It’s finally August! This summer, and this program, went by so fast. We did our closing remarks at a video that Paul interviewed us for. I remember watching those videos before I applied this past winter, and now being able to record our own is surreal. The major event of yesterday was when presented our work at the symposium. That event seemed so distant in the future when we heard of it at the beginning of the program, but it happened!
I was really proud of our group’s presentation. We surely demonstrated a lot of synergy, and together we all worked to deliver fantastic presentations. The best part was watching other people get excited about our work. I started with the intro and description of the locomotion interfaces, Nina continued with the predictions and methods, and Vrinda finished it off with our results. We even had the video on loop to show our visitors exactly what we tested. I think we did a great job, and we got great feedback and questions from our mentors. Towards the end of the program, I walked around to see what everyone else was working on. It was interesting to see all the research that was being done without us ever meeting these people. I’m interested in presenting in my school’s undergraduate research day later in the school year, so the symposium was great practice for that. I’ve attended several research poster sessions over my undergraduate years, and I’ve always been eager to do research. I’m so thankful for this opportunity at SPIRE-EIT to conduct meaningful research with great support and resources.