Tyd om te trek?

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Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Robin Crigler.  I’m a history and religious studies double major and a sophomore year transfer to William and Mary.  I’m active in the theatre department, the Canterbury Association, and last summer I had the extreme good fortune to walk two hundred miles of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain, carrying out ethnographic research with two excellent professors at the College.  I am preparing to write a thesis in history this year—“Trekking Towards Empire: South African Empire and American Identity, 1880-1910”—with the help of my advisor Robert Vinson, and to that end I am extremely grateful to the Roy R. Charles Center, the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, and all my Honors Fellowship donors for their encouragement and financial support for my project.

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A Summer of Service

My name is Lindsey Neimo and I am a rising senior at the College of William and Mary. I am a Religious Studies Major and a Business Management Minor, a unique combination intended for a future in the world of faith based non-profits. My sophomore year in high school I attended my first mission trip with my Catholic youth group. I was blown away by the hundreds of teenagers and adults who had paid to volunteer for a week of service. We slept in a high school, waited in long shower lines, and got very little sleep after long days of work, yet every single person loved every single moment. It was at this point that my love of service was ignited and my inquiry towards its roots began.

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Utilizing Remote Sensing to Evaluate Foreign Health Aid Effectiveness

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This post comes at a unique time. I’m just about to finish up a research project that I’ve been working on for the past year. I’ll be quickly moving on from this project to my thesis project.

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Characterization of the Gal4/UAS gene expression system for analysis of Drosophila Testis Development

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My name is Marc Breidenbaugh and I am a rising junior biology major and finance minor at the college.  This summer I will be working in Professor Matthew Wawersik’s lab.  Our lab studies the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a means of learning about organogenesis and stem cell niche formation, as well as sex determination.  My project will be a continuation of a project that I began working on last summer and continued to work on this past year.  The goal of the project is to characterize the Gal4/UAS gene expression system for use in analysis of the genes involved in embryo and larval development of the gonad.

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Aid and Development Research at Kathmandu University

Hey everyone! My name is Sara Rock, and I am currently a junior at the College of William and Mary. I’m an International Relations and Chinese Double Major and have been interning at AidData Center for Development Policy for the last two semesters. I’m very excited to introduce our readers to AidData’s upcoming summer fellowship in Kathmandu, Nepal! To start off, I’ll explain what kind of research AidData produces. AidData is an initiative which helps create a bank of data which tracks international aid projects. This organization, which just this year received millions of dollars from the government, actually started as a research collaboration between a William and Mary student and professor a few years back. Today, AidData is a large network which collaborates with members from William and Mary, Brigham Young University, University of Texas and many other organizations in the field of development.

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