My Brackenridge Reflection: Research is Dynamic

This summer I realized how dynamic research can be. I was forced to adapt my original research project, but I learned so much about myself and conducting research in general during this process. First, I learned that I do my best work when I’m in an isolated environment. At the beginning of the summer, I…

Ideathon Reflection

Participating in the Ideathon was an interesting experience. My perspective of interdisciplinary research shifted slightly because initially, I thought that our topic would have to be a very specific problem with clear associations to STEM, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences. However, the topic our group chose was pretty broad and encompassed all…

My Research Network

The Brackenridge Fellows group is a very diverse group of many different disciplines. I was most interested in learning about Rohith Palli‚Äôs experience has an MD/Ph.D. student, as well as his research in systems of vaccinology. Although my research background is in protein misfolding, I have always had an interest in immunology and virology. This…

Lessons from Bill Nye on Communicating Science

I’m sure we all felt like budding scientists after watching an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy, but how exactly did he accomplish teaching basic science to millions of children? He did this by SIMPLIFYING concepts and being ENGAGING. These strategies can also be used in research at the university level. One of the…

My Cohort

Hi, I hope everyone is doing well! One of the most appealing aspects of the Brackenridge Fellowship is its interdisciplinary nature. It is an exciting opportunity to learn from others and about research being done in other fields. I am eager to learn more about unique research methods and what problems need solving or interests…

Introduction – Kamron Woods

About me Hello! My name is Kamron Woods, and I am currently a rising junior pursuing a major in Microbiology, minors in Chemistry and Studio Arts, and a Conceptual Foundations of Medicine certificate. I was born in Michigan but my family and I have moved around quite a lot because my parents were in the…