Posts Tagged ‘Summer research’

Summer Research and Graduate Workshop

Monday, November 6th, 2017

I recently attended a workshop on campus aimed at preparing and informing students looking for summer research opportunities or those considering graduate school studies in the future. One of my professors gave an entire lecture on the graduate school application process and I am really thankful for both opportunities as I have gotten to know and understand more what it takes to apply to graduate programs in the US. A lot of opportunities like this are made available to students free of charge by various departments on campus.

McNair Scholars Research Symposium

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Yesterday I was at the McNair Scholars Research Symposium where students in the McNair program presented their research to a large audience comprising of students, faculty, and staff. Snacks were provided! There were UMD students in the program presenting as well and it was fascinating learning about all the hard work the students did over the summer.


National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Day One

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

After three hours of flying and six hours of layover, we finally made it to Memphis! We started the events with an opening speech by Fred Smith, founder, chairman, and CEO of the FedEx Corporation and philanthropist extrodanair. He introduced us to Lil’ Rico, the first delivery robot built by FedEx and discussed how automated machinery aka “robots” affect the economy. His take away message was that industry is always changing and historically it has created more jobs and a more efficient life. This is one of the many reasons conferences like this are hosted, to bring bright minds together to share ideas that innovate the way we live. After the intro, Jamie and I attended a communications oral presentation session. One presentation was about masculinity in How I Met Your Mother and it was especially interesting. 


Undergraduate Research

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

As a McNair Scholar I submitted my abstract of my summer research project, a Rhetorical Analysis of the Still I Rise Benefit Concert, to several conferences. Today, I found out I was accepted to the New Directions Conference “Musicking Equity: Enacting social justice through music education”  at Michigan State University this Spring. I will be presenting my poster to Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students interested in music and how it relates to social justice. The conference will further prepare me for graduate school and will be a great networking opportunity. Being a McNair Scholar and doing undergraduate research has been a great experience. I know these opportunities will take me far!

Biology Conference

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


At the end of this month I have to present my summer research at the Minnesota Academy of Science Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. It’s been a lot of work since last June and I’m excited the final product is finally coming together. Right now I’m just working on continuously editing the poster to make it sounds and look the best it can. Below is a picture of the last draft I was at and the edits I still have to make. I will be happy to finally have it done and be able to present it in a few weeks. image