Thanks PAlady & Char! I know that this is an amazing opportunity! I've already had the honor to be published several times with him (I've worked with him for two years & two summers so far). PAlady, since you've taught at the college level, I'm sure you know how rare this is for an undergrad! But this will be the first conference I've been to other than our biannual science research symposiums at school (the other professional conference was international & the school wouldn't pay for me to go
). The research opportunities were one of the reasons I came to this school & this is one of my largest motivators to stay in school! I know I'm going to have a hard time leaving this lab when I graduate, which, if I don't take time off, is coming faster that I'd sometimes like to think. I'll make the final decision tomorrow, but I think I'm going!
Although I do think I'm going to have to bring this 20+ page paper & the rest of my icky work with me, as the hotel has free wireless internet
. And at least it's a several hour car ride there & and I got out of driving b/c of my eye, so hopefully I can knock out at least one of my books on tape that I need to "read."
Or then again, maybe I will just rent one of these vampire movies to watch on my computer or ipod, since I got a itunes gift card for Christmas...
But if I go, I AM going to ENJOY myself while I'm there!
I'm going to talk my eye into behaving itself if a couple of days
Thanks for the support! I needed a little push from people like you who understand!
Post Edited (skeye) : 1/2/2009 10:10:11 PM (GMT-7)