For most of my adult life, with the exception of one year, I have been enrolled in some sort of schooling. After undergrad at VT, I moved on to a Master’s program, took a year off, and then returned to VT. Because of this, I have always had a relatively easy time accessing journals through… Continue reading GRAD 5104: Open Access
I’ll use this blog prompt as a platform for complaining about the user-friendliness of Endnote-because, why not?! I never thought I could absolutely despise something that I use everyday, but alas, here I am blogging about a friggin’ citation software. My level of dissatisfaction has reached some rather impressive levels, ranging from: visiting reddit forums where… Continue reading Week 7: Endnote Sucks
One of the characteristics of graduate school that I most enjoy is the ability to work with other people, both senior and junior, and pick their brains about their past experiences and notable areas in their life when growth took place. When it comes to writing, I think most of us have struggled at some… Continue reading Synthesize it!
“Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.” -Audre Lorde This quote has always meant a great deal to… Continue reading Let’s give them something to talk about
Man, was I excited to write this blog post(!!). Since beginning my time as a graduate student at Virginia Tech, I have become enormously intrigued by the various functionalities of University Honor Systems. My curiosity has led me to evaluate how various different Universities approach the idea of Honor Code violations and ethical integrity amongst… Continue reading University Honor Systems
When I take a look back and reflect on the teachers and professors who have most impacted my view on education, most of my memories are wonderful. I’ve been blessed with the rare opportunity to learn from professionals in a wide range of disciplines- from the arts to linear algebra and beyond. Though teaching styles… Continue reading Ethical Teaching
Because my research is primarily centered around the health sciences, I have chosen to write about ethics as they relate to health policy and health science research. In the article “What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important” by David Resnik, PhD, the author discusses the importance of health research in the United… Continue reading Ethics and Integrity