Last Friday, one of our Bloggers, Rebecca, talked about the research she is doing for UMBC’s Undergraduate Research Day in her article “Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly“. It was so relatable, and I feel like most of us students are going through that research phase for our papers right now.
I’m personally working on two major papers currently. One is a 25 page paper on Climate Change and Environmental Health in Peru. The other one is my capstone (thesis without defense) as a degree requirement for my Masters of Public Health (MPH). My topic will focus on the Role of External Players on Cambodian Healthcare System. Neither of these topics are considered easy to research because they’re set in developing countries with limited existing research. It definitely is time consuming. I feel like I have too little time with too much to do. However, one exciting and nerve-wrecking thing is that graduation is only a month away. Also, my last day to submit my last assignment is May 1st so I really only have two weeks left. I can see the light at the end of this tunnel!
Whatever our majors may be or what semesters we are in, we all know that doing research and writing papers definitely aren’t easy feats. We put in hours of hard work and battle with sleep deprivation in order to get that “A”. Sometimes, it really is quality work, but it doesn’t really get shared with anyone, besides our professors.
This is why I think it is a great idea to share our research work at the USG Student Research Day on May 3, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The research can come from class assignments or internships.
If you are nervous because this is your first time, or if you wanted some help to polish your work, there is a Research Posters Workshop occurring on April 25. In addition to telling you how to create a poster, the workshop will also educate you on how to make a poster design effective. They will also share useful tips for presenting your research poster.
This sounds like a great opportunity to take part in. I hope you will consider it!
Let’s put our hard work on display! 🙂