Living Shoreline- Week 7

Week 7


Time flies! I didn’t realize how quickly these 7 weeks would go. It felt as though I had just gotten back to campus, and I was already leaving! This week, Bob and I discussed the future of our research and of my work in the ACER/KECK labs. During our final lab meeting, I talked to Professor Leu about my path at William and Mary, about declaring my major and future opportunities in research work. He was incredible helpful and agreed to sit down with me again in the fall to discuss options/paths for the rest of college.

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Week 7: Fair Trade Shops in Laos

Over the past three years I have been slowly working on improving my carbon footprint. I started with learning about vegetarianism and fast fashion. I try to refrain from buying products that are not ethically made or that will contribute to the deteriorating state of our earth. However, one thing that I had yet to learn much about was social enterprises and fair trade organizations. I know about fair trade products like coffee and chocolate, but I had never heard the term social enterprise or of a fair trade store that exclusively sold items that had been ethically produced and purchased. 

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Final Post: Summer Reflection

Summer research was an experience that I will never forget. There were times when it was difficult or frustrating but all the things I learned were incredible and I am so thankful I was given this opportunity. Being able to work for nine weeks straight on my project gave me a much deeper understanding of my specific reactions as well as the background literature relating to my research. I was able to acquire positive results that will allow me to keep moving forward in the fall.

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Week 10: What I Loved and Learned About VFI

As my internship has come to its end, I want to take this share my initial thoughts on what I have learned and enjoyed from this experience.

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Living Shoreline- Week 6

Week 6


After trying to find a workaround for the camera malfunction, Bob and I decided to simply keep putting them out in hopes that we could at least get partial data. We were on a fairly strict schedule, and had tried everything we could think of to fix the cameras- swapped the cords, updated the firmware, checked for water damage, etc. And so, we treated this week like most of the others, adhering to our 3 day cycle and doing as much analysis as possible in our spare time. I was given an 8tb backup drive to take the data back to my dorm with me in order to continue working/work from home, which was a huge plus for my productivity.

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