Eddie Valaitis’s Reflections on his Research Experience
- Discovered Enjoyment of Research
- Learned Computer Modeling and Broadened Understanding in Diverse Fields
- Learned Teamwork Skills
- Enjoyed Working with Faculty More Personally
I realized that I could do research for living, that is I enjoyed doing research. While doing research, not only did I learn a lot about computer modeling, but I also learned numerous things in such fields as biology, chemistry, and even mechanics. Thus, while researching I broadened my understanding in diverse fields. The summer research also taught me how to work closely in a small group and share ideas with other people in an appropriate manner. I also interacted with faculty on a more personal and friendly basis than before (always a desired thing).