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Major: Computer Science

Future plans: Graduating is my future plan

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: It’s a group effort, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Communication is key for this class and anything else in life!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Ask questions during class, come to the help room, Piazza, and taking your own notes on the material. COMMUNICATE!!!

Fun fact about me: I’m the oldest of two kids, I’m a 4th year college student, my pronouns are He/They/Them.

Help room hours: Fridays 3 pm - 4 pm

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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Future plans: Work on R&D at some company, preferably on something clean energy related.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Do the homework, read the notes, don’t be scared to ask questions!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Come to help room, and don’t be ashamed to ask the same question multiple times.

Fun fact about me I was born and raised in the Amazon

Help room hours: Thursdays 11 am - 12 pm

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Major: Mathematics

Future plans: Attend graduate school to study Education and Mathematics

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Come to class prepared to engage with your classmates and don't be afraid to share what's on your mind (questions, concerns, insights, jokes (appropriately), etc.)

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? If you are struggling in class, try communicating with your groupmates and/or a tutor by letting them know what topics or ideas you are having trouble with and asking for assistance whenever needed.

Fun fact about me: I have two pet rats named Isabella and Zoey that you may see from time to time in class.

Help room hours: N/A

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Future plans: Grad School, then a job in aviation/defense/or renewable energy.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Come to class prepared! Take the best notes possible before coming to class. This will benefit you greatly in a group setting while reassuring your own understanding.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Don't be afraid to talk to your LA's or professors to seek help, ask questions. We are here to support your learning, and will do what we can to ensure your success.

Fun fact about me: I've broken both my arms at the same time.

Help room hours: Thursdays 12 pm - 1 pm

Major: Electrical Engineer

Future plans: Graduate and get an engineering job with a company I enjoy

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Doing the homework before class makes completing the problems in class much easier. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as possible and it never hurts to lean into your group members for help, it’s a group effort!!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Ask the LA for help or go to help rooms. This class has many road blocks and asking questions is the best way to break them down.

Fun fact about me I built the security system at my High School.

Help room hours: Mondays 9 - 11 am, Thursdays 1 - 2 pm, Fridays 12 - 2 pm

Major: Applied Engineering — Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Future plans: Graduating this spring and obtaining a full-time job

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: Come to class with an open mindset! This style is incredibly beneficial (and fun), but it can be intimidating at first. Come to class prepared, build trust within your group, ask questions, and communicate. Don’t let yourself get bogged down by focusing on the “correct final answer”, focus on the process and the understanding.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Reach out for help and be transparent. We have all been in your shoes and we are here to see/help you succeed! Use your resources as well. Everyone in your group brings something different to the table, use that to the benefit of the group!

Fun fact about me I’m on the MSU Figure Skating Team and I’m currently on e-board as social chair! Bad timing to be in charge of social events :/

Help room hours: Thursdays 10 - 11 am

Research Area: Physics Education Research

Description of research in that area: Quantitative, data manipulation, coding, and statistical tests applied to large datasets that pertain to student learning or student experiences in physics.

What excites you about physics: physics is where you learn about how every facet of the world works, with math that can be simplified and approximate! You don't need math to understand it, though, since physics is just as much observations as it is the math behind them.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: the EMP-Cubed experience is one you may never encounter again, so take a moment to reflect on how you want to experience it. The course only exists with your presence, so the more you interact and engage/encourage others to engage with you, the more you'll learn how to work with others and how to craft your own physics knowledge. The most important thing, in my opinion, is that you try and have fun with it. Physics may not be the most 'fun' thing in the world, but they way that you learn it can be!

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? I recommend reaching out in 3 stages: to your group mates, to your tutor, and then to the professor. The in-class time is meant to be a discussion between you and your group, so when you come in, there are 3 to 4 immediate sources of help. When you are stuck or feeling like you're falling behind, speak up and ask what's going on or for a summary! Your tutor can help in that when they walk by, you can ask them questions or even approach them during help room hours for a recap of the day's work. The professors are there for more fundamental or more serious group questions/issues, though don't hesitate to talk to any of your tutors about these either. We're here to help!

Fun fact about me: I sing along to anything and everything if I know it. This makes me very annoying in car rides.

Help room hours: Mondays 11 am - 12 pm, Fridays 11 am - 12 pm

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Research/Interest Area: My research area is Physics Education Research.

Description of research in that area: My research has focused on the development and evaluation of active learning (non-lecture) physics classes, particularly introductory mechanics and E&M. I am particularly interested in studying the scientific skills that students are developing and how learning environments influence those skills.

What excites you about physics: I love the explanatory power of physics and that physics can explain what happens in every day life - like how metal detectors work or how power is generated or how the power grid is set up.

Advice on how to approach EMP-Cubed: This class is about more than getting a final answer, it's about understanding the process and understanding what your final answer actually means. Spend the time understanding the assumptions that are in the notes and in the problems, and really evaluate your answers. It's ok if they aren't completely realistic, the important part is to be able to identify why they aren't realistic and what the effects are on your solution.

What do you recommend doing if you are struggling in class? Remember that you have a lot of resources in this class. In addition to help room, you have your instructors in class, you have your group mates, there's piazza, and the notes. Don't be afraid of not knowing something - it is always worth it to ask questions or say something if you don't get an idea/concept!

Fun fact about me: During quarantine, I've learned to make croissants from scratch! Turns out it is a 3-day recipe.

Help room hours: Fridays 2 - 3 pm

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