Archive for June, 2015

Blog Post: Children’s Processing of Smoking-Related Cues

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve been doing research in the psychology department for a while now, so I was pretty familiar with what most of my responsibilities over the summer would be. One of the things that’s really stood out as different, though, is the amount of reading I’ve done this summer compared to previous summers. As it turns…
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Live from the Old Power Plant

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello readers!  The past month in the OPP studio has been a great one.  I returned from a short stay at Dan Finch’s Blueberry Nursery/Pottery Studio on June 1 with a couple boxes full of new stoneware pots that I got to fire in Dan Finch’s wood kiln with Justin Lambert, Logan Wannamaker, and several…
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Finishing up June- Opening up Ideas about Culture

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone, June is ending and my thesis is advancing greatly. This advancement however comes with both clarity and realization as to how much I still have to do and develop about my project. At first, my project looked at how language was used in science and how it relates to African American student learning…
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June Update

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again everyone!   I’m well into the research for my honors thesis now, and progress is going well. I’ve never had to write a paper of this sheer scale before, so I’m making sure to carefully research and plan everything out before I write. Usually my writing style is to get down the things…
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No Answer is Simple

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Humans have an odd tendency to form opinions, often times with not enough information and little to no evidence to support their beliefs. That is what I have unfortunately done with this Monroe project. When selecting the topic of “Antibiotic Use in Agricultural Livestock,” I already had a semi-formed opinion on the subject before I […]



A productive start to the summer

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a great first month in lab this summer, with a lot of learning and even some fun on the side. The first few weeks were the hardest with learning how to set up photochemistry experiments. My last project was more focused on electrochemistry, so the photochemistry set-up was new. With that said,…
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Reading, Writing, and Relaxing.

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! I’ve been busy this June reading up on literature that can help me write my thesis.  Plenty of research articles and theoretic articles as well!  So far, I’ve read a decent amount so I have a pretty set background about all of the Psychology research that could interplay with my work!  As a…
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Woody Internship at the Getty: Week 4

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Another week has gone by here in beautiful Los Angeles, and I’m enjoying  my internship more than ever! Here are some of the highlights from the past week: Last Monday was the opening reception for the new Andrea del Sarto exhibit, which features drawings and paintings from the Renaissance master’s workshop. The exhibit itself is […]



A Lot of Patience, a Little Detective Work, and a Blessing on Google Translate – Update 1

By • Jun 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Time certainly flies when you’re researching! Four weeks into my summer project, and I’m beginning to realize that this project is a much more extensive than I had ever imagined. Starting out, I intended to use depictions of the suicide of Ajax the Greater to compare the cultural climates on suicide in the Ancient World. […]



W&M Honors Fellows 2015-06-29 14:11:40

By • Jun 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

June, what a month for chemistry! Although I’ve been getting ready for this project for a while, this was the first month of full-time, focused research, so a lot of my time was spent settling in, really getting to know my lab mates and developing a framework methodology (which I’m sure will continue to change…
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