Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

Update on Breeding!

By • Sep 3rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

We have been breeding birds since the Spring to increase our experiment sample size. Originally, we had pairs in separate cages and monitored their nests twice every week. However, we didn’t have much success with breeding this way. We had gotten some nestlings (chicks in the nest) and fledglings (chicks after they fledge, or leave,…
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Starting School

By • Sep 3rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After taking a bit of time away from my thesis, after starting the first week of classes I am feeling ready to get back into it. Before leaving for the summer, I wrote up a document describing the data that I collected over the summer. This included many figures as well as very preliminary statistical…
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August Report – In Defense of Property Dualism

By • Sep 2nd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After talking with my advisor, we found some really interesting points that can either support or diminish my argument. As I said earlier, the reason why my argument works is because in world A (see July Report) the mental properties and physical facts are of the same type as in our world, so the conclusion…
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August Update!

By • Sep 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hope everyone is having a wonderful first week of classes! The recruitment has begun once more, and hopefully I will get participants this round (fingers crossed). Past few days, I have been running around posting flyers, and contacting professors and cultural organizations. I will be contacting freshman RAs and flyer some more around the campus…
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The Male Gaze?

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I first learned about the male gaze in the spring of my freshman year. I was taking an intro American Studies course that explored American modernist film. As you all probably know, the male gaze refers to the way that art, set firmly in a male-dominated perspective, frames women as objects to be devoured for…
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August Update: Wrapping Up Summer Research and National ACS Conference

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! Summer research wrapped up in the first week of August. By the end of the summer, I had synthesized my desired ligand, confirmed its structure and executed a preliminary experiment. At the end of the session, my focus was on collecting data for a related photochemistry project. Working alongside with my colleagues Brett…
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August Update

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After countless failures during this summer, something finally seems to work. I have finally synthesized a precursor to my newly proposed ligand design on the very last day of the summer research session. I am optimistic that this is a correct step and will lead to results. The successful synthesis of this precursor will lead…
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AP axis neural plasticity 4

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! Since I took a much needed break in August, this update will be brief and short, yet still full of some interesting results. Before I left, I managed to do a few transplantation experiments. Different from previous ones, which were fixed at stage 18 or 30, this time they were fixed at stage…
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August Update: Research and Draft Thesis Statement

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

August was a very busy and productive month for my honors thesis. I was able to finish Hansen’s Athenian Democracy which gave me amazing insight into how the Athenian Democracy functioned, and how society worked during the ancient and classical periods of Athens. This month I also read Thompson’s John Stuart Mill and Representative Government,…
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Characterizing solvent ingression with single-sided NMR

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Coming into summer research, I was planning on executing ultrafast T2–D NMR experiments on Traditional Oil (T.O.) and Water Miscible (W.M.O.) paints to see how different solvents ingress into different types of paint polymers. Initially, I was planning on using the Meldrum lab’s PM25 single-sided magnet to observe this phenomenon, however, little data was acquired from…
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