CURF 1: Sensory Information Processing and Brain State

Hi, my name is John McCann, and I am a sophomore Neuroscience major. In addition to my major, I plan to complete a certificate in German language as well as minors in Computer Science and Chemistry. While my academic path is mainly in the Sciences, I enjoy reading fiction novels as well as writing prose…

ATP: Chapter 1

Although my time working with the Pitt Appalachian Teaching Project team has come to an end, the work of the ATP itself is poised to continue for years to come. This has been perhaps the most rewarding aspect of our work–knowing that we have laid the groundwork for future groups to build off of and…

A Catalyst for Change: Post Reflection

When group project presentations begin, final exams start approaching, study sessions become rampant, that usually means the end of the semester is near. For me, I have the privilege of adding one more thing: a reflection of my CUTF fellowship. I began this fellowship with one question in mind: What does an inclusive education look…

Looking Onwards and Upwards

My time completed the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship is time I am very grateful to have had. At the same time, conducting research this semester came with its own challenges. One specific challenge posed by this semester was that my lab, the Kids’ Thinking Lab, operates virtually. Therefore, I had to independently execute several stages…

Becoming a Researcher… and why you can do it too.

Hello again! My name is Eva and I am so honored to have the opportunity to write to you all with the perspective of a student researcher who strongly believes in the unique perspective of students who may not know much about their field of interest, but in existing in this outside perspective, can provide…

The Beauty and Strength in Learning From Others

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on in life that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou Whenever I received my report card in elementary and middle school, I always got the comment “inquisitive,” which is just a really nice way of saying I asked too many…

CRF Introduction- Amy Blanchard

Hi there! My name is Amy Blanchard and I am so excited to be introducing myself as a Community Research Fellow. Here’s a little bit about myself and my “why”- meaning why I’m doing my work with CRF! On the academic side of things, I’m a rising junior majoring in environmental engineering. Anything to do…