My name is Drew McKenzie and I am a student at Georgia State University. I have created this website for my English Composition II class. Throughout the semester I will be engaging in a Material Culture study. Material Culture includes important physical objects associated with a civilization. This research can provide a better understanding of the civilization with which the object is associated. In this class I will be researching and writing papers on the NAMES Project, an organization devoted to researching and finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. The NAMES Project has put together a quilt with each section memorializing a person who has died of AIDS. The sections were created by loved ones of the person being memorialized. The quilt will serve as a piece of material culture so that I may learn more about the lives affected by HIV/AIDS. I will use this website as a place to post my research and development on this semester-long project.