Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Whatsapp Epic from London

I arrived in London yesterday to begin a research project, and have been having a marvelous time exploring this vast, culturally vibrant, architecturally stunning city. I’ve been diving into seeing theatre: I saw Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios. Today, the saga of the £15 ticket for Angels in America Part 2:… Read more »

On Agency for Young Theatremakers and Self-Producing Plays

This summer, I was a grateful recipient of an Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grant (CTG) to produce my short play, Young Women of Valor in New York, at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (affectionately called OOB). This is, I imagine, an atypical sort of conference, and producing my OOB… Read more »

Weeks 8 and 9!

Hi everyone, Sorry for the brief hiatus! I have been preparing for a vacation with my family and seeing friends from home before they leave to start school again this fall. My most recent two weeks at work have been spent completing the last of my interviews. In the end, I was able to interview… Read more »

Origins, History, and Use of Event-Related Potentials

For my experiment, event related potentials (a measured brain response from some form of stimuli or motor event) were to be  measured through means of electroencephalography (EEG) of patients as well as from patient data of epilepsy patients from the University of Chicago Medical Hospital. Brain activity would be recorded and bookmarked with different stimulus… Read more »

Getting Started In Lab

Hi everyone – I’m approximately halfway through the research I’ve been conducting this summer; here are updates from the beginning of my time in the Grabowecky Lab! I started lab early June; because this was my first time doing research in the specific field of neuro-psychology, I began by lengthening the original review of literature… Read more »

A Lengthy Update To Precede More Frequent Less Lengthy Updates

As expected, research this summer has been a near constant encounter with the unexpected. I apologize for not blogging sooner or more often. I would attribute this lack of blogging to the large and seemingly not ending collection of records I’m working with. Most days I would rather get through a shelf of records than… Read more »

Singapore: local food production –> increased food security

Finally, here’s a post that directly responds to a fundamental research question of mine: how do local farms contribute to a city’s food security? (In my last two blog posts, I’ve answered a similar question: why are local food organizations and non-production focused farms important to ensure Singapore’s food security? Local food organizations promote consumer…