Friday, September 18, 2009

What are you up to now?

Daniella Rodriguez
REU '09

Mentor: Shannon Pelini
Project: Under warmer conditions, the advantage of improved foraging is negated by increased mortality in Aphaenogaster rudis (abstract)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
College and major: Arizona State University, Conservation Biology and Ecological Sustainability, class of '11

What you miss most about the REU program:
My mentor and the friends I made.

What you miss least about the REU program:
Living with 20 other people.

What about the REU program has stuck with you:
How to start and go about a science project - and that research can take a lot of work but it can also be a lot of fun!

Have you stayed in touch with other REU students?:

Whether your REU experience supported or changed your career plans:
A little bit of both.

What you're up to now:
Right now I am working on my first semester here at ASU and just hoping to do well in my classes.. and hopefully by January start looking for REUs for next summer!

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