Archive for March, 2019

March Update: T-minus 30 Days

By • Mar 31st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During the past month I have made continuous progress on my thesis and I hope to have a complete draft ready to review by this upcoming Friday. In addition to writing, I’ve in parallel been collecting data on the last few pet projects of mine to support my thesis. Specifically, I’ve been measuring the light…
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Concise Synthesis and Biological Testing of Quinone-based Natural Products with Potential Therapeutic Effect

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Natural Products are organic compounds that are produced by living organisms, such as plants or bacteria. Many natural products have been found to exhibit significant therapeutic effects against various diseases. In our research, we are interested in a group of molecules called quinones, which are commonly found in plants in small quantities. (Common molecules of […]

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Race and Gender Disparities in Counselor Education Tenure and Promotion Attainment

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The world of academia has not always been as inclusive as it currently is. There was a time when women and people of color were not allowed access to this world. While that is no longer the case, disparities are still present. Based on prior studies, it has been made apparent that the experiences of […]

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Abstract: Analyzing the Role of Community Health Extension Workers in Providing Health Services to Low Health Communities Domestically and Abroad

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Many barriers stand in the way of the efficiency of the US healthcare system; one such barrier is access. Education levels, income, race, and gender make up but a few of the potential barriers between an individual in need of medical attention and the proper means by which it is attained. This fact explains why […]

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A Community All on Our Own: Digital Spaces for Black Queer People (Abstract)

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Black Queer (LGBTQ) individuals occupy a niche space in society. Not only do they belong to a community bounded by the shared experience of Blackhood in the world, but they also live in a space defined by the politics of sexual identity. To belong to two marginalized groups presents both unique challenges and special opportunities. […]

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Fighting Poverty, Helping Prisoners

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Poverty is a problem that has plagued all of society including the United States. This summer I plan to help research aspects of poverty in order to help Professor Christopher Howard with his book,“Helping the Poor: What We Say and What We Do.” The overarching theme of the book is to understand how the American […]

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Abstract: Sign Language, Education, and the making of Deaf Identity

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Language brings people together into the same community, builds culture, and even shapes individual thought processes based on the language’s characteristics. While many groups thus are based on nationality, the Deaf community is based on their shared disability. However, the stereotypical views towards people with disabilities in general often leave Deaf children under efforts to […]

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Health Care and Maternal Mortality of Incarcerated Women

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In contemporary society, health care is a commodity to which not everyone is allowed access. Americans are on all sides when it comes to this partisan issue and many do not have access to or are unaware of quality health care options. When looking at the health care treatment in the lives of incarcerated women, […]

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The Effect of Food Access on the Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in African American Communities – Abstract

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This study is going to be one that examines how geographic food deserts coincide with demographic specific communities in Central Virginia. The intent of this study is to find out how the concentration of particular types of food sources propagate disproportionate rates of diabetes in African American communities. I would like to be able to […]

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An Examination of the Evolution of Student Culture at William and Mary

By • Mar 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

   In recent months, various scandals have ignited conversation over the  racially insensitive histories of Virginia colleges. Inevitably, William and Mary has been drawn into this conversation as media outlets search for examples of poor conduct in the history of the College. This summer, my research will focus on the history of student culture at […]

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