July 21, 2014

I am at the Upward Bound Math and Science research symposium, and the quality of students’ presentations is outstanding! Many of these kids are rising sophomores, i.e. have just finished 9th grade! So next time a postdoc or a Ph.D. candidate tells me “I don’t know how to cut out a gel band” or “I am not comfortable making a salt solution”, I will treat it as an attempt at making me feel freakishly¬†smart.