My Skill Acquisition

I believe this research expanded my understanding of interdisciplinary research as I see it. With an ultimate career path of becoming a healthcare provider, a more traditional research experience may be in a lab or hospital setting. I have also incorporated the traditional research experiences into my undergraduate career, but I strongly believe in the…

Developing and Understanding My Research Network

Through my research this summer I hope to learn more technical aspects of data coding and collection. Specifically, this summer I am working with my faculty mentor and research team to utilize a software called Dedoose to analyze interviews of alum from the Justice Scholars Program in hopes of finding key data that can lead…

Highlighting the Importance of My Research

When thinking about discussing the importance of my research to a general audience I try to think of what I may have in common with the audience. In general I think about where my audience and I may agree. A book that I always think of in addressing how to communicate something I feel important…

Changing Perception

Overall, I hope to learn more about the Black Homewood youth and how the capabilities they possess will help them foster change within their own community. When individuals change how they perceive their community and themselves, they are able to project that modified self-perception to the outside world, therefore, creating a positive image from within. What happens when these young individuals are empowered how…

Introduction: Maia Stephenson

Hello Everyone! My name is Maia Stephenson. I am a rising junior, majoring in Public and Professional Writing and minoring in History. I’ve really enjoyed being a Public and Professional Writing major because it has allowed me to acquire various skills as I work with different writing genres such as critical, blogging, technical, research and…