Category - Research

University of Rochester

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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes
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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To
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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)
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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Getting Started in Research: It’s Easier Than You Think!
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My First Independent Research Experience
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Research Is More Than Lab Work
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Working in a Virus Lab
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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!

Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes

A group of four recent Rochester graduates are truly making the world ever better. Imagine you were forced to move away from your home and lose everything. Imagine you now have to live in poorly insulated tents, work underpaid jobs, and rely on international help to make ends meet. This is the situation in Syria, and[…]

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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To

It may just be a side effect of the severe jet lag I’ve been feeling since leaving Canberra, Australia, to travel all the way back to my hometown in Ohio, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about transitions. For example, the transition from Canberra local time to Ohio local time, which is a 14-hour difference,[…]

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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

The summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means? It’s time to make plans to spend these 105 days productively! Whether you’re staying on campus, going back home, or traveling to a whole new destination, here are some things you can do to make this summer count!    1. Get a job or an[…]

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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art

by Valev Laube, Class of 2018 I am an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician. I’m an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, and a current student of the University of Rochester. My works have been exhibited in the United States and Canada. My most recent projects include a music video for the Estonian-Finnish indie-pop[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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Getting Started in Research: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Even though I knew the University of Rochester is well known for its science and engineering programs, I couldn’t have expected that I would be part of a community so open to getting undergraduate students involved in research. I knew from the start that I wanted to do research in biology—that was one of the[…]

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My First Independent Research Experience

Xerox Engineering Research Fellow Program  The University of Rochester is famously known as a top-tier research university in the nation—that means that all professors at Rochester conduct research in their specific field. Ever since I came here, I’ve been looking for a chance to get involved in scientific research. Finally, this summer, I had the chance to[…]

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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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Working in a Virus Lab

In January 2013, I started volunteering in the Ward Lab over at the Medical Center to do undergraduate research. The Ward Lab’s primary focus is viruses, so I actually got the opportunity to work with mouse pox, a member of the poxvirus family. So yes, I was and still am working with a very dangerous[…]

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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!

Charles Gaugh, Optics Expert, and myself at the "Frontiers in Optics" Industry Exhibit Hall Last month, I traveled to Tucson, AZ, for an annual scientific conference in optics as a representative for the Rochester’s Optical Society of America Student Chapter. Every year, one representative from the chapter is eligible to attend with all expenses covered.[…]

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