The faculty at BIOS come from various scientific backgrounds and provide well-rounded advice. This was especially helpful since some of us were working on projects that had never before been studied. During the program, we gave several presentations to all the interns and faculty and received feedback on how to proceed with our projects as well as how to present data in a professional manner. It was rewarding to be exposed to a conference-like atmosphere and to exchange ideas with scientists.
This year there were 8 REU students participating in the program. We all came from different parts of America and had different scientific interests, but it was not long before we became a very tight knit, helpful and complementing group of friends. Being around undergraduate students, who are being trained like scientists, results in having some peculiar conversations at the dinner table! We have had a great time exploring Bermuda and don’t look forward to leaving BIOS or each other. Leaving does, however, give us an excuse to plan a reunion J.
BIOS, Wright Hall our home for 3 months.