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Summer 2016 Evaluation Comments

We got some very positive comments on our anonymous intern evaluations from last summer.  Here are a few…

Q:  Did you find the experience valuable?

A: This was one of the best experiences I’ve had that allowed me to see the environment that an organic chemist might be working in.

A:  I learned a lot about synthesis techniques and the importance of reproduceable results.  I also learned a lot about reaction planning and time management.  Overall, a very valuable experience.


Q:  What did you like most about the summer research experience?

A: I enjoyed the freedom to make a lot of research decisions independently while periodically checking in with Dr. Guarr.  I also like the freedom to get our 40 hours in many different ways.

A: The freedom to go in new directions with the project and being able to work with other students so that you could ask their opinions when making certain decisions.

A:  Learning about how what we’re doing in this lab will be applied to engineer better solutions for future technology.  Also, the people I met!

A:  I most liked working with Dr. Guarr and my lab mates.  Everyone here was very fun, kind, and intelligent.  I also really liked our well-rounded experience, with tours at New Holland Brewing, Gentex, and a presentation from a patent attorney.

A: Research + volleyball


Q:  Would you recommend the MSUBI Summer Intern program to others?

A: Absolutely!


Thank you for the kind words and additionally for the helpful feedback and suggestions you provided.  We will take your suggestions under advisement and continue to improve this program.


Summer 2016

Here are some pictures of our group and the summer of 2016.  Thanks for a great summer, we are looking forward to another great group of incoming 2017 students!

Captain Sundae 6613

New Holland brewery 6617

6715 Brian Chiou and Tom Guarr poster

6815 Amber putting

6815 Seymour with Captain Sundae

6712 group shot captain sundae

6801 interns on cruise