Grad School, Science & Research, STEM Advice, STEM Majors, Tips & Tricks, Undergrad

Summarizing Research Articles

Back in my senior year of college, I took a graduate class that required me to summarize one or two research articles a week. Though I absolutely hated it at a time (mostly because I hadn't yet figured out how to read research papers yet), I found that it became an invaluable skill. What better way to make sure that you understand a research paper than condensing its many pages into a measly paragraph or two?

Grad School, Issues in Academia, Personal, Undergrad

The First Generation Struggle

There wasn’t any doubt I would go to college one day. Learning was my past time. My passion. The sheer idea that I would someday be able to attend an institution dedicated to acquiring knowledge was like a dream come true. I couldn't wait! But, honestly, if I was being completely truthful that wasn’t the full… Continue reading The First Generation Struggle

Adulting, Grad Advice, Grad School, Grad School Prep, STEM Majors, Tips & Tricks, Undergrad

Academic CVs

What is an academic CV? A CV (or curriculum vitae if you want to be fancy) is essentially a resume. However, unlike a resume it's not typically a nice one page summary of your most recent skills and experiences. Rather, a curriculum vitae (meaning "course of life" in Latin) is a much more comprehensive document that gives an overview of all your academic… Continue reading Academic CVs

Research & Internships, Science & Research, STEM Advice, STEM Majors, Tips & Tricks, Undergrad

Undergrad Research FAQ

"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Hello everyone! I wanted to present to you what I hope to become the "super duper guide to all that is undergrad research"! I know that before I entered college, I had absolutely no idea that undergrad research… Continue reading Undergrad Research FAQ