I feel: 🙂(good)
And we begin our eighth week.
This morning I met with Robert and talked to him about his experiences with graduate school. It’s always great getting another perspective, but his perspective was definitely important because it wasn’t a “life is perfect” story. His major advisor left in the middle of his PhD!
Our team also began working on our REU symposium application. It’s due today! Last friday in our group meeting, we established we needed to write our REU paper on something other than our main research topic. This is because we want to get a peer reviewed paper out of our main research topic, so it doesn’t make sense to cut it short for the REU paper. So, we’re writing another paper.
This afternoon, some of the interns talked about internships and schools. It was a good conversation, and I really enjoyed the information everyone shared.
At 3:53pm, we submitted our REU symposium application! Before the deadline was moved to midnight tonight, the deadline had been 4:00pm, so I was a little stressed.
Tidbit(s) of information:
• There was cotton candy ice cream at lunch today.
• There’s a new student in VRAC, and he apparently got fired from his internship because he broke his finger. Poor guy.
• Jennifer, Emmanuelle, and I are watching Stranger Things season 3. We’re almost done, but wow so much has happened so far!
• My boyfriend and I watched The Prestige yesterday, and it was very interesting. With the main characters, as he says, “it’s The Greatest Showman versus Batman” since it’s Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.