Here is my presentation where I explain in more detail the findings of my project:
Moving on, I have loved each and every moment of TRIP. A friend of mine recently asked me how my July went. My response? I told him that every part of July that involved TRIP was fantastic, great, and amazing--everything else was was just alright. Coming into the program, I was extremely apprehensive that I would be placed in an environment where everyone around me would understand things much more than I; ultimately, however, I’ve come to learn so much from this experience. Not only did I gain basic lab skills (micropipetting, sorting flies, making stock solutions, etc.), but I also faced many, many challenges. The best example I can think of is my failed courtship project, which showed me that even though I ended up doing something completely different than I had wanted, I didn’t feel dissatisfied with my work--in fact, I felt even more motivated to do something that worked.
The “failure” didn’t prove to be a roadblock, but rather a detour.
In addition, Dr. Amanda Purdy, Mr. Robert Herbstritt and all of the TAs helped challenge and push me to think outside of the box, to problem solve, and to set my own standards high. If it wasn’t for them, I do not think I would have given a presentation as confidently as I did. Finally, my classmates, from both sessions, were extremely supportive as well! While we may have not been the most talkative group, we all were very ready to help the other out if need be, which was a very nice environment to be exposed to.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my blogs, I hope you’ve enjoyed them!