Having the opportunity to
conceive of and implement a research project has been very rewarding.
Every step along the way was an educational opportunity, including
formulating the topic, conducting a literature review, applying
to the Institutional Review Board for approval, applying for UROP
funding, creating data collection instruments, analyzing the data,
and writing the thesis. Additionally, having the opportunity to
work under the supervision and guidance of my faculty mentor, Dr.
Stokols, was an invaluable experience, because he supported me
during each phase of the project.