With help from the Honors Travel Grant, I traveled to Spain for a few months to volunteer on five organic farms through WWOOF.
Some experiments I design or conduct will not work and others will; it is just a matter of taking the results in stride and moving forward.
Thanks to the Northeastern University Honors Travel Grant, I was fortunate to attend the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting in Dallas, TX.
The knowledge I gain from debating in simulations of real-world regional and global organizations complements the courses I take every day of the week.
I attended the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting to present findings from work in Professor Penny Beuning’s Lab at NU.
Among 1600 posters presented, I was able to discuss our recent advances in biomedical engineering.
Getting out to a conference teaches you that your research really means something.
I entered the room regarding the other delegates not as competition but as equals, with ideas and solutions that could work with, or even compliment my own.
For the first time, I was able to learn from and speak to professionals actually doing the stuff of my dreams.
Volunteering with HOBY was such a rewarding experience – it has helped me become a better leader, and it has also introduced me to people from all around the world.