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Reflections: Part 2, Finale

And so, as the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program draws to a close, we ask Subgroups 2 and 4 to help us go out with a bang! We now ask you to reflect on the proposal writing process itself. What would you … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 1, Continued

To Subgroups 2 and 4, we say again: Take this moment to reflect on how your relationship with your advisor as well as your own writing has changed over the course of the past few weeks. What kind of feedback … Continue reading

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Tissue Engineering: Round 2

My interest in tissue engineering started about eight years ago, when I spent the summer in a lab that was working on vascular engineering using different types of stem cells to create different types of blood vessels. The concept of … Continue reading

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Who Are You? Part 2

Last week, half of our summer bloggers told us about themselves as a way to think about crafting a personal statement. This week, Subgroups 2 and 4 will revisit their introductions and tell us who they are. As a friendly … Continue reading

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Enouement

Someone once told me about this neologism: enouement. Somebody, somewhere created a word describing the inexplicable bittersweet feeling of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, and not being able to tell your past self. I was … Continue reading

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A Late Start

When I was in 5th grade, my mother decided to try her hand at homeschooling. While she excelled in almost every field of study, science was not her thing. The one time she attempted to teach about gravity, the experiment … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Intellectual History, Part 2

Last week, half of our summer bloggers crafted cocktail party narratives about where they’ve been and what they’ve done as a way to think about how to write a statement of previous research. This week, it’s time for the bloggers … Continue reading

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Regenerate Skin

Colonel Gates, Injuries are often sustained in battle, and some soldiers lose extremities or are disfigured in the line of duty. My work aims at helping wounded men and women live a better life after the Armed Forces through the … Continue reading

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Dear Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives

Dear Sophia Smith, It has recently come to my attention that your institution offers a Travel-to-Collections fund to offset the travel costs of researchers engaged in studies that would benefit from access to the holdings at Smith College. I was … Continue reading

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Dear Well-Endowed Science Institute…

Hello, there! Last week, half of our 2015 Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program Cohort chose one of the “reader personas” recently created by our bloggers and wrote to that Skeptical Humanist of Well-Endowed Science Institute to tell him or her about their research.This … Continue reading

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