We got to present our research this morning to the faculty and staff that tenure for nearby universities. What a great opportunity. They provided me with excellent feedback and a lot of business cards were given from faculty at Duke. They seem very interested in having me attend their graduate school. I met a few girls over the duration of the trip. We've been going out to eat at places in Raleigh and going site seeing together. We found this thrift store calle...
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The hotel was wonderful, the food Sigma XI ordered was a little blah but overall the entire event resulted in an unprecedented amount of presenting experience and networking opportunities. I am so glad I was able to go on this trip. All semester I've been feeling complete drained of my motivation to do well in my classes and excel with my research. This conference has pick me up out of that funk and given me new perspective. Getting away from Tampa has been suc...
Wow! That last flight was great! Only 30 min and dead silent. Coolest part? They have a shuttle service near baggage claims called SuperShuttle that was ready to go as soon as I got off the plane! On my way to the hotel!
Oh man... That flight was like the perfect storm. I was sitting in seat 22A. In 21C we have a creepy older guy in a ball cap who very noticeably spent 80% of the flight turned round in his seat staring at me. In sears 22B and 22C we have a talkative sweet old couple who didn't care if I was trying to read or watch a movie... What they cared about was sharing the life stories of their four children and six grandchildren. The icing on the cake was that in seat 23...