Monthly Archives: October 2013

Authentic Research Experience

In our lab, we use the fruit fly to explore genes and processes that are required for proper development of organisms. The fly is a useful model to understand human development due to its similarity with many other organisms, including … Continue reading

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One Program, Multiple Experiences

As fellows, we are asked to bring context and perspective from our graduate experience into the K-12 classroom. The intent is that the overall experience will assist in improving our ability to connect with undergraduates and become more effective educators … Continue reading

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Reflection on my first weeks as a GK-12 Fellow

My name is Annaria Barnds and I am a 1st year GK-12 fellow and a 4th year Biomechanics PhD student who studies the effects of the progression of Parkinson’s disease on motor control and balance but I am also very … Continue reading

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A different kind of “school”

This is my third year as a GK12 fellow, and I feel very lucky to be able to keep learning and trying new things each year.  This year is a very different venue for me.  In my first two years, … Continue reading

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Excitement for the year of GK12

My name is Allen Eastlund and I am a new GK12 member this year. My background is in physics and my current research is in biophysics. I specifically study DNA regulation. For a little more depth, think of it this … Continue reading

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Looking back on it all

Returning fellows have been asked to post our reflections on our GK12 experience.  I, like many, have been changed profoundly  by this fellowship, and I’ve been thinking about how to write this post for several months.  I tried to come … Continue reading

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Inspiring, educating and expanding thinking

Reflection of my classroom: High school?! I have to say I was extremely nervous to be at a high school. I have perception of high school students to be crazy, not caring and filled with hormones that are ready to … Continue reading

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