After taking Advanced Chemistry this year and not having a single live lab due to the pandemic, it was exciting to be in the laboratory. I found out that lab work is pretty fun as long as you don’t have to move around tiny little fruit flies with a paintbrush. I enjoyed the chemistry aspects a lot more. This realization will be helpful when I start college next year and work in a research lab again.
The program went by very fast and not at all as expected. I wasn’t able to collect all the data that I aspired to. One of my assays didn’t work because the flies died. I wasn’t able to do another assay I had hoped to do because I didn’t have enough time. However, I was able to collect the main data that I aimed to. This taught me that biological research is difficult and unpredictable at times. Since I plan to become a researcher, it is good to learn this earlier in my career than later.
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