"Going to the National Conference for Undergraduate Research was a great experience. That was my first national conference, and it was interesting to see all the different areas of research presented. I did a poster presentation, and I enjoyed it immensely. It was good just to have conversations with faculty and students from all around the country. As for having faculty members attend with us, that was a great plus because it was good to have their support. It helped in keeping us, the students, organized throughout the trip.
Working on my own research was definitely difficult, but it was a very rewarding experience. Theory can be taught in the classroom, but actually getting to experience it has taught me so much more than I would have ever imagined. It has prepared me significantly for graduate school. I am very grateful for this experience!"