About Courtney Runn

Courtney is a senior at the University of Texas where she studies journalism and Italian. An Austin native, she loves living in the capital of Texas but also has a soft spot for Italia where she spent middle school and high school. A few of her favorite things include chai tea lattes, spending time with her golden retriever puppy, and good food shared with even better friends.

Skills for Success in College

Want to transition from high school without falling on your face? Check out these college success strategies! When people talk about college being the best four (or five, or six) years of their life, they usually are forgetting the not-so fun parts, like time management and hours spent in the library. College is...

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By |March 31st, 2016|Advice, College, How do I get there?|0 Comments

6 STEM Blogs You Should Be Following

Check out some of our favorite STEM blogs that will keep you reading for hours! Wired Science Blogs Wired makes science fun. With articles from "The Physics of OK Go's Epic New Zero-G Video" to "All the Volcanic Eruptions You Missed During the Super Bowl," the site's science blog makes STEM accessible and relevant. If...

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By |February 24th, 2016|Advice, Education, Featured, Lists, Resources, STEM - Science|3 Comments

Black History Month: Inspiring STEM Pioneers

In celebration of Black History Month, check out some of the most inspiring STEM pioneers throughout history! Science Pioneers: Mae Jemison and Charles Drew Mae Jemison As the first female African American astronaut, Mae C. Jemison definitely earns her spot on the list of STEM pioneers. Throughout her life, Jemison was interested in STEM fields and...

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5 Arctic Careers You Will Love

The arctic includes everything above the Arctic Circle and encompasses parts of Canada, Norway, Russia, Alaska, Denmark, and Iceland. The region has welcomed many explorers and scientists throughout history and is rich in natural resources, making it the perfect starting point for your STEM career. Here are just a few of the many arctic jobs you...

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What is Pseudoscience and Why Should You Avoid It?

What is pseudoscience? Have you ever read one study claiming coffee is the solution to all the world’s problems, then the next day read it’s actually going to kill us all? Sloppy science can trick the best of us so before you click “share” on that article, go through this checklist to see if it’s...

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By |December 11th, 2015|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Real-Life STEM: The Chemistry Behind Chocolate

Already counting down the days till next year's Halloween candy haul? You're not the only one. Check out these fun facts on the chemistry behind chocolate and how it affects the brain! You might not think STEM has anything to do with your favorite guilty pleasure, but there's actually a lot of chemistry behind chocolate,...

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By |November 19th, 2015|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

7 Ways Future Tech Innovations Will Change Your Life

Technology is a major part of our lives, and new tech innovations are constantly changing the way we live. Check out these hi tech innovations that will change life as we know it!

By |November 5th, 2015|Featured, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Famous Female Scientists Who Brought Diversity to STEM

STEM gets the rep of being a male-dominated field, but it boasts a long line of pioneering women. Check out these 5 famous female scientists who paved the way for women in STEM today!

By |October 19th, 2015|Featured, Is there a place for me?, Lists, STEM - Science|1 Comment

College Prep: 10 Questions You Need to Ask on a Campus Tour

Once you've sent in your applications, your next step for college prep should be visiting campuses. Going on campus tours can either immediately confirm the school of your dreams, be a major turn-off, or just confuse you. To avoid becoming an emotional mess, try out these 10 questions on your next campus tour!

By |October 12th, 2015|College, Featured, How do I get there?|0 Comments

Picking a Major: A Template on How To Study What You Love

  College is the perfect time to explore your passions and interests! While it might seem overwhelming to pick a major, there's no need to stress - check out our guide on how to study what you love!