Science communication 👩🔬|| This is my face with million of expressions😮😌🤓😂😂 during my last PhD talk/examination.
. 💡 During our PhD programme we have to give a lot of talks and particularly we have to give at the end of each year, a review 📃 about what we have done so far, results and so on. We get evaluated for that and afterwards we need to give a talk in front of a thesis committee (with public audience). .
. ✔As I am at my second year, which officially ended successfully in 21/12/2017, when I gave the last part of the exam✌🎉🎉. 📚 Following our docotoral's Uni rules; we have to do two PhD progress’s talks at the end of the 2nd year: One abroad (in a host institute of research) and one in house (in our institute). In this way you get examined at different levels. .
This might be so challenging and exhausting for some people… like Oooo how can I talk and reply so many questions in front of a room full of strangers and whatever. Getting nervous before/during a talk is completely normal, because that means you really care about what you’re doing. For me personally, I'm so lucky/grateful to have real friend/s 🙇♀️🙋♀️🙋♂️ that really support me and give me the power to give the best I can (in down moments). .
. 😍I DO ENJOY A LOT giving scientific talks 🗣 and what better than presenting my work, my project, the hard work I’ve been doing to get results and share it with the world.
Honestly, I was more worried about the preparation before the talk (which figures are important to present, which data, the speech and other millions fears) than giving the talk itself. But then I took it as an opportunity to share the project in a simple but professional way with experts in the field (and not only), so I can receive different feedbacks and perhaps new ideas. .
. 👩🔬 As students, we need to do mistakes to improve our knowledge, expertise and capacities as scientist.
And you… Do you enjoy giving a presentation⁉️9
Finally got my groove back after break and had a productive Saturday afternoon reviewing for a functional anatomy quiz Monday!
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grad school: day one of semester two. didn’t get lost on campus this time, so things are progressing well.
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With a busy schedule tomorrow, I knew I wanted to get the bulk of meal prep out of the way tonight!
💚Wash and chop green beans so they're ready to be steamed for dinners
💚Portion and package baby carrots for work snacks
💚❤️Crustless-quiche (eggs and spinach) ready for some roasted potatoes to be thrown on top
💚Thai Red Curry Chicken & Veggies from @thedefineddish. The veggies & sauce are ready, and some crockpot chicken will be added tomorrow!
One step closer to a grab-and-go fridge & staying on track for my goals!👊🏼 I'm one week into my new program & am feeling unstoppable!
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Today was hard 😢 I didn't eat all day aside from a shake , I bit off all my fingernails , and I had a massive headache leaving class today aside from my anxiety up the roof . Just now my professor graded my assignment and wrote me back . I feel 100% better my first writing assignment is correctly done and he told me my paper was excellent. Of course I shed a tear .... I'm proud of myself n relieved I passed paper #1. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders . #gradstudent 🙌🏽
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as euphoric. That feeling, known as a runner's high, can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.
Today, I believe my endorphins were broken but still pushed through 😂
Leg day have me throwing myself down the stairs instead of walking 🚶♀️ 😂
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Day 5 ✅
Sometimes you just need a day of good ole fashioned leg day with weights. Good thing day 5 was leg day!
Taking it back to those original movement patterns is always a smart choice! Being strong with these movements will be the foundation to all of the cool moves you want to do. 💥Squat 💥Diagonal lunge reaches
💥Sumo squat 💥Single leg good mornings
Load it. Move it. Love it.
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I have a friend in PT school, and we always talk about vestib. Interesting to see how different specialities approach the same issue. 🙇🏻♀️
Let’s talk about mental health. In graduate school, students face a lot of mental health struggles that come with a high pressure and fast paced environment that can often lead us to feeling isolated and anxious. .
Follow the link in my profile to my newest blog post where I’m opening up about my own personal struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder and impostor syndrome! I hope my talking transparently, we can all contribute to dispelling the remaining stigma surrounding mental health disorders and bring a greater sense of community to science and academia!
And always remember, if you are struggling today, you are not alone. Reach out to a trusted friend, colleague, counselor, or even me and talk things out!
He didn't choose the thug life. The thug life chose him.
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So at first glance day 6 looked like a walk in the park. 💋😂Um, yeah right. #highlightreel swipe over and that's alot more like it. Cardio flow was evil. 😈👎It was a stacked workout and reminded me of the 12 days of Christmas song. You know how the rounds just keep repeating adding one more each time?? 🤔🎄 #12daysofchristmas#cardioday#homeworktime
Looking through some of my old sketchbooks for good ideas I’ve forgotten, and might want to use for my MFA show- and I came across these, most from before I even knew I’d get to come back to UNT for grad school. A page covered with some of the sketches on scrap paper I’d scribble in pen, sharpie, & highlighter when I was working at PF. A little owl, because they are cool. The trees in fall colors that line the street to my parent’s home. A swimsuit that I hope I can make someday. Lots of good memories come to mind when I flip through the pages of my sketchbooks. 😊 #sketchbook#artist#designer#fashion designer #dowork#imagination#picoftheday#photooftheday#instamood#inspiration#gradschool#gradstudent
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Leaving the lab and headed into my birthday weekend!!!! It may seem childish, but I still get excited about my birthday. Prior to this #phdlife, and like a true Aquarius, I made a big deal about it with annual trips and grand celebrations. However, my birthdays look quite different as a graduate student. With this stipend, there's definitely no room for trips 🙅🏾, my homesickness grows, and as the day draws near, I'm reminded that my social circle is almost nonexistent😕. Honestly, I've started to dread the day. I get mad/sad that I live a life that makes events like birthdays, holidays, family reunions, engagements, weddings, pregnancies, etc. feel more like distractions than celebrations. I don't quite know why, but these birthday blues, really get the best of me and during this time I need positive affirmations from my family and friends more than ever. Does anyone else feel this way? You all know how most grad students hate when people ask about when they're graduating? Well, let's add "What are you doing for your birthday?" to the do not ask list. Chances are, we're doing nothing special just the usual, studying, reading and writing, because as a PhD student the work never ends, not even on birthdays. 📷: @yp_travel_journal