08 January 2009

REU at SICB 2009 in Boston: Science in the snow

Two UTPA students in the REU program traveled out to Boston to the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting to present their REU research.

On the bus to do a little sightseeing and shopping before the meeting. You normally don't see southern Texas women this bundled up... L to R: HHMI student Sakshi Puri, REU student Stephanie Jimenez, and REU student Ashley Longoria.

Shopping accomplished (note bags), now on to the sightseeing. Visiting Harvard University. L to R: Ashley, Sakshi, REU overlord Zen Faulkes, and Stephanie.

Ashley talking to a customer in front of her poster at the Monday poster session.

Stephanie explaining her crayfish to an visitor on Monday.

At the airport, ready to head back home after a successful and fun conference. L to R: Sakshi, Ashley, and Stephanie.

Stephanie's had enough!

1 comment:

Stef said...

Boston, for me, was a thrilling experience. Just the mere fact that I was able to watch these accomplished scientists present their work was amazing. Aside from that I even had the privilege of meeting many of them face to face, and after it was all said and done I realized that they are just regular people like me. It gives me a boost of confidence that I think will help propel me forward with my research, now understanding that no one knows everything, we just take it one step at a time.