Archives for the ‘Research’ Category

On Mondays We Catalogue – Winterthur Week 4

By • Jun 22nd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Life is full of many seemingly unanswerable questions. Mysteries so vast, so expansive, and so seemingly all-encompassing that figuring out how to find their answers seems impossible. Luckily, my time at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library has lead to some knowledge about one of those big life mysteries. While I cannot tell you about the […]

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Developing a Plan

By • Jun 21st, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

This week I have begun to transition to the development phase of my family program for Bassett Hall.  In doing so, I have been researching by attending various educational programs throughout the Colonial Williamsburg sites. One of my favorite programs so far is the Building Detectives tour at the Robert Carter House.  This behind-the-scenes tour […]

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Sweet Fruit Fly Research Update

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

So much has happened in the past three weeks doing summer research with my lovely fruit flies. Let me catch you up… I’ve been setting up cages with apple juice plates weekly for my flies to lay their embryos on. I then collect the embryos off the plates and isolate the gonads. The gonads then […]

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Update # 2: The Surveys Continue

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

Since my last blog post, I have completed my survey of iPhone apps and moved on to examining various websites designed to assist in the learning of the Latin language. Before I talk about my experience with searching through websites, I will give a brief summary of the overall trends and patterns I found in […]

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Second through Fourth Week: Model building

By • Jun 20th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In this half month period, I’ve been reading about the Sidrauski Model from different sources. The main difference of this model from the Solow Swan model is that it brings money into this economic system. In most modified versions of the Solow model, transactions happen without money as a medium to facilitate. Monetary Theory and…
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Williamsburg becoming a cycling friendly community

By • Jun 20th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After four months of studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain, ranked Europe’s 10th best city for cycling, I was feeling very inspired to bring this attitude of bike friendliness back to my college town of Williamsburg, Virginia. While I was gone, there had been many developments in the Williamsburg area and surrounding counties, including approval for a […]

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Music to Munch

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

My fourth week at the Phillips Collection was full of a myriad of different projects for various departments ranging from the studious to the hilariously resourceful. This week I got to be a researcher, editor, packer, and explorer as I engaged with new facets of the museum and the city itself. I started off the […]

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Endorse My Excel Skills on LinkedIn, Please

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

Hey everyone! With three weeks of research under my belt, I’m about a third of the way through my summer here in Williamsburg! It all started with lab meetings my first couple days, and since then I’ve been establishing a schedule and work goals for each week. Things are going well! Most of what I’ve […]

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Single-Sided NMR of Paint Films After Climate Cycling: Conclusion

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

This will be my last Monroe blog post. Fortunately, the chemistry department gave me additional funding to continue research for the remainder of the summer. But as of now, here is where my research stands: The NMR climate cycling data is intriguing. Each pigment is consistent with itself, but across several experiments doing the same […]

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Virginia Firearms Trafficking Research Update

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

Hey guys, I have now attended two gun shows, one in Chantilly–the Nation’s Gun Show– and one in Harrisonburg. Both shows were great learning experiences in their own right. The Chantilly gun show was a bit intimidating, as I had not yet had direct contact with any firearms dealers and had never been to a…
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