They say that time flies (sorry) fast when you’re having fun, and truer words have never been spoken. For the last month and a half I’ve had a chance to see my project blossom into something that is worthwhile to not just me, but to an audience. Even though I know I’ll be nervous, I am excited to present myself at the final symposium. Sure, the results aren’t what I expected, but as I have come to learn in the lab, using the word “expected” is just jinxing yourself in the future!
For me though, TRIP isn’t about the fly sorting or data collecting. We all know it’s an important part of the job - but what’s even more important is the environment we’ve created. We’ve all had our fair share of stumbling points, yet here we are, ready to present for the final time. I’d really like to take this opportunity to thank my instructors, TAs, and peers for a truly awesome time. We’ve shared laughs and hugs, but also criticism and pointers. I couldn’t have succeeded without you guys.