Happy Fall Semester, Everyone!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a great start to the school year. Over here at Susquehanna, we had convocation yesterday. The Bio dept thought it’d be nice to get a photo together… What a bunch of nerds…look how terrified I am. I think they’re the best 🙂

Summer Research Symposia

Hello again! As promised, I am writing about the poster presentations that my students gave following their summer of research. I’ll start off with saying that I am very proud of their work and commitment, and am even more psyched that they are excited and inspired to expand on their projects into the school year!!…

Starting a Research Program with Undergraduates

One of my tasks this summer was to get a research program up and running with undergraduate students. Let me give you some background before I begin on my plan of action… My position her at SU is as a Teaching Postdoc, meaning that according to my contract, my responsibilities end at the classroom. Fortunately, I have…

The Virtual Classroom (Part II) – Lab Reports

Hey ya’ll! It’s been a while… but I’m ready to chat a little more about that summer course: I talked about my 4-week Intensive Introduction to Neuroscience with virtual lab in my second blog post a couple weeks ago…it has since ended (it was only 4 weeks long). It’s been an experience. The Pros: students…

The Virtual Classroom (Part I)

So, I’ve just finished my first year of full-time teaching! It was great…I learned a lot (how to teach, how to deal with students, the material I was teaching…) and I’m looking forward to implementing those lessons into my courses next year. However, I’m in no way done challenging myself!..keep reading! Back in fall, when…