Week 3:
Let’s Get Down to Business


June 26, 2016 | As my first real week at the Embassy draws to a close, I can’t help but look back and marvel that I live in this beautiful city, with this incredible opportunity, and that I get to come back to Cornell and share it with the campus. I can think of many people for whom an […]

Week 5:
Learning the Value of Teamwork


Johnston Fellow in Non-profit Outreach

Bread for the World | Washington, D.C.

June 26, 2016 | Overview This week was quite an adventure as I jumped right into organizing a visit to our organization for a group of 105 individuals scheduled to arrive that Thursday. I think that organizing an event like this a second time, but for a much larger group, really helped me grasp the importance and value of combined […]

Week 3:
Additional Research


Arthur Vining Davis Fellow in Pharmacology

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine | Iowa City, Iowa

June 26, 2016 | Once again, this week focused on working with familiar procedures while improving my abilities in the lab. The plasmids that were sub-cloned last week were transfected into cells cultures and allowed to grow for a few days in order for us to collect the proteins that the cells expressed. The next step that Jianing and […]

Week 6:
More Waiting and Meeting Researchers


Arthur Vining Davis Fellow in Psychology

Miami University of Ohio, Department of Psychology | Oxford, Ohio

June 26, 2016 | Despite the fact that I am still waiting for IRB approval, this week was productive and exciting! I started my week with a tour of Miami University’s Biopsychology Lab. I got to meet one of the faculty researchers, Dr. Matthew McMurray, and a couple of his undergraduate research assistants. They do research with rats and […]

Week 3:
Analyze Analyze Analyze


Arthur Vining Davis Fellow in Biostatistics

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Chicago, Illinois

June 25, 2016 | My third week started on a rough note as I got a bad stomach ache from a restaurant around where I live, which made work a little more interesting and challenging as I had to take that on along with studies to analyze. My first project of the week was not a new study to […]

Week 4:
Life as an “Adult”


Knapp Fellow in Animal Behavior and Conservation

Sea World | Orlando, Florida

June 24, 2016 | In terms of work, this week was definitely a bit more challenging. I was placed in a full class of twenty-four 6-8 year olds, most of which happened to go to the same school throughout the year. This added an extra challenge, because, since most of them already knew each other, there was no shyness […]

Week 2:
Quirks and Perks


Stimson Fellow in Museum Studies

African American Museum of Iowa | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

June 24, 2016 | June 23, 2016 With the end of another week in sight, I’m happy to say that I now feel completely comfortable at the African American Museum. Though I haven’t been there long, I’ve observed a few things about the museum that I believe are boosting my learning experience. I’m calling these the quirks and perks! […]

Week 4:
Mucking about


Rogers Fellow in Environmental Studies

Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences | Georgetown, South Carolina

June 24, 2016 | Scorcher of a week, and the bugs were out en masse. Most of us went around plastered in DEET—the indiscriminate bug spray that eats through skin as well as mosquitoes. Week 4 brought more sample sorting, trips out to the pond to check on the PIT tags transmitter, all-nighters with the plankton net, and marsh […]

Week 5:
A Dirty Rotten Week


Slater Fellow in Theatrical Development

Creede Repertory Theatre | Creede, Colorado

June 21, 2016 | Okay, the week wasn’t exactly dirty rotten.  But it was full of rehearsal for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The fun and bizarre musical opens this Friday and I’m really excited for opening night!  Although, I recognize it is probably going to be a lot of work to get there.  In fact, it already has been a […]

Week 2:
Making Progress in Cubeland


Dimensions Fellow in Orthopedic Research

Children's Hospital Colorado | Aurora, CO

June 21, 2016 | My second week at Children’s was just as exciting as the first. Since I spent the majority of last week reviewing the literature surrounding my project, I was able to jump right in and begin making additions to the background section of the project’s protocol on Monday. During the week, we were granted access to […]

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