09 April 2007

Truth in advertising

REU recruitment slide
I showed this slide at a Biology Club meeting last week, as I was trying to drum up applications for the REU program. The inspiration for the slide was easy.

Almost every faculty member around here refers to getting a student excited about research as "joining the dark side."

It is, of course, a joke. Just making that clear for the humor-deprived in the audience.

Because so few students come in the door wanting to do research, convincing them to go into research sometimes feels like trying to convince people to turn to a mysterious and often uncertain path.

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