Last weekend: research symposium

Trip Start Jun 03, 2009
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Trip End Sep 18, 2009


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

This weekend we participated in an undergraduate research symposium in Washington DC (or near DC, right by the airport).  I have been to research conferences before but not one specifically for undergraduate students.  The atmosphere was a lot more lax, and students were not all fully dressed up in suits.  I preferred it this way because I left all my nice suits and pants at school because I will be interviewing for graduate school in the winter. 

There were several talks about networking and graduate school preparation... I presented my project today, and it was very well received.  During meals and in between sessions, people tended to hang out with others from their program, but I attempted to mingle and sit with different groups.  I met a guy who went to one of my best friends' high school-- he was overly excited about the connection.  Then there were guys doing biomedical research at NYU, with whom I played pool in the evening.  I am NOT good at pool at all, as in I have attempted maybe three times in my life.  But somehow I won twice.  I don't know.  Maybe it was the vodka tonic?
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