Author Archives: Elyse Aufmann

The Importance of Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The Importance of Protecting Your Intellectual Property

New inventions and innovations take years of research and development before they’re ready to fulfill their purpose. The individuals who put so much hard work and dedication into these projects deserve full credit for their accomplishments. This is where intellectual property comes into play. Protecting your intellectual property means protecting your ideas and effort. It […]

How To Start a New Research Project

How To Start a New Research Project

Whether you’re looking ahead at your end-of-semester paper or taking on a new project in your professional career, the beginning of a research project is always a little daunting. An entire world of knowledge sits before you, and it’s your job to ask the right questions and gather reliable answers. When taking on a new […]

The Purpose of an Engineering Notebook

The Purpose of an Engineering Notebook

Engineers need high-quality notebooks to store their ideas, experiments, and inventions. Without a record of the processes they go through and the results they achieve, there’s no way of verifying an experiment or the engineer who performed it. A proper engineering notebook serves as both a resource for the engineer and a verifiable timeline for […]

Essential Supplies for Science Majors

Essential Supplies for Science Majors

School supply lists might not be as extensive in college as they were in elementary school, but there are still a few student essentials you need every semester. Some items are universal, like a sturdy backpack, textbooks, and your laptop. Others are more specific to your major. Art students stock up on paints and canvases. […]

The Different Types of Specialty Notebooks

The Different Types of Specialty Notebooks

Your notebook is a vital part of your education or profession. Whether you’re a student organizing your notes for the semester or a professional documenting important work in your career, you need the right journal for the job. This is why there are so many different kinds of notebooks. From added features to different binding […]

Good Documentation Practices in Clinical Research

Good Documentation Practices in Clinical Research

If you step foot into the world of clinical research, the first thing you’ll learn is how important good documentation is. Practicing good documentation is necessary for proving the results of your research. You must record what you did as well as what you didn’t do. Additionally, these records must be accurate, credible, and accessible […]

3 Tips for Managing a Large Research Project

3 Tips for Managing a Large Research Project

From undergraduate finals to PhD projects to the biggest breakthrough of your career, large research projects are a fundamental part of your professional journey. Even when you have years to work on a singular project, it’s easier than you think to let that time slip through your fingers. Without the right preparation, planning, and practices, […]