Archives for the ‘Monroe’ Category

Update #1: The Murky Waters of Hydrogen Evolution

By • Jun 19th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

During the first week of my research, I spent much of my time reviewing existing literature on artificial photosynthesis. This method of harnessing solar energy was inspired by the photochemical cells in plants. Photocatalytic cells include an electrocatalyst, a chromophore, and a sacrificial source of electrons that use visible light (sunlight) to split water into […]

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MFC First Update

By • Jun 18th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Over the past three weeks I have been designing my microbial fuel cell. To design my own I have been referencing designs from the literature. I have prepared and printed a cad model to 3d print the casing of my fuel cell through tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/search?q=MonroeMFC). The design linked is my current design, however, to get here […]

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Integration of Collegiate Sports Analytics Update 1

By • Jun 11th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Monroe, Research

After a few weeks of rest and relaxation, it was now time to start my official work on my research project. For those unaware, the focus of my Monroe research is investigating the adoption of the various uses of sports analytics into varying NCAA athletic programs. Translation: I’ll be looking into whether coaches favor more […]

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Abstract: Integration of Advanced Analytics into University Athletics

By • Apr 22nd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

As advanced analytics are being slowly incorporated into businesses of all industries and applications, the world of sports remains polarized. There are some who have embraced using player performance data—the most prominent example being 2003’s Moneyball. However, there are some schools of thought that reject using analytics, citing that an athlete’s performance cannot be reduced […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Wrapping Up

By • Aug 16th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“In the midst of this strife, whereat the halls of Ilúvatar shook and a tremor ran out into the silences yet unmoved, Ilúvatar arose…and his face was terrible to behold. Then he raised up both his hands, and in one chord, deeper than the Abyss, higher than the Firmament, piercing as the light of the […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 3

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“Now Ilúvatar sat and hearkened, and for a great while it seemed good to him, for in the music there were no flaws. But as the theme progressed, it came into the heart of Melkor to interweave matters of his own imagining that were not in accord with the theme of Ilúvatar; for he sought […]

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The Northumbrian Frontier: Using Old Sources in Modern Research

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Applying primary sources is one of the central tasks, and one of the most necessary skills, for the right conduct of historical research. On the face of it, the task may seem easy enough for Anglo-Saxon England. Every source that I would need to consult has already appeared in a high-quality, modern English translation. The […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 2

By • Jun 11th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“Then the voices of the Ainur, like unto harps and lutes, and pipes and trumpets, and viols and organs, and like unto countless choirs singing with words, began to fashion the theme of Ilúvatar to a great music; and a sound arose of endless interchanging melodies woven in harmony that passed beyond hearing into the […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 1

By • Jun 8th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made. And he spoke to them, propounding to them themes of music; and they sang before him, and he […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Abstract

By • May 8th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

In the beginning of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Silmarillion, he compares the creation of Middle-earth to a song. My research goal for this summer is to produce an original, full-length interpretation of what that song might have sounded like. The orchestration of my composition will contain a separate instrument for each of the […]

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