Away We Go

The Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors a number of grant programs, including the Circumnavigator Club Foundation’s Around-the-World Study Grant and the Undergraduate Research Grant. Some of the students on these grants end up traveling and having a variety of amazing experiences. We wanted to give some of them the opportunity to share these experiences with the broader public.  It is our hope that this opportunity to blog will deepen the experiences for these students by giving them a forum for reflection; we also hope these blogs can help open the eyes of others to those reflections/experiences as well. Through these blogs, perhaps we all can enjoy the ride as much as they will.

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Beautiful Chaos - Posted to Food for Thought by Elizabeth Larsen

Since it is impossible to capture the awe inspiring experience of Teej Festival at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal last Thursday in just one picture or blog post, I created a photo story to document one of my most amazing memories of the summer! I hope that my photos capture at least a small (Read More)

24/7 kirtan - Posted to Singhs on the Small Screen by Conner VanderBeek

I confess that I’m writing this post a few weeks later than I should have. I’m currently in New Delhi, so my usual access to pictures via Canadian television and the internet is severely limited. One of the distinctive markers of growing up with Punjabi culture was the gray or black radio in nearly every (Read More)

Interviews and Transcription - Posted to Cesáreas by jessica

Thought I should give another update about what I have been working on for the past few weeks! Like I mentioned in the last post, I have been focusing collecting data from medical professionals for my last bit of time in Argentina. As it turns out though, medical professionals have been a lot less willing (Read More)

Babenen (Farewell/See you soon) Senegal: Final Thoughts - Posted to Youth and Politics in Senegal by kenny

Wednesday August 13 – The last week of my trip got very busy so I didn’t have time to update my blog. I have now arrived home in New Jersey and am finishing it all now! Hope you enjoy my last couple of posts (the final four posts to be exact). After two amazing months (Read More)

Tips for Traveling alone - Posted to Losing pounds (and euros)! by danica

At times, it can be lonely. What can be fun is listening into other people’s conversations, and make up stories about their lives. If you happen to be someone who sings to yourself or has a tendency to accidentally talk to yourself, and then realize only after you pass someone that you are talking to (Read More)

Thursday Afternoon at the Dead Houses - Posted to Bay Area Communal Living in the Digital Age by business as usual

  We made our way back to Ithaka to meet with Rob Levitsky on Thursday afternoon. The home was quiet, once again, when we arrived, so we decided to open the fence and walk into the backyard. The “backyard” spans nearly an acre. It includes several other houses that are used as community homes. There’s (Read More)

when faces called flowers float out of the ground - Posted to a summer of song by veronique

I’m not going to lie, earlier this week/the end of last week, I hit a bit of a wall with this project. It was rough- I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, like I wasn’t good enough at post-tonal music theory to understand the music I was working with, and, most frequently, like all the (Read More)

Weeks 3 and 4: Results! - Posted to Baby Talk by courtney

My experiment is producing results! I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to say, so that’s all I’m going to say about the results. They exist. They’re there. We have done the study with some toddlers, and there are results now. Sorry if you were expecting something more conclusive. Here’s a fun video of a (Read More)

The Pendulum Effect - Posted to Things to be shattered; things to be shown by maria

The beginning may not always be the hardest part but, perhaps because it’s the beginning, it pretty much feels that way. Such was the case with the start of my research — talk about a series of dead ends. Unexpected facility closings, crashed internet, essential materials on loan indefinitely, and, to top it all off, (Read More)

Tanzania: week 1! - Posted to Crossing Paths by nedra

Where to begin with this past week? So much as happened that it feels like I’ve been in Tanzania for much longer than a week; but with seven more weeks left in my program, I know that there is still so much more to experience. The way my program is set up, the first two (Read More)

Hello… - Posted to Jessie's Summer 2014 by pcivetta

Hello, my name is Jessie Kang and I’m conducting research on the mechanism of action of the compound metarrestin, by focusing on the change in Pol I activity. The results of this research will provide insight into cancer metastasis. Bookmark to:

Protected: Rwanda Revisited - Posted to The World is a Book: A Page in Rwanda by Lydia

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The Bittersweet End - Posted to The Bare Bones by Catherine Althaus

The final stop on my whirlwind adventure turned out to be one of my favorite locations of the summer. After a wonderful time in Chile I crossed the border into Peru, eventually settling in a small southern town called Moquegua. Since the tiny city is not known for any kind tourism, I stuck out like (Read More)