All Good Things Must Come to an End: A Reflection of my CUTF Journey

Over the course of the semester, I began to realize that the best way to teach students was the way professors have been trying to teach us all along instead of memorizing trends or certain formulas, we must understand how they are derived. Instead of teaching students just simply how to use an equation there’s more value…

Discovering causal factors in protein binding simulations

Hi! My name is Page Harrison, I’m a senior Physics major with minors in French and Computer Science. I am currently working under the guidance of Dr. Lillian Chong in the Chemistry department. Our lab focuses on simulating and characterizing rare bio-molecular events. My project focuses on identifying causal features for the kinetics of protein…

The Joys of Learning, Teaching, and Everything in Between

Ever since completing General Chemistry 1 with Dr. Ewing, I knew I wanted to collaborate with him again during my undergraduate career. I became a UTA for the course the following year but could not work with Dr. Ewing as he was on a sabbatical. During my second year, I learned about the great variety…

An Introduction to My CUTF Journey

Hi! My name is Samir Yellapragada and I am currently a senior here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am double majoring in Anthropology and Natural Sciences while minoring in Theatre Arts, Creative Writing, and Chemistry. I am thrilled to work on my own teaching project this semester through the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship. I…