4 Ways That Running A 50 Miler Was A Lot Like Writing My Masters Thesis

When I tell other graduate students I like to run ultramarathons, they ask why I would ever do something so long and pointless. Irony aside, instead of writing a traditional race report, I had a fun time thinking about how running the Dirty German 50 Miler this past weekend was similar to my experience writing… Continue reading 4 Ways That Running A 50 Miler Was A Lot Like Writing My Masters Thesis

How To Change Advisors In Graduate School (with pictures) (jk I was too lazy to make pictures)

When I was first looking at switching labs and consulted my age old friend Google, I did not see a lot of relevant results. So, for any other anxious graduate student that is considering switching labs and wants steps and an email template of what to send, hopefully this article helps. As is said over… Continue reading How To Change Advisors In Graduate School (with pictures) (jk I was too lazy to make pictures)

Answering Questions That Kids Ask Me About Aerospace Engineering that I was Definitely Never Taught But Now Know

Why is space black? Well first lets talk about what we do know, why is the sky blue. The sky is blue because light from the sun hits molecules in Earth’s atmosphere and scatters off in all directions. Blue light is scattered more than other colors because it travels in shorter, smaller waves. At night,… Continue reading Answering Questions That Kids Ask Me About Aerospace Engineering that I was Definitely Never Taught But Now Know