Step Post-Project Reflection

  1. My STEP Signature project involved doing math research with the Knots and Graphs program at OSU. I conducted research relating to Khovanov Homology and Biquandle Brackets.
  2. I found out that I enjoy doing research and presenting work at conferences, etc. This experience helped me grow as a researcher and as a presenter.
  3. Delving into literature on the topic helped me more fully understand the topic, and this combined with brainstorming and working with my group helped me understand what research is really about. This helped me understand that I want to continue doing research. Additionally, we presented at a conference at the end of the summer. This experience made me realize I enjoy presenting my work as well.
  4. This is valuable to me because I plan to complete a graduate degree and become a researcher. This experience helped me solidify my goals.


Group picture from the “Young Mathematicians Conference” that I presented at.


A diagram I created relating to the research project.

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