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”

Cameron Banker: Working Together to Document Harassment

Overall I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far for this project. It’s been a busy semester but I’m happy to say that the main interview with Darlene has been filmed!  During pre-production In May I spent much of my time researching sexual harassment in the Navy and familiarizing myself with Darlene’s career and story.Continue reading “Cameron Banker: Working Together to Document Harassment”

Luis Sanchez: Was für ein Sommer!

The “German for Students of Classical Studies” (GSCS) program hosted online by the University of Cologne has posed quite the constructive challenge. Never before have I had to combine my major, Classics, and minor, German, so intimately. For hours daily, my fellow program participants, coming from all over Europe and North America, and I haveContinue reading “Luis Sanchez: Was für ein Sommer!”

William Zak: Having Patience with the Research Process

Research is a process. This has been my main takeaway from my IDEA Grant experience thus far. I submitted my first research proposal to Florida State’s Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research on May 21. Two weeks later, I was assigned several points of modification to both the proposal, as well as the informedContinue reading “William Zak: Having Patience with the Research Process”

Patricia Mehaffy: A Dive into Diradicals

For the past couple months I have been working on my own independent projectdirected toward the synthesis of a unique pattern of graphene. Possible synthetic routesfor this molecular component can be gleaned from either of the following maps whichinclude the formation of a scaffolding of triple bonds which the Alabugin lab is wellversed in usingContinue reading “Patricia Mehaffy: A Dive into Diradicals”

Thalia Mendoza: Where I’ve Grown

Working in an entrepreneurial setting can certainly be nerve-racking. It is easy to develop imposter syndrome and be harsh on yourself when completing tasks, due to fear of failure. My first few weeks as an intern were a struggle as I stepped into the entrepreneurial world for the first time. I fought fear, nervousness andContinue reading “Thalia Mendoza: Where I’ve Grown”

David Wedderburn: Seeking Out the Work

Since joining Tampa Bay Wave, I have experienced the most significant overall growth in my communication skills. Linda Olson and the Tampa Bay Wave team have consistently given me the fortuity to speak my mind during our operational and team meetings. Additionally, my first task as an intern was to book a venue for theContinue reading “David Wedderburn: Seeking Out the Work”

Nicholis Perez: Researching the Unknown

As I continue my internship with Starter Studio I face more and more challenges along the way, serving to test of my skills and determination as a future entrepreneur. One of the biggest and most recent challenges I’ve been given is being the lead intern on an AG Tech Profile, a detailed project scope andContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: Researching the Unknown”

Nicholis Perez: Improving Time Management

Reflecting up till this point, one area that I’ve grown in would have to be my time management skills, since the research project I am working on takes a lot of planning and delegation. Since I must interview individuals with ties to the hospitality industry it is my job to reach out and set upContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: Improving Time Management”