Looking at the past, present and future of my research

As the Summer comes to an end some of us will be wrapping up our research while others, like myself will be continuing to work on it through the coming months and potentially even years. As our research snowballed into bigger and bigger topics we all can say one thing for sure is that research…

Psychology and Design: My Research Experience

Having spanned the past several months, this fellowship experience has broadened my understanding of research and project management. While every moment has been a learning experience that incorporates new information and skills that will undoubtedly aid my future endeavors, I think my newfound ability to individually develop and lead a research project has been the…

Brackenridge: The Finale

    This summer I conducted research on the role of the TRPS1 gene on mineralization of dental tissues. During the beginning of this study, I believed it would be a straight path: I would have one question with one previously selected type of data that would lead me to the answer. Namely, in this study, I would gather quantitative data on the…

My Takeaways from Brackenridge

During my time in the Brackenridge Fellowship, I gained a lot of experience as a researcher working in basic sciences. I felt like I really grew as a researcher and gained a lot of knowledge on various lab techniques. Furthermore, I really enjoyed my time under this fellowship and met a lot of great undergraduate…

It’s All About the People

My research project focuses on interpersonal relationships within scientific research. The Brackenridge fellowship displayed examples of this while contributing to my research process. Each member of this fellowship had extraordinary unique projects, yet I was surprised to see us overcome similar challenges. Obtaining IRB approval, sifting through large amounts of data, and struggling to remain…

End of the Summer Reflections

When reflecting on my experience with the Brackenridge Fellowship this summer, I am truly grateful that I had this opportunity to conduct independent research. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it furthered my passion and interest in developmental psychology and pediatrics. While I was able to make excellent progress in my project, I did learn that…

My Brackenridge: Citizenship, Propagandist Theatre, and Queer Representation

This summer, I attempted to find correlations between the productions and popularity of LGBTQ+ centric theatre and homonationalist rhetoric in the American political sphere. This project was primarily secondary research, meaning I worked predominantly with existing works of scholarship and extrapolated from there. At the beginning of the summer, I was concerned that this project…

Conclusion Post GBI: London

Global Business Institute: London is over now, so it’s time to sum up my international experience and to describe the growth I see in myself personally, academically, and professionally. My primary goal for this program was to become a better critical thinker that leads to better decision making. And decision making includes planning, controlling, organizing,…

Children’s Media: Rationale Led Reverie

Ever wonder why Arthur is always wearing a yellow sweater and red converse? Yes, it does help with brand recognition. The primary determinant, though, is something far less artistic— money. Put simply: the more outfits Arthur has, the more work for animators; the more work for animators, the greater the subsequent costs. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ While children’s…

Last Week and Bittersweet

Going into the last week of my internship with ARCHI, I am trying to understand where the time went. It feels like just yesterday I was getting introduced to the team and catching up on meetings, and here I am presenting research, and finishing up my time with ARCHI. Working at this unique collaborative, I…