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The PIPS Process: Finding A Voice Through Research

By Nitya Labh ’22 When I first joined GRI’s Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) as a Research Fellow, I had no idea

Filling Gaps and Building Bridges: How Research Assistants Innovate at TRIP Project

This is the second installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April:

Should You Do Research at William & Mary?

Something I never thought I would get involved in at William & Mary was research. During orientation in the fall of 2018, I spoke

Tall tales from a rock named Baby Blue

By Olivia Pearson ’21 Some 550 to 500 million years ago, in what would become central Virginia, a suite of sediments was deposited in

From Ideas to Impact: How a Multidisciplinary Team Tracked Government Responsiveness

This is the first installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April:

Celebrating People-Miles

Earlier this month, on a research trip to central Virginia, the Geology department’s venerable 12-passenger van rolled on beyond 100,000 miles- that’s a milestone worth

Inversion Tectonics in the Blue Ridge

By Kelly Thigpen ’21 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are underlain by old rocks, some of which formed more than a billion years ago. These

How two student researchers innovated when data couldn’t lead the way

By Anna Raymond ’23 and Kayla Seggelke ’23 Learning to conduct self-guided scientific research as an undergraduate student is difficult enough, and throwing a

From Research Assistant to Lead Author: One Student’s Path to Publication

When Amy Hilla ’21 applied for a research assistantship with Ignite director Dr. Carrie Dolan, she had no idea she would eventually be the