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1693 Scholar Research

All 1693 Scholars can receive $5,000 in funding to conduct an in-depth research project. Most 1693 Scholars conduct their research projects the summer before their junior or senior years. The results of the research will vary. Many finish with a research paper, but that might not be the best product for everyone. For example, if doing a creative project, scholars might end with a painting, sculpture or novella. Scholars working in labs might have their lab results as their final products and may present their findings at a conference. 

In order to qualify for the $5,000 in funding, 1693 Scholars need to: 

  • Submit and receive approval of their research project from the director of the 1693 Scholars Program
  • Submit the product of their project to the director of the 1693 Scholars Program at the end of their research
  • Create a 4-5 minute video explaining their research
  • (Optional) Present their work at a W&M Undergraduate Research Symposium

Check out recent 1693 Scholar research below!

{{youtube:medium|vlAdx8bTmFc, Daniel Posthumus '24
Starting Early: Returns on Kindergarten Attendance in Indonesia}}

{{youtube:medium|8X2ZOlzfvJo, Justin Berg '24
Could "Leaky" Mitochondria Play a Role in Immune Function?}}

{{youtube:medium|IHKjPsVom_g, Christina Luckett '25
Proteomics: Differential Protein Expression in Bacteriophages CrimD and Larva}}

{{youtube:medium|TJ5dPEN4exo, Suditi Shyamsunder '23
Project 1: Effect of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status on Mental Health Outcomes of Asian Americans in NYC and Project 2: Perinatal Outcomes in Disaggregated Asian American Communities}}

{{youtube:medium|jx4Q-CJvZyY, Robby Gourdie '24
Using Unnatural Amino Acid Technology for the Development of Protein Bioconjugates}}

{{youtube:medium|kXdd8czKwlc, Jeffrey Gu '25
The Effect of Opioids on Breathing Rhythm}}

{{youtube:medium|seg-JspDgUI, Skyler Seets '24
A Diplomatic Case Study: Nikita Khrushchev and John F Kennedy}}

{{youtube:medium|5q9ljtEz4nQ, Adam Jutt '25
Domestic Help Throughout the Great Migration}}

{{youtube:medium|aAG-Tks6SkM, Jack Boyd '24
The Intersection of 20th Century Nationalism and Authoritarianism in European Museums and Monuments}}

{{youtube:medium|6zU6cvVwLbE,Anna Arnsberger '25
Highlands Foodways Project}}