Veronica Catete's Blog

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Blurb
I'm a second year PhD student at NCSU, where I also got my bachelors. I recieved my Masters from UNCC in summer 2012. This is my 5th year participating in the SPARCS program, and second year as a coordinator. My research interest lies somewhere in educational video games and helping students learn in ways that are both fun & engaging for them (hopefully this semester I can narrow that down).
Interests
Educational Video Games, Gaming Research, Child Outreach, Relay 4 Life (CCA)

My Motivation

September 2, 2009

Motivation, that's an odd thing to me, and I'm not quite sure why I have it. I'm not in the pursuit of happiness for sure, because that makes it seem like I don't already have happiness. And if anything I caught happiness, wrestled it to the ...

My Goals for the Semester

August 26, 2009

Academic: 1. Use fewer life and death excuses to extend deadlines. . . . i. meet each deadline . . . ii. start (and finish) work early . . . iii. find a better organizational system (post-it calendar) 2. Get an A in English . . . i. read the books . . . ii. pay attention in class (sans laptop) . . . iii. do assignments punctually ...

STARS Celebration

August 20, 2009

So, if it wasn't obvious enough, I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the STARS Celebration this year. I met many interesting people, and saw some very exciting projects. Minus a hiccup in flight plans, it went down without a hitch... After playing the Snag'em Game set up by UNCC ...

STARS Banquet

April 25, 2009

I think the banquet went very well. All of the sponsors seemed very interested in our posters and projects. I met some nice people from cisco & ?? who were interesting. I think both of them mentioned they were in the NAVY at some point and they had fun stories to tell ...

Semester reflection

April 25, 2009

This year I think I got a good deal accomplished. I was able to pick up the SPARCS program, and I had a lot of fun with that. I did adjust my goals a slightly for 116 mentoring, the help 3 people thing didn't quite work out. But my ...