here you will find various sundries that may or may not be related to academia
phd student notes
My lab hosted a Q&A for people on November 5, 2021. Part of that included an FAQ we pulled together of "not-so-obvious" things about graduate school. While it doesn't say much about graduate school applications, I think it covers some things about grad school that are helpful to think about as you apply. For questions about applications about graduate school, please feel free to ping me. I don't have a written out resource right now but I'm happy to chat with people.
Many other people have written better and wiser guides for applying to the NSF GRFP (Mallory Ladd and Alex Lang have very good guides/resources on the GRFP), the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. But a few people have reached out about applying, so I'm writing down here some tips that I find myself repeating. Unfortunately, these are just based off of my own experience but hopefully it is helpful for anyone reading?
Some background: I received the 2020 Award in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering division; I applied in 2019 during the first quarter of my PhD program (in other words, my application was in the first year PhD student pool).general comments
teaching and research mentoring
I currently do not have upcoming plans for teaching courses. If you want to ask or talk about research / research mentoring, feel free to reach out :)
miscif you're on signal, here's a fun sticker pack of my dog:
i am by no means a prolific book reader - this is just me keeping track of books i've read [X] + am reading [*] + plan to read this year [ ]. i always love chatting with people about books, hit me up if you would like to read together or talk about one! i will likely add/remove items to this list as the year progresses.