Summer research at Emory is slated to start May 1st in Dr. Salaita's lab! Super pumped about it. More info to come soon! UNC Chapel Hill rejected me officially. Doesn't bother me though. I should have applied to their chem program over their Biomedical Sciences program anyway.
I told Bijoy about everything. He congratulated me and said he was so glad I'd accepted Emory - he thought they were better than UNC. It seems Dr. Kushner holds the same opinion. That made me feel really good. They approve! Here's to fun times at Emory!
Now that I feel like I have everything important out of the way, next week, going to be turning up the paper reading knob again and seeing if I can surprise Dr. Salaita with an NSF proposal attempt by May 1st. Perhaps nothing I do would surprise him by now, but we'll see. One of the prospective students I met at GA Tech and I have been talking about proposals. She already wrote one, and I'm hoping she can send me hers as a sample, and maybe bounce some ideas off her. She's hilarious and crazy - great person - wants to do synthesis of natural compounds.
Cleaned out my entire inbox today, from 800 --> 100 emails. Yesssssssssssss. Feels really good. I'm never letting my email get out of control again. Nope. Not happening. I hate clutter.
Going to try to be reading more papers, but I feel like I've been neglecting my SI students just slightly. I need to write them more notes too. We'll see what I can accomplish this next week.