Looking at the past, present and future of my research

As the Summer comes to an end some of us will be wrapping up our research while others, like myself will be continuing to work on it through the coming months and potentially even years. As our research snowballed into bigger and bigger topics we all can say one thing for sure is that research…

Brackenridge: The Finale

    This summer I conducted research on the role of the TRPS1 gene on mineralization of dental tissues. During the beginning of this study, I believed it would be a straight path: I would have one question with one previously selected type of data that would lead me to the answer. Namely, in this study, I would gather quantitative data on the…

My Brackenridge: A Summer Reading Political Philosophy

One of the most important lessons I have learned while conducting research is that things will almost certainly not go exactly how you have planned. We have talked about this during the weekly seminars a few times, and we mainly talk about how time will affect what you can accomplish or how the model for…

Difficult Work Makes an Experienced Researcher

Scholarly work is difficult, I believe that researchers understand this statement at its core. As an undergraduate student we are flooded with information and discoveries that came from research within our classes. The overflow of conclusions and data makes it seem like research can be quick and without bumps in the road if you have…

Reflecting on the Brackenridge Fellowship

Throughout my Brackenridge experience, I have learned about the mindset of creative problem solving, the ups and downs of the research process, and the importance of communication with different perspectives. As I traversed through the research process, starting with a literature search, it seemed overwhelming. During the literature search process, I expressed my concern that…

My Brackenridge Experience

During my experience in the Brackenridge Fellowship this summer, I learned about various ways of conducting research and the importance of effective communication. My perception of the research process changed over the summer when I discovered that it is hardly ever a linear process. One specific event that led to my new perception of conducting…

Brackenridge Reflection

My Experience The Brackenridge community has been an integral part of my success thus far. Initially, I was unsure of how to present my findings in a clear and concise manner. I noticed that during the first few weeks, I struggled to explain my project to others without mentioning highly technical terms and engineering jargon….

Presenting to a Broad Audience: Grace Figlioli

As previously mentioned, the objective of my research project is to analyze tissue engineered free flaps (TEFF) both qualitatively and quantitatively. When presenting to a general audience, I realize that I will have to clarify a variety of different terms due to the fact that many of the words used to explain my project are…

Communicating Knowledge

Every career requires communication to the larger population. Whether it is a store advertising and justifying their goods, or a lawyer explaining terms to a client, all careers involve learning specific skills and then marketing or explaining their knowledge to others. In the academic field, the skill itself is knowledge acquisition and communication. Our value…

The Key of Accessibility

The world is filled with information waiting to be uncovered by the next researcher. Yet, once the demanding task of uncovering knowledge is complete, it is equally as important to communicate that knowledge effectively. This includes reaching people both in the field of study and outside. Restricting a general audience from understanding a research work causes the work to lose power. Potential applications of the…