Research takes time, so what’s a realistic outcome for the summer research student?
Pipette LeGogettuer (not her real name) wrote in to ask for our input on her summer research plans. Not only is she struggling to come up with a project idea but she has very specific hopes for her outcome–first authorship. Is that realistic? How can she find a project and someone who will sponsor her in their lab? Don’t worry, Pipette! Miranda Schene, Danial Syed, Art Thanupakorn, and Mahek Shahid–most of whom have done summer research themselves–have got your answers!
And Dave puts the crew through another of his ‘educational’ activities, a role playing scenario set in an operating room 100 years in the FYOOOTURE!
As CCOM’s second-look day (which we call Get Acquainted Day) approaches, Aline Sandouk, LJ Agostinelli, Miranda Schene, and Danial Syed discuss the benefits–to both the student and the school–of taking a second look at the schools they’ve been admitted to. And listener Caven wants us to talk about our fantasy gap years. Can our co-hosts articulate the benefits of gap year jobs that Dave made up for them? Spoiler–they sure can.