I Did It! – My BPhil Defense and Future Research Endeavors

As the fall semester draws to a close, most seniors completing BPhil theses are just starting the research portion of their projects. Meanwhile, I just successfully defended my BPhil thesis and I would like to share my reflection on the BPhil process for those who are starting to embark on the later portion of this…

Why I Decided to Pursue a BPhil (and Why You Should Too!)

Before taking on my BPhil project, I conducted research in the Kids’ Thinking (KiT) Lab as part of the Summer 2020 Brackenridge Fellowship and for Directed Research credits. I thought I knew how much work went into conducting a research project following these opportunities, but completing a BPhil is truly a graduate-level undertaking! I completed…

Introducing Me!

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Carver and I am a senior at Pitt. I am on track to graduate with a BPhil and Honors in Psychology, as well as a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Additionally, I am part of the School of Dental Medicine’s Guaranteed Admissions Program and my…

CURF: Investigating the Strategies We Use to Cope

Hello everyone! My name is Margie Lynch and I’m honored to say that I have received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship for this fall. As of now, I am a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and a certificate in Global Health. Although I am still developing my career plans, I am…

Communicating Research to Broader Audiences

The most important part of research is what we do with our findings. Every project carries the possibility to change lives, perspectives, and our fields of study as we currently know them. However, it order for our research to reach communities outside of our personal research circles, it is important to focus on how we…

Sarah Hulse: The War Metaphor in Metastatic Breast Cancer

About Me Hi friends! My name is Sarah Hulse, and I’m a rising junior here at the University Honors College. I am a Psychology major with certificates in American Sign Language and the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. In writing this, I probably spent the most time trying to come up with a fun fact worth…

Hannah Kirsch: Gender Cues and Nonbinary They

Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Kirsch and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a rising senior in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. I am a psychology major with linguistics and Spanish minors. About me: I am from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking and crocheting. A fun fact about…

Reflecting on my CURF experience

I am still in disbelief that this semester is coming to an end, along with my research project that I have been working on for the past 2 years now. With the support of the CURF Fellowship, I was able to successfully defend my Bachelor of Philosophy honors thesis to my committee members last week….

Getting involved in research

I can confidently say that getting involved with research was the best decision I made as a Pitt student. It not only shaped my entire undergraduate career, but also prepared me for my future goals. I remember the day I found out about the directed research opportunities at Pitt. I was walking back to campus…