Archive for June, 2019

New money: the sand dollar babies are developing!

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have finally arrived at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in the San Juan Islands! The West Coast of the US is an incredible place to research marine ecology because of the sheer diversity of marine life and the accessibility to these critters in tide pools and on rocky shores. Not to mention it is incredibly beautiful! We spent…
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Wrapping Up The Echo: Week 3 Update

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This week marked the wrap up of my initial examination of The Colonial Echo. I’ve looked through hundreds of student pictures and articles that chronicle the years at William and Mary. As I’ve moved through the years since 1899, I’ve seen a definite shift in the inclusiveness and diversity of the culture at William and Mary. […]

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Planting and Growing Marketmore 97 Cucumbers—Update 2

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last update, the cucumbers have been planted in their large pots and are getting to be mature plants. One of the most difficult tasks was the placement of the pots—going from a drawing in my notebook to reality. It took about 2 hours to mark out all 72 spots (down to the cm) […]

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Post #1 Art Therapy

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have decided to focus on a wellness intervention called creative art therapy. This workshop aims to explore individuals’ feelings and help provide much needed relaxation. This workshop requires no prior art experience as the goal is not to create the best painting or drawing, but to express yourself in the best possible way. Participants […]

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Week #5 Progress

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This week I used another method to acquire more chemical information of our samples. The method is called Infrared Spectroscopy (IR). It records the vibration modes of chemical bonds in the examined chemicals. By interpreting the IR spectrum for the sample, we are able to determine the kinds of functional groups exist in our sample. […]

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Summer Update #3– More writing!

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! I’m in shock that the first summer session is already complete, but I am excited to continue into summer session II! This past week was a slower one for me. I spent a lot of time writing and rewriting my introduction and result sections. My focus this week was to explore how early life stressors…
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Update 5: Zebra Finch Embryo Communication

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last update, I have been doing about the same things. This week was a very busy week in terms of conducting trials, as I had three separate eggs that got to a testable age around the same time. I finished up the last trial of the last egg yesterday, and to my great […]

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The Beetle Eggs Have Started Hatching! Blog Post 2

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

On Wednesday of last week (June 19th), I examined the dry grass stems where the longhorned milkweed beetles oviposited and discovered that many were filled with eggs and a few hatched larvae! Each of the nine beetle habitats, which are ventilated rearing boxes in the greenhouse containing the stems, sand, fresh milkweed leaves, and the […]

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Week 5: Bridging the Linguistic Gap

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

“Lina if you add “-s” to the end of a word it becomes plural, meaning there are more than one. For instance, how many chairs do you see here?” Lina looks very focused as she slowly counts in English, “One…two…three…” In response, I ask “Is that more than one?” “YES! So you add an “s” […]

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Update 5: A Week in New York

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

It’s the end of June and my research trip is also approaching the end. I spent my last week in New York looking for more archives. On Monday and Wednesday, I was working at the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary. There, I checked some pamphlets of the annual reports of different hospitals in China.…
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