On Significance and Acceptance.


Recently I contacted a program here on campus that I had some dealings with when I was at a different institution.  They seemed confused as to why someone would approach them offering help, were not very creative, and overall it didn’t go well and I left feeling pretty pissed.  See, I wanted to work with this program as a part of my broader impacts for the GRFP.  The ideas they gave were uninspired and wouldn’t really fit with me.  However, I have come up with a brilliant idea.  It is much bigger than me, and requires some level of cooperation from multiple labs in my department, and probably a few labs from other departments as well.  So, regardless, it is ambitious, but it is something that has worked on other campuses and I have seen run well.  Today, I got my first shot of support from a body that is larger than myself, a body with actual authorization and recognition.  It is looking like this is going to be something that will work, and I am excited.

In other non science news, we were invited to go to church somewhere else, and we accepted the invitation.  It turned out to be a great experience, as the people were exceptionally friendly.  The best news however was that another person I go to school with attends the same church and small group, and it may be a group of people we will meet with on a weekly basis.  It was so nice to have the two people we knew there, but everyone else was so welcoming, it was awesome, and I am looking forward to meeting with them again.

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~ by epiphron13 on October 31, 2011.

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