Archives for the ‘Honors Thesis’ Category

At The Crossroads: In Which I Do Ghetto Biennale

By • Jan 22nd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Over winter break, I had the opportunity to participate in Ghetto Biennale, a unique festival that draws artists from around the world to Haiti’s capital, a city not typically seen as an “international” location. The exhibition is hosted by the local arts collective Atis Rezistans, whose members both collaborate with visitors and make their own…
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December Update

By • Jan 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have attempted my synthesis with a starting material that has a substituent group on the para position, which means the reaction is forced to take place on the ortho direction. I carefully carried out the procedure and used the 16-hour protonation step from my previous experiments. The resulting crude product appeared to be desirable.…
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November Update

By • Jan 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have been occupied trying to separate para and ortho isomers from each other again for the new reaction. I have also noticed an important product peaking missing from the NMR spectrum. I reasoned that there was not enough time for the initial product to be protonated and went back to search for literature on…
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Eclogitization and Shear Zone Kinematics: Microprobe and EBSD Analyses in Process

By • Jan 20th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Three of the thin section chips have been sent off to be made into polished thin sections, and with these I will be able to complete an electron microprobe analysis and an Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis. The microprobe analysis will be able to tell me the specific mineral chemistry of particular grains in my…
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Firearms Thesis: January Update

By • Jan 9th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! This is going to be a brief January update on my firearms thesis. As of this morning, I finished my initial edits, woohoo! I also managed to find a second reader–renowned economics professor, Carl Moody! Professor Moody is an expert on American gun policy. Thus, he will bring years of experience and knowledge…
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Year-End Update: What’s Next?

By • Dec 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

2017 is almost over, and with 2018 comes the end of my time in undergrad and the conclusion of my thesis. It’s scary to think about such big things coming to a close, but I think I’m ready. At the end of last semester, I re-evaluated my thesis thoughts and came up with an outline to…
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December Update: Thank You and A Little More About Me

By • Dec 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone and happy holidays! This semester has been a busy one. All of my graduate school applications are in and I have been accepted to two schools. I was able to take advantage of this finals week and work in lab with a similar schedule to this past summer. As we have come to a…
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Silk stockings are the smoking gun (Navarrese Private Libraries – Part 2)

By • Dec 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In the first post about what I’m using my Student Research Grant for, I tried to give an overview of what I’m using it for and a little taste of my research. In this post, I’d like to take you through the most thrilling example of what has come up in my research. The case […]

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Navarrese Private Libraries – Part 1

By • Dec 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For my Student Research Grant, I was able to fund the digitization of some 16th and 17th court documents from the Archivo Diocesano de Pamplona (ADP) in Pamplona, Spain. These are for the honors thesis that I am currently writing about private libraries in the 16th and 17th centuries. Within these court documents, scribes and […]

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Fall Update

By • Dec 24th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The progress I’ve been able to make over the last few months has been limited by major capstone projects, graduate applications and finals and I’m very excited to be able to devote more energy to my project over break. Over the past few months I’ve been meeting with my advisor and professor about the future…
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