Archives for the ‘Research’ Category

Honors defense today

By • May 1st, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I did my honor thesis defense today, and I passed it! I am so excited about this. Here I’d like thank to all people who supported me during the past four years. I’d also want to say thank you to Prof. Junping Shi for his patient mentorship and erudition. Also thank you for the my…
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March&April

By • May 1st, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During the past March & April, I focused on writing my thesis. Since most of my thesis covered data presentations, I did a deep research about how to plot the graphs. The software that I used including MATLAB, R studio and Excel. MATLAB was used to measure the fit of the model. R studio was used to…
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March & April Updates: COVID-19 Outbreak & Writing on Thesis

By • May 1st, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi all, Hope you’re stay safe and healthy. As the laboratories shut down in the beginning of March, I was not able to carry out more experiments for my honor project. A lot of things need to be done, but unfortunately I could not finish them up before leaving W&M. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19…
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Research Update for last semester

By • Apr 9th, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last semester, I’ve been doing building up the model which can be used to predict the behavior of the movie revenue, and finding suitable dataset to test the accuracy of the model. Additionally, based on literature review, I determined several parameters included in my model, such as movie’s weekly revenue as well as accumulative revenue,…
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Honor research update#2: Traveling in SE Asia

By • Apr 9th, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone, The topic of this post is kind of irrelevant to my research, but it is still important since this travel experience truly open my view of this world. I got a chance with several schoolmates to travel around SE Asia, including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This 20-day tour was a brand-new experience…
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Honor Research update #1: Research done during last semester

By • Apr 9th, 2020 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone, It has been a long while since my last post. I was busy at doing my in-lab research experiments together with some data gathering. Last semester, I spent the majority of my time synthesizing proposed ligands. One was successfully synthesized, and the other one was never coming out. Continuing the same results from…
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Research Summary

By • Dec 8th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This has been a wonderful and generative, if not frustrating at times, experience. In this summary I am going to go over my results and discuss possible directions for future research. As previously discussed, I was able to produce five main themes from three interviews. These themes are first OB/GYN experiences, subject of medicalization, adherence to […]

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Finalizing Research (Update 7)

By • Dec 5th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This is my last update and will most likely be pretty similar to my final summary. I would like to take this opportunity to preliminarily discuss my findings. My final summary will likely include more specifics, as well as a brief discussion about steps for future research and my overall experience. Unable to produce a […]

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Drafting Research Paper (Update 6)

By • Dec 1st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

At this point in the semester, I am almost done with my research. I have finished the first draft of my research paper. Notably, I met with my advisor and she had some really good suggestions for me. First of all, considering some of the delays I faced and the nature of qualitative research there is […]

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The Fear of the Blank Page

By • Oct 31st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m writing this post on Halloween because I’m worried that some people might not have a costume prepared for the spooky festivities. If you really want to scare people this Halloween, dress up like the creative writing rewrite process. So much has changed in my novel since I started writing it. Characters have full personalities…
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