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In addition to my research, I attended twice weekly lectures given Dr. Weaver to the REU group. At first he gave lectures on topics helpful in our research - for instance how lasers work. By the end of the summer though, we suggested lecture ideas, such as “things that move faster than the speed of light.” On certain days we would go on lab tours with a professor at KSU. On monday afternoons we also attended a scientific ethics seminar led by Dr. Glymour and Amy Lara. The most surprising thing I learned about were issues that result from the pressure to publish. I also enjoyed discussing the duties scientists have to the public - in terms of communicating results, sharing data etc.

The REU students also did activities outside of work out together, such as a picnic at Dr. Corwin’s house or a tour of the Konza prairie reserve. Dr. Weaver, 3 other REU students, and I also sang in a community chorus on Tuesday nights. My favorite weekend activity this summer was the canoe trip led by Dr. Weaver. We spent an afternoon kayaking down the Kansas River - half of us were badly sunburned, but all of us had a great time.

I had a very positive research experience this summer at Kansas State University, and the biggest reason for this was the people I met. I would like to thank Dr. Weaver and Dr. Corwin for being wonderful program leaders. I would also like to thank Dr. Sorensen - I feel very lucky to have had a project mentor who taught me how to think about research, in addition to how to conduct research. Finally, thank you to Sean McBride for all the time you spent helping me prepare coverslips for my experiment, I really appreciate it.

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