[AAPIHRG-D] The 6 C’s: Presentation Strategies featuring Nga Bui!

Nga came in to present a session that has now become a long standing tradition: the 6 C’s presentation. This presentation teaches the six C’s of how to become a good facilitator and presenter as a researcher. During this session, Nga encouraged the researchers to look critically at their own strengths and weaknesses, an effort that ultimately helps them improve in their public speaking skills. The researchers took time to reflect and share with the class different aspects that they felt fit closely with their personality and other aspects that differ greatly from who they are now.

At the end of this presentation, students also filled out a short quiz to discover what kind of leader they are. These fun leadership quizzes attribute certain colors and skills to the person depending on their score on the quiz. Seeing the different qualities in each of the researchers just goes to show that each has their own unique leadership roles but share a great passion for the same topic: AAPI health.

Researchers deep in thought. They're not sleeping, I swear.
Researchers deep in thought. They’re not sleeping, I swear.

[AAPIHRG-D] Social @ Berkeley Thai Buddhist Temple!

AAPIHRG-D took a trip down to Wat Mongkolratanaram where the temple offers a delicious spread of authentic Thai food every Sunday! We were greeted with crowds of eager faces smelling the savory aroma that wafted out at least a block’s radius. Temple goers could exchange cash into small silver tokens to be exchanged for entrees or a hot bowl of noodle soup!

This tradition of coming to the temple as a AAPIHRG social started last year, lead by past coordinator, researcher, and avid AAPIHRG fan, Meredith Maimoni!

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Mere flashing us that iconic smile.

This year, we also enjoyed some great fun and food. This place never disappoints and we hope to do it again next year!

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Kelsey being camera shy.
Coconut dumplings?
Coconut dumplings?

[AAPIHRG-D] Data Analysis Part 2 featuring Katie Lau!

How to turn results into discussion points relevant to goals

Today, the researchers had a chance to discuss discussions! This is a critical part of the paper that they will be expected to turn in at the end of the semester and we went over the important pieces that go into an effective discussion section. Discussions should answer questions that include:

  • How do my results compare with the literature that is out there?
  • What insights did my results offer that are new?
  • How do my results compare to my original hypothesis?
  • What are some limitations to my study?
  • What are some next steps?
  • How can the community use this research?

The students then took turns brainstorming their hypothesis with the class and coming up with a list of expected results from their study. Then, they also discussed some limitations that apply to their study specifically.

The students then took this information to formulate a cohesive argument from the background information and their expectations for the project.