Last Monday, I had the opportunity to mingle with graduate students doing fascinating research and to eat wonderful Thai food at the SA (Student Association)/GSA (Graduate Student Association) Research Mixer.
The graduate students represented the schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. There was something out there to learn for everyone! I had the chance to speak to a graduate student doing anthropological research on the relationship between doctors and patients of different nationalities in humanitarian medicine. I also spoke to a Psychology graduate student and a Religious Studies graduate student.
The rules were that after we spoke to each graduate student, we would get their contact information (yay potential future research opportunities!). After we got three graduate students’ contact information, we got to help ourselves to fantastic tasting Thai food.
This is one of the many ways that undergraduates at Rice can learn about research opportunities around campus, as well as bond with each other.