Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chris - PRIME 2012 Reflection

The PRIME 2012 internship has been a tremendous experience for me. I have gained a wealth of insight into marine science and its careers, research opportunities, benefits, and drawbacks. I've also learned a great deal about the different methods of scientific research, how scientists operate, and the workings of a marine science station like OIMB. Most importantly, I have gained actual, hands-on experience performing science in the laboratory. This should aid me immensely in my future academic and occupational pursuits For these reasons, I would highly encourage other community college students to participate in the PRIME program. It is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable research experience and to explore one's career, especially considering the limited availability of such programs for community college students.

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