Archive for August, 2018

Reflecting on the Iyaworaje

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Another summer by the wayside, a fresh new semester upon us, and yet more questions than answers for my research. While in July I found myself contemplating the diverse backgrounds of Santería practitioners, my exploration of the topic during the past month has led me to a fascination with a similarity that they share in entering…
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Back in the Burg

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I believe the crazy final push of summer research and senior year as a whole can be best characterized by the following excerpt from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson: “We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, One equal temper of heroic hearts,…
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Summer Wrap-Up: The Newberry Library and Thesis Focusing

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I finished up the summer portion of my honors research with a week-long trip to Chicago, with a day stop in Anderson’s hometown of Clyde, Ohio. I got rear-ended by an old lady outside of Hagerstown, Maryland, which put a little damper on the start of the trip, but I made it in one piece […]

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August Update: New semester? On y va!

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have only had one day of classes so far this semester, but I’m already really excited about my classes and my research! Since I’m almost done with my major, I only need to take one French class this semester. I’m taking a class called Translation & Stylistics, which focuses on the challenges of translating from…
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Gendered Nouns – Final Update

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Abstract – Update 1 – Update 2 Since my last update, I closed the survey after one complete month, since the incoming responses had slowed to a trickle, finished my noun database, and completed the process of sorting and analyzing my data.   It originally seemed like I was going to have quite a few […]

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Final Update: the Product and it’s Future

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, this is it. This summer has been very fulfilling in terms of developing the basic framework for a Virtual CFO. I have created a basic outline for how to go about developing a secure, useful, and intuitive financial advisor. I will be presenting this outline at the Monroe Scholar Research Showcase along with the […]

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Update 4: Cyber-security and Final Product

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

According to PYMTS.com, “The assets managed by robo-investment services have risen significantly over the years to an estimated $50 billion. By some accounts, robo-advisors are expected to oversee $2 trillion in assets by 2020.” As we have concluded from earlier data collection in this research project, most users and clients appear to value trust and […]

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Final Post: Growth and Luminescence of V. fischeri Ecotypes across a Salinity Gradient

By • Aug 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer my project presented a unique opportunity to become acquainted with biological research. From coming up with a research question and experimental design to data collection and analysis, each stage presented its own unique challenges that have helped me become a better student and scientist. In the early stages of my research comparing the […]

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Contemporary Design with Historic Jerusalem – Final Post

By • Aug 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In conceptualization and conversation, Jerusalem is known for what it was or for its significance to particular groups, rather than to the structure of the city itself. As my first formal foray into contemporary architectural history, I studied the dominant architectural styles of the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly from 1970 onwards. I […]

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Introduction to the Keck Lab

By • Aug 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My summer research was centered in the Keck Lab and my first day was May 29th. My official project involved collecting Palaemonetes Pugio (grass shrimp) from various sites in Norfolk and Gloucester on the York, Lafayette, and Elizabeth Rivers. I would bring those samples back to the lab where I would compile data. However the […]

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