Reflecting on my CURF Experience

Conducting research can be a challenging endeavor. I was not sure what to expect when I began researching with Professor Hong’s group this year; all I knew is that I was interested in the work. When I first began working on my project this semester, I took a long time to do everything, because I…

Leaving PHYS 0476…Again

Over the past semester, I have learned a great many things about teaching. Most importantly that it is extremely stressful. Simply speaking in front of a crowd of faces, only a few of which I can confidently say that I know, is quite nerve racking. This semester was made significantly easier by the fact that…

My Story of Becoming a Researcher

I took the Honors Physics 2 course, PHYS 0476, with Dr. Hong in the spring of my freshman year. I remember going to one of his first office hours in the beginning of the semester and asking him about his research. It was not my intention to start researching with him, as I already had…

Teaching is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures

The past few months have been a lot of fun working with Professor Hong to develop these lab projects. I have enjoyed relooking at the assignments I grappled with last year and searching for ways to improve them. One of the reasons I was a great fit for this project was because I had firsthand…

Designing Labs in Physics 0476

My CUTF Project is developing, redesigning, and creating supplemental materials for take home labs for PHYS 0476 Introduction to Physics for Scientists and Engineers 2. This is a two part project. The first few weeks will involve developing computational labs using various softwares including Wolfram Mathematica and Microsoft Excel. Students have already received three such…