This podcast delves into the accessible resources around UConn’s campus that facilitate leadership. A diverse group of candidates are interviewed to provide their unique stories of research on and off-campus. These students elaborate on frequently neglected factors of their journeys: inspirations, hindrances, and catalyzed leadership.
A Conversation with UConn President Thomas Katsouleas
After a year-long hiatus, we return with an insightful conversation on research and leadership, two fundamental pillars of education at the University of Connecticut. President Katsouleas reminisces his cutting-edge undergraduate research on plasma-based particle accelerators in the field of electrical engineering and applied physics. In light of the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss the significance […]
Episode 12: Saurabh Kumar, Fetal Onset Hydrocephalus
Saurabh is a senior at UConn and recipient of the University Scholar laureate, among other recognitions. In this concluding episode, we dive deeper into the University Scholar program and Saurabh’s growth as a curious student and researcher since his freshman year. Saurabh shares words of advice for students who wish to start interdisciplinary research outside […]
Episode 11: Avadhut Khade and Gaganjot Bedi, Autism Intervention Technology
Avadhut and Gaganjot both work in a kinesiology lab focusing on using an application and other techniques to understand various learning disabilities and developing ways to tackle this issue in kids. They both discuss their unconventional application of biliteracy in the lab and the impact of this experience on their views toward research. For those […]
Episode 10: Nicole Rivera and Imane Forbes, Research Abroad
Nicole and Imane are seniors at UConn that participated in funded research abroad over the summer. They both had the amazing chance to go to Australia to conduct research under a fellowship offered by UConn’s LSAMP program. Nicole and Imane discuss their growth as student leaders through the program and emphasize how students can apply […]
Episode 9: Hind Fares and Jonathan Sosa, RESULTS
Hind and Jonathan are currently involved in RESULTS, a club on campus that focuses on ending poverty through political action. Hind is co-president and has been involved in the national chapter’s annual conference held in Washington, DC, where the leaders of various campuses discuss the largest issues and take action politically. These two discuss leading […]
Episode 8: Wanjiku Gatheru, Food Insecurity and UCAFE
Wanjiku (Wawa) is a prominent activist on campus who is also a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, and UConn’s first Rhodes scholar. She is the co-founder of UCAFE, UConn Access to Food Effort, an IDEA grant that influenced a state initiative (HB 7257) and federal policy (Closing the Hunger Gap Act). Wawa discusses the importance of […]
Best podcast ever
I listened to every recording and some. I found it extremely helpful and I have learned so much!!! I recommended this podcast to some of my friends and they enjoyed it just as much!! The content, the humor and the amazing people behind the scenes all did a good job. HIGHly RECOMMEND 10/10!!