Author - Florence Yip

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Research Is More Than Lab Work
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The DAAD RISE Program
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School Size Matters
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Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition
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Taking Classes at Eastman!
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Going Off Campus Without a Car
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Beating the Dreaded Freshman 15
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Happy Year of the Horse!
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Audio & Music Engineering at Rochester!
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Ronald McDonald House Service

Research Is More Than Lab Work

As mentioned in my last blog entry, I am currently working in Germany as a research intern at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. “Research” is a term that you hear a lot everywhere (especially in school), but what exactly does it entail? When I was applying for this research position last winter, I thought research was[…]

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The DAAD RISE Program

Greetings from Germany! This week marks the end of my eighth week working in Jena, Germany. A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be admitted into the DAAD RISE program, which pairs up undergraduate students from the US, Canada, and UK with German doctoral students to work on a research project over a duration[…]

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School Size Matters

Two years ago (time flies!), when I was making my college decisions, my options boiled down to the final two: University of Rochester and a public research university. One of the major differences between the two schools is their sizes; public schools tend to have a much larger student population, while Rochester prides itself on[…]

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Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition

Ever since I decided to double major in mechanical engineering and business last year, I have been looking into different opportunities to gain more experience in the business industry. Earlier this month, I was lucky to be one of the participants in the Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition. In the competition, I had[…]

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Taking Classes at Eastman!

One of the classes I’m taking this semester is CL-130, a secondary clarinet lesson at Eastman. I’ve been playing the clarinet for many years now, and it’s really nice to be able to work on something outside my majors and to continue to learn more about classical music and clarinet. Practicing/performing on the clarinet is[…]

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Going Off Campus Without a Car

One problem that many freshmen face is that since most of us do not have cars on campus, it is quite difficult to travel off campus. The school runs a great free student shuttle service that brings you to Downtown Rochester and places like Target, Walmart, Marketplace Mall, and Pittsford Plaza, but sometimes you may[…]

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Beating the Dreaded Freshman 15

My greatest fear of becoming a college student is gaining the Freshman 15. How terrible would it be, to not be able to fit into my old jeans and have to buy new ones, or to be told by my old friends that “your face is more chubby now (not in a cute way though).”[…]

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Happy Year of the Horse!

It was the Chinese New Year a few weeks ago, and it was my first time not spending this important and joyous occasion with my family. Chinese New Year, very much self-explanatory, celebrates the arrival of a new year on the Chinese calendar. Before Chinese New Year, it is a traditional practice to clean and[…]

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Audio & Music Engineering at Rochester!

Okay, so here is the thing: Although I am a mechanical engineering major, I am not taking any MechE classes (yet). Instead, I am taking an introductory Audio and Music Engineering course. Audio and music engineering is a new major offered by the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Its curriculum includes elements of[…]

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Ronald McDonald House Service

Since I was young, I have been taught the importance of being thankful, and of giving a helping hand to those who are less fortunate and those in need. So a week ago on a chilly Saturday morning, I rolled out of bed at 7 a.m. (even earlier than I usually do on weekdays!) and[…]

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