Undergraduate Research: Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Conference
Although I only had preliminary results for my Honors Thesis since I had only started working on it a few months prior, I thought it would be a good experience to present it at an undergraduate linguistics conference. The conference was at Cornell and lasted the weekend, so in order to participate, I would need funds to travel there and stay overnight, as well as to print my poster. Fortunately, the honors grant provided me with this opportunity. While at the conference, I was able to listen to talks from several areas of linguistics and to see what other students were working on. The most important part, however, was being able to present my project. It wasn’t very far along, but I had some results to share and people who came by my poster provided me with some good feedback, including new ways to look at my results. It was also encouraging to know that people were interested in my topic and wanted to learn more about it. Being able to practice my presentation skills and interact with other students in my field was definitely a worthwhile experience and keeps me excited about being able to go back when my project is complete.