“I think this is a good break to focus on yourself and make sure you’re staying healthy,” Reginald “Reggie” Evans says directly to an unseen camera.
Evans, a PhD student in Associate Professor Greg Thurber’s lab, is sitting in a room filled with items in varying shades of white, but it’s not the bright whites most viewers would expect to see in a university laboratory.
That’s because Evans filmed inside his home, reflecting on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected his research and, more broadly, his life after the University of Michigan suspended all noncritical research for the spring semester.
Evans joins Christina Rice, a ChE Master’s student and Mechanical Engineering PhD student, and four other U-M Engineering graduate students in a video where Engineering graduate students explained how they adjusted to changes required under COVID-19 protective measures.
The video is a part of a new Michigan Engineering vlog series, #GradStudentExplains, in which the six students shared their personalities and their perspectives on life as a graduate student.
Watch our graduate students share how they adapted to COVID-19.
Watch all vlogs from Reggie Evans (Greg Thurber Lab, ChE PhD student)
Watch all vlogs from Christina Rice (Ronald Larson Lab, ChE MSE student)