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Notre Dame’s Rae Moors shows us a thing or two about Irish literature!

Rae Moors, an incoming senior at the University of Notre Dame, has had quite an eventful summer. To gather information for her Irish Language and Literature thesis and Art Studio exhibit, Moors travelled to Dublin and Galway to research Irish folklore and the way that characters, stories and cultural heritage is celebrated in the telling […]

Billy Looney of Harvard is rapidly expanding his academic network through summer research!

All of his friends and family know him simply as “Billy,” but for the Harvard student-athlete William Francis Looney IV, his name reflects only part of his identity on campus, as his passions for both academics and athletics bleed into everything he does. Billy is a rising senior at the college, on track to honorably […]

This Week on Project Lever Magazine! [7.7.2014]

Hi guys! So for this week at Project Lever, we are switching gears from the subject of how to build a relationship with an advisor to how to build an academic network, and why doing so is an important part of the research process. So each day for the rest of the week, we will […]

Wondering how to approach an academic advisor? Dean Little from BU helps us out

Here at Project Lever, we do our absolute best to connect you to an academic advisor for your research project. Unfortunately, through our match algorithm, we can’t necessarily give you the information about an individual professor’s tendencies (at least not yet!). Knowing a professor’s name, e-mail address, and office is only half of the battle. […]

This Notre Dame Student is Changing the Way We Clean Our Water

Written by Alicia Czarnecki, student at the University of Notre Dame! When Monica McFadden, Environmental Engineering Class of 2017, University of Notre Dame, was searching for colleges she was specifically looking for a place where she could be involved in research as an undergraduate student. At Notre Dame, McFadden is already involved in research at the […]

Interested in taking a gap year? Lydia Collins in Ecuador

Tufts freshman Lydia Collins lived in a family in Ecuador from August until April as part of a gap year program. “I did a program called Global citizen year. The program puts kids in Ecuador, Brazil and Senegal. I wanted to go to Ecuador because I wanted to improve my Spanish.” Tufts’ 4+1 program to […]

Four Days Until Project Lever Launches for >17,000 Online Students at Harvard

You may have read about in another Lever Magazine post as we were mentioned in Bloomberg Businessweek, but the countdown comes to a close as we anticipate our biggest platform date to launch. 17,000 students at Harvard Business School taking the “Innovating in Health Care”will be eligible to sign up for our online platform. March […]

Want to find a great mentor? Build an academic network!

“You will find only what you bring in.” - Master Yoda With April almost around the corner, a lot of junior students start fretting about finding thesis advisors for next years. In our conversations with students looking for academic mentors, we often hear this idea of having “one and only” academic mentor, and if only […]

Company Mention in Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Julia Freeland from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation put together a really nice article this month commenting on the new ways in which technology is helping students. We all know that technology has become adept at personalizing content for us, but we are getting into the age where revealing “social capital” is becoming […]

“Solve this, solve this, solve this:” Researching in China

Written by Claire Forgan, Tufts University ’16 “We went to China because of the collaborative effort [on titanium dioxide].” Josh Golubovsky, a sophomore at Tufts University, talks about his research with Jordin Metz on water purification and his opportunity to go to China. “I’m working on the production of [titanium dioxide]. I’m working on trying […]