Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

Poster Session? Check!

By • Sep 21st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I didn’t expect it to be, but the poster session felt like a really big deal for me. It was the first time I had really looked at my work as a whole and thought about it in terms of big, streamlined, ideas, instead of being lost in deep detail of individual sections of my…
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September Update: Summer Research Showcase

By • Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As we await the online psychology study participation system to become available to us, I am continuing to pay participants for my new study and am tweaking the design of my online study. In addition, last week I had the opportunity to present my summer research and attend other students’ presentations on their research. This…
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An Academic Theory of Rewilding (?)

By • Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my final paper, I attempt to construct an academic theory of rewilding. Rewilding in the academy exists almost exclusively as scientific ponderings on ecosystem health, and almost never as a humanity – which is how it nearly exclusively exists outside of the academy. While it would be typical academic fashion to claim only to…
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Eco-anarchism and climate change

By • Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The perception of eco-anarchism in mainstream environmental circles is essentially as a group of people with different calculus or a different timeline; eco-anarchists are simply the more forceful branch of the Sierra Club. This perception is fundamentally untrue. Anarchism is not a program; it is an ethic. Earth First! and other eco-anarchist groups operate off…
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August Milestones!

By • Sep 11th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month, I began to work on my third chapter of my research. I ~finally~ started to get research participants. After sending out countless emails and requests for volunteers, I had the opportunity to interview a few students and then the snowball effect occurred. Through these students, I interviewed other students. I intend to acknowledge…
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August Update

By • Sep 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has been largely focused on completing the writing for section 2 of my thesis and beginning the process of researching specifically for section 1. Additionally, I have streamlined my question a bit. It has been a bit of an adjustment going from full time work on the thesis to integrating it into my…
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Milestones in Research: From Reading to Writing

By • Sep 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In this first full week of classes, I have met my thesis advisor to get the ball rolling for the completion of my project at the end of the semester! The most exciting milestone I have accomplished in the past few days is the major transition between the two main stages of my project: reading and writing. Beginning…
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Light and fast

By • Sep 6th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This last month we have been largely focusing on trying to calibrate our solar simulator. We have run into some problems, in that the test cell we were using only absorbed in the IR, and our lights were UV. We also faced some difficulties in size, one of our test cells was significantly larger than…
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August Update: Return to campus and prep for research showcase

By • Sep 5th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I returned to campus and got settled into my classes, I took a brief break from my research to adjust to the workload and my new schedule. Over the course of the last weeks of summer, I worked to locate data sources that will help me answer my research questions. Much of the data…
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Eclogitization in the Lofoten Islands: Thin Section Arrival

By • Sep 4th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My thin sections have finally arrived and the wait is over! I sent off 20 small blocks of rock (each no more than 3 inches by 1 inch and approximately half an inch thick) and they came back to me in the form of microscope slides. I can now view my rocks samples using a…
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