I recently returned from presenting this research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting. This year it was held in San Diego, so while it was snowing in Boston, I was able to attend poster sessions and lectures.
Attending this conference afforded me the opportunity to network with professionals that specialize in proteomics, learn some tips for our own student chapter, and represent Northeastern University’s active chemistry department.
Then the idea just came to us: we took the two things we knew best, bacteria and encapsulation, and we decided to try encapsulating bacteria.
My undergraduate research position evolved into an independent research opportunity in 2015 when I was introduced to the technique of electrospinning.
Before Bryan Stevenson had spoken a word, before he’d even moved a muscle to ascend the stage, before the speaker to introduce him had even completed the utterance of his name, every member of the audience was on our feet clapping with vigor.
The number one question I received when telling my friends that I would be attending a Partners in the Parks trip always concerned the fact that I would be in the woods for a week with 19 strangers.
At the end of my phone interview with Dan and Laura, I surprised myself with straightforwardness. “This is my first choice for co-op,” I admitted. “If you offer the position to me, I’ll take it.”
It was pouring rain and thundering outside on March 11th, and I was in an unfamiliar room surrounded by unfamiliar faces in central Arkansas, 1,480 miles from home.
After explaining for the hundredth time where Edwardsville was to all of my friends, family, and peers, I finally sat on a plane on a cold September morning, ready to venture into what I thought would be a weekend of recognition and admiration.
What strategies can we use to learn languages? Specifically, what strategies can adult second-language learners use to ensure success in their new language? Drawing from what we know about child language acquisition, we can begin to speculate on these questions.