Summer Summary

Going into summer research this year, I had no idea what to expect. For the past three years, there had been at least one more experienced student to share the work and provide guidance, but this summer I was the only one on my project. Even though I was very nervous at the beginning, it ended up being a great experience because it forced me out of my comfort zone. Since the only other student in the lab was on an entirely different project, I had to become much better at explaining the core concepts involved in my work, while also learning a lot about her art conservation project. I also became better at speaking up and going to my PI with questions when I was unsure about aspects of a new procedure.

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