Reflecting on the Brackenridge Fellowship

Throughout my Brackenridge experience, I have learned about the mindset of creative problem solving, the ups and downs of the research process, and the importance of communication with different perspectives. As I traversed through the research process, starting with a literature search, it seemed overwhelming. During the literature search process, I expressed my concern that…

Communicating Intentions and Perspectives

Conveying research, especially across disciplines, can appear daunting for both the researcher and the audience that you are communicating your work. A broad audience could comprise specialized professionals in different fields or colleagues and students. All such people view research, its intentions, and its approaches uniquely. Having clear and concise goals with minimal jargon can…

Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Collaboration through Brackenridge

The Brackenridge Fellowship provides an engaging, multidisciplinary, scholarly community where new perspectives form and disciplines further converge. Through my interactions within this tightly-knit scholar community, I want to stimulate complex angles in my project and its interpretations to gain insight into a larger worldview. The diverse scope of projects, especially in my cohort, allows me…

Vidya Surti and LAIPDEP

About Me Hi everyone! My name is Vidya Surti. I am thrilled to have been selected as a Brackenridge Fellow this summer! I am a rising sophomore at Pitt. My major is currently undeclared; however, I hope to double major in Neuroscience and Anthropology with a Certificate in Global Health. I am originally from North…