so, i got these grants--one for books from the honors office and one from the undergraduate research office, and i had to go to a luncheon for the recipients on tuesday. dr. erndl went with me, and it honestly wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. i was, not surprisingly, the freak in the room...these were all people that i more than likely would never hang out with...but it was nice on one count.
dr. erndl and i were talking to mrs. dummer from the honors office about how undergraduate research is undervalued and not really supported for the most part. it was cool to be in a room of people that understood the simple need to find out why and supported it.