Preparations for more teaching

The teaching for this semester has soon reached its end. As I have said before, I love teaching. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback for my webinars and for the labs I have supervised. Teaching has genuinely been one of the few glimpses of light in these dark Corona times. But more teaching willContinue reading “Preparations for more teaching”

PhD Student representative

A few weeks ago, I was chosen as a Ph.D. student representative for the department board. I have had similar positions before, so I’m familiar with most tasks, but one thing that is new to me is to participate in interviews for new Ph.D. student candidates. I was nervous before the first interview, thinking about what IContinue reading “PhD Student representative”

So many feelings

Being a Ph.D. student is sometimes like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I love it, but some days I only feel anxiety. Today I have felt both. Performance anxiety The most common negative emotion that I have as a Ph.D. student is performance anxiety. I feel that I don’t know enough, I don’tContinue reading “So many feelings”

Lab preparations

As part of my teaching duties, I’m responsible for coordinating lab 1 in the course Automatic control, basic coruse. Coordination includes: Setting up the equipment for the lab (see picture). Coordinate Ph.D. student supervisors. Coordinate student supervisors. Make the signup lists available. Every time I’m surprised by how much time this takes to do. But nowContinue reading “Lab preparations”

New teaching course coming up

I will be one of the teachers next semester in the basic course in Automatic Control. There I will be responsible for webinars, which are online sessions where the students discuss the latest lecture material. The webinars are a new element in the course, so we don’t know what the students will think about it.Continue reading “New teaching course coming up”

First data collection

Today was one of those big days: I collected my first set of EEG data! I did a simple trial where the test person (my husband in this case) imagined to lift his right or left hand. I am so proud that I got everything to work: the stimuli program, mounting the EEG cap, andContinue reading “First data collection”