Category - Research

University of Rochester

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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!
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Field Work in Ladakh, India
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It’s Never Too Early to Build Your Résumé!
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Successful Issues Conference Featuring IB Coordinators!
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Become Boulder
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My Summer Plans, Summer 2014

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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Field Work in Ladakh, India

This past summer, I traveled to Ladakh, India, to conduct undergraduate research on tobacco control initiatives taking place there. It was a great opportunity to take what I'd learned in the classroom and apply it to an actual community. We are also hoping to present our findings this February at a conference in Pittsburgh, an especially[…]

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It’s Never Too Early to Build Your Résumé!

  Networking session in the Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. Orientation week has been crazy—you’ve met so many people (and you’ve forgotten most of their names), you haven’t slept more than four hours per night, and classes are looming around the corner. It’s college! You’ve probably heard the word “networking” thrown around quite a bit during[…]

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Successful Issues Conference Featuring IB Coordinators!

We were thrilled to host a successful Secondary Schools Issues Conference (SSIC) at the beginning of June, featuring about twenty International Baccalaureate coordinators representing sixteen US states. We had coordinators from California, Florida, Washington, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi, Idaho, and Rochester, NY! Counselors[…]

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Become Boulder

I’m in Boulder, Colorado, over the summer for an internship in optical engineering. I am working on developing optical design software with a company called FiveFocal, LLC. It’s been four weeks since I arrived, and I can honestly say that Boulder is one of the coolest, most mind-blowing places I've ever visited. Right on the foothills of the[…]

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My Summer Plans, Summer 2014

In August, I’ll be traveling to Leh, Ladakh, India, where I’ll be working with Professor Nancy Chin on her smoking cessation research project. I’m so excited to have the chance to take my public health knowledge to the field and apply what I’ve learned. Students work with community groups in Ladakh, India, each summer to[…]

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