Academic Interested

My academic interests have stayed pretty much the same over the past four years.  I came into college knowing I wanted to study a science so enrolled in science classes to see what I wanted to pursue more.  Coming into freshman year I was mostly between biology and physics.  After taking some biology courses I decided to major in biology as math was not my strong suit.  Over the past few years I have stayed with the biology discipline and still find it interesting.  The classes within this discipline have all be intriguing and exciting giving me an insight to many different aspects of the field of biology.

 

Extracurriculars

The main extracurricular I participated in while here at trinity was the trinity rugby team.  It has been a great experience which allowed me to engage and meet with many different people.  It is just a club sport and this past year our coach for 15 years left us to take another job so this presented me and some of the other seniors on the team with the opportunity to coach the team ourselves.  It was a great experience for all of us because it allowed us to take on a leadership position that not everyone has the opportunity to experience.

 

Post-Grad

I am not a hundred percent sure what I want to do after I graduate but I think I would like to take an easy job some place I have never been.  At this point I do not think I want to jump right into grad school or a serious career so taking a couple years to explore different things sounds more intriguing to me than does getting into serious stuff.  I have always loved to ski and being in Hartford for four winters made me realize how much I missed skiing so moving to some place where I would be able to ski a lot sounds a like something I might be interested in doing.

Powerpoint Critique

4/15/16 The slide I picked form this presentation was the second slide. I picked this slide because it gives no information about the topic.  Obviously you do not want to write a lot on your slides but you still need topics strung together and relate them throughout your slides so you have a common link…

Informational Interview: Dr. Archer

This was a very interesting experience because it gave me the opportunity to talk and learn about an individual in my field who I respect.  Dr. Archer is a professor I have had for a class or two and I always enjoyed the way she presented the material and the work she gave us to…

Primary Research by Discipline: Biology

Primary Research by Discipline:  Biology: Lateral Line BIOSIS Julie M. Butler and Karen P. Maruska Published 2015 This is the first paper of its kind exploring how the lateral line organ in fish is used in territorial behavior. In light of this it is has many complex graphs and figures.  It has a table explaining…

How Do I Evaluate Research

When I am doing research I am usually using a credible database site such as google scholar, JSTOR, Britanica, the trinity library databases and many others.  In light of this the articles or papers that are usually obtained by using these search databases are credible sources.  However, sometimes searches on these sites will lead to…

Getting the Most out of Journalism and Social Media

Andrew Donahue Social Media research: The contemporary event I chose to research was the recent mass shooting in Hesston, Kansas.  The mode of social media I used to research it was using the advanced twitter search.  I simply put “Hesston” in the hashtag section and many different tweets about the topic came up mostly people…

Conducting Scholarly Research in Biology

Conducting Scholarly Research in Biology The topic I decided to research was the ability of fish to detect vibrations under water.  I was recently introduced to this topic in a lecture so I decided to expand it more.  The first database I utilized was Google Scholar because I always seem to have success with it. …

Research Search Assignment

Research Question 1   Went to WorldCat on google and clicked on the link.  A pop-up came on the screen and directed me towards the Trinity College WorldCat site where I simply typed in “Brainwashing” and the first three links were to books written on brainwashing from the late 1950’s to late 1970’s.  I then…