Aidan worked with Professor Jelena Pantel to to investigate eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the maintenance of metacommunity diversity in a changing environment.
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
- Present their work at W&M’s Undergraduate Research Month in April
For her project, Meredith conducted interviews with mothers in Ghana to inform effective water and sanitation health interventions in the community.
Ethan Roday is working on an iPad app that will allow composers to write scores on their tablet devices.
For his 1693 (Murray) Scholar's Project, Colton O'Connor spent three weeks in southwest Louisiana working to preserve the Koasati language.
For her Murray project, Jennifer MacLure undertook a creative writing project inspired by one of her favorite poets, Hilda Doolittle.
1693 (Murray) Scholar Francesca Fornasini explored 2 Northern Italian Dialects for her Murray Scholar's Project