Communicating My Research – Akshitha Maddula

Throughout my undergraduate research career, I have found that there has always been a specific emphasis on presentation. I took a class called Speaking of Science, in which we had to practice presenting the same research project to various audiences. I find that a lot of what we learned in that class connects to what…

Looking back on my summer with the HSRF- Hughson

From the Health Sciences Research Fellowship, I grew both in my ability to communicate my research effectively and my ability to conduct research independently. From the communication standpoint, the fellowship activities and literature taught me the steps that I need to take in order to explain research to a specific audience. As I move forward…

Finishing the HSRF

Throughout this summer, the Health Sciences Research Fellowship has taught me so much, and opened many doors for future opportunities. My understanding of research was heavily impacted throughout the summer, mainly focusing on the impact that research can have. This summer, I learned that research is a dynamic field, containing all fields. Particularly in the…

My HSRF: Final Reflection – Abhay Sheeri

As we round off the end of the 2022 summer term at Pitt, a few things definitely helped me stay on track during my Health Sciences Research Fellowship. For starters, as with any project, planning and time management skills took a priority in terms of organizing my work. I spent the majority of the first…

HSRF 4: My HSRF

I have enjoyed my time in the Health Sciences Research Fellowship, and am grateful for the opportunity I have had. This fellowship experience has been different than my previous experiences due to the specific nature of this fellowship. By being made up of only health sciences projects, I felt that I was able to better…

My HSRF Adventure

My overall perspective toward research has changed for the better through my experience with the Health Science Research Fellowship. Through my years at Pitt, I have had a tendency to look toward others and my own research at a very detailed level, focusing my attention on the specifics of whatever specialized question was being explored….

My HSRF Experience

This summer gave me an overall better idea of what research means to me and to others. Working in the lab everyday made me realize how long experiments and analysis really take and how to be patient when waiting for everything to fall together. It was very interesting to learn about what each of my…

My HSRF Journey

With HSRF coming to a close, it’s mind-blowing to think about how much I have grown this summer, both as a researcher and as an individual. When I first started HSRF, I had little knowledge on how to be an effective researcher. I had only worked with people who were knowledgeable in my research field,…

Reflecting on my HSRF summer

It is hard to imagine that in the blink of an eye, the summer is nearly gone. Looking back at all the work I have done and the experiences I have gained during these weeks, I am truly grateful for the community and practical knowledge and experiences that the Health Sciences Research Fellowship has provided….

Wrapping up HSRF

The summer that we are now approaching the end of has had a great impact on my understanding of and relationship with research. Although I have been active in the lab since my freshman year, much of this was a hands-off, virtual experience due to the pandemic. As such, coming back into the lab physically…