Teaching Through Meaningful Connections

Coming into Pitt my freshman year, I decided to take the Honors General Chemistry sequence of classes. It was taught by Dr. Eugene Wagner and had a lab component included with the course. Dr. Wagner quickly became my favorite professor at Pitt through his genuine passion for the information he taught, the interactions he had…

CUTF Blog Post #2: Teach the way you want to be taught

I connected to my faculty mentor for the CUTF project, Dr. Lotz, at first by taking several of his courses. My first course with Dr. Lotz as the professor was a large lecture for the Political Theory course (PS 0300) that is a requirement for all Political Science Majors. I didn’t connect personally with Dr….

A Catalyst for Change: Behind The Scenes

Dr. Cousins was my Intro to Psychology professor my fall semester freshman year and it was my first time having a class where the professor included supplemental articles that provided diverse opinions about the field of psychology. As a student interested in understanding the intersectionality within the field of psychology, it was amazing connecting with…

Introduction: Ellyana Gomez, Community Research Fellow

Hey y’all! My name is Ellyana Gomez, and I am in my fourth and final year at Pitt. I am a social work student with a minor in public service. Throughout my years at Pitt, I’ve volunteered at many different organizations throughout the city and have worked previously as an intern for City Council District…

CUTF Post 2: Becoming a (Hogwarts) Professor

Annabeth Collis Now that we have reached the (approximate) midpoint of this semester, I have been able to reflect on my CUTF experience thus far and think about what direction I’m headed in for the rest of this fall term. So far, I have had a really amazing experience working with Dr. Campbell-Tanner in her…

Seeing Students Grow!

Time flies when you’re teaching Spanish 🙂 At this point, we are now squarely in the controlled chaos that is a college semester. Students are juggling classes, clubs, and in many cases like my own, work. From my perspective, both from the student side and teaching side, Pitt students have done an awesome job with…

Biomarkers for Brain Injury

Hello! I am Simone Mohite, an international student from Dubai, UAE. I was born in India, but I spent almost 12 years in the United Arab Emirates, before coming to Pitt for my undergrad studies. I am currently a Senior at Pitt, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, Theatre arts and French studies. I…

Introducing Me!

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Carver and I am a senior at Pitt. I am on track to graduate with a BPhil and Honors in Psychology, as well as a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Additionally, I am part of the School of Dental Medicine’s Guaranteed Admissions Program and my…