My name is John Blair, I am a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School…
I have done… I finally finished… it is over… I have officially submitted my first student fellowship application to the NSF GRFP (https://www.nsfgrfp.org/ ). It was a monumen
tal month this past October, between class work really kicking in and all of the work needed to submit this application. As a result of all the reading and writing and editing, I haven’t been in the lab very much, so data has kind of come to a standstill. However, if I get this grant, it all the blood, sweat and tears will have been worth it. I am told that that is normal as a graduate student, with having months of super high data generation and super low. I won’t lie though, it was challenging to force myself to sit at my computer when all I really wanted to do was play with my fish and practice more techniques.
I am very excited to be getting back into the swing of things for November, and I have a couple of new directions for my project that I am excited to start working on! I have confidence this is going to be one of the high months for me!