Archive for November, 2014

November Post

By • Nov 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello blogosphere! November has flown by, and I now find myself gearing up for finals — crazy to think I’ll soon only have one semester left at W&M! Certainly bittersweet. November has also marked an important turning point in the direction of my research. Upon assessing the interview data I collected in 2013, my advisor…
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Halfway There?

By • Nov 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The semester is drawing to a close (both faster than I can handle and also not soon enough) and I am confronted with the reality that my senior year is nearing the halfway mark, and with it, so should my progress with my thesis. I have been incredibly busy this semester both thesis wise and…
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Approaching Finals and Writing

By • Nov 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It is the last week of classes, and I am in the middle of running the samples for HPLC. I cannot believe how long trouble shooting the HPLC process took, but at least it is finally getting done now! I am expecting to stay during part of winter break to get into some of the…
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Almost There

By • Nov 24th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As the end of the semester approaches, I finally have some exciting news about my project! After running countless photochemistry experiments over the past few months, I now have enough data to include in a paper.  However, I still need two other experiments to work before I am completely finished with my project.  First, I…
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Back to the books

By • Nov 13th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all, I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last post. As I should have anticipated, the first half of the semester (and change) was a whirlwind of activities and deadlines.  In what time I can spare from daily class assignments and such, I’ve been plugging away at coding my data and drawing up…
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Framework for Framework

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello All, The first important question for my first section: Why does what the Welsh Government does (or doesn’t) important? Why does it matter that the Labour Party is in control? Here is what I have found so far: The Welsh Labour Government takes equality and fair treatment of all people across Wales very seriously…
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November Update

By • Nov 9th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So I haven’t written a blog in quite sometime, and I apologize for that. I fell behind for a bit and didn’t want to post until I felt like I had something substantial to write. The biggest thing that I’ve learned about the process of conducting a thesis is just how fast time flies. It…
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SRS Poster Presentation

By • Nov 6th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! Hope everyone is staying dry on this rainy day in Williamsburg. The SRS (or Summer Research Symposium) Poster Presentation the first week of October was an illuminating experience for me. All of the students who received funding from the Charles Center—including Monroe Scholars, Summer Research Grant recipients, and other Honors Fellowship recipients—were in…
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Llywodraeth Cymru: A History

By • Nov 5th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After staring at an ominously blank Word document, I put the metaphorical pen to paper. Since I’ve never written anything longer than 15 pages, my advisor and I have taken care to break down each section into manageable pieces. I decided to start with what I’m most familiar with, the Welsh Government, and then move…
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Finally Getting Rolling

By • Nov 5th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

One of the greatest feelings on my thesis thus far has been starting to get some real results. I’ve spent October slowly moving forward with my model problem. What this means is that I’ve been setting up the framework to start working my computer around the clock for the rest of the year. Just two…
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