Category - Research

University of Rochester

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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
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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology
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What is Independent Study?
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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior
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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot

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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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology

A year ago, if someone had asked me to define ‘anthropology’ I would have struggled to come up with a confident answer. Truthfully, I really had no idea what anthropology was until last summer when I began investigating every unexplored field of study offered at my university-to-be. I’d put international relations on the “intended major”[…]

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What is Independent Study?

Oftentimes you hear this term being thrown around by upperclassmen, but what really is independent study? According to the College of Arts & Sciences, its purpose is “to provide opportunities for independent study of subject matter not included or not treated in sufficient depth in a regularly offered course.” In other words, independent study gives a student[…]

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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior

As my last semester at the University of Rochester begins and my senior year comes to an end, it is bittersweet. It is terrific and terrifying to be entering the professional world in less than a year. It is great that I'll be able to start the next chapter of my life shortly, but sad[…]

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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot

As of 6 p.m. today, I will have completed my first semester at the University of Rochester. Wow! Has it been that long? Just yesterday I matriculated, arriving on campus in awe, a new transfer student, timid yet excited—Instagramming the beautiful campus every other minute. Only, it wasn't yesterday; it was August! Time flies, I[…]

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