Sunday, May 17, 2009

The summer program begins

In just a few minutes I have to walk down the corridor, unlock the outer door, and welcome our participants in our summer research program. Much fun will, I hope, be had by all: our of our main goals is that the students discover whether or not they enjoy doing research, and so if they are having fun it is usually a good thing!
This will bring our total number of students up to 75 over the past eight years, if my count is correct. It really is nice to look back and think of all the people we've had come through, many of whom have now completed graduate degrees, and some of whom are already in tenure track jobs. What will this year's participants be like? We'll soon find out.

Yours, in anticipation,

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