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Blog Post Competition

04 May 2018


Greetings! We would like to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who submitted a blog post for our competition during GRAD Appreciation Week. We got over 15 submissions from almost every Department/ Program on campus, which is great turnout for graduate students! We hope that everyone stays tuned in the next few weeks as we publish the posts that were submitted. Tomorrow you'll get to read the first, which was awarded "Best Research" writing in the competition. Want to know who won and what they wrote about? See below for all the winners! Be sure to continue submitting blog posts to share your opinions about Dartmouth research/ life.

Also, a big congratulations to the Digital Musics program for the highest participation level thereby winning them a party for the program! 

Honorable Mentions:

Sadie Doran [Thayer School of Engineering]: Sadie wrote a letter to Dartmouth proclaiming her love from the moment she set foot on campus.

Mavra Nasir [Quantitative Biomedical Sciences]: Mavra submitted a post describing her research as well as a quirky field guide to being a graduate student.

Kyle Morrison [Molecular and Cellular Biology]: Kyle wrote honestly about the emotional toll of graduate school.

Camilla Tassi [Digital Music]: Camilla wrote about her research into the modern performance of early works of music.

Hannah Grover [Thayer School of Engineering]: Hannah wrote about what it's like to be in Thayer and what her day looks like.

Award Winners:

Most Informative: Kimberley Lewis for “Impost Syndrome: Internal Prompt” [Molecular and Cellular Biology]: Kimberley wrote about why we feel like we aren't good enough, but that in the end, this too shall pass.

Most Interesting: Dominic Coles for “Leave the Needle on the Jammed Wavelength” [Digital Music]: Dominic explained his research into the role of jamming radio signals in impeding the independence of colonized nations.

Most Honest: Hyun Seong [Computer Science]: Hyun spoke about what graduate school can do to you and how it can be a weary road.

Best Research Writing: Aaron Karp [Digital Music]: Aaron explained his work into massive audio surveillance systems that must decipher important vs unimportant sounds to extract the relevant information.

Best Overall: Mary Liza Hartong [Creative Writing]: Mary Liza explained that even though her thesis is a memoir, it is just as difficult as any other degree - including physics!

If you would like to be involved in the GRAD Blog don't hesitate to reach out with any questions! You can get in touch by clicking here.


'Til next time,

Savannah Barnett

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