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Honors Fellowships

William & Mary Honors Fellowships support students conducting research for department Honors projects. Students may receive up to a $4,000 summer grant to enable the student to conduct 10 full-time weeks of pre-Honors research. Students are eligible to apply for additional funding to support their research during the academic year. 


All students who have submitted their Application for Admission to conduct Departmental Honors during the current academic year are eligible to apply for W&M Honors Fellowships. Please see the Guidelines and Planning page for Arts & Sciences eligibility rules and check with your Honors advisor, department chair or program director for applicable rules. 

  • Students submitting Honors Fellowship applications are automatically considered for Charles Center Summer Research Grants and should not apply to both for the same summer.
  • Monroe Scholars applying for Honors Fellowships are also automatically considered for their junior year Monroe Grant if they did not already use their $3,000 research grant funding sophomore year. They should not apply to both the Honors Fellowship and the Monroe Scholar Sophomore/Junior Grant for the same summer.

  • Students who have been selected for a Charles Center-sponsored internship (such as Woody, Freeman, City Scholars, etc.) will not be eligible to receive an Honors Fellowship for the same summer. 
How to Apply
  • The first step is to discuss your research project idea with your William & Mary faculty project advisor. Make sure they know that they will be writing a letter of recommendation for you, mentoring your research, and helping you with your presentation at the Honors Symposium in spring. 
  • Access the online application and create an account. Note: if you use your W&M email, make sure to use a different password than the one you use for your school account for security purposes.
  •  Honors Fellowship ($4000 for ten weeks of research) applications are no longer being accepted.  Check back soon for next year's due dates!
Application Information
Project Proposal

The project proposal questions will be answered within the online application.

    • What is the question you are hoping to answer with your research and what is its significance? (<150 words)
    • Discuss your methodology. What is your research plan for the summer? Where do you propose to conduct the research? Include a project timeline, making sure that the summer portion of your project lasts a minimum of ten full-time weeks. (Note: the project may be spread out over multiple chunks of time, as long as it lasts at least 400 hours) (<350 words)
    • What resources are available to you for this project (lab space, access to collections/ archives, additional funding, etc.)? (<150 words)
    • What new knowledge or interpretation will emerge from this proposed project? (<150 words)
    • What will the deliverable be from your research (article, play, website, story map, etc.)? (<150 words)
    • Personal Statement: Why did you choose to do an Honors thesis and take on this specific project? What have you done during your academic career to prepare to do this thesis? After reading your personal statement, a reviewer should understand the context of this project within your intellectual and academic trajectory.(<250 words)

Note: This proposal must be written by the student. However, we do encourage project advisors to read it and make constructive comments.

Video Upload

It's important that you can explain your project to a non-specialist audience in your own words. We want to give you a chance to do this in a non-written format. Please explain your project succinctly in a short video using your phone. Include your research question, why it's important to you and how you plan to answer the question. (1 minute video maximum; this isn't supposed to be a professional video, unedited cell phone video quality is fine.) Please use this an opportunity to enlighten us more about your project; do not simply read your proposal.

Example Video #1: Grayson Hoy

Example Video #2: Beatrice Tynan


Upload an unofficial (from Banner self-service), William & Mary transcript, including the current spring registration.

Research Compliance

If your research involves any of the following, you or your faculty mentor must request approval from the appropriate Research Compliance committee before submitting your grant application in order for your application to be considered for funding. Approval from the committee can be pending when you submit your grant application, but approval must be received before you begin research per federal regulations.

Note: Protocols can be time-consuming to complete and may take weeks to a month before you hear back. Your protocol may also require revisions to be approved. Start this process as soon as possible!

1.       Work involving living human subjects (including talking to people, surveys, interviews, focus groups, or questionnaires)

  • You and your faculty mentor/PI must complete the CITI training modules for: AREA specific human subject modules, Conflict of Interest, and Responsible Conduct of Research. 
  • Students requesting approval for their own projects that meet exempt Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements: Submit a proposal to the Student IRB.
  • Students working on a faculty mentor's project: list your faculty mentor's Protection of Human Subjects Committee (PHSC) approval information on the research grant application form if you are working on their research project. 

2.       Work that uses or produces radioactive materials

  • First, communicate with your faculty mentor to see if they have already obtained the relevant approval.
  • Contact Eric Bradley

3.        Work that involves the use and care of vertebrate animals

4.        Work that involves recombinant DNA, or infectious agents, or direct or indirect contact with wild-caught animals that may harbor infectious agents, or any human fluid or tissue. 

How to Register for CITI Training

  1. Go to Click "Register" in the top right corner.
  2.  Under "Select Your Organization Affiliation" search for William & Mary. Click the agreement checkboxes and then "Create a CITI Program Account."
  3. Complete the registration steps. You will be able to choose the courses that you need to take depending on what certification you need - please refer to the relevant Research Compliance links above.
  4. Finalize your registration. You will then be able to log in and complete your chosen courses.

Please refer to the CITI Program Getting Started Guide with questions or contact [[w|cacorb]].

International Travel

Please review the following information if you plan to travel internationally to conduct your summer research.

Review the W&M Travel Alerts website to check the status of your intended destination.

  • If your country is listed as a Restricted Destination, travel is prohibited and you must adjust your plans to do research in another destination.
  • If there is a W&M Travel Risk Warning, you must submit an application for approval to the Travel Warning Review Committee through the Reves Center in order for your proposal to be considered for funding.

2.       If you are traveling abroad, a small amount of your research grant will be used to pay for your mandatory CISI Comprehensive Medical and Evacuation insurance

Recommendation Letter

A recommendation letter is required from the William & Mary faculty member who has agreed to be your Project Advisor. You must meet to discuss your proposal with the project advisor before registering them in the system. When you enter the faculty member's name and email into application system, they will get a prompt to submit a letter on your behalf. Please do this before your application deadline, so they have enough time to complete & submit the letter.

The letter of recommendation is due three days after your application deadline and must be received in order for your proposal to be considered for funding. You are responsible for checking online whether the letter has been submitted by the letter of recommendation deadline.

Crowdfunding Campaign

Our Honors Fellowship funding comes from generous donors. The Honors Fellowship application will ask for some information about you to create a profile that will be shared with donors on a public-facing crowdfunding page:

  • Name
  • Class Year
  • Major/Honors Thesis department or program (only if different from major)
  • Project Title & Description
  • Hometown
  • Headshot

Please note that donors are not funding your project specifically, as this donation drive will be for the general Honors Fellowship fund. However, your profile helps give donors a sense of the type of research projects they will be supporting.

You will choose on the application whether to give consent to share your info with donors, and this will not affect the review of your application.

Application to Honors

To apply for an Honors Fellowship, your Application for Admission to Departmental Honors must first be completed on this formFor questions concerning Departmental Honors, please email (NOTE: Students applying for Honors Fellowships must have their Departmental Honors application submitted by the Honors Fellowship deadline.) 

 What Happens Next?
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Committee. Your proposal will be read by faculty both inside and outside of your research topic area, so make sure that it does not contain jargon and is understandable to an educated person outside of your field.
  • Students who receive funding from the Charles Center will present their work at the spring Honors Symposium.
  • All general Charles Center Summer Grant and Monroe Grant applicants will receive an email about award decisions by mid-April. Notifications will go out in batches, starting in mid-March, so do not panic if someone else hears their outcome before you do. Honors Fellowship results will go out last.
  • In order to receive funding in late spring, your must turn in an expectations agreement signed by both you and your mentor articulating how often you will meet/communicate, the final product of their project, when you will review their presentation for the spring Honors Symposium, and other parameters.
  • Note that it is possible for an Honors Fellowship candidate to end up with something less than the $4,000 grant. In these cases the Charles Center will work with individual students to identify the most productive uses for the available funding for activities related to the honors project.
  • Honors Fellowship applications are no longer being accepted.  Check back soon for next year's due dates!
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2019-2020 Honors Fellows

Soren Antebi, Role of Mitochondria in Experience-Dependent Neurogenesis
Abeer Ayyoub, On Creating and Producing "Psych Ward": A Play Representing Mental Illnesses and Personality Disorders
James Barrie
Isaac Beam, Left Behind: Perceptions of the American Dream in Rust Belt Communities
Jake Beardsley, Gender Futures, Gender Destiny: A Metaphysics of Gender in Time
Camile Borja, Differences in the N170 Event-Related Potential during Emotion Identification as a Function of Autistic Traits
Belle Buzzi, Zebrafish as a Basis for a Computational Model to Study the Correlation between REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Parkinson's Disease
Jennifer Chen, Scn8a Gene Expression of Nav 1.6's Effect on Breathing Behavior in Mice
Abram Clear, Cross-Dialectal Vowel Mapping and Glide Perception
Elise Coberly, Politics, Perception & Personality: The Effect of Reframing Political Issues on Persuasion
Margot Cunningham, Social Spaces, Tourism, "Instagramability" and Authenticity: The Phenomenon of Eccentric and Aesthetic Western-Style Coffee Shops in Southeast Asian Cities (Chiang Mai, Thailand and Manila, Philippines)
Leslie Davis, Activating Gender as a Salient Political Identity and its Role in Contributing to Gender Animus in Polarized America
Kevin Diestelow, The Political World of James Wilson
Elizabeth Do, The control of iron homeostatic genes in the gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori
Stephanie Do, Creating a Rapid, Inexpensive, and Portable Phage-based Biosensor to Test for the Presence of Environmental Mycobacteria
Yuan Dong, Understanding Philosophy of Mathematics Through the Lens of Neo-pragmatism
Mads Emmett, The Ecology of Opposition: Capitalism, Time, and Toxicity in Grassroots Responses to Energy Projects in Virginia
Gustavo Espinosa, Pelando Bola en Miami (Strugglin' in Miami): Class, Ideology, and Immigration Status Among Venezuelan Crisis Migrants
Xiangyi Fang, Constructing a library of well-characterized Mycobacterium smegmatis promoters
Sihan Feng, Neurodevelopment Decision Maker: Mitochondrial Abundance and its Role on Neural Progenitor Cell's fate
Abby Fergus, Final lengthening as a potential tool for parsing words during first language acquisition
Grace Ford-Dirks, “Epic Poems in Bronze": Confederate Memorialization and the Old South’s Reckoning with Modernity in the Early Twentieth Century”
Daisy Garner, Babelsberg 03: How a German Club Soccer Team and its Fan Base are Reflecting Contemporary Far-Left Culture in the Former East
Emma Gergel, Does MK-STYX Interact with HDAC6 to Recruit the Ubiquitin Proteasome System?
Katie Gibson, Feet, Breeches, and Itches: How Public Health Shaped Rural Communities in Virginia During the Early Twentieth Century
Emma Glass, Determining Nanoparticle Biodistribution Using a Time Dependent Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Multi-Scale Model
Cameron Goff, 
Elissa Gosling, The Morality of Punishment: Can our Justice System be More Moral
Ashley Hernandez Estrada, Constructing Localities: An analysis of housing and its effect on population composition and local decision-making
David Hood, Imaging the Electronic Quenching Dynamics of Nitric Oxide with Molecular Hydrogen
Jamelah Marie Jacob, "Postcolonial," Personal, and Poetry: Examining Narratives in Contemporary Asian American Literature
Danielle Jones, The effects of phosphomimetic substitutions in the response regulator, ArsR, in the gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori
Alexa Kelly
Margaret Lawrence, Iron (III) Organometallic Complexes on Titanium Oxide for the Photocatalytic Generation  of Hydrogen
Xinhao Li, Impact of Acetylation on Intracellular Trafficking of Thyroid Hormone Receptor β2
Yongkang Li, Concise Synthesis and Derivatization of Chimaphilin via Diels-Alder reaction
Paige Little, The Effects of an Orexin 2 Receptor Antagonist on an l-dopa-based Model of Schizophrenia
Yuxin (Vicky) Liu, Role of Mindfulness on Food Consumption
Sarah Lott, Reconstruction and analysis of paleo-spit formations around rocky headlands in Babitonga Bay, Brazil
Lydia Mackey, The Female Kirk: Women’s Religious Participation in the Early Years of the Scottish Presbyterian Church
Rohan Mainali, Influences on development of Alzheimer's disease due to autophagic failure
Jonathan Malks, Bicoastal Nature in Literature During the Ascent of the U.S. Conservation Movement
Elizabeth Maneval, Quantifying Dimensions of Vowel Space in Patients with Schizophrenia Versus Controls
Katie McDonald, The SUMO Stress Response to Space Environment induced Cellular Stress on Reproductive Biology
Robert Metaxatos, Sterne’s Sovereign: Biopower and the Rise of the Novel-Form in Eighteenth-Century England
William Moeller, What can we learn about tuberculosis by studying bacteriophage infections of mycobacterium smegmatis using mass spectrometry-based proteomics?
Kayleigh Morrison, Characterizing the roles of NHR-23 and SPE-44 in the C. elegans spermatogenesis program
Allison Moyer, The Use of Humic Acids as Sacrificial Electron Donors in Systems for Artificial Photosynthesis
Sally Mullis, Les oiseaux spectaculaires: A study of birds in French opera and court spectacle under Louis XIV
Erin Murray, Relationship Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships and Friendships of Opposing Political Ideology
Malik Obeidallah, Developing a Metric to Assess the Efficacy of Bilateral and Multilateral Research Programs between U.S. Government Institutions and International Collaborators in Southeast Asia
Adam Oliver, Utilization of Dual Transcriptional and Translational Control to Enable the Conversion of Dynamic Signaling Within the Cell
Carol Oordt, Experimental Archaeology and Use-Wear Analysis on Expedient Shell Tools from the Society Islands
Tatiana Prioleau, Does MK-STYX affect the dynamics of LC3 in autophagy to reduce effects of cell stress?
Yi Qi, Protein MK-STYX's Inhibitory Effect on the Deacetylase Activity of Protein HDAC6
Yihan Qin, Synthesis and Biological Testings of Naphthoquione and Noscapine based Natural Products
Tristan Ramage, Computational Semantics of Words Describing Nebulous Human Concepts
Faith Reid, Orexin-Saporin as a novel model of Alzheimer's disease
Brett Restrick, Punishment in a World Without Free Will: A Rejection of Consequentialism and an Analysis of Semi-Compatibilism and Duty-Based Theories of Punishment
Spencer Schrandt, Real conjugacy classes in finite symplectic groups
Emma Shahin, Examining the Effects of Music Journaling on Long-Term Memory Retrieval
Mary Shannon, Dame Ethel Smyth and The Prison: Gender, Sexuality, and “The Bonds of Self”
Ryan Shipman, The impact of DNA methylation by a type I restriction-modification system on Helicobacter pylori
Grace Smith, The effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor or muscarinic 1 allosteric agonists on attention in rats with orexin lesions
Zoe Smith, Playwriting as Weapon: Wielding Radical Empathy to Create New Dramatic Writing That Explores the Bounds of Human Connection and the Personal Parts of Politics
Swathi Sowmitran, Investigating the Role of the Multimerin 2 (MMRN2) gene in the Wound Healing Processes of Xenopus laevis Embryogenesis
Jiarui Sun, In Search of Remembrance in Meta-films
Judith Tauber, Hegemony and Revolution: the Red Brigades Between Violence and Consensus
Timothy Terlizzi, Three Centuries of Vegetation Change in the College Woods,  Reconstructed with Phytoliths
Julia Urban, Engineered Biosynthesis for Ratiometric Control of Co-Culture
Madeleine Wade, Measures of syntactic retention for language processing
Sophia Warnement, Interpersonal Relationships & Female Agency in Flavian Epic
Nereese Watson, The Rise of Pretrial Detention and Private Prisons: the Resurgence of Jim Crow
Mya White, Black Speculative Feminism:  The Connections of Ecology and the Female Body in Speculative Works Across the Diaspora
Mia Wilson, Screenwriting for Television: Studying Creativity in the Genre of Murder-Mystery Shows
Benjamin Woessner, The Code of Chivalry: Implications of Humor in Arthurian Grail Literature
Chifang Yao, Making Spaces and Stories: German White Female Colonizers in the African Colonies, 1884-1919
Mary Young, Harvesting Practices and the Sustainability of the Chesapeake Oyster Fishery: A York River Study
Zheng Yu, How I Got that Name: Poetic Journey Down the Road of Cultural Identity Crisis, Family Language as a Barrier, an Difficult Art and a Channel
Hermela Zerihun, Defining the Acid Transcriptome of Helicobacter pylori Independent of the Two-Component System: A Study of Three Outer Membrane Proteins and Their Downregulation in the Presence of Acid
Xinzhi Zhang, Modeling Effects of Macroeconomic Factors in Stock Market with Machine Learning
Yiru Zhang, Behaviors of Lurkers on Twitter And Indications of Lurking Behaviors Among Online Groups
Jialu Zou, Before the movement became Mai 68: the battlefield for interpretations, representations and memory of the 1968 French Movement, 1968-1978

2018-2019 Honors Fellows

Caroline Abbott, The Dimetrodon Dilemma: Reassessing Posture in Sphenacodonts
Mark Agrios, Simplicial Homology and Neural Networks
David Allen, The Totally Positive Matrix Completion Problem
Junda An, Tilings in Two-dimensional Hexagonal Grid
Nathaniel Anderson, Egoism and the Repugnant Conclusion
Jill Ashey, The Effect of Environmental History on the Stress Response of the Eastern Oysters
Katherine Avery, (In)Human Anatomy: Constructions of Otherness in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
Matthew Baker, The Biological Inhibition of Sea Grass Restoration 
Zachary Baldwin, Exclusive Pi-zero Production and Compton Scattering at GlueX
Grace Becker, Heart Rate Variability Response to Acute Hypoxia Exposure as a Predictor of Endurance Performance 
Sarah Bottari, Empathy and Etiology: Understanding the Role of Social Perception in the Development of Internalizing and Externalizing Behavioral Disorders  
Courtney Check, Informing Amphibian Conservation: Nonbreeding Season Movement and Habitat Use in Three Species of Pond-breeding Frogs
Riley Covert, Ethics, Ontology, and the Environment: How Implicit Assumptions Shape the World Around Us
Laila Drury, Resilience to Depression and Anxiety: Grit, Conscientiousness, and Mindfulness in Long Distance Runners
Hope Duke, Structural and Thermochronological Analysis of the Central Virginia Piedmont: A Time and Depth Reconstruction from Collision to Rifting
Kathryn Eckler, Christianity During Times of Crisis: The European Refugee Movement
Emma Efkeman, The Effects of Space on Hindu Devotional Objects in Museums and Temples
Daniil Eliseev, Regionalism, Nationalism, and Language Attitudes in the English-Official West Indies
Alfredo Fallorina, Assessing the Effects of Abiotic Stressors on Plants Using Single-sided NMR
Carolyn Farling, Increasing the Enhancement Factor of Silver Nanoparticles for Pigment Identification
Victoria Fong, A Defense of Representationalism Against the Inverted Spectrum and Blur Objections
Sara Franklin-Gillette, Peer Emotion Socialization and the Development of Aggressive Behavior in Adolescence 
Holly Funkhouser, Impacts of Projected Sea Level Rise on Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitats and Applications for Living Shorelines
Rebecca Gaborek, Gardens Beneath the Ash: Contextualizing Natural Imagery Within Pompeii's Urban Fabric
Elizabeth Gallary, Picky Eating During Childhood and the Role of Sensory Factors in Food Acceptance
Allison Greenday, Food Insecurity in the Hanover Community: How Data Collection can Improve Community Policy
Schuyler Blake Hani, Falling Backward: Trauma and Loss in 20th Century American Literature
Yukuan Hao, Zhao Erfeng in Tibet 
Catherine Harvey, Understanding Cell Division By Looking at Potential Kinases that Cause Ulp1 Inhibition 
Zhengyang Huang, Projecting Emotion: Multimedia Installation in Studio Art Practices
Alexis Jenkins, Traditional Practices and Shifting Perceptions in Mattaponi and Pamunkey Fisheries in Virginia
Jackie Keshner, "Strengthened by Worth": Economic and Moral Value in The Blazing World and Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
Erin Kitchens, Interactions Between Locals and Asylum Seekers in Italy
William Lake, Evaluation of Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction 
Emma Lather, Response of Wetland Bird Populations to Neighboring Land Use Land Cover Change
Benjamin Lazarus, Controlled Hierarchical Structure Additive Manufacturing
Hayden Le, The Court of Social Media: Leveraging Computational Methods to Predict Public Response to Sexual Misconduct News Stories
Sarah Lettau, The Harkis in France: Identity, Memory and Generation as Tools of Political Recognition
Zhengyuan Paul Ling, Shift of Japan's Stance on Manchuria
Kelsey Llewellyn, Oppression Through Possession: Examining the Relationship Between Things and Global Consciousness in Edwardian Literature
Alexander Love, Legislative Barriers to Modern Bail Reform
Pauline Lynch, Investigating Dye-Sensitized Photocatalysis Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Xufan Ma, A Sociological Exploration of Intimate Relationships among Chinese International Students at the College of William and Mary
Sri Harshini Malapati, The Impact of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Mutations on the Development of Liver Cancer
Sarah Marksteiner, The Creation of an Original "Cymbeline" Companion Piece: Informed by Immersive Study of Elizabethan Theatre in Practice
Anna McAnnally, Reclassifying Emily Dickinson's Variant Poems
Daniel McNeil, Positive Parenting: The Effects of Parental Supportive Responses on Teen Emotions and Mental Health
Zach Meredith, Documenting the History and Social Impact of the Williamsburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Becca Merriman-Goldring, SERS Analysis of Ozone Fading of Madder Lake and Carmine Paints
Yiqin Miao, An Intercultural Study and Staging of the Play Secret Love in Peach Blossom Island with Multi-ethnic Casts
Grace Murray, The Effect of Ideological Stratification on the Supreme Court's Stance on Tribal Sovereignty
Emily Mushlitz, Paleoclimate History and Storm Variance in Sandsvatn, Faroe Islands
Ryan Onders, Billy's Burg: Investigating Time, Language, and Identity in a Colonial Context
Ivie Orobaton, An Analysis of Infectious Disease of African Americans from Slavery through the 20th Century
Ellie Rakoff, The Urban Maasai of Dar es Salaam: Reconciling Pastoralist Ancestry and Modernizing Identities 
Leah Roemer, Implications of Colonialism for the Marriage of Western and Traditional Health Practices in Dakar, Senegal
Brent Russell, Utilization of ULP1 in the Development of a Novel Prostate Cancer Test
Stephen Ryan, Britain and the Continent: Henry Fielding and the Idea of Europe
Kate Sandberg, Persuasion in Discourse: Evaluation Strategies of Vegans
Anna South, Beowulf: Examining Translation and Adaptation in the Modern World
Indira Stevens, Photocatalytic Systems for Solar Hydrogen Generation Using Naturally Occurring Electron Donors
Rick Stevenson, Life in the Modern World: Emerging American Identities in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio
Xiangwen Sun, Effects of Tax Structure on Economic Growth
Xiaopeng Sun, Mathematical Model of Competition between NCoR1 and Exportin for Binding TRa1
Anna Tsutsui, Characterization of Flame-resistant Polymers by Single-sided NMR
Jonathan Van Name, Discovering the Ion Channel Mechanisms of Breathing
Xiye Wang, Synthesis of (+)-serantrypinone, a Potent GABA Inhibitor
Abby Whitlock, Knights of the Air: Social Identity in the Royal Flying Corps
John Williams, Have Ghede, Will Travel: An Examination of Ancestor Veneration Among Vodouisants in Boston
Katharine Williams, Unspeakable Sensations: Decoding the Language of Touch in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel
Colleen Wilson, Sowing Corruption: Ignominious Burials in Dickens and Hardy
Anna Wingfield, Wordsworth's British Empire: Liberty, Property, and the Slave Question
Jordan Wyner, Kafka in Space: Investigating Public Space in Fin-De-Siecle Prague and Franz Kafka's Literature
Robert Yancey, The Second Sophistic, Identity, and Egypt: Sarapion's Honorary Inscription and Local Identities in the Roman Empire
Rui Yin, The Role of SUMO Modification on Protein Mislocalization in Cancer 
Ying Zhang, Chinese Export Porcelain of the Seventeenth Century
Tianrui Zhu, Analysis of Electronic Signals from Neonatal Intensive Care Units

2017-2018 Honors Fellows
Brittany Acors, Religious Reformations, Then and Now
Brian Anyakoha, Jr., Social Anxiety, Pain, & Exclusion: The Hidden Link
Lydia Boike, Oxidative Stress and Lactate Dehydrogenase: Understanding the Biochemistry of Alzheimer's
Thomas Briggs, Unifying Hannah Arendt's Theory of Judgment
Dara Bright, School is Cool: A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of High School African-American Males and Females Towards College in Different Socio-Economic Environments
Hannah Bruzzio, Particle Manipulation and Cross-step Filtration in the American Shad
Gowri Buddiga, Reproductive Justice for All: Contraception Policy and the Legacy of Settler Colonialism in United States, Australia, and Canada
Jessica Campbell, Perception of Stress in L1 and L2 Spanish and English
Anna Chahuneau, Pursuing the Monarchs: A Documentary
Jessica Crowley, Modeling the Inhibition of Calcium Influx in Axon Degeneration
DeLauren Davis, To What Extent Are Hegemonic Norms of Masculinity Evoked and Emphasized Through Membership in Black Greek Letter Organizations?
Charlotte DeForest, Myth of a Nation: Nationalism in the Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien and Neil Gaiman
AnnaTram Do, Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange and Fragmentation Studies of Peptides Containing Lysine, Serine and Cysteine Homologs
Chen Dong, Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity Following Anterior-Posterior Axis Rotation of Xenopus laevis Central Nervous System
Rachel Dubit, A Song of Arms and of the Goddess: What a Critical Reading of the Carmen de Bello Actiaco Reveals about the Roman Conquest of Egypt under Octavian
Emily Earls, The Cultural Influences on Argentine Abortion Policy
Sora Edwards-Thro, Syans fiksyon: Defining Science Fiction For A Haitian Context
Kexin Fan, Association Between Diploid OipA in Asian Strains of Helicobacter pylori and High Prevalence of Asian Gastric Cancer
Dana Florczak, Fighting Against the Backlash: Women's Solidarity in Contemporary Fiction
Hannah Gourdie, Factors Predicting Enactment of Abortion Clinic Access Laws
Theresa Gozzo, Investigating Post-Translational Modification of Transcription Factor in Gastric Cancer Risk Contributor, Heliobacter pylori, via Bottom-Up Proteomics
Jesse Granger, Diatomaceous Solar Cells
Mary Grutta, Supporting Meaningful Career Paths: Effects of Mentoring on Vocational Outcomes for Emerging Adults
Sarah Heins, Complexities of Communication: William Carlos Williams's Medical Narratives and the Exploration of Language
Michelle Hermes, Operationalizing the Holocaust Complex: The Effect of Age on Perceptions towards Refugees in Germany
Danting Jiang, The Role of Protein-Coding and Regulatory Evolution in Speciation of Wild Yeast
Emma Johnson, The Mythologized Man's Maladjustment in a Post-War World
Yajna Jowaheer, The Role of Implicit Racial Attitudes in Predicting Perceptions of Drug Users
Anna Kenan, The Mechanism of arsR in the Acid Response System of Helicobacter pylori
William Kim, Polymer Composites containing Boron Nitride Nanotubes for Thermal Management
Likhitha Kolla, Profiling Nuclear Autophagy in ALS
Yoojin Kook, Mental Health and Resilience in First Generation College Students
Katherine Lang, Structural Geology of the Blue Ridge Tunnel, Rockfish Gap, Virginia
Heather Lawrence, Imagining Oppression in Young Adult Dystopian Literature
Yoongbok Lee, Public-key Cryptography Using Nonabelian Groups
Elijah Levine, Performing the Spiritual in Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"
Xiang Liu, Mathematical Studies of Optimal Economic Growth with Monetary Policy
Sri Harshavardhan Malapati, Wallerian Degeneration in ALS
Emma Merrill, The Ideology, Policy, and Market for Firearms in Virginia
Rose Olwell, African Mothers and French Fathers: The Debate Over Mixed Race Children in Colonial French West Africa
Zachary Oppler, The Genetic Basis for Social Phenotypes in S. cerevisiae
Sophia Palia, Behavioral Effects of Noise Pollution on the Zebra Finch
Elena Parcell, Meiotic Defects of a C. elegans Mutant 
Kristin Passero, Characterizing the Subcellular Localization of Mutant Thyroid Hormone Alpha (Ala382ProfsX7)
Jen Peek, RNF4's Role in Stripping Transcriptionally-Active Huntingtin on a Genome Wide Level
Rachel Plummer, The Effects of Appearance-Related Media on Men's and Women's Body Image
Andrea Powers, The Small Arms Revolution: An Analysis of Small Arms Proliferation, Non-stat Actor Power, Major Power Defense Strategy, and How This All Fits Together
Mark Pownall, The Role of Ploidy in Embryonic Plasticity
Samantha Ryan, Behind the Curtain: Althea Hunt as Directress, Professor, and Feminist
Michael Salomon, Investigating Cancer-Causing Mutations
Megan Screen, Artificial Photosynthesis: Hydrogen Fuel Generation via Transition Metal Complexes
Rafael Snell-Feikema, Capitalist Anti-Capitalists, Racists Anti-Racists; the Normativity of Whiteness in Left Spaces
Daniel Speer, Accessing the Cannabinoid Family of Compounds through an Alkynyl-Prins Cyclization
Aparajita Sur, Exploring the Evolutionary and Molecular Dynamics of Mixed Biofilms to Disrupt their Stability
Nita Takanti, Protein Proteomics: Using HPLC-MS to Analyze Peptide Fragments
Caitlin Taylor, The Effect of Implicit Biases on Discriminatory Behavior Towards Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Catherine Valery, Eclogitization and Shear Zone Kinematics in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
Yonghao Wang, In Defense of Property Dualism
Madeline White, From Being to Thing: The Commodification and Mistreatment of Pets in America
Ryan Wilmington, Enhancing the Capabilities of Infrared Microscopy Apparatus
Hannah Winckler-Olick, Ethical Borders: The Ethics of Citizenship as a Partial Relationship
Devon Wolfe, J.S. Mill and Representative Democracy in the Athenian Spirit
Shichuan Xi, Investigation of the Catalytic Ability of an Amine-functionalized Polypyridyl Iron Complex for Hydrogen Generation
Yanxin Xu, Ultra-High-Dimensional Statistical Learning
Justin Yu, Ultrafast Two-dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Ingression of Solvent Treatments in Paint
Bowen Zhang, Non-parametric Classification and Estimation
Xin Zou, A Mathematical Model of Economic Growth of Two Geographical Regions
2016-2017 Honors Fellows
Anastasia Rivera
Lyuba Bolkhovitinov
Colleen Flynn
Dongsun Heo
Michelle Barbeau
McNeill Bauer
Aaron Bayles
Courtney Blackington
Jacob Brammer
Eboni Brown
Lydia Brown
Hannah Bunting
Yuming Cao
Lindsay Chatkewitz
Sarah Collier
Arya Dahal
Bernadette Deschaine
Ebimene Doubeni
Meghan Downey
Kristen Ekstrom
Christine Fulgham
Mary Garrett
Hunter Gentry
Logan George
Stephen Gurley
Brooks Henne
Anna Henshaw
Edward Hernandez
Danielle Horridge
Christina Howard
Emmaleah Jones
Cody Jones
Kevin Kay
Sang Kim
Sarah Kinniburgh
Polly Lauer
Thomas Le
Caroline Martin
Emily Masi
Matthew McGuinness
Rachel Merriman-Goldring
Francis Pham
Meagan Phillips
Natalee Price
Alexa Rosalsky
Daniel Rosenberg
Rachel Rosenfeld
Kharis Schrage
Abigail Simon
Sarah Stratton
James Sylvester
Colleen Truskey
Cody Turner
Quentin Ullrich
John Weaver
Alexander Williams
Matthew Wong
Lauren Wood
Ellen Yates
Joshua Zimmt
Julia Zuercher
2015-2016 Honors Fellows

Catherine Acio
Karl Adryan Flores
Isaac Alty
Mary Andino
Laurel Brockenberry
Hannah Brooks
Noah Brooksher
Alyssa Brown
Evan Cunningham
Connor Dantzler
Emily Draper
Kristin Edwards
Yussre El-Bardicy
Katie Fee
Brenna Ferris
Reynolds Hahamovitch
Megan Haney Claus
Carolyn Hartley
Emily Harmon
Zachariah Hasan
Chantal Houglan
Doo Hyun Nam
Bina Kakusa
Anton Lachowicz
Ebony Lambert
Robert LaRose
Cassandra Leong
Natalie Libster
Emma McGregor
David McPherson
Gabrielle Mecca
Frankie Morin
Minu Nagashunmugam
Emily Nye
Marshall Padilla
Sarah Perry
Nic Querolo
Davis Richardson
Jeremy Ross
Jillian Sequeira
Brent Sherwood
Hannah Smith
Patrick Smith
Wangxiaoqi Sun
Jenna Tan
Olivia Trani
Katianna Tron
Sarah Volz
Karyne Williams
Fangyi Xu

2014-2015 Honors Fellows

Salma Abdel-Raheem
Jacob Abrams
Emma Albert-Stone
Eri Anastas
Maura Brennan
Tyler Brent
Isabel Bush
Alana Burton
Christian Chamberlayne
Dave Geroski
Madeline Grimm
Nicholas Gupta
Melissa Hey
Heather Hoskins
Natalie Hudson-Smith
Lauren Jean
Elisabeth Laird
Casey Lardner
Lucas Leblanc
Maren Leibowitz
Jacob Lisi
Emily Mahoney
Addie Merians
Chloe Miksovic
Adam Mullet
William Plews-Ogan
Laura Pugh
Yusheng Qin
Alison Roberts
Jacqueline Romero
Tanner Russo
Alyssa Samuel
Jake Schneider
Hae Seong Kim
Marvin Shelton
Katherine Shipman
Carly Shira
Rachel Sillcox
Lillian Singer
Jackson Stone
Ashby Sturgis
Danielle Tassara
Grace Taumoefolau
Casey Thompson
Claire Tocheny
Catherine Wise
Stephanie Wraith