Communicating Patient-Centered Research

Over the past two years I have been conducting research in the medical humanities, I have paid stronger attention to the rhetorical aspects of language. My project centers around the use of the war metaphor with regard to breast cancer and particularly in reference to metastatic breast cancer, and the meaning behind this project is…

Brackenridge Fellowship: My Cohort

What I hope to learn from other Brackenridge recipients   Hi everyone, here are my thoughts when it comes to what I would like to learn from my cohort and the rest of my peers in the Brackenridge fellowship. Last summer I participated in another research fellowship which only had students from the biological field….

My Brackenridge Cohort

The Brackenridge fellowship focuses on bringing interdisciplinary perspectives together. By learning about the research going on in different fields and industries, I’m broadening my perspective about the world and even about how I look at my own research. Joining a smaller cohort this week and sharing our unique research topics has made me realize just…

Brackenridge: Lessons in Communicating Philosophy

It is not uncommon for many people to struggle to apply philosophy to their daily lives, but that can hardly be blamed on them. Philosophers (and I am not innocence of this myself) tend to struggle to demonstrate to people how they can integrate philosophical concepts to make sense of their lives. I do believe…

My Brackenridge Cohort 2022

Coming into my second year participating in the Brackenridge Fellowship, I knew I could expect to learn about all sorts of research projects running in equally diverse fields across the university. The fellowship emphasizes research of an interdisciplinary nature, and this is exemplified not only through individual projects that cross academic boundaries but also through…

Blog Post 2: My Cohort – Reaching In, Reaching Out – Alex Aleco

I was especially attracted to the Brackenridge fellowship because of its interdisciplinary ecosystem. I think it can be easy to stay in our respective research-interest bubbles, and mostly communicate our findings with scholars in similar fields. So, the way Brackenridge facilitates exchange across research fields for undergraduate researchers is something extremely important to explore. As…

Ingenuity through Interdisciplinarity

One of the key tenets of the Brackenridge Fellowship is interdisciplinarity, relating students from different fields and connecting their various ways of study to one another in order to create a supportive and diverse community of researchers. Since applying I have looked at this integrative setting as an ideal place to conduct research and have…

Brackenridge: My Cohort

Last Summer, I was a part of SURP through the School of Medicine. All of my fellow researchers were in the health sciences, so we spoke a common language. However, there was great diversity between our projects and research methods, and it was still difficult to understand the intricacies of everyone’s research. The Brackenridge Fellowship…

Brackenridge Fellowship: Learning From My Cohort

In my Brackenrdige cohort, the discussion surrounding how to pursue different research interests has flowed through our conversations. How can I choose just one interest in my research? How do we know if our topic is too broad? Too narrow? In these first four weeks of the fellowship, I have found myself thinking about how…

Brackenridge Blog Post #2

The Brackenridge fellowship strives to help undergraduate researchers learn about student research, scholarship, and creative methods across disciplines. What I hope to learn from the other Brackenridge recipients is the different ways of communicating ideas across different disciplines. In my Brackenridge cohort there are people doing work in biology, art history, economics, etc. Hearing them…