Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki. Photo: RJ Mendoza. Like so much else in life, a rite of passage for doctoral students has gone virtual during COVID the PhD defense, in which students present their research and field questions from faculty before receiving a degree. For Luisa Angeles in the Department of Chemistry, this milestone took place on the afternoon of April It happened on Zoom. On the bright side, her parents and siblings in Asia got to attend, logging in at 1 a.
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Zoom, an online platform used for videoconferencing, offered one nice advantage for Carrozzi, as she was able to record her defense to share with friends and family. But a remote thesis defense is highly unusual and comes with its own challenges. So, it was difficult to judge the appropriate speed of my talk or if I should have clarified certain topics a bit more. I just had to use my best judgement. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 1 in 3, Americans will tear or damage their ACL at some point in their life.
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On March 24, one day after in-person meetings and instruction at the university were halted and moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nitasha Mathayas earned a new title: PhD. Over the next several weeks, many doctoral students will face the same situation. Here, Nitasha shares her experience and advice for holding a successful virtual dissertation defense. I also bought myself a Ph. Diva shirt.
Podcast: Play in new window Download. Your experiments are finished, papers published, and your dissertation has been typed, referenced, printed, and distributed. So much has changed during the COVID pandemic , but one thing has not changed: nearly-minted PhD students still want to finish and get the heck out of grad school! Students defending during the socially-distant Spring of have had to adapt to videoconferences and screen-sharing. You need to know the literature.