Wrapping up my Community Research Fellowship

This was a great experience for me this summer. I learned a lot about my specific project and about research in general. In the beginning of this fellowship, I had the idea that this research would be really cut and dry. I thought that I would be looking at contracts and complaint data and finding…

My Cohort

One extremely unique and cool aspect of the Brackenridge Summer Fellowship is the ability it gives me to learn more about projects that aren’t necessarily in my field of expertise, due to the cohort being so interdisciplinary. Over the course of initial discussions about my peers’ research projects, I was able to learn more about…

My Brackenridge: A Continental Experience

This summer I have been given the opportunity to share and develop my research project with an amazing group of researchers from a wide range of disciplines. This experience has taught me that research can be shared in a variety of different ways and does not have to fit within the confines of traditional methodology….

My Brackenridge Experience

The project I chose to do for Brackenridge had many moving parts.  It included building a video game demo, interviewing people, creating a website, and writing essays connecting abandoned malls to Gothic Horror and Spatial Theory.  Having these different research areas gave me the benefit of productive procrastination.  Whenever I grew tired of one part…

A Conclusion but Not an End: A Reflection on the Brackenridge Fellowship

Through the fellowship I have learned valuable lessons about both the research process and from my cohort and peer researchers that have given me a new perspective on research as a whole. Though I came into the fellowship with a clear understanding of linguistic research I have come to better understand different field’s ways of…

My Research Network

This community research fellowship is a great way for me to get both involved with a community in Pittsburgh and get research experience. As a freshman this past year, it has been hard to get involved with everything I am interested in getting involved with. There are avenues that make it easier to find opportunities…

The Brackenridge Reformed my Perspective on Research

The Brackenridge fellowship has given me the opportunity to dedicate a summer to research something that I am passionate about. After this experience, I am walking out with a better understanding of the trouble-shooting and the patience that is needed with conducting research. Beginning the summer, my focus was to research how infants displayed gendered…

My Brackenridge Experience

When reflecting on my own personal project my understanding of the research has definitely shifted forward.  Throughout this summer I have gained more independence by learning new laboratory techniques and perfecting those I learned previously. In addition to this I have gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of my project which focuses on a glycolytic…

Looking back on my summer with the HSRF- Hughson

From the Health Sciences Research Fellowship, I grew both in my ability to communicate my research effectively and my ability to conduct research independently. From the communication standpoint, the fellowship activities and literature taught me the steps that I need to take in order to explain research to a specific audience. As I move forward…

My Brackenridge Cohort

This summer, I hope to learn more about research methods and about the sorts of research that are conducted in fields outside of my own. Over the past few weeks, I’ve genuinely enjoyed meeting and getting to know the other members of not only my cohort, but the entirety of the Brackenridge community. From what…