2012 It’s been one week since I flew out of Costa Rica with a duffel full of Spanish surveys and memories of many people who helped me along.  Before we left, we bought our host Don Pedro his favorite type of banana for him to remember us by.  We also said “adios” […]



UNIBE Research

By • Sep 22nd, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

From July 19, 2012 Working with contacts at the Universidad de Iboamerica (UNIBE) allowed me to quickly and efficiently gather data from native Costa Ricans.  Collaborating with Vice Chancellor Roberto Rodriguez (http://www.unibecostarica.com/about-unibe/academic-authorities.html) and Graduate Research Coordinator Paola Mora allowed our team to tap into UNIBE’s resources.  This cooperation allowed our team to explore attitudes among children […]