This has been an interesting month! I was thinking about who I was last year (June 2020), and I gotta say: I’ve changed so much. I feel like I’ve become more mature and responsible. In addition to that, I feel more focused and motivated than ever before. Perhaps it’s because I finally found what I’m… Continue reading June 2021 recap
Holy moly, so much has happened to me as the Spring 2021 semester came to a close. Our Feminist Future(s) Hackathon “We want to call work what is work so that eventually we might rediscover what is love” – Silvia Federci I learned the above quote as I’m volunteering for the Our Feminist Future(s) hackathon.… Continue reading 1st semester as a grad student is done!
I passed my mock assay today 😀 It went better compared to last week’s mock assay. I think rewriting all the steps in the checklist in my own words really helped me understand the protocol better! To be fair, I was supposed to rewrite all the steps before the first mock assay. More specifically, on… Continue reading Estradiol Redemption!
Aww man. Yesterday, I performed my mock assay and I messed up my estradiol saliva assay. Here’s a list of all the things I did wrong 😭😅 Had too many air bubbles in my pipette I pipetted a saliva sample into a well that was supposed to be empty I didn’t fill up my estradiol… Continue reading Estradiol Oopsies
I feel like “devices” doesn’t sound right. Because ultimately, we’re interfacing the software side (the VR application) with the user (in real life physical space). Anywayyyyy Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. James Gehringer from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We talked about the VR applications that he does in… Continue reading VR Devices/Interfaces with Dr. James Gehringer
I didn’t win the NSF GRFP, but I got an Honorable Mention! I’m super duper proud that I made it so close!!! 🥳 I’ll have to try again next time 😊 The reviews were fair and understandable, and I appreciate the feedback. I also found it reassuring that all the reviews agreed that I’m qualified… Continue reading NSF GRFP 2021 Honorable Mention!!
I hope I’m not jinxing anything hehe. I’ve been told that sometimes, it will seem like winter is ending but then it starts snowing again in March or April. But the weather has been warming up in Ames, IA. BYE BYE WINTER! Never in my life have I been excited for weather below 65 degrees… Continue reading Made it through winter(?) 👀
Yesterday, I submitted my application for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The major field of study I applied for was “Human Computer Interaction” under “Computer and Information Science and Engineering.” I gotta give a quick shout out to Alex Lang and Mallory Ladd’s websites (link and link). Great resources and… Continue reading Submitted NSF GRFP Application for 2021
Omg omg, this is a nice feeling! I was already feeling content when I found out about the nomination, but actually winning feels quite nice! I am very pleased to announce that our paper, Evoking stress reactivity in a virtual dance competition, won the Best Paper Award for the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)… Continue reading Won Best Paper Award!!
UPDATE as of June 3, 2021: I forgot to mention, the paper won the Best Paper Award for AHFE 2020!!!! Last week, I posted about my first conference paper ever. I’m pleased to announce that our paper, Evoking stress reactivity in a virtual dance competition, has been nominated for the Best Paper Award for the… Continue reading Nominated for Best Paper Award