My favorite experience so far this summer has been my sociology class. I took Soc 100 during the spring term and enjoyed it very much. My teacher was kind and passionate, and the students were easy to get along with. I enjoyed the discussions most of all. There were students from all over the world. This gave them unique perspectives to share with the group. I could not believe the diversity of life experiences in the group. Everything from school set up to government was discussed from a multitude of perspectives. I especially enjoyed discussions on gender. I found it interesting that acceptance of gender as a spectrum is different all over the world, and that in some places such an idea is normal. Prison systems are set up very differently as well.
In the lab, my favorite experience this summer was becoming a mentor to another student. I enjoy taking a leadership role in the lab, and I know that teaching helps me learn the experiments better as well. Furthermore, I enjoyed finally getting the genotyping protocol sorted out so that it works accurately consistently. This has been a constant struggle that ended in success, and I am pleased that it eventually worked out.
Overall, summer so far has been an adventure that has taught me a lot.