Matthew Forrest: Early Mornings and Patience with the Weather

When I originally envisioned this mural project, the plan was to create a mural on a single wall with multiple portraits in it. As time has gone on, the project has grown into a series of murals on multiple walls. This has meant quite a leap in the amount of time spent actually painting andContinue reading “Matthew Forrest: Early Mornings and Patience with the Weather”

David Wedderburn: Finding Purpose and Balance during a Virtual Summer

This summer, I have encountered a numerous amount of challenges and obstacles. Throughthese challenges, I learned a lot about myself, my goals, strengths, and weaknesses. At thebeginning of my internship with Tampa Bay Wave, I was unaware of what I wanted. I wasunintentional in my actions. I knew that I wanted to learn about buildingContinue reading “David Wedderburn: Finding Purpose and Balance during a Virtual Summer”

Nicholis Perez: Summer Reflections

Reflecting on my overall summer experiences and the internship, I only have positive things to say about the two. My internship at Starter Studio has been bountiful and fruitful, yielding some of the best connections and memories I have made thus far during my two years at Florida State University. I feel like my internshipContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: Summer Reflections”

Derica Parathundil: Fun with Intercoder Reliability

I have gotten quite a bit of progress done with my project this summer. Before I get into that, a short refresher on my project:   Three interventionists held intervention sessions in the homes of families with a D/deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) child as part of a larger study conducted previously. During these sessions, they would work on teaching and implementing strategies to encourage communicationContinue reading “Derica Parathundil: Fun with Intercoder Reliability”

Guissella Cruz: Protecting the Vulnerable from Image-based Harassment

My name is Guissella Cruz and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a rising fourth-year Service Scholar at Florida State University and I am a Sociology Major and a Political Science minor. I have found a home at the Center for Leadership and Social Change as a Service Scholar since I enjoy spending my timeContinue reading “Guissella Cruz: Protecting the Vulnerable from Image-based Harassment”

Derrick Woodard: Understanding the Black Experience at PWI FSU

When looking back over the proposed schedule created for this summer, much of the project was followed as planned. My research mentor, Dr. Dawn Matthews, and I were able to host two black student focus groups. Each focus group was made up of one gender and they both took place in May 2021. The pointContinue reading “Derrick Woodard: Understanding the Black Experience at PWI FSU”

Elizabeth Schutte: Conservation Penguin-Style

During the first half of my IDEA Grant experience, I have begun the process of planning my research team’s upcoming outreach event both from a broad perspective and in a detailed manner. After team conversations and evaluation, it has been decided that the event will be held in early to mid September, and the themeContinue reading “Elizabeth Schutte: Conservation Penguin-Style”

William Rowe: Finding Inspiration

So far this summer I have spent my time gathering materials, gessoingcanvases, and sketching/finalizing my compositions on the canvases. I’ve also beenlucky enough to meet with other artists in the area for tips on materials, techniques, and background components. My smallest canvas for this series is thirty six by thirty sixinches, and my largest isContinue reading “William Rowe: Finding Inspiration”

Jenevieve Norton: Field Research in Beautiful Isla Boca Brava

For the past six weeks, I have been on our field site in Isla Boca Brava, Panama. It has been incredible to finally see the birds I have studied for 2 years dancing before my eyes, or rather before my binoculars. I have loved seeing the other animals on the island such as howler monkeys,Continue reading “Jenevieve Norton: Field Research in Beautiful Isla Boca Brava”

Anne-marie Senatus: Slow Start but on Our Way

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great summer! Though my summer has been pretty stressful and busy, it is going well. I am currently taking 3 classes while working on my IDEA Grant project. As I mentioned in my first blog post, my project is about removing selenium from wastewater. Selenium isContinue reading “Anne-marie Senatus: Slow Start but on Our Way”