Final Thoughts

The last eight weeks here at Duke have been incredibly rewarding, and I’m shocked that the summer gone by so quickly. I’m grateful for a lot of the things I learned about research this summer, as I had no idea what I was in for when I first entered lab mid-June. Even now, at the end of the program, I still don’t know exactly what I want to do in the future career-wise, but I’m fine with that because I know that my experiences from lab this summer and my future experiences will guide me in the right direction.

One of the biggest things I learned this summer was how biomedical engineering research was conducted and how the things I learned in classes could be applied in a lab setting. I value a lot more some of the classes I have taken and now even look forward to the ones in the future, as I know that the material can go hand-in-hand with what I do in the lab. Overall, I’m very interested in seeing how this experience will change the way I learn more about science.

It has been an amazing 8 weeks here. I was able to experience research in my field for the first time, and I finally have a better idea about what research entails. I definitely would like to thank Dr. G, Jason, and Trinity College for making this all possible. I’m excited to see everyone’s posters tomorrow!

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