It’s the end of the 8th week of the internship and I have very mixed feelings. On the one hand, I’m excited to go home soon to my family and friends, but on the other hand, I don’t want this to end. I’ve learned so much and I’ve had so many amazing experiences that I’m afraid that life back home will seem so mundane.
The last time I checked in, I had just started reading up on the background of my project and gathering ideas for what I wanted to look for. Now, as we're finishing up week 8 of the REU, I am reflecting on how much I've learned in the past couple months and how much valuable information I can take from this experience.
So continuing the month I spent in Wisconsin during field work...
What I learned collecting samples from around the garden!
About three and a half weeks left until I depart from the Chicago Botanic Garden REU, and as I look back on the last seven weeks, I can see just how much I’ve grown as a person in science.
I am so excited to be back at the garden for another summer of research! Last year I started on a project to elucidate the evolutionary relationships of taxa within the evening primrose family (Onagraceae). The project was just starting, so the kinks weren’t quite worked out yet… I spent my whole summer troubleshooting and trying (often failing) to develop methods that would give us results.
Experiences of a Brazilian Woman for the first time in a internship in North America. First Month in field work, Door County, Wisconsin.
This blog kicks off the start of week 5, and although things are pretty spicy in the lab fighting over who gets to use the centrifuge (sarcasm), things have been pretty calm since our return from the wild.
It's been a month and a half that i'm now working at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Midway point already! Time is too short!
I acquired a lot of experiences. Both technical experience (with GBS sequencing technique) and cultural experience (language, social, culture, food).