"We’ve determined as a faculty that our undergraduate students should comprehend the tools of research as an essential part of their future problem-solving and decision-making,” says Joel Schwartz, director of the Charles Center and dean of honors and interdisciplinary studies.
Alena Stern '12 works with AidData, World Bank, UNICEF, Ushahidi on international development and foreign aid.
As Amanda Chan '13 puts it: "The only way to understand how huge these buildings were, and what an accomplishment it was to construct them, is to be standing in front of them, head tilted backward, looking skyward."
“The local food movement is the single greatest change in food production and consumption in America in decades,” says David St. John '11. That's why he decided to make it the focus of his summer Monroe Scholar Project
For Kelly O’Toole '14, the opportunity to combine her interest in biology and anthropology with her passion for animals provided the perfect starting point to develop her Sharpe Community Scholars Program summer project.
Senior Allison Mickel participated in a summer research project that led to publication in a new scholarly journal.
In 2010 Jes Therkelsen begins a two-year residency on campus, teaching and experimenting with how scientists can use visual communication to better publicize their work.
The former winner of the John Boswell Prize for gay and lesbian history to appear at 201 Washington Hall on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
CrimD is a bacteriophage, possibly the only newly discovered form of life to be found at a college landmark. Its unusual properties have made it a kind of Oscar nominee in bacteriological circles.
Video: Anna Wagner '10 makes a charcoal study of Jacob.
Our most recent grant supporting the Environmental Science program comes with a matching requirement. We're seeking $1.6 million in private funding earmarked for the new postdoctoral program.
If one were to ask recent College of William and Mary graduate Nik Belanger what community service meant to him, he would probably respond "justice."
This weekend, Miller's extraordinary devotion to studying and solving some of those puzzles was recognized when she was presented the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
William & Mary's landmark lake is full of history, even below the waterline.
Inglis was one of a handful of William & Mary students who approached the theatre department last year and asked if they could serve as the designers for one of the College's main stage productions.
Callaway spent most of his summer building a contrabass recorder, with the finished product being only slightly shorter than he is.
Five cadets from William & Mary competed in the 4th Brigade, Eastern Region Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23-25.
Six seniors and their faculty mentors immerse themselves in yesterday, today and tomorrow
Several of William & Mary's ROTC cadets received accolades this summer for their participation in ROTC events and programs.
Bailey Thomson was one of millions around the world who recently observed the Islamic tradition of Ramadan. But unlike the majority of those who observe the holy month, Thomson is not a Muslim.
Mary Myers' summer was a whirlwind of rehearsals and performances in two of the biggest cities on the East Coast. Now, she is bringing what she learned from that experience to her next role on the William & Mary main stage.
Andy Allen ('11) is preparing to relish everything the old world has to offer. As the first recipient of the Timothy J. Sullivan Scholarship, he will spend fall semester of his junior year at the University of Nottingham in England.
As interns for the Committee on Sustainability (COS), Tyler Koontz '09 and Judi Sclafani '11 spent their summer months evaluating William & Mary's recycling and waste services. Thanks to that work - and a recommendation by the students - the College will now save $40,000 annually.
Our Murray Scholars, under the leadership of Dan Cristol, each year take a trip to the farm of the program's benefactors.
Over spring break 2009, Professors Bickham Mendez (Sociology and Latin American Studies) and Tandeciarz (Hispanic Studies) led a research team of eight students to the Tucson/Nogales region of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Geology wasn't even on Drew Laskowski's radar when he started at William and Mary. Then he took an introductory course with Professor Chuck Bailey, and now he's working on his Honors project in Geology.
Bassett was one of three William & Mary undergraduates who joined History Professor Lu Ann Homza on a research trip to Pamplona, Spain over Spring Break to peruse two sets of archives and get a better understanding of Spanish history through the hand-written accounts of the people who lived it.
"I was about nine years old when I started to learn how to program," Bill Spracklin said. "I picked it up on my own. I was big into video games, and I wanted to figure out how to make them."
"I didn’t expect to be a Religious Studies major, but I was inspired by the first few classes I took," said Kati Willson '08.
Two research projects by Meredith Deming '10 will result in better education for W&M freshmen on the effects of alcohol.
A double major in History and Anthropology, Ellie Hall '10 undertook a community service research project in Alaska in the summer of 2008.
"Learn your languages," advises Art History major John Hawley. "You never know how important they are until you come across something you can't read