Ever wonder: how can I study abroad with a highly technical double major and also not pay for it? Wonder no more! Here is my tale of unexpected opportunity, subsequent thrilling scientific discovery and European adventure.
I’ve been involved in research since I applied to a lab through URAP (Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program) my freshman year. After studying spider chemical ecology in this lab for a year(spiders are pretty neat I’d say), my supervising grad student presented me with an incredible offer. A PhD student working in Germany and former undergraduate in the same lab was looking for undergrads with Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) experience to investigate Argiope cryoprotectants at her home university over the summer. Intriguing! Tell me more. The student selected would be awarded a fellowship and grant covering travel, housing and food expenses. MOST INTERESTING! How can I get my name on a list??